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Classy Lassies gather April 5

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Classy Lassies will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5, at the C&R Bar in Aurora, Wis. Ladies are reminded to bring some quarters to play bingo.

Community meal April 12

IRON MOUNTAIN — A community meal will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at First United Methodist Church in Iron Mountain. The church is at 106 Fourth St. in Iron Mountain, across from Hardee’s.

Photo club on Wednesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The next meeting of Through The Lens Photo Club will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Crystal Lake Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. in Iron Mountain.

Tootsie Roll drive

Knight Andy Menghini of the Iron River Council 2300 offers Jerry Anderson a Tootsie Roll after Anderson made a donation. Proceeds from the Tootsie Roll drive will be distributed to the West Iron County special education children and the Iron County Aktion Club.

Dear Annie: Husband packing on pounds

Dear Annie: My husband has gained about 15 pounds in as many months. “Robb” has been a naturally thin person all his life, or at least in the 10 years I’ve known him. I know he realizes he’s gained weight, because he’s mentioned how his clothes aren’t fitting well anymore, and ...

Entries sought for Marquette’s Blueberry Festival poster contest

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Downtown Development Authority invites artists of all ages and skill levels to submit original artwork for the 2018 Blueberry Festival Poster contest. The selected design will be reproduced as a full-color, limited-edition poster. Original artwork in any medium is ...

Gardening conference deadline set Thursday

ESCANABA — Thursday is the registration deadline for the 20th annual Bay de Noc Gardening Conference on April 21 at Bay College in Escanaba. The event this year will feature 20 different classes on a variety of yard and garden topics. Participants will be able to choose to attend four classes ...

UW-Marinette College 4 Kids offers Summer Theatre Camp

MARINETTE, Wis. — Brittany Welch, Children’s Theatre director, and the University of Wisconsin- Marinette Continuing Education Department will offer a one-week College 4 Kids Summer Camp from June 18-22 for those interested in learning the aspects of being part of a production in a live ...

Classy Lassies gather Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Classy Lassies will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the C&R Bar in Aurora, Wis. Group members are reminded to bring quarters to play bingo.

Spring cleaning about more than just clearing house

The age-old saying says that “April showers bring May flowers.” Doug Larson says that “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” Most people would agree — at least people living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan — that spring is a welcome sight for ...

Caring for your lawn — and nature

Dear Readers: It’s time to get your lawn in shape for spring, but let’s do it with a nod to keeping our rivers, creeks and drainage beds as free as possible from excessive chemicals found in fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Fish, plants, animals and people all need fresh, clean ...

Kramer speaks at Golden K meeting

KINGSFORD — Golden K March chairman Gilbert Engel opened the general meeting as members came together ready to begin another week. Orice Walters took over the director position as Sue LeDuc readied the piano to once again fill the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford ...

Making pocket pies with children

Little pocket pies take just minutes to make and are easy for young children help prepare and eat once cooled. They store well in the refrigerator or freezer and can be reheated in a toaster oven by older children. They are a fun activity for children’s parties. Pocket desserts To make ...

Dumped by friend

Dear Annie: I hope you can help me with a friendship problem I am having. A group of six or seven of us get together for birthdays and other events. We also do things individually. One in our group, whom I interact with regularly, and I were attending an event where I mentioned we would stay ...

Rocket launch

Civil Air Patrol Squadron MI-201 is taking part in a rocketry program to earn a badge for their uniform. Cadets received classroom lessons that prepared them to build their own rockets before participating in a rocket launch event Saturday that allowed for two successful runs. Some of the ...

Pulmonary group to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Pulmonary Support Group will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the rehab gym on the main level of Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, 1721 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. These meetings last approximately one hour. Discussions will include, but are not limited ...

Hints from Heloise: Teens hearing at a reduced rate

Dear Readers: According to the American Osteopathic Association, 1 in 5 teenagers suffers from hearing loss to some degree. That’s a rate of about 30 percent higher than in the 1980s or ‘90s, and is believed to be due in part to headphones and earbuds. The volume and duration of noise are ...

Dear Annie: Roadblock to life’s next phase

Dear Annie: I’m feeling stuck. Recently, my boyfriend of two years and I have been looking at new places to move into together. It’s been an exciting time, and I keep daydreaming of our future — marriage, kids, nesting, chore charts, the whole thing. However, a wrench has been thrown ...

Iron County Historical Museum plans rummage sale

CASPIAN — The Spring Rummage Sale fundraiser days are back at the Iron County Historical Museum, 100 Brady Ave. in Caspian. The museum will gladly accept support from the public by providing a place to pass along unwanted treasures for a great cause. Those wishing to donate resalable ...

Dear Annie: Getting rid of junk calls

Dear Annie: For the past few months, my phone has just about exploded with calls from telemarketers and scammers. I am at my wits’ end! No, robot, I’m not past due on my bank payments. I don’t want a free stay at your beach resort in Panama. And I’m not going to send money to you to ...