March 27, 2012
March 4, 2014
MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN — Shakespeare Readers will meet on Wednesday, March 5 at 6:30 pm in the Peter White Public Library’s Lions Room for a reading of “Measure for Measure.”
Shakespeare’s dark comedy deals with the issues of mercy, justice, and truth and their relationship to pride and humility. The plot revolves around the characters of Vincentio, the Duke of Vienna; Angelo, a judge; Claudio a young nobleman and Juliet his betrothed.
Shakespeare Readers is a group for anyone who is intrigued with reading the works of William Shakespeare. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month and new readers are always welcome.
For more information call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
March 2, 2014
Afternoon Classic Films presents a screening of “Giant” on Monday, March 3 at 1:30 pm in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
A sprawling adaptation of Edna Ferber’s best-selling novel, this epic film is the story of Texan rancher Bick Benedict, played by Rock Hudson, who visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. While there he meets and falls in love with the owner’s daughter Leslie, played by Elizabeth Taylor, and they are married immediately and return to the ranch in Texas. “Giant” is the story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and oil tycoon, Jett Rink, played by James Dean, as it unfolds across two generations.
Released in 1956, “Giant” was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, winning Best Director for George Stevens. The film is shown in color and runs for 201 minutes.
There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
March 2, 2014
MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN – In recognition of Women’s History Month, DocuMonday and Temple Beth Sholom present the documentary film “Ahead of Time” on Monday, March 3 at 7:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. The film is about Ruth Gruber, journalist, photographer, writer and humanitarian.
Born in 1911, Ruth Gruber’s sharp intellect and moxie propelled her to become the world’s youngest PhD at age 20, New York Herald Tribune reporter by age 24, and the first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic. A trusted member of the Roosevelt Administration during WWII, she was a feminist before feminism. Ruth covered the turbulent Middle East throughout the 1940′s, escorted Holocaust refugees to America and covered the Nuremberg trials.
“Ahead of Time” was released in 2009, is not rated and runs for 73 minutes. There is no admission charge to attend and refreshments will be served.
Each year, March is designated as National Women’s History Month to ensure that the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces, and communities throughout the country. This year’s theme, is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.”
This film has been provided by the National Center for Jewish Film and is cosponsored by Temple Beth Sholom and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
March 1, 2014
Sing up a storm at the monthly Big Water Community Sing on Sunday, March 2 from 3:30-5:30 pm in the Peter White Public Library’s Community room.
Song leader, Corinne Rockow, gets the music started for a fun and energetic vocal jam session for folks of all ages and abilities who want to sing. The first half hour is devoted to lively music for young children.
The community sing is not a choir and there is no audience. Everyone sings together to enjoy those familiar tunes from years gone by, seasonal music and learn a new song or two. Copies of Rise Up Singing are available to borrow and bring your favorite song to share as a group. All ages are welcome for this down-home fun monthly gathering.
There is no admission charge. Sponsored in part, by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
March 1, 2014
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert with Eclettico, the string group with a contemporary sound, at Peter White Public Library on Sunday, March 2 at 1:30pm in the library’s community room.
Eclettico is comprised of classically trained, local musicians who present a vast array of musical styles with a unique and innovative string sound. This ‘rock orchestra’ is committed to surprising audiences of all ages and musical interests with the versatility of string instruments.
Members of the group for this performance are Danielle Simandl, Matt Mitchell, Alexis Mahler, Sara Beck, Linnea Bannit, Eric Marta, Sonja Prychitko, Lizzee Grugin, Jon Brodersen, Dennis Clowers.
There is no admission charge to the attend the concert thanks to sponsorship by the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
U.P. Agriculture for Tomorrow Conference will be held at Bay College, Escanaba on Tuesday, March 11th
March 1, 2014
The next U.P. Agriculture for Tomorrow Conference will be held at Bay College, Escanaba on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Agriculture for Tomorrow offers the opportunity to attend educational sessions on a variety of topics, view displays from sponsors, and network with others. We are excited about the topics we will be offering this year around farm maintenance, local food systems, livestock, and plants/crops. Several sessions will again qualify for MAEAP Phase I credit. New this year is there will be an opening session withkeynote speaker, Dr. Fred Poston, dean of the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, to kick off the day, leaving more time during lunch to view the displays and network.
Registration for the conference is now open. We will again have the option for on-line registration and payment by credit card at http://events.anr.msu.edu/2014AgforTomorrow/. You can also register as usual, by sending in your check and registration form, or paying by cash or check at the door. Look for more information in the January U.P. Ag Connections newsletters. If you would like more information about registering for the Agriculture for Tomorrow Conference, contact the Alger County MSU Extension office at 906-387-2530.
February 27, 2014
The event is the Red Earth Classic. This year the Red Earth Classic is partnering with the Italian Fest to bring a weekend of fun, family-friendly events to the Ishpeming area. The classic will include short and long track races for all ages and levels of expertise. Also, GLRC will have a silent auction and the Italian Festival will be held to make for an exciting weekend for the community.
As the community sponsor, proceeds from the silent auction will go to Great Lakes Recovery Centers to provide substance abuse and mental health treatment services in 11 Upper Peninsula communities. GLRC is a nationally accredited, non-denominational non-profit organization and we have been serving the UP for over 30 years. We operate adult residential treatment facilities in Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie.
Additionally, GLRC operates the only facility that specializes in serving the unique needs of adolescents (ages 12-17) in northern Michigan.
February 27, 2014
HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN – Michigan Technological University’s AFROTC detachment has been named Team of the Year in an annual competition to determine the best AFROTC detachment in the nation. Tech’s detachment topped 145 AFROTC detachments and more than 1,100 colleges and universities nationwide.
“Michigan Tech’s Detachment 400 AFROTC team win reflects the dedication of prior and current AFROTC faculty,” said Lieutenant Colonel Michael Brothers, commander of Tech’s AFROTC and head of the Department of Aerospace Studies. “Plus the outstanding support we’ve received within the College of Science and Arts, by senior Michigan Tech personnel, and across the entire campus and community.”
“The training [the cadets] get up here, despite the fact that we are a rather remote university compared to a lot of the other locations, is as good, if not better, than the training they would’ve received somewhere else,” Brothers said. Michigan Tech’s detachment has worked to continuously improve, and they won’t stop, he added.
For the full story, see http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2014/february/story103723.htm
To contact Lt. Col. Michael Brothers, email email@example.com or call 906-487-2652.
February 27, 2014
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has a claims process for motorists whose vehicles have been damaged by hitting a pothole on a state trunkline, but certain conditions apply.
First, the pothole must be located on a state trunkline. A state trunkline is a highway with an M, I or US prefix, like M-1, I-75 and US-131. MDOT only has jurisdiction over state trunklines. Other roads are under the jurisdiction of counties, cities or villages.
Additionally, to prove a highway defect claim, state law requires a motorist to show that the road agency failed to maintain the highway in reasonable repair. The motorist must show that MDOT knew of the condition and had an opportunity to repair it, or that the condition existed for more than 30 days. Few claims are eligible for payment because potholes develop quickly.
A claim form and instructions are available on the MDOT website at: http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-9615_30883-93194–,00.html.
Claims for less than $1,000 must be submitted to the MDOT regional office or transportation service center (TSC) that covers the county where the incident occurred. MDOT regional offices and TSCs can be located on the MDOT website at: http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-9623-36042–,00.html.
If a claim is for $1,000 or more, it must be filed with the Michigan Court of Claims in Lansing. Contact information for the court is available on the pothole claims page on the MDOT website.
February 27, 2014
Pure Michigan Byways and Heritage Routes- Learn how Pure Michigan and the Michigan Department of Transportation are working together to create economic development around historic stretches of roadways in Michigan. Hear specifically about the Heritage Routes in the UP and how you can take advantage of them in your area.
University Economic Development and Entrepreneurial Resources- Hear from leaders at NMU, MTU and LSSU about the high impact efforts they are engaged in to bring new business to our region and to develop the workforce for high demand jobs in our area.
Regional Prosperity Initiative- Funds are coming to our area to bring us down the path of prosperity. Lean how you can be a part of that effort to engage with UPEDA’s mission and the planning regions to build upon past success.
Community Profiles- Participate in a working session. Members will discuss the importance of the profiles and share ideas on how to use them to (i) increase corporate membership; (ii) raise funds; and (iii) market their counties/areas/regions. Participants will look through the EYO 2012 profile and note issues; make suggestions on how to improve. We come together to discuss how to improve the profiles. Also, decide on how to standardize the data collection process; Devise a plan of action for collecting the EOY 2013 data and get suggestions on what to do next to expand, broaden or deepen the project.