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Labor of love: Women care for gardens at Park Cemetery

August 18, 2014 MARQUETTE — Forget the stereotypical spooky images of somber, gray cemeteries shrouded in fog. Park Cemetery — at least for a good portion of the year — is awash with colo. more »»

Just like a girl: Phrase should be turned around

August 18, 2014 It’s time to turn what was used for far too long as an insult into a compliment: the phrase “like a girl.” Weeks ago on Facebook, a young friend of mine asked when “like a girl” became an insult. more »»

Bandshell booms as band festival staged

August 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette hosted the 2014 Upper Peninsula Community Band Festival Saturday evening at the bandshell at Presque Isle Park in Marquette. more »»

Primary failure: Little interest, fewer voters

August 11, 2014 A whopping 16.7 percent of registered voters in Marquette County turned out to vote in Tuesday’s primary election. That’s better than Menominee County’s 9.5 percent, but it isn’t that much better. more »»

National Weather Service open house scheduled

August 11, 2014 NEGAUNEE — The Marquette National Weather Service Office in Negaunee Township will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23. This complimentary event is open to all members of the community. more »»

Boat Load O’ Fun at UPCM

August 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will hold its next Second Thursday Creativity Series program, “A Boat Load O’ Fun” Thursday evening. more »»

‘Orson’ comes home

August 4, 2014 MARQUETTE — Success last summer has led to exciting things for a group of veterans from Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre. more »»

Days gone by: Remembering catalog dreams

August 4, 2014 We’ve turned the page on another month already. August. AUGUST?!?! How in the world can it be August already? And August means it’s almost time for the kids to go back to school. more »»

Italian Festival:

July 28, 2014 ISHPEMING — The 115th Annual Italian Fest was in full swing Saturday afternoon at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming. The fest was put on by the St. Rocco-St. more »»

Spectacle help needed in city

July 28, 2014 MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is seeking an event coordinator for the third annual Halloween Spectacle Oct. 25. more »»

Fun planned in Michigamme

July 28, 2014 MICHIGAMME — The Michigamme Downtown Development Authority will be hosting its second annual Kayak and Canoe Race and Fun Paddle at 8:30 a.m. Aug. more »»

Days gone by: Memories held close are best

July 28, 2014 Sometimes I stand on the sidewalk in front of my apartment door and try to conjure up images from the pas. more »»

Unanticipated tradition: Musicians flock to participate in area’s BBBS fundraiser

July 21, 2014 MARQUETTE — When Scene & Reheard started, there wasn’t an intent to make it a tradition. But it certainly has worked out that way. more »»

Road trips are great fun: But there’s no place like home

July 21, 2014 There are few things better to do on vacation than take a road trip. It’s a chance to take in the beauty of other places in this vast country of our. more »»

Pavilion renovated at Little Trout Lake

July 14, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board recently approved spending $13,300 to cover utility improvement costs in the effort to renovate the pavilion at Little Trout Lake at K.I. Sawyer. more »»

Bidding adieu: ‘Bachelor’ has worn out its welcome

July 14, 2014 The end came for my fascination with what in this space I have often called “my guilty pleasure” — “The Bachelor/Bachelorette” franchise. more »»

Readers Theater welcomes new production

July 14, 2014 MARQUETTE —Readers Theater welcomes the public to join in a reading of “Ring Round the Moon” by Jean Anouilh at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Roo. more »»

Grand Marais Garden Tour on tap; Advance tickets to event available

July 14, 2014 MARQUETTE —The 2014 Grand Marais Garden Tour will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26 in Grand Marais. This year’s theme is “Birds in the Garde. more »»

SCOTUS rule: Justices off base in Hobby Lobby case

July 7, 2014 Where does the right of one person to practice a religion end and the right of another person to not practice that same religion begin? According to the recent U.S. more »»

Finding Family

July 7, 2014 EDITOR’S NOTE: In February, The Mining Journal ran a two-part series about a local man’s amazing search for his birth mother. more »»



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