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What’s Flying: Summer will roll to lovely autumn

“Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a person is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.” — Black Elk For some there is a growing sadness as the weeks of August peel ...

Making a gift for four-legged friends

MARQUETTE — It’s never to early to learn kindness. The Peter White Public Library hosted a Wednesday gathering of the PWPL Kindness Club so youngsters could make no-bake peanut butter dog biscuits for lucky local canines. Kate Dohnal, Youth Services assistant at the library, watched ...

End of summer fast approaching

“Follow Sirius, the dog star, through the summer sky and you will know the dog days of summer.” — Anonymous With 80-degree days again this week, Yoopers knew the dog days were still here. But with the middle of August comes the certainty that although it is as warm as mid-July, the ...

Bringing the ocean home

MARQUETTE — It probably was the closest anyone at the Peter White Public Library would get to the ocean on Wednesday. The program, “DIY Ocean Jars,” allowed youngsters to visit the Youth Services room to make a jar full of ocean — or at least oceanlike — objects. “We’ve been ...

What’s flying: August brings many delights

August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied.” – Joseph Wood Crutch Nearly full-grown birds, cocoons, and plenty of new seeds, ready for next year. Despite the occasional hot temperatures and sleepy days, there is no other season where more is needed to prepare life for the ...

Christie’s Chronicles: Some perspectives don’t change as we grow up

It’s funny how you see things as a kid. As an adult, you sometimes see them a lot differently, but sometimes you don’t.I’m not going to get into a deep psychological analysis of how a person — hopefully — matures over time and handles difficult life situations better than when they ...