NMU Announces Student Commencement Speaker

May 1, 2018

Marquette, MI – Alex Camarillo-Lugo of Lake Forest, Calif., will serve as the student speaker at Northern Michigan University’s spring commencement on Saturday, May 5. She will receive a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and was named the department’s outstanding graduating senior.

Camarillo-Lugo is a first-generation college student. She chose to enroll at Northern because it offered a criminal justice degree and the NMU Regional Police Academy to match her career interests, along with relatively affordable out-of-state tuition. She also found the distance from southern California appealing.

“I love being challenged,” she said. “I knew if I went to college far away from my mom and my hometown, and to somewhere completely different from what I was used to, it would force me to teach myself how to adapt to new surroundings and experiences. I became homesick my first semester and was ready to return closer to home, but my mom said I made the choice and should stick it out.… Read the rest

VFW Fish Fry – May 4

May 1, 2018

Ishpeming, Mi.– The Ishpeming VFW Post 4573 will be holding a Fish Fry this Friday, May 4, from 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Come and get some delicious Fish Fry this Friday. Don’t like fish? The VFW has that covered! They also offer Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Chicken, and their Famous Steak. All of the food comes with your choice of either baked or french fried potatoes, and cole slaw, and dessert.

The average cost is $12.

Any questions/comments: (906) 486-4856… Read the rest

May Erlewine – May 4

May 1, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– May Erlewine will be at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. this Friday, May 4 from 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

From traditional folk roots, old-time country swing, soul, and rock-and-roll, May sings from her heart.  As”Michigan’s Songbird” she is one of the most prolific and passionate songwriters of her generation, touching the heart’s of people all over the world. When she starts to sing, welcome the moment.

Her journeys have taken her all over the world, from street corners to renowned stages, May has performed all works of life. In her travels, Erlewine came to know the land and the pulse of the people. Her songs show a very real connection and concern with everyday folk.

Tickets are available on the Ore Dock’s website.


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NMU Senior Art Exhibited – May 4

May 1, 2018

Marquette, Mi. – NMU’s DeVos Art Museum is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of graduating seniors (through a closing reception) this Friday, May 4, from 7:00- 9:00 p.m.

The works represent all areas of the NMU School of Art and Design: ceramics, computer art, digital cinema, painting, electronic imaging, furniture design, illustration jewelry, metals, blacksmithing, photography, sculpture, and woodworking.

*The DeVos Art Museum is free and open to the public:

  • Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: noon- 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 1:00- 4:00 p.m.

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Fish Fry at Holiday Inn – May 4

May 1, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– The Holiday Inn in Marquette will hold a Fish Fry this Friday, May 4, from 5:00- 9:00 p.m.

Come enjoy golden breaded perch, beer battered cod, broiled to perfection whitefish, deep fried fan tailed shrimp, and a captains basket with scallops, flounder and shrimp.… Read the rest

PWPL Glow Club – May 4

May 1, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– The Peter White Public Library Youth Services is hosting Glow Club in the Shiras Room this Friday, May 4, at 4:00 p.m.

Glow Club is for teens in grades 6-12 who support equality for all genders and sexualities. They are invited to hang out together and create cool stuff! Refreshments will be available.

This is a free event!

For more information, call (906) 226-4321 or (906) 226-4323 or visit www.pwpl.info. Find Peter White Public Library Teen Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Upper Peninsula Solid Waste Forum May 2nd

May 1, 2018

May 2 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Ramada Inn, Marquette
Meet and Greet, May 1 (5:00-7:00 pm)

Marquette, Michigan – Registration is now open for the annual Upper Peninsula Solid Waste Forum (Forum), taking place in Marquette, Michigan. The Forum will focus on information about the latest issues involving solid waste management and recycling, and especially targeting issues of interest in the Upper Peninsula, with the goal of establishing best management practices, waste reuse and economic development.

Presentation topics include groundwater sampling best practices, asbestos disposal requirement at Type II landfills, MIOSHA health concerns at landfills, UP electronic recycling connection, passive and active landfill gas system design, Part 115 updates, leachate management at landfills, DEQ recycling updates, and Marquette County recycling update and DEQ scrap tire experience.

Check out the agenda and register!

Who should attend?

This Forum is intended for both commercial and industrial landfill operators, composters, recyclers, end users of waste byproducts, and anyone else who is interested in solid waste management and recycling in the UP.… Read the rest