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Compassionate Friends meeting Thursday ESCANABA — The meeting for the Compassionate Friends will be on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Eskymo Fan Club Fall Raffle winners named ESCANABA — The winners for the 2018 Eskymo Fan Club Fall Raffle are Nancy Juhl, Kris Aiken, Amy VanDrese, Chuck ...

Remember when?

Daily Press photo Shown above is the new Photo Art building in 1958, just four months after its groundbreaking. The building still stands and now serves as Northern Screenprinting and Embroidery.

Bonifas-Ness Agency supports senior project

Courtesy photo The newly opened Bonifas-Ness Agency has sponsored the "Senior to Senior" history project for students in Tammy Wiles’ English class with a $750 donation. The project pairs seniors in high school with a senior citizen. The students meet with and get to know their senior ...

Dig this: Call 811 before you get out your shovel

Dear Readers: If you are planning on doing any DIGGING ON YOUR PROPERTY, you could encounter buried lines for power, water, sewer, gas or cable communications (for TV and internet). Striking these lines can interrupt service, but it can also cause serious injury or result in expensive ...

Want to be ‘Gramma’ but feeling used by Mom

Dear Annie: I'm 64. I have known "Ashley" for seven years. She is a mother of two young boys, ages 7 and 5. In her early mommy years, she needed a lot of help. She would call me in the early mornings and ask whether I could care for the kids so she could go to work. I would make the long drive ...

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Gladstone Braves Fan Club Rocktober Fest GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves Fan Club is sponsoring Rocktober Fest on Saturday, Oct. 27. The event will be held at the Terrace Bluff Golf Club. Doors open at 7 p.m. and The Jam Band will be playing from 8 p.m. until midnight. There will be a ...

AAUW members gather for meeting

ESCANABA — Members of the Escanaba Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) gathered in Marquette on Saturday, Oct. 13 to meet with AAUW Michigan President Deb Kennedy. Representatives from the Marquette and Iron Mountain/Kingsford branches were also in attendance. ...

A holiday treat: Pumpkin jelly roll cake

Perhaps the most famous holiday cake is the Yule Log, which, for good reason, gets trotted out every holiday season. There's much to be said for this classic, but we wanted to develop a unique variation for the holidays with a pumpkin jelly roll cake encasing a simple filling. We initially ...

Crossing the line between personal and professional

Dear Annie: I own a small service business. We have a business phone number, but I also have a cellphone number. The latter is on my business card, and it is obviously the way people prefer to communicate. My problem is that customers don't hesitate to call me or text me at any hour of the ...

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American Legion steak dinner in Gladstone GLADSTONE — On Thursday Oct. 25, the American Legion Gladstone will be serving a steak dinner from 4:30 until 7 p.m. Members and the public are welcome. Christian chalk artist coming to Escanaba ESCANABA — Rod Snow, chalk artist and ...

Bay College names scholarship recipients

ESCANABA — Bay de Noc Community College has announced the scholarship recipients for the fall 2018 semester. The scholarship program is supported by area businesses and organizations, as well as by individuals through endowment and annual contributions. For information on developing a ...

How to end a toxic church friendship gracefully

Dear Annie: My husband and I have become friends with another couple from church. They are very nice, but the wife is extremely controlling. My husband and I don't feel as if they even know us, because the wife always interrupts and talks at me and in my face. We have tried to back off of the ...

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Auditions for Players de Noc Sunday, Monday ESCANABA — Auditions for the play “Don’t Talk To The Actors” will be held at the Bonifas Theater, 700 First Ave. S. at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 and Monday, Oct. 22. The play is a comedy, and the cast requires three women and three men. ...

Finding family history this October

ESCANABA — Old attics beckon in October. Are there skeletons in the closet? Do good ghosts still roam the apple orchard and the family homestead? Millions of mini-mysteries are buried in time concerning most families. Where did these hardy, young Yoopers come from, and what and who did ...

The vital importance of being an organ donor

Dear Annie: Last year, I wrote to you about my beautiful 35-year-old daughter and the kidney transplant she'd just received through the United Network for Organ Sharing. I am "A Very Grateful Mom." My daughter continues to do well and is leading a healthy life. We would like to thank the ...

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MARSP meeting, ­luncheon set for Nov. 6 GLADSTONE — The November meeting of MARSP will be held at noon on Nov. 6, at the Terrace. Lunch will be available for a fee. Doug Leisenring from DSISD will be the guest speaker addressing virtual schools. Members are asked to bring used ...

Schoolcraft, Delta counties ­prepare for Operation Christmas Child

COOKS — Local families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun gifts of hope filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child. This year, U.P. residents hope to collect more than 10,000 gift boxes to ...

Funding college if you didn’t save enough

If college tuition bills are looming and you don't have nearly enough saved, you have plenty of company. But you also have options for making it more affordable. Four out of 10 families who hope to send kids to college aren't saving for that goal, according to student loan company Sallie Mae. ...

When to tell mom and dad about the plan

Dear Annie: I wrote to you several months ago. I'm "Trapped by Parents." I have a disability that has caused me to have great difficulty in both obtaining and retaining jobs. The resulting lack of income has forced me to live with my parents. My parents are obsessed with the idea that ...