Friday, July 27, 2007

Thanks, Absolute Michigan!

Keweenaw Now wishes to thank Andy McFarlane of for featuring Keweenaw Now and our new Keweenaw Now blog, as well as our photo contest, on Absolute Michigan. Be sure to check out his site and his article on the Mackinac Bridge 50th Anniversary celebration, with an excellent photo of the big bridge by michiganartisan.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Photo contest reminder!

Keweenaw Now is still waiting for your photos of Lake Superior! Here are the rules again:

1. By entering the contest, you give us permission to publish your photo on this blog with your name (or a nickname, if you prefer). Email the photo to by July 31, 2007.
2. Email your photo as a jpeg file of 1.5 MB or less. We may publish a smaller version of the photo with a click to the larger version. Send us the larger one.
3. The photo should express a personal, environmental, economic or spiritual connection people have to Lake Superior. (Photos of local beaches ecologically connected to Lake Superior -- such as Hancock, Houghton or Chassell on the Portage Canal -- are acceptable as entries.)
4. Please send only one photo for one category (You may submit up to 3 photos if they are in different categories.)
5. Do not post your photo on the blog. Email it to us. Only the 6 best photos will be posted, two in each category. The prize is having your photo posted on the blog and announced on Keweenaw Now.
6. Professional photographers are not eligible to enter.
7. If you have questions, comment on this post.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Hancock Council hears public opposition to proposed land sale

By Michele Anderson Posted and updated 07/23/2007

HANCOCK -- Hancock City Council members recently listened to several local residents express opposition to a proposed land sale of City-owned waterfront property on Swedetown Creek and Portage Lake. At a public hearing on July 18, citizens' comments were unanimous in asking the Council to reconsider plans to sell Government Lot #5, immediately east of Swedetown Creek along Highway 203. The parcels proposed for sale are near a recreational spot used as a boat launch at the place where the creek empties into the Portage. One parcel has frontage on the creek, and two have frontage on the Portage. Former Councilwoman Mary Tuisku was among those who spoke in favor of sending the proposal back to the Hancock Planning Commissioners, who have added it to their agenda for the Planning Commission meeting at 6 p.m. tonight, Monday, July 23, in the Hancock City Hall Council Chambers. more
Photo: During the July 18 public hearing, preceding the Hancock City Council meeting, Allyson Jabusch, standing at the podium, requests that the Council table the vote on Government Lot #5 near Swedetown Creek and instruct the Planning Commission to hold another public hearing. (Photo © 2007 Michele Anderson)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Red Jacket Trolley

Frank Fiala drove the Red Jacket Trolley to shuttle visitors between the Grand Opening of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge / Thimbleberry Jam Fest and Copper Harbor and Fort Wilkins on July 21.

Watch for Frank and the Trolley during the Calumet Heritage Celebration August 18, 2007. (Photos © 2007 Keweenaw Now)