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Michigamme’s Steamer Comes Home

MARQUETTE — Michigamme’s Steamer Comes Home will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. April 24 at the Marquette Regional History Center.

In 1900 the community of Michigamme bought a horse drawn steam fire engine. By 1962 it was obsolete and sold. Yet many valued the steamer and its historic beauty, setting off a multi-decade search and effort to bring it home.

Learn about early fire-fighting technology and a heroic community effort through the lens of an engaging historic storyteller, Bill Van Kosky. $5 suggested donation. For more information call 906-226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org

Registration for gardening event

MARQUETTE — Monday is the registration deadline for the 21st Annual Bay de Noc Gardening Conference in Escanaba.

The event will be held at Bay College on April 27. This year the event features 20 different classes on a variety of yard and garden topics.

Participants will be able to choose to attend four classes at this day-long conference. “French Castles, Chateaus, and Gardens” will be presented by Rebecca Krans, MSU Extension Horticultural Educator. Belinda Collins, Advanced Master Gardener, will discuss growing and harvesting garlic. Poppy Hatinger will talk about “Cordage-A Twisted Adventure,” covering the plants you can grow to produce cordage. Dr. Dave Gafner will be discussing, “Bulbs for Spring Beauty.” He will also be teaching a class on dividing perennials. Other conference topics include attracting birds to your garden; perennial garden design; composting; bees and other pollinators; hydrangeas; food preservation; incorporating vegetables into the landscape; cut flowers; sedum; root crop vegetables; season extension and hoop houses; apples; and rock gardens. Ryan Leary of Tonella Farms will give a hands-on workshop on mushroom log inoculation, and Chef Robin Holmes of Pacinos will be back to demonstrate simple cooking techniques.

The cost of the program is $40 per person, which includes morning refreshments, lunch, and up to four classes. Only pre-paid registrations postmarked by Monday will be accepted.

Brochures can be picked up in the Escanaba area at Tractor Supply, Mel’s Lawn and Garden, Wickert Floral, Pam’s Petals, Escanaba Downtown Development Authority, and the Bonifas Arts Center. In the Marquette area, brochures are available at Flower Works, Forsbergs…a New Leaf, and Northwoods Flora.

To receive a printable pdf of the brochure by email, contact DeltaCountyMGA@gmail.com or, on Facebook, private message your email address to the event Facebook page, Bay de Noc Gardening Conference.

For a registration brochure or more information call, text, or leave message at 906-398-8145. The program is open to anyone with an interest in gardening, regardless of experience. The program also qualifies for Master Gardener educational credit. This event is sponsored by the Delta County Master Gardener Association.

Job fairs to be held across U.P.

MARQUETTE — UPWARD Talent Council Michigan Works! will be hosting job fairs in Chippewa, Mackinac, Luce, and Schoolcraft counties.

Local employers will be interviewing potential candidates to fill open positions and will be hiring. Job fairs are a great opportunity to meet with hiring managers face-to-face, interview on-site, and create a lasting impression. Visit a local Michigan Works! American Job Center for a list of registered employers.

Employers interested in meeting local qualified candidates can register for a FREE table at one or multiple job fairs by calling 906-635-1752 or visiting bit.ly/CLMS2019JobFair. Besides free access to local employees, Michigan Works! can assist employers hire and train the right employees with the right skills through our training programs. Call a local American Job Center to learn more.

In The Mining Journal circulation area, the fairs are:

≤ Luce County Job Fair, American Legion Post 74 in Newberry, 4-6 p.m. April 18

≤ Schoolcraft County, First Baptist Church in Manistique, 3-6 p.m. May 2

Job fair dates and locations can also be found on Facebook at @UPMichiganWorks.