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Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Annual Outdoors Show held

MARQUETTE — The recent 29th annual U.P Boat, Sport and RV Show has come and gone and has seen thousands come to the Superior Dome in Marquette to enjoy the annual spring event. This show was the largest yet, and had over 65 vendors, four new power sports companies, food vendors, multiple ...

Eating disorder clinic closes

GREEN BAY, WIS. — Evolve Healing, host of the first eating disorder program in the Midwest, has officially closed as of Dec. 1. A representative from Evolve Healing’s parent Company, Optum, said Evolve healing was shut down “in response to local market conditions.” The statement also ...

Tax changes small business owners should be aware of

As Tax Day approaches, there are plenty of things small business owners should keep in mind when filing taxes this year. April 15 is still the annual tax deadline for many small businesses although, unlike individuals, small businesses can have varying deadlines depending on the type of ...

Grants will improve U.P.’s rail system

NEWBERRY — The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced the recipients for the 2024 Michigan Rail Enhancement Grant Program that will invest $16 million toward freight rail projects across Michiganaccording to an MDOT news release. The 10 projects, one of which is located in Luce ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Urology Pearls: Intermittent fasting and the eclipse

I have written here before about intermittent fasting. The idea is simple: alternate periods of eating and fasting. The fasting periods vary according to different regimens with periods of fasting ranging from several hours to two days at a time and even longer. A common intermittent fasting ...

Health Matters: Many benefits to small incision surgery

Modern medicine is in a constant state of change, owing largely to innumerable studies and the subsequent accumulation of knowledge. New techniques are discovered, and new medicines developed, the result of research performed over the years (as well as practical experience, of course). Perhaps ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Community gardens grow food, friendship

(AP) — Spring has arrived, and with it, patches of green sprout up in urban jungles across the country, transforming landscapes and lives. Learn how community gardens grow more than food in neighborhoods. While gardening doesn’t always require teamwork, digging in the dirt with neighbors ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

‘Flying over 50 At Any Age’ informative

LOS ANGELES, Calif., When veteran entertainment industry publicist Makeda Smith began pole dancing as a fitness hobby, over 12 years ago, she had no idea it would morph into a life changing journey. The 63-year-old grandmother, who has received international notoriety for her dance flow ...

Proposal would restrict deepfake images depicting sexual content

LANSING — Recent legislative proposals would further restrict the distribution of deepfakes, the controversial images created by artificial intelligence, or AI. Deepfakes are AI-generated videos of a person’s face on someone else’s body, usually shown engaging in sexually explicit ...

Desecrated cedars lead to protections under tribal code

ST. IGNACE — Less than 2 miles past the Mackinac Bridge in the Upper Peninsula are dozens of cedars stripped of their bark and left to die. “It is probably the most obscene thing I’ve witnessed,” said Renee Dillard, an elder of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians who ...

How age-friendly universities can improve life’s second half

By 2030, more than 1.4 billion people across the globe will be at least 60 years old. This number will shoot up to 2.1 billion by 2050. At this point, there will be more people age 60 or older than people between 10 and 24. These dramatic demographic shifts prompted the United Nations and ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Outdoors North

There’s a field I know that I often drive past on my way to quiet and contemplative places in the surrounding woodlands. I always look, but there’s rarely anything to see here but what was once a hopeful landscape, from a time that has long since passed away. There’s no fence around ...

Scientists alarmed by high levels of toxic forever chemicals in fish

LANSING — Every fish studied recently in two Southeast Michigan watersheds contained at least one of a family of toxic and persistent health-threatening chemicals. The chemicals – collectively known as per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS – are found in some rivers, lakes, ...

Record low Great Lakes ice jump-starts Michigan’s severe weather season

MARQUETTE — The lack of ice on the Great Lakes this winter could cause thunderstorms and tornadoes to occur earlier than usual in the region. Michigan is expected to see more severe weather in April and May, said Paul Pastelok, a meteorologist for AccuWeather. Historically most of the ...

Outdoors North

The morning was still, like it was literally frozen in time. Out over the bog, the bare-branched tamaracks and last year’s browned and dried grasses were coated in a thick layer of frost. With the sun just now beginning to reach up over the hill, the scene was becoming backlit. I wish I ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Historically speaking: Jackson House register shows humor of the time

By Virginia Paulson Negaunee Historical Society There hasn’t been a hotel in Negaunee for a number of years, but it wasn’t always that way. When. the founding of Negaunee came through the operations of the Jackson Iron Company and their discoveries of iron ore in the Teal Lake region. ...

Trappers convention coming to Escanaba

By Journal Staff ESCANABA — The largest trapping event in North America, the National Trappers Association Convention and Outdoor Show, will be July 27-29 at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. Many legendary trappers from around the U.S. will sell their wares, giving ...

Celebrating a quarter century: Lake Superior Theater looks for the light

Twenty five years ago, a group of Marquette residents decided to make a boathouse on Lake Superior into a theater. The first show to debut on that stage was an original musical written by Northern Michigan University professor and playwright Shelley Russell called ‘Beacon on the Rock.’ ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Dandelion Cottage Award winners announced

By Journal Staff MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association is extremely pleased to announce the winners of the Sixth Annual Dandelion Cottage Award. The award recognizes U.P. student short story writers of excellence in grades 5 through 12. The Dandelion Cottage ...

Studying Feminist Art History in New York City

By LILY DIXON 8-18 Media MARQUETTE — Zoë Buckman was wearing a blue page boy cap along with a red and green top and a dozen necklaces. She somehow made it all work, and she absolutely rocked it. I had seen her nontraditional artwork online, but I never imagined I would meet her or tour ...

Survey suggests little progress in U.S. teen vaping

By MIKE STOBBE and MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press NEW YORK — The latest government study on teen vaping suggests there's been little progress in keeping e-cigarettes out of the hands of kids. The data seems to show more high school students vaping, with 14% saying they had done so ...

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 ...

House To Home | VIEW ALL

How to care for a potted lily and other gift plants

If you celebrated Easter last weekend, you might be reading this beside a cellophane- or foil-covered pot of lilies, hydrangeas, hyacinths or daffodils. Typically, spring gift plants like these are enjoyed until their flowers fade, and then are thrown away like stale Peeps. But, if you treat ...

Not all vegetables are annuals; here are some that come back year after year

Most vegetables grown in home gardens are annuals. They wither and die at the end of the season and need to be replanted every year to reap more crops. But if you’re short on time or money, don’t want to be bothered with yearly planting or want to try something new, I’ve got just the ...

New varieties of tried-and-true vegetables invite gardeners to experiment

Tomatoes, garlic, chives, basil, parsley, thyme and sage have been permanent residents in my garden for ages. But every year, I experiment with new -– or new to me -- crops. Many turn out to be transient, like the Instagram-worthy Voyager tomatoes that disappointed in the flavor department, ...

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

Rustic chicken alla cacciatora doesn’t need tomatoes

Tomatoes are non-negotiable in Americanized versions of chicken alla cacciatora, but it’s a different story in Umbria, a region in central Italy. Instead of tomatoes, the rustic chicken braise gets its flavor from lemon, olives, garlic and herbs. Capers also are customary, but for this ...

Maple syrup season came weeks early

DEERBROOK, Wis. (AP) — Jeremy Solin doesn’t need a jacket right now on his family farm in northern Wisconsin. There’s no snow blanketing the dead leaves in the grove of sugar maples. There, pails already hang beneath spiles in the trunks that have started dripping sap. And the ground is ...

One-pan lemony chicken traybake is the antidote to post-holiday craziness

With labor-intensive holiday meals out of the way, this week calls for ease — without sacrificing flavor. Which is why traybakes are the perfect antidote. Only 15 minutes of active work and just one pan to clean are all you need to transform simple chicken and potatoes into a satisfying ...

Sustainable holiday cooking

SAYRE, Pennsylvania (AP) — In 2020, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics found that the average United States household wasted more than a third of all the food they purchased. That adds up to an annual estimated cost of $240 billion. Large gatherings with too many leftovers ...

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At movie industry convention, leaders say blockbusters alone aren’t enough

LAS VEGAS — Movie theater owners are still feeling the high from “Barbenheimer.” The counterprogramming of “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” brought audiences to cinemas around with the world, ultimately earning nearly $2.5 billion in combined ticket sales. But, gathered in Las Vegas ...

In ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire,’ the Titans are the stars

There was no question who the stars were on “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.” It wasn’t Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens or any of the humans. As actors have known since the early days of cinema, the star is the one with their character’s name in the title, even if in this ...