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Help Make Spirits Bright fundraiser

Courtesy photo Five local businesses raised $1,800 for the annual Help Make Spirits Bright fundraiser, which was sponsored by the Delta County Department of Health and Human Services Community Resource Program. The fundraiser was a success due to the enthusiastic efforts of the businesses, ...

Low-grade wood markets needed

ESCANABA — Much of the Michigan forest consists of low-grade trees, which are usually selected for harvest to improve the forest, for a variety of reasons. However, without markets for low quality wood, forests will suffer. A “low-grade” tree involves a set of criteria by which ...

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Today A.A., open, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., 1500 N. 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., cancelled, Delta Women’s Group, Central United Methodist Church, 6:15 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear entrance). A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United ...

Big Brat Sale to benefit Walk for Warmth

ESCANABA — The Community Action Agency Walk for Warmth Big Brat Sale is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until they’re all sold out) Wednesday, Feb. 21. The event raises funding and awareness for the Feb. 24 Walk for Warmth, which raises funds to help Delta County residents who need ...

Experience culinary arts at the Bonifas

ESCANABA – If you’ve ever wanted to cook like a chef, now is your chance. On Tuesday, Feb. 6, you can bring out your artistry in the kitchen and learn how to make mouth-watering food. The popular series: ‘Culinary Arts: What’s Cookin?’ will allow students to learn from Chef Andy ...

Education award application available

MARQUETTE— Grow and Lead: Community and Youth Development is accepting applications for the Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award in honor of former GLCYD President and CEO Judy Watson Olson. This $500 award assists Upper Peninsula K-12 schools, teachers, or organizations with ...

Concrete leaf painting class at Arts Center

ESCANABA — Even though it may be cold outside, it is never too early to start preparing your garden decor! On a cold February night, painting a beautifully cast concrete leaf with bright colors is just the right thing to lift your spirits. Artist Cathi Knauf will guide you through the ...

Free chronic pain workshop planned

ESCANABA — A free chronic pain management workshop will be offered at the MTEC center. The chronic pain management workshop is a six-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed to help people living with chronic pain or loved ones caring for one with pain to learn the skills ...

AARP offers tax assistance at library

ESCANABA — AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, and is celebrating its’ 50th year. The program offers free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 or older and are of low to middle income. Membership in AARP is ...

Veteran service officer holds office hours

HERMANSVILLE — Mike Dellisse, Menominee County veterans service officer, will be holding officer hours Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Floriano-Stecker-Kelly American Legion Hall in Hermansville. Veterans or widows that need assistance with the Veteran Administration, claims ...

Bay staff award nominees sought

ESCANABA — Nominations are being accepted for the College’s Outstanding Staff Award. The award will be presented to one or two eligible Bay College administrative and/or support staff employees in recognition of their outstanding job performance and dedication to their profession. The ...

Concrete leaf painting class at Bonifas

ESCANABA — Even though it may be cold outside, it is never too early to start preparing your garden decor! Artist Cathi Knauf will guide you through the steps to making your own concrete cast leaf painting while helping you bring out your creative side. This class will be on Wednesdays, ...

Legion Post 115 and auxiliary meet Feb. 7

FLAT ROCK — The regular monthly meeting of the Escanaba River Legion Post 115 and the Auxiliary will held at the Escanaba ­Township Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb 7.

Snowshoe hike today in Manistique

MANISTIQUE — The annual Super Saturday Snowshoe and Winter Hike event at the Manistique Township Environmental Education Lab will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. The free event is geared toward people of all ages, and there will be snowshoes on hand to borrow, loaned by ...

SkillsUSA competition this Friday at Bay College

ESCANABA — The best career and technical students from across the Upper Peninsula will compete in various skills categories on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in the annual SkillsUSA competition hosted by Bay College. This year’s program will begin at 9:45 a.m. with registration in the student ...

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Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 ...

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Local pastor guest at state Senate

Courtesy photo Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley welcomed the Rev. Fred Driscoll to the Michigan Senate on Wednesday. Driscoll serves as associate pastor at the New Life Assembly of God Church in Escanaba and delivered the invocation before the start of the Senate session.

Dates set for Rock the Dock events

ESCANABA — Two Rock the Dock events will take place this summer. July 6 through 8 and Aug. 3 through 5. Local bands will play each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will be focused on a kids’ day with face painting, obstacle bounce house, first down game, quarterback toss game, Bay de ...

Deadline for conservation officer school is March 1

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking candidates for its Conservation Officer Recruit School, a 23-week training academy that is the first step in becoming a conservation officer. The application deadline is March 1. Recruit School runs July 15 through Dec. 20 at ...

Applications available for forest grants

ESCANABA — Greg Sudderth, chair of the Grants Committee of the Upper Peninsula Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund (UPSF & W), a fund of the Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula, announced it would be accepting grant applications for the Spring 2018 grants round. Eligible ...