Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Bike and Kayak Swap and Sale – Apr. 26

Marquette – The Superiorland Cross Country Ski Club will host a bike and kayak sale and swap on Saturday, April 26 at the Marquette National Guard Armory on Wright Street in Marquette.

Drop off of items will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The ski club members only sale will be from 1 to 1:15 p.m. The general public sale will be from 1:15 to 3 p.m.

There will be bikes, kayaks and related equipment. A 20% commission will be charged and all profits will go to support the Superiorland Cross Country Youth Ski programs.

For more information, call 362-4463.

Calendar – Dance – NMU Dance Concert – Apr. 26

Marquette – A dance concert with pieces directed faculty and students, will be held on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Forest Roberts Theatre on the NMU campus.

Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for students. Tickets are available at all NMU EZ Ticket outlets and online at

Calendar – Music – Negaunee Male Chorus Hosts Big Sing – Apr. 26

Ishpeming – The Big Sing, hosted by the Negaunee Male Chorus, will be held on Saturday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the W.C. Peterson Auditorium in the Ishpeming High School.

Tickets are $10 and available at all Peninsula Bank locations, Jubilee Foods in Ishpeming,TruNorth Credit Union in Ishpeming, Super One Foods in Negaunee, Tourville North and West in Marquette and from Chorus members, as well as at the door.

Calendar – Community – April Spring Farmer’s Market – Apr. 26

Marquette – The April Spring Farmer’s Market will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third Street in Marquette.

There will be locally grown and homemade items such as grass-fed and organically-raised meat, cabbage, potatoes, eggs, maple syrup, organic honey, baked goods, candles, soap, jewelry, knitted goods, toys and much more.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Bootjack Fire and Rescue Chicken BBQ – Apr. 26

Bootjack – Bootjack Fire and Rescue Annual 1st Responder Chicken Barbecue will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Bootjack Fire Hall.

The dinner includes a 1/2 Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, rutabagas, coleslaw, rolls and butter, and dessert. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from any 1st responder, at Dreamland or LeBlanc’s Sales.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – SSA Soccer Carnival – Apr. 26

Marquette – The Superiorland Soccer Association Soccer Carnival will be held on Saturday, April 26 from noon to 4 p.m. at the NMU Superior Dome in Marquette.

There will be face painting, bounce house, games, crafts and a soccer swap. Proceeds benefit the Superiorland Soccer Travel Program.

Calendar – Music – Marquette Choral Society to Present Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” and Faure’s “Requiem” – Apr. 26-27

Marquette – The Marquette Choral Society will offer concerts featuring Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” and Fauré’s “Requiem” on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. at the Reynolds Recital Hall on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from NMU EZ Ticket outlets or at the door. For more information, call the NMU music department at 227-2563 or visit

Calendar – Community – U.P. Wide Pharmaceutical Collection – Apr. 26

Upper Peninsula – The Superior Watershed Partnership will host a pharmaceutical collection on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 18 locations across the Upper Peninsula.

The event is for residents to drop off old and unwanted medications. All medications will be accepted including controlled substances, liquids, needles, and mercury thermometers.

Visit for a complete listing of collection sites.


Press Releases

Returning Vets Health Care Conference at NMU Thursday April 24th

MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University will host a simulcast presentation of “Returning Veterans: A Health Care Conference for Providers.” The goal is to provide an educational resource for professionals to better address the behavioral health issues of returning service members and their families.

The conference runs from 7:30 a.m. to noon EST Thursday, April 24, in room 109 of the Learning Resources Center. There is no fee to attend, but advance registration is required at The activity offers continuing education credits for physicians, nurses and social workers, marriage counselors and family therapists. It is sponsored by the Michigan Area Health Education Center at Wayne State University, which has established an Upper Peninsula Regional Center at NMU.

Topics covered will include military culture; common behavioral health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, military sexual trauma, depression and suicide; signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injury; common deployment-related exposures; arranging referrals to the Department of Veterans Affairs; and the benefits and enrollment process for VA health care.

Presenters represent the John Dingell Veterans Administration Medical Center and WSU’s Schools of Medicine and Social Work.

For more information, call the Upper Peninsula Area Health Education Center 227-1613 or visit

Marquette Electricians Summer Skills Development Skate Begins June 12th

MARQUETTE – A skill development skate will be held at the Berry Events Center at Northern Michigan University in Marquette going twice a week from June 12th – August 17th for hockey players 20 and under. The skate will provide players the chance to work on their individual skills by using high level drills and techniques that are used at the Junior, College, and Pro levels.

The sessions will be held Sunday’s from 9-10:30pm and Thursday’s from 4:30-6pm. More info on off-ice workouts sessions will be available soon.

These sessions will be conducted by Marquette natives Andy Contois, Brad Sullivan, and Ryan Sullivan. All three are former Marquette Electrician hockey players that bring a combine wealth of experience to the ice. Andy Contois; played two seasons with the Electricians before moving on to play two years of juniors splitting time with the Springfield (MO) Jr. Blues (NAHL) and the Green Bay Gamblers (USHL). Contois then went on to play four years at NMU. He is currently in his 9th season of professional hockey, the last 6 being played in Europe. Brad Sullivan; played three season with the Electricians before moving on to play two years with the Danville (IL) Wings (NAHL) where he served as the team’s captain. From there Sullivan went on to play four years at Michigan Tech and a year of professional hockey. He currently serves as the President of the Marquette Electricians Hockey Club. Ryan Sullivan; played two seasons with the Electricians before splitting his time between the Springfield (MO) Spirit and the Helena (MT) Bighorns of the (NAHL). From there, Sullivan went on to play three years at Finlandia University, being named the team’s MVP his final year. He currently serves as a Board Member for the Marquette Electricians Hockey Club.

Cost is $350 per player.

You can also get updates by visiting

Sign-up Contacts:
Andy Contois
Phone: 906-236-9576

Ryan Sullivan
Phone: 906-360-1243

Last Day Of School For Students at Marquette Area Public Schools This Year

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN – The last day of school for students at Marquette Area Public Schools will be Thursday, June 12, 2014. Additionally, in order to meet the state day and hour requirements, Bothwell Middle School will add five minutes to each school day (7:55am instead of 8:00am) for the remainder of this school year. The new start time will begin this Monday, April 14, 2014. Bussing times will not change.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake April 24-26th

ISHPEMING, MICHIGAN – Big Brothers Big Sisters announces its 25th Anniversary for Bowl For Kids’ Sake!

It’s time to get a team together and help Big Brothers Big Sisters continue to provide great “Big” – “Little” matches for local kids!

You don’t need to be a great bowler to participate. Just get a few of your friends, family members, or co-workers together. Teams can consist of 3-6 people. You’ll get a cool shirt, bowl two games free, and have a chance to win some great prizes and help local kids. It’s easy and fun.

This year’s theme is THINK SPRING. There will be all kinds of things happening to get rid of the winter blues at Bowl for Kids’ Sake.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers, Big Sisters annual premier fundraiser raising the funds to support matches for over 200 children annually in Marquette County.

All money that is raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette stays local so more kids can be paired up, more friendships can be gained, and improved outlooks on life can be started.

This years event will take place on April 24th-26th at Superior Lanes Entertainment in Marquette and April 26th at Red Rock Lanes in Ishpeming.

You select your bowling shift; both daytime and evening shifts are available. Come join the party and celebrate the 25th Year of Bowl for Kids’ Sake! If you are unable to bowl this year, and want to help, donations are welcome.

Please call (906) 475-7801 for more information and to make a difference in the life of a child or go to


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