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There’s more than one way to give

Dear Readers: Today is GIVING TUESDAY, a newer offshoot of the holiday gifting and shopping season, which includes Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. At this time of year, it's a great feeling to donate to someone less fortunate. Maybe your office has a ...

Teaching kids through woodworking

"Woodworking gives me something useful to do when I'm feeling puny and it takes my mind off my troubles." — Gary McCarthy Kids and adults feel "puny" sometimes, and a little woodworking can help them feel strong again and regain a great attitude when they work together. Anthony Carrino of ...

Is it a betrayal to like the ex-husband?

Dear Annie: I am a widowed stepmother of a man and a woman. My husband and I had a cordial relationship with their mother. I grew to love her, and I think she liked me. My stepdaughter, "Renee," has been divorced for 2 1/2 years. She and her ex, "Matt," share custody of their three children. ...

Jurek makes Cooley Law School Dean’s List

GLADSTONE — Peyton Jurek of Gladstone made the Dean’s List and honor roll at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University and of Gladstone High School. He is the son of Ron and Lori Jurek.

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Tickets on sale for AAUW's Santa lunch ESCANABA — This year's Lunch with Santa will be held on Saturday, Dec 1. The event starts at 11 a.m. at the Central United Methodist Church (322 S. Lincoln Road, Escanaba) and includes a pizza lunch, treat bags, live Christmas music, a toy raffle, and ...

Annalyse Ashley

TICHELAAR - LAWSON — A baby girl, ­Annalyse Ashley, was born Nov. 10, to Ashley Tichelaar of Powers and Anwar Lawson of Harris. The baby was delivered at 8:13 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches long.

The after-Thanksgiving dishes

ESCANABA — How can pure torture end up becoming a precious treasure? One thing is sure about a wonderful Thanksgiving meal — it produces a ton of dirty dishes! I hated doing dishes back in my younger days. Growing up in a large family, every sibling had a part of the after-meal chores ...

With money, multitasking pays off

NEW YORK (AP) — Tackling money goals one at a time cost financial literacy expert Barbara O'Neill at least $1 million. That's how much O'Neill, a distinguished professor at Rutgers University, figures she lost by starting saving for retirement only after she had created an emergency fund, ...

Herro earns honors at Cooley Law School

GARDEN — Victoria Herro, of Garden, made the Dean’s List and honor roll and earned a Certificate of Merit in Property II, at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. She is a graduate of Northern Michigan University and of Big Bay de Noc High School in Cooks. She is the daughter of ...

Strongly attracted to husband’s ex-wife

Dear Annie: I have a tricky problem going on right now. I am married and have been for a while — 20-plus years. It's been a typical marriage, with its ups and downs, but I'd say I've been fairly content and things have been pretty good. Right now, I would say I am in the middle of my life, so ...

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Carney-Nadeau madrigal dinner set for Dec. 15 CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau High School will step back in time to the Renaissance period with a madrigal dinner on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Carney Evangelical Free Church in Carney. The Madrigal Dinner is a first of its kind ...

The secret to great glazed chicken? A beer can

Most glazed roast chicken recipes offer some variation on these instructions: Roast a chicken as you would normally, painting on a sweet glaze 15 to 30 minutes before the bird is done. It sounds simple, but following these recipes actually turns up a host of troubles, as the problems inherent ...

Carlson makes Dean’s List at Palmer

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Michael Carlson of Bark River, has been named to the summer 2018 Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic's main campus in Davenport, Iowa. He was also accepted for enrollment in the fall 2018 trimester in the doctor of chiropractic degree program at Palmer College of ...

Heading off a problem in a new living arrangement

Dear Annie: We would like your advice before there is a problem. We will be moving later this year to live with our son and his family. They have a duplex, and we will have our own unit. We expect to provide child care to our granddaughter and for the new baby coming soon. We will all be ...

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IXL Historical Museum Christmas party Dec. 5 HERMANSVILLE — The IXL Historical Museum will hold its annual Christmas party on Dec. 5 at the Longbranch in Faithorn. Social hour will be at 4:30 p.m., with dinner at 5 p.m. Reservations are needed by Nov. 28. Call 906-236-5163 for more ...

Gifts for hospice patients

MARQUETTE — As Christmas approaches, gifts can take many forms. For hospice patients, the gift of support, time, and family can be the greatest gift in the world. One person giving the gift this holiday season is Loyola Gardner. At 93 and totally blind, Gardner is still able to share with ...

A quick call could connect flights

Dear Heloise: There are a lot of flyers who miss their CONNECTING FLIGHT due to a number of reasons. If this should happen, use your cellphone to call customer service of the airline you are using to book the next flight available. You stand a better chance of getting a seat, and it's faster ...

Kids have quiet fun, learn with puzzles

Children of all ages need lots of exercise and fun outdoor play, but there are times when quieter indoor play is on the schedule. Reading with your children is always a very enjoyable and important activity. Another source of quiet fun is puzzles. Available in all shapes and sizes, they instill ...

Wishing for death of a severely injured sister

Dear Annie: Nearly a year ago, my sister was in a devastating accident. She had been drinking heavily. Thank goodness, no one else was involved. She has a massive brain injury and will never be the same. Throughout the years, we used to discuss the idea of living in such a condition. She and I ...

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Haircuts for Abbie fundraiser tomorrow ESCANABA — Reflections Hair Salon, located at 1101 Ludington Street, will be having a haircut fundraiser on Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds from the haircuts will be donated to Abbie Silvestone, who is currently battling Hodgkin’s ...