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Noun: Divertissement (dih-VER-tiss-munt) Definition: 1. A dance sequence or short ballet usually used as an interlude. 2. An instrumental chamber work in several movements usually light in character. 3. Diversion, entertainment. Sample sentence: For visitors seeking more cerebral divertissement, the city boasts a fine performing arts center.

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The latest word on protecting against memory loss as you get older comes from a Mayo Clinic study that identifies computer use plus moderate physical exercise as a winning combination. Researchers assembled a group of 926 seniors ages 70 to 93 and asked them to complete questionnaires about their exercise habits. Activities identified included brisk […]

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Tonight at the Presque Isle Band Shell the Music In The Park series will present the Marquette Male Chorus from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The concert is free and for a schedule of upcoming at for the Music in the Park series you can visit their website at upbandshell.com

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Today’s Answer: The Muppets Take Manhattan Winner: Rick Today’s winner is Rick! He wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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Adjective:   Exigent    (EK-suh-junt) Definition: 1. Requiring immediate aid or action. 2. Requiring or calling for much: demanding. Sample sentence: The computer technician complained that customers’ requests were becoming increasingly exigent, bordering on unreasonable.

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Two new studies have zeroed in on lifestyle strategies for dealing with hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. The first, from Finland, found that women who exercised regularly complained less about their symptoms than a comparable group of women who didn’t exercise. The researchers randomly assigned 74 women aged 45 to 63 who were experiencing […]

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Presque Isle Bandshell, the City of Marquette City Band will be performing “All That Jazz.” Steve Grugin is the director of band, for more information you can visit their website.  

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Today’s Answer: Transformers Winner: Gina Today’s winner is Gina! She wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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Noun: Sequestration  (see-kwah-STRAY-shun) Definition: 1. The act of sequestering, as with a jury. 2. A legal writ authorizing a sheriff or commissioner to take into custody the property of a defendant who is in contempt until the orders of a court are complied with. 3. A deposit whereby a neutral depositary agrees to hold property […]

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If you don’t go overboard, munching on nuts daily can help lower your risks of developing metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The latest on the health benefits of eating these traditional snack foods comes from a comparison of people who ate nuts versus those who didn’t. Researchers from the Louisiana State University […]

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