Dr. Conway McLean to speak
MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites patrons to an informational talk on the care of the diabetic foot presented by Dr. Conway McLean.
The presentation will be at noon Sept. 6 in the library’s Shiras Room.
McLean will be speaking about diabetic foot care and some of the unique problems this population suffers from. He will be discussing many aspects of their condition including shoe gear, wound healing problems, and the often preventable amputations these people may experience. McLean will be stressing education since this is one of the keys to keeping your feet healthy.
McLean is a podiatric physician practicing foot and ankle medicine in the Upper Peninsula. He is board certified in surgery, and is trained in both open and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Also board certified in wound care, McLean utilizes a variety of new treatments for healing chronic wounds and for neuropathy, the nerve problems developed by diabetics. Dr. McLean has authored many articles, from new surgical techniques to new wound healing technologies. He also specializes in gait mechanics and orthotic therapy. He has lectured nationally on surgery and diabetic care, and was a speaker at the largest podiatric medical conference in the world. Dr. McLean was a full time professor at an accredited medical school, in the department of surgery.
For anyone who has diabetes or loves someone who does, attending this lecture could be life-saving. There is no admission charge to attend the event.
For more information, visit the library’s website at www.pwpl.info or call 906-226-4318.
Board of Health meets Wednesday
MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Courthouse Annex, Marquette.
Northern Vegans at Cafe Bodega
MARQUETTE — The public is invited to join Northern Vegans for a casual dinner at Cafe Bodega — formerly Sweet Water Cafe — at 517 N. Third St. in Marquette at 6 p.m. Sept. 6.
Order a vegan dinner off the menu. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit www.northernvegans.com, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call 236-1279 for more information.
Belles to meet at Jasper Ridge
ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming/Negaunee Belles will meet at the Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming at noon Sept. 7.
MARSP to hold first fall meeting
MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will gather at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee Township for the first fall meeting of the 2017-2018 season at noon Sept. 12.
The direct road to the museum is 1 mile west of the Michigan State Police headquarters on U.S. 41.
A personalized museum tour by Director Troy Henderson will be followed by a picnic, either outside or inside depending on the weather. Members are encouraged to invite new school retirees or eligible MARSP members as guests.
The cost will be $10. The deadline for reservations is Sept. 8. Call 486-8096 or 226-3388.