Life

Never celebrated

Dear Annie: I’ve been wanting to write to you about this for a while. About one-twelfth of people have December birthdays. Mine is in the second week of December. When I was a child, my birthday celebration would get lost amid all the holiday events. It’d get mashed together with some big ...

Tai chi offered at NWTC in Aurora

AURORA, Wis. — What can you do to increase your strength and balance? The Florence County Aging and Disability Resource Center, Health Department and NWTC are partnering to provide an evidence-based chronic disease prevention program through Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention. The ...

Past the appointed time

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about waiting even though you have an appointment: “Dear Heloise: Since when is it OK to have an appointment at 10 a.m. and not get in until 11:30 a.m.? There are no emergencies for these people; they just seem to be overbooking. How do your readers feel ...

Fun and learning with snow science

Snow provides many opportunities for families to have fun and learning time outside. Here are a few activities that follow STEM: Examine Snow Put a black piece of paper in the freezer overnight. Bundle up and take children outside. They can catch snowflakes on the cold paper and examine the ...

Men’s retreat planned at Gitche Gumee Bible Camp

EAGLE RIVER, Mich. — Gitche Gumee Bible Camp will host its annual men’s retreat again this year, along with a somewhat new women’s event. The men’s retreat will be Saturday, April 21, at the Gitche Gumee Bible Camp in Eagle River, with Merlyn Jones, Bible teacher and pastor of more ...

Young Women in Science scholarship deadline extended

IRON MOUNTAIN — Zonta of Iron Mountain-Kingsford area is providing eight scholarships to young women currently in ninth through 11th grades who have an interest in science, the ecology of the Great Lakes and have a desire to be an active crew member aboard a large schooner sailing ...

Spring bucket list: the dos and don’ts

IRON MOUNTAIN — As a child, the first thing I can really remember is from when I was four or five. I have vague pictures of places from before that, but nothing I could concretely recall. When I was a little girl, my days were full of possibility. I had a little brother that I could dress up ...

Rocket program presented at Golden K

KINGSFORD — The first day of spring, according to the calendar has come and gone, along with Easter. Looking out the window causes one to speculate what will be next. The sun is doing its best to melt the snow, although it seems to be a slow process — one drop at a time. Just as things ...

Not on a first-name basis

Dear Annie: My son’s best friend, “Travis,” has started to call me by my first name. For as long as I can remember, I was “Mrs. Thomas.” But yesterday, when I brought over lunch for the boys, Travis said, “Thanks, Susan.” I thought it may have been a joke and chuckled a little and ...

Lumberjack breakfast set

The Norway-Vulcan Women’s Club will host a lumberjack breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 22, at Mike’s On Main in Norway. The all-you-can-eat menu will feature scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, hashbrowns, buttery biscuits with gravy and beverages. Cost is $8 for ...

Stonecroft Ministries brunch on Wednesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Stonecroft Ministries will host a brunch from 10 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. The special speaker for the event will be Becky Kopitzke. She is the author of “Generous Love: Discover the Joy of Living,” “Others First” and ...

Enchanted Doll Club sets April meeting date

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods has planned their next monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at the Olson Library in Eagle River. After a brief business meeting, Arlene Vlies of Pelican Lake will present an interesting program on how antique and ...

Smear tournament planned April 28 for Florence fair

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Fair will host its third smear tournament this year on Saturday, April 28, at the Florence Community Center. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. with the tournament starting at 6. The fee to enter is $10 per person. They are two person teams. The ...

State retirees lunch May 7

ESCANABA — The State Employees Retirement Association U.P. Chapter 16 have planned a lunch at noon Monday, May 7, at the Highland Golf Club west of Escanaba. For reservations, call 906-786-2965 or 906-786-7199 by April 30.

Randville hosts music

RANDVILLE — The Randville Church will host its third Sunday night of Music “A Celebration of New Life” at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, on M-95 about 12 miles north of Iron Mountain. Refreshments will follow. Any questions call Pastor Jim Janofski at 906-486-4536 or Verna Pollock at ...

Crystal Falls Musicale meeting on Monday

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Musicale, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Christ United Methodist Church in Crystal Falls. Members that wish to discuss future recitals and community singing should arrive at 6 p.m. Hostesses for the meeting are Jo Rogalski and Connie ...

Stamp club meets on Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The monthly meeting of the Northwoods Philatelic Society (Stamp Club) is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship room at First Lutheran Church, 1210 South Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. There will be a short business meeting, a brief educational program, and the ...

Dear Annie: Daughter doesn’t approve of mom’s new relationship

Dear Annie: I am a 50-year-old woman. I have two adult children and two grandchildren. I am a recovering addict. My daughter chose to stay with me during all those painful years. Now, after many years alone, I finally met someone who loves me, and I love her — yes, “her.” My partner is a ...

Dear Annie: Empty-handed guests

Dear Annie: I have a question of etiquette. Our adult sons (who are older than 40), their wives and our grandchildren often visit over the weekends for family sit-down dinners. We do this pretty much every weekend because they live close by and we enjoy the chance to keep up with our ...

PEO AN meets Monday

IRON MOUNTAIN — P.E.O. Chapter AN is planning their next meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 16 in the home of Debbie Brisson. Co-hostess will be Jana Underwood. This will be their sandwich sharing fund raiser. Members are asked to contact hostess if they are unable to attend.