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Technology training classes scheduled

Northland Pines School District’s (NPSD) technology committee announced it will offer four free iPad, iPhone, Chromebook and Google training sessions Monday, July 28, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Wednesday, July 30, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Northland Pines High School in Eagle River.

Attendees will meet in the commons and then move into classrooms depending on the number of participants.

There will be approximately one

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:10 PM
 
Blues, rock band to perform July 31

The Madison area blues, rhythm and rock band, The Jimmys, will perform Thursday, July 31, at Three Lakes Center for the Arts at 8 p.m.

The group won Artists of the Year and Blues Performers of the Year awards at the 2013 Madison Area Music Awards.

Individuals members won the following: Jimmy Voeglei,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:10 PM
 
Author Hirsch to speak at Trees
MARK HIRSCH

Author Mark Hirsch, who documented a year-in-the-life of a lone bur oak with his iPhone camera, will discuss the project during a pre-Forest Fest spaghetti dinner fundraiser on the Trees For Tomorrow campus, Friday, Aug. 1.

A wine and cheese social will begin at 5 p.m. and will be followed with dinner and Hirsch’s presentation at 6 p.m.

Hirsch will socialize throughout the evening with dinner attendees, answering questions and sharing insights about  his book, “That Tree.”

“We wanted to do something special this year for the community,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:08 PM
 
POPsAlive Concert nets $1,520 for Frederick Place homeless shelter
A freewill offering netted $1,520 to Frederick Place homeless shelter in Rhinelander during Prince of Peace’s (POP) POPsAlive concert July 10. Above, Dr. Pamalyn Lee (center) directs singers and musicians at the event.  —Contributed Photo

More than 200 people attended Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (POP) in Eagle River for the Peaceful Waters POPsAlive Concert July 10, giving $1,520 in freewill offering to benefit Frederick Place homeless shelter in Rhinelander.

In addition, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will match 50% and thus donate an additional $760.

“The atmosphere and the energy in the sanctuary

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:07 PM
 
Church sets garage sale

Abundant Life Outreach Center in Eagle River will hold an all-church garage sale fundraising event Thursday through Saturday, July 24-26, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the church located 210 Capich Dr., behind the cemetery.

All proceeds go towards the new sanctuary. The church began the process of building a debt-free addition to the sanctuary in October 2013.

According to a church official, over $250,000

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:06 PM
 
Prayer meeting planned July 31 in Eagle River

A nondenominational prayer meeting is scheduled at The Rock Community Center for the city of Eagle River and surrounding North Woods communities Thursday, July 31, from 7 to 11 p.m. in the St. Mary of the Snows sanctuary in the upper level of The Rock, located at 1019 Wall St., east of Trig’s.

“The public is encouraged to come and pray for a spiritual awakening to take place within their communities and for a revival in the lives of its individuals and churches,” said event organizer, Amy Hartwig.

“We believe it’s time to pray earnestly for revival in our city,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:06 PM
 
Many Ways of Peace to show project videos

Many Ways of Peace in downtown Eagle River will show videos from WKBT-TV in La Crosse about the La Crosse Compassion Project Monday, July 28, at 7 p.m.

During the 2013-’14 school year, art students in the La Crosse School District undertook a project to draw or paint their idea of compassion on a six-inch by-six-inch art panel.

The project became known as the La Crosse Compassion Project, which aspires to teach the practice of compassion through the use of art and writing.

The videos will feature the 6,000

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:05 PM
 
Heritage Fest
The Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its third annual Northwoods Heritage Fest Friday and Saturday, with entertainment, food and other activities. Above, the Kinsella Irish Dancers performed on stage. —Photo By Jan Hintz and GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:41 PM
 
Heritage Fest
The Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its third annual Northwoods Heritage Fest Friday and Saturday, with entertainment, food and other activities. Above, chamber volunteers carried a variety of flags in the opening ceremony. —Photos By Jan Hintz and GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:40 PM
 
Phelps museum starts fundraiser

The Phelps Historical Museum is kicking off a campaign to raise funds for a new building.

The museum is in its fifth year of operation, and has quickly outgrown its current location, according to a museum spokesperson.

The Frankenthal Family of Chicago and Phelps is donating a building from their property.

The museum hopes to raise $478,900

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:38 PM
 
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