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Health and wellness fair scheduled Thursday, Aug. 7

Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) and Ministry Medical Group will host its third annual Community Health and Wellness Fair Thursday, Aug. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. inside the hospital located at 240 Maple St. in Woodruff.

Health fair visitors are asked to park and enter on the north side of the building at the Ministry Medical Group clinic entrance.

The health fair will feature free health screenings provided by associates from HYMC and the Ministry Medical Group Woodruff clinic.

Free clinical screenings will include nonfasting cholesterol testing,

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:10 PM
Memorial flowers to be offered

Members of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of Chapter 56 in Vilas County will once again ask citizens in community to remember the wartime sacrifices that have been made for America by wearing a blue Forget-Me-Not flower Aug. 7 through Aug. 10.

DAV Chapter 56 members will distribute Forget-Me-Nots this year at Trig’s, Pick ’n Save and Nelson’s Ace Hardware in Eagle River, Camp’s in St. Germain and other sites in Vilas County.

This memorial Forget-Me-Not flower

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:10 PM
Trash ’N Treasure Sale set at Kalmar Center

The annual Trash ’N Treasure Sale at the Kalmar Senior Community Center in Eagle River will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors will be indoors and outdoors.

“If you are furnishing a dorm room, redecorating or looking for craft items, we’ll have it all and much more. Come in and find a treasure of your own,” said a Kalmar Center spokesperson.

Food, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Kalmar Center.

For more information, call Karen at (715) 479-5850. Donations are welcome.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:10 PM
Lac Vieux Desert group plans annual August Fest

The Lac Vieux Desert Lake Association will host August Fest Sunday, Aug. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. at Hillside Resort, located off South Shore Road in Phelps.

The all-you-can-eat feast will include hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, fried fish, crayfish, gumbo, fries and coleslaw. The cost will be $10, or $5 for children 10 and younger.

Entertainment will feature karaoke music

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:09 PM
Seed presentation scheduled

Many Ways of Peace in Eagle River will hold its monthly Peace Café Thursday, Aug. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. This month’s topic is “Preserving the Seed Commons: Creating a Community Seed Library” presented by Debbie Jircik, director of Many Ways of Peace.

Jircik, a graduate of Native Seeds and SEARCH’s Seed School and co-founder of the Seed to Seed Edible Garden Project, will give a presentation on basic seed saving and building a community seed library.

“All over the state and country, people are coming

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:09 PM
Clean Waters, Smokey Bear to be Olson Library programs

Saturday, Aug. 2, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. teen volunteers will be in the children’s area to help with origami, friendship bracelets and Lego activities.

Monday, Aug. 4, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Judy and Bob Ruch will present a program on Clean Boats, Clean Waters.

Attendees will hear a story, do a craft, make some music

Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:48 PM
Skills prominent at Art Impressions
After a cloudy start, the sun shined last Saturday on the annual Art Impressions, a juried art show sponsored by the chamber of commerce and Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans. More than 80 fine artists and crafters displayed their work and live music kept the crowds entertained. Here, John Haselow of Watersmeet, Mich., explained to an interested customer the unique blend of cherry, birdseye maple and other woods that go into his custom cutting boards. —Staff Photo By KURT?KRUEGER
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:36 PM
Forest Fest slated Aug. 2

The fourth annual Forest Fest 2014 is set Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Trees For Tomorrow campus in Eagle River and will kick off with an all-you-can-eat lumberjack breakfast.

The free, family-friendly festival is designed to celebrate all the forest has to offer, from wood products, to wildlife, to water resources, to wilderness and recreational opportunities.

The event will feature a UW-Stevens Point Timbersports competition, horse-drawn wagon rides, chain-saw carving, a children’s fishing pond, papermaking demonstration, Smokey Bear, geocaching, guided trail walks, Wisconsin trappers, live birds of prey, invasive species

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:35 PM
Sayner Street Fair scheduled Aug. 3

The Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce announced that its first annual Sayner Street Fair will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sayner’s Main Street.

“The chamber is pleased to introduce this family-oriented event to the North Woods of Wisconsin, and are excited to announce the receipt of a Joint Effort Marketing grant to market the event,” said a chamber spokesperson.

Events will include live music, food vendors, sidewalk sales, a farmer’s market, historical exhibits and an arts and crafts fair.

Live music entertainment will include Tuck Pence,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:35 PM
Performing arts council opens new box office

The Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts (HCPA) has opened a new box office location in the River Valley Bank building, located at 141 S. Willow St. in Eagle River.

The change in location became necessary after The Flour Sack, which previously served as the ticket center, closed its doors for business July 20.

Tickets for the new season may be purchased Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m.

The 2014-’15 season features

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:34 PM