Bothwell Middle School Orientation May 20th and 21st

May 9, 2019

Marquette, MI – Bothwell Middle School will welcome incoming 6th grade students at orientation programs May 20th and 21st.

Current 5th graders from Sandy Knoll and Graveraet Elementary schools will visit on Monday, May 20. Current 5th grade students from Cherry Creek and Superior Hills Elementary schools will visit on Tuesday, May 21st.

The program will include musical performances, information about Bothwell, a question and answer session, and tours of the school led by 6th grade teachers. Prospective students not currently attending MAPS are invited to the Monday, May 20th session and should call the Bothwell Middle School Office at 225-4262 to reserve a spot.

City of Negaunee Senior Citizen Spring Cleanup June 4th and 11th

May 9, 2019

Negaunee, MI – The City of Negaunee will have a Spring Cleanup for Senior Citizens Only on Tuesday June 4th and Tuesday, June 11th for compostable items and large metal items. Senior Citizen’s can call Great American Disposal at 906-221-2725. To be on the schedule for pickup you must call on May 30th or 31st. GAD will not be responsible for clearing out homes.  The same parameters as the monthly drop off will be adhered to.

The City of Negaunee also provides two monthly drop-offs per month at the end of Lincoln Street. The second Thursday from noon to 6 pm and the last Saturday from 8 am to noon for all citizen’s of Negaunee.

Wednesday Evening Market in Marquette Beginning June 12th

May 9, 2019

Marquette, MI – New this year at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is the addition of a Wednesday Evening Market. Beginning June 12th, 2019, the Wednesday Evening Market will run from 5 pm-7 pm at the Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third Street. The market will be open every Wednesday through September 25th, 2019.

Each week there will be a variety of farm fresh produce, baked goods, eggs, meat, maple syrup, honey, mushrooms, kombucha, as well as personal care products and handcrafted artisan items. The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market accepts cash, credit/debit cards, SNAP/bridge cards, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH, Senior Market FRESH, and Hoophouses for Health.

For additional information visit: https://mqtfarmersmarket.com/ or check out the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market on Facebook and Instagram!

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market Opening Day May 25th

May 9, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is celebrating its 20th season this summer! Opening day is set for Saturday, May 25th, 2019. The Farmers Market is held every Saturday at the Marquette Commons, 112. S. Third Street, from 9 am-1 pm through December 14, 2019.

Shop at the Downtown Market Farmers Market first for all your fresh produce needs. You’ll also find a wide variety of delicious baked goods, eggs, meat, mushrooms, maple syrup, coffee, kombucha, honey, and hand-crafted artisan products you can only get at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market. Come enjoy the weekly live music and various events throughout the season. The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market accepts cash, credit/debit cards, SNAP/bridge cards, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH, Senior Market FRESH, and Hoophouses for Health.

For additional information visit: https://mqtfarmersmarket.com/ or check out the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market on Facebook and Instagram!

Eagle Mine Hosts Community Forums and Open Houses

May 9, 2019

Champion, MI – Eagle Mine will host a series of community forums and open houses throughout Marquette and Baraga Counties.

The forums are an opportunity to learn more about the status of Eagle Mine and get an update on its operations.

Forums will be held at the following locations:

• Humboldt: Thursday, May 16th from 5-6:30 pm at the Humboldt Township Hall, 244 Co Rd FAF, Champion

• Marquette: Friday, May 17th from 12-1 pm at the Eagle Mine Information Center, 153 A W. Washington St., Marquette

• Michigamme: Monday, May 20th from 12-1 pm at Mt. Shasta, 1915 US Highway 41, Michigamme

• Big Bay: Tuesday, May 21st from 5-6:30 pm at the Thunder Bay Inn, 400 Bensinger St., Big Bay

The open houses are an opportunity to learn about Eagle Mine operations and its continued interest in exploration in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Open houses will be held at the following locations:

• L’Anse: Thursday, May 30th from 12-1 pm at the Village of L’Anse Council Room, 101 N. Main St., L’Anse

• Covington: Thursday, May 30th from 5-6:30 pm at the Covington Multipurpose Building, 12898 State Highway M28, Covington

For more information, please call the Eagle Mine Information Center at (906) 273-1550.

906 Adventure Team Holds Adventure Leadership Summit in Marquette

May 9, 2019

Marquette, MI – Kids across the Upper Peninsula will get a chance to experience a summer of adventure thanks to 906 Adventure Team and a growing network of volunteer coaches, or “Adventure Team Leaders,” committed to the organization’s mission.

Adventure Bike Club, a program designed to introduce kids 5-17 to outdoor adventure, has grown so rapidly the past two-years that 906AT brought 100 Adventure Team Leaders to Marquette this past weekend for the inaugural Adventure Leadership Summit.

Leaders from Delta, Gogebic, and Marquette County gathered for a full day of training focused on risk mitigation, proper incident reporting methods, emergency action plans, management of confidential information, as well as Safe Kids and the Safe Sport Act, intended to keep kids protected and safe.

Leaders from across the U.P. were introduced to the 906AT “Triangle of Trust,” a concept coined by Dr. Thomas Michael Kates highlighting the importance of trust between the organization (leaders), youth (athletes), and parents/guardians.

Training also covered basic wilderness first aid protocol, involving assessment of injured riders, potential complications arising from allergies, and proper use of EPI-pens. U.P. Rehab Services sent a speaker to present concussion protocol and the ImPACT testing available to families, which creates a pre-injury baseline designed to make concussion diagnose more reliable.

“The best way to ensure continual success of the 906AT mission is to host a leadership summit where leaders can interact and learn together. Every Adventure Team Leader walked away knowing know their role reaches beyond getting kids on bikes,” says Tony Lambert, 906AT Delta County Lead.

“We’re here to help inspire kids to become the best possible versions of themselves, on and off the trail. 906AT does this in a very structured environment, teaching trail etiquette, bike skills, and techniques to overcome challenges on the trail. It’s even more rewarding to see them apply the same characteristics, determination, and durability off the trail.”

When asked about what lies ahead for the 906 Adventure Team, Director of Adventure Todd Poquette mentioned several areas of focus.

“First, we need to focus on the next 90 days, operate safely, and leave kids with a summer of fun memories. Second, we have a group of high school athletes depending on us to prepare them for competition in Wisconsin this fall. We have a handful of seniors graduating, I’d like to see them challenge for the top step in our division.”

“We also have two large events run by our organization during that time, so the next six months is all hands-on-deck,” added Poquette. “This fall and into the winter we’ll refine our systems, review what we learn this year, and leverage those lessons to get better for 2020. I don’t like to make guarantees, but I can make one confidently – we’re not planning to slow down anytime soon.”

ABOUT 906 ADVENTURE TEAM
906 Adventure Team is a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to empowering kids to discover the best version of themselves through outdoor adventure. If you would like to learn more, visit their website or contact the Director of Adventure at todd@906adventureteam.com.

UPEDA Meeting May 10th

May 9, 2019

Iron Mountain, MI – The Upper Peninsula Economic Development Alliance (UPEDA) invite you to join our meeting Friday, May 10th at 9:30 am Central! Enjoy breakfast and lunch and also learn about our members’ work to support businesses, entrepreneurial growth and community revitalization across the region.

Please click on the link register!

UPEDA Meeting May 10th

May 9, 2019

Iron Mountain, MI – The Upper Peninsula Economic Development Alliance (UPEDA) invite you to join our meeting May 10th! Enjoy breakfast and lunch and also learn about our members’ work to support businesses, entrepreneurial growth and community revitalization across the region.

Please click on the link to register!

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