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Dear Annie: Back down, Mama Bear

Dear Annie: Every December, my ex-mother-in-law organizes a holiday party for all of the women from her side of the family. It’s a fancy dinner, and they have a $15 Secret Santa gift exchange. As a rule, all attendees must be 16, and my daughter was thrilled that she was able to attend for ...

D & Chi to perform at Bay Colleges

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Bay College Campus Activities Board brings back acoustic duo D & Chi to perform at both Bay College Campuses. The duo will appear at 7 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Besse Theater on the Escanaba campus, then at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Fornetti ...

Youth event Saturday in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — A winter fun event for area youth for National Prevention Month is planned Saturday at the Mountain View Ice Arena in Iron Mountain. There will be free ice skating for all ages from 6 to 8 p.m. and games with prizes for children and teens from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All youth ...

Hints from Heloise: A switch to red

Dear Heloise: This is a safety tip for the kitchen. Some kitchens have a set of electric switches that are usually on the side of the sink on the wall. One switch turns on the light above the sink, and the other switch turns on the garbage disposal. I paint the switch for the garbage disposal ...

Cribbage Saturday at Post 50

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 of Iron Mountain will host a monthly cribbage tournament set to start at 1 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $20 a team. Those interested can sign up at the bar.

ValenTails event to benefit Almost Home Animal Shelter

QUINNESEC — The Almost Home Animal Shelter will have its ValenTails fundraising event from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway. The evening will include a raffle, door prizes, plated meal, cash bar and both live and silent auction. Raffle tickets are $5 and cash prizes ...

Dear Annie: What’s that old phrase?

Dear Annie: People who complain about giving gifts and not getting one in return should remember an old saying: If you are giving something and expecting something in return, then it is not giving; it is business. — Good Ol’ Saying Dear Good Ol’ Saying: May our readers find the pleasure ...

Geology club meets Wednesday

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the lower level of the Florence Natural Resource Center. Follow the Division of Motor Vehicles signs to the center. All ages are welcome; coffee and snacks are available throughout the evening. The meeting ...

ISD retirees plan lunch

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Intermediate School District early childhood retirees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Holiday Kitchen in Iron Mountain.

Motorcycle club to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Christian Motorcycle Association Redemption Riders will meet Thursday at Pizza Hut in Iron Mountain. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m., with the meeting at 6:30. The group meets on the fourth Thursday each month at Pizza Hut. The public is welcome. For more information, ...

Doll club session in Eagle River

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Eagle Room of the Walter E. Olson Library in Eagle River. The meeting will begin with a program on the Gotz Company by Sally Young of Arbor Vitae, Wis. The Gotz Company is a German doll maker ...

Model T presentation Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The year 2020 marks the centennial of the Ford Motor Company’s construction of its plant south of Iron Mountain. In commemoration of this landmark event, Part 1 of a new PowerPoint program, “Iron Mountain Ford Motor Company Plant, Kingsford, Michigan 1920-1951,” will ...

Dear Annie: Achieving King’s ‘Dream’

Dear Annie: Again, it is time to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. He would have been 91 on Jan. 15. Since his death in 1968, so much has changed ... and yet, so much has remained the same. Sometimes, I wonder, if he were alive, what would King think about how things have ...

Making your home your sanctuary

NIAGARA, Wis. — Now that the new year, and a new decade, are upon us, this column has been addressing a few topics that are pertinent to “starting fresh.” I have always liked the beginning of a new year for this reason. I like to wipe the slate clean; I always try to learn from the ...

Replacing a beloved pet

Dear Annie: Our beloved family dog, Dasher, passed away last year. Dasher was a husky. She was the sweetest and best dog I ever could imagine. Good with the kids and our old kitty. When I contacted the breeder I bought her from, he said that he is no longer breeding. My friend suggested I look ...

Noakes speaks at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — A pleasant January Monday morning found the Golden K members gathering together at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford, ready to begin their week. Bill Roberts rang the bell signaling Alyce Derwinski on piano and Don Pedo at her side to ...

N-V Women’s Club

The Norway-Vulcan Area Women’s Club will gather for its regular monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Mike’s on Main in Norway. The December special guests were Krystal Cayemberg, left, who sang “Silent Night” and “Born in Bethlehem,” and the Rev. Irene White of United ...

Library events planned today

Upcoming events at the Dickinson County Library include: Today — Level Up. Gamers Club, noon to 2 p.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Video game enthusiasts in fifth through ninth grades will play the game “Fortnite” in rounds and groups, but other games will be ...

Community chorus seeks ringers for handbell choir

KINGSFORD — The Dickinson County Community Chorus has begun rehearsals for the annual Holy Tuesday Lenten Service. Chorus rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church on Hamilton Avenue in Kingsford. Gail Vornkahl, associate conductor of the ...

Apple pies and kids go together

The smell and taste of apple pie makes the home feel warmer when anyone comes in from the cold. The cooked apple pie smell swirls around the house and freshens the place. Apples existed 3,000 years ago in Kazakhstan, Central Asia. Later they were carried to Europe and brought to the American ...