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Little Brothers delivers Thanksgiving meals

HANCOCK — Marie Ross usually donates to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly. Until this year, she hadn’t taken part in its Thanksgiving home meal delivery. But because of COVID-19 concerns, her family couldn’t travel to Hancock for the holiday as usual. COVID-19 forced the ...

Copper Country Angel Mission in need of donations

CALUMET — Copper Country Angel Mission needs children’s winter clothing; Jackets, snow pants, boots, hats, and mittens/gloves are in high demand. Monetary donations can be mailed to Copper Country Angel Mission %Kids Winter Clothing Drive, 119 5th Street, Calumet, MI 49913. Gently used ...

Deck the Village

LAURIUM - Love to decorate for the holidays? Feel like your neighbor’s light display has nothing on yours? Get out all your lights, bows, and holiday displays. Laurium residents and business owners are invited to show off their holiday spirit by participating in Laurium’s first annual ...

Keweenaw Land Trust offers distanced-group hiking options

OPT outside with KLT option 1 Opt outside with KLT board member Alex Hirzel on one of his favorite Churning Rapids trails, the Villa Maki. This option 1 will be a fast paced, 2.5 mile hike. We are asking for participants to register and keeping both groups at 15. Masks are mandatory and we ...

FinnU to raise money for student scholarships this Giving Tuesday

HANCOCK — Finlandia University will be raising money for student scholarships on Giving Tuesday which takes place on Dec. 1. Finlandia donors can double their gifts this Giving Tuesday, as an anonymous donor has pledged to match the first $10,000 raised. Last year, Finlandia’s Giving ...

‘Round U.P.’ donations to food bank at Keweenaw Co-op tops $13K

HANCOCK — The nationwide shutdowns meant to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus continues to impact communities and food banks throughout our nation. In response, Your Keweenaw Co-op Market & Deli acted quickly on April 1st to name “the Western U.P. Food Bank” as our Round U.P. ...

200 protest COVID restrictions with family night

HOUGHTON — An estimated 200 people attended a party at the Mine Shaft & Rock House Grille Friday held to protest the state’s COVID-19 restrictions, including the three-week pause that prohibited the business from being open to the public. The event included food and the use of the ...

H-PT board hears COVID update

HOUGHTON — Houghton-Portage Township Schools board members received briefings on the district’s COVID response during a board meeting Monday, during which they renewed the district’s COVID learning plan for another month. Starting Wednesday, all Michigan high schools are required to ...

Hancock Schools announces new principal

HANCOCK — Jesse Kentala, former English teacher and guidance counselor at Dollar Bay - Tamarack City Area Schools, has been selected as the new principal of the Hancock Middle School, according to a release from the school. Kentala, who was with Dollar Bay-Tamarack Schools for 15 years, ...

Matching funds for CLK Council of Churches Food Pantry

CALUMET — Looking to give-back locally this holiday season? Sacred Heart Court 517 is collecting funds for the CLK Council of Churches Food Pantry. Many people are low on food during the Covid-19 pandemic. The fundraiser will be held Nov. 1 through Nov. 23. Looking to donate? Call Denise ...

DIY Gingerbread “Miner House” kits available

HOUGHTON — Kits are free but please reserve in advance so we know how many to make! Then send us a picture and we'll make a video! Our annual gingerbread house decorating event is going online. We will provide decorating kits including a blank house and tree, small selection of candies, ...

FinnU introduces Embrace Your Sisu scholarship competition

HANCOCK — Finlandia University is excited to announce a new kind of scholarship competition designed to help students and the community find a moment of calm among the chaos of 2020. The Embrace Your Sisu Competition embraces the idea of art therapy to channel one of the three key tenets of ...

Chassell Outdoor Lighting/Decorating Contest

Chassell's Old Fashioned Christmas Committee is again sponsoring an outdoor lighting/decorating contest. This year's theme is "A Griswold Christmas" which means the more lights and decorations, the better. Prizes of $125, $75 and $50 will be awarded. Judging will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 9 ...

GCC moves to Distance Delivery per emergency order

Gogebic Community College, in accordance with the statewide emergency order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, will move to distance delivery format beginning Wednesday, Nov. 18 through Tuesday, Dec. 8 for all classes and labs in Ironwood and Houghton with the exception ...

Calumet Theatre participating in GivingTuesday

CALUMET — The historic Calumet Theatre is seeking donations for GivingTuesday. GivingTuesday is an annual global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. This year’s GivingTuesday takes place on Dec. 1. The ...

Tree of Love ceremony cancelled to keep community safe

LAURIUM – To keep the local community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital Auxiliary Tree of Love ceremony has been canceled. And while the event is not taking place, the community can still participate by mail. “We are so thankful for the ...

#give906 to celebrate GivingTuesday

This GivingTuesday, #give906, coordinated by Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development will inspire generosity throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula by sharing the stories of needs from U.P. based nonprofits in the annual #give906 Giving Guide. GivingTuesday is a global generosity ...