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Pines to hold open gym

Northland Pines High School in Eagle River announced there will be an open gym, which will include an opportunity to try out its climbing walls, Sunday, March 16, from 1 to 3 p.m at the high school field house.

This event will be open to all ages. Small children need to be able to fit into the climbing equipment and minors must be accompanied by a parent, or have a permission form and waiver in order to climb.

Attendees will have the opportunity to play basketball,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:06 PM
 
Sound of Music PDF Print E-mail
The Northland Pines Music Department performed the classic musical “The Sound of Music” in three public shows last weekend.  Maria Rainer (played by Katie Piper) teaches Family VonTrapp how to sing. A total of 50 students and 13 adults were involved in the cast, crew and music pit. More than 900 spectators watched the three public performances. The show was under the direction of choir director Kate Jansssen and science teacher Ann Perry.          —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:06 PM
 
Sound of Music PDF Print E-mail
The Northland Pines Music Department performed the classic musical “The Sound of Music” in three public shows last weekend.  Capt. Georg Von Trapp (Mason Hakes) is listening to the music of  Elsa Schrader (Sammy Johnston). A total of 50 students and 13 adults were involved in the cast, crew and music pit. More than 900 spectators watched the three public performances. The show was under the direction of choir director Kate Jansssen and science teacher Ann Perry.          —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:03 PM
 
Blizzard Blast set in Conover

The Northwoods Blizzard Blast will be held Sunday, Feb. 16. at 10 a.m. and continue until dusk at the Conover Community Park. The day will end with a fireworks celebration.
All proceeds benefit the North Woods area fire and emergency medical services departments.
The Cross-Country Ski Fun Run & Pond Curling will begin at 10 a.m.; snowshoe baseball is set for 11 a.m.; snow shovel races will start at 12 p.m.; the Snowflake Scrabble drawing will be held at 1:30 p.m.; recliner races will begin at 2 p.m.; snow sculpture judging is set for 4 p.m.; and the fireworks finale will begin at

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:02 PM
 
Northwoods Singers seeking male vocalists

The Northwoods Singers are sending out a last call for male vocalists for the spring 2014 concert season. The Singers are a community choral ensemble conducted by Dr. Pamalyn Lee of Land O’ Lakes.
Bass, baritone and tenor voices are welcome to join the group, which practices each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at First  Congregational United Church of Christ in Eagle River.
This season’s concert schedule has expanded to three spring concerts. The venues for spring 2014 will be Ely Memorial United Church of Christ in Land O’ Lakes, Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m.; First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eagle River, Sunday, May 18, at 4 p.m.; and The Campanile Center in Minocqua,

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:01 PM
 
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The middle school youth group at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eagle River achieved a new record in money raised for the Vilas Food Pantry with its Souper Bowl fundraiser. This year the group raised $443.67. Money was donated by members of the congregation. The national fundraiser occurs each year in the weeks prior to and on the day of the Super Bowl, and was founded by high school students in 1990 to bring attention to hunger during a time of year when a lot of people focus on football. Since its inception, $90 million has been distributed to food banks throughout the country. Students who participated in the fundraiser are, front row from left, Fiona Pennycuff, Amy Deditz, Jack Rhode, Brett Nesbitt and Jeb Klessig; and back row, Emily Klopp,  Lily Tyler,  Noah Miller, Tucker Wittkopf and Lochlan Siegmeier.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:00 PM
 
Nicolet College offers student training services

Nicolet College aims to bring real-world training into the classroom by offering student training services to the public, ranging from basic auto repair and dental care to haircuts, perms and dining in the Top of the Hill Restaurant.
“The goal is to create a real-world experience so graduates can make a smooth transition from our labs and classrooms to the workplace,” said Nicolet College President Elizabeth Burmaster.
“By doing so, these individuals quickly become valuable employees that area businesses depend on to be successful,” added Burmaster.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:59 PM
 
Movie night set at Christ Lutheran

A free family-movie night and open house will be held at Christ Lutheran School in Eagle River Friday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The movie night will feature a family-friendly movie projected onto the gymnasium wall, and free snacks and popcorn will be served.
Children can take a pillow or blanket to make a comfortable spot on the gym floor.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:59 PM
 
Library corner

The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River announced its coming public offerings.
The 2014 Vilas County Conservation Poster Contest entries are currently displayed in the children’s area.
The theme is “Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil.” Judging will occur Thursday, Feb. 13, with a reception and awards presentation in the children’s area Thursday, Feb. 27. Examples of winning posters from past years can be found at nacdnet.org.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:58 PM
 
Swing party PDF Print E-mail
Northland Pines Middle School physical education classes held a party last Friday to celebrate the completion of a social dance unit where the students learned the Box Step, Texas Two Step and the East Coast Swing. This is the fifth year of the dance party and the first time that the high school Jazz Band joined the party, playing for the first group of eighth-graders. “All of my students did well today, but that live music provided a little something very special,” said teacher Brad Dodge.                               —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:57 PM
 
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