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U.P. Reader installment to feature youth writers

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association presents the fifth installment of the U.P. Reader, which will feature the collected works of 32 top U.P. authors. The U.P. Reader also will include winners of the Dandelion Cottage Short Story Award with divisions for ...

Peter White Public Library announces May youth events

May Kids Take & Make Kit Pickup Monday, May 3. 10 a.m. Peter White Public Library Youth Services. May the Force be with you while you do these Star Wars themed kits! Baby Yoda keychains for ages 8-12 and Baby Yoda Pocket Pals for ages 4-7. Finger Lightsabers will be available for all ...

Spring migration brings new hope

“Birding always bring expectations — especially in spring. Marveling with what actually occurs, enjoying the place, and the day are what ultimately make the expectations inconsequential.” — Anonymous Spring migration brings new hopes and surprises each day to birders. It is an ...

Easter meals distributed to local seniors

On Easter Sunday, the Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, in partnership with the Marquette Elks Lodge, prepared and delivered 175 ham dinners to Marquette County seniors, according to organizers. Led by Erin Shei, volunteer coordinator for Little Brothers, more than a dozen Elks and other ...

‘The Women of the Copper Country’ chosen as 2021-22 Great Michigan Read

MARQUETTE — Residents throughout Michigan are invited to join in reading and discussing “The Women of the Copper Country,” Mary Doria Russell’s account of 25-year-old Annie Clements as she stood up for the miners and their families during the 1913 copper strike. The book is ...

Christie’s Chronicles: The ups and downs of aging

For the most part, you’re supposed to get better at some things as you age. The first time I rode a two-wheeled bicycle, I made my inaugural left-hand turn onto a neighbor’s driveway. It didn’t go well. I fell, and then I cried. Fortunately, I now can ride straight and make turns on a ...

Northern lights dance over Sand Point Beach

Reader Joe Marchisotta of Wetmore submitted this photo he took of the northern lights over Sand Point Beach in Munising around 11:30 p.m. March 13. Did you take a great shot of the sunset over Teal Lake? Or did you happen to snap a captivating image of wildlife? The Mining Journal is accepting ...

Rain brightens winter’s remnants

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. — Langston Hughes A little bit of rain has come again to the Upper Peninsula, washing away more remnants of a Winter season hardly experienced. The moisture dampened the ...

8-18 Media: Sweet 16 in quarantine

This past year, I have written a lot about how much plans have changed and had to be re-molded because of the pandemic. On February 27th, I turned 16 -years- old. Words cannot explain how happy I was to no longer be 15, because less than three weeks after my 15th birthday, Covid hit, so this ...

Gifts of season are arriving

“It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.” — Jim Rohn   Spring winds have begun delivering the gifts of the season to the Upper Peninsula. In an unusual spring prelude, parts of Illinois, Wisconsin and the Lower Peninsula have ...

Birds herald all that is spring in the UP

“Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings.” —   Victor Hugo Birds, they are a ‘flying. They seem to be holding up their part in ringing in March and all that is spring. Temperatures ...

Spring’s a glorious sensation

“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” — Lewis Grizzard Some days, it is just feeling like spring. The quality of the sunlight, the warm, driving winds, and the melting snow on Tuesday seemed to just be shouting, “Spring, spring!!” It was a ...

Christie’s Chronicles: A window’s-eye view

Seeing the world from my kitchen window this time of year is limiting, yet full of wonder. First of all, frost in a variety of patterns often covers the window, which in itself is really aesthetic. In the vein of no two snowflakes being alike, no two frost patterns seem to be alike either. They ...

What’s Flying: What will March bring this year?

“The stormy March is come at last, With wind, and cloud, and changing skies, I hear the rushing of the blast, That through the snowy valley flies.” — William Cullen Bryant, March Next Monday starts a new month, and March is always a month of uncertainty in the Upper Peninsula. ...

Life with Gorlin Syndrome: Part two

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a two-part series. Part one was published in the Feb. 13-14 weekend edition of The Mining Journal. I sat anxiously in the waiting room before my first surgery, clutching my mom’s hand as my tiny legs swayed under the chair, my toes unable to touch the ...

What’s Flying: There’s hope already for spring

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul — and sings the tunes without the words — and never stops at all.” — Emily Dickinson It seems as though winter is just starting with a few snow storms and lots of temperatures cold enough to begin sealing up the largest lake ...

What’s new at PWPL

Now is a wonderful time to curl up with a book, and cook some comfort food! “7 Ways” (2020) 641.555 OL Jamie Oliver brings us another wonderfully practical cookbook. This book is intended to give you new ideas for ingredients you are already familiar with. In fact, you can likely cook ...

Sunset skaters spotted at Teal Lake

Reader Anna Mattson of Negaunee submitted this photo showing ice skaters enjoying Teal Lake as the sun sets. Mattson said she later found out her granddaughter was in the group. Did you snap a great shot of the sun rising over Lake Superior? Or did you happen to snap a captivating image of ...

What’s Flying: Birds are reacting to the bitter cold

“Cold is merciless. It shows you where you are. What you are.” — Wim Hof Birds and humans alike have recognized the dangers of the extreme cold. More food and shelter from the wind will help tremendously. But the cold is showing. It has had an immediate and dramatic effect on the open ...