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Community

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies ...

OK to do the wave

Dear Heloise: Is there a universally accepted HAND SIGNAL to say “thank you” to drivers who do you a kindness? When a driver slows down and allows me to merge into a lane of traffic, I am grateful. I wave my open hand high back and forth. Yesterday, I made a wrong turn. It was rush-hour ...

Bulletin Board

Special exhibit to open Monday MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center presents “The Special Exhibit Vote and Be Counted: Local Elections and the Census” from Monday to June 6. 2020 is a census year, an election year and the centennial of Women’s Suffrage. Explore local ...

Nowhere to go

Dear Annie:About a year and a half ago, I met a woman whom I liked very much. She moved in with me after about six months. After living together some time, I’ve come to see that our relationship is impossible and I would like her to move out. The problem is that she has nowhere to go. She has ...

Birthday bouquet arrives in somewhat shabby condition

DEAR ABBY: Is there a delicate way for me to tell my boyfriend not to use the same online floral delivery service again? The birthday bouquet he had delivered to me arrived with limp, wilted, torn petals and leaves and broken stems. It was one of those box-of-flowers deliveries. I doubt my ...

Social media tips for kids & parents

Q: My kids are old enough to have their own social media accounts, and I’m reluctantly ready to let them. But I’m still nervous about it. Do you have any advice? Jim: We’ve all heard the stories. Someone posts an offensive comment to social media and gets fired. A young boy stumbles ...

The Motley Fool

Ask the Fool Funds and Taxes Q: Do I have to pay capital gains taxes for stocks my mutual fund sold when the fund paid taxes on them, too? — D.S., Laramie, Wyoming A: A mutual fund doesn’t pay taxes on capital gains of stocks its managers sold during the year — you do. Funds are ...

Can red light change dad’s dementia diagnosis?

DEAR DR. ROACH: My 78-year-old father is experiencing the early signs of dementia. It has been suggested that he try a $500 device that would aim a low-intensity red LED light into his nose to stimulate his brain and stabilize or perhaps even reverse the symptoms of dementia. On the surface, it ...

The calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

New at Peter White Public Library

New books on food and drink “Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide” by Anthony William (613.2 WI)—This book will help you understand the recent celery juice craze. It covers, in detail, all of the health benefits that celery juice ...

Listening to wrong people can add up to much danger

While the speaker at a Wisconsin church Bible conference, I met a discouraged visiting minister who said he had just resigned as pastor of a church he had served for eleven years. During his time as pastor, the church had grown from only a few families to a sizeable congregation. He had ...

Discussion on resettling, welcoming immigrants at church

MARQUETTE — Mary Flynn, program director of Refugee and Immigrant Services at Lutheran Social Services-Milwaukee, will lead a conversation on her work welcoming and resettling immigrants and refugees to the United States at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5. The program will be held in the Messiah Lutheran ...

The calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Bulletin board

VFW hosting open house NEGAUNEE — VFW Post 3165 and Auxiliary will be hosting an open house as part of the Heikki Lunta Celebration today and Saturday. Homemade chili and cudighi sandwiches will be available for purchase after 3 p.m. both days. There will also be entertainment both ...

Behind-the-back talk

Dear Annie: I have a problem with my friend “Julie” that I’m not sure how to handle. She’s a really good friend in many ways. She’s always there when I’m going through hard stuff. She’s generous with food and gifts and other thoughtful gestures. For instance, last year, when she ...

Unusual winter means unusual sights for birding

“With its olive-colored back and slender bill, it seemed perfectly adapted for a summer of caterpillar hunting in the treetops. So, what was it doing here in the middle of winter?” - Anonymous It is the middle of winter here in the Upper Peninsula. With some new snow every few days ...

The calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I am a 32-year-old married man with two children. I am trying to come to terms with my childhood. I grew up in a dysfunctional family, with an alcoholic father and a mother who had numerous affairs. My elder brother, “Michael,” was my world. He is only three years older than I ...

Knitting guild to meet

MARQUETTE — UP North Knitting Guild will be meeting at the Peter White Public Library at 5:30 p.m. today in the lower level, Room 2. Bring your knitting projects for show and tell. New members are welcomed. Questions? Call Pat at 906-249-3128.

PWPL hosting movie

MARQUETTE — “The Art of Racing in the Rain” will be shown at 12:30 p.m. today in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room on the lower level of the library. Closed captioning will be on to ensure access for all. People are welcome to bring lunch. Enzo, a golden retriever, ...