Upcoming 4th of July Activities
The Dickinson County Area has plenty to do this Independence Day! C heck out the parades, fireworks and other 4th of July Activities in your area:
Find Your Dream Job
Many employers in the region are growing, providing excellent opportunities to land your dream job and be a part of a bright future! A recent survey of the largest area employers found the need for 1,243 workers in the next 4-5 years. Please join us to live your best life! Check out our always updated job listings at daeda.org/why .
Wondering about area home listings?
Check out upmls.com where you can filter the listings by community.
Area Alumni Profile
Meet Scott Reddinger, a Claims Specialist for VAST Insurance who now lives in Iron Mountain working remotely. Scott grew up in Kingsford Heights and is a proud graduate of Central Michigan University.

Why do you choose to live and work in the area?  
A job opportunity for my girlfriend in the lab at the VA Medical Center is what brought us to the area, but also I choose to live and work in this area because my family lives here.

What other places have you lived?  
Mount Pleasant, MI. Marquette, MI. Ishpeming, MI.

What is your favorite local activity or place?  
My favorite local activity is the Pine Mountain Ski Jump Tournament, or spending time at my family camp that is 15 minutes from town. My favorite place is 51st State Brewery.

What interests or hobbies do you enjoy?  
I enjoy taking my dog for walks with my girlfriend, and my main hobby is producing and hosting a podcast about all things Upper Peninsula called Chat It U.P.
Northern Lights YMCA Adds Child Care
Little Sparks child care center is now open at NLYMCA ! Thanks to a generous sponsorship from local employer Systems Control , the new facility is welcoming enrollment of children ages 6 weeks to school age. The center provides well-rounded experiences and enhances your child’s development through play and by introducing them to concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

The NLYMCA facility is currently undergoing a transformation thanks to a successful community fundraising campaign in 2018. Renovations are in phases to allow for continued use of the facility with completion expected in late 2019.
Dickinson Trail Network Announces New Route
The Iron Mountain City Council recently approved a new trail system located on Millie Hill providing a connection to downtown. The multi-use trail, perfect for walking, hiking and biking, is being built to International Mountain Bike Association standards. The location is in the heart of Iron Mountain and provides easy access to downtown amenities. The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Rotary Club recently completed a pavilion at the top of Millie Hill near the trails, a perfect spot to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the area. Check out dtntrails.org !
Co-working Space Provides Opportunities
CWRK Collective is a shared space offering a variety of office settings to meet your needs. Spaces are available by the day, week or month. Perfect for those needing a space to meet clients, conduct a group meeting or just some privacy to work on an important project. The space is also ideal for those working remotely or launching a new business without the long-term commitment of an office lease. 
Dog Park a Popular Stop
City Park in Iron Mountain has a new dog park available to residents and visitors. Enclosures for both large and small dogs are provided along with benches for dog owners to sit and enjoy watching their four-legged friends play. Treat your furry friend to some playtime fun!
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