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UPDATE Feburary 1, 2018 | Marquette, MI — We wish all our stories at Beacon House Marquette would end with recovery. In our mission to provide emotional support and hospitality to patients and families receiving critical medical care, we often form some significant bonds with our guests. Ed was one of those special guests for...
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ESCANABA, Mich. — “On October 20th, I got a call a little after 4:30 in the afternoon that Peter was ran over by a car,” says Butch Frank, Peter’s father, recalling a harrowing afternoon in 2015. Prior to the accident, Peter Frank was a unicycling enthusiast and a typical active young man. That day, Peter...
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MARQUETTE, Mich. — Travis Thetford doesn’t think about his attacker. There’s no point. “I’ve moved beyond that,” he says. He can’t change the past, he can’t take back the pain. Ten years after a random act of cruelty, when a stranger beat him with a pool stick outside a bar and left him for dead,...
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MARQUETTE, Mich. — November is often a month to raise awareness about men’s health, many growing beards during ‘No Shave November’, or ‘Movember’. Eighteen gentlemen who work at VAST in Marquette are taking fundraising efforts to the next level, but keeping it local. After a campaign last year when the company successfully raised $2,700 for...
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TV6 & FOX UP’s “The Up Side” series focuses on people, businesses, organizations, and events making a positive influence in the U.P. Weekly, Upper Michigan’s Source calls attention to the many positive things that happen in Upper Michigan. “All too often, we only hear about the negative things that happen. There’s much more to life...
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View the Listing MARQUETTE, Mich. August 30, 2017 – The Beacon House building and land on Third Street officially went on the market Tuesday morning. The non-profit organization is asking $1.5 million in the sale, in order to create an endowment with the funds remaining after paying off their building loan. The House Hospitality House...
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‘Your Coffee for a Cause’, a Beacon House operated coffee shop, is looking for motivated and available people for a barista position at both UPHS – Marquette and Peninsula Medical locations. Experience in customer service or in the service industry is preferred, but not required. Training will be provided. We are seeking someone available for...
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Somewhere a volunteer reads to school children; a patient receives steady medication; a lawyer provides legal services for low-income individuals; a nonprofit funeral home buries a lost soul; or a first-time homebuyer is moving into his own home. On August 17, National Nonprofit Day (NND) reminds us that each of these scenes is possible because...
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For nearly a decade, a local coffee shop has been donating every penny to a local charity. Not just sometimes, but every day, year-round, every penny is given away. The coffee and lunch menu is amazing, the money stays local, and something as simple as a cup of coffee is literally saving lives. “It’s way...
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How Clark Lambros Lived, and Died, on His Own Terms Today, Beacon House’s Adopt-A-Day honors the memory of Clark Lambros, who gave endlessly to Beacon House through community meals and events in our community kitchen. Vangos, Michele Butler, and Clark Lambros have been treasured Beacon House sponsors and advocates for years and years. Nothing unifies...
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