Life

Scholarship winner

Jackie McCarthy was recently awarded a $3,000 Program for Continuing Education scholarship from the local PEO Chapter EN. McCarthy has an associate’s degree and will pursue a nurse practitioner degree. PEO is a philanthropic educational organization that awards scholarships to women with ...

Dear Annie: Should opposites attract?

Dear Annie: I am a soon-to-be divorced man who has suffered a great deal of pain after the collapse of my lengthy marriage. After enduring the dissolution of multiple post-separation relationships, I found what in many ways is the perfect woman. As we have gotten to know each other, however, ...

MLK lunch event planned at Bay

ESCANABA — “Social Justice and Non-Violence, The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” will be a lunchtime event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday in the Bay Cafe on the Escanaba campus of Bay College. Speakers include Tesshin Paul Lehmberg, a Zen priest who will discuss ...

Coded communication

Dear Readers: Have you noticed? Your bank, email server and insurance company may now ask you for not only your password when you log on, but also another code that they text you on your cellphone. This is called multifactor authentication. Pretty fancy verbiage, but it’s for the well-being ...

Stamp club meets tonight

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Northwoods Philatelic Society stamp club will meet at 7 p.m. today in the fellowship room at First Lutheran Church, 1210 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. The church is behind Slumberland Furniture.

Acoustic jam on Jan. 26

IRON MOUNTAIN — An acoustic music jam will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Crystal Lake Community Senior Center in Iron Mountain. All ages are welcome to play or listen. For more information, call 906-774-7724.

Annual smear tournament set

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Knights of Columbus Fr. Damian Council 2847 of Niagara will host its annual smear tournament Feb. 16 at St. Anthony’s Church Hall in Niagara. Registration will be from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Fee is $10 per person. Prizes, food, beverages and snacks will be available. For more ...

Lions club award

Vulcan-Norway-Loretto Lions Club member Ron Henriksen receives the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for his dedicated humanitarian services from club member Terry Backlund. The Lions Club International Foundation presents this award, which is named after the founder of the Lions Club, to deserving ...

Annual Art for All seeks artists for June 29 show

IRON MOUNTAIN — Nearly 50 artists at Iron Mountain’s City Park will exhibit distinctive art at the annual Art for All event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, rain or shine. In its 52th year, the event attracts works ranging from painting and photography to jewelry and sculpture, ...

Grace United Methodist Church to host meal

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church in Norway will host a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church at the Crossroads site, 130 Odill Drive behind the Jake Menghini Museum. The menu will be scalloped potatoes and ham, vegetable, dessert and beverages. A donation basket ...

Dear Annie: Cold shoulder after divorce

Dear Annie: I recently went on vacation with my mom, stepdad and siblings. We went to the river where my stepdad has been going for about 30 years. Everyone else in the community has been going there every year for just as long, if not longer. Now, my mom and stepdad met each other while they ...

Not so charitable

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about scammers who use charities to fool people. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: Please warn your readers of the charity scams that are now very popular with thieves. Someone calls, is very friendly on the phone and wants you to donate to some worthy cause ...

Stamp club to gather Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The monthly meeting of the Northwoods Philatelic Society stamp club is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship room at First Lutheran Church, 1210 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. The church is behind Slumberland Furniture. A short business meeting and brief ...

Pulmonary group to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — The next meeting of Pulmonary Support Group is planned for 3 p.m. Thursday in the rehab gym on the main level of Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. Discussions will include, but are not limited to, insurance, transplant questions, home oxygen therapy, ...

Puzzled by sister growing distant in relationship

Dear Annie: I am writing to ask your opinion about the change in my sister’s behavior toward me. I have two sisters, and the one I am speaking of is my elder sister, “Ruth.” Ruth has always been envious of my younger sister and me and resented the close relationship I had with our ...

Vicenzi chosen for leadership seminar

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School sophomore Adrian Vicenzi has been selected to attend the Wisconsin Leadership Seminar this summer on the campus of Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. He is the son of Anna Vicenzi of Norway and Chris Vicenzi of Iron Mountain. The Wisconsin ...

Bay College announces dean’s list

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College had announced the names of the students who have earned recognition and membership to the dean’s list during the fall 2018 semester. To be selected for the dean’s list, a student must earn a 3.50 grade-point average out of a possible 4.00, and must have ...

How do you know when you should push the reset button on your life?

IRON MOUNTAIN — On my Christmas tree, which yes, is still up, is an ornament made of teal, sage, blush and golden mercury glass books. The faux stack of books is “held together” by twine, and when it nears a light, you can see the rays pop through the glassy bubbles. It is my favorite ...

Tips from a veteran traveler

Dear Heloise: As a veteran traveler, I’ve picked up a few “do’s and don’ts” along the way, and here are some important ones: — Do pack a hat of some kind — knit for winter, and something to keep the sun off your face in warm climates. — Do bring a gift if you are staying ...

Dear Annie: Family member makes it all about him

Dear Annie: At the family gatherings on my spouse’s side, my brother-in-law “Albert” wants to loudly dominate any conversation by either talking about his life or showing his “great” knowledge and opinions on other subjects. He rarely inquires about how anyone else is or shows much ...