UPHP's Sponsorship of Artists in Excellence Program

The City of Marquette is thrilled to announce Upper Peninsula Health Plan's (UPHP) sponsorship of the Artists in Excellence (AIE) program, demonstrating their commitment to community health and youth development. AIE is a cross-district initiative, collaborates with Marquette, Negaunee, Gwinn, and Ishpeming High Schools to provide unique arts-based extracurricular experiences to upperclassmen who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to their artistic studies. Administered by the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture in partnership with local art teachers, AIE aims to empower students through art and creativity, helping them build relationships, develop leadership skills, explore culture, inspire creative careers, showcase their art, and support school arts programs.

Under UPHP's sponsorship, students will engage in monthly field trips and regular social meet-ups, learn from guest teachers and speakers, gain insights into local creative careers, and lead a community art project. This partnership aligns with UPHP's mission to enhance community well-being and nurture youth creativity, contributing to a healthier and more vibrant Upper Peninsula.

For more information about the Artists in Excellence program,

visit www.mqtcompass.com/artists-in-excellence

For more information about UPHP, please visit www.uphp.com

MBRA Meeting Scheduled for Oct. 25

The regular meeting of the City of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board has been scheduled to meet on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.  The meeting will be held at 8:00 a.m. at the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright Street, Marquette, MI. 49855. This meeting will replace the regularly scheduled October meeting that would have taken place on Thursday, October 19. 

Halloween Trick or Treat Schedule for the City of Marquette

Halloween Trick-or-Treating in the city of Marquette is scheduled for Tuesday, October 31, 2023.  The recommended hours to be observed for Trick-or-Treating are from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Motorists, please anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic during this time; be extra cautious when entering and exiting driveways. We recommend turning on headlights earlier in the day and driving slowly through neighborhoods.

For the children's safety, parents are encouraged to accompany them while Trick-or-Treating and share the following safety tips:

  • Never approach someone in a car who is offering candy
  •  Trick-or-treat only at houses with porch lights on and never enter a stranger’s home
  • Inspect all treats before allowing children to eat them
  • Consider placing reflective tape on costumes
  •  Walk, don’t run, from house to house
  • Be sure children can see through mask eye-openings, and check for costume trip hazards
  • Always stay on sidewalks and look both ways before crossing streets

City of Marquette Awarded $458,800 DNR Spark Grant

The City of Marquette has been approved for a $458,800 award from the Michigan Spark Grants Program (Spark grant), administered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, to revitalize the under-utilized Father Marquette/Lion's Lakeside Park and transform the vacant, former Marquette Chamber of Commerce building into a community gateway and regional recreation trailhead. Michigan Spark Grants help local communities create, renovate, and redevelop public recreation opportunities for residents and visitors and are made possible by the Building Michigan Together Plan which infuses federal funding in state and local parks.

The Project will rehabilitate a vacant, blighted, public and historic building in South Marquette and will transform the surrounding park space into community gateway and connecting trailhead for several local and regional trail systems including the new Cultural Trail. Main components include: 1) paved trail spur that connects to regional trail systems, 2) ADA accessible public bathroom, 3) trailhead information kiosk and entry sign both with solar lighting, 4) reconfiguring the existing parking lot for better traffic flow and improved stormwater management, 5) adding green infrastructure (bioswales, rain garden, native plant, shrub and tree species, etc.) to improve existing landscaping, habitat conditions and on-site stormwater treatment, and 6) public water station/drinking fountain for filling water bottles

The Spark Grant will complement the RAP 2.0 award, ensuring a revitalized and improved public space inside and out at the historic and culturally significant site. The City Arts and Culture, Parks and Recreation Divisions will be the lead on the project. Superior Watershed Partnership assisted with the successful grant proposal.

Rubbish / Compost Drop Off Site Update

The Rubbish drop off site for the City of Marquette is nearing the end of the season.  Please note that the site will close at 6 PM during the week due to reduced hours of daylight. The final day open is Saturday, October 28.

The remaining schedule for the rubbish drop off site will be as follows:

  • Saturday, October 14, 1 PM – 4 PM
  • Monday, October 16, 3 PM – 6 PM
  • Wednesday, October 18, 3 PM – 6 PM
  • Monday, October 23, 3 PM – 6 PM
  • Wednesday, October 25, 3 PM – 6 PM
  • *ADDED* Saturday, October 28, 1 PM – 4 PM

The Compost drop off site will continue to be open on Tuesdays from

3 PM – 6 PM and on Saturdays from 9 AM – 1 PM through Saturday, November 11th, weather permitting. 

The site will reopen in the spring and a new schedule will be posted.  

Closure of Mount Marquette from Cliffs Power Road to M553

The Lake Superior Performance Rally car race is taking place on Saturday, October 14th. The community event will require the closure of Mount Marquette Road from Cliffs Power Road to M553 from 7am - 7pm.

Volunteers will ensure that all trail crossings are closed, but cyclists, hikers, and pedestrians are asked to avoid utilizing the recreational area surrounding Cliffs Power Road from 7am - 7pm for the safety of all the participants and the public.

Portion of Lakeshore Blvd Closed

Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed to through traffic Thursday, October 12 between Pine Street and Fair Avenue for shoreline protection maintenance. This project will begin at 7am and is expected to be completed by the end of the day.

Front Street Southbound Lane Closure

The southbound lane of Front Street between Main Street and Spring Street will be closed Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Southbound traffic will be detoured around the closure via Main Street, Third Street, and Baraga Avenue. Northbound traffic on Front Street will remain unaffected.

The public is advised to take caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction and advisory signing.

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Contact Info

City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

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+1 906-228-0444

1100 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855

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+1 906-228-0465



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