Tech Theatre will present Silent Sky, a new play by Lauren Gundeson, which tells the story of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday, October 13 - 15 and 20 - 22, in the McArdle Theatre, located on the second floor of the Walker Humanities building on the Michigan Tech campus. The play blends the discovery of how to measure the universe with the essence of the discoverer’s life story. Set against the turmoil of the cry for social justice at the beginning of the 20th century, the chronicle of Henrietta Leavitt counterpoints the power of a passion for work with the desire for love and family. Tickets are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at Rozsa.mtu.edu, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or the night of the event, one hour before show time, at the McArdle Theatre Box Office.
Backstage at the Rozsa Oct. 21-22
Join Jazz Studies Program Director Mike Irish and the Michigan Tech Jazz ensembles for Jazz Showcase, "Backstage at the Rozsa," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22. According to Irish, "There will be two 'Backstage Jazz Series' again this year, culminating in a finale concert on Saturday, March 25, featuring both big bands, guest artists and a return of the always popular Alumni Jazz Band." Tickets for "Backstage Jazz at the Rozsa" are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at 487-2073, online at Rozsa.mtu.edu, in person at the Central Ticketing Office or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance. Note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.
Dems to hold Open House Saturday, Oct. 22
Houghton County Democratic Party (HCDP) members plan to hold an Open House from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 22, at their headquarters at 323 Quincy St. in Hancock to to give folks an opportunity to meet local Democrats, learn more about the candidates, and sign up to volunteer for GOTV (get out the vote volunteer) shifts. If candidates are unable to attend and do not already have campaign materials at HQ, they are encouraged to drop materials off any time during open hours -- Saturdays from noon - 4 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. HCDP headquarters is in the block west (toward the bridge) from the City Hall building in Hancock, and across the street from WMPL radio. Look for the sign. Click here for HCDP's Oct. 18 weekly update.
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+News Briefs / Announcements
Michigan Tech's School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science will host a free showing of the film Before the Floodat 6 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 21, in Noblet Forestry Building room G002. Before the Flood is a 2016 documentary about climate change that opens nationally Friday. It was produced by a collaboration director Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio, James Parker, Brett Ratner, Trevor Davidoski and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. Martin Scorsese is an executive producer. The film will debut Oct. 30 on the National Geographic Channel. ...... From Houghton County Democratic Party: Important Dates: By 4 p.m., Oct. 28, Write-in candidates file Declaration of Intent forms for the November general election. (168.737a) By 2 p.m., Nov. 5, Electors who wish to receive an absent voter ballot for the November general election by mail submit absent voter ballot applications. (168.759) Up to 4 p.m., Nov. 7, Electors qualified to obtain an absent voter ballot for November general election may vote in person in clerk’s office. (168.761) Up to 4 p.m., Nov. 8, Emergency absentee voting for November general election. (168.759b) Nov. 8 NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION Click here for HKDP's Oct. 11 Weekly Update. ...... Storytime for the school year at the Portage Lake District Library will be held from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. Young children are invited to come for stories, craft projects, occasional music, and lots of fun. For special Storytimes on Saturdays, please look for announcements on library posters and on the library’s website. Children are also encouraged to use the Children’s Listening Center at the library to enjoy music, foreign languages, and stories on CDs. Up to four people at a time can use the equipment, including parents who want to help their children learn another language or simply enjoy music or a good book together. Please ask a librarian to help you get started. All library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570. ...... If you missed the weekend of action for Lon Johnson's campaign for the First District Congressional seat but still want to get involved, you can help by making phone calls, knocking on doors, and soon distributing yard signs across the district. Contact Nick Wisti at 906-370-4635 or through email at email@example.com. ...... HEET (Houghton Energy Efficiency Team) is planning a 2016 Winterization Campaign and Efficiency Challenge. Local businesses, organizations and church groups are getting involved. HEET has moved into a new office in Hancock at 422 Quincy St. in Hancock. Click here for info.
UPDATED: Attention Hancock Residents: Waste Management Garbage and Recycling
Waste Management Garbage and Recycling new schedulestarts Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. - All items need to be out by 7 a.m. -Weekly same day pick up for garbage and recycling (using a new dual garbage truck) -Pick Up Day Change affects some neighborhoods: -East of Elevation Street will be on Monday. -West of Elevation Street will be on Wednesday. *Pick up for residents living on Elevation, S. Elevation and N. Elevation Streets will be on WEDNESDAY. -Any container will work for recycling. Some people are painting or taping (recycling) on the bins they now use or you can purchase a new recycling bin from McGann’s or Risto’s. -Single stream will continue for all items including glass and clean pizza boxes! -Service is also available to small commercial. -The City will still have a recycling drop off at the DPW Garage (1601 Tomasi Drive) LAST DAY THAT THE CITY WILL PICK UP RECYCABLES WILL BE THURSDAY, AUG. 25. QUESTIONS: Call Bill Marlor, DPW, 482-1480 or Glenn Anderson, City Manager, 482-1121. Click here for Waste Management's new list of acceptable and unacceptable items for recycling. Thank you for your participation.
Slide Show: 2015 Parade of Nations
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Our recent slide shows highlight the Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival (KSEF) and Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) community events held Aug. 4 - 6, 2016; the 2016 Keweenaw Science Fair winners honored by Carnegie Museum; and the Lake Superior Celebration at GLRC in April 2016.
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In May 2010, concerned Native and non-Native citizens camped, prayed and planted a garden at Eagle Rock, an Ojibwa sacred site, which was blasted for the portal to the Rio-Tinto-Kennecott Eagle Mine. The mine, now in operation, was sold to Lundin Mining Corporation of Toronto. Click on photo above to access a photo album on Eagle Rock protests in May 2010. Click on the first photo in the album and then on the info icon to view captions if they are not visible on the right. To view the photos as a slide show, click on the forward arrows.
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The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition's mission is protecting and maintaining the unique environmental qualities of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan by educating the public and acting as a watchdog to industry and government. Visit UPEC on Facebook.
Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District
HKCD's 2016 Tree Sale has found a home for every tree and plant. Gina Nicholas, HKCD president, thanks the volunteers and friends who helped make the sale a success. HKCD donated some plants and trees to the school gardens at Calumet, Chassell and Houghton. "It is great that the schools are helping children gain first hand experience about gardening and where the food we eat comes from," Nicholas said.
Save the Water's Edge
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Portage Lake District Library
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
Stewards of Bete Grise Preserve
A Rascal's Craft
The poetic musings of Eelu Kiviranta, a Finnish immigrant and self-proclaimed rascal. Side-by-side Finnish with English translation by Lillian Lehto. Introduction by Steve Lehto. Includes "The Copper Country Strike of 1913." Available from Amazon or the translator, 1419 Yosemite, Birmingham, MI 48009, $19.95. Click on cover to see Youtube video.
Original clothing and wall pieces custom designed and sewn by Andrea Puzakulich in the Keweenaw for 25 years. Distant Drum is located in Hancock's Historic E.L.Wright Bldg. Open most weekday afternoons. Call ahead.
Calumet Art Center
Click above to learn about new classes starting in February 2016.
Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club
Click on the logo above to visit the new (now even newer!) KNSC Web site: http://www.keweenawnordic.org and learn about cross country skiing events at Maasto Hiihto Trails in Hancock.
New edition of book by Steve Lehto
Click on book cover to access Steve's Facebook page on the Italian Hall disaster.
Click here to see Steve Lehto's recent YouTube video about Italian Hall.
Keweenaw Adventure Company
Keweenaw Adventure Co. is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! Click here to celebrate their current events, adventures and specials.
Red Circle Consulting
Mike Lahti at State Farm
Copper Country Community Arts Center
Click here to visit the Community Arts Center on Facebook.
Michigan League of Conservation Voters
What Is Sustainable
Author Richard Adrian Reese recounts how his life took a new direction after 9 years of simple living in the Keweenaw -- and offers a new worldview for a sustainable future.
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