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Aug
31
Mon
2015
Lift Bridge Closures
Aug 31 all-day

Update provided May 8th:

The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be doing deck repairs on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge from May 11th to May 18th. This work will require closing the inside northbound and southbound lanes on the bridge, resulting in a ramp closure and detour. The northbound M-26 ramp in Houghton will be closed and traffic will be routed through downtown Houghton before crossing the bridge.

Major mechanical work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and the accompanying long bridge closures are over, but the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) cautions motorists that ongoing maintenance work will continue to impact traffic in the Houghton-Hancock area through the summer.

Moving into the summer construction season, crews will be focusing on concrete and steel structural work, deck repair, painting, electrical work, LED lighting upgrades, installing additional security and operation cameras, replacing warning gates, adding barrier gates, and driving new pilings and rip-rap around a bridge pier. While intermittent, short-term 15- to 20-minute closures and some two-hour full closures of the bridge may still be scheduled at a later date, most of this work will only require lane closures.

Lane closures motorists should expect include:
– Through April 15: Single-lane closures on the bridge.
– April 15 to June 15: One lane closed in each direction.
– June 15 to Sept. 15 (peak summer travel season): Single-lane closures are planned, but they will be limited to between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
– Sept. 15 to Dec. 15: Single-lane closures are planned. Additionally, some closures of one side of the bridge will be necessary during this period. At these times, two-way traffic will be maintained on the open side of the bridge.

As part of the maintenance project, the M-26 northbound ramp onto the bridge in the city of Houghton has been closed since January. Traffic has been rerouted through downtown Houghton. That closure will remain in effect intermittently throughout the summer as needed for work on the bridge structure and decking.

Marine traffic will also be affected by the project. Bridge lifts for marine traffic will be restricted from April 15 to June 15 and again from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15. During those periods, the bridge will only perform on-the-hour openings for pleasure craft. There will be no lifts at the 8 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. hours. From June 15 to Sept. 15, the bridge will lift on demand for all marine traffic. The bridge will continue to lift on demand for commercial vessels throughout the shipping season.

This $8.4 million project involves upgrades and preventive maintenance on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock. It started in mid-December 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-April 2016.

For additional information, click here.

MTU Fall Classes begin
Aug 31 all-day

Good luck to students!

Sep
1
Tue
2015
Lift Bridge Closures
Sep 1 all-day

Update provided May 8th:

The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be doing deck repairs on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge from May 11th to May 18th. This work will require closing the inside northbound and southbound lanes on the bridge, resulting in a ramp closure and detour. The northbound M-26 ramp in Houghton will be closed and traffic will be routed through downtown Houghton before crossing the bridge.

Major mechanical work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and the accompanying long bridge closures are over, but the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) cautions motorists that ongoing maintenance work will continue to impact traffic in the Houghton-Hancock area through the summer.

Moving into the summer construction season, crews will be focusing on concrete and steel structural work, deck repair, painting, electrical work, LED lighting upgrades, installing additional security and operation cameras, replacing warning gates, adding barrier gates, and driving new pilings and rip-rap around a bridge pier. While intermittent, short-term 15- to 20-minute closures and some two-hour full closures of the bridge may still be scheduled at a later date, most of this work will only require lane closures.

Lane closures motorists should expect include:
– Through April 15: Single-lane closures on the bridge.
– April 15 to June 15: One lane closed in each direction.
– June 15 to Sept. 15 (peak summer travel season): Single-lane closures are planned, but they will be limited to between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
– Sept. 15 to Dec. 15: Single-lane closures are planned. Additionally, some closures of one side of the bridge will be necessary during this period. At these times, two-way traffic will be maintained on the open side of the bridge.

As part of the maintenance project, the M-26 northbound ramp onto the bridge in the city of Houghton has been closed since January. Traffic has been rerouted through downtown Houghton. That closure will remain in effect intermittently throughout the summer as needed for work on the bridge structure and decking.

Marine traffic will also be affected by the project. Bridge lifts for marine traffic will be restricted from April 15 to June 15 and again from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15. During those periods, the bridge will only perform on-the-hour openings for pleasure craft. There will be no lifts at the 8 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. hours. From June 15 to Sept. 15, the bridge will lift on demand for all marine traffic. The bridge will continue to lift on demand for commercial vessels throughout the shipping season.

This $8.4 million project involves upgrades and preventive maintenance on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock. It started in mid-December 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-April 2016.

For additional information, click here.

Stained Glass Jewelry Class Final Registration Deadline
Sep 1 all-day

The Copper Country Community Arts Center presents a “Butterflies and Birds” stained glass class with Laura Hamlett on September 8th at 6:00. Choose from several patterns and many glass colors to make either a bird or butterfly sun catcher in real stained glass.
Students will cut, grind, foil, and solder using the copper foil method of stained glass developed by Louis Tiffany more than 100 years ago.

The fee is $45.00 if you register and pay by August 25th, or $55.00 if you wait until the final deadline of September 1st. Call 482-2333 to register over the phone or e-mail ccarts@coppercountryarts.com for more information.

Copper Country Breweries Tour
Sep 1 @ 9:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw presents The Trials and Trails of Huron Creek at 5:30 and 7:00. Join MTU professors Dr. Carol MacLennan and Dr. Alex Mayer as they follow the path of Huron Creek and learn about its history.

The cost is $25.00 per ticket ($20.00 for museum members), which includes a wine and cheese social. Space is limited, so reserve your place early. You can mail carnegiehoughton@gmail.com to place your reservation, however your seat is NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. You may purchase your ticket or make payment, at the museum Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 5:00, and Saturday from noon until 4:00. If you are a member, please give your name when making your reservation in order to receive your discount. If you are a member at the Patron ($60.00) level, you are entitled to one free ticket in addition to a 20% discount on all subsequent tickets.

Friends of Baraga County Library Meeting
Sep 1 @ 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The Friends of the Baraga County Public Library meet the first Tuesday of each month at the library, inside the L’Anse Schools complex. Anyone interested in the library and its programs is invited.

Planning Commission
Sep 1 @ 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Planning Commission

Copper Country Breweries Tour
Sep 1 @ 11:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw presents The Trials and Trails of Huron Creek at 5:30 and 7:00. Join MTU professors Dr. Carol MacLennan and Dr. Alex Mayer as they follow the path of Huron Creek and learn about its history.

The cost is $25.00 per ticket ($20.00 for museum members), which includes a wine and cheese social. Space is limited, so reserve your place early. You can mail carnegiehoughton@gmail.com to place your reservation, however your seat is NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. You may purchase your ticket or make payment, at the museum Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 5:00, and Saturday from noon until 4:00. If you are a member, please give your name when making your reservation in order to receive your discount. If you are a member at the Patron ($60.00) level, you are entitled to one free ticket in addition to a 20% discount on all subsequent tickets.

Sep
2
Wed
2015
Lift Bridge Closures
Sep 2 all-day

Update provided May 8th:

The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be doing deck repairs on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge from May 11th to May 18th. This work will require closing the inside northbound and southbound lanes on the bridge, resulting in a ramp closure and detour. The northbound M-26 ramp in Houghton will be closed and traffic will be routed through downtown Houghton before crossing the bridge.

Major mechanical work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and the accompanying long bridge closures are over, but the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) cautions motorists that ongoing maintenance work will continue to impact traffic in the Houghton-Hancock area through the summer.

Moving into the summer construction season, crews will be focusing on concrete and steel structural work, deck repair, painting, electrical work, LED lighting upgrades, installing additional security and operation cameras, replacing warning gates, adding barrier gates, and driving new pilings and rip-rap around a bridge pier. While intermittent, short-term 15- to 20-minute closures and some two-hour full closures of the bridge may still be scheduled at a later date, most of this work will only require lane closures.

Lane closures motorists should expect include:
– Through April 15: Single-lane closures on the bridge.
– April 15 to June 15: One lane closed in each direction.
– June 15 to Sept. 15 (peak summer travel season): Single-lane closures are planned, but they will be limited to between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
– Sept. 15 to Dec. 15: Single-lane closures are planned. Additionally, some closures of one side of the bridge will be necessary during this period. At these times, two-way traffic will be maintained on the open side of the bridge.

As part of the maintenance project, the M-26 northbound ramp onto the bridge in the city of Houghton has been closed since January. Traffic has been rerouted through downtown Houghton. That closure will remain in effect intermittently throughout the summer as needed for work on the bridge structure and decking.

Marine traffic will also be affected by the project. Bridge lifts for marine traffic will be restricted from April 15 to June 15 and again from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15. During those periods, the bridge will only perform on-the-hour openings for pleasure craft. There will be no lifts at the 8 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. hours. From June 15 to Sept. 15, the bridge will lift on demand for all marine traffic. The bridge will continue to lift on demand for commercial vessels throughout the shipping season.

This $8.4 million project involves upgrades and preventive maintenance on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock. It started in mid-December 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-April 2016.

For additional information, click here.

Baraga Chamber of Commerce Meeting
Sep 2 @ 8:00 AM – 8:00 AM

The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce will hold its regular monthly meeting at the Baraga County Memorial Hospital Conference Center. All are invited.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Sep 2 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice will offer a free blood pressure clinic at Shopko in Houghton.

Hancock Tori
Sep 2 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Hancock Tori will be open at Quincy Green in downtown Hancock. The Tori features handmade craft items, homemade baked goods, and fresh, locally-grown produce. It operates each Wednesday and Saturday during the summer and early fall.

Vendors are welcome. For further information, contact Sandy Soring at 337-1391 or sandysoring@charter.net.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Sep 2 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice will offer a free blood pressure clinic at the Schoolcraft Township Office in Lake Linden.

L’Anse Farmers Market
Sep 2 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The L’Anse Farmers market offers farm-fresh vegetables, fresh baked goods and hand-made crafts each Saturday from 9:00 until noon at L’Anse Waterfront Park, and each Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 until 6:00 at the parking lot of the former Pat’s IGA store on US-41. Vendors are welcome at no charge – just bring a table and set up.

Arts and Culture Committee @ Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Sep 2 @ 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Arts and Culture Committee

Baraga County Search and Rescue Meeting
Sep 2 @ 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Baraga County Search and Rescue is always looking for new members. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Baraga Village office. Anyone interested in joining or learning more is invited.

Sep
3
Thu
2015
Finlandia All School Reunion
Sep 3 all-day

The Finlandia University All School Reunion coincides with the Lions’ first-ever college football game. For full details and registration information, click here.

Lift Bridge Closures
Sep 3 all-day

Update provided May 8th:

The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be doing deck repairs on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge from May 11th to May 18th. This work will require closing the inside northbound and southbound lanes on the bridge, resulting in a ramp closure and detour. The northbound M-26 ramp in Houghton will be closed and traffic will be routed through downtown Houghton before crossing the bridge.

Major mechanical work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and the accompanying long bridge closures are over, but the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) cautions motorists that ongoing maintenance work will continue to impact traffic in the Houghton-Hancock area through the summer.

Moving into the summer construction season, crews will be focusing on concrete and steel structural work, deck repair, painting, electrical work, LED lighting upgrades, installing additional security and operation cameras, replacing warning gates, adding barrier gates, and driving new pilings and rip-rap around a bridge pier. While intermittent, short-term 15- to 20-minute closures and some two-hour full closures of the bridge may still be scheduled at a later date, most of this work will only require lane closures.

Lane closures motorists should expect include:
– Through April 15: Single-lane closures on the bridge.
– April 15 to June 15: One lane closed in each direction.
– June 15 to Sept. 15 (peak summer travel season): Single-lane closures are planned, but they will be limited to between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
– Sept. 15 to Dec. 15: Single-lane closures are planned. Additionally, some closures of one side of the bridge will be necessary during this period. At these times, two-way traffic will be maintained on the open side of the bridge.

As part of the maintenance project, the M-26 northbound ramp onto the bridge in the city of Houghton has been closed since January. Traffic has been rerouted through downtown Houghton. That closure will remain in effect intermittently throughout the summer as needed for work on the bridge structure and decking.

Marine traffic will also be affected by the project. Bridge lifts for marine traffic will be restricted from April 15 to June 15 and again from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15. During those periods, the bridge will only perform on-the-hour openings for pleasure craft. There will be no lifts at the 8 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. hours. From June 15 to Sept. 15, the bridge will lift on demand for all marine traffic. The bridge will continue to lift on demand for commercial vessels throughout the shipping season.

This $8.4 million project involves upgrades and preventive maintenance on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock. It started in mid-December 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-April 2016.

For additional information, click here.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Sep 3 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice will offer a free blood pressure clinic at Heritage Manor in Houghton.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Sep 3 @ 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice will offer a free blood pressure clinic at the Douglass House in Houghton.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Sep 3 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice will offer a free blood pressure clinic at the Riverview Senior Center in Ontonagon

September Exhibits: Ted and Laura Ross @ City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Sep 3 @ 10:00 PM – Sep 4 @ 12:00 AM

SEPTEMBER EXHIBITS: TED ROSS and LAURA ROSS

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its September LSAA Gallery exhibition by designer Ted Ross. Ross, an Assistant Professor of Furniture Design at Northern Michigan University, will present a new collection of work focused around the tradition of craft and the maker’s hand mixed with the exploration of local industry called “Mostly Functional.” Ross received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Murray Sate University and a Master of Fine Arts from the Herron School of Art and Design. His work has been included in the show and publication Humor in Craft, his work was a part of the Collectors of Wood Art show at SOFA Chicago, and most recently apart of Materials Hard and Soft in Denton, Texas.

The September SmallWorks Gallery will feature artwork by artist Laura Ross titled “ROYGBIV.” This collection of work is centered on our perception of light and color. The work is an exploration of the separation of colors individually and the properties each carry. Laura Ross received her Bachelor of Arts Education from Herron School of Art and Design.

The shows will be running from Sept. 1 to 25 with an opening artist reception on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be provided.

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.

Board of Zoning Appeals
Sep 3 @ 11:00 PM – Sep 4 @ 12:00 AM

Board of Zoning Appeals

L’Anse Waterfront Concert
Sep 3 @ 7:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tonight’s L’Anse Waterfront Concert will feature bluegrass, Western swing and folk rock from Keweenaw Brewgrass.

Concerts at the L’Anse Waterfront Bandshell are free, although donations are appreciated. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. In case of rain, events are moved to Meadowbrook Arena.

Sep
4
Fri
2015
Blues Fest @ Mattson Park
Sep 4 – Sep 6 all-day