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What to do with electronic invitations from ‘friends’

Dear Annie: I read your column in my local paper, and you seem to respond in an unbiased manner, so I am turning to you for advice. Over the past few months, I have received invitations to a 1-year-old's birthday party, a graduation and a wedding reception (not the wedding). In each case, the ...

Menominee County Bookmobile announces schedule

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the month of June: Thursday, June 7 11 to 11:30 a.m. (Central), County Road 557 Community Stop (John Blahnik Home) 12:45 to 1:15 p.m., Char Moon Residence (N14435 Co. Rd 551) 1:30 to 2 p.m., ...

When the only thing wasted at work is employees’ time

Dear Annie: I work in health and wellness for the largest retailer in the world. I love my job, but there are so many things I don't understand. Management is always on us about making money (which I understand), but no matter what we do, it is never enough. We reside in a depressed area and ...

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St. Anthony calendar raffle winners named ESCANABA — The St. Anthony calendar raffle winners for May are: Kay Thompson-Vanders ($75), Pamela Willette ($60), James Crawford ($50), Linda LaMarch ($25), Drake Lund ($25), Weston Jacques ($25), and Willie LaMarche ($25). MARSP to hold meeting ...

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Trinity welcomes Cuban bishop this Sunday GLADSTONE — On Sunday, the Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado, The Episcopal Bishop of Cuba, will join Trinity Church at their 10 a.m. service. Rt. Rev. Rayford J. Ray, Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Michigan, will preside at the Eucharist ...

Rapid River Reading Buddies go on field trip

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Reading Buddies’ annual field trip took 22 second grade students from Rapid River and their Reading Buddies to the Gladstone Library on Monday, May 21. The second-graders and their Reading Buddies enjoyed stories and a tour of the Gladstone Library.

Escanaba Area AAUW celebrates 45 years

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) celebrated 45 years during their annual Election of Officers on Tuesday, May 8. The local AAUW branch received its national charter in 1973 with M. Jean Jokipii as the founding president. Judy ...

Unanswered e-mail leaves too many questions

Dear Annie: I am a doctor and have a friend whom I see at medical conferences once or twice a year. We first met five years ago, and we get along great, especially because there was a time when we female doctors were rare. However, our friendship is very casual, and I don't really consider her ...

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Benefit for Cindy Stock GLADSTONE — There will be a spaghetti feed benefit for Cindy Stock on Saturday, June 2 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m at the Gladstone American Legion, located at 802 Delta Ave. Cindy is a retired school teacher from Gladstone Area Schools. She has been in and out of the ...

Funday Sunday benefit concerts return

BARK RIVER — The first program in the Funday Sunday summer benefit concert series — now in its third year at Northern Sun Vineyard — supports Honor Flight programs and will take place June 17. Marquette group U.P. Gumbo will present zydeco and New Orleans-style music. The concert will ...

One fish, two fish and the U.P. spring

ESCANABA — One fish, two fish. Red fish, blue fish. Speckled beauties. Brook trout cuties. Walleyes. Fish fries. Dr. Seuss was right. Fish are colorful and fun! By Memorial Day weekend, Upper Michigan has celebrated two big season openers — trout season on the last Saturday ...

Jucy Lucy: Moist burgers stuffed with cheese

Minneapolis taverns are famous for the Jucy Lucy, a moist beef burger stuffed with American cheese. Replicating the Jucy Lucy seemed easy enough... but our burgers, cooked to well-done to melt the cheese inside, were dry and tough or the cheese melted through the meat, leaving an empty cavern ...

Still can’t forget about the girl from high school

Dear Annie: My family relocated the year I was entering ninth grade, and on the third day at my new school, as I was walking home, a girl I'll call Ann ran up to my side, introduced herself and insisted on carrying my books to my home, some three blocks away. The next morning, Ann and three ...

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AAUW plans summer schedule of events ESCANABA — The Escanaba Area Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) has set its summer schedule for June, July and August. The group will once again be participating in the city-wide rummage sale on June 8 and 9. On July 22, they will ...

Menominee Bookmobile sets June schedule

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the month of June: Thursday, June 7 11 to 11:30 a.m. (Central), County Road 557 Community Stop (John Blahnik Home) 12:45 to 1:15 p.m., Char Moon Residence (N14435 Co. Rd 551) 1:30 to 2 p.m., ...

Friend’s relationship just doesn’t seem healthy

Dear Annie: Last fall, my friend "Olive" and her boyfriend of five years, "John," broke up. Of course, I wasn't happy to see her going through the tough emotions that come with any breakup, but man, I sure was happy to see that guy out of the picture. He was a jerk. He cheated on her multiple ...

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MARSP to meet June 5 GLADSTONE — The Delta County of MARSP will hold its June meeting on June 5 at the Highland Golf Club, starting at noon. There is a cost for the provided lunch. Terry and Sue Hampton will provide a program on the Finnish Holocaust. Deadline to make reservations, if ...