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US Coast Guard Band holds performance

Local

The U.S. Coast Guard Band performs Wednesday at the Forest Robert Theatre on Northern Michigan University’s campus. The concert was free and open to the public to attend. (Journal photo by Amy Grigas)

Erickson Center gets $1M grant

Local

CURTIS — The Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis has announced the acquisition of a $1 million grant to partially fund the construction of a new performing arts theater. According to a press release, the center’s board of directors approved the construction of the theater to be located ...

LST summer show set to debut Tuesday

Local

By PEGGY FRAZIER Special to the Journal MARQUETTE — Lake Superior Theatre presents delightful summer adventures in a unique working boathouse right on Lake Superior in the Lower Harbor, Marquette. Now presenting its 21st season, LST has established itself as an integral part of our ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Klava Klub to meet at The Crib MARQUETTE — At 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21, the Peter White Public Library will host a meeting of its science fiction book group, Klava Klub, at The Crib, located at 401 N. Third St., Marquette. For this meeting, the group will discuss C.J. Cherryh’s novel ...

Bulletin Board

Community

GINCC Member Day to be held CHAMPION — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the second annual GINCC Member Day at Water Warrior Island, located at Van Riper State Park, 851 County Road AKE, Champion. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 18, guests can enjoy the ...

Volunteer opportunities

Community

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies ...

Paws Park at UPAWS is open

Front Page News

By AMY GRIGAS Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Community support is strong for a new year-round dog park at Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter’s new facility off M-553, officials say. UPAWS officially opened Paws Park to the public on July 17 at the new shelter, which is located ...

SWP, city of Marquette clean up tires from former dump site

Front Page News

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Old tires contain chemicals and heavy metals that can leach into the environment, polluting lands and waters when they are abandoned outdoors. Due to this, nearly 500 tires were removed from the former Marquette dump site along Pioneer ...

Candidates interviewed

Front Page News

By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE —Two of the four candidates vying for the Chocolay Township manager position interviewed before members of the township board on Thursday. The board held public interviews with Lois Bressette, former mayor of Clintonville, Wisconsin, and ...

MAPS to continue child care program

Front Page News

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Marquette Area Public Schools has announced the continuation of before-and-after-school child care services for the 2019-2020 school year. MAPS’ longtime partner Child and Family Services announced in June it wasn’t able to ...

Marquette Maritime Museum fires Lyle gun to honor USCG

Local

Left: The Lyle gun, a historic line gun used to save passengers of shipwrecks, is fired over Lake Superior during the annual firing of the gun to celebrate the anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard. The event, which took place Sunday, was hosted by the Marquette Martime Museum. Right: Scott ...

Local briefing

Local

Mountain Dew releasing U.P. labels MARQUETTE — Residents will be able to see the newest Mountain Dew bottles with a custom Upper Peninsula label at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Upper Peninsula Supply Company, 221 W. Washington St., Marquette. In July, the company made a geographical mistake when ...

Grant to help rural primary care

Local

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions was recently awarded a $600,000 competitive grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to integrate behavioral health services into rural primary care settings ...

Free the Music Festival continues today

Local

Stina Jay performs her set, which kicked off the Free the Music Festival at Lakenenland Friday evening. Event organizer Tommi Lakenen said the festival was started six years ago by her cousin who has a passion for music and wanted to give back to the community. “We’re doing it for the ...

Mental Health Summit to be held at Iron Mountain VA hospital

Region

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain is seeking community mental health agencies, local human services agencies, hospitals, veterans and their families, and any other interested organizations or individuals to participate in its seventh annual Mental Health ...

Bulletin Board

Community

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ screened MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites film fans to watch “If Beale Street Could Talk” at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 in the Library’s Community Room on the lower level. Bring your dinner to enjoy this movie in a dinner theater setting with ...

The calendar

Community

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Dear Annie

Community

The care behind the card Dear Annie: Frequently, we read letters from your readers who are mystified about the fact that when they send a card or a package carefully wrapped and mailed, the recipient does not even think about the fact that love played a major role in this. We often send cards ...

New at Peter White Public Library

Community

Recently, while cataloging a cart of new adult fiction books, two titles caught my eye; I wanted to clear my schedule and take them home that night to read. I then noticed that they both had the word “star” in the title. It’s a small word with a lot of potential. When I searched the ...

The calendar

Community

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...