Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, the Diocese of Marquette will be hosting an Our Lady of
Fatima procession.
The procession will begin at St. Peter’s Cathedral at 301 W. Baraga Avenue, then proceed west on
Baraga Avenue to Fifth Street, then north on Fifth Street to Washington Street, then east on
Washington Street to Third Street, then north on Third Street to Baraga Avenue, then west on Baraga
Avenue returning to St. Peter’s Cathedral.
The procession will have a police escort. Motorists are asked to avoid the procession and use an
alternative route.



On Saturday, May 13, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through 1 p.m., the Upper Michigan Brain
Tumor Center will be hosting the 9th annual “Hope Starts Here Challenge,” which includes walking,
running and biking events.
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, then north along the multi-use path toward Presque Isle
Park. The 1-mile run will turn around before the intersection with Wright Street. The 5K turns around
near the Dead River Bridge. 10K race continues to and around Presque Isle before returning.
Returning runners will use the multi-use path 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 on the multi-use pathway 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 then cross
Pine Street to return to Lakeview Arena.
The duathlon will consist of a 5k run, 10-mile mountain bike, and 5k run. The 5k run will follow the
same route described above. The 10-mile mountain bike race will start at Lakeview Arena, cross
Pine Street and enter the Berry Events 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 walk and bike ride will start at Lakeview Arena and will use the sidewalk along Fair Ave to
NMU crossing at Presque Isle Avenue. The turnaround is at the discretion of the participant. No
roads will be closed, but the public is asked to be aware of pedestrians crossing the streets.



The community is invited to participate in an Open House with consultant Ken Czapski. The event is
scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 in the Citizen’s Forum room in Lakeview Arena.
This Open House will provide community members an opportunity to speak with the consultant,
receive information, see outcomes from stakeholder meetings, comment and respond regarding the
City of Marquette Lighthouse Property Land Use plan. Light refreshments will be provided.


The Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a special meeting on May 18, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the
Commission Chambers of City Hall to hear the following the following request:

• 11-VAR-05-17 – 213 N. Front Street (PIN: 0150310): Paul and Colleen Balconi are
seeking a 4-foot 3-in projection and a 11-inch projection to common lot line variances which
are building form standard variances from the City of Marquette Zoning Ordinance to allow
for the construction of deck and balcony structures located at 213 N. Front Street. The
ordinance states for Building Projections that balconies and stoops shall not project closer
than 5 feet to a common lot line. The proposed deck and balcony structures are 9-inches from
the south common lot line and 4-foot 1-inch from the north common lot line.



On Saturday, April 29 there will be an organized walk from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The People’s Climate
March walk will begin at the Marquette Commons at 112 S. Third St., then proceed west on the
multi-use path to Seventh Street, then north on the multi-use path spur to Washington Street, then
east on the Washington Street sidewalk to Third Street, then south on the Third Street sidewalk to the
multi-use path, then west on the multi-use path returning to the Marquette Commons.
Participants will follow the rules of the road, however the motoring public is asked to be alert to
walkers crossing all the streets along the route.



Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 1 Spring Street from Seventh Street to the west end will be
closed to allow for the reconstruction of the street and underground utilities. This is the first
phase of the Local Streets portion of the Marquette Hospital Transportation Improvements
Project. This phase is scheduled to be substantially complete by the end of May.
The Seventh Street intersection will be closed to through traffic. This will result in no through
traffic along Seventh Street from Baraga Avenue to Washington Street and no through traffic
along Spring Street from Altamont Street to Seventh Street.
The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for
construction, detour and advisory signing. Pedestrian access will be maintained as much as
possible for the residents in this area.
A phasing schematic can be accessed at the City of Marquette web site under the Marquette
Hospital Transportation Improvements Project link at
Bacco Construction Company is the general contractor for this project.
The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during the construction process.



The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center invites the community to attend the 21st
Annual Art Awards, honoring outstanding individuals in our community. The awards will
be held at the MACC in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library located at 217
N. Front St. on Saturday, May 20. The public is invited to a celebratory reception
beginning at 6 p.m. in conjunction with Lake Superior Art Association’s Annual Member
Show. Lite fare will be provided by Border Grill. At 7 p.m. the Annual Arts Awards will
begin in the Community Room of the library. There will be performances by select award
recipients and a ceremony to honor their achievements. This event is free and open to the
public with a “black and white” suggested dress code to match the atmosphere of the
Annual Art Awards.
Outstanding Arts Educator: Wayne Hanmer
Outstanding Writer: Gretchen Preston
Outstanding Performing Artist: Jeff Spencer
Arts Volunteer: Chip Truscon
Community Arts Activist: Janeen and Richard Rastall
Special Recognition Individual: Tom Lakenen
Outstanding Visual Artist: Gordon Gearhart
Business Honor Roll: Second Skin Shop
Community Arts Impact: Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival
Outstanding Youth: Taylor Koski
For more information contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 906-228-
0472 or e-mail



Beginning at 8 a.m. on April 22, Pine Street will close from Fair Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard in
advance of a run/walk event scheduled for that day. Pine Street is expected to open again by noon.
All events will start at the YMCA facility, turn north on Pine Street and continue north along the
multi-use path. Participants will continue to and around Presque Isle Park, with some runners
returning along the same path to the YMCA. Others will turn west on Hawley Street, north on the
two-track trail and across Schneider Mill Court and Powder Mill Road, before proceeding westerly
on the Noquemanon Trail and returning along the same trail and road crossings to the multi-use path,
Pine Street and the YMCA.
No other streets except Pine Street will be closed and the public is asked to use caution while driving
in these areas.



Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 there will be a march along Third Street. The march will
begin at the Berry Events Center near the intersection of Third Street and Fair Avenue and will
proceed south on Third Street, ending at the intersection of Third and Washington streets.
The public is asked to be aware of the march and use alternate roads during that time.



The City of Marquette has seasonal positions available for Lifeguards at all public beaches. Applicants must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Red Cross Waterfront Certification and a current CPR card are required. Red Cross certified waterfront classes are being conducted through NMU at the PEIF pool. For class information contact Katie Moe at 906-227-2421 or go to

Applications and a job description are available at the Human Resources Department, City of Marquette, 300 W. Baraga Ave. Marquette, Michigan 49855 or online at:
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Just a reminder that the City Commission will be holding a special meeting today (May 7) at 5:15 p.m. to make a decision on grant funding for Lakeshore Boulevard.

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The City Commission will be conducting a public forum on May 6 to discuss and review questions regarding the changes in state law regarding recreational marijuana sales as a part of the process of developing a City ordinance.

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