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June 8, 2013 NEGAUNEE — As one of the final rehearsals was under way for “Spamalot,” the latest production from The Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council, that organization’s president, Connie Lindblom, sat toward... more »»

Back to class: Becoming an Outdoorswoman

June 8, 2013 This past weekend, I took part in my second Becoming an Outdoors Woman in Michigan event, this time not as a staff writer but just as a participan. more »»


June 1, 2013 MARQUETTE — A pair of brothers from the Upper Peninsula has teamed with a college friend to develop a script which will become a feature to be filmed in their hometown of Iron Mountain — and at the... more »»

Hey, television executives: Read this letter carefully

June 1, 2013 Dear Network Television Executives: I am your problem. Well, I am at least part of your problem. more »»


May 25, 2013 MARQUETTE — To kick off the summer season, Fuel Rocks Munising is planned for June 1. more »»

Outrageous: Justice department crosses the line

May 25, 2013 In its zeal to discover the identity of an anonymous source that informed The Associated Press, for a May 7, 2012 article, of a foiled terror plot, the United States Department of Justice stepped wa... more »»


May 18, 2013 MARQUETTE — Kaylyn Kutchie is a determined young woman. That determination helped her win the Miss Upper Peninsula USA title recently. more »»

Walk on the mild side: Concert was a mellow good time

May 18, 2013 For the first time in a long time, I went to a rock concert, and it was much different from the shows of my long-ago youth. Not that it was a bad thing, but it was just so, well, different. more »»


May 11, 2013 MARQUETTE — Five years after his death, Sean Costello is still bringing people together. more »»

Smart move? Joining the mobile gadget world

May 11, 2013 It has finally happened. I have crossed over to the smart side. more »»


May 4, 2013 MARQUETTE — Five finalists have been selected for the first-ever Upper Peninsula Poet Laureate post. “Over 100 U.P. more »»

Checking off the list: Vacation was prime time for movies

May 4, 2013 The last time my words filled this space, I detailed plans for my mid-April vacation: to clean, to sleep and to watch some great American movies. more »»


April 27, 2013 MARQUETTE — The idea for the story, Shaun Pitz said, came from watching his beloved grandfather’s experience with dementia. more »»

‘Look for the helpers’: Tragedy brings out the best

April 27, 2013 April 15, 2013 will be a date remembered in America — right along with Dec. 14, 2012; Sept. 11, 2001; April 19, 1995 and countless others. more »»


April 20, 2013 MARQUETTE — A group of Forest Roberts Theater veterans is making history this summer and needs support from the local community. more »»

Screen gems: Some movies to cross off the ‘to watch’ list

April 20, 2013 As you read this, my first week of vacation for 2013 is reaching an end. My list of ambitions for the week was modest: Spring cleaning, sleep and more sleep. more »»

Dance party benefits UPAWS

April 13, 2013 MARQUETTE — A Hillbilly Dance Party for all ages is planned for Sunday, with the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter to benefit. more »»

Equal Pay Day: An issue of civil rights, economics

April 13, 2013 Tuesday came and went with little fanfare this week. It was, after all, just another Tuesday. more »»


April 6, 2013 MARQUETTE — Judy Johnson was on a cross-country trip, visiting welcome centers and rest stops on her journey. more »»

‘Finding Dory’: Just the title of film brings anticipation

April 6, 2013 “Finding Dory.” Those two words brought a big smile to my face when I read them this week. more »»



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