Spotlight

SHF assists suicide prevention prog.

The Superior Health Foundation recently provided a $790 grant to Gwinn Middle and High School to purchase health education DVDs for the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program. Pictured are Jim LaJoie, executive director of the SHF, and Angela Micheau, a Gwinn public school teacher who helps ...

Superior Vitality at new location

Superior Vitality recently celebrated its new location at 714 N. Third St., in Marquette, with a ribbon-cutting. Attending were, from left: Betsy Morais, Lake Superior Community Partnership director of marketing and communications; Colleen Duflo, lender with Northern Initiatives; Michael Wood; ...

Casa Calabria Restaurant celebrates renovations to interior, exterior

The Casa Calabria recently celebrated itsrenovations to the interior and exterior of the restaurant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.Attending the celebration were, from left: Derek Bush, Lake Superior CommunityPartnership business developmentrepresentative; Jimmy Johnson; Angela Johnson; ...

Foundation supports Beacon House

Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation,presents a ceremonial check to Mary Tavernini Dowling, CEO of the Beacon House inMarquette. TheFoundation provided a $1,000 grant to Beacon House to support "Wildcat Tuesdays," when NorthernMichigan University athletic ...

Lasco backs Toys for Tots program

Lasco Vice President Melissa Murphy presents a $420 check to BobBannan, coordinator of the local U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program. Lascoemployees donate $1 to wear jeans to work on Fridays and the funds are matched by Lasco. At the end of each quarter, a charity is chosen ...

5 generations of Morgans gather

Five generations of the Morgan family recently gottogether for a family photo. Included are: Seated, John Morgan of Harvey holding his great-great-grandsonBrantley Tobler; and standing, from left, Brantley'sgreat-grandmother Peggy Morgan Leach of Harvey, his grandmother Carey Leach Bryan and ...

Forsyth library conducts fundraiser

Displaying the book bags being sold by the Forsyth Township Public Library in its Bags For Bricks program are, from left, staff member Leslie Ashby, Ravanna Roberts and Library Director Pam Withrow. The handmade book bags sewn out of donated blue jeans are being sold by the library's ...

Safety Store moves to new location

The Safety Store recently celebrated its new location at 1467 W. Washington St. in Marquette with a ribbon-cutting. Attending the ribbon-cutting were, from left: Derek Bush, Lake Superior Community Partnership business development representative; Marquette County Ambassador Paul Wolfson; Safety ...

Nestledown construction under way

At a recent ground-breaking and "watch as we build" ceremony for Nestledown Bed and Breakfast were, from left: Mike Lempinen and John Larson, architect team for the project, and owners Sue and Ken Schauland. Nestledown is being built at 975 Lakeshore Blvd. at the former Lakeshore industrial ...

At a recent ground-breaking and “watch as we build” ceremony for Nestledown Bed and Breakfast were, from left: Mike Lempinen and John Larson, architect team for the project, and owners Sue and Ken Schauland. Nestledown is being built at 975 Lakeshore Blvd

The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association recently honored four award recipients during Homecoming weekend. The recipients and their awards are, from left: Curt Tucker, 1982 and 2008, of Saginaw, Alumni Service; Bruce Remington, 1975, of Dublin, Calif., Distinguished Alumni; Jeannie ...

High-in-the-sky pumpkin grown

Negaunee residents Shawn Maki and his daughter Alyson Maki by their pumpkin that grew up a grapevine on their property. The pumpkin is suspended about 10 feet off the ground.

906 Sports Bar & Grill opens

The 906 Sports Bar & Grill recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting on the top floor at 145 W. Washington St., in Marquette. Attending the celebration were, from left: Marquette County Ambassador Dan Landers; Betsy Morais, Lake Superior Community Partnership director ...

SCCF supports martial arts club

The South County Community Fund Committee recently presented a check to the Black Dragon Martial Arts Club in Gwinn. At the presentation were, from the left: Judy Thatcher, Chris Sudinsky and Michelle Christal of the committee; Catherine Quayle, representing the club; Mariah Moore, world ...

Rollin’ Smoke Barbecue opens

Rollin' Smoke Barbecue recently celebrate its grand opening at 3125 Wright St., in Marquette Township with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Attending the celebration were, from left: Betsy Morais, Lake Superior Community Partnership director of marketing and communications; Marquette County ...

NMU student wicker designs at show

Prototype wicker furniture pieces designed by three Northern Michigan University students through a partnership with Lloyd Flanders were included in the company's showroom at the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market held recently in Chicago. The pieces were designed by, ...

Alger foundation presents grants

MUNISING - The Alger Regional Community Foundation recently presents grants during one of its two annual grant cycles.The following grants were presented recently during the spring/summer granting cycle: Noquemanon Trail Network to purchase a mini excavator for building single-track ...

5 generations get together

Ella Josephine Kerkela of Negaunee, born Aug. 24, made her first big road trip to visit her great-great-grandparents in Grand Rapids. Shown are, seated from left, great-great-grandmother Dorothy Jousma holding baby Ella and great-great-grandfather Jack Jousma; and standing, from left, mother ...

DDA recognizes food co-op project

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority recently presented the Marquette Food Co-op with a plaque in recognition of its redevelopment of a Marquette building and facade improvements. Attending the celebration were, from left: MFC board members Phil Britton, Brian Brady and Janna Lies; DDA ...

Exchange Club welcomes new member

Exchange Club of Marquette County member Terry Green, left, pins a club name tag onto new member Curt Sleeman, who Green sponsored.