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Esky Pops to perform Christmas concert

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Courtesy photo On Friday, Dec. 22, The Esky Pops invites the community to a free holiday concert. The Esky Pops is an all-volunteer community pop choir led under the direction of Travis Dubord and Darin Spencer. The group will be performing a variety of pop and Christmas music selections for ...

St. Francis receives Top Hospital Award

Community

NOVI, Mich. — OSF St. Francis Hospital has received a Top Hospital Award. The award is given by the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM), a nonprofit group comprised of Michigan’s largest employers and unions, along with The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to ...

Pulmonary Support Group offered

Community

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Pulmonary Support Group has been established for anyone with a chronic lung disease, on oxygen therapy, waiting for or has received a lung transplant, and their care givers. The next meeting is planned for Thursday, Dec. 14, in the DCH rehab gym, located on the main level of ...

Candy cane, food drive set in Gladstone

Community

GLADSTONE — The annual Christmas candy cane/can food drive event will take place Sunday, Dec. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Gladstone. Firefighters, family and friends from Gladstone Public Safety, Gladstone Volunteer Fire Department and the Escanaba Township Volunteer Fire Department will be ...

Community Grief Group meeting set

Community

ESCANABA — Important healing takes place when we experience and express grief with people who understand the process and are able to provide caring support. The Community Grief Group provides a warm, caring and confidential environment that allows you the opportunity to be supported by ...

Homeless Shelter changes locations

Community

GLADSTONE — Covenant Church, 305 S. 9th St., Gladstone, will be the next host site for Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter beginning Sunday evening, Dec. 10. Volunteers are still needed for a number of shifts. To see where evening meals and trained volunteers are needed, check ...

Socks for Troops drive ends Dec. 24

Community

ESCANABA — Shoe Sensation Inc.. is sponsoring Socks For Troops company wide. Each store will be collecting socks for active duty military or local veterans in or around the community. This effort will run through Dec. 24. Additionally, in support of #givingtuesday, Shoe Sensation CEO Dave ...

After the lights dim, Rockefeller Christmas trees still give

Real Estate

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Old Rockefeller Center Christmas trees never really die, they just get built into the wall frames and floor supports of affordable homes. For the past decade, the ornament-laden trees that have been lit up with glitz, songs and dancing Rockettes have gone on to be ...

Home downsizing tips from the pros

Real Estate

By Katherine Roth Associated Press For empty nesters, seniors and others who find themselves moving into a smaller space, downsizing can feel emotionally and physically overwhelming. But careful planning and perspective can make it easier. It helps to keep your eyes on the prize, experts ...

Pantries gaining more attention in home design

Real Estate

By Melissa Kossler Dutton Associated Press Teresa Keller used to joke that she was pantry-challenged. She often relied on a flashlight to search the deep, dark cupboard that held her canned goods and other food items. When she and her husband, Dave, decided to build a home in Sunbury, ...

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Rotary Christmas program

Local News

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press Learning Center intermediate student Nicholas Lauscher receives a gift from Santa Claus Tuesday afternoon at the Delta Schoolcraft Intermediate School District’s Learning Center during a luncheon sponsored by the Escanaba Rotary Club. Rotary members served the ...

Christmas comes early for Delta County

Local News

ESCANABA — Delta County has once again received significant tax reimbursements from the state of Michigan this year. County Administrator Ryan Bergman spoke about the funding during the Delta County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday. “We received the additional personal ...

Man gets prison for sexual assault

Local News

ESCANABA — A 22-year-old Escanaba man who admitted to sexually assaulting two girls was sentenced to a minimum of five years and seven months in prison at the Delta County Courthouse Tuesday. Matthew Rian Mattson was charged earlier this year with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual ...

Good year for veterans program

Local News

ESCANABA — Delta County Veterans Service Officer David Dziewior provided an update on what the county’s veterans service office has done this year to the Delta County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting Tuesday. “Things are going very well, still,” Dziewior said. He has ...

High waves cause Line 5 pipeline shutdown

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ST. IGNACE (AP) — State officials say the flow of crude oil through twin underwater pipelines has been halted temporarily because of high winds and waves in the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet. The Michigan Agency for Energy says the temporary shutdown of Enbridge Inc.’s Line ...

Bay Art Students Exhibition Thursday

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College Art Students Exhibition will be held in the Besse Gallery from Dec. 1 through Jan. 8. The opening reception is Thursday at 2 p.m. This will be an opportunity to meet the artists and engage in conversation about their work. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition ...

Ask the DNR’ airs Thursday on WNMU

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MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff will appear live Thursday night, Dec. 7, on the call-in question program “Ask the DNR” broadcast on Public Television from WNMU-TV13 in Marquette. The hour-long program will air live at 8 p.m. and will be repeated at noon Dec. ...

Players to present ‘Winter Wonderettes’

Community

ESCANABA — Players De Noc to present the musical “Winter Wonderettes.” Performances are 8 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, and 16; with a 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 10. Tickets are available at the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center and online at www.playersdenoc.org. Any remaining tickets will be ...

US construction spending up a strong 1.4 percent

Real Estate

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending surged 1.4 percent in October, the best gain in five months, with all major categories of building posting gains. The October spending increase was the third monthly gain after more modest advances of 0.3 percent in September and 0.5 percent in ...