Registration Opens for Summer ‘Becoming an Outdoors Woman’ Program in the Upper Peninsula

April 11, 2017

Becoming_an_outdoors_womanMarquette, MIApril 11, 2017 – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced today registration is open for this summer’s “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” (BOW) program, which is set for June 2-4 in Marquette County.

This will mark the 20th annual summer BOW gathering for women, 18 and older, who are seeking an opportunity to improve their outdoor skills in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere.

“Becoming an Outdoors Woman is a program where each individual is encouraged to learn at her own pace,” said Sharon Pitz, BOW program coordinator in Marquette. “The emphasis is on the enjoyment, fun and camaraderie of outdoor activities and sharing in the success of one another.”

The summer BOW program is sponsored by the DNR and offers instruction in more than two dozen different types of activities, including kayaking, wilderness first aid and survival, lake and fly fishing, field birding, paddleboard, geocaching, shooting sports, boating and mountain biking.… Read the rest

American Jobs Agenda Announced at Press Conferences in Detroit, Flint, and Lansing

April 11, 2017

Washington D.C.April 11, 2017 – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced her American Jobs Agenda at press conferences in Detroit, Flint, and Lansing.  In Detroit, she announced her agenda at Detroit Denim Company, a manufacturer of jeans handmade by Detroit workers and created with materials made by American companies.  In Flint, she announced her agenda at Rogers Foam, which produces over 90 crucial foam components to protect car batteries that are used in vehicles like the Chevy Volt, Chevy Bolt, and Cadillac ELR.  And in Lansing, she spoke about her agenda at Lansing Community College West Campus, which houses the college’s Michigan Technical Education Center.

“We need to be laser focused on creating jobs right here in Michigan,” said Senator Stabenow.  “My American Jobs Agenda ensures we are making products in this country, closing loopholes that hurt workers and businesses, and holding countries like China accountable for unfair trade practices. … Read the rest

Calendar – Faith – Ecumenical Good Friday Worship in Marquette – Apr. 14

April 11, 2017

Marquette – An Eucumenical Good Friday worship service, with participation by several congregations on Friday, April 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic Street, Marquette.

The service will be divided into several small segments. Come for part of the service, or stay the entire time. There will be special music, scripture readings, inspirational messages, and time for personal reflection.

The entire service will be broadcast live on 101.9 Sunny FM.… Read the rest

Calendar – Faith – Journey to the Cross – Apr. 14

April 11, 2017

Marquette – A Journey to the Cross will be offered on Friday, April 14 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Marquette Missionary Church, 804 Wright Street in Marquette.

The unique event, featuring self-guided interactive displays, will bring you a personal up close Easter experience. Everyone is welcome. … Read the rest

Calendar – Families – U.P. Children’s Coalition Annual Conference Registration Deadline – Apr. 14

April 11, 2017

Marquettte – The Upper Peninsula Children’s Coalition Annual Conference will be held on Friday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

With the theme “Strengthening Families Through the Protective Factors Framework”, the conference will feature keynote speaker Michelle Chenier of the Early Childhood Investment Corp. and also Karen Staub of the Wexford/Missaukee Protection Council.

Registration is $35. Deadline to register is April 14 at… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Story and Craft Hour – Apr. 14

April 11, 2017

Marquette – Story and Craft Hour for ages 4 through 8 will be held on Friday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – An Evening with Anish – Apr. 14

April 11, 2017

Marquette – An Evening with Anish, a special after hours event, will be held on Friday, April 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Speaker Heather Anderson will give a talk on her record breaking hike along the Appalachian Trail. Heather, known as Anish on trails, completed her “Triple Crown” of Backpacking in 2006 at the age of 25. She completed the 2,100-mile-long Appalachian Trail in 2003, the 2,600-mile-long Pacific Crest Trail in 2005, and the 2,600-mile-long Continental Divide Trail in 2006.

There is no admission charge to attend, so come out and learn about where Heather’s adventures began. For more information, visit or call 226-4318. … Read the rest