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Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Here’s a checklist for preventing falls in your home

Stairways ≤ Make sure all handrails are not broken and are securely fastened. ≤ Both sides of the steps should have handrails. Floors and rugs ≤ Make sure all floor boards are even and rugs, including area rugs, are secured to the floor with tacks, non-skid pads or double-sided ...

Changed by pandemic, many workers won’t return to old jobs

There’s a wild card in the push to return to pre-pandemic life: Many workers don’t want to go back to the jobs they once had. Layoffs and lockdowns, combined with enhanced unemployment benefits and stimulus checks, gave many Americans the time and the financial cushion to rethink their ...

100 today: Ishpeming native Verna Holmgren is celebrated on her birthday

MARQUETTE —In 1921 Albert Einstein won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in theoretical physics and on May 13 that same year Verna Holmgren was born in Ishpeming. That means today is her 100th birthday. She still lives in Ishpeming. Holmgren grew up through the Great Depression and ...

88-year-old artist finishes year of pandemic ‘daily doodles’

WESTMORELAND, N.H. (AP) — Much like the round clock faces, gears and planets that often populate his artwork, Robert Seaman has come full circle. Seaman, 88, has been drawing since he was a boy, and at age 60, left a real estate career to pursue his hobby professionally. But it took the ...

AP-NORC poll: Government should help Americans age at home

WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans agree that government should help people fulfill a widely held aspiration to age in their own homes, not institutional settings, a new poll finds. There’s a surprising level of bipartisan agreement on some proposals that could help make that happen, ...

Cuts, counsel, community

MARQUETTE — Historic things happened in April 1961. The governor of New York, Nelson D. Rockefeller, authorized the building of the World Trade Center, the Bay of Pigs operation took place and in the small town of Ishpeming, David Portale got his first official barber job at Pete’s Barber ...