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Chicory — the bluest flower of summer

ESCANABA — Mid-summer days dance with blue! Blue skies bring smiles. Blue waves on the lake make refreshing memories. The piercing blue flowers along the country roadsides add beauty to our travels. The chicory plant is a symbol of perseverance and frugality. It may well be a strong and ...

Grilling shrimp without drying them out

Shrimp can turn from moist and juicy to rubbery and dry in the blink of an eye over the heat of a grill. While grilling shrimp in their shells can shield them from the coals’ scorching heat, any seasonings you add are stripped off along with the shells when it’s time to eat. For juicy, ...

Guessing games help young kids learn

Children love guessing games. A favorite activity to do with young children is called "What's in the Box?" It's something that parents and grandparents can do anytime, anywhere to get young children's brains working. You will need a special box to use only for this activity, an item to put in ...

No thank-you note for Auntie? No, thank you

Dear Annie: My wife and I have lots of nieces, nephews and other distant relatives and friends who are graduating from high school, graduating from college, getting married or having children. On each occasion, we have been sending a very nice card, an enclosed letter and a very generous amount ...

Briefs

Dance in Rock Aug. 12 ROCK — A dance will be held at the Rock Community/Senior Center, located at 3892 W. Maple Ridge Road, on Sunday, Aug. 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. Come enjoy the music of Angels & Outlaws. There is a fee for the dance, and a free will donation lunch will be provided. ...

NARFE Chapter 1900 celebrates 35th anniversary with pasty picnic

MARQUETTE — This year’s annual Pasty Picnic for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will celebrate local Chapter 1900’s 35th anniversary. Chapter members with more the 30 years of membership will be honored at the July 25 gathering at the Crossroads Restaurant ...

Dagenais scholarship winners named

ESCANABA — The 2018 recipients of the Robert Dagenais Memorial Scholarship have been announced. The recipients are: — Julia Lynch, daughter of First Bank Associate Judy Lynch. Lynch, a 2016 graduate of Escanaba Area High School is attending Northern Michigan University. Her major is ...

Horseradish and tartar sauce in a pinch

Dear Heloise: I use sweet pickle relish and mayonnaise for an economical tartar sauce, and make cocktail sauce from ketchup and HORSERADISH. — Betty D., Faulkton, S.D. Betty, I love the homemade helpers — my mother, the original Heloise (1919-1977), would be thrilled with your ...

Was the card empty or did something happen?

Dear Annie: My daughter graduated from high school a few weeks ago and had sent out announcements to family and friends. She has been receiving congratulations cards and notes in the mail, and some have included monetary gifts to acknowledge her going to college in the fall or just in ...

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Lecture tonight at East Ludington Gallery ESCANABA — The East Ludington Gallery, 1007 Ludington St. Escanaba, will be having a Lecture series the third Thursday of every Month. This month will be Tracy Anderson - Scratchboard. The art of scratchboard involves using various tools on white ...

Come Sail Away event a hit with locals

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Yacht Club held the annual Come Sail Away this past weekend. Free sailboat rides were provided by club members to the community. Skippers who volunteered their time were Tom Woodaz, Jenny and PJ Bissell, Jim and Alice Hansen and Dave, Josh and Tyler Anthony. The ...

A day at the beach is a fun way to learn

Playing with water is a great way to have fun, increase vocabulary and teach. Young children who read and do fun hands-on learning activities while talking to adults start school with about ten times as many words as children who don't have these opportunities. Math and Science When the ...

Trotter makes Carthage College Dean’s List

KENOSHA, Wis. — Carthage College has named Ashlee Trotter of Gladstone, Mich., to its dean's list for academic excellence during the spring 2018 term. Dean's list honors are accorded to Carthage students who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average while carrying at least 14 credit hours ...

Husband’s political rants are taking a toll on wife

Dear Annie: In more than 35 years of marriage, my husband and I have had conversations on a wide variety of topics. However, almost every day for the past two years, he has ranted about political issues after watching a news program or reading an article on a website. During these rants, he ...

Briefs

Wells Lions 52 Club Raffle winner named WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club raffle for the week of July 16 is Carol Thomas of Escanaba. Thomas won $100. This was week 50 of the raffle. Dance in Rock Aug. 12 ROCK — A dance will be held at the Rock Community/Senior Center, located ...

Rummage sale tips and tricks to get things moving

Dear Heloise: When your church is going to have a RUMMAGE SALE, some of the people in the church work all week to unpack all the donated merchandise, set up tables and price everything. What are some people thinking when they bring a car full of donated items the day before the sale? — A ...

Nylund graduates from Western Governors

SALT LAKE CITY — Dan Nylund of Escanaba has received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 64th (Orlando, Florida); 65th (Seattle, Washington); and 66th (Las Vegas, Nevada) commencement ceremonies earlier ...

When the controlling neighbor just won’t listen

Dear Annie: I have a problem with my neighbor. I don't know whether it's her or me. She is a great neighbor, has become a friend, is always helpful and is kindhearted. But the thing is that she seems too controlling. She pressures me to do things with her. Sometimes it works out well and I'm ...

Brunette named to Dean’s List at Findlay

FINDLAY, Ohio — Victoria Brunette, of Rapid River, 49878, was named to the spring 2018 Dean's List at the University of Findlay. To earn this achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Located in Findlay, Ohio, the University of Findlay is known ...