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Husband addicted to game

Dear Annie: Ever since “Pokemon Go” came out, my husband has been spending a lot of time playing it. Sometimes he’s out for eight to 10 hours per day, including during the night, walking around and attempting to find Pokemon for the game. “M” is in his early 50s and has been a ...

Artists needed for annual show

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Chippewa County Sunrise Rotary Club and Lake Superior State University’s Arts Center Gallery invite all artists to be a part of the fifth annual 5x7 Art Show fundraiser by creating, submitting and, donating works on 5-by-7-inch canvases. Submissions can be ...

Salt of the Earth — Mt: 5:13 ff

Jesus tells us in Matthew’s Gospel that “we are the salt of the earth.” Few people really appreciate how special that is. Anyone who cooks knows that just adding a little salt when making soup makes a big difference. Notice, however, too much salt can make the soup too salty. Just the ...

Civic Symphony of Green Bay concert to feature dancers from Newdo

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Civic Symphony of Green Bay’s Songs of Movement concert will be a feast for the eyes as well as the ears as the group collaborates with the Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization to present “Orchestral Suite No. 1” by Bach. The concert will take place at 7:30 ...

Community meal Sunday in Norway

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church of Norway will host a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The menu will be macaroni and cheese, ham and cheese sandwiches, vegetable, dessert and beverage. There is no cost for dinner, but a donation basket is available for those who want to ...

Is it worth its salt?

Dear Heloise: Why is salt used in so many recipes? Even cake recipes have salt added. Why? — Rhonda S., Minot, N.D. Rhonda, salt is used in recipes to enhance flavors. It often brings out such flavors as sweetness, or sometimes is used to counteract a flavor that’s bitter. It’s also a ...

Photography program at Florence library

FLORENCE, Wis. — Kathy Falls will show how photography originated, how it changed the course of history and changed the course of art in a program set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Florence County Library, 400 Olive Ave. in Florence. Falls will show some of the techniques and materials used ...

Fifth graders encouraged to enter Michigan Arbor Day poster contest

CHARLOTTE — Break out your crayons and markers. The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance has announced its 2018 Fifth Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest. MADA re-launched this program in 2017 and had a lot of fantastic entries mailed. “We loved seeing the creativity and talent of our Michigan ...

Terri Jo Frew

Exhibit planned at Hancock gallery

HANCOCK — The new exhibition in the Copper Country Community Arts Center’s Kerredge Gallery features artist Terri Jo Frew, an installation of work that includes charcoal, pen and ink drawings, quilts, embroidery, and small sculpture. Many of Frew’s concepts are manifest as large-scale ...

Borderline personality group meets

IRON MOUNTAIN — The borderline personality disorder support group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Caretakers, loved ones and anyone interested in learning more about the disorder are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more ...

Norway Senior Valentine’s Dinner at noon today, not 5 p.m.

NORWAY — The Norway Senior Center’s time for the special Valentine dinner was incorrect in Saturday’s senior column. The dinner was set for noon today, not 5 p.m. The dinner includes baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, soup and salad bar, fruit, juice and dessert. Bingo ...

Five tips for using an income tax refund

NORWAY — Income tax refunds can seem like a windfall of extra cash. If you filed your income taxes recently or will be in the near future and are receiving a refund, plan now for how you will use that extra cash. It is very tempting and hard to resist going on a spending spree, but you may ...

Daily Meditations: The great wall of faith

The Great Wall of China is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is 12 to 40 feet thick and 20 to 50 feet high and 1,500 miles long. It was completed by the Ming dynasty in 200 B.C. When it was finished, the people relaxed because they thought it was impregnable. But their ...

Dear Annie: Reader’s mom is a food hoarder

Dear Annie: My mother is 79 years old. She was born during the Depression, and I know that when she was younger, she didn’t get enough to eat. The problem now is that she still hoards food. She admits that she has a problem, but she can’t seem to stop buying food for the freezer. She has a ...

Valentine’s Day meal at Florence dining sites

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Aging and Disability Resource Center will offer a special Valentine’s Day meal Wednesday at the area dining centers. Lunch will be served at three locations: — 11:30 a.m. at Florence Community Center, 749 Central Ave.; call 715-528-4261. — 11:30 a.m. at the ...

Grief group luncheon set

IRON MOUNTAIN — The monthly grief group luncheon is set from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Maple Creek Restaurant in Iron Mountain. As an extension to the Community Grief Group, OSF Hospice hosts a monthly luncheon for bereaved people to gather for informal conversation and ...

MARSP group meets Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Members of the Dickinson Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holiday Kitchen restaurant in Iron Mountain for their annual February Friendly Fellowship Brunch. This is an informal gathering in which members will ...

Chapter AN meets Monday

IRON MOUNTAIN — P.E.O. Chapter AN will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. Hostess for the evening will be Jana Underwood. Co-hostess will be Colleen Holmes. Members are asked to contact the hostess if unable to attend.

DCH retirees gather Feb. 23

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Hospital Retirees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Holiday Kitchen in Iron Mountain.

Winter flows

Phyllis Carlson's photo of the Peshekee River was the members of Through the Lens photo club’s favorite winter picture at the February meeting. Through The Lens Photo Club meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Crystal Lake Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. in Iron Mountain.