Life

Enchanted Doll Club To Study Patsy Dolls

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The next meeting of the Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 23 in the Eagle Room of the Walter E. Olson Library in Eagle River. Jill Helmke of Wausau, Wis. will be the speaker. Helmke will present a program on the Patsy Doll Family. ...

Hints from Heloise — I’m not on call

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about unwanted babysitting duties. — Heloise "Dear Heloise: My son and daughter-in-law seem to think I'm a handy baby sitter. Please understand that I dearly love my grandkids, but I can't always baby-sit for them. I have a life that includes travel, ...

Annual Juhannus Picnic on June 15

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Finnish American Raja Ryhma organization will host its annual Juhannus Picnicon Saturday, June 15, at the Iron Mountain City Park. A meet-and-greet will start at noon at the Bradley Maki Pavilion, located near the Deer Park. A picnic lunch will follow at ...

Bay College Announces Strings on the Bay 2019 Concert Dates

ESCANABA — Strings on the Bay, Bay de Noc Community College's summer chamber music series, has announced its concert dates. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time at the Besse Center Theater at Bay College 2001 N. Lincoln Road, Escanaba. The series begins Tuesday, June 25 and will have ...

DCH retirees meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Hospital Retirees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Holiday Kitchen in Iron Mountain. Attendees are to note the change in location.

Dear Annie: When friends fill void left by family

Dear Annie: My husband and I moved to another state following our retirements a few years ago. We moved to a resort town six hours away from my brother “Billy” and his wife, “Patty.” We encouraged them to visit, but they gave one excuse after another. Billy eventually told me that they ...

The past can become obsolete, but we can create relevance

IRON MOUNTAIN — There is a fine line between being a sentimentalist and a hoarder. I find that I often waiver between the two, but I don’t hold myself fully accountable, as I come from a lengthy line of those who border on extreme hoardism. My husband has always been amazed at the many ...

Holocaust speaker at KMS

KINGSFORD — Kingsford Middle School invites the public to its annual Holocaust program on Wednesday. Martin Lowenberg, a survivor of Kaiserwald concentration camp, will make his 16th consecutive appearance at the school. He will speak to parents and members of the public at 8:15 a.m. in ...

Obit omission

Dear Annie: I am in my 80s and recently lost my beloved sister-in-law, who was 90. She married my brother when I was just a child, and we had been close ever since. Aside from the many things I did for her, I loved her dearly as she was the last of my ties to my brothers, who have all passed ...

Geology club meets Wednesday

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the lower level of the Florence Natural Resource Center in Florence. Coffee and snacks will be served and door prizes will be drawn at the close of the meeting. All ages are welcome. Michael and Ruth Riesch ...

Knights initiation

Joe Velle, center, recently was initiated into the second formation and third-degree Knighthood at the Knights of Columbus ceremony at St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway. Velle was among 12 candidates initiated. Velle received his third-degree membership card from financial secretary Terry ...

Local stamp club to meet Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Northwoods Philatelic Society stamp club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship room at First Lutheran Church, 1210 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. There will be a short business meeting, a brief educational program, and the usual informal stamp club ...

Dear Annie: Beyond time to cut the cord

Dear Annie: I’ve been in this relationship for five years now, and my boyfriend, “Steve,” still puts his adult daughter, “June,” before me. I’m a parent, and I understand their relationship to a certain point, but there are boundaries crossed. June is 29. Every time she’s in a ...

Nora Flemington Scholarship offered

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Zonta Club of Iron Mountain-Kingsford again will offer the $1,500 Nora Flemington Adult Educational Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to adult women who want further education for re-entry into the job market, or to women who have completed their ...

Pathways doctor to be at NAMI meeting

MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. The educational meeting at 7 p.m. ...

Learn more about Toastmasters at open house

IRON MOUNTAIN — Want to practice public speaking, improve communication and build leadership skills? Toastmasters can teach how to break barriers. Learn more about the organization’s history and methodology to help maximize potential at the local Toastmasters of the Northwoods group open ...

Northwoods stamp club to meet Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The monthly meeting of the Northwoods Philatelic Society stamp club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship room at First Lutheran Church, 1210 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. There will be a short business meeting, a brief educational program, and the usual ...

Free meal Sunday in Norway

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church of Norway will host a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the church hall. The menu will be ravioli in red sauce, meatballs, vegetable, dessert and beverages. There is no cost for dinner, but a donation basket is available for those who want ...

Dear Annie: The five-year itch?

Dear Annie: I’ve been with my significant other for five years. We’re each other’s “person.” I’m more comfortable with him than I’ve ever been with anyone else, but there’s a catch. We’ve noticed a trend: that I’m better at taking care of myself when he’s not around. ...

Citizens of the Year dinner in Crystal Falls on Saturday

CRYSTAL FALLS — Jeff and Staria Syrjanen has been named the 2019 “Citizens of the Year” for the year. The Crystal Falls Lions Club will honor the couple Saturday at the Paint River Landing in Crystal Falls. Cocktails will be at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. Mistress of ...