Hope Starts Here Challenge

On May 11, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until 1 p.m., the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center will be hosting the annual “Hope Starts Here Challenge”.  Events include a kids 1-mile run and 5K, 10K, and half marathon runs, a duathlon, and a family-friendly walk and bike ride. 

The kids 1-mile run, the duathlon 5K runs, and the 5K and 10K runs start at Lakeview Arena then head east on the sidewalk on Fair Avenue and north along the multi-use path toward Presque Isle Park. The 1-mile run will turn around before the intersection with Wright Street, while the 5K turns around near the Dead River Bridge. The 10K race continues to and around Presque Isle before returning. Returning runners will use the multi-use bike along Pine Street and then cross Pine Street to return to Lakeview Arena.

The half marathon starts at Lakeview Arena then heads east on the sidewalk on Fair Avenue, before crossing Lakeshore Boulevard and proceeding south on the multi-use pathway. The course continues south to the turnaround at the Carp River. The course then returns toward Lakeview Arena, going past Lakeview Arena and continuing to and around Presque Isle before returning. Returning runners will use the multi-use bike along Pine Street and cross Pine to return to Lakeview Arena.

The duathlon will consist of a 5K run, a 10-mile mountain bike, and a 5K run.  The 5K run will follow the same route described above. The bike portion will start at Lakeview Arena, cross Pine Street and enter the Berry Events Center parking lot, then proceed through NMU to the pedestrian corridor located west of Lakeshore Boulevard, in the process crossing Wright Street, Hawley Street, Schneider Mill Court and Powdermill Road.

The family-friendly walk and bike ride will start at Lakeview and will use the sidewalk along Fair Avenue to NMU, crossing at Presque Isle Avenue. The turnaround is at the discretion of the participant.

No roads will be closed, however the public is asked to be aware of pedestrians crossing the streets.                                      

Seventh Annual High School Art Show

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will host original artwork by high school aged students from Marquette County in the Deo Gallery and the MACC studio space, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette. This seventh annual show is an opportunity for the community to see the artistic talent of our local youth and for the students to present what they’ve achieved during the academic year.

The show will run from May 1 through May 31, and there will be an artist reception on Thursday, May 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be provided.

For more information or questions, contact (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting -April 22

The City of Marquette Parks and Recreation Advisory Board’s April meeting will take place Monday, April 22. The meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. in the Citizens Forum at Lakeview Arena, was originally scheduled for April 15, but had to be canceled due to a lack of quorum.


Household Rubbish and Compost site opening

Extra days have been added to the first two weeks to assist in spring cleaning. The site is open from 3 to 7 p.m. (or when capacity is met) on April 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, and 30, as well as May 1 and 2.

The City of Marquette’s Household Rubbish and Compost site will open April 22.

The Household Rubbish site, located at 1415 Pioneer Road, is a site for City residents paying the “solid waste” fee to dispose of household items too large for curbside pickup. The daily capacity of this site is regulated by the MDEQ and once capacity is met, the site will close, without exception.

The site is opening Monday, April 22 and will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m., as well as on the second Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. Again, the site may close early on any day if capacity is met.

Regular hours will begin May 6.

The Compost site, also located at 1415 Pioneer Road, is opening Tuesday, May 4 and will be open each Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Residents must bring a photo ID and a current City water bill showing a “solid waste” fee payment to enter both sites.

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Contact Info

City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

Municipal Service Center:

+1 906-228-0444

1100 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855

Tourist Park Reservations:

+1 906-228-0465

 

Hours

City Hall:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Municipal Service Center:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Police and Fire on duty 24/7

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