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Benefit dinner set April 12

There will be a spaghetti benefit for Crystal Beth Lemmons at BBT’s, located at 207 E. Wall St. in downtown Eagle River, Saturday, April 12, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Lemmons, 24, was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer in February 2014. She does not have health insurance. All proceeds will go to help with her doctor and hospital bills. The cost for the dinner will be $7.99.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:26 PM
Salad luncheon, card party set April 12 at Kalmar

Senior Eagle River Volunteer Enterprise (SERVE) will host its third annual Salad Luncheon and Card Party at the Kalmar Senior Community Center in Eagle River Saturday, April 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“If you play cards or board games, take a group or come alone. Everyone is welcome,” said a SERVE spokesperson.

A variety of salads will be served for the luncheon, with dessert and coffee to follow.

Luncheon tickets are being sold

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:25 PM
Master Gardeners slate talk

The Vilas County Master Gardeners will host a free presentation on irrigation and propagation Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 5030 Highway 70 W. in Eagle River.

D. Bert Saal of CCL Landscaping in Rhinelander will discuss seeding, cuttings (both hardwood and softwood), layering, divisions and grafting of plants and trees, and the different types of irrigation products available.

There will also be a question-and-answer session. For more information, call (715) 479-4181.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:25 PM
Needs Ministry Pantry gets clothing donation from school
The Northland Pines School District recently donated more than a dozen large contractor bags of clothing to the Needs Ministry Pantry in Eagle River. The elementary school Parent Teacher Organization and middle school Parent Teacher Student Organization recently held a clothing drive and giveaway at the school and decided to donate the leftover goods to the pantry. Displaying the clothing donation were, from left, Genie Ramage, middle school Principal Jackie Coghlan, Patty Bonack and Pam Zaugg.  —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW

Charity still seeking
paper products, soap

By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Those seeking the familiar generosity and benevolence of the North Woods need look no further than the Northwoods Share Needs Ministry Pantry, located at The Rock at 1019 Wall St. near Trig’s in Eagle River.

The establishment — which currently houses the three charities Northwoods Share, Sunshine for Humanity and the Salvation Army — has built a foundation on the idea of paying it forward.

“Basically, we have our neighbors’ backs,”

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:52 PM
Area Boy Scouts seeking food thru bag project

Boy Scouts of American announced that scouts from all over the northcentral Wisconsin Samoset Council District, which includes Eagle River, Land O’ Lakes, Phelps, St. Germain and Three Lakes, will leave a white bag at residences Saturday, April 5, as part of the Scouting for Food Community Service Project.

The scouts ask that contributions of non-perishable food, personal care and household items be placed in the bag and placed out for collection by the scouts before Saturday, April 12, at 9 a.m.

All donated items will be delivered to food pantries

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:52 PM
Pines’ Richie to speak at teachers luncheon

Michael Richie, Northland Pines district administrator, will be the speaker at the Rhinelander Area Retired Educators Association luncheon meeting Wednesday, April 9, at noon at Rhine­lander’s Claridge Days Inn.

Richie was named Superintendent of the Year 2012 by the National Association of School Superintendents, and has served as the superintendent of the Northland Pines School District since 2004.

Richie will share his experiences as an educator along with issues school districts are encountering today.

All retired educators living in Vilas, Oneida and Forest

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:52 PM
Hudson Shad to perform as Voca People cancels tour

Voca People, an Israel-based a cappella singing group which was scheduled to perform Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Northland Pines High School auditorium as part of the Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts (HCPA) 2013-’14 season, has cancelled its U.S. tour.

Hudson Shad, an internationally renowned, all-male vocal group, is scheduled to perform in their place.

“Hudson Shad promises to be a real treat for concert-goers,” said an HCPA spokes­person.

All patrons with Voca People tickets should take them

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:51 PM
Phelps Maple Fest set Saturday
Attendees at last year’s Maple Syrup Fest in Phelps looked on during a tree-tapping demonstration. The hands-on demos will again be available at this year’s event, according to organizers.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford

Alice in Dairyland to judge syrup at festival

Kristin Olson — the 66th Alice in Dairyland and Wisconsin’s agriculture ambassador — will give a short presentation and will judge maple syrup at the third annual Phelps Maple Syrup Festival slated for Saturday, April 5.

Headquartered at Phelps School at 4451 Old School Road in Phelps, the event will see Olson strive to educate the audience about the $59 billion economic impact

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:49 PM
Derby concert
The multiplatinum rock band Fuel (above) headlined a show at the Derby Track Expo Hall in Eagle River last Friday night. The show was presented by and featured the British band Halfway to New York, local rockers 4th Floor of Sugar Camp, Hip Kitty, Calvary and Nudge.   —Photo By RYAN?BURGY
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:48 PM
Vacationland Voices seeking singers

Vacationland Voices announced it is seeking vocalists to participate in this year’s concerts slated Wednesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church.

Practices will be held Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning June 11.

“We are hoping that those who like to sing will join us in this wonderful musical adventure and community outreach,” said Coordinator Becky Jefferson.

“Those interested should  notify me by May 15 to sign up,

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:47 PM