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Celebrate with foods from the first feast

METRO — Thanksgiving is celebrated each November in the United States and each October in Canada. People traditionally gather around the dinner table flanked by friends and extended members of their families to give thanks for the blessings they enjoyed throughout the year as they dig into a ...

Family members not invited to wedding

Dear Annie: Your help is needed to resolve a family problem. One of my granddaughters, “Mackenzie,” called to say she is getting married in a few weeks. This will be a small wedding, as she and her fiance do not have a lot of money. Only 45 guests are invited. Now the problem: Mackenzie is ...

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Pumpkin Patch at ISD ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks 354 will hold a Pumpkin Patch at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 at the ISD. Volunteers are always welcome. NARFE holds meeting MARQUETTE — Kori Tossava, capital-campaign manager of the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter ...

Partner no longer feels the same after move

Dear Annie: My girlfriend, “Lucy,” and I started dating three years ago, during our senior year of college. After graduating, we both got jobs in the same city where we had gone to school, and we ended up moving in together to save money. Living together was surprisingly easy, as we’re ...

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Public Health clinics set for Oct. 23-27 ESCANABA — The Escanaba health clinic schedule for Public Health Delta Menominee Counties for the week of Oct. 23-27 includes: Monday — WIC Tuesday — Family Planning; Immunizations Wednesday — WIC; Adult and Teen Flu Clinic Thursday ...

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Britt, Sherri, Ellen, Kelsey, Patti, and Bob having fun with “leaf rain.”

Having a leaf party to enjoy the fall colors

ESCANABA — Celebrate the small stuff! One incredibly, fiery, red maple leaf makes its journey from the treetop to the ground. It’s something to party about! Yoopers have all kinds of reasons to smile. A “leaf party” is about celebrating the season. Twenty-four years ago, when I ...

Not happy with people that are trigger-happy

Dear Annie: I use Facebook to keep up with relatives and friends, but I hardly post anything — especially not pictures of myself. I am attractive enough, but I’m not photogenic. These days, I find myself having to discreetly ask people at parties and events not to take pictures with me in ...

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Fire department members flip pancakes Oct. 29 FORD RIVER — Ford River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will host a pancake breakfast and bake sale on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ford River Township Hall. Follow the signs from M-35 or U.S. 2 & 41. They will be ...

Haines graduates from WMU

KALMAZOO, Mich. — Western Michigan University’s (WMU) official graduation list for the 2017 summer I and summer II sessions has been released. The University’s 2017 summer I and II session exercises took place June 24. Area local students included: Elijah L. Haines, of Escanaba, with a ...

Scholarships offered

ESCANABA — The Elks National Foundation and Escanaba Lodge 354 are investing in our nation’s future by awarding $3.8 million in college scholarships. The most valuable student scholarship is available to all high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applicants do not need to be ...

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All-you-can eat pancake breakfast HERMANSVILLE — The Floriano-Stecker-Kelly American Legion Post 340 is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast at the American Legion Hall in Hermansville on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 8 to 11 a.m. The menu includes: scrambled eggs, French ...

Close friend has a mental illness of hoarding

Dear Annie: A close friend, “Jenna,” has a mental illness: She hoards. Her house would be condemned if the health administration were to go there. I can start tracing this behavior back to when she first became a mother and discovered that raising children requires more than just buying ...

Homes for the Holidays

ESCANABA — The Escanaba area branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will once again feature five area homes in their Homes for the Holidays tours. The first AAUW sponsored tours were held in the summer of 1976, established to help the community celebrate the ...

GPHS paid tribute to residents of Garden

GARDEN — The Garden Peninsula Historical Society (GPHS) paid tribute to four present and former residents of the Garden Peninsula who turned 80 at some point during this year. The 2017 honorees included: Ellen Robere, Rosie Pichette, Duane Tatrow, and David Pelletier. The celebration, ...