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June 2002 Viewpoints
Keweenaw Chain Drive offers mountain bike challenges
By Wynn Johnson Posted 06/30/2002
HOUGHTON -- Guest writer Wynn Johnson describes challenges met by mountain bike enthusiasts during the Keweenaw Chain Drive Festival June 15-16. Despite a rainy, muddy start for the Kids' Cup race and Technical Time
Trial on Saturday, bikers came from as far away as Texas for Sunday's 16- and
32-mile races. See also
Keweenaw Now's photos of the kids' and adults' races. more
Wisconsin volunteers help build South Range Habitat homes
By Merle Kindred Posted 06/27/2002
HANCOCK -- Guest columnist Merle Kindred describes the "blitz build" in early June when 29 members of the United Church of Christ Congregational Church in Amery, Wis., (Rev. Barry R. Schaefer, Pastor) arrived in the Keweenaw Peninsula for a week of volunteer work on two energy-efficient homes being constructed by Copper Country Habitat for Humanity (CCHFH) in South Range.
Club Indigo to feature
By Joe Kirkish Posted 06/20/2002
HOUGHTON -- Mu Beta Psi music fraternity presents the June Club Indigo at the Calumet Theatre Fri., June 21, with the light-hearted, romantic Australian comedy,
Strictly Ballroom. An all-Australian buffet, catered by Chef Chris of Northern Lights in Houghton, will be served at 6 p.m., the movie following at 7:15 p.m. Guest columnist Joe Kirkish reviews this and other movies playing in the local area.
Urgent request to support
Michigan arts, culture
By Susan Burack Posted 06/12/2002
HANCOCK -- Susan Burack, Upper Peninsula/Rural Arts Coordinator, Michigan Association of Community Arts Agencies, sends an urgent letter to all those who care about arts and culture in Michigan. At 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, June 13, the Michigan legislative conference committee will meet to finalize budget cuts. The arts are scheduled for a 50% cut. Burack requests your help in notifying legislators of the important economic and cultural impact that arts funding makes in the Upper Peninsula.
Tom Collins for Keweenaw County Commissioner, District 1
By Tom Collins Posted 06/09/2002
LAC LA BELLE -- Tom Collins, president of the South Shore Association, member of the Grant Township Land Use Committee and resident of Lac La Belle, is a candidate for Keweenaw County Commissioner, District 1.
Launching a campaign that will probably be decided in the August 6 Primary
Election, Collins addresses voters in the newly changed district, which now includes Grant and Sherman townships and the south side of Fulton Road in Fulton.
Little Gem Theatre to show
Exodus June 6
By Joe Kirkish Posted 06/04/2002
HOUGHTON -- "Exodus" will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at at the Little Gem Theatre in Lake Linden. Guest columnist Joe Kirkish reviews this 1960 film adaptation of the Leon Uris novel, which
chronicles the post-World War II partition of Palestine into a homeland for Jews. Joe also reviews
eight other films now playing in the local area. more
Copper Country North American Migration
Bird Count Results
By Susan Robinson Posted 06/03/2002
HANCOCK -- Guest columnist Susan Robinson reports 22 birders participated in the 2002 spring bird count. Bird feeders, waterways, the lake, woods and backyards were scanned to identify and list a variety of species -- from 209 red-winged blackbirds to one painted bunting. Photographer Michael J. Shupe again contributes his photographs of some of the species observed in the Keweenaw area. more
Leaders' words can determine war or peace
By Robert Brown Posted 06/02/2002
HOUGHTON -- Guest author Robert Brown, founding member of the Copper Country Peace Alliance
(CCPA), sends a letter in response to a recent editorial in The Daily Mining
Gazette. Brown read the letter to fellow Peace Alliance members during their June 1, 2002, "Walk for Peace" from Houghton to Hancock.
Viewpoint: To Residents
of Keweenaw County
By Don Keith Posted 06/01/2002
EAGLE HARBOR -- In his recent letter to residents, Keweenaw County Commissioner
Don Keith, who is running unopposed for re-election in the August 6 Primary,
lists his achievements of the past 18 months. Keith, who has been actively
involved in the township land use planning effort, says he plans to work to promote communication and understanding between
Keweenaw County officials and Township Boards. more
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