5th Annual Wooden Nickel Charity Motorcycle Ride and Pig Roast Sept 21st

September 21, 2019

Marquette, MI – Join us for a Pig Roast & the 5th Annual Wooden Nickel Charity Motorcycle Ride on Saturday September 21st, 2019.

Each year we raise money for Beacon House with the Charity Motorcycle Ride and a delicious Pig Roast! Everyone is welcome so please bring your friends and family!

If you want to join the ride, all motor bikes are welcome! Registration begins at 12 pm at Wooden Nickel & leaves at 12:30 pm. All ride participants should be ready to leave the bar at 12:30 pm. Please have your bike fueled up beforehand.

You can expect the scenic motorcycle ride to last 3-4 hours and include a few stops along the way. The ride will begin & end at Wooden Nickel. Registration fee is $20 per bike or $30 if you have an additional rider. All proceeds go to Marquette’s Beacon House!

Pig Roast starts at 4 pm following the ride! Food is free for all Ride Participants. Donations per plate from the public greatly appreciated! All proceeds go to Marquette’s Beacon House!

Wooden Nickel will also be donating 10% of Bar Sales on September 21st from 12-8 pm, so even if you don’t have a motorcycle, you can still contribute when you stop by to enjoy a beverage & the Pig Roast!

Pet Sitters Plus Benefits for Baby Colton

August 19, 2019

Negaunee, MI – New parents Mary, a Pet Sitters Plus employee, and her husband welcomed baby Colton more than four months early. He only weighed 1 pound 10 ounces. Their baby was rushed to Grand Rapids for intensive care and spent more than 4 months in the ICU. Both baby and parents are now home and Colton is still on oxygen, but healthy. Along the way their family incurred some serious hospital bills so they are having 2 benefits this weekend to help – that’s where you come in!
Support the family of baby Colton this Saturday, August 24th at one of the following events:
  • Pancake Breakfast from 7 am – 1 pm at the United Steel Workers Local 2-21 in Escanaba
  • Garage sale at 120 Michigan Street in Negaunee from 10 am-4 pm
  • Stop by Pet Sitters Plus in Negaunee anytime this week to purchase baked goods and all proceeds will go to help baby Colton and their new family

Fill the Boot 2019 July 26th and 27th

July 25, 2019

Marquette, MI – The 2019 Fill the Boot event will take place Friday, July 26, 2019 from 2-6 pm on the corners of Cleveland & McClellan/Third & Hewitt and on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 12-4 pm on the corners of Pine & Fair/Third & Hewitt/Front & Washington.

For more than 60 years the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) have stood on the front lines for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), working together to free individuals, and the families who love them, from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life.

The MDA’s spirited Fill the Boot campaign is an honored tradition in which thousands of dedicated firefighters hit the streets or storefronts asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA, using their collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger. Since 1954 the IAFF has raised more than $585.5 million to help kids and adults with muscle-debilitating diseases live the life they’ve always imagined and experience the world without any limits. In 2018, Marquette City Fire Fighters received donations totaling over $13,000 from the community.

Please come out and show your support for our Firefighters and for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

GLRC Run for Recovery July 24th

July 20, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Great Lakes Recovery Centers (GLRC) Run for Recovery will be held on Wednesday, July 24th at 5:00 pm and includes a 5K Run, 5K Walk, and a 10K Run. The event is open to the public and will start and finish at GLRC’s Adult Residential Services facility at 241 Wright Street in Marquette.

All proceeds will benefit recovery housing in the UP. Recovery housing provides structure, support, and a safe environment for those new to recovery and allows the individual to continue to heal from the impacts of substance abuse. We believe that having a safe and supportive environment to transition to after completing treatment is essential for individuals maintaining their path of recovery.

A Mead Tasting Fundraiser at Calumet Art Center July 18th

July 17, 2019

Calumet, MI – There will be a mead tasting on Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 pm at the Calumet Art Center. Tickets are $20 per person and there are a limited number of tickets, so act fast! There will be food, live music, and a 50/50 raffle. Take a look at the events calendar on the website for more information.

Superior Central Cougars Football Team July 4th Pancake Breakfast

July 3, 2019

Trenary, MI – The Superior Central Cougars Football team will be once again hosting the annual Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 am at the upper level of the Mathias Township Community Building in Trenary.

The cost is $6 per person, and $5 for seniors and veterans. Children under 5 years old eat for free with a paying adult.

The event is used to raise funds to help us cover the costs of new equipment, which includes a need to replace nearly all of our helmets over the next two seasons due to their age. We will also be replacing uniform and practice gear in the near future as well.

We are appreciative of all of the support from the community, and are looking forward to kicking off the Fourth of July celebrations in Trenary once again this year. Stop on in and have yourself some pancakes, sausage, and eggs along with some juice, milk and coffee!

After breakfast, we encourage you to stay for the annual parade at 11 am, followed by the town’s carnival with bouncy houses, food (pasties, donuts, burgers, beer, and more!) and evening fireworks.

Please also consider buying some Fourth of July raffle tickets from the Trenary Lions Club. Great prizes and a great organization. And there’s also a pie social downstairs in the same building the breakfast will be held in. Don’t miss out!

Marquette Breakfast Rotary Fishboil Fundraiser June 15th

June 14, 2019

Marquette, MI – Marquette Breakfast Rotary has been planning for an entire year for the club’s major fundraiser, the Land and Sea Benefit Dinner & Auction (commonly called the “Fishboil”). The 27th annual Fishboil will be held this Saturday, June 15th, 2019 beginning at 5:00 pm at the Lake Superior Theatre Yacht Yard in Marquette. The Fishboil consists of a traditional Fishboil Dinner, cocktails and a live and silent auction. Dancing will follow dinner with music provided by Double Trouble Entertainment.

Proceeds from the event which consist of ticket sales, sponsors, donations and auction proceeds, are directed back into the community to worthy programs, organizations and projects that support local youth. Since 1992, proceeds from the Fishboil total over $450,000 which has been directed back into the community to numerous organizations throughout Marquette County.

GLRC 2nd Annual Spaghetti and Sisu June 3rd

June 2, 2019

Marquette, MI – Great Lakes Recovery Centers (GLRC) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Spaghetti and Sisu event on Monday, June 3rd, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette. The event is open to the public and will include a spaghetti lunch and a short program addressing behavioral health issues and needs in the UP. All donations will benefit the John Kivela Legacy Fund to support behavioral health services in the UP.

The John Kivela Legacy Fund was established within the GLRC Foundation in collaboration with Kivela friends and family as a tribute to the late State Representative and his passion for the communities he served. The Fund began with a Spaghetti and Sisu Dinner organized by friends and family of Kivela in Lansing on May 9th, 2018, to celebrate Kivela’s life. It is the hopes of Kivela’s friends, family and GLRC that the Fund will continue to grow, ensuring that substance abuse and mental health services will continue healing community members across the Upper Peninsula.

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