JULY PROGRAMS: The Healing Place, a free service of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital that helps anyone who has experienced a loss and is in need of spiritual and emotional support, is offering the following programs and sessions in July. All sessions will take place at The Healing Place, 2125 Heig…

It’s rather depressing that we are talking about the Fourth of July already. Summer took too long to find us and now it’s going way too fast, but there’s still a lot of days to savor the fun and tastes that summer brings.

School’s out for summer. That means many kids are scrambling to have as much fun as possible and may parents are hustling to move into a new home before school is back in session.

Cities with fewer than 200,000 residents grew faster than larger metropolises between 2017 and 2018 as high housing prices chased many people away from big cities and their closest suburbs.

Home flips across the country were down in the first quarter from a year ago, according to a new report by Attom Data Solutions.

When one of us whom God has brought into existence connects meaningfully and compassionately with another, God is glorified. I see this happening with great frequency around me:

ICE CREAM SOCIAL: An ice cream social will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 105 S. Holly St., Elk Mound.

SUMMER SAFETY TIPS: On Thursday, June 27, a registered nurse from HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will be at area pools to share free summer safety tips, sunscreen, sunglasses and bottled water at 1 p.m. at Bernard F. Willi Pool, 1 Bridgewater Ave.., Chippewa Falls, and at 2:30 …

After what seemed like an endless winter, summer has finally broken through and heat and humidity have found us again. I’m not complaining one bit, and I promise I won’t. I haven’t even turned on the air conditioning yet. The windows are open, and the breezes are finding their way in.

GARDEN TOUR: An annual tour of several Dunn County gardens that gives proceeds to a local charity will be later this month.

With homeowners staying in their homes longer these days, it’s no surprise that they’ve dropped a lot of cash on big-ticket home improvements in recent years. But new research suggests homeowners are pumping the brakes on how much they’ll shell out for remodeling projects this year.

Q: Our condo is designated pet-free in our community documents. I am about to rent and want to keep the apartment in good shape. If I include a no-pets clause in the lease, am I still forced to accept emotional support or service animals?

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: The public is invited to join the Eau Claire Deanery’s eighth annual Corpus Christi procession on Sunday, June 23.

Harbor Lights owners Bill and Grace Hines watched Oronto Creek’s flow flood in a flash, obliterating Saxon Harbor Marina and Campground one night in 2016 when a high-powered, unrelenting thunderstorm struck the Northwoods.

While a modern ranch house on the shores of Lake Wissota looks like it’s brand new, the home is actually a top-to-bottom remodeling of a modest 1950s-era lakefront cabin.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: The Blessing of the Animals will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 16, on the church lawn at First Presbyterian Church, 2112 Rudolph Road. If it rains, all animals will be welcomed into the Fellowship Hall.

PIE & ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Plymouth United Church of Christ, 2010 Moholt Drive, is hosting a pie and ice cream social from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

I love reading Dear Abby. I find the issues and questions people ask to be interesting, sometimes sad, but sometimes amusing. Not too long ago I read about a man wondering what was the correct way to put the top sheet on the bed. Do you put the pattern side up (that was his opinion), or do y…

We’ve all heard about Murphy’s Law — anything that can go wrong will go wrong. And, in our day-to-day living, we have all probably found that, to some degree, this is true.

NURSES RECOGNIZED: HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals recently presented the 2019 Nurse Exemplar Awards to two registered nurses — Ann Lane and Michelle Willcutt.

SAFETY CAMP: Mayo Clinic Health System is offering Safety Camp at two locations this summer:

Harbor Lights owners Bill and Grace Hines watched Oronto Creek’s flow flood in a flash, obliterating Saxon Harbor Marina and Campground one night in 2016 when a high-powered, unrelenting thunderstorm struck the Northwoods.

An old-fashioned covered porch along with a brick exterior gives curb appeal to this four-bedroom, three-bathroom home design.

PARADE OF HOMES: Fifteen new homes and three remodeling projects will be featured in this year’s Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association’s Parade of Homes, which starts next weekend.

CLIMATE CHANGE SERIES: The JONAH series on climate change continues with the following presentations:

PIE & ICE CREAM SOCIAL: The third annual pie and ice cream social will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church Cathedral, 510 S. Farwell St.

SPOONER — Summer days are days created by God for kids to enjoy. No homework, no tests, no getting up and rushing to catch the bus each morning. Kids can enjoy freedom. And that is what being a kid is really all about, isn’t it? Freedom to just, well, being a kid!