SPRINGTIME IN MARQUETTE COUNTY!!

A SNAPSHOT OF THE MALL PARKING LOT FROM THIS MORNING.

AHHH, SPRING! What a marvelous time of year!  Such eager optimism, looking ahead to a new season of rebirth and restarting of the machines while shaking off the snowy shackles of winter.  It’s a time where we can unanimously agree that, once again, we have made it through another dreary season of forced-air heating, incessant scraping of ice and the shoveling of snow to simply make a walkway to get from your house to your garage or to your car, which may or may not start.  Ahh, the freshness of it all!  It really does one’s heart good.

Yes.  That is sarcasm…enjoy today’s snow.

You know I will.

And yes, THAT is even more sarcasm.

TALKIN’ SUMMER CLASSES AND MORE WHILE THE SNOW FALLS GENTLY FROM THE SKY!

SMILIN' APRIL "L" FROM DEAR OLD NMU!

April Lindala, Director of the Center for Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, stopped by the studios today to promote a series of summer educational courses being offered this year at the University.  The classes are relatively short, intensive two-week sessions that are tuned to a series of topics including immersive nature-based Ojibway language training.  She also talked about a special series of presentations and workshops being presented this Monay on campus featuring violence prevention educator Paul Kivel.  To listen to the comments from April’s interview, please click “HERE“.  For more information on the classes and the seminar on Monday, or to find out more about the Center for Native American Studies, log on to their website by clicking “HERE“.

“FIRE UP” IS BACK THIS WEEKEND IN MARQUETTE!

DIRECTOR OF THE "FIRE UP" CONFERENCE, JILL SEPPALA.

Jill Seppala, Director of the Fire Up conference, came by today to give an update on the conference that is being held this weekend at Lakeview Arena in Marquette.  The event, now in it’s 24th year, features music, fellowship and prgramming geared for both young people and adults, all with a positive Christian message.  Jill explained how folks can take part in the event and all of it’s programs and also how they can volunteer to help keep the overall weekend running smoothly.  To listen in to Jill’s interview, please click “HERE“.  To find out more about the Fire Up event, please click “HERE” to log on to the official website.


THE DANG SPRING SEEMS TO HAVE SPRUNG!

Hopefully, by the time I write in this here blog again tomorrow, that blasted snow will have melted away.  Of course, that will just serve to make everything muddy and messy.  FEH!  I much rather prefer to sit on the porch with an acoustic guitar and a cold beverage in 75-degree weather that deal with this snowy crud.  Oh well, I guess it’s just part of the joys of living here in the good ol’ Upper Peninsula of Michigan!

See you all later!

CHEERS!


-Walt