Lunch with Rick Snyder at the U.P. State Fair! August 17, 2017

August 15, 2017

U.P. State Fair

Come down to the U.P. State Fair and have lunch with the Governor!

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Marquette Hope—Providing a New Twist on Vacation Bible School – August 15, 2017

August 15, 2017

Marquette Hope—Providing a New Twist on Vacation Bible School
Marquette, MI (August 15, 2017)

Marquette Hope, a multi-site United Methodist faith based community in Marquette, is offering a new option for families looking for vacation bible school (VBS) for their children. This year’s annual vacation bible school will be a weekend event on August 18-20, 2017 encompassing 3 days of activities for children and parents. The theme this year is “Camp Out Getting S’More of Jesus”.
Marquette Hope wanted to provide an alternative for children and parents who don’t have the ability to commit to a full week of activities. With this shortened, but exciting program, they hope to attract new families to vacation bible school.
“VBS this year is very family-focused with lots of flexibility,” said Kristi Hintz, pastor at Marquette Hope. “Families can drop in at their convenience or come for the entire weekend.… Read the rest

Press Conference for the Remodeling of the Holy Family Orphanage! – August 16, 2017

August 14, 2017

Gov. Snyder, state leaders for economic development and affordable housing to tour site of nearly completed $16 million restoration of blighted Upper Peninsula national landmark

Marquette officials eager to celebrate transformation of former Holy Family Orphanage as Grandview Marquette showcase

Gov. Rick Snyder; Michigan State Housing Development Authority Executive Director Earl Poleski; Michigan Talent and Economic Development Executive Director Roger Curtis; Marquette Mayor Dave Campana; Community Action Alger Marquette Executive Director Amy Lerlie; Home Renewal Systems Senior Vice President Shannon Morgan, who leads the Farmington Hills-based firm that is developing the property; representatives of Evansville, Ind.-based Old National Bank and InSite Capital (subsidiary of Chemical Financial Corporation of Midland), who are the project’s major investors; as well as Wolverine Building Group, which is the project’s general contractor.

Gov. Snyder and state officials in charge of promoting economic development and affordable housing in Michigan will get a guided tour from Marquette civic leaders of the former Holy Family Orphanage, a vacant and blighted downtown presence since 1981 that will be transformed as the new $16 million Grandview Marquette affordable rental housing complex by late fall 2017.… Read the rest

Become a Mentor for NMU Leadership Program! – August 14, 2017

August 14, 2017

NMU Leadership Program Seeks Mentors

Northern Michigan University’s nationally recognized Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP) is seeking community leaders to serve as leadership mentors. The SLFP pairs citizens who are active in the local community with NMU students who are in the first year of the SLFP.

“The goal for our program is to help develop students into ethical, competent, community-centered leaders,” said Hannah Lewis, assistant director of the Center for Student Enrichment. “We selected 60 students to participate in the Student Leader Fellowship Program, which means we need to identify that many mentors. Prospective mentors typically are involved in the community at various levels. They are often affiliated with service clubs, are civically involved or are involved with organizations or projects that contribute to building a community.”

The SLFP at NMU is a two-year program. In addition to the mentoring relationship, students must attend two overnight fall retreats, complete a two-credit leadership theory and practice course and participate in 15 Skill Builder!Read the rest

Harbor Fest Coming to Marquette’s Lower Harbor! – August 25th & 26th

August 14, 2017


HARBOR FEST Coming to Marquette’s Lower Harbor Park August 25 & 26

$25,000 is the number. This month, Marquette West Rotary gave $25,000 to 38 local U.P. Charities. This $25,000 was raised at last year’s HARBORFEST and is now being put to good use in the community. Over the 34 years, Marquette West Rotary has been hosting a festival at Mattson Lower Harbor Park and has provided over $700,000 in charitable giving.

HARBORFEST is the last FREE hurrah each summer at Lower Harbor Park and the festival is free to the public due to the generous support of our Major and Business Supporters. This FREE festival is August 25th & 26th for all in the U.P. to visit and enjoy. Friday night’s High-Energy Funk & Soul headliner BUMPUS comes from Chicago and Saturday evening’s entertainment is America’s Best Led Zeppelin Tribute Band – Kashmir whom will rock the stage from 8:30 till 11 pm.Read the rest

Peter White Youth Services for September – August 14, 2017

August 14, 2017

Explore Tech: Engineering Makes a World of Difference Exhibit
Friday September 1 through Saturday September 30: Open during regular library hours. Peter White Public Library Kids’ Room. Adults and children are encouraged to come check out this “Explore Tech” interactive display between August 17th through October 11th! There will be an interactive computer kiosk with engineering games, informative display panels, and a Discovery Table with Cublet Robots, LEGO and Duplos, Keva Planks Brain Teaser, Snap Circuits and more! Come explore engineering with us, and check out how engineers work in our community through the “Faces of Engineering” wall that will display pictures of community engineers at work. For more information call 226-4320, visit, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

Saturday Book Babies: To Run throughout September
Saturdays September 2 & 23: 10:30 am- 10:50 am. Peter White Public Library Community Room.… Read the rest

Weekly Fishing Report – August 14, 2017

August 14, 2017

Summer fishing continues.  Those fishing around the weed beds on the inland lakes are taking a variety of species including panfish, walleye, bass and pike.  Chinook salmon fishing has picked up in the Great Lakes.   

Southeast Lower Peninsula

Lake Erie:  Had lots of perch anglers however not many limit catches were recorded.  The average catch per angler putting in a full day was maybe 15 fish.  Walleye fishing was good with limit catches taken in Brest Bay and off Fermi when trolling a crawler harness.  Big freshwater drum were caught by those trolling for walleye.

Huron River:  Anglers have caught smallmouth bass.  Channel catfish were hitting on live baits in the lower river.  Try crawlers, bluegills, crayfish or minnows.

Detroit River:  Is producing some yellow perch.  No big numbers but enough for a meal.  Fish the mouth and around the islands in about 14 feet with a perch rig and minnows.  … Read the rest

NMU Physics Offers Solar Eclipse Viewing Opportunity – August 21, 2017

August 10, 2017

NMU Physics Offers Solar Eclipse Viewing Opportunity

North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun on Monday, Aug. 21. Northern Michigan University’s Physics Department is offering area residents an opportunity to safely view this area’s partial solar eclipse through a telescope equipped with a sun filter at the NMU Observatory Dome. This free event is scheduled from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Visitors should enter the rotunda entrance at NMU’s West Science Building and follow directional signs to the catwalk of the Observatory Dome. Overflow visitors will be able to view NASA streaming video of the eclipse in a nearby classroom.

The sun filter blocks out more than 90 percent of the sun’s light, according to Dave Donovan, head of the NMU Physics Department.

“I’ve been here 25 years and don’t know when the last total eclipse in Marquette was,” Donovan said.… Read the rest

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