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Keep the Irish bread and skip the sticky dough

Dear Heloise: You had an IRISH BREAD recipe that my kids just loved. Would you please reprint it? I lost it when we remodeled the kitchen. It always seemed to taste best when served in the morning, hot and fresh from the oven. — Julie R., Orlando, Fla. Julie, this recipe is easy and quick ...

Two local students named to Lawrence dean’s list

APPLETON, Wis. — Two local students have been named to the Lawrence University dean's list for the 2017-18 academic year. The students are Jeanette Adams, the daughter of Sam and Janine Adams of Gladstone, and Lizzy Lynch, daughter of Philip and Jane Lynch of Escanaba. Students must ...

The state of the world is in the hands of its people

Dear Annie: I'm not writing in about any problem you can solve. This letter is about a much bigger problem — namely, the state of the world today. It's impossible to turn on the news without getting depressed, whether because of natural disasters or the bitter state of politics in our ...

Briefs

Wells Lions club ­raffle winner announced WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club raffle for the week of Aug. 20 is Jim Aird, Sr. of Wells. Aird won $100. This was week 3 of the raffle. Karaoke at Amvets ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123, located at 1315 North Lincoln Road in Escanaba, ...

The last straw when it comes to plastic straws

Dear Readers: The PLASTIC STRAW: We grab one every day without a thought, but let's rethink this. Experts say that Americans use and dispose of upward of half a billion plastic drinking straws EVERY DAY. Plastic straws can't ordinarily be recycled (they're too lightweight), and their final ...

Is the friend who flaunts really a friend at all?

Dear Annie: I have been trying to decipher my recent bad feelings toward a friend who is much wealthier than I am. We have known each other for a decade. Whereas she has been married to the same man for over 30 years, I was usually a single mother. Our daughters are about the same age, and we ...

Learning — and teaching — through imitation

One of the best ways for children to learn is observing others and then trying to do the same thing. From birth through adulthood, humans frequently pattern learning on the behavior of others. Adults and older children are powerful influences who can foster learning every day. Copying ...

Briefs

Cathy Bolton to perform BARK RIVER — The Rheaume-Knauf Bark River American Legion Post 438 Auxiliary, of Bark River, will sponsor singer, songwriter, guitarist, and international recording artist Cathy Bolton on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Bolton will be performing during an ice cream social at ...

There’s no going wrong with cake, cream and strawberries

It's hard to believe that the well-loved combination of cake, cream and strawberries could be anything other than perfection, but soggy cake, squishy cream, or bland, underripe berries can easily ruin this heavenly trio. We wanted a sturdy multilayer cake with a firm filling and unmistakable ...

Is cash the new trend in wedding gifts?

Dear Readers: Today's SOUND OFF concerns wedding gifts: "Dear Heloise: I recently attended the wedding of a friend's daughter, and since they made no bones about wanting cash for their honeymoon, I gave them $100. "I was told that asking people to fund a honeymoon is now the new normal for ...

When family is distracted and rude on the phone

Dear Annie: It's important to have etiquette on the phone, no matter to whom you are speaking. When you take the time to call someone but the person is preoccupied, talks over you or doesn't say "excuse me" when someone in the room is speaking to him or her while you're on the phone, it's only ...

Briefs

Cathy Bolton to perform Aug. 22 in Bark River BARK RIVER — The Rheaume-Knauf Bark River American Legion Post 438 Auxillary, of Bark River, will sponsor singer, songwriter, guitarist, and international recording artist Cathy Bolton on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Bolton will be performing during an ...

The back-to-school routine is a learning experience

It's time for families to plan for school again. This is an exciting time for students of all ages as they look forward to new classes, activities, and friends. It's also a good time to teach planned shopping, economics, and routine. Helping Prepare You can include young children in your ...

Protecting your pet when tick season is in full swing

Dear Heloise: Just a reminder: With TICK SEASON in full swing, check your pet thoroughly. I've found a tick on my dog's lip, and once on an eyelid. — Lucille in Barrington, N.H. Great reminder, Lucille. Tick season runs through September. The deer tick is the biggest problem when it comes ...

How to make amends for a mistake from 30 years ago

Dear Annie: As a college student with no job, I made the foolish decision to sign a lease with a friend to move in together. After she made the down payment, I realized there was no way I could afford it and backed out of the lease, leaving my friend about $675 in the hole. She was naturally ...

Briefs

Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 to hold special meeting GLADSTONE — The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 of Gladstone will be holding a special meeting on Monday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, located at 802 Delta Ave. Gladstone. Shane Goodchild benefit ESCANABA — There will ...

Has the summer been hot enough for ya?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s column is written by Lori Rose, the sister of usual Friday columnist Karen Rose. — — — ESCANABA — Those four dreaded words. “Hot enough for ya?” When I was a lowly Daily Press carrier in my youth — I later served a stint as staff writer/youth ...

Taking care of medications at home and on the road

Dear Heloise: Please remember that when carrying PRESCRIPTION DRUGS while traveling, you must be able to produce a valid prescription for each of them. This can spare your readers a lot of grief if they find themselves in a situation where they have to prove they have them legitimately. — Ken ...