Library staff has prepared supplies for a take-home family game night. Inside the bag are various supplies and instructions for fast-paced “minute to win it” games. They are being distributed using a drive through event in the library’s parking lot.
This weekend is the annual Trash to Treasure event. Starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, residents can put couches, tables, chairs and other items that are in working condition out on the street curb. Then, people can drive around town and find something that they might need.
The Marquette BLP says the primary drivers for this change are the retirement of the Shiras Power Plant and the efficient operations of the Marquette Energy Center. The rate reduction goes into effect on Oct. 1.
In collaboration with the Marquette Maritime Museum, the Liberty Children's Art Project held an outdoor art event. Children first heard stories of some creatures reportedly spotted by sailors on Lake Superior. Then, it was time for them to use their imagination to recreate or make up their own sea story with their art.
In partnership with an organization called Convoy of Hope, 1,400 boxes packed with dairy products were delivered to the church Monday morning. Each box has milk, cream cheese and french onion dip inside. Throughout the day, volunteers loaded the boxes into cars pulling into the parking lot. In all, NORTHIRON church helped feed an estimated 1,000 families during the event today.
Staff is developing an Art Enrichment Program for the fall. Artists and teachers are working on lessons and projects to take place at Hotplate’s two locations, as well as some classes that can be offered virtually. As families continue to work through possible learning changes due to COVID-19, the hope is this program could help fill possible art educational gaps.