Dr. Sturmer of Deep Woods Veterinary Service will have office hours in Ontonagon at OCAP on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am by appointment only. Call for appointment 827-3218.
Ewen American Legion Bingo at the Hall on Friday nights. Doors open at 6:00, Bingo at 7:00. The public is welcome.
The Ontonagon Area Figure Skating Club’s show Glitter, Glitz and Glam will be held Saturday, March 8th at 6:00 pm and Sunday, March 9th at 3:00 pm at the Ontonagon Recreation Center. Kids from kindergarten through high school, groups and solos will be featured.
On Friday, March 7th the Knights of Columbus will be holding a Fish Fry at the Hall in L'Anse. Serving 5:00 - 7:00 pm cost is Adults $10.00 Children 12 and under $5.00.
Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys will be at the Orpheum Theater, in Hancock on Saturday, March 8th at 8:00 pm.
The L'Anse/Baraga Figure Skating Club will be holding their annual skating show on Saturday, March 8th at 6:30 pm and Sunday, March 9th at 2:00 pm at the L'Anse Meadowbrook Arena. Admission is $5.00 for adults & $3.00 for students.
The Rusty Wright Band is coming to the Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts on Sunday, March 9th at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 advance $12 at the door. Advance Tickets available in Ontonagon at the Citizens State Bank, Miners Bank, Ontonagon Herald, Ontonagon County Historical Museum, and the Ontonagon County Telephone Company. Also at Settlers Federal Credit Union in Bruce Crossing and the Citizens State Banks in Mass City and White Pine.
All boys and girls ages 9 to 14, as of January 1, in Ontonagon County, are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2014 Knights of Columbus, Council 2931, Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held Monday, March 10th, at 3:45 pm at the Ontonagon School gym. Everyone competes within his or her own age group for one of the 12 first place trophies to be given out at each level. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. Entry forms will be in the Ontonagon school offices, or call John Hawley @ 884-2304 for forms or additional information. Forms can also be downloaded from http://www.kofc.org/un/en/resources/service/youth/freethrow/1598_Print.pdf. Winners will compete Sunday, March 23, in Negaunee for regional, state, and national championships.
Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, March 12th in Conference Rooms 1 & 2 in Laurium from 3 – 6 p.m. For an appointment, call the Laboratory at (906) 337-6550.
Beginning Backyard Beekeeping workshop, Saturday, March 15th at the Ewen-Trout School, 144 Airport Road, Ewen, 10 am to 4:30 pm EST. Registration is $25 for adults; $15 for youth 12-18 years old includes lunch. Contact the Ontonagon County MSU Extension at 906-884-4386 or email email@example.com.
Open Circle Free Community Meal, Eat In or Take Out, will be held on Thursday, March 20th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Ontonagon United Methodist Church. Hearty Soup, bread, beverage, and dessert. This month’s host is the Ontonagon Village Council.
Advanced Backyard Beekeeping workshop, Saturday, March 29th 10 am to 4:30 pm EST, Ewen-Trout Creek School, 144 Airport Road, Ewen. Registration is $25 for adults; $15 for youth 12-18 years old includes lunch. Contact the Ontonagon County MSU Extension office at 906-884-4386 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cabin Fever Craft Fair and Luncheon will be held on Saturday, March 29th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Community Center in Mass City. Sponsored by the Ontonagon County Fair. Admission is free and there will be arts, bakery, crafts, jewelry and more. There will also be 4-H activities for kids.
Calumet High School Drama Club is proud to present, "The Great Gatsby." Performances are Wednesday, April 9th and Thursday, April 10th at the Calumet Theatre at 7 p.m. Adults are $6 and students/seniors are $4.
Yappy hour at OCAP will be held Sundays from 3-5, If there is enough interest. We have new trails in the woods so bring your snowshoes and give your fur baby a real workout, or the dogs can just run in play in our fenced in area!! RSVP Dayle at 231 0776. Hope to see you there
Attention Senior Citizens, do you have cabin fever? It’s time to get out of the house and enjoy the company of others. Get your book club or card club together and meet at the Riverview Senior Center, or just stop in for a cup of coffee, the pot is always on. To reserve your group’s spot, call 884-4818 Tuesday thru Thursday from 11am to 5pm. Stop in anytime to visit and see what the Riverview Senior Center is all about. Located at 300 Lake Street in Ontonagon.
Hometown Christmas is continuing the Schwan fundraiser until December by getting 5% of orders taken online, phone or at the door by giving them the fundraiser code 5857 when you place the order. Please continue to support Hometown Christmas!
The Social Security office in Ironwood will close to the public on Mondays and Fridays and in the afternoon on Wednesdays. The office will remain open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Most Social Security services do not require a visit to an office. Ironwood residents wishing to apply for benefits, sign up for direct deposit, replace a Medicare card, obtain proof of income or change their address or telephone number may do so at www.socialsecurity.gov or by calling our toll-free number: 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Residents may conduct business at any Social Security office.
Hours for the Adventure Mountain ice rink and ski chalet for this winter are Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 to 7 pm and Sundays from 1 to 5p. They will stay open later if they have enough visitors. There is skating, sledding, skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing all free. There is not an operating tow rope at this time but invite you to walk up the hill and it is free. Adventure Mountain is operated by volunteers with the Mountain Lions club in Greenland Michigan and is located next to the Ontonagon county fairgrounds. Chalet phone # is 883-3208.
Free Open Skating at the Ontonagon Recreation Center. Hours are: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30pm and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm .
The Michigan Works in Ontonagon and L’Anse has changed days of Operation. Ontonagon Michigan Works Hours: Monday and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Unemployment Problem Resolution Officer will be in Ontonagon on Tuesday Only from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (This is a change from Wednesday). L’Anse Michigan Works Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. If anyone has any questions, they can call the Michigan Works at 906-884-4753 or 906-524-5300
The Western U.P. Health Department, through the Michigan Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program, provide free clinical breast exams, pelvic exams, pap smears and mammograms for eligible women ages 40-64. Income guidelines apply, services are provided at no cost to eligible women. For more information, please call the Bessemer office at 667-0200 or the Ontonagon office at 884-4485
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Upper Peninsula Michigan Chapter is in need of people who are willing to volunteer and be friends to the elderly in Ontonagon and surrounding areas. For more information, contact Cathy Aten at 482-6944 or email: email@example.com
Don't forget to drop off your Michigan returnable can's and bottles to the OCAP dumpster (located between The Ontonagon Herald office and Peninsula Graphics on River Street in Ontonagon) money raised goes to help maintain an animal shelter in Ontonagon County.
Returnable cans for kids, sponsored by the Ewen Fire Department. Proceeds to build a playground for kids at a park north of Ewen. Cans may be deposited in a trailer across from Ewen Building Supply.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. Anyone wishing to join CERT, must be 18 years of age or older. You can contact Rick Varecha at 885-5256 for more information.
Open Your Heart & Your Home by becoming a Foster Parent, Adoptive Parent, or Mentor to a child. Approximately 14,000 Michigan Children are in foster care at any given time. We need your help to keep these children safe & cared for within their local community until they can be returned to their family. In the event that they cannot be returned to their home, we need loving adoptive families to give them a place to call home. You could be the answer to their hope for a home! Please contact your local county Gogebic/Iron/Ontonagon Department of Human Services for more information at (906) 663-6200 or (906) 290-0997. In Baraga/Houghton/Keweenaw counties, call 354-4700.
Do your children have health insurance? …If they don’t there’s a good chance they can get it! MI Child and Healthy Kids are Michigan’s low-cost and free health insurance programs for kids. These programs cover urgent health needs and much more including regular checkups, dental care, prescriptions and hospital care. If you have been turned down in the past, you may be eligible now… And signing up is easy, it takes less than 30 minutes! Visit www.mpca.net today or call 2-1-1 to gain peace of mind and security by knowing your kids are covered!
The Ontonagon County Economic Development Corporation is sponsoring business development client meetings in conjunction with the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center. The meetings are held at the EDC office in the Ontonagon County Courthouse on the 3rd Thursday of every month. These confidential meetings are offered free of charge by the EDC. For information on starting a new business, or assistance for an existing business in Ontonagon County, contact the EDC office at 884-4188 to make an appointment.
Do you know a Veteran who needs nursing care? If you are a Veteran, you might be eligible for free nursing home care in a State Veterans’ Home. A Veteran with a service connected disability is eligible for free care at the State Veterans’ Home. For information about this program call the D.J. Jacaobetti Home for Veterans at (906) 226-3576.
GriefShare is a special weekly seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close. GriefShare group meets every Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church, 315 S. Steel Street in Ontonagon. Call 884-4028 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org