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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 ...

Walk With Ease workshop available online for free through UPCAP

ESCANABA — Whether you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be more active to improve your overall health, Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP) is offering the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease program. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without ...

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 ...

Calumet Theatre reschedules country star Joe Nichols performance

CALUMET — Country superstar Joe Nichols performance at the historic Calumet Theatre has been rescheduled from Aug. 14 to Saturday, Nov. 14. The date change is necessitated by current State of Michigan Safe Start Phase 5 restrictions, which currently allows only 25% audience capacity for ...

NMU faculty reach tentative one-year contract with administration

MARQUETTE — After months of negotiations, leaders of the NMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors agreed to a one-year contract on June 25. If approved by the membership, the contract will freeze salaries and give university administration an option to impose one ...

Copper Range Historical Museum reopening

SOUTH RANGE — The Copper Range Historical Museum, located at 44 Trimountain Avenue, South Range, will be open in July and August on a limited basis (Mondays and Fridays only), following COVID-19 guidelines. It will start on Monday, July 6, and the final day will be Friday, Aug. 28. Operating ...

Copper Country Strawberry Festival 2020 canceled

CHASSELL — Due to the coronavirus and in the interest of public safety, the Chassell Lions Club canceled the traditional Copper Country Strawberry Festival this year. The Lions are exploring alternative options to celebrate the spirit of the Festival. Please stay alert for future notices.

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, ...

Finlandia to resume on-campus visits

First and foremost, Finlandia's top priorities throughout the decision-making process for the Safe Open Plan for Fall 2020 include: — the health, safety and welfare of students, faculty, staff, and our neighbors in the Hancock community; — limit and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 ...

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 ...

SHF accepting health-centered grant applications for fall funding cycle

MARQUETTE – The Superior Health Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its fall 2020 funding cycle. SHF will award more than $50,000 in grants during the fall cycle. Eligibility information and on-line application forms are available on the SHF’s website at ...

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 ...

Houghton Lions Club has a new name

At their first group meeting since March, the Houghton Lions club changed its name to Houghton - Hancock Lions, installed new officers for the 2020/21 fiscal year and set the date for the annual Matt Manderfield Chicken Barbecue for Friday, Aug. 7.

“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 ...