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Outgrown this relationship

Dear Annie: I’ve been in a relationship with “Stuart” for almost three years now. In that time I’ve grown a lot, working to become healthier physically, mentally and financially. I eat healthily and work hard at my job. I no longer drink alcohol. I want to be the best version of ...

Win money and gain financial awareness with Smart Money Contests

FLORENCE, Wis. — April is National Financial Literacy Month, and in celebration, Michigan State University Extension 4-H Youth Development is hosting Smart Money Contests. Michigan youth, between the ages of 9-19 can win cash prizes by competing in the Cash Composition Contest or the Show ...

Seasonal bird-feeding solutions

Dear Heloise: We have discovered a great use for last year’s Christmas tree. We placed it outside, as close as possible to the birdfeeder. The birds used it as shelter between feedings. It also served as a prop for suet cake holders, which the birds love. Of course, here in New England we ...

Class Get-togethers

Tuesday — The Iron River High School Class of 1965 will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at The Intermission next to Angeli’s in the Riverside Plaza in Iron Mountain for coffee/tea/hot chocolate and enjoy the company. They will discuss the upcoming reunion scheduled for Sept. 9-12. Please wear ...

Spreading goodness

Kingsford Middle School students participated in Spread Goodness Day on March 12. One of their acts of kindness was a collection of canned goods to be donated the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War plan virtual meeting

MARQUETTE — Camp 266 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will host their bi-monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Eastern time Saturday via Zoom. There will be presentation, “Disease, Injuries, and Long-Term Effects on Veterans of the Civil War” by members of the camp. Anyone ...

Bake sale, raffle on Saturday

NORWAY — The Women of St. Mary’s-Norway will host an Easter bake sale and raffle from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the church hall at 401 Main St. in Norway. A large variety of homemade baked goods will be available for purchase, along with chances on some beautiful themed gift ...

Online Holy Week directory available

LANSING, Mich. — Although the state of Michigan is making progress through continuous COVID-19 vaccination efforts, large gatherings are still not recommended, so for the second year in a row, The United Methodist Church of Michigan and many of their parishioners will be virtually celebrating ...

Ditching the cheating boyfriend

Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I have been together for 10 years. Everything was good until three years ago when a woman contacted me to tell me that she’d been seeing him. She apologized to me for it. After we got off the phone, I found her on Facebook and realized that they’d been ...

Community Easter dinner planned in Iron River

IRON RIVER — A Community Easter dinner is planned Sunday at St. Agnes Church, 702 N. 4th Ave. in Iron River. The drive-up service will be conducted from 1 to 2 p.m. There will be signs with approach and exit directions. Due to COVID restrictions, they are unable to provide delivery or ...

Choosing positivity

Dear Annie: Just wanted to say thank you for including the letters from people who really love and appreciate their spouses. Life has been difficult lately for many of us, and reading positive words is uplifting. Dwelling on people’s often-petty complaints makes me feel down while reading ...

Bread heels as hamburger buns

Dear Heloise: Did you know that bread heels make great hamburger buns? I save them in a plastic bag in my freezer, then quickly thaw them out when I want to use them. I brown the cut side under a broiler for a toasty flavor. They don’t leak or get soggy. — Annie W., Macon, ...

‘Your Health Lecture Series’ continues tonight via Zoom

ESCANABA — The regular “Your Health Lecture Series,” sponsored by Bay College and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, continues at 6 p.m. Eastern time today. This month’s conversation features a panel of experts from the MSU College of Human Medicine addressing “The ...

Bay plans Autism and Neurodiversity Awareness Month programs online

ESCANABA — The Bay College Diversity Committee is recognizing Autism and Neurodiversity Awareness Month in April with several events. Campus and community members are invited to stream the film “Wretches & Jabberers” on Vimeo. The film is available Thursday through April 30. For a ...

MSU Extension offers webinar series ‘Backyard Fruit 101’

By REBECCA KRANS Michigan State University Extension Do you have visions of fresh strawberries, apples or blueberries? Are you thinking of incorporating some fruit within your landscape or garden area? Would you like to learn what it takes to successfully grow fruit in your yard? If ...

Bake sale, raffle in Norway on Saturday

NORWAY — The Women of St. Mary’s-Norway will host an Easter bake sale and raffle from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the church hall at 401 Main St. in Norway. A large variety of homemade baked goods will be available for purchase, along with chances on some beautiful themed gift ...

Caretaking and children

Dear Readers: On International Women’s Day, March 8, I answered a reader who has three boys and wants to add a girl to their family. Her husband is wary because, if they have another baby, it might be another boy. But his wife said that even if there is another boy, she will be happy and love ...

Traveling during covid

Dear Readers: If you are flying out of the country, you may be required to show a negative covid test before you board the aircraft. As life begins to return to normal and travel restrictions lift and folks are traveling more, some airlines are offering COVID tests. There are several ...

Virtual concert Monday at UW-GB

Green Bay, Wis.—University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series continues virtually Monday with “Trumpet and Electronics,” featuring Adam Gaines. This virtual concert will stream live from Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at 6:30 p.m. on ...

On National Doctors’ Day, tips offered on frequency of visits

The first Doctors’ Day observance took place on March 30, 1933, conducted by the Barrow County Alliance in Winder, Georgia. The idea of setting aside a day to honor physicians was conceived by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, and the recognition occurred on the anniversary ...