Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Decades of design

MARQUETTE — If you’ve lived in or around the Marquette area at some point within the last several decades, it’s likely that you’ve seen a sign hand-painted by Carl Mayer, 85, of Marquette, as his work has graced many past and present Marquette-area businesses such as Thill’s Fish ...

Senior events 11/8/18

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN Clubhouse Closed for Veterans Day noon CAAM Meal ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA Meeting 9 a.m. Legal clinic noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for reservation 1:30 p.m. Tai Chi LOST ...

Reflecting on years of service to seniors

MARQUETTE — A longtime Marquette city employee and facet of the community will be retiring this month — Jane Palmer, who has been the Marquette Senior Center Coordinator since 2006, will retire Nov. 21 after 34 years of service to the city of Marquette. Palmer began her career in the ...

Senior events 11/01/18

MONDAY CHATHAM noon- Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6:30 p.m. Game Night ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for reservation 1:30 p.m. Tai ...

Caring conference

MARQUETTE — Physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains and caregivers came together for the 2018 Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care & Hospice Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, which gave the diverse group of attendees a chance to learn about a wide variety of topics related to ...

Senior events 10/25/18

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6:30 p.m. Game Night ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for ...

‘Green’ burial

MARQUETTE — Ecologically-minded individuals and conservationists. Romanticists. Traditionalists. Economizers. Those interested in “do-it-yourself” culture. Hunters, fishers and those who love the outdoors. These groups may not seem to have much in common on the surface. However, all ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6:30 p.m. Game Night ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for ...

Lifelong volunteer

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Local volunteers donate much of their time to make the community a better place, with some showing a lifelong dedication to volunteerism, contributing thousands of hours to their communities. Mary Connors of Gwinn is a notable example ...

Senior events 10/11/18

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6:30 p.m. Game Night 7 p.m. Gwinn Lions ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA meeting 9 a.m. Legal ...

More than 70 years later, an unknown soldier comes home

WASHINGTON — Gerard Murphy never met his uncle Richard. But the Potomac, Maryland, native grew up hearing stories of the former journalist who enlisted in the Marines during World War II and disappeared during the Jan. 15, 1944, amphibious assault on the Pacific island of Saipan. “This ...

LONG ROAD BACK

MARQUETTE — Friday, June 13, 1969: a date that will be forever be remembered by James Lempke, 68, of Gladstone. Lempke was just 19 years old that day when he enlisted in the U.S. Army to fight in the Vietnam War. “Every day since Vietnam I had thought about Vietnam, the places where we ...

Senior events 10/4/18

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6:30 p.m. Game Night ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for ...

‘All about town with Mary Jayne’

MUNISING— Mary Jayne Hallifax, a professional photographer of more than 50 years, has a found a career as a columnist with “All about town with Mary Jayne” for the Munising News. Mary Jayne, who turns 90 next year, was born and raised in Munising. That’s where in 1946 she learned ...

Senior events 9/27/18

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6:30 p.m. Game Night ISHPEMING 10 a.m. Fall Color Trip noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for ...

Senior Expo draws many to connect

MARQUETTE — There was much to see and hear about at Tuesday’s Senior Citizens Expo at the Holiday Inn. The annual event, which is sponsored by The Mining Journal, gives seniors an opportunity to connect with those who provide services to them in the community. Over 100 people ...

Senior events 9/20/18

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 4 p.m. Matter of Balance 6:30 p.m. Game Night ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate ...

Coming together to care

MARQUETTE — The 2018 Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care and Hospice Conference, which will feature a variety of presentations on topics related to end-of-life care, will be held at the Marquette Holiday Inn from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Oct. 23 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24. The conference will ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 4 p.m. Matter of Balance 6:30 p.m. Game Night 7 Lion’s ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: NOON-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 A.M. GWINN: 8:30 A.M. Aerobics 9:30 A.M. Yoga 10 A.M.-Aerobics/chair NOON Senior Dining, CAAM 1 P.M. Bridge Club 4 P.M. Matter of Balance 6:30 P.M. Game Night ISHPEMING: 9 A.M. Legal Clinic 10 ...