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Verb: Skulk (SKULK) Definition: 1. To move in a stealthy or furtive manner. 2. To hide or conceal something or oneself, often out of cowardice or fear, or with sinister intent. Sample sentence: The handsome gray bird would usually skulk around in the bushes every morning, waiting for me to fill the feeder.

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If your car has heated seats, you may have noticed an occasional rash on the back of your legs. That’s “toasted skin syndrome,” a new condition reported in the February 2012 issue of the Archives of Dermatology. The rash, known medically as erythema ab igne (EAI), indicates that you’ve been exposed to heat but haven’t […]

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The first ever Boat Swap will be taking place Saturday at the Berry Events Center east parking lot in Marquette. The drop off starts around 8 a.m. Registration is $10 and the event is being offered by Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Trust.  If you need more information or want to register you can visit […]

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Today’s Answer: The Quick and The Dead 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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Verb: Pacify (PASS-uh-fye) Definition: 1. To allay the anger or agitation of: soothe 2. To restore to a tranquil state; settle. Also, to reduce to a submissive state: subdue. Sample sentence: Aunt Mabel claimed she had the magic touch to pacify a cranky baby, and indeed, as soon as she picked up her infant nephew […]

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Can imbibing too many carbonated drinks make you fat? The answer to this persistent rumor isn’t as simple as yes or no. While the fizziness of carbonated drinks is not a direct contributor to weight gain, once you factor in the unhealthy amounts of sugar, artificial sweeteners and caffeine that carbonated sodas contain, adding unwanted […]

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“The Long Descent” by John Michael Greer will be discussed by the Transition Marquette County Reading Group tonight at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Peter White Public Library. For more information you can call 226-3314 or email mqtchaz@earthlink.net and all are welcome to join.

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Today’s Answer: Gladiator Winner: Sarah Today’s winner is Sarah!  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: Tranche (TRAHNSH) Definition: A division or portion of a pool or whole Sample sentence: The money from the lottery will be doled out to the winner a tranch at a time over a five year span.

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If you live in California, chances are you sleep better than the folks in the deep south, the U.S. region where residents report the most sleep disturbances and daytime fatigue according to a recent investigation. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania analyzed data collected nationally by the U.S. Centers […]

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