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Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Partnership News and Views: A look into 2021

Happy 2021! Here at the LSCP we are geared up and ready for a new year with whatever gets thrown our way. Take a look at some of the things we have planned. Our first ever virtual Annual Dinner will be held on March 11. We will be honoring our business and individual Distinguished Award ...

Job losses falling unequally across the US economy

WASHINGTON — Ten months into America’s viral outbreak, low-income workers are still bearing the brunt of job losses — an unusual and harsh feature of the pandemic recession that flattened the economy last spring. In December, the nation shed jobs for the first time since April. Once ...

News from the Greater Munising Area: New trails just in time for winter

Winter enthusiasts have even more ground to explore near the Munising area as new snowshoe and fat tire biking trails have recently been developed. This month, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore reported it has a fresh trail for snowshoe users, which the National Park Service has been ...

US bans second Malaysian palm oil giant over forced labor

The U.S. said it will ban all shipments of palm oil from one of the world's biggest producers after finding indicators of forced labor and other abuses on plantations that feed into the supply chains of some of America's most famous food and cosmetic companies. The order against ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Health Matters: Many types of fungal infections

Viral infections are big news, with the COVID-19 virus being a current topic of discussion. The latest iteration of a corona virus infestation has gone beyond epidemic proportions, resulting in our current global pandemic. Concerns about bacterial organisms and all the myriad problems they can ...

Urology pearls: Erectile dysfunction and your heart

In this article, I wanted to tell you about erectile dysfunction and its association with diseases of the heart and blood vessels. You will learn that erectile dysfunction isn’t just a condition that affects the quality of life of a man and his sexual partner; it might also be a marker for a ...

Anti-abortion faith leaders support use of COVID-19 vaccines

In a growing consensus, religious leaders at the forefront of the anti-abortion movement in the United States are telling their followers that the leading vaccines available to combat COVID-19 are acceptable to take, given their remote and indirect connection to lines of cells derived from ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Linderoth earns CompTIA Security+ certification

ESCANABA — Karl Linderoth, Bay College Instructor and Program Lead for the Computer Network Systems and Security program, has recently earned the CompTIA Security+ ce (SY0-601) certification. This specialized certification verifies that he has the knowledge and skills required to assess the ...

Virtual programs keep library in touch with young readers

ABBEVILLE, S.C. — If you film it, they will come. That’s what Lois Rhodes and Ashley Weyer with Abbeville County Library hope to accomplish with “Story Time with Mrs. Ashley” programming. Impetus for the show arose from the COVID-19 pandemic, which closed the library for 10 weeks ...

‘Lizard lady’ wants to change face of science, share love of learning

TUCSON, Ariz.— If there is such a thing as a celebrity herpetologist, University of Arizona doctoral student Earyn McGee is well on her way. At age 26, the self-described “lizard lady” already has her own Wikipedia page, a temporary statue in her honor at the Central Park Zoo in New ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Tips to prevent wandering as temperatures continue to drop

MARQUETTE — Persons living with Alzheimer’s and dementia are prone to wandering, which often puts them at risk. As temperatures continue to drop across Michigan this winter, those risks increase exponentially. Six in 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will wander, according ...

A dream come true: Woman completes college degree at 80

EDEN, Utah — Mary Spencer was 19 years old when she dropped out of college. Now, over 61 years later, the 80-year-old has earned her bachelor’s degree. In a virtual Brigham Young University-Idaho commencement held earlier this month, Spencer was awarded a Bachelor of Science in marriage ...

Tribes try to shield elders and their knowledge from virus

As Monica Harvey watched, crowds flocked to a Sam’s Club in northern Arizona where she works, picking shelves clean of toilet paper and canned goods. Native American seniors couldn’t move fast enough, and Harvey saw their faces fall when they reached empty shelves. The Navajo woman wanted ...

Zoom leads to love connection 62 years after high school

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — In 1958, two graduates of tiny Danville High School, west of Indianapolis, walked out into the world and into the ephemeral mists of time, space and circumstance. It was 62 years before Don and Peggy, seniors in the Danville Class of ‘58, saw each other again. But ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

DNR pilot project clears the way for winter fishing access

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has organized a pilot program to keep boating access sites plowed this winter at more than two dozen popular Upper Peninsula ice-fishing locations. Various local partners have volunteered to assist the DNR with the program to help ...

Outdoors North

“On the roof it’s peaceful as can be and there the world below can’t bother me.” — Gerry Goffin/Carol King On a day like tomorrow, the sun is going to shine. I hope I’ll find myself walking or sitting along a rocky ridge, some high place up above, where I can get closer to ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula Ice formation has been slow and was still not safe in many areas on the east side. Anglers are venturing out, but extreme caution needs to be used. The panfish action has been slow, but pike anglers were doing well. Indian Lake: Was starting to produce some nice fish. ...

Public invited to comment on Sand Point plans

MUNISING — Sand Point, a prominent coastal feature and beach destination located near the westernmost boundary of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, was modified in the early 1990s with the placement of a large rock rubble-mound revetment measuring approximately 650 linear feet by 32 feet ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Winter walks: New snowshoe trail opens at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

MUNISING — Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has a new trail for snowshoe users. The trail has been a year in the making, and travels through a variety of habitats of beech, maple and conifer forests. The trail offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the quiet and solitude of the ...

A walk back in time: MHRC offers snowshoe hike

MARQUETTE — For those who want to get outdoors and enjoy a little history on the way, “A Walk on the Snow and Back in Time” will be offered at 6 p.m. Wednesday by the Marquette Regional History Center. The public is invited to join in a snowshoe hike with Dr. Jacquie Medina, professor ...

Taking note: A shared language

Dysania: The state of finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning. “On Mondays, my dysania can cause me to reach for the snooze alarm upward of five times.” This little-used word and fitting usage example resonated with me as soon as I read it on the Wayne State University Word ...

Taking note: Dreaming big

The final days of 2020 seemed to dwindle quickly. But the last little bit of the year offered up a few incredibly bright winter days. Sunshine had returned, sparkling upon the all-encompassing blanket of pure white snow. It was a powerful sun, bold and bright, against a pure blue backdrop of ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

‘Rock the Socks!’ MAHS involved in charitable campaign

MARQUETTE — One of the most necessary, and perhaps underappreciated, articles of clothing is a pair of socks, and fortunately for needy area residents, more of them now are in circulation. For the ninth year, Marquette Alternative High School held its “Rock the Socks!” project in which ...

8-18 Media: Holiday memories

The coronavirus pandemic has given me more time to reminisce in old memories. I already wrote about my first MLB White Sox Baseball Game, so now I am going to write about my favorite moments and traditions from the holidays over the years and how Covid changed some of my holiday traditions. ...

A ‘flamboyance of flamingos’: PWPL offers unique reading program

MARQUETTE — Don’t be surprised if you see a few flamingos around town in the coming weeks. The Peter White Public Library continues to plan activities for youngsters to enjoy in the safety of their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s where the new “Flamingos in the Snow” ...

Second Thursday Creativity Series coming up at UPCM

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children's Museum is offering its Second Thursday Creativity Series “Pandemic Style” on Thursday. “The Mitten” is the theme for Thursday’s activity. Participants can activity packs that include themed crafts supplies and a snack. This month, the ...

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Japanese Garden in Lotusland, Calif., an outdoor getaway for many to reflect

MONTECITO, Calif. — The botanical gardens at Lotusland, near Santa Barbara, California, offer a meditative retreat outdoors during the coronavirus outbreak. Consider the Japanese Garden, which opened in June 2019 after a $6 million, 11-year renovation under the stewardship of former ...

Ask the Associated Press: Can I get coronavirus again?

• If I’ve already had the coronavirus, can I get it again? • It’s possible, but such cases seem to be rare. It’s not unusual to develop some immunity to a virus after an infection, since our bodies are generally better at recognizing and fighting off bugs they’ve encountered ...

Turn seeds into trees

How exciting to think of a full-size tree locked up within each seed still clinging to the branches of sugar maples, hornbeams, oaks, sycamores and other trees at the end of summer. It was with such visions that I dropped an apple seed into some potting soil in an 8-inch clay flowerpot one ...

Amazon pledges $2 billion for affordable housing in 3 cities

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has announced $2 billion in loans and grants to secure affordable housing in three U.S. cities where it has major operations, including a Seattle suburb where the online retail giant employs at least 5,000 workers. Amazon said it would give $185.5 million to the King ...

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 ...

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 ...

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PBS’ ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ aims to be timely tonic

LOS ANGELES — “All Creatures Great and Small,” a beloved TV series of yore, is back as a reboot because producer Colin Callender saw the seriocomic adventures of veterinarians in a close-knit rural community as tonic for a politically divisive era. Then the pandemic arrived, and a ...

New ‘Pinocchio’ takes the puppet to its roots

The latest cinematic rendering of “Pinocchio,” from Italian director Matteo Garrone, is informed not by the friendly 1940 Walt Disney retelling, but the original source material. Carlo Collodi’s 1883 novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio” is a much darker affair than the song-filled ...

‘Your Art Here’

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum has announced the winners of its “Your Art Here” competition: Marquette residents Catherine Benda, Kaelyn Wright and Emilee Covers. Their work is featured on three banners that have been installed in a prominent location ...

An old-fashioned romance in ‘Sylvie’s Love’

It’s summertime in Harlem in 1957 when we get to know the beautiful souls at the center of “Sylvie’s Love.” Sylvie (Tessa Thompson) works at the register of her father’s record store but dreams of a job in television. Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha) is a struggling saxophonist who spots her, ...