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A new era at the park: Funding awarded for new inclusive playground

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette was recently awarded $300,000 to build a new inclusive playground at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. The grant money was awarded through the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, which provides funding to projects that involve natural resource protection and ...

Taking note: A hopeful season

The winds are howling. A fresh new blanket of snow has transformed the world overnight. This seems to be a picture-perfect restoration of winter weather after the previous day’s unusual warmth transformed the area’s lawns from a crisp white to a soggy green. It’s seemingly ideal ...

‘Solstice to Equinox’: 100DayProject changing for 2021

MARQUETTE — The 100DayProject, which invited participants in recent years to take part in a creative undertaking daily for 100 consecutive days, is changing a bit for 2021 — as is the case with many events and activities. Local artists Ann Russ and Catherine Benda are once again launching ...

Taking note: Shining bright

The wind’s powerful gusts were lending motion to tree branches, power lines, and even the festive decorations that adorned many homes in the area. It was a frigid day, but amazingly, the sun was out. Even though it didn’t seem to provide much warmth in the face of such intense wind, it ...

Courageous Nate: Donkey takes center stage to help children

HAMILTON, Mont. — Debora Lay had no idea where her decision to adopt three Bureau of Land Management donkeys a couple of years back was going to lead. Dr. Irmak Birey certainly didn’t know that one of those donkeys was going to lead her to author a book that could change the lives of ...