DDA receives 2018 Keep America Beautiful grant

The Marquette Downtown Development has been awarded a 2018 Keep America Beautiful grant as part of its Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. The grant in the amount of $2,500 includes program funds to help purchase cigarette urns to be placed in strategic locations in the downtown, to educate adult smokers about the negative effects of cigarette butt litter and to distribute portable ash trays to smokers to reduce the incidents of cigarette litter.

The grant is one of 42 awarded nationwide. According to Helen Lowman, Keep America Beautiful President and CEO, “The 2018 grant recipients are charged with moving the program forward to help educate and inspire smokers to do the right thing.” Carl Lindquist, Executive Director for the Superior Watershed Partnership, stated that people often don’t make the connection that cigarette butts are litter and when they are tossed onto the street the butt often goes down a storm drain and ends up on our local beaches.

The DDA is partnering with the Superior Watershed Partnership and the Community Foundation of Marquette County to implement the grant program.

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2018 Plein Aire event scheduled

The City of Marquette announces the second annual “Fresh Cost Plein Aire: Painting the Landscape.” The event will take place on Saturday, June 30. Plein Aire means to paint outdoors, or in “open air,” and artists may paint at any Marquette outdoor location from Founder’s Landing to Presque Isle Park, along the shore or in town. Paintings must illustrate or be inspired by real-life scenes.

This year’s event will also feature a new Dusk to Dark competition segment, to take place on Friday, June 29 from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday’s main competition will run from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., after which paintings from both competitions will be submitted for judging. A special public reception and viewing will be held at the Presque Isle Pavilion on Saturday from 5 to 8:30 p.m., and over $2,000 in prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, Honorable Mentions and People’s Choice. Artists may pre-register at https://goo.gl/LQnNQn.

“Fresh Coast Plein Aire: Painting the Landscape” is presented by the City of Marquette, Travel Marquette, Lake Superior Art Association, Beth Millner Jewelry, Marquette Downtown Development Authority, Carl Mayer Watercolors and Mommaerts Mahaney Financial Services.
For more information please visit www.Marquette365.com or contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 228-0472 or email arts-culture@marquettemi.gov. Plein Aire is an official Art Week event.

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Timeline PhotosJULY 27 CITY COMMISSION MEETING: PARTICIPATION DETAILS
Due to Executive Orders issued from the Office of the Governor, the July 27 City Commission meeting will be held without the public in physical attendance. The public is invited to view and participate in the meeting electronically.
The meeting will be streamed on Channel 191 and YouTube starting at 6 p.m. Please note that the livestreams may have at least a 20 second delay.

Public Participation
There will be two options for public participation in the meetings: phone conferencing or written comment. There will be two public comment periods during each meeting, one at the beginning and one at the end. Comments will be limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address. Written comments will be limited to 500 words. Written comments can be submitted directly to shobbins@marquettemi.gov, written submissions will be accepted until 12 p.m. on Monday, July 27. To make a comment over the phone, please call 312-626-6799 and use Meeting ID: 826 8302 4683.
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