Life

Table manners gone bad

Dear Annie: My good friend has a habit that makes it difficult for her fellow diners when she is out to eat. She frequently blows her nose at the table and places her dirty tissues in a pile on the table. If cloth napkins are being used, she has no problem blowing her nose in it. She has ...

Dear Annie: Wisdom for couples considering marriage

Dear Annie: Wedding season is upon us. I have been married for over 30 years, and I would like to share some wisdom and hard truths with any prospective brides or grooms. The man or woman you are marrying will not change. Many things are hard-wired by the time we are in our late teens. To ...

Evangelist to speak at Grace Baptist Church in Kingsford

KINGSFORD — Evangelist Richard Nyakaana will make two appearances at Grace Baptist Church in Kingsford in the coming week. He will preach during the regular church service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and then again at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Nyakaana studied at Dynamic Planting International in San ...

Schumacher to speak at LIFE meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN — Joe Schumacher will present a program on aviation at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Bay LIFE meeting at Bay West campus in Iron Mountain. Schumacher was born and raised on a farm in Iowa, one of 12 children. His fascination with aviation began at a young age and led him to become a ...

IC Medical Care Facility seeks vendors for flea market

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Iron County Medical Care Facility Auxiliary seeks vendors interested in participating in its annual fundraiser flea market set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, in the upper parking lot of the facility. The group plans the annual event during the Bass Festival ...

NAMI group to meet Monday

MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette will gather at 7 p.m. Eastern time Monday in the Baraga Place conference room, 129 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette. NAMI offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and ...

Post 50 hosts breakfast on Father’s Day

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 will host its monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 17, at the hall at 916 River Ave. in Iron Mountain. The post will serve scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, ham, bacon, sausage, potatoes, ...

Experience Day at Camp Hiawatha

MUNISING — Experience Day Munising will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Camp Hiawatha. The one-day event of the Bay Lakes Council is geared for families with boys or girls in kindergarten through fifth grade, whether in Cub Scouts or not. Families have the option to camp ...

‘Silent Movie’ score in live performance

Crystal Falls — The Moller pipe organ at the Crystal Theatre will come to life at 2 p.m. Sunday with Andrew Rogers performing the original score for a showing of Mel Brooks’ “Silent Movie.” This contemporary, dialogue-free slapstick comedy was nominated for five Golden Globe awards. ...

Dear Annie: Son has yet to pay back loan

Dear Annie: A few years ago, one of my sons needed funds for support during some difficult times. I explained that I would help but that I needed the funds to be returned. His spouse was checking other avenues to gather it. It has now been over three years since the loan was given. In that ...

Borderland Arts change of venue for summer months

IRON MOUNTAIN — Borderland Arts will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in multi-purpose room of the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. This change of venue is due to Bay College’s summer schedule and will continue for the summer months. The project for this meeting will be Zentangle, an ...

Senior Project Fresh dates scheduled

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Senior Project Fresh dates have been announced. Dickinson County locations include: Today — Breen Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. June 13 — Iron Mountain Senior Center at 11 a.m. June 27 — Sagola Senior Center at 10:15 a.m. June 28 — Norway ...

Ultreya meets Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Ultreya will gather Thursday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. Leader servant is 6 to 7 p.m., with Ultreya meeting at 7.

Classy Lassies meet Thursday

QUINNESEC — The Classy Lassies will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Big 10 Sports Bar and Grill in Quinnesec. Any women who would be interested in joining the Red Hat group are invited. The only requirements are being 60 or older and enjoying a lunch out once a month. If so, call Jan ...

Rankinen at Braumart on June 18

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 2018 Summer Linguistic Lecture Series will bring Wil Rankinen to the Braumart Theatre in Iron Mountain at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18. The SLLS talk previously was announced as Monday, June 11. Rankinen’s presentation is titled “U.P. English, eh?” Concessions ...

Antoine partners board to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — Lake Antoine Park Partners board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Lake Antoine Park, Pavilion 1. In case of rain, it will be held in the correctional center conference room. Agenda items include park improvements, work schedule, grants update and ...

The only way to grow is by pushing through adversity

When you’re a kid, you’re always asked what your favorite color is. Adults ask you, teachers ask you, worksheets ask you, and often, when you’re adult, your answer changes. I think this is true of most things from when you’re a child, which is kind of in a way sad. Kids have this ...

Kids and screen time

Dear Annie: Last night, my husband and I had our date night at a local Italian restaurant. Sitting next to us were four high school girls eating dinner. All four of them were on their phones. It appeared to me that two were texting each other while the other two were looking at social media and ...

Larson’s ordination to priesthood today

MARQUETTE — Deacon Dustin Larson will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop John Doerfler of the Diocese of Marquette today during an ordination Mass at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette. He will receive his assignment at the ordination. Larson, whose parish ...

Travel Marquette begins Artventure

Marquette — Travel Marquette, the Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau, will begin a new “Artventure” today by featuring local artwork in the lobby area of their downtown offices at 117 W. Washington St. in Marquette. Gordon E.Gearhart III will install a retrospective ...