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Pawzitive Outdoor Games to feature dog competitions

In recognition of its one-year anniversary, Pawz n’ Clawz Natural Pet Food and Grooming will hold a fundraiser event called Pawzitive Outdoor Games Saturday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rhine­lander Airport.

Canine contests at the event will include dock diving sponsored by Invisible Fence and Lakeside Dock & Lift Sales, an agility competition sponsored by Northern Paws Animal Hospital and the Fastest Dog in the Northwoods contest sponsored by Rhinelander Honda.

The dock diving competition will be complete with a 14,000-gallon diving pool,

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:14 PM
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
Memorial flowers to be offered

Members of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of Chapter 56 in Vilas County will once again ask citizens in community to remember the wartime sacrifices that have been made for America by wearing a blue Forget-Me-Not flower Aug. 7 through Aug. 10.

DAV Chapter 56 members will distribute Forget-Me-Nots this year at Trig’s, Pick ’n Save and Nelson’s Ace Hardware in Eagle River, Camp’s in St. Germain and other sites in Vilas County.

This memorial Forget-Me-Not flower

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:10 PM
Trash ’N Treasure Sale set at Kalmar Center

The annual Trash ’N Treasure Sale at the Kalmar Senior Community Center in Eagle River will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors will be indoors and outdoors.

“If you are furnishing a dorm room, redecorating or looking for craft items, we’ll have it all and much more. Come in and find a treasure of your own,” said a Kalmar Center spokesperson.

Food, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Kalmar Center.

For more information, call Karen at (715) 479-5850. Donations are welcome.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:10 PM
Lac Vieux Desert group plans annual August Fest

The Lac Vieux Desert Lake Association will host August Fest Sunday, Aug. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. at Hillside Resort, located off South Shore Road in Phelps.

The all-you-can-eat feast will include hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, fried fish, crayfish, gumbo, fries and coleslaw. The cost will be $10, or $5 for children 10 and younger.

Entertainment will feature karaoke music

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:09 PM
Seed presentation scheduled

Many Ways of Peace in Eagle River will hold its monthly Peace Café Thursday, Aug. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. This month’s topic is “Preserving the Seed Commons: Creating a Community Seed Library” presented by Debbie Jircik, director of Many Ways of Peace.

Jircik, a graduate of Native Seeds and SEARCH’s Seed School and co-founder of the Seed to Seed Edible Garden Project, will give a presentation on basic seed saving and building a community seed library.

“All over the state and country, people are coming

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:09 PM