Friday, January 14, 2011

Jibba Jabba Rail Jam snowboarding event to be held Jan. 15

HOUGHTON -- The third annual Jibba Jabba Rail Jam snowboarding competition will take place tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 15, on Huron Street in downtown Houghton. The Rhythm Skate Shop will again sponsor the event.

Registration is at 9 a.m. next to the Skate Shop. Once competitors have paid the $35 entry fee, they can enjoy free riding to test out the terrain. The competition starts at noon and continues until judges have made their decisions. The four classes of competition are beginning, intermediate, advanced and skis.

New Fifth and Elm Coffee House to open Jan. 15 in Houghton

Jibba Jabba spectators and competitors alike may wish to take advantage of the "soft opening" of the Fifth and Elm Coffee House, which recently moved to 326 Shelden Ave. in Houghton from their former Hancock location. The new Fifth and Elm (named for its Calumet location) will be open for coffee, including espresso and other hot drinks and a limited menu from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15. Regular hours and a full menu will be announced later.

To read about last year's Jibba Jabba Rail Jam, visit the Michigan Tech Lode.

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