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Upper Peninsula’s poet

July 27, 2013 MARQUETTE — Marquette resident Russell Thorburn is the first Upper Peninsula Poet Laureate, chosen by a panel of literary-minded experts from around the peninsula. more »»

Great outdoors: Something special in Curtis

July 27, 2013 The leaves on the birch trees glistened in the late evening sun and birds floated around the treetops. more »»

BLUEBERRY dance festival

July 20, 2013 MARQUETTE — A popular dancer from a hit television competition will be part of the sixth annual Blueberry Festival Dance Festival, which begins Sunday and continues until Friday in Marquette. more »»

The wild side: Harvesting the backyard’s bounty

July 20, 2013 Marquette’s Blueberry Festival is fast approaching, and this year it will take on new significance for me. more »»

Peaceful People

July 13, 2013 MARQUETTE — Some new visitors have set up residency at The Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis and are attracting car-stopping attention. These visitors don’t move, eat or slee. more »»

Family history: Putting your life in context

July 13, 2013 Family has been on my mind a lot this week, which isn't unusual since this is Pioneer Days in Negaunee, my favorite week of vacation annually. more »»

SUMMER Entertainment roundup

July 6, 2013 By RENEE PRUSI Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Some current local entertainment news of note: BEACON ON THE ROCK “Beacon on the Rock” is being presented at 7:30 p.. more »»

American Television: Kick it down a notch?

July 6, 2013 Lately, I’ve been spending some of my free time at home watching world-renowned professional Chef Gordon Ramsey on one of his many successful television shows, “Kitchen Nightmares. more »»


June 29, 2013 MARQUETTE — America’s Independence will be celebrated in a number of local communities in the coming week: - MARQUETTE The Marquette County Exchange Club’s 28th annual International Food Fest is se... more »»

David Letterman: Let’s invite him to the Yoop

June 29, 2013 Back on June 19, Game 4 of NHL playoffs had just ended in a 6-5 overtime victory by the Chicago Blackhawks and since the next day, I didn’t have to work, flipping through channels seemed to be the... more »»


June 22, 2013 MARQUETTE — Susan Divine expects there may be some three-generation family attendees at this year’s Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival. more »»

Summer reading: Books provide happy diversion

June 22, 2013 At last summer is upon us, and with the start of summer comes the ever-popular summer reading list. more »»


June 15, 2013 MARQUETTE — It has been said, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. more »»

Morning, UP

June 15, 2013 Most kids were beyond ecstatic to have the school year end. Not my cousin Emily nor some of her friends. more »»


June 8, 2013 NEGAUNEE — As one of the final rehearsals was under way for “Spamalot,” the latest production from The Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council, that organization’s president, Connie Lindblom, sat toward... more »»

Back to class: Becoming an Outdoorswoman

June 8, 2013 This past weekend, I took part in my second Becoming an Outdoors Woman in Michigan event, this time not as a staff writer but just as a participan. more »»


June 1, 2013 MARQUETTE — A pair of brothers from the Upper Peninsula has teamed with a college friend to develop a script which will become a feature to be filmed in their hometown of Iron Mountain — and at the... more »»

Hey, television executives: Read this letter carefully

June 1, 2013 Dear Network Television Executives: I am your problem. Well, I am at least part of your problem. more »»


May 25, 2013 MARQUETTE — To kick off the summer season, Fuel Rocks Munising is planned for June 1. more »»

Outrageous: Justice department crosses the line

May 25, 2013 In its zeal to discover the identity of an anonymous source that informed The Associated Press, for a May 7, 2012 article, of a foiled terror plot, the United States Department of Justice stepped wa... more »»



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