Local briefing


Stupak book release planned

MARQUETTE — Former congressman and now author Bart Stupak presents the release of his new novel “For All Americans: The Dramatic Story of the Stupak Amendment and the Passage of Obamacare” at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room.

According to a news release from the library, “‘For All Americans’ is a riveting insider’s view of the U.S. House of Representatives from a nine-term congressman who dedicated his legislative career to achieving national health care and protecting the sanctity of life. It not only gives readers a front-row seat to the inner workings and behind-the-scenes deal-making, negotiating tactics, and day-to-day operations in the U.S. House, but also gives a first-person account of the collaboration between former President Obama and Mr. Stupak’s small but dedicated team of legislators as they worked to achieve the historic passage of the Affordable Care Act.”

Following the presentation there will be a question and answer session with time for book sales and signing. There is no admission charge to attend. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

Hurricane benefit set

MARQUETTE — From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at Tadych’s Econo Foods in Marquette, the Marquette Lions Club is sponsoring grocery packing for the benefit of those in need from recent hurricanes.

All cash donations will be designated specifically to the most hard-hit areas in and around the USA by Lions Club International. Stop in the store as representatives will be available at the checkout area to accept contributions.

Volunteers are encouraged to help in this event, call 250-1596 to sign up or just stop in.

Chocolay Twp. hosts town hall

MARQUETTE — Chocolay Township will be holding a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Silver Creek Church, 219 Silver Creek Road.

The purpose of the meeting is to inform residents about the road millage proposal on the Nov. 7 ballot. A presentation has been prepared by GEI, with a question and answer period following.