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Ready to garden: Once spring finally comes

March 15, 2014 It has been a record-breaking winter on several fronts. The longest cold-streak in decades. Temperatures hitting the lowest lows and lowest highs. more »»


March 8, 2014 MARQUETTE — Many people will be taking the plunge March 15 at Marquette Mountain ... and they will be getting cold feet. And cold everything else. more »»

No more deadlines: Be kind to oneself now

March 8, 2014 Time really does pass quickly, often more quickly than we realize or are willing to acknowledge. That thought hit as it dawned on me that one of my favorite movies is 25 years old this year. more »»

‘Sierra Joe 9’

March 1, 2014 MARQUETTE — There’s a reason Alan Robertson’s books sometimes have action taking place in the Upper Peninsula. The author who now lives in Fresno, Calif. more »»

Passionate about tattoos

March 1, 2014 I have a love of tattoos. I can’t get enough of them. If I could sit for it, I’d have a full sleeve on one of my arms by now, but unfortunately, my nerves don’t feel the same way. more »»

Kaufman follies

February 22, 2014 MARQUETTE — This might just be the start of a tradition. The Kaufman Follies, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, is a variety show to raise money for critical repairs in the venerable facility. more »»

Late night TV: Can Fallon out do Johnny Carson?

February 22, 2014 “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” still sounds a little weird to me, but that’s not a criticism, it’s a sign of my advancing age. more »»

Feel the love

February 15, 2014 MARQUETTE — Kira Treloar is aiming to bring some warmth to what has been a brutally cold winter in the Upper Peninsula. She has organized an event called The Marquette Love Show. more »»

Gifts: They’re not that evil

February 15, 2014 Is it so wrong to enjoy celebrating holidays with gift giving? You’d think it was, listening to all the chatter about how society’s gone down the tubes with its mindless consumerism. more »»

Murder in the U.P.

February 8, 2014 MARQUETTE — When Marquette native Sonny Longtine retired from teaching after more than 30 years in the classroom, he wasn’t planning on starting a second career. more »»

Let the music play: Rants vs. musicians tiresome

February 8, 2014 During my junior year of college, my roommates and I won the “Worst Music” voting in end-of-year balloting conducted on our floor, Wheeler Hall seven, at Central Michigan University. more »»

Beyond summer

February 1, 2014 MARQUETTE — When the Marquette City Band performs concerts each summer, those concerts have a theme. The band is expanding its musical season with a winter concert Feb. more »»

Little lessons: Kids bring out the weirdo in us

February 1, 2014 I was recently visiting my brother in Wisconsin for my niece’s fifth birthday party, which played host to a few kids ranging in age from a few months to 5 years old. more »»

Memory lane: MSP visit stirs up nostalgia

January 25, 2014 Being in the parking lot of the Michigan State Police Post in Negaunee Township this week launched a wave of nostalgia. It had been a long while since I had visited the building. Years in fact. more »»

Artful winter DeVos Museum has a busy semester planned

January 25, 2014 MARQUETTE — The DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University will be hopping all through the winter semester with a truly diverse array of activit. more »»

Movie plans move ahead

January 18, 2014 MARQUETTE — Plans are moving ahead to film “Northstar” in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Getting older: Learning to find pleasure in the smaller things

January 18, 2014 I woke up excited on Monday. They were here, finally ready. more »»

Service Station Angel

January 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — Former Marquette resident Lisa (Muljo) Schuster found the inspirtation for her first novel in the Upper Peninsula community in which she grew up, Hubbell. more »»

TCM discoveries: Some older film surprises

January 11, 2014 Watching movies on Turner Classic Movies during my recent vacation had a couple of result. more »»

Researching the past

January 4, 2014 MARQUETTE — Author Steve Lehto’s Upper Peninsula roots were what drew him to the story of the Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet. more »»



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