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Honors band
Matthew McGill, an eighth-grader at Northland Pines, has been selected to participate in the 2014 Wisconsin Middle Level State Honors Band. McGill, who auditioned in Wausau, was one of 1,300 students who auditioned across Wisconsin at the Wisconsin Center for Music Education Honors Ensembles. He was one of 98 students to be selected and will play the tuba in the State Honors Band performance in Waunakee in November of 2014, with conductor Brian Balmages. Pines band director Forrest Mann will help McGill prepare for the performance.                        —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:19 PM
Doll club to meet June 19

The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its first meeting of the summer months Thursday, June 19, at 1 p.m. at Walter E. Olson Memorial Library.

After the business meeting, Judith Wainwright of Eagle River will present a program on Eloise Wilkin and “Baby Dear.”

Wilkin enjoyed a successful career as an illustrator of Little Golden Books

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:19 PM
Woods to speak at churches in Lakeland, Eagle River

Dr. Gary Wood will be the featured speaker at Lakeland Aglow Lighthouse Saturday, June 21, at the Woodruff Community Building in Woodruff, and at Abundant Life Church in Eagle River, Sunday, June 22, at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Coffee and fellowship will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by Wood’s presentation, “Is Heaven For Real?” at 10 a.m.

An auto accident claimed Wood’s life in 1966. During the 20-minute timeframe he laid clinically dead. The accident left Wood with a crushed larynx and vocal cords.

“He went to heaven and saw Jesus. Jesus told him that wherever he told his story,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:18 PM
Art awards announced
Susan Pucci, above, of Hawk’s Nest Studio and Gallery in St. Germain, presented a workshop to all the artists who entered the Wisconsin Regional Art Program show at the Walter Olson Library June 7. Her workshop was followed by a critique of the state award and honorable mention artists whom she selected.  —Contributed Photo

Sue Pucci of St. Germain, an artist and art judge, recently named state award winners and those who received honorable mention at the local Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) display held at Walter E. Olson Memorial Library.

Area artists receiving state awards are eligible to enter their work in the Wausau State show to be placed on display in August. This show is sponsored by WRAP, a division of the University of Wisconsin continuing education program.

State awards were given to Barb Schneider of Lac du Flambeau

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:17 PM
Yoga festival slated June 21

Body By Nature Yoga Festival will take place Saturday, June 21, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverview Park in Eagle River. Packet pick-up and registration will be held from 6 to 8:30 a.m.

Admission will be $30 for adults and $10 for children, and will include three sessions of adult yoga and three activity sessions for children.

The event will feature a activewear style show, power beats, a life coach speaker, Zumba, strolling music, picnic lunch, a raffle and vendors. Vendor spots are still available

For more information, call Body By Nature Fitness Studio at (715) 479-1399 or visit bodybynaturefitnessstudio.­com.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:16 PM
Papermaking class set in Eagle River June 24-27

The Mill Paper and Book Arts will present the workshop “Paper and Place: Indigenous Fiber Paper,” Tuesday through Friday, June 24-27, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Circle of Life Studio, located at 3720 Gaffney Drive in Eagle River.

The workshop, open to all skill levels, will engage beginning or advanced papermakers in hands on, process-orientated?paper making.

The instructor will be Wisconsin artist and papermaker, Robert Possehl.

“Paper has perceptive origins of place. Its fibers grow from the earth and through watchful,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:16 PM
Happy grads
Northland Pines High School held its graduation ceremony for 119 seniors Sunday afternoon in the field house. Above, Seniors Gabby Galbreath, Angele Gehrke and Benn Gober moving their cap tassels from right to left. —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:08 PM
Joyful grads
Northland Pines High School held its graduation ceremony for 119 seniors Sunday afternoon in the field house. Donning big smiles were classmates and speakers, from left, Elizabeth Collins, Mariah Lax and Samantha Johnston. —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:06 PM
Gleeful grads
Northland Pines High School held its graduation ceremony for 119 seniors Sunday afternoon in the field house. Senior boys hamming it up outside the school after the ceremony included, from left, Vaun Prigge, Chris Paez, Mitch Moline, Casey Pepper and Tanner Beaman. —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:05 PM
Beer Fest set this Saturday

Eagle River’s Great Northern Beer Festival (GNBF) has received confirmations from 30 breweries that will be pouring their products for festivalgoers at the 10th annual event this Saturday, June 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. on the festival grounds of Hi-Pines Campground.

GNBF President Bill Summers says the event has grown steadily over the past 10 years as the craft beer industry has grown.

“Festivals like ours allow people to sample so many different beers without having to buy a six-pack,” said Summers. “What better opportunity to find a few new favorite beers to enjoy this summer.”

Summers says that many of the breweries

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:01 PM