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Jim Bertucci Italian Fest Organizer

MARQUETTE – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A very popular tradition in Marquette County continues this weekend with the annual St. Rocco’s-St.Anthony’s Italian Fest.  This community picnic celebrating Italian food and culture runs from 12 noon to 7 pm tomorrow (Sat 7/30) at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming.

Event organizer Jim Bertucci joined Sunny 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to promote this family-friendly and fun-filled event.  Jim gave the event schedule and also talked about all of the food that will available to enjoy.  He also talked about the musical entertainment for the day and the kids activities.

To listen to the interview with Jim Bertucci and find out more about Italian Fest, please click “HERE“.

HEY MARQUETTE COUNTY!!!  LET’S PULL TOGETHER!

ONE ROCK-SOLID TEAM!

Congratulations to the Ishpeming Hematites on advancing to the MHSAA State Championships!  This is a fantastic achievement for the team as well for the Ishpeming area and surrounding communities.  But it’s also an endeavor that takes CASH MONEY!  It’s an expensive proposition to take a football team’s worth of guys to Detroit and back and that where you all can come in!

This following bit is directly from the district…pay attention and help out!

Ishpeming  – VS. – Hudson
Date:  Saturday, November 27, 2010
Time:  10 a.m.
Location:  Ford Field — Detroit

Tickets:  Finals tickets are $10 per day at Ford Field, allowing a fan to see all four games on a single admission. No in and out privileges are allowed.

Advance Ticket Sales will take place in the Superintendents Office on Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m. and on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  All tickets are $10.

Individuals who would like to donate to assist with team travel and hotel expenses in Detroit may make contributions to the Ishpeming Schools.  All donations of support should be directed to Business Manager Anthony Bertucci.  For any additional information on contributions, please contact Dr. Stephen Piereson @ 485-5501.

LOTS OF THINGS GOING ON, SO LET’S GET TO IT!

It’s all packed up and ready for distribution, so here’s the latest blog update from Mark and Walt in the Morning!  Enjoy!

I FEEL ITALIAN, AND IT FEELS GREAT!

JIM BERTUCCI AND JIM MANTY IN THE STUDIO.

Jim Bertucci and Jim Manty joined us to get us ready for this weekend’s Italian Fest coming up on Saturday at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming.  This celebration of all things Italian including great food and fantastic muic is open to all who are or want to be Italian!  You can listen to the comments of Jim and Jim by clicking “HERE“.  And by the way, don’t be surprised if you want to talk with your hands and feel a little hungry for Italian meatballs when you are done listening!

A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR YOUR KIDS FROM THE YMCA OF MARQUETTE COUNTY.

EFFERVESCENT LORI FROM THE YMCA!

Lori Smolinski, Child Development Director at the Vandenboom YMCA offices joined us this week to tell us about upcoming child and youth activities getting underway next week at the YMCA of Marquette County.  The “Y” is presenting a full slate of activites and classes for kids of all age groups that can keep your kids busy and occupied over the remainder of our summer months here in the county.  Please click “HERE” to listen to Lori’s comments, and click “HERE” to log on to the website of the “Y”.

A NEW IDEA TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS IN AND AROUND MARQUETTE COUNTY.

KRISTY AND NANCY WITH ZATTACHAT.

Kristi Pentecost and Nancy Caldwell joined us in the studios to discuss their new idea that supports local businesses in our community.   The program is known as ZATTAchat “A Business Community for those who dare”.  This innovative program gives local businesses an opportunity to market themselves, offer specials and reach the local buying public through new technologies and more.  To listen in to the conversation with Kristi and Nancy, please click “HERE“.  To log on to the group website, please log on “HERE“.

THERE’S MORE INFO, BUT YOU’LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT!

Tune in next time to the Mark & Walt in the Morning Blog to hear Walt say…”There’s more info coming soon, so you’ll just have to sit tight!”

Talk to you all soon!


CHEERS!

-Walt

ANOTHER PACKED MARQUETTE COUNTY WEEK IN THE BOOKS!

Whew!  What a week!  From politics to medical marijuana, Boy Scout celebrations to brain tumor and cancer benefits, ham radios to Northern Michigan University updates, school bond and millage elections to YMCA visits, it was all in there!  Wow!  We do more in one week on Mark and Walt in the Morning than many other “community oriented” morning shows do all month!  HA!  We love it!

But enough of this self-serving clap trap, here a few more Marquette County community interviews and updates for your perusal and consideration.

ENJOY!


ISHPEMING SCHOOL DISTRICT REGROUPS AFTER ELECTION RESULTS.

ROBERT BERTUCCI.

Following a defeat of a school bond proposal that would have allowed the Ishpeming Public Schools to re-do and expand the Birchview School building and get out of the C.L. Phelps building, we spoke with the Ishpeming Schools’ business manager Robert Bertucci to find out what is next for the school district to do to adjust their budgets and address a 400-thousand dollar shortfall for next year.  To listen to the complete interview with Robert Bertucci, please click “HERE“.

UPPER PENINSULA BRAIN TUMOR CENTER UPDATE.

DR. ROBERT WINN and DR. RICHARD ROVIN.

Dr. Richard Rovin, Neurosurgeon at Marquette General Health Systems and Dr. Robert Winn, Professor of Biology at Northern Michigan University joined us to discuss the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center, a collaborative effort between the two institutions to increase training of students and the effective treatment of brain tumors in patients from Upper Michigan.  To listen to select highlights of the interview with Dr.’s Rovin and Winn, please take a moment and click “HERE“.


NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY END OF SEMESTER UPDATE.

NMU PRESIDENT DR. LES WONG.

Northern Michigan University President Dr. Les Wong visited our studios to give us a semester wrap-up along with a look ahead for the summer and the next year and a half or so for Northern.  Avoiding the usual blather about budget cuts, Dr. Wong outlined plans for changes in programs and facilities at NMU and what may be some of the strongest enrollment numbers for not only the fall, but the summer semester and the rest of the year.  Wong says the positive numbers bode well for the rest of  year and for the students and the University.  To listen to Dr. Wong’s morning show interview, please click “HERE“.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYBODY!!


CHEERS!

-Walt

ISHPEMING SCHOOL DISTRICT SEEK MULTIMILLION DOLLAR SCHOOL BOND.

ISHPEMING SCHOOL'S BUSINESS MANAGER ANTHONY BERTUCCI.

The Ishpeming School District is moving forward with a 11.2 million dollar bond proposal, and we sat down with District Business Manager Anthony Bertucci to find out more.  According to Bertucci, the Board of Education is asking for approval to sell bonds in the amount of $11,240,000 for construction at the Birchview School.  The construction includes 7 classrooms, a library, a dedicated computer lab, remodeling the existing gym into a cafeteria/full service kitchen, fire suppression system,  remodeling the existing areas of the school, a music room, restrooms, gymnasium, and making the current cafeteria into an art room.  When completed, the Birchview School will be a new school.  The Michigan Department of Treasury has reviewed and approved the project and has authorized the Board to place the proposal on the ballot.  The State of Michigan will guarantee the bonds for investors.

To listen to the interview with Anthony Bertucci, please click “HERE“.  For more information about the Bond Proposal and the Ishpeming School District, please click “HERE“.