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Sunshine for Humanity of Eagle River held its grand opening and first fundraiser Aug. 16 featuring food, games, car dunk tank, bake sale, crafts and a flea market. Sunshine is a nonprofit organization that offers advocate services and finds resources to assist people in the community. Pictured, holding the ribbon in the cutting ceremony were, from left, volunteer April Kugler, CEO and Founder Debbie Johnson, Eagle River Mayor Jeff Hyslop and Public Relations Director Genie Ramage. Free items for the public are displayed outside the facility, located at 227 S. Seventh St.               —Staff Photo By                  RYAN BURGY
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:10 PM
LOLA’s ARTventure tour set Sept. 5-7 in Spring Green

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) will offer its first ARTventure motorcoach tour, an opportunity to travel with a group to art venues outside of the central North Woods area, Sept. 5-7 in Spring Green.

“The ARTventure tour requires advanced registration because the tour activities fill fast for the summer.  This is also why we have arranged for the tour to be booked through Progressive Travel,”  explained Karen Lenhart, a LOLA board member who is spearheading this tour.

The tour will begin with an evening offering of Chek­ov’s “The Seagull” at the American Players Theatre, an outdoor amphitheatre. Pic­nic dinner will be included.

“The play is a lyrical, unrequited love story set in Russia,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:10 PM
Dr. Meilahn joins Marshfield Clinic

Dr. Jill Meilahn has joined the?Marshfield?Clinic Woodruff Center, according to health-care officials.

Meilahn is a pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation physician whose specialty is treating young people who have conditions such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, brain injury, sports injuries and neuromuscular diseases.

She also performs electromyography and nerve

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:09 PM
Local bank donates
 Peoples State Bank (PSB) of Eagle River recently donated $1,500 in fundraiser proceeds to Northern Access Special Olympics. Taking part in the check presentation were, front row from left, Amy Young of PSB, Nick Satterfield, Andy Mulleady, Linda Brainard, Amanda Farrow and Tom Maney; back row, Terri St. Catherine, Val Dreger of PSB, Denise Jantzen of PSB, Jonah Parsons and Emily Rhode.  —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:08 PM
Strong Women Program slated Sept. 16-Nov. 20

Vilas County Public Health?Department (VCPHD) and the Lakeland Senior Center will be offer the Strong Women Program, an exercise program for middle-aged and older women, at Lakeland Senior Center in Woodruff Sept. 16 through Nov. 20. Classes are held twice weekly from 10-11 a.m.

Each class includes progressive weight training, flexibility and balance activities. The instructors have been trained in the Strong Women Program and have had personal successes participating and leading strength training, according to a VCPHD official.

The Strong Women Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D.,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:07 PM