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Wednesday: Learning

Grandparents Teach, too: Learning from home and school now

Whether children are learning from home, school, or a combination about now is a good time to evaluate. How is it going? How is the home study space working? People who study this have some suggestions to setup a learning space no matter what the environment. The key words are routine, ...

Scouts seek members

MARQUETTE — Research reinforces interest expressed by families and girls nationwide as organization looks to offer programs that meet the needs of today’s families, according to a release from Bay-Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America. This fall, Cub Scout Packs in the Upper Peninsula are ...

‘The Bubble Maker’: Local author publishes new book

MARQUETTE — The poem “The Bubble Maker” is in James Keast’s new book, which carries this same title, but youngsters can read about a “Mole Troll” and a “Broom Fairy” too. The Marquette-based author and artist, who recently published “Dragonfly Soup,” has a new book out, ...

Protecting historic treasures from fire

COPPER HARBOR — To lose your own belongings in a house fire is devastating. Imagine losing Michigan's belongings. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources stewards the state's treasure trove of natural and cultural resources for the future. In addition to forests, wildlife and ...

Grandparents Teach, too

“You don’t really know something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” — Einstein “Having grandkids is a blessing. Helping to shape their lives is an honor.” — Unknown Grandparents and other relatives are valuable assets to parents coping with and succeeding ...

Brozzo gives program

MARQUETTE — Shirley Brozzo, retired director of the NMU Multicultural Education and Resource Center and member of the Keweenaw Bay Tribe of Chippewa Indians, recently gave a presentation to the League of Women Voters of Marquette County, entitled “Native American Voting Rights, History, ...

Free virtual program on birth, COVID-19

MARQUETTE — The final session of “A Healthy Start: Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum in the Time of COVID-19” will be held today at 6:30 pm via Zoom. This is the final of eight free virtual childbirth education classes presented by Doulas of Marquette as part of a COVID-19 Community ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Tiny happy people learn language

We often hear that babies should come with a manual to help guide amazing early development. The BBC's new program called Tiny Happy People found at bbc.com is very close to a baby brain development manual for the family. It is full of simple games for you and your baby ages 3-6 months to bond ...

WATER QUALITY

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University Education Professor Mitchell Klett is one of five faculty from Great Lakes region universities who led a recent professional development workshop to help K-12 teachers effectively engage their students in researching the water quality of the Great ...

Grandparents Teach, too

What are some quiet easily managed activities you can set up especially during this difficult time? You can talk together while doing some reading or art for starters. Sit together, do an activity, and model calmness. Listen to what they have to say. Use the 10 second rule before jumping in ...

Opioid abuse battled in MSU project

Opioid abuse battled in MSU project MARQUETTE — Every day, seven Michigan residents die from an opioid overdose. To address opioid use disorder and overdose deaths across Michigan, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and the Northwest ...

Workshops to address chronic issues

MARQUETTE — Everyone is invited to join Michigan State University Extension for a series of six sessions offered free and fully online: PATH is a workshop dedicated to supporting individuals living with chronic conditions. Attend from the comfort of home. The teaching process makes this ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Giving babies’ brains a healthy start

Almost any daily activity is a good opportunity to increase language and brain function in babies. These activities give them a head start in life. Early Sounds You can pay attention to what is catching your baby’s eyes. Focus together and name objects. Talk about them and start ...

A new way of starting college: NMU fall convocation held virtually

MARQUETTE — NMU's fall convocation, an annual gathering of faculty, staff and students that features a keynote address by the president, is typically held the Wednesday before classes begin. The kickoff to Northern’s 121st academic year occurred a week earlier than usual and was ...

Virtual interview with Hanna-Attisha

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library and the Superiorland Library Cooperative invite the public to attend a virtual interview conducted by Elizabeth Peterson of Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of the Great Michigan Read selection “What the Eyes Don’t See” at 7 p.m. ...

Diploma completion program offered

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Education Division will offer an alternative high school completion program for students who, for whatever reason, need an option other than the traditional high school. Under the direction of Director William Hartman and Principal Jason ...

‘U.P. Authentic’

MARQUETTE — Bill Leisenring has created the company U.P. Authentic to provide a selection of curated products from Upper Peninsula artisans and businesses, and will give 50% of the profits to U.P. charities. Invent@NMU student employees assisted in the launch. U.P. Authentic is ...

PWPL book fair coming up

MARQUETTE — Peter White Public Library Youth Services: Imagine Your Story Book Fair will be from Tuesday, Aug. 18-Saturday, Aug. 22. Times are 1-8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Peter White Public Library Parking ...

Patrick Booth group to play

MARQUETTE — Bark & Branch — an improvisational musical journey through our greatest national treasure: the forest — will be performed by the Patrick Booth Quintet at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 on the Peter White Public Library’s Front Street steps. Bark & Branch is Patrick Booth’s sonic ...