A Bluesday Afternoon at the Ore Dock Brewing Company – April 7

April 4, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– Come enjoy yourself at the Ore Dock Brewing Company for a Bluesday Afternoon this Saturday, April 7th, from 2:00- 5:00 p.m.

The JTW Trio will be performing covers of their favorite Blues songs.

Free Admission // All ages

Concert to Benefit the Escanaba Rotary Trust for Children with Special Needs, April 6

April 4, 2018

Escanaba, Mich.– 04/06/2018- Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys with special guest Westside Andy will be playing at the Terrace Bay Hotel in Gladstone on Friday, April 6 at 8:00- 11:30 p.m. Eastern. All profit from this concert will benefit the Escanaba Rotary Trust for Children with Special Needs – Camp Harstad. This event is sponsored by Blues for a Cause and The Terrace Bay Hotel.

Advance tickets are $10 at Jim’s Music in Escanaba or tickets will be available at the door for $12.


Goodwill of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Announces Joint Venture with Comprenew

April 4, 2018

Marquette, MI 04/04/2018–  Goodwill of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (Goodwill NWUM) is pleased to announce a joint venture with Comprenew of Grand Rapids, Michigan, to provide proper electronics recycling services to people in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin.

This agreement builds on the strength of Goodwill of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (Goodwill NWUM), one of 155 independent Goodwill organizations, and Comprenew, Michigan’s only e-Stewards certified company, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the only non-profit electronic recycler and refurbisher in the world certified to both the e-Stewards and R2 standards.. By partnering together, Goodwill NWUM and Comprenew are able to expand electronics recycling and refurbishing services to the area through the development of retail stores and e-waste drop-off locations. Goodwill NWUM currently operates six retail stores and two training centers covering the territory, along with a logistical collection fleet. Comprenew will be able to use Goodwill NWUM’s existing infrastructure to keep cost affordable and service efficient for the community.

Goodwill NWUM and Comprenew have a shared mission to provide job opportunities to people who experience barriers to long-term employment, which makes for a perfect partnership opportunity to expand into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin.

Goodwill NWUM President and CEO, Jim Borowski, states, “we are excited to announce this partnership to bring not only responsible electronic waste recycling to the area, but also continue our mission of taking donated goods to help fund programs for those with barriers to employment. We are very pleased to have this relationship with Comprenew and look forward to a long and successful partnership”.

Comprenew President Scott Vander Kooy states, “It is exciting to be able to expand Comprenew’s model in a way that increases the public’s access to safe and secure recycling of electronics. Our partnership with Goodwill NWUM enables us to provide the best service as cost effectively as possible while helping to protect of one of the most beautiful parts of the world. I want to thank Jim Borowski (President & CEO of Goodwill NWUM) and his entire team for working with us to make this possible.”

About Goodwill Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

Goodwill Industries of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, a 501c3, was established in October 1965 with its core mission being to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential through the power of work. Goodwill focuses on job training programs and job placement for the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin. Our programs help people with any barrier to employment obtain experience and meaningful employment.

Goodwill is one of the original participants in recycling, diverting gently used items from the landfill into the hands of people who want them. The revenue from donations pays employees who live in the community, pay taxes, and consume local goods, as well as funds local training programs.

About Comprenew

Comprenew serves corporations, municipalities, and individuals through the collection, refurbishing, and recycling of used electronics. They are certified to the highest data security, environmental, and health and safety standards in the world relating to used and surplus electronics. Comprenew is the only e-Stewards certified company headquartered in Michigan and the only non-profit electronic recycler and refurbisher in the world certified to both the e-Stewards and R2 standards. Their retail locations provide warrantied refurbished products while serving as convenient places to drop off electronics for data clearing and proper recycling.

Comprenew strives to demonstrate that people who traditionally have barriers to employment can perform at the highest standards given the right training and environment. Comprenew operates three social programs that improve access to information technology, provide work experience, and offer service learning programs for corporations, community groups, and schools.

Amateur Radio Meeting, April 5

April 4, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– The monthly meeting of the Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association will meet Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7:00- 9:00 pm at the Marquette County Health Dept. Bldg., Negaunee Township. Anyone interested in amateur radio is welcome to attend.

More info? Contact Rich at 249-3837.


Beaumier Heritage Concert Series to Present “Le Vent Du Nord” – April 7

April 4, 2018

Marquette, Mich. – The Beaumier Heritage Concert Series will present “Le Vent Du Nord” on Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette.

“Le Vent Du Nord” is Quebec’s preeminent folk group, a band that delivers catchy songs and tunes, some taken from the Quebec traditional folk repertoire while others are original compositions. The group has a rich and varied instrumentation, well-polished musical arrangements, and wonderful vocals.

Tickets are $18 advance/$20 at the door for adults and $10 advance/$12 at the door for students. Advance tickets can be purchased at all NMU EZ Ticket Outlets and online at nmu.edu/tickets.

Walk 4 Shelter Fundraiser for Room at the Inn – April 7

April 4, 2018

Marquette, Mi. – The Walk 4 Shelter fundraiser for Room at the Inn homeless shelter will be held on Saturday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mattson Park in the lower harbor of Marquette.

Walkers may come at any time during the event and walk as long as they like. Donor forms are available at the Warming Center,447 W. Washington Street in Marquette and online at www.RoomAtTheInn.org.

Family Film and BYO Munchies Event to Screen “Wonder” – April 7

April 4, 2018

Marquette, Mi. – A Family Film and BYO Munchies event will feature a screening of “Wonder” on Saturday, April 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Don’t forget to bring munchies or a snack! The event is free. For more information, please call 226-4321, 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Teen Services on Facebook.

An Adult Evening Formal Event – April 7

April 4, 2018

Manistique, Mi. – An Adult Evening Formal Event will be held on Saturday, April 7 from 6 to 11 p.m at the Upper Room Elks Lodge, 213 Walnut Street in Manistique.

Enjoy a night on the town! Ladies, dig out that little black dress, or thrift store an old prom dress! Sorry Gents, you too are required to dress up! There will be heavy hors d’oeurves, desserts, dancing, cash bar, raffles, 50/50, silent auction, and “Best Dressed” contests.

Tickets in advance (until April 2): $40/couple, $25/individual. Tickets at the door will be limited: $30/individual. Admission is by ticket only. Tickets can be purchased by check or cash at Eva Burrell Animal Shelter, Petique, or Thompson Veterinary Clinic. Please make checks out to Eva Burrell Animal Shelter. Proceeds from the event will benefit the shelter.

For more information, call 906-341-2813 or text 906-286-0941.

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