The Marquette Food Co-op has set a date for its opening! On Thursday, May 22 at 8am the new store will open its doors. A Grand Opening is being planned for later this summer. Planning for expansion first began two years ago, and now, after six months of construction, the Co-op leaves Baraga Avenue for 502 W. Washington Street. “This expansion has been a long time coming and after all the work behind making it happen and making it through the harsh winter, opening the doors of the store will be a real treat for everyone,” said Matt Gougeon, General Manager of the Co-op.
The moving process has already begun, and the Co-op hopes to be closed for only two days to make the final push. Customers should make sure to pick up essentials they may need by the end of business hours on Monday May 19th.
When the new Co-op opens on May 22 there will be a few tasks that remain to be finished over the course of the summer. The hot bar of the deli will not be ready, our meat department will still be limited, and the façade and landscaping will not be done. Customers will still have plenty of new things to be excited about, though! There will be expanded selection in all the current departments, more offerings in our deli cold case, a teaching classroom, and of course, the same high standards of customer service people have to come to expect from the Co-op.
Some special events are in the works for the May 22 opening, be sure to watch for more information. For those impatient to see the progress, pictures are being updated regularly at facebook.com/marquettefood.coop.
|The 2013 Eagle Mine public tour schedule is filling up fast. Only a few spots remain to see the surface facilities that support this modern day nickel-copper mine.|
Tours are held on Friday and Saturday. The Friday tour runs from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the Saturday tour runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Duration: Approximately 4 hours
Departure and return location: Eagle Mine Information Center, 153A West Washington Street, Marquette
Dress: Participants must wear long pants; no shorts, skirts, or capris. Shirts with sleeves must be worn; no tank tops, halter tops, swimsuits, etc. In addition, participants need to wear sturdy, closed toe shoes; no sandals, flip flops, or heels. A hard hat, safety vest, and safety glasses will be provided.
Reservation confirmation is required: The minimum age for the tour is 16 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Participants will be walking approximately 1/2 mile during the tour.
To register for a tour of the Eagle Mine, please call (906) 273-1550 or visit the Eagle Mine Information Center located at 153A West Washington Street in downtown Marquette.
“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” will be shown Monday, July 15 at 1:00 p.m. in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. Rated PG. Free admission. All are welcome. You may bring your own snacks. Call 226-4323, ask at the Youth Services boat desk or visit www.pwpl.info for more information.
“Dancing with the Stars Marquette County Style” fundraiser will be Thursday, May 23 at Forest Roberts Theatre in Marquette with doors opening at 5:30 for the red carpet, drinks and hors d’oeuvres and the show starting at 7:00PM.
Fri. June 14th – 6:00pm-8:00pm
Houghton Rotary Seafood Fest, Houghton, MI
Fri. June 28th – 7:00pm-9:30pm
MINI BLUES FEST – Presque Isle Bandshell, Marquette, MI
“Music in the Park” blues show with
Harp, Hart & Bones
Travis & the Midnight Movers
Flat Broke Blues Band
Wed. July 3rd – 6:30pm-8:30pm
Gladstone Independence Day Celebration
Van Cleve Park, Gladstone, MI
Fri. July 26th – 4:00pm-5:00pm
Downtown Marquette, Marquette, MI
Sun. August 11th – 5:00pm-7:00pm
MARQUETTE COUNTY FAIR
Sands Township, MI
Sat. August 24th – 5:30pm-7:00pm
END OF SUMMER BLUES FEST
Iron River, MI
Tues. August 27th – 7:00pm-9:00pm
PETER WHITE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Blues Week Kickoff, Marquette, MI
Sun. September 1st – 1:00pm-3:00pm
MARQUETTE AREA BLUES FEST
Sat. October 12th – 9:00pm-1:00am
MY PLACE LOUNGE
Holiday Inn, Marquette, MI
Sat. December 21st – 9:00pm-1:00am
MY PLACE LOUNGE
Holiday Inn, Marquette, MI
“Put a Poem in Your Pocket Celebration!” will be held Sunday, April 28
from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room.
Read and listen to classic and new poems from the library’s extensive
children’s poetry collection, design and take home your own chapbook and
bookmark. Free admission. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Marquette
Poets Circle and the Library’s Youth Services Department. For more
information, call 226-4323.
Marquette, MI – Spring has sprung! It is time to think about things moving or flying on the warm breezes. Try your hand at making a fly for fishing, a kite or balsa wood plane to set a-flight, and a pinwheel for wind speed.
See how the iron lung helps people to breathe. Play games such as
marbles and jacks to keep on moving. Meet a character, Alfred, to
learn about transportation movement. Fun for all ages! Enjoy all of
this among our world class permanent exhibit regional history gallery
and our newly launched show in the Special Exhibit Gallery.
Saturday at the Center- The Third-Saturday Series at the History
Center is an open house format hands-on and activity day featuring a
new theme each month.
This month, “Let’s Keep it Moving”
Saturday, April 20th, 2013
At the Marquette Regional History Center
11:00am – 2:00pm
Included with museum admission: Adult: $7 Senior: $6 Student: $3, 12 & under: $2
Marquette Regional History Center
145 West Spring Street, Marquette, MI 49855
Readers Theater welcomes the public to join in a reading of Relative Values, a three-act comedy by English playwright, Noel Coward on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00pm in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room.
Relative Values is a satire of snobbery in all its guises. The play deals with the clash of cultures between Hollywood stars and the English aristocracy. Relative Values was first produced in London in 1951 and has been adapted to film in the 2000 release of the same name starring Julie Andrews.
Refreshments will be served. Readers Theater is a group of adults, who are interested in drama and are willing and able to read a scripted role. They meet on the third Thursday of each month to read plays for enjoyment. New readers are always welcome.
For more information call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.