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Students of the month
The Northland Pines High School students of the month for May are, front row from left, Coty Feith, senior; Allyson Sima, junior; Alexandrea Falcetta, sophomore; and JoHanna Marley, freshman. Financial sponsor representatives are, back row, Rob Dixon, Ripco Credit Union; Nancy Schuller, River Valley Bank; Cheryl Olejniczak, Associated Bank; and Theresa Sullivan, First National Bank.                  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:04 PM
Pines gets Farm to School grant

Northland Pines School District has received an AmeriCorps Farm to School Partnership Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection  (DATCP) for the second year in a row.

The goal of the Northland Pines AmeriCorps Farm to School program is to provide an innovative approach to decreasing childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating habits in students and increasing access to local foods in schools.

The grant provides the program two half-time

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:03 PM
Writing contest
Third- through fifth-grade students from Land O’ Lakes Elementary School recently participated in the Delta Kappa Gamma Writing Contest, which is open to students in grades three through eight. Participating students each wrote and illustrated their own stories which were then sent to be judged. Each grade level at the school had a first-, second- and third-place winner. Contest winners were, front row from left, Patrick Roth, fourth grade; Gabe Hickson, fourth grade; and James Fritz, third grade; back row, Molly Payne, fourth grade; Vovka Gehr, third grade; MaryKate Kusick, third grade; Billy Garrison, fifth grade; and Kate Thoma, fifth grade. Missing from the photo is fifth-grader Walker Hook.    —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:02 PM
Pines student awarded business scholarship
1st Choice Driving School owner Dave Mac (left) and his wife, Chris (right), recently awarded Northland Pines High School (NPHS) senior Isaac Doud a $100 scholarship for creating the driving school’s website in a advanced web design class at NPHS. 	—Contributed Photo

Northland Pines High School (NPHS) senior Isaac Doud was awarded a $100 scholarship from 1st Choice Driving School owner Dave Mac and his wife Chris for creating their company’s website as part of a project in his advanced web-design class at the high school.

Doud has worked on several projects involving small businesses throughout his years at Pines,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:00 PM
Medical center holds Pediatrics Day
First-grade students dressed in surgical scrubs and learned about the medical field at Howard Young Medical Center’s Pediatrics Day. Students from St. Germain Elementary School were among some of the children that attended this event. 	—Contributed Photo

Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) in Woodruff held recently held its annual Pediatrics Day.

Approximately 150 first graders, including students from St. Germain Elementary School, took part in the event which provided educational opportunities for the children.

During the event, participants dressed up like doctors and surgeons,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:59 PM
Face painting event set July 4 in Land O’ Lakes

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans (LOLA) announced there will be face painting at the Happy Fourth Face-Off Friday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at the LOLA Center in preparation for the Land O’ Lakes Fourth of July parade, which starts at noon.

Art classes in LOLA’s  Summer Youth Art Program  are scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays, at either 10 to noon, or 1 to 3 p.m. at the LOLA Center.

Upcoming classes include

skull necklaces, Thursday, July 3; funky puffy fish,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:59 PM
Literacy training slated July 22-25 in Rhinelander

The Literacy Task Force of Northern Wisconsin will sponsor its annual literacy training workshop Tuesday-Friday, July 22-25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nicolet College Northwoods Center Room 207 in Rhinelander.

This year, Marsha Geller, M.Ed, will teach the Structured Language Training (SLANT) System®, a research-­based, multisensory professional development program.

The program is designed to improve teachers’ or tutors’ skills in teaching reading, spelling and writing to individuals of any age who have been unsuccessful using traditional approaches or who are considered at risk.

The training aims to enhance the skills of teachers

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:58 PM
Warehouse donations
 Body By Nature Fitness Studio in Eagle River recently hosted a yoga festival at Riverview Park in Eagle River for people of all ages. The event featured art, yoga and fitness activities for children. All proceeds from a raffle were donated to The Warehouse Four Seasons Center for the Arts in Eagle River, which provided art activities at the event. Above, Shayne Wilfer (right), board member of The Warehouse, accepted a $600 check from Mandy Rottier (left), owner of Body By Nature Fitness Studio.	—Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:57 PM
Plein-air drawing class slated Saturday, July 12

The Warehouse Four Seasons Center for the Arts will offer a plein-air drawing class with instructor Bradley Davis Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at Chanticleer Inn’s Dollar Lake beach in Eagle River.

The class is part of the Warehouse’s summer programming series “Keeping Your Summer Inspired.”

“Davis will lead beginners and veterans alike in an enjoyable adventure in exploring mark making, innovative technique and the joy of looking closely at all the beautiful wonders of the outside world here in the North Woods,” said a Warehouse representative.

Attendees can expect to learn how to depict

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:57 PM
Finish the Fight
The Northwoods Relay For Life was held at the Northland Pines High School track Friday evening, with participants raising more than $43,000 in the battle againt cancer. Pictured above is a cancer survivor receiving a flower at the start of the Survivors Walk.                         —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:19 PM