Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Community Calendar

The Keweenaw Report Calendar is brought to you by Houghton Community Broadcasting. To add an announcement for your non-profit, community organization, send the information to HoughtonRadio@up.net. For best results, please submit your request at least two weeks in advance. Scroll down past the calendar to see general community announcements.

The St. Vincent dePaul food bank in Hancock has provided us with a list of items that they need for their clients. When you’re considering donating to any local food banks, this list is a great place to start:
– Canned meats: Canned tuna, salmon, beef, ham, chicken
– Hearty, ready-to-go meals in a can like beef stew and chili with meat
– Boxed meal kits, like Hamburger Helper
– Canned potatoes, carrots, peas, corn, green beans
– Canned fruit without extra sugar
– Dried fruit (raisins, craisins,etc.)
– Rice
– Boxes of low-sugar cereal, like plain Cheerios or Raisin Bran
– Peanut butter and jam
– Instant oatmeal
– Cans of beans
– Pasta and pasta sauce
– Biscuit mix
– Powdered and evaporated milk
– Crackers, tortillas
– Bags of apples, oranges or potatoes
– Fruit or vegetable juice
– Soup pouches or cans
– Laundry detergent
– Diapers (in sizes above newborn) and wipes

The Winter Carnival Ice Fishing tournament will take place on Sunday, February 1st, and is open to all community members in both team and individual competition. There is a $10.00 entry fee for individual competitors only. Fishing for northern pike will begin at 8:00 on Chassell Bay. First, second, and third place weights will be awarded with cash prizes. Sign-up forms are available at the Houghton Community Broadcasting studios on Montezuma Avenue in Houghton.

Members of the Muslim Student Association at Michigan Tech are raising money to place a memorial marker on the grave of Sanaz Nezami, an environmental engineering graduate student who was killed by her husband in December 2013. The fundraising effort was started by some of the nurses who treated Nezami. To get more information, or make an online contribution, click here. The goal is $5,000. If more than $5,000 is raised, the rest will be donated to a women’s shelter..

The Youth Advisory Council of the Keweenaw Community Foundation is sponsoring a “Coping with Teen Grief” video contest. Students in grades six through 12 in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties are invited to create videos that suggest ways that teens can cope with grief, including by sharing personal stories or strategies. Videos should be 1-3 minutes in length, and must be submitted by May 5th, 2015. For details, and an application, click here.

The Portage Lake District Library is offering its Food for Fines program until January 31st. Patrons can pay up to $10.00 in overdue fines by bringing non-perishable food items to the library. The food will be donated to local food pantries. Patrons are encouraged to bring small, individual sized portions for recipients of Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly programs. Large family size packages and canned goods will be donated to the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul. Foods that are near to, or past, the expiration date will not be accepted. The Food for Fines program is for overdue fines only and does not include money owed to the library for lost or damaged materials. Those who wish to contribute food yet have no library fines are welcome to do so.

The L’Anse Area Schools Athletics Boosters Buy a Brick campaign continues. You can add your custom-engraved brick to a pathway that will be created at the new athletic conference. Proceeds will be used to pay for further development of the complex, including construction of restrooms, locker facilities, and fencing. 4″ by 8″ Golden Bricks may be purchased for a donation of $100.00 or more. 12″ by 12″ Platinum Bricks may be purchased for a donation of $500.00 or more. Order forms are available at the school, or click here. Checks and completed forms may be mailed to: L’Anse Area Schools, Brick Fundraiser, 201 North 4th Street, L’Anse, MI 49946. For details, call 524-6000.