Calendar – Food – Annual Pioneer Days Pie Social – July 6

July 3, 2017

Negaunee – The Annual Pioneer Days Pie Social will be held on Thursday, July 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mitchell United Methodist Church, 207 Teal Lake Avenue in Negaunee.

This annual social gathering will offer pie with ice cream or Cool Whip and your choice of tea, coffee or punch for $5.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Ishpeming – July 6

July 3, 2017

Ishpeming – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive with the bloodmobile on Thursday July 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UPHS-Bell in Ishpeming.

For an appointment, call Nicole Couveau at 485-2656.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Dog Night at the Library – July 6

July 3, 2017

Marquette – Dog Night will be offered on Thursday, July 6 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 – Sciencepalooza: Energy – July 6

July 3, 2017

Marquette – Sciencepalooza: Energy will be offered on Thursday, July 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Drop in and explore nuclear fusion, wind turbines, solar energy, conversation, and more! There will be fun hands-on science for all ages, hosted by the Michigan Science Center. Admission is free. For more information, call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Groups – Writers of the Upper Peninsula Special Event – July 6

July 3, 2017

Ishpeming – Author Ronald Riekki with “And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017” will be the guest at a special Writers of the Upper Peninsula event on Thursday, July 6 at 5 p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library in Ishpeming.

Riekki edited “And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017” and will read excerpts from the anthology. It is a treat you won’t want to miss. All are welcome!

For more information, call the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library at 906-486-4381.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Teen Thursday: Amazing Mosaics – July 6

July 3, 2017

Marquette – Peter White Public Library Teen Thursday: Amazing Mosaics will be offered on Thursday, July 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center Workshop #3, on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

Come build an awesome mosaic picture, with help from high school art teacher/artist Joy Bender-Hadley. Students in 5th grade and up are invited and the event is free of charge.

For more information, call 226-4321, 226-4323, or visit www.pwpl.info.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – “Night of Music” in Chatham – July 6

July 3, 2017

Chatham – A “Night of Music” will be offered on Thursday, July 6 at 7 p.m. at Sion Lutheran Church, M-94 in Chatham.

The concert will feature the Gospel Guys, Tara Pokela, Don Miller, Ron McGrady and other special talent from the congregation. The concert is free of charge and open to all wishing to celebrate the good news of our Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ. … Read the rest

Schuette Encourages Victims of the 2012 Fungal Meningitis Outbreak to File Claims for a Portion of $40 Million Victim Fund Before December

July 3, 2017

Tainted New England Compounding Center injections found to be source of outbreak that affected over 700 in 23 states

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is encouraging victims of the 2012 multistate fungal meningitis outbreak to submit their claims to receive part of a $40 million special victim compensation fund that helps pay for certain out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a direct result of having received tainted injections manufactured and distributed by Massachusetts-based New England Compounding Center (NECC). The deadline for submitting an application form is December 16, 2017.

“No amount of money could truly compensate for the fatalities and long lasting health challenges that resulted from this gross oversight,” said Schuette. “However, I encourage any Michigan citizens who were hurt by these injections to file a claim and secure at least some compensation for the loss they incurred.”

Livingston County was one of the hardest hit areas, with a total of 15 people who received tainted steroid injections dying as a result of the infection.… Read the rest