Congratulations to Bay Mills Maple in Brimley!

March 16, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is recognizing 27 farms for implementing appropriate pollution prevention practices. The program assists farmers to comply with state and federal environmental regulations and with Right to Farm practices. Technical assistance was provided by local Conservation Districts.

“By taking the steps necessary to become an environmentally verified operation, these 27 farms have contributed to the assurance of sustainable farming practices,” said MDARD Director Jamie Clover Adams. “Michigan is leading the national agriculture community in effective stewardship practices with the voluntary, incentive-based MAEAP program. The continued success of the program demonstrates that environmental sustainability and economic development are not mutually exclusive.”

Bay Mills Maple, of Brimley, is a verified farm in Farmstead, Cropping and Livestock Systems. For more information and to read the full press release, visit the MAEAP website at www.maeap.org or contact Joe Kelpinski, MDARD’s MAEAP Program Manager, at (517)284-5608.… Read the rest

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 16, 2018

Marquette, Mich. – Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths, and National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month offers a perfect opportunity to talk to your doctor about screening for the disease.

The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 4,510 new cases of colorectal cancer and 1,670 deaths due to the disease in Michigan this year. Through colorectal cancer screening, doctors can find and remove hidden growths (called “polyps”) in the colon before they become cancerous. Removing polyps can prevent cancer altogether.

“Adults age 50 and older should be regularly screened for colorectal cancer,” said Dr. Eden Wells, MDHHS chief medical executive. “Unfortunately, many people aren’t getting tested because they don’t believe they are at risk or they aren’t aware of the different testing or screening options. The importance of early detection cannot be overstated. Make it a priority to discuss the different testing options, including at-home tests, with your provider.”

Black people suffer disproportionately from colorectal cancer.… Read the rest

NMU Hosts WCHA Championship Viewing Party Saturday, March 17

March 16, 2018

Marquette, Mich– Northern Michigan University will host a family-friendly WCHA Championship Wildcat Watch Party on Saturday, March 17. The event runs from 6-9:30 p.m. in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. The first 500 people through the door will receive a free Wildcats rally towel—the same one being distributed at the NMU-Michigan Tech hockey game. Admission is free, with concession food and beverages available for purchase. Wildcat Willy will make a special appearance.

Attendees will be able to view the NMU-produced streaming broadcast of the game, which is available on campus cable channel 23.2 or 12.1. Those unable to attend the event or watch from the Upper Peninsula can stream the game on wcha.tv for a fee.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – “South Africa at a Crossroads: Implications for U.S.-South Africa Relations” Lecture – Mar. 19

March 16, 2018

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration’s “Great Decisions Global Discussions” lecture series with the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan will present an online screening of “South Africa at a Crossroads: Implications for U.S.-South Africa Relations” with Desirée Cormier, senior director, Africa Practice at Albright Stonebridge Group.

The lecture will be held on Monday, March 19 from noon to 1:40 p.m. in room 111-C of NMU’s Edgar L. Harden Learning Resources Center. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call 227-2019.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Weeknight Concert with Karen Gustafson, Dave Ziegner, and Harry South – Mar. 19

March 16, 2018

Marquette – A Weeknight Concert, with vocalist Karen Gustafson, accompanied by Dave Ziegner on guitar and Harry South on upright bass, will be offered on Monday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Listen to a mix of jazz, standards and blues. There is no admission charge. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Harry Potter Club Grades 6 through 8 – Mar. 19

March 16, 2018

Marquette – Harry Potter Club Grades 6 through 8 will meet on Monday, March 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

All upperclassmen wizards in grades 6 through 8 are invited to the class Harry Potter 101 as we discuss all things Harry Potter!

The event is free. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Chapter Book Club: The Zine Sessions – Mar. 19, 20

March 16, 2018

Marquette – Chapter Book Club: The Zine Sessions will be offered on Monday, March 19 from 1 to 2 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 20 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Read “The First Rule of Punk” by Celia C. Perez and make your own Zine! The event is for ages 8 to 12. For more information, call 226-4320, visit pwpl.info, or check out the Peter White Public Library page on Facebook. … Read the rest