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Strong Women Program slated Sept. 16-Nov. 20

Vilas County Public Health?Department (VCPHD) and the Lakeland Senior Center will be offer the Strong Women Program, an exercise program for middle-aged and older women, at Lakeland Senior Center in Woodruff Sept. 16 through Nov. 20. Classes are held twice weekly from 10-11 a.m.

Each class includes progressive weight training, flexibility and balance activities. The instructors have been trained in the Strong Women Program and have had personal successes participating and leading strength training, according to a VCPHD official.

The Strong Women Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D.,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:07 PM
Needs pantry donation
Boat Sport Marina in Eagle River donated $500 in items for the Northwoods Share Needs Pantry. Displaying some of the items were, from left, Gen Hicks and John Mors of Boat Sport, and Pam Zaugg of the pantry.  The Needs Pantry helps those in need with paper and soap products, along with personal care items. The pantry is located at The Rock at 1019 E. Wall St. in Eagle River.                                              —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:06 PM
Bark For Life set Aug. 23

The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Bark For Life event will take place Saturday, Aug. 23, at the 4-H Agility Park at the Rhinelander/­Oneida County Airport. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., the opening ceremony will start at 9 a.m. and closing ceremony will begin at 1 p.m.

Area dogs, with owners in tow, will take to the track for a noncompetitive walk to find a cure for cancer.

Bark For Life adds a twist to the society’s traditional Relay For Life event,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:06 PM
Color Dash planned Aug. 23 in Rhinelander

The Color Dash, sponsored by the North Woods branch of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Northwestern Wisconsin, will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at Rhinelander High School at 10 a.m. with packet pickup beginning at 8 a.m.

Participants will complete the course at a pace of their choosing while being splashed with colorful dust by the event’s Dasher-Splashers.

By the end of the race, participants will have collected a rainbow of colors on the clothes and body. The untimed event is designed for all ages, demographics and fitness levels.

Cost is $40 per person, $35 per person registered with a team

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:05 PM
Wilcox joins Marshfield Clinic
Wilcox joins Marshfield Clinic

Gayle Ann Wilcox, a licensed, clinical social worker, has joined the Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Counseling Center.

Wilcox will provide diagnosis and treatment, including psychotherapy and counseling, for mental health disorders.

She has previously worked in an inpatient psychiatric unit, and practiced residential treatment for adolescents and outpatient mental health for individual adults, children, adolescents and families for the past 35 years.

Wilcox received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:05 PM
Brain aging workshop slated Wednesday, Sept. 3

“The Aging Brain or Where Did I Park My Car?”   a workshop for seniors and others who will be aging in the future, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Community Wellness Center at Northland Pines High School.

The workshop will be presented by Dr. Lou Whitaker, a national presenter on brain compatible teaching and learning with 25 years experience in education.

“Whitaker has taken her personal experiences as a teacher

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:04 PM

Curt and Rebecca Kecker of Sugar Camp announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Lynn Kecker, to Levi John Stuckemeyer, son of Larry and Mickee Stuckemeyer of Eagle River.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Three Lakes High School

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:17 AM
Fun at the fair
It was all about good times at the Vilas County Fair in Eagle River last Thursday through Sunday. The annual fair attracted thousands of spectators over four days for midway rides, children’s games, entertainment and exhibits. Pictured above, youths participating in the gunny sack races.                                                 —Staff Photo By JEANNE BROWN and GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:30 PM
Wheel-A-Way slated Aug. 30

The Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center will hold its 23rd annual Nicolet Wheel-A-Way family bicycle ride Saturday, Aug. 30, attracting as many as 400 riders.

Registration for the 18- or 36-mile bike tour through the scenic Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will take place between 7:30 and 9 a.m. at Don Burnside Park off Highway A in Three Lakes.

Riders will receive a complete lunch with refreshments at the Franklin Lake picnic area. Registered riders also will receive a T-shirt and a chance to win door prizes. The cost is $40 for an individual and $75 for a family (two adults and two children).

The ride will begin at 9:20 a.m.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:29 PM
Pines announces open house schedule

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 12, 2014 1:28 PM