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Cardiovascular screenings most important

February 4, 2015 Dear Annie: I have a family history of cardiovascular disease and lost my mom to a heart attack when she was only 32. more »»

The final frontier

January 28, 2015 MARQUETTE — Pasties and other Yooper staples became a middle school class’s first taste of Upper Peninsula culture in Tennessee this month when their instructor seized a teachable moment and decided... more »»

Word family spelling can be much fun

January 28, 2015 Families can do two important things to help children learn to read. One is to talk and read to them and have them read to you daily. more »»

Changeover from ACT to SAT still mystery to educators

January 28, 2015 ESCANABA — Although school administrators state-wide have had mixed reactions to the recent announcement that the ACT college entrance exam will be switched to the SAT, the complete impact of the... more »»

Culture Clash

January 21, 2015 MARQUETTE — It’s tough for Konomi Nagata, a foreign exchange student at Northern Michigan University, to name the differences between American and Japanese culture — there are just so many, she sai. more »»

Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

January 21, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones. more »»

Vets officer to hold office hours

January 21, 2015 HERMANSVILLE — Mike Dellisse, Menominee County Veterans Service Officer, will have office hours from 1-3 p.m. (CDT) Feb. 4 at the Floriano-Stecker American Legion Hall in Hermansville. more »»

Snowballs indoors can be great fun

January 21, 2015 When the weather is cold or the snow doesn’t pack well, it’s time to be creative indoor. more »»

Carnegie Library scheduling Life Drawing classes

January 14, 2015 ISHPEMING — Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library will once again hold its popular, free, Life Drawing class on Saturday mornings in February and March. more »»

Refugees increase, face education, language hurdles

January 14, 2015 LANSING — The world has a growing number of displaced people driven from their homes because of conflict, more than ever before, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. more »»

Social media site launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children

January 14, 2015 NEW YORK — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them. Facebook Inc. more »»

Prom dress resale set at NICE

January 14, 2015 ISHPEMING — The NICE Community Schools Child and Family Resource Center will sponsor its fifth annual Formal/Prom Dress Resale from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Westwood High School. more »»

Learning fun with fortune cookies

January 14, 2015 When it’s too chilly outside families need many activities to keep children busy inside. Making fortune cookies together is easy, fun, and encourages writing and reading. It doesn’t need to be Feb. more »»

Finding a voice

January 7, 2015 MARQUETTE — For musicians of all levels interested in finding or honing their “improv” and harmony skills, Sue Demel, musician and part-time instructor at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music,... more »»

Try studying snow with your kids

January 7, 2015 Families can study snowflakes almost like Snowflake Bentley (1865-1931) did throughout his life in Vermont. On a snowy day put a mirror on a piece of cardboard. more »»

Victorian hair gathering set

January 7, 2015 MARQUETTE — From 6-8 p.m. Feb.11, the Marquette Regional History Center will host a workshop about the unusual Victorian practice of sentimental hair art. more »»

Students enjoy holiday party

December 31, 2014 MARQUETTE — Christmas almost didn’t happen for a class of students at Ishpeming’s alternative high school this year, but due to the addition of some last-minute cheer, the annual party was a huge... more »»

Senior events

December 31, 2014 MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Township Hall, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Early Exercise, 8-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics Group, 9-10 a.m. more »»

Try kitchen recipes for home art fun

December 31, 2014 Adults can use a few classroom management principles to help behavior at home. Among the top ten teaching principles is to vary activities between active and quiet ones regularly. more »»


December 31, 2014 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected spikes of methane in the planet’s atmosphere. That suggests something is producing or venting the scientifically tantalizing gas. more »»



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