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Elvis and Cline tribute show set

An Elvis and Patsy Cline tribute artists dinner and show to benefit the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing (NATH) Frederick Place in Rhinelander, will take place Saturday, May 17, at Whitetail Inn, located at 9038 Highway 70 W. in St. Germain.

Social will be at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m.

Garry Wesley, portraying Elvis, has performed through­out the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico and South America.

Wesley was recently awarded the

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:27 PM
 
Byrnes retires from housing authority
Members of A&M Services attended the St. Germain Housing Committee meeting April 2 to bid farewell to retiring St. Germain Housing Authority Executive Director Francine Byrns and to meet residents of the facility. Committee mem-  bers present were, front row from left, Jerry Eliason, Nancy Neff, Francine Byrnes and Peggy Anderson; back row, A&M owners and staff members Mike Gruett, Mike Bocek, Becky Seefeldt and Jason Gruett.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Francine Byrnes, who managed the St. Germain Housing Authority for 21 years, retired March 31. Byrnes’ duties as executive director have passed to A&M Services Property Management LLC in Crandon.

Members of A&M Services attended the St. Germain Housing Committee meeting April 2 to bid farewell to Byrns and to meet residents of the facility.

A&M partners Mike and Jason Gruett introduced Mike Bocek,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:26 PM
 
Peace Café on green cleaning products scheduled April 15 in Eagle River

Many Ways of Peace (MWP) in downtown Eagle River will hold its monthly Peace Café Tuesday, April 15, from noon to 1 p.m. This month’s topic is “Making Your Own Green Cleaning and Personal Care Products” presented by Marcy Chuckel of Eagle River.

Soup featuring local and organic ingredients, and tea and fair-trade coffee will be served at noon, followed by the program. The cost will be $6 per person. Reservations are recommended.

Using simple, inexpensive household items, Chuckel

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:26 PM
 
Benefit dinner set April 12

There will be a spaghetti benefit for Crystal Beth Lemmons at BBT’s, located at 207 E. Wall St. in downtown Eagle River, Saturday, April 12, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Lemmons, 24, was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer in February 2014. She does not have health insurance. All proceeds will go to help with her doctor and hospital bills. The cost for the dinner will be $7.99.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:26 PM
 
Salad luncheon, card party set April 12 at Kalmar

Senior Eagle River Volunteer Enterprise (SERVE) will host its third annual Salad Luncheon and Card Party at the Kalmar Senior Community Center in Eagle River Saturday, April 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“If you play cards or board games, take a group or come alone. Everyone is welcome,” said a SERVE spokesperson.

A variety of salads will be served for the luncheon, with dessert and coffee to follow.

Luncheon tickets are being sold

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:25 PM
 
Master Gardeners slate talk

The Vilas County Master Gardeners will host a free presentation on irrigation and propagation Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 5030 Highway 70 W. in Eagle River.

D. Bert Saal of CCL Landscaping in Rhinelander will discuss seeding, cuttings (both hardwood and softwood), layering, divisions and grafting of plants and trees, and the different types of irrigation products available.

There will also be a question-and-answer session. For more information, call (715) 479-4181.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:25 PM
 
Needs Ministry Pantry gets clothing donation from school
The Northland Pines School District recently donated more than a dozen large contractor bags of clothing to the Needs Ministry Pantry in Eagle River. The elementary school Parent Teacher Organization and middle school Parent Teacher Student Organization recently held a clothing drive and giveaway at the school and decided to donate the leftover goods to the pantry. Displaying the clothing donation were, from left, Genie Ramage, middle school Principal Jackie Coghlan, Patty Bonack and Pam Zaugg.  —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW

Charity still seeking
paper products, soap

By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Those seeking the familiar generosity and benevolence of the North Woods need look no further than the Northwoods Share Needs Ministry Pantry, located at The Rock at 1019 Wall St. near Trig’s in Eagle River.

The establishment — which currently houses the three charities Northwoods Share, Sunshine for Humanity and the Salvation Army — has built a foundation on the idea of paying it forward.

“Basically, we have our neighbors’ backs,”

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:52 PM
 
Area Boy Scouts seeking food thru bag project

Boy Scouts of American announced that scouts from all over the northcentral Wisconsin Samoset Council District, which includes Eagle River, Land O’ Lakes, Phelps, St. Germain and Three Lakes, will leave a white bag at residences Saturday, April 5, as part of the Scouting for Food Community Service Project.

The scouts ask that contributions of non-perishable food, personal care and household items be placed in the bag and placed out for collection by the scouts before Saturday, April 12, at 9 a.m.

All donated items will be delivered to food pantries

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:52 PM
 
Pines’ Richie to speak at teachers luncheon

Michael Richie, Northland Pines district administrator, will be the speaker at the Rhinelander Area Retired Educators Association luncheon meeting Wednesday, April 9, at noon at Rhine­lander’s Claridge Days Inn.

Richie was named Superintendent of the Year 2012 by the National Association of School Superintendents, and has served as the superintendent of the Northland Pines School District since 2004.

Richie will share his experiences as an educator along with issues school districts are encountering today.

All retired educators living in Vilas, Oneida and Forest

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:52 PM
 
Hudson Shad to perform as Voca People cancels tour

Voca People, an Israel-based a cappella singing group which was scheduled to perform Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Northland Pines High School auditorium as part of the Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts (HCPA) 2013-’14 season, has cancelled its U.S. tour.

Hudson Shad, an internationally renowned, all-male vocal group, is scheduled to perform in their place.

“Hudson Shad promises to be a real treat for concert-goers,” said an HCPA spokes­person.

All patrons with Voca People tickets should take them

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:51 PM
 
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