Marquette Downtown Development Authority

March 29, 2017

Marquette, MIMarch 29, 2017 – The Marquette Downtown Development Authority invites residents of all ages and skill levels to submit original artwork for the 2017 Blueberry Festival Poster contest. The selected design will be reproduced as a full-color, limited edition poster. Original artwork in any medium is welcome but should not be larger than 11 x 17 inches and must not have been previously reproduced. New this year, no lettering or text will be allowed on the artwork, except for the artist’s signature, which should be no more than 1″ x 3″ in size.

The winning entry will be determined by a combined score based on an online vote open to the public and a panel of judges comprised of local artists, downtown business owners and public officials. Voting will take place Monday, May 8, through Friday, May 26, at… Read the rest

Calendar – Bazaars/Craft Sales – American Legion Post 349 Craft Show – Apr. 1

March 29, 2017

Little Lake – A Craft Show will be held on Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
American Legion Post 349 in Little Lake.

There will be a snack bar, plenty of parking and free admission.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Teen Writing Competition – Apr. 1 – May 1

March 29, 2017

Marquette – Peter White Public Library and the Marquette Monthly will offer a Teen Writing Competition, open to all students in grades 9 to 12, with entries being accepted from Saturday, April 1 through Monday, May 1.

Teens are invited to submit entries in one of the following categories: Fiction Short Story, Poetry, Opinion Essay. Only one entry per person will be allowed. Two prizes will be awarded in each category, with 1st place winners awarded $125 and 2nd place $75.

Guidelines for word length and format, along with submission requirements, are available at PWPL Teen Services or Youth Services, or online at

Prizes, and a June reception for all entrants, will be funded by a generous donation from Allyn Roberts in memory of Forrest Roberts. For more information, please call 226-4321, 226-4323, or email… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – David Rogers Guitar Concert in Hancock – Apr. 1

March 29, 2017

Hancock – Soloist David Rogers, Classical crossover guitarist, will offer a concert on Saturday, April 1 at 8:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater, 426 Quincy Street in Hancock.

Termed, ‘a prominent guitarist,’ by the New York Times and praised by The Washington Post for his ‘astonishingly florid’ improvisations, David Rogers presents an evening of solo guitar music with strong leanings towards jazz, world, folk and classical music. David will play a program based around Spanish, Flamenco, Up-Tempo Latin, original settings of Leonard Cohen, Rolling Stones’, Roxy Music songs, as well as music by the Beatles, J.S. Bach and original compositions. He will also be premiering an original setting of Tim Buckley’s stunning “Song to the Siren.”

Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. For more information, call (906) 482-5100 or email… Read the rest

New Business Venture Competition Finale – 3/30/17

March 29, 2017

Marquette, MI – March 29, 2017 – The winner of the 10th annual Northern Michigan University New Business Venture Competition will be decided on Thursday, March 30. The finale features three events: a trade fair display from 1-2 p.m.; an oral presentation of business plans from 2-3 p.m. and 3-3:45 p.m.; and a 60-second elevator pitch from 5-5:15 p.m. All are open to the public and will be held in the in the University Center Explorer Rooms. Winners will be announced at a reception from 5:45-6:45 p.m.

The NMU College of Business competition encourages entrepreneurial activism among students by recognizing and rewarding those who present detailed plans on designing and creating new business enterprises. It provides a forum for students to present new venture plans to investors, receive meaningful feedback, have the opportunity to start a new business and apply classroom learning to real world projects.… Read the rest

Structure Fire in Ishpeming

March 29, 2017

Ishpeming, MIMarch 29, 2017 – Yesterday, March 28, at 4:04 pm, the City of Ishpeming Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 571 Jasper Street in the City of Ishpeming by Marquette County Central Dispatch. Upon arrival, fire crews found flames and heavy smoke coming from the first floor northwest corner of the structure. Fire crews quickly knocked down the fire, and remained on scene for 1 ½ hours moping up hot spots. There was fire, smoke and water damage to the home, the structure was insured according to the owner Tim Lloyd-Lee of Ishpeming. The occupants Joseph Dupras and Natasha Moore were not home at the time of the fire.

Assisting at the scene were the City of Negaunee Fire Department, Marquette County 131 Rescue, and Ishpeming Police Department, UPPCO and SEMCO also assisted on scene.… Read the rest

‘Cannabis Conundrum’ Talk at NMU – 3/30/17

March 29, 2017

Marquette, MI – March 29, 2017 –  The genetics and politics of cannabis will be explored during a presentation on Thursday, March 30, 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 at 8 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

NMU’s chapter of Sigma XI, the scientific research society, will host the event. NMU recently added a medicinal plant chemistry major. Learn more about the new academic program at… Read the rest