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Use a sheet pan for a homemade twist to pizza night

If you've gotten used to cooking at home more this year, then consider switching things up on pizza night and making it yourself on a sheet pan. Not only will the pizza taste good, but it's a fun activity with kids. First, the crust, which is vital as a canvas for your favorite toppings: ...

Local students graduate from Northern Michigan University

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University has announced its most-recent graduate. The following local students satisfied their degree requirements in December 2020. Certificate Escanaba — Kashmir LaMarch, CER-Applied Workplace Leadership Gladstone — Logan Krizan, CER-Computer Numeric ...

Experts offer tips for welcoming home a new kitten

(Family Features) — Fostering kittens and cats has risen in popularity during these unprecedented times, and many pet lovers are becoming fosters to help overcrowded animal shelters. Fostering a kitten can be a fun and exciting time, but it may also come with a learning curve. Among the ...

Letters on love, loss and support of partners

Dear Readers: Recently, I asked you to write in with what you love most about your partners. I received enough responses to fill a book. I printed some on Valentine’s Day, but I’d like to print a few more — because these letters brought me such joy that it seems wrong to keep them to ...

Briefs

Virtual grief support group to meet ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare Home Health & Hospice will host its grief support group virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. The group will meet via Zoom, with phone or video options available. Participants will need to pre-register. To ...

Brightening generations of winters with house plants

ESCANABA — On one side of my window it is ten-below-zero and ice crystals shine. On the inside of my window it’s a balmy 68 degrees and tiny, little purple African violets smile. Even though it’s mid-winter on the outside, on the inside things are green and growing. February is the ...

An honor? Here’s why you don’t want to be an executor

Being asked to be an executor is an honor you might want to pass up. Settling an estate typically involves tracking down and appraising assets, paying bills and creditors, filing final tax returns and distributing whatever’s left to the heirs. At best, the process is time-consuming. At ...

Recently-widowed wife struggling with grief

Dear Annie: Last month, I lost the man of my dreams, my husband. It hurts so bad without him. I don’t know what to do. I miss him terribly. He was my everything for years now. He was my heart and soul. My heart is broken into a million pieces. I have talked with counselors; some help, others ...

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DAR to meet March 13 ISHPEMING — The Onagomingkway Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, March 13 from noon until 3 p.m. EDT either online using Zoom or at the Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming. If the meeting is held ...

Gladstone Brave Buds gather for fun

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone High School Brave Buds met for a February get-together in the Brave Buds Lounge. Brave Buds is a peer-to-peer mentoring program established two years ago. The matches played “Get To Know You Bingo” and “Presidential Bingo” while enjoying pizza and snacks.

Is a tankless water heater and a towel for a nice shower

Dear Readers: Quarantine has brought our focus into our homes. We’re spending so much time indoors; lots of people are looking around in their homes and thinking, hmmm — this needs an upgrade! And voila, we are doing home improvements. How’s your water heater situation? Can everyone in ...

Son keeps tossing gifts for the grandchildren

Dear Annie: My grandchildren are not allowed to receive gifts from me. I crocheted a scarf, and it was tossed in a dumpster. I bought earrings, and the post was broken. You get the picture. So, I have been putting money in the bank instead. Problem solved? No! Now when a passbook indicates ...

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Esky Eagles serving breakfast this Sunday ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eagles 1088 will serve Sunday breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21 at the Eagles Hall, located at 608 Ludington Street. Breakfast will be served every third and fifth Sunday of each month. There is a fee to ...

Kinnunen and Weston receive Bay Faculty Scholarship

ESCANABA — Full-time faculty members of the Michigan Education Association (MEA) at Bay College are proud to announce the 2020-2021 recipients of the Faculty Association Scholarship. The Faculty Scholarship was established within the Bay College Foundation to recognize the academic ...

Finding another use for old bags from cereal boxes

Dear Heloise: Pounding or flattening meat or chicken using flimsy plastic wrap or bags can be messy. Instead, save and use the empty bags from cereal boxes. They are amazingly tough, stay in place and are air- and waterproof. Sealed with tape they make great storage/freezer bags too. — Russ ...

Local students honored at SVSU

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. — To be eligible for the deans’ list, a student must take at least 12 credit hours and carry a semester GPA of 3.4 or better. Among those honored for academic excellence were William Taylor, of Germfask, and Sydney Herioux, of Gladstone. Saginaw Valley State ...

Kriegel named to Oshkosh dean’s list

OSHKOSH, Wis. — University of Wisconsin Oshkosh officials have announced students who qualified for the dean’s list and honor roll in fall 2020 across all three campuses — Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Fox Cities. Included on the dean’s list was Joshua Kriegl, a senior from Escanaba. To ...

Mint chocolate chip cookies are a sweet, festive treat

(Culinary.net) — It’s your lucky day because you don’t have to search for the pot of gold under the rainbow for this winning recipe. Throw out the old Irish classics and sweeten things up this year with some mint chocolate chip fun. If you’re in a crunch for St. Patrick’s Day and ...

Keeping safe from COVID-19 protects nurses too

Dear Annie: I am an RN who does COVID-19 swabs in a tent outside my hospital for people who have been exposed or are symptomatic. When I read the dilemma of “Quarantined and Stressed,” a couple who are worried about playing cards again with friends, I was reminded of a sick man who came ...

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Winner of Wells Lions Club raffle named WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club 52-week raffle for the week of Feb. 15 is Betty Hivela of Escanaba. Hivela won $100. Survivors of Suicide to meet March 9 WELLS — The Survivors of Suicide Group meets the second Monday of each month at ...