News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • Weather closes Lakeshore Boulevard
  • Lakeshore Boulevard is closed from Hawley Street to Wright Street until further notice.
  • Manager to hold office hours
  • Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
  • "Art of Business" workshop scheduled
  • In collaboration with the Lake Superior Community Partnership, the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is pleased to announce “The Art of Business” workshop, which will take place at the Arts Center on March 22 from 1 to 3 p.m.

    Whether you’re an artist who owns a business or is interested in starting one, this workshop is for you. Turning your creative practice into a business may seem like a daunting task, but the Lake Superior Community Partnership’s Business Development staff will walk you through setting up your business, finances, purchasing supplies and much more.

    This workshop is free to attend and interested artists may register by visiting the LSCP’s website, www.marquette.org, and clicking on The Art of Business under Upcoming Events on the homepage. For more information or assistance registering, please contact LSCP at lscp@marquette.org or 226-6591.
  • Election Board Meeting rescheduled
  • The Election Board regular meeting, originally scheduled for Jan. 28, has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum. The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. in City Commission Chambers in City Hall.
  • Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting canceled
  • The Board of Zoning Appeals regular meeting on Feb. 4 has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items. The next scheduled meeting will be held on March 3.
  • Special Harbor Advisory Meeting called
  • There will be a special meeting of the Harbor Advisory Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 5:15 p.m. in the Citizens Forum in Lakeview Arena, located at 401 East Fair Avenue. The topic of the special meeting will be the Presque Isle Marina Capital Project.
  • Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board meeting cancelled
  • The regular meeting of the Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 28 has been cancelled due to lack of quorum. The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 11 at 8 a.m. in Room 103 of Marquette City Hall.
  • Engineering department office location change
  • Due to the upcoming new hospital construction and future Municipal Service Center construction, the City of Marquette’s Engineering Department has temporarily been relocated to Lakeview Arena. Work in the right-of-way permits, project plans and specifications for bids, access to records and maps will be available at this location. All phone extensions and email addresses will remain the same during this transition.
  • Bike path maintenance on hold in preparation for UP200
  • The bike path along Lakeshore Boulevard, from Mattson Lower Harbor Park to South Beach, is not being maintained due to the upcoming U.P. 200. Maintenance of the bike path will resume on Feb. 22.
  • HAC meeting canceled
  • The Harbor Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Jan. 20 was cancelled due to a lack of quorum. All items will be moved to the agenda for the regularly scheduled meeting of Feb. 16.
  • PWPL elevator out
  • The Peter White Public Library will be without elevator service until further notice, due to unscheduled maintenance.
  • Street closures set for Noquemanon
  • The following streets will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 3 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon:

    1. Hawley Street, from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard.
    2. Wright Street, from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard.
    3. Schneider Mill Court, from River Park Circle to end of Schneider Mill Court.
    4. Powder Mill Road, from Wright Street to end of Powder Mill Road.

    The detour route to access Lakeshore Boulevard from Hawley Street and Wright Street will be Presque Isle Avenue south to Fair Avenue, then Fair Avenue east to Lakeshore Boulevard. Access to the Biolife Plasma Services will be available on Hawley Street from Lakeshore Boulevard.
  • LDFA meeting set for Tuesday
  • The Local Development Finance Authority Board will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. in City Hall Room 103.
  • Marquette DDA celebrates 40 years
  • The Marquette Downtown Development Authority is forty years old this month. The DDA was established by the Marquette City Commission on Jan. 12, 1976. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, the DDA is hosting a Business After Hours on Jan. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hampton Inn at 461 S. Lakeshore Blvd. The evening will feature a Taste of Marquette, with delicious appetizers graciously provided by many of the Downtown District’s outstanding restaurants. The DDA will also be offering wine and a variety of beers from our popular breweries and awarding fabulous prizes from businesses throughout the district.

    The Marquette DDA would like to extend our appreciation to all of the contributing businesses for their generosity, the Hampton Inn for the beautiful venue and the Lake Superior Community Partnership for their assistance in coordinating the evening’s festivities. The Marquette DDA asks that you will join us as we celebrate our efforts to keep Marquette’s Downtown District a centerpiece of our community and region.
  • BLP meeting set for Jan. 27
  • At the December 17, 2015 Regular Board Meeting, Marquette Board of Light and Power Board of Directors voted to change the Regular Board Meeting scheduled on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 to Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the MBLP’s Main Office, 2200 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855.
  • Public forum coming for new service center project
  • The City of Marquette will be conducting a public forum on Tuesday, Jan. 26 in order to discuss the relocation of the Municipal Service Center project. The forum is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the existing Municipal Service Center located at 850 W. Baraga Avenue. Join City staff and members of the project’s Design-Build Team to discuss plans and design of the new facility.
  • Promotion fund, discount fee waiver applications due
  • The City of Marquette provides under City Code, Chapter 2 Administration, Division 3 Finance, Public Relations; Section 2-522 Policies and Procedures a mechanism for community stakeholders to submit for waiver of City fees and/or in-kind services provided by the City and/or cash payments. Requests for Promotional Funds may include grant funding, fee relief, provision of in-kind City services, cash or a combination of any or all of these items.

    Applications to be considered for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 (Oct. 1, 2016 through Sep. 30, 2017) must be received or postmarked by March 31, 2016 to be considered. Any applications received or postmarked after this date will NOT be eligible for consideration.
  • City Open House to be held on Feb. 17
  • Community members are invited to the City of Marquette Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street.

    Meet City Commissioners, and staff, including Policemen, the Canine Unit, Firemen, the City Manager and City partners. Attendees can look forward to raffle drawings, giveaways, snacks and refreshments. Additionally, children of all ages can learn about their city with several hands-on activities like filling this year’s sticker passport, testing their microbiology skills with the Wastewater Department, or exploring their own neighborhood with the Geographic Information System used by the Engineering Department.
  • February MACC art exhibits announced
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its February LSAA Gallery exhibition by photographer, Paul Rose. Paul began studying photography in the early 70s at the Detroit Center for Creative Studies where he graduated with his Bachelor of Fine Arts. Following graduation, he went on to study with noted photographers Ansel Adams, Robert Vigiletti, and Steve Benson. Since then, he has continued to capture the life around him, with incredible attention to the shapes and values of each scene. His award-winning work can be found in galleries across the Southwest and Michigan.

    The February SmallWorks Gallery will feature work by multimedia artist, Paulette Carr. As a young girl, Paulette began her exploration of the creative world with garment construction. Since then she has created everything from art quilts and doll clothes, to her daughter’s hand-beaded wedding gown. In 2012, when her daughter was diagnosed for a second time with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and required a stem cell transplant, Paulette found peace in mixed media art. Combining drawings with paint and collage allowed her to take a step away from her worries, even if it was just for a short while. Three and a half years later, her daughter is doing very well and Paulette continues to create beautiful mixed media art.