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Yoopers Fighting Alzheimer’s picnic set

NORWAY — The community is invited to the fourth annual Yoopers Fighting Alzheimer’s Picnic at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Marion Park in Norway. Brats, beans, chips and soft drink will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass. The purpose of the picnic is to draw ...

Curb appeal contest announced

NORWAY — The Norway Area Preservation Society is sponsoring its second annual Curb Appeal Contest for Norway, Vulcan, Loretto and Waucedah residents. The contest is to recognize and encourage homeowners to show pride in their homes and communities. By definition, curb appeal is based on a ...

Stroke Wellness Retreat offered

BIG BAY, Mich. — Bay Cliff Health Camp will offer a Stroke Wellness Retreat from Sept. 12-16. This program is for individuals living in the Upper Peninsula who have survived a stroke and are living at home or in a nursing facility and have completed any outpatient treatment or home health ...

Input needed on improving wellness

IRON MOUNTAIN — Connect Michigan, in partnership with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and AARP Michigan, is seeking input from area residents on how they use or would like to use technology in relation to their health care services. Connect Michigan will conduct telephone surveys in five ...

Finding out if your personality traits are compatible

IRON MOUNTAIN — Last week we continued our discussion about adjusting to the 24/7 togetherness of retirement by examining the difference between the introverted and extroverted personalities. The week before we talked about the importance of sharing your retirement expectations with each ...

Unwelcome kindnesses of aging

Dear Annie: I find that I have a real problem with aging. When a flight attendant nicely says, “This way, young lady,” I want to punch him. I can’t stand the condescension! I hate being old. I am 76 and, while I still maintain an active life — teaching elementary school music and dance ...

Former Iron Mountain resident publishes book

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kathleene Haley-Falls of Spanish Fort, Ala., has announced the publication of her book, “Finding The Face Of Jesus.” The former Iron Mountain resident was a member of American Martyrs Church and the Order of Discalced Carmelites in Iron Mountain. Falls had an inner ...

Kreski — 50th

AURORA, Wis. — Dan and Mary Ann (Jacobson) Kreski of Homestead, Wis., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 5. The couple was married July 5, 1969, at the Sacred Heart Church in Aurora, Wis. and have been residents of the area since. Dan retired from Wisconsin Electric and ...

Lantinen — 70th

APPLETON, WIS. — Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Florence Lantinen celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with the entire family at a dinner in their honor on June 11 in Appleton, Wis. Florence Elizabeth Ann Godfrey and Thomas W. Lantinen were united in marriage by the Rev. Vernon Blackwell at the ...

CF Lions purchase portable wheelchair ramps for resident

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Lions Club recently purchased two portable wheelchair ramps to be used by local resident Tom Cornwell. Tom and his wife, Doris, are managers of the Big Foot Hideaway Motel, 1309 U.S. 2 in Crystal Falls. The Cornwells came to Crystal Falls from the ...

The Door County Cherry Pickers perform today in Cedar River

CEDAR RIVER — The Door County Cherry Pickers will perform from 3 to 7 p.m. Eastern time today at Hirsch’s Cedar River Pub. Karen and Ken Stillman recall all the outrageous fun they had playing foot-stomping bluegrass for standing-room-only crowds in Cedar River. The Stillmans, original ...

Grandparents Teach, Too — Teaching children’s body concept

Preschool games teach children important ideas about themselves and how to get on in the world. Remember “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”? How about “Simon Says”? These activities help children identify body parts. Children are very interested in their bodies, but body parts can be ...

Women’s Giving Circle grants available

MARINETTE, Wis. — The Women’s Giving Circle, a committee of the M&M Area Community Foundation, is accepting grant applications. The WGC funds projects and programs that address issues directly affecting women and girls throughout Marinette and Menominee counties. Applications can be ...

Urbanski — 70th

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mary and Harry Urbanski celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary July 2. Married in a Mass celebrated by three priests in Immaculate Conception Church in Wakefield, they are truly a match made in heaven. Their life together has revolved around their faith, their family ...

Dear Annie: Advice to be patient

Dear Annie: I just read the letter from “Missing My Son” and felt compelled to write a response. I, too, was in a bad marriage for 17 years. We only had one child, a son. I was trying to stay in the marriage for the sake of our son, but after many months of therapy, and the therapist ...

Kind of Blues to perform for Lunchtime LIVE. on Thursday

ESCANABA — Kind of Blues will play for the third Lunchtime LIVE. music series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern time Thursday at Bay College. Food will be available on site from local food trucks, including The Brisket Barn and Toby’s Dog House. Kind of Blues, named after Miles Davis’ ...

Legion celebrating 100 years

The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 at 916 River Ave. in Iron Mountain invites the community to a special event Thursday after the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Fourth of July parade. In celebration of the American Legion 100th anniversary, the post will bring back the old Red Owl Grocery ...

Partello to compete in nationals

KINGSFORD — Courtney Partello, a student at Julie’s Top Hat Dance Studio in Kingsford, is a finalists to compete for the National Dancer of the Year title at the Celebration Dance Competition on Friday, July 12, in Wisconsin Dells. The top five finalists will be announced Monday, July ...

Mansfield Pioneer Church summer service to be July 25

MANSFIELD — The Mansfield Memories Committee will sponsor the annual summer service starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Mansfield Pioneer Church. The old pump organ will again accompany many of favorite hymns and gospel songs. All are invited to join in the singing. The Rev. ...

Experience offers inside view of dementia

AURORA, Wis. — The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Marinette County, in collaboration with the ADRC of Florence County, will host a workshop July 24 where family and professional caregivers can briefly experience the challenges and struggles of a person living with dementia. ...