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Unboring things to do with kids

There are no sunglasses around? No problem. Native Alaskans make fancy sunglasses from whale bone, but heavy cardboard works, too. You’ll need to cut cardboard pieces 6 by 2 inches and find string to tie around the head, plus markers or crayons. Hold the cardboard up to your face to mark ...

Stressed about mom’s finances

Dear Annie: Our family is like most families — dysfunctional. Our father worked two jobs most of his life to better himself for the good of his family. My mother was a spender, but my father controlled the money. When my father passed, my mother was finally free to live as she wanted. Yet ...

Workshop set

AURORA, Wis. — The Aging and Disability Resource Center and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Wisconsin Chapter will present “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s” from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s regional learning center in ...

Senior dance Friday

Scott and Pam will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Crystal Lake Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. off West H Street in Iron Mountain. Admission is $6 at the door. Coffee is provided, but those attending should bring their own snack and other beverages. All adults are welcome to attend the ...

Brackett donates to Oak Crest golf

The Curtis J.Brackett Memorial Foundation recently presented the Oak Crest Golf Club with a $10,000 grant to help offset the cost of a much-needed golf course projects. “Oak Crest is a wonderful asset to the greater Norway area and the foundation is pleased to be able to assist with the ...

Banned Books Week planned at the Dickinson County Library

IRON MOUNTAIN — Upcoming events at the Dickinson County library branches include: Thursday  Upcycle used books with Bookcycle: Artsy Apples at 6:30 p.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. This series of craft recycling programs will challenge you to salvage old books by ...

AAUW monthly meeting Sept. 26

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Branch of American Association of University Women will have its first monthly meeting of 2017-2018 on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Chippewa Club. The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be at 6 p.m. The program at 6:45 p.m. will feature ...

Parkinson training offered

KINGSFORD — Parkinson’s disease symposium keynote speaker David Zid has offered to do a training and exercise session from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at U.P. Rehab Service in Kingsford for Parkinson patients and healthcare professionals. He invites those interested to come learn some ...

A promiscuous former life

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been together since we were just out of high school. We’ve been married for 18 years, and we have three glorious children. We have a great relationship, but I recently discovered she was extremely promiscuous in high school and found out she slept with many of ...

Start planning now home food preservation, canning season

By Jenette Gunville FLORENCE, Wis. — When it comes to flavor and taste, few things compare to home-canned produce fresh from the garden. The home canning and preserving season will be here before we know it, so now is a good time to start preparing. “Preserving food from your garden ...

Best inexpensive bed sheets

For some time, I’ve been toying with whether or not to write this column. You can see I’ve made my decision. Here’s a little backstory to explain my conflict: When it comes to bedding, I am particular about the way the sheets feel. They have to be smooth and wrinkle-free. They can’t ...

Annual Tootsie Roll Drive set

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Knights of Columbus will conduct a Tootsie Roll Drive from Oct. 6 through 8 start at 9 a.m. each day at Walmart, Econo Foods, Super One, Shopko and Monette’s. Money collected benefits the Michigan State Council and, locally, Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School ...

Medicare program help available

IRON MOUNTAIN — Navigating Medicare can be tough for many seniors. From prescription drug plans to private health plans, it’s not surprising people with Medicare are confused about their health insurance and their options. The Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress, or UPCAP, offers ...

Entertaining residents

Residents of Freeman’s Nursing and Rehabilitation in Kingsford recently enjoyed the picking and fiddling of Claire and Cole Neeley. The siblings performed toe-tapping bluegrass and gospel selections that energized everyone who listened. Claire, shown with her mandolin — she also played the ...

Ostracized because of sexual orientation

Dear Annie: I am a 15-year-old boy, and my family hates me because I am gay. For as long as I can remember, I’ve known I am attracted to other guys. My parents found out last year and became extremely angry with me. All I feel now is their hatred. They say I am a disgrace. Though they still ...

Reach your nutrition goals, step by step: Nutrition for older adults

By JESSICA CORON MSU Extension Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Instructor Two key behaviors can put older adults on the path to better health, according to the Eat Smart, Live Strong Curriculum developed by the USDA. Those behaviors include eating at least 3 1/2 cups of ...

‘Matter of Balance’ class offered Wednesdays at West Iron Library

IRON RIVER — Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress /U.P. Area Agency on Aging will offer a weekly “Matter of Balance” class from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through Nov. 1 at the West Iron District Library in Iron River. Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or ...

Niagara classes to gather for lunch

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Nifty ‘50s and ‘60s of Niagara High School has planned a get-together for lunch at noon Wednesday at the Niagara Senior Center. Reservations need to be made no later than noon Tuesday by calling the senior center at 715-251-1603. All area senior citizens are ...

Richards Family Reunion

The family of Dolly Richards of Iron Mountain recently got together to celebrate her birthday and for a family reunion. Dolly is shown with her six children: Bob (Gwen) Richards of Iron River, Dave (Dana) Richards of Marquette, Debi (Brian) Tirschel of Iron Mountain, Jim (Robyn) Richards of ...

‘Night of the Vikings’ events planned in Norway

NORWAY —The Leif Erikson Festival will feature the fifth annual “Night of the Vikings” on Saturday, Oct. 7 in Norway. “Night of the Vikings” consists of two separate events: a Viking dinner with entertainment and a ceremonial torchlight parade with a Viking funeral. The Viking ...