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USHERING IN SPRING — Lake Superior State University continues its time-honored tradition of welcoming spring by burning a massive paper snowman on Friday, March 24. A tailgate party with free food and music will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the snowman set to be torched at 5:30 p.m.
The first spring snowman burning was held in March 1971 by the Unicorn Hunters, a former campus club. Traditionally it has been held on the first day of spring to bid good-bye to winter and welcome spring.
The burning takes its inspiration from the Rose Sunday Festival in Weinheim-an-der-Bergstrasse, Germany. In the festival, a parade passes through town to a central location, where the mayor makes a proposal to the town's children. If the children are good, study, obey their parents and work hard, he will order the (straw) snowman to be burned, and spring will officially arrive. After the children yell their approval and make their promise, the snowman is burned.
This year will mark the 47th annual snowman burning.

Meeting to discuss opioid abuse


March 11, 2017

BAY MILLS — There will be meeting/presentation to address the issue of dealing with opioid abuse on March 24 at 9 a.m. in the Horizon’s Conference Room at Bay Mills Resort & Casino.  Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Drug Enforcement Agency, and FBI will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.


Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin as well as powerful pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, fentanyl, and many others.  Drug overdose deaths involving prescription opioid pain relievers have increased dramatically since 1999. Concerted federal and state efforts have been made to curb this epidemic, including educational presentations across the nation, such as this event in Bay Mills.


All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend this event. The meeting is open to the general public. The meeting will begin with a brief presentation of material and then the screening of the documentary Chasing the Dragon. The 45-minute film, whose title refers to the never-ending pursuit of the original or ultimate high, features stark first-person accounts told by individuals who have abused opioids or whose children have abused opioids, with tragic consequences.


A Q & A session will follow the film.

St. Mary’s School hosting annual raffle

Buy your St. Mary's Raffle tickets from

Bernice Scozzafave  by calling 906-248-5277 or email her at  1st place prize is  $10,000,  2nd place is  $2,000, plus 10 additional $100 prizes. This is tax-deductible purchase.  Better odds than the lottery-only 3,000 tickets printed. Drawing is May 4th at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's School.  They will be having dessert and coffee from 5 to 7 p.m. before the drawing. Tickets are $20.

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Winter Farmer's Market

Saturday, March 25
Bayliss Public Library
Open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Don’t forget to visit our local Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings. Conveniently located inside of Bayliss Public Library, you can shop and support local vendors, while remaining warm and dry. 

Humane Society to hold fundraiser     


Donations needed for auction

Best of Friends Humane Society is taking donations of gently used goods (except clothing) for a fundraising auction to be held in late April.  The event will be conducted by Royale Treasures Auction with proceeds going to help EUP animals in need.  Over the past five years, the organization has assisted more than 500 low income pet owners with their pets’ veterinary care.   Call Best of Friends 906-440-8309 for drop-off locations in the Soo.  Pickup may be available.  See items to be auctioned on Best of Friends Humane Society’s Facebook  page.

The time and date of the auction will be announced in the coming weeks.

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