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Free tax assistance offered at Kalmar

Free income-tax assistance, provided by AARP, is currently available for Eagle River area residents Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kalmar Senior Center located at 1011 Railroad St. in Eagle River.

This service is available to people with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

Tax counseling services are offered free of charge by volunteer tax aides trained by the IRS and AARP to assist in tax preparation.

The services rendered will include preparation of 2013 federal and Wisconsin tax returns and, if applicable, the Wisconsin Homestead Credit return.

To speed up refunds or receipt of Homestead Credit,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:12 PM
 
Soup For Shelter set April 26 in Woodruff

The third annual Soup For Shelter fundraising event will be held Saturday, April 26, at Holy Family Catholic Church on Highway J in Woodruff.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. to give diners time to make bids on numerous silent auction items or to purchase tickets for the bucket raffles.

Proceeds from this benefit will go to the Frederick Place, a temporary, emergency shelter that is operated by the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing Inc. (NATH).

Admission is by free-will donation. Area restaurants

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:11 PM
 
Pines play
 The Northland Pines Middle School Drama Co. held two public performances of the play “The Princess Who Had No Name” Saturday. Among the student performers were, from left, Sydney Geiger and McKenzie Eber.              —Staff Photo By             ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:50 PM
 
Do these more often
By Jill Pertler

Live, love, laugh. Stop and smell the roses. See the glass as half full. Shoot for the moon. There are the familiar, cliché activities we know we should engage in more often. But for those of us not wanting to be cliché, there are others. Everyday things that can become elevated by how we approach them, how we think about them. Simple things that can be anything but simple. Things that we should do more often, like:

Start, learn — something, anything new. Say hello. Compliment, comfort,

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:49 PM
 
Relay For Life kickoff event set March 24

Relay For Life of the Northwoods, to be held Friday, June 20, in Eagle River, announced its upcoming preparation efforts for the event.

The kickoff event will be held Monday, March 24, at Eagle Waters Resort in Eagle River.

Networking will begin at 6 p.m., the program will follow from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and a screening of the documentary “Into The Wind,” by special permission of ESPN, will start at 7:30 p.m.

“Come and be among the first to meet this year’s

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:48 PM
 
GED tests available at Olson Library

Nicolet College announced that is currently offering the new series of General Educational Development (GED) tests at Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, located at 203 N. Main St. in Eagle River.

Instruction is available Mondays from 8 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m., and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

In Lac du Flambeau, instruction is offered in the Nicolet classroom in the Community Education Center, located at 562 Peace Pipe Road, and is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The tests are designed to help students be more successful in college classes and also in their careers.

“The new test was developed from the ground up and

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:48 PM
 
Outdoor classroom
Guide Andy Hendrickson offered ice fishing pointers to Northland Pines student Chris Paez during the Outdoor Pursuits class on Silver Lake.   —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

Guides offer Pines students ice fishing lessons

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Ice and snow-covered Silver Lake became the classroom and area fishing guides became the instructors for about two dozen Northland Pines High School students for a couple days last week.

The students were members of the Outdoor Pursuits class, taught by physical education teacher Josh Rhode.

The lesson was simple and fun — ice fishing.

The Outdoor Pursuits class is an elective physical education course that is offered to upper-class Northland Pines students, according to Rhode.

“The overall goal of the class is to introduce students

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:46 PM
 
Hoops for Heart
The Northland Pines Middle School phy-ed class recently took part in its Hoops For Heart program. Students participated in drills and games designed to teach them about heart health. They also sought donations for the American Heart Association as a part of the event.             —Staff Photo By            ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:45 PM
 
Northland Pines takes management of YMCA Eagle River Fitness Center

The Northland Pines School District (NPSD) announced that it has assumed operational management of the YMCA-Eagle River Branch Fitness Center.

The new name of the fitness center is the Pines Community Wellness Center and it is no longer affiliated with the YMCA.

“Our goal is to balance our wellness center budget by individual membership base, corporate memberships, programs and donations,” said Brian Margelofsky, activities director, NPSD.

Pines Community Wellness Center hours are as follows:

—?Mondays-Fridays, open 5:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:45 PM
 
Miller receives Kohl scholarship

The selection committee for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Program announced a Cooperative Education Service Agencies (CESA) 9 recipient of the Excellence Scholarship is Three Lakes High School senior Natalie Miller.

The $1,000 awards are being made to 100 teachers, their schools, and 187 graduating high school students, including Miller.

Excellence scholarship recipients have demonstrated excellence

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:44 PM
 
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