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Husbands brother “steals” baby name

Dear Annie: Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve known exactly what I want to name my future children. Wedding plans, career goals, possible boyfriends, even where I’d want to live — none of these was as clear to me as the names of these future kids. When I played with my Barbies, Barbie ...

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Last fish fry of the season at Days River GLADSTONE — The Days River Lions Club will have an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Friday, March 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $14 per person and includes bread, coleslaw, French fries, baked potatoes and homemade desserts. Chicken strip dinners also ...

Teaching kindness and charity to kids

GTT — Being kind and giving to others teaches responsibility, volunteerism, and self-worth. Orly Wahba's "Kindness Boomerang: How to Save the World (and Yourself) Through 365 Daily Acts" points out that there is a great need for everyone to be kinder in words and deeds to help make the world ...

Callers listen closely when making calls

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is from Ida and her co-workers: “Dear Heloise: I work in an office, and we have several phone lines. We answer ‘XYZ office.’ Then they ask: ‘Where is this? Who is this?’ and other questions. We respond, ‘XYZ office,’ and they again state: ‘Are ...

Facing a deal breaker in a relationship

Dear Annie: After a series of, let’s just say, not-so-nice relationships, my best friend and old college roomie set me up with a girl from his hometown named “Stephanie.” I’ve never believed in love at first sight, but this was pretty close. We hit it off and have a ton in common. A ...

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Alzheimer’s support group meet Tuesday ESCANABA — The Alzheimer’s support group meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, from 2 to 3 p.m. at CAA Adult Day Services, 2635 First Avenue South, Escanaba, located past the West Highland apartments. Contact Jaime at 789-2886 with any ...

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This year’s the following skaters pictured left will perform solos, features, or spots: Alyssa Johnson, Kassidy Wigand, Dakota Cloutier, Maria Backlund, Allison Adamini, Allison Korpi, Vanessa LaPalm, and Carysn Brunette. Missing from the picture is Taylor Gauthier and Janel LaPalm.

Figure skaters ready to perform today

ESCANABA — “Enchantment on Ice” is the theme for this year’s ice show. It is sponsored by the Escanaba Area Figure Skating Club (EAFSC). This year’s three performances will be held at Hannahville Ice & Turf on Saturday, March 11, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sunday, March 12, at 2 ...

Turning 65? Welcome to Medicare seminar offered

ESCANABA — UPCAP's Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is offering a free seminar in the area to help people new to Medicare understand their benefits and choices. The seminar will be held on Thursday, April 13 from 3 to 5 p.m at the UPCAP Lower Conference Room, 2501 14th ...

Women’s Health Clinic offer screenings

ESCANABA — Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties, now has appointments available to women in need of screening services for the following: breast exam and mammogram, pelvic exam and pap test, blood pressure screening, and cholesterol and glucose screening (WISEWOMAN clients ...

Sights, sounds and symbols of St. Patrick’s Day

METRO — Many people consider St. Patrick’s Day their favorite holiday. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations tend to be short on formality, long on fun and synonymous with various sights, sounds and symbols that make the holiday so special. Shamrock In ancient Ireland, the shamrock ...

Girlfriend breaks up with no warning

Dear Annie: I was dating a woman for about two years, and recently, out of nowhere, she told me that she wanted to break up with me. I’ve been trying to get answers from her, but she hasn’t been giving me straight ones. She keeps telling me that it wasn’t my fault, but I still think it ...

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Public Health clinics set for March 13-17 ESCANABA — The Escanaba health clinic schedule for Public Health Delta Menominee Counties for the week of March 13-17 includes: Monday — WIC Tuesday — Family Planning; Immunizations Wednesday — Late Night WIC Thursday — ...

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 Sunrise on Little Bay de Noc.

Temperatures collide in the Spring

ESCANABA — Fog and ice, lamb and lion, the warm and the wintery temperatures collide in the month of March! The dramatic moods swings in the weather create poetry in action. Raw power, totally wild and random, tosses the winter’s accumulation of river ice as if it were a mere child’s ...

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Elks Ladies Auxiliary meeting on April 3 ESCANABA — The Elks Ladies’ Auxiliary board meeting will be held Monday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Interested members are welcome to attend. Rehearsals begin for spring concert ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Choral Society is ...

Area Cub Scouts to compete at Pinewood Derby Finals 2017

ESCANABA — Riverside Chevy garage in Escanaba is going to be a busy place Saturday, March 11, as they again host the Red Buck Sub-District Pinewood Derby Finals. Cub Scouts from the Red Buck Sub-District will fill the garage as 90 Cubs are scheduled to race. Each of the local Packs will be ...

Iron Belle Trail Challenge for all Scouts

ESCANABA — For the third year in a row, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is challenging Scouting groups across the state to lace up their boots, grab their water bottles, and take part in the Iron Belle Challenge 3, set for Saturday, June 3. The challenge is an annual ...