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 to pass at the PWPL High school students studying for final exams can prepare to pass at the Peter White Public Library’s (PWPL) Study Hall event. From 1 to 9 p.m. in the TeenZone, individual or group study spaces will be available and cookies and lemonade will be served starting at 2:30 p.m. Contact 226-4323 for more information.

Catch a matinee at the PWPL
The Peter White Public Library (PWPL) will show The Post, the 2017 biography/drama starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Sarah Paulson, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, in the Business Reference Room. Contact 226-4318 for more information.

SAYT to perform High School Musical JR
The Superior Arts Youth Theater (SAYT) is hosting auditions from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 and from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 1, in the Wesley Room of the Marquette Hope Connection Center for their summer production of Disney’s High School Musical JR. Youth in preschool through 12th grade are eligible to audition. Youth must sign up and complete a vocal/acting audition. The production will take place at the Lake Superior Theatre July 31 through August 4 and August 7 through 11. For more information or to sign up, visit the High School Musical JR Auditions Facebook page.

GLCYD seeking nominations for service awards
Grow & Lead Community and Youth Development (GLCYD) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 U.P. Service Awards. GLCYD is seeking nominations for youth, adult and senior individual nominations, nominations for a business or community leader and volunteer program nominations. Nomination forms can be found at glcyd.org. The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 1. Nominations will be reviewed by community leaders from across the peninsula. Honorees will be announced in July and recognized at a luncheon program during the U.P. Nonprofit Conference in Marquette on October 18. Admission to the conference is complimentary for honorees and their guest.

Pick up some new plants at this year’s pop-up
The fourth annual Pop-Up Plant Swap will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Graveraet School. Participants can bring labeled organic plant starts, cuttings, perennials and seeds in containers or bags. Event goers do not need to bring plants. Drop off and organizing of plants will take place at 1 p.m. At 1:15 p.m., plant providers will be allowed first pick. At 1:30 p.m., non-plant providers will pick their plants. Clean-up begins at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages. Donations fund further community agriculture events. Email MQTGrowth@gmail.com for more information.

SAYT to host acting and dancing summer camps
The Superior Arts Youth Theater (SAYT) will host acting and dancing summer camps throughout the summer. Dance camps will be focused on tap and jazz technique to prepare for SAYT’s 2019 spring musical production of Newsies. Registration is open for those ages 6 to 18. Auditioning for SAYT’s next season is not required to participate in camp. Girls dance camps will take place July 9 through 13 from 9 to 10 a.m. for ages 6 to 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 8 to 12 and from noon to 1:30 p.m. for ages 13 to 18. Boy’s dance camps will take place July 16 through 20 from 9 to 10 a.m. for ages 6 to 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. for ages 9 to 11 and from 11 a.m. to noon for ages 12 to 18. Acting Camps are open to youth in preschool to 12 years of age who are interested in acting, music and dance. Campers will work on performance skills through improvisation and acting games. Each week-long session will end with a collaborative production. Session one will be held August 13 through 17, session two will be held August 20 through 24 and session three will take place August 27 through 31. All session times are from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays. All sessions work with different scripts, so registration for multiple sessions is possible. Visit saytheater.org to register or for more information.

Run or bike at this year’s Trails Fest
Lake Superior Gravity Series will host the Marquette Trails Fest June 22 through June 24. The event will celebrate Marquette’s trails and feature mountain bike races, trail running races and socials. All proceeds from this event go to the Noquemanon Trail Network singletrack trail building. Visit marquetetrailsfest.com for a full schedule and registration fee information.

Run for respect at Girls on the Run 5K Celebration
A Girls on the Run 5K Celebration will take place from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, at Presque Isle Park. Ninety girls will participate in this community-wide, non-competitive 5k event. Girls on the Run is a life-changing, character development program for girls in third through fifth grade. The organization’s goal is to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living, said Girls on the Run – Upper Peninsula Executive Director Cindy Merkel.
“Our vision at Girls on the Run is that every girl recognizes her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. It provides girls with the opportunity to grow more comfortable in their own skin and recognize healthy relationships and build them,” Merkel said.
The 5K course is a 3.1 mile course following Peter White Drive around Presque Isle Park. The 5K participants will pass a water stop on mile 1 and on mile 2. On-site registration for community members begins at noon, and the race will begin at 1:30 p.m. A celebration will follow the race at 2:30 p.m.
“It’s a celebration of all the girls have accomplished in their 10-week season. They’ll be dressed up in tutus, colored hair and all kinds of things,” Merkel said. “It’s going to be very festive and lots of fun.”
For safety, pets are not allowed on the course or at the event. Visit gotrmichup.org for more information.
Take a free cruise during Pictured Rocks Days
In conjunction with “Yoopers Ride Free,” Alger County Chamber of Commerce/Greater Munising Bay Partnership will host Pictured Rocks Days June 9 and 10 at Binsfield Bayshore Park in Munising. During this event, U.P. residents will get to cruise for free with Pictured Rocks Cruises with a valid MI Upper Peninsula ID (limited to 1,500 per day). There will be over 90 vendors, music, a petting zoo, nature shows, bounce houses and food throughout the weekend. Go to picturedrocksdays.com or call 387-2138 for more information on the festival or on how to be a vendor.

Fun for everyone at the Festival of Treasures
The Festival of Treasures street fair will take place in downtown Ishpeming from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. Live music, food, sidewalk sales, vendors, artists and kids activities will be featured. Vendor space is available under a tent for $40, and uncovered for $20. Less centrally located spots are available by donation, but all spaces require advance registration. Set up begins at 8 a.m. Contact the Ishpeming Business Association through Facebook or call Judy at 486-8621 to reserve a spot.

Several U.P. schools recognized for promoting healthy lifestyles
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Gov. Rick Snyder recently recognized 46 Michigan schools for fostering healthy eating, physical activity habits and tobacco-free lifestyles among more than 17,000 students.
“Schools are in a unique position to encourage young people to develop healthy lifestyles by providing regular opportunities for physical activity and encouraging healthy eating,” said Nick Lyon, MDHHS director.
This year’s winners laud such achievements as increasing the amount of time each week that students participate in physical education; farm-to-school programs; and engaging students to lead healthy lifestyles. The winners of this year’s School Wellness Awards included Lakeview Elementary School, Negaunee Middle School, Negaunee High School, E.B. Holman Elementary School and White Pine Middle School.

Camp STAR registration opens
STAR Children’s Bereavement Services will host its annual weekend-long summer camp, Camp STAR, August 10 through 12 at Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay. Children interested in attending must live in the Upper Peninsula, be between the ages of 8 and 17, and have experienced the death of a parent, friend or loved one. Camp STAR is a free weekend-long camp filled with traditional, fun camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support. All camp activities are facilitated by caring, trained professionals and volunteers. Each camper is assigned a camp buddy, who are young adults age 18 to 25 who is trained to provide one-on-one companionship throughout the weekend. The deadline to apply to be a camper is Friday, July 13. Volunteer applications are due Saturday, June 22.

Kick off summer reading with Libraries Rock with Ukuleles
The Peter White Public Library will kick off its adult summer reading program with Libraries Rock with Ukuleles on Monday, June 4, in the Business Reference Room. Ben Hassenger from Music is the Foundation will start off the day with ukulele workshops. The first will be for adults at 2 p.m., and the second will be for teens grades 6 through 12 at 3:30 p.m. These are drop-in sessions so no registration is required, but if you don’t have a ukulele and would like to give one a try, please call, as limited instruments will be available. At 7 p.m., the documentary Mighty Uke: The Amazing Comeback of a Musical Underdog will be shown for DocuMonday. This 2009, 76-minute film travels the world to discover why so many people of different nations, cultures, ages and musical tastes are turning to the ukulele to express themselves and connect with each other. After the film, Ben will lead a group strum. For any PWPL music related events this summer, put your name in for prize drawings to be awarded at the end of August. There is no admission charge. Visit pwpl.info or call 226-4318 for more information.

Hiawatha to host open
houses
Hiawatha National Forest is hosting an open house event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Staybridge Hotel. U.S. Forest Service specialists and managers will staff informational booths, and discussions on various topics will be held throughout the day.
“Our goal is to share information about how the national forest benefits the community and to hear what’s important to you,” said Forest Supervisor Cid Morgan.
There will be booths with information on a wide variety of subjects, from forestry to recreation, from prescribed fire to trails, from lighthouses to career opportunities. Smokey the Bear will also make an appearance. Staff specialists will also host discussions about specific topics or projects with the goal of gathering concerns, ideas and comments. They will host another open house to celebrate the relocation of the Munising District’s visitor service desk to a new public/private facility. The open house will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 1, at the Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center. At 4:30 p.m., a ribbon cutting will be conducted by U.S. Forest Service and Pictured Rocks Cruises staff in honor of this new public/private partnership. Contact HiawathaNF@fs.fed.us or 428-5829 for more information.

Children’s Fishing Day to offer family fun
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the Seney Natural History Association, will host a Children’s Fishing Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Fish entries will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Visitor Center. Fishing stations will be set up along the Refuge’s Fishing Loop. A limited amount of fishing poles and bait are available for participants to use at these stations. Fishing is allowed from the shore along designated fishing pools and show pools. Lead sinkers are not allowed. Activities, arts and crafts and games for the whole family begin at noon in the Visitor Center. Certificates will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners for largest perch and pike in four age categories. Prizes provided by local businesses will be awarded by random drawing. A complimentary fish dinner for all participants and their families will be held at 3 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony.

WMCHF spring grants awarded
The Western Marquette County Health Foundation (WMCHF) held their spring grant ceremony and funded $29,213 in the competitive spring grant cycle. The awards included $5,000 to UP Area Health Education Center which will assist with the event, “Dental Day,” $2,500 to the Women’s Center, INC. which will assist with the purchase of emergency items and services for those seeking assistance from the Women’s Center, $1,815 to the Girl Scouts of the NW Great Lakes which will assist with the purchase of an AED, $2,300 to Cancer Care of Marquette County which will assist with cancer patient medical needs, $2,300 to the Range Area Mountain Bike Association which will assist with the purchase of materials needed to create a Biking Skills Park, $2,000 to UP Sports Training Camp which will allow for two campers to attend free of charge, $2,500 to Superior Alliance for Independent Living (SAIL) which will allow SAIL to reinstate the UP VETS SERVED program, $3,348 to the Community Education Division which will allow CED to reinstate the Adult Basic Education for Handicapable Individuals program, $1,500 to Negaunee Boy Scouts Troop 346 which will assist with an all-day health and wellness symposium for scouts, $3,500 to the 906 Adventure Team which will assist with the expansion of the program and $1,575 to Start the Cycle which will assist with the purchase of five bicycles for enrolled children.

Learn about “Log Cabin Living” at the Iron County Museum
Log Cabin Day in Michigan will be observed from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at the Iron County Museum in Caspian. Through childhood memories, Betty Kangas Petroski, and her daughter, Gayle Wade, will present an interactive demonstration titled “Log Cabin Living,” in the Museum Cultural Center at 1 p.m. Kangas Petroski grew up in a log cabin in the Iron County wilderness in the 1930s where her mother was a camp cook and her father and grandfather were logging camp employees. Old time logging tools and log cabin artifacts will be on display throughout the day. The Iron County Museum has been designated as the Log Cabin Capital of Michigan because it is preserving more log cabins than any other place in Michigan. Historical consultant Larry Melstrom will be at the outdoor logging camp to guide visitors and to discuss the life of a logger. Other log buildings on site include hand-hewn cabins: a farm house, sauna, outhouse and barns. For more information, call 265-2617, visit ironcountyhistoricalsociety.com or find the Iron County Museum on Facebook.

Sail like a pirate with Munising Pirate Cruises
Pirate-themed cruises are coming to Munising. Once weather permits, the pirate ship currently docked in Sault Ste. Marie will begin its operation. There will be different cruise options: a family friendly version, where kids can learn what it takes to become a pirate, and an adults only version at sunset, with drinks served from the ship’s bar. The cruises are currently looking for people to portray the pirates on the ship. Visit munisingpiratecruises.com to book a spot on the cruise or for more information.

Summer Reading Programs to kick off at Negaunee Public Library
The Negaunee Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs begin Monday, June 11. Children ages 3 and up can register to participate and pick up a reading log to track the time they spend reading on or after June 11. There will be prizes and special events throughout the program, culminating in an ice cream social for the finale party at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31. Every child who completes his or her reading log will receive a free book of his or her choice and a certificate for a personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut. The summer reading program for tweens and teens, age 10 to 17, has expanded. This program will be similar to the children’s program, but teens can set their own reading goals. Every individual who completes his or her goal will receive a free book of his or her choice and a certificate for a personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut. There will also be a competition for who reads the most pages, with prizes to be awarded. The tween/teen finale party will be at 3 p.m. Monday, July 30. Adults may fill out a slip with their name, phone number and the book or audiobook they read to enter a drawing for a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses. Contact the library in person, or at 475-7400, ext. 18 for more information.

BOW program to teach outdoor skills
This summer’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program is set for June 1 through 3 in Marquette County. This will mark the 21st annual summer BOW gathering for women 18 and older who are seeking an opportunity to improve their outdoor skills in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere. The summer BOW program is sponsored by the DNR and offers instruction in more than two dozen different types of activities, including kayaking, wilderness first aid and survival, lake and fly fishing, field birding, geocaching, shooting sports, boating and introduction to bird hunting with dogs.

Celebrate the arts at the Eagle Harbor General Store
The Eagle Harbor Social Aid and Pleasure Club at the former Eagle Harbor General Store in Keweenaw County will host a selection of cultural events, musical programs and exhibitions once again in the summer and fall of 2018. Programs will focus on the artifacts, mementos, historical photos and ledgers in the store’s collection as inspiration for creative responses in the arts. This year will feature a mail-art competition titled “Wish You Were Here,” a juggler and a bagpipe husband-and-wife team and a group show of local U.P. artists. Opening weekend this year will take place June 23 and 24.

UPCAP to hold chronic pain workshop
The Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP) will host a six-week chronic pain self-management program that teaches practical skills for living with or caring for someone with any type of health condition that causes chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia, back problems, arthritis and Lupus. The program focuses on self-care, learning new strategies for managing pain and exercises to help manage pain. The group will meet for 2 and a half hours once a week. The program will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Ishpeming at Bell Hospital on Wednesday evenings, starting June 6. There is no cost to attend, and the program includes workshop materials. Registration is required, as space is limited. Call UPCAP at 1-800-338-7227, dial 2-1-1 or visit upcap.org/events to register or for more information.

Explore the American entertainment industry with “America, Our Way”
The Marquette Regional History Center’s (MRHC) Concert Fundraiser America, Our Way: An American Songbook Story will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. The concert will feature highlights and tributes of the composers and performers who define the landscapes of America’s entertainment industry in the 20th century. The show will celebrate 100 years in 90 minutes. A native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the production’s composer Michael Shirtz, began his musical career while in high school fronting small house bands to leading variations of big bands and jazz combos, including the Michael Shirtz Quartet. There will also be an Afterglow with the band at Casa Calabria Lounge after the show. Tickets are available at NMU ticket outlets and are $20 per ticket in advance and $30 day of the show. All proceeds will go toward the MRHC. Call 226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org for more information.

Have lunch and learn history at the MRHC
The Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) will host Lunch with the History People featuring Tyler Tichelaar at noon on Friday, June 29. Bring a bag lunch to the MRHC. Tichelaar has a Ph.D. in Literature from Western Michigan University and Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in English from Northern Michigan University. He has served as the President of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association, and he is the owner of his own publishing company, Marquette Fiction, and of Superior Book Productions, a professional editing and book design service. Visit MarquetteFiction.com for more information about Tichelaar. Call 226- 3571 or visit marquettehistory.org for more information about the event.

Great Lakes Rodeo to take place Father’s Day Weekend
The Great Lakes Rodeo will take place June 15 through 17 at the Marquette County Fairgrounds. Festivities will kick off on Friday with a horsemanship competition, a performance and barn dance on Saturday and a final performance and crowning of the queen and court on Sunday. The Great Lakes Rodeo will wear blue on Saturday to show support of police, fire departments and EMT’s. Rodeo goers may also wear blue on Saturday and pink on Sunday. All funds raised during the Great Lakes Rodeo are used to fund the grants available for youth programs in Marquette County.

DNR to host free ORV and fishing weekend
The Michigan DNR will host two Free ORV Weekends June 9 through 10 and August 18 through 19. During these weekends, riders will not not need to possess an ORV license or trail permit and will have access to nearly 3,700 miles of off-road trails and the state’s five scramble areas, which include St. Helen’s Motorsport Area, Black Lake Scramble Area, Silver Lake State Park, Bull Gap and The Mounds. All ORV rules and laws still apply, including that operators under the age of 16 must have a valid safety training certificate, ORV/ATV education certifications that are issued by other states and provinces will be accepted and operators and passengers must wear a U.S. Department of Transportation-approved crash helmet and protective eyewear. Riders are encouraged to become familiar with the ORV Handbook of Michigan Off-Road Vehicle Laws, available online, at DNR Customer Service Centers or anywhere hunting and fishing licenses are sold. The first Free ORV Weekend in June also lines up with Summer Free Fishing Weekend, when all fishing license fees will be waived.

UPAWS celebrating Cat Month
The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) is offering various cat adoption specials throughout the month of June. Cats of all ages and personality types are available for adoption. While supplies last, adopters will receive a handmade blanket. All adoptions include spay or neuter, initial vaccines including rabies vaccine, general health check, microchip, a Dr. Tim’s Chase Cat Food discount coupon and more. Every feline adopted in June will be entered into a drawing for a cat-themed gift basket donated by Made Arrangements by Laura Aldridge.

Marquette Farmers Market opens for the season
The 2018 season of the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market opened May 26 and runs every Saturday through December 15. Over 80 independently owned, local small businesses will participate during the season at the Marquette Commons. Market hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Live music will take place weekly between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. along with various programming and food demonstrations throughout the market season.

NCT seeking volunteers for upcoming hikes and cleanup
The North Country Trail Association is looking for a volunteer to lead their third Sunday hikes in June, July, August and September. If interested in leading a hike on Father’s Day June 17, July 15, August 19 or September 16, contact nct@northcountrytrail.org. The NCT Association is also looking for trail crew members to help clean up trails on outings. Volunteer hike leaders are also needed for the National Trails Day Hike scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Elliott Donnelley Wilderness, Segment 18. The chapter will have a table set up in the parking lot to share information about the trail, the chapter, the association, etc. Hikers can join the guided hike, assuming there is a volunteer, or hike on their own. Contact nct@northcountrytrail.org to volunteer for any of these events or for more information.

YDWP to host volunteer training session for Land Monitoring Program
The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve (YDWP) will unveil a new land monitoring program from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 2 in the Lions Room of the Peter White Public Library. The event aims to inform participants on how to help be caretakers of YDWP’s protected properties. In all, the organization owns and protects 1,340 acres in northern Marquette County. To participate in the Volunteer Land Monitoring Program one must have a desire to be outdoors, enthusiasm for caring for natural areas and an attention for detail. During the training, attendees will be introduced to the lands that YDWP owns and protects. Information about basic navigation and outdoor preparedness will also be provided. Time will then be spent reviewing YDWP’s Volunteer Land Monitoring training manual, which was authored by a group of students from Northern Michigan University under the tutelage of the English Department. The manual details how to accomplish the goal of gathering data on the condition of the protected lands. Once trained, volunteers will be invited to conduct the monitoring one to two times per year. Light refreshment and coffee will be provided, as well as equipment and supplies. Email the group to RSVP at emily@yellowdogwatershed.org or call 345-9223 for further information.

Lyme disease expands across the state
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) encourages Michigan residents to protect themselves from ticks as the warm weather approaches. Tick-borne diseases, particularly Lyme disease, are increasing across the state. Although ticks can spread multiple illnesses, Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in Michigan. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted by the blacklegged and deer ticks. The blacklegged tick is well-established in Michigan’s western Upper and Lower Peninsulas. However, it is expanding into new areas across the Lower Peninsula. In 2017, there were more than 300 human cases of Lyme disease reported, and approximately two out of three cases reported exposure in Michigan. Lyme disease-infected ticks have currently been identified in 34 of Michigan’s 83 counties. Information about Lyme disease risk by county is available at Michigan.gov/lyme. People can protect themselves from Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases by avoiding tick infested areas, using insect repellent, performing daily tick checks and bathing after being outdoors.

U.P. resident awarded 2018 Chef-of-the-Year
The American Culinary Federation (ACF) and Upper Michigan Culinarians presented Chris Sturzl, of Atlantic Mine, with the 2018 Chef-of-the-Year honors. Sturzl was recognized for his leadership and mentorship of professional chefs throughout the Great Lakes Region and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
“It’s humbling to be recognized by your peers of the ACF,” Sturzl said. “I truly enjoy fostering the professional development of chefs and the opportunity to interact with some great people in the food industry.”
Through the ACF, Sturzl holds status as Certified Executive Chef, Certified Culinary Educator, Certified Secondary Culinary Educator and Approved Culinary Evaluator.

U.P. residents among Governor’s Service Awards recipients
Gov. Rick Snyder announced the 38 winners of the 2018 Governor’s Service Awards. Among the winners were Christopher Wendt of Newberry, who was awarded Youth Volunteer of the Year, and Lake Superior Volunteer Corps of Marquette, which was awarded Outstanding Volunteer Program. The winners are individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations that were selected for their commitment to volunteerism, service or philanthropy. The Governor’s Service Awards winners will be honored during a ceremony hosted by the Michigan Community Service Commission on Tuesday, June 5, at the Wharton Center in East Lansing.

First Dandelion Cottage Short Story Contest winners announced
The U.P. Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA) announced the winners of its first Dandelion Cottage Short Story Contest. This year, the first place winner of the Dandelion Cottage Short Story Contest is Katie McEachern, a freshman from Negaunee. She won for her story “The Attack.” Second place is awarded to Emma Locknane, a junior from Gwinn, for her story “Welcome to the New Age.” Third place is awarded to both Anna Laakso, a sophomore from Republic/Michigamme, for her story “Elite” and Sarah Lauzon, a fifth grader from Ironwood, for “Henry the Kitten.” Honorable Mention is awarded to Sierra Hendrickson, a freshman from Negaunee, for her story “Abducted.”

Blood drives to take place across U.P.
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will host a series of blood drives throughout the Upper Peninsula. Blood drives will take place:
From 1 to 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, at Crystal Falls United Lutheran Church. Call Pearl Ross at 875-3197 or Pat Kosiba at 875-3187 to schedule an appointment.
From 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, June 1, at OMH Advisors in Hancock with the Bloodmobile. Call Courtney Babcock at 482-0535 for an appointment.
From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, at GS Engineering in Houghton with the Bloodmobile. Call Melissa Stein at 482-1235 ext. 160 for an appointment.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at UPHS-Portage in Houghton with the Bloodmobile. Call 483-1149 for an appointment.
From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 4, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, with the Bloodmobile. Call Mary Nutkins at 293-8438 for an appointment.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, at UPHS-Bell with the Bloodmobile. Call Amber Brancheau at 485-2777 for an appointment.
From 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, at at Gogebic Co. Medical Care Facility in Wakefield with the Bloodmobile. Call Chris Hoff at 224-9811 ext. 104 to schedule an appointment.
From 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium with the Bloodmobile. Call the laboratory at 337-6550 for an appointment.
From 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 11, at Munising Memorial Hospital. Call Larry Hach at 202-0844 for an appointment.
From 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Negaunee. Call Dave Guenther at 475-4018 for an appointment.
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, at Crossfit 906 in Ishpeming with the Bloodmobile. Call 486-8FIT for an appointment.
From noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center in Ontonagon with the Bloodmobile. Call Natalie Larson at 281-0537 for an appointment.

Business in brief…
•Nominated by the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC), long-time board member, Nancy Warren of Ewen, was been named the winner of the Petoskey Prize for Environmental Leadership. The prize is given annually by the Michigan Environmental Council, based in Lansing. The Petoskey Prize recognizes a volunteer activist whose outstanding grassroots environmental leadership is marked by commitment, creativity and courage. Inaugurated in 2001, the award carries a $5,000 gift which Warren has designated to be used to further wolf education and research in Michigan. Since 2013, Nancy has served as the executive director of the National Wolfwatcher Coalition, which fosters positive attitudes about wolves through education and advocacy, and has been a member of UPEC for more than 20 years.
•The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announced that the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) has once again been recognized as one of 60 economic development organizations accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO). Originally accredited in 2011, this is the second time the organization has been reaccredited by IEDC following many successful years of activity as an AEDO member. The AEDO program is a comprehensive peer review process that measures economic development organizations against commonly held standards in the profession. The program consists of two phases: a documentation review and an onsite visit. Each phase is designed to evaluate information about the structure, organization, funding, program, and staff of the candidate economic development org

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