Hear the latest about exhibits, activities and classes at the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba from the executive director, Sue Roll, in an interview with Kurt Hauswirth:

Senator Gary Peters

ESCANABA, MI--   U.S. Senator Gary Peters is making his way around the U.P. this week as part of his fourth annual motorcycle tour across Michigan. 

Peters stopped in Escanaba Tuesday to visit Engineered Machined Products. He toured the manufacturing and advanced products facilities, where he watched Escanaba High School’s FIRST ROBOTICS team give a demonstration.

August 2019 is nearly here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The Bonifas Arts Center is celebrating summer and the arts with the Waterfront Art Festival, as well as glass classes and exhibits.  Hear about this festive time of year with Sue Roll, the Executive Director of the Bonifas:

Delta County Prosecutor's Office

ESCANABA, MI--   The man arrested for trying to rob the Escanaba Hardee’s Tuesday has been arraigned in Delta County District Court. 

Mark Wilson, 59, of Kalamazoo is accused of handing a restaurant employee a note saying he had a gun. It asked for money to be brought to him in the men’s bathroom. Employees called 911 after Wilson went into the bathroom.

Escanaba Public Safety officers cleared the restaurant and persuaded Wilson to come out of the men’s room. He was arrested without incident.

Bay College

Strikepoint will be performing at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 17 in Bay College’s Besse Theater (2001 N. Lincoln Rd.) in Escanaba. Admission is free but a donations are suggested. This performance is the opening concert of the group’s 2019 summer tour.

Bonifas Arts Center Facebook Page

The end of June is here, which means that we are entering summer in earnest in the Upper Great Lakes.  The Bonifas Arts Center has events, concerts, exhibits, and classes throughout, and Sue Roll (Executive Director) wants to share information about how to get engaged in arts and culture in Escanaba and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan:

Color, theatre, music, and the night sky are all featured this time as we explore what is happening at the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba.  Learn about exhibits, events, classes and more in this interview with Sue Roll, the Bonifas Arts Center's Executive Director:

For more information on all exhibits, events and classes, visit

ESCANABA, MI--   The Michigan Public Service Commission has scheduled a community forum in 

Escanaba next month to provide an opportunity for the public to offer their input on UPPCO’s long-term service plans.

All three Commissioners -- Chairman Sally Talberg, Norman Saari, and Daniel Scripps – will attend the May 17 sessions at Bay de Noc Community College, along with MPSC staff.

Art, theatre and more at the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba, MI; hear the April update with the Bonifas, as Kurt Hauswirth speaks with Sue Roll, Executive Director by phone:

March 2019 is around the corner, and the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba, Michigan has many events in store for those engaged in arts and culture in the Upper Great Lakes.  We spoke with Executive Director Sue Roll and Events Coordinator Staci Berg about upcoming events, starting with March: