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Art on the Rocks

Above, Benjamin Kirk, 12, and his father, Christopher Kirk, walk through Marquette’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park Saturday during the annual festival Art on the Rocks, which started in 1958. Below right, a patron stops to admire the work of freelance artist Paul Hess of Marquette at the ...

Outback Art Fair

Above, attendees walk through the maze of artist booths and food vendors during the 25th Outback Art Fair, Saturday afternoon. More than100 vendors have traveled to the area to display their hand-made arts and crafts. Below left, a patron admires the work of ink artist Denise Johnson during the ...

‘Bug’ is a brilliant production that raises many questions

From the hideous polyester motel bedspread to the too-bright digital bedside alarm clock to the navel-picking pizza delivery guy, the production crew of Wolf’s Head Theater Company — a subsidiary of the widely known and praised Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival — spares no expense ...

Benvenuto alla festa

ISHPEMING — Whether it’s said in Italian — “Benvenuto alla festa” — or in English — “welcome to the festival” — it’s a phrase that those who love all things Italian wait the whole year to hear. And that wait is almost over. Members of the St. Rocco-St. Anthony ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $3.03 $3.09 Munising (Holiday) $2.99 Marquette (Krist) $2.99 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.99 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.99 L’Anse (Holiday) $2.99 Wakefield (Holiday) $2.95 Hancock (Holiday) $2.95 Iron Mountain (Holiday) $2.86 Elaine’s (Ishpeming) $2.76 Baraga ...

Marina gallery hosts artist reception

MARQUETTE — The city will host an artist reception at the City Marina Gallery on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The Gallery is located at the Cinder Pond Marina Harbor Services Building, adjacent to Mattson Park. The 2018 summer show features work by local and regional artists: Kay Johnson, Susan ...

Local briefing

Commission work session changes MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission work session scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, regarding the 2018-19 capital outlay budget, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Commission Chambers at city hall. For more information, visit the city of ...

Access for All Week aims to end stigma

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — One in five people live with a disability, according to the Superior Alliance for Independent Living. As part of its Access for All Week, a celebration of the 28th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, SAIL ...

GWINN FUN DAZE

MARQUETTE — The Gwinn Fun Daze, hosted by the Gwinn Lions Club for the fourth year running, will be offering fun activities for people all ages and interests from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Attendees can enjoy a parade celebrating the great outdoors; the Walk, Run, Roar 5K; an antique ...

Choppy conditions cited in Little Presque Isle rescue

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division rescued a group of nearly 40 hikers who became stranded on Little Presque Isle in Marquette Township Tuesday. Since the initial press releases on the incident, updated information has become avaialble. The ...

Blueberry Fest street closures

MARQUETTE — The following streets will close to traffic on Friday from 5 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. for the 17th annual Blueberry Festival: Washington Street from Third Street to Front Street and Front Street from Washington Street to Spring Street The following streets will be closed to through ...

Libraries to hold celebrations

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Carnegie and Negaunee Public libraries are holding celebrations to wrap-up their summer reading programs. Ishpeming Carnegie Library will host special activities Friday and Saturday during library hours. Children can drop off their reading logs, choose a free book ...

Fill the Boot benefits MDA

MARQUETTE — The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s spirited Fill the Boot campaign is an honored tradition in which thousands of dedicated firefighters hit the streets or storefronts asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA, using their collective ...

Local briefing

VULCAN — Former state Rep. Ed McBroom recently announced his intention to continue seeking election to the Michigan Senate following the death of his brother Carl in an automobile accident July 7. McBroom, a Republican from Vulcan, is running for the 38th District Senate seat, which covers ...

Garden Tour set

MARQUETTE — Six gardens are on this Thursday’s 25th annual Garden Tour sponsored by the Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee Inc. The event will run from 1 to 7 p.m. rain or shine. The gardens belong to: Gloria Pansier, 320 Woodridge Ave., Marquette; Kim Parlato, 377 ...

Man arrested in West Fair Avenue meth bust sentenced

MARQUETTE — One of the men who was arrested in March after police searched a West Fair Avenue home and seized methamphetamine and firearms was sentenced Friday in Marquette County 25th Circuit Court. Robert James Nancarrow, 38, of Marquette was given 180 days in jail, with credit for 126 ...

Run for Recovery race Wednesday

MARQUETTE — On Wednesday, the Great Lakes Recovery Center will host “Run for Recovery.” There will be a 5K walk and 10K foot race starting at 5 p.m. The 5K walk will start at the Great Lakes Recovery Center at 241 Wright St., Marquette, and proceed north on the pedestrian corridor. ...

Magnetic Street work underway

MARQUETTE — Oberstar Inc. is removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral replacement on Magnetic Street in Marquette from Front Street east to the dead-end cul-de-sac. This work is the prerequisite for the milling and overlaying of this street, a city ...

BLP to discuss budget Thursday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power will conduct a work session at 2 p.m. Thursday to review and discuss its 2018-19 budget. The meeting will take place in the board room at the BLP’s office at 2200 Wright St., Marquette. For more information, visit http://mblp.org/.