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The U.P.’s home-grown delicacies

ESCANABA — Summer food is sooo good! From s’mores cooked over the campfire to veggie kabobs on the gas grill, it’s hard to beat summer cuisine. U.P. home-grown delicacies like succulent dilled salmon, fresh corn on the cob, garden beans and carrots, and wild raspberry pie are ...

Negotiating your rate for hotel cheaper hotel stays

Dear Heloise: When it comes to BOOKING A HOTEL ROOM, most people don't know that they might get a better rate if they negotiate the price. While it's best to get a better rate BEFORE you go, you also can get a lower rate sometimes when you arrive. If your trip is during the busy season, the ...

No more hemming and hawing over friendship

Dear Annie: I have a friend, "Rosie," who kicked me out to the curb (metaphorically speaking) when her sister moved into her mobile home park. Prior to her sister's moving into the neighborhood, Rosie and I saw a lot of each other. I was always sewing for Rosie, her husband and her ...

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Old-time Radio Variety Hour tonight in Esky ESCANABA — The Escanaba Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 210 South Lincoln Road in Escanaba, will be featuring an old-time radio variety hour on Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. The Strong Tower Radio Quartet and other local talent, including students ...

The ultimate 7-layer dip embracing bold Southwestern flavors

To create the ultimate version of this appealing dip with bold Southwestern flavors and a simple, no-fuss technique, we distilled every layer down to its essential flavors and designed our recipe to emphasize those elements. We replaced the usual refried beans with canned black beans that we ...

Tips for wearing linen despite all the wrinkles

Dear Heloise: Hints, please, on how to wear LINEN. The wrinkles are terrible! Any great ideas to keep it looking fresh? — Amy W., via email Hi, Amy! Natural fibers in linen make it a cooler, more-breathable alternative to man-made fibers, but the wrinkles can be a problem. The ...

Flowers completes US Air Force Basic Training

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — United States Air Force Airman Tierra C. Flowers of Escanaba, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas in July of 2018. Airman Flower completed an intensive, eight week program that included training in military ...

Asking if a child is a half-sister is hard to do

Dear Annie: My granddaughter, "Melanie," thinks that she has a half-sister 24 years younger. Melanie believes that her father, long divorced from her mother, was asked by his former unattached girlfriend with whom he remained friendly, to "help" her have a child before it becomes biologically ...

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Amvets host Country Express band Friday ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123, located at 1315 North Lincoln Road in Escanaba, is featuring country and variety band Country Express on Friday, Aug. 10 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The public is welcome. Kennel Club to hold general meeting tonight ESCANABA ...

U.P. women attend Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society Convention

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A group of 36 women from Iron Mountain and Powers, Mich. and Pound, Crivitz, Coleman, Florence and Lena, Wis. joined about 1500 others to attend the 55th Annual Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) Convention held in Green Bay, Wis. the weekend of June 21 to 24. ...

Make learning traffic safety fun for children

There is an old saying, "Everything you need to know in life, you learn in preschool." You learn how to get along with others, share, be polite, always flush the toilet, wash your hands, finish a task, help clean up and many others — street safety is definitely one of them. Traffic ...

From healthy mangoes to hearty tortilla soup

Dear Readers: A MANGO is a fiber-rich, nutrient-filled tropical fruit that is an excellent source of vitamin A, potassium, vitamin B-6, vitamin C and vitamin E. Mangoes also contain a small amount of copper, which is vital in the production of red blood cells. According to recent studies, it's ...

The dispirited Da Vinci questions his place in life

Dear Annie: I recently turned 27 and feel as if life is just passing me by. I try so many different things to find career opportunities and to meet other people but nothing leads to anything, and I am always stuck back at square one. It seems like nobody ever gives me a chance (social and ...

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Wells Lions 52 Club Raffle winner named WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club raffle for the week of Aug. 6 is Wayne Anderson of Escanaba. Anderson won $100. This was week one of the raffle. Amvets host band Country Express Friday ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123, located at 1315 North ...

What to do if a child ingests something poisonous

Dear Readers: As parents and grandkids know, toddlers like to put objects in their mouths. What if your child has ingested something? What resources do we have to educate ourselves about POISONS? Very important: If the child is unresponsive or in respiratory distress, call 911 ...

Menominee County Bookmobile schedules stops

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the remainder of August: Thursday, Aug. 16 9 to 9:30 a.m. Hermansville Senior Center, W5480 1st St. 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Pleasant Acres Apartments, N15967 U.S. 41, Powers 11 to 11:15 a.m. Powers Post ...

Slighted when everyone else gets a gift from the boss

Dear Annie: On a yearly basis, my employer recognizes employees who have dedicated 10, 15, 20, etc. years of service as well as individuals who are retiring. These employees have their names published in local press and also receive a gift. This past year I completed my 10th year of service. ...

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VBS planned at Rapid River Congregational RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Congregational Church will hold its vacation Bible school Aug. 20-24, from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. each evening. The theme of this year’s school is “The Gloryland Express.” It will feature stories, games, food, and ...

Hawes named U.P. Veteran of the Year

MARQUETTE — The U.P. Veteran of the Year Committee has selected Charles Hawes of Marquette to be the 2018 U.P. Veteran of the Year. The Marquette County Veterans Alliance nominated him to receive this award. Hawes served as an E-5 Second Class Petty Officer in MCB 6 and MCB 121, U.S. Navy. ...