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)
The Ice is GONE... 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.
One was recently seen on the west fork of Green Road. It was destroying bird feeders at night.
Michigamme Musings~ Sincere thanks to the generous crew who braved a chilly May morning for our Spring highway cleanup! Pictured: Dixon Holmgren, Daniel & Dan Ostola, Jim & Jessica Gustitis, Pam Borlace, Bruce & Kathy Kurzhals. Not pictured: Susan Alexander, Ginny Graybill, Marcia Scholtz, Greg Meyer and sons.
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!
Help the LMPO Board come up with projects you'd like to improve our lake! Click on the OWL to give us your ideas.
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.
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 you paid your dues? Only $25 per property. So what does that money go towards?
1. BUOYS - Take them out each fall, clean, repair, replace as needed and again put them out each summer. (Also the insurance and upkeep of the LMPO pontoon boat used.) 2. DAM - We pay taxes, maintenance and inspection (inspection was $1400 this year) for the dam property. 3. MAPS - We purchase lake maps for the membership every 5 years, and we distribute complimentary copies of the lake directory to dues paying members. 4. LAKE QUALITY - We also test multiple sites around the lake for coliform bacteria, and we pay for of the dam. We have funds earmarked for fish cribs, but progress has been limited by the DNR’s restrictive permitting. 5. SPECIAL PROJECTS - We also support special projects that benefit the community. We purchased the dock for the Michigamme Township Park and this year we donated $1400 toward a modern sound system for the Township Hall’s gymnasium. We regularly donate to the July 4th Committee and the museum’s annual fundraisers. 6. MICHIGAMME MESSENGER - This is the yearly newsletter that was given out at the annual meeting. We unfortunately have had difficulty resurrecting the Michigamme Messenger. Any Volunteers? 7. ANNUAL MEETING- Last, but certainly important. The donuts, hot dogs and chicken for the meeting.
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)
So What do you know about March?
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?
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 welcomed, memorials, merchandise, and 2020 calendars are available. Museum phone # 906-323-9016
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.
Too many geese 'loving' your lawn?
SCARE DEVICES:Scare devices can be a cost-effective way to repel geese when applied consistently as soon as geese arrive on your property. There are many commercial companies that sell the scare devices listed below:
Motion detector accessories
Electronic noise systems
There are also visual stimuli techniques used to scare geese:
Looking for unique clothing? Crock and Rocker is your store. How about beautiful art? Moonshine Gallery has treasures for everyone. Need pizza? Look no further than Moose Drop Inn. Want a nice meal you don't have to make? Mouth watering Mt Shasta has something to tempt you.
In 16th Century England. 'Mothering Sunday' was started. It was a Sunday where the oldest son or daughter would bring a cake that was shared with the entire family.
In the late 1800's , a young Appalachian activist (Mother Jarvis) organized "Mother's Day work Clubs.' These groups worked to combat unsanitary living conditions. During the Civil War, she encouraged women to help no matter what side their husbands were on.
After her death, her daughter (Anna Jarvis) campaigned for a national day to honor all mothers. Three years after her death, a Mother's Day service was held at the church where she once taught. Thus the 2nd Sunday in May was set aside to honor all mothers.
In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill stating 2nd Sunday in May was to be dedicated to "the best mother in the world...Your mother."
However, as the years passed, Jarvis grew disenchanted with the growing commercialization of the observation and even attempted to have Mother's Day rescinded. Ironically, She died in a sanitarium, her medical bills paid by people in the floral and greeting card industries.
150 Years! Time to Celebrate
Michigamme Area Sesquicentennial planning meetings will be held. If you are unable to attend but have suggestions for this celebration the week of July 4, 2022 you may email or call Virginia Olson. email@example.com or 906-323-6274.
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?
15. What popular product was introduced on March 29, 1886?
16. What happens to any left over Palm crosses after Palm Sunday?
17. Eiffel Tower. What is its connection to March?
18. Why is the March moon called the Worm Moon?
19. What should you have done on March 13?
20. Especially after this last year, we might be considered Mad as a March Hare. However, what does it actually refer to?
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.
Is Your property Safe From ID Theft?
Don't get caught with the growing white-collar crime. CLICK HERE to get more information to protect your property.
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)