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Life

Dementia workshop offered online

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County has partnered with Wisconsin Health Literacy to bring an Improving Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia Care Through Health Literacy workshop to the community from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. This is a free, ...

PEO Chapter EN candidate receives grant

IRON MOUNTAIN — P.E.O. Chapter EN of Iron Mountain has announced Maureen Klose from Kingsford, their candidate for the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, has been chosen by the P.E.O. International Board of Trustees to receive a $3,000 grant for 2020. Klose was chosen because of her ...

Foster inducted into DKG’s Beta Sigma Chapter

NORWAY — Sara Foster was inducted into the Beta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International at its outdoor meeting Aug. 5 at Marian Park Pavilion in Norway. DKG is an honorary international organization of women educators that promotes professional and personal growth of woman ...

Not loving the likes

Dear Annie: My boyfriend follows more than 3,000 people on Instagram. And almost all of them are women. It didn’t bother me when we first started dating, because I figured that now that he had a girlfriend, he’d stop investing so much time in looking at women. A few months into our ...

UW-Green Bay fall virtual youth programs offered

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Camps and Youth Programs will be offered virtually during the fall. Middle and high school students and parents are invited to participate in virtual camps, developed to grow confidence and independence, challenge imagination and ...

Early fall means local foods readily available

Coleman, Wis. — Vegetable harvest is still in high gear, tree fruits are maturing, and livestock-based products are also coming into season. Fall means food, and there are many farms in our area that focus on producing food products and selling directly to consumers. Whether you want to ...

Catholic schools receive funds

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Catholic Foundation of UPCF has made its annual distribution to Catholic schools across the Diocese of Marquette. In total, more than $230,000 has been provided to eight Upper Peninsula schools before the 2020-2021 school year began. UPCF connects faith with ...

Crystal Falls Musicale meets

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Musicale will have its September meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, both in-person at Christ United Methodist Church and online via Zoom. Members will be contacted with details as the date approaches. For more information or questions, contact president Joyce ...

LeBlanc — 50th

IRON MOUNTAIN — Al and Debbie LeBlanc of Iron Mountain celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home with their immediate family. They were married on July 18, 1970, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hubbell, Mich. They were blessed with three daughters, Melanie (Jerry) Pirkola ...

LIVE campaign expands across the UP

MARQUETTE — West End Suicide Prevention, facilitated by Great Lakes Recovery Centers, is partnering with several Communities that Care Coalitions and other GLRC programs to bring the LIVE campaign across the Upper Peninsula. LIVE, which rhymes with “give,” is a positive mental health ...

Geology club meeting set

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the lower level of the Florence Natural Resource Center. Field trips for the remainder of the year will be the topic of discussion. One field trip already is planned for Saturday, Sept. 26. ...

Vacationers vs. visitors

Dear Annie: My husband and I are 77 years old. Our lake home has four bedrooms and plenty of space for family visits. During the summer, the family knows they have to make “reservations” to visit. Sometimes, we will have seven immediate family members here, and once we had 18 nephews and ...

Gold Star Memorial dedication set for Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Office of Veteran Affairs will host the Gold Star Memorial dedication event at noon Saturday at the Dickinson County Courthouse in Iron Mountain. The Laborers’ International Union of North America, or LIUNA, Local 1329 has provided the funds to buy Gold ...

Lonely and mourning

Dear Annie: I had two brothers die within a year of each other. One was 53, and the other was 62. They were my only remaining siblings. They resided in Ohio, and I live in Arizona. I had to plan both funerals by myself and clean out and sell whatever I could of their homes and possessions. ...

MSU to host Vegetable and Root Crop Virtual Field Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch will host the Vegetable and Root Crop Virtual Field Day from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. MSU researchers and Extension specialists will share information on ongoing vegetable research in West Michigan during a Zoom ...

Crystal Falls Musicale meeting set

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Musicale will have its September meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The meeting will be both in-person at Christ United Methodist Church and online via Zoom. Members will be contacted with details as the date approaches. For more information or questions, ...

Community Crop Swap planned

MARQUETTE — All gardeners are invited to Marquette’s Community COVID-compliant Crop Swap at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time Saturday at Harlow Park, along West Bluff Street. The event is sponsored by Transition Marquette and the Queen City Seed Library. This year’s event will highlight the need ...

Bonicatto — 60th

IRON MOUNTAIN — Marsha (Walstrom) and Lawrence Bonicatto of Iron Mountain celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 25. Early in their marriage, they moved from Minnesota to Iron Mountain, where they bought a home and raised their family. They have three sons, David, James and ...

You must draw the line with friend

Dear Annie: I have a friend who is of Pentecostal faith while I’m of Catholic faith. She monopolizes the conversation on her religion and doesn’t allow me to talk. I hate being preached to, and she has nothing else that interests her but reading her Bible and preaching. She complains ...