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Hints from Heloise — The rules of recycling

Dear Readers: RECYCLING. We all should do it, but do you know what goes in the recycling bin and what doesn’t? Here’s the lowdown: In the bin: steel, tin and aluminum cans, plastic bottles, brown paper bags, newspapers, magazines, cardboard juice containers and flattened boxes. Paper ...

Dear Annie: Look up and soak in the wonder

Dear Annie: I’ve seen lots of parents (or babysitters) gabbing on the phone as they push strollers or baby carriages. The tots are getting no attention. Once, I saw a large dog, unleashed and apparently unaccompanied, dash up to a youngster in a stroller. Happily, the dog meant no ill and ...

The day we catch up

Dear Readers: Welcome to Feb. 29. Yes, 2020 is a leap year, a calendar year that has one extra day in it. What’s going on? Earth goes around the sun in approximately 365.25 days. To account for that extra quarter day, one full day is added in February to the calendar every four years. ...

Beekeepers meeting set

FLORENCE, Wis. — April Kustov, Wisconsin state apiary inspector, will present “Are My Bees Sick? Honey Bee Disease Identification and Treatment” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The presentation is part of the Northwoods Beekeepers monthly meeting in the lower-level conference room of Wild Rivers ...

Reader is too focused on finding ‘the one’

Dear Annie: I am a 30-year-old woman who is trying to find my perfect match. I have tried all the dating websites and it doesn’t seem to work. I’ve been into older men all my life, and I want to date an older man. However, no matter what I do, it doesn’t seem to work out. I put myself on ...

OSF Hospice to host volunteer training

ESCANABA — OSF Hospice will host volunteer training for community members interested in becoming volunteers for hospice. Training will be held on from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday and Tuesday at OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group in the second floor conference ...

Service officer in Hermansville Wednesday

HERMANSVILLE — Mike Dellisse, Menominee County veterans service officer, will have office hours 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Floriano Stecker-Kelly American Legion Hall in Hermansville. Veterans or widows who need assistance with the Veterans Administration in claims involving Agent Orange, ...

Crystal Falls library plans event on India

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Community Library will feature India during its Global Explorers Story Hour at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7. They will read “Festival of Colors,” by Kabir Sehgal. They will learn all about the Indian Holiday of Holi, also called the Festival of Colors. ...

Care package donation

Dr. John Nowicki presents a $420 donation to Bobbie Samme for the LCpl. Eric A. Palmisano Care Package Project. Staff and patients also collected items for the troops as part of the annual fundraiser.

Dear Annie: What would mom want?

Dear Annie: People often write to you about their abusive parents. I have a different problem: I was mean to, belligerent toward and critical of my mother. It started long before I was a teenager, but it definitely got worse during those years. I thought I hated her. Later, when she became ...

Telephone retirees meet Monday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Former telephone employees will gather for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Holiday Kitchen in Iron Mountain. All former employees are welcome.

PEO Chapter AN meets

IRON MOUNTAIN — PEO Chapter AN will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. Hostesses are Betty Soderberg and Marsha Waino. Members should notify them if unable to attend.   New officers will be installed and a birthday celebration is planned.

Post 50 hosts breakfast

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 will host a breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 8, at the hall. The post will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, ham, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, milk, ...

MOPS group donates

The local Mothers of Preschoolers, or MOPS, group of Iron Mountain reached out to share love on Valentine’s Day. The group collected donations of basic essentials and treats from their MOPS members as well as local churches to create Valentine bags that were donated to Caring House residents. ...

Genealogical society meets in Iron River

IRON RIVER — The Iron County Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in the J. Patrick White Conference Room at the West Iron District Library in Iron River. A business meeting first will be conducted. Afterward, members and guests are encouraged to bring in any recent finds, ...

Classy Lassies gathering set

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Classy Lassies will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn in Iron Mountain.

Entries accepted for ‘North of the 45th’ exhibition

IRON MOUNTAIN — Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum is accepting submissions for its annual “North of the 45th” exhibition through March 16. Artists living in Michigan, Wisconsin or Minnesota north of the 45th parallel are welcome to submit their work. The jurors for this ...

Dear Annie: Sleep-deprived to sleeping like a baby

Dear Annie: I am a 65-year-old woman who suffers from insomnia. I exercise regularly, limit my caffeine intake and try to wind down at the end of the day with more relaxing books or TV shows. However, there are still a couple of nights a week when I simply cannot fall asleep. I’m retired, ...

Goodman-Armstrong Creek PTO Smelt Fry set

GOODMAN, Wis. — The 14th annual Goodman-Armstrong Creek Parent Teacher Organization’s Smelt Fry will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 5, at Rocque’s 8 High Club in Goodman. The meal features all-you-can-eat smelt, homemade fries, baked beans, coleslaw and desserts. Take outs will be ...

Beekeepers meeting on Tuesday

FLORENCE, Wis. — April Kustov, Wisconsin state apiary inspector, will present “Are My Bees Sick? Honey Bee Disease Identification and Treatment” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The presentation is part of the Northwoods Beekeepers monthly meeting in the lower-level conference room of Wild Rivers ...