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Michigan leaders in environmental and outdoor education recognized

Creativity and commitment to teaching were recognized at the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education annual conference and awards ceremony last weekend at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, where several people were honored. “The educators receiving awards showcase ...

EGLE recycling specialists visit Houghton

HOUGHTON — On Thursday, Oct. 21 from 1:30 to 2:30, Talk with EGLE's Recycling Specialist and the Director of Marquette's MRV. Learn about the current state of recycling, proposed legislation, initiatives and available grants. Tracy Purrenhage and Brad Austin will meet with local government ...

Recreation survey available for Grant Township

Grant Township is working with the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) to update their joint five-year recreation plan. In addition to guiding improvements to the township’s recreation facilities and sites, the plan will ensure the county is eligible for certain ...

Finnish American Folk School hosts music and crafts classes at Finlandia

HANCOCK – Fall courses are underway at the Finnish American Folk School’s Festival Ruska in Hancock. Registration is still open for some classes and workshops, including two unique musical opportunities. Kay Seppala will teach 5-String Kantele for Beginners in the Finnish American Heritage ...

Emergency need for blood continues: Donations urgently needed

The UP Regional Blood Center is still experiencing a Critical Need for B Positive, O Positive, A Negative, O Negative, AB Negative and B Negative blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock and Escanaba and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 U.P. ...

Second application drive announced

Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! and the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce hosted the first Baraga Application Drive on Sept. 30 to match job seekers with open positions. This is a new approach to engage with the workforce. Employers did not need to be on site for this event. A packet with all ...