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Pierson named naturalist at Trees For Tomorrow

Liz Pierson, a naturalist-intern at Trees For Tomorrow since August, became a permanent staff member at the natural resources specialty school in Eagle River March 1.

Pierson replaces Cheryl Todea who was promoted to operations manager at Trees For Tomorrow earlier this year.

“Liz has 10 years of teaching experience, a master’s degree and a positive attitude. She’s able to connect and communicate with school students of all ages as well as adults,” said Todea. “She’s a perfect fit for Trees For Tomorrow.”

Pierson is a native of New Jersey. She received her Bachelor of Science from

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:30 PM
Meat raffle scheduled

The American Legion Riders Association of Wisconsin District 11 will hold a meat raffle fundraiser in Eagle River Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m., at Finish Line Bar and Grill.

The meat is 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 package

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:30 PM
Cancer center sets open house

James Beck Cancer Center (JBCC) in Rhinelander will host a community open house to introduce the public to its new TrueBeam Linear Accelerator Wednesday, March 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Members of JBCC staff will conduct tours and provide information on cancer screening and prevention.

The TrueBeam Linear Accelerator delivers more powerful cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy and precision, and opens the door to new possibilities for the treatment of lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, as well as other cancers that are treatable with radiotherapy.

JBCC is located at 2251 North Shore Drive, on the Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital campus.

For more information, call (715) 361-2027.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:28 PM
School play slated Saturday

The Northland Pines Middle School Drama Co. will present the play, “The Princess Who Had No Name” Saturday, March 8, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the middle school in Eagle River.

The play is a comedy that features fairy tales with a modern twist, and follows the story of a girl who wakes up with no memory of her past.

Admission is $3 and free to students and staff. Attendees that take a canned-food item will enter without charge.

The event will also feature a cake raffle sponsored by the middle school Parent Teacher Organization. 

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:28 PM
Beehive Design Collective to give activist program
Tyler Norman (left) and other members of the Beevhive Design Collective of Machias, Maine, will give a presentation at Many Ways of Peace in downtown Eagle River. The presentation is free.                        	         —Contributed Photo

Many Ways of Peace in downtown Eagle River will present “Rock Bottom in the Age of Extreme Resource Extraction: Fracking, Sulfide Mining and Tar Sands in the Great Lakes Region” with the Beehive Design Collective, Thursday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Many Ways of?Peace. The program will be free and open to the public.

“Rock Bottom” is a new presentation by the Beehive Design Collective, an all-volunteer artist and activist group from Machias, Maine.

The collective makes detailed, hand-drawn,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:26 PM
Honor flight
Two area veterans, Art Collien, far left, and Mert Jensen, center, recently were surprised with tickets for the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. The tickets were presented by members of the All American Kids Club on behalf of the Eagle River Area Fire Department and the Eagle River Elementary School staff, with each sponsoring one ticket. Teacher Sarah Simac, right, and students presented the tickets. Honor Flight co-founders Jim Campbell and Mike Thompson came from Wausau to participate in the event.              	              —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:25 PM
Local child-care centers receive breastfeeding-friendly registration
Little Acorns Lodge Development Center in St. Germain and Little Pine Cones Lodge Development Child Care Center in Eagle River are now registered as breastfeeding-friendly child-care centers through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services-Chronic Disease Prevention Unit, and the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition. Above, Andrea Johnson (left) of the Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition and Tammy Cato (right) infant lead teacher at Little Acorns, display the center’s breastfeeding-friendly certificate. 		      —Contributed Photo

The Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition has announced that Little Acorns Lodge Development Center in St. Germain and Little Pine Cones Lodge Development Child Care Center in Eagle River are now registered as breastfeeding-friendly child-care centers.

This registration is provided through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services-Chronic Disease Prevention Unit and the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition.

The centers will be listed with the Northwest Connection-Family

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:22 PM
Relay team sets 11th meat raffle

For the 11th annual Relay For Life Cancer Fundraiser, Team BMO Harris Bank will host a large meat raffle, Saturday, March 8, 1 p.m. at Sportsmen’s Chalet located 5205 Old Highway 70 W. in Eagle River.

Meats to be raffled include smoked pork chops, rib eyes, pork chops, crab legs, porterhouse steaks, shrimp, New York strips, hams, ribs, pork roast, turkey, slab bacon and assorted meat gift boxes.

The event will feature snacks and a raffle table. Donations are welcome.

For more information, call (715) 479-8788.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:22 PM
Memorial donation
Lumpy’s Bar & Grill in Eagle River recently donated $1,502 to Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services in memory of Steve Pulec, owner of the New Twilight Bar and Grill in St. Germain, who passed away last November. The funds were raised during the 2014 Packers season. On hand during the check presentation were, from left, Cyndi Zaragoza and Eric “Lumpy” Hanson of Lumpy’s, and Kalynn Pempek, executive director of the Aspirus Health Foundation. Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services provides hospice and palliative care in 11 counties throughout Wisconsin, including Vilas, Oneida and Forest. —Staff Photo By RYAN BURGY
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:20 PM
Winter olympics
Eagle River Elementary School held a Winter Olympics event at the school last Thursday. Behind the elementary school building, winter-themed games were set up for the students (above). Meanwhile, a zone inside the high school field house was set up with scooter board hockeyand other games. Also taking place at the event was an opening ceremony and hot cocoa for the students.                                —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:19 PM