2018 “Hope Starts Here” Challenge – May 12

May 9, 2018

Marquette, Mich.05/12/2018The River Valley Bank “Hope Starts Here” Challenge (raising awareness for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center) will be held May 12 at various different starting locations. Packet pickup for registration and details is on Friday, May 11th, from 4:00- 7:00 p.m. at Lakeview Arena in Marquette.

The UMBTC’s is a collaborative effort between UP Health System, Northern Michigan University, and the Superior Health Foundation. Their mission is to empower patients and families dealing with brain tumors through advocacy, research, education, and treatment.

This year’s options for participants are:

  • a half marathon
  • a duathlon that consists of a 5k run, 10-mile trail bike ride and a 5k run
  • a 10k run
  • a 5k run
  • a 1-mile kids’ run
  • and a non-competitive leisure walk.

All competitive events have chip timing, handled by Superior Timing

“It is through the generous support of River Valley Bank and the participants in the Hope Starts Here Challenge that aids in our efforts to gain a better understanding of brain cancer, which will lead to better treatments and better outcomes for those diagnosed with a brain tumor.” – Robert Winn of NMU, UMBTC co-founder and CEO.… Read the rest

‘A Taste of the North’ Beer Festival – May 12

May 9, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– ‘A Taste of the North’ Beer Festival, hosted by Wells Lions Club, will be at the Ruth Butler Building this Saturday,  May 12, from 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Supporting over 25 local charities, this craft Beer, Wine, and Food Festival Fundraiser will be featuring several Michigan breweries, vintners, and restaurants.

Entertainment includes:

  • a bonfire, hay wagon rides, yard games, 50/50 drawings, putting contest, and live music featuring OZ!
  • a raffle for new tires donated by Mr. Tire up to $600!
  • whoever dresses up in the best “Taste of the North” costume will win $500!
  • Contests and winners for the favorite beverage and favorite food will receive $500, voted on by the people

The $35 tickets gets you 15 “sample tickets” for you to redeem from popular craft beer breweries and wineries and the ticket also includes a custom-made 16oz pilsner glass.… Read the rest

Open House Art Auction – May 11

May 8, 2018

Calumet, Mi. – There will be an Open House Art Auction at the Calumet Art Center this Friday, May 11 from 5:00- 8:00 p.m.

  • The Spring Art Auction Fundraiser (for the Art Center) will begin May 4 as local artists will have their work on display for the auction.
  • Place your bids from May 4 until the big auction day (May 11) during business hours.
  • Winning bids will be announced at 7:00 p.m.
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50th Annual Pancake Breakfast – May 6

May 3, 2018

Negaunee, Mi.– The Negaunee Lions Club is hosting their 50th Annual Pancake Breakfast in the Multi-Purpose Room at Negaunee Lakeview School this Sunday, May 6th from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

There will be pancakes, sausage, and beverages being sold to benefit local youth programs.

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Wesley United Methodist Church: Night of Music – May 5

May 2, 2018

Ishpeming, Mi.– The Wesley United Methodist Church is hosting their very own Night of Music this Saturday, May 5, at 6:30- 8:00 p.m.

Featuring Music from:

  • Wesley Choir
  • Wesley Ringers
  • The Other Side of Grace
  • Friends of Faith
  • Strictly Gospel
  • Negaunee Male Chorus… and more!

*There will be a free-will offering to benefit the Camp Michigamme Scholarship Fund.… Read the rest

Mom-To-Mom Sale – May 5

May 2, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– There is a Mom-To-Mom sale at the Marquette Missionary Church this Saturday, May 5 from 9:00- 12:30 p.m.

Wide selections of sellers, each with their own booth and a large items room. There will also be a raffle for a $50 Target Gift card.

  • Bring small bills to pay each vendor.
  • Bring your own bags.

$1 admission fee to enter at any time. All funds support Marquette Missionary Church MOPS (Mothers of Pre Schoolers).

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Keweenaw Roller Girls Pancake Breakfast – April 28

April 25, 2018

Hancock, Mi.– The Keweenaw Roller Girls are hosting a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, to kick off their 2018 season, this Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

$5/plate of pancakes. All pancakes will be delivered to tables by skates!

The league coordinates with other roller derby leagues in the U.P. to help establish a thriving, committed roller derby community throughout the area. All proceeds will go toward the 2018 season.


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Rummage Sale at the Elks – April 28

April 25, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– A Rummage Sale will be at the Elks Lodge this Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Goods such as antiques, home goods, clothing, jewelry, and artwork can be found at the sale. Sales benefit Jacobetti Vets and non-profit Music For All Kids (MFAK).

  • Donations are accepted April 24-27th from 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
  • For details/info call (906) 361-3992 or (906) 226-8090
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