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Washing cloth masks

Dear Readers: Many of us are now wearing cloth face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, your cloth face mask should be washed after each use, either in the washing machine with your usual load using regular laundry detergent ...

Daughter has no room to offer

Dear Annie: I am a widow, 78 years old. I have a daughter who’s been married for 30 years or more, no children. Next month, we have several family get-togethers planned for a weekend out of town. My daughter and I had planned to travel together for the events. She lives a bit closer to ...

Walk With Ease program offered in Florence County

FLORENCE, Wis. —To provide opportunities for physical activity, the Florence County Health Department will offer the program Walk with Ease, targeting all adults. Walk with Ease is an exercise and education program promoted by the Arthritis Foundation that can reduce pain and improve ...

Kingsford Armory National Guard retirees to meet

KINGSFORD — The next meeting of the Kingsford Armory National Guard retirees will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the armory in Kingsford. The group will not have a meeting in July.

Bishop Baraga Catholic School seeks donated masks for kids

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bishop Baraga Catholic School in Iron Mountain is seeking donated masks for use during the upcoming school year. Contact the school office at 906-774-2277 if you would like to donate or for more information.

Michigan Tech lists spring graduates

HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University in Houghton conferred more than 800 bachelor, master’s and doctorate degrees after the conclusion of the spring 2020 semester. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, conventional commencement ceremonies were not held. A commencement ceremony to honor ...

Father/son rift is hurting all

Dear Annie: I am beside myself. I am tired and frustrated. I married my husband over 17 years ago. He is 11 years older than me. When we married, he had a teenage son. Shortly after we married, his son, in his senior year, decided to go live with his mother on the other side of the world. He ...

Postponed reunions

— Due to COVID-19 health concerns, the Iron Mountain High School Class of 1965 has postponed its 55th reunion, set for Aug. 8 at Big 10 Sports Bar and Grill in Quinnesec. Organizers said they plan to reschedule the reunion for August 2021. — The Iron Mountain High School Class of ...

Walk With Ease program offered

MARQUETTE — Whether to provide relief from arthritis pain or just to be more active to improve overall health, the Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress offers the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease program. Those who can be on their feet for 10 minutes without increased pain ...

UPCAP survey participation set through Friday

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 ...

Woodtick festival canceled

HERMANSVILLE — Woodtick Music Festival officials announced Tuesday that the 27th annual event has been canceled. The Woodtick’s official website cites pressure at the state level concerning social distancing and the need for face masks. “If at any point the crowd in the spectator area ...

Little kids and big days can mean a huge mess

Dear Annie: I guess I need to be brought into 2020 on an issue of wedding etiquette. I lived for several years in the Deep South, and it was a common practice to feed your family before attending a wedding, BBQ or other function, especially when you had children. The reason is so that your ...

Northwoods Geology Club plans outing and meeting

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, in the lower level of the Florence Natural Resource Center. They will take appropriate COVID-19 prevention measures such as cleaning tables before and after use, having hand sanitizer available and ...

Food safety class offered

IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan State University Extension food safety educators will host a live, online webinar, “Pantry Food Safety — It’s Your Job,” from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 29. This food safety training will cover handwashing, personal hygiene, cleaning and sanitizing, ...

Leadership program accepting applicants through Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College West is accepting applications now through Friday for the third consecutive year of its Leadership Academy program. The new cohort of 20 individuals will be announced Aug. 5. The total cost for this program is $900 per person. The program includes eight ...

Outdoors exhibit in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center will present a special exhibit “The Great Outdoors: The History of Recreation in Marquette County,” starting Monday through Jan. 23. Marquette has a long and rich history of outdoor recreation, beginning with the first tourist who came ...

Mark Young to perform at Out to Lunch

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mark Young will bring his popular sounds to the Out to Lunch concert Thursday in downtown Iron Mountain. The OTL program takes place on Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Aug. 13 at the Magee Johnson park, on the corner of Hughitt and Iron Mountain streets, ...