2018 Historical Marquette Bus Tours – Starting July

June 5, 2018

Marquette, Michigan – Our popular bus tours are back! Hop on to time travel back and enjoy first person historical characters (they really are characters)! The Historical Marquette Bus Tours are a great way to see the town as it is today, while reflecting on the early days of bustling Marquette. Enjoy the ride and learn something along the way through an entertaining narrated tour. The History Center has been collecting stories for 100 years! Hear about what life was like 100 years ago in our lakeside town, as we celebrate our centennial. Nine tours are available and advance purchase of tickets is highly recommended.

Tickets go on sale June 1st and are available by calling 906-226-3571, visiting marquettehistory.org, or stopping by the Marquette Regional History Center during regular operating hours. Tickets are $20.00 for all tours and will embark from the History Center.… Read the rest

$1 Million in Federal Grants Available to Public and Nonprofit Groups in Upper Peninsula to Develop Children’s Advocacy Centers

May 23, 2018

Lansing, MI – Public and nonprofit organizations in the Upper Peninsula will be able to apply for $1 million in federal grants to develop a children’s advocacy center (CAC), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today.

The MDHHS Division of Victim Services has posted its fourth of five Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding. MDHHS will award three-year U.S. Department of Justice grants of $50,000 to $1 million.

CAC’s are child-focused, community-based programs with representatives from many disciplines working together to effectively investigate, prosecute and treat child abuse. When a child discloses abuse, instead of traveling from agency to agency recounting their abuse multiple times, the child is brought to a friendly, neutral facility where their needs come first. Agencies involved in the investigation convene at the CAC where they can hear the child tell their story one time and where they can share information amongst themselves and determine the next course of action.Read the rest

Knights of Columbus Mass and Dinner, June 3

May 20, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– Meet the Bishop Day Mass & Dinner hosted by the Most Reverend John F. Doerfler and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, 2018. The event will begin with a Mass at St. Louis the King Church, 264 Silver Creek Road, Marquette, at 4 pm ET, followed by a catered dinner in the parish hall. The event is open to individuals with disabilities and their families/caregivers. For information/registration visit: http://www.dioceseofmarquette.org/calendar/6/2018 or contact MaryAnn Bernier at (906)-227-9115 or via email at: mbernier@dioceseofmarquette.org . The reservation deadline is May 25, 2018.… Read the rest

Delta County Airport Rehabilitates Runway 18/36

May 13, 2018

ESCANABA, MI-Delta County Airport began work to rehabilitate runway 18/36 and parallel taxiway on May 9, 2018. The project is scheduled to last through the summer and is anticipated to have no impact on commercial air service.

The $2.5 million dollar joint-funded project will be between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Delta County Airport, and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The project will use funds only generated from aviation-related excise taxes through the FAA’s Aviation Trust Fund and Passenger Facility Charges assessed by Delta County Airport and MDOT.

Delta County Airport is a small non-hub airport and part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) which is an inventory of U.S. aviation infrastructure assets and use to assess existing airports significant to the national air transportation in the U.S. Because of its status, Delta County receives an entitlement grant which overs 95% of eligible costs of improvements to maintain airport safety and infrastructure.… Read the rest

SAYT Acting and Dance Summer Camps This Summer

May 13, 2018

Marquette, Michigan – Do you like performing? Or watching plays and musicals? Would you like to learn more about theater or become a better dancer? Interested in putting on a performance of your own? Check out our camp series!

Financial is aid available for all summer programming.

Website: http://saytheater.org/

Seize the day and prepare for SAYT’s 2018-2019 season with a dance camp. Camps will be focused on tap and jazz technique to gear up for our 2019 spring musical of Newsies! Ages 6-18 are invited to register – you do not need to be auditioning for next season to expand your skills through SAYT!

Girls Dance Camps – July 9-13, 2018
9:00-10:00am – Ages 6-7
10:00-11:30am – Ages 8-12
12:00-1:30pm – Ages 13-18

Boys Dance Camps – July 16-20, 2018
9:00-10:00am – Ages 6-8
10:00-11:00am – Ages 9-11
11:00am-12:00pm – Ages 12-18

Acting Camps
Acting Camps are open to youth in preschool to 12 years of age that are interested in acting, music, and dance.… Read the rest

Delta County Airport Rehabilitates Runway 18/36

May 12, 2018

Escanaba, MI-Delta County Airport began work to rehabilitate runway 18/36 and parallel taxiway on May 9, 2018. The project is scheduled to last through the summer and is anticipated to have no impact on commercial air service.

The $2.5 million dollar joint-funded project will be between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Delta County Airport, and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The project will use funds only generated from aviation-related excise taxes through the FAA’s Aviation Trust Fund and Passenger Facility Charges assessed by Delta County Airport and MDOT.

Delta County Airport is a small non-hub airport and part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) which is an inventory of U.S. aviation infrastructure assets and use to assess existing airports significant to the national air transportation in the U.S. Because of its status, Delta County receives an entitlement grant which overs 95% of eligible costs of improvements to maintain airport safety and infrastructure.… Read the rest

Collaborative Walleye Restoration Efforts to Begin on Lac Vieux Desert

May 7, 2018

Man holding walleye while on a boatGogebic County – Straddling the Michigan-Wisconsin border in Gogebic and Vilas counties – and lying within the 1842 Treaty-ceded territory – Lac Vieux Desert is a roughly 4,000-acre lake that has been receiving a lot of attention lately.

Fisheries managers have observed all-time low levels of walleye abundance stemming from declines in natural reproduction. While this decline is not completely understood, a cooperative interagency walleye rehabilitation plan was recently drafted by the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Lac Vieux Desert Band, and Sokaogon (Mole Lake) Chippewa to address the issue. The goal of the plan is to restore natural reproduction and increase the density of adult walleye to at least two and 2.5 fish per acre. The plan includes stocking, coordinated population assessments, harvest management, public education and enforcement efforts.… Read the rest

Providing Help to a Caregiver? FREE Training Available! May 3-4

May 2, 2018

Respite Education and Support Tools (REST)

Houghton, Mich.– Rest is an originally designed educational course that provides respite training to adults and teens who want to offer care to those in need and provide assistance to their caregivers. As a REST companion (volunteer or paid), you give the gift of your time to provide a valuable service. As a REST trained companion/respite provider you will spend one-on-one time with an adult or senior, giving only as much time as you are willing and able to give. The ultimate goal of this training course is to assist individuals to become effective companions and respite workers by learning the three key steps of support: Prepare, Care and Connect.

REST training is now available in the Houghton area brought to you by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. This is a nationally recognized certification which is eligible for Nursing and Social Work CEU’s and is open to the general public.… Read the rest

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