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M.D. Johns
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Last night I read on Facebook that the first ship of the season was due in Marinette this morning. It's the Capt. Henry Jackman, a bulk carrier that you can read more about here, a site called BoatNerd. Boat Nerd is a Web sit...
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Why Serve City Government?
I got two very nice letters from Mayor Steve Genisot the other day. One thanked me for my 18 months of service on the Plan Commission and Historic Preservation Commission while the other thanked me for my willingness to continue on the Marinette Revelopment...
I got two very nice letters from Mayor Steve Genisot the other day. One thanked me for my 18 months of service on the Plan Commission and Historic Preservation Commission while the other thanked me for my willingness to conti...
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Stability at City Hall in Marinette?
The other day a lunch partner pointed out that Marinette's new mayor, Steve Genisot, is young enough to run for a second and third term, if he cares to do so. Of course, that's premature since Genisot has only been in office for one week. But it's a promisi...
The other day a lunch partner pointed out that Marinette's new mayor, Steve Genisot, is young enough to run for a second and third term, if he cares to do so. Of course, that's premature since Genisot has only been in office ...
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Having more or less endorsed Nancy Douglas for mayor of Menominee and praised the entry of Bill St. Martin into that city's mayoral race, I feel compelled to say a few words about Mayor Jean Stegeman. I think she represents t...
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Community Livability: What's Your Score
A few weeks back I did a post on neighborhood walkability that showcased a link that calculates the walkability of your neighborhood based on your address. Check it out here . Now AARP's Public Policy arm has released a list of livable neighborhoods. You ca...
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Shopping for Food in Marinette and Menominee - and Eating Locally
I'm getting anxious for local farm markets to open again. I want fresh produce from growers I know and trust. My favorite farm market is the Menominee Farm & Food Exchange , which runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the VFW Hall on US 41 on the north side of Menomi...
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Web Sites for Boat Nerds
Last night I read on Facebook that the first ship of the season was due in Marinette this morning. It's the Capt. Henry Jackman , a bulk carrier that you can read more about here, a site called BoatNerd . Boat Nerd is a Web site for people who find Great La...
Last night I read on Facebook that the first ship of the season was due in Marinette this morning. It's the Capt. Henry Jackman, a bulk carrier that you can read more about here, a site called BoatNerd. Boat Nerd is a Web sit...
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Opportunities, Some of Them Lost
In a recent casual conversation with a planner who lives in Madison, I learned that Marinette lost an opportunity to recreate the gazebo-style bandstand that once stood on the west side Lauerman Bros. Department Store off Dunlap Square. This would have occu...
In a recent casual conversation with a planner who lives in Madison, I learned that Marinette lost an opportunity to recreate the gazebo-style bandstand that once stood on the west side Lauerman Bros. Department Store off Dun...
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How Jean Stegeman Can Pull Ahead With Douglas and St. Martin in the Race
Having more or less endorsed Nancy Douglas for mayor of Menominee and praised the entry of Bill St. Martin into that city's mayoral race, I feel compelled to say a few words about Mayor Jean Stegeman. I think she represents the city of Menominee with profes...
Having more or less endorsed Nancy Douglas for mayor of Menominee and praised the entry of Bill St. Martin into that city's mayoral race, I feel compelled to say a few words about Mayor Jean Stegeman. I think she represents t...
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Street Food: Why Sidewalk Vendors Help Create a Sense of Place
About five years ago, Marinette had its first street vendor when a hotdog seller set up shop in a Hall Avenue parking lot across from the courthouse. Street food at French market His hotdogs were pretty good. Both my husband and I sampled them a time or two...
About five years ago, Marinette had its first street vendor when a hotdog seller set up shop in a Hall Avenue parking lot across from the courthouse. Street food at French market His hotdogs were pretty good. Both my husband ...
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Where to Hear the Spring Chorus
If you live near a wetland, along the bay or river, or near the creek that runs through southeastern Marinette (technically known as the Lauerman-Madigan Drainage Ditch), you are familiar with the spring chorus. Brought to you by spring peepers and the occa...
If you live near a wetland, along the bay or river, or near the creek that runs through southeastern Marinette (technically known as the Lauerman-Madigan Drainage Ditch), you are familiar with the spring chorus. Brought to yo...
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I write, cook, and design my life to meet my specifications.
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    Took early retirement in 2012. Currently serving on several commissions but pondering some sort of reinvention.
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Chef's daughter, Francophile, farm market fan.
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Chef's daughter, Francophile, farm market fan. Email me at frenchkitcheninamerica@yahoo.com
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Award-winning promotional writer, former journalist and college instructor.
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