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Mr. and Mrs. Jesse surprised the members of the Eagle River Elementary School's All American Kids Club with a cake at their last meeting with a picture cake. Mr. Jesse is a veteran who wanted to thank the children for their efforts to honor veterans through their patriotic mailings. The club was created to instill and nurture a sense of pride and patriotism in elementary-aged students through monthly correspondences with veterans and active duty military personnel.                                        —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:09 PM
 
Relay fundraiser slated at Falcons game Feb. 22

Northwoods Relay For Life in Eagle River an­nounced its upcoming preparations for the event scheduled June 20.

The Eagle River Falcons hockey team, in conjunction with the Northland Pines High School girls and boys hockey teams, will have a Paint the Rink Purple Relay fundraiser at the Eagle River Sports Arena Saturday, Feb. 22, beginning at 8 p.m.

The Falcons will play the Mosinee Papermakers at this event, which will feature various raffles and Relay items for sale, a 50/50 raffle and a puck toss.

Admission will be $5 for adults,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:09 PM
 
Wingra Woodwind Quintet to perform March 1
The Wingra Woodwind Quintet, presented by Three Lakes School/Community Arts Association, will perform at the Reiter Center in Three Lakes Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $10 and can be purchased at the door. Students younger than 18 will be admitted free of charge.                                                             —Contributed Photo

The Three Lakes School/Community Arts Association  (TLSCAA). will present the Wingra Woodwind Quintet Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Reiter Center in Three Lakes.

Tickets will be $10 each, and can be purchased at the door. Students younger than 18 will be admitted free of charge. Season tickets will be honored. There are no advanced ticket sales.

Founded in 1965, the Wingra Woodwind Quintet is the ensemble-in-residence at the UW-Madison School of Music.

“Since its formation, the quintet has established

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:07 PM
 
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
 
Souper Bowl PDF Print E-mail
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
 
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