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Review: ‘Next To Normal’: A powerful message

By BOBBY GLENN BROWN Special to Journal NEGAUNEE — A powerful message, powerful music and powerful performances are ready for local patrons this weekend in Negaunee. Director Leslie Parkkonen has assembled an incredible cast of local performers to tackle “Next to Normal,” the ...

Rock, Mineral Club invites public

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club will be meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cliff Shaft Mine Museum, 501 W. Euclid St., Ishpeming. Doors will open at 1 p.m. to allow members and visitors time to bid on silent auction specimens and to view the club’s mineral collection. The ...

Student art reception is Monday

MARQUETTE — To celebrate the unveiling of a new exhibit and its new location, the Northern Michigan University Students’ Art Gallery will host a reception in Lydia Olson Library from 5-7 p.m. Monday. The new exhibit is titled “Bare” and explores the beauty in simplicity. It will be on ...

Right-of-way work prohibited

MARQUETTE — With local asphalt plants shut down, the city of Marquette is reminding contractors and homeowners that work in the city right-of-way that requires street pavement or curb removal and restoration is prohibited. This restriction will remain in effect until spring when the frost is ...

Homelessness in the 906

MARQUETTE — To raise awareness on homelessness locally, Room at the Inn is hosting Homelessness in the 906 Friday evening as part of the Lifting Up Community Dialogue Series. From 6-7:30 p.m. at Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette, community members can enjoy ice cream provided by Jilbert ...

Police Log

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

Award-winning pianist to perform

MARQUETTE — Award-winning pianist Daniel Hsu will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall at Northern Michigan University. He was the bronze medal recipient at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, a prestigious event held every four years. Hsu was also the ...

TEAM gets Weyerhaeuser grant

MARQUETTE — The Trail Riders Enthusiast Alliance of Marquette County — or TEAM — has been awarded a grant from the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund for $1,500. The fund recognized the alliance for its work and acknowledged it’s proud to be among the group’s supporters. TEAM fosters the proper ...

NCLL’s Grandview event is full

MARQUETTE — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning’s presentation “Grandview Marquette: Then and Now” is full and no further registrations will be accepted. NCLL is working to come up with a second Grandview presentation and will make an announcement if that event is scheduled.

MDDA lifts parking restrictions

MARQUETTE — In celebration of the holiday season, enforcement of the metered parking and two-hour customer parking areas will be suspended after 3 p.m. throughout downtown Marquette Monday through Friday now through Jan. 1. After 3 p.m., visitors to downtown may park without restriction in ...

Marquette Township, Marquette to study water rate system costs

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board unanimously approved the expenditure of not more than $14,785 for its portion of a joint water rate study with the city of Marquette during a recent meeting. The total cost of the study, which the city and township will share equally, should not ...

MSO looks for youth to participate

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Symphony Orchestra invites area youth ages 11-14 to participate in a special choral ensemble for its Sing with the Symphony! Family Pops Concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at Kaufman Auditorium. Under the baton of Maestro Octavio Mas-Arocas, the youth choir will ...

Cut your tree

Did you know holiday trees are available for cutting on Hiawatha National Forest land? If you are one who likes the “thrill of the hunt” — the excitement of trudging through the snow in search of the perfect tree — then the national forest has the perfect opportunity for you. For the ...

Lions help people assess possible diabetes risk

MARQUETTE — Could you be one of the 97,000 Yoopers who has diabetes or prediabetes and doesn’t know it? November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and Upper Peninsula Lions Club members will be out in the community this month, helping people find out if they are at high risk for having ...

Audubon meeting tonight

MARQUETTE — Tonight, the Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society will hold its annual membership meeting. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Room on the top floor of Peter White Public Library. This is an informal social event where members are invited to bring their ...

Grandview subject of program

MARQUETTE — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning presents “Grandview Marquette: Then and Now,” a program on the former orphanage’s transition to an apartment facility. The event will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at 600 Altamont St. Weather permitting, participants ...

Literacy celebration Thursday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette-Alger Reading Council will be holding an autumn celebration of literacy, simply called MARC Fall Kick-Off, from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Drifa Brewing Co., 502 S. Lake St. in south Marquette. Appetizers from Togo’s and Aubree’s will be provided. Network with ...

Legion officer has hours

MARQUETTE — American Legion Department Service Officer, Lisa Clark will be in Marquette from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff St. She is available to assist all veterans and families of veterans with claims preparation, presentation, counsel and appeal ...