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October 6, 2012 MARQUETTE — The No. 1 film in the country has a local connection: Its editor is a Marquette native. Raking in $42. more »»

Band of sisters: Women on Honor Flight were inspiring

October 6, 2012 They came from different places and circumstances in life and they followed different life paths. more »»


September 29, 2012 MARQUETTE — Music will be an important part of the first ever Rocktoberfest, a celebration planned for Friday, Oct. 5 in Munising. more »»

New tradition: Getting into the woods is a way to recharge

September 29, 2012 As the leaves begin to change and the air begins to cool, I’ll be spending this weekend in a cabin on Mirror Lake inside the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. more »»


September 22, 2012 MARQUETTE — At an age most children are learning the alphabet, Marquette native Derrell Syria was learning how to be an entertainer. more »»

Greatest invention ever: Television mute button

September 22, 2012 There are moments when I think the mute button on my television remote could be the greatest invention. Ever. During election years, the poor mute button gets a workout. more »»


September 15, 2012 MARQUETTE — Allie Johnson was just 3 years old when the first story about her ran in The Mining Journal, but she does recall some details. “I remember holding the big tomato,” she said. more »»


September 8, 2012 MARQUETTE — They may come from diverse geographic locations and backgrounds, but the members of the band Circle of Willis are united by the love of music and the fun they have playing it. more »»

Hidden gems: Our peninsula still holds surprises

September 8, 2012 My dad did not have a college diploma, but he was one of the smartest people I have ever know. He thirsted for knowledge, reading voraciously and talking to anyone about anything. more »»


September 1, 2012 MARQUETTE — The five guys in Everything Under The Sun all express delighted shock at all the good things that have happened in the band’s short life. more »»

Not back to school: Seasonal nostalgia for the classroom

September 1, 2012 Walking through stores in town lately, I’m greeted by giant banners exclaiming it’s back to school tim. more »»

Singin’ the blues

August 25, 2012 MARQUETTE — The lineup for Marquette Area Blues Fest 2012 is a mix of new and veteran artists with one certain thing in common: great talent. Blues Fest takes place Sept. more »»

Remaking the scene: Keeping live music ... alive

August 25, 2012 It was probably when someone standing near me said, “This is just like Spanky’s was” that the wave of nostalgia struck. more »»

Think Pink

August 18, 2012 MARQUETTE — Marquette Rotary West’s Seafood Fest has been a huge success over the course of almost three decades. more »»

Of mice and machines: Human contact becoming rare

August 18, 2012 Self checkouts, online registration, drive-through lines at banks and pharmacies, a never-ending list of numbers you need to press to find the right customer representative. more »»

Revenge of the '80s

August 11, 2012 MARQUETTE — The 1980s will come to life again next weekend when a number of bands take part in 80s Scene and Reheard, a special event to support a worthy cause. more »»

From another galaxy: An Animal Planet celebrity crush

August 11, 2012 It started with Bobby Sherman and David Cassidy, then continued through the years with guys like Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, and lives on with George Clooney and Channing Tatum. more »»


August 4, 2012 MARQUETTE — Three veteran local musicians have banded together to form Blue Champagne, a group that brings sometimes-forgotten music to life. more »»

A four-year fan: Olympics bring out sports enthusiasm

August 4, 2012 Once every four years, you’ll typically find me glued to a television set, cheering on the United States in its quest for Olympic gold in the summer games. more »»

Worth the Weight

July 28, 2012 MARQUETTE — Jeff Hauswirth included a special thank you in the first book he has written. That thank you went to Dr. more »»



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