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Play auditions set Sept. 15-16

The Nicolet Players will hold auditions Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 15-16, at the Nicolet College Theatre in the Learning Resources Center for “The Game’s Afoot,” a murder-mystery play.

The play, set in 1936, centers around Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play, “Sherlock Holmes.”

“ ‘The Game’s Afoot’ is filled with hilarity and perfect

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 12:51 PM
Entrepreneurship class slated Sept. 9

Entrepreneurs and small-business owners looking to take their enterprise to the next level are welcome to attend upcoming Pathways to Entrepreneurship classes at Nicolet College.

The free workshops, each covering the same topics, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Minocqua Public Library, and Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Northwoods Center 209 at the Nicolet Campus.

During the two-hour sessions, participants will learn the “must-dos” to launch a business and keep it running, reasons why a business plan is critical to success, and why business model design is the new core competency before writing a business plan.

There will be no cost to attend

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 12:51 PM
35th Cranberry Fest scheduled Oct. 4-5

Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center welcomes the public to the 35th annual Cranberry Fest, a family event for all ages, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5, in Eagle River.

Festival grounds, located at the Vilas County Fairgrounds, are open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pets are not allowed at the fairgrounds.

A free shuttle bus will be available Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to take attendees throughout Eagle River to all the different activities. Shuttle busses run approximately every 20-30 minutes.

Cranberry Fest features more than 300 arts and crafts vendors selling home-created items.

Cranberries will be on sale next to the Holiday Gas Station,

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 12:50 PM
Willy Porter to perform at Nicolet College Theatre

Willy Porter will perform at Nicolet College Theatre in Rhinelander Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

“Along with his skills on the six-string guitar and witty, improvisational storytelling, Porter has proven himself an audience favorite in this country and in Europe with an uncanny ability to connect with those who see his shows,” said a Nicolet representative.

“Porter is a Mequon native,

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 12:50 PM
DQ donation
Dairy Queen (DQ) of Eagle River recently held its charity treat day, donating $2 from each of 511 Blizzard® treats sold that day to raise $1,022 for the Northwoods Children’s Museum. Guests were also treated to glitter tattoos courtesy of museum staff and youth volunteers. Taking part in the check presentation were, from left, museum Executive Director Rouleen Gartner and DQ owner Dan Anderson. 	—Contributed Photo
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 12:44 PM
Master Gardener forms due

Master Gardeners volunteers are reminded to turn in volunteer hour reporting forms to the Oneida County UW-Extension office, located at 3375 Airport Road in Rhinelander, no later than Oct. 1.

Recertification requirements are 24 hours of volunteer service and 10 hours of continuing education. The UW-Extension office has a small collection of audiotapes if additional continuing education hours are needed. Audiotapes may be checked out free of charge.

Volunteers also

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 12:44 PM
Camp Luther sets youth event

Second Wednesday, an event for sixth- through 12th-graders, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Camp Luther in Three Lakes from 6 to 8:30 p.m. A transport bus will leave Northland Pines High School in Eagle River at 5:30 p.m. and return at 9 p.m.

The free event will aim to teach attendees about Jesus Christ, and will feature pizza, supervised games, bands and worship.

The event is organized by

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 12:44 PM
Support group meets monthly

Survivors of Suicide support group meets the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Curran Building, located at 315 S. Oneida Ave. in Rhinelander.

The group is for those who have lost someone to suicide. The goal is to create a safe place for individuals to talk about their loss, ask questions and share experiences with others who are survivors.

This group is not for those contemplating suicide.  Those in crisis should call 911, 1-(800) 273-8255 or 1-(800) 784-2433.

This support group is free and open to the public. For more information, call Sue Mackowski at (715) 275-5399 or Tina Werres (715) 499-3002.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 12:43 PM
Eagle River Pickleball Association enlists instructor for new players
Pickleball instructor Rob Krieghoff and his wife, Diane, discussed the fundamentals of the game during a meeting of the Eagle River Pickleball Association last week. There were 13 new players in attendance.  —Contributed Photo

The Eagle River Pickleball Association hosted its first instructional clinic on pickleball at Riverview Park last Wednesday.

Conducting the clinic on behalf of the club was Rob Krieghoff with the help of his wife, Diane. There were 13 new players in attendance.

Krieghoff came to the group from The Villages of Florida

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 12:42 PM
Auxiliary to host brain-health event

Auxiliary — Partners of Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH)  will host the annual Day of Renewal – Taking Personal Responsibility: Retrain Your Brain, Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Moon Beach Camp, located at 1487 Moon Beach Lane in St. Germain.

The keynote speaker will be Roderick Brodhead, M.D., medical director of emergency services at Ministry Howard Young Health Care.

Other presenters include Peggy Kresch,

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 12:42 PM