41 North Film Festival, November 1-4

October 25, 2018

Houghton, MIOctober 25, 2018 – The 41 North Film Festival will take place November 1-4 at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. For a full line-up of the films and a schedule for screenings, go to the website.

High School Football: Ishpeming Hematites vs Gwinn Modeltowners

October 25, 2018

Ishpeming, MIOctober 25, 2018 – The Ishpeming Hematites football team will host the Gwinn Modeltowners on Friday, October 26 at 7 pm. Can’t make it to the game? Listen to all the action on WRUP 98.3.

‘Clearing the Air’ Informational Meeting on Vaping

October 25, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 25, 2018 – Vaping has become increasingly popular over the past year and is now involving more of our students than ever. Unfortunately, students are not understanding the consequences of their choices. It is imperative that we come together to help our students navigate through this obstacle; therefore, Marquette Area Public schools will be hosting an event to help parents be better informed.

Clearing the Air – An Informative Meeting on Vaping
November 1, 2018
6:30 pm in the MSHS Little Theater

AT&T Contributes $25,000 to the Portage Health Foundation

October 25, 2018

Hancock, MI October 25, 2018 – AT&T, on Thursday, October 24, presented a contribution for $25,000 to the Portage Health Foundation to support ongoing flood relief efforts benefiting those affected by this summer’s catastrophic flooding in Houghton County. AT&T’s charitable foundation contributed $21,000 to the relief effort with the additional $4,000 coming from the AT&T Pioneers—a volunteer network of AT&T employees and retirees committed to doing good in their communities.

On Father’s Day weekend, torrential rains washed out much of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and parts of Wisconsin. In the span of just a few short hours, the storm produced 7 inches rain, resulting in flash flooding that claimed the lives of three individuals, caused over 60 sinkholes, and destroyed property and roadways throughout much of the Keweenaw Peninsula and surrounding area. Governor Snyder would go on to declare a state of emergency for Houghton and Menominee counties, calling on the National Guard to assist in the immediate recovery efforts.

“The flooding we experienced absolutely devastated this community—homes, streets, whole neighborhoods were seemingly washed away in just a matter of hours,” said Kevin Store, Executive Director of the Portage Health Foundation. “It’s been a long climb back for many of us here in Houghton County, but generous gifts like this one from AT&T and its amazing employees have made the process much easier.”

All told, public agencies in Gogebic, Houghton and Menominee counties sustained almost $30 million in damage from the flooding. The state initially agreed to cover half of the costs necessary to qualify for federal match funds to address the damage, however, governor Snyder has since announced the state will spend $7.4 million to assist in the relief effort, covering the full 25 percent local agencies must match to draw funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“The Father’s Day Flood was a once-in-a-lifetime event for Houghton County, and the local and state response has been absolutely amazing,” said State Representative Scott Dianda. “The support we’ve received from community members like AT&T and their thousands of amazing employees has been truly touching and has played a critical role in helping this community rebuild. I can’t begin to thank them enough for supporting us so generously.”

“The flooding this summer took an incredible toll on Houghton County,” said David Lewis, President of AT&T Michigan. “We’re more than happy to do our part to see that this community comes back even stronger than before, and I’m so proud of all our amazing employees who stepped up to support this important relief effort.”

NMU Studio 102 Grand Opening Friday

October 25, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 25, 2018 – Northern Michigan University will host a grand opening for its new Studio 102, a new space for high-end online media production. The event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in room 102 of the Learning Resources Center. President Fritz Erickson will speak briefly at 12:15. The studio offers a quiet place for faculty to record content for online courses and explore Virtual Reality tools.  It features a lightboard–a glass board with internal lighting. An instructor can write or draw with luminous, liquid chalk while looking forward through the glass, allowing “eye contact” with the audience. Software flips the text so that it reads correctly when students watch the online presentation. The studio also offers quality sound and lighting.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Series Starts October 29

October 25, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 25, 2018 – Is the stress of care-giving affecting your health and disrupting your life? If so, attend the Powerful Tools for Caregivers series (PTC). This highly effective, self-care program for family caregivers, builds the skills caregivers need to better care for themselves as they provide care for others. Caregiver participants learn to minimize the potentially negative impacts of caregiving emphasizing self-care and empowerment.

Caregivers benefit from the PTC 6-week series of classes whether they are:
· Spouses/partners of an adult with a chronic condition
· Adult children of aging parents
· Long-distance caregivers
· In differing stages in their caregiving role

PTC training is now available in the Marquette area brought to you by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. There is no charge to participants for this training and a caregiver manual and resources are included.

The next “PTC” training will start on October 29, 2018 in Marquette. This is a six week workshop which meets once each week on Monday’s from 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time, pre-registration is required. If you are interested in participating this training please contact 1-800-305-8137, dial 2-1-1 or visit us on the web at www.upcap.org.

Fight Fraud: Guard Your Medicare Card

October 25, 2018

Marquette, MI October 25, 2018 – If you have Medicare, you can protect your identity and help prevent health care fraud by guarding your Medicare card like you would a credit card.
Identity theft from stolen Medicare Numbers is becoming more common. Medicare’s here to help because we’re removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards and replacing them with a new, unique number for each person with Medicare. Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards with the new numbers between April 2018 and April 2019. Even though we’re removing Social Security Numbers, the new number is still useful to thieves to commit health care fraud.
Here are some important steps you can take to protect yourself from the identity theft that can lead to health care fraud:
· Don’t share your Medicare Number with anyone who contacts you by telephone, email or in person, unless you’ve given them permission in advance. Medicare will NEVER contact you (unless you ask us to) for your Medicare Number or other personal information.
· Don’t ever let anyone borrow or pay to use your Medicare Number.
· Review your Medicare Summary Notice to be sure you and Medicare are only being charged for actual items and services received.
If you’re looking to enroll in a Medicare plan:
· Remember there are no “early bird discounts” or “limited time offers.”
· Don’t let anyone rush you to enroll by claiming you need to “act now for the best deal.”
· Be skeptical of free gifts, free medical services, discount packages or any offer that sounds “too good to be true.”
If someone calls you and asks for your Medicare Number or other personal information, hang up and call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). To learn more about protecting yourself from identity theft and health care fraud, visit www.Medicare.gov/fraud or contact your local Senior Medicare Patrol (www.smpresource.org).

NORTHIRON Church Harvest Carnival

October 25, 2018

Ishpeming, MIOctober 25, 2018 – Join us at NORTHIRON Church for a night of family fun on Halloween night from 5:00-8:00 PM. We will have TONS of CANDY, an inflatable obstacle course, a Velcro wall, the Doctor Yooper experience, and many other carnival style games with lots of prizes. And did we mention candy? We’ll also have free food including hot dogs, caramel apples, cotton candy, popcorn, apple cider and more! Don’t miss a night filled with fun, food, and candy at NORTHIRON Church.

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