Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, to Speak at NMU Wednesday, Oct. 25

October 24, 2017

Marquette, MI – Author Daniel Handler, who wrote A Series of Unfortunate Events and All the Wrong Questions under his pen name, Lemony Snicket, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University. This NMU Platform Personalities event will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free for NMU students with ID and $2 for the public.

Handler is an American writer, musician and journalist. He is the author of six novels under his own name. His latest, All the Dirty Parts, was released in August. His books have sold more than 70 million copies, been translated into 40 languages and been adapted for screen and stage. Handler serves as an executive producer and writer for the A Series of Unfortunate Events Netflix series. His first play, Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit, will be produced this fall at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.… Read the rest

2017 Catholic Service Award Recipients Announced

October 24, 2017

Since 2006, the Legacy of Faith endowment foundation of the Diocese of Marquette has been honoring Catholics from throughout the Upper Peninsula with the Catholic Service Award (CSA). The recipients are selected based on their exemplary service to not only their respective parishes and the Catholic Church, but also their communities. This year’s honorees are Judy Boyle of St. Michael Parish in Marquette and Father Joseph Gouin, pastor of American Martyrs Parish in Kingsford.

Judy Boyle

Boyle, a native of Ishpeming, moved to Marquette and became a parishioner of St. Michael Parish at the age of 20 after marrying her husband Herb. Ever since she has shared her time, talent and treasure with the parish in a variety of capacities.

In the past, Boyle has served as chairperson and member of the parish pastoral council and parish finance council. She also was a member of the parish personnel committee, coordinator of the U.P.… Read the rest

Barbara Kinnunen-Skidmore of Calument, A Top Environmental And Outdoor Educators Honored

October 24, 2017

Michigan’s top environmental and outdoor educators honored

The Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education earlier this month honored several Michigan educators at its annual conference at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

“We are very proud of the contributions these individuals have made to improve Michigan’s environment by reaching thousands of citizens with positive messages and education,” said Ashlie Smith, the alliance’s outgoing president and head naturalist at the Farmington Hills Nature Center.

The alliance’s highest recognition in 2017 went to:

Jody Harrington, an employee at the E.L. Johnson Nature Center in Bloomfield Hills, has spent most of the past 30 years connecting people to nature. As a classroom teacher in Southfield, Harrington once integrated environmental education throughout her lessons. Today, her love of gardening has been integrated into lessons at the E.L Johnson Nature Center. Her past volunteer work includes time spent as treasurer for the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – LEGO Club Meeting – Oct. 27

October 24, 2017

Marquette – LEGO Club will meet on Friday, October 27 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

LEGO Club is for ages 5 and up. Listen to stories and work with others to build Lego projects. LEGOs are provided and 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 – Youth – Preschool Storytime – Oct. 27

October 24, 2017

Marquette – Preschool Storytime will be offered on Friday, October 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Join in the free event for books, songs, crafts and more, designed for preschool aged children. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Free Spooky Science Night at U.P. Children’s Museum – Oct. 27

October 24, 2017

Marquette – A Free Spooky Science Night will be held on Friday, October 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, 123 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

This Halloween Science Night is sponsored by the Chemistry Department at NMU, and conducted by NMU science clubs, led by the members of the NMU Forensic Bio-Chemistry Club. The event is for early elementary age children and their families. Snacks, science activities and spooky smells will be provided.… Read the rest

Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snicket) at NMU Wednesday October 25th

October 24, 2017

Daniel Handler is an American writer, musician and journalist. He is best known for his work under the pen name Lemony Snicket, having penned the novels “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” a twisted tale of the Baudelaire orphans’ sad, sad lives. He has also penned six novels in his own name, all featuring the same sense of darkness as his works as Lemony Snicket. His latest novel is “All the Dirty Parts” and was released in August.

This event is sponsored by NMU’s Platform Personalities and the Student Activity Fee.

For more information, call 906-227-6543. This event will be held in Jamrich 1100.

Date 10/25/2017

Start Time 08:00 PM

End Time 09:30 PM … Read the rest

Vertigo Theatre Company Upcoming Production of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” October 26th-27th

October 24, 2017

Marquette, Michigan – Vertigo Theatre Company is pleased to announce its upcoming production of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters.” This fan favorite follows Andrew and Melissa as they carry-on a lifelong correspondence. Starting with grade-school thank-you notes and Summer camp postcards, the letters grow into more informative missives sharing their lives and feelings. As it often happens, the timing is often wrong and the distances too great for an actual romance. But the letters Andrew and Melissa share over decades show a deep, abiding love that survives time and tide.

Come join Jeff Spencer and Monica Nordeen in an evening you won’t soon forget. These two local favorites have shared the stage many times, which has resulted in an ease of connection and communication that will have you believing that love can bridge the miles.

Monica Nordeen is honored to perform with Vertigo Theatre Company in this production of Love Letters.… Read the rest

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