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The 'White Stuff' is here... What do you see from your area? (you can either post pictures on the LMPO FB page or send them directly to email@example.com) Let's see how many people join us! Several of you have added to our 'fun'. Keep those pictures coming.
Daylight Saving Time March 14th 2AM "Spring Forward"
Idea was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin as a joke in 1784. Although others suggested the concept, it was not until 1915 when the Germans implemented it as a fuel saving measure. It has been on and off since then. Currently, it starts at 2AM on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends at 2AM on the 1st Sunday in November.
Farmer's Almanac tips for a safe winter season.
Frost-free mirrors. Place plastic bags over your car mirrors at night and they’ll be frost-free in the morning. Reuse them over and over. Get some traction! Your car’s floor mats can help you get un-stuck from snowy or muddy conditions in a pinch. Place your front floor mats under the spinning tire to give you some traction. Just don’t forget to retrieve them after you get moving! Keep a bag of clay kitty litter in your car’s trunk. If your car gets stuck in deep snow or slick ice, sprinkling kitty litter (non-clumping) at the base of your tires can be just the thing to add some traction and get things moving again. The extra weight in your trunk will also create added pressure on your tires, ensuring greater contact between your tread and the ground. Make a fertilizer spreader do double duty. Use it in winter to scatter sand on icy walkways. Clogged snowblower?Simply spray the snow blower’s clean, dry auger and inside the discharge chute with cooking spray, such as Pam®, before launching into snowdrifts. You can also spray it on your shovel so snow won’t stick. Easy deicer. The night before freezing temperatures, rub half a potato over your car’s windshield. The sugar from the potato creates a barrier over the window and prevents ice from forming, so you’ll come out in the morning and won’t have to scrape! Simply rinse and wipe with your wipers when you get on the road. Frozen locks?Squirt a little hand sanitizer on them. The isopropyl alcohol that kills germs also lowers the freezing point of water, and can melt the ice inside the lock within seconds. Grab a roll of duct tape and keep it in the car. Not only does it fix everything, but you can use it as a fire starter – duct tape is very flammable and is a great tool to get a fire going in an emergency.
No more icy walkways. Sprinkle leftover coffee grounds on your freshly shoveled walk or driveway to help melt the ice—it’s a natural and environmentally friendly way to add more traction underfoot. Just wipe your feet as usual before entering the house. To keep pipes from freezing, wrap them in insulation or layers of newspaper, covering the newspaper with plastic to keep out moisture. Don’t smoke or drink coffee before shoveling. Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants and can add extra stress to the heart. More shoveling safety tips here. Prevent food spoilage. If you lose power from a winter storm, don’t let food spoil in the fridge. While it will be safe for about 24 hours, pack it in coolers and move it outdoors (provided it’s 30 degrees F or colder) if your outage is any longer than that. Learn to walk like a penguin. To walk safely on ice, walk like a penguin. Point your feet out, and hold your arms out slightly to your side. Shuffle, and take short steps (see video below!). Use energy from the Sun. During the day, open drapes and blinds to allow sunlight to help warm the house, and then close at night to hold the heat in. Dress in Layers! Find the blankets, wool sweaters, long johns, and socks. If you can dress in layers while watching TV or working from home, you may be able to keep the heat at a minimum during certain times of the day. Socks on the Go! Pack an extra pair of socks in your car’s glove compartment. Then if you need to get out and shovel, or if you step into a puddle, you’ll have dry socks to change into. And put those mismatched socks to use: use them as wiper blade covers! Keep coming back for more tips
Is it up or down?
Rotate Your Ceiling Fans CorrectlyChanging the rotation of your ceiling fan can save you heating and cooling costs. Fans should turn clockwise, at a low speed, during the winter to pull the warm air up and around the room. During the summer, set them to counterclockwise to push the cold air down. While a fan won’t actually change the temperature of the room, the warm or cool air on your skin will make you feel warmer or colder and you’ll be more likely to give your thermostat a break. Note: Most fans have a switch that can be flipped to change direction, while newer models offer the option on the wall panel.
All in Together
Thanks for so many of you sharing your ideas. Keep them coming!
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If you know of anything else you would like on the calendar, please don't hesitate to email the information.
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.
Have fun answering the questions about March. (More will be added each week.) Answers will be on the bottom of the Area History section.
1. Where did March get its Name?
2. What was special about choosing this time of year in relation to its name?
3. March 15th - Why is this date remembered?
4. Why is March 1st so important not only to the U.S. but also the world?
5. What was the original color associated with St Patrick's Day?
6. What is the traditional vegetable planted on St Patrick's Day?
7. Did St Patrick really really drive the snakes out of Ireland?
8. Like cabbage? You really should plant them also on St Patrick's Day...but how is the question.
9. How did March become the 3rd month of the calendar?
10. March has not always had this name. Know any others?
Help Michigamme Kids enjoy the winter rink.
Monetary or item donations are being accepted for the Michigamme outdoor ice rink to provide all children an opportunity to skate. Monetary donations will be used to purchase equipment, maintain and improve the ice rink. Monetary donations can be made payable to Michigamme Township with a note for the ice rink or through the GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-the-kids-of-michigamme Donations will be accepted tied in a plastic bag at the Spurr Township Hall (906-323-6166) located at 29257 US Hwy 41, Michigamme, MI or at the Michigamme Township Hall (906-323-6608) located at 202 W. Main St., Michigamme, MI during regular office hours. Equipment donations that will be accepted: • Skate trainers like Skateez • Ice skates of any size/style • Hockey gear such as pads, gloves, sticks, nets, etc. • Walkers/metal chairs to be used as skating aids • PVC skating aids (http://www.backyard-hockey.com/.../how-to-make-a-pvc.../) Points of contact for the ice rink are: Joe Perry - Fire Chief Michigamme/Spurr Billie Jo Krask - Deputy Clerk Spurr Twp
Announcement: Michigamme Township garbage pickup is now on an every other week pickup schedule through the month of March. Note that Monday, January 18th is the next pickup date. Please refer to the Michigamme Township website for details.
William Seppanen Please follow the rules for recycling as if too many loads are contaminated, we may need to stop the program. Every Marquette County resident got a letter from 906 Recycle with the proper materials to place in the recycle bins or in our case the trailers.
Support our local businesses!
May 29th Michigamme Museum is open daily through Labor Day, Noon to 5:00 p.m. This may be changed through if restrictions are still in place after May 28th. There is no admission fee to visit, donations are Sept 7th welcomed, memorials, merchandise, and 2020 calendars are available. Museum phone # 906-323-9016
Museum still needs YOUR help!
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'
Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, 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.
Getting Bored? Need to read a book about the area? Look no further!
Click on the button above to see a variety of historical to beach reading about the Upper Peninsula. If you know of any others you want to include, just send me an email and I will include them.
March questions continued... 11. March 20th - why is it noticed?
12. What does March have in common with another month?
13. March 21 -What happened on this day?
14. Why is March considered the most unproductive month?
Have you ever wanted to go to Mardi Gras? Here's the 2021 Version!
Virtual Floats: The Krewe of House Floats has formed through a grassroots effort, hiring laid off float builders to transform homes into parade floats and bringing the spirit of Mardi Gras parades throughout the city in a safe way. Virtual Parties: Commander's Palace will be hosting a virtual Wine & Cheese Party from Mardi Gras World, and the Royal Sonesta will be hosting a Mardi Gras MASKerade that will include virtual elements such as social media contests and live-streamed events. Virtual Performances: The New Orleans Music Company will be producing a series of performances of authentic New Orleans music and cultural lectures. Virtual Cooking Classes: New Orleans School of Cooking will host Mardi Gras King Cake Zoom cooking classes to learn to back a King Cake.
Mount Shasta igloo for outdoor dining.(WLUC) By Mary Houle Published: Dec. 16, 2020 at 2:32 PM CST|Updated: 2 hours agoMICHIGAMME, Mich. (WLUC) - Mount Shasta Restaurant in Michigamme has set up heated igloos for a fun outside dining experience. The igloos are heated to about 50 degrees and vented at the top of the door. Each igloo can fit six people. Right now, the restaurant has three igloos available for dining, with two more igloos on the way. Mount Shasta General Manager Patrick Parsley says business was very slow during the shutdown, but since the installation of the igloos things are picking up dramatically. “We need something out here to bring people out here, to bring up the business,” says Parsley. “I love serving them, I love cooking for them, it’s so much fun.” A reservation is needed to dine in the domes, which can be made by calling the restaurant. The hours for the restaurant are Thursday through Sunday 12-6. Each dome is thoroughly disinfected after each party is finished dining. Parsley also adds that any updates will be posted on the restaurant Facebook page.
Are you interested in buying or selling anything around the lake? Contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your free ad put on the website.
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NEW INTERACTIVE MAPS Click on Map below
REAL ID Requirements Deadline date has been moved to October 1, 2021
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)