Car Fans Set To Buzz The Gut in Ishpeming, MI

August 9, 2011

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News – Fans of classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, sports cars, drifters and gearheads of all types are converging in Ishpeming this weekend for the annual Buzz The Gut car show and cruise. This year marks the tenth year of this event and the field of entries looks to be bigger than ever.

Terry Surrell, certified motorhead and event organizer, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning today to chat about this extravaganza of automotive excellence. He outlined the schedule of events and how anyone with a cool car can get involved in this popular and family friendly show and cruise. According to Surrell, there should be well over 300 vehicles in this year’s ride, and should have something for everyone who loves cars.

The event is this Saturday and starts with a “Show and Shine” at 5-pm at the Cliffs Shaft parking lot in Ishpeming followed by a cruise from Ishpeming to Negaunee and back at 7-pm and a Sock Hop dance at the Ishpeming Elks Lodge.… Read the rest

Marquette Man Goes International To Create Cookbooks

August 8, 2011

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News – Jason Harper, an international scholar from Marquette, MI, has been spending time in China working with students to create cookbooks that are much more than ingredient lists and cooking directions. The books are a collection of recipes and essays written by Chinese students in his English class in China. The essays outline stories and memories the students associate with the dishes.

Harper created his first cookbook, Chinese Cuisine 101, with students in the class he taught through an international academic partnership between Fort Hays State University and Sias International University in Xinzheng City, Henan Province, People’s Republic of China. He has been working on a second cook book, Sichuan Cuisine 101, And joined Mark and Walt in the Morning today to discuss the project.

The new cookbook is similar in concept to the first book, but Harper says he asked for the students to dig deeper when writing the essays and to bring more to the table (no pun intended) with their recollections.… Read the rest

Upper Michigan Farmers Asked To Join Assessment Effort

August 8, 2011

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News – The Marquette Food Co-op is looking into assessing the needs of local farmers in order to ensure a steady supply of high quality local food for consumers. The Co-op has teamed up with M-S-U Extension, The Eastern Upper Peninsula Food Hub Project, and Northern Michigan University’s Center for Community and Economic Development to conduct a comprehensive survey of U.P. Farms that sell directly to consumers.

Natasha Gill from the Co-op and Dr. Steve Nelson joined Walt Lindala this morning to discuss the program. According to Gill, the survey is inclusive of conventional, natural, and organic farms of all sizes. Upon completion, only the compiled information will be shared with survey participants, the agencies working on the project, state officials, and those interested in U.P. agriculture.

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A Special Event Tomorrow at Brookridge Heights in Marquette

August 5, 2011

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Health Fair is being presented tomorrow at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care in Marquette. This event is open to the public and is intended to give interested people and opportunity to find out more about services at the facility and those provided by related agencies.

Julie Laetham, Director of Community Relations at Brookridge Heights joined Sunny 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to explain more about the event and what folks can expect when they come out. Julie talked about why they are doing this event and what information will be at the disposal of attendees.

Julie also discussed the services available for residents at Brookridge Heights, from relatively light assistance to full service care.

To listen to the interview with Julie, please click below.

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Explore Iron Ore and the Civil War This Weekend in Marquette County

August 4, 2011

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News – The Civil War and the role Michigan’s iron resources played in preserving the Union will come to life this weekend when the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee Township hosts a Civil War artillery encampment. This encampment features military and civilian camp life, cannon demonstrations, cooking demonstrations and costumed portrayals of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.

Barry James with the Michigan Iron Industry Museum called in to chat about this weekend’s events and told the listeners what was scheduled and when they should come out to the museum. He added this event is free of charge, but donations are appreciated.

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Blood Shortage Hits Marquette County

August 4, 2011

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News – A shortage of several types of blood is being reported by the Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center in Marquette. According to a release from Marquette General Health Systems, the Blood Center is in critical need of AB-positive, AB-negative and O-positive types of blood.

Sallie Coron, Coordinator of Blood Collections at the Blood Center, spoke with Sunny 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to get the word out about this need. According to Coron, this type of shortage is very typical for this time of year as people get wrapped up in summer recreation and travel as well as other seasonal projects and they forget to give blood.

Coron listed the personal criteria for someone to give blood as well as the hours of operation at the Blood Center office in Marquette and how folks can get in to give.… Read the rest

Marquette County Y Update

August 3, 2011

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News – With five weeks of summer left, summer camps and activities for kids are in full swing at the Marquette County YMCA, better known as the Y. There are also a full slate of programs for parents and other adults.

Lisa Coombs-Gerou, Executive Director of the Y, joined Sunny 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to give listeners an update on all events and activities currently going on at the Y. She also looked ahead to fall and outlined programs coming up for both children and grown-ups alike. The schedule is full this season at the Y as always.

To listen to the complete interview with Lisa, please click below.

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The Forgotten Eagles Ride Around Michigan Hits the Upper Peninsula

August 3, 2011

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News – The Forgotten Eagles of Michigan are holding their 8th annual Ride Around Michigan this week and are coming through Marquette today. The annual Ride Around Michigan is dedicated to fallen brothers and sisters and thePOW/MIA’s. Every dollar received by the group directly benefits MichiganVeterans.

At 12:30 PM today, Chapter 1 of The Forgotten Eagles will enter Marquette County at the county line on M28. They will meet up with Chapter 2, the Jacobetti Veterans Homebus and get a police escort to The Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 380 building on US 41 in Negaunee Township. At 1:30 PM the ride will continue onto Calumet for a ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery and then into the Keweenaw.

Chapter 1 President Duke Mayo chatted recently with News Director Walt Lindala about the Ride Around Michigan and what the Forgotten Eagles are all about as a veterans service organization.… Read the rest

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