Tuesday, March 07, 2017 12:00 AM
dditional harbor funding received
MADISON — On Saturday, Wis. State Representative John Nygren, R-Marinette, Assembly Co-Chair of the budget-writing Joint Committee on Finance, released the following statement regarding the approval of Stewardship grant funds for the City of Marinette.
“This week, the Joint Finance Committee approved $440,500 in grant funding from the Stewardship program to go toward the construction of boating facilities at Menekaunee Harbor Park in Marinette. These funds will go to support an ongoing project to develop the harbor, promoting easier public access for boaters and other outdoor sportsmen and women.
“Located in the City of Marinette, this harbor is a great access point to the Menominee River and the Great Lakes. The grant funding will go to support 12 new boat slips, a permanent restroom, new signage, and more. With these improved facilities, the Menekaunee Harbor will be able to accommodate more visitors and better support northeast Wisconsin’s tourism industry.
“Congratulations to the City of Marinette for securing the funding necessary to continue this project. I look forward to seeing the improvements at the harbor as the next phase of this development gets underway.”
Waterfront Festival meeting to be held
MENOMINEE — Planning for the 2017 Waterfront Festival is underway, according to Tony Graff, Menominee city manager. The festival will again be held the first weekend in August, and will run Aug. 3- 6. Graff said 80 to 90 percent of the work at the festival is done by volunteers, and the city is looking for those interested in being a part of the annual event.
An organizational meeting will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall. Any organization or individual interested in being a part of the festival are welcomed and encouraged to attend this meeting.
Those with questions or who are unable to attend but would like to be involved, may contact Graff at 906-863-2656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting date for group corrected
The date for the M&M Area Parkinson Support Group meeting was incorrect in the Monday edition of the EagleHerald. The group will meet March 16, at the Harbors Retirement Building, 1110 10th Ave., Menominee, at 10 a.m.