Fireworks Over the Bay All Summer Long

July 10, 2019

St. Ignace, MI – Every Saturday from now until August 31st there will be a fireworks display over the bay in downtown St. Ignace. The show will start at dusk, and revelers can enjoy the display from all over downtown St. Ignace. Find out more about this recurring event on the website!

Marquette Grassroots Activists Plan Lights for Liberty Vigil

July 10, 2019

Marquette, MI – Lights for Liberty: A Nationwide Vigil to End Human Detention Camps has events scheduled on five continents and in nearly 600 locations this Friday night, July 12th from 7 to 9 pm. In Marquette, activists and friends will meet at Mattson Park in the Lower Harbor.

Beginning at 7 pm on July 12th, advocates, activists, and impacted persons will speak on the issue of human detention camps in the United States. At 9 pm, around the country and around the world, participants will light their lights in a silent vigil for all those held in US detention camps to bring light to the darkness of this horrific policy.

Nationally, sponsors include SEIU, American Federation of Teachers, American Farm Workers, Dolores Huerta Foundation, New Sanctuary Coalition, Fair Immigration Reform Movement, Border Network for Human Rights, Witness Homestead, numerous frontline immigration advocacy organizations, a multitude of faith-based organizations, the Women’s March, and Indivisible.

Randi Weingarten, President of American Federation of Teachers, said: “We are teachers, nurses and others who work to help others every day. What the United States is doing at our southern border in these detention camps is an abomination to the soul of our country and is contrary to everything we do. In the aftermath of World War II, ‘never again’ was meant to mean never again. America led the world in the fight against human rights abuses. Now, these abuses are perpetrated by our own president on the southern border. Silence is not an option.”

Weingarten continued: “The Lights for Liberty vigil is showing it’s possible to resist…human rights abuses and point a path forward to a brighter, more just, future that honors the values that this country and the international community were founded on.”

About Lights for Liberty: Lights for Liberty was created by a loose coalition of grassroots activists, with support from long-standing immigrants’ rights organizations and other organizers. More information can be found at www.lightsforliberty.org.

Ashmun Street Businesses Launch Ashmun Alive in Sault Ste. Marie

July 10, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Ashmun Street – for locals, the name invokes happy memories filled with bustling crowds, cars whizzing by, and lots of late night shopping and dining.

Ashmun Street retailers met a few weeks ago with a goal to bring back some evening excitement. “Ashmun Alive!” – an eight week series of Ashmun-focused events – was born.

“Ashmun Alive!” will take place every Thursday evening starting this week on July 11th, and concluding on August 29th. The event will feature participating shops staying open until 9pm, music, street performers, vendors, and lots of enthusiasm.

The goal of the event series will be to grow and improve each week. Businesses are planning their own activities. For example, Tara Kelgar of Phat Boutique at 559 Ashmun plans to partner with a face painter, hip hop dancers, hula hoop artist, and a DJ. Neighboring businesses will be open as well. Crooked Music may feature a live band.

A block north, Danna Sanderson at The Foundary (404 Ashmun) will offer popcorn, music, and mascots for photo shoots with kids and families. Other stores open in the area include Barish’s K3 Clothing, Cup of the Day, and more. Harmony Health Foods will be offering a wine tasting at 217 Ashmun. Expect even more as the weeks progress!

For information on how to be a vendor, or for other details, contact the Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Development Authority at 906.635.6973 or at info@downtownsault.org.

Downtown Sault Ste. Marie Seeking Vendors for 2019 Sidewalk Sales

July 10, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – The Downtown Development Authority will hold its annual Sidewalk Sales on Friday, August 2nd from 10 am-6 pm and Saturday, August 3rd from 10 am-4 pm. This family-friendly outdoor festival will be held on Ashmun Street featuring shopping, live music, vendors, dance performances, and activities for children. The annual Twin Soo Cruisers Auto Car Show is slated for Saturday August 3rd returning to Water Street downtown.

Vendors are still being accepted for this two-day event. If you are interested in having vending space you must register before July 22nd. Vendor placement will be along Ashmun Street with special requests and power available on a first come first serve basis. Spaces are 10×10. For more information contact the Downtown Development Authority at 906-635-6973 or visit http://downtownsault.org/sidewalksales/ to download the vendor agreement.

Marquette City Band Concert Children’s Concert July 11th

July 10, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette City Band presents “Musical Adventures!”, a Children’s Concert, on Thursday, July 11th from 7:30 pm-8:30 pm at the Presque Isle Band Shell. All members of the public, and especially children, are invited to join us for this special Children’s Adventure Concert! After the concert, there will be a free ice-cream treat for the kids. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be at Messiah Lutheran Church. Free concert, donations are suggested. For last minute updates on concert location and for more information, or to contact the city band, go to www.marquettecityband.com or Like the Marquette City Band on Facebook.

Calumet Theatre Volunteer Open House July 11th

July 10, 2019

Calumet, MI – The Calumet Theatre is holding an Open House for those interested in becoming volunteers at the Theatre. Areas of need include ushering, technical, maintenance, poster delivery, special events and more. The event will take place in the Red Jacket Ballroom at 7 pm on Thursday, July 11th.

Calumet Theatre staff will make a presentation, visit with guests, and volunteer informational packets will be available, along with refreshments. The Calumet Theatre Company is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, For more information contact the Calumet Theatre box office at 906-337-2610.

Ottawa Visitor Center Waterfalls Program July 11th

July 10, 2019

Watersmeet, MI – The Ottawa Visitor Center welcomes biological technician Scott Pearson on Thursday, July 11th at 7:00 pm to talk about the area’s beautiful waterfalls. Pearson will discuss the locations of waterfalls in the Ottawa National Forest and share his photography!