The Carnegie Museum will host an fundraiser for Ecuador earthquake relief from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 28. Organized by a Michigan Tech Forestry graduate student from Ecuador, the event will include music, Ecuadorian food and drinks and a Silent Auction. Admission: AT-WILL DONATION. ALL proceeds will go to help communities recover from this disaster.
Editor's Update: Karen Maidlow, Property Specialist, MDNR, Office of Minerals Management, has announced that the public comment period on the metallic mineral lease requests by Trans Superior Resources, Inc., (a subsidiary of Bitterroot Resources LTD of West Vancouver, BC, Canada) has been extended to May 31, 2016. The company is requesting leases for state metallic mineral rights located within Houghton, Ontonagon and Iron counties -- totaling approximately more than 3,000 acres. See our Apr. 6 article, "Company requests MDNR metallic minerals leases in Houghton, Ontonagon, Iron counties; 30-day public comment period."
More Lift Bridge Testing
More test lifts of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge have been scheduled for this week and next week (through Apr. 29) as part of ongoing maintenance work, likely resulting in delays of 10-15 minutes for motorists throughout the day. Similar nighttime delays may also be necessary. Traffic will be allowed to clear and resume normal flow between test lifts. The $8.4 million project, begun in December 2014, is scheduled to be completed later this month. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)
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"Connect the Dots," recent work by Michael Friend, is on exhibit at the Copper Country Community Arts Center's Kerredge Gallery in Hancock through Apr. 30. ...... 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.
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Save the Water's Edge
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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.
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
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.
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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.
Portage Lake District Library
Houghton County Democratic Party
Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District: Annual Tree Sale
Main Street Calumet
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. Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold a discussion of this book at 7 p.m. May 21. See our review.
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