Paige Wiard Gallery to host world of water exhibit
CALUMET -- The Paige Wiard Gallery invites you to explore the world of water! During the month of May the beauty of our water environments seen through the eyes of local and Midwest artists will be on display. An opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. TONIGHT, Friday, May 2, at 109 5th Street, Calumet. If you have questions please call 906-337-5970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Art by Kendra McKimmy. (Photo courtesy Paige Wiard Gallery)
This week Eagle Mine begins a series of forums designed as a two-way dialog between Eagle and the community. The public is invited to come to one of these forums and ask questions about Eagle's operations and activities. Here is the schedule: Monday, May 15, 5:30-7 p.m. Humboldt Township Hall, Champion Wednesday, May 17, 12-1 p.m. Michigamme Township Hall, Michigamme Monday, May 22, 12-1 p.m., Eagle Mine Information Center, Marquette Tuesday, May 23, 5:30-7 p.m., Thunder Bay Inn, Big Bay Food and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please call (906) 273-1550 or email email@example.com.
Reception for "Living Inside My Head - paintings by Bryan Welsh" at Community Arts Center May 12
Artist Bryan Welsh with a mural he painted. (Photo courtesy Copper Country Community Arts Center)
"Living Inside My Head - paintings by Bryan Welsh" is the new exhibit at the Copper Country Community Arts Center’s Kerredge Gallery through May 31. Baraga artist Bryan Welsh is inspired by Lake Superior, nature, and a broad range of music. As a student at Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College in L’Anse, Welsh has taken courses enabling him to honor his Native American heritage. This cultural learning environment along with his art training have given voice to his identity as Lakota/Anishinaabe. Bryan’s paintings depict the power of the lake, the dramatic night sky, and the strength of Native women. His symbolism demonstrates a depth of understanding of storytelling through visual art. The public is invited to a reception celebrating the artwork of Bryan Welsh and his first solo exhibition from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 12.
By Michele Bourdieu Hay bales are shown in place as a short-term erosion control measure in a ditch along Gogebic County Road 519. (Phot...
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The Portage Lake District Library will host the Superior AmeriCorps Book Club for Kids celebrating Pajama Day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Kids ages 3 through 9 are invited to wear pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal for bedtime stories. After listening to stories, kids will make a craft and watch a movie. Organic popcorn and apple juice will be served. The Superior Americorps Book Club for Kids will continue throughout the summer from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: June 21, July 12, July 26, August 9 and August 23. Each event includes stories and a craft; and kids will read about dogs, animals, arts and crafts, dinosaurs, and more. Every child who attends these events will receive a free book to keep. Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570. ...... Do you participate in a book group? The Portage Lake District Library is creating a list of local book groups for all ages and would like to hear about yours. Useful information includes the name of your group and contact person, a theme if you have one, and dates and time that you meet. Please also say if your book group is for adults, teens, or grade school students. For more information, please call Chris at the library at 482-4570. ...... Storytime for the school year at the Portage Lake District Library is held from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. Young children are invited to come for stories, craft projects, occasional music, and lots of fun. For special Storytimes on Saturdays, please look for announcements on library posters and on the library’s website. Children are also encouraged to use the Children’s Listening Center at the library to enjoy music, foreign languages, and stories on CDs. Up to four people at a time can use the equipment, including parents who want to help their children learn another language or simply enjoy music or a good book together. Please ask a librarian to help you get started. All library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570. ...... 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.
Offer from Houghton Keweenaw County Genealogical Society
Book cover designed by Avis L. West of Houghton Keweenaw County Genealogical Society. Photograph courtesy Michigan Technological University Archives.
This publication by the Houghton Keweenaw County Genealogical Society (HKCGS) can be yours for free with a minimum $50 donation to the Italian Hall Memorial Fund. The book tells about the families of Italian Hall victims and includes historic photos. If you wish to donate and receive a copy of the book, please click on book cover above for the HKCGS order form, complete the form, print it and mail it to the address on the form. See story about the memorial and other ways to donate here.
Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District announcements
City of Hancock: White St. closing
The City of Hancock announces that White Street will be closed starting Thursday, 4/13/2017 for water main and valve replacement. The closure should be approximately 30 days.
Keweenaw Climate Community
Click on above logo for KCC's new Web site.
Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve
County Road 595 Updates: The Marquette County Road Commission (MCRC) recently entered into a mediation session with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week regarding the proposed County Road 595. The MCRC is supported in this endeavor primarily by free legal aid from the Pacific Legal Foundation, which states their mission is to defend freedom and protect constitutional rights of individuals. The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve (YDWP) continues to oppose the road construction that would aim to connect the Eagle Mine with it's milling facility in Humboldt. The project would degrade the remote area's wetlands and surface waters while fragmenting habitat for species like moose that need large contiguous areas of undisturbed habitat. The construction would expose isolated, still recovering wilderness to haul trucks and mining traffic. No progress was made in the mediation and another is scheduled to occur in late March. YDWP will continue to monitor the sessions for further updates.
Click here for a March 7, 2017, article on CR 595 by the Mining Action Group.
Set on the Keweenaw Peninsula, this inspirational novel features contemporary Finnish-American and Yooper culture while exploring themes of love, loss and faith.
Slide Show: Christmas in Calumet 2016
Christmas in Calumet continues this Saturday, Dec. 10, with wagon rides, visits with Santa at the Vertin Gallery, and more. Click on the photo above to see our slide show of Calumet on Dec. 3: the Poor Artists Sale, Santa, and art gallery exhibits. Click on any photo and follow the arrows. To read captions, click on the info icon.
Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club
UPDATED: Attention Hancock Residents: Waste Management Garbage and Recycling
Waste Management Garbage and Recycling new schedule for Hancockstarted on 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 still has a recycling drop off at the DPW Garage (1601 Tomasi Drive) 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.
Slide Shows: Family fun with science, more ...
Our recent 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.
For our copyright policy, please click here or email us if you wish to use any of the photos or video clips by Keweenaw Now. Photos by guest photographers are copyrighted and you must seek their permission for re-use. This policy applies to the photos in our slide shows as well. Please do not share photos taken by guest photographers without their permission.
Eagle Rock, 2010: Slide show
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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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 2017.
Stop by to see the Calumet Art Center's new look, new artists, new gallery pieces and Jikiwe's driftwood Forest Dancers.
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
Red Circle Consulting
Mike Lahti at State Farm
Copper Country Community Arts Center
Click here to visit the Community Arts Center on Facebook.
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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