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Saturday: Weekend

Taking note: Winter explorations

Broken icicle fragments were scattered across the frozen ground, glinting in the winter sunshine. The remaining ice on my roof was melting, falling almost rhythmically into a pool near the icicle fragments. This moment seemed to sum up the unusually gentle weather that’s taken place this ...

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 ...