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Pantry donation
Northwoods Share Needs Pantry Ministry, located at the The Rock in Eagle River, collected more than $500 worth of paper products, soap and personal care items from the Vacation Bible Schools of the St. Germain Evangelical Free Church and Conover Evangelical Free Church. Families were encouraged to bring products each day of the schools. Above, students at St. Germain’s Vacation Bible School display some of the donations collected. Needs Pantry Ministry is open Wednesdays from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. 	—Contributed Photo
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:13 PM
Blood drive set Aug. 13

The Northwoods Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Eagle River, located at 418 W. Pine St.

To schedule an appointment, call Elaine at (715) 479-5339 or the Northwoods Community Blood Center at 1-(800) 280-4102, or visit Walk-in donors also are welcome.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:12 PM
Polish Regatta slated Aug. 9

The 14th annual Polish Regatta will be held rain or shine at Pitlik’s Sand Beach Resort on Sand Lake in Eagle River Saturday, Aug. 9, at noon. This year’s theme is “Villains and Superheroes.”

Teams dressed in costumes will compete to determine their poll position on the starting lineup for the human-powered boat race, the main attraction at the event.

“This event is by far one of the most humorous you’ll ever attend, and it’s all about getting people together for a day of laughter, something we probably don’t do enough,” said an event organizer.

The Polish Regatta includes three land-challenge events

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:12 PM
Historical society donation
The Living History Encounter hasn’t been able to secure funding to continue its programs, and decided to donate its remaining funds ($459) to the Eagle River Historical Society. Taking part in  the check presentation were, from left, Living History Encounter Secretary Ken Beier, Living History Encounter Treasurer Terrie Beier and Eagle River Historical Society Board member Jane Cramton.                    —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:11 PM
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