Seniors

Cummings speaks to Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — After being snowed in for a day or two — missing a Golden K Monday meeting there were lots of happy seniors once again gathering at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford ready to put winter behind them and move onto spring. With the ...

Norway Senior Center lists events for May

NORWAY — The Norway Senior Center has announced its special activities for the month of May. May 2 — Blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m. to noon. May 7 — Noon meal featuring tater tot casserole, broccoli, salad bar, fruit, juice, and dessert. May 7 — Dinner at 5 p.m. featuring company ...

Facts you should know about enrolling in Medicare Parts A and B

By Edward Cariuty Social Security District Manager Escanaba Understanding Medicare isn’t as difficult as you might think. It’s a benefit most working Americans can count on. Here are some facts you might not know about the program. Can I still get Medicare at 65? Yes, you’re ...

ADRC of Florence County open house planned May 10

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Florence County will host a Community open house on from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at their office, in the Florence County Courthouse (lower level), 501 Lake Ave. in Florence. The staff invite the public to learn about ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Children learn history, culture through cooking

Families can celebrate simple recipes from around the world and learn a little about geography, history, and culture. Whether ancestors called it mousse, junket, blancmange, creme, pannukakku or Tiramisu, custards are fun to make with kids. Although all are slightly different, this custard ...

Hints from Heloise: Veterans are the target of scammers

Dear Readers: Today's sound off is about veterans who are singled out by scammers. Heloise Dear Heloise: Scammers are targeting American veterans with various schemes to take advantage of them. Veterans should be very wary of any phone calls that are unsolicited. That includes someone who ...

Passion and drive come from within a person, not from without

IRON MOUNTAIN — When you’re a kid, everyone asks you what you want to be when you grow up. It’s a funny notion, asking children what they think they want to do with the rest of their lives, because often times adults don’t even know how to answer that question, but the mind of a child ...

Breen pasty sale Saturday

KINGSFORD — The Breen Senior Center is planning a pasty sale on Saturday with pick up from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $5 per pasty. Rutabaga is also available. Call the center at 906-774-5110 to place orders.

Spring bucket list: the dos and don’ts

IRON MOUNTAIN — As a child, the first thing I can really remember is from when I was four or five. I have vague pictures of places from before that, but nothing I could concretely recall. When I was a little girl, my days were full of possibility. I had a little brother that I could dress up ...

Rocket program presented at Golden K

KINGSFORD — The first day of spring, according to the calendar has come and gone, along with Easter. Looking out the window causes one to speculate what will be next. The sun is doing its best to melt the snow, although it seems to be a slow process — one drop at a time. Just as things ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Helping children look for firsts and lasts

Spring is a time of first and lasts. Since young children are natural scientist and detectives, searching for change during this time of year is a great game to play. They sharpen their observation, writing, and drawing skills. Searching and record keeping can take many forms. Looking for ...

From home to Chicago and back again

Things come and go in Iron Mountain. Really, things come and go in the U.P. It’s not hard to believe, as small towns can’t always support lofty ideas, but despite the business traffic we may see, the charm has never left. As I laid on my couch this week, reeling from the annoying virus of a ...

Cook speaks at Golden K meeting

Changes seem to be part of everyday life and Mother Nature is not about to be left out. Just a few days ago, the flower bed appeared and so did some bright green stems of potential daffodils. As of this day, the flower bed has disappeared under a blanket of snow that has covered the area. The ...

Nifty 50s & 60s group plan lunch Wednesday

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Nifty 50s & 60s of Niagara High School will get together for lunch at noon Wednesday at the Niagara Senior Center. Reservations need to be made no later than noon Tuesday by calling the senior center at 715-251-1603. All graduates of Niagara High School are ...

Spring cleaning about more than just clearing house

The age-old saying says that “April showers bring May flowers.” Doug Larson says that “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” Most people would agree — at least people living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan — that spring is a welcome sight for ...

Kramer speaks at Golden K meeting

KINGSFORD — Golden K March chairman Gilbert Engel opened the general meeting as members came together ready to begin another week. Orice Walters took over the director position as Sue LeDuc readied the piano to once again fill the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford ...

Norway center lists events

NORWAY — The Norway-Vulcan Senior Center has a number of special upcoming dinners and activities: Today — Easter dinner at noon, with ham, scalloped potatoes, carrots and onions, soup and salad bar that will open at 11 a.m., plus fruit, juice and dessert. Bingo with prizes will be played. ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Children Learn Culture Through Cooking

Families can celebrate simple recipes from around the world and learn a little about geography, history, and culture. Whether ancestors called it mousse, junket, blancmange, creme, pannukakku or Tiramisu, custards are fun to make with kids. Although all are slightly different, this custard ...

Victorian Heights visit

The official first day of spring sprouted extra-special smiles from the tenants of Victorian Heights Assisted Living in Crystal Falls, as they were visited by the Forest Park afternoon pre-kindergarten class. The students shared stories, sang songs and created mini-Easter baskets with the ...

Sometimes in life it’s best to take the road less traveled

IRON MOUNTAIN — In high school, I had to memorize and recite the poem, “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. I vividly remember standing at the front of the room, relaying the words to my teacher as he scratched marks down on his paper. The poem starts out, “Two roads diverged in a ...