DNR to Highlight Safe Boating with Operation Dry Water June 30-July 2

June 22, 2017

National campaign seeks to reduce boating under the influence

As the July Fourth holiday approaches, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers will focus on keeping boaters safe through heightened awareness and enforcement of boating under the influence laws. The initiative is part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign, which runs June 30-July 2.

Operation Dry Water logo - never boat under the influenceThe annual campaign is launched just prior to the July Fourth weekend, when more boaters take to the water and alcohol use increases. It is in coordination with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, the U.S. Coast Guard and other partners. Through this stepped-up enforcement, the DNR is raising awareness of the hazards associated with boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and is working to decrease the number of accidents attributed to impaired boating and other unsafe boating practices.

“Alcohol and boating don’t mix,” said the DNR’s Lt.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – “Historical Places and Interesting Places” Historical Tour Fundraiser – June 25

June 22, 2017

Ishpeming – The Ishpeming Area Historical Society will hold the annual “Historical Places and Interesting Spaces” Historic Tour Fundraiser on Sunday, June 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Ishpeming.

The tour will include an urban-style “loft” residence, a restored and meticulously decorated mid-century home, the Ishpeming Fire Hall and St John’s Church, plus there will be a peek inside the Anderson Block on Main at Pearl. Refreshments and homemade goodies will be served at St. John’s.

Advance tickets are a $10 donation and are available at the Historical Society Museum, on the third floor of the Gossard Building, and Main Street Antique Mall, as well as at Midtown Bakery and Cafe in Negaunee.

All proceeds go to the Ishpeming Area Historical Society.For further information, call 486-8680, or visit the Ishpeming Area Historical Society on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Marquette – June 25

June 22, 2017

Marquette – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive with the bloodmobile on Sunday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette.

For an appointment, call Anne Weaver at 376-8145 or Fred Maynard at 228-8217. Walk-ins are welcome. … Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Chocolay Raptor Center Open House and Fundraiser – June 25

June 22, 2017

Harvey – An Open House and Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, June 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Chocolay Raptor Center, 146 Lakewood Lane in Harvey.

Get up close and personal with raptors during a one hour program at 4 p.m. with birds on the glove. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged and appreciated.

For more information, contact Jerry Maynard at 906-249-3598.… Read the rest

Calendar – Food – Community Dinner in Ishpeming – June 25

June 22, 2017

Ishpeming – A Community Dinner will be offered on Sunday, June 25 at 5 p.m. at Hope Free Lutheran Church, 795 N. Lake Drive in Ishpeming.

The meal will feature pizza and is free of charge. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the church office at 485-5714. … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Michigamme Antique Car Show and Log Cabin Days – June 25

June 22, 2017

Michigamme – Michigamme Township Antique Car Show and Log Cabin Days that will take place on Sunday, June 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Michigamme Museum.

Car owners from all over the the country bring their prize vehicles for public display. Each vehicle has a story to tell and the owner are proud to share how they came to own their vehicles. Come and enjoy a day of nostalgia as the Township will have on display their 1900 Steam Pump Fire Engine that was pulled by a team of horses back in the day. … Read the rest