michigan upper peninsula: Jazz Musician & Composer Alfred Burt: A Unique Contribution to American Christmas Music by a Michigan Upper Peninsula Native - 12/13/07 02:26 PM
Alfred Shaddick Burt was born in 1920 on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in Marquette.  His father was an Episcopal pastor who encouraged his son's musical talents, buying him a cornet, presumably as a "bribe" to get the boy to undergo an appendectomy.  The boy began studying his instrument while recuperating.  Within a short period of time, Alfred was proclaimed a prodigy by many in his community who came to hear him perform in bands, orchestras and statewide competitions.
The young Alfred Burt had a love for Jazz that lasted his entire life.  He attended the University of Michigan School of … (4 comments)

michigan upper peninsula: Get Ready For Next Spring & Summer With "The Great Lakes Berry Book" - 12/11/07 01:47 PM
Here's a fabulous gift idea for someone who enjoys berry picking and making preserves..The Great Lakes Berry Book (by Bob Krumm) is a complete guide to finding and enjoying wild berries found in the Great Lakes region.
This book is a must for berry-pickers!  It includes identifying photos to assist in finding a particular berry. 
[NOTE: There's also a very useful section on what berries NOT to pick!]
My favorite berry in the book is, of course, the Thimbleberry, which is native to Madeline Island, the Michigan Upper Peninsula and a few areas in extreme northeastern Minnesota and bordering Ontario.  If you haven't … (4 comments)

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