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Upper Peninsula Glory

June 6, 2022

June is here!  For the next 3 months, all that is wonderful about the U.P. in flower, trails, waterfalls, and beaches will be on display.  Sunsets at 9:00 p.m. (or later!); looking for agates and Yooperlites on the Lake Superior Shore, stream and lake fishing, hiking the North Country Trail, biking the Iron Belle Trail, […]

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Spring at Last, Vol. 2

May 13, 2022

See that picture??  A tree is bursting into leaf time right next door to the Depot at the Post Office.  Over the past two days Ironwood has been blessed with a) warm and b) rain.  The result, today (May 13, 2022) everything is GREEN!!!   Bikers and runners are out on the Iron Belle Trail here […]

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Spring at Last!

April 28, 2022

At last the white snow is melting and we can say with some confidence that we have entered early Spring in Ironwood.  The waterfalls on the Black River are roaring away, the Montreal river is acting like one, rather than just being a summer meandering stream, and out at Little Girls Point, the final beach […]

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State Bantam B Hockey Tournament in Ironwood

March 1, 2022

Ironwood’s Pat O’Donnell Civic Center will host Michigan 2022 MAHA State Playoff’s (Bantam B) March 11 through 13.  This will be the first all-Michigan gathering at the completely rebuilt Civic Center.  Competition will start at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, with the 3 final games on Sunday (9:30, 11:00, and 4:30).  Like their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Pat-ODonnell-Civic-Center-106007259440654/  […]

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The Great White North

February 4, 2022

January through March are pretty much a guarantee to be great outdoors weather for all the snow recreational activities:  snowshoe, ski, fat tire biking, & snowmobiling.   Trail 2 goes right past the Chamber of Commerce office here in the Historic Ironwood Depot (see above picture).  At the time I write this, the temperature is an […]

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2021 Ironwood Chamber Awards

January 24, 2022

Well, it’s January 2022, when we usually have our Chamber Awards Banquet, celebrating the awards for the year 2021 just past.  However, Covid-19 continues its U.P. trail, and so we ended up having the awards captured on video here in the Chamber Depot office.  The full presentations can be seen on our Chamber YouTube channel.  […]

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Jack Frost $10,000 Raffle

December 4, 2021

At the 2:00 p.m. drawing today (Saturday, December 4th) held at the Northwind Co-op, the winners of the Chamber’s $10K raffle were as follows:   1st prize =  Incredible Bank, 2nd prize = Julie Anderson, 3rd prize = Kathleen Grbavich, 4th prize = Paul Anderson, 5th prize = Brian Roehm, 6th prize = Jim Peterson, 7th […]

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Jack Frost Parade – 2021

December 1, 2021

The 2021 Jack Frost Festival of Lights Parade will kick-off at 6:00 p.m., on Saturday, December 4th in downtown Ironwood.  Beginning on Aurora Street in front of the Carnegie Library, the parade will then journey westward through the downtown and end at the Lawrence/Aurora intersection.  A full panoply of events will occur both Friday, December […]

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Jack Frost Tree Lighting

November 12, 2021

Well, still no snow, but Mr. Jack Frost has promised (again) that today, November 12, 2021, we will see appreciable snow starting this afternoon.  I sure hope he keeps his promise, because next Thursday, November 18, at 6:00 p.m. here in Depot park, will be the Jack Frost Tree Lighting Ceremony, which marks the start […]

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Volunteer Fair Organizations

October 25, 2021

Saturday, November 6 is the Ironwood Area Volunteer Fair.  It will be from 9am to 12noon at the Ironwood Memorial Building Auditorium.  The following organizations have registered to take part:  St. Vincent DePaul, SISU Ski Fest, SISU Dirt Crew, 906 Adventure Team, Historic Ironwood Theatre, Northern Lights Quilting Guild, Little Finland, North Country Trail (Ni-Miikanaake […]

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Volunteer Fair 11/6/21

October 20, 2021

The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Volunteer Fair on Saturday, November 6, from 9am to 12noon.  Thirty-four non-profit organizations will be attending, so this will be a great “one-stop” place to learn about the volunteer needs for our community and how you can match your available time and skills to them.  The Fair […]

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Plaidurday Ironwood–October 1

October 4, 2021

Falling into Fall is easy when everyone joins up downtown to celebrate the “wearing of the plaid!”  Friday night, October 1, at 6:00 (in very unseasonable warm weather), Ironwoodians gathered for the official Plaidurday drone picture!  Sponsored by our own Jacquart Fabric Products, creators of the iconic “Stormy Kromer” cap (as well as many other […]

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