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Son’s long-term girlfriend won’t get a job

Dear Annie: My son, “Tim,” is engaged to “Jennifer,” a woman whom he’s been seeing for many years. They have two small children together. My problem is that Jennifer will not get a job. Tim supports all of them. She used to work, before their first child, but has not since. We have ...

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Mission of Hope meets Sunday in Escanaba ESCANABA — Mission of Hope is kicking off its 2021 season. The first meeting will be held Sunday, March 21 at 5 p.m. and Harbor Lights Church of God, located at 612 2nd Ave. South in Escanaba. AA meetings at the Delta Drop In Center ESCANABA — ...

Remembering the shots of yesteryear

ESCANABA — As I waited in line last week to get my COVID-19 shot, a flood of memories filled my mind. For a few moments I was back in second grade at St. Thomas the Apostle Grade School. A long row of blue uniforms spilled out into the hallway from the principal’s office. I was nervous. ...

A second dose? 5 essential reads about mRNA vaccines

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by Daniel Merino, of The Conversation. (THE CONVERSATION) — Tens of millions of people across the U.S. have received a coronavirus vaccine. So ...

Gut feelings: Just anxious or is it a health issue?

Dear Annie: My whole life, I’ve been a worrywart, and my worries always seem to make their way into my stomach. While I’ve always experienced stressed-out “digestive issues” like that from time to time, over the past few months, it’s gotten out of control. I find myself running to the ...

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Onagomingkway DAR plans meeting for April ESCANABA — The Onagomingkway Chapter, NSDAR, will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Due to COVID-19, location and time have yet to be determined. If you have questions about genealogy and joining DAR, we will be happy to answer ...

Wisdom from poets through the ages for holding on to hope

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by Rachel Hadas, of Rutgers University - Newark. (THE CONVERSATION) — As we begin to glimpse what might be the beginning of the end of the ...

Shake up your morning: A new way to enjoy bananas

(Culinary.net) — Some mornings can be such a drag and make you feel exhausted. On those days, it looks like everyone is moving slow (especially the kids), getting ready seems like a big chore and making a wholesome and hearty breakfast feels nearly impossible. You look at the clock and ...

‘Boyfriend’ won’t commit to labels — or her

Dear Annie: I have been with my “boyfriend” on and off for three years. I put “boyfriend” in quotes because he says he doesn’t like labels. I’m at his place 90%of the time, yet I still pay rent on my own apartment because he would never agree to move in together. I have met his ...

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Gladstone Library sets spring break hours GLADSTONE — The Gladstone School and Public Library has announced its spring break hours. They are as follows: Monday, March 29 through Thursday, April 1 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 2 — 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 5 — 8 a.m. ...

Start early to get your house retirement-ready

Many people want to remain in their homes after they retire rather than move to a senior living facility or community. Unfortunately, most homes aren’t set up to help us age safely and affordably. If your goal is to “age in place,” some advance preparation could help make that possible ...

Soup for spring may be tomato-based or a little cheesy

Dear Heloise: I love homemade soup and so does my husband. We will sometimes just take a couple cans of tomato juice or vegetable juice from our pantry, toss in some frozen or fresh veggies, and with some thick, crusty bread, we made a delicious meal for two. I like to add some beef bouillon, ...

St. Patrick’s Day and a few Irish blessings

Dear Readers: March 17 is a day to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Born in the 4th century, in Roman Britain, Patrick was taken captive by Irish pirates at the age of 16. He turned to God and Christianity and escaped. He returned to Ireland in 432 as a missionary. When he ...

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Wells Lions Club raffle winners named WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club 52-week raffle for the week of March 15 is Jack and Ethelgine Way of Wells. The Ways won $100. This was week 33 of the raffle. Escanaba Eagles ­breakfast set for Sunday ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eagles ...

Remember When?

Daily Press file photo In this photo from 1952, Billy Girard shows off his log rolling skills in the Gladstone harbor. Girard was the Roleo (log rolling) Event with Trick and Fancy champion in US Log Rolling Open in 1952 and also was the 1926 World Men’s Champion log roller.

Avoiding loneliness even in the pandemic

Dear Readers: People, by our very nature, are social. We visit friends and neighbors, go to parties, go out to eat and to the theater, and wander the mall or the shops downtown for healthy and fun contact with friends, family and meeting new people. But then, here comes COVID-19. Full stop ...

Recognizing narcissistic abuse and manipulation

Dear Readers: The issue of dealing with a narcissist in the family struck a chord and prompted a number of letters offering insights and advice. Most were pretty disheartening because narcissists rarely change. Here are two interesting ones: Dear Annie: This is a message to the sister in ...

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Esky Eagles breakfast set for March 21 ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eagles Club, located at 608 Ludington Street, will be serving breakfast on Sunday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fifty-percent capacity — 130 people — will be allowed. Mask required upon entering. For any questions, ...

North Central honors new NHS inductees in-person

POWERS — In October 2020, seven North Central students were inducted into the National Honor Society virtually via zoom. On March 10, those students were finally able to be recognized with an in-person ceremony for their families. The new additions to NHS for this year are early admission ...

Dementia can increase the chances of developing COVID-19

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by Michael S. Jaffee and Steven DeKosky, of the University of Florida. (THE CONVERSATION) — New research is shedding light on how dementia can ...