Manistique Farmers’ Market – September 26

September 23, 2018

Manistique, Mi.– The Manistique Farmers’ Market will be at the Little Bear West Arena this Wednesday, September 26, from 4:00- 6:00 p.m.

Come to the famous Manistique Farmers’ Market!

  • Fresh Produce
  • Baked Goods
  • Honey, Jams & Jellies
  • Artisan Goods
  • Handmade items… and so much more!

Open every Wednesday until September 26th, 2018.

Want more info or want to become a vendor yourself? Check out the website: http://manistiquefarmersmarket.orgRead the rest

NMU Board Invests in Strategic Plan

September 23, 2018

Marquette, MISeptember 23, 2018 – The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved a 2018-19 general fund operating budget of nearly $113.8 million. The budget is $3.7 million, or 3.4 percent, higher than last year. The university is advancing its strategic plan with investments in student scholarships, new academic programs, a student success center, and athletics. The increase also covers contractual obligations and inflationary cost increases related to utilities, supplies and other expenses.

The board approved the facilities five-year master plan and the 2018-19 capital outlay project request. Public universities are required to submit these annually to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. The top two priority projects identified by NMU are: a revitalized Career Tech and Engineering Technology Facility; and an Academic Teaching and Business Innovation Center. If a project is approved as part of a capital outlay bill, the state would pay 70 percent of the cost and Northern would be responsible for 30 percent.… Read the rest

NCLL ‘Green Burial’ Presentation on October 8th

September 23, 2018

Marquette, MISeptember 23, 2018 – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present “Green Burial: What is it and why should I be interested?” from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in room 101B of the Superior Dome. The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 1.

Green burials are becoming widespread across the United States and rapidly gaining acceptance in the western Upper Peninsula. The program will include an overview of the practice and why proponents view it as important.

The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $6 for non-members. To register, call 227-2979. For more information, contact event liaison Elizabeth Bates at 345-9295.… Read the rest

NCLL Hosts Gerrymandering Talk on Oct 10

September 23, 2018

Marquette, MISeptember 23, 2018 – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation titled “Gerrymandering: What is it and why should you know?” from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Superior Dome Room 101B. The deadline for registering is Monday, Oct. 2.

The presentation will be about the upcoming ballot initiative on gerrymandering and whether politicians should be allowed to draw their own districts.

The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $6 for non-members. To register, call 227-2979. For more information, contact event liaison Sally Olsen at 226-8347.… Read the rest

September 22 Proclaimed Falls Prevention Day

September 23, 2018

Lansing, MISeptember 23, 2018 – Sept. 22 has been proclaimed Falls Prevention Day. Michigan residents are encouraged to use community resources to help prevent falls.

To promote awareness about the frequency and health impacts of falling, Sept. 22 has been declared Falls Prevention Awareness Day in Michigan by Gov. Rick Snyder. As part of that declaration, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is encouraging Michigan residents to learn about how to prevent falls, especially during the coming winter months.

“Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury for older adults in the state, with one out of four people age 65 and older falling each year,” said MDHHS Director Nick Lyon. “I urge Michiganders to learn about how to protect ourselves, our friends and our family members from falls through community resources designed to improve activity, energy and independence.”

Fall-related deaths are on the rise in Michigan.… Read the rest

City of Negaunee Flushing Water System on Monday September 24th

September 23, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

City of Negaunee Water System/Hydrant Flushing

Negaunee, MISeptember 24, 2018 – The City of Negaunee DPW will begin water system flushing on September 24th, 2018. Flushing will generally occur between the hours of 7 am and 3 pm and will take up to four weeks to flush the entire system.

Flushing will begin on the West end of town (along US41 to Teal Lake Ave) and progress North of Highway US41. Once flushing is finished North of 41 we will continue on South of 41, some deviations will occur as flushing approaches the water storage tank.

When flushing occurs in your neighborhood, the accumulated sediment in the water mains will be stirred up and much of the sediment will be flushed out of the system. However, due to limitations on the system, some sediment will remain, causing discolored water.… Read the rest

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk on Saturday, Sept. 29

September 23, 2018

Walk Promotes IDD Inclusion

Marquette, MISeptember 23, 2018 – The NMU Best Buddies student organization will host a walk to promote inclusion of and support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) on campus. The Best Buddies Friendship walk at NMU will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29. Participants will meet near the “heart of Northern” on the academic mall outside Jamrich Hall.

Best Buddies is an international program dedicated to one-to-one friendships, leadership development and integrated employment opportunities for individuals with IDD. NMU’s satellite walk will coincide with the main event in Ann Arbor, which is designed to raise awareness and funds for the program.

For more information, or to donate, visit https://www.bestbuddies.org/2018/05/07/best-buddies-friendship-walk-michigan/ or contact Emma Goebel at egoebel@nmu.edu.… Read the rest