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Students set fundraiser

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will be hosting a chicken dinner fundraiser at the Nutty Squirrel on Highway 70 East this Sunday, March 16.

HOSA is a Northland Pines High School student organization that encourages students interested in health and medical careers.

The chicken dinner is $12 per person and includes a salad, potato and dessert. Proceeds from the dinner will go to helping students attend a state competition and for future organizational events and needs.

Students in HOSA learn about the many careers available

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:44 PM
Students of the month
Northland Pines High School students of the month for February were, front row from left, Ryan Ozelie, junior; Makayla Hayes, sophomore; and Noah Weber, freshman. Missing was senior Morgan Munnik. Sponsor representatives included, back row, Rob Dixon, Ripco Credit Union; Nancy Schuller, River Valley Bank; Cheryl Olejniczak, Associated Bank; and Kevin Quinn, First National Bank.                            —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:43 PM
Fuel to ignite Derby hall will present A Low Dose Show featuring the American multi-plati­num band Fuel Friday, March 28, at the AMSOIL World Championship Derby Track Expo Hall in Eagle River.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale online for $5 in advance at fuelrocks.event This is an age 21-and-older show.

The British rock bands Cage the Gods and Half­way

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:42 PM
The Abrams Brothers set performance March 15
The Abrams Brothers of Ontario, Canada, will perform Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Northland Pines High School auditorium in Eagle River. Doors will open at 7 p.m.  The Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts will host this event.                                                               —Contributed Photo

Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts (HCPA) will host a performance by The Abrams Brothers Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Northland Pines School Auditorium in Eagle River. Doors will open at 7 p.m. to allow attendees to choose seating.

With the release of their newest CD “Northern Re­demption,” The Abrams Brothers — John, James and cousin Elijah — make a transition from the music of their roots to their own distinct sound.

“It's a combination of bluegrass, country and

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:41 PM
Corks & Canvas class arranged March 29

Warehouse Four Seasons Center for the Arts an­nounced the Corks & Canvas program will be held Saturday, March 29, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Eagle Waters Resort in Eagle River.

Artist Cheryl Kornely will guide participants as they make their own rendition of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.”

“We are excited to be offering this popular program again. Eagle Waters Resort is a great location,” said program coordinator Shayne Wilfer.

“Like all Corks & Canvas programs, participants will

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:41 PM
School musical
The students of Christ Lutheran School will present “It’s Cool In The Furnace,” a musical about Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego Friday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran School, located at 201 North Third Street in Eagle River. For more information, call (715) 479-8284.                                —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:39 PM
Chamber seeking vendors for Summer Launch

Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for its Summer Launch held Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25.

Family activities including a This-and-That sale, boat show, dance, games, corn toss championship, karaoke contest, raffles, car wash and a Flavor of the North presentation are currently being planned.

Sunday, May 25, downtown Highway B will become the Flavor of the North food-fair area. Free booth spaces will be positioned throughout downtown from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample food offerings

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:38 PM
Foraging for food and fun to be ‘Peace’ topic March 18

Many Ways of Peace in Eagle River will hold its monthly Peace Café Tuesday, March 18, from noon to 1 p.m. This month’s topic is “Foraging the Wild for Food and Fun” presented by Alex Breslav of Three Lakes.

Breslav is a student and teacher of wilderness living skills and is passionate about foraging for a large part of his diet.

Soup featuring local and organic ingredients,

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:38 PM
Soft skills program
Eight North Woods students recently completed Nicolet College’s Soft Skills for Employment program which is designed to help individuals with intellectual disabilities improve their job skills or prepare them for future education. The students learned about the soft skills that employers emphasize are important for good employees, such as communication skills, teamwork and a positive attitude. The program started in 2011, and is operated through a broad partnership that also includes the Northland Pines and Rhinelander school districts, Headwaters Inc., the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Human Services Center. Students attending the ceremony included, from left, Brian Voss of Three Lakes, Andrew Mulleady of Eagle River, Timothy Felbab of Rhinelander, David Marley of Eagle River, Amanda Pratt of Wabeno, Whitney White of Rhinelander and Marlee Wisner of Rhinelander. Missing from the photo is Melissa Baldwin of Minocqua.         —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:37 PM
Civil Air Patrol
 Nathan Pirus (left) of Eagle River was awarded the Wright Brothers Award Dec. 8 for successful completion of Phase 1 of the Cadet Program. The award marks the transition of a Cadet to the noncommissioned officer status in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program and accompanies promotion to the grade of Cadet staff sergeant. Pirus joined the Eagle River Civil Air Patrol Squadron in August 2011 because of his interest in flying. He plans to join the U.S. Air Force upon completion of high school. Above, Pirus is accompanied by Lt. Duke Stepp.	 —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:36 PM