Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Business After Hours a good opportunity for all

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Business After Hours events. Since our calendar is filling up, I thought I’d take this opportunity to do a little refresher on them and how you can benefit. Hosting a Business After Hours event with GINCC is a great opportunity to show the ...

Dr. Tim’s dog food not linked to DCM

HARVEY — Dr. Tim’s Pet Food Company, 2361 U.S. 41 South, has announced that none of its foods are on the Food and Drug Administration’s list of products linked to the heart disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, in dogs. Formulation of Dr. Tim’s diets is performed by a ...

Bjork earns CISR designation

ISHPEMING — Iron Range Agency recently announced that Sara A. Bjork has earned the designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative, or CISR, following her successful completion of a comprehensive insurance education program sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Service ...

Retail rivals crash Amazon’s Prime Day party

NEW YORK (AP) — The gravitational pull of Amazon Prime Day is so strong on shoppers it’s benefiting other retailers as well, according to an early analysis from a key data group. On Monday, the first day of its 48-hour sales event, large retailers, those that generated annual revenue of ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Swimming for a cause

MARQUETTE — A local high school student living with type 1 diabetes is raising funds for the Upper Peninsula Diabetes Outreach Network by participating in the 16th annual Swim Teal Lake for Diabetes Saturday. Having lived with type 1 diabetes for 9 years herself, the swim’s mission had a ...

Dietary strategies for brain health

Health and wellness is a hot topic these days. Pick up almost any popular magazine and you are certain to find at least one article on the subject. Nutrition is a particularly prominent issue in media. An increasing number of Americans are beginning to value its importance in regards to quality ...

Talk with the Doc

All of us health care providers have encountered numerous patients with the serious medical condition known as a bowel obstruction. First, let me give you the medical definition of a bowel obstruction. Bowel obstruction is a very serious medical condition when the food or drink we have ...

New treatments for common skin problem

The human body is an amazing thing. By way of an example, might I refer you to a ballerina, twirling through the air, landing like a feather. Or perhaps a football wide receiver, diving for the catch, arm extended fully, a single hand reaching for the ball. There are a thousand other citings of ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Seaborg summer

MARQUETTE — You can present a chemical reaction on paper using complicated chemical formulas, or you can drop a Mentos mint into a bottle of pop, already having a pretty good idea — if you’re the teacher — of the explosive reaction that was forthcoming. Which method would impress a ...

Oregon passes new law saying schools must teach Holocaust

By SARAH ZIMMERMAN Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Oregon public school students will be required to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides under a bill signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on Monday, a measure that was in response to spikes in anti-Semitic incidents across the ...

Grandparents Teach, too

What’s more fun for young children than playing with their toy cars? Here is an exciting way to incorporate science into playtime. You will need boxes, books, small cars, balls, marbles, thin boards at least 8 inches wide, or a series of tubes, and masking tape. Gravity and ...

Get your sisu on

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula probably is the only place in the world where someone might understand this sentence: “You might be hungry for a slice of cudighi pizza if you pank down the 5 feet of snow on your camp’s front porch wearing your choppers.” Words unique to the U.P. were ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN Charter to Toonerville Trolley/Tah Falls 7:30 a.m. Morning Aerobics 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal ISHPEMING noon Meal LOST ...

Beating the Heat

MARQUETTE — After a cool spring, a wave of hot temperatures is hitting the Upper Peninsula, with high temperatures in the Marquette area expected to reach the mid-80s today, with a potential for temperatures to reach low 90s Friday. Beyond high temperatures alone, the humidity is expected to ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Aerobics 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 3 p.m. GSPAT Mgt 1 p.m. Bridge Club ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA Mtg ...

Retirees are drawn to a college town in South Carolina

By MOLLIE R. SIMON The Greenville News AP Member Exchange CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Shari Jung spent nearly five decades living in Dallas before moving to Clemson 2 1/2 years ago. “I decided to come to Clemson for the love of my life,” said Jung, whose husband, Mac Wood, is a Clemson ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Sawdust and swallows

MARQUETTE — The Adventure Building Camp was where the smell of sawdust and the sounds of power tools mixed with the smell of milkweed flowers and the sounds of baby barn swallows. Kids of various ages have been working in sessions this summer at the Dead River Storage warehouse not far from ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula • Keweenaw Bay: Fishing was sporadic as those coming in with lake trout had anywhere from one to limit catches. A few reports of salmon, steelhead and brown trout however anglers were marking baitfish as well. More anglers were launching from Traverse Bay which was a little ...

Book provides inspiration, information

“Just take the green from the grass, and the blue from the sky up above; and if you colour my world, just paint it with your love; just colour my world.” — James Pankow Within the whirling maelstrom of summertime travels and travails, I’ve somehow found a few moments to become ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula • Marquette: Fishing was hit-or-miss with some boats getting four to eight fish while others reported zero to three. The fish were scattered throughout the water column. This trend could continue for the next week or two with the recent bug hatches and water temperatures in ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Breakfast pizza an ideal dish for a brunch crowd

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Although it sounds like a bad Saturday morning commercial (Pizza?! For breakfast?!!), it turns out breakfast pizza is just a creative version of the classic bread-eggs-cheese-meat combo. It makes an ideal dish for a brunch crowd and isn’t difficult if you ...

Hot summer months calls for a mix of pesto, pasta

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN More light and refreshing than a cream-based sauce or a chunky ragu, pesto makes for an excellent accompaniment to pasta during the hot summer months. It couldn’t be simpler to make; just process fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, salty Parmesan cheese, and ...

Updates coming to The Preserve

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Quite a few changes are in the works for the late-night grilled cheese shop along Washington Street in Marquette. The Preserve, located in the former Flying Moose building at 351 W. Washington St., opened just a year ago and is already ...

THE Courtyards

There are many simple pleasures in life, one being putting your feet up in the backyard after a long day of work with a drink in hand. This moment inspired the idea behind the new cocktail bar The Courtyards, which is the first of its kind located in south Marquette. “It’s not just the ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

LearnINg to fly

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer K.I. SAWYER — Youngsters soon will have the opportunity to view Marquette County in a way typically only an experienced aviator — or a very high-flying eagle — could see. In fact, the program involved in such an opportunity is called the Young ...

School launches internship program for at-risk youths

By HENRY J. CORDES Omaha World-Herald OMAHA, Neb. — Audrey Mugisha admits that until two weeks ago, he had barely looked under the hood of a car. Now the 18-year-old knows how to change the oil in your car. He can rotate your tires, too. And he’s learning what it takes to make it as ...

PWPL: Flat Astro’s Final Mission

The Clark Family recently took Flat Astro on his final mission to Black Rocks in Marquette. This is a continuation of Flat Astro, the paper astronaut. He is a part of the Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. PWPL officials want to thank Flat ...

Gas tank getaways | VIEW ALL

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 ...

Paddle the day away on Lake Gogebic

In the mid to late 19th century, the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway had established a station at Lake Gogebic, the area was known then for its mining, and the small locality boasted a population of 40 souls. The U.S. Postal Service office here was dubbed “Ballentine” in honor of ...

Home and Garden | VIEW ALL

Some midcentury homes in Houston decimated by Harvey floods

By NANCY SARNOFF Houston Chronicle AP Member Exchange HOUSTON (AP) — On a recent Friday morning Sam Scott walked through his house for the last time. The Houston Chronicle reports he grabbed a dust mask from his car and entered through the open garage. The door had buckled during ...

Gear and gadgets for cleaning a dirty dog from home

Those of us with outdoor-loving pets know the downside to all that freewheeling frolic: muddy paws, tangled fur and often much worse. Animal behavior experts have many theories on why some dogs roll in noxious odors. Some researchers posit that getting one’s neck into a smell is an ...

Scene | VIEW ALL

Sail away with the must-see documentary ‘Maiden’

Just over 30 years ago, a woman named Tracy Edwards had the idea to lead an all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. It wasn’t exactly met with a groundswell of support, or any support, for that matter. The thing is, for a pastime that has so many feminine terms ...

‘Game of Thrones’ cast talks divisive finale, water bottles

SAN DIEGO — “Game of Thrones” may be over but the cast can’t seem to get away from stray coffee cups. Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead Wright and others took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con Friday evening for a goodbye panel and found some ...