November 2014

Table of Contents

No. 325
November 2014

On Our Cover,
by Tom Prisk


A distinctive and unique essence Becky Greiner
Late fall in Downtown Marquette


City Notes Edited By Senja Wahlman
Highlights of important happenings in the area

Word to the Wise  Gerald Waite
Verbum satis sapientibus: A word to the wise is sufficient

Claudia Drosen What can happen when you dream

Back Then  Katherine Larson
Memories and mysteries

Lookout Point  Babette Welch
Cancer stories in the U.P.

In the Outdoors  Diana Magnuson and Irene Clausen
No, no to neonics

More In the Outdoors  Natasha Koss
Superior Watershed Partnership helps protect severely declining monarch butterfly

Family Friendly Community Guide and Calendar
Helpful articles and fun things to do for families

Arts & Humanities  Pam Christensen
Lakestate Industries: working hard to help

More Lookout Point  Lon Emerick
The view from eighty

More Lookout Point  Jude Holloway
Lunar eclipse provides a heavenly experience

More Arts & Humanities  Lucy Hough
Short story contest provides creative outlet in the U.P.

Health Matters Leslie Bek
Health and vulnerability

More Arts & Humanities  Linda Remsburg
Local women, business, program receive U.P. volunteer awards

More Health Matters  Jill Fries

8-18 Media
Kids get more than “cool moves” from dance classes

Home Cinema  Leonard G. Heldreth
Variety of cast sizes used to captivate viewers

Superior Reads Tyler Tichelaar
Books recall often overlooked U.P. history

Stardate, by Craig Linde

Out & About This Month Carrie Usher
  Calendar    On the Town    Art Galleries    Museums    Support Groups


This month's Brad Veley cartoon

Editor in Chief & Publisher Pat Ryan-O’Day
Managing Editor Nicole Gearhart
Calendar Editor Carrie Usher
City Notes Editor Senja Wahlman
Graphic Design & Ad Production Production Jennifer Bell
Technical Wizardry Babette Welch
Chief Photographer Tom Buchkoe
Proofreader Tyler Tichelaar
Webmaster Brian O’Day
Circulation Dick Armstrong

Contributing Artists
Ann Brownell, Pam Christensen, Abbie Debiek, Lynn Emerick, Jude Holloway,
Diana Magnuson, Greg Perterson, Ella Pond, Bradford Veley, Babette Welch

Contributing Writers Not Listed Above
Craig Linde

We thank the Marquette Regional History Center
(formerly the Marquette County History Museum) for its continuing assistance.

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