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    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:03 PM
    Eighth graders at Three Lakes School held their annual fundraising cake auction last week to help...
  • Clothing effort wrapping up 2017 season
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:02 PM
    Donations to Warm The Children (WTC), a program sponsored by the Vilas County News-Review under the auspices of the Eagle River Rotary Foundation to provide winter clothing for needy children, have now reached approximately 98.2% toward the 2017 fundraising goal.
    “Donations are still coming in and we expect to meet our goal of $70,000,” according to News-Review Publisher Kurt Krueger. “We will hopefully exceed the 2017 goal, enĀ­abling us to start the 2018 season with money already in reserve.”
    Program coordinator Jacki Risjord said, “We are extremely grateful for each and every donation, no matter how large or small it is. I hope people will remember this wonderful program as they
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:01 PM
    Northwoods Share will host its next community dinner Tuesday, Dec. 19, starting at 4:30 p.m. at The Rock Mission Center in Eagle River.
    This Christmas dinner will be sponsored by Ascension. The menu will include sliced ham, scalloped potatoes, peas and carrots, dinner rolls and a dessert. 
    The Madrigal Singers from Northland Pines High School, under the direction of Kate Janssen, will perform Christmas music at the dinner.
    Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., with light snacks and drinks followed by dinner served at 5:30 p.m.
    Everyone is welcome, regardless of
  • Service groups seek holiday donations
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:59 AM
    Local service groups in and around the Eagle River area are continuing to keep their good faith in the community this holiday season.
    Residents interested in contributing to charitable service groups during the holiday season have several opportunities to do so through programs sponsored by local businesses, banks and churches throughout the community.
    The Salvation Army is sponsoring its annual Christmas toy giveaway to help provide new toys for area children ages newborn to 18 years old.
    The toy program has numerous drop-off locations throughout the area, including businesses and area banks.
    Toy donors should obtain a
  • NATH receives $8,000 in grants
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:54 AM
    Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing, Inc. (NATH) was recently awarded two grants totaling $8,000.

    Earlier this year, NATH applied for a grant with the Green Bay Packers Foundation. Bill Miller, past NATH president, and Tammy Modic, NATH executive director, went to Lambeau Field Dec. 5 to be a part of the Grant Recipient Luncheon where they were awarded $4,000.

    This year the Green Bay Packers Foundation focused their grant awards on human services, the elderly, the hungry and the homeless. They awarded $800,000 in grant money to 213 recipients from 44 counties in Wisconsin.

    Of the grants awarded, 34% went to
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:51 AM
    Nicolet College has launched a newly-structured and highly-flexible welding program that allows students to progress through the entire curriculum at their own pace.

    “This is a completely new way to earn a technical college diploma,” said Jeff Labs, Nicolet dean of trade, industry and apprenticeships.

    “Every student sets their own schedule on their own terms. They advance through the program by demonstrating they’ve mastered specific sets of skills, not by completing a semester-long class and receiving a passing letter grade.”

    Instead of traditional classes, the welding program consists of
  • Christmas cantata set Saturday, Sunday
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:48 AM
    A Christmas cantata entitled “Sing Noel” will be presented at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 223 Silver Lake Road in Eagle River, this Saturday, Dec 16, at 7 p.m. and  Sunday, Dec 17, at 10 a.m.
    This musical re-telling of the Christmas Gospel will be presented by the 40-voice choir and handbell choir from Our Savior together with the Woodland Strings Orchestra from Three Lakes.
    Accompaniment will also include Marlene Rieck at the piano and Tom Mackin on flute. The Woodland Strings is directed by Kathy Klein. The entire presentation will be under the direction of
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:47 AM
    The Northwoods Singers and the Northwoods Youth Choir will present their annual “Carols By Candlelight” holiday concert in Eagle River Sunday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 5030 Highway 70 W. 

    The adult and youth songsters are directed by Dr. Pamalyn Lee. The concert will feature special arrangements of familiar carols as well as new renditions of holiday themes.

    Accompanying the group will be Linda Brainard of Eagle River on piano and Sara Ehlert of Alpha, Mich., on piano and flute, along with percussionists Louisa Kniivila and Sue Omdahl of
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:46 AM
    The Warehouse Art Center in Eagle River will wrap up its Handmade Holiday classes this upcoming weekend. 
    A Zendoodle ornament making class is planned Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. Students will learn the basic steps to make and take home a Zendoodle ornament. Enough materials will be supplied by The Warehouse for each participant to make up to three ornaments. 
    This class is geared toward any skill level and is suited for ages 10 and older, but young students must be accompanied by an adult. The class fee is $15 and registration closes Thursday, Dec. 14. 
    Attendees can
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:45 AM
    The Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department in Eagle River Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (or 16 years old with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and have a photo ID.

    Donors are encouraged to eat a regular meal and drink plenty of fluids.

    To schedule a donation appointment, contact
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