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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Employment Opportunity

If you're unemployed, you may be able to get a job cleaning up the Great Lakes.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has about $6 million for federal agencies that propose restoration work in federally-protected areas in the Great Lakes basin.
A requirement for projects is to put at least 20 unemployed people to work. Interested? Reply with your name and email address or phone number.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rogers City Community Theater

The Spotlight is on Rogers City Theater! Willy Wonka Jr. Opens Thursday, August 25th. Doors opens at 7:00 with show at 7:30 pm on August 25, 26, and 27. Also they are showing a Sunday Matinee; doors open 2 and show at 2:30 pm only on August 28, 2011. This youth theater production is great fun. Don't miss our talented young people perform!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Need a Break?

Make that last minute vacation to Rogers City before school starts. Lot's to see and to do. The beaches are clean and sandy. The water is warm and clear. Visit the Lighthouses and museums--some of the best in Michigan. Ride the trails and enjoy our many parks. Find unique shops and great dining. We had BBQ ribs at Scill's Grill on Saturday night--wow!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Hammond Bay Biological Station

Here is a picture of an adult sea lampray eel being studied at the Hammond Bay Biological Station.  The scientists and researchers at the station are doing cutting edge work to determine how to prevent the sea lampray eel from destroying sport and commercial fishing in the Great Lakes.  This facility is a true treasure for Northeast Michigan.  Please let your legislators know how important it is to continue funding of this critical research.

Hammond Bay Biological Station

Representatives from Congressional Staff and the City of Rogers City toured the Hammond Bay biological Station last week.  The experience was fantastic. 

The Hammond Bay Biological Station is conducting important research on the Sea Lampray Eel, an invasive species that has had a devestating impact on Great Lakes fishing. The bright young professional scientists and staff at the Station were most impressive.  We are lucky to have this great facility and these great people as part of our community.

The U.S, Geological Survey (USGS) and Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) are responsible for this station which is helping to preserve sport and commercial fishing in Lake Huron and Lake Michigan too.  City of Rogers City representatives, the GLFC, and the USGS are asking Congress to continue funding for the Hammond Bay Biological Station.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Flushing Water Mains

The Water Department will be flushing water mains at various locations throughout Rogers City from    8-21-11 through 9-2-11 between the hours of 9:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. Due to the process of flushing water mains, there may be some discoloration of your water at times. Please, check your water for discoloration before doing any laundry. The purpose for the flushing is to improve water quality.  This service is provided as part of your utility service.  For more information call 734-2191. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Serving on the "Front Line"

Thank you to all friendly local service people: waitresses, store clerks, repair persons, gas station attendants, and more. Every day you greet people, putting a "good face" on, regardless of your backache, sick child, or other problems. You are important! Thank you for representing Rogers City to this community and to our visitors.

An article by Mary Beth Stutzman, entitled "Fortifying Alpen's Font Line" describes the importance of everyday working people in the service industry very well.  Ms. Stutzman, formerly a waitress desribes the important inpact of those people who worj "on the front line."  If the tone of a community is positive, it helps everyone!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mayor Beach Hall

Here is a link to a video interview of Mayor Beach Hall filmed on August 2, 2011.  Tara Sotirin from Sunrise Cable Network (SCN) conducts the interview.  Over the next few months each City Council member will have an opportunity to be interviewed.  You can also find links to the interview on the Rogers City Facebook page.