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Family chores help make kids successful

April 29, 2015 Families want children spending time on activities that lea to success. Doing family chores has been proven a predictor of success according to developmental psychology studies and it is cheap. more »»

Firefighter 101

April 22, 2015 MARQUETTE — Juniors and seniors in Marquette and Alger counties will soon have the chance to get a national firefighter’s certification before they even graduate high school. more »»

Children can make gardens beautiful

April 22, 2015 It takes patience to grow a garden. Although children are energetic, creative, and curious, they seldom are patient. more »»

U.P. monastery featured in film

April 22, 2015 MARQUETTE — Local filmmakers will present the documentary “Gladsome Light” at 11 a.m. Saturday at Thomas Theaters in Marquette. more »»

Sock delivery

April 15, 2015 MARQUETTE — It never hurts to ask. more »»

Small action provides big results

April 15, 2015 Parents, Grandparents, and other caregivers often ask how they can help their children be successful in school. more »»

Rock and mineral club to meet

April 15, 2015 ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club will be meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cliff Shaft Mine Museum, 501 W. Euclid St., in Ishpeming. Doors open at 1 p.m. more »»

Students help biologists in Costa Rica

April 8, 2015 MARQUETTE — A sea turtle egg is smaller than a chicken egg, pliable, round and leathery, and they are often stolen from their nests by poachers who sell them as a delicacy in Costa Rica and other... more »»

Helping kids learn to print is fun

April 8, 2015 Printing legibly can be frustrating for some children even with extra help and encouragement. more »»

In brief

April 8, 2015 CURTIS — The sixth annual North of 45 Retreat for Writers will be April 30–May 3 with Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn and the Erickson Center for the Arts hosting once again. more »»

Adventure, education, fun

April 1, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Incredible Journey walk-through body exhibit at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum is being “gutted” to make way for more fun leaning about the body. more »»

Exchange student likes U.P. outdoors

April 1, 2015 NIAGARA, Wis. — Anna-Katharina Hoppe of Germany is a delightful, kind hearted, easy going girl who enjoys being outsid. more »»

Google, Microsoft battle impacts costs

April 1, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft’s Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms. more »»

PWPL book group set to meet

April 1, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Peter White Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Dandelion Cottage room at the library to celebrate Poetry Mont. more »»

Indoor golf can be a great time

April 1, 2015 Preschool teachers have many good suggestions for making child care easier for parents and grandparent. more »»

Charter quality challenged

March 25, 2015 MARQUETTE — A recent report by Education Trust — Midwest lambasted Michigan’s charter school policies for lack of oversight and poor performance, calling for higher standards and greater... more »»

NMU gets ‘F’ on school authorization record

March 25, 2015 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University received the lowest possible rating in a February report by the Education Trust —Midwest, which scored charter school authorizers in Michigan a letter grade... more »»

Savannah challenges children

March 25, 2015 How does it happen that some people seem genuinely grateful when good things come their way while others accept gifts of caring or kindness with never as much as a “Thank you”? By encouraging... more »»

NMU students to hold food fest

March 25, 2015 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will hold its 25th annual International Food Festival hosted by the All Nations Club from 5-7 p.m. Saturday in the NMU Jacobetti Complex commons. more »»

Coffee and code: Software giant opens Silicon Valley cafe

March 18, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley has no shortage of coffee shops where sleep-starved programmers and eager entrepreneurs sit hunched over laptop computers and talk about ideas for launching the next... more »»



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