IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR!

Sometimes there are a few signs that the winter season is passing for another year.  Now, of course, I know that this warm stretch we are in right now with 40-plus temperatures will not last long and we are sure to get smacked by at least one or two major winter storms before the year is over.  I mean, we always talk about the dreaded “St. Patty’s Day Storm” or the “April Fool’s Day Blizzard” with some fear and trepidation.  They have happened before and chances are that they will happen again.  So don’t put that snow shovel or snowblower away yet!


UP 200 AND MIDNIGHT RUN HITS THE UPPER PENINSULA.

UPSDA PRESIDENT PAT TORREANO.

One of the sure signs that winter is passing, but still holding on as well is the annual running of the U.P. 200 and Midnight Run sled dog races.  Pat Torreano, President of the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association, joined Mark and Walt this morning to talk about this weekend’s races and events.  She gave us the latest information concerning the set up and opening of Race Headquarters at the Holiday Inn of Marquette as well as the schedule for the Opening Ceremonies and Official Start of the U.P. 200 Friday evening in Downtown Marquette.  She also told us about how you can track the race this year via the improved UPSDA website.

To listen to the full interview with Pat from this morning’s show, please click “HERE“.  To log on to the U.P. 200 and Midnight Run race websites though the UPDSA’s site, please click  “HERE“.

MAKING MUSIC TO MAKE SOME TRAVELIN’ MONEY!

THE SIGHT OF MUSIC!

Janis Peterson, Director of the Marquette Senior High School Orchestra and Choir joined Mark and Walt recently to talk about a series of concerts and musical events that are being held to help the group raise funds for an upcoming trip to Europe.  She filled us in on when the group will be traveling and where they will be visiting and performing.  She also explained why the fund raising efforts suddenly became necessary when the airline involved raised the ticket fees due to an increase in fuel expenses.  To find out more about the trip as well the remaining musical concerts and how you can help out in the effort to raise the needed cash, please click “HERE” to listen to the complete interview with Janis.

A SERIES OF FUN EVENTS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

Be sure to take in these events in and enjoy them.  They’re part of what makes living here such fun!

CHEERS!

-Walt

IT’S A NEW MONTH AND THE BLOG ROLLS ON!

Here it is…the month of April!  There is certainly a lot going on, and this blog is ready to reflect it!

So…here we go!

THE MARQUETTE CITY COMMISSION MAKES A DECISION.

MARQUETTE MAYOR JOHN KIVELA.

Following a unanimous vote by the Marquette City Commission to extend an offer to William Vajda, Marquette Mayor John Kivela joined us to discuss the details of how the decision was reached.  To listen to the comments of Mayor Kivela and what the next steps will be, please click “HERE“.  To log on to the City of Marquette’s official website, please click “HERE“.

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES ON THE RADIO!

PASTOR TIM BERNARD.

Pastor Tim Bernard from Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette joined us to let us know the schedule for a special ecumenical Good Friday service going on at Messiah.  He also talked about why the service is set up like it is and how you can take part.  Listen to Pastor Tim’s comments by clicking “HERE“.

A SPECIAL EARTH ISSUES EVENT.

AIMEE CREE DUNN FROM NMU.

Aimee Cree Dunn with the Center for Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University joined us to talk about the upcoming Indigenous Earth Issues Summit.  The event, planned for this upcoming Monday is running from 9-am to 9-pm and features a series of workshops and seminars looking at a wide variety of earth issues discussed from a Native American perspective.  There will also be a keynote address with educator Ward Churchill.  To listen to Aimee’s interview, please click “HERE“, and for more information from the Center’s website, please click “HERE“.

THE MONTH BEGINS!

So far, good weather and a lot of information.  What more could you ask for from Marquette County’s most community-connected morning radio show and super-duper blog!

Have a great Easter weekend!


CHEERS!


-Walt