Science on Tap at the Ore Dock Brewing Company – April 14

April 11, 2018

The Wolves of Isle Royale: What Went Wrong and What Should We Do Now?

Marquette, Mi.– This special ‘Festival of the Angry Bear’ edition of Science on Tap will be presented by Rolf O. Petersson (Research Professor at MTU) this Saturday, April 14, from 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. in the community space of the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

Science on Tap is a monthly lecture series held on the second Thursday of every month, hosted by NMU’s Biology Department.

Free and open to all ages (festival attendees under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Tour of the Spring Night Sky – April 14

April 11, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– The Shiras Planetarium is hosting a Tour of the Spring Night Sky this Saturday, April 14, from 4:00 p.m.- 4:45 p.m.

Come in for a traditional star show, perfect for the family!
$2 for guests under 18
$3 for adults
Free for 60+
Doors open at 3:45 p.m. No late entry. Exterior doors lock at 4:00 p.m. sharp. Use the new entrance of the Auxiliary gym at MSHS to enter.
*The public shows are perfect for ages 8 and up. Younger children are welcome if they are able to participate without being a disruption to others. Check out one of the Campfire Under the Stars Session for younger children!

Beaumier Center Hosts ‘Immigration Experience’ Exhibit – April 14

April 11, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– A new exhibit titled “The Immigration Experience” will open at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center in the Gries Hall, at NMU, on Saturday, April 14. An opening reception is scheduled for 1 p.m. and admission is free.

The exhibit explores the experiences of immigrants, from the first white settlers of the U.P. in the 19th century to the individuals and families coming to the area to make it their home in the 21st century.

The full story can be found at by clicking here.

Semi~Psyched at The Rainbow Bar – April 14

April 11, 2018

Ishpeming, Mich.– Semi~Psyched to perform at the Rainbow Bar this Saturday, April 14, from 9:00 p.m.- 1:00 a.m.

Semi~Psyched is a Hard Rock/Classic Rock/Classic Heavy Metal cover band that plays a variety of Rock music from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Join them for their first time playing at the Rainbow.

For more info on the band go to their FaceBook page.

Campfire Under the Stars – April 14

April 11, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– The Shiras Planetarium hosts ‘Campfire Under the Stars’ this Saturday, April 14, from 2:30 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.

This show is intended for our youngest visitors! This session will start with a quick tour of the planetarium about the equipment inside and what happens in a planetarium. Each guest is given a glow stick (while supplies last) and the stars are put on the dome. The director will answer questions and read a story.

This is the perfect first visit for young explorers! Approximately 30 min. limited to 20 children and their parents.

$2 for children & $3 for adults
Doors open 15 min. prior and tickets are sold at the door.

‘Annie’ Presented by Negaunee High School – April 12-14

April 11, 2018

Negaunee, Mi.– Negaunee High School presents ‘Annie’ in the Historic Vista Theater this Thursday through Saturday, April 12-14, at 7:00 p.m.

Annie was set in the 1930’s and while many things have changed, some of the show’s topics are still relevant today. We have kids right here in Negaunee that don’t have enough healthy food to eat.

  • A donation from this show will be made to the Miner Packs program that provides healthy food to kids in Negaunee over the weekends.
  • Also in the spirit of community partnership, all concession sales will go to the Historic Vista Theater in downtown Negaunee.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students (high school and under)

Tickets are available at Midtown Bakery in Negaunee, Snowbound Books in Marquette, and at the door

2018 Spring Fling at UP Health System- Bell – April 14

April 11, 2018

Ishpeming, Mich.– The 2018 Spring Fling, hosted by UP Children’s Therapy and Western Marquette County Health Foundation, will be at UP Health System Bell this Saturday, April 14, from 6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

This will be a fun and classy night full of heavy hors-d’oeuvres, desserts, a cash bar, live entertainment, raffle prizes, and a commemorative gift. Cocktail attire suggested.

All proceeds from this event will benefit UP Children’s Therapy, a non-profit organization which helps fill gaps in care for children’s rehabilitative or educational therapy.

Tickets are $50/person, or $75/couple. Ticket Sales end April 13 at 6 PM. To purchase your tickets:

  • Stop at Western Marquette County Health Foundation
  • Stop at Superior Rehab Professional Services
  • Email
  • Call Western Marquette County Health Foundation (906) 486-1111
  • Call Superior Rehab Professional Services (906) 401-0040

10 Teachers Selected as Regional Teachers of the Year

April 11, 2018


Marquette, Mi.04/11/2018 – Ten Michigan educators have been named as 2018-19 Regional Teachers of the Year and will comprise the 2018-19 Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council, a group of teachers dedicated to sharing a teacher’s voice in education discussions throughout the state.

These teachers were selected following a multi-level process that began with more than 430 different teachers being nominated by students, staff, and community members.

On April 18-19, they will interview with a panel of statewide education stakeholders to determine the 2018-19 statewide Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY).

“We have outstanding teachers across this great state and we want to recognize their regional impact and benefit from their experiences,” said State Superintendent Brian Whiston. “This brings a broad perspective to improving teaching and learning in all Michigan classrooms.”

As Regional Teachers of the Year, these 10 educators have been helping make Michigan a Top 10 education state in 10 years by providing strong leadership in their buildings and districts, and now will have opportunities to expand their leadership role by having opportunities to bring a teacher’s voice to a wider audience in their regions.

The 10 teachers are:

Region 1: Gina Pepin, a reading specialist and literacy coach for the Escanaba Area Public Schools

Region 2: Kymberli Wregglesworth, who teaches history at Onaway High School in Onaway Area Community Schools

Region 3: Wendy Tenney, a music teacher at Lowell High School in Lowell Area Schools

Region 4: James Goodspeed, who teaches English and history at Fulton High School in Fulton Public Schools

Region 5: Karen Nicol, an elementary teacher at Marlette Elementary Schools in Marlette Community Schools

Region 6: Robyne Muray, who teaches English, language arts, and history at Lansing Eastern High School in the Lansing School District

Region 7: Laura Chang, an elementary teacher at Sunset Lake Elementary in the Vicksburg Community Schools

Region 8: Bobbiesue Adams, who teaches mathematics and physical science at Fowlerville Junior High School in Fowlerville Community Schools

Region 9: Thomas Torrento, director of bands for Van Dyke Public Schools

Region 10: Courtney Valentine, who teaches mathematics at the Detroit International Academy of Young Women in Detroit Public Schools Community District

The statewide MTOY attends State Board of Education meetings as a non-voting member, sharing a teacher’s voice with State Board members.

The MTOY also is eligible to apply for National Teacher of the Year and participates in several national conferences with their fellow state teachers of the year.

Program expenses are covered through a generous sponsorship from Meemic.

“As the program sponsor, Meemic Insurance Company is proud to partner with the Michigan Department of Education to honor educators throughout the state for their outstanding achievements,” said Pam Harlin, director of the Meemic Foundation. “We are especially excited about the new regional Teacher of the Year format. Recognizing teacher-leaders at the regional level elevates the diverse voices of educators across the 10 regions of our state, allowing a better showcase of the quality and excellence of Michigan teachers.”

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