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Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Distefano joins Upper Great Lakes Gwinn Family Health Center

GWINN, MI – Ericka Distefano, Nurse Practitioner and Licensed Acupuncturist, has joined the team of family medicine providers at Upper Great Lakes Gwinn Family Health Center. Ericka grew up in Gwinn and continues to live in the area with her husband, Giovanni. Ericka has always known she ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

US opens COVID-19 vaccines to children

NEW YORK — The U.S. on Saturday opened COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The shots will become available this week, expanding the nation’s vaccination campaign to children as young as 6 months. While the Food and Drug Administration approves vaccines, it’s the ...

Talk with the Doc

In less than two weeks, we will celebrate the Fourth of July throughout the U.S. and this clearly is my favorite time of our wonderful Upper Peninsula summers. We all have the opportunity to celebrate our great country with numerous local parades and spectacular fireworks displays after sunset. ...

Urology pearls

In my last column, I told you about Professor Mark D. Haub, a professor of human nutrition from Kansas State University, who decided, in 2010, to embark on The Twinkie Diet. His goal was to demonstrate to his students “ ... that in weight loss, pure calorie counting is what matters most, not ...

Health Matters

Being able to comfortably and safely stand and walk should be considered an important skill. Don’t take it for granted. Those deprived of safely being able to stand up from a chair, to stand in place without falling, to walk, can tell you. There’s a decrease in both quality of life and in ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

NMU researchers study Alaskan brown bears

MARQUETTE — A Northern Michigan University alumna and her NMU faculty mentor contributed to a published paper on a recent study of Alaskan brown bears that found significant variations in their gut microbiomes, depending on where they live. The finding advances scientific understanding of ...

Guest commentary

MARQUETTE — Listening to bullfrogs in the summertime is like listening to a chorus of guitars being plucked. There’s nothing better than sitting on my parents’ deck in the summer, overlooking our pond and listening to the ensemble of amphibian voices while fireflies dance around my ...

Bay College honors Outstanding Educator

Via Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Bay College has honored Amy Anderson, full-time EMT and paramedic instructor, as one of its recipients of the Outstanding Educator Award sponsored by the Don Johnson Agency/MEEMIC Insurance. To receive consideration for the award, faculty were nominated ...

Guest commentary

MARQUETTE — The ski lift is one of the only socially acceptable places to talk to strangers. The 10-minute conversations while sitting on freezing metal seats swinging 15 feet above rocky cliffs are my favorite part of the sport. With goggles and scarves covering faces, identities are a ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Savior of abandoned music contemplates his collection at 85

FREDERICK, Md. — Joe Bussard stood on the driveway of his home here near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and glared at a noisy crow perched atop a nearby pine tree. Tall and gaunt with white hair, he wore black sweatpants held up by suspenders, a blue flannel shirt, brown slippers ...

‘In their words’: Museum to present original Titanic play

By Iron Mountain Daily News staff NORWAY — At just before midnight on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg while on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. Within three hours, the “unsinkable” ship had slipped beneath the freezing waters of the Atlantic Ocean — ...

MDHHS and GetSetUp renew partnership and expand to Library of Michigan

MARQUETTE — GetSetUp, an interactive learning community where older adults better their lives through the pursuit of learning, has renewed its partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The partnership with MDHHS’s Behavioral and Physical Health and Aging ...

Small backyard habitats can have high impacts

MARQUETTE — When you think of a habitat, you might imagine a forest, river or desert. That doesn’t have to be the case. A habitat can be as simple as a place that provides food, water and shelter for wildlife, said Natalie Cypher, a naturalist and educator in the Department of Natural ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Outdoors Guide – Connecting to NATURE

ISHPEMING — In a world where most men spend their lives doing things they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion; because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power ...” Local author and Michigan Supreme ...

Muzzleloading can be alternative

By Journal Staff MARQUETTE — Hunting is, of course, a popular activity in the Upper Peninsula. But some hunters prefer to revisit the past when it comes to how they take down their deer and other game. Muzzleloading, a way of hunting used by early settlers and pioneers, involves the ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula Keweenaw Bay/Huron Bay: Anglers were catching lake trout, coho and king salmon the past week. Most fish were being caught while trolling with artificial bait, mainly spoons. Some lake trout were also caught while jigging with natural and cut bait. Most anglers found their best ...

Supply chain showdown could boost demand for recyclables

MARQUETTE — The same supply chain disruptions that slow Michigan manufacturing could help the recycling industry bring in new business. The opportunity started with pandemic shutdowns, which disrupted manufacturing and the movement of goods, said Dave Smith, a recycling coordinator at the ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Theater Review: Local production of ‘Rent’ very much worth seeing

By BOBBY GLENN BROWN Special to Journal MARQUETTE — Happy Anniversary, “Rent” and thank you Masonic Arts Theatre Fellowship and Masonic Arts, Theatre & Innovation for allowing Marquette audiences to celebrate with you. Producer Sarah Balding Engle entrusted a stellar production ...

Taking note: Looking back

My unease grew as I scrolled through the news notifications on my phone on the evening of March 11, 2020, the lit-up screen a bright contrast to the surrounding darkness. “Tom Hanks tests positive for COVID-19.” “NBA suspends season.” “Restrictions announced on travel from ...

Taking note: ‘In like a lion…’

The first day of March seemed to completely fulfill the beginning of that well-known cliche about the month: “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” Writing the first half of this old saying in my journal last Sunday was a bit trite, but completely irresistible as winds howled, clouds filled the ...

Taking Note: Hidden stories

For me, there’s no shortage of things to love about secondhand items. There’s the mysteries, the stories, the joyful coincidence of the perfect object somehow finding its way to you, the chance to give something another use, a new life. And whether an item comes from a thrift store, a yard ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Marquette native gets fellowship for research in Rwanda

MARQUETTE — Chloe Hale of Marquette has been awarded the $25,000 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship. A University of Michigan double major in political science and social theory in practice, Hale will spend a year in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital and largest city, to explore the theory that health ...

8-18 MEDIA: Speaking from the heart

I was very young when I realized my manner of speech would be the best way to assimilate myself with mainstream American society. I was four when I moved to the United States. I attended preschool a year later in the small, southern Illinois college town my family and I lived in. I was small, I ...

Sprucing up the plaza

The Ishpeming High School Track & Field Team, Key Club members and National Society members plus track coaches work on landscaping at the Ishpeming Heritage Plaza on May 14. They placed 24 cubic yards of topsoil along the Heritage Trail by the Three Sons of Ishpeming Memorial. “Students ...

GETTING INVOLVED

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University student Gwen Feamster, a political science major from downstate Linden has been selected to serve on the Michigan Department of State’s Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force, NMU announced. She is among 25 undergraduates chosen from more than 200 ...

House To Home | VIEW ALL

No need for storage to be out of sight, boring

You might think of storage cabinets as utilitarian. But designers are forever fascinated with how a simple cupboard can be built, dressed and adorned in ways that showcase craftsmanship and inventiveness. There are sleek, low-slung consoles with jewelry-esque handles. Swanky Deco-style bar ...

Gas tank getaways | VIEW ALL

Michigamme & Three Lakes area: Gateways to abundant waters

Serving as gateway communities on either side of the Marquette-Baraga county line, Michigamme and Three Lakes are places tied indelibly to the waters of peaceful and picturesque inland lakes. This is a land of shoreline cottages, pontoon and fishing boats, swimmers, anglers, campers, ...

Copper Country adventure

Houghton and Keweenaw counties exhibit a vast historical mining heritage and unmistakable exquisite beauty fanned out from the west to the northeast over what is commonly referred to as the “Copper Country.” The copper mining tradition here is displayed prominently in the holdings of the ...

Summertime on the southern shoreline

Across southern portions of Schoolcraft and Delta counties, U.S. 2 skirts the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, providing access to a range of places to explore for everyone from campers and birdwatchers to boaters, history buffs and anglers. The city of Manistique, the county seat in ...

Rest, relax & refresh

If you’ve ever pictured yourself riding up a highway along some beautiful windswept coastline, to the top of a mountain with a commanding view, then you may well enjoy the magnificent beauty of the Keweenaw Peninsula. From just outside Mass City in Ontonagon County, M-26 winds north through ...

Saturday: Food & Drink | VIEW ALL

PBS joins food contests on TV with ‘The Great American Recipe’

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK — America has perfected the stressful TV cooking competition, pitting amateur or professional chefs against each other in such high-pressure, scream-filled shows as "Chopped," "Cutthroat Kitchen" or "Top Chef." PBS hopes to change that ...

For Father’s Day, try a weeknight-easy spiced steak

Thin cuts of steak such as flat iron and hanger are great for weeknight meals because they’re full of flavor and cook up fast. But a flavorful spice rub and quick marinade easily elevate the meat to a meal worthy of a special occasion. Pairing it with a simple side of partially mashed ...

Maple chicken skewers evoke Asia’s street vendors

By CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Street vendors cross East Asia scrunch small pieces of meat onto skewers and baste them over hot coals with a sweet and savory sauce. Amid the sizzle and aromatic puffs of smoke, the sauce thickens to a luscious glaze, and ...

Stop spiralizing zucchini — a peeler works better

By CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Spiralizing zucchini into “noodles” often translates into a wan and watery dish, a poor imitation of the pasta it attempts to emulate. Generally, it’s better to let an ingredient shine on its own merits. And for raw ...

Scene | VIEW ALL

Nightlife

Tuesday 6:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Papa John and Black Mirage at Concert in the Park Series at Bayshore Park, Munising 7 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Eddie and the Bluesers at Peter White Public Library steps, Marquette, for Blueday Tuesday 9 p.m. — Live ...

Nightlife

Today 6:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring The Maynards at Bayshore Park, Munising 9 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic with Joe Patrick at Flanigan’s, Marquette Wednesday 8 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Seth Bernard at Ore Dock Brewing Co., ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Tuesday 6:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Tuesday Jones at Summer Concert Series, Bayshore Park, Munising 9 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic with Joe Patrick at Flanigan’s, Marquette Wednesday 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic at Blackrocks Brewery, ...

NMU alumnus creates popular Navy Growler videos

MARQUETTE — The long-awaited sequel to Top Gun has hit movie theaters, treating viewers to another round of visually engaging and intense flying sequences. NMU alumnus and U.S. Navy Lt. Zach Fini put his media production degree to use creating videos that project a similar feel, but in an ...