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Dear Annie: Gossip by any other name

Dear Annie: I need advice on how to deal with my husband’s friend. This person is a gossip who delves into the details of other people’s personal lives. He entertains groups with these unflattering stories and makes himself important by offering his analyses, judging their life choices, ...

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; ...

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Senior acting troupe to perform NEGAUNEE — The Great Pretenders, the Negaunee Senior Citizen Center Acting Troupe, will perform at noon Wednesday. The 15-minute play “The Speeding Ticket” is a comedy that will feature Olivia Sleeman, Virginia Paulson, and Scott Collins, all Negaunee ...

Superior Pets

News from UPAWS The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter would not be here today, or even thinking about a new shelter, without our friends and neighbors. As we get no operational funding from national organizations or from tax dollars, your support is what keeps the homeless animals in our ...

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; ...

PWPL storytimes changing

MARQUETTE — Big changes are coming to children’s storytimes at Peter White Public Library this fall. Starting on Sept. 5, the Youth Services Department at PWPL will double the number of storytimes offered for children ages birth to 6 years old. “The reason we are restructuring our ...

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; ...

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Community meal held at Messiah MARQUETTE — Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette will host its monthly community meal at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 2. All are welcome. For more information about this or other programs at Messiah, go to messiahlutheranmqt.org or call 225-1119. The church is ...

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Bean Bag Bash at Ishpeming VFW ISHPEMING — Ishpeming VFW Post 4573, 310 Bank St., will be the site for a Bean Bag Bash at noon Saturday, Aug. 5. Organizers have planned for 50 two-person teams. For more information, call 486-4856. Michigan Master Gardener Program MARQUETTE — Do you ...

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 contacting Julie Shaw at 315-2607 at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should ...

Instead of throwing in the towel, try to find a solution

The owner of a hair salon in a small town enjoyed the serenity of knowing that his was the only salon in town. He was responsible for cutting and styling the hair of just about every resident. His income allowed him to live comfortably and even send all of his six children to ...

Take your time to count it out

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about salesclerks who don’t know how to count your change. “Dear Heloise: My wife and I read your column in the Antelope Valley Press in Lancaster, Calif. We have never been disappointed. I personally enjoy the ‘Sound Off’ issues. “One of my ...

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

It’s late July and that means we are (finally!) into full summer vacation mode! Whether you are a beach bum, backwoods braveheart or a glamping enthusiast, your experience will be complete when you pack a new novel. “Do Not Become Alarmed” by Maile Meloy Liv and Nora take their ...

Friction among sisters

Dear Annie: My conflicts with my sister, “Amy,” began when she crossed boundaries in an incident between our adult children. My daughter, “Leslie,” decided that she no longer wanted to live in an apartment she shared with Amy’s daughter. Amy’s daughter, in turn, chastised Leslie and ...

MSU Extension Center holds event

CHATHAM — Michigan State University has a long history of agricultural research in the Upper Peninsula, spearheaded by the staff at the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center. That tradition continues, and the research portfolio at the farm is as diverse as ever. The public is ...

Creating Confident Caregivers

MARQUETTE — Creating Confident Caregivers is a program in select regions of Michigan for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. This university tested program provides ...

Odd weather causes birds to wander off

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” - Terry Tempest Williams The connections between environment and the lives of plants and animals continue to become a bit more complex and ...

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; ...

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Fill the Boot scheduled MARQUETTE — At the end of the month, Marquette fire fighters will again be participating in Fill the Boot effort, which benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For more than 60 years the International Association of Fire Fighters have stood on ...