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Check for personal items left behind

Dear Heloise: I work for a cleaning company that cleans a car dealership at nights after hours. I normally don’t have any interactions with the customers of the dealership. However, one night while I was working, a customer wouldn’t leave me alone about his glasses that he left in a vehicle ...

“Seniors versus seniors”

ESCANABA — Ms. Tammy Wiles an Escanaba High School English teacher and Ms. Gayle DeShambo the Community Relations Manager at North Woods Place Senior Living developed an idea to bring together senior high school students with senior citizens to create a project entitled “Seniors vs. ...

Goodbye Christmas decorations the day after

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about after-Christmas decorations. The reader wrote: “I agree with Rita in Austin, Texas, who complained about stores setting up Christmas displays so early. “She also might be interested to know that as the operation superintendent of a large chain ...

In a sexless marriage for the past ten years

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for over 30 years. In many ways, we are very compatible and have shared interests in music, books and movies. However, we no longer have a sex life or any form of intimacy. It has been almost 10 years since he expressed an interest in being with ...

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Gladstone Snowshoe Club holds meeting GLADSTONE — A meeting for parents and students interested in joining the Gladstone Snowshoe Club will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Gladstone Middle/Elementary cafeteria. Registration will be $10 per student. Practice will on Thursday, ...

Sister changes the rules for Christmas gifts

Dear Annie: This is not an earthshaking problem, but it concerns me. I am a childless widow and celebrate Christmas with my sister’s family, consisting of her adult children and their spouses; her adult grandchildren and their spouses or significant others; and one toddler. Everyone was ...

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First Presbyterian hosts Sunday breakfast ESCANABA — The youth of the First Presbyterian Church will serve “Breakfast for a Buck” every Sunday morning from 8:30 to 9:30. The menu includes pancakes, bacon and hot coffee. The church, which is ADA-accessible, is located at 9th Street and ...

Christmas keepsakes are different for all

ESCANABA — Some people spend many hours and dollars looking for the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones. Christmas morning can be like a frenzy of bouncing ribbons, bows, and shredded wrappings. The popular gadgets and gifts are “Oh-ed” and “ahh-ed” over.  Everything from blue ...

Neighbor’s leaves are causing hazards on roads

Dear Annie: My mother has been dealing with her jerk of a neighbor for too long, and I’m fed up. Every year, the leaves fall from his trees, and rather than mulch them like the rest of the homeowners in the neighborhood, he gets out his leaf blower and blows them into the road and beyond, to ...

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Lighthouse and Museum hold open house ESCANABA — The Sand Point Lighthouse and the Delta County Historical Museum will hold a Christmas Open House on Monday, Dec. 26 and Tuesday, Dec. 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy old fashioned holiday cheer, music, decorations, and ...

Happy “Owl”idays story hour fun

GLADSTONE — Santa Claus surprised the 57 children who attended the Happy “Owl”idays story hour that was held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Gladstone Public Libray. Children enjoyed stories read by volunteers and holiday songs and activities were provided by ...

It happened again – furniture broken by friend

Dear Annie: I wrote to you earlier this year about my lovely, charming neighbor and friend named “Tara,” who is quite overweight and broke my living room chair. I was so embarrassed for her that I did not say anything, and neither did she. I’ve never mentioned it since. That repair was ...

Alone on the holidays

Dear Readers: The end of the year brings holiday cheer, but not for everyone. Some people are alone, whether widowed, homebound by illness or injury, or for any number of other reasons. Many like to be alone, but some may not. What can you do? Check on your neighbors. Reach out and make sure ...

Adding fresh tarragon to red wine vinegar

Dear Heloise: Is there a recipe to make tarragon red-wine vinegar?  I cannot find it anymore, and I find it adds a great touch to my Caesar salad. — Fran P., via email Fran, I have a recipe that starts with a bottle of your favorite red vinegar. For every pint of vinegar, you will want ...

Close relationship with ex-wife causes stress

Dear Annie: I have a brainteaser for you. My husband and I have been married for nearly 11 years. He was divorced from his first wife about 15 years ago; they had no children. His family has welcomed me with open arms. However, his ex-wife continues to stay in touch with family members. They ...

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Elks Auxillary holds monthly meeting ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Auxiliary will hold its monthly dinner/meeting on Thursday, Jan. 5 at the Elks Lodge. Social time will be at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. with the meeting to follow. The”Automatic Reservations” list is in effect and ...