| Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Youtube RSS Feed

Houghton/Hancock : In The News

320 Houghton/Hancock Articles | Page: | Show All

Turkey hunting on the rise in Michigan

Hunters in both peninsulas of Michigan are seeing a plentiful turkey population, and turkey hunting is becoming successful enough to have a real impact on the natural resources picture in the state.
 
Excerpt: Every year, about 100,000 Michigan hunters venture into the field in the hopes of bagging a gobbler, and about 30,000 of them are successful. And this year, for the first time on record, state wildlife officials say that there is a turkey population in every single county in the Lower Peninsula.
 
For the whole story, click here.
 
Source: OutdoorHub.com

One-room schoolhouses dot Michigan educational system

Some states have done away entirely with the old form of education, one-room schoolhouses. In Michigan, there are dozens of schools that still fit this description, including several in the U.P.
 
Excerpt: Most elementary and middle schools fairly buzz with noise just before the school day starts, as a stampede of students put away coats, take seats and share boasts over video game exploits or exchange giggles about young romance.
 
But one of the first things you notice at the Eccles School along rural stretch of Michigan’s Thumb is the quiet shuffle as students move from door to desk to computer station, creating a low-level hum until the Pledge of Allegiance. A
 
For more on the story, go here.
 
Source: Bridge Michigan

Appleseed Collective will perform in Marquette, Houghton

Ann Arbor-based Americana group The Appleseed Collective is coming to the U.P. with stops at the Ore Dock Brewery in Marquette on May 27 at 8 p.m. and the Orpheum Theater in Houghton at 7:30 p.m. May 29.
 
Excerpt: No Americana sound could ring so true without miles of highway to back it up, and The Appleseed Collective certainly has that- 2014 has seen them travel coast to coast in support of their two studio albums, Baby to Beast (2012) and Young Love (January 2014). According to Aarik Danielsen of the Columbia Daily Tribune, "Young Love sweeps out the various corners of American music, taking a long look at both the sublime and the strange. The group explores both dark and light in a way that other string-band revivalists haven’t touched."

For more on the band, go here.
 
Source: AppleseedCollective.com

Michigan lighthouses are beacons for tourists

If you're interested in seeing America's lighthouses, there aren't a lot of places that offer a wider range than Michigan, and some remote locales on the Great Lakes are seeing slow but steady drips of tourism because of it.
 
Excerpt: The Point Betsie Lighthouse is a classic: a four-story white tower attached to a red-roofed keeper's house, surrounded by a windswept vista of dunes and water.
 
Built in 1858, the lighthouse near Frankfort is the oldest standing structure in Benzie County.
 
The whole story is online here.
 
Source: WZZM13.com

Meijer plans long-awaited expansion into U.P.

As Meijer stores open in northern Michigan locations, the U.P. is next on the retailer's list of places to expand.
 
Excerpt: Meijer's much-anticipated arrival in Manistee and Alpena has been the talk at the coffee shops in recent months.
 
Part of the excitement is that many can't believe the nearly 80-year-old Grand Rapids-area retailer headquartered in Walker is finally pushing into smaller cities up north after decades of expanding south into other Midwest states.
 
The rest of the story can be found here.
 
Source: Mlive.com

Beauty of Upper Peninsula inspires Esto's new album

Listeners of NPR might have been surprised to hear a song about the U.P. winding its way through the breakfast-hour news this week. It's thanks to a Minneapolis musician, Esto, who recently released a whole pop-folk album based on a summer spent in the Keweenaw.
 
Excerpt: Today's Morning Edition music is from the Minneapolis singer Esto with "Brockway Mountain Drive," a song from his brand new album "Houghton-Hancock Hum-Alongs."
 
Esto, whose real name is Blake Morgan, is also a member of the popular vocal ensemble Cantus.
 
For more on the album, click here.
 
Source: Minnesota Public Radio

Documentary reveals life of Keweenaw monks

Most people might know the Society of St. John in the Keweenaw from its amazing jams and bakery goods at the Jampot. But, the monastery shows a different side in a new documentary exploring the daily life of monks there.

Excerpt: A monk's life isn't for everybody, but the beauty and spirituality of one monastery is depicted in the new documentary "Gladsome Light."
 
The film, by Negaunee Township native Dustin Katona and Denver native Jeffrey Geniesse, shows the life of the Byzantine Catholic monks living at the Holy Transfiguration Skete according to The Mining Journal.
 
The whole story is online here.
 
Source: The Republic.com

Thrillist names best 24 U.P. restaurants

You're sure to find at least one of your favorites on this list chronicling the best places to eat in the U.P.
 
Excerpt: "Rustic" by nature instead of design, food in the UP mirrors life in the UP; it's a bit more challenging, shaped by the often-harsh geography and the once-predominant mining and logging industries requiring a hardier stock of human, and further influenced by the Finnish, Cornish, Swedish, German, French Canadian, and Italian immigrants who flocked here for those industries.
 
For the whole list, go here.
 
Source: Thrilllist.com

Smithsonian traveling exhibit arrives in Ironwood

A traveling exhibit from The Smithsonian is focusing on America's history of work and the working class, and one of its stops, through the end of May, is in Ironwood.
 
Excerpt: The Downtown Art Place (DAP) is proud to host The Smithsonian's "The Way We Worked" traveling exhibition from April 4th to May 31st. The doors will open on the exhibit Saturday, April 4th, 10 am to 4 pm (Easter Saturday). The Opening Ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 11th with a roundtable "Mining Our Heritage" discussion 10 am at the Gogebic Community College, and an Opening Ceremony 3 pm and a 5 pm Reception at the Historic Ironwood Theatre.
 
For more about the exhibit, go here.
 
Source: Downtown Art Place

LSJ explores challenges and growth for Michigan tourism

From downstate water parks to the shores of Lake Superior, this is a lengthy look at statistics and trends for Michigan tourism in recent years, well worth a read for those interested in the future of the U.P.
 
Excerpt: The biggest tourism success is the Pure Michigan ad campaign, which celebrates its 10th year in 2016. But there are challenges, including pothole-ridden roads, convincing the Legislature to invest more funds to promote tourism and bringing visitors in year-round. Tourism officials also would like to develop a culture inside and outside of hotels and resorts that welcomes tourists and treats them with respect.
 
The rest of the story, and there's quite a bit, is here.
 
Source: Lansing State Journal

Things no one tells you about leaving the U.P.

There comes a time in every young Yooper's life…Time to leave the confines of home and strike out into the wide world. But when you come from the U.P., that looks a little different than it does to most people. Movoto has a list of the things that you might find a little strange in the rest of the world.
 
Excerpt: After spending your entire life driving mostly in the UP, you probably don’t have much tolerance for overcrowding on the roads. When you consider anything more than a 5 minute delay to be heavy traffic, you’ll be shocked to see what most Americans put up with daily.
 
For the whole list, or to add more of your own, go here.
 
Source: Movoto.com

Two U.P. towns on top 10 snowiest list

It might seem a little early to be compiling lists of who got the most snow this winter, but at least so far, the U.P. is still on top.
 
Excerpt: This winter was long and brutal for many, but none of us got as much of the year’s coldest, darkest season as these locations in the Northeast and Midwest.
 
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula takes the prize, with two climate-tracking sites leading the top 10 list. 
 
For the whole story, go here.
 
Source: Washington Post

Biker tracks an 1800-mile course across the U.P.

Check out the Pure Michigan blog if you have a motorcycle and like to travel the U.P. Thorough maps, reviews and neat photos all come from a biker who's already been there, done that.
 
Excerpt: I like to do my exploring on an adventure motorcycle, but a car – or even a horse (as I learned along the way) – will take you to treasure. With motorcycle riding upon us, it’s a good time to share some opportunities for the curious to explore and enjoy.
 
Rolling along to take in hundreds of points of interest, I covered about 1,800 miles of Pure Michigan goodness. My goal went beyond the entertainment of taking my own trip.  I wanted to share some information that would make it easier for others to plan a trip of their own. 
 
For the whole story plus maps, click here.
 
Source: Pure Michigan

U.P. universities win collaboration award

A recent ceremony brought together economic developers, state officials and various stakeholders from across the state to honor outstanding accomplishments, including an award that went to three U.P. universities for how well they work together.
 
Excerpt: The Collaborate, Connect, and Create awards are each presented to one of Michigan's 10 Prosperity Regions, which were created under the Gov. Rick Snyder to inspire collaboration and provide services more effectively and efficiently. The awards were presented by MEDC CEO Steve Arwood at the Michigan Governor’s Economic and Education Summit in Detroit.
 
For the whole story, go here.
 
Source: MI Newswire

Houghton couple visits every county in the continental U.S.

The story of a U.P. couple has even hit the international news of interest, as they recently achieved their goal of visiting every county in every U.S. state--at least, except for Alaska and Hawaii. But, they're working on those, too.
 
Excerpt: A Michigan couple has completed a quest to visit all 3,108 counties in the lower 48 states after driving around the country in a green 1999 Dodge Intrepid for almost nine years.
 
Jennifer and Jonathan Riehl put the finish touch on their journey this week when they boarded a ferry to Nantucket in their car, which has accumulated almost 540,000 miles.
 
For the whole story, go here.
 
Source: Daily Mail
320 Houghton/Hancock Articles | Page: | Show All
Signup for Email Alerts