NCLL Offers Stone Countertops Program

March 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning (NCLL) will present a program on how natural stone countertops are cut and finished at Stone Reflections, followed by a Dutch treat lunch at Jackson’s Pit. The event is scheduled from 10:45 am-3:30 pm on Thursday, March 14, with a registration deadline of Thursday, March 7. Cost is $3 for NCLL members and $6 for non-members. To register, call 227-2979.

A Marq-Tran bus will pick up participants from the west side of Econo Foods’ parking lot and transport them to Stone Reflections for an hour tour and demonstration. Lunch will follow the program.… Read the rest

Ishpeming City Council Meeting March 6th

March 3, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The next Ishpeming City Council will take place on Wednesday, March 6th at 7:00 pm. Please see below for details.

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Lifeguard Training Courses

March 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – This year, the Marquette City Fire Department is partnering with Northern Michigan University to provide Waterfront Lifeguard Training. All Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification/Re-certification classes will be conducted through Northern Michigan University and will be held at the PEIF pool.

This certification is required to be able to serve as a waterfront lifeguard in the City of Marquette.

Lifeguards that are hired by the City of Marquette for the 2019 summer beachfront season and complete the season in good standing will have their NMU certification course fees reimbursed.

Two certification class sessions remain:
Class #1: April 5, 6, 7, 13, 14 (Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday Noon-6pm)
Class #2: April 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 (from 6pm-9pm each date)

Lifeguard re-certification course will be offered in May. (TBD)

Detailed course information, including pre-requisites, dates/times, cost and registration is available online at:… Read the rest

City of Negaunee Facade Improvements Update

March 3, 2019

Negaunee, MI – City Manager Nate Heffron is pleased to announce that four downtown Negaunee businesses have submitted paperwork to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for consideration to enter Negaunee’s second round of façade improvements.

The City of Negaunee partnered with these four downtown businesses to seek out a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Current estimates place the total project cost nearly $651,000.00. Grants from MEDC can range in support of up to 75% match, with the City contributing administrative costs of the grant, if approved.

This year’s locations include:
323 Iron Street
308 Iron Street
331 Iron Street
334 Iron Street

Recently, Negaunee underwent its first phase of facade improvements with Smarty’s Saloon and Tino’s Pizza, both projects totaled $189,470.00. “The goal of the City is to work with willing business owners and the MEDC to improve the visual appearance of the downtown area by lessening deteriorated or blighted buildings.… Read the rest

Research Fees at J.M. Longyear Library Waived

March 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – Thanks to a grant from the Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan, research fees are currently waived at the J.M. Longyear Research Library, located at the Marquette Regional History Center.

We encourage NMU students to take advantage of this opportunity to explore our extensive collection of historical photos and documents. We also invite professors to contact us about bringing classes to our research library. The Marquette Regional History Center is located at 145 W. Spring Street. Call (906) 226-3571 for more information.… Read the rest

NMU Professor Authors Book on Mental Illness Portrayals

March 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – Mental illness affects about one in five American teens. This is increasingly reflected in young adult fiction, as recent surveys indicate one quarter of the genre’s titles feature characters with psychological disorders. Northern Michigan University English Professor Kia Jane Richmond has published a new book that explores how real struggles such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder are portrayed through fictional characters. Her hope is that Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature will help educators, librarians and mental health professionals to more effectively address the needs of students.

“I’m very open with my Northern students about the fact that I have anxiety disorder and depression, which I’ve successfully managed through medication and therapy,” Richmond said. “If I had been able to read books when I was younger about people grappling with the same issues, I might have sought help earlier.… Read the rest

NCLL Offers Program on NMU Dining March 12th

March 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning (NCLL) will present “Lunch at The Lights,” a meal at Northern Michigan University’s renovated dining hall. NMU Dining staff will give an update on changes and discuss the Food Recovery Network. The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 5.

The event is scheduled for 12:15 pm on Tuesday, March 12.

There will be choices of soups, a salad bar, pizza, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and a large selection of desserts. Those who wish may bring non-perishable foods to be donated to the student food pantry.

For more information contact Phyllis James at 906-225-1004 or To register, call 227-2979. The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $6 for non-members.… Read the rest

New Career and Technical Education Magazine from NMU

March 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – Career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-demand occupations. A committee representing Alger and Marquette counties is promoting the availability and value of all regional technical training opportunities in a special publication released on Feb. 28 to close out National Career and Technical Education Month. The publication will include salary potential, employment outlook and information unique to each field.

“I am very concerned about high school students not having a realistic career direction when they leave school. I hope this publication will have a positive impact on the students’ career choices,” said Stu Bradley, chair of the local CTE committee.

CTE offers multiple benefits. High school students who enroll in courses with real-world relevance tend to be more engaged, perform better academically and graduate at higher rates, according to the National Association of CTE.… Read the rest

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