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Jack-o’-lanterns are the symbol of Halloween. But don’t overlook pumpkins as a source of nutrition. Pumpkins are loaded with vitamin A and fiber, and low in calories. So don’t just buy canned pumpkin for pie; keep it in the pantry to whip up some quick, homemade pumpkin recipes like pumpkin muffins, pumpkin ravioli, or pumpkin […]

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Adjective: Colloquial (kuh-LOH-kwee-ul) Definition: 1. Of or relating to conversation : conversational 2 a. Used in or characteristic of familiar and informal conversation; also : unacceptably informal 2 b. Using conversational style Sample sentence: Molly can switch from formal academic language to a charmingly colloquial style, depending on the audience and subject of her writing.

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Make sure the first day of school for your child (or yourself) is a healthy day. Start by preparing in advance. It is good to have all supplies needed already packed into the backpack. Don’t wait for the first day of school. Some schools provide a list of supplies ahead of time’ Don’t forget a […]

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At the end of my shift tonight it struck me that it’s been five years today that I got in my green 1995 Dodge Voyager and took off out of my parents house just south of Houghton to come to Marquette.  I have to say that it’s very odd to think about.  I came here […]

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Noun: Whirligig (WER-lih-gig) Definition: 1. A child’s toy having a whirling motion 2. a. One that continuously whirls or changes b. A whirling or circling course (as of events) Sample sentence: Sam was spinning in a financial whirligig; the more he earned the more he spent as he plunged deeper and deeper into debt.

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When you choose a backpack for your child as he or she heads back to school, it is important to look for more than just color and style. Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back. For that first day of school, pack light. Organize the backpack to use all of […]

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Adjective: Homiletic (hah-muh-LET-ik) Definition: 1. Of, relating to, or resembling a homily 2. Of or relating to the art of preaching; also : preachy Sample sentence: In clerical collar and vestments, Mr. Jones was a figure of homiletic power in the pulpit.

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Take advantage of the weather. Fall can be a treat for the senses: the crisp air, apple picking, pumpkin carving, a gorgeous canopy of fall foliage, and the crunch of leaves underfoot. These months are a great time to exercise outdoors and enjoy cooler temperatures. Walking, hiking and cycling are all awesome in the fall. […]

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This past weekend I was the best man in a wedding, which required driving from Marquette to my hometown of Houghton. If you’re ever near the Baraga/L’Anse area, there’s the Bishop Baraga Shrine up on a hill you can go see.  It’s kind of hidden by trees but there’s a sign that points out the […]

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Verb: Imbibition (im-buh-BIH-shun) Definition: The act or action of imbibing Sample sentence: The sign at the entrance to the building stated that the imbibition of alcoholic beverages on the premises was prohibited.

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