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Zak Hammill of the Ishpeming Ski Club.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Athletes from around the country and the world are in Ishpeming this week to compete at Suicide Hill.

Zak Hammill , Ishpeming Ski Club Juniors Coach and Competitive Jumper Zak Hammill joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning to discuss the 125-th Ishpeming Ski Club Suicide Hill Ski Jumping Tournament, which is being held tomorrow night.

The event features the top ski jumpers from several countries as well as some of the best jumpers in the nation.

Official events for the ski jumps get underway today with the Winter Sports Celebration March at 5:30pm in Downtown Ishpeming and the Ski Club spaghetti fundraising dinner at the Ishpeming Elks Lodge.

The Competition gets underway tomorrow at 6-pm at Suicide Hill with a bonfire and fireworks to follow.

To listen to the interview with Zak, click on the audio link below:

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For more about the Ishpeming Ski Club, please click “HERE” to visit their website.

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UPDSA's Pat Torreano.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The annual runnings of the UP 200 and Midnight Run sled dog races are fast approaching, and although the weather has been less than wintry, the races will go on.

That was the message from Pat Torreano with the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association when she visited SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning today.  She talked about the adjustments that had been made to the race routes and the current condition of the trails.

Pat also explained that the starting ceremonies for the UP 200 will be held in downtown Marquette as usual, but they will have the start of the Midnight Run race there as well.  The two race starts will be separated by about a half-hour and will add to the excitement of Sled Dog night in Marquette.

To listen to the interview with Pat, please click on the audio link below:

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To visit the UPSDA’s website and find out more about the race and the organization, please click “HERE”.

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Pam Christensen.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two-time Grammy award winning children’s singer/songwriter, storyteller and author Bill Harley will be appearing in the Marquette area later this month at a series of events.

The Peter White Public Library is presenting Harley as part of the 2012 Midwinter Storytelling Festival.  Library Director Pam Christensen stopped by the SUNNY Studios this morning to discuss his performance schedule and explain more about his music.

The family-friendly shows will feature a mix of music, storytelling and more and will be held over two days, February 10th & 11th.

To hear more about Bill Harley coming to town, please click on the audio link below to listen to the interview with Pam.

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Please click “HERE “ to visit the Peter White Public Library’s website.

 

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.

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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.

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Tom Baldini.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – On Monday evening, January 16th at the Ramada in Marquette from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Marquette County Economic Club will be featuring Spigarelli from Getz’s Inc. and Terry Dehring, from QuickTrophy. These two Marquette based business men will discuss their internet sales growth and other successes.

Tom Baldini, long time friend of Mark & Walt in the Morning, joined the show this week to promote the dinner and meeting and explained more about the evening’s program and how you can become a member of the club.

The evening will begin with a social hour from 6-7 p.m. and dinner and program begins at 7 p.m. Please make reservations by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 13th by visiting www.marquetteeconomicclub.org or calling 315-2155 to leave a message.

To listen to the interview with Tom, please click on the audio link below:

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To visit the club’s website, please click “HERE“.

Steve "MOOCH" Mariucci and the Morning Show Gopher.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Beacon House in Marquette is presenting a special fund raiser to benefit their efforts to upgrade some of the handicapped suites at the facility.

Beacon House supporter and National Football League commentator Steve Mariucci set the Beacon House up with a pair of tickets to auction off to the highest bidder to the Green Bay-New York playoff game this Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Sue LeGalley, with Beacon House joined Mark & Walt in the Morning to talk about this auction and more about the Beacon House in general.

To findout how you can bid on these tickets, and to hear the entire interview with Sue, please click on the audio link below:

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To log on to the Beacon House website, please click “HERE“.

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Lisa Coombs- Gerou.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Lisa Coombs-Gerou, Executive Director of the Y of Marquette County joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning today for the first “Y Wednesday” of the year.

She outlined the latest about the “Livestrong” program and a lot more about wellness programs being offered for all ages at the “Y”.  She also touched on the newly redesigned website for the “Y” and more.

To listen to the interview with Lisa Coombs-Gerou, please click on the audio link below:

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To visit the “Y” website, please click “HERE“.

Marquette County Sheriff Mike Lovelace

Marquette County Sheriff Mike Lovelace.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County Sheriff Mike Lovelace joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning today to remind listeners to not drink and drive this Holiday weekend.

Sheriff Lovelace explained that Marquette County is one of a handful of counties in the state that has received extra funding from the Office of Highway Safety Planning to pay for overtime road patrols to watch for drunk and unsafe drivers.

He also ran through what will happen to you if you are pulled over for drunk driving, from the initial stop all the way to arrest.

To listen to the interview with Marquette County Sheriff Mike Lovelace, please click on the audio link below:

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SNOWFLAKE returns to Marquette, MI.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A special evening combining live music and performance art is coming up tomorrow night in Marquette to help the homeless.

“Snowflake”, a performance piece created and portrayed by Gayle LaJoye of Marquette, is being performed along with sets from three local music groups at Kaufman Auditorium.

The show’s proceeds are going to benefit the “Room at the Inn” homeless assistance agency.  Robin Roy, the program co-ordinator for the group joined Mark & Walt in the Morning today to promote the show.

To find out more about the show, listen to the interview with Robin by clicking on the audio link below:

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For more about “Room at the Inn” please click “HERE” to visit their website.