Ziyad and Co. to exhibit Gallery Favorites, beginning Jan. 4
Owl, by Joyce Koskenmaki. (Photo courtesy Ziyad and Co.)
CALUMET -- Start the New Year off with a visit to Ziyad and Co. to get a glimpse of the gallery's favorite works of art, on display for the month of January. An opening reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on First Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Ziyad and Co. art gallery at 109 Fifth St, Calumet.
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Eagle Rock May 2010
In May 2010, concerned Native and non-Native citizens camped, prayed and planted a garden at Eagle Rock, an Ojibwa sacred site, now being blasted for the Rio-Tinto-Kennecott Eagle Mine.
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Save the Water's Edge
Click herefor Apr. 4, 2013, updates on Save the Water's Edge.
Keepers of the Water
Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District: Annual Tree Sale
Swedetown Trails Club
Keweenaw Adventure Company
Keweenaw Adventure Company in Copper Harbor is seeking an experienced, full time bicycle mechanic for the upcoming season! Click here to visit our Facebook page for details.
Good Times Music
Calumet Art Center
Don't miss the Calumet Art Center's holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29!
Main Street Calumet
New book by Steve Lehto
Click on book cover above to see Steve's Facebook resource page on the Italian Hall Disaster.
Shortcut is now available on Kindle, on Amazon.com, and at local book stores.
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.
Portage Lake District Library
Storytime for the summer at the Portage Lake District Library is at 11 a.m. every Wednesday. Click here for this week's events at Portage Library.
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.
Copper Country Community Arts Center
Click here for upcoming exhibits and events at the Community Arts Center. See Musical Images of Finnish American Folk of the UP, portraits by Barbara Summersett July 5-28, 2012, in the Kerredge Gallery.
Divorce Your Car!
Check out the Divorce Your Car blog for updates on car culture, oil dependency, car-free and car-lite living!
Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club
Click on the logo above to visit the new KNSC Web site: http://www.keweenawnordic.org and learn about cross country skiing events at Maasto Hiihto Trails in Hancock.
Mike Lahti at State Farm
5th and Elm Coffee House
The 5th and Elm Coffee House has moved from Hancock to a new location -- 326 Shelden Ave., Houghton. See our Jan. 21 article on the opening Jan. 15, 2011.
Evan Dixon, Attorney
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Congratulations to Keweenaw Krayons' new Executive Director Elise Matz!
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Gratiot Lake Conservancy
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