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Arts and Entertainment

UPPCO announces campground facilities will reopen

MARQUETTE - As the Upper Peninsula transitions to Phase 5 of Governor Whitmer’s COVID-19 MI Safe Start Plan, Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) announces that it is reopening its campground facilities at Bond Falls, Prickett, and Boney Falls. These campground facilities will be available ...

Good news from L’Anse Lakefront Concerts

The Village of L’Anse/DDA Lakefront concerts will begin its full schedule Thursday, July 2, 7 p.m., featuring Chad Borgen and the Collective. It is felt the park is large enough to facilitate social distancing under the new guidelines from Governor Whitmer. Good music in a beautiful park ...

Quincy Mine and Smelter reopening for tours

HANCOCK – Tours will be commencing at Quincy Mine on Monday, June 15, and at the Smelter on Tuesday, June 16. Like everyone else, we have watched events unfolding for the past several months, wondering how we will move into the future. The tour format at Quincy will be quite a bit different ...

Grants for arts available through Copper Country Community Arts Council

HANCOCK – Mini grants are available for arts projects, professional development for artists and arts organizations, and arts support to schools. The Copper Country Community Arts Council (CCCAC) is the administrator for the Regional Regranting program of the Michigan Council for Arts and ...

“Beyond Brothels and Bars” livestream talk with Jean Ellis

HOUGHTON — The Carnegie Museum building will remain closed through summer but will continue to be open virtually and continue to release new on-line exhibits and programs throughout the season. To best ensure the health and safety of both our visitors and our volunteers, at a recent board ...

The Calumet Theatre reopens with Erik Koskinen

CALUMET — The Calumet Theatre will reopen its historic doors for a performance on July 3, starring Copper Country favorite Erik Koskinen & his top-shelf band. The Theatre has been closed to the public since March due to Covid-19 state-mandated closures. The State of Michigan's Upper ...

Curbside pickup June 8 at the Calumet Public School Library

We have great news! Curbside pick-up will begin on Monday, June 8 at the Calumet Public School Library. Please consider the following: 1. Reserve items through the online system or by calling the library at 906.337.0311 ext. 1107. View the online catalog HERE. 2. The library will pull your ...

PLDL announces plan to reopen

The Portage Lake District Library (PLDL) will soon be able to resume library services due to the lifting of Governor Whitmer’s Safer at Home Executive Order. On Monday, June 8th, PLDL will begin the first phase of their reopening plan, which sees library staff return to work to clean the ...

Virtual Summer Games announced for July 19 through 25

MOUNT PLEASANT – Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) is excited to announce that the first-ever Special Olympics Michigan Virtual Summer Games is coming July 19 through 25. The Virtual Summer Games will give thousands of athletes across the state a new way to train and compete amid the COVID-19 ...

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 ...