Life

Dear Annie: Trouble with purging

Dear Annie: Next month, I’m moving into an apartment that’s smaller than my current one. So in the meantime, I’ve been going through all of my stuff, trying to purge anything I don’t use. I have been donating a lot of clothes, books, DVDs, knickknacks and the like to Goodwill. I used to ...

Free meal Sunday in Norway

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church will host a Free Community Meal from 5 TO 6 p.m. Sunday. The menu will be scalloped potatoes and ham vegetable, dessert and beverages. The dinner has no charge but a donation basket is available for those who want to contribute toward the meals. The ...

Steak Fry on Saturday

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Knights of Columbus Council 2871 will sponsor a steak fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at St. Anthony Catholic Church Hall in Niagara. The meal will consist of an 8- to 10-ounce tenderloin, baked potato, salad and dessert. Beer, soda and coffee will be ...

Bay LIFE to meet

Larry Zibell of Three Lakes, Wis. and John Roberts of Aurora, Wis. are shown padding on the Pine River. The Bay West LIFE group will present the program “Paddling the Three ‘P’s,” featuring Zibell and Roberts, at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bay College West in Iron Mountain. They have a ...

Rogers movie on Thursday

ESCANABA — The Fred Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” will be shown at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday in the Besse Center Theater at Bay College as part of the Bay Film Series. This special showing is in conjunction with a number of children’s advocacy groups, including ...

International event Saturday

HOUGHTON — “Global Beats, International Treats,” the 29th annual Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival, will be Saturday in Houghton. Admission is free to the event, which will feature a craft bazaar, performances and affordable international cuisine. A parade flying flags of 60 ...

Engaged

Patrick and Kim Olson, along with Suzan and Lynn Shuck of Crystal Falls, happily announce the engagement of Samantha Olson and Dan Ballo-Shuck. Samantha is a graduate of Michigan Technological University and works as a process engineer at Expera in Kaukauna, Wis. Dan is a graduate of Fox Valley ...

Dear Annie: It’s my party

Dear Annie: I’m planning my birthday party. I’m renting out a room in a beautiful bar/event space downtown. I’ve got about 15 friends coming. Recently, in passing, I mentioned to one of my friends that I’d ordered a cake from a bakery for the occasion. She said, “You’re getting your ...

Chronic pain management workshop to be offered

MENOMINEE — A Chronic Pain Self-Management program will be offered in Iron Mountain and Menominee for those who live with pain that has lasted longer than three to six months. The six-week program will teach practical skills for living with, or caring for someone with, any type of health ...

Gitchee Gumee Bible Camp retreats set

EAGLE RIVER, Mich. — Gitche Gumee Bible Camp in Eagle River, Mich., will host its annual fall retreats. The women’s retreat is a Thursday-to-Saturday event set for Sept. 20-22. The speaker will be Shannon Popkin, author of “Control Girl,” and a contributing blogger at Revive Our ...

Carmelite Silver Tea on Saturday and Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Monastery of the Holy Cross is the home of 19 Carmelite Nuns, ranging in age from 23 to 93. Our Good Lord called them here from various backgrounds and places, reaching as far as Argentina, the Philippines, Vietnam and across the states, from New Jersey, Texas, California, ...

Dickinson MARSP to meet Sept. 20

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet Thursday, Sept. 20, at Pine Grove Country Club. Rachel Saputo, the new manager of Michigan BC/BS Insurance, will present the program, “Updates on Insurance for Under and Over Age ...

Alzheimer program Thursday

IRON RIVER — The Alzheimer’s Association —Greater MI Chapter-U.P. Region will present “Effective Communication Strategies,” an education program by the Alzheimer’s Association, from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Iron River Care Center, 330 Lincoln Ave. in Iron River. As people with ...

Stanley to speak at Christian Women Connection luncheon

IRON MOUNTAIN — The next Christian Women Connection Luncheon will be noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. The speaker will be Gina Stanley from Appleton, Wis. Stanley has been working as a registered nurse for more than 35 years. She worked in different ...

DivorceCare sessions set

KINGSFORD — The fall session of DivorceCare will begin Tuesday and run through Dec. 11. The support group sessions will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays for 13 weeks at Maranatha Assembly of God, 920 S. Carpenter Ave., Kingsford. The support group will help individuals heal from the hurt of ...

Is he really a friend?

Dear Annie: I have a dear friend who lives nearby, but for some reason, he will not contact me. We grew up together, and a year ago, I helped him, his wife and his dogs out after Hurricane Irma knocked out electricity at their home. He has never really thanked me, and he never calls me. And I ...

Benefit today for Michael Schroeder

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Friends and family are asking for you support and contribution for the benefit of Michael Schroeder today at Wausaukee High School. A spaghetti lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be bucket drawings, which top prizes include a crossbow, .30-30 rifle ...

Auditions set for ‘West Side Story’

IRON RIVER — The West End Players have announced their 2018 Winter Musical, “West Side Story” directed by Adam Holroyd of Iron River. “West Side Story” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.  “West Side Story” will be performed at the ...

VA to host ‘Combat Paper’

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center’s Suicide Prevention Program will host workshops Tuesday and Wednesday featuring artist Drew Cameron, of Combat Paper, who will help participants convert donated military uniforms into handmade paper. Individual workshops will be held ...

Dear Annie: An old dog learns some new tricks

Dear Annie: I’m an old guy with some advice for other older people in the workforce. I’ve been a contract attorney working in health care for over 30 years. When I got let go from my company three years ago after 15 years, I’m telling you, finding another job was the hardest job I’ve ...