2014-05-01 / News

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Shirley’s Angels Support Group sets meeting

MANISTIQUE – The Shirley’s Angels Breast Cancer Support Group will hold the May meeting at Chamberlain’s Old Forest Inn in Curtis on May 1. They will be meeting for dinner at 6 p.m.

Carpooling from Manistique is available; contact Stacey Morrison at 341-5135.

The support group will not meet during the summer months, but will reconvene in September.

Bay College plans annual plant sale May 5-9

ESCANABA – The annual Bay College greenhouse plant sale will be held May 5 - 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the greenhouse (room 116) in the Math Science Building at the College. The sale focuses on native perennial wildflowers grown from locally collected seed.

A limited selection of other perennials, as well as several good performing varieties of tomatoes and peppers will also be available. Proceeds from the sale go to support the Math Science Club, the annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Colloquia Series, and the continuing operation of the greenhouse which produces plant stock for local community gardens, Esky Grow, and the Escanaba Migratory Bird Enhancement Initiative.

Prices start at $15 per flat (mix and match) and 50 cents – $3 per individually potted plant. For further information, contact Brian Black at blackb@baycollege.edu or 217-4051.

Adopt-A-Highway litter pick-up program starts

LANSING – Volunteers participating in the Michigan Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway program will be picking up litter through May 4 along state highways in the Upper Peninsula. Where there still is snow on the ground, MDOT regional coordinators will work with individual Adopt-A-Highway groups on extending the pickup periods for their areas.

In 2013, Adopt-A-Highway groups collected an estimated 70,000 bags of trash, a cost benefit to the state of $5.5 million. Volunteers wear high-visibility, yellow-green safety vests required by federal regulations when working within a highway’s right of way. MDOT provides the vests and trash bags for free, and arranges to haul away the trash.

Groups are asked to adopt a section for at least two years. Adopt-A-Highway signs bearing a group’s name are posted along the stretch of adopted highway. There is no fee to participate. Visit www.michigan.gov/adoptahighway.

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