M-DOT MEETS WITH THE PUBLIC TONIGHT ABOUT THE ROUNDABOUT.

M-DOT ENGINEER ANDY SIKKEMA

Andy Sikkema, Transportation Engineer with the Michigan Department of Transportation gave us the latest update on the planned modern roundabout construction at the US-41/Front Street intersection that will begin later this month and run through August.  Sikkema told us about a public meeting being held tonight in Marquette at the Citizen’s Forum at Lakeview Arena.  The meeting is being presented by M-DOT and the City of Marquette to answer the public’s questions about how to drive through the new roundabout and what the construction schedule will be for the project.  To listen to the interview please click “HERE“, and to be connected to the Department of Transportation website, click “HERE“.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS ISSUES FOR WOMEN IN MARQUETTE COUNTY.

MGH'S CINDY AMPE.

Cindy Ampe, Director of the Women’s and Children’s Center at Marquette General Health Systems stopped in with a run-down of an upcoming conference at the hospital that takes a closer look at health and wellness issues for women across Marquette County of all ages.  The free conference features two tracks of programming, one for younger women and the other for older women, is being held at the hospital in Marquette and on-line registration can be done at  Marquette General’s website.  To listen to Cindy’s morning show interview, please click “HERE“, and to log on to the Marquette General Health Systems website, please click “HERE“.

A UNIQUE WEST-END OF MARQUETTE COUNTY FOOD DRIVE.

FOOD DRIVE ORGANIZER DICK DERBY.

Dick Derby, organizer of the Project Ishpeming Food Pantry food drive joined us yesterday to tell us about the project.  The effort includes the distribution of four thousand bags in the City of Ishpeming that are to be filled with non-perishable food items, paper products and various hygiene product.  The plan is to then place the bags on the curb on Saturday morning to be picked up by volunteers.  The items will then be distributed to the Ishpeming Salvation Army and St. Vincent dePaul stores.  Dick also told us about how this project came to be and why folks need to fill the bags that show up at their homes.
To listen to the complete interview, please click “HERE“.

MARCH IS HERE.  TAKE THAT AS YOU WILL.

ONE MEAN LEPRECHAUN

It’s a new month and a new work week.  Monday, the first day of March.  I guess it looks like it’s coming in like a lamb, so I hope it doesn’t go out with the double-barreled roar of an angry lion!  Of course it’s been nice over the last day or so, and the next few days look pretty good, but don’t forget…we always seem to get a good wintry smackdown right around the time of St.Patrick’s Day.  Believe me, it’s not over yet!  Beware the Angry Leprechaun!  Don’t put the shovels and swampers away yet, my fellow Yoopers.  Winter has not released us from it’s wintry grip yet!

BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH!!!  Or something.

SUPPORT FOR PARENTS AND MORE.

MGH WOMEN'S & CHILDREN'S CENTER DIR. CINDY AMPE

The Marquette General Hospital Women’s and Children’s Center is offering a series of classes, activities and workshops for parents as well as grandparents, teachers and other guardians and caregivers.  The director of the center, Cindy Ampe, joined us today to give us an overview of the program and it’s activities during this Parenting Awareness Month.  The events planned for the month are being held in several areas around Marquette County and are free and open to the public.  For more about what’s happening and where, please click “HERE” to listen to Cindy’s interview.  To log on to the Marquette General Hospital website, please click “HERE“.


MAIN STREET PIZZA MAKES FOR A GREAT MAIN STREET MONDAY!

BUGS LOOKS OVER THE TITLE.

Thanks to Ryan W. of Negaunee who knew that the original animator who put pen to paper and created the world-famous Warner Brothers classic cartoon character ‘Bugs Bunny’ was the one and only Tex Avery.  Tex also put his stamp on the creation of ‘Daffy Duck” before jumping ship and heading over to M-G-M to make his name in cartoons ranging from Tom and Jerry to Droopy Dog.  For his knowledge, Ryan picked up 2 14-inch three-topping pizzas from Main Street Pizza.  Well done, sir!

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY!

Catch you all again here on the internetz, kids!  Have a good one!

CHEERS!


-Walt

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