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Homecoming activities start today at Forest Park Schools

CRYSTAL FALLS — Kickoff of Forest Park’s Homecoming and Spirit Week begins today at Forest Park High School in Crystal Falls. Students will be engaged in high-spirited competitions all week long. Dress-up days, part of the competition, start today with Mis-match Day, followed by Twin Day ...

Bay Film fundraiser offers movie outdoors

BARK RIVER — Miss movies at the drive-in? On Thursday, Bay College’s Bay Film Series will host an outdoor showing of the cult classic “Moonrise Kingdom” at the Northern Sun Winery, 983 10th Road in Bark River. “Popcorn and soda are part of the ticket price. All proceeds will go ...

Dear Annie: Can no longer hear the call

Dear Annie: Having been a registered nurse for the past 40 years, I have seen many changes in health care. I believe that nursing is a calling and not just a career. In my initial, youthful bliss, I took great joy in helping people in their hour of need. Patients and families were grateful and ...

POW/MIA recognition event planned

IRON MOUNTAIN — A POW/MIA recognition ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Friday at the American Legion Post 50 in Iron Mountain. Kevin B. Klein will perform and dinner will be served. Gifts also will be collected for veterans in local VA hospitals and homes.

Lumberjack Steam Train ready for Fall Festival

LAONA, Wis. — Autumn is one of the nicest times to ride the Lumberjack Steam Train. The colors are vibrant, the air is cool and Ol’ 4-Spot will be chugging and waiting at the vintage depot on Highway 8 on Laona’s west side. The Lumberjack Steam Train will be running at Fall Festival on ...

Classy Correspondence at the library Saturday

Upcoming events at the Dickinson County Library include: Month-long — September is Library Card Sign-Up Month at all Dickinson County Library branches. A library card puts a world of knowledge at your fingertips. Any new patrons who sign up for a library card during September will be ...

Next movie in Bay Film Series planned Oct. 10

ESCANABA — The next film in the Bay Film Series at Bay College on Oct. 10 will be “The Souvenir,” which Vanity Fair’s chief film critic Richard Lawson says is one of the best films released this year. Director Joanna Hogg’s drama follows a young film student who gets drawn into a ...

Alzheimer’s session on Wednesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Alzheimer’s Society of Marquette will have an “Effective Communication Strategies” session from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. No advance registration needed. For more information, call 906-228-3910.

First fall meeting for doll club Sept. 26

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will have its first fall meeting at 1 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Eagle Room of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River. The meeting will begin with a presentation by Bonnie Margitan of Minocqua, Wis., who has an ...

Addiction documentary available for viewing

FLORENCE, Wis. — “Straight Forward: The Truth About Addiction, a documentary featuring in-depth interviews with young Wisconsinites fighting to recover their lives and futures from addictions to opioids and heroin was held Aug. 27 at the Florence High School auditorium. A panel ...

Harvest & Haunt Sept. 28 in Iron River

IRON RIVER — The Iron County Economic Chamber Alliance, in collaboration with local businesses and organizations, will host the fifth annual Harvest & Haunt Fall Festival from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Klint Safford Memorial RV Park in Iron River. “We’ve got some ...

Crystal Lake Senior Center expands its meal services

The Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency has expanded meal offerings at the Crystal Lake Senior Center in September when it offered its first night meal on Tuesday. The next night meal will be Tuesday, Sept. 24, and will continue on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The menu ...

Golden K members to be honored at next meeting

The Golden K “chorus of seniors” filled the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church with music Monday. Getting the piano warmed up was Sue LeDuc, along with the able director, Al Calcari. Happy birthday was sung for Marty Waananen, Sept. 2; Dennis Chartier, Sept 3; Dorleen Uhazie, ...

Dear Annie: Pulling that sweet tooth

Dear Annie: I’ve had a HUGE sweet tooth all my life. I have also always been very active, and I eat healthy foods. However, I’m nervous that this is not enough to balance my intake of sugary goodies. Now that I’m older, I realize that I can’t keep eating so many sweets. Diabetes is ...

PEO Chapter CX meets Monday

FLORENCE, Wis. — P.E.O. Chapter CX, a local women’s club, will have its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Monday at a member’s home in Florence. For more information on PEO or the meeting, call Louise Swope at 715-251-3300.

Dear Annie: Co-worker spreading lies

Dear Annie: I have worked in the same office for 18 years. For many years, there were five of us in our division: three women and two men. One of the men left for a different job a year ago, and he was replaced by a woman, “Carla,” who is very difficult to work with. In fact, I’m ...

Author headlines UP Parkinson’s Disease Symposium Sept. 27

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sheryl Jenlinski will be the keynote speaker for the fourth-annual U.P. Parkinson Disease Symposium on Friday, Sept. 27, at Bay College West in Iron Mountain. From the Chicago area, Jenlinski labels herself a blogger, author, motivational speaker and Parkinson’s patient. ...

The Honey Pies to perform Sept. 21 at the Braumart

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Honey Pies of Madison, Wis., will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Braumart Theatre in Iron Mountain. In September 2017, three veteran Madison musicians — vocalist Jodi Jean Amble, singer and guitarist Tom Waselchuk, and multi-instrumentalist Doug Brown ...

Aging and Disability Resource Center offers class for caregivers

FLORENCE, Wis. — Providing care for a friend or family member can be a rewarding experience, but it often provides challenges, too. More than 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, homemaking and other services on a daily or ...

MARSP group meets Sept. 19

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet Thursday, Sept. 19, at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. Randy VanGasse, legislative ambassador, will moderate a roundtable discussion on “What’s Happening in Lansing, the ...