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Marquette Township’s “Catch the Vision” Car Show and Cruise Returns for Another Year at the Westwood Mall

Look at all these awesome vintage cars

Look at all these awesome vintage cars

Marquette, MIJune 15, 2019 – The annual “Catch the Vision Car Show and Cruise” took place this afternoon, and once again, it was a huge hit.  People came out by the dozens with their classic cars, eager to show them off to the spectators who came to the Westwood Mall.  Major Discount has never been one to miss an event like this, so he took the short trip from the offices of Great Lakes Radio to the car show and went on-air talking about all the fun going on.

The Major was very impressed by all the vintage vehicles that were parked at the Westwood Mall, and even talked to a few of the owners.  He also described the raffles that were going on throughout the show, and told people about all the different aspects of the afternoon, from the “Rev It Up” contest to the Best in Show and People’s Choice awards.

Special thanks to all of our participating sponsors: Marquette Township Business Assocation, Smokehouse Glenn, New Attitudes Dance Studio, Willy Nilly’s Good and Chilly Frozen Treats, Mama Russo’s, Super One Foods, the Westwood Mall, TV6/FoxUP, and Great Lakes Radio.

Listen to audio from the broadcast below:

Major Discount says hello from the Catch the Vision car show

The Catch the Vision car show was a huge success

The Catch the Vision car show was a huge success

The Major talks with Randy about why the township puts the show on every year

Randy has a hard time deciding which Pontiac GTO he likes best

Major Discount and Pete LaRue talk about all the awesome cars

Joe Ellis, the manager of the Westwood Mall, joins the Major

Super One cooked hot dogs and brats for all the attendees

There was ice cream, brats, pop, and chips for everyone who came down

Major Discount signs off from the Westwood Mall

US 41 Roundabout Construction Info

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Check out our new members!

After a successful 2019 membership drive the Marquette Township Business Association is very pleased to announce we have 9 new members this year! We are very excited to welcome Beauchamp Heating & Plumbing, Bell Financial, Curran & Company, Fox Subaru Marquette, JRJ Food and Equipment, Loads of Fun Laundry, Northern Michigan Land Brokers, Re/Max 1st Realty, & the UPS Store.

Beauchamp Heating and Plumbing has been in the area since 1993 and provides services for heating, cooling, plumbing, and commercial refrigeration & drain cleaning. They are located at 405 Brookton Road and you can contact them at 906-228-5615.

Bell Financial is currently located in Ishpeming, MI but will be joining the township after May of this year. Their new offices will be located on Commerce Drive. Bell Financial provides investment management and financial planning services. You can contact them at 906-485-1400.

Curran & Company is located on Commerce Drive and provides management services for quality apartments. They accommodate the need for quality and affordable housing and currently have over 300 units! You can contact them at 906-228-8604.

Fox Subaru is part of Fox Motors and offers new and used vehicles to suit your every need. Fox Subaru also offers expert mechanics to help you with all your vehicle’s service needs. Fox Subaru is located at 3815 US 41 West. You can stop in anytime or contact them at 888-486-1637 for sales, or 888-486-1637 for service

JRJ Food and Equipment sells new and used commercial grade food equipment. They also provide repair services on equipment they sell and equipment you may already own. You can also buy any kind of supplies you may need for your cooking/baking needs. They are located at 405 Brookton Road and can be contacted at 906-273-1555.

Loads of Fun Laundry is a laundromat located at 3165 Wright Street. They offer coin/credit card operated washing and drying machines of multiple sizes and are open 24 hours. They also offer free wifi! They can be contacted at 906-226-3257 or you can visit their facebook page.

Northern Michigan Land Brokers has locations in both Marquette and Houghton and specializes in buying and selling desirable properties with experience in all types of properties. Northern Michigan Land Brokers also offer consulting services for all your buying or selling needs. They can be contacted at 906-225-5263.

Re/Max 1st Realty is a realty company that can help you if you need to buy or sell a home. They offer many highly qualified agents that can assist you. They are located at 2854 Venture Drive here in Marquette and can be contacted at 906-225-1136.

The UPS Store offers a variety of shipping and printing services. They have certified packing experts and multiple shipping options for your convenience. They also offer mailboxes that aren’t just a PO Box, they have real street addresses. They can be contacted at 906-227-7000 or you can visit the UPS store located at 3224 US 41 West for all your shipping needs.

Commercial Building for lease or sale!

Great location for business exposure and customer access, near US 41 with a large, lighted commercial sign. 9,600 square feet of clean, open space that provides unlimited options for your business!

Offered lease of $7,900/month with flexible terms and immediate availability!

Contact Rob Sullivan with Northern Michigan Land Brokers at (906) 225-5263 or (906) 362-3337 for more information.

Marquette Township Hosts Marquette Mutineers and NMU Wildcats for Outdoor Exhibition Hockey Game

The Marquette Mutineers and NMU Wildcats at Lions Field Ice Rink in Marquette Township.
The Marquette Mutineers and NMU Wildcats at Lions Field Ice Rink in Marquette Township.
A NMU player moves the puck back down the ice into the Mutineers zone.
A NMU player moves the puck back down the ice into the Mutineers zone.

Marquette, MI  –  January 27, 2019  –  We certainly “caught the vision” during today’s gathering at Lions Field Ice Rink in Marquette Township for some hockey fun and a chance to support a local family. Originally today’s exhibition game was to be a match up against the Marquette Redmen and Marquette Mutineers, but with a sudden cancellation, the Northern Michigan University Club Hockey Team stepped in to take the Redmen’s place on the ice.

In memory of those who were lost.
In memory of those who were lost.

After a fatal car crash claimed the life of two young Iron Range Hockey Players, who were friends to many on the both the Marquette Mutineers and NMU Club Hockey team, the players decided to dedicate today’s game to their fallen friends. The information spread quickly and community members from all over Marquette County came out to enjoy the game and support the Johnson family during this devastating time.

The Mutineers and Wildcats took the ice shortly after 1pm today for an hour long outdoor exhibition hockey game. It was a bone chilling afternoon, but the players had a blast and so did the people spectating the game! The Township had free hot chocolate to help warm everyone up while they watched the meet up game between the Wildcats and Mutineers. Though both teams fought hard, in the end, the results were similar to last year’s game against the NMU Club Hockey Team with the Mutineers taking home another win.

Thanks to everyone who came out to watch the game today!
Thanks to everyone who came out to watch the game today!

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover medical and funeral expenses for the Johnson Family. Other hockey associations from all over Michigan as well as the community have raised up to support this local hockey family, donating over $6,000 toward the fundraising goal already. If you wish to make a donation and were not able to join us at today’s game, visit the official GoFundMe Page for the Johnsons.

Our thoughts go out to the Johnson Family during this difficult time and thank you to everyone who came out today to support the family and our Township!

Missed out on today’s hockey game? Catch the Mutineers at Lakeview Arena on February 8th as they host the Calumet Wolverines. This game will also be dedicated to the Johnson family. One of the family members will be doing an honorary puck drop and following the game there will be a short ceremony to present them all the money that has been raised. Follow the Marquette Mutineers Facebook Page for more information.

Marquette Charter Township Hosts NMU Intersquad Outdoor Hockey Game at Lions Field Ice Rink

We had a good gathering for today's game
We had a good gathering for today’s game

Marquette, MI – January 20, 2019 – This afternoon our local college hockey team, the Northern Michigan University Wildcats, joined us at Lions Field Ice Rink in Marquette Township for a “Catch the Vision” NMU Hockey experience!

Thank you Northern Michigan University Wildcats Hockey Team for playing today.
Thank you Northern Michigan University Wildcats Hockey Team for playing today.

The team split up for some four-on-four intersquad hockey action on the outdoor ice rink while the community came out to watch the game and enjoy some hot cocoa! Both sides fought hard and had fun challenging each other on the ice, making for a great unique game the community could enjoy.

It was a frigid afternoon in the township, but that didn’t stop people from coming out, including a few little “future NMU Hockey players”. Kids brought their jerseys and hockey sticks for the team to sign and told their local stars of their own aspirations to be on the NMU Hockey Team one day!

This little boy just got his hockey stick signed!
This little boy just got his hockey stick signed!

If you missed this opportunity to join us for some hockey fun, you’ve got another chance coming up next Sunday, January 27th! The Marquette Redmen and Marquette Mutineers will take the ice to battle it out at Lions Field in Marquette Township! Come out and catch the game and bring your Marquette team apparel for a chance to get it signed, or grab a photo with your favorite players! The township will once again have free hot chocolate to warm you up while you enjoy some family-friendly hockey fun starting at 1pm on Sunday.

See photos from today’s game:

Carpet Specialists, Carpet One teams up with with the D.J. Jacobetti home for Veterans

Recently Carpet Specialist’s, Carpet One teamed up with the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans to send deployed soldiers a little extra Christmas cheer this holiday season. Carpet Specialist’s went shopping with a Jacobetti employee and a veteran to pick out some essentials, snacks, and treats. They then had the help of about 10 veterans from the Jacobetti Home to fill 20 boxes that were sent to the deployed soldiers.

In February Carpet Specialist’s will team up with The Jacobetti Home yet again to throw a special Luau for veterans living in the home. Every Carpet Specialist employee will be given $50 from the company to purchase gifts for the veterans to thank the Vets for their service. Carpet Specialists is looking forward to this special event and for the chance to give back to the veterans.

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Here’s a something you’ll want to take advantage of!

TruNorth Federal Credit Union  is offering a holiday loan special with 4.9% APR for up to $5000 for a 1 year term! You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity!

Marquette Township Lights Up 38 Foot Tree at “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony

See the official Marquette Township "Catch the Christmas Spirit" Tree Lighting Ceremony Poster!

See the official Marquette Township “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony Poster!

Marquette, MI  –  November 27, 2018  –  Marquette Township sure caught the Christmas Spirit tonight as the community gathered in the Applebee’s parking lot for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Standing at 38 feet with hundreds of dazzling lights, this year’s tree is the biggest yet!

People joined us in the parking lot around 6:00pm for some classic Christmas tunes on the big stage. We started things off with music from “the Gift 106.1fm” before Northern Lights A Cappella took over to lead everyone in some traditional Christmas carols, followed by the Negaunee Male Chorus.

Hearing reports of the Grinch nearby, the Sheriff’s Department was on standby. Sure enough, that green Christmas thief couldn’t resist. He crept through the crowd making his way to toward our beautiful tree before his plans were spoiled once again by our friends at the Sheriff’s Department. They arrested that mean ole Grinch and saved Christmas, and just in time because Santa was arriving!

Santa gave his reindeer a break and hitched a ride in with a township fire truck for his grand entrance. Making his way through the crowd, Santa said “Hello” to many little boys and girls. With the Grinch locked up, it was time to flip the switch and light up Christmas! The community counted down to zero and Santa powered up the tree. Hundreds of lights flickered on at once and the big star on top shone brightly. With the tree light and sparkling in the dark, it was time to head inside the Westwood Mall to warm, enjoy some refreshments and entertainment.

The tree is lit!

While some formed a line for pictures with Santa, others warmed up with fresh coffee and hot chocolate from BIGGBY Coffee. Super One Foods covered dinner with free brats and hot dogs. They also brought cookies and juice as a light refreshment! The Honor Credit Union popcorn bags were perfect for snacking on while New Attitudes Dance Studio performed.

Special thanks to Barb and Dave Wiegand for donating this year’s tree and, Applebee’sWestwood MallSuper One FoodsBIGGBY CoffeeHonor Credit Unionthe Marquette Township Fire Department, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department, Cedar Motor Inn, Marquette Township Business Associationthe Gift 106.1fm and Sunny.FM 101.9!

Santa wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

The Township events committee members Pete LaRue, Randy Girard, Barb Wiegand, Kate Houtz, and Todd Noordyk wish you a very Merry Christmas.

To see photos and a story on setting up this year’s tree, click here.

Listen to the broadcasts that ran morning, afternoon, and evening just before the Christmas Tree Lighting:

See Photos From Tonight’s Tree Lighting:



Set Up For the “Catch the Vision” Tree Lighting Ceremony is Well Under Way

The tree will be set up at between Applebee's and Aspen Dental.

The tree will be set up at between Applebee’s and Aspen Dental.

Marquette, MI  –  November 8, 2018  –  We’re just over two weeks away from the annual Marquette Township “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony which means it is time to pick a tree!

Provided by The Wiegand family, residents of Marquette Township, this years tree was 60 feet tall and 26 inches wide with 58 rings! Great Lakes Radio’s Luke, Joe, and Todd worked hard today cutting down the tree and trimming 22 feet off the base!

Then they put thousands of lights on the tree and a beautiful big start on the top to get it ready for the tree lighting ceremony. You can join the holiday season fun in the Appleebee’s parking lot and Westwood Mall on Tuesday, November 27th to witness Santa turn on the lights!

See the official Marquette Township "Catch the Christmas Spirit" Tree Lighting Ceremony Poster!

See the official Marquette Township “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony Poster!

There will be Christmas music on the big stage from “the Gift 106.1fm” before Northern Lights A Cappella Group and Negaunee Male Chorus lead us in some traditional seasonal carols. Around 6:30pm Santa is set to arrive on a township firetruck to light up Christmas!

Following the tree lighting, you can bring the kids into the mall to get a picture with Santa until 8pm. There will also be free cookies and juice from Super One Foods, free coffee and hot chocolate from BIGGBY Coffee and free popcorn from Honor Credit Union. Super One Foods will also have hot dogs and brats available for purchase throughout the evening.

You’ll also want to stick around for the New Attitudes Dance Studio performance in the mall plus enjoy carolers from the musical, “Elf Jr.” and a solo performance from Mr. U.P., Robert Kemp.

The Sheriff’s department will be on stand by watching out for the Grinch and Sunny.FM 101.9 will be broadcasting live from the ceremony with continuous updates.

Merry Christmas and Let’s Catch the Christmas Spirit! See you there.

Special thanks to Barb and Dave Wiegand, Applebee’s, Westwood Mall, Super One Foods, BIGGBY Coffee, Honor Credit, the Marquette Township Fire Department, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department, the Gift 106.1fm and Sunny.FM 101.9!