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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MDEQ Notice of Air Pollution Comment Period, Public Hearing
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is holding a public comment period from Aug. 24 - Sept. 22, 2016, and a public hearing, if requested, on Sept. 28, 2016, on L'Anse Warden Electric Company's proposed Consent Order and proposed Permit to Install (PTI). The proposed PTI is for removal of pentachlorophenol treated wood from the fuel portfolio of the existing 324 million British thermal unit per hour boiler at the facility, located at 157 S. Main St., L'Anse, Mich.
MDEQ will hold a separate informational session from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 7, 2016, at the L'Anse High School, L'Anse, Mich. The purpose of this informal Question and Answer session will be for staff to provide information and answer questions about the proposed Consent Order and draft PTI prior to the close of the comment period. Questions may be mailed in advance to the attention of Ms. Annette Switzer, Permit Section Supervisor, Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, P.O. Box 30260, Lansing, MI 48909. Click here to read the rest of this Public Notice.
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.
New Slide Shows: Family fun with science, more ...
Our new 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.
The new slide shows can be accessed as follows: Click here or on the photo above for the slide show of the Aug. 5, 2016, Keweenaw Water Festival at Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC). Click here for the Aug. 4 and Aug. 6 Keweenaw Science and Engineering (KSEF) family events held in Houghton's Kestner Waterfront Park, and click here for photos of some 2016 Science Fair winners and highlights of the April 26, 2016, Lake Superior Celebration sponsored by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan STEM Partnership, the Copper Country Recycling Initiative and more. For each slide show, click on the first photo in the album and click the info icon in the top right corner for the caption. Then click on forward arrows to view the photos as a slide show.
Little Brothers is continuing its annual Mustang Sweepstakes, a major fundraiser for their medical transportation program. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Little Brothers office at 906-482-6944, visiting their website or stopping by a booth at Houghton County and UP State Fairs in August. Click here for the list of prizes!
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SEMCO customers who act quickly can receive a complimentary EKM Metering System for their homes. The system helps you save money by keeping track of your home energy use, and it can be monitored from anywhere with a smart phone. Supplies are limited. To get your EKM Metering System, contact Efficiency UNITED at 877-367-3191 or email@example.com. The program is sponsored by SEMCO Energy and Efficiency UNITED, in cooperation with the Houghton Energy Efficiency Team (HEET). ...... From Houghton County Democratic Party: Important Dates: - Aug. 10 through Aug. 27: Republican and Democratic parties hold fall county conventions. (168.592) Houghton County Democrats meet in the conference room at the Houghton Super 8 at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. - Aug. 22: By Sept. 9 Republican and Democratic Parties hold fall state conventions. - Sept. 29 through Oct. 18: Precinct inspectors for November general election (Nov. 8, 2016) appointed by city and township election commissions. (168.674) - By Oct. 4: Notice of close of registration for November 8 general election published. (168.498) - Oct. 11: Last date to register for November 8 general election. (168.497) ...... The Sept. 6-11, 2016, Isle Royale Botany Workshop still has openings. The Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association (IRKPA) and Botanist Janet Marr are again offering this workshop at Windigo. It is open to any adult who has an interest in botany and would like to learn to identify plants of Isle Royale. The registration fee of $699 includes transportation between Grand Portage, Minn., and the island on the Voyageur II, meals, user fees, and group camping. OPTIONAL TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE FROM HOUGHTON OR COPPER HARBOR, Mich. A camper cabin is also available first-come, first-served (contact IRKPA if interested IN THE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS OR CAMPER CABINS). Click here for details. ...... 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ...... 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.
Downtown Houghton Farmer's Market
The Downtown Houghton Farmer's Market attracts a crowd at its opening on June 14, 2016. (Photo by Allan Baker for Keweenaw Now)
The Downtown Houghton Farmer's Market continues from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday through Oct. 11, 2016, next to Portage Lake District Library and bike path. Vendors offer regionally produced jams, jellies, bakery, meat, syrup, honey, vegetables, soaps, lotions, and crafted art. Cost for a vendor's spot is $5. Bring your own table or tent. If you are looking for your favorite vendors from the Hancock Tori, some may be at the Houghton Farmer's Market since Hancock construction is impeding access to the Tori right now.
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Slide show: Keweenaw Art Sept.-Oct. 2015, more ...
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.
Houghton County Democratic Party
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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