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Family-to-Family classes to start

MARQUETTE — Family members and friends of individuals with a mental illness may benefit from a 12-week Family to Family education course to be offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger/Marquette from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesdays from Sept. 17 through Dec. 3 at 129 W. ...

Dear Annie: Lunar lullaby

Dear Annie: Your recent letter from, “Grieving My Childhood,” reminded me of a very old German song, written by a renowned clergyman, that begins with the line, “Der Mond ist aufgegangen.” It later says, roughly translated: “Do you see the moon over there? You can only see half of it, ...

Barbie party set for doll club

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will celebrate the 60th birthday of Barbie when it meets at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Eagle Room of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River. The world first was introduced to Barbie at the American Toy Fair in New York ...

CF Lions Club details work, looking for new members

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Lions Club focuses on helping community members and doing community projects in Iron and northern Dickinson counties. They are members of the International Lions Club, the largest service organization in the world, and offers an opportunity for everyday ...

Dear Annie: 1,200 miles of miscommunication

Dear Annie: We have a son and daughter-in-law who live in Wisconsin, while we live more than 1,200 miles away in Florida. In early May, our son asked us if we could come up to Wisconsin in August to care for his girls (our grandkids) while he and our daughter-in-law spent a weekend in New York ...

Auditions for ‘A Christmas Story’ to start Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Auditions for Dickinson County Community Theatre’s November production of “A Christmas Story” will be 6 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Braumart Theatre. The production will be directed by Fred Jump, who directed “Li’l Abner” and recently played the ...

DCH retirees meet Aug. 30

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Hospital retirees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at C&R Bar in Aurora, Wis.

JBB plays Sunday at Crystal Theatre

CRYSTAL FALLS — As part of the Gem of a Season Series, Crystal Theatre on Sunday will feature The Johnsons’ Bluegrass Band from Foster City. The JBB is a sibling band, all under 25 years old. They pair artistic, original songwriting with fresh chords, plentiful harmonies and lots of ...

Geology club meets Aug. 28

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the Florence Natural Resource Center in Florence. As of now, no speakers have been lined up for the August meeting. If one is secured, that information will be posted on the club’s website, ...

Symposium on Parkinson’s

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Parkinson Society of Dickinson County Area will not meet in August or September. Instead, they urge all who deal with Parkinson’s disease plan to attend the free symposium set for Sept. 27 in Fornetti Hall at Bay College West in Iron Mountain. It’s open to all ...

Post 50 plans family meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN — American Legion Post 50 of Iron Mountain will have a family meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the post. Members of the Legion, the Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion are welcome to attend.

MARSP Plans not-back-to-school celebration for Monday Morning

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will host a Not-Back-to-School Brunch for prospective as well as present members of the organization at 10 a.m. Monday at Holiday Kitchen restaurant, 1605 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. MARSP ...

Braumart Theatre lists remaining August movies

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Braumart Theatre in Iron Mountain has announced its upcoming classic movie showing schedule. August — “Wild Wild West” Aug. 30 — “The Man from Snowy River,” 7 p.m.; 1983 film; rated PG , 94 minutes. Shot in Australia's breathtaking high country, this film ...

Erickson wins 4-H State Award

EAST LANSING — Katherine Erickson, a 4-H member from the Big Shooters 4-H Club in Dickinson County, was selected as the winner of the 2019 Michigan 4-H State Award in Senior Shooting Sports. The Michigan 4-H State Awards Program took place during 4-H Exploration Days earlier this summer ...

Bay Film Series opens Sept. 12

ESCANABA — The Bay Film Series at Bay College features a full roster of award-winning, critically acclaimed movies. It opens Thursday, Sept. 12, with “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” Actor Jimmie Fails plays a character named Jimmie Fails, whose dream is to reclaim the Victorian ...

Dear Annie: Big Apple dreams

Dear Annie: I want to change my career path to pursue what I really want to do in life. I have two kids, a 2-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter. Currently, I am a driver for Lyft and Uber, and I work more than 50 hours a week. I’m making a decent amount of money, but it’s not ...

Anniversary: Carter — 65th

Wayne and Marlene Carter of Kingsford celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on July 24. They were married at St. Patricks Church in Escanaba, with father Hallenbach officiating. They celebrated their anniversary with their children Connie and Joe Harper, Cindy and Dan Throm, Cathy and ...

Grandparents Teach, Too — Getting Ready for the School Year

It’s an exciting time for students of all ages as they look forward to new classes, activities and friends. It’s an exciting time for parents, too. Although life is still very busy, there is more of a consistent schedule again. How can you use this time to teach your ...

‘Gather ’Round the Campfire’ event Friday

QUINNESEC — Quinnesec United Methodist Church will have the final Gather Round the Campfire event of the summer at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Tim and Ashley Lawrence and the Lake Lundgren Bible Camp crew will lead songs, stories and give the group an update on what's happening at the camp. ...