NASA, NMU Collaboration Begins

June 12, 2018

Marquette, MI – NASA contractors are scheduled to visit Granite Island late this week to set up an offshore solar radiation-monitoring site for NASA’s Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) experiment. NMU trustee and alumnus Scott Holman agreed to host the NASA instruments on the island, which he owns, provided NMU faculty and students have opportunities to be involved in the research. Two representatives of the contractor, Science Systems and Applications Inc. of Hampton, Va., will visit the island Thursday or Friday, weather permitting. Media interested in doing a story can contact John Lenters, NMU research associate and owner of Lentic Environmental Services, at 517-294-5257.

Lenters said NASA CERES has been measuring Earth’s radiation via satellite for more than 30 years. In an effort to validate that data through ground measures—ideally over water far from land contamination—NASA looked to a Lake Superior location after a previous East Coast site had to be decommissioned because of safety issues. … Read the rest

Marquette Downtown District Identity Enhancement Project

June 12, 2018

Marquette, MI – The Marquette DDA Board of Directors has retained the national firm Arnett Muldrow & Associates to conduct a branding and marketing initiative for its downtown district. Marquette’s downtown has expanded beyond the “historic core” and therefore includes differing areas with varied characteristics, opportunities, and needs. The intent of the effort is to create an identity/marketing brand and establish an overreaching strategy to create a cohesive downtown experience. The outcome will market Marquette’s downtown district to both visitors and locals, support local businesses, and recruit investment and businesses.
The kick-off and resource visit will begin on Tuesday, June 19 with a series of round-table meetings with various stakeholders. The intensive process is designed to immerse the project team in the district and conduct a comprehensive assessment. In addition, the consultant team will meet with the North Third Business Community on June 19 at 6 p.m.… Read the rest

Saturday Book Babies

June 12, 2018

Saturday June 16 & 30: 9:30 am-9:50 am.  Children’s Branch, Westwood Mall, Peter White Public Library.  Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months and a loving adult.  Older siblings welcome.  Free.  

For more information call 226-4320, visit or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on FacebookRead the rest

Fish Fry – June 15

June 12, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– The Holiday Inn in Marquette will hold a Fish Fry this Friday, June 8, 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