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Cancer center sets Celebration of Life

James Beck Cancer Center will host the seventh annual Celebration of Life: Life is a Gift, Untie the Ribbons event Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at James Beck Cancer Center on the grounds of Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital, located at 2251 N. Shore Dr. in Rhinelander.

Celebration of Life honors those whose lives have been touched by cancer and cancer survivors, and recognizes the contributions of their families and friends.

The event aims to promote awareness that knowledge,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:18 PM
Northland Pines to host open houses

The Northland Pines School District (NPSD) announced the 2014-’15 back-to-school open house schedule for schools in its district. All NPSD families are welcome to the open houses.

• Land O’ Lakes Elementary open house and picture day for all grades, Monday, Aug. 25, 2-6 p.m. For more information, call (715) 547-3619.

• St. Germain Elementary open house, Monday, Aug. 25, 2-6 p.m. For more information, call (715)?542-3632.

• Eagle River Elementary open house,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:17 PM
Sausage Fest set Aug. 31

The Eagle?River Lions Club will hold its inaugural Sausage Fest family fun day at Riverview Park in Eagle River Sunday, Aug. 31, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will include a five-kilometer (5K) fun run at 11:30 a.m., a Sausage Fest competition at 2 p.m., games, food, Oktoberfest beer, root beer floats and live music by the Bill Hassey Orchestra at noon.

There also will be a Lil’ Porkies fun run at 1 p.m.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:17 PM
Northland Adventure Quest brings Pines, Chinese students together
Attending the closing ceremony for the Northland Adventure Quest were, from left, Jack Palmer, International Education consultant; Don Anderson, SOAR advisor; Kate Neville, SOAR  advisor; Pines District Administrator Mike Richie, Chinese chaperones Quingping Yi

The Northland Adventure Quest — a two-week-long cultural experience engaging 26 Northland Pines School District students ages 10-14 with 20 Chinese students concluded with a closing ceremony last Thursday evening at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River.

Northland Pines SOAR Charter School advisors Kate Neville and Don Anderson instructed the students in a variety of settings from Aug. 4 to 14.

The local school district worked with Xiaodong Kuang,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:16 PM
Nicolet Players auditions scheduled Sept. 15-16

Anyone interested in being a part of the Nicolet Players murder mystery production, “The Game’s Afoot,” is welcome to attend auditions Monday, Sept. 15, and Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Nicolet College Theater in the Learning Resources Center.

“This is the perfect play for anyone who has little or no acting experience and has always wanted to be in a play,” said Jim Nuttall, Nicolet College Theater director.

“It’s brilliantly written, which makes it great for first-time actors, and the story line is hilarious which makes rehearsals a whole lot of fun,” added Nuttall.

There are roles for three men and five women,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:16 PM
Technology lab classes start Aug. 25 at Nicolet

Nicolet’s new Electromechanical Technology Lab is nearing completion as the college readies for its first class of students at the start of fall semester Aug. 25.

Electromechanical technicians install, troubleshoot, repair and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as automated assembly machines.

The skill set required combines knowledge of electronics and computers to drive mechanical and robotic automation systems.

The average annual salary in Wisconsin six months

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:15 PM
Treat day
Dairy Queen of Eagle River recently held its third annual Charity Treat Day in which $2 from every Blizzard Treat sold will be donated to the Northwoods Children’s Museum. Representatives from the children’s museum were on hand offering glitter tattoos throughout the day, and the Dairy Queen staff (pictured) got in on the action.          —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:15 PM
Laura Schindelholz to practice dentistry in Land O’ Lakes

Laura Schindelholz, DDS will join the dental practice of her father, Peter “Painless” Schindelholz, in Land O’ Lakes Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Born and raised in Land O’ Lakes and a 2005 graduate of Northland Pines, Schindelholz is excited about returning to the area.

“I could never see myself anywhere else,” she said. “The people and the pace are what I love about this area. I am the most comfortable here.”

Schindelholz said she enjoys the rural

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:13 PM
Nail art class slated Aug. 28

The Warehouse Four Seasons Center for the Arts in Eagle River will offer a nail art class at the Beauty Resort Thursday, Aug. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The class fee will be $25. Basic supplies and light refreshments are included in the cost. More supplies will be available for purchase.

To register for this class, or for more information about The Warehouse, go to or call (715) 479-4060.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:13 PM
Many Ways of Peace to host Women’s Equality Day speaker

“Is Women’s Equality a Prerequisite for Human Survival?” is the topic of a Women’s Equality Day conversation with Mary Sanderson Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. at Many Ways of Peace in downtown Eagle River.

Sanderson will discuss how women’s work and common sense can create positive futures within the context of a broader discussion about how women may participate in healing the world from war and destruction.

A member of the Women’s International League for Peace and

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:12 PM