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Ace to host bucket promotion for Children’s Miracle Network

Saturday, Aug. 16, Ace Hardware customers who make a $5 donation to Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, will earn a limited edition five-gallon bucket and receive 20% off selected items that fit in the bucket.

All donations will directly benefit children at the hospital, as well as hospital programs, services and life-saving medical equipment, and children’s illness and injury prevention projects.

The bucket promotion is part of Ace Hardware’s Block Party Event,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:24 PM
Pancake breakfast slated at The Rock

St. Mary of the Snows Anglican Church will host a free pancake breakfast Saturday, Aug, 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Rock Community Mission Center, located at 1019 E. Wall St. in Eagle River.

Donation baskets will be available for those who would like to support the work at The Rock. The Mission Center is home to St. Mary of the Snows Anglican Church.

The Rock also houses the Northwoods Share Needs Ministry, The Salvation Army, and is the site of Northwoods Share Community dinners.

The Rock currently serves as the drop-off site

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:24 PM
Celebration of Life set Aug. 21 in Rhinelander

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 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

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

The event aims to promote awareness

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:23 PM
Red Hot Chilli Pipers to perform Aug. 20

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers will perform Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Campanile Center for the Arts in Minocqua.

The pipers, formed in 2002,  are a nine-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards and drummers who played locations such as New York, Beijing, China, and Melbourne, Australia.

The group has also performed on the NBC telecast of the London Olympics, and won top prize on the prime-time TV talent show, “When Will I Be Famous” in the U.K. in 2007.

“Their signature bagrock sound features a

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:23 PM
Stecker of St. Germain releases new book

Tom Stecker of St. Germain, recently released his new book, “The Pincherry Journals, Tales and Tallies of a Wisconsin Hunting Family.”

The book is a sequel to his first work, “The Pincherry Group, The Story of How a Wisconsin Hunting Camp Forged a Family Legacy,” which was released in 2012.

In 1938, Stecker’s grandfather, Edmund “Pappy” Stecker took possession of a tarpaper shack in what was then the wilderness of Oneida County.

He, along with the eldest of his six sons

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:22 PM
DQ Charity Treat Day scheduled Thursday

Dairy Queen (DQ) Eagle River will host its third annual Charity Treat Day in which $2 from every Blizzard® Treat sold, including all sizes, will be donated to the Northwoods Children’s Museum (NCM) Thursday, Aug. 14.

NCM staff and youth volunteers will be at DQ from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. doing free glitter tattoos and face painting for all the children.

“We’re making the day even more fun by offering something extra for the children,” said Dan Anderson, owner and operator of DQ. “I hear they’re offering a DQ tat and I may just have to get one for myself.”

The donations will help low-income families attend

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:22 PM
Blues Fest
Joe Bucher's Blues Fest was recently  held at the St. Germain Community Center Pavilion, raising funds for youth sports organizations. The event featured  blues/rock music, Southern-style barbecue, raffle prizes and a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia and custom-made crafts. The biggest local benefactor was the Northland Pines Youth Football & Cheerleading Organization.  Bucher, above, who leads the band Joe Bucher & The TopRaiders, took the stage during the evening show.            —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:21 PM
Pantry donation
Gail Newitt, right, of CW Business Systems presented a $500 check to Jerry Wychoff of the Vilas Food Pantry. The funds were raised through the recycling of used printer cartridges at CW Business Systems in Eagle River.                         —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:20 PM
Sunshine for Humanity sets opening

Sunshine for Humanity of Eagle River, located at 227 S. Seventh St., will hold its grand opening and first fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be food, games, car and 50/50 raffles, a dunk tank, a bake sale, crafts and flea market, and more.

“We believe in neighbors helping neighbors. Our neighbors donate good-to-better-condition?household items and furniture which Sunshine displays in its store so our customers can shop for items they need or want for free,” said Genie Ramage, public relations director

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:19 PM
Vilas Master Gardeners schedule workshop Thursday

The Vilas County Master Gardeners (VCMG) will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. at Custom Landscaping in Eagle River. There will be a workshop on hypertufa planters at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend both the meeting and workshop.

Hypertufa, an artificial stone made from a few simple ingredients, is used to create planting containers and garden art.

“Instructors will show you how easy it is to

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:19 PM