Emily Laufenberg Benefit Dinner May 7th

May 6, 2019

Munising, MI – Young Munising resident, 5-year-old Emily Laufenberg, is in critical condition at Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids after a major illness. Emily has had many ups and downs and will have a very long road to recovery.

To offset travel and medical expenses, as well as lost income, community members have organized a benefit dinner, bake sale, and raffle with the Moose Lodge in Munising on Tuesday, May 7th from 4-7 pm.

If you are willing to volunteer, especially for the 4-7 serving time and 7-10 pm clean-up crew, please contact Kelly Sippl at ksippl@greatstartma.org.

If you’d like to help with the bake sale, please contact Elisheba (EJ) Petersen at

If you’d like to help with the raffle or to donate items, please contact Tricia VanLandschoot at tricia.vanlandschoot@mps-up.com.

Alger Great Start Community Playgroup Starting May 7th

May 6, 2019

Munising, MI – Community Playgroup will be held in Totville in the Alger Parks & Recreation building from 9:30 – 11:30 am on Tuesdays in May (7th, 14th, 21st). There will be active/free play, crafts, story time, gross motor/physical activity, and free snacks. May 21st is the last playgroup until September.

Watch Facebook for Casual Outdoor Playgroup schedule coming in June.

Author Aaron Reynolds at PWPL May 7th

May 6, 2019

Marquette, MI – Aaron Reynolds will meet with kids and their families on Tuesday, May 7th from 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room. Aaron Reynolds, author of “Creepy Pair of Underwear” and more, will be here to talk about his works! Books for purchase from Snowbound will be available for author signings, and there will be a fun craft as well. All ages welcome. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info or the Peter White Public Library Youth Services page on Facebook.

13th Annual U.P. Recovery Conference May 7th

May 6, 2019

Marquette, MI – The 13th Annual U.P. Recovery Conference: “Love, Hope, and Acceptance in Recovery” is Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Holiday Inn of Marquette
(1951 US Highway 41 W, Marquette, MI 49855) from 8:45 am – 3:30 pm EST.

This Conference is Free of Charge! The keynote speaker is Dr. Kristin Rousch. Continental Breakfast begins at 8:30 am and lunch is provided.

TO REGISTER: Call NorthCare Network at 1-888-333-8030 OR email Ashlee Kind at akind@northcarenetwork.org.