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Arts and Entertainment

NPS, Keweenaw National Historical Park award Heritage Grants

CALUMET — The Advisory Commission and National Park Service at Keweenaw National Historical Park are pleased to announce that 17 Keweenaw Heritage Grants have been awarded for projects across Michigan’s historic Copper Country. A total of $124,574.00 was disbursed, with an emphasis on ...

And the band played on

Covid-19 quarantine bound, Adam Meckler (VPA), Michigan Tech's director of jazz studies, and his students in three of the Michigan Tech jazz ensembles, refused to let the quarantine stop the music: Michigan Tech students, from wherever the quarantine found them, teamed up via shared videos to ...

Local scouting invites the public to join them on a hike-in this weekend

MARQUETTE — Lace on those hiking boots, and plan a family hike for the last weekend in May. The Bay-Lakes Council is pleased to invite the general public to join Scouts and Families from across the Upper Peninsula and Northeast Wisconsin for a Hike-In this weekend. Send us your pictures as ...

Pasty Fest 2020 canceled due to potential COVID-19 restrictions

CALUMET - Main Street Calumet is dedicated to holding fun, safe community events in downtown Calumet, and we're not going anywhere! While we are very excited to see the Upper Peninsula re-opening for business the future is still uncertain. Main Street Calumet's Pasty Fest requires months of ...

Mohawk Superette reigns supreme in Keweenaw Pasty Challenge

It was a long, tough battle. But in the end, Mohawk Superette was declared the winner of the Keweenaw Pasty Challenge after defeating Toni’s Country Kitchen of Laurium this past Monday. Running from Apr. 13 to May 18, the Keweenaw Pasty Challenge is an online voting competition patterned ...

Experience the Keweenaw goes virtual for Memorial Day Weekend

Despite sunny skies and warming temperatures, the coronavirus has forced many to cancel their annual Memorial Day Weekend travels to the Keweenaw this year. For those yearning for a taste of the great outdoors, you don’t have to miss out thanks to this year’s virtual Experience the Keweenaw ...

Senior Fest 2020 Canceled

The Ontonagon County Commission on Aging Board announces with great regret the cancellation of the Annual Senior Fest. This decision was made with heavy hearts. They feel it would be in the best interest of everyone’s health and well-being. This annual event has been held the third Wednesday ...

2020 L’Anse lakefront concerts

The Village of L’Anse/DDA has decided to review its 2020 Lakefront Concerts schedule on a month-to-month basis. For example, July’s schedule will be reviewed June 15. It is felt the concerts provide too much joy to the audiences, performers and general public to cancel the entire ...

2020 UP Trappers Convention/Outdoor Expo canceled

ESCANABA – For the first time in over 50 years, the Trappers Convention/ Outdoor Expo will not be held. The decision to cancel was obviously forced by the current COVID-19 pandemic. “This was a tough decision to make for all of us involved,” stated Roy Dahlgren, president of District 3 ...

First District Congressional Art Competition deadline announced

WASHINGTON - Each spring, the Congressional Institute and participating Members of Congress sponsor An Artistic Discovery, a nationwide high school visual art competition that recognizes and encourages artistic talent in each congressional district. Since the pilot competition in 1982, more ...

News from the Carnegie: May 19 talk; new video upload

What's new: May 19, 7 p.m., "Women in Sports" a live-stream talk by Elizabeth Benyi. A new video, "Notable Women in Hancock History" by John Haeussler. Join us for this live-stream "tour" of "Women in Sports" co-sponsored by riseUP and the Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw. Elizabeth Benyi will ...

U.P. Folklife Award nominations open

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center is accepting nominations for the 2020 Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards through June 1. The annual awards honor individuals and organizations for their notable efforts in preserving and promoting the folk culture of the region. The Beaumier Center requests ...

Bay Cliff Health Camp announces Bay Cliff Virtual Camp

BIG BAY, MI — Though Bay Cliff recently made the difficult decision to cancel the summer therapy camp for the first time in its 87-year history due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this challenging time will not stop our commitment to provide meaningful experiences and a sense of community for Bay ...