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Portage Health Foundation Accepting Applications For Small Grants

[Hancock, MI] The Portage Health Foundation’s mission is to support the charitable health needs of the community through enhanced philanthropy and community collaboration. The Portage Health Foundation’s five pillars of emphasis guides meaningful investment in projects, programs, and services that meet the needs of the community and align with our …

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Dianda’s Bill On Liquor Licenses Passes Committee

The House Regulatory Reform Committee has approved a liquor license bill from State Representative Scott Dianda. The bill seeks to prorate the cost of a new liquor license so that businesses are not paying the license fee twice in one year. Dianda said this is common-sense legislation to help new …

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CCISD Students Excel At Skills USA Competition

On Friday, February 9, 2018, Bay Community College held a Skills USA Competition for Auto Tech students across the U.P. Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Skills USA helps each student excel. They provide educational programs, events …

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Houghton Considering Dog Park

A new dog park could be set up in central Houghton at the corner of Houghton Avenue and Quincy Street on the north side of the former high school site. Townhomes are planned for the other side of the location and the owner of the property has agreed to lease …

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Houghton Looking To Add Fitness Stations Along Waterfront

The city of Houghton is looking to do some other improvements at the waterfront. City Manager Eric Waara received permission from the Houghton City Council at their regular meeting Wednesday to submit a grant application to the Portage Health Foundation. If awarded, the $15,000 grant would be used for additional …

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Transformative Project In The Works For Houghton Waterfront

The waterfront in Downtown Houghton may soon have a boardwalk-style pier for holding special events. The city is exploring grant opportunities through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for community redevelopment and placemaking in downtowns. Recent conversations with the MEDC indicated that a larger project for Houghton may be viable along …

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