On Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing through noon, the Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting a community walk.
The walk will start at the NMU Jacobetti Complex, proceed north on the multi-use path, crossing Hawley Street and proceeding to Presque Isle and then returning along the same route.
The walk is to occur exclusively on the on the multi-use path and participants are to follow the rules of the road, however the public is asked to be aware of and be considerate toward people crossing the street.
Effective Monday, Sept. 9, the Presque Isle Marina and Presque Isle boat launch will be closed for construction of the new docks. The marina will be closed until the completion of the project. The launch will be intermittently closed for demolition of the piers and installation of the new docks. The project is anticipated to be complete in early November 2019. During this time anyone wishing to launch on Lake Superior in Marquette should use the launch at the Cinder Pond Marina in the Lower Harbor.
This project is funded through a grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Waterways Commission with a 50 percent City match.
The Power of Words Mural is officially underway in the City of Marquette. This mural taking shape on the corner of Ohio and Third Streets in downtown Marquette is part of the Power of Words Project. The Power of Words Project is a mural campaign that brings words to life with transformative works of public art. The people of Marquette have raised thousands of dollars partnering with an MEDC Patronicity grant to host this collaborative project, as well as choosing the word, Natural, to describe our community.
Award-winning American artist Mia Tavonatti, accompanied by professional mural team member Sharon Maldonado, will work alongside local artists Emmalene Oysti, Sabrina Langdon, Michele Tuccini, Michelle Earle, Shannon Taylor (NMU Student) and Sari Nomura (NMU Student). The mural is expected to be finished by the end of September. Feel free to stop by and greet the artist and follow the progress of this extraordinary project. The team will be onsite from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
For more information or interview inquiries contact Mia Tavonatti at email@example.com or (949) 500-9899.
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, September 11, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
Effective immediately, Cinder Pond Marina office hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, until closing on Oct. 31. However, office hours will be extended to 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. for Saturday and Sunday during Labor Day weekend.
The annual Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k and kid’s fun runs will be held August 30th and 31st.
Friday, August 30th Kids Fun Run will start at 7:00 pm. The Fun Run will start at Lakeview Arena, cross Pine Street to the multi-use path, then continue north on the multi-use path for approximately 0.75 miles, crossing Wright Street, before turning around and returning along the same route.
Saturday, August 31st 5k begins at Presque Isle on at 8:00 a.m. and follows the multi-use path south to Fair Avenue, then west on Fair Avenue to Third Street, then south on Third Street to the finish on Michigan Street.
Saturday, August 31st marathon and half marathon begin west of the City limits and enter the City on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Runners are expected to arrive within the City limits at approximately 8:30 a.m. and follow the Heritage trail to McClellan Avenue, then continue along the multi-use path to Lakeshore Boulevard. Upon arrival at Lakeshore Boulevard, the marathon runners and half marathon runners will divide as follows:
• Marathon participants will turn south on the path to a turn-around point at Founders Landing, then continue north on the path around Presque Isle before returning south towards Pine Street.
• Half marathon participants will turn north on the path and run to Pine Street.
The marathon and half marathon will recombine at Pine Street and continue south to Fair Avenue then west on Fair Avenue to Third Street, then south on Third Street to the finish near Michigan Street.
The races cross numerous streets including Wilson, McClellan, Fifth, Fourth, Third, Front, Lakeshore, Wright, and Hawley. Road closures include Peter White Drive at Presque Isle, Pine from Lakeshore to Fair, Fair from Pine to Presque Isle, Third from Fair to Michigan, and Michigan from Third to Front. Magnetic Street between Front and Presque Isle will remain open.
Roads closures will be from 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. except for Michigan Street which will be closed until 4 p.m. All the other roads will be open with road crossings manned by volunteers and the Marquette Police who will stop cars to allow runners to cross from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at which time the road crossings will revert to rules of the road. The public is advised to use caution when driving and to obey the police and all road crossing attendants.
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