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Health seminar slated April 9 in Woodruff

Ministry Medical Group Woodruff Clinic announced its upcoming free educational seminars at Howard Young Medical Center, located at 240 Maple St. in Woodruff, in Classrooms 2 and 3. Refreshments will be available.

“Circle of Health, Reflections on Wellness and Balance in our lives,” a free educational one-hour seminar, will be held Wednesday, April 9, at noon or 5 p.m.

Attendees will discover how health equals balance, how to become proactive in healthcare, learn the benefits of physical activity, discuss the importance of good nutrition and learn the significance of rest and sleep.

The program’s key presenter is Ronald Cortte, M.D.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:34 PM
Vilas County Health Department offers Strong Women exercise program

Vilas County Public Health?Department (VCPHD) will offer the Strong Women program, an exercise program for middle-aged and older women, starting May 6 and running through July 17. Class space is limited, and early registration is encouraged.

Classes are held twice weekly from 10 to 11 a.m.  at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 5030 Highway 70 W. in Eagle River.

Each class will include progressive weight training, flexibility, balance activities. The cost will be $30.

“The instructors have been trained in the Strong Women program,

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:33 PM
Hospital gift shop has new look

The Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital Auxiliary announced that its gift shop, located inside the hospital at 201 Hospital Road, has a new look.

The shop is newly painted and display areas have been rearranged. Old merchandise items are gone and new items are arriving daily.

Among the new items are baby items, kitchen items, children’s books, slippers, socks, stationary, picture frames, a few clothing items and jewelry.

Other items include purses, scarves, candy bars,

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:32 PM
Princess Bride
Three Lakes High School drama club recently staged three performances of the play “The Princess Bride.” Members of the production’s cast included Fabio Wellmer as Count Rugen and Aaron Tomasoski as Prince Humperdinck.                            —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:58 PM
Outdoor series set at Nicolet

Nicolet College announced the launch of its 2014 Outdoor Adventure Series. which will run through the fall.

A class on how to perform the Eskimo roll in a kayak, will take place Saturday, April 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Lakeland Union High School pool.

A course on core strengthening for standup paddleboarding is set Saturday, April 5 and 12, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Lakeland Union pool.

Each course is $99,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:57 PM
Skating club announces guest skaters for show

The Eagle River Figure Skating Club (ERFSC) announced that this year’s guest skaters at its 2014 Silver Blades Ice Show “Silver Blades Music Awards,” are junior pairs team of Olivia Oltmanns and Josh Santillan.

The event will take place at the Eagle River Ice Arena Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m.

Olivia Oltmanns and Josh Santillan came together in 2009 to compete at the novice level at the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

That season they won their first of four sectional

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:57 PM
Northland Pines Middle School participates in Kick Butts Day
Northland Pines Middle School teacher Brad Dodge points out the various poisons that are found within cigarette smoke to students during the 19th annual Kick Butts Day held March 19.  —Contributed Photo

Students at Northland Pines Middle School (NPMS) joined thousands of young people nationwide to stand up against tobacco for the 19th annual Kick Butts Day held March 19. More than 1,400 events were planned across the nation.

NPMS?students?broadcast public service an­nounce­ments they created over the last months in their seventh-grade health classes.

Homeroom?classrooms competed in a poster contest to educate their peers about the dangers of smoking, secondhand smoke and smokeless tobacco products.

Pledge posters were also available for students

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:55 PM
Pines forensics team advances to State
Northland Pines forensics students headed to State include, front from left, Domi Acuna Barrientos, Alex Falcetta, Hannah Tilley, Ashley Gardner; back row, Benn Gober, Katie Piper, Ryan Brown, Nathan Lofy and Hunter Kiesow.                     —STAFF PHOTO

The Northland Pines High School (NPHS) forensics team, made up of eight students, will compete at the State competition held at UW-Madison Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12.

Team members advancing to state include Alex Falcetta and Dominique Acuna Barrientos, both in four-minute speaking; Katie Piper in poetry; Benn Gober in solo acting; and Hannah Tilley, Ashley Gardner, Nathan Lofy and Hunter Kiesow in play acting.

In order to make it to the State level, students

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:51 PM
Travelogue set at Nicolet April 4

Nicolet College will offer three free Creative Arts events in April that will feature a travelogue to Mexico’s remote Sierra Madre mountains, a look at emerging internet technologies and an art exhibit from an artist collective which happens to double as a buffalo farm.

“Mexico: The Bad, the Great and the Ugly with Bill Behrenbruch,” a travel-ad­venture film, will show Friday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Nicolet College Theatre in Rhinelander.

Utilizing a single engine airplane and a sleeping bag for

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:51 PM
Alumni Association arranges fundraiser

The Northland Pines High School (NPHS) Alumni Association will hold a fundraiser Saturday, March 29, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Eagle Lanes, located at 534 W. Pine St. in Eagle River.

There will be an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet for $10 per person. Funds will go towards creating a base for the 2015 NPHS Alumni Association Scholarship, as well as to help with initial costs for the 2016 All-Class Reunion.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:51 PM