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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 07:22 am:

There's still a few of these left along the dunes here on the shores of Lake Superior, just like the ones seen 8 years ago today on the Pasty Cam.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 07:22 am:

Good Morning!!
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By Tim in Oscoda (Timmer280) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 07:49 am:

Mornin' All!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 08:00 am:

Condolences and prayers to all that are effected by the tragic bridge accident in Minneapolis.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 08:12 am:

Paul Twice this week wow. You deserve the special award for this.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 08:26 am:

Good morning, its an ozone action day here in SE Michigan. The lake was the best spot to be last night, the water felt good.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 08:55 am:

Good Morning from a very humid Michigan, where our humidity here this morning will give Houston a run for its money, from one who was born & raised in Houston! :-) I went out early this morning, and it is just oppressive--not the heat, just the humidity. Thank goodness we don't get this stuff very often!

We send our prayers and sympathy to all who were affected by the sudden and tragic bridge collapse in Minneapolis! I'm glad that Deb & Mr Deb should be in Michigan now, not MN.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 08:57 am:

Sorry, mine should have said "... from a very humid mid-Michigan".

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 12:35 pm:

Yum! Makes you want to make pancakes.

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 02:04 pm:

Reminds me of the huckleberries in the Pocono Mountains area in northeastern Pennsylvania.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 03:05 pm:

I was in Memphis over the last weekend and it was really humid there. You just stand outside and you sweat. Whew!

By Erik Nordberg, MTU Archives (Techarchives) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 04:36 pm:


Presentations, cooking demonstrations and tours continue in conjunction with the Key Ingredients Michigan Foodways exhibits at the Keweenaw Heritage Center. The exhibits continue to be open to the public daily 10-5 through August 26.

Upcoming events include:

A final chance to vote for your favorite downtown window display in Calumet. Business and storefront owners have created window displays which highlight local connections to food and history. Prizes will be awarded in both a judged and “people’s choice” categories, and the public can cast ballots for their favorite in a special ballot box at the Keweenaw Heritage Center through 7:00pm Saturday evening. Prizes include a business ad package from the Daily Mining Gazette and overnight stay in the new Anniversary/Bridal suite at the Calumet AmericInn.

Winners will be announced during the Leo Kottke concert at the Calumet Theatre Saturday evening.

Mike Schira, Houghton County agent for MSU Extension, will provide an overview of farming, gardening and food preservation in the Copper Country Saturday, August 4, at 1:00 p.m. in the Log Cabin on the main campus of the Houghton County Historical Society in Lake Linden. The region has a long farming tradition and hundreds of farm families have worked the fields to produce food, milk and cheese in support of mining and timber industries. Lacking modern freezing and refrigeration technologies, early Copper Country residents used a variety of techniques to preserve their produce. Schira will discuss home canning, pickling and smoking processes – some of which are still in use today.

Schira's talk will be repeated Monday, August 13, 7:00 p.m., in room 642 of the Dow Building on the MTU Campus in Houghton.

Terry Reynolds, MTU history professor, will present his research concerning "Cleveland-Cliffs and the Cutover: A Mining Company's Attempts to Promote Upper Peninsula Agriculture, 1895-1915." The presentation will take place Monday, August 6, at 7:00pm in room 642 of the Dow Building on the MTU campus.

Between 1895 and 1915 Cleveland-Cliffs, one of America's leading iron mining companies, became deeply involved in promoting agricultural development on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Its ambitious work included an experimental garden, a greenhouse and nursery, and attempt to produce fertilizer locally, two major experimental/demonstration farms, and a number of other agricultural initiatives not usually associated with mining companies. Reynolds' presentation will review the reasons Cleveland-Cliffs became involved in promoting agriculture, the nature of its programs, and why it ultimately failed.

Reynolds' presentation will also be repeated on Saturday, August 18, at 11:00am in the Keweenaw Heritage Center as part of Calumet's annual heritage celebration.

Tim Bies, owner and brewer at the Michigan House Café and Red Jacket Brewing Company, will provide a public presentation entitled “Brewing Small,” at his Calumet restaurant on Tuesday, August 7, at 7:00pm.

Bies will present some background on how beer was first brewed historically and will review some of the hundreds of types of beer that have been produced through the years. He will run through the processes he uses to produce beer at the Red Jacket Brewing Company, including grinding his own grain, combining these with malted barleys and yeasts, and the production of the final product for consumption. Bies produces two beers in small batches, an Oatmeal Espresso and his relatively new Good Ivan Pale Ale. The presentation will also provide some pointers for individuals who might want to try brewing their own beer at home.


These events provide a local context to two touring exhibits visiting Calumet this summer. Key Ingredients is a Smithsonian exhibit depicting our national food culture. Michigan Foodways is a Michigan State University Museum exhibit exploring our state's food story by examining Michigan’s rich agriculture, its diverse ethnic cuisines, and its special culinary traditions. The tour of these two exhibits is made possible through efforts of the Michigan Humanities Council, the state’s independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The touring exhibits are open daily 10-5 through August 26 at the Keweenaw Heritage Center in the former St. Anne’s Church at the corner of Scott and Fifth Streets in Calumet.

For further information about these events, contact the MTU Archives at (906) 487-2505 or via e-mail at

By Bill Skriba (Beewrangler1963) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 07:51 pm:

This is the link that I mentioned on the reg Cam Page.

If you go down to the video section and click on it, you will see some nice storm footage taken by Captain Eric Treece while he was on the Wilfred Sykes. Capatain Treece is now at the helm of the Edward L Ryerson, a ship so dear to many of us boatnerds.

By John W (Jwahtola) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 08:09 pm:

We went to the exhibit at the Keweenaw Heritage Center during our trip to the Keweenaw last week. It is a very enjoyable exhibit. Well worth the time and it is educational also.

By Phyllis Monty (Phyllism) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 08:54 pm:

Just wanted to apologize for note being more clear yesterday --- I didn't mean to say that the shoreline was closed -- but no longer to eat breakfast there. Thanks Maija for the help

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