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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
 
Jones overcomes obstacles
Helen Jones, 87, of St. Germain, is legally blind due to advanced macular degeneration, but that didn’t stop her from taking charge of her life and moving to the North Woods.  —Contributed Photo

Being legally blind doesn’t stop this woman

By Mary Platner
Special to the News-Review

If you were to meet Helen Jones at a monthly meeting of the St. Germain PrimeTimers,  you would never guess that she’s an 87-year-old legally blind woman.  She stands straight and tall and has a firm handshake.

If the conversation drifts to politics or books, you would swiftly learn that she is an astute, well-informed, conservative Republican.

Helen was born in San Bernardino, Calif.,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:33 PM
 
Northland Adventure Quest camp planned at Trees For Tomorrow

The Northland Pines School District (NPSD) will hold Northland Adventure Quest, a cultural-experience adventure camp set Aug. 4-14 at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River.

The camp will engage 25 Northland Pines students, ages 10-14, with 25 Chinese students. Classes will run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with optional evening and weekend activities for the American students.

Teaching the students will be Kate Neville and Don Anderson,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:32 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:14 PM )
 
Ministry Health Care welcomes four pastoral education students
Ministry Health Care Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) students and program officials include, front row from left, Sue Kruger, chaplain of Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center and clinical pastoral education coordinator; Kate Sullivan, clinical pastoral education supervisor; and back row, CPE students Dennis Fahey, Marion Arndt, Heather Bogacz and Missy Holdorf.                                                  —Contributed Photo

Ministry Health Care announced it welcomed four clinical pastoral education (CPE) students to its latest program unit.

As a part of the 17-week program, students are required to complete 300 hours of clinical training by providing pastoral services primarily in Ministry Health Care facilities with assigned chaplains acting as mentors.

The program also features 100 hours of

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:31 PM
 
Nicolet to hold IT information sessions

Nicolet College will hold a series of informational sessions for people interested in training for a career in information technology (IT).

Sessions include:

— Monday, Aug. 4, 3 to 6 p.m. at Vilas County Business Park Incubator, located at 413 Highway 70 W.; and

— Wednesday, Aug. 6, 3:30

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:30 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:13 PM )
 
Church concert
Approximately 70 singers prepared seven weeks for the Vacationland Voices “I Love to Tell the Story” concerts held July 23-24 at St. Peter the Fisherman Cat­h­olic Church in Eagle River. Around 300 people attended the concerts, and more than $1,800 was raised for the Vilas County Salvation Army, Northern Access Special Olympics and Warm The Children. Above, Lori Hunter (far right) directs the choir in the anthem “For the Music of Creation” July 23 at the church. —Staff Photos By RYAN BURGY
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:29 PM
 
Purple Pride Golf Fundraiser nets $4,700 to fight cancer

The Purple Pride Golf Fundraiser, an 18-hole scramble played in June to help raise funds to combat pancreatic cancer at Eagle River Golf Course, raised $4,700 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Forty-eight participants, 24 women and 24 men, played in four-person teams. The results were divided into two flights with each person in the top three teams in each flight rewarded with either a $35, $25 or $15 restaurant gift certificate to a North Woods business.

The festivities ended in the Eagle River Golf Course

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:28 PM
 
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