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Face painting event set July 4 in Land O’ Lakes

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans (LOLA) announced there will be face painting at the Happy Fourth Face-Off Friday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at the LOLA Center in preparation for the Land O’ Lakes Fourth of July parade, which starts at noon.

Art classes in LOLA’s  Summer Youth Art Program  are scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays, at either 10 to noon, or 1 to 3 p.m. at the LOLA Center.

Upcoming classes include

skull necklaces, Thursday, July 3; funky puffy fish,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:59 PM
 
Literacy training slated July 22-25 in Rhinelander

The Literacy Task Force of Northern Wisconsin will sponsor its annual literacy training workshop Tuesday-Friday, July 22-25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nicolet College Northwoods Center Room 207 in Rhinelander.

This year, Marsha Geller, M.Ed, will teach the Structured Language Training (SLANT) System®, a research-­based, multisensory professional development program.

The program is designed to improve teachers’ or tutors’ skills in teaching reading, spelling and writing to individuals of any age who have been unsuccessful using traditional approaches or who are considered at risk.

The training aims to enhance the skills of teachers

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:58 PM
 
Warehouse donations
 Body By Nature Fitness Studio in Eagle River recently hosted a yoga festival at Riverview Park in Eagle River for people of all ages. The event featured art, yoga and fitness activities for children. All proceeds from a raffle were donated to The Warehouse Four Seasons Center for the Arts in Eagle River, which provided art activities at the event. Above, Shayne Wilfer (right), board member of The Warehouse, accepted a $600 check from Mandy Rottier (left), owner of Body By Nature Fitness Studio.	—Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:57 PM
 
Plein-air drawing class slated Saturday, July 12

The Warehouse Four Seasons Center for the Arts will offer a plein-air drawing class with instructor Bradley Davis Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at Chanticleer Inn’s Dollar Lake beach in Eagle River.

The class is part of the Warehouse’s summer programming series “Keeping Your Summer Inspired.”

“Davis will lead beginners and veterans alike in an enjoyable adventure in exploring mark making, innovative technique and the joy of looking closely at all the beautiful wonders of the outside world here in the North Woods,” said a Warehouse representative.

Attendees can expect to learn how to depict

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:57 PM
 
Finish the Fight
The Northwoods Relay For Life was held at the Northland Pines High School track Friday evening, with participants raising more than $43,000 in the battle againt cancer. Pictured above is a cancer survivor receiving a flower at the start of the Survivors Walk.                         —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:19 PM
 
General credits will now transfer with new pact

The University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Wisconsin Technical College System President Morna Foy recently signed the Universal Transfer Agreement, which allows students to transfer certain core general-education credits between the two institutions.

The agreement will go into effect July 1. Gov. Scott Walker introduced the proposal in the biennial budget last summer.

“This historic, common-sense agreement offers students greater

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:18 PM
 
Salvation Army seeks bell-ringing volunteers

The Eagle River Chapter of the Salvation Army  is seeking volunteers to participate in a Red Kettle fundraiser at various businesses in Eagle River Wednesday, July 2, and Thursday, July 3.

“We are looking for individuals who would be willing to donate a couple of hours of their time to help people in need in our area,” said Christine Caz, Salvation Army volunteer.

Bell-ringing shifts will be scheduled in two-hour increments, or longer if requested. Ringing starts at 9 a.m. each day.

“People are in need 12 months a year,”

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:17 PM
 
Ruby’s Pantry to distribute food June 28 in Eagle River

Ruby’s Pantry, a nonprofit food distribution organization, will dispense food at The Rock Community Center in Eagle River Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until the food runs out.

People will be given two boxes full of food for a $20 donation. There are no income requirements and no one will be turned away.

This food distribution is sponsored by Sunshine for Humanity Inc. Those who want to participate should take two boxes to carry the food. The first Ruby’s Pantry food distribution in this area served 183 families.

For more information, call (715) 477-2220.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:17 PM
 
Mullet River Boys to perform June 27
The Three Lakes Center for the Arts will host the award-winning Mullet River Boys Friday, June 27, at 8 p.m.  at the center, located  at 1760 Superior St.                       —Contributed Photo

Three Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCFA) announced The Mullet River Boys will perform Friday, June 27, at 8 p.m. at the center, located  at 1760 Superior St. in Three Lakes.

Admission for adults will be $15, and $10 for children younger than 12.

“These musical purveyors of vintage vaudeville, jug band,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:16 PM
 
Chumming up better grades
Winning a fishing trip with a guide were Northland Pines Middle School students, front row from left, Hadley Kruse, Payton Calix, Cierrah Ryan, Morgan Phillipich, Logan Howe, Nathan Madl, Brian Eades, Brenden Erdle, Rachel Beyersdorf, Hayley Conley, Marie Milanowski, Amy Deditz, Brett Wilkins, Ryan Peterson, Gillian Bellman and Pazia Peterson; back row, Colton Clure, Don Wahl, Nathan Walker, Tanner Kiesow, Bradley Stephens, Adam Sima, Evie Pusich, Annalise Callaghan, Dreanna Schneider, Robert Livingston, Rebecca Beyersdorf, Siera Eggleston, Meredith Kohls, Carter Heller, Burke Anderson, Nic Cato and Cody Reeves.                                                                                              —Staff Photo By ERIK BARBER

Guides for Grades program rewards Pines students with fishing trip

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Many students at Northland Pines Middle School improved their grades during the recently completed school year with incentive from the Guides for Grades program.

Eagle River fishing guide Yukon Jack came up with the idea for the program 16 years ago. The program has been going strong ever since.

During a sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade assembly

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:13 PM
 
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