Y-101 Community Calendar


Please remove all flowers, boxes, baskets, urns, etc. from the Holy Family Cemetery and the Riverside Cemetery in Ontonagon, by October 1st.

The St Nicholas forms are out in the County. They need to be back on October 16th. You may pick them up at Rockland General Store; In Mass City- Merritt’s Travel Center and Harvest Country Market; at the Konteka in White Pine; In Ontonagon-Harbortown Laundromat, Pat’s IGA, St Vincent De Paul, Ontonagon Township Library; and in the South End of Ontonagon Settler Co-op  & Ewen Trout Creek School.  You can also get a form online on the St. Nicholas Project Ontonagon County Facebook page. 


The Ontonagon United Methodist Church is having a Pasty Sale Saturday October 3rd.  Pastys are $4.50 each, Cole Slaw $1.00 each.  Only 400 will be made so call 884-4556 leave your name, number of pastys and PHONE NUMBER (due to all the unpublished cell phones) on the answering machine.  Pick up will be between 10 and 1 on Saturday.   They will do curb side pick up if you call the church on Saturday and arrange your pick up.  Exact change or check is appreciated.


The blessing of the pets will be on Saturday, October 3rd at 10:00 am in the parking lot of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Ontonagon.  This is open to all pets from all faiths.

The blessing of the pets will be on Sunday, October 4th 3:00 pm in the grassy area at the St. Paul Luthren Church in Mass City.  This is open to all pets from all faiths.

The Ewen-Trout Creek Schools is holding a Blood Drive at Centennial Hall on Wednesday, October 7th from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.  For an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org


The Ontonagon County Cancer Association is offering free mammograms to women of Ontonagon County 40 and over.  Scheduling should be done from October 12 through October 16 from 9a.m. to 3 p.m. by calling 884-8137. Mammograms are free to all Ontonagon County women without insurance. Those with insurance if insurance does not pay the full price, the Ontonagon County Cancer Association will pick up the rest of the charge.

MSU EXTENSION Online Via Zoom, FREE TAI CHI FOR FALL PREVENTION.  BEGINNERS CLASSES STARTING IN OCTOBER.  You can choose a time and days of the week that work for you;  Monday and Wednesdays Oct. 12th – Dec. 17, 2020 11:30 a.m. EST Online via Zoom

To register: https://events.anr.msu.edu/taichiforfallpreventionMWOct12time1030/ or  Monday and Wednesdays Oct. 12th – Dec. 17, 2020 4:30 p.m. EST Online via Zoom To register: https://events.anr.msu.edu/taichiforfallpreventionMWOct12time330/ and Tuesday and Thursdays Oct. 13th – Dec. 17, 2020 2:30 p.m. EST Online via Zoom.  To register:  https://events.anr.msu.edu/taichiforfallpreventionMWOct13time130/

Settlers Federal Credit Union is matching funds up to $1500 in place of their annual cancer walk, donations may be made at Settlers Federal Credit Union.  All proceeds will go to the Ontonagon County Cancer Association.

The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a SEVERE CRITICAL NEED for ALL blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, and Escanaba and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 UP hospitals. Please visit the Facebook page or website at www.mgh.org/blood for center details and blood drive locations. For Marquette hours and scheduling please call 906-449-1450, Hancock hours and scheduling please call 906-483-1392 and Escanaba hours and scheduling please call 906-786-8420. We hope to see you soon the donate blood and give the gift of life.

Fall color chair lift rides have started and will run every weekend through, October 11. Saturday and Sundays 12:00-6:00 EST cost $10 per person, Children 10 and under free. Season Ski Passes will be on sale during the fall color rides. Family pass is $400 Individual is $200

Family Fall Festival is Saturday, September 26th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Fairgrounds in Greenland, free admission.  There will be hayrides, Palenske’s Petting Zoo, Vendors, Fundraising Boards, Demonstrations featuring Jaws of Life, Stump Grinding, Fiber, Chicken Tractors, Shingle Milling and more.  Kids fall craft activity sponsored by 4H, Kids pie eating contest, Apple Cider Pressing by the Klessig’s, Apples donated by Spissel’s L’Anse fruit stand, Twilight DJ services sponsored by D&E Critter Ranch & Linder Insurance.  At 1:00 pm, Ninja Obstacle Course:  Kids 12 and under free Admission, 13 – Adult is $5.00.  Fall Fun at the Fairgrounds all activities and events are outdoors with plenty of room for social distancing.

The Settlers Depot Gallery in Bruce Crossing will hold its annual “Fall Fiesta” plant sale, book sale and POP UP BOOTHS showcasing the work of Depot Artisans on SaturdaySeptember 26th from 10 am until 3 pm. To help insure the health of everyone, the event will be held outdoors.  Please join us on the Depot Parking lot next to the Settlers Grocery Store. This time there will be no baked goods but the Ottawa Lions Club will be passing out hot dogs to shoppers and their children.  There will be no charge for the hot dogs, but the Lions will have a container for a free will donation for those who wish to support the local Lions Club.  Tables displaying Depot Member items and the Lions Club booth will be spaced to practice social distancing.  Although the event will be outside, we are hoping the event will be well attended so masks are encouraged.  Again this year, there will be over 100 perennial plants. 


“Art is…” is an Instagram outdoor scavenger hunt hosted by the Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock on Saturday, October 10th from 10am-5pm EST. Get an art clue, take a photo of your answer, and post to Instagram. Early bird registration: September 4-October 1. Late bird registration: October 2-8, 2020.  A list of 30 art activity clues will be distributed by email to the team captain on Friday, October 9th at 5pm EST. In order to participate, one open Instagram account is required during the event.  The event will be moderated through the Copper Country Community Instagram account @coppercountryarts.  Teams of 1-6 people may begin posting photos on Instagram at 10am EST on Saturday, October 10th. Submissions close at 5pm EST. All participants will receive custom commemorative medallions, handmade in the CCCAC clay studio. Prizes awarded to the top three teams, on the basis of completion and creativity. This is a family-friendly event and team members can be located anywhere in the world.  “Art is…” is a CCCAC fundraiser.  Register online September 4-October 1: $10 entry fee for a team of 1-2 people; $5 for each additional person, up to six people per team. Late registration, October 2-8, add $10 per team.  For complete information, to see an example clue, or to register, visit www.coppercountryarts.com/artis.  The Copper Country Community Arts Center is a non-profit organization located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock, MI. The CCCAC is dedicated to “Fostering an Environment where the Arts and People Grow Together.”

Bring the whole family for a frighteningly fun time at your historic Calumet Theatre, as they present Spooky Halloween at the Theatre! The event happens Friday, October 30th, 6pm-9pm. There will be food, lots of free treats, games and a costume contest for the kids with prizes, and they will be screening the Steven Speilberg/Robert Zemeckis-produced animated thriller “Monster House”. Wear your costume and join for some spooky, safe, socially-distanced fun at the Calumet Theatre. Tickets: $1.00 per per person. Limited tickets available. Reserve yours today by stopping by the box office Wed-Fri Noon-5pm or calling 906-337-2610.  For more info & updated Season Schedule go to calumettheatre.com 

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.

Baragaland Senior Citizens transportation in L’Anse is available for local pickup to medical appointments and for grocery shopping from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.  They also can pick up prescriptions and your pre-ordered groceries from Larry’s Market in Baraga.  Call 524-6711 or 524-6922 for more information.

Win an Indiana Guitar played and autographed by Ted Nugent.  Tickets are $5.00 each or 6 for $20.  Tickets will be available now until December 22, 2020.  They will be sold during the Ontonagon Labor Day Celebration, The Ontonagon All School Reunion.  The drawing will be held on 12/23/20 at noon.  Tickets are available at WUPY Radio, from Don & Josie Olson, J. R. Richardson, Joe Larsen, Kara Ray, Amy Carlson, Steve Store or Dean Juntunen.  Proceeds from this fundraiser will be split between Camp Josh, U.P. Sport fisherman’s Association and the Kandy Richardson Memorial Scholarship at Gogebic Community College.

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  studios of Y-101. Blue Ribbon Recipes, Volume Two, A collection of recipes from the Ontonagon County Fair is on sale now for $13.00 and available in Ontonagon at Citizens State Bank, Lake Superior Credit Union and the studios of Y-101 and in Mass City at Meritt’s Travel Center and Harvest Country Market.