Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center Welcomes New Nurse

April 9, 2019

Iron River, MI – Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) welcomes Heather Bennett, Nurse Practitioner (NP), to their team of Family Medicine providers. She will be serving patients at UGL’s Ice Lake Family Health Center located in Iron River, MI.

Bennett was born, raised and attended school in Iron River, MI. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Green Bay, WI, followed by her Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, WI. Bennett has an interest in Family Medicine because health promotion and prevention are her passion. “I look forward to taking on additional responsibilities to provide comprehensive, high-quality, and cost-effective care to help my family, friends, neighbors, and community members attain health and wellness,” says Bennett.

She hopes to achieve this by developing long-lasting relationships while approaching health care in a collaborative manner. Bennett enjoys living in Iron River due to the sense of community the area provides. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and newly adopted puppy. They appreciate the summer months when they can cook out, swim, and camp together. UGL’s Ice Lake Family Health Center is located at 1500 West Ice Lake Road, Iron River, MI. To schedule an appointment with Heather Bennett, NP, call 906-265-5378.

Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society Presents “Travels in Patagonia” Program April 10th

April 9, 2019

Marquette, MI – On Wednesday, April 10th, the Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society will present a program called “Travels in Patagonia” by Geoff Smith. The presentation will take place at 7:00 pm in Community Room of Peter White Public Library. For more information: call 226-6749.

Women’s Suffrage Presentation April 10th

April 9, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Historical Society of Michigan presents “Votes for Women: A Century of Suffrage” with author Elizabeth Ann Homer as part of History Hounds™ Lecture Series. The program will be viewable via teleconference at Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center.

Homer will cover the women and men who won universal suffrage in the United States, the important figures who composed the pro-suffrage coalition and the people who opposed their mission. The free event is scheduled for 7 pm on Wednesday, April 10 in 165 Gries Hall.

Homer has been a curator for over 20 years in Lansing, first at the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame and then at the Turner-Dodge House & Historical Center. She is a public historian with a passion for women’s history and political history.

Marquette Regional History Museum Presents “Trivia, Take Two!” April 10th

April 9, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette Regional History Museum will host Trivia, Take Two! on Wednesday, April 10th at 6:30 pm. Teams of 3-4 may compete. Pre-registration is required. Interested parties can stop in or call (906.226.3571) the museum. May the best team win!

NMU Jazz Fest Begins April 10th

April 9, 2019

Marquette, MI – The annual Northern Michigan University Jazz Festival will be held Wednesday, April 10-Friday, April 12. Thanks to a unique collaboration with the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, this year’s Jazz Festival will feature trumpeter Allen Vizzutti. He will participate in an educational clinic and perform with the NMU Jazz Band and Combo in the closing concert at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 12th in Kaufman Auditorium.

Tickets are available at nmu.edu/tickets for $6 for non-NMU students, $8 for NMU students with ID and $12 for the general public.

The festival will also include a Thursday night concert by the NMU Jazz Festival Faculty Combo around the theme “Kind of Blue: Celebrating 60 Years.” The Iron Mountain High School Jazz Band I will also be featured. The event begins at 7:30 pm in Reynolds Recital Hall. Tickets are $4 non-NMU students, $6 for NMU students and $10 for the general public.

Featured trumpeter Vizzutti has taught at leading universities throughout the world, including the Eastman School of Music, the Banff Center for the Performing Arts and the Trompeten Akademie of Bremen, Germany. His extensive treatise, “The Allen Vizzutti Trumpet Method” and his “New Concepts for Trumpet” have become standard works for trumpet study worldwide.

The NMU Jazz Festival is an annual educational event that brings talented students to NMU from throughout the region to celebrate jazz music. Registered high school and middle school ensembles will perform in scheduled time slots throughout the three-day period and then receive feedback and work with festival clinicians. Performances and clinics will all take place in Reynolds Recital Hall and the Northern Center (formerly University Center).

Vizzutti’s clinic is scheduled for noon on Friday, April 12th in Reynolds Recital Hall. It is open to the public.