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Calendar – Sports – 2017 Marquette Area Public Schools Tailgate Party – Oct. 20

Marquette – The 2017 Marquette Area Public Schools Tailgate Party will be held on Friday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m. on the Marquette Senior High School Practice Field.

Prior to kickoff, the Marquette Area Public Schools cordially invites everyone; students, parents, staff and community, past and present, to attend the free event that will include music, food, activities, games and more.

The Marquette Redmen will host the Menominee Maroons at the William R. Hart Stadium with the kickoff at 7 p.m. as the celebration continues in the recently renovated stadium. Tickets for the game are $5.

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Calendar – Youth – LEGO Club Meeting – Oct. 20

Marquette – LEGO Club will meet on Friday, October 20 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

LEGO Club is for ages 5 and up. Listen to stories and work with others to build Lego projects. LEGOs are provided and the event is free.

For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

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Calendar – Youth – Preschool Storytime – Oct. 20

Marquette – Preschool Storytime will be offered on Friday, October 20 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Join in the free event for books, songs, crafts and more, designed for preschool aged children. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

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Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Westend Gearbusters High School Robotics Team Pasta Dinner – Oct. 20

Ishpeming – The Westend Gearbusters High School Robotics team will host a Pasta Dinner and Raffle on Friday, October 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Westwood High School cafeteria in Ishpeming.

The dinner will include baked pasta, salad, garlic bread, drinks, anddessert. Tickets are $7 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors, and free for kids under 5. During the dinner there will be a 50/50 drawing and a raffle for a variety of gift certificates and items which have been donated from local businesses. Funds raised will be used to pay the entry fees for the upcoming FIRST Robotics Season.

To purchase tickets, call Doug Elliott at 906-249-3792 or email westendgearbusters@gmail.com,

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Calendar – Art – Breakfast, Walk, and Panel Discussion with Artist Alexis Rockman – Oct. 20

Marquette – American contemporary artist Alexis Rockman will visit Northern Michigan University to participate in a series of October events titled “The Great Lakes Cycle: Art + Science with Alexis Rockman.”

Enjoy breakfast with Alexis and an exhibit by NMU art and design professors Taimur Cleary and Christine Lenzen on Friday, October 20 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Peter White Public Library.

At 9 a.m. learn about the history, ecology and environmental impact of the Dead River Basin during a walk along its shore with Rockman and local experts. Meet at Tourist Park.

At noon, there will be a Northern Climate Network Panel Discussion in 1318 Jamrich Hall. Rockman and NMU professors Norma Froelich, Aimee Cree-Dunn and Jill Leonard will discuss the role of art and other forms of representation in public education regarding science issues, including climate change.

The Grand Rapids Art Museum commissioned Rockman to create The Great Lakes Cycle, an exhibition that celebrates the natural majesty and global importance of the Great Lakes while exploring how they are threatened by factors such as climate change, globalization, invasive species, mass agriculture and urban sprawl. The centerpiece is a suite of five mural-sized paintings depicting separate themes that emerged during his research tour of the region. These are accompanied by several large-scale watercolors and monochromatic field drawings of plants and animals made from site-sourced organic material such as mud and leaves.

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Calendar – Art – Breakfast, Presentation, and Artist Reception for Alexis Rockman – Oct. 19

Marquette – American contemporary artist Alexis Rockman will visit Northern Michigan University to participate in a series of October events titled “The Great Lakes Cycle: Art + Science with Alexis Rockman.”

Enjoy a light breakfast and a chance to visit with Rockman on on Thursday, October 19 at 8 a.m. at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center in Gries Hall while viewing the Conserving the Land exhibit on efforts to set aside land to preserve the U.P.’s natural resources.

At 5 p.m. Rockman will give a presentation on his new project based on the Great Lakes and the inspirations and processes for producing these works in the Art and Design Building’s seminar room.

At 7 p.m. an artist reception for Rockman with complimentary food and music will be held at the DeVos Art Museum.

The Grand Rapids Art Museum commissioned Rockman to create The Great Lakes Cycle, an exhibition that celebrates the natural majesty and global importance of the Great Lakes while exploring how they are threatened by factors such as climate change, globalization, invasive species, mass agriculture and urban sprawl. The centerpiece is a suite of five mural-sized paintings depicting separate themes that emerged during his research tour of the region. These are accompanied by several large-scale watercolors and monochromatic field drawings of plants and animals made from site-sourced organic material such as mud and leaves.

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Calendar – Youth – Storytime for 3s and 4s – Oct. 19

Marquette – Storytime for 3s and 4s will be held on Thursday, October 19 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Explore stories, finger plays, songs and crafts. The event is for 3 and 4 year olds, with a loving adult. For more information, call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or the Peter White Public Library Youth Services page on Facebook.

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Calendar – Youth – Dog Night at the Library – Oct. 19

Marquette – Dog Night will be offered on Thursday, October 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room of the Peter White Public Library.

All children are invited to come and read to a dog. Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog. The event is free and no registration is required.

For more information, call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

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2017 Marquette Area Public Schools Tailgate Party Friday, October 20, 2017

Marquette, Mich., At 7 p.m., Friday, October 20, 2017, the Marquette Redmen will host the Menominee Maroons at the William R. Hart Stadium. Prior to kickoff, the Marquette Area Public Schools cordially invites everyone; students, parents, staff and community, past and present, to join the second annual MAPS football tailgate party. The tailgate party will start at 5:30 p.m., on the MSHS practice field. This FREE event will include music, food, activities, games and more. Join us for kickoff at 7:00 p.m. (tickets $5.00) as the celebration continues in the recently renovated stadium. It’s bigger than last year so please join us and have some fun!

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NMU Announces New Business Venture Competition

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University students, regardless of major, and Upper Peninsula high school students are invited to participate in the 11th annual New Business Venture Competition sponsored by the NMU College of Business. Individual students or teams of up to five can compete for a $5,000 cash prize and an additional $5,000 in business support. There is a guaranteed prize of $500 for the best high school idea.

The first step is to submit an electronic “Intent to Compete” form and business proposal by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. A committee of faculty and staff members will screen submissions and choose finalists to proceed to the second stage, which calls for a detailed business plan that abides by the guidelines and is submitted by Friday, March 2. A small stipend is available for participants to help offset the costs of developing the plan.

The competition takes place on Thursday, March 29. Finalists will participate in three activities at NMU: a trade fair where they can display prototypes of their products and provide supporting information; a presentation to the judges at the trade fair; and a five-minute pitch to the judges in a “Shark Tank”-type atmosphere using props or electronic media. The winners will be announced afterward.

For more information about the New Business Venture Competition, contact the NMU College of Business at 227-2947 or visit nmu.edu/business.

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Improvements to National Forest Mountain Bike Trails

Gladstone, MI — Over the course of the past 5 months, Hiawatha National Forest has implemented significant improvements for mountain bike riders using Bruno’s Run Hiking/Mountain Biking Trail and Valley Spur Mountain Bike Trail. The trail improvements will benefit the resource and support the local recreation economy.

According to Mark Bender, Forest Service Recreation Technician and trails coordinator, 2.1 miles of new single track trail were added to the Valley Spur Trail system. Meanwhile, at Bruno’s Run Trail, 3,400 feet of trail were completed, including re-routes that address erosion and trail design problems.

Partners, including Superior Watershed Partnership and Munising Bay Trail Network, contributed significantly to the trailwork accomplishments.

For instance, Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) contributed labor through a Great Lakes Conservation Corp trail crew. On the Bruno’s Run Trail project, where heavy use on steep hills resulted in the need to adjust the trail layout, the SWP crew contributed 218 hours of labor while assisting with over 2,900 feet of trailwork. The crew contributed 193 hours at Valley Spur, assisting with Munising Bay Trail Network’s effort to add single track mountain bike opportunities to the existing Valley Spur trail system.

“The work accomplished by all our partners will be enjoyed by local and non-local visitors alike,” said Bender, who noted the UP’s mountain bike trail systems attract riders from all over the country.

In addition to the recreation benefit of the projects, the re-routes reduce erosion and improve sustainability of the trails, said Bender, who oversees all trails on the National Forest’s West Zone.

As one piece of its multiple use priorities, the US Forest Service strives to deliver economic, environmental and social benefits to the public – a contribution Hiawatha National Forest personnel take seriously. As of 2014, it was estimated that recreation on Hiawatha National Forest contributed about 240 jobs in the local area, resulting in an influx of $5.3 million of labor income into nearby communities.

The Forest Service partnered with SWP through a “challenge cost share agreement”, which means that each party contributed various resources to the effort. SWP contributed a paid Great Lakes Conservation Corp trail crew leader and crew consisting of crew members aged 25 and under. SWP also provided the crew’s safety equipment. Since 2000, SWP’s GLCC crews have worked across jurisdictional boundaries in all fifteen counties of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to implement high priority hands-on conservation and restoration projects within three Great Lakes watersheds (Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron). GLCC crew members gain experience in a wide range of conservation and community projects.

Hiawatha National Forest staff provided tools and also laid out the trail and oversaw the crew’s work to ensure technical aspects of trail design and resource protection were addressed.

According to International Mountain Bike Association statistics, approximately 40 million people participate in mountain biking annually in the United States. The Outdoor Industry Association states that in 2016 biking (including road biking, Mountain biking and BMX) was the third most popular outdoor activity (among those aged six and above) by participation rate, and the second most popular by frequency of participation. For more information about mountain biking opportunities on Hiawatha National Forest, contact one of our local offices or visit our webpage: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/hiawatha/recreation/bicycling/?recid=13267&actid=24.

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Growing Your Food in the U.P. Gardening Series October 12th

The 2nd session of a free gardening series continues on Thursday, Oct., 12th at 6:30 pm at the Marquette Missionary Church at 1804 Wright St., in Marquette.

The “Growing Your Food in the U.P.” gardening series is open to everyone, is hands-on and explores soil dynamics and the use of permaculture for greater success growing food in the challenging U.P. climate. The series is sponsored by Transition Marquette County.

For more information, contact Michael Riesterer at transitionmarquette@gmail.com or call 225-0608.

Growing Your Food in the U.P. Gardening Series

Growing Your Food in the U.P. Gardening Series

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