Backroom Boys to play for dancing, listening Feb. 15 at Copper Island Beach Club
HANCOCK -- A Happy St. Valentine's Day to all the sweethearts from the Backroom Boys. The original boys from the backroom -- Bob Norden, trombone; John Munson, clarinet, sax, piano; and Oren Tikkanen, banjo, etc. -- will be at the cozy and romantic Copper Island Beach Club on Fri, Feb 15, from 8 p.m. 'til 11 p.m. to play love songs for you and your sweetie in the old trad-jazz style. Come on down, bottom of Tezcuco Street in Hancock.
Copper Country Recycling Initiative at Carnegie Museum May 5
The Carnegie Museum in Houghton will host a reception and presentation from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5. Copper Country Recycling Initiative members will present "Area Recycling and Landfills."
PUBLIC NOTICE: CITY OF HANCOCK RESIDENTS ONLY
The City of Hancock 2016 Spring Cleanup will be as follows: GENERAL DEBRIS, such as old furniture, lumber, small metal items, etc., can be brought to the Public Works (DPW) Garage, 1601 Tomasi Dr., Hancock, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7. General Debris Terms and Conditions: The DPW storage site will have restricted access and the site will be closed for debris drop off except for the above published times. Any debris left at the gate area will be treated as a littering offense by the City. The City is limiting the amount of material to 4 cubic yards per household or facility. Only two box springs or mattresses will be accepted per household or facility. WHITE GOODS including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers and microwaves will be accepted by the City. Scrap Metal -- Steel, iron, copper, brass and aluminum will be accepted -- including bicycles, lawn mowers, and snow blowers. PAINTS, OILS, TIRES AND BATTERIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED! Residency Requirement: The spring cleanup is only for City of Hancock Residents and is limited to debris generated in the City. Proof of residency, such as a driver's license, will be required at the DPW Facility (1601 Tomasi Dr).
CURBSIDE LEAF AND SMALL BRANCHES PICKUP: The City of Hancock will be picking up curbside leaves, grass clippings and small branches on Monday, May 9, and Monday, May 16. Leaves and branches should be placed at curbside prior to 7 a.m.The City will only pickup leaves and grass clippings if they are placed in the biodegradable bags purchased from the City of Hancock. The city will not pickup leaves along city curbs or streets. The City sells the bags at City Hall, 10 bags for $5. Biodegradable bags with leaves or grass can be brought to the City DPW (1601 Tomasi Dr.) during regular business hours throughout the summer or fall. Small branches less than 4" in diameter can be put on the curb for the City to pickup during the above listed dates. Small branches should be bundled with string for easy handling by City workers. Residency required for participation.
Finlandia professor helps publish 80-year-old Jean Toomer manuscript
Finlandia University Assistant Professor of English Dr. Carolyn Dekker played the key role of editor in the recently published book A Drama of the Southwest: The Critical Edition of a Forgotten Play. The book is put together from a manuscript written by famous Harlem Renaissance author Jean Toomer (1894-1967), who wrote the play in 1935. Toomer was a modernist writer and briefly part of the literary and artistic community that grew up around Mabel Dodge Luhan in Taos, New Mexico. The unpolished manuscript found the hands of Dekker and was published in February 2016. This book will be available shortly at North Wind Books in Hancock and is currently available through Amazon or University of New Mexico Press. Read more ...
Finlandia's 2016 Diploma Works art exhibit
Finlandia University’s International School of Art and Design 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition is featured through May 25 at the Finlandia University Gallery in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock.
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."
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Volunteers are needed to help guide the rides for Ride the Keweenaw! If you can help on Saturday, May 28, at MTU or at Churning Rapids please email Dan Dalquist at email@example.com. MTU trails needs 10 guides and as of Monday, May 2, they have only 3. Churning Rapids needs 5 guides and they have 2.Click here to learn about Ride the Keweenaw, a family friendly mountain biking event weekend May 27-29, featuring all the great riding in the Keweenaw Region with everything from guided rides to enduro racing to social events. Guided ride events are free to participate (just show up and ride) or you can register for $20 and direct your donation towards a trail system of your choice. Tshirts are available for purchase through the registration link if you order by May 10th! ...... 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.
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.
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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