National Homeless Awareness Month

October 30, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 30, 2018 – The Alger Marquette Schoolcraft Continuum of Care Planning Body (AMSCoC), as part of National Homeless Awareness Month for November, will be hosting a couple of public events as well as releasing a number of articles/stories aimed at raising awareness of the AMSCoC and the work it is doing to help homeless families and individuals in Alger, Marquette and Schoolcraft Counties.

The month long activities kick-off on November 7th with the 2018 Fall U.P. Health Strategies Summit: Solutions for the Chronically Homeless from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Marquette Ramada Inn. Registration is $55.00 which includes lunch and break snacks. The remaining month-long events are free (see attached flyer). The public is encouraged to attend.

The AMSCoC is comprised of numerous and varied service agencies, businesses and formerly homeless individuals. The coalition is working throughout Alger, Marquette and Schoolcraft Counties as part of Michigan’s statewide plan to end homelessness in Michigan.… Read the rest

Winter Hazards Awareness Week Starts November 4

October 30, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 30, 2018 – Winter will be here soon. In an effort to raise awareness about the potential dangers of the upcoming winter season, Governor Rick Snyder has declared November 4 – 10, 2018, as Winter Hazards Awareness Week in Michigan. As we know, Upper Michigan winters are severe, so preparedness, awareness and common sense are always important when facing winter hazards. During Winter Hazards Awareness Week, Michigan residents are encouraged to learn about the dangers associated with wintry weather and how to stay safe during the winter season.

Looking back to last winter, it was a pretty typical winter across most of Upper Michigan. Temperatures averaged just below their long term average throughout the winter season. Snowfall was much more variable ranging from near normal across the Keweenaw, above normal across the southern U.P., and below normal across the central and eastern U.P.… Read the rest

Peter White Public Library Youth Services Re-Open

October 30, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 30, 2018 – Come see the new Youth Services space at the Peter White Public Library on Wednesday, October 31 from 10am-9pm! Halloween is our first day open again at the main Peter White Library and costumed trick-or-treaters of all ages are welcome all day! Come see our new Youth Services, check out books on our new self-check in the Youth Services room, play on the computers, read books, tweens can come check out their new space, play and trick-or-treat! See you there! Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest