July 12-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: July: July 12-09
Musicians at KHC    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos from Paul and Anita Campbell
View from the Balcony    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos from Paul and Anita Campbell
Restored St. Annes Church    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos from Paul and Anita Campbell

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 05:53 am:

This summer the Keweenaw Heritage Center and Calumet Theatre have teamed up to bring "Musical Mondays" to the Keweenaw. Today's colorful collage is from last Monday's "Hear Your Heritage" Ethnic Bands, that included Finnish, German, and French Canadian sounds that filled the beautiful newly restored St. Anne's Church (where I've had the privilege of spending a little time myself). Tomorrow's music, beginning at 7 pm, Monday, July 13, will be "This Land is My Land - Patriotic Memories" by the Community Singers.

I notice one performer on the schedule for July 27 you will definitely want to catch: Lee Murdock, who has provided much of the music for our Pasty Cameos in the last year.

As I mentioned, we've spent some time at St. Anne's in recent years, as its steeple serves as a relay for our Pasty.NET wireless broadband network in the Keweenaw. I'll never forget looking out the window of the bell tower with binoculars, scanning the horizon for Quincy Mine, about 9 miles away. I was about to give up when I realized I was looking south - and Quincy is actually to the *southwest* from Calumet. Sure enough, turning to my right about 45 degrees, there was that massive shafthouse, and I could look right in the windows. The invisible microwave link we installed between these two historic high points have carried countless terabytes of Internet traffic over the past 6 years.

Come to Calumet this summer and make some memories of your own! Have a good week :o)

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 07:23 am:

Lee Murdock puts on an awesome show! My family and I have seen him several times in concert. His songs of the Great Lakes, together with the history that he works in are a great educational and wonderful experience! It is definitely worth your time, to go hear him!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 08:22 am:

With the altar + pews missing, is this church building no longer used for Mass?

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 10:18 am:

It sure looks beautiful though.

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 01:07 pm:

Thomas -- Check "What's Up?" The church was decommissioned and now serves as a community center, recital/concert hall, etc.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 01:24 pm:

Thomas Baird (Thomas):
"is this church building no longer used for Mass?"

St. Anne's Church was deconsecrated by the Catholic Church in 1966.

See Heritage Center - St. Anne's Church - Calumet, MI

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 04:50 pm:

My question is: does that pipe organ still work, because I know a certain Dr. who would love to have the opportunity to play some awesome organ music on it for a few hours...

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 05:39 pm:

Is anyone familiar with the chatagawa(sp.!?)tent shows in Washburn/Bayfield Wisconsin area. This reminds me of that. Wouldn't it be an interesting possibility? Includes a lot of history about Lake Superior and vacinity.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 08:06 pm:

When I look at the pictures of St Anne's all I see is dance floor and lots of it.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 08:43 pm:

Cindy, get U.P. there and "cut a rug", oops, I mean a hardwood floor! Can you teach me to waltz & polka? lol

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 08:47 pm:

I an teach you, Uncle Chuck! My hubby won't dance so I need a partner, lol. He says he has 2 left feet but when I look at then, I see 2 different ones.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 09:08 pm:

Yes, I can teach you. We can all have a grand ol' time. I can teach you how to salsa dance too. All those with two left feet will be so envious when they see us dancing that they might even want to get up and try it. Wouldn't that be fun?!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 09:10 pm:

Count me in. I love to dance!!!

By E. Neil Harri (Ilmayksi) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 09:34 pm:

This is the link to Big Top concerts at Chautuaqua in Bayfield ,Wi.
We flew there once for a Willie Nelson concert.It is a nice setup for both tourism and the locals.
There is a small airport on Madeline island. You then take the ferry to Bayfield. It is only an hour away by plane. It is also a nice bike or car ride.


By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 10:40 pm:

Yes E Neil that is a neat area. Rode Madeline Island on cycle on the "dirt" road. Loved it. Seems that was who we saw one of our times there also.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 11:22 pm:

I can't dance either, but at least I can be around all the ladies! lol My wife would say, "please take him" lol.

By Mary L. Wolter (Mwolter) on Monday, July 13, 2009 - 09:50 am:

Yes, Capt. Paul, the organ has been restored. They will have a celebration and organ concert on August 5th. Kudos to my dad, George Siira, and the many volunteers that made the restoration possible!

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