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The ‘gray coat’ neighbors are welcome

ESCANABA — How are the gray coats in your neighborhood? Are they starting to look a bit shaggy or gaunt or are they still as round as butterballs and frisky. For many of us, deer are some of our closest neighbors. Watching wintertime whitetails is a common U.P. hobby, some folks do a ...

Five tips to negotiate pay in a tough economy

The pandemic-related recession has altered many job descriptions. For Haley Jones, a 24-year-old resident of Michigan, the coronavirus changed the needs of her company, and as she adapted to meet them, her responsibilities were no longer confined to her marketing specialist role. “I ...

Reconciliation as child born of affair nears first birthday?

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been having a rough time. He cheated on me with a young woman and got her pregnant. I think this was her goal, secretly. She knew he had a wife and wanted him to leave me. Anyway, the baby will be 1 soon, and now that my husband is seeking reconciliation, I ...

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Gladstone Library Virtual Story Time planned GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Public Library will host a virtual “Spring Story Time.” Children ages 2 to 10 years old are invited to join in the festivities on Saturday, March 20, starting at 10:30 a.m. by accessing the library Facebook page or ...

DAR awards Good Citizen Contest winner

GLADSTONE — Lucas Hughes, a senior at Gladstone High School, has been chosen as this year’s Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Onagomingkway Chapter Good Citizen contest winner. Sarah Smart, Good Citizen contest chair, presented Hughes with his pin, certificate and monetary prize. ...

If a stranger offers you student loan forgiveness, hang up

Student loan scammers have a brand-new hook: “Biden student loan forgiveness” or “stimulus forgiveness.” Behind the pitch is the same old fraudster playbook, one that persuades federal student loan borrowers to pay for services they could get for free or to share personal account ...

Advice: Expressing concern or just an opinion?

Dear Annie: I have a longtime friend with a history of enabling, starting with her own kids. I tried to discourage her from doing that numerous times without success. History appears to be repeating itself. Her kids are long gone, but now her granddaughter has moved in. This young lady, barely ...

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Service officer sets hours in Hermansville HERMANSVILLE — Mike Dellisse, Menominee County veterans service officer will be holding office hours on Wednesday, March 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Floriano-Stecker-Kelly American Legion Hall in Hermansville. Veterans or widows that need ...

OSF staff honored with awards

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group has awarded four honorees through its Grateful Patient program. The program includes the international DAISY Award that recognizes the skillful and compassionate care provided by nurses; the Sunflower Award, which ...

Socially-distanced loved ones help her find herself again

Dear Annie: My husband has been insulin dependent for 56 years and must avoid COVID-19, so I have stayed at home during the past 10 months, away from people as well. One morning, I wrote how I felt and then decided to post it on Facebook. I was right — many people were feeling the same way. ...

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Caregiver support group goes virtual, sets dates ESCANABA — UPCAP has announced a new virtual support group for caregivers. The support group provides a safe place where you can share feelings, get social support, learn from others, discuss caregiving skills, learn about local resources, ...

Remember When?

Daily Press file photo Stanley LeClaire was having a very bad day when this photo was taken by former Daily Press ­photographer Bernie Schultz.

Busting COVID-19 vaccine myths

Dear Readers: Wow — there are some wild myths out there about the COVID-19 vaccine! Three of the most absurd? The vaccine causes infertility. (NO.) When you get the vaccine, you’re implanted with a tracking device. (What??) And the vaccine will alter your DNA. (It absolutely will ...

4 tips for starting or reinventing a business in tough times

Think the best time to start a business is in a booming economy? Maybe. But some of the biggest business success stories in recent decades actually came from a good idea hatched during a recession. Consider these names: CNN, Uber, Airbnb and Square. There are many more. The effects of ...

Sister-in-law may be more trouble than she’s worth

Dear Annie: I was close to all my brothers when we were growing up, especially because we had no extended family around. Our grandparents and aunts and uncles were quite a distance away. All of us really felt it, and the siblings always wanted spouses who could provide what we never had — a ...

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Legion, auxiliary to meet in Gladstone GLADSTONE — Gladstone American Legion Post 71 will meet Monday, March 1 at 7 p.m. The Auxiliary will meet March 11 at 6 p.m. NARFE Chapter 1900 meeting tomorrow ESCANABA — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1900 will ...

Turn your quarantine clutter into extra money

I placed more online orders than I can count in 2020. And I justified all of them. My front porch was filled with boxes containing all sorts of things: furniture (I needed to redecorate), paper towels (I needed to stock up), crafts (I needed activities), board games (more activities) and a ...

COVID-19 has made Americans lonelier – here’s how AI can help

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by Laken Brooks of the University of Florida. (THE CONVERSATION) — “How does that make you feel?” In the isolation of the COVID-19 ...

Taking it slow could mean preventing a fall

Dear Annie: I am old, and I worry about falling. I have read advice to us old people on numerous websites on how to avoid falling. But one thing is missing: It is important not to hurry. I have only anecdotal evidence, but I have observed that hurrying often leads to falling. One friend died ...

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Meetings at Alano Club GLADSTONE — The Delta Alano Club continues to hold both Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon family group meetings at its building, located at 601 Michigan Ave., Gladstone. Masks are required at all meetings. The meeting schedule is as follows: Tuesdays Al-Anon ...