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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 »»

MooseWood working to convert pool into pond

July 15, 2011 MARQUETTE — A pool and a pond — they’re both filled with water, but the similarities pretty much end ther. more »»

Ishpeming garden is up and growing

July 8, 2011 ISHPEMING — Last year, the lot was just extra parking space for the Grace Episcopal Church. This year that same lot is divided into 18 individual garden plots, forming the Ishpeming Community Garden. more »»

NMU golf course goes green

July 1, 2011 MARQUETTE — A golf course would seem to take a lot of work and resources to maintain, from irrigation to mowing to fertilizers. more »»

Old sweaters get new purposes

June 24, 2011 MARQUETTE — Family and friends of Janelle Buttery regularly give her old sweaters. She also makes the rounds of the local thrift stores, hunting through the racks for the perfect knitted items. more »»

NMU to use green power to recharge laptops

June 3, 2011 MARQUETTE — If you’re a student with a laptop, finding a place to study on Northern Michigan University’s campus usually involves locating an electrical outlet. more »»

Echo Lake property open for passive recreation

May 20, 2011 MARQUETTE — The Nature Conservancy was given 480 acres surrounding Echo Lake late last year, ensuring that the land and the lake will remain available for passive recreation and those who want to ge... more »»

Conferences focus on opportunities in environmentally friendly aviation

May 13, 2011 MARQUETTE — The Upper Michigan Green Aviation Coalition kicked off the first of three conferences Thursday, designed to help area businesses learn more about becoming part of the green aviation... more »»

Project encourages residents to grow food

May 6, 2011 MARQUETTE — Expect to see gardens this summer in Marquette, but not just the kind with flowers. more »»

Diapers are difference makers

April 22, 2011 MARQUETTE — Babies are cute and usually bring a lot of joy to their family’s lives, but they also require diapers. Lots of them. more »»

Firm works on LEED classification for buildings

April 8, 2011 MARQUETTE — A lot of work goes into the process of designing and constructing a new building, and with a bit of extra planning, buildings can be certified to be more efficient in areas like water,... more »»



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