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Summer’s a great time to skip drinks with hard alcohol and choose a light, chilled alcoholic beverage (unless you are pregnant or should not drink for health or other reasons). A sangria (table wine diluted with juice), a cold beer, or a wine spritzer are all refreshing but light. In moderation — defined as one […]

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Noun: Netsuke (NETS-kay) Definition: A small and often intricately carved toggle (as of wood, ivory or metal) used to fasten a small container to a kimono sash. Sample Sentence: During the Tokugawa period in Japan, from 1603-1868, the netsuke was an indispensable item of dress and often, a fine work of miniature art.

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Improve your heart health: take advantage of summer’s slower schedule by using your vacation time to unwind. Vacations have multiple benefits: They can help lower your blood pressure, heart rate, and stress hormones such as cortisol, which contributes to a widening waist and an increased risk of heart disease.

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Adjective: Convoluted (KAHN-vuh-loo-tud) Definition: 1. Having many twists and curves 2. Involved, intricate Sample sentence: According to my sister’s convoluted reasoning, I still owed her $20.

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Pick one outdoor activity — going on a hike, taking a nature walk, playing games such as tag with your kids, cycling, roller blading, or swimming — to shed that cooped-up feeling of gym workouts. And remember, the family that plays together not only gets fit together — it’s also a great way to create […]

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Noun: Anacoluthon (an-uh-kuh-LOO-thahn) Definition: Syntactical inconsistency or incoherence within a sentence; especially : a shift in an unfinished sentence from one syntactic construction to another Sample sentence: Shakespeare uses anacoluthon to express the king’s emotion in this line from Henry V: “Rather proclaim it, Westmorelan, through my host, / That he which hath no stomach […]

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Join Mark and Walt on Sunny 101.9 WKQS over the next few weeks for your chance at an authentic Major League bat from Labatt Blue Light courtesy of Pike Distributing of Marquette. This awesome piece would look great in any family room, man cave or camp! Listen and WIN!!

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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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