Are you new to our lake? Have you had any changes to your contact information? LMPO needs to have the correct information. (Select Around Town at top * Click on Contact Form * Fill it out and SUBMIT)
Take a Look! What do you see from your area? (you can either post pictures on the LMPO FB page or send them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org) Let's see how many people join us! Several of you have added to our 'fun'. Keep those pictures coming.
All in Together
This is for Michigamme Township. Due to the Governor's orders to shelter in place and the COVID-19 safety precautions by the CDC, and to safeguard your DPW workers and the community, the Township Board has decided to temporarily discontinue the curbside pickup of garbage. The Township garbage truck will be parked outside at the Community Building parking lot beginning Monday, March 30 and will continue on a daily basis from 6:30 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday until further notice. You may place your garbage in the truck at any time during these hours and days. Thank your for your continued cooperation to protect each other. Please call the Township office if you have questions or are unable to comply with this change. This change notice will be published in the paper and at the normal community sites.
Thanks for so many of you sharing your ideas. Keep them coming!
Help the LMPO Board come up with projects you'd like to improve our lake! Click on the OWL to give us your ideas.
Trash Pick up Dates
Trash Pick ups will be every other week starting January 6th.
remaining dates March 1st, 15th & 29th
Weekly trash pickup begins April 6th.
Looking for something to do? Don't forget to check out our calendar of local events.
If you know of anything else you would like on the calendar, please don't hesitate to email the information.
Another Image from the Aurora activity over the weekend. This was around 10:30pm Sat night looking across Lake Michigamme from Van Riper State Park. The water was nice & calm for reflections. Check out Bryan Mitchell Photography for more pictures and availability for purchase.
Click on this picture to see all the parade and fireworks pictures.
Talk about coming home! The construction has now started on the Museum building! Although the outside is really showing improvement, there is MUCH to do on the inside. Support the museum in any way possible. Let's get the inside electric and other finishes done soon. If you can't make the regular soup or salad dinners, you can always help by sending a donation to: PO 220 Michigamme, MI 49861 (make checks payable to Michigamme Museum)
CLICK HERE for the entire story of how this slot machine 'returned home'
Are you interested in buying or selling anything around the lake? Contact Nancy at email@example.com to have your free ad put on the website.
Don't forget what the library has to offer!
If you haven't been to the library lately, you should check us out. Reminder that it is always open, free to all and we always welcome your help with new books and even a little 'muscle'. Look at the VOLUNTEER page for more information.
Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, Michigan residents boarding a domestic flight or entering certain federal facilities, military bases and nuclear power plants must show a REAL ID-compliant document. The federal standards known as REAL ID were drafted in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks based on recommendations from the 9/11 Commission. REAL ID sets document and security protocols for the production of driver’s licenses and ID cards, including the use of features to prevent illegal copying or altering. If the convenience of carrying a license or ID that meets all requirements for boarding a plane for domestic travel appeals to you, then a REAL ID-compliant license or ID is the right choice for you. If you have an enhanced driver’s license or enhanced state ID card, you already have a REAL ID-compliant card. If you don’t have an enhanced card, please continue reading. Michigan Residents: Take your Michigan license or ID card and proof of your Social Security number and citizenship or legal presence to a Secretary of State office. You may apply for a REAL ID-compliant license or ID card at any time. Or you can wait until it’s time to renew. Your renewal notice will state whether or not your license or ID is REAL ID compliant if there is any question about it. All Applicants: Your photograph will be taken at the branch office and the appropriate driver’s license or ID card fees will be due. There is no additional fee for obtaining a REAL ID-compliant license or ID card. Name Changes: If your name is different than what is shown on your birth certificate, you will need to provide evidence of a legal name change, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court action. If your driver’s license or state ID card is not REAL ID compliant, you may show another form of acceptable documentation, such as a valid U.S. passport or passport card.
REAL ID Requirements Deadline date has been moved to October 1, 2021
On Friday, March 20, 2020, Van Riper State Park will be hosting a 1.25 mile lantern lit snowshoe trail from 7-9 p.m. Join us for a beautiful night in the snow - coffee, cocoa, and a light snack will be provided. There will be snowshoes to borrow. The trail begins and ends at our rustic Peshekee Cabin located on the Peshekee River on the north side of US-41. There is limited parking so please plan to carpool
Missed the dog races this weekend? When you are looking for fun activities, go to our calendar - you'll never miss the fun again!
Below are 5 easy ways to stay healthy during the winter months. 1. Keep Eating HealthyDuring the winter months, it can be more challenging to maintain a healthy diet. Since many produce items are “out of season” during the winter, their prices can increase substantially. Take this opportunity to check out your store’s selection of frozen veggies, which often contain less sodium than their canned counterparts. Be sure to stock up on winter fruits and vegetables, like pomegranates, cranberries, citrus fruits, grapes, and root vegetables. It’s also important to eat to support your immune system; this includes taking your vitamins (especially Vitamin C) and eating foods rich in zinc, such as fish, oysters, poultry, and eggs. 2. Exercise Outdoors, SmartlyIf you’re able-bodied and have your doctor’s okay to exercise, don’t let colder weather keep you from enjoying your favorite outdoor activities. Be sure to dress in layers so that you can remove articles of clothing as needed, and be sure to wear a hat since the majority of your body heat escapes through your head. Don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses with UV protection, and protect yourself from windburn as well. Be smart about checking the weather forecast and wear the proper footwear for the season. 3. Let the Sunshine In Sunshine, and the Vitamin D it imparts to your body, is key in battling the winter blues. Try your best to get fresh air and some natural light every day, even if it’s just to walk the dog or check the mail. If it’s particularly cold, open your blinds and spend some time sitting by the window. Don’t underestimate the value of light and sunshine in helping your energy level and your overall winter attitude. 4. Keep in TouchSeniors and caregivers often face an increasing sense of isolation; proactively fight the winter blues by keeping in touch with friends and family members during the colder months. Make appointments to meet for coffee, take a bundled-up walk, or set aside time for a longer phone call with friends on a regular basis. Take special care of others you know who are primarily homebound, and may be feeling lonely or in need of help running errands. Helping others is an excellent way to feel connected. 5. Winter-Proof Your HomeAs we age, it gets increasingly difficult to maintain body temperature, and with a more limited budget, we may be tempted to scrimp on the heating bill. Unfortunately, hypothermia is a very real concern for seniors, as more than 600 seniors die every year from it. An easy way to ensure you are staying warm enough is to set your thermostat to at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit (many utility companies offer assistance to seniors on fixed incomes during the winter months on their bills). It’s always a great idea to have working carbon monoxide detectors in the home, especially if you use space heaters. With a little planning and determination, winter can be truly enjoyed, rather than simply endured. Prioritize your health and well-being, body and mind, and you can make the most of the cold season.
Did you miss paying your LMPO dues? $25 Make check out to Lake Michigamme Property Owners Association P.O. Box 137 Michigamme, MI. 49861 (reminder our dues help everyone around the lake - fireworks, dock, buoys, etc)
Halloween Fun for Everyone!
IMPORTANT for anyone who rents their property...
The Michigamme Township Board has passed a Short Term Rental Ordinance to minimize impact to our beautiful lake and to protect nearby property owners. All who intend to rent their vacation home on a short-term basis must apply for a rental permit from the Township Office by October 31, 2019. The application fee is $10.00. If a permit is granted, an additional $40.00 will be collected. Those who do short-term rentals without a permit will be subject to fines, or may be denied a permit in the future.
Be unique with these Lake license plates. $12 each. They an be purchased at Marti's Michigamme Market or the Village Hall.
Too cold outside? Come see our Township Fitness Room
It is now open from 6am to 2pm Monday-Friday. Available for your use is a treadmill, rowing machine and Nu step cross trainer. Please make sure you sign in and out to ensure the safety of all. This equipment was purchased through grants (West Marquette County Health Foundation) We need to show there is an interest and the equipment is being used. An increase in interest can offer the possibility of more equipment.
Memorial Day has a long history. For more information CLICK HERE.