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Hints from Heloise: Can you open them?

Dear Heloise: My son has a summer service project where he collects cans of food for the food bank. It occurred to me that with cans, you need can openers. Sure, many cans have pull tabs, but some don’t. Hand-held can openers can be purchased for just a few dollars, so I encourage anyone ...

Wabeno Art, Music Fest Aug. 4

WABENO — The Wabeno Art and Music Fest, or WAM Fest, is planned for Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Wabeno Band Shell on Highway 32. In its fourth year, it’s a full day of live music and other activities that start at 10 a.m. The Water Street Jacks band will play at 8 p.m. Other performers ...

The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Rotary Club has awarded $6,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Iron Mountain and Kingsford high schools. To date, the Rotary Club has awarded more than $100,000 to local students pursuing higher education. From left are Tamara Juul, Rotary Club president and director of the Dickinson Area Community Foundation, who manages the endowed scholarship fund; Arika Wickman, KHS, $2,000 scholarship; Hailey Bubloni, KHS, $1,000; Mary Hanson, IMHS, $2,000; Claire Czernek, IMHS, $1,000; and David McCash, Rotary Scholarship committee chairman.

Rotary awards scholarships

The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Rotary Club has awarded $6,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Iron Mountain and Kingsford high schools. To date, the Rotary Club has awarded more than $100,000 to local students pursuing higher education. From left are Tamara Juul, Rotary Club president ...

Tickets for Niagara Lions Picnic drawings still on sale

NIAGARA, Wis. — Tickets for the drawings set to take place at this weekend’s Niagara Lions Picnic still are available, with 11 major prizes offered that have been donated by local businesses and individuals. The tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Drawings for these prizes will take place ...

Redemption Riders to gather

IRON MOUNTAIN — The new chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association, the Redemption Riders of Iron Mountain, will meet Thursday at Maple Creek in Iron Mountain. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m., with the meeting at 6:30. The public is welcome. Future meetings will be announced and are ...

Classic country music show at Braumart Theatre

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sweet Dreams and Honky Tonks: The Music and Lives of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash can be heard at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at the Braumart Theatre in Iron Mountain. It may be impossible to crown any one performer as country music’s biggest, most ...

Pair enjoy cribbage on unique, homemade board

CRYSTAL FALLS — A heartwarming smile spread across George Peterson’s face as he recalled a recent special day with a very special young man. Peterson is an 89-year-old, recently-widowed man who lives at Victorian Heights Assisted Living in Crystal Falls. He is known for his love of cards, ...

Bay College announces dean’s list

ESCANABA — Bay de Noc Community College announces the names of the students who have earned recognition and membership to the dean’s list for attainment of scholarly excellence during the winter 2018 semester. To be selected for the dean’s list, a student must earn a 3.50 grade point ...

Setting boundaries with visiting parent

Dear Annie: My children and I live about 350 miles away from my parents. Since moving away 13 years ago, my father has traveled out every month and stayed at our house for about a week each time. These visits are welcomed by my children, who really enjoy his company. I understand that this time ...

Concert series begins Sunday in Iron River

IRON RIVER — The 20th annual Summer Concert Series of Grace Covenant Church begins with a free concert Sunday that will feature musical talents of Iron County musicians representing five area churches. The concert, themed "Then Sings My Soul," takes place at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of GCC ...

Dear Annie: Disappearing cemetery flowers

Dear Annie: The artificial flowers on my grandparents’ graves have gone missing three out of the past four times my mother and I have put them out. We put new flowers on the graves several times a year — seasonal flowers in the spring, summer and fall, Christmas flowers, etc. It is ...

Eevie Hilyard, left, and Zola Hilyard don their capes for “Hero Central” Vacation Bible School at Trinity United Methodist Church in Iron Mountain. The event starts Monday and runs from 4 to 7 p.m. daily through Thursday, with stories, crafts, games, music and supper. To register children age 3 to 12, call or text a message to 906-221-1094.

VBS planned

Eevie Hilyard, left, and Zola Hilyard don their capes for “Hero Central” Vacation Bible School at Trinity United Methodist Church in Iron Mountain. The event starts Monday and runs from 4 to 7 p.m. daily through Thursday, with stories, crafts, games, music and supper. To register children ...

The Pine Mountain Music Festival presented “A Taste of Carmen” on Wednesday evening at the Iron Mountain High School. Karyne Arys from France performed flamenco dances as the “Carmen” opera singers sang the songs of this popular opera. Arys will present her 2018 show “Alma Flamenca” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Crystal Theater in Crystal Falls. Tickets are available at PMMF.org or at the door.

PMMF event

The Pine Mountain Music Festival presented “A Taste of Carmen” on Wednesday evening at the Iron Mountain High School. Karyne Arys from France performed flamenco dances as the “Carmen” opera singers sang the songs of this popular opera. Arys will present her 2018 show “Alma Flamenca” ...

Norway High School inducted 16 new members to the National Honor Society at a ceremony in May. New members were selected based on high achievement in scholarship, character, service and leadership. These new members, as well as second-year senior members of the National Honor Society, were recognized at the honors banquet. Second-year senior members in the front row, from left, are Alan Kay, Joshua Plante, Connor Ortman, Micah Wilson, Taryn Davis, Payton Castelaz, Jenna Johnson and Emily St. Vincent. New inductees, from left, are juniors Emilie Rake, Anna Anderson, Amanda Bekkala, Haley Clifford, Holly Mattia; senior Kayte Casanova; junior Trevor Anderson; senior Joshua Boulden; juniors Mitchell LeGrave, Joseph Angeli, Katherine Leiker, Ada VanHolla; senior Sheyenne Skog; junior Allison Sheski; seniors Brett Houle and Camie Clark.

NHS National Honor Society induction

Norway High School inducted 16 new members to the National Honor Society at a ceremony in May. New members were selected based on high achievement in scholarship, character, service and leadership. These new members, as well as second-year senior members of the National Honor Society, were ...

Niagara KC sets annual Duck Race event Aug. 4

NIAGARA, Wis. — The fourth annual Niagara Knights of Columbus Jeff Champeau Memorial Duck Race takes place Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Niagara Riverside Park/boat landing. Grounds open at 2 p.m., with races to start at 4:30 p.m. There will be a beanbag tournament, washer game of the kids, ...

UP Shakespeare Festival, Wolfs Head Theatre to present ‘Bug’

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival and Wolfs Head Theatre Company will present “Bug” by Tracy Letts at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette. Performances are set for Sunday, July 22; Tuesday, July 24; Sunday, July 29; Wednesday, Aug. 1, and Sunday, Aug. 5. All ...

Muriel Beaulier of Kingsford was honored for her 90th birthday June 10 at a family gathering. Her six children were all able to attend the celebration.

90th birthday

Muriel Beaulier of Kingsford was honored for her 90th birthday June 10 at a family gathering. Her six children were all able to attend the celebration.

Dear Annie: Bothersome Third Wheel

Dear Annie: My girlfriend has a brother, "Joel," who is 23 years old and has Asperger's syndrome. Now, don't get me wrong; I have nothing against people with Asperger's. But this guy is too much. He always has to have the last word, argues constantly and thinks he knows everything. Their mother ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Find teachable summer moments

Adults don't need to be trained teachers to help their children practice skills during the summer. That practice is very important so skills are expanded or not weakened. Families can use 10 or more minutes of teachable moments every day to teach any subject. While taking a walk talk about ...

Flamenco dancer at Crystal Theatre

Crystal Falls — The Crystal Theatre will host award-winning flamenco dancer Karyne Arys at 7 p.m. Saturday as part of the Pine Mountain Music Festival. The flamenco dance makes its debut in the festival. The genre of flamenco music has about 25 important rhythms that correspond to ...