Tag Archives: July 2015
photo by Scot Stewart

New kind of airshow overhead in Marquette

by Scot Stewart Dive-bombing at more than 100 miles per hour. Dogfights. Chases and kills. For the past five years, Marquette has seen a new kind of air show. After a seven-year wait, peregrine falcons moved into the neighborhood. For centuries, probably, peregrines have followed the Lake Superior shoreline northward in spring, searching for nesting […]

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photo by Tom Buchko

Let LST entertain you

  by Peggy Frazier Let us entertain you this summer. But let us do more than that. Let us also inspire, educate and enlighten you. The arts do all those things—and we are doing them this summer with a phenomenal line-up of shows, actors and camps being facilitated by the Superior Arts Youth Theatre (newly […]

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This building, most commonly known as the Holy Family Orphan's Home in Marquette, is the site of a proposed development.

New potential: Housing project slated for orphanage

It’s hard to miss the vacant building towering over the intersection of Front Street and US-41 in Marquette. The former Holy Family Orphanage has been empty for thirty-four years. With a new plan to revitalize the structure, that may change. The proposal for “The Grandview Marquette” is currently going through the Michigan State Housing Development […]

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photo by Katherine Larson

Growing vegetables, growing community

by Katherine Larson Dan Perkins of Ishpeming is a man with a vision. Long distressed by watching neighborhood children grow up in poverty and boredom, he noticed that when he and his wife planted a big garden by the side of the road, children seemed to gravitate to it—first to observe, then to taste and […]

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Horseshoe Bay near Copper Harbor

Passion for the land: Keweenaw Geoheritage Tours

by Scot Stewart An ancient rift, lava flows, faults, spotted sandstone, the work of glaciers and the Big Lake have become the passion of two residents of the Keweenaw Peninsula. They wish to share the ancient geological past and today’s landscape of the Copper Country of the Keweenaw Peninsula with the rest of the world. […]

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The new Forsyth Township Library is on the same block of Flint Street as the old one; It traded space with township offices.

Library starts new chapter

by Amy Gawry This summer, the Forsyth Township Library is starting a new chapter in its history. The public library in downtown Gwinn recently completed its move into a new building, and celebrated its grand opening. The new place is on the same block of Flint Street as the old one. The library traded buildings […]

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The Mather Inn's former Iron Tankard pub is now the home of Cognition Brewing's bar area and  Cognition uses the coal and boiler rooms for its brewing operation.

Reviving history a labor of love

by Amy Mattson For the last two years, reviving Ishpeming’s historic Mather Inn has been a labor of love for Robin Baird and her sister Teresa. George “Ted” Baird, Robin and Teresa’s father, purchased the Mather Inn at auction in 1986 and did a lot of the early demolition. Initially other family members were also […]

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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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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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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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photo by Kelly McCommons

Food, history prove perfect mix

by Delaney Lovett Jackson’s Pit will be celebrating one year of business in Downtown Negaunee in July, and although they aren’t natives, the owners had the feel of the town when they envisioned their new establishment. Looking back at Jackson’s Pit Gourmet Grill’s first year in business, owners Mike and Ivy Ridenour have added live […]

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DNR historian Troy Henderson talks about the area's geological formations while leading a bike tour to the view from Jasper Knob overlooking downtown Ishpeming.

Bike tour explores iron ore heritage

by Joseph Zyble The Michigan Iron Industry Museum will be hosting a bike tour along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail this month. The tour will take participants on a round trip of approximately fifteen miles, and will include several stops at points of historical interest along the way. The tour will last about four hours. […]

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a word to the wise

Verbum satis sapientibus: A word to the wise is sufficient by Gerald Waite Passing through Bruce Crossing out west in Ontonagan County, I recalled a native of the town often referring to it as “Bruce’s.” Shorthand of course, but was an apostrophe once part of the name, as the gods of grammar intended? And who […]

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Animated features take center stage

by Leonard G Heldreth This month’s films include three family features using different styles of animation and a biopic of one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in the world. Secret of Kells In 2009, Tomm Moore created the Oscar-nominated Secret of Kells, drawing upon Irish mythology and a unique visual style to make an […]

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