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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 »»

Turning up the heat

December 24, 2014 MARQUETTE — At Northern Michigan University’s new innovation center, Invent@NMU, students and others from across the Upper Peninsula have the chance to bring their inventions, concepts and... more »»

Try easy kitchen art with children

December 24, 2014 When grandchildren or cousins visit, adults can be prepared in just a few minutes by using some simple art recipes that have been handed down through generations of teachers. more »»

MACC seeking exhibition entries

December 24, 2014 MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is accepting entries for February’s Wintercharm exhibit. more »»

A whole new world

December 17, 2014 MARQUETTE — A group of 22 Colombian girls experienced snow and a lot more for the first time this weekend when they visited Marquette for their “fiesta de quinceaera,” the elaborate celebration of a... more »»

Have outdoor winter fun with children

December 17, 2014 Since many animals are nocturnal or scarce, children rarely see shy and secretive animals in the wild. However, animals leave their tracks and mysteries for childre. more »»

Breakfast buffet set for Rock

December 17, 2014 ROCK — The Rock Lions monthly Third Sunday All-You-Can-Eat breakfast buffet will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Rock Lions Club on M-35 in Rock. more »»

Study: Your all-electric car may not be so green

December 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. more »»

Art for a cause

December 10, 2014 MARQUETTE — There is art in just about everything — even in organizing an event like an art reception, according to high school students in an employment preparatory class of juniors and seniors at... more »»

Cooking; time to teach and talk

December 10, 2014 Cooking with children is an important parenting activity. It is a good chance to teach and discuss. The cooking doesn’t need to be fancy. Very young children can help measure ingredients and stir. more »»



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