Keweenaw Report Community Page
The Copper Country is a busy place – full of things to do and places to go. The links on this page will help you keep in touch with what’s happening in our community.
CLICK HERE for our Community Calendar – the most complete listing of specific events in the Keweenaw!
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General Community Announcements
The Houghton High School Robotics Team (Superior RoboWorks) is raising money to help pay for their trip to the World Competition in Saint Louis, Missouri. You can help by making a donation here.
Artist Booth applications are available for for the 12th annual Houghton Art and Music Festival. The Festival will take place Saturday, June 21st in downtown Houghton. The Festival is co-sponsored by the Copper Country Community Arts Council and the City of Houghton. The application deadline is Friday, May 30th. Applications are available at the Copper Country Arts Center in Hancock, or online by clicking “Programs” here.
Spring road restrictions are now in effect for Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga Counties. The restrictions will remain in effect until roadbeds stabilize. For full details. click here.
Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly is holding a raffle to raise money to replace the truck volunteers use to plow snow and deliver heating wood to elderly friends in the Copper Country. The truck will cost $40,000, once it’s equipped with a plow and a dumping system. A $10,000 donation has already been made toward the new truck by the Alden and Vada Dow Foundation. Little Brothers hopes to raise an additional $24,000 through the raffle. Tickets are $40.00 each. No more than 1,200 will be sold. If all are sold, the grand prize will be $20,000. The prize drawing will be held August 2nd. Tickets are available at the Little Brothers office in Hancock. For more information, click here. (MI License R25319)
The Keweenaw Community Foundation is selling personalized paving bricks to be used in the new walkway at Kestner Waterfront Park. Purchase a small brick for a donation of $100 or more, a medium brick for $500 or more, or a large brick for a donation of $1,000 or more. Money collected will pay for the walkway, help build the Foundation’s Administration Endowment, and provide a contribution to the Houghton Rotary Scholarship Fund. To find out more, or place your order, click here. The deadline to purchase your brick is May 1st.
The Hancock Education Association is offering a $500.00 scholarship for a Hancock High School graduate who is now going into their junior or senior year pursuing a teaching degree in college. To download the application forms, click here, open the high school tab and scroll down to “HEA Scholarship.” Scholarship applications should be mailed to Mrs. Deb Olson, Hancock Education Association, Barkell Elementary School, 1201 N. Elevation Street, Hancock, MI 49930, ATTN: HEA Scholarship. Scholarship applications are due on or by April 30th.
Kindergarten Registration continues across the Copper Country. Dated events are posted on our web calendar. If you have any questions, call the office of the elementary school you plan to have your child attend. Early enrollment for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten at the Copper Country Christian School ends Friday, April 25th. Call the school at 487-1718, or click here for more details. Students may continue to enroll after April 25th, but will pay next year’s rate.
The Calumet Art Center is raising funds to help support an expanded Youth Program curriculum. You can donate through the Indiegogo web site here.
The L’Anse School District is selling engraved bricks to help raise the final money needed to complete the new football field and sports complex. Purchase a small brick for a donation of $100 to $499… or a large brick for a donation of $500 or more. To see details about the bricks and the fundraiser, click here. To download an order form, click here.
The New Beginnings Angel Mission is collecting gently used prom dresses for students to use this spring. If you have a prom dress in the closet, please consider donating it. It will be made available free of charge to a young lady who might not otherwise be able to afford one. Dresses can be dropped off at the New Beginnings store on Fifth Street in Calumet during their regular business hours – Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00 until 3:00, and Fridays from 10:00 until 6:00. They will provide a receipt that you may be able to use as a tax deduction.
The Baraga County Shelter Home has begun a campaign to raise money for a new roof. The Shelter provides residential and counseling services for victims of domestic violence in Baraga County, along with financial and physical assistance. The existing roof is in very poor condition. To help, you can make a donation here.