Sounds of Summer Concert June 19th

June 5, 2019

Marquette, MI – For the past two years, the Marquette Rockestra and Marquette Area Public Schools have come together to perform an evening of unforgettable rock and popular music at Kaufman Auditorium. The tradition continues this June with an amazing concert celebrating the music from summer’s past.

“Sounds of Summer,” will feature over two dozen musicians from the Marquette area and students from the Marquette Area Public Schools, who are joining forces to perform classic songs to get you into that summer spirit. The concert is a fundraiser for the MAPS music programs and will be held at Kaufman Auditorium on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are currently available from or can be purchased at the Berry Event Center, Forest Roberts Theatre and the NMU Bookstore. Tickets will also be available at the door. The prices are: Advance – Adults $15, Students $10; Door – Adults $17, Students $12.

The specific songs that are to be performed will be a secret until they are played at the show, but expect performances by artists such as The Beach Boys, Earth, Wind and Fire, Paul McCartney, Carole King and many others. Playing the songs will be musicians and singers from some of Marquette’s most popular rock bands and groups and singer-songwriters from the area.

Ishpeming City Council Meeting June 5th

June 5, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The City of Ishpeming will hold their Regular City Council Meeting on Wednesday, June 5th at 7:00 pm in the Ishpeming City Hall Conference Room.

Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties Encourages Fathers to Quit Smoking This Father’s Day

June 5, 2019

Escanaba, MI – Father’s Day is a day to celebrate dads and the important role they play in the lives of their families and children.  It’s also a great day to encourage men to celebrate a tobacco-free life, and to support current tobacco users in their efforts to quit.

Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in Michigan, and unfortunately nearly 22% of men in Michigan still smoke cigarettes.  However, research shows that 7 in 10 adult cigarette smokers want to quit completely.  Tobacco contains nicotine, a highly addictive drug.  Most tobacco users are addicted to nicotine, which can make quitting difficult.  Many people may need to make several quit attempts in order to be successful, but tobacco users can and do quit.  In fact, today there are more former than current smokers.

This Father’s Day, Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties encourages everyone to help dads to live tobacco-free.  When people stop smoking, they greatly reduce their risk for disease and early death.  There are benefits to quitting at any age, and a person is never too old to quit.

Encourage dads who use tobacco to talk to their healthcare provider or to call the Michigan Tobacco Quitline. As a special promotion, all callers to the Quitline who enroll now through September 30 will receive free coaching and 8 weeks of nicotine replacement medications to assist them in quitting.  Call the Michigan Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) or visit online at

Fathers can also help their children by maintaining a smoke-free home and car, talking to kids about the dangers of tobacco use, including the use of e-cigarettes, and helping their children to understand the marketing of tobacco products that targets young people.

On Father’s Day, and each day, dads set a good example for their children and loved ones by not using tobacco and by protecting their children from exposure to secondhand smoke.  For dads who are struggling with quitting tobacco use, help is available.

For help with quitting tobacco use, talk with your healthcare provider or contact the Michigan Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-784-8669.

2019 Downtown Summer Concert Series Returns June 12th

June 5, 2019

Sault Ste Marie, MI – Downtown Sault Ste. Marie is delighted to announce the return of its annual Music in the Park summer concert series. Music in the Park, now in its 22nd season, will kick off June 12th and continue every Wednesday through August in the Soo Locks Park. Concerts are free to attend; however, donations are always welcomed to help cover the series. Entertainment begins at 7PM.

A diverse selection of local and regional entertainment will perform tunes from a variety of musical genres ranging from traditional country, folk, rock, blues, original tunes and more! In keeping with tradition, Soo Theatre Project will begin the concert series, previewing selections from their upcoming theatre season. Returning favorites include: Petoskey Steel Drum Band, The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute, Night of Native Music, Gentleman George and The Pub Runners.

This year’s eleven week schedule will also welcome two NEW entertainment acts! Conga Se Menne will play Finnish Reggae music, along with re-arranged cover tunes. Closing out the concert series will be the highly anticipated group, The Good Cookies; delivering a number of rock, blues, R&B, and jazz selections.

The full Music in the Park lineup can be seen below:
June 12 – Soo Theatre Project
June 19 – Gentleman George
June 26 – Night of Native Music
July 3 – Melissa Lee & Bobby Randall
July 10 – Lise White & Friends
July 17 – Blue Water Ramblers
July 24- Petoskey Steel Drum Band
July 31- The Pub Runners
August 7 – The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute
August 14 – Conga Se Menne
August 21 – The Good Cookies

Each year the Downtown Development Authority receives a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs which helps offset the summer’s concert series. Twenty-two local businesses and community partners also generously help pay for Music in the Park in addition to grants and crowd donations.

Find the Downtown Development Authority on Facebook for updates on rain locations:

Redeemer Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School Sign-up Through June 17th

June 5, 2019

Marquette, MI – Redeemer Lutheran Church will be holding their summer vacation Bible school June 24-28 from 9 am – 12 pm. At this special summer children’s program called “ROAR”, the participants will learn how “When life is wild, God is Good!”

“ROAR VBS” is for children from age 4 through completed 5th grade. Pre-registration is open now through noon on Monday, June 17. Walk-in registration begins on Monday, June 24 at 8:30 am. Everyone is welcome.

Redeemer Lutheran is located at 1700 W. Fair Ave, Marquette. Online registration can be accessed through the church website For more information call 228-9883.

Join the Superiorland Baseball League

June 5, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Superiorland Baseball League is an adult amateur baseball league consisting of six teams located across Marquette and Dickinson County. The league was formed three years ago and now has 100 guys who play; many have played on their high school teams and some have played at the college level.

Games are on Monday evenings at Negaunee Irontown, Forsyth Twp Ball Field, and Channing Field throughout the summer. The next games are on Monday, June 10th  with the Negaunee and Forsyth locations starting at 6:30 pm and the Channing location beginning at 7:00 pm.

Interested in playing? Contact league officials Zac Sorelle at 906-458-5579 or James Larson at 906-360-3674 to learn more about how to join the league.