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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

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:58 PM
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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
Many Ways of Peace to hold study circle

Many Ways of Peace in downtown Eagle River will host a seven-week study circle exploring the Dalai Lama’s best-selling book, “Ethics for the New Millennium.” Meetings will be held Mondays, Feb. 17 through March 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
In a review by the Washington Post, the book, first released in 1999, was hailed for offering help, instruction and inspiration. “Its lessons can maybe change your life.”
The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, lives in exile in India after escaping Tibet in 1959. His tireless efforts on behalf of human rights and world peace have brought him international recognition.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:56 PM
Master gardeners set honeybee presentation

The Vilas County Master Gardeners (VCMG) club will hold its monthly meeting and host a presentation by teacher Todd Wilfer on the bee program at Northland Pines Middle School, Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 5030 Highway 70 W. in Eagle River.
At 7 p.m., there will be a free presentation given by Wilfer, Northland Pines Middle School eighth-grade science teacher, on the “Hive Alive! Sweet Science Pro­ject,” a part of the Adopt-A-Bee program at the middle school.
Wilfer will speak on the curriculum, which includes engaging in scientific observations of live honeybee hives, and history of and future workings of this project.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:56 PM
The Mill Paper and Book Art Center receives $500 programming grant

The Mill Paper and Book Arts Center in Rhinelander received a $500 grant from the Northern Arts Council for its 2014 programming.
According to The Mill’s Executive Director Daniel Goscha, the funds will be used to purchase essential supplies, printing, papermaking and bookbinding kits for the annual Marilyn Sward Summer Series, offering lectures and hands-on workshops.
“We are very grateful to the Northern Arts Council for providing a grant that will have a long-lasting impact on our organization and our ability to offer quality programming to people living in the North Woods,” said Goscha.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:55 PM
Pines students advance to Region 2 Spelling Bee
The annual Northland Pines School District Spelling Bee was held Jan. 30. Students who will advance to the Region 2 Spelling Bee at the Elcho School District Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. are, from left, eight-grader Ben Kronberger, seventh-grader Annalise Callaghan and sixth-grader Jeremy Schmidt. Seventh-grader Taylor Madl, right, is the alternate.            —Contributed Photo

After 11 rounds of words at the annual  Northland Pines School District (NPSD) Spelling Bee held Jan. 30, three students were named champions and will advance to the Region 2 Spelling Bee
to be hosted by the Elcho School District Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m.
Forty-two students participated from St. Germain, Land O’ Lakes and Eagle River elementary schools, as well as students from Northland Pines Middle School and the district’s newly formed charter school, SOAR.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:53 PM
Bark For Life planned in 2014
The American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life of the Northwoods event will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at the 4-H training area at the Rhinelander Oneida County Airport. Above, the Gilbert family’s four dogs posed for a photo at last year’s event.    —Contributed Photo

The American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life of the Northwoods event will take place Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 4-H training area at the Rhinelander Oneida County Airport.
The event is a noncompetitive walk that features area pooches with owners in tow.
Bark For Life adds a twist to the society’s traditional Relay For Life event, serving as a fundraising activity to honor the caregiving qualities of canine companions while supporting the mission of the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:52 PM
UW-Extension to host berry-growing class

Vilas County UW-Extension educators will host a free online webinar, ““Growing Raspberries and Blackberries With Integrated Pest Management,” Thursday, Feb. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UW-Extension conference room located in the lower level of the Vilas County Courthouse.
The webinar will feature Vaughn Hammond, Extension horticulturist, University of Nebraska; Michelle Grabowski, Extension plant pathologist, University of Minnesota; Celeste Welty, Extension entomologist, Ohio State University; and Mary Meyer, Extension horticulturist, University of Minnesota.
The event will cover planting and management recommendations for growing raspberries and blackberries, viruses, and insect pests such as the spotted winged drosophila.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:51 PM
Modic to speak at Peace Café in downtown Eagle River

Many Ways of Peace will hold its monthly Peace Café Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Many Ways of Peace building located at 217 S. Main St. in downtown Eagle River.
This month’s topic is “Addressing Homelessness in the North Woods,” with Tammy Modic, executive director of the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing (NATH).
Soup featuring local and organic ingredients will be served at noon, followed by the program. Reservations are recommended.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:51 PM