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Hints from Heloise: A handy homemade hand sanitizer

Dear Readers: A sudsy scrub with soap and water is the best way to clean your hands, but what if that’s not possible? Hand sanitizer is the next best thing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov), a hand sanitizer containing an alcohol concentration of 60 ...

Easter meal in Iron River

IRON RIVER — St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River will host a community Easter dinner from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the church hall. The buffet dinner will be similar to other holiday dinners served during the holidays. It will feature a dinner of ham, hash brown casserole, sweet potatoes ...

Legion posts plan Legislative Dinner

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts seventh annual Legislative Dinner is planned for Saturday, April 28. The Uren-Cooper-Johnson Post 50 of Iron Mountain will host the event, with cocktails from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The dinner and ...

Norway center lists events

NORWAY — The Norway-Vulcan Senior Center has a number of special upcoming dinners and activities: Today — Easter dinner at noon, with ham, scalloped potatoes, carrots and onions, soup and salad bar that will open at 11 a.m., plus fruit, juice and dessert. Bingo with prizes will be played. ...

Dinner at Tiffany’s set

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dust off that gown for Dinner at Tiffany’s A Formal Affair from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Chippewa Club in Iron Mountain. This fundraising event for the General Federation of Women’s Clubs scholarship program is open to the public. Menu for the evening ...

Dear Annie: Lamenting invitations on social media

Dear Annie: Recently, I missed a large birthday party for a close family member. I was not aware of the party until several weeks later, when other family members asked where I was that day. My answer was that I had not been invited and knew nothing about it. I was then promptly told the ...

Niagara 4-H participates in festival

Badger Buds 4-H Club of Niagara, Wis., recently attended the Marinette County 4-H Speaking Contest and Music Festival in Wausaukee, Wis. Participating, from left, were Brooke Walters, Aengus Patterson, Sydney Dunkes, Akir Patterson, Abain Patterson and Owen and Wyatt Dunkes. Each member won a ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Children Learn Culture Through Cooking

Families can celebrate simple recipes from around the world and learn a little about geography, history, and culture. Whether ancestors called it mousse, junket, blancmange, creme, pannukakku or Tiramisu, custards are fun to make with kids. Although all are slightly different, this custard ...

Bay hosts public lecture: ‘A Day in the Life of a Funeral Director’

ESCANABA — Bay College’s Math Science Division will present a colloquium, “A Day in the Life of a Funeral Director” with Jenna Leisner at 4 p.m. Eastern Time Tuesday in room 125 of the Math Science building on the Bay College campus in Escanaba. Leisner, a Gladstone native, is a ...

Victorian Heights visit

The official first day of spring sprouted extra-special smiles from the tenants of Victorian Heights Assisted Living in Crystal Falls, as they were visited by the Forest Park afternoon pre-kindergarten class. The students shared stories, sang songs and created mini-Easter baskets with the ...

Dear Annie: Parent combats underage drinking

Dear Annie: My daughter has grown up in the blink of an eye. It seems as if I was just introducing the ABCs, and now she’s reading Shakespeare in school. We talk every day about her classes and activities, and I also make sure we discuss underage drinking. When I was young, conversations ...

Caring House’s annual Mystery Dinner Theater set for two weekends in April

FLORENCE, Wis. — Caring House’s Mystery Dinner Theater returns in April with a new production. This year’s play is “Sam Club, Private Eye, and The Case of the Motorcoach Murder,” an interactive mystery by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose produced by special arrangement with The ...

Pulmonary Support 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 ...

Bay de Noc Gardening Conference slated for April

ESCANABA — April 5 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 ...

Four inducted into Niagara National Honor Society

NIAGARA, Wis. — Four students have been chosen for membership in the Niagara chapter of the National Honor Society, Niagara High School officials announced. The 2018 inductees are Annalise Colenso, Jennifer Olsen, Madison Bjorkman and Austin Tripp. The Niagara Chapter of the National ...

Autism awareness film, live presentation at Bay College

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College will show the film “Wretches & Jabberers,” which is about two men with autism who embark on a road trip to change how people feel about disabilities. The film will be featured from 2 to 4 p.m. April 9 in Fornetti Hall at Bay West in Iron Mountain. It ...

Men’s and Boys’ Prayer Breakfast on Good Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 43nd annual Men’s and Boys’ Prayer Breakfast is planned at 6:30 a.m. on Good Friday at Maple Creek Restaurant in Iron Mountain. This long-standing tradition brings men and boys of all denominations together for fellowship, good food, and an opportunity to hear an ...

World Food Prize event set for May 10

CHATHAM — As millions across the globe deal with food insecurity, the World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute offers an opportunity to be part of the solution. The fourth annual event, set for May 10, seeks to inspire and prepare the next generation of global leaders to end world hunger ...

Dear Annie: Reporting SS fraud

Dear Annie: I came to the United States back in the late 1980s. My husband at the time suddenly abandoned me and my two children. We entered a legal separation agreement in 1990 and eventually divorced in the early 2000s. During this period, I supported myself and my two children without any ...

Through the Lens Photo Club sets meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Through The Lens Photo Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Crystal Lake Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. in Iron Mountain. The month’s theme is “Green.” Dave Lemke will give a presentation on his travels through the national parks. All are ...