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Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Savior of abandoned music contemplates his collection at 85

FREDERICK, Md. — Joe Bussard stood on the driveway of his home here near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and glared at a noisy crow perched atop a nearby pine tree. Tall and gaunt with white hair, he wore black sweatpants held up by suspenders, a blue flannel shirt, brown slippers ...

‘In their words’: Museum to present original Titanic play

By Iron Mountain Daily News staff NORWAY — At just before midnight on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg while on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. Within three hours, the “unsinkable” ship had slipped beneath the freezing waters of the Atlantic Ocean — ...

Small backyard habitats can have high impacts

MARQUETTE — When you think of a habitat, you might imagine a forest, river or desert. That doesn’t have to be the case. A habitat can be as simple as a place that provides food, water and shelter for wildlife, said Natalie Cypher, a naturalist and educator in the Department of Natural ...

MDHHS and GetSetUp renew partnership and expand to Library of Michigan

MARQUETTE — GetSetUp, an interactive learning community where older adults better their lives through the pursuit of learning, has renewed its partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The partnership with MDHHS’s Behavioral and Physical Health and Aging ...

‘Human library’ brings history to life

FREDERICK, Md. — Everyone knew each other on McKinstry’s Mill Road in the 1960s. Black families lived in roughly 10 houses in the community outside Union Bridge, Barbara Thompson, 74, recalled. Children addressed elders as Mr. or Mrs. as a sign of respect. Neighbors looked out for one ...

Woman hopes father’s legacy will help inspire

MERIDIAN, Miss. — Some may have heard his name or seen it on buildings and displays throughout Hattiesburg. Some may have seen his face on the mural at Veterans Memorial Park, but many don't know the man behind the name Jesse L. Brown. A Hattiesburg native, Brown was the country's first ...