Calendar – Faith – Easter Vigil in Ishpeming – Apr. 19

Ishpeming – Easter Vigil services will be held on Saturday, April 19 at the following churches in Ishpeming:

Bethany Lutheran Church, 715 Mather Street; Easter Vigil at 9 p.m. and an all night vigil beginning at 11 p.m.

Bethel Lutheran Church, corner of Ridge and Third Streets; Easter Vigil with Holy Communion at 6:30 p.m.

Calendar – Holidays – 13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Apr. 19

Harvey – The Chocolay Township Lions Club will offer their 13th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to noon at Silver Creek Church in Harvey.

Easter bags will be provided and refreshments will be served. Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Calendar – Faith – Easter Vigil in Harvey – Apr. 19

Harvey – An Easter Vigil will be held on Saturday, April 19 at 9 p.m. at St. Louis the King Catholic Church, 264 Silver Creek Road, in Harvey.

Calendar – Faith – Easter Vigil in Munising – Apr. 19

Munising – An Easter Vigil will be held on Saturday, April 19 at 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, corner of Jewell Street and Elm Avenue, in Munising.

Calendar – Youth – Saturday Morning Art – Apr. 19

Marquette – The Saturday Morning Art Program, for youth in kindergarten through 4th grade, will be offered on Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Room of the Peter White Public Library.

This is a free story and art program. No registration is required, just drop-in. Call 226-4320 or visit for more information.

Calendar – Calendar – Copper Harbor Petroglyphs Presentation – Apr. 19

Marquette – The Ancient Artifact Preservation Society winter educational series will present “Copper Harbor Petroglyphs” on Saturday, April 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Bob Wheeler, Copper Country Ancient Sites Conservancy founder, who will be the presenter. This non-profit group is trying to preserve the petroglyphs in Copper Harbor, and Bob will have replicas for sale to raise funds for this purpose.

For more information about the Copper Country Ancient Sites Conservancy, visit For more information about the Ancient Artifact Preservation Society, visit

Calendar – Faith – Ecumenical Good Friday Service in Negaunee – Apr. 18

Negaunee – An Ecumenical Good Friday service, with participation by several congregations, will be held on Friday, April 18 from noon to 3 p.m. at Mitchell United Methodist Church in Negaunee.

Calendar – Groups – Marquette Economic Club Dinner Meeting Registration Deadline – Apr. 18

Marquette – The last Marquette Economic Club dinner of the season will be held on Monday, April 21 at the Ramada Inn of Marquette. Social hour begins at p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the program at 8 p.m.

The guest speaker will be Aaron Popkey, Director of Public Affairs from the Green Bay Packers.

Please register by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 18 at
or call 315-2155 and leave a message.


Press Releases

Reading of “Hay Fever” by Noel Coward on Thursday, April 17

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN – Readers Theater welcomes the public to join in a reading of “Hay Fever” by Noel Coward on Thursday, April 17 at 7:00pm in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room.

The comic play, “Hay Fever” written in 1924 and is best described as a cross between high farce and a comedy of manners. The play is set in an English country house in the 1920s, and deals with the four eccentric members of the Bliss family and their outlandish behavior when they each invite a guest to spend the weekend. The self-centered behavior of the hosts finally drives their guests to flee while the Blisses are so engaged in a family row that they do not notice their guests’ furtive departure.

Readers Theater is a group of adults, who are interested in drama and are willing and able to read a scripted role. They meet on the third Thursday of each month to read plays for enjoyment. New readers are always welcome.

For more information call 226-4318 or visit

Branding Basics for Small Business Owners April 17th

Michigan Works: “This webinar is ideal if you are looking to develop a new brand or reinvent an existing brand. The content is best suited for small business owners and employees of established or newly launched businesses. For any small business to stand out from the competition, it’s essential to develop a strong, identifiable brand. This workshop will teach you what branding is and why it is so important for the success of your business and your marketing programs. We’ll give some guidelines and tools key to defining your company’s brand personality, visual identity, key message, taglines and more. You’ll come away with a strong framework for constructing your company’s own comprehensive brand.”

Speaker: Laurie Lonsdorf

Fee: $ 49.00

“Longyear Library 101” on Wednesday April 16

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN - In honor of National Library Week, the John M. Longyear Library will be hosting “Longyear Library 101” on Wednesday April 16 at 6:30 pm at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring St.

In 1925, Mr. Longyear’s collection of books, maps, manuscripts, and photographs became the nucleus of the library. Since that time the library has grown to more than 17,000 books, 800 maps, 80,000 obituaries and thousands of photographic images making it one of the finest research libraries in Michigan specializing in the history of the Lake Superior Region. Librarians Rosemary Michelin and Beth Gruber will walk you through the history of the Longyear Library and highlight interesting aspects of the collection including Amos Harlow’s 1849 Postal Book, Marquette County Poor House Inmate Records, and various local school records from 1908-2002. Stop in any time during the week (April 15-19) to take a map quiz and be entered for a door prize drawing.

For more information please visit or call 906-226-3571.

 Researcher Laurie Johnson in the John M. Longyear Library, pointing at a found family member.
Researcher Laurie Johnson in the John M. Longyear Library, pointing at a found family member.
NMU Theater Presents ‘She Kills Monsters’ April 16 – 18

MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University’s theater program will present a production of She Kills Monsters by award-winning playwright Qui Nguyen. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, through Saturday, April 19, with an additional matinee at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The production is about Agnes, a young girl who leaves home after the death of her sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds her sister’s Dungeons and Dragons notebook, she learns she must journey to save Tilly’s soul. Along the way, Agnes crosses paths with homicidal fairies, cranky ogres and demons.

NMU professor Shelley Russell of the communications and performance studies department will direct the production. Tickets are $10 for students with an NMU ID and $15 for the general public. They may be purchased at any NMU EZ Ticket vendor.

Cast members and their roles, along with technical crew members, are:

From Michigan (cities listed alphabetically)

Belmont: Dakota Vogel, Monster;

Calumet: Saylor Elrod, Vera;

East Tawas: Shane Vincent, Chuck;

Ferndale: Donavon Chambers, Orcus;

Gwinn: Laura Thompson, Tilly; Ryan White, Monster;

Ishpeming: Allison Hyttinen, Monster;

Kalamazoo: Jesse Morrow, Monster;

Kingsford: John Scheibe, Miles;

Lincoln Park: Breanna Harvell, Evil Tina;

Manistique: Noah Bauer, Monster;

Marquette: Sophie Shahbazi, Evil Gabby; Jill Vermeulen, Kaliope;

Marshall: Paul Bicknell, Assistant Stage Manager;

Menominee: Wes Beyer, Monster; James Porras II, Monster;

Negaunee: Brady Skewis, Steve;

Saranac: Kristen Priest, Lighting Designer;

White Pigeon: Kasey Hall, Monster;


Columbia: Cecelia Holt, Agnes;


Burnsville: Abby Schneck, Farrah/Monster;

Lino Lakes: Sam Arsenault, Monster;


Beloit: Alexandra Marks, Narrator/Monster;

Loyal: Mallory Olson, Monster;

Mequon: Amanda Woods, Lillith;

Onalaska: Liz Trueblood, Assistant Stage Manager.


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