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Health Watch/Portage Health/Joyce Battisfore, Certified Lactation Consultant

March 14, 2013 March is Parenting Awareness Month. The earliest choice parents can make to ensure their child gets the best right from birth is to breastfeed. more »»

In the Catbird Seat/Joe Kirkish

March 14, 2013 Why are zillion dollar robberies so fascinating? And why are heist movies so attractive? Recently we heard about the massive European robbery with a theft of millions, and last week Time Magazine... more »»

Viau’s View/Scott Viau

March 14, 2013 Bio-pics are usually hit or miss. Sometimes they can really open up the creative process or they can be flat and uninspired. “Hitchcock” is unusual in that it falls into both categories. more »»

My Year in Belle France/Sierra Parker

March 12, 2013 Though Auch hasn’t seen more than a dusting of white all winter, just an hour’s drive south, the Pyrenees mountains are covered with the stuff. more »»

Health Watch/Taryn Mack, Institute director

March 7, 2013 The Strengthening Families Approach was developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy. more »»

In the Catbird Seat/Joe Kirkish

March 7, 2013 Who a few decades ago would even think about a couple of shows at the once thought of as staid MTU, where science and the arts mixed last week: one, an on-stage bra contest and the other, a one-man... more »»

Viau’s View/Scott Viau

March 7, 2013 I don’t really care for supernatural horror movies — and that includes ones about exorcisms — but when my brother-in-law had me watch “The Last Exorcism,” I was pleasantly surprised. more »»

Leave it to Stephen/Stephen Anderson

March 2, 2013 Government has lost all ability to compromise and the blame game is getting sickening, but I’m not going to let puke-worthy partisan politics sequester my joy. more »»

In the Catbird Seat/Joe Kirkish

February 28, 2013 The luck of the Irish still prevails in the Copper Country. more »»

Viau’s View/Scott Viau

February 28, 2013 When it comes to the films of Paul Thomas Anderson there’s one word that can describe them — famil. more »»

Family matters: Preparing for the worst in wintertime

February 23, 2013 This month I have a new editor for “Family Matters.” My best wishes go out to Zach for his years of making my gibberish organized and readable; thank you. more »»

In the Catbird Seat/Joe Kirkish

February 21, 2013 No doubt about it. We’re living in the information age, bombarded by objects large and small, from iPhones to HDTV on room-filling screens. more »»

Viau’s View/Scott Viau

February 21, 2013 Adapting a musical, a beloved one at that, can be a difficult endeavor. There have been many that have failed over the years to attract a big audience. more »»

My year in Belle France

February 18, 2013 Unlike architecture or fashion, one cultural difference that takes a lot of close observation (and inadvertent social gaffes) to master is etiquette. more »»

Health Watch/Katie Kolb, Clinical Information Systems Tech

February 14, 2013 In Honor of Valentine’s Day February is traditionally known as Heart Health Month. Often times when we talk about heart health we focus on physical health, exercise, healthy eating etc. more »»

In the Catbird Seat/Joe Kirkish

February 14, 2013 Does the word “hummus” bring up mouth-watering thoughts? How about “baba ganoosh?” If there's one thing unique about Americans—it's their love for trendy foreign foods, going all the way back to a... more »»

Viau’s View/Scott Viau

February 14, 2013 I love the Oscars. I always have. Ever since I was a little kid and would record them on VHS tapes and then never watch them again. more »»

Meagan's Musings

February 8, 2013 By Meagan Stilp HOUGHTON — Every good Barenaked Ladies fan knows that if you had a million dollars … you’d be rich. more »»

Health Watch/Western U.P. Health Department/Barb Auten, R.N., B.S.N.

February 7, 2013 As a parent, you try to protect your kids from all kinds of harm — from unsafe drivers, playground bullies, bike falls and broken hearts. more »»

In the Catbird Seat/Joe Kirkish

February 7, 2013 Amo, amas, amat. more »»



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