News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • Manager Sets Community Office Hours
  • Marquette City Manager Bill Vajda will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
  • Special Planning Commission Meeting
  • The Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m., in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave.

    TriMedia requested the special meeting for the Planning Commission to review a site plan located at 830, 832 and 844 W. Washington St. The site plan review request is for the raising of height of the existing building, a new roof deck, a new building addition and site improvements.
  • Road Closure: 900 Block of W. Fair
  • Beginning immediately, the 900 block of W. Fair Avenue will be closed to through traffic, due to a sewer repair, until 6:00 p.m. A detour will be provided.
  • Food Truck Ordinance - Public Input Sessions Tuesday
  • The Marquette Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting two public input sessions on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 to gather input and feedback regarding an amendment to the City of Marquette Zoning Ordinance regulating the operations of mobile food vendors in the City. The sessions are scheduled at 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Marquette Commons. The business community is encouraged to attend. For more information visit:
  • April Arts and Culture Center Exhibits Announced
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its April Main Gallery exhibition: Carbon Copies from the Hills by artist Walter Early. This exhibit will be a collection of sculptures highly influenced by nature.

    The SmallWorks Gallery will also feature Roots and Wings by origami artist Judy Sarosik. This Marquette native specializes in peace crane mobiles, as well as origami owls, butterflies and fish.

    For more information, click here.
  • SCAC March Meeting Cancelled
  • The Sister Cities Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. has been cancelled due to a lack of new business.

    The committee's next scheduled meeting is scheduled to take place April 8, at 5:30 p.m. Community members are invited to attend, and there is an opportunity for public comment.

    Meetings are held at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette.
  • First Thursday Series: Nick Adams and the Aral Sea Divers
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center presents local band Nick Adams and the Aral Sea Divers on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free concert held in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette.

    Nick Adams and the Aral Sea Divers were formed in the spring of 2014 by guitarist/vocalist Aaron O’Brien. The group creates a distinct style that combines elements of the swing, Dixieland, blues, big band, ragtime and gypsy jazz of the 1920s and 30s. The band members consist of Roscoe Schieler on trombone, Audra Hagan on clarinet, Zac Ott on drums, Lucas Lafave on upright bass and Matt Mitchell on violin. They play frequently in the Marquette region at a variety of establishments that range from retirement homes to breweries and everywhere in between.
  • Public Input Sought on Mobile Food Vendors
  • At their meeting on Jan. 12, 2015 the Marquette City Commission directed the City Manager and staff to work with the Downtown Development Authority in the development of a Food Truck Ordinance to be presented to the Commission at their March 9 meeting. DDA staff will be researching other communities and best practices to develop an ordinance that will regulate the mobile food businesses in such a way that will work to satisfy both food truck vendors and "brick and mortar" businesses. In order to gather input on the issue, the DDA will be hosting two public input sessions on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the Marquette Commons, 112 South Third Street. The sessions will be held at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The business community is encouraged to attend.
  • NEWSFLASH: Weather Channel: Marquette Snow Totals Top Record Books
  • According to data compiled by The Weather Channel, Marquette has recorded more snowfall than any other city in the nation since the 1880s. According to the information (originally shared here), more than 1,439 feet of snow have fallen in Marquette since record-keeping began in 1885. By comparison, Buffalo, NY placed second on the list, recording 866.6 feet of snow since 1884.
  • Eastside Originals Restaurant Week March 8 - 14, 2015
  • Celebrate the local flavors of Marquette's Eastside Dining District during the fourth annual "Marquette Restaurant Week," March 8-14, 2015. The Eastside Originals participating restaurants, consisting of independently owned and operated restaurants within Marquette's Eastside District, will offer $10 fixed price lunch menus and select dinner meals for $25. Restaurant Week provides a wide variety of culinary opportunities for foodies to enjoy. Whether it is fine dining, local flavors, artisan baked goods, pub grub, authentic ethnic cuisine or just a good sandwich, enjoy these eastside gems at an affordable price.
  • Polar Roll Bike Race Scheduled for Feb. 21
  • The Polar Roll, an event that includes 15-mile and 35-mile snow bike races, will take place in Marquette on Saturday, Feb. 21. While no roads will be closed, the race could cause delays to motorists in some areas. For details on the race route and schedule, click here.
  • Recognition of Service
  • The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individual for their service on volunteer advisory boards and committees: Harley “Trey” Huddle; Board of Zoning Appeals; 04/28/08 - 02/15/15
  • Closings Scheduled During Downtown Showdown
  • Portions of Front Street will be closed from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22 for the Downtown Showdown Snowboard & Ski Competition. For a full list of the closures and times, click here.
  • MACC: Call to High School Artists
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will host the third annual High School Art Show in March in the SmallWorks Gallery and the Main Gallery of the MACC, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette. Any high-school age student living in Marquette County may enter a piece for this non-juried show. Any medium is welcome, including paint, ceramics, drawing, mixed media and video. All art must be gallery-ready. Please drop off work by Thursday, Feb. 26. The show will be on exhibit from March 2 to 27 with an opening artist reception on Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m. For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472 or email
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