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Successful Co-Parenting Class-February 15, 2018

Successful Co-Parenting teaches skills divorced or separated parents can use to: Help their children build resilience during difficult situations, Communicate effectively with the other parent, Keep kids out of the middle of parent conflicts. Registration is required. This Session is free for participants. It is being sponsored by Zaagichigaazowin Home Visiting, a grant under ACF.

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Resilience Jan 25, 2018

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

You are invited to a showing of RESILIENCE, a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress.
Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. Two showings-1/25 in Iron River; 2/21 in Washburn.

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Mt Ashwabay X-Country

Ashwabay Summit Race

Saturday, February 3, 2018~ A community run cross country ski race. Funds raised promote youth development programs, and quality trail grooming.

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Renewable Energy Workshop Series

UW-Extension in partnership with CheqBay Renewables and the City of Ashland will be hosting a Renewable Energy Winter Workshop Series with sessions happening each month this winter.  The purpose of the workshops is to provide information to homeowners, businesses, and governments on renewable energy options including biomass, solar, and geothermal.

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Parent Cafes

Explore ways to reduce household stress and build resilience. Register online for Parent Cafes;~ Brewing Strong Families and Communities! Connect with other families who understand the unique challenges and joys of raising children. Free childcare available upon request at some locations.

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2017 Equipment Lending Flyer

Food Preservation Equipment Lending Library

Want to start preserving your own fresh food,but don’t have the equipment? We have you covered! With our Food Preservation Equipment Lending Library! We have water bath & pressure canners, a juicer, dehydrators & more……. Contact Ashland County UW-Extension office at 715-682-7017 or Bayfield County UW-Extension Office at 715-373-6104.

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It’s Never Too Late to Add Rollover Protection to Your Tractors

The occupational death rate on farms is nearly 800 percent greater than in all other industries combined. The leading cause of farm deaths is tractor rollovers. It’s Never Too Late to Add Rollover Protection to Your Tractors. To address this issue, and encourage and incentivize ag producers to add this important safety device, a variety of public and private organizations have come together to provide significant rebates to assist with the costs of installing a ROPS on unprotected tractors.

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Fall Vista

Living Well in Our Best Years – Newsletter for Caregivers and Families

This newsletter is a collaborative effort between the Bayfield County offices of the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the North and the UW-Extension. Both departments are committed to providing a broad array of information and resources to older adults, caregivers and family members to assist them in growing and aging with grace, dignity and respect.

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Home Canning: Can I Make Substitutions Safely?

The safety of the food that you preserve for your family and friends is important to you. The University of Wisconsin-Extension supports using up-to-date, research-tested recipes so that you know that the food that you preserve is both safe and high in quality. Here are a few quick tips on changes and substitutions that will keep your home preserved food safe to eat.

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Business on Stage 1-25-18

Business On Stage – January 25, 2018

Business on Stage, Jan 25, 2018 – 6 pm – The title of the program is, “Local Foods: A Winner for Ashland & Bayfield Counties” Two local farmers will share their stories and involvement with Northland College’s Local Foods Iniative and the Bayfield Foods Cooperative.

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4-H Canski – Chequamegon Area Nordic

4-H CANSKI is a partnership between Ashland and Bayfield County 4-H, local schools, BART, and the Ashwabay Outdoor Education Foundation. The mission of 4H-CANSKI is to promote fun,
fitness, safety and excellence in the lifelong sport of cross country skiing.
4H-CANSKI provides ongoing instruction, social opportunities and leadership development for skiers of all levels. We will emphasize technique, conditioning, safety and provide leadership opportunities all in a fun filled atmosphere in the great outdoors.

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Basic Budgeting Workshop

Basic Budgeting is a free workshop designed to help people learn the skills and strategies they need to meet monthly household expenses and build savings. Participants will learn to develop a spending and saving plan, discuss goal setting and identify community resources

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