Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Pocket man

MARQUETTE — The pocket park on Washington Street recently was named the Phil Niemisto Pocket Park in honor of the man who has volunteered tirelessly to tend to the park. He also can be seen washing windows throughout downtown Marquette. However, there might be an additional honor for ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Advertising without words not a clever idea

When I’m watching a program on Hulu and an advertisement comes on, I leave my chair. For some time now, I’ve noticed the trend where companies skip the script and advertise only with music. I don’t understand this line of reasoning. Does the company think I’m going to remain seated and ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

East Side story

MARQUETTE — Neighborhoods can be worlds unto themselves. They are separated by streets, fences or other geographical boundaries, although it typically doesn’t take too much effort to just walk or bike over to the next street whenever the situation warrants. However, the reality is that ...

Obviously I was born in the wrong century

I love doilies. Even the spelling of the word looks ridiculous, but that doesn’t change how I feel about the lacy little darlings I have scattered around my home. When I was young I used to tell Mom I was born in the wrong century or at least 50 years too late. I couldn’t get in step with ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Luring future fly fishers

MARQUETTE — A cherished pastime doesn’t have to fade away if the people active in it help a new generation get involved. That was apparent at the June 29 opening reception of the new exhibit, “Kissing the Water: The Lure and the Lore of Fly Fishing,” which runs through Sept. 16 at the ...

Not just another boring chocolate chip cookie

As I write this, rain is falling at a steady pace and the day is gloomy. It’s the perfect weather for baking a cake or cookies or even a loaf of bread, but here I am at the keyboard instead of in my kitchen. As soon as I finish this column, I’ll tie on one of Mom’s aprons and get out a ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Expansion allows for more programming, services

MARQUETTE — Hearing the loud sounds of jackhammers and other construction noises at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living & Memory Care over the last year might have been worth it, considering the result. “This is the sound of progress,” said Brookridge Heights Executive Director Neal ...

Experiencing that little piece of heaven

Some readers have asked about my Ireland trip so I’ll share a few thoughts for first-time visitors. My daughter booked an “Introduction to Ireland” bus tour through Globus Journeys. The agency is four-star from start to finish. We were picked up at the airport, deposited at the Hilton ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Constant gardeners

GWINN — What’s so bad about putting in 10 tons of pea gravel when you’re trying to improve a garden space? Apparently, not much, apart from maybe a sore back and blistered fingers. With the tiny stones in place and more improvements made, the garden and greenhouse at the Gwinn ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Playing matchmaker for a good cause

MARQUETTE — Where would medical progress be without clinical trials? The Alzheimer’s Association has launched TrialMatch, which helps people with the disease — as well as their caregivers, families and physicians — find clinical trials based on criteria like diagnoses, disease stages ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Cherished memories will keep Dad present

It’s been 34 years since we lost Dad. Some folks say a year is enough to mourn, but mourning is nothing compared to the memories. They never go away. They just creep into a far corner of your mind and wait until you grab a torn shirt hanging on a rusty nail or slip into a pair of old rubber ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair ...

Mill Creek taking on expansion project

MARQUETTE — Senior citizens living by themselves can accomplish many things on their own, but it can help to live in a one-level home with a walk-in shower. Those are some of the amenities being included in the $1.1 million expansion project of the independent senior living community, or ...

Greetings to readers from the Emerald Isle

While you’re reading this week’s musing, I might be planting a smooch on Ireland’s blarney stone. My daughter wanted to do something special for my birthday. She said such a milestone deserved more than an e-card and a box of Godiva chocolates. I suggested we fly to Oxford, Mississippi, ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...