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Purple pancakes for Alzheimer’s

POWERS — In recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a cause that is near and dear to Pinecrest Medical Care Facility, there was a purple pancake breakfast fundraiser held in Pinecrest’s multipurpose room Wednesday morning. Activities Director Cheryl Rochon said this was the ...

Planning to travel with pets across borders

Dear Readers: Traveling to a FOREIGN COUNTRY with a pet requires preparation and planning. Here are some things to consider: * First, please consult the U.S. Department of Agriculture's website (www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel) for advice. * All vaccinations must be up to date and ...

Dreaded visits from siblings never end well

Dear Annie: I am the youngest of five siblings between the ages of 63 and 72. Our parents are deceased. There was much stress over the loss of our mother four years ago. We each received a big inheritance. However, there was much tension over the money. They all come here to vacation, and ...

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Eagles breakfast, bake sale Sunday in Esky ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eagles 1088 will serve breakfast and hold their annual bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Eagles Hall, located at 608 Ludington St. in Escanaba. There is a fee to attend the breakfast. The public ...

Students place in poster contest

Courtesy photo Bark River-Harris's junior high art class participated in the Lions’ annual International Peace Poster Contest. The contest is open to young people, ages 11-13 and is an opportunity to think about peace, creatively express what it means to them and share their own unique ...

The less-serious side of deer season

ESCANABA — When most people think about deer season in Upper Michigan, they think about serious stuff. Words like “licenses,” “bullets,” “vacation days,” “property lines” and “plat books” are thrown around. An image of a bearded, beer-drinking and card-playing tough ...

Ditched by a friend for a new, wilder crowd

Dear Annie: I am a college student and have met few people I would consider friends. However, there is one friend in particular, "Sally," whom I have helped out a lot since we met. There have been times when I've taken her to and from work (she has paid me back for gas), and I even helped guide ...

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Story Hour at the Escanaba Public Library ESCANABA — On Nov. 17 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., children ages 4 and up are invited to Story Hour at the Escanaba Public Library. The event is a library classic, featuring stories, songs, special guests and activities on a theme. This week's theme is ...

Community Foundation supports school, library with $2,000 grant

Courtesy photo The Gladstone School and Public Library was awarded a $2,000 "Open the Doors to Learning with Books" grant from the Community Foundation for Delta County. The funds were used to purchase high-interest fiction and nonfiction books from elementary level to adult large-print ...

Smart ways to rein in holiday spending

The holidays are a huge deal in the Weston household — and every year, the expenses threatened to gallop out of control. Keeping the holiday joyous and less stressful means keeping a firm rein on our spending. Here's what we do, as well as smart frugal tips from others: BUDGET FOR EVERY ...

Holy Name Class of 1968 holds 50th reunion in Escanaba

Courtesy photo Holy Name Class of 1968 celebrated their 50th class reunion on Aug. 24 and 25. They gathered for a social at the Elks Club on Friday night. A golf outing was held Saturday morning, and they also attended a Mass at St. Anne's Church Saturday afternoon. A dinner and dance was ...

Invite kids to help make this chocolate cake

This chocolate sheet cake requires that you use Dutch-processed cocoa powder. What exactly is that? A process called Dutching, which was invented in the 19th century by a Dutch chemist and chocolatier named Coenraad Van Houten, raises cocoa powder’s pH level, which gives the cocoa a fuller ...

Still torn up from infidelity after all these years

Dear Annie: Many years ago, I was in the U.S. military. I was sent to Southeast Asia and served three six-month tours. On my last tour, I suspected my wife had an affair, but I had no proof. While I was in training for a job after I was released from active duty, I heard that my wife had spent ...

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Escanaba Class of 1984 reunion set for July 6 ESCANABA — The Escanaba Class of 1984 is planning its 35th class reunion for Saturday, July 6, 2019. It will be held at the Bluff Country Club. A golf outing is tentatively planned, followed by food and entertainment at night. More details will ...

Remember When?

Photo courtesy of Russ Ross The Don Oberg Camp in Rapid River is pictured in this photo, taken in October 1922 and furnished for publication by Russ Ross of Escanaba. Pictured in front sawing wood are Chet Bennette and Eli Schramm. In back are Albert Casewll, Dan Oberg (third from left in ...

That extra page in your bill could be important

Dear Heloise: I've noticed now that my credit card bill comes with my CREDIT SCORE. What gives? — Helen R. in Pennsylvania Helen, this is a fairly new service that some credit card companies provide. It can be easier to look for mistakes on your report when you see your score every month, ...

Pressured to attend, then uninvited at the last minute

Dear Annie: A former co-worker of my husband's invited us to his son's wedding. We received the usual "save the date" card one year prior to the ceremony. For the whole year, he asked us whether we would be attending every other week. About six months before the wedding, my husband's contract ...

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St. Anthony’s to hold meat pie sale Dec. 6-7 WELLS — St. Anthony’s Church will be holding its annual meat pie sale Dec. 6 and 7. Pick up will be at St. Thomas Church in Escanaba from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. both days. Ten-inch beef and pork pies are available, but must be preordered by ...

Turn smoked turkey and melty cheddar into an inspired lunch

Panini, sandwiches traditionally cooked in a ridged press, are hard to get wrong_but also surprisingly hard to get just right. To turn a crowd-pleasing combination of smoked turkey and melty cheddar cheese into an inspired lunch, we needed a condiment with some big personality. To that end, ...

Feeling insecure about Social Security

Dear Readers: Today's SOUND OFF is about Social Security. — Heloise Dear Heloise: Recently, on the news, I heard a politician refer to Social Security as an 'entitlement program.' I find this annoying because it sounds as if the government is being 'generous' in giving back the money I and ...