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home : community July 22, 2017

A Face for Every Name:
Kayla Breese/River News

Visitors view the traveling “Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name” exhibit last week at ArtStart in Rhinelander.
Kayla Breese/River News

Visitors view the traveling “Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name” exhibit last week at ArtStart in Rhinelander.
Amid the usual Independence Day holiday festivities - parades, fireworks, cookouts and the like - many Northwoods residents took time last week to visit ArtStart in Rhinelander and pay their respects to those who paid the ultimate price for the freedom we celebrate every July 4. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 14, 2017


'Spotlight on Fashion' on Aug. 7 in St. Germain
The auxiliaries of Eagle River Memorial Hospital (ERMH) and Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC), Woodruff have joined forces to produce their second annual fashion show, "Spotlight on Fashion." This fun event will be held Monday, Aug. 7, at The Whitetail Inn, St. Germain, and is open to the public.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Lakeland Sharing drop boxes now accepting donations
The Lakeland Sharing Foundation is well into the summer 2017 Backpack Program. Lakeland Sharing collects and purchase school supplies, stuffing backpacks for children to be gifted before the school year starts in the fall.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Growing together
When you talk gardening with Natalie Tyler, you can feel rise in her voice and the excitement spill over.

She loves gardening because her mother loved gardening and her grandmother loved gardening. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Women's Warrior Weekend in Ogema, Aug. 25-27
A Women's Warrior Weekend will be held at High Point Village, W3075 County Road R, in Ogema, from 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25 to noon on Sunday, Aug. 27.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Northwoods Summer Art Tour on July 28 through 30
Artists, vacationers and residents of the Northwoods have a common bond: to seek places of great natural beauty to inspire and recharge.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Rapt attention
North Lakeland Discovery Center naturalist Licia Johnson enthralls a group of kids while demonstrating how the wings of different raptors sound when flapping through the wind during the "Skulls, Skin and Scat" Summer Children's Event on Saturday, July 15, at Snowshoe Park in Lake Tomahawk.
Friday, July 21, 2017

MW public info meeting
Ken Jaworski, vice-president of planning for the consulting firm Martenson and Eisle, conducts the second public information meeting for the town of Manitowish Waters on Tuesday. The town hired the firm last year to put together its latest comprehensive plan, required to be updated every 10 years. The first public information meeting was held in September of last year. Following Tuesday's public information meeting, the town's planning commission passed a resolution recommending to the town board the adoption of the comprehensive plan. Before the town board votes on the plan, it has a public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. on Aug. 1, in the Manitowish Waters Town Hall.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Last and first
Although 72-year-old Charlotte Knoche of St. Paul, Minn., is the last participant across the Minocqua Trestle at the start of the Bear Cupboard Run 5K, she finished first in her age category on Saturday, July 15, in Minocqua. See page 25 of this edition of the Lakeland Times for more photos from the eighth annual Bear Cupboard Run.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Fe University natural resource management class begins Aug. 9
Northern Wisconsin attracts people who love its abundant resources - water, woods and wildlife. Some folks who settle here spend their lives working to protect these resources.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Thumbs up!
Co-pilot eight-year-old Wil Brossard gives the thumbs up signaling he's ready for take off on board Jerry Wilke's Aviat Husky A-1B airplane during a free Young Eagle event on Saturday, July 1, at the Manitowish Waters airport.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Boulder Junction Lions make $1,000 donation to 'Seeing for Lelyn' Foundation
The Boulder Junctions Lions Club presented a $1,000 donation to fulfill a pledge of $3,000 over a period of three years to the "Seeing for Lelyn" Foundation to benefit four-year-old Lelyn Schmidt of Mercer.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Earning his eagle wings
Eight-year-old Sully Arnold is all smiles after receiving his Young Eagle certificate from pilot Dean Gustafson aboard his Cessna 150 during the Young Eagle event on Saturday, July 1, at the Manitowish Waters airport.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Boulder Junction Lions Club presents $750 donation to Camp Manito-wish YMCA
The Boulder Junction Lions Club presented their annual $750 donation to Camp Manito-wish YMCA. The mission of Camp Manito-wish is to enrich the character and leadership development of each person who has a Manito-wish experience by challenging them to grow in wisdom, in stature, in favor with God and in favor with one another. The Manito-wish experience develops confident, responsible and enlightened leaders who will improve the world in which they live. Pictured, from left, are Camp Manito-wish chief executive Anne Derber, Lions Club treasurer Otis Voeltz, and Lions Club president Jeff Lucas.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Vouchers available to qualifying older residents of Oneida County
Eligible Oneida County residents age 60 and older are encouraged to receive vouchers worth $25 for use at local certified farmers markets to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Boulder Junction's Musky Jamboree, Aug. 11 to 13
The Musky Capital of the World is celebrating 61 years of Musky Jamborees this summer, from Friday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 13, with a variety of activities each day.
Friday, July 21, 2017

New trustee joins the Nicolet College Board, two others reappointed
The Nicolet College Board welcomed one new trustee and reappointed two others during the board's recent annual organizational meeting.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Teachers and tutors invited to literacy training
Have you ever considered being a reading tutor for children, youth or adults? Are you a teacher working to address the needs of striving readers in your classroom? Would your teaching and tutoring skills improve if you had a deeper knowledge of decoding, word attack and spelling strategies? If so, a unique opportunity awaits you.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Employees for JJ's Acres work Tuesday on a shoreland restoration project on the east side of the U.S. Highway 51 causeway in Minocqua. The project, sponsored by the Minocqua/Kawaguesaga Lakes Protection Association, received approval first from the Minocqua plan commission in August of last year and then from the town board in October. According to Sue Meyer, the secretary for the association's board of directors, conditional approval for the project, completed Wednesday, was also received from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the actual owner of the causeway.
Friday, July 21, 2017

The Futuro's future
Workers from Schuette Movers out of Wausau load a section of a Futuro onto a flatbed trailer on Tuesday, July 18, in Arbor Vitae in preparation for the move to its new home in Maine. Fewer than 100 of these flying saucer shaped structures were built in the late 1960s and early 1970s, originally designed as an easily transportable ski cabin, this one was used for a period of time as a vacation rental in Arbor Vitae.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Host an exchange student next school year
The Lakeland Rotary Clubs are seeking families interested in hosting high school-age exchange students during the 2017-18 school year. The clubs will be welcoming a girl from Turkey and a boy from Germany, arriving in late August.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Island City Dragon Boat Club looking for paddlers
The first Howard Young Foundation Dragon Boat Festival in August 2016 was tons of fun and a huge success. Despite the weather, all who participated had a great time competing in the inaugural event.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Northwoods United Way to host Leaderfest on Aug. 23
The Northwoods United Way, Inc. is hosting the second annual Leaderfest, a one-day event for people interested in gaining professional development and personal enrichment related to leadership, networking with others and learning about what leadership and volunteer opportunities and needs exist within Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties.
Friday, July 21, 2017

The relatable Michael Perry
It's not every day Wisconsin's Northwoods are treated to a talk from a New York Times bestselling author. The hilariously self-deprecating Michael Perry made a special visit to The Campanile Center for the Arts in Minocqua on July 13 to share stories from some of his well-known books such as "Population 485," "Truck" and "Coop." (subscriber access)
Friday, July 21, 2017

Blues legend John Primer to perform at Nicolet College tonight
A pillar of the Chicago blues scene and one of its chief architects, legendary bluesman John Primer will bring his amazing talents to Nicolet College for a special performance at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 21.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Lakeland Photographic Club sponsors Great American Eclipse presentation on July 24
The Lakeland Photographic Club is sponsoring a presentation on the "Great American Eclipse" Monday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m. on the patio outside the Minocqua Public Library.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Healing Moments for Alzheimer's provides caregivers, patients hope
Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with more than five million living with the disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 21, 2017

WVMFF 50/50 raffle winner announced
Tom Moder of Mishicot received a very welcome call on July 4.

He and his wife Sue were the winners in the 50/50 raffle sponsored by the Wilderness Veterans Memorial Flame Foundation in Presque Isle.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Leading a pack
Natalie Gukich leads a pack of young runners across the Minocqua Trestle on the Bearskin State Trail during the eighth annual Bear Cupboard Run's Cubby Run for kids on Saturday, July 15, in Minocqua. Proceeds from the event benefit the Lakeland Pantry and Wisconsin Nordic Development Group.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Colorful conductor
Four-year-old Eli Panske conducts a symphony of colorful giant bubbles during Family Play Day on Thursday, July 6, at the North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Alesauskas speaks at luncheon about being a volunteer firefighter
Andrew Alesauskas, representing the Minocqua Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, was the highlighted speaker at the Northwoods PEO Group Annual Summer Luncheon at Chef Rene's on July 10.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Spend the day in Boulder Junction on July 18
Plan to spend the day in Boulder Junction on Tuesday, July 18. Boulder Junction area businesses will be holding a bargain extravaganza and the Women of the Community Church of Boulder Junction invite all to the annual Strawberry Social at the Boulder Junction Community Building on County Highway M.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mah Jongg Game Day on Aug. 17
Players of American Mah Jongg are invited to join in the fun and commaradarie at the 4th annual Mah Jongg Game Day on Thursday, Aug. 17.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Festival Ironwood events, July 19 to 23
Festival Ironwood will take place this year from Wednesday to Sunday, July 19 to 23. All events will be on Depot grounds unless otherwise specified. All events have free admission. The following is a selection of planned activities for the festival.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Three Lakes graduate holds movement workshop in Eagle River on July 20
Kate Corby, a Three Lakes High School graduate and now professor of dance at University of Wisconsin-Madison, will lead a two hour movement workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 20.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Island Art Walk Exhibitor Awards
The Lakeland Area Kiwanis Club thanks the following many individuals, groups and organizations: artists/crafters, vendors, sponsors, visitors, radio/TV/news media, The Lakeland Times, volunteers, Culver's, Trigs, Town of Minocqua, Boulder Junction Chamber, Minocqua Area Chamber, Minocqua Museum and the Campanile Center for the Arts for support, help and efforts that made the Island Art Walk, Saturday, July 8, very successful.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Monday Minocqua Farmers Market is in full swing
The Monday Minocqua Farmers Market, open from 3 to 6 p.m., kicked off its second year on June 12 and will continue offering local goods on the upper level of Torpy Park, in downtown Minocqua, through Monday, Sept. 4.
Friday, July 14, 2017

Oneida County DAV Van
The Oneida County Veterans Service Office voluntarily coordinates a DAV van, which takes veterans who live in any county to and from the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Mich., free of charge.
Friday, July 14, 2017

Wolfe takes over as Lac du Flambeau library director
The heart of a community, in addition to its schools and government center, is the community library.

Lac du Flambeau is no different when it comes to its education centers. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Registration extended for Marywood pilgrimage to La Crosse on Aug. 3
Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center in Arbor Vitae is sponsoring a one-day pilgrimage to La Crosse on Aug. 3. This one-day reflective journey includes guided tours of the Mary of the Angels Chapel, a magnificent Romanesque structure of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, and the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine situated in the bluff area of La Crosse.
Friday, July 14, 2017

AIS DASH
A dive crew from TSB Lakefront Restoration and Diving out of Chippewa Falls removes a large area of Eurasian watermilfoil from the bottom of Lake Minocqua on Wednesday, July 12, near the U.S. Highway 51 causeway in Minocqua. The Diver Assisted Suction Harvest (DASH) program is funded through an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) grant from the DNR to the Minocqua/Kawaguesaga Lakes Protection Association.
Friday, July 14, 2017


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