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September 2016 City Notes

Dear Reader, We’d like to be the first to welcome you to September, in the U.P. School is starting, the university students have returned and we’ll soon usher in the yellows, oranges and reds of fall. To help ease the pain of yet another summer gone by too fast, we have another great edition of […]

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August 2016 City Notes

Dear Reader, Here we are, nearing the end of another U.P. summer. But there is certainly still plenty of summer activities left on the books—Downtown Marquette’s Blueberry Festival on July 29, Art on the Rocks and Outback Art Fair July 30 through 31, Harborfest and Porcupine Mountains Music Festival on August 27 through 29, and […]

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July 2016 City Notes

Dear Reader, My how the time flies each month. It seems as though I was just writing a letter to you, Dear Reader, yet here we are in July, ready for another beautiful Upper Peninsula summer. However, the ushering in of these beautiful beach days was tempered by one of the worst tragedies to befall […]

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June 2016 City Notes

Dear Reader, June has, at long last, arrived. With it, comes another Marquette Monthly packed to the gills with stories about the people and places that make our communities such great places to live. In this month’s edition you’ll find articles on a Vietnam Wall replica coming to Marquette at the end of the month, […]

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City Notes

Dear Reader, As the month of May brings the smell of freshly fallen rain and the beautiful sight of blooming flowers, we at Marquette Monthly enjoy the change of season with heavy hearts. We were sad to learn of the passing of Mary Kinnunen, founding publisher of Marquette Monthly. Mary’s hard work and dedication early […]

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April 2016 City Notes

Dear Reader, As we usher April in with some rain and the characteristic Upper Peninsula mid-spring snowstorm, we also usher in a new edition of Marquette Monthly. While summer in the U.P. is beautiful, but fleeting, spring has always been my favorite time of year. It’s when we emerge from our houses, faces turned toward […]

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March 2016 City Notes

Dear reader, In honor of Women’s History Month, you will find threaded throughout this March edition of Marquette Monthly stories of women who strove to create a better world while they were in it alongside stories of women who continue to carry out that very goal today. You will read about four women living in […]

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February 2016 City Notes

City Notes Dear editor, Public Radio 90 listeners count on Public Radio 90 to stay connected to news, information and the rich cultural offerings here in our community and throughout the world. Wherever you are—whatever you’re doing—Public Radio 90 brings you the stories, conversations and wide array of music you rely on every day. While […]

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December 2015 City Notes

MOON & PLANETS Mercury emerges from the bright evening twilight after mid-month. It will become more visible by month’s end, but will still be quite low in the southwest. Jupiter rises after midnight, followed a few hours later by Mars and then Venus. Unlike Jupiter and Mars, Venus loses altitude and, by month’s end, will […]

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City Notes – October 2015

Dear editor I started to write an article about the Women’s Center “Lighting the Way” fundraiser on October 24 when our local TV news covered the comments of Menominee County Prosecutor Daniel Hass on the death of Jolene Eichhorn, “this is another example of a tragic, tragic domestic violence death.” Jolene Eichhorn, forty-three of Carney, […]

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City Notes – September 2015

Houghton trolley tour offers tails of trials and trails On September 1, the Carnegie Museum in Houghton will host “The Trials and Trails of Huron Creek” trolley tours at 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. Participants will learn how area mines and other development changed the route and ecology of Huron Creek from its rerouted home behind […]

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City Notes – August 2015

Art buyers help Zero Degrees give back to community Throughout the month of August, Zero Degrees Artist Gallery in Marquette will be raising funds for the Beacon House of Marquette through the “Art Gives Back” Program. The Art Gives Back program requires participating artists to donate at least fifty—but as high as one hundred percent—of […]

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City Notes – July 2015

MCACA grant information workshops held in region The Copper Country Community Arts Council (CCCAC) is the administrator for the Regional Re-granting program of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The CCCAC facilitates funding opportunities for arts projects in the six counties of the Western Upper Peninsula—Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon…. […]

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West End City Notes – July 2015

Festival of Treasures set for July 3 in downtown Ishpeming The Festival of Treasures street fair will take place in downtown Ishpeming from 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3. Live music, food, sidewalk sales, vendors, artists and kids activities will be featured. Prime vendor space is available under a tent for $30, […]

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City Notes

Dear editor, In 1963 gasoline was thirty cents a gallon, the average price of a new home was $19,000.00, and WNMR signed on the air at 90.1 FM broadcasting at 320 watts of power for five hours a day. Today gas is $3.69 a gallon, the average price of a new home is $272,000.00, and […]

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