MDDA Announces New Brand Implementation

May 22, 2019

Marquette, MI – Starting May 2019, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority (MDDA) will begin the process of implementing their new brand identity. The brand was created by Arnett, Muldrow and Associates after several trips to Downtown Marquette, numerous interviews with locals, business owners and other stakeholders, along with a community-wide survey. The branding takes into account the history of the area, the spirit of the community, and the variety of unique places within Downtown Marquette. The vibrant colors reflect the colors of the changing seasons, the local landscape, and the unique buildings within the district. It also creates a unifying theme to help bring together all of the locations and events that are managed under the umbrella of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority.

Logos for the MDDA organization, Downtown Marquette, Downtown Marquette Third Street, and MDDA sponsored events can be viewed and downloaded from the Marquette Downtown Development Authority Website.

MRHC Presents The Art and Practice of Seed Saving Jun 19th

May 22, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) presents: The Art & Practice of Seed Saving Workshop Wednesday, June 19th from 6:00-7:30 pm. Abbey Palmer is the instructor for this workshop.

Seeds carry the genetic information of plants and the stories of the people who eat those plants. Learn the ways that U.P. homesteaders saved seeds and techniques you can replicate in your own garden. In addition, this workshop offers the opportunity to use paper arts to tell the stories of seeds and families – of both plants and people. Pre-registration required and limited space is available. The cost is $10.00. Call 906.226.3571 or visit for more information.

This Heritage Crafts exhibit and workshop series is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or the MHC.

Eagle Mine Summer Tours Are Back

May 22, 2019

Marquette, MI – Our free public summer tours of the Eagle Mine and Humboldt Mill are back – and new this year is online booking.

You must be 13 years or older to participate (an adult must accompany those under 18).

The Eagle Mine tour (3.5 hours) is primarily a driving surface tour of the mine site with a walking tour through the water treatment plant. The mine tour does not go underground. You will see where the ore is brought up from underground and where it is stored and loaded into the haul trucks. Other surface facilities include the storage area for development (or waste) rock, the backfill plant, truck repair shop, and the water treatment plant.

On the Humboldt Mill tour (2 hours) you will see what happens to the ore after it leaves the mine site. The mill tour is a walking tour, beginning at the administrative office. The tour follows the circuit of crushing, grinding and flotation processes, taking the ore from haul truck to rail car. Visitors should be prepared to spend about an hour walking on site, including up and down stairs and over metal grating.

Click here to learn more and book your tour!

Superiorland Kiwanis Club Athlete of the Year Awards May 23rd

May 22, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Superiorland Kiwanis Club of Marquette will be holding their annual Athlete of the Year awards breakfast this Thursday, 23rd of May, 2019. The banquet will take place at the new University Center banquet rooms at 7:00 am on the campus of Northern Michigan University, with Keynote Speaker, Head NMU Hockey Coach Grant Potulny.

The Athlete of the Year is held in conjunction with the Marquette Athletic Department and recognizes the best all around Male and Female Athletes at Marquette Senior High School. The banquet will begin with the final athlete of the month awards for the month of April, followed by the presentation of the athlete of the year awards. The Athletes selected for recognition as part of the Athlete of the Year program are the best all around athletes at Marquette Senior High School. Athletes selected are the top student-athletes in their respective programs, with emphasis on academic achievement, and the student’s representation of the best sportsmanship outside the field of play.

Members of the media are invited to join Superiorland Kiwanis, the Athletes from the entire school year, and their families for breakfast served just after 7am.

For news outlets that wish to reserve a plate and an interview slot with the Athlete of the Year recipients should respond to this release with the name and contact number of the representative to attend the event. Due to time restraints of the athletes on a school day, individual interviews are limited, but a group interview will be offered after the completion of the awards ceremony for all parties in attendance.

Superiorland Kiwanis looks forward to having your organisation join us to celebrate the grate achievements of the student athletes of Marquette this year.

Parking is available via the Kay Ave. Parking lot between NMU and UPHS Marquette, with the main conference entrance directly opposite the parking lot.

Alger Great Start Intergenerational Playgroup May 23rd

May 22, 2019

Munising, MI – An Intergenerational Playgroup will be held at MediLodge in Munising on Thursday, May 23rd from 9:30-10:30 am. This event is held on the fourth Thursday of each month. Free snack provided. Baby Bucks available for use at the Alger
Baby Closet. This playgroup will continue to meet into the summer months.

Redmen Baseball Game On Fox Sports Marquette May 23rd

May 22, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette Redmen Baseball Team will take on the Gladstone Braves in Marquette on Thursday, May 23rd at 4:00 pm. Can’t go to the game in person? Tune in to Fox Sports Marquette 105.1-99.9 as Luke Ghiardi and Tyler Young bring you all the action.