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Using the rule of three for a stylish home

Dear Heloise: What is the RULE OF THREE when it comes to decorating? — Helen S., Monroe, La. Helen, the Rule of Three is a good framework for decorating a room. The idea is that three items grouped together are symmetrical and “balanced.” There is one item in the middle and one on ...

Celebrity skin care without Hollywood prices

Dear Annie: I’m in my 20s, and I just recently had a facial for the first time. I’ll admit I was skeptical about its potential benefits, but my skin has never felt smoother! I’d love to go back for regular monthly treatments, but facials are quite expensive, and I can’t afford to get ...

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St. Thomas Breakfast ESCANABA — St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, located at 1820 9th Ave North in Escanaba, will serve breakfast Sunday, March 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parish hall. Children five and under eat free. All are welcome. DAR to meet Saturday ISHPEMINING — The ...

Community mental health offers hope

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” -Aristotle Onassis They are your family, friends, relatives, and coworkers, and come from all walks of life, all colors, and all creeds. As they walk through those entrance doors of Community Mental Health seeking ...

Tipping your hairdresser and stopping drinking and driving

Dear Annie: I saw the advice about tipping a hairdresser and the shampoo person. Thank you! What if your hairdresser also owns the salon? Does one tip the owner/stylist the same amount, 20 percent? — Salon-goer in North Carolina Dear Salon-goer: After the column about what to tip ...

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Wells Lions 52 club ­raffle winner named­ WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club raffle for the week of March 4 is Tim Dittrich. Dittrich won $100. This was week 31 of the raffle. Esky Class of 1969 planning reunion ESCANABA — The Escanaba Class of ‘69 will be celebrating 50 ...

The time for spring break travel is almost here

Dear Readers: It’s getting close to SPRING BREAK, and that’s great news for those of us with wanderlust. Gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in many years; piling the kids or grandkids in the car and hitting the road is a wonderful idea. A budget-friendly trip could involve a ride to ...

Women’s screenings available through program

ESCANABA — Women may be eligible to receive free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic follow-up care through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BCCCNP) offered in the Upper Peninsula at Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties. The BCCCNP provides ...

When being generous turns into being walked on

Dear Annie: I like doing kind things for people. It makes me feel good. I believe my kind acts should be appreciated but not be expected. Is that wrong? Most of the time, what starts off as a kind act ends up with expectations of more. Sometimes these expectations can be difficult to manage and ...

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Legion Post 115 to meet March 13 FLAT ROCK — The monthly meeting of the Escanaba River American Legion Post 115 and Auxiliary will be held at the Escanaba Township Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. Elks plan March activities ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 will end the ...

Don’t freak out about your emergency fund

Let’s be real: Having an emergency fund is way down on the financial worry list, behind student loan debt, medical bills or saving for a down payment. Some weeks, it can feel like you barely have enough money to get by, let alone put some away for a rainy day. But that cash stash can be ...

Local students graduate with degrees from NMU

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University has announced its graduates. The following local students satisfied their degree requirements in December 2018. Associate Degree Escanaba - Callie Heller, AS-Criminal Justice, with Honor Baccalaureate Degree Bark River - Travis Thetford, ...

The many dangers of buying pets on the internet

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about buying and selling animals online. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: The internet has made it possible to buy and sell animals online, but there are too many scams out there to trust these people. They will: — Show a picture of an adorable kitten or ...

Mother-in-law having a major personality change

Dear Annie: Recently, my father-in-law retired. This has made my mother-in-law a different, not-so-kind person. She has always confided in me her worries about many different subjects, and I have always been honest but considerate of her very touchy emotions. However, since my father-in-law’s ...

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Veterans service officer sets office hours HERMANSVILLE — Mike Dellisse, Menominee County Veterans Service Officer, will be holding office hours on Wednesday, March 6 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Floriano-Stecker-Kelly American Legion Hall in Hermansville. Veterans or widows that need ...

Kitty Donohoe to be featured in Second Sunday Folk Dance series

AMASA, Mich. – On Sunday, March 10, the Second Sunday Folk Dance series will welcome Michigan-based singer-songwriter Kitty Donohoe as the featured concert guest. Michigan Emmy award-winning songwriter Kitty Donohoe was born into a large, creative family outside of Detroit and has been ...

Meatless chili that treats tempeh like ground meat

There are countless ways to make a meatless chili, and for a diabetic-friendly version we turned to tempeh as our starting point. Tempeh, which is made from cooked and fermented soybeans, is high in protein, vitamins, and minerals, but low in sodium and carbs. We treated it like ground meat, ...

Practicing small ways to help the planet can add up

Dear Heloise: As rising levels of POLLUTION in our air, land and water can adversely affect our health and the health of the planet, what environmentally friendly tips do you recommend? — A Reader in Los Angeles There are no easy answers, but each of us can start in small ways to make a big ...

Play ruined by sore knees and another’s flatulence

Dear Annie: My companion and I recently went to a very popular play that had no intermission. We were sitting in the first row of the balcony seats, and there was a short wooden wall in front of us to keep things from falling over the edge. But the result was that there was no room to move my ...