WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012VILAS COUNTY NEWS-REVIEW/THE THREE LAKES NEWS
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The monthly Y Golden Adventurers will visit theNorthwoods Children’s Muse-um in Eagle River Tuesday,March 20, at 1 p.m.The free event is open toanyone in the community,including those without a YMCA membership. A carpoolwill depart from the Y inRhinelander at 12:15 p.m.“The museum is a greatplace for children and theirgrown-ups to play, explore andlearn,” said Y Active Older Adult coordinator MarilynDuschl. “Seniors are kids atheart.”The children’s museum ishome to many interactivegames, educational exhibits,crafts and make-believe areas.The Y Golden Adventurersmeets for a different activityeach month.The Northwoods Children’sMuseum is located at 346 W.Division St. For directions oradditional information aboutthe event, contact Duschl at(715) 362-9622, ext. 118.
Golden Adventuressets visit March 20to children’s museum
Olson Memorial Library isholding its annual Youth ArtMonth exhibit and children’sartwork will be on displaythrough Thursday, April 12.The exhibit includes 22three-dimensional entries and66 two-dimensional entries.Some of the three-dimensionalentries are displayed in theglass case near the circulationdesk and other exhibits are ondisplay in the children’sdepartment.The judges’ comments, placeribbons, Louise’s Choice,Judges’ Choice and Judges’Choice runner-up designationswill be shown for each exhibit. A reception and awardsevent will be held April 12 from5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Participants,family and friends are welcometo attend.Reading sessions with Quin-cy the Tail-wagging Tutor areoffered on the following Mon-days: March 19, April 2, April16 and April 30. Interestedindividuals may call or stop into sign up for a 10-minute ses-sion. Sessions will begin at3:50 p.m. and run through 5p.m.
Youth Art Month set at library
Area banks and creditunions have teamed up for AmericaSaves Weeks duringFebruary by offering incen-tives, events and education tohelp families save money dur-ing tough economic times.The event is part of thenational AmericaSaves Week,in which hundreds of groupsacross the country willencourage employees, mem-bers, students and the publicto reassess and improvespending and savings habitsin order to build wealth, notdebt.“Economic conditions of recent years have provided awake-up call for many fami-lies. They are realizing theimportance of financial stabil-ity through better budgeting,spending and saving behav-ior,” said Corrine Michniak,executive director of North-woods Saves.“It’s easier to weather hardtimes when you have financialcushion,” she added.Northwoods Saves hascoordinated the campaignthroughout Vilas, Oneida, For-est and Lincoln counties andbanks, credit unions andschools have committed toparticipate.Residents can participateby opening or adding to sav-ings accounts, or otherwisetake advantage of savingsopportunities.Since 2004, nearly 2,000people have enrolled as Amer-ica Northwoods Savers and$2.1 million have been de-posited as a result of Americ-aSaves Weeks.Residents can take advan-tage of other incentives, prizesand contests as determined byeach branch by visiting theseparticipating banks and creditunions: all North Woods loca-tions of First National Bank of Eagle River, M&I BMO HarrisBank, MidWisconsin Bank,River Valley Bank, Park CityCredit Union and CoVantageCredit Union.In addition to saving moneyfor personal financial goals,individuals may be eligible towin a Penny the Pig piggybank by making a deposit to anew or existing account tosave toward personal financialgoals or by filling out allrequired fields of the North-woods Saves entry/enrollmentform.Once enrolled as a saver,participants will receivefinancial tips via monthly e-mail and a quarterly newslet-ter by mail.
Northwoods Saves promotesnational savings campaign
A new group to offer sup-port for those with multiplesclerosis, MS Circle of Hope,will hold its first meeting,Tuesday, March 20, at noon atGrace Foursquare Church,located at 4360 Highway 17 N.in Rhinelander.Meetings will be held thethird Tuesday of each monthat noon.For more information, con-tact Janet Carlstedt at (715)545-2245.
MS group setsfirst meeting
A baby-sitting course, spon-sored by the Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Cen-ter will be held SaturdayMarch 24, and Saturday, April21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in thecommunity education room atMinocqua Hazelhurst LakeTomahawk ElementarySchool in Minocqua.The certified Red Crosscourse will focus on care forchildren and infants, being agood leader, making good deci-sions, handling emergencies,and health topics such ashand-washing techniques.Those ages 11 through 15are welcome to participate inthe free course.Students are asked to bringa brown-bag lunch. Refresh-ments and snacks will be pro- vided.Space is limited, and pre-registration is required byMonday, March 12, and Mon-day, April 9, for each of theclasses.For more information, con-tact Mary Jane Hirtz at (715)356-5206 or (715) 358-2899.
Baby-sitting classoffered at MHLT
The local American RedCross is looking for volunteersto fill current vacancies on itsdisaster action team.The North Central Wiscon-sin Chapter serves the coun-ties of Vilas, Oneida, Forest,Iron, Langlade, Lincoln,Clark, Marathon, Portage,Price, Taylor and Wood. Volunteers in disaster ser- vices provide emergency relief to victims of local fires, floods,severe storms or other disas-ters that impact people’s lives.Red Cross volunteers at thescene of a home fire providecomfort to the family andmake sure they have shelter,food and the necessary sup-plies to be safe and secure.If a community was facedwith a large building evacua-tion, it would be a Red Crossdisaster action team settingup a shelter site and helpingkeep the community safe,according to coordinators. All training and supportwill be provided free of chargeby The American Red Crossand volunteer hours are flexi-ble. Anyone interested shouldcontact the Red CrossStevens Point office at (715)344-4052 or 1-(800) 939-4052or arcbadger.org.
Red Cross seeksdisaster volunteers
The YMCA of the North-woods will offer the YSPLASH program again thisspring at its facility inRhinelander. A grant from United Waywill allow the YMCA to pro- vide this water safety pro-gram for all second- andfourth- grade students in thetri-county area at no cost tothe schools, aside from trans-portation. All public, private, charterschool and home-schooled stu-dents are included in thegrant. Y SPLASH, which standsfor Swim, Play and Learn Aquatic Safety Habits, is ahands-on training designed tohelp both swimmers and non-swimmers stay safe andhealthy in and around thewater.Each second-grade studentwill have the opportunity toparticipate in two separateone-hour sessions.In Safety Skills Training,students will learn and prac-tice basic water awarenessand safety, including recogniz-ing and responding safely inan aquatic emergency, reach-ing and throwing assists, fit-ting and swimming in a life jacket, safe boating and cap-sizing protocols, and personalsafety skills including bobbingto safety, survival float andtreading water.Safety Swim lessons willinclude instruction and prac-tice in basic swimming skills,including safe water entry andwater adjustment, kickingand paddling, front and backfloat and glide, bobbing andrhythmic breathing. According to coordinators,instruction will be develop-mentally appropriate and willallow each child to progress athis or her own pace.Each fourth grade studentwill have the opportunity toparticipate in one two-part,hour-and-a-half session at the YMCA.Students will have a brief lesson and review of safetyskills similar to the second-grade SPLASH curriculum inReview of Safety Skills Train-ing.In the last portion, studentswill enjoy the remaining timedesignated as “Fun Time.”The slide will be turned onfor those who meet require-ments to ride it and the watermushroom will be turned onfor all children to enjoy.The United Way grant willcover the YMCA instructionalprogram and facility use.Each school will be respon-sible for busing costs.For more information, con-tact the Y Aquatic Depart-ment at (715) 362-9622, ext111, or email to mnieman@y -mcanw.org.
YMCA to offer SPLASH programwith help of United Way grant
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH — Northland Pines Middle Schoolrecently announced that its February Students of the Monthwere, from left, Hailey Ruth, Corrine Justice and Laura Garling.—Contributed Photo
Photographer Patrick Deanwas featured in the Feb. 29issue of this newspaper. Hiscorrect website is patrick-dean.com.
SOLO & ENSEMBLE — The Northland Pines SchoolDistrict held its Solo & Ensemble performances Satur-day at the high school. Students from five differentschools participated in the event, including NorthlandPines Middle School students Corrinne Justice,Michaela Zingler and Madison Ludwig (above), whosang “The Snow Begins to Fall”; Eddie Stevens (left),who performed “Solo Sounds for Clarinet”; and SophieMesko and Camrei Riedy, who played “Air and Gigue”on flute. —Staff Photos By ANTHONY DREW
they are walked past ourhome. His need to drive themaway meets with success eachtime and so he continues thisannoying habit. If I call him,however, he comes immediate-ly and stops his protectivebehavior, until the next time.Face-to-face, he loves otherdogs. Yes, Bentley is my profes-sor and mentor. He teachesme daily what matters in life.His life is simple. He eats,sleeps, plays, loves and pees,but most of all, he seeks myattention and love and givesit back 1000%. When I cry, heleans against me in supportor jumps onto my lap. When Ileave the house, he looks atme with longing eyes, beggingto go along and he wins when-ever it is possible.Dogs, cats, ferrets, birds,horses—whatever— manyof us choose one or more to beour companions on this jour-ney through life. Ultimatelythey become family memberswho love unconditionally. Howblessed we are to have ourpets.
Mary Friedel-Hunt, MA LCWS, is a freelance writerand psychotherapist in the Madison area. She can bereached email@example.com or P.O. Box 1036, Spring Green,WI 53588.