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East Grand Rapids opens kitten yoga

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Could you downward dog on a mat full of cats? Melissa Tungl, owner of Seva Yoga in East Grand Rapids, is going to find out. MLive reports that Tungl is going to lead 32 participants through the first “Cats on Mats” event at her studio in April as a ...

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Little LEGO people having a toothpick fight in Karen’s kitchen.

LEGO’s provides hours of entertainment

ESCANABA — Is it a treasure, a toy or a device for torture? Tucked away, in the basement of my parents’ home is a large wooden chest that my Dad made many years ago. All the kids and grandkids in our family beam with joy when that big box is taken out. It contains something more ...

Putting a foot in the door with internships

Dear Annie: My daughter is a sophomore in college and is starting to apply for summer internships. She’s a great student — all A’s and B’s — and a hard worker. She wants to work in the film industry, so most of the places she’s sending her resume are media companies, film studios, ...

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Holy Name Catholic School to hold D.I.A.L. screening ESCANABA — Holy Name’s Early Childhood Team will hold free D.I.A.L. (Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning) screening for any child between four and six years old on Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to approximately ...

MTU announces dean’s list for fall

HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University has released the dean's list for the 2016 fall semester. More than 1,600 students were named to the dean's list this fall. To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Asterisks indicate those earning straight-A ...

Anderson named to UW Oshkosh honor roll

OSHKOSH, Wis. — University of Wisconsin Oshkosh officials have announced the names of students who qualified for the University's Dean's List and Honor Roll in the fall semester of the 2016 fall semester. Sara Anderson of Escanaba received that honor. To qualify for the honor roll, a ...

Casperson honored on fall GVSU dean’s list

ALLENDALE, Mich. — Grand Valley State University announced the names of students who were placed on the dean’s list for the Fall 2016 semester concluding in December. The list includes those students who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average and been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits. ...

Wanting to reconnect with an old flame

Dear Annie: In December, I went to a holiday house party, and most of the people in the crowd were my old friends from college (class of 1979). I hadn’t seen some of these people in 25 years or more. The hostess pulled out her giant photo album, and there they were, several pictures of my ...

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Holy Name Catholic School to hold open house ESCANABA — Holy Name Catholic School invites all returning and new families, including the general public, to attend its Open House and Registration Night on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. The open house will feature HNCS fifth graders performing ...

Grand Valley State University dean’s list

ALLENDALE, Mich. — Grand Valley State University announced the names of students who were placed on the dean’s list for the Fall 2016 semester concluding in December. The list includes those students who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average and been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits. ...

GVSU announces local graduates for fall

ALLENDALE, Mich. — More than 1,000 Grand Valley State University students participated in commencement ceremonies on Dec. 10 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. Students who graduated at the conclusion of the Fall 2016 semester in December include: Kendra S. Bloom of Cooks with a bachelor ...

WMU announces graduation list for fall

KALMAZOO, Mich. — Western Michigan University's (WMU) official graduation list for the 2016 fall session has been released. The University's 2016 fall session exercises took place Dec. 17. Area local students included: Laura Lynn Alexander, of Gladstone, with a bachelor of science; and ...

Delta Kappa Scholarship offered

ESCANABA — The Delta Kappa Gamma Society is pleased to announce that it will again award a local high school scholarship to a senior girl planning a career in education. Delta Kappa Gamma is an international organization of women educators who promote professional and personal growth of women ...

Worried about step-brother in the Army

Dear Annie: I am 13 years old, and I have a problem that I am too embarrassed to talk about with anyone at home or school. My stepbrother is 19 years old, and he enlisted in the Army after he graduated from high school. I don’t know why I feel this way, but I am scared to death that ...

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Heart of the North Lions hold meetings BARK RIVER — The Heart of the North Lions Club will hold its monthly e-board meeting tonight at 6:45 p.m. at the Bark River Township Senior Center. The general club monthly meeting will be Wednesday, March 1 at 6:45 p.m. at the Bark River Township ...

Respect others time when planning events

Dear Annie: I have a sister-in-law who always has spur-of-the-moment birthday parties for her children — usually just giving us all one day’s notice. They are active in school activities and sports. All of these activities have schedules planned weeks in advance, but my sister-in-law’s ...