Beginning immediately, Lakeshore Boulevard, from Hawley Street to Wright Street is now open to through traffic.
With the local asphalt plants shut down, contractors and homeowners are reminded that work in the City right-of-way that requires street pavement or curb removal and restoration is prohibited.
This restriction will remain in effect until the spring when the frost is out of the ground and the asphalt plants are operating.
This restriction will not apply to emergency repairs such as broken sewer and water lines.
On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, from 9 to 11 a.m., Marquette Senior High School will hold its annual 5K and 10K Turkey Trot Run/Walk.
This longstanding event will begin at the Marquette Senior High School and proceed west along Fair Avenue to the multi-use path, where it will then cross Fair Avenue and proceed northerly along the path to Hawley Street, then east along the path to Lakeshore Boulevard, then northerly along the path on Lakeshore Boulevard to the ore dock. Runners and walkers will return back along the same route to finish at the Marquette Senior High School.
The 5K event will follow the same route but turn around near Tourist Park.
An alternate route may be used in the event of inclement conditions.
No City streets will be closed for this event and the public is asked to use caution while driving in these areas.
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its annual pop-up show in conjunction with Northern Michigan University’s “Leisure through the Ages” course, a requirement in the Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management degree.
Students explore in-depth literature, art, music and dance in relation to leisure, outdoor recreation and nature. This individual project, nature writing/poem, expresses the student’s connection, experience or perspective on or with nature, leisure and outdoor recreation. Their final creative products are a compilation of the students’ learning in the course.
This pop-up exhibit will run from Dec. 7 to 12 with an artist reception held on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with Superiorland Woodturners reception. 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 call 228-0472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces, “Through the Eyes of our Youth,” an exhibition in conjunction with Michigan State University Extension office in Marquette County.
This fall, teens from Marquette and Alger Counties picked up cameras to show us what their community looks like through the eyes of a teenager. During the reception, five youth participants in The Art of Teen Leadership – Marquette Photovoice Project will share their perspective on the assets that make our community great, and how it could be even better. Community leaders and members of the public are invited to attend the opening reception to speak with the artists.
Photovoice is a participatory action research method that uses photography as a medium to explore community assets, issues and opportunities for change. Youth participants learn leadership and photography skills and express their point of view to community leaders as a way of influencing positive social and community change through their participation. The Marquette Photovoice Project was facilitated by staff from the Michigan State University Extension office in Marquette County and photographer Lali Khalid, with support from the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center.
The exhibit will run from Nov. 27 to Dec. 5, with an opening reception on Nov. 27 from 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 call 228-0472 or email email@example.com.
City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright Street, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Marquette Police, Fire and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.
There will be no change in garbage pickup for City residents.
Applications are now available for City residents seeking appointment to the vacant seat on Marquette City Commission.
Applications are available through the City website, at www.marquettemi.gov/commissionapplication, and in person at the City Clerk’s Office, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Nov. 30.
Under the Marquette City Charter, “vacancies in elective offices shall, within 60 days, be filled for the unexpired term of the officer whose office has become vacant, by appointment by a majority vote of the members of the city commission then in office of a person possessing the qualifications for the office.”
The City of Marquette, along with UP Health Systems Marquette, the Michigan Department of Transportation, and the Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the transportation project.
The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 20 at the Baraga Avenue roundabout, located in front of the new hospital construction area.
The completion of this project provides direct access to a new regional hospital and provides for safer transportation along US-41/M-28 for residents, visitors and the movement of commerce
The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for advisory signs.
The Nov. 22 meeting of the City of Marquette Elections Board has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items.
The board’s next regular meeting is scheduled for April 26, 2018, in order to confirm candidates for local office.