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Despite weather, Dragon Boat Fest a success
The first annual Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival took place on Saturday, Aug. 20 and even though battling sometimes torrential rainfall, attitudes stayed positive during the event. Thirty-three boats participated and a large turnout of spectators made for an unforgettable inaugural event. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 26, 2016

Metropulos, Obermann look to bridge community and education
For Robert Metropulos and Wally Obermann, the famed T-Bird Bridge is more than just a landmark. The pair, along with the assembled "Friends of the T-Bird Bridge," are working to erect a renovated version of the recently dismantled Northwoods staple at Lakeland Union High School and attempting to reinvigorate "T-Bird Pride" in the process. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 26, 2016

Music in the Park wrapping up ninth year
For the past nine summers in Manitowish Waters, a weekly event known as Music in the Park has become a staple for tourists and residents alike. Every Sunday evening from Memorial Day to Labor Day, people flock to Koller Park for a celebration of music, food and community. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 26, 2016

'War Dogs' doesn't live up to 'The Hangover'
Earning $300 million for selling weapons to the government sounds like a great story out of fiction, doesn't it? Well, during the early years of the Iraq War, it happened.

In director Todd Phillips' first film since the finale of "The Hangover" trilogy, "War Dogs" tells the story of two young men who seek out the weapons contract.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Briefly
St. Germain Women's Service Club's fashion show tickets on sale now

Tickets for the 38th annual St. Germain Women's Service Club's "Ready for Fall, Ready for Fashion" are now available through members or by calling Audrey at 715-479-8924. The event date is Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, but be aware that ticket sales end on Sept. 23 so the Whitetail Inn in St. Germain and the service club can prepare that perfect afternoon filled with door prizes and raffles.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Call of the after loon
Dan Lincoln performs live at the After Loon Delight Craft Show on Thursday, Aug. 4, at Torpy Park in Minocqua.
Friday, August 26, 2016

The Lakeland Barbershop Chorus
Paul Evensen directs members of the Lakeland Barbershop Chorus, top row from left, Howard Hutchinson, Don Pollard, Bill Remien, Jared Kassien and Manny Markham; middle row, Herb Ponti, Tom Lerdahl, John Davis, Bob Karabetsos, Rolf Ethun and Dan Venezia; bottom row, Jeff Walker, Jim Priovolos, Gary Rietz, Rick Wenos, Jim Duke, Ray Simmonds and Dick Lemanski, and sitting, Gene Traut and Dennis Brayton during their annual show titled "Lakeland Barbershop's Top 10" on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Campanile Center for the Arts in Minocqua.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Strengthening Families Program offers weekly program this fall
Research shows that a strong bond with a caring adult is one of the most powerful influences on the growth of a child into a responsible, caring, and competent adult. Parents or caregivers genuinely desire the best for their children. Yet, as their child enters the teenage years, the transitions and developmental changes, often pose new challenges for the family.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Hurley's Festival Italiano Sept. 3
Come to Hurley on Saturday, Sept. 3 for the Festival Italiano, which includes street dancing, outdoor dining and live music.

Starting at 8 a.m. is the 2-mile Dago Dash. The craft show runs from 22 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to dusk there will be an assortment of food vendors.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Genetics and Evolution class offered through Fe University
Gene editing, cloning, genetically modified foods, anti-biotics, evolution - got an opinion? Curious to learn more about these prominent topics in the news? Fe University is offering a course, Genetics and Evolution, in eight sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon, from Sept. 22 through Oct. 18, at the Mercer Library.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Free concert at Rock Mission Center in Eagle River
Tom Palmer & Friends of Palmer enterprises will present "America - You're Home to Me" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 at The ROCK Mission Center, 1019 East Wall Street in Eagle River. Palmer is a professional singer-songwriter, guitarist and story teller.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Mercer Area Ambulance annual steak feed on Aug. 27
The Mercer Area Ambulance will hold their annual steak feed at the Mercer Community Center on Maragaret Street from 5 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 27.

dine on Iowa T-bone steaks grilled to perfection along with fresh Iowa sweet corn, baked potatoes, and dessert, all for $20 per person. Child hotdog plates will also be available. Beer and soda sold separately. There will also bee dorr prizes and raffles.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center welcomes oncology nurse practitioner Codi Rhear
Nurse practitioner Codi Rhear is the newest member of Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center's Medical Oncology department. He joins Drs. Sueyi Lai and Demet Gokalp Yasar providing complete cancer care for people in Northern Wisconsin.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Marshfield Clinic Behavioral Health welcomes Neuropsychologist Dr. Peter Keenan
Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center Behavioral Health department welcomes Neuropsychologist Dr. Peter Keenan to its staff.

Keenan will provide neuropsychological services, an addition to the behavioral health services currently provided by psychiatrist Dr. Dean Vaughn, nurse practitioner Trina Ford, and Michael Megna, Tiffany Cummings and Gayle Wilcox, licensed clinical social workers.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Lakeland Area Public Safety Day Aug. 27
Come one, come all and meet your local public safety members. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, the Lakeland Area Public Safety Task Force will host an inaugural "Public Safety Day" event at the Minocqua Park Complex.
Friday, August 26, 2016

NATH hosts Budding Artist Night Out event Aug. 27
Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing, Inc. (NATH) will host a "Budding Artist Night Out" paint event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 at the Art Start building on South Stevens Street in Rhinelander.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Upcoming LOLA classes
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, basket weaver Hollie Pierce will teach the large market basket with sea grass accents. Some experience is needed for this class but beginners can call the LOLA office for an optional basket type. Pierce has been weaving for over 30 years. Her work is shown in galleries and exhibits in Wisconsin and Michigan.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Stuff the Bus in Mercer
The Mercer Lions, Lioness, and Leo Clubs worked together for the good of Mercer students on Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Dollar General. School supplies and monetary gifts were donated and placed in a bus provided by N & J Bus Company owned by Josh and Susan Pallin. Pictured, from left, are volunteers Mercer educator Holly Duensing, Lion Bill Brundage, Duensing's daughter Amber Eith, and Mercer Lioness treasurer Genne Urbanski. Immediate past governor Marla Suckow, not shown, wore the Lion costume to greet donors. Throughout the day, club members of the three groups were on hand to support this wonderful event.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Two days of sport and charity with Lake of the Torches' Carry The Torch Fundraiser
The Carry the Torch Charity Fundraiser, hosted by Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, will help local charities that brighten the lives of residents throughout the Northwoods.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Manito Art League workshop silverware sculptures Sept. 7
The Manito Art League is holding a workshop called Silverware Sculptures with Sue Wendlandt, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7.

The workshop will offer instruction on how to alter softer metal silverware into sculptures through bending and adhering materials together to create whimsical and interesting designs.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Manitowish Waters Lioness bake sale and brat sale Sept. 2
The Manitowish Waters Lioness will be selling freshly baked goodies at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 2 and brats starting at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Trig's Village Market in Manitowish Waters. They go quickly so come early for the best bakery selection!
Friday, August 26, 2016

Save the dates! Methodist Church of the Pines Fall Rummage Sale September 9th & 10th
The United Methodist Women will be hosting their annual Fall Rummage and Bake Sale on Friday, Sept. 9th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 10th from 9 a.m. until noon at the Minocqua Community Building, 415 Menominee St. The sale is a great opportunity to find some unique treasures and bargains, but more importantly, all proceeds go to missions.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival
The Lakeland area joined the worldwide competitive dragon boat racing community with the inaugural Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival to benefit the Howard Young Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Torpy Park in Minocqua. Cooler temperatures and constant rain did not dampen an unforgettable day of fundraising, fellowship and fun. See Friday's edition of the Lakeland Times for more photos and race results.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

'Krazy' in Minocqua
Members of the Damrow family, John, Monica and Janelle, get a little "Krazy" at a sidewalk sunglass stand during Krazy Day on Tuesday, Aug. 9 in downtown Minocqua.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

'Krazy Day Band'
Leah Gassner dances while holding her five-year-old daughter Adeline to the music of the ad hoc "Krazy Day Band" on Tuesday, Aug. 9, in downtown Minocqua. Those playing in the ad hoc "Krazy Day Band" are, from left, Tom Payne, Sue Duda and Jon Franke.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Bubble crossing
Lynn Wagner points out a large soap bubble to her niece Sara McCormack that crosses their path outside the Bubble Connection stand during the Musky Jamboree on Sunday, Aug. 14, in downtown Boulder Junction.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Disc pros
The Arbor Vitae fire department held their annual picnic Sunday, Aug. 7.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Water fight
Teams of firefighters from St. Germain and Arbor Vitae race with hoses towards a suspended barrel during the Fireman's Picnic water fights on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Fireman's Park in Arbor Vitae.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dragon Boat Festival
The Lakeland area joined the worldwide competitive dragon boat racing community with the inaugural Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival to benefit the Howard Young Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Torpy Park in Minocqua. Cooler temperatures and constant rain did not dampen an unforgettable day of fundraising, fellowship and fun. See page 19 for more photos, and also turn to Friday's edition of the Lakeland Times for more photos and race results.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

'Pollinators in the Northwoods' Aug. 26 in Three Lakes
The Oneida County/Three Lakes Pollinator Partnership and the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department will host "Pollinators in the Northwoods" beginning at 9 a.m. on Aug. 26, 2016, at the Reiter Center, 1858 Michigan Street in Three Lakes.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Manitowish Waters Chamber After 5 hosted by Manitowish Waters Airport Aug. 23
The Manitowish Waters Chamber invites all to the August Chamber After 5 on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The MW Airport is excited to host this Chamber After 5 for the dedication of the renovations for the airport. Nearly $2 million went into the renovation of the airport and it looks great. Thanks to mainly Federal and State funding. Only a small amount of MW money went into these fantastic upgrades.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

40th annual World Musky Hunt to be held Aug. 25-27 in Lake Tomahawk
This year over 50 past hunters and 21 contestants will gather in Lake Tomahawk for the 40th annual World Musky Hunt. The hunt will run from Aug. 25 through Aug. 27. Contestants will be fishing with their selected Guides on the Lake Tomahawk chain of lakes. We are honored to have an active Military team from the 173rd Brigade Engineer Battalion stationed in Rhinelander. They have served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Boulder Junction Public Library congratulates reading program participants
During the Boulder Junction Public Library Children's Summer Reading Program, "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" children had fun learning about games played around the world, unusual races, and the Summer Olympics.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Minocqua/Kawaguesaga Lakes Protection Association Pig Roast and Silent Auction Sept. 3
The Minocqua/Kawaguesaga Lakes Protection Association Inc. will be holding a pig roast fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at Torpy Park in Minocqua.

Pork sandwiches, corn on the cob, chips, soda and beer will be available for purchase. Music will be provided by Gregg Thomas. A silent auction and lake fair will also be part of the event. The public is welcome.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival Aug. 26-28
The 12th annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival will be held Aug. 26-28, 2016 at the Winter Sports Complex (ski hill and chalet area) of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on the south shore of Lake Superior near the towns of Silver City and Ontonagon.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New art exhibits at Presque Isle Community Library
Three new collections of art are now on display in the Presque Isle Community Library (PICL). On the library walls the beautiful relief paintings of artist Carol Bohn simply glow with color. As an art major in college Bohn was initially attracted to oil painting.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Remembering Pat Stone
To say that Pat Stone impacted the Northwoods community would be a vast understatement. The man with a personality to match his bombastic ideas influenced not only the sport of water skiing, but the world of entertainment. Having passed away peacefully on July 22, 2016, many people, including former Min-Aqua bat skier and announcer Duke Hillinger, reflects on the man who was Pat Stone. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 19, 2016

One Bar, one night, one song - all night long
Kim Neal Wasserburger.

Not everyone may know his name, but those who leave his shows are sure to remember it.

The Kim Neal Wasserburger Band, a Northwoods blues folk-rock group led by longtime local Kim Wasserburger, will be performing at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at The Vine. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 19, 2016

New president looks to invigorate senior center
With a massive overhaul recently completed to the board of the Lakeland Retirement Foundation, a new name will grace the presidential marquee. Dr. Carl Koch has been with the program for two years and has been a key component in pushing the senior center to the modern age of geriatric care. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 19, 2016

Enchanted Doll Club meets Aug. 25
The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. on Aug. 25, 2016, in the conference room at the Eagle River Airport. The airport is located at 1311 Airport Road, Eagle River. A short business meeting will be followed by refreshments and a program.
Friday, August 19, 2016


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