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Powell students reuse nature for the holidays

December 16, 2011 MARQUETTE — The homes of children from the Powell Township School District are likely to be a little more festive today than in previous weeks. more »»

Foraging for dinner, naturally

December 9, 2011 MARQUETTE — Marquette residents Peter Bosma and Andrew Niemann have been called a lot of things: crazy liberal nutjobs, gun-toting conservative wackos, luddites, hippie. more »»

Elegant items fashioned from discarded copper

December 2, 2011 MARQUETTE — J R Scott gets inspiration for his art from nature and he gets his materials from scrap yards. more »»

Suspected meth lab blast injures Marquette man

December 2, 2011 GWINN — A Marquette man suffered severe burns as a result of a suspected methamphetamine lab explosion that occurred Thursday night. more »»

NMU doing away with paper paychecks

November 25, 2011 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University is continuing on its quest for a greener campus by going paper-free when it comes to paychecks. more »»

Thinking locally for Thanksgiving

November 18, 2011 MARQUETTE — As the holidays approach, area residents are hitting the grocery stores, stocking up on all their Thanksgiving need. more »»

Event to highlight ‘green’ efforts

November 11, 2011 MARQUETTE — Green living and beer drinking will come together tonight as one event in a series called “ForwardDrinking,” sponsored by the Michigan Environmental Council, in collaboration with... more »»

‘Green’ courtyard created

November 4, 2011 MARQUETTE — As the gardeners of Marquette put away their trowels and prepare their gardens for a long Upper Peninsula winter, the students of the Environmental Club at Marquette Senior High School... more »»

Greenhouse helps students connect with nature

October 28, 2011 ISHPEMING — Middle schoolers in Libby Nelson’s visual arts classes at the Aspen Ridge Middle School learn about art, of course, but this fall, they’ve also been spending some time outside, learning... more »»

Green tips for celebrating Halloween

October 21, 2011 MARQUETTE — From haunted houses to pumpkin carving to costume contests, there are almost too many activities to choose from while celebrating Halloween each fal. more »»

Battery recycling program set up

October 7, 2011 MARQUETTE — Batteries are easy to track down in a store and are a convenient way to power your electronic devices. But once they run out, they can be a bit trickier to dispose of. more »»

With view toward spring planting, Bell Hospital to host community garden

September 23, 2011 ISHPEMING — With the cooler temperatures and nighttime frost in Ishpeming, most gardeners might be thinking about their harvests and putting their gardens to rest for the winter. more »»

Mom-to-Mom sale: Event cuts waste by reselling, reusing baby items

September 16, 2011 MARQUETTE — Pregnancy, babies, toddlers — the beginning of a new life means a lot of changes and with those changes comes the need for a lot of new clothes and supplies for both mom and baby. more »»

Stores recycling plastic bags

September 9, 2011 ISHPEMING — You’re at the grocery store picking up some ingredients for dinner. more »»

Community gardens provide food, fundamental connection to land

August 26, 2011 MARQUETTE — Few people grow their own food on a traditional farm, but one way of creating a homegrown diet is growing in Marquette County — community gardens. more »»

Butt out: Smokers urged to use buckets

August 19, 2011 MARQUETTE — While the smoking ban for restaurants and bars may have cleared up the air in the area’s businesses, it has also had one unintended consequence — increasing the number of cigarette butts... more »»

City wedding features ‘local’ connections

August 12, 2011 MARQUETTE — Nancy Uschold and Mike Stoolmiller were married on July 9 in a ceremony at Presque Isle Park, just a stone’s throw from their home along Lakeshore Boulevard. more »»

Old materials re-purposed into new clothing

August 5, 2011 MARQUETTE — You wouldn’t expect to see old denim, men’s shirts and a shower curtain on a fashion show runway, but those were the items that made up the second annual (Re)Fashion Show and Open Design... more »»

Old tech can mean new savings on water bill

July 29, 2011 MARQUETTE — When it rains, water falls on your lawn and garden, providing water for the plants around your home. more »»

Climate change may impact local economy

July 22, 2011 MUNISING — You’ve probably heard how climate change and global warming threaten plant and animal species, but a new report is detailing how changes in climate might be hitting the Upper Peninsula in... more »»



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