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Heavy storms across the central Upper Peninsula Sunday night caused limited power outages in Marquette County.  There was, however, one noteworthy exception with the closing today of the Peter White Public Library due to lightning related power reductions. According to PWPL staff, they are running on limited power as of Monday morning July 18th, 2011 […]

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You know you need to, now it’s time to start: floss every single day. Do it at the beach (in a secluded spot), while reading on your patio, or when watching TV — and the task will breeze by. Flossing reduces oral bacteria, which improves overall body health, and if oral bacteria is low, your […]

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Marquette, MI – 07-14-11 – As evidenced in pictures taken at Great Lakes Radio Studios, Walt Lindala has in fact temporarily changed species.   Favoring the look of the Gopher from Caddyshack, Walt’s new furry personality will remain until next week. However, do not expect to hear any news or comments from Mr. Lindala as […]

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  Just a quick note of thanks to the staff here for putting up with my time away last week…but what a trip! My wife Kristi and I celebrated our upcoming 20th wedding anniversary with a week in Edinburgh, Scotland and it was WONDERFUL!  Some of you wil remember we were there in April with […]

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Adjective: Rarefied  (RAIR-uh-fyde) Definition: 1. Being less dense 2. Of, relating to, or interesting to a select group 3. Very high Sample sentence: Cartography is one of those rarefied fields at which only a select few can actually earn a living.

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To protect your vision at work and at play, wear protective eyewear. When outdoors, wear sunglasses that block at least 99% of ultraviolet A and B rays. Sunglasses can help prevent cataracts, as well as wrinkles around the eyes. And when playing sports or doing tasks such as mowing the lawn, wear protective eyewear. Ask […]

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Verb:  Enervate  (EN-er-vayt) Definition: 1. To reduce the mental or moral vigor of 2. To lessen the vitality or strength of Sample sentence:  Dehydration and prolonged exposure to the sun can enervate you enough to stop your summer fun, so drink lots of water and rest in the shade.

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It’s that time of the year where we are out enjoying the great outdoors, and the great outdoors is enjoying us!  Mosquitoes love to take a bite and leave behind an itchy reminder.  Itch relief is as close as your kitchen or bathroom! Salt seems to be the quickest remedy. Simply moisten the bite area […]

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If you’re suffering from having WAY too much fun – at the beach or out in the great outdoors – take heart with these quick recipes (many with ingredients that are as close as your kitchen or bathroom cabinet) for easing the pain of sunburn or windburn: 1. Apply undiluted apple cider vinegar to sunburn. […]

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Noun: Cobalt  (KOH-bawlt) Definition: 1. A tough lustrous silver-white magnetic metallic element that is related to and occurs with iron and nickel and is used especially in alloys 2. Strong greenish-blue Sample sentence:  Cobalt was used for centuries to impart a blue color to glazes and ceramics before it was isolated by Swedish chemist Georg […]

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