Calendar – Music – The Babbas in Concert – July 21

July 18, 2016

Harvey – Nashville based duo Annie Sellick and Pat Bergeson, also known as The Babbas, will perform on Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at The Marquette UU Congregation, 1510 M-28 East, in Harvey.

The Babbas, are jazz based with acoustic guitars, harmonica and some percussion. This concert is being played for a love offering at the door.

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Marquette Nightlife 2.0 Friday, July 8

July 7, 2016

Friday, July 8—10:15–11:15 p.m. At the MRHC Greenspace, outside.

Marquette, MI – Bring your chairs and libations for an evening under the stars as Jim Koski will present an updated version of his 2015 program, taking us into more contemporary times. We’ll be reminded of our favorite clubs, discos and college bars along with some other “colorful” examples of night life. Images will be projected on the side of the building.

In the case of rain this event will be moved inside the building. Food trucks will be in the neighborhood. $5 suggested donation. Please visit or call 906-226-3571 for more info.

“Under the Radar Michigan” comes to Marquette June 29th

June 28, 2016

MARQUETTE — How did two regular guys end up with a popular Emmy Award winning PBS television show and a book that feature the cool people, places and things that make Michigan a great place to be?

Join Under the Radar Michigan’s Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman for an inspirational story of reinvention and discovery. Hear how they do it … why they do it … and share great stories from their travels around Michigan. Bring your questions, your sense of adventure and your sense of humor, because when Tom and Jim start talking … it’s a wild and crazy ride. To give Tom and Jim a U.P. welcome, you are encouraged to wear your Stormy Kromers.

Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. No admission charge. Call 228-9510 or visit for more information.

Look for Under the Radar Michigan on TV13, or go to and do a little perusing before the performance.

Bluesday Tuesday Concert: The Derrell Syria Project

June 27, 2016

Marquette, MI — Bluesday Tuesday hosts a live blues concert featuring The Derrell Syria Project on Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.

The Derrell Syria Project is a local musical group that features a floating cast of quality musicians. They travel throughout the Great Lakes states with their unique style of original music along with a large variety of re-arranged cover tunes, mixing their performances with guitars, bass, percussion, congas, keyboards and vocals, playing Blues, Reggae, Latin, Contemporary and Alternative music.

There is no admission charge to attend the event which is co-sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Peter White Public Library. Call 226-4318 or visit for more information.

Author Gretchen Preston to visit Negaunee Public Library June 23rd

June 22, 2016

MARQUETTE, MI — “Valley Cats” author Gretchen Preston will visit the library at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 23. Gretchen will talk about how to explore books with your five senses. She will also share stories about the valley cats. Meet her service dog Floyd, too! This presentation is appropriate for children, who must be accompanied by a loving adult. As always, this event is free to the public.

Raptors for Vets – June 22nd

June 21, 2016

Chocolay, Michigan –  On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 the Chocolay Raptor Center will host a fundraiser for National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette. NAMI-A/M will introduce “Homefront”, their newest class for families, partners and friends of service members and veterans experiencing a mental health challenge.

This fundraiser coincides with the arrival of the Traveling Vietnam Wall, and is a rare opportunity for the public to meet the Chocolay Raptor Center’s 3 ambassador raptors (great horned owl, red-tailed hawk, and peregrine falcon). The event begins at 5:30pm at Frazier’s Lake Superior Yacht Yard (adjacent to the Lake Superior Theatre and Mattson Park in Marquette). Suggested donation is $15 per person and children are free.

For more information call 906-249-3598 or 906-360-7107.

Week Long Art Celebration in Marquette, Michigan June 19th Through June 25th

June 18, 2016

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN — The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is proud to present a week long programming event dedicated to arts, culture and community called “Art Week.” This program is a collaborative effort to highlight and promote local artists by featuring regional artwork, live performances, and demonstrations in downtown businesses and storefronts. Art Week, which runs June 19 to June 25, will also feature art receptions and street performances.

A comprehensive map with a list of Art Week events can picked up at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front St. in Marquette, or at any of the participating businesses after June 10. A list of participating artists and businesses can be found at

For more information please contact the Art Center at (906) 228-0472 or email arts-

State Tells Michigan Seniors and Others Who Received Medicare Reductions Notices That Checks Won’t Decrease

June 18, 2016

LANSING, Mich. – Michiganders who recently received a letter incorrectly saying their Medicare Part B premiums would no longer be subsidized need not worry about reductions in their Social Security checks due to this error.

A Michigan Department of Health and Human Services technical system error caused the Social Security Administration to erroneously send the letter to about 12,000 seniors and people with disabilities around the state who receive Medicare. They are among nearly 250,000 people in Michigan enrolled in the Medicare Savings Program, which helps pay Medicare premiums, coinsurance and deductibles.

“We want to make sure that people who received the incorrect letter understand that they won’t see a reduction in their Social Security checks because of this error,” said Chris Priest, deputy director of Medical Services for MDHHS. “We quickly corrected the mistake before any checks went out and are working now with our federal partners. MDHHS understands the worries that this faulty information caused seniors and other residents. We apologize for the confusion caused by the system error.”

MDHHS has implemented a technical correction and submitted updated information to the federal government. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is working with the Social Security Administration to update the information. MDHHS is closely monitoring the situation and working to ensure Social Security checks are correct.

In addition to the 12,000 incorrect notices, about 3,000 people who are no longer eligible for the Medicare Savings Program were sent notices stating that they will no longer receive that benefit. These are notices MDHHS sends to anyone who is no longer eligible due to losing Medicaid eligibility or because changes in income or assets made them ineligible for the Medicare Savings Program. These individuals would have received a notice from both Social Security Administration and MDHHS. Individuals who incorrectly received notices would have been notified by the Social Security Administration only.

The Social Security Administration will be sending corrected notices to Medicare recipients affected by the error. There is no need for these individuals to take any action. Anyone who has questions can contact their MDHHS caseworker.

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