Downtown Marquette Ladies Night

November 7, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 7, 2018The 22nd Annual Ladies Night is Thursday, November 15 from 4:00-8:00 pm in Downtown Marquette. Participating businesses will have snacks, prizes, giveaways, sales and more for guests!

Mid-day Movie at Peter White: Howl’s Moving Castle

November 7, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 7, 2018 – The Mid-day Movie is on Thursday, November 8 from 12 noon – 2pm in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. PWPL’s teen anime club invites you to bring your own snacks or lunch to enjoy while you watch the classic anime film “Howl’s Moving Castle” on this MAPS early release day. Free of charge. Rated PG. For more information, call 226-4321, 226-4323, or visit

Commemoration of the Armistice of November 11, 1918

November 7, 2018

Houghton, MINovember 7, 2018 – At 11 am on Sunday, November 11, the World War I & the Copper Country project will commemorate the Armistice of November 11, 1918 at the immersive trench constructed this fall at the corner of US-41 and MacInnes Drive. Guests, asked to gather by 10:50 am, will be welcomed with a bagpipe performance, and distribution of paper poppies—a symbol of remembrance. The commemoration begins at the 11th hour with synchronized bells that will ring for 30 seconds. The Michigan Tech Joint Color Guard of Air Force and Army ROTC cadets will present the colors. The program also includes a 21-gun salute by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Copper Ingot Post 4624 of Lake Linden-Hubbell and “Taps” played by local students. Departing guests will leave their poppies in the trench, which will be closed after the ceremony.

Refreshments are available in the Wadsworth Hall Annex before and after the commemoration. If the weather is inclement, the event will take place in the Wads Annex. Free parking will be available in any of the Michigan Technological University lots directly opposite the trench on US-41.

Moment of Silence Honoring Fallen Veterans

November 7, 2018

Houghton, MINovember 7, 2018 – At 11 am on Friday, November 9th, a plaque will be unveiled near the north (campus side) of the Michigan Technological University Memorial Union Building entrance, with a moment of silence to honor students, alumni, faculty and staff who made the ultimate sacrifice.

First Nations Food Taster Friday

November 7, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 7, 2018 – Northern Michigan University’s Native American Student Association is hosting the First Nations Food Taster. The event will be held from 5-7 pm on Friday, November 9th at the Jacobetti Complex commons.

The First Nations Food Taster provides guests with an array of Native American foods. Recipes from the Decolonizing Diet Project will be featured, offering traditional Native American foods. Some contemporary Native American dishes will also be available. This year’s menu may include bison stew with cranberries, turkey roast, pecan whitefish, venison and squash bisque.

Tickets can be purchased via cash or check in advance from the Center for Native American Studies in Whitman Hall, or at the door. Advance prices are $5 for NMU students with ID, elderly, veterans and youth ages 5-10; and $10 for general admission. Door tickets cost $2 more, respectively.

The Food Taster is a fundraiser for NASA’s annual pow wow. November is Native American Heritage Month. For more information, visit

Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum Creativity Series

November 7, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 7, 2018 – The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum
Second Thursday Creativity Series is themed “Space”.  Join us Thursday, November 8th at 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

There will be a variety of hands-on activities that celebrate “space” including crafts and creative snacks.

Live music and FREE Culver’s Custard!

Free with admission or membership.

Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society Membership Meeting

November 7, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 7, 2018 – On Wednesday, November 14 the Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society will host its annual membership meeting. The program begins at 7:00 pm in the Shiras Room of Peter White Library. Members will share digital pictures of birds and other nature-oriented subjects. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited.

For more information call 226-6749.

Teal Lake Beach Project

November 7, 2018

Negaunee, MINovember 7, 2018 – The City of Negaunee, City of Ishpeming, and the Rotary Club of Ishpeming are announcing a joint cooperation project. While in its beginning stages, the parties involved are seeking out the possibility of public support and comments on the development of a beach site on the west side of Teal Lake.
“The Rotary Club is always looking for projects that can affect the community in a positive way, we saw a need for additional opportunities on Teal Lake and approached both cities to get their thoughts, so far everyone has been very supportive”, Lance Peterson, President for the Rotary Club of Ishpeming said.

Late this summer, the Rotary Club approached both the Cities of Negaunee and Ishpeming to see if they were willing to help with the proposed beach project. “All of Teal Lake is within the City of Negaunee’s City limits, this means Negaunee will need to be involved,” Nate Heffron, City Manager of Negaunee said. However, the proposed site where the beach could possibly be developed is owned by the City of Ishpeming. Mark Slown, City Manager of Ishpeming, commented: “A collaborative project with a neighbor is a good thing for everyone involved.”

Currently, both cities have agreed to hold several public meetings to gather comments on the proposed project. These meetings are slated to begin soon, each community will announce where and when these meetings will take place. Both Managers agree: “we are really looking for public input to see if there is support for this project and what amenities people would like.

According to both city mangers, no funds have been allocated at this time by either city or the Rotary Club. Both communities and the Rotary are working towards gathering information only. Once all the information has been gathered the parties involved will share their results and determine what the next step will be.

Questions concerning this release may be directed to the attention of the City Manger, Nate Heffron at (906) 475-7700 ext. 11, and City Manager Mark Slown at (906) 485-1091 ext. 204, or Lance Peterson at (906) 250-7988.

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