Tag Archives: September 2015

Local landmark offers rich history

Today, Elementary is a kindergarten-through-Grade 5-school in Marquette, Michigan, known for its bubbling fountain out front in the courtyard. However, it hasn’t always been that way. Graveraet has a long and fascinating history. Graveraet was constructed in 1925. Doctor Sarah Kemppainen, who has been a principal in the Marquette Area Public School system for the […]

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Symphony begins with Sibelius Jubilee

The Marquette Symphony 2015-16 season will begin with its Sibelius Jubilee Concert on October 3. The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, and events around the world will celebrate this Jubilee year. For Finlandia Foundation National (FFN), it’s an especially significant celebration, as Jean Sibelius served as […]

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Tackling the impossible: Library series offers hope in uncertain times

by Pam Christensen The Peter White Public Library will launch the “Building Hope in Uncertain Times” series to run September 2015 to May 2016. Based on the book The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times, edited by Paul Rogat Loeb, this series will offer a variety of programs to […]

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September 2015 Art Galleries

Big Bay • Jailhouse Gallery and Gifts. Local artwork and gifts are on display and available for purchase. Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment. 308 Bensinger. 250-3350. Calumet • Copper Country Associated Artists Studio/Gallery. Works by members and workshop participants in watercolor and oil, drawings, photography, sculpture, quilting, wood, textile, clay, glass and other […]

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September 2015 Museums

Alberta • The Henry Ford Alberta Village Museum. This converted sawmill village, built in 1935, houses artifacts of the period and information about Henry Ford’s vision of a self-sufficient community. There is a gift shop and video library with video interviews of residents of Alberta in the 1930s. Prices vary. Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to […]

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September 2015 Support Groups

• Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families—Marquette. This group is open to those interested in learning about recovery from growing up in dysfunctional or alcoholic families. Sunday, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 120 North Front Street. Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. ALANO Club, 1202 South Front Street. 273-0396. • Alano Club. Twelve-step recovery meetings daily. Monday through […]

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September 2015 Commercial Establishments

Bark River • Ten Mile Creek Forge, Pottery & Lighting Irish and Celtic Gift Shop. Handmade knives and sheaths, as well as the work of thirty juried artists. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or by appointment and chance. Follow Bark River sign, seven miles. 466-2276. Chassell • Einerlei. Local jewelry and […]

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September 2015 Out & About

end of august events 26 WEDNESDAY Sunrise 7:01 a.m.; Sunset 8:42 p.m. Escanaba • DNR 2017 Proposed Forest Management Plans Review. This formal review will decide the forest treatment plans for Delta (excluding the Garden Peninsula) and Menominee counties. 9:30 a.m. State Office Building, second floor, Conference Room, 305 Ludington Street. 786-2354 or www.michigan.gov/forestry Gwinn • […]

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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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Jutila Center: New businesses grow on old foundation

by Deborah K. Frontiera Karin Van Dyke, vice president for university relations at Finlandia University, is head of Finlandia University’s business incubator with offices on the third—ground floor—of what was once the St. Joseph Hospital and then Portage Hospital, the Lily I. Jutila Center for Design and Business. The 120,000-square-foot, nine-floor building was renovated with […]

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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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University theatre seasons begin

by Amy Mattson The 2015-16 theater schedules for Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan University offer a variety of entertainment genres and experiences for theater-goers. Ansley Valentine, director of theatre for Forest Roberts Theatre at NMU, said the season began with open auditions Friday and Saturday, August 28 and 29. Students, faculty and community members were […]

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AAA Walls reopening for rock climbing

by Candace Prill The AAA Wall is a premier climbing spot in the Upper Peninsula and has been for many years. In June 2014, the AAA Wall rock formation, including the main AAA Wall and the Secret Crag located in a reserved setting off of CR-510 near Big Bay, was closed to the public due […]

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Classic books offer adventure, rhymes

by Tyler Tichelaar This month’s reviews are of three reprints of classic Scandinavian stories by American authors about Scandinavian and Viking history and a new book that pays homage to a children’s classic. Leif the Lucky by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire First published in 1941, Leif the Lucky is another lavishly illustrated hardcover picture […]

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Creatures find home in breakwall

by Scot Stewart “‘Safe Harbor’ is a state of mind… it’s the place—in reality or metaphor—to which one goes in times of trouble or worry.” —Luanne Rice Marquette’s place on the shore of Lake Superior is marked with many dominant landmarks celebrating its geology and history. Presque Isle, with its breathtaking sandstone cliffs and promontories, […]

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