Life

I’ve gotta take that

Dear Annie: I have an old and close friend I’ve known for 50 years. We live far apart, and the only way to talk is by telephone. Over the past several years, my friend has started to suddenly interrupt our calls when there is a click on the line signaling another call. He will announce ...

Remembering favorite gifts and other traditions

IRON MOUNTAIN — For as long as I can remember, on Christmas morning after my siblings and I have opened all of our presents and we’re sitting amongst the crumpled paper, my mom has asked us what our favorite gift is. We then all hold our favorites up, flash a cheesy smile, and she clicks a ...

Outdated tradition?

Dear Annie: I am a baby boomer and appreciate the 20th-century tradition of “rising to the occasion” and taking in meals if a family member is ill or if there has been a death in the family. It is a kind and thoughtful gesture. I am in a club, and one member’s husband was diagnosed with ...

Golden K Club hosts party for special needs children

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — As Christmas draws closer, time seems to be fly by. There are so many things to do, places to go, people to see and the tension builds. Monday morning for the Golden K-ers was a part of this season all members look forward to. With all the ...

Entries sought for ‘What does hate look like’ art series

MARQUETTE — Organizers of the Building Love: IMAGINE event series in Marquette are calling all visual artists, sculptors, photographers, sound artists, filmmakers and others to submit original works depicting an experience with hate and/or an experience of countering hate with love. Judy ...

Norway center lists schedule for January

NORWAY — The Norway Senior Center’s schedule for January includes: Jan. 1 — The center will be closed. Jan. 2 — New Year’s special dinner at 5 p.m. with ham, scalloped potatoes, squash, soup and salad bar, fruit, juice and dessert. Bingo with prizes will be played. They will also ...

Iron Mountain senior dance planned Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — A potluck dinner and dance will take place Friday, Dec. 22, at the Crystal Lake Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. in Iron Mountain. The potluck dinner begins at 6 p.m. Bring a favorite dish to share. Tableware and coffee will be provided for this gathering. As in the ...

Friends of the Library make donation to library project

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain is reimagining the reading room.  The community has an opportunity to help them receive grant funds through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Public Spaces, Community Places grant program. If the library reaches ...

‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ this weekend

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s The Future Stars Acting Company, the area’s youth theater, is now rehearsing for its upcoming production of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.” Performances are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, with two shows to be offered at 2 and ...

Rosie the Riveter: Working women’s icon

Escanaba — “Rosie the Riveter” is an American icon representing women who worked in factories during World War II. These women learned new jobs and filled in for the men who were away at war. They produced much of the armaments and ammunition to supply the war effort. They also paid FICA ...

Four G-AC students become new members of National Honor Society

GOODMAN, Wis. — Stanley Maruszczak, Colby Nelson, Caleb Nelson and Madelynn Mitchem from the Goodman-Armstrong Creek High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society in a ceremony Dec. 11 at the Goodman Clubhouse. They were selected by a faculty council for meeting ...

‘Crumpled Classics’ auditions set for Tuesday, Wednesday

Marinette, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin–Marinette Children’s Theatre will have auditions for “Crumpled Classics” from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in room T133 of the Herbert L. Williams Theatre performance hall. Each student auditioning should have a monologue prepared. ...

NAMI group meets on Thursday

MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. A support group will gather Thursday at 7 p.m. ...

Dear Annie: The other grandma

Dear Annie: I know this is short notice, seeing as my question is about Christmas, but I’m hoping that you can publish an answer. I’m quite sure there are others in my shoes. I have a 9-year-old grandson, “Bradley.” He has been in and out of our lives, mainly because of the fact that ...

Five generations

Theresa Proudfit photo Five generations of women recently gathered for this special photo after the birth of Mabel Rose Pollock on Oct. 21 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. In front, from left, are great-grandmother Kathy Peterson of Iron Mountain holding her ...

What does hate look like? Art gallery, local organizers seek artists

MARQUETTE — Organizers of the Building Love: IMAGINE event series in Marquette are calling all visual artists, sculptors, photographers, sound artists, filmmakers and others to submit original works depicting an experience with hate and/or an experience of countering hate with love. Judy ...

Community Grief Group lunch set

IRON MOUNTAIN — As an extension of our Community Grief Group, OSF Hospice will host a monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Maple Creek Restaurant in Iron Mountain. The grief group is for bereaved people to gather for informal conversation and support on the third Thursday ...

ADRC appoints new director

MARQUETTE — The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County has named Tiffany White as the new director. White grew up in Florence, Wis., and graduated from Florence High School. She attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette, where she graduated with a bachelor’s ...

Veterans party

Members of the Iron Mountain-Kingsford General Federation of Women’s Clubs hosted their annual appreciation party for veterans at the Community Living Center at the Oscar G. johnson Veterans Administration Center in Iron Mountain. Veterans and guest received a “magic wand” decorated in ...