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Chronic pain online workshop planned

ESCANABA — CHRONIC PAIN PATH is a free six-week online workshop that helps individuals with chronic pain improve how they manage their situation to cope and feel better. Topics include: pacing and planning for optimal energy, dealing with difficult emotions, managing pain and fatigue, ...

Can drive to aid Child Advocacy Center

ESCANABA — The Delta Regional Child Advocacy Center has teamed up with Upper Hand Brewery, All winter long through March, residents are asked to donate their clean, bagged, Michigan-purchased cans and bottles to raise funds for the CAC. There are currently have two drop-off locations: the ...

Support Group for Caregivers to meet

ESCANABA — UPCAP announces a new virtual Support Group for Caregivers. Support groups provide a safe place where you can share your feelings, get social support, learn from others, discuss caregiving skills, learn about local resources, and talk confidentially with other caregivers. The ...

Gartland Family Fund awards annual gifts 

ESCANABA — The Kenneth and Patricia Gartland Family Fund has awarded annual gifts totaling $27,000 to the following organizations: Eternal World Television Network, Holy Name Catholic School Staff Support Fund, St. Vincent de Paul Building Fund, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Delta ...

Drive benefits troops, veterans

Courtesy photo Shoe Sensation held its annual Socks 4 Troops campaign and encouraged customers and anyone in the community to donate socks. Jeffrey Ware from the Bay De Noc Lions is helpful in getting them transported overseas to our troops or to local veterans homes. This year 330 pairs were ...

Bay faculty help students, food pantry

ESCANABA — The full-time faculty of Bay College has a long-standing commitment to helping students succeed in college through their MEA (Michigan Education Association) affiliated Faculty Association. During the fall semester, the Faculty Association donated a refrigerator to the West ...

LaFave backs plan to forgive first-time OWI offenses

LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, introduced legislation to allow first time offenders convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) to have their convictions set aside when they’ve paid their debts to society. House Bill 4238 would allow for expungement of ...

U.P. in critical need of blood donations

ESCANABA — The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O Negative, B Positive, B Negative, and A Negative blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, and Iron Mountain and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 ...

Free online cancer workshop offered

ESCANABA — CANCER PATH is a free six-week online workshop for individuals with any kind of cancer. Whether newly diagnosed, in active treatment, or living beyond active treatment, this program helps survivors improve how they manage their situation to cope and feel better. Topics include: ...

Do not damage water equipment

FORD RIVER — With winter in full swing Ford River Township water system customers are reminded to use extra caution during the winter months. The water system has hydrants, valve boxes, curb stops, meter pits and meter radio antennas — all of which can likely fall in areas where homeowners ...

Bay College, YMCA enter agreement

Caroline Carlson | Daily Press Northern Lights YMCA Executive Director Gary Nash and Bay College President Laura Coleman signed a new agreement Monday, February 15. Per the agreement, The YMCA will lease the M-TEC building from Bay College for $1 per year for 50 years. Bay College Board ...

LMAS explains appointment process

MANISTIQUE — Since mid-December, LMAS District Health Department, the district’s four hospitals, the Sault Tribe, and some pharmacies have been working to vaccinate health care workers. The health department then moved in early January with the state into the 65-and-older priority group, ...

VA scheduling COVID-19 vaccines

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center is now asking enrolled veterans who want the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to call and schedule an appointment. Eligible veterans can call 906-774-3300 and dial extension 33115 between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, to ...

Additional food assistance extended through February

LANSING, — Approximately 350,000 Michigan families will continue to have access to additional food assistance benefits during February as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today. Michigan previously approved the ...

Realtors help Bay College food pantry

ESCANABA — Bay College’s Food Pantry was the recipient of a special gift, thanks to the generosity of local realtors. Each year the Delta County Multi List Service (MLS) Committee collects money at their annual Christmas gathering and chooses local groups to support. Bay College Student ...

Deer habitat improvement grants available

LANSING — The application period for the Upper Peninsula’s Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative competitive grant program opened Jan 28. The initiative is a cooperative grant program designed to enhance deer habitat on private lands in the U.P. “There are three primary ...

Pictured Rocks recruiting youth for for YCC

MUNISING — A summer work opportunity is available for area young people through the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Youth between the ages of 15 and 18 may apply for the YCC program. There are no income restrictions for this youth employment ...

First Bank makes donation to Holy Name

Courtesy photo Todd D. Maki, president and CEO, of First Bank, Upper Michigan has announced a contribution to the Holy Name Crusader Loyalty Fund. The fund supports the reopening of Holy Name’s high school after a 50 year hiatus. The $2,000 contribution from First Bank and First Bank’s ...

Appointments filled for tax assistance

ESCANABA — All appointment slots for free tax assistance by the AARP Foundation at the Escanaba Public Library have been filled. New appointments are not available.

Propane delivery focus of U.P. conference

ESCANABA — The third in a series of six webinars organized as the U.P. Clean Energy Conference will be held Friday, February 12, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom. The sonference objective is to anticipate and leverage recommendations from the U.P. Energy Task Force report due next month as a ...