meets Aug. 13
IRON RIVER - The Iron County Authority on Aging will be meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Iron River Senior Citizen Center.
CRYSTAL FALLS - Due to a lack of pending agenda items, the regular biweekly meeting of the Iron County Board of Commissioners at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, has been cancelled.
Board chair Rosalie King said that the next meeting will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room in the Annex Addition of the Iron County Courthouse.
The meeting will be preceded at 1 p.m. by a public informational meeting regarding the proposed Iron County Heritage Trail Pathway Study, a bicycle/pedestrian system connecting the cities of Crystal Falls and Iron River.
Ford Addition meeting set
KINGSFORD - Ford Addition Association will be meeting on Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Room of the Kingsford City Hall.
They will be discussing the ongoing project of edging the sidewalks and any other projects that the members would like to see done.
A potluck is planned for Sunday, Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. in the park. Please bring a dish to pass, your own table service and any beverage that you might like. The association will provide burgers, brats and hot dogs.
plant tour set
KINGSFORD - A tour of the Ford Motor Co./Kingsford Products Co. Groundwater Treatment Plant on the Menominee River will be held 6 p.m .on Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Staff from Arcadis, which operates the facility to cleanse area groundwater of methane and contaminates, will lead the tour.
Meet at the plant by taking the gravel road just west of Garfield Street off Breitung Avenue in Kingsford.
Drive down toward the plant near the river to park. The Dickinson Conservation District and Fumee Creek Watershed Project are sponsoring this event. Call 774-8441 for more information.
walk Aug. 13
KINGSFORD - The Switch Grass Twilight Walk will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Switch Grass may be used as a biofuel or forage crop.
The field trail is located on the west side of Upper Pine Creek Road, about 2.2 miles north of U.S. 2 between Iron Mountain and Norway.
Watch for signs at U.S 2 and Upper Pine Creek Road near Verso Paper.
For more information, contact the Dickinson Conservation District at 774-8441.
Walk planned at Fumee to raise awareness for cancer
NORWAY - Judy Carlsen's daughter-in-law Deanna LaFaive Sundstrom has battled Leiomyosarcoma for the past five years.
This rare cancer is little understood even among medical people and there has been little research. Deanna is organizing three hikes to raise awareness for Leiomyosarcoma and all cancers.
She will personally be doing the Mackinac Bridge Walk on Labor Day, while her husband, Jim, leads the Green Bay Hike.
Locally, Deanna's family and friends will hike the trails of Fumee Lake on Labor Day to an attempt to raise awareness in the U.P.
The walk will be at Fumee Lake Trail in Norway at 10 a.m. Meet in parking lot off of Upper Pine Creek Road, and wear wear purple bandanas. Call Judy Carlsen at 563-9571 for more information.
FLORENCE, Wis. - The Florence County ATV Club has received a $10,000 grant from Polaris Industries in the form of a Ranger XP trail maintenance UTV to be used on the county trails.
The dedication of the granted equipment will take place today at 10 a.m. at the Florence Resource Center in the upper parking lot.
A Polaris representative will be present displaying 2009 ATV/UTV units and products along with brochures and handouts for those who attend. In addition, information on snowmobiles and other ATV motorized sports will also be available.
The AWSC, WATVA, WDNR and supplying dealer will also be attending the event.
Project FRESH coupons
to be distributed in area
IRON MOUNTAIN - Senior Project FRESH coupons will be distributed at the Felch, Norway and Iron Mountain Senior Centers.
Senior Project Fresh is a program that makes fresh produce available to low income senior citizens by using Michigan farmers' markets.
Each client receives a $20 booklet often $2 coupons to be used June 1 through Oct. 31 in the year the booklet is issued. Coupons can only be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at authorized farmers' markets.
All farmers/gardeners participating in Project Fresh will have a laminated yellow poster stating: "Project FRESH Coupons Accepted Here."
Participants may buy locally grown fresh fruits or vegetables at Project Fresh stands throughout Michigan.
Project FRESH participants receive a 15 to 20 minute food and nutrition presentation.
The coupon distribution sessions will be held on Aug. 11, at the Felch Senior Center at 10 a.m., on Aug. 18, at the Norway Senior Center at 9 a.m. and at the Iron Mountain Senior Center on Aug. 18, at 1 p.m.
For more information about Senior Project Fresh, contact the Michigan State University Extension office in Dickinson County at 774-0363 and ask for Kris or Beth.