Local briefing

Manager Angeli office hours set

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library.

The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with city staff about interests and concerns.

Road closures to begin Friday

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, Seventh Street from Fisher Street to Baraga Avenue will be closed to allow for the widening of the street.

This is the second phase of the Local Streets portion of the Marquette Hospital Transportation Improvements Project. This phase is scheduled to be substantially complete by the middle of July.

Currently there is no through traffic from U.S. 41 to Washington Street. This notice will affect the local residents who live in the area.

The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction, detour and advisory signing. Pedestrian access will be maintained as much as possible for the residents in this area.

A phasing schematic can be accessed at the City of Marquette web site under the Marquette Hospital Transportation Improvements Project link at www.mqtcty.org.

Bacco Construction Company is the general contractor for this project.

SHF accepting grant applications

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation is now accepting large grant applications for the fall grant cycle.

SHF will award more than $324,000 in health-centered grant funding this fall, with approximately two-thirds of that amount directed to substance use in the Upper Peninsula. SHF will award nearly $65,000 in large grant funding.

In 2016, SHF awarded nearly $300,000, which included $50,000 in matching support from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan, to address pediatric obesity in the Upper Peninsula.

Eligibility information and on-line application forms are available on the SHF’s website at www.superiorhealthfoundation.org. Applications will be accepted through July 3. Beginning this cycle, SHF will no longer accept paper applications.

The Superior Health Foundation’s Grants Committee will review the applications and will make its recommendations to the SHF Board of Directors at its September board meeting. Grant monies will be distributed in late October.

“The Superior Health Foundation team and its region-wide board of directors are again excited to invite proposals that address health issues all across the Upper Peninsula,” said Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation, in a press release. “In our short history, we have awarded more than $1.2 million in grant funding. There are no shortages of health issues. We value our role in the region to help address the many needs.”

SHF’s mission is to assist with unmet healthcare needs, with health education, and with programs and research on preventing illness and promoting health in the Upper Peninsula. Its vision is to improve the health of the residents of the Upper Peninsula.

For more information, contact the SHF at 906-225-6914 or email shf@superiorhealthfoundation.org.

Lighthouse Property Tour offered

MARQUETTE — The community is invited to participate in a Lighthouse Property Tour with consultant Ken Czapski from Sanders & Czapski Associates at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 20.

The rain date is 5 p.m. Wednesday June 21. The lighthouse property is located at 700 E. Arch St.

This tour will provide community members an opportunity to speak with the consultant, receive information, see conditions of the lighthouse property, comment and respond regarding the City of Marquette Lighthouse Property Land Use Plan.