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Blood drive set March 27

Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital will hold a blood drive for the Community Blood Center Thursday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The blood drive will be located across from the hospital in the lower level of the Medical Arts Building, located at 150 Hospital Road in Eagle River. Park and enter from the lower level.

To schedule a donation appointment, call Alisha at (715)?479-0267 or call toll free 1-(800) 280-4102 or visit donors are welcome.

Community Blood Center provides 100% of the blood used by Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital and couldn’t do it without volunteers.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:50 PM
Meat raffle set April 6

The American Legion Riders Association of Wisconsin District 11 will hold a meat raffle fundraiser in Eagle River Sunday, April 6, at 1 p.m. at Gordo’s, located at 933 N. Railroad St. in Eagle River.

The meat will be provided by Prime Choice Meat Market in Eagle River. Raffle packages include beef, pork, bacon, chicken, turkey, sausage and other assorted meats.

Tickets are 50 cents each per

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:50 PM
Beehive project
Northland Pines Middle School students recently built beehives (above) in technology education class with the help of Tim Bogeman, who provided all of the materials and the students did all of the assembling. Todd Wilfer’s science class then had a contest to determine which student-made designs would be painted on the outside of the hives. There were 13 designs that the students came up with. Students tallied the votes from students at school and from the sponsors of the Adopt-a-Bee program. The two designs that received the most votes were then painted onto the hives by students in their art class. Students also have received their bee suits, ready for when the bees arrive sometime in early May. The day the bees arrive, they will then be placed into the beehives.              —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:49 PM
Chamber, LOLA partner for Summer Days of Art series

The Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) will launch the Summer Days of Art on Memorial Day weekend in Land O’ Lakes during the chamber’s Summer Launch.

This program ran last year as the 100 Days of Art, a program inspired and ran by LOLA for 100 days in 2013. More than 80 art events were held bringing artists and art enthusiasts to the Land O’ Lakes area.

“LOLA is thrilled that the Chamber is taking the lead roll for the Summer Days of Art program,” said Barb LeMoine, vice president of the LOLA Board.

“We are partnering with the Chamber because

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:47 PM
Chronic conditions workshop to begin April 24 in Eagle River

Vilas County Commission on Aging (VCCA) will offer “Living Well with Chronic Conditions,” a six-week workshop beginning Thursday, April 24, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Eagle River. Participants will meet once a week.

“If you or someone you care about has chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety or fibromyalgia, this workshop can help you take charge of your life,” said a VCCA spokesperson.

The workshop was developed by Stanford

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:47 PM
Film on America’s beginnings to be shown in Eagle River

Vilas Country residents are invited to two free showings of Kirk Cameron’s epic documentary titled “Monumental – In Search of America’s National Treasure.”

This film is hosted by Kirk Cameron, directed by Duane Barnhart, and written by Kevin Miller.

“Monumental” is the story of America’s beginnings. Who were the first people to settle on this soil? What were their values and why did they travel to an unknown land to start a new life?

Free showings of this film are being hosted by Kim Simac

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:47 PM
Martinis in May set in St. Germain

The St. Germain Area Chamber of Commerce announced Martinis in May competition, a new event, will be held Saturday, May 3, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Whitetail Inn in St. Germain.

“The North Woods will send their best bartenders to compete in the first annual Martinis in May competition,” said a chamber representative. “There will be light hors d’ oeuvres and live music will be provided by Tony Ocean.”

Attendees will sample and vote on martinis in the best original martini (vodka/gin) and most creative martini categories.

The event is hosted by the Whitetail Inn and sponsored

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:46 PM
Area business donates to school club
Concrete Specialists and Sons Inc. of Eagle River recently presented Eagle River Elementary School’s Mission Possibles Running Club with a $500 donation. Above, representing Concrete Specialists and Sons Inc. are, from left, Logan and Luke Hissom, who presented the check to lead trainers Megan Hoffman and Leah Lechleitner. 	—Contributed Photo

Concrete Specialists and Sons Inc. of Eagle River recently donated $500 to the Eagle River Elementary School’s Mission Possibles Running Club.

Mission Possibles Running Club, in its third year of running, helps promote healthy living choices, confidence, strength, courage, character building, conflict resolution and team building among third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students.

Mission Possibles Running Club currently

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:45 PM
Trees For Tomorrow aims to bring conservation statue to its campus
Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River hopes to raise enough money to bring a life-size Civilian Conservation Corps worker statue,  similar to the one above, to the school’s campus to serve as a focal point for forest history education.	       —Contributed Photo

Trees For Tomorrow announced that efforts to bring a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worker statue to its campus are under way.

The life-size bronze statue would serve as a focal point for educational programs about early conservation efforts, Trees’ history and the campus’ placement on the National Register of Historic Places, while also helping to preserve the legacy of the CCC.

“There is so much history associated with Trees and the CCC, and we need to do more to share that with students and adults alike,” said Libby Dorn, executive director of Trees For Tomorrow, a private, nonprofit natural resources specialty school.

“Learning from the successes of the

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:43 PM
‘Final Affairs’ seminar planned in Eagle River

The Ministry Eagle River Area Palliative Care Coalition and the Vilas County Commission on Aging will offer a free seminar “Final Affairs” Wednesday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eagle River. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.

The seminar will guide attendees through arranging personal, health and legal affairs.

Topics will include a skit titled “Life without a Plan,” “Trusts versus Wills” by attorney Dennis Burgy,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:43 PM