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Life

No man is an island — we need each other

NIAGARA, Wis. — Last week I talked about the Blue Zones throughout the world where people lived extraordinarily long lives, and we looked at the factors that contributed to that longevity. Among them were several that related to the need for socialization. Man is a social animal who needs ...

New Kiwanis member

Iron Mountain-Kingsford Kiwanis Club welcomes new member Amanda Bartels. She is from Niagara, Wis., and is marketing director at the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Federal Credit Union in Kingsford. To learn more about the local Kiwanis, go to the group’s Facebook page at Kiwanis of Iron ...

Feeling sidelined by in-laws

Dear Annie: I’m writing because I have two sisters-in-law through my husband, and together they have three kids, ages 2 and under. In both cases, they have full custody with minimal support from the fathers. Their entire family lives within 5 miles of each other, and yet my sisters-in-law ...

Plant sale planned

BEECHWOOD — The Beechwood Historical Society will start this year’s plant sale with pre-order pick-up on Friday and Saturday. The greenhouses will then be open to the public starting Sunday and will remain open until the plants are gone. The Beechwood Historical Society has been growing ...

Retirees to gather for lunch

IRON MOUNTAIN — AT&T and Michigan Bell telephone retirees and former employees will gather for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 3 at Holiday Kitchen in Iron Mountain. All are welcome.