Michigan Receives $3.8 Million for Emergency Preparedness, Special Pathogen Response

March 27, 2017

Lansing, MI – March 27, 2017 –  Michigan has received $3.8 million in federal funding to help strengthen emergency preparedness in healthcare which will be distributed to hospitals identified in Michigan’s Special Pathogen Response Network (SPRN).

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Trauma and Preparedness, established SPRN in 2014 to strengthen Michigan’s emergency response to any new or emerging threat to public health, such as Ebola virus disease. The network is a collaborative group including: MDHHS, Michigan hospitals, Life Support Agencies, local health departments, and regional healthcare coalitions.

“As Michigan has worked to prepare for new, emerging public health threats, I commend all Michigan hospitals for their partnership, as well as the training and education they’ve undertaken to protect against the spread of infectious diseases,” said Dr. Eden Wells, Chief Medical Executive with the MDHHS.Read the rest

Brookridge Heights Restricting Visitors Until Further Notice – 3/27/17

March 27, 2017

Marquette, Michigan – March 27, 2017 – Due to the flu virus that is circulating around town, Brookridge Heights is restricting visitors until further notice effective immediately.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – “Cannabis Conundrum” Talk at NMU – Mar. 30

March 27, 2017

Marquette – The genetics and politics of cannabis will be explored during a presentation on Thursday, March 30 at 8 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall at Northern Michigan University.

George Weiblen, University of Minnesota professor of plant and microbial biology and director of the Bell Museum of Natural History, will lead the discussion. The public is invited. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Dog Night at the Library – Mar. 30

March 27, 2017

Marquette – Dog Night will be offered on Thursday, March 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room of the Peter White Public Library.

All children are invited to come and read to a dog. Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog. The event is free and no registration is required.

For more information, call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – STEAM Program at Peter White Public Library – Mar. 30

March 27, 2017

Marquette – STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Program will be offered on Thursday, March 30 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room or the Marquette Arts and Culture Center on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

STEAM for grades K through 5. Kids will be grouped according to grade level. The event is free.

For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Iron Mountain – Mar. 30

March 27, 2017

Iron Mountain – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive with the bloodmobile on Thursday, March 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. CDT at Integrity Care in Iron Mountain.

For an appointment, call Carolee Coron at 906-282-4961.… Read the rest

NCLL Hosts Contra Dancing

March 27, 2017

Marquette, MIMarch 27, 2017 – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a contra dancing class from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Dance Zone in Marquette. Contra dancing has its origins in English, Irish and French country dancing and has evolved into its own form of American folk dance.

Dance Zone owner and instructor Marge Sklar will lead the workshop. In contra dancing, a caller teaches each dance along with the music, which is made up of easy-to-learn, repeated steps. Each dancer is partnered to form a couple. Parallel lines of dancers stand opposite of their partners. Over the course of the dance, each couple moves up and down the hall, interacting with every other couple in their set.

No experience is required. The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Register before Friday, March 24, by calling 227-2979.… Read the rest