NMU Announces New Business Venture Competition

October 16, 2017

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University students, regardless of major, and Upper Peninsula high school students are invited to participate in the 11th annual New Business Venture Competition sponsored by the NMU College of Business. Individual students or teams of up to five can compete for a $5,000 cash prize and an additional $5,000 in business support. There is a guaranteed prize of $500 for the best high school idea.

The first step is to submit an electronic “Intent to Compete” form and business proposal by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. A committee of faculty and staff members will screen submissions and choose finalists to proceed to the second stage, which calls for a detailed business plan that abides by the guidelines and is submitted by Friday, March 2. A small stipend is available for participants to help offset the costs of developing the plan.… Read the rest

Improvements to National Forest Mountain Bike Trails

October 13, 2017

Gladstone, MI — Over the course of the past 5 months, Hiawatha National Forest has implemented significant improvements for mountain bike riders using Bruno’s Run Hiking/Mountain Biking Trail and Valley Spur Mountain Bike Trail. The trail improvements will benefit the resource and support the local recreation economy.

According to Mark Bender, Forest Service Recreation Technician and trails coordinator, 2.1 miles of new single track trail were added to the Valley Spur Trail system. Meanwhile, at Bruno’s Run Trail, 3,400 feet of trail were completed, including re-routes that address erosion and trail design problems.

Partners, including Superior Watershed Partnership and Munising Bay Trail Network, contributed significantly to the trailwork accomplishments.

For instance, Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) contributed labor through a Great Lakes Conservation Corp trail crew. On the Bruno’s Run Trail project, where heavy use on steep hills resulted in the need to adjust the trail layout, the SWP crew contributed 218 hours of labor while assisting with over 2,900 feet of trailwork.… Read the rest

Growing Your Food in the U.P. Gardening Series October 12th

October 11, 2017

The 2nd session of a free gardening series continues on Thursday, Oct., 12th at 6:30 pm at the Marquette Missionary Church at 1804 Wright St., in Marquette.

The “Growing Your Food in the U.P.” gardening series is open to everyone, is hands-on and explores soil dynamics and the use of permaculture for greater success growing food in the challenging U.P. climate. The series is sponsored by Transition Marquette County.

For more information, contact Michael Riesterer at transitionmarquette@gmail.com or call 225-0608.

Growing Your Food in the U.P. Gardening Series

Growing Your Food in the U.P. Gardening Series

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World Faith Series, “One Light, Many Lamps” October 11th at PWPL: on Baha’i Faith

October 11, 2017

Marquette, Michigan – The Marquette Interfaith Forum and the Marquette Baha’i Community present the sixth monthly presentation on World Religions on Wednesday, October 11, at 7 PM in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library. This presentation will be on the Baha’i Faith and the speakers will be Dennis McCowen and Lisa Furr McCowen.

Please plan on attending and also invite your friends, schools, religious and civic organizations to attend. This presentation series is free and all are welcome. … Read the rest

NMU Hosts Artist Alexis Rockman for ‘Great Lakes Cycle’ – Events Start October 11th

October 10, 2017

Marquette, Michigan – American contemporary artist Alexis Rockman will visit Northern Michigan University to participate in a series of October events titled “The Great Lakes Cycle: Art + Science with Alexis Rockman.” The artist is known for his paintings of future landscapes depicting the impact of climate change, species extinction and evolution influenced by genetic engineering. He collaborated with Oscar-winning director Ang Lee on concepts for the Life of Pi film. His work has also been exhibited at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Camden Art Center in London and other galleries and museums around the world.

The Grand Rapids Art Museum commissioned Rockman to create The Great Lakes Cycle, an exhibition that celebrates the natural majesty and global importance of the Great Lakes while exploring how they are threatened by factors such as climate change, globalization, invasive species, mass agriculture and urban sprawl.Read the rest

Multiple DNR Trails Advisory Groups to Meet in Marquette Oct. 10-11

October 9, 2017

Marquette, MI – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will facilitate three public meetings over two days next month in Marquette, providing the public with opportunities to have a voice in the creation, development, operation and maintenance of motorized and nonmotorized trails in the state.

All meetings and work sessions will take place at the Staybridge Suites, 855 W. Washington St. in Marquette.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

  • 10 a.m. – The Snowmobile Advisory Workgroup and Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Workgroup will hold a joint meeting
  • 3 p.m. – The Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Workgroup will host a meeting.

Topics for the meetings will include, but are not limited to:

  • Handbook of Michigan ORV Laws/Safety Education Subcommittee.
  • Public Act 288 of 2016.
  • Carsonite installation update.
  • ORV permit sunset update.

The Snowmobile Advisory Workgroup assists the Michigan Trails Advisory Council in performing its duties and responsibilities and provides the DNR advice related to the snowmobile program, including the creation, development, operation and maintenance of the designated snowmobile trail system. … Read the rest

Chocolay Township Town Hall Meeting Monday, October 9th

October 8, 2017

Chocolay Township will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, October 9 at 7:00 PM at Silver Creek Church, 219 Silver Creek Road. The purpose of the meeting is to inform residents about the road millage proposal on the November 7 ballot. A presentation has been prepared by GEI, with a question and answer period following. Please plan on attending!!… Read the rest

2017 Fire Prevention Month

October 6, 2017

Marquette, Michigan2017 Fire Prevention Month – PDFRead the rest

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