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May 2016 Family Friendly Community Guide

Superior Arts Youth Theater to host summer camps in Marquette The Superior Arts Youth Theater will host an array of summer camps in the Marquette area for youth ages preschool through 12th grade. Camps will be held at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center located in the lower level of the Peter White […]

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April 2016 Family Friendly Community Guide

Take a hike Gwinn Middle School club gets kid outdoors Hiking is one of the easiest ways to get outside and explore the natural beauty the Upper Peninsula has to offer. But for those with little to no experience taking on the elements, it’s not as simple as it seems. Gwinn Middle School’s Take a […]

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March 2016 Family Friendly Community Guide

U.P. students to s-p-e-l-l their way to Washington D.C.   Susurration, insouciance, desiccate, interlocutor, concatenate, vituperative. While most of these words would have adults asking the judge to “Use it in a sentence, please,” they’re likely old hat for the top spellers in the Scripps Spelling Bee. Those words and others can be found on […]

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Marquette City open house includes kids’ activities

The City of Marquette’s February 17 open house will have plenty of activities for kids to engage with city officials. The hands-on events include filling this year’s sticker passport, in which kids get stickers for visiting different booths, testing their microbiology skills with the city’s Wastewater Department or exploring their own neighborhood with the Geographic […]

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Father Marquette celebrates Catholic Schools week

Father Marquette Catholic School is celebrating National Catholic Schools Week 2016 through Februrary 6 with family and community events centered on this year’s theme of, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” This annual week of events includes: • February 2, the middle school will host a Family Fun Night from 5 to 7 […]

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Playing with snow indoors

For the almost 40 percent of grandparents and other relatives providing child care, cold snowy days can be stressful. To relieve that stress young children may enjoy creating snowmen inside with cheap materials found in the kitchen. Quiet conversations while doing activities with adults also help nurture resilient children. To make homemade poster paint for […]

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Blues musician to perform in Hancock

Accomplished blues, jazz and boogie woogie musician Mark Braun will arrive in Hancock mid-February to perform as well as speak with students at Hancock High School. Braun has performed for 40 years throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America. He appears as a sideman on Grammy nominated blues recordings, and has produced […]

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Barnelopet encourages Copper Country kids to get out and ski

The Keweenaw’s kids will hit the trails February 7 as part of the 9th annual Barnelopet in Hancock. Meaning, “children’s race” in Norwegian, the Barnelopet is a classic cross country ski race always held the second Sunday in February to encourage kids to enjoy all that winter has to offer on Hancock’s Massto Hiihto trail […]

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Family Friendly Community Guide – October 2015

History center hosts Archaeology Fair Join the Marquette Regional History Center staff for its third annual archaeology fair from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17. Spend a fun afternoon learning all about archaeology. International Archaeology Day is celebrated throughout the world on this day. This Marquette fair will introduce youth and adults alike […]

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Family Friendly Community Guide – September 2015

Aladdin, Jr. auditions set for September The Superior Arts Youth Theater will be holding auditions for their upcoming fall production of “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” All auditions will take place at the Graveraet School, located at 611 N. Front Street, Marquette. Youth ages preschool to Grade 8 are eligible to audition. Youth actors, singers, gymnasts and […]

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Family Friendly Community Guide – August 2015

Little Mermaid rendition hits the stage Superior Arts Youth Theater (formally Lake Superior Youth Theatre) performers will retell the classic Little Mermaid fairy tale musically through their production of Once on This Island, Jr. from August 6 through 9 and August 12 through 15. Once on this Island, Jr. is part of the MTI Broadway […]

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July 2015 Family Friendly Community Guide

Woods, waterfalls and wolves, oh my! The Liberty Children’s Art Project (LCAP) and Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) are joining together again this summer to put on a day camp for area youth. Last summer’s inaugural day camp was a great success, with young folks getting a behind the scenes look into the History Center, […]

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April 2015 Family Friendly Community Guide

MooseWood kicks off online campaign MooseWood is excited to announce plans to make major improvements to its center. These improvements include a large indoor aquatic/land turtle habitat, a new floor, new displays and exhibits, and an interactive iPad kiosk. To make this project happen, MooseWood needs the community’s support. For this reason, a crowdfunding campaign […]

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MAPS placed on the College Board’s Fifth Annual AP® District Honor Roll

Marquette Area Public Schools is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the fifth annual AP® District Honor Roll. MAPS was awarded this honor,  for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of […]

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Help SKE’s Functional Skills Program

Local bus driver and businessman Avery Smith wants to spread a little magic this holiday season to a wonderful group of kids at Sandy Knoll’s Functional Skills Program (FSP) and needs your help. With your purchase this holiday season from Designs Custom Imprinting, you will be helping the FSP program at Sandy Knoll Elementary with […]

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