Y-101 Community Calendar

Annual All Lake Garage Sale – June 12 and June 13th – 8am to 3pm cst each day. Hosted by the Lake Gogebic Fireflies, an auxiliary of the Lake Gogebic Fire Dept. Maps of the sale locations and any special offers by area restaurants will be distributed to local business for the public. If you wish to list your Lake Gogebic sale on the map, a $15 fee is asked which goes to support the Fireflies and the local Fire Departments. For a rummage sale participation application or for more information, contact Joanie Hissom at 906-575-3406. You can also find more information on the Lake Gogebic Fire Dept or Lake Gogebic Fireflies Facebook pages, along with a visit to the Chamber website at www.lakegogebicarea.com.

The Ontonagon Twp Library’s 2021 Summer Reading Program will officialy open Monday, June 21st! Visit the library any time that week to learn more and get signed up. Summer Reading at the OTL is open to everyone aged 18 or under, and every reader who completes the program by logging reading minutes or attending Summer Reading events will win at least one prize. Prizes in recent years have included hundreds of dollars worth of games, radio controlled drones, sporting goods, art supplies, gift certificates, and a whole lot of great books! Summer Reading runs through mid-August, and minutes can be earned no matter how you like to read, so picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, comics, magazines, e-books, and audiobooks are all eligible! The program is 100% FREE to participants, and you do not need a library card to join. (Any businesses or individuals who would like to support Summer Reading with a donation of cash, prizes, or gift certificates, please contact the library at 884-4411. We would be thrilled to have your help!)

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser – Saturday, June 26th – Benefit for the Ontonagon Eagles Club to Raise the Roof Fund. The menu is: Spaghetti, Garlic Bread and Assorted Desserts – $10 / plate. Serving from 4-7pm.

Alberta Fest – Virtual Caregiver Support Group – Second Tuesday of each month, 2-3:30pm EST starting June 2021. Registration Required! To register, call (906) 217-3019 or email: [email protected] A computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet connection and email address is needed to participate. The Caregiver Support Group is intended specifically for Upper Peninsula family caregivers, who often feel lonely, stressed, and overwhelmed with their role as a caregiver. The support group provides a place for caregivers to share feelings, get social support, learn from others, discuss caregiving skills, learn about local resources, and talk confidentially with other family caregivers. The group is facilitated by a moderator and meets virtually on the second Tuesday of each month from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST. – Join us for the 2nd Annual Art and Craft Festival Showcasing a blend of artisans, craftsman, musicians, and food from the U.P. Woodcarving, glassblowing, blacksmiths, painting, leather, jams, jewelry, fabric art, photography, maple syrup, rustic wood furniture, soaps, herbals, bakery and more! Vendor entry – $25 (outside spaces only). Call Karen at 906-201-2060 or email: K[email protected]

Summer Skills Camp 2021 – During the summer of 2021, Watersmeet Twp School District will be holding a K-12 Summer Skills Camp for those students that live within the School District’s boundaries. Summer Skills Camp will be offered (Monday through Thursday) during the weeks of June 21-24; June 28-July 1; July 12-15; July 19-22; July 26-29; August 2-5; August 9-12; and August 16-19. The day will start with breakfast offered 8-9, classes from 9-12, and lunch from 12-1. Parents will need to pick up their students after lunch by 1pm. We are very excited about the opportunity to provide the Summer Skills Camp and these two meals throughout this program as well as providing academic programs to enhance our student’s learning. The Summer Skills Camp is open to all of our Watersmeet Twp School District Students that live within the School District’s boundaries. Let’s make it a great summer! Students that attend summer skills camp all four days of the week will receive a $25 gift card to Family Dollar Thursday afternoon.

the Ontonagon Twp Library’s Summer Reading Program will hold a “Pick Up and Play” event at the Ontonagon Twp Park on Wednesday, July 7th at 2pm. Kids are asked to bring a parent or guardian along and meet at the playground area on the west end of the Twp Park. We will spend some time cleaning up, with fun and games to follow! Some supplies will be available, but feel free to bring your own gloves, rakes, etc. if you’d like.

As part of their 2021 Summer Reading Program, the Ontonagon Twp Library is thrilled to be hosting a double-header workshop event with the Michigan Science Center on Wednesday, July 14th at 2pm. In the first session, “Simple Circuits,” attendees will learn basic electricity skills with fun hands-on exercises. This will be immediately followed by the second workshop, “Digital Bling,” where attendees will recycle old technology to make fun wearable fashion pieces. Attendance for both programs is free and open to anyone aged 18 and under. No registration or library membership is required.

Virtual Caregiver Support Group – Second Tuesday of each month, 2-3:30pm EST starting June 2021. Registration Required! To register, call (906) 217-3019 or email: [email protected] A computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet connection and email address is needed to participate. The Caregiver Support Group is intended specifically for Upper Peninsula family caregivers, who often feel lonely, stressed, and overwhelmed with their role as a caregiver. The support group provides a place for caregivers to share feelings, get social support, learn from others, discuss caregiving skills, learn about local resources, and talk confidentially with other family caregivers. The group is facilitated by a moderator and meets virtually on the second Tuesday of each month from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST.

The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a CRITICAL NEED FOR ALL BLOOD TYPES. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, and Iron Mountain and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 UP hospitals. Please visit our Facebook page at UPRBC906 or website at http://www.mgh.org/blood for center details and blood drive locations. For hours and scheduling please call Marquette at 906-449-1450, Hancock at 906-483-1392. Iron Mountain at 906-774-1012 and Escanaba at 906-786-8420. Donate Local. Keep your blood in the U.P. donate with the U.P. Regional Blood Center.

The Watersmeet Township School District is looking to fill a vacant School Board member seat.  Applicants must live in Watersmeet Township.  The length of the term will be until the next regular school election, which will be November of 2022. If interested please send a letter of interest to:  Watersmeet Township School District; ATTN:  George R. Peterson III, Superintendent, P. O. Box 217, Watersmeet, MI 49969 or email:  [email protected]


Ontonagon County Plat books are on sale for $30.00.  Checks should be made out to Ontonagon County 4-H.  Plat books can be purchased at the MSU Extension office at the Ontonagon County Courthouse, Ontonagon Herald, Citizens State Bank, Settler’s Co-op, Settler’s Federal Credit Union, and the Gogebic Range Bank (Ewen and Bergland). 

Help Support the Adventure Mountain Lions and Greenland Ski Hill.   Buy your raffle tickets to support the Greenland Ski Hill.  The drawing will be on December 13, 2021 – 1st place – 42″ Cub Cadet Riding Lawn Mower; 2nd place – 24″ Ariens Snowblower; 3rd Place – Your choice of a Leaf Blower or Echo Weed Trimmer.  Tickets are $3 each, 2 for $5 or 5 for $10.  Contact Dave Guilbault at 883-3184 or Rick Saari at 883-3611 or Stop in at Pat’s Motorsports in Greenland Or at the Studio of WUPY in downtown Ontonagon

RADA KNIVES are being sold by the White Pine United Methodist Women.  You may purchase them at Simple Blessings in the Mineral River Plaza in White Pine or call Jane at 885-5233.Simple Blessings is a resale shop sponsored by the White Pine Community United Methodist Church. Store hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:00-3:00.  A list and pictures of the knives available is posted on the window at Simple Blessings. If you would like to order something that is currently not in stock at the store, talk to Judy in the store or call Jane at 885-5233.  Proceeds from the knives go to missions. Don’t forget to drop off your Michigan returnable cans 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.

The Ontonagon Eagles Club, F.O.E 2239, has put out a cookbook, Kitchen Delights.  With hundreds of recipes and it’s for sale for $12.50.  Cookbooks can be purchased at the Eagles Club or the studios of Y-101.