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Noun: Coquetry (KOH-kuh-tree) Definition: A flirtatious act or attitude. Sample sentence: In a not-so-subtle act of coquetry, Nancy smiled flirtatiously and winked at Scott as she walked past him.

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What’s the dirtiest thing you touch in the course of a normal day? If you’ve been to a gas station, the pump handle would probably top the list of the filthiest surface you encountered. A new survey from Kimberly-Clark found that 71 percent of gas pump handles tested in six U.S. cities were contaminated with […]

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MOVIE: Crocodile Dundee ANSWER: “Just Kids Having Fun” WINNER: MIKE Michael J. “Crocodile” Dundee is an Australian crocodile hunter who lives in the Australian outback and runs a safari business with his trusted friend and mentor Walter Reilly. After surviving a crocodile attack, a New York journalist named Sue arrives to interview Mick and learns […]

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Negaunee Township  -  A recent Snow storm creates a cool picture. Are we ever really ready for that first snow?  Do we ever really have a mind set for that heavy wet snow?  I bulk a little once it starts, but become ok with it once I see the beauty.

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Every year, more than 400 people die in the U. S. from accidental CO (carbon monoxide) poisoning. Change the batteries in your CO detector every six months. If you don’t have a battery-powered or battery back-up CO detector, buy one soon. CO is found in fumes produced by portable generators, stoves, lanterns, and gas ranges, […]

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Verb: Elucidate (ih-LOO-suh-dayt) Definition: 1. To make lucid especially by explanation or analysis. 2. To give a clarifying explanation. Sample sentence: During his speech, the governor attempted to elucidate exactly what kind of impact the new sports arena would have on the state’s economy.

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Noun: Gyre (JYRE) Definition: A circular or spiral motion or form; especially, a giant circular oceanic surface current. Sample sentence: Sophia will be focusing her graduate studies on the the gyre of the ocean and the effects it has on North America’s climate.

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Keep a winter emergency kit in your car in case you become stranded. Make sure you have blankets, food, water, booster cables, flares, a tire pump, sand or cat litter for traction, a flashlight, a battery-powered radio, extra batteries, a first aid kit, and plastic bags for sanitation. In case you become stranded in your […]

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MOVIE: Jingle All The Way ANSWER: “Put The Cookie Down….NOW!!” WINNER: JILL Meet Howard Langston, a salesman, constantly busy at his job, and constantly disappointing his son. After missing his son’s karate exposition, he tries to make it up to him; All the boy wants for Christmas is an action figure of  Turbo Man. Unfortunately, […]

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Negaunee – Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  There is so much great food, but it’s also a time to reflect.  It’s a chance to sit back and think about all the things to be thankful for.  Even if things aren’t going so great there are always things to be thankful for, actually there […]

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