Michigan Iron Industry Museum – The Immigrant Experience in the Upper Peninsula

Negaunee, MI – Drop by the Michigan Iron Industry Museum for our weekly lecture series. You’ll discover the U.P.’s intriguing history, courtesy of experts who are eager to share their knowledge and research with you.

On July 24 at 2:00 P.M., Dan Truckey, director of Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier Heritage Center, will look at what life was like for immigrants who settled in the U.P. more than a century ago.

Admission is free of charge; donations are appreciated.

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum—part of the Michigan History Museum System—is located eight miles west of Marquette.

Menominee Summer Farmer’s Market – July 21

Menominee, Mich.– The Menominee Summer Farmers’ Market will be at 800 1st Street, Downtown Menominee this Saturday, July 21, from 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Come see what the Summer Farmers’ Market has to offer!

  • Duck & Chicken non-soy, Non-GMO pasture fed eggs
  • fresh produce
  • baked goods
  • Sugar-free Jams & Jellies
  • Fresh roasted, no chemicals added KIS Coffee
  • Fresh White Fish, pasture raised Highlander Beef
  • Handmade items… and so much more!

EBT cards from all states are accepted. Credit/Debit card users may purchase market money.

Menominee Farmers’ Market is a Distributor for Kids Cash for the Great Start Initiative: Menominee County and participates in Fair Food Network’s Double Up Food Bucks program, Hoophouse for Health, & WISE Women, in addition with FRESH & WIC Project FRESH program.

Downtown Marquette Farmer’s Market – July 21

Marquette, Mich.07/21/2018– Come see what the locals have to offer at the Downtown Marquette Farmer’s Market in the Marquette Commons this Saturday, July 21, from 9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.

There is plenty to browse around for like: Fresh Michigan-grown produces, other farm-produced goods, baked goods, and various artisan wares.

Come see what the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market has to offer every Saturday until December 15th. Check out!

Iron Mountain Farmers’ Market – July 21

Iron Mountain, Mi.– The Iron Mountain Farmers’ Market will be at the Library’s Parking lot in downtown Iron Mountain this Saturday, July 21, from 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Come see what the locals have for sale! All of the vendors grow or make all of the items for sale.

  • fresh produce
  • baked goods
  • honey, jams & jellies
  • artisan goods
  • handmade items & so much more!

Open every Saturday until October 20!

Music on Third Street – July 19

Marquette, Mich.– Music on Third Street will be happening this Thursday, July 19, along the sidewalks of Third Street in Marquette’s Downtown District from 6:00- 8:00 p.m.

Presented by the Marquette Downton Development Authority, each summer this eclectic mix of local musicians will play ‘Music on Third Street’ the third Thursday of every month, June through September.

Come enjoy some great tunes this summer and wander into more than 100 unique shops and restaurants that line Third Street, Downtown Marquette!


Manistique Farmers’ Market – July 18

Manistique, Mi.– The Manistique Farmers’ Market will be at the Little Bear West Arena this Wednesday, July 18, from 4:00- 6:00 p.m.

Come to the famous Manistique Farmers’ Market!

  • Fresh Produce
  • Baked Goods
  • Honey, Jams & Jellies
  • Artisan Goods
  • Handmade items… and so much more!

Open every Wednesday until September 26th, 2018.

Want more info or want to become a vendor yourself? Check out the website:

Fiber Club – July 17

Ontonagon, Mi.– The Fiber Club will meet in the Sunset Ballroom this Tuesday, July 17 from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Come join friends and neighbors who love to knit, crochet, weave, spin or felt. Brings projects to show off, look for advice, share patterns and learn new things!

Everyone is welcome from beginners to experts.

2018 Pioneer Days Parade, Community Picnic, & Fireworks – July 14

Negaunee, MI  –  Saturday, July 14th join the Negaunee Community in celebrating the final day of Pioneer Days 2018.

The 39th Annual Pioneer Days Parade will start a 11:30 a.m. Line-up beings at 10:30am in front of the Negaunee Senior Center. The parade will take the annual route down Iron Street right through the middle of town. The parade theme will be: “Our Local Service Organizations- The Heart of Our Community!”

Following the parade, stop by Teal Lake for the Pioneer Days Community Picnic at 1pm. The picnic will have activities and vendors until dusk including food, live music and children’s activities. Performing during the Pioneer Days Community Picnic is Country Music Association artist Donald Benjamin. Benjamin is an award-winning singer songwriter – learn more on his website.

At dusk, line up around the Teal Lake shoreline and catch the annual Teal Lakes Firework Display.

Negaunee Irontown Hosted Events:

Friday, July 6th

Alumni softball games at LaCombe Field, beginning at 6 p.m.

Saturday July 7th

Alumni softball games at LaCombe Field, beginning at Noon.

Sunday, July 8th

Alumni softball games at LaCombe Field, beginning at Noon.

Monday, July 9th – Thursday, July 12th

Alumni softball games at LaCombe Field, beginning at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 11th

Old-timers Softball Game begins at 3:00 p.m. at LaCombe Field.

Thursday, July 12th

Pioneer Princess Pageant begins at 7 p.m. in the 13thNegaunee High School Auditorium.

Friday, July 13th

Alumni softball games finals and championship at LaCombe Field, beginning at 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 14th

The 39th annual Pioneer Days Parade begins at 11:30 a.m.  Line-up begins at 10:30 a.m. at Negaunee Senior Center.

Pioneer Days Community Picnic takes place from 1 p.m. until dusk at Teal Lake, featuring food, music, children’s activities

The Negaunee Fireworks Display begins at dusk over Teal Lake.

Information provided by the Negaunee Irontown Assocation. For more information, click here.


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Marquette Downtown District Identity Enhancement Project
Marquette, MI – The Marquette DDA Board of Directors has retained the national firm Arnett Muldrow & Associates to conduct a branding and marketing initiative for its downtown district. Marquette’s downtown has expanded beyond the “historic core” and therefore includes differing areas with varied characteristics, opportunities, and needs. The intent of the effort is to create an identity/marketing brand and establish an overreaching strategy to create a cohesive downtown experience. The outcome will market Marquette’s downtown district to both visitors and locals, support local businesses, and recruit investment and businesses.
The kick-off and resource visit will begin on Tuesday, June 19 with a series of round-table meetings with various stakeholders. The intensive process is designed to immerse the project team in the district and conduct a comprehensive assessment. In addition, the consultant team will meet with the North Third Business Community on June 19 at 6 p.m. and the Core Downtown Business Community on June 20 at 8 a.m. A public session is scheduled for June 19 at 6 p.m. All meetings will be held at the Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third Street.
An on-line survey will also be conducted to gauge residents, visitors, and business owners’ perspectives of the downtown, its unique areas, challenges, and opportunities.
The project team will return at a later determined date to conduct community workshops based on their earlier assessment. The workshops will include a series of focus groups and a public presentation of the draft brand and marketing strategy. A final visit will provide recommendations based on feedback received.
Arnett Muldrow is a community branding and urban planning firm specializing in marketing and branding communities in the context of creating economic vitality. The company provides city planning, branding, retail market research, and economic development services to small to mid-size communities and downtown organizations across the country. The firm has worked with over 450 communities in 30 states.
2018 Historical Marquette Bus Tours – Starting July

Marquette, Michigan – Our popular bus tours are back! Hop on to time travel back and enjoy first person historical characters (they really are characters)! The Historical Marquette Bus Tours are a great way to see the town as it is today, while reflecting on the early days of bustling Marquette. Enjoy the ride and learn something along the way through an entertaining narrated tour. The History Center has been collecting stories for 100 years! Hear about what life was like 100 years ago in our lakeside town, as we celebrate our centennial. Nine tours are available and advance purchase of tickets is highly recommended.

Tickets go on sale June 1st and are available by calling 906-226-3571, visiting, or stopping by the Marquette Regional History Center during regular operating hours. Tickets are $20.00 for all tours and will embark from the History Center. Arrive ten minutes early to claim your seat. Travel in an air conditioned Checker Bus for the duration of the tour: 90 minutes. Sponsored by Checker Transport and Travel Marquette.

July Bus Tours—all tours meet at MRHC
1:00 p.m. tours: July 12, 24 and 31
6:00 p.m. tours: July 18, 25

August Bus Tours—all tours meet at MRHC
1:00 p.m. tour August 7
6:00 p.m. tours August 1, 8, 15

$1 Million in Federal Grants Available to Public and Nonprofit Groups in Upper Peninsula to Develop Children’s Advocacy Centers

Lansing, MI – Public and nonprofit organizations in the Upper Peninsula will be able to apply for $1 million in federal grants to develop a children’s advocacy center (CAC), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today.

The MDHHS Division of Victim Services has posted its fourth of five Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding. MDHHS will award three-year U.S. Department of Justice grants of $50,000 to $1 million.

CAC’s are child-focused, community-based programs with representatives from many disciplines working together to effectively investigate, prosecute and treat child abuse. When a child discloses abuse, instead of traveling from agency to agency recounting their abuse multiple times, the child is brought to a friendly, neutral facility where their needs come first. Agencies involved in the investigation convene at the CAC where they can hear the child tell their story one time and where they can share information amongst themselves and determine the next course of action.

Michigan has 31 CAC’s accredited by the National Children’s Alliance. However, the Upper Peninsula does not have any nationally accredited centers. The purpose of the Children’s Advocacy Center Development Grant is to provide funding to support staff to work with communities to develop a CAC and to gain national accreditation or meet similar state standards. This RFP has a three-year funding cycle in order to provide sufficient time to develop new regional CACs and/or new mobile initiatives.

Questions about the RFP can be emailed to and must be submitted by Monday, June 4 by 5 p.m. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, June 21 by 3 p.m.

For more information or to apply, visit the MI E-Grants website and select the “About EGrAMS” link on the left panel to access the Crime Victims Agreement training manual. The RFP is located under Legal and Policy Affairs in the Current Grants section.  

Knights of Columbus Mass and Dinner, June 3

Marquette, Mich.– Meet the Bishop Day Mass & Dinner hosted by the Most Reverend John F. Doerfler and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, 2018. The event will begin with a Mass at St. Louis the King Church, 264 Silver Creek Road, Marquette, at 4 pm ET, followed by a catered dinner in the parish hall. The event is open to individuals with disabilities and their families/caregivers. For information/registration visit: or contact MaryAnn Bernier at (906)-227-9115 or via email at: . The reservation deadline is May 25, 2018.


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