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Lions helping kids kick cancer with free online martial arts classes

UP children with cancer, their siblings, and other children confronting serious illness can now take free martial arts classes to empower themselves. Lions across the UP are partnering with Kids Kicking Cancer to bring daily online classes to children across the UP. Kids Kicking Cancer offers ...

College access programs ready to serve students through COVID

While students are becoming acclimated to school with COVID precautions and new routines, TRIO Pre-College Programs are busy keeping up with the changes to ensure they are able to serve their students to the best of their ability. Additionally, they are prepared to assist students who have ...

U.P. blood center is in critical need for blood donations

The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for all blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 UP hospitals. Please visit our Facebook page at UPRBC906 or website at ...

Free virtual conscious discipline parenting sessions through Great Start

HOUGHTON – Copper Country Great Start Collaborative presents a series of virtual parenting sessions based on the award winning, evidence-based Conscious Discipline. For over 20 years, Conscious Discipline has fostered a fundamental shift in thinking that empowers adults and children to be the ...

Bishop Baraga Days goes virtual

Venerable Bishop Frederic Baraga was known as the snowshoe priest for traveling across the snow to his flock throughout the Upper Great Lakes, even in the worst conditions. While the Baraga Association isn’t expecting a snowstorm to stop its annual Baraga Days celebration this September, the ...

Agreement signed for new DNR shooting range in Marquette County

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has signed a lease agreement, clearing the way for construction of an $800,000 public shooting range in Richmond Township. The range will be located west of Marquette, off M-35, along the Goose Lake Access Road, on 25 acres of property owned by the ...

Finlandia Alumni Board Giving Day raises $19,085 for safe open

HANCOCK — On Sept. 1 the Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) Giving Day raised $19,085 to support Finlandia's Safe Open efforts. In total, 69 donors gave during the 24 hour Giving Day and in the days following in support of baseline testing, personal protective equipment and safety upgrades for the ...

Chassell youth, Ontonagon woman among volunteer award recipients

A Chassell youth and an Ontonagon woman are among the recipients of the 12th annual U.P. Service Awards. Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development presents the awards to recognize exemplary volunteer and charitable efforts throughout the Upper Peninsula. Award categories include senior, ...

New exhibition in CCCAC Kerredge Gallery: Settling Down by Laura Maze

HANCOCK – Laura Maze's paintings are calming. They take you to real and imaginary places, an expanse of beach or a fanciful landscape glimmering with metallic leaf. She calls her exhibition Settling Down, which is currently on display in the Copper Country Community Arts Center's Kerredge ...

“Art is…” Instagram outdoor scavenger hunt, hosted by CCCAC

HANCOCK — "Art is…" is an Instagram outdoor scavenger hunt hosted by the Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Get an art clue, take a photo of your answer, and post to Instagram. Early bird registration: Sept. 4 to Oct.1. Late ...

Coping with addiction complicated by COVID? You are not alone

UPPER PENINSULA - The isolation brought on by social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic can be hard on anyone. But it may be especially tough for people in recovery from a substance use disorder. Face-to-face support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) may be canceled to prevent the ...

Jackson at GCC earns five-star status

IRONWOOD – Gogebic Community College Director of Student Outreach and Engagement and Phi Theta Kappa Advisor, Dayle Jackson, recently earned special recognition from an international academic honor society. Jackson was named a five-star advisor for Phi Theta Kappa’s (PTK), Alpha Rho Chi ...

Yoopers go topless for the Brody Strong Foundation

For the second year in a row, we will participate in global Go Topless Day. This is a world-wide event, usually held on the third Saturday in May to raise money for charities. This year the single day event was postponed and groups were encouraged to plan their own events. Our charity is the ...

Finlandia University Gallery opens new exhibit for private viewing appointments

HANCOCK – Finlandia University Gallery will present the exhibition Who Am I Without Her, Who is She Without Us? by Chicago artist Rita C. Obelleiro at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), Hancock from Sept.2 to Oct. 9. Appointments for a ...

Keweenaw Community Foundation scholarship awards and board updates

The Keweenaw Community Foundation Granting Committee and Board of Trustees recently confirmed the award of several of our scholarships. Congratulations to the following students who will be continuing their education with the support of these wonderful scholarship funds. Ronald and Lou Ellyn ...

DNR’s Western U.P. Citizens’ Advisory Council to meet virtually

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet virtually in a web conference from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Sept. 17. This council session is being held virtually in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Among the agenda items, discussions ...

VA schedules free drive-up flu shot clinics for veterans

IRON MOUNTAIN – Flu vaccinations are now available for Veterans enrolled in VA health care at their regularly scheduled VA appointments. Veterans may also get vaccinated during free drive-up flu shot clinics at the Hancock VA Clinic on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 22 and 23, from 8:30 a.m. ...