Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Sunken Treasure

Dan Fountain of Negaunee Township spent a good deal of time this summer searching for the downed steamer Choctaw in Lake Huron. His efforts paid off, and then some. On July 15, Fountain, 66, and his boating partner, Kurt Fosburg of Negaunee Township, discovered a shipwreck on the fourth ...

Musings of a Matriarch: The cycle continues as we welcome autumn

I was walking down the road the other morning and noticed the fields were full of vegetation going to seed. I thought about the seasonal cycle and how nature knows when it’s time to wrap up one season and prepare for the next. The fields and forests have no calendar or smartphone to alert ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Once again, fooled by the packaging

My Legacy Box arrived last week. For a year I listened to ads assuring me all my photos, slides, DVDs, and VCR tapes will be preserved for posterity through the efforts of the company. For $50.00 they promised to transfer 75 slides to a disk. I finally took the plunge and ordered the box. Then ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Senior Expo addresses variety of issues

MARQUETTE — The topics again were varied at Wednesday’s well-attended Senior Expo at the Holiday Inn. The annual event, sponsored by The Mining Journal, featured speakers who were scheduled to talk about the spine and the aging process, food access and diabetes, funeral pre-planning, ...

Marquette woman celebrates ‘almost 100th birthday’ with friends, family

MARQUETTE — She’s not quite 100 years old yet, although that will come in a few months. However, friends and relatives turned out at a Sunday community open house at First Baptist Church in Marquette to celebrate Sadie Merchant, whose full name is Sadie Eleanor White Johnson Merchant — ...

Watching others work is great motivator

Spruce budworm has created havoc with my trees. Last year I hired Northern Tree Service of Dafter to take down a few, but some were too close to the power line and Andy LaPonsie, the owner of the business, suggested I call Cloverland Electric. I took his advice and made the call a few weeks ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Where there’s a will there’s a way

MARQUETTE — Post-death legal issues can be complicated, so it’s a good idea to get some affairs in order before that time comes. “Legal Matters after Death” was the subject of a Tuesday presentation, sponsored by the Northern Center for Lifelong Learning, at the Peter White Public ...

Accepting the unexpected stings of life

My garage sale was a bust this year so I called my niece who lives in Sault Ste. Marie and asked if she wanted to add my stuff to her sale. Her answer was affirmative so last week she drove to my place and picked up the golf clubs, etched glassware from the 1950s, lots of Nancy Drew books, a ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: No Senior Dining GWINN: Senior Center Closed ISHPEMING: Senior Center Closed LOST CREEK: No Senior Dining MARQUETTE: Senior Center Closed MUNISING: No Senior Dining NEGAUNEE: Senior Center Closed SKANDIA: No Senior Dining TUESDAY GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 am - 3pm, ...

Roundabout school

MARQUETTE — Seniors learned a few things about roundabouts Tuesday at the Peter White Public Library: • They’re not a socialist plot. • They’re not part of a plan to turn the United States into Europe, their place of origin. • They’re not the solution to all problems, ...

You never know when your pile will collapse

While putting wood in my brother’s shed one day last week, I picked too many pieces from one side of the pile and it collapsed. I had almost finished my chore so the wood tumbled over on the outdoor pallet, not on me. I knew it was going to happen if I pulled one more stick from the row, but ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Senior scavenging

MARQUETTE — What is the U.S. Coast Guard motto, which is Latin for “always ready”? If you answered “Semper Paratus,” you had at least one answer right in Tuesday’s scavenger hunt at the Marquette Maritime Museum. The activity was part of Senior Day, which came with a $5 admission ...

Musings of a Matriarch: No designer clothes for this gang

Last week on Facebook’s Throwback Thursday, I posted a picture of my sister holding a fish. She looked so forlorn in that photo, I quickly posted two more where she was smiling. I have no idea who caught the fish, but I do remember we kids were asked to hold it while Mom snapped pictures. By ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Fly like an eagle (Photo feature)

Wendell Ashcroft, 87, and his tandem instructor, Scotty Freeland, prepare to land at Skydive Ogden in Ogden, Utah, on Saturday. When landing, the instructors require the jumpers to put their feet up as high as they can avoid tripping when hitting the ground. (Kelsey Brunner/The Deseret News via AP)

How quickly phone call changes our plans

A week ago, I received a phone call from a fellow writer asking if I was aware of the changes going on at the Sault News. I had no idea what he was talking about so he told me what little he knew. He said our publisher had been relieved of his duties and was no longer an employee of GateHouse ...