City of Marquette Art Awards

January 14, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Peter White Public Library will host the 22nd Annual City of Marquette Art Awards this Saturday, January 19th at 7:30 pm.

A reception will precede the event at 6:30 pm. Community members are welcome to attend.

An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe

January 14, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Peter White Public Library hosts An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe on Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00 pm to celebrate the poet’s 210th birthday. There will be several performances, including a reading of “The Raven”.

Suicide Hill Ski Tournament

January 14, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The 132nd Suicide Hill Ski Tournament will take place on Tuesday, January 22nd at 6:00 pm at Suicide Ski Hill. For more information, please visit the Ishpeming Ski Club website.

Lantern Lit Ski and Snowshoe Trail at Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park

January 14, 2019

Ontonagon, MI – The ski and snowshoe trail at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park will be lined with lanterns on Saturday, January 19th starting at 6pm. Bring your skis or snowshoes and hit the trail!

Call 906-885-5275 for more details.

Heikki Lunta Winter Festival

January 14, 2019

Negaunee, MI – The 3rd Annual Heikki Lunta Winter Festival will take place Friday, January 18th and Saturday, January 19th Downtown Negaunee. For more information on events and activities, please visit the Heikki Lunta Facebook page.

The Marquette Regional History Center Seeking nominees for Annual Helen Longyear Paul Award and Peter White Award

January 14, 2019

Marquette, MI – Marquette County has a rich history and cultural heritage that inspires many to interpret, preserve and share it. As a history institution it is our responsibility to recognize those efforts and promote the achievements of people and organizations making history today. The Marquette Regional History Center began an awards program in 1984. The Helen Longyear Paul Award is given to recognize individuals and the Peter White Award honors foundations, companies, organizations and institutions. Both recognize exceptional effort in the enhancement, restoration, conservation or interpretation of the history of our area.
The History Center is seeking nominations for the awards. Nominations should include the award category, how the individual or organization has shown dedication and commitment to local history, and the projects they have worked on. A one page submission is sufficient and should be sent to the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring Street, Marquette, MI 49855 no later than February 8, 2019.

Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting on February 20, 6:30 pm at the History Center. The meeting is free, open to the public and will offer refreshments, a brief business meeting, awards and entertainment. Come and join us. For more info visit or call 906.226.3571.

Ishpeming City Council Special Meeting

January 14, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The Ishpeming City Council will hold a Special City Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 15th at 8:30 am. Details are pictured below.

NMU Honors Martin Luther King Jr.

January 14, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a week-long celebration. A Day of Service will be held on Monday, January 21. The event kicks off with a campus march for equality. Participants will assemble at noon in the lobby of the Forest Roberts Theatre. The march with proceed to the Lodge at The Woods student housing complex for a program titled “Poetry Without Borders: Let Freedom Ring” and light refreshments.

The Center for Student Enrichment (CSE) will sponsor the following service projects, beginning at 1:30 pm in the Lodge: making toys for dogs at UPAWS; knitting and crocheting hats, scarves and mittens for Room at the Inn; and creating Valentine’s cards for residents of the Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Students will also be at the U.P. Children’s museum at 2:30 p.m. to read books to youngsters and lead coloring projects.

Motivational speakers Donzell Dixson, Elijah Kondeh and Donte Curtis of Dixon Dynamics will address “Living Fearlessly” in a presentation at 7 pm Wednesday, January 23, in Jamrich 1320. The event is free and open to the public.

The Diversity Common Reader Program will distribute this year’s selection, Redefining Realness by Janet Mock, to NMU students on Friday, January 25. Free books and pizza will be available from 1-3 pm in the Hedgcock atrium outside the Multicultural Education and Resource Center.

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