-- December Happenings
November 2002 Happenings
County to hold public hearing on draft Land Use Plan and maps Dec. 3
EAGLE RIVER -- The Keweenaw County Zoning/Planning Commission will hold a public hearing
at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at the Courthouse in Eagle River. The
purpose of this hearing is public review of the Keweenaw County "Blueprint
for Tomorrow" Land Use Plan and maps submitted by the Western Upper
Peninsula Planning and Development District (WUPPDR) and the township planning
committees. After public discussion and review, the commission may accept,
reject, and/or change any portion of the Land Use Plan, which will then be
reviewed by the Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners at their Dec. 11
meeting. Read the Public Hearing
Notice and information on viewing the plan on the Keweenaw
Liberty Library Web site.
KEWEENAW PENINSULA -- This calendar provides a guide to arts, cultural,
government, and organization events and meetings in the Keweenaw
Peninsula for the month of November, 2002. more
Peace Alliance to hold Walk for Peace Nov. 30
The Copper Country Peace Alliance will hold a Walk for Peace on Saturday, Nov.
30, starting at noon from the Motherlode in Houghton. The theme this week will be "Giving thanks for the millions of courageous and compassionate voices for peace, the world over."
Everyone who supports a diplomatic, non-violent resolution of the conflict with Iraq is invited to participate. For more information, call 288-3181.
Home for Holidays Market features
The Fifth Annual Home for the Holidays Gift Market will feature the work of 20 Upper
Peninsula artists. The public is invited to this unique
holiday sale of handmade Christmas decorations and gifts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on Saturday, Nov. 30, in the lobby of the Rozsa Performing Arts Center on the
Michigan Tech campus. more
County to hold public hearing on proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment
EAGLE RIVER -- The Keweenaw County Zoning/Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2002, at the Courthouse in Eagle River, Michigan, to receive public comment on a proposed Open Space Preservation amendment to the Keweenaw County Zoning Ordinance. The hearing will follow two other meetings: the Economic Development Committee meeting at 6 p.m. and the Keweenaw County Zoning/Planning Commission meeting at 7 p.m.
Read the Public Hearing
to hold Walk for Peace Nov. 23
HOUGHTON -- "Praying for the safety and sanctity of all lives, American and Iraqi" will be the theme of the Walk for Peace on Saturday, Nov. 23. Sponsored by the Copper Country Peace Alliance, the walk will begin at 12 noon from the
Motherlode in Houghton. Everyone who supports the resolution of the Iraqi crisis by working in cooperation with the international community without resorting to war is encouraged to participate. For more information, call 288-3181.
Omphale Gallery to host Nov. 22 reception for photography exhibit
CALUMET -- A reception for "Pure Digital Silver" -- an exhibit by Copper Country photographers Loralee Miller, Eric Munch and Miriam Pickens -- will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, at the Omphale Gallery, 431 Fifth Street, in Calumet. The reception, including live music, is free and open to the public. The exhibit, which includes both black-and-white and color photography, will run through Jan. 3, 2003. Omphale hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
Rolf Peterson to present Isle Royale wolf-moose research
HOUGHTON -- Rolf Peterson, Michigan Tech professor in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, will present "Wolf-Moose Research of Isle Royale," at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Hesterberg Hall Atrium of the U. J. Noblet Building on the MTU campus. A
reception to honor Peterson will follow the presentation. This is the first event of the Keweenaw Chapter of MTU Alumni and Friends Speaker Series. For more information, contact the MTU Alumni Association at 487-2400 or
Land Use and Loons to be subject of Nov. 15 lecture at MTU
HOUGHTON -- Joe Kaplan of the Biodiversity Research Institute and Michigan Tech
School of Forestry and Environmental Science will present "Land Use
and Implications for Loons: A Michigan Perspective" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday,
Nov. 15, in the MTU Noblet Foresty Building Auditiorium. Parking is available
behind Noblet off 7th Avenue. The presentation is sponsored by the Isle Royale
Natural History Association and the Isle Royale Institute.
Eagle Harbor Township Board to meet Nov. 11
EAGLE HARBOR -- The Eagle Harbor Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, in the Township Hall in Eagle Harbor. Supervisor Doug Sherk will comment on election results; Keweenaw County 2002 Apportionment, zoning amendment and land use plan; Omega House; a DEQ permit at Lake Medora; and updates on Mt. Baldy, Long Lake Wildlife Refuge and other lands. The meeting will also include several items of new business. See
George Hite's Eagle Harbor Web for complete township election results and other news.
Peace Alliance to honor vets with Nov. 11 peace walk
HOUGHTON -- To commemorate Veterans' Day (also known as Armistice Day, ending World War I on Nov. 11, 1918) the Copper Country Peace Alliance will sponsor a short walk on Shelden Avenue in Houghton.
Participants will meet at the Motherlode and begin the walk at 11:11 a.m. on Monday, Nov.
11. The theme of the walk will be "Honor Veterans with Peace." The public is invited to join the walk.
Lake Superior Alliance to hold local meetings Nov. 9, Nov. 11
SPOONER, WIS. -- The Lake Superior Alliance will
hold two information and strategy
sessions on "Lake Superior at the Crossroads" on Saturday, Nov. 9, in
Marquette, and on Monday, Nov. 11, in Houghton. The Saturday meeting will be
from 10 a.m. to noon at the Northern Michigan University Center in Marquette.
Monday's meeting, to be held in conjunction with the Friends of the Land of
Keweenaw (FOLK) Annual Business Meeting, is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at
the Super 8 Motel in Houghton. The meetings are free and open to the public.
Peter Forbes, conservationist photographer, to speak Nov. 10 at Finnish
American Heritage Center
HANCOCK -- Peter Forbes, National Fellow of the Trust for Public Land, will give a free public talk entitled "Our Land, Ourselves: A Celebration of People and Place"
at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Finnish American Heritage Center in
Hancock. Sponsored by the Keweenaw Land Trust, Forbes' visit will
also include a musical event with John Perona and the Finn Woods Ramblers at the
Little Gem Theatre at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, and visits with Hancock Middle School
students and area business and planning leaders. more
Conservationist Dave Foreman to speak at Rozsa Center Nov. 5
HOUGHTON -- Conservationist and wilderness advocate Dave Foreman will present a lecture on "The Re-Wilding of America: Reclaiming America's Wilderness" at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Rozsa Center on the Michigan Tech campus. The event is free and open to the public. Read more on
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