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The U.P. Gem and Mineral Show is Aug 3rd!

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See what gems mother nature has to offer you at the 38th Annual Gem and Mineral Show on August 3rd. There will be continuous activities all day long, from the kids’ area (where a free tumbler will be given away); to three working demonstrations: faceting precious stones, wire-wrapping and micromounting; a raffle, silent auction, displays, […]

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Surviving in Mosquito Country

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Marquette, MI – July 3rd, 2013 – Pockets stuffed with fabric softener sheets, my companions and I headed into the woods to do some U.P birding this morning. “Fabric softener sheets?” you ask? One word. Mosquitoes. They are the much-dreaded predator of the North, attacking in droves, whining in your ears, and leaving your skin […]

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Author Pens Historical Novel With Ties To The U.P.

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Maryka Biaggio, Author of “Parlor Games”, an historical novel based on the true story of U.P. native May Dugas, joined The SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to discuss her work and preview a book signing in Marquette. Biaggio says “Parlor Games” is a sweeping […]

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Matthew’s Floor Fashions & Great Lakes Radio Gave Away $5,000 in Karndean Flooring Last Night!

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 Marquette, MI – June 28th, ’13 –  CONGRATULATIONS to Greg Pryor of Marquette, the grand prize winner of our Matthews Floor Fashions giveaway last night at the Country Village Banquet and Conference Center of Ishpeming! Throughout a suspenseful night of Mama Russo’s dinner and Karndean Bingo, we narrowed it down to FIVE lucky finalists: Tina […]

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Texaco Country Showdown July 5th: Music, Food, & a John Deere!

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Your chance to showcase your skills in America’s largest Country music talent show is fast approaching! And it starts right here in the UP! The Grand Prize is $100,000 and a ticket to country music stardom. Some of Country’s biggest names started with this contest–Garth Broks, Martina McBride, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley and many others. […]

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Negaunee YMCA to Relocate and Expand

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The YMCA of Marquette County is expanding services and it’s facility in the Western portion of the county. The Y announced today they are relocating and expanding the Negaunee YMCA from its current location to the Range Bank building located at 350 Iron Street. Lisa Coombs-Gerou, CEO […]

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What’s Crispety, Crunchety, and No Longer Flying?

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Michigamme, MI – 6/14/13 – Opening the summer place after a long winter tends to come with a few surprises. This time, my family’s ancient broken TV had to be heaved, but we didn’t expect to be heaving ourselves: there, nestled peacefully underneath the old dinosaur, was a dried out creature carcass. Now, I admit […]

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35 Years of Service: Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee

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Marquette certainly has changed in the last 35 years, growing more beautiful and converting new residents with every year. The Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee, at its regular meeting at the Landmark this afternoon, remembered the creation and growth of their organization and its leaders, and shared stories about its service to the Marquette community […]

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Innovative Handmade Ice Cream Hits Marquette

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The U.P. tradition of independence is alive in ice cream this summer! Alex McCracken opened the Fly By Night ice cream stand to bring a unique twist to the spectrum of ice cream options available to Marquettians, and it. Is. Delicious. Flavors have included Lemon Poppyseed, Sweet Potato Pie, “Real Deal” Vanilla, Orange-Cardamom with Dates, […]

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DNR Wildlife Biologist Discusses U.P. Wolf Management Plan

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The recent controversies and commentaries in the news about wolves in Upper Michigan have resulted in a high degree of misinformation and half-truths being circulated around the state. In an effort to discuss the wolf issues in the U.P. in a scientific and rational matter, Michigan Department […]

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