The SAIL Chocolate Festival is this Saturday.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An annual fundraiser for SAIL, or the Superior Alliance for Independent Living, that features a chocolate theme is coming to Marquette this weekend.

The 3rd Annual CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL is going to be held this Saturday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the UpFront & Company banquet hall.  The event will feature chocolate-themed treats from several area restaurants, confectioners and chefs.

Sarah Peura, Program Director at SAIL, joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning today to discuss the event and where the proceeds are going.  To listen to a portion of Sarah’s interview, click on the audio link below:

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To visit the official SAIL website, please click HERE.

Mark Brewer.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer visited the SUNNY 101.9 Studios this week during a tour across the Upper Peninsula to discuss politics with News Director Walt Lindala.

Brewer downplayed successes of the Snyder administration in Lansing and attacked the governor for not following through on promises of bi-partisan action in the legislature.

He also said Democrats around the state are frustrated with the current makeup of the state legislature as well as the Republican candidates currently positioning themselves to run for president.  Brewer said this will result in increased Democratic and swing voters coming out to vote in this year’s elections to defeat the GOP.

To listen to the interview with MI Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer, please click on the audio link below:

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Samantha Collins.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A special fund raising event is coming up very soon at Marquette Mountain Ski Hill in Marquette, MI.

The Northern Michigan University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America is presenting the 5th Annual Jam for Love Ski and Snowboard Competition.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 4th, with pre-registration at 5:30 pm, and the event will start at 7 pm.

Brian Price and Samantha Collins stopped in at the SUNNY studios recently to talk with Mark Evans and preview the event and chat about where the proceeds are going.

Brian Price.

To listen to the interview with Brian and Samantha, please click on the audio link below:

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WEATHER-RELATED CLOSINGS FOR 1/23/12.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Classes canceled.   Will advise on evening classes later today.

BAY COLLEGE – Escanaba & Iron Mountain campuses both closed.

Marquette Area Public Schools

Northstar Academy

Polaris Middle School

Father Marquette

Ishpeming Schools

Negaunee Public Schools

NICE Community Schools

Gwinn Community Schools

Powell Township Schools

Marquette-Alger RESA

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool

Crossroads Christian Academy

Christ The King Preschool

AuTrain-Onota Schools

Munising Headstart

Munising Good Shepherd ECC

Munising Baptist

Superior Central Schools

Mid-Peninsula Schools

Gladstone Public Schools

Rapid River Schools

Escanaba Schools

Hannahville Schools

North Dickinson Schools

Iron Mountain Area Schools

Norway-Vulcan Schools

Breitung Township Schools

Carney-Nadeau Schools

 

 

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GLCYD Youth Development Associate Linda Remsburg.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Great Lakes Center for Youth Development in Marquette, MI is currently developing a program to assist area youth and their families with the process of enrolling and succeeding in college.

Linda Remsburg, Youth Development Associate at the GLCYD, joined Mark & Walt in the Morning today to discuss the Marquette-Alger College Access Network, a new proposed plan to increase college enrollment by area youth.

To listen to the complete interview with Linda and find out more about the program, please click on the audio link below:

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For more about the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, please click “HERE” to visit their website.

 

MI 38th District Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba)

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 38-th District State Senator Tom Casperson called in to SUNNY 101.9 WKQS-FM’s Mark & Walt in the Morning today to share his thoughts on the State of the State address delivered by Governor Rick Snyder last night at the State Capitol in Lansing.

Senator Casperson expressed a fairly positive sentiment about the role of Upper Michigan in the Governor’s plans for the rebuilding of  the economy of the state.  He discussed the impact of hearing the governor single out tourism and natural resources of the U.P. as viable players in Michigan’s recovery during the address.

The Senator also commented on how Governor Snyder seems to actively be avoiding “finger-pointing” about how Michigan got to where it is economically and is focused on moving the state forward and back on it’s feet.

To listen to the comments of State Senator Tom Casperson, please click on the audio link below:

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CLOSINGS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FOR 1/19/12

FINLANDIA UNIVERSITY – No classes today, offices are open.

GOGEBIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Houghton Campus classes canceled.

Munising Area Public Schools

Munising Baptist School

Munsing Good Shepherd Early Childhood Center

Munsing Public Library

Burt Township Schools

Houghton-Keweenaw County Schools

Ontonagon Area Schools & Headstart

Tahquamenon Area Schools

Ironwood Public Schools

Bessemer Public Schools

Wakefield/Marenisco Schools

Matt Deal of the Y of Marquette County.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)– Another round of activities for all ages is underway at the Y in Marquette County.

Matt Deal, with the Y, joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning today for the latest “Y Wednesday” to outline some of the major ones.

Matt talked about wellness and fitness programs and events underway for kids, adults and seniors going on as of this week at the Y.

To listen to the interview and find out more about what’s going on at the Y of Marquette County, please click on the audio link below:

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To visit the newly redesigned website of the Y, please click “HERE“.

Packer Cat is not amused.

NOT MUCH MORE TO REALLY SAY.

 

Oh, Green Bay
What a day
Didn’t seem like you showed up to play
I guess you’ll play another day
But not at the Super Bowl anyway
Such is the Packer way
Today.

 

– Walt Lindala

 

Committee Spokesperson Bob Clark.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An effort to recall three members of the Ishpeming City Council is hosting an event this weekend to gather signatures from supporters.

The Ishpeming Citizens for Bjorne Justice Committee is holding a petition signing rally this Saturday from 11am to 5pm in the former laundromat space next to the Radio Shack store in the Country Village in Ishpeming.

Bob Clark, spokesperson for the group, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning to promote the event and explain a bit about the committee and what they hope to accomplish.

To listen to the interview with Bob and find out more about the effort, click on the audio link below:

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