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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
 
Hyslop benefit slated April 12

The Jeff Hyslop benefit dance, sponsored by Sunshine for Humanity, will take place Saturday, April 12, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at The Rock Community Center, located at 1019 E. Wall St. in Eagle River. The cover charge is $5. Children will be admitted free of charge.

Hyslop, Eagle River’s mayor, is recovering from a rare adult form of E. coli meningitis.

Organist Larry Jankowski will be the featured headliner at this event. Jankowski studied classical music with Bob Creed, the organist for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls and Sting.

He has now recorded seven albums that include standards, love songs,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:34 PM
 
Children’s museum plans Easter event

The Northwoods Children’s Museum (NCM) in Eagle River will host the Easter Bunny Sunday event Sunday, April 13, from noon to 4 p.m.

The Easter Bunny will be on hand to visit with guests and available for photo opportunities. There will be  exhibits that feature Easter-themed games for children with prizes.

Other childrens’ activities include cookie decorating and face painting. Child attendees will also have the opportunity to take home a cake in the cake walk. There will also be both child- and adult-themed door prizes for winners.

“So many families look forward to this very popular and well-attended event,”

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:34 PM
 
Nicolet’s information tech program offers new hands-on collaboration
Nicolet College information technology (IT) student Ilija Lukic, standing left, works at a new collaboration station with other students and IT instructor Scott Biscobing. The program helps students learn how to work as a team.             —Contributed Photo

Nicolet College’s information technology (IT) program is piloting a new technology on campus that emphasizes greater collaboration between students to master any number of IT skills.

The new learning stations are centered around high-tech tabletop projectors that beam course content onto a big white table. Students then gather around the table to collectively solve any given IT issue.

“It’s a great tool to teach students how to work together,”

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:33 PM
 
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