Tag Archives: Family Friendly Community Guide

November 2017 Family Friendly Community Guide

  By Laura Farwell The U.P. FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Middle School Robot Scrimmage brought a number of new teams to North Star Academy’s event.  FTC robotics has been growing quickly in the U.P. and middle schools from Gladstone, Houghton, Iron Mountain and  Munising experienced the first event of their rookie season, along with veteran […]

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July 2017 Family Friendly Community Guide

Teaching youth theater Superior Arts Youth Theater hosts series of summer acting, theater camps The Superior Arts Youth Theater’s summer theater camp registration is now open. Youth ages preschool through 12th grade looking to improve their acting, dancing, singing, music and technical theater abilities may register. Camps will be held in SAYT’s audition room on […]

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June 2017 Family Friendly Community Guide

Learning About Work 12th Annual Skilled Trades Career Day comes to Marquette Nearly 500 high school students from Marquette and Alger counties learned all about putting in a day’s work at the 12th Annual Skilled Trades Career Day, held at the Marquette County Fairgrounds in May. Students from freshmen to seniors were able to spend […]

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May 2017 Family Friendly Community Guide

Conservation corps in need of summer workers Cutline: Corps workers take a break to pose for a picture. (Photo courtesy of Superior Watershed Partnership) The Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) is hiring more than 25 young adults (ages 18 to 25) for the Great Lakes Conservation Corps (GLCC) and the Climate Conservation Corps (CCC) for the […]

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Kids Count data shows Michigan has work to do

Lawmakers, educators, and professionals in the social work field gathered inside the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Services Agency recently to examine the latest Kids Count in Michigan report, and look for ways to serve children better. The annual data book is released by the Michigan League for Public Policy. Kids Count in Michigan Project Director Alicia […]

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January 2017 Family Friendly City Guide

4-H announces award recipients This year’s 4-H Member of the Year was awarded to Emma Jezek. Emma was recognized for her incredible dedication to the 4-H Program through her service on the 4-H Council, helping to create and establish the Junior 4-H Council, and leading the Manes & Tails 4-H Club with her mom. This […]

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December 2016 Family Friendly Community Guide

Christmas classic hits the Vista stage Ralphie Parker and his 200-shot Range Model air rifle will arrive at the Historic Vista Theater stage in December with a production of Jean Shepherd’s classic, A Christmas Story. The production, put on by the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council, with an arrangement from The Dramatic Publishing Company, Inc, will […]

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November 2016 Family Friendly

SAYT presents Disney’s The Lion King at Forest Roberts Theater The African savannah is coming to life on the Forest Roberts Theatre stage with Superior Arts Youth Theater’s eighth grade and under production of Disney’s The Lion King JR., which will be performed Friday through Sunday, November 18 to 20. The 60-minute musical is based […]

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September 2016 Family Friendly Community Guide

MOPS chapter opens in Marquette A Mothers of Preschoolers chapter has opened in Marquette, offering area moms of young kids a chance to meet other moms in a similar stage in life. “It’s a great way for moms to share their joys and their struggles,” said Nancy Hoover, a MOPS mentor. The group will meet […]

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August 2016 Family Friendly Community Guide

Upper Peninsula Luge Club to host summer luge clinics for kids The Upper Peninsula Luge Club will hold four, wheeled luge clinics in July and August, with the goal of introducing the exciting sport of luge to youngsters in the Marquette County area. The club will bring its portable luge ramp with coaches, wheeled sleds […]

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July 2016 Family Friendly Community Guide

Sailing school back on the water Take an 8-foot fiberglass boat that looks like a tub, add a small sail and get ready to have a great time learning to sail, especially if you are between 8 and 18 years old. The Marquette Junior Yacht Club (MJYC) is again offering sailing lessons for young and […]

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Family Friendly Community Guide

Fish On Kids will see more than an amazing wonderland of sculptures June 18 upon visiting Lakenenland. The hope is they’ll also see some fish. That’s because starting at noon, the South Shore Fishing Association is hosting its annual Kids Fishing Day. “It’s to promote the sport of fishing and get kids in the outdoors, […]

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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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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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