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Coronavirus

Party on the Point plans revised

TAMARACK CITY — Friday’s Party on the Point was downsized in scope and overt political themes following concerns from community members and local officials. The event starts at 6 p.m. Friday, with fireworks beginning at dusk. It was created by Neuvokas Corp. CEO and “All Business is ...

Michigan Senior Project Fresh 2020 mailing coupons

MSU Extension will be distributing the Michigan Senior Project Fresh coupon via mail due to the COVID-19 restrictions. If you previously participated in this program, we have your contact information on file. Due to limited supply, there will be a random draw. If you are selected, you will be ...

Virtual race raises funds for KLT stewardship activities

HANCOCK — Miss the Horsetail Scramble? This August we are hosting our first virtual run! Whether you and your family want to explore our nature areas with a casual hike, or you are trying for your personal best on familiar trails, Run Wild with KLT has something for you! It is important to ...

American Legion Post will conduct 4th of July parade, street dance

LAKE LINDEN — American Legion Williams-Giroux Post No. 90, of Lake Linden, will conduct a small Independence Day parade this coming Saturday, followed by a street dance in the evening, said Post Commander Ron Schmitt. “The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Calumet Street, at the bottom of ...

UGL COVID-19 mobile testing

UPPER PENINSULA, MI – Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) and local health departments have coordinated efforts to provide COVID-19 drive through test sites at the following locations: • Marenisco – Tuesday, July 7th from 9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST — Marenisco Medical ...

Virtual field explorations – Using the backyard as a science classroom

As the long-term impact of the pandemic on teaching and learning for K12 students and teachers in the Western UP became apparent, the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) sprang into action. LSSI staff quickly began brainstorming how best to assist teachers with preparing online lessons ...

Health, Wellness, and Technology Survey

Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP) is seeking older adults to participate in a Health, Wellness, and Technology Survey. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, UPCAP’s programming is going online and virtual. The survey will help determine what future health and wellness programs UP ...

Stay safe while gathering during the holiday weekend and summer events

HANCOCK – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) encourages residents to continue practicing safe steps to reduce the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 during this holiday weekend and as summer weather continues. The more low risk choices people make during a gathering, ...

Many Dial Help services still available during COVID-19

HOUGHTON — Dial Help is the local non-profit crisis center that has been serving the Upper Peninsula since 1971. Although some programs are temporarily on hold, such as school-based supports and educational classes, many are still active. Because of the generosity of funders and donors, these ...

PLDL begins Step Three of reopening: Grab-and-go services

HOUGHTON — The Portage Lake District Library is moving into step three of their phased reopening, which includes limited access to the building by patrons. The service is available beginning Monday, June 29, and will include a return to the regular schedule of open hours at PLDL. The library ...

4th of July celebration planned

HOUGHTON — The creator of the “All Business is Essential” campaign is planning a Fourth of July party for the community on his property in Tamarack City.  The event will start 6 p.m., Friday, July 3. He will host the event on 10 acres of private property at the Point in Tamarack ...

“Third Time Charm”: Calumet Theatre reschedules Erik Koskinen

CALUMET — Hoping that the third time is the charm, The Calumet Theatre is rescheduling the July 3 performance of Copper Country favorite Erik Koskinen & his top-shelf band. The performance date change is necessitated by a previously unforeseen band schedule conflict. The new show date ...

Retired School Personnel cancels all fall meetings of local chapter

The Executive Board of the Houghton-Keweenaw Chapter of MARSP (Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel) voted to cancel all three Fall meetings of the local chapter due to the continued instruction for social distancing and the high risk status of our members. Should you have any ...

Bayside Village performs baseline COVID-19 testing for all staff and residents

L'ANSE – Bayside Village announces that three employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The facility recently performed baseline testing of all residents and staff as required under new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) regulations. Employees were tested on Monday ...

Calumet Players cancellation

CALUMET— The Board of Directors of the Calumet Players regretfully announce that their annual Fall Musical has been canceled for this year. The uncertainty of the situation regarding the coronavirus and the difficulty of staging a large cast musical requiring close contact between performers ...

UGLFHC drive-through COVID-19 testing dates

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL), the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department, and the Marquette County Health Department have coordinated efforts to provide COVID-19 drive through test sites at the following locations: • Ontonagon – Tuesday, June 30th from 10:15 a.m. – 2 ...