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CITY NOTES February 2020 by Melissa Boniface News UPPCO urges caution around hydroelectric reservoirs As winter settles in across the region, Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) will begin lowering water levels at its hydroelectric reservoirs in anticipation of melting snow and precipitation during the spring of 2020. UPPCO’s hydroelectric project licenses are issued by the […]

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January 2020 Letters to the Editor BotEco plan offers variety for community To the editor, Your December issue included a letter to the editor addressing reuse of the Ore Dock at Marquette’s Lower Harbor. Mr. Furlane proposes a very good idea of adding urban farming to Marquette’s agricultural landscape. He addressed a non-profit that I […]

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December 2019 Letters to the editor Time for all to make a stand and change climate change To the editor, During the 1970’s President Carter put solar panels on the White House roof. During the 1980’s President Reagan took them down. Both were trying to send a message. It wasn’t until some 30 years later, […]

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CITY NOTES – October 2019

Letters to the editor Make climate change history We are at a very important point in time. I argue that this moment will go down in history as the most significant period in human civilization. It will be known as the time that we came to terms with the damage caused by carbon pollution and […]

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July 2019 issue ANNOUNCEMENTS Feeding America food-bank rescheduled The Feeding America food distribution will be held Thursday, July 11, at the North Iron Church located on US Highway 41 in Ishpeming from 9-10:30 a.m. This will be a drive through distribution. After receiving food, all vehicles must exit via the east side of the parking […]

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MARQUETTE MONTHLY CITY NOTES – MAY 2019

LETTERS To the editor, Thank you to all of the police officers who continually volunteer to go the extra mile on their own time to keep our children safe and educate families about substance abuse. One example was the “Hidden in Plain Sight” event held at MARESA in Marquette. Trooper Stacey Rasanen, Sgt. Tony Carrick, […]

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CITY NOTES – February 2019

Letters To the Editor, Using faulty logic in a recent Op-Ed, Rep. Sara Cambensy tries to justify her vote for Pipeline/Tunnel 5 by analogizing to her reasons for supporting more sulfide ore mining in the UP. To paraphrase, she argues it’s not fair for U.P. residents to expect to use consumer products containing precious metals […]

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CITY NOTES – JUNE 2018

PWPL to host GLOW event The Peter White Public Library (PWPL) will host GLOW, a teen alliance for gender and sexual equality from 4 to 5 p.m. in the library’s TeenZone. The event is free and open to those in grades 6 through 12. Contact Mary Schneeberger at 226-4321 or maschnee@pwpl.info for more information. Prepare […]

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CITY NOTES – May 1018 Dear Editor, This is updated information for The Night Psalms concert (two separate cantatas) presented by the Marquette Choral Society at 7:30 p.m. on April 28 and 3 p.m. on April 29, at the NMU Reynolds Recital Hall. Both cantatas will feature soprano soloist Aani Bourassa (praised for her “brilliant, […]

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January 2018 City Notes

Dear Reader, With the holidays behind us, it’s time to embrace the winter in all its cold, snowy glory. The shortest day of the year is behind us too, so we can look forward to a little more sun as the days get longer and snow total gets higher. This is the time of year […]

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December 2017 City Notes

Dear Reader, The holiday season is one of my favorite times of year. Nothing is more important than family. I’ll take any excuse to get together, eat too much food, follow it up with too much dessert, and laugh, reminisce and catch-up over cards after dinner. This is truly a special time of year, and […]

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November 2017 City Notes

Dear Reader, On a cold and blustery Saturday evening, I took my son, clad in a truly adorable lion outfit (complete with ears, mane and a tail) out to brave the elements, in search of that illustrious childhood favorite—Halloween candy. As the mom of a young child, I’m learning to see Marquette in a different […]

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October 2017 City Notes

Dear Reader, Included in this edition is a voters guide on the race for the 109th Michigan House District seat. Democrat Sara Cambensy, Green Wade Roberts and Republican Rich Rossway are all vying for the seat formerly held by the late John Kivela. Whoever wins will certainly have big shoes to fill. We sent each […]

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August 2017 City Notes

Dear Reader, As I sit at my desk, writing you this letter, the sun is shining through a few lazy clouds making their way across a bright blue sky. I can only see a small fraction of that sky through my little office window, but it’s enough to bring a smile to my face. These […]

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July 2017 City Notes

Dear Reader, I’d like to start off by thanking you for picking up this copy of Marquette Monthly, or for subscribing and getting it delivered right to your door. Our little staff here at MM has a lot of fun putting this magazine together for you, and we know all that fun would be for […]

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