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Upcoming programs at Minocqua Public Library
The Minocqua Public Library welcomes winter and the holiday season with a variety of special events. Mark your calendar for these upcoming programs.
Friday, December 2, 2016

The final bell
While thousands don the trademark red apron to ring bells for The Salvation Army each year, few show the commitment that Marilyn Miller has. At 95 years old, the Woodruff resident braves the frigid Wisconsin winter to do her part in raising money for the organization that assists more than 30 million people each year. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 2, 2016

Local Compassionate Friends to host annual ceremony Dec. 11
The Northern Lights Chapter of The Compassionate Friends of Woodruff is holding its annual ceremony at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, at Holy Family Church on Hwy. J in Woodruff, followed by refreshments.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Salvation Army to offer training in Eagle River
Ms. Terri Leece, Disaster Services director for the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division of the Salvation Army, has announced that she will offer "Disaster Food Service & Canteen Operations" in Eagle River on Dec. 3 for Salvation Army volunteers.
Friday, December 2, 2016

LUHS students host 'Carols in the Commons' on Dec. 5
On Dec. 5, the 3rd annual "Carols in the Commons" will be hosted by the family and consumer education and music departments at Lakeland Union High School.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Northern Waters Genealogical Society meets Dec. 6
The Northern Waters Genealogical Society invites you to their next meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the Manitowish Waters Community Center, 5733 Highway 51.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Woodruff Tree of Love Ceremony on Dec. 6
For more than two decades, Dr. Kate Hospice has joined with the community to welcome the holidays with an evening of warm memories, fellowship and sharing at the beautiful Tree of Love ceremony.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Wine Women and Winter
Kayla Rudisill and Amy Quattrocchi enjoy glasses of wine and festive appetizers during the annual Wine Women and Winter event on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at JJ's Acres in Woodruff. The evening of wine tasting, festive food, raffles and holiday entertainment benefits the Lakeland Pantry.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Thanksgiving Day crash
A 2012 Subaru Outback is loaded onto a flatbed truck following a two vehicle accident in Minocqua early in the afternoon on Thanksgiving Day. According to the Minocqua police report on the accident, the Subaru's driver, Mary Nysted, 82, Birchwood, was southbound on U.S. Highway 51 when she attempted a left turn onto Rogers Drive. The Nysted vehicle struck a northbound 2002 GMC Sierra pickup truck driven by Grant Hetzer, 41, Stevens Point. There were no injuries as a result of the accident but Nysted was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way and inattentive driving.
Friday, December 2, 2016

'Carols by Candlelight'
The percussion accompanists of the Northwoods Singers and the Northwoods Youth Choir will be performing at Grace Covenant Church in Iron River, Mich., at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, and at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. The holiday concerts, entitled "Carols By Candlelight," directed by Dr. Pamalyn Lee, are free and refreshments will follow. Pictured, from left, standing, are Louisa Kniivila of Iron River, Susan Serbinski of Iron River, Sara Ehlert of Alpha, Mich., Sue Omdahl of Iron River, and Adrien Kranz of Minocqua; seated are Nancy Bailey of Conover and Linda Brainard of Eagle River.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Screening of 'Shadowing the White Deer' at Mercer Library on Dec. 6
The Mercer Library will host a screening of a new documentary, "Shadowing the White Deer" by Mercer photographer Jeff Richter, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Taking flight
Large raptor birds make for some of the breathtaking views the Northwoods has to offer and in spring of 2017, the Northwoods Wildlife Center will have a new, year-round facility to help care for these animals. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 2, 2016

'Allied' soars with impressive leads


During the height of World War II, we meet a pair of spies, one male, Canadian, and one female, French, tasked with assassination the German ambassador to Morocco. Having never met before, the two carry out the task, falling for each other along the way. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 2, 2016

December happenings at Campanile
The Campanile Center for the Arts is offering a great variety of events in December to light up your holidays.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Boulder Junction Lions blood drive on Dec. 7
Boulder Junction Lions is hosting a blood drive with the community Blood Center in Woodruff from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Caring for special needs support group to meet Dec. 2
Caring for, and raising, an individual with special needs is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs a person can have. Throughout the course of your child's life, there are many fears, frustrations, challenges, obstacles, and questions, oftentimes leaving your feeling isolated, disconnected, and misunderstood by many. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a group of trusted, welcoming individuals to turn to for support and camraderie?
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Literary shopping opportunity for kids Dec. 3
The Minocqua Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce a special literary shopping opportunity for Christmas. This sale will be in the library's community room from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. This is an unique opportunity for children to purchase slightly used hard-cover books by prominent authors for the adult readers on their holiday shopping list. These books will be individually priced at $2.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Holiday happenings at Plum Lake Library
Plum Lake Library in Sayner, will be hosting Holiday Fest at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1. The event will include treats, card making, holiday music, Christmas slides and a demonstration on making cute gift boxes.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Holiday Home Tour in Manitowish Waters on Dec. 3
The Manitowish Waters Lioness Holiday Home Tour and Luncheon will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3. Featured homes are Jody Miller's home, Jean Frandy's historic 1940s log cabin, and Lorrie Hojnacki's home. Businesses to be highlighted are To the Nines, The Lake House, The Lodge at Manitowish Waters, and Dixie's Coffee House.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

St. Anthony Catholic Church
Christmas Poinsettias adorn the church at this time of the year. To help defray the cost of them, a donation can be made in honor of a living person or in memory of a deceased loved one. Print their names clearly when making the donations. The names need to be turned into the church office by Dec. 16 to make the Christmas bulletin copy.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tree Lighting ceremony
The Lake Tomahawk Park Commission will hold their annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., by the Information Booth, downtown Lake Tomahawk.

Santa will arrive on the Lake Tomahawk fire truck and will talk with each little boy and girl and will have a little 'goodie' bag for each child attending. Members of the Lake Tomahawk Park Commission will be serving hot chocolate and cookies. For information contact Tom at 317-538-8889 or Darlene at 715-277-3514.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Decorating the town
While her dad Scot Bassett is busy adding holiday trim to the awning of his jewelry store, Olivia Bassett builds a snowman on the sidewalk out front on Wednesday, Nov. 23, in downtown Minocqua.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Silent auction holiday fundraiser held at Northwind Co-Op in Ironwood
Northwind Natural Foods Co-Op in Ironwood, Mich., will hold a silent auction holiday fundraiser from Nov. 29 to Dec. 16.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Roof business
Employees with Custofoam of Mauston work on the roof of the Vilas County Highway Department building in Eagle River recently. The project, at just over $103,000, was approved earlier this year. Vilas County highway commissioner Nick Scholtes informed the highway committee at a meeting the Custofoam crew arrived Nov. 14 and began work immediately. The building, constructed in 1965, has had its roof replaced since but in recent years, several leaks have developed. The plan is to get the portion of the building housing department offices completed and then, as weather permits, the rest of the roof will be replaced.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hazelhurst Lions awarded with Knight of Sight Fellowships
Recently, the Hazelhurst Lions Club, at two of their regularly scheduled fall dinner/business meetings, took the opportunity to honor three of their Club members and award them with Knight of Sight Fellowships. This highest form of recognition is given by the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW) to individuals or groups who exemplify the Eye Bank's mission to give the "Gift of Sight" in Wisconsin, the United States, and internationally.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Fe University classes offers many courses for seniors
Fourteen Northwoods area seniors left the Mercer Library at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 noticeably changed after three weeks of intensive education in the Fe University class on the ecology of the Northern Highland lakes under the guidance of John Bates, naturalist/author, and Terry Daulton, naturalist/artist.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tickets still available for tonights Wine, Women and Winter event at JJ's Acres
Wine Women and Winter is celebrating its 7th year from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 at JJ's Acres in Woodruff. The event is one of two large fundraisers held each year for the Lakeland Pantry. The holiday gala provides a wonderful venue where community women come together to raise funds to help feed the more than 2,400 families served by the Pantry.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sons of Norway to host Julebord on Dec. 3
Sons of Norway will celebrate Christmas with a typical Norwegian Christmas dinner, which will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

'Christmas for the Town' event in Manitowish Waters Dec. 2
The Manitowish Waters Chamber invites you to attend their annual "Christmas for the Town." This great event takes place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 at the Manitowish Waters Community Center.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

First visit with Santa
One-year-old Sullivan Lippert visits with Santa Claus for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Ace Hardware in Woodruff.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thanksgiving at Holy family
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Icy accident
Two people received minor injuries Nov. 22 following a one vehicle accident on Thoroughfare Road approximately a quarter mile west of its junction with County Highway F near Lac du Flambeau. According to Sgt. Mark Giebudowski with the Lac du Flambeau police department, icy road conditions were the "contributing factor" in the SUV's rollover. He said the vehicle's two occupants were take to Howard Young Medical Center where they were treated for their injuries and released.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Girls on the Run's Giving Tuesday is Nov. 29
Giving back through community service is an important part of the Girls on the Run of the Northwoods program. The girls embrace a giving spirit by working together to create and implement a community impact project. This past year, the Girls on the Run teams organized several projects to make a positive difference in our community.
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Upcoming events at The Warehouse in Eagle River
The Warehouse Art Center in Eagle River has a variety of class offerings and events in late November and early December to help you celebrate a creative handmade holiday season.
Thursday, November 24, 2016

LUHS NHS to collect items again this year for Tomah VA Hospital
The Lakeland Union High School National Honor Society will be collecting items to send to veterans at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Hospital in Tomah.
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Standing with Standing Rock
Staff and students of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College in Lac du Flambeau have stood firmly and proudly with those at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. For months, tribe members have stood in solidarity with those who are attempting to raise awareness and protect the water and land resources affected by the proposed $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. (subscriber access)
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Christmas For Kids Toy Drive in Iron County on Dec. 3
The Iron County Fire Association will be collecting donations for kids in need, at the following Iron County Fire Stations: Springstead, Mercer, Oma, Hurley, Montreal, Kimball, Upson and Saxon. from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Donation may also be dropped off at the Iron County Community Credit Union, Mercer and Hurley sites through Dec. 10.

For more information call Stacy Ofstad at 715-561-3266.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Holy Family Madrigal Dinner on Dec. 9
Hear ye...Hear ye.... On Friday, Dec. 9, Holy Family will hold its third Madrigal Dinner. Beginning at 5 p.m. with an hors d-oeuvres reception, with the dinner and show following at 6 p.m., the evening promises to be fun, entertaining and magical, with amazing music and a delicious multi-course feast.
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Help Wisconsin Bundle Up this winter season
The Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce, Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce, and Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce are inviting residents to drop off new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism's "The Big Bundle Up" campaign.
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Call the Ho Ho Ho Hotline and talk with Santa's helpers
Santa is busy getting ready for Christmas, but his helpers are waiting to talk to you to hear your special requests.

Santa's helpers are available Dec. 1 to Dec. 23, 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays; and 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Call 715-358-1937 or 715-358-2395 to talk with one of Santa's helpers.

The Ho Ho Ho Hotline is put on by Avanti Health and Rehabilitation Center in Minocqua.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

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