News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • City Holds Hospital Transportation Planning Meeting
  • The City held a public information meeting on September 17th at the Citizen’s Forum in Lakeview Arena. The meeting included an open house and presentation on the forthcoming planning process. For a video of the meeting please click the link above.
  • Climate Walk, Festival Set for Saturday
  • On Saturday, Sept. 26, there will be an organized walk on the multi-use path between noon and 2 p.m. from the South Beach parking lot to the Moosewood Nature Center parking lot.

    Participants will follow the rules of the road, however the motoring public is asked to be alert to walkers crossing all the streets along the route.
  • Hockey on Third Parade Thursday
  • Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority will be sponsoring the annual “Hockey on Third” parade.

    The parade will start at Pine Street behind the NMU Superior Dome, then proceed south on Pine to Fair Avenue, then west on Fair to Third Street, then south on Third to Arch Street, then east on Arch to Front Street, then north on Front to Fair, then east on Fair to Pine, then north on Pine, returning to the parking lot behind the dome.

    The parade is expected to finish by approximately 6:45 p.m.
  • 100-Mile Bike Race to Pass Through Marquette
  • On Saturday, Sept. 26, there will be a 100-mile mountain bike race starting north of Marquette, passing through Marquette and finishing in Ishpeming.

    The first participant is expected to enter the City limits at Tourist Park at approximately 9 a.m. and the last participant is expected to exit the City limits at Grove Street at approximately 3 p.m.

    Event participants will use the City’s multi-use path beginning at the Dead River Bridge, proceeding through town on the path along Hawley Street, Lakeshore Boulevard and Lake Street, then exiting the path at the Carp River Bridge.

    Participants will follow the rules of the road, however the motoring public is asked to be alert to bikers crossing all the streets along the route.
  • Lakeview Public Skating Hours Announced
  • The City of Marquette announces Lakeview Arena’s Public Skating Hours:

    Drop-In Figure Skating: Monday-Friday from 9 to 9:50 a.m.
    Preschool/Parent & Senior Citizens: Monday-Friday from 10 to 11:20 a.m.
    Drop-In Hockey: Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
    Public Skate (all ages): Monday-Sunday from 1 to 2:50 p.m.
    Senior/Adult Skate (18 & older): Monday from 7:30 to 9:20 p.m.
    (Free to Marquette City Senior Residents with ID)

    This schedule may be affected by tournaments and holidays. Please see the City website or call the Lakeview Arena office (228-0460) for additional information.
  • Public Meeting Set to Discuss New Hospital Transportation Access
  • The City of Marquette has hired DLZ, Inc., a transportation planning firm, to conduct preliminary planning and analysis for a requested new transportation access point to US-41/M-28 in the City of Marquette to accommodate the construction of a new hospital.

    The first step in the process is an opportunity for area property owners, interested parties, and the community to attend a public information meeting that will include an open house and presentation on the planning process. This public information meeting will provide the community with an overview of the study area, project goals, State and National processes, and general timelines for the project planning, as well as provide an opportunity for community input into the project.

    The public information meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – with a presentation scheduled for 7 p.m. – on Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Citizen’s Forum in Lakeview Arena.
  • Washington Street Traffic Shift Scheduled
  • A traffic shift will occur on Washington Street on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in order to perform the underground placement of a water line.

    The shift will occur between Fourth and Fifth streets, with parking removed on both sides of the street near the work zone at 335 W. Washington and traffic lanes will be shifted to the north.

    Motorists are asked to proceed through this work zone carefully.
  • Conclusion of Summer Drop-in Pickle Ball and Floor Hockey at Lakeview Arena
  • Drop-in sessions for Pickle Ball and Floor Hockey will conclude September 11th, 2015 for the season. Sessions for the 2016 season of drop-in Pickle Ball and Floor Hockey will be announced in March 2016. For more information, contact City of Marquette Parks and Recreation department at Lakeview Arena, (906) 229-0460 or (906) 228-0490
  • The September meeting of the Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees has been rescheduled to Monday, September 28, 2015. The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees meets in the Shiras Room of the library at 5:00 PM
  • Suzan Pitt Exhibit @ City Hall
  • The City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center announces an exhibition of paintings by artist Suzan Pitt on the walls of City Hall, 300 West Baraga Ave. Pitt’s acrylic on canvas mural “Woodland” spans a spectacular seventeen feet with a height of five feet and is installed along the main hallway leading to the City Manager’s Suite. Watercolors of the native plants and forests of Marquette County are displayed throughout the area including the City Manager’s office. Although she resides in Los Angeles, internationally acclaimed filmmaker and artist Suzan Pitt summers in the Upper Peninsula where she uses her artistic connection to the outdoors to fuel her art making. Pitt’s local themes are sure to interest and inspire Marquette Residents. Pitt’s work has been exhibited at the Marquette Regional History Center, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Ludwig Museum in Germany, among many others. Open and free to the public daily. All pieces are available for purchase from the artist. Please contact the MACC office for further information at (906) 228-0472.
  • Beginning Monday, September 14, 2015, various streets in the City of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to crack sealing activities on our city streets by JCS, Inc. The public is advised to be aware of all flagging and traffic control devices and to use caution when traveling through areas requiring this process. The contractor will be starting at the north end of the City of Marquette and working their way towards the south. It is anticipated that all these areas will be completed by the end of September.
  • L. Michael Angeli Appointed Acting City Manager
  • At a special meeting held on September 8, 2015, the City Commission accepted the resignation of City Manager William Vajda. At the same meeting, the Commission appointed Police Chief L. Michael Angeli as Acting City Manager effective September 9, 2015. Chief Angeli has served in the Marquette Police Department for over 39 years; the last seven as Chief of Police. He was also called on to serve as Acting City Manager in 2010, following the retirement of former City Manager Judy Akkala. The Acting City Manager may be reached at 225-8102 or by e-mail at
  • Arts and Culture Center Announces New Hours
  • The City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center announces its fall and winter office hours beginning Tuesday, September 9, 2015. Click on the link above to read more!
  • September/October Newsletter
  • The Marquette Matters newsletter for September/October 2015 has arrived! Click on the link above to check it out!
  • DDA Meeting Canceled
  • The Sept. 10 meeting of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is canceled due to lack of quorum.
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