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6:30 Concert Series online

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series is going virtual this season. The 2020-2021 season will premiere at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with Luis Fernandez in recital. In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, all 6:30 Concert Series events will be ...

Quick — 65th

IRON MOUNTAIN — Pat and Don Quick celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at home with their family and through many phone calls and cards. They were married in South Haven, Mich., on Sept. 17, 1955.

Words can be painful

Dear Annie: I just found out tonight that my brother’s second-oldest adult son passed away today. My brother’s oldest son passed three years ago. My brother has been estranged from the family for a long time — since he was in Vietnam. I have maintained a relationship with him by calling ...

See your lifetime earnings with My Social Security

By Edward Cariuty Social Security District Manager Escanaba ESCANABA — Did you know you can see your work history online all the way back to your first job? Your earnings history is a record of your progress toward your Social Security benefits. We keep track of your earnings ...

ADRC recognizes National Falls Prevention Awareness month

FLORENCE, Wis. — September is National Falls Prevention Awareness Month. Did you know that falling is the leading cause of accidental death among Wisconsinites 65 or older? Six out of every 10 falls happen at home. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury related ...

Homecoming, Spirit Week underway at Forest Park High School in CF

CRYSTAL FALLS —Kickoff of Forest Park’s 2020 Homecoming and Spirit Week began Monday at Forest Park High School. Students are engaged in high-spirited competitions all week long. Dress-up days, part of the competition, started Monday with USA Day, with Tourist/Beach Day today, Class ...

Music boosters honored

The Forest Park Music Boosters recently recognized Betty Soderberg and Norm Vanaman for their contributions to the Forest Park music department. Vanaman was the music teacher for many years and recently retired. Soderberg volunteered countless hours over her many years of service as an ...

Having trouble cutting the apron strings

Dear Annie: My mother-in-law is a widow and lives next door to my husband and me. I have never felt like we had privacy, as she would walk over whenever she felt like it and visit without calling first. Even when we were newly married, she would just walk over to our house without reaching ...

Bay College announces fall semester art exhibit

ESCANABA — Bay College has announced the Safer at Home art installation in the Besse Gallery on the main campus of Bay College will remain open until Wednesday, Sept. 30. The installation was created by Mary Sundstrom, a West Michigan artist, illustrator and art instructor, along with Susan ...

Crystal Falls library survey available

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls District Library invites you to take the 2020 community library survey. The survey can be found on their website, or go to https://forms.gle/yn4hGr1SXxjyKmdu7. Paper copies of the survey are available at the circulation desk for patrons who would rather ...

Language for babies six months to one year

Researchers have learned the importance of focusing on language with babies age six months to one year. What might this focus look like in the family? It means we talk, sing, read and play with our young ones a lot and we make sure that childcare providers are doing the same. Again, we can look ...

NMU hosts modified Homecoming activities

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University's week-long Homecoming celebration for alumni, community members and students will be modified because of the COVID-19 virus. A newly formatted, “reverse” Homecoming Parade will be 3 to 6 p.m. Eastern time Friday in the athletic complex parking ...

Fall activities to manage plant diseases

Coleman, Wis. — The year 2020 was a relatively strong plant disease year, again. High, consistent humidity levels in July and fairly consistent rainfall events in June, July and early August led to many fungal diseases having banner years. As the end of the garden season approaches, we can ...

Keep can lids separate

Dear Heloise: Recently I required a couple of stitches in my finger after pushing something into the trash. The culprit was the lid from a can of vegetables, which sliced through my skin like a razor. So that this would never happen again, I decided to keep these lids separate from the trash by ...

Lions Clubs in the UP helping children with cancer

MARQUETTE — In September, the Lions Clubs of the Upper Peninsula are expanding their outreach efforts to help families affected by childhood cancer. This month is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. More than 11,000 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in 2020, ...

Uncomfortable making a recommendation

Dear Annie: I would like your input on how to handle a tricky situation. Many times, I am asked to write a letter of recommendation or make a recommendation for someone seeking a new job or promotion. What do I do if the person is qualified for the job/promotion but I do not feel comfortable ...

Community meal planned Sept. 27 at Grace United Methodist Church

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church in Norway will offer a free community meal from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. The menu will be pork chop suey, dinner roll, fruit and dessert. Meals can be picked up curbside at the church. Delivery also is available in the Norway area. To ...

Family creates coronavirus concerns

Dear Annie: My husband is in the high-risk category for catching COVID-19, and we have lost family and friends due to the disease. The issue is that we love seeing our grandchildren, but some people in our families view the pandemic as a “hoax” and are lax about following safety ...

AAUW plans virtual meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain/Kingsford Branch of American Association of University Women will have its monthly meeting via Zoom from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Members of the community are welcome as well. AAUW branch members and members from the community who RSVP will first hear from ...