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Taste of North slated April 24 in Minocqua

The seventh annual Taste of the North, presented by the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, will be held Thursday, April 24, at The Waters of Minocqua from 6 to 9 p.m.

More than two dozen participanting restaurants will compete for a people’s choice award and judges’ choice award in six separate categories including entrées, café/grill, pizza, breakfast/­brunch, appetizers and desserts.

A limited number of tickets are available for $25 each. To purchase tickets, visit the chamber or call (715) 356-5266.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:25 PM
 
Olson Memorial Library holds 2014 Youth Art Month Awards
Among the participants at this year’s Olson Memorial Library Youth Art Month reception were, front row from left, Quinten Flores, Jonah Will, Nikolai Sookochoff, Peter Anderson, Tyler Busha, Lauren Piper and Kelty Neff; second row, Caden Bass, Halle Kerner, Megan Franke, Tommie Springer, Skyler Fox, Emily Reid and Alyssa Imse; third row, Tyler Hunt, David Sauvola, Hannah Retzlaff, Langdon Langhoff, Amanda Rieck, Beth Liermann and Frankie Will; fourth row, Evan Burke, Sam Warner, Cameron Birchbauer, William Rozga and Evelyn Strong; fifth row, Danielle Halverson, Nathan Krause, Liam Oas, Alex Gengler, Camryn Cox and Shelby Foster.  —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW

More than 100 area residents gathered at Walter E. Olson Memorial Library last Thursday evening for the 2014 Youth Art Month Awards reception, viewing the works of young artists from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Louise Engelbrecht chose an artist from the submissions to receive Louise’s Choice, a prize of art paper. Judges also awarded a Judges’ Choice Award and a

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:59 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:00 PM )
 
Relay For Life seeking survivors

The Northwoods Relay For Life event, scheduled Friday, June 20th, at Northland Pines High School in Eagle River, is seeking cancer survivors.

Survivors need to register as soon as possible with a 2014 survivor form. Registration forms are available at Horant’s Garden Center or Sally and Jo’s Impressions, both in Eagle River.

Individuals can fill out a registration form and send it to Kim Olkowski, P.O. Box 1384, Eagle River, WI 54521.

Individuals can also register by contacting Olkowski

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:58 PM
 
POPS seeking singers

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of Eagle River is seeking singers for POPS Alive, a new choral event to be held Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at the church. No formal music training is required.

Rehearsals will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Prince of Peace sanctuary on the following Tuesdays in June and July: June 3, 10, 17 and 24, and July 1 and 8. July 8 is the dress rehearsal.

Dr. Pamalyn Lee, director of the Northwoods Singers,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:58 PM
 
Wendy Savage named executive of?North Central Red Cross

The North Central Community Chapter of the American Red Cross Western Wisconsin Region, which includeds Vilas and Oneida counties, announced that Wendy Savage is its new community chapter executive.

Savage will be actively managing and working with staff, volunteers and the board of directors on strengthening local relationships and supporting programs that fulfill the mission of the Red Cross.

She will also be working directly with the board chairman, local business leaders and individuals to grow and develop the board, enhance volunteer capacity and support the many services the Red Cross provides throughout 12 counties in northcentral Wisconsin.

In Savage’s previous role as the chapter’s

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:56 PM
 
AARP Smart Driver Course set April 30 in Boulder Junction

The Boulder Junction Public Library will host an AARP Smart Driver Course Wednesday, April 30, at 10 a.m., in the Boulder Junction Community Center Boulder Lake Room.

The course, offered by AARP Driver Safety and taught by an AARP volunteer, is the nation’s largest classroom and online driver safety course.

It is designed for drivers age 50 and older. More than 15 million participants have gone through AARP Driver Safety classroom and online courses, taught by more than 4,000 AARP Driver Safety volunteers.

“Cars have changed. So have traffic rules,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:56 PM
 
Benefit dinner slated April 18

Eagle River Masonic Lodge No. 248 will host a all-you-can-eat fish or chicken dinner with freshly-made desserts to benefit its scholarship fund Friday, April 18, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Oneida Village Inn in Three Lakes.

Adult admission is $10, admission for children ages 12 and younger is $5

For more information, call Bill Jacobs at (715) 891-5574.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:53 PM
 
Economic globalization film to show at Many Ways of Peace

To commemorate Earth Day week, Many Ways of Peace in downtown Eagle River will host a showing of “The Economics of Happiness” Thursday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m.

The film documents the impact of economic globalization on communities around the world and advocates for economic localization as a viable and vibrant alternative.

Refreshments will be served, and discussion will follow the film.

“The Economics of Happiness”

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:52 PM
 
Maple Syrup Tour
Judges in this year’s syrup-making contest at the Phelps Maple Syrup Tour presented an award to winner Lindy Mezei (above). Taking part in the presentation were, from left, John Gartner, Matt Benz of WJFW Newswatch 12, Mezei, Melissa Constanzer of WJFW Newswatch 12, Alice in Dairyland Kristine Olson and Angela Schumacher of Smokey Lake Maple Products. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:37 PM
 
Alice in Dairlyand
Kayla Whitehead of Phelps got the opportunity to visit with Alice in Dairyland at the Phelps Maple Syrup Tour.               —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:36 PM
 
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