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Sesame Street is entering classrooms

SEATTLE (AP) — Sesame Street is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum — a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to move into the sensitive learning space with possible ...

Easily clean the white film off terra cotta

Dear Readers: Your summer patio or lanai must be beautiful by now! It's teeming with beautiful plants and flowers, but what if you have TERRA-COTTA POTS with that awful white film? Hard water is the culprit, but I have the remedy! Scrub the empty pot with dish soap and a stiff brush, and ...

Back at home, but it’s not where the heart is

Dear Annie: I'm in my late 50s. Approximately three years ago, because of my husband's death, an auto accident and my loss of a job, I had to return to my parents' home to recuperate and get back on my feet. This has been a very dark period for me. A bit of background on my childhood: While I ...

Workout friend feels spurned by new schedule

Dear Annie: I have a friend in her early 60s who has been my workout partner for about 10 years. We usually meet up three times during the week for a 5:30 a.m. workout because we are both employed. I also belong to another facility, which I attend two to three times per week for group training ...

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AAUW hosts ‘Evening with Artists’ Aug. 14 ESCANABA — The American Association of university Women (AAUW) will host an “Evening With Artists” on Aug.14 at 6 p.m. The evening will begin at the home of Carol Irving, located at 1204 8th Ave. South. Carol, who is a weaver and fiber ...

Escanaba’s rich go-cart history

ESCANABA — Every time I see an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) zoom down the alley or across the field, I think of the hot rods of yesterday. Kids had wheels when I was young, too. We raced down paths, churned up mud and saw just how far we could go. The only difference was the vehicles of my ...

Making a colorful vegetable casserole

This colorful vegetable casserole has a striking look but a simple approach. A tian is an assortment of roasted vegetables cooking in a shallow dish, sometimes with cheese or au gratin. Arranging slices of moisture-rich zucchini, summer squash, and tomatoes over the uncooked orzo and baking ...

Crippling shame over nature of past relationship

Dear Annie: I am seeking your advice about something that has been troubling me. My faith has always been very important to me. I have strong moral values, and I don't believe in having a sexual relationship outside of marriage. So I am deeply ashamed about a relationship I had with a man to ...

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Gladstone senior center classes cancelled GLADSTONE — During the summer months, the Tai-Chi, Sit and be Fit, and Grassroots Cribbage will not take place. They will all resume in September. The Gladstone Senior Center is sorry for any inconvenience. MARSP to meet Aug. 7 GLADSTONE — ...

Veterans Service Officer sets office hours in Hermansville

HERMANSVILLE — Mike Dellisse, Menominee County Veteran’s Service Officer, will be holding office hours on Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Floriano Stecker Kelly American Legion Hall in Hermansville. Veterans or widows that need assistance with the Veterans Administration, claims ...

The scoop on almond milk and how to get a grip

Dear Readers: Have you seen ALMOND MILK in the refrigerated case? Here's the scoop: Cholesterol-, gluten- and lactose-free, almond milk is a sweet and nut-flavored alternative to dairy milk. Original almond milk has about 60 calories per cup, and it's pasteurized just like regular milk, which ...

Carlson named to Spring Dean’s List at Palmer

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Michael Carlson of Bark River, has been named to the Spring 2018 Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic's main campus in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer College of Chiropractic is the founding college of the chiropractic profession, and is known as the trusted leader in ...

Crab makes a warm and decadent party pleaser

In its ideal form, crab dip is a warm, decadent party pleaser full of creamy, meaty seafood and savory spices. Unlike other versions of this popular appetizer, ours has a high ratio of crab to cheese, allowing the sweet crab flavor to come through. To make it even more party-friendly, we used ...

Is Mom being taken advantage of by siblings?

Dear Annie: I am a middle child, with an elder sister and a younger brother. We are all within 10 years of one another. We are a very dysfunctional family. We come from a broken and estranged family. Our parents divorced when I was about 13 years old. My brother does not speak to my father. My ...

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Angels & Outlaws to ­perform at Amvets ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123, located at 1315 North Lincoln Road in Escanaba, will feature country band Angels and Outlaws from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 27. The public is welcome. Escanaba Eagles plan Sunday breakfast ESCANABA — The ...

Historical society receives funding from Robert & Anne Schmit Endowment

ESCANABA — Tom Mitchell, Community Foundation for Delta County board member, recently presented a check for $2,258.11 to the Delta County Historical Society. The funds are from the Robert & Anne Schmit Endowed Fund managed by the community foundation. “The Community Foundation Board ...

Buttermilk, sticky bacon, and day-old coffee

Dear Heloise: I had a recipe that called for buttermilk, and I didn't have any in the house. Since I live out in the country, a grocery store isn't just around the corner. I used plain milk, but would love to know what I can use for a SUBSTITUTE in the future. — Darcy T. in Minnesota Darcy, ...

Quietly learning the sounds of Mother Nature

"The song of earth has many different chords" — Amy Lowell Children can become good listeners while walking in fields, along a shore, in the mountains and forest or their own backyard. The trick is to get them to be very quiet. Juliet Robertson and Chris Hall, both expert teachers and ...

Don’t know, don’t want to know about ex’s life

Dear Annie: I have been divorced for many years. I was married to the same man for 25 years. I put a lot into the marriage, including helping raise and support stepchildren and his grandchildren. No one knows what went on behind closed doors to cause the marriage to end but he and I. We live in ...

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Mix and Mingle event cancelled for Aug. 4 ESCANABA — The Mix and Mingle Recreating in the Great Outdoors event has been cancelled for Aug. 4. 1953 graduates to gather Aug. 6 in Esky ESCANABA — The 1953 graduates of Escanaba and St. Joseph will gather on Monday, Aug. 6. A noon lunch ...