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(MARQUETTE, MI) – The Marquette County Health Department is encouraging residents around the county to bike to work this Friday. The “Bike To Work Day” program is part of a nationwide effort to get people moving and into the habit of riding their bikes to work when they can. George Sedlacek, Director of the Community [...]

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(MARQUETTE, MI) – Teachers in Marquette County are banding together to formally oppose recent cuts in state funding for K-12 budgets. Teachers from the Negaunee Public Schools and the Marquette Area Public School District are joining up with teachers from around the State of Michigan today in a “Day of Action” to protest the latest [...]

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Also tagged as water aerobics, aqua aerobics is a form of aerobic exercise that is usually performed in shallow water like in a swimming pool. The exercise uses water as a form of resistance especially for exercises that are commonly performed on land, such as jumping jacks or running. Aqua aerobics may give equal benefits […]

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Adjective: Pomaceous (poh-MAY-shus) Definition: of or relating to apples Sample sentence: The back porch held a sweet, pomaceous aroma, and immediately I knew Grandma had baked an apple pie for dessert.

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Noun: Banshee (Ban-shee) Definition: A female spirit in Gaelic folklore whose appearance or wailing warns a family that one of them will soon die. Sample sentence: Barbara screamed like a banshee when she saw the spider slowly crawling up her leg.

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Also known as the Chinese gooseberry, kiwifruit is a very delicious fruit that is known for its appearance and flavor. Kiwis are about egg size and have a brown fuzzy-like surface. When cut open a bright lime green flesh is revealed. Within the bright lime green flesh are black seeds which can be eaten. The […]

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(MARQUETTE) – One of Marquette County’s most popular local businesses is making it easy for you to giving back to our community this week. Cruise-N-Coffee is hosting another Charity Week this week and is benefiting Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay, MI. If you stop by either Cruise-N-Coffee location in Marquette, 25 cents from [...]

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Upper Peninsula Michigan – July-August 2011 – Five Texaco Country Showdown events are coming to the U.P.  If  you sing in the shower, like Karaoke,  belong to a band], or sing in your church’s choir — whatever –  come sing and play locally in this national competition!  Someone in the Upper Peninsula will win $1,000.00.  [...]

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Verb: Nictitate (NIK-tuh-tayt) Definition: Wink Sample sentence: Timothy developed a tic in his eyelid that caused it to nictitate on occasion.

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It’s that time of year and we are out and about in the sun. While most of us remember to put sunscreen on our faces, arms, legs and back, we sometimes neglect our feet. Your feet have been sheltered inside your shoes for the entire winter, but now you are letting those lily-white tootsies hang […]

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