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February celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and adversities that are an indelible part of this country’s history, states npr.org. Also known as African American History Month, history.com states, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of ...

Community art exhibit annual part of Heikinpäivä

HANCOCK – A month of Finnish themed activities in Hancock culminated in Heikinpäivä, the city’s annual celebration of Finnish Heritage which took place Saturday. The last scheduled event was the opening of the Copper Country Community Art Center’s new exhibit, “Animal Life: Art ...

‘Together again’

HANCOCK — After two years away due to COVID, Hancock’s Heikinpäivä celebration culminated Saturday with a parade, dancing, games, markets and food. There’d been a question as to whether the annual mid-winter celebration could get back up and running, said Finnish ...

A touch of handmade at Heikinpäivä

HANCOCK – Throughout the months-long schedule of Heikinpäivä events in Hancock this year, participants have been putting their hands on Finnish culture at Sew Cranky. The Hancock business sells and restores antique hand-crank sewing machines, but also allows individuals to use the ...

Origins of the mid-winter festival of Heikinpäivä

HANCOCK — Heikinpäivä continues to gain popularity every year as word of it spreads across Michigan and the region. On Jan.12, 2017, the Michigan House of Representatives passed a resolution to declare January 2017 as Finnish-American Heritage Month in the state of Michigan. Then ...

The index card diet — the final chapter

Editor’s note: this column is the conclusion to a multi-part series on diet A few weeks ago, I told you about the book “The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated” written by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack. “The Index Card” claims that the best financial ...