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Horticulture pests are focus of extension webinar series

Wausaukee, Wis. — As summer begins, most gardeners focus their attention on the various insects, diseases, weeds and other pests that affect their plants’ health, vigor and productivity. The Marinette office of UW-Madison Extension is providing all area home gardeners a series of ...

Getting unwanted clutter

Dear Annie: My parents and my in-laws have a habit of cleaning out their houses by bringing their unwanted things to my house. When we first moved in together, my husband and I thought they were trying to help by giving us things so we wouldn’t need to buy them, but it’s been over a decade, ...

Iron River Class of 1965 to meet July 7

IRON RIVER — After a few months of “isolation,” the Iron River High School Class of 1965 will resume meetings starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, at The Intermission, next to Angeli’s in the Riverside Plaza. The group will catch up on the past few months and discuss the 55th reunion ...

Fluffy scrambled eggs

Dear Heloise: When I see the advertisements for scrambled eggs, they always look so fluffy and light. I can’t seem to get mine like that. Do I have to put in some water? Help me! — Amy R., Anaheim, Calif. Amy, first and foremost, whisk the eggs vigorously for at least 30 seconds to be ...

Cities Wide Art for All this weekend

IRON MOUNTAIN —The traditional Art for All event at Iron Mountain’s City Park this year will be a home-based show, Cities Wide Art for All, due to the COVID-19 situation. Artists will set up in garages or on lawns from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with two artists to be open Sunday as ...

Jake Menghini Museum to close until further notice

NORWAY — At the June board meeting of the Jake Menghini Museum of Norway, the decision was made to suspend tours, Music at the Farm with Norway City Band, the Fall Art Show, and office operations. In the interest of the health and well being of our guests, volunteers, and staff, the board ...

Learning the subtleties of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease

By MARIA BOURNOVILLE Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County The terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s disease” are often used interchangeably. However, the Alzheimer’s Association notes it is important to understand the subtle distinctions that make dementias ...

DCH Pulmonary Support Group plans July meeting at City Park

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Pulmonary Support Group has been established for anyone with a chronic lung disease, on oxygen therapy, waiting for or has received a lung transplant, and their caregivers. The next meeting is planned from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at Iron Mountain City Park; use the ...

Washing hands and rinsing away the haters

Dear Annie: It’s horrible to be judged. Here is my story: I am fortunate to have a nice car. This vehicle is my first new vehicle after 15 years of saving. From my additional savings, I am able to provide to others and deliver the items they need. I also have friends who do not have ...

Get the facts about the coronavirus

Today’s Sound Off is about mixed messages: Dear Heloise: During this pandemic, we all heard about various ways to avoid becoming ill, such as washing our hands, not touching our faces, wearing a mask, etc. However, I find it disturbing that there is so much misinformation out there. The ...

Free community meal Sunday

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church in Norway will offer a free community meal from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The menu be turkey and cheese sandwich, potato salad and dessert. The free meals will be available for takeout in the church parking lot. Meals also will be delivered in the ...

Retirement gift

The Crystal Falls Musicale presented Forest Park Schools’ retiring music teacher Norm Vanaman with a gift of a diorama of his cottage. The gift was made by Crystal Falls resident Linda Stoor. In front is Beverly Broad, the group’s treasurer. In back, from left, are Chris Perry, ...

Qualifying for Supplemental Security Income with SS

By EDWARD CARIUTY Social Security District Manager, Escanaba We pay monthly Supplemental Security Income to people with disabilities who have low income and few resources, and people who are age 65 or older without disabilities who meet the financial limits. Income is money you receive, ...

Birthday celebration

Arvella Rudd of Kingsford recently was honored for her special 90th birthday. There was a motorcade of vehicles and motorcycles with horns blowing, birthday signs and many well wishers yelling and singing “Happy Birthday.” Attendees not only stopped by from the Iron Mountain-Kingsford area, ...

Post 50 bingo resumes

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 announces they are reopening their weekly Tuesday night bingo this coming Tuesday. Due to the restrictions they do have some new rules that they will be doing. Due to the social distance, they are limited to 64 people as of ...

CF library to host Zoom meeting with doctor who discovered Flint water crisis

CRYSTAL FALLS — The public is invited to join a Zoom meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday with two Crystal Falls Book Clubs as they connect with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha to discuss her book “What the Eyes Don’t See.” The book is her account of her discovery that Flint’s children were being ...

Running for cover from loud sneezes

Dear Annie: Recently, you printed a letter from a woman whose boyfriend excessively belched. Well, now I am here to complain about my wife’s sneezes. When she sneezes, it is practically a scream. I think it gives me ear damage. It definitely gives me a start, not to mention our poor cat, ...

Oratch featured at Cities Wide Art for All

NIAGARA, Wis. — Jessica Oratch will be part of the Cities Wide Art for All event Oratch is the Art for All scholarship winner for 2020. She is a recent graduate of Niagara High School who typically paints in an abstract style. She uses palette knives to create thick, colorful strokes on ...

UPCAP seeks older adults for health, wellness survey

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress is seeking older adults to participate in a Health, Wellness and Technology Survey. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, UPCAP’s programming is going online and virtual. The survey will help determine what future health and wellness ...

ADRC programs are here to help

By TERESA BROULLIRE Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County People want to grow old gracefully and maintain their independence as long as possible. There are many decisions to make as well as information to wade through to ensure needs are met and proper care is received ...