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The Abrams Brothers set performance March 15
The Abrams Brothers of Ontario, Canada, will perform Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Northland Pines High School auditorium in Eagle River. Doors will open at 7 p.m.  The Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts will host this event.                                                               —Contributed Photo

Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts (HCPA) will host a performance by The Abrams Brothers Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Northland Pines School Auditorium in Eagle River. Doors will open at 7 p.m. to allow attendees to choose seating.

With the release of their newest CD “Northern Re­demption,” The Abrams Brothers — John, James and cousin Elijah — make a transition from the music of their roots to their own distinct sound.

“It's a combination of bluegrass, country and

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:41 PM
Corks & Canvas class arranged March 29

Warehouse Four Seasons Center for the Arts an­nounced the Corks & Canvas program will be held Saturday, March 29, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Eagle Waters Resort in Eagle River.

Artist Cheryl Kornely will guide participants as they make their own rendition of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.”

“We are excited to be offering this popular program again. Eagle Waters Resort is a great location,” said program coordinator Shayne Wilfer.

“Like all Corks & Canvas programs, participants will

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:41 PM
School musical
The students of Christ Lutheran School will present “It’s Cool In The Furnace,” a musical about Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego Friday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran School, located at 201 North Third Street in Eagle River. For more information, call (715) 479-8284.                                —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:39 PM
Chamber seeking vendors for Summer Launch

Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for its Summer Launch held Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25.

Family activities including a This-and-That sale, boat show, dance, games, corn toss championship, karaoke contest, raffles, car wash and a Flavor of the North presentation are currently being planned.

Sunday, May 25, downtown Highway B will become the Flavor of the North food-fair area. Free booth spaces will be positioned throughout downtown from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample food offerings

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:38 PM
Foraging for food and fun to be ‘Peace’ topic March 18

Many Ways of Peace in Eagle River will hold its monthly Peace Café Tuesday, March 18, from noon to 1 p.m. This month’s topic is “Foraging the Wild for Food and Fun” presented by Alex Breslav of Three Lakes.

Breslav is a student and teacher of wilderness living skills and is passionate about foraging for a large part of his diet.

Soup featuring local and organic ingredients,

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:38 PM
Soft skills program
Eight North Woods students recently completed Nicolet College’s Soft Skills for Employment program which is designed to help individuals with intellectual disabilities improve their job skills or prepare them for future education. The students learned about the soft skills that employers emphasize are important for good employees, such as communication skills, teamwork and a positive attitude. The program started in 2011, and is operated through a broad partnership that also includes the Northland Pines and Rhinelander school districts, Headwaters Inc., the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Human Services Center. Students attending the ceremony included, from left, Brian Voss of Three Lakes, Andrew Mulleady of Eagle River, Timothy Felbab of Rhinelander, David Marley of Eagle River, Amanda Pratt of Wabeno, Whitney White of Rhinelander and Marlee Wisner of Rhinelander. Missing from the photo is Melissa Baldwin of Minocqua.         —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:37 PM
Civil Air Patrol
 Nathan Pirus (left) of Eagle River was awarded the Wright Brothers Award Dec. 8 for successful completion of Phase 1 of the Cadet Program. The award marks the transition of a Cadet to the noncommissioned officer status in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program and accompanies promotion to the grade of Cadet staff sergeant. Pirus joined the Eagle River Civil Air Patrol Squadron in August 2011 because of his interest in flying. He plans to join the U.S. Air Force upon completion of high school. Above, Pirus is accompanied by Lt. Duke Stepp.	 —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:36 PM
Father Daughter Dance scheduled March 29

YMCA of the Northwoods will host its annual Father Daughter Dance Saturday, March 29, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m at Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander.

The dance will feature a dinner at Holiday Acres Resort, dancing, games, and photos.

“This year’s theme will be the “Enchanted Forest” and we expect many princesses in attendance,” said Chris?Cook, a YMCA representative.

Corsages will be provided for all

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:36 PM
First responders
 Dr. Holly Frost (left) of Marshfield Clinic Lakeland Center spoke on illnesses and accidents that affect children at the St. Germain’s firefighters and first responders refresher course recently, with Ellen Mathien (center) Nicolet Area Technical College adjunct instructor and Glenn Svetnicka (right) of the St. Germain Volunteer Fire Department in attendance.  —Photo By Wally Geist.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:35 PM
Cranberry Country Quilters make quilt donation to Trees
Jan Brownell (left) and Michele Vinovich (right) display “Anniversary Trees,” a quilt created by the Cranberry Country Quilters and donated to Trees For Tomorrow for use in the school’s annual scholarship raffle.  Vinovich designed the pattern for the quilt. Brownell is president of the quilting group. This year marks the 70th anniversary of Trees For Tomorrow.  —Contributed Photo

The Cranberry Country Quilters (CCQ) of Eagle River designed, crafted and donated a queen-sized quilt to Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River to be used as a Forest Fest raffle prize.

The quilt, named “An­niversary Trees” in honor of Trees For Tomorrow’s 70th anniversary this year, took an estimated 200 hours to complete and involved all of the group’s nearly 25 members, said Michele Vinovich, CCQ member.

Vinovich created both the design and

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:34 PM