Local briefing

Negaunee voting place changed

NEGAUNEE — City of Negaunee residents are reminded that the polling location for voters in precinct one will be at the Negaunee Senior Center.

The Negaunee Ice Arena will no longer be used, according to the city website.

Neighbors Night in Republic

REPUBLIC — A Neighbors Night Out Community Picnic is planned in Republic at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The event will be at the EMS Building along M-95. Live music and prizes will be part of the evening.

Coffee, lemonade and hot dogs with fixings will be provided. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass.

Everyone is welcome.

UPAWS groundbreaking set

NEGAUNEE — The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter will have its ceremonial groundbreaking of the Philip and Ruth Spade Adoption Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The groundbreaking will take place at the site of the new shelter, 815 S. M-553, Gwinn. The public is invited to attend.

The UPAWS Board of Directors has been working diligently over the last few years to research animal shelters, conduct a feasibility study with community members, and raise funds to realize the ambitious vision for this new generation of animal welfare, according to a news release from UPAWS. The new shelter integrates community programming and direct animal care into its operation and creates new approaches for the collaboration of animal lovers in animal welfare.

The $3.7 million construction project will transform and reinvent the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter 40 years after it was founded. To date, UPAWS has raised more than $2.39M.

For more information on UPAWS, the Imagine the PAWSibilities Campaign for an Animal Community Center, or the phased construction timeline, visit www.upaws.org, call 906-475-6661, or email ktossava@upaws.org.

Shooting workshop planned

SILVER CITY — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is announcing an opportunity for women interested in learning more about guns and archery.

The Lake Superior Sportsman’s Club, will offer its annual all ladies shooting workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at its clubhouse, located at 31433 West M-64, Silver City. The workshop will be held rain or shine and all shooting will be indoors.

This is another workshop offered by the club as part of a continuing series of events aimed at promoting family involvement and encouraging new users to hunting, trapping and shooting sports. This non-competitive shooting event will focus on the safe and enjoyable use of handguns, rifles and archery equipment. The club will provide guns, ammunition, archery equipment and refreshments.

Participants may bring their own handguns, rifles, ammunition and/or archery equipment. Also, they also may bring their own eye and ear protection, although the club will have limited supplies.

This event has limited number of openings and preregistration is required. All women are welcome, but anyone under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about the Ladies Day shooting event and upcoming workshops or to preregister, contact program coordinator Bob Wild at 906-885-5206.