concert at the church
WHAT: Note “Together Again” Concert
WHEN: 7 p.m., Thursday, June 9
WHERE: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock
MORE: The Noteworthy Female Barbers Chorus perform audience favorites from past gigs. Free entry. Voluntary collection will be made for the benefit of UP Honor Flight.
The Community Action Agency is offering free diapers for children from birth to 36 months and COVID 19 home testing kits while supplies last.
Please stop by the CAA office 926 Dodge Street, Houghton Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for pickup. Call 482-5528 with any questions.
Let’s go for the soup!
ATLANTIC MINE — Our Savior Lutheran Church at Atlantic Mine will host its free Soup’s On meals on the second Wednesday of every month starting April 13. Meals can be picked up between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The meal contains soup, bread, fruit and dessert.
The church is located at 47281 Adventure Street in Atlantic Mine. For more information, call 906-482-0124.
Local bereavement support available
UP Health System Home Care & Hospice offers a virtual bereavement support group. It is open to the community. If you are grieving, please reach us the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call 1-377-366-8263. Conf. ID: 949 016 501 follow the prompts. For questions or more information, contact: Julie Beck – Bereavement Coordinator at 906-483-1160, option 2.
Aspirus At Home offers a free in-person grief education and support group every second Wednesday of the month at Zion Lutheran Church, 400 Ingot St., Hancock.
For more information, contact Kellie Luoma at 800-594-7053.
Veterinarians for Jesus
Veterans enjoy true meaning and fellowship in the living God come to earth via a free veteran-led Bible study for veterans and their family members every Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. upstairs at the VFW Post 4624 Hubbell. Come and see.
Critical need for blood donations
The UP Regional Blood Center now has a critical need for all blood types.
The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, and Escanaba and is the primary blood supplier for 13 UP hospitals.
Please visit our Facebook page at UPRBC906 or our website at http://www.mgh.org/blood for blood drive locations and more information. For hours and schedules, please call Marquette at 906-449-1450, Hancock at 906-483-1392, and Escanaba at 906-786-8420. Think local. Give local. Keep your blood donation in the Upper Peninsula. Donate with the UP Regional Blood Center!
Community garage hosted by schools
Stanton Township Schools will be hosting a community yard sale on June 4 at EB Holman School from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as a fundraiser for the school. Seats are available for $10 each.
If you are interested in having a place, please contact Jessica at [email protected]
MTB club to meet
The next monthly Keweenaw ATV Club meeting will be held June 6, 2022 at the Hubbell VFW. on M-26 to Hubbell. 7:00 pm We will discuss our Adopt a Trail program and trail maintenance. New and old projects. All new members are welcome.
Set of MARSP sessions
The final Spring Meeting of the Houghton Keweenaw Chapter of MARSP (Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel) is scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2022 at the Bonfire Restaurant in Houghton.
The local business meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by a buffet lunch and guest speaker. The speaker will be Cathy Kass-Aten, Executive Director of Little Brothers Friends of the Aged. All members and their guests are welcome to attend.
Bridgefest 2022 seeks parade entries
Houghton — Bridgefest 2022 will take place June 16-19 at Houghton and Hancock. This year’s celebration includes the Bridgefest Parade on Friday, June 19 at 7:05 p.m. The route begins in Hancock and passes over the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.
It continues through downtown Houghton and ends just past the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce office. The theme for this year’s parade is the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.
Find parade entry forms and detailed information online at www.bridgefestfun.com. Registration for registration is now open. All entries will be assigned a slot for the parade lineup in June. The $35 entry fee must be paid before the parade.
Payment information is available on the registration form. Line-up instructions will be emailed to the registered contact person(s) for each entry during the week prior to the parade.
Bridgefest would like to thank Keweenaw Chevrolet | BUICK | GMC of Houghton to be this year’s Presenting Sponsor.
For more information on celebrating Bridgefest 2022 and how to get involved, visit www.bridgefestfun.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Chicken barbecue in perspective
The Township of Quincy-Franklin-Hancock Fire Department will be holding its 34th annual Chicken BBQ at the Quincy-Franklin Fire Hall located at 20457 Sunshine Road.
The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 12, from noon to 5 p.m. On site or to take away.
Tickets are $15 and include half a chicken, coleslaw, beans and a bun.
For tickets, find a member of the fire department or call 482-1187 and leave a message.
Proceeds go to firefighters.
The Lake Linden Farmer’s Market is now open
LAKE LINDEN – Now on Fridays, 4-7pm, the Lake Linden Farmers Market is at the same location (Village Park Gazebo at Lake Linden). We offer a wide variety of Yooper’s traditional and gluten-free baked goods vendors, a wide variety of artisans, including hand-spun wool, and farm-fresh produce.
Bring the family for a fun night in the park and enjoy our weekly community events. If you are a gardener, artist or baker, please visit our website for more information about our market. www.lakelinden.net/farmersmarket.html or email [email protected]
New market in Chassell
CHASSELL – We are delighted to announce that from today Chassell will now host its own Farmer’s Market.
The market will take place on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Chassell centennial park pavilion. There is a wide range of provider types and places are filling up fast.
If anyone is interested in a spot, please check our website (www.chassellmarket.com) or email [email protected]
Pancake breakfast on tap
The Little Brothers-Friends of Seniors will be hosting a 40th Anniversary Pancake Breakfast/Open House on Saturday, June 4 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the dining room of our Hancock office located at 527 Hancock Street.
Proceeds from the pancake breakfast support our medical transportation program. Learn more about this and our other grassroots programs and volunteer opportunities over a plate of pancakes and sausages!
Breakfast tickets are $5 each and are available at the door. Limited indoor seating, outdoor seating and take-out available.
Swap meeting update
Keweenaw Clubs Swap Meet Saturday July 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday July 10 from 9 a.m. to noon.
We are looking for sellers. If interested, please email [email protected] for details. At the old Carnival Grounds on Bootjack Road, Lake Linden. All proceeds will go to the Keweenaw ATV Club and the Keweenaw Snowmobile Club.
Camp 911 aps wanted
Bay Ambulance is currently accepting applications for Camp 911. Fifth and sixth graders are eligible. June 14-15. For more information, contact Bay Ambulance at 906-353-6196 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The application deadline is today. Information can also be found on [email protected] Ambulance Inc of Baraga Michigan
Health advice to meet
The regular monthly meeting of the Western UP Board of Health will be held at 6:00 p.m. EST on Monday, June 6, 2022, at the Western UP Health Department, 408 Copper St., Ontonagon.
Due to COVID‐19 social distancing restrictions, the meeting will be open to the public via Google Meet. Information about connecting to this meeting is available on the Department of Health’s website, www.wuphd.org.
Big sale coming up
The flea market will include a basement full of good finds. The Albert Paine Painesdale United Methodist Church is the location. It is located at the corner of Iroquois and Hulbert streets overlooking Jeffers High School
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Funds raised from this event will be used for community outreach programs as well as our ongoing renovation needs.