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Blues Fest
Joe Bucher's Blues Fest was recently  held at the St. Germain Community Center Pavilion, raising funds for youth sports organizations. The event featured  blues/rock music, Southern-style barbecue, raffle prizes and a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia and custom-made crafts. The biggest local benefactor was the Northland Pines Youth Football & Cheerleading Organization.  Bucher, above, who leads the band Joe Bucher & The TopRaiders, took the stage during the evening show.            —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:21 PM
Pantry donation
Gail Newitt, right, of CW Business Systems presented a $500 check to Jerry Wychoff of the Vilas Food Pantry. The funds were raised through the recycling of used printer cartridges at CW Business Systems in Eagle River.                         —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:20 PM
Sunshine for Humanity sets opening

Sunshine for Humanity of Eagle River, located at 227 S. Seventh St., will hold its grand opening and first fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be food, games, car and 50/50 raffles, a dunk tank, a bake sale, crafts and flea market, and more.

“We believe in neighbors helping neighbors. Our neighbors donate good-to-better-condition?household items and furniture which Sunshine displays in its store so our customers can shop for items they need or want for free,” said Genie Ramage, public relations director

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:19 PM
Vilas Master Gardeners schedule workshop Thursday

The Vilas County Master Gardeners (VCMG) will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. at Custom Landscaping in Eagle River. There will be a workshop on hypertufa planters at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend both the meeting and workshop.

Hypertufa, an artificial stone made from a few simple ingredients, is used to create planting containers and garden art.

“Instructors will show you how easy it is to

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:19 PM
Hospital auxiliary to host fashion show Aug. 19

All Dolled Up Fashion Show presented by Auxiliary-Partners of Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH) featuring fashions from the thrift and gift shops will be held Tuesday, Aug. 19, cash bar begins at 11 a.m., at Eagle River Inn. The luncheon will begin at noon.

The cost for the luncheon is $10. Reservations are due by deadline is Thursday, Aug. 14.

Make checks payable to MERMH

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:19 PM