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'Yes I Can'
Red Arrow Camp, which rests on the shores of Trout Lake, has remained largely unchanged since it's establishment in 1921 - both in appearance and practice. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 22, 2016

The Highground Park opens Persian Gulf Tribute
For combat veterans who've flown around the world to fight in foreign conflicts, a simple drive down to Neillsville isn't that big of a deal - but it could make a world of difference.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Happenings
Spring Fever Sweepstakes winner announced

The Town of Land O' Lakes Accommodations Commission has announced the lucky winner of the Spring Fever Sweepstakes.

Jodi Kaplanek of Orfordville, Wisc., wins a getaway package including a two-night stay at Quiet Place Cottage and $150 in Land O' Lakes Chamber Bucks, good at dozens of unique shops, fun attractions and delicious restaurants.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Gathering offers chance to showcase local success, needs
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has released the dates and locations of this year's Small Town Downtown Forums and Phelps is on the list. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 22, 2016

'Ghostbusters' doesn't live up to its talented cast
It's 2016 and the classic "Ghostbusters" refrain is no longer "Who you gonna call?" but rather, "Are you gonna call... to try and get your money back?"

One sentence into my review of the new "Ghostbusters" movie and I've already referenced the original film - it can't be avoided. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Libraries host discussions on local author
Six area libraries are cooperating this summer in the Northwoods Book Festival, an area-wide celebration of reading and writing. As a culmination of the programs, libraries in Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, Presque Isle, Winchester, Mercer, and Minocqua are welcoming Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler to discuss his award-winning fiction book "Shotgun Lovesongs."
Friday, July 22, 2016

Sizzlin' Book Sale in Minocqua Aug. 2 and 3
The Minocqua Public Library Foundation (MPLF) is having a Sizzlin' Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 in Minocqua's community gymnasium attached to the library building. Besides books, CDs, puzzles and games will also be for sale. Shoppers will be able to fill a bag of books for only $2 while the other items are individually priced.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Recreational writers explore Vilas County this fall
The Wisconsin Department of Tourism has contracted the Florida-based public relations firm Geiger & Associates to assist in promoting the state's tourism hot spots. As part of this effort, Vilas County will play host to a battery of recreational writers this September. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 22, 2016

Honor Flight benefit event Saturday
The Taj Bar/Northwoods Banquet Center in Rhinelander will be the site of a special fundraiser Saturday in support of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight.

Organizers are hoping to raise money to send local veterans to see the war memorials in Washington D.C. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Community blood bank July 26 in Manitowish Waters
There will be a Community Blood Bank blood drive from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26. The Manitowish Waters Lioness will be sponsoring the blood drive, held at the Manitowish Waters Community Center on Highway 51 in Manitowish Waters.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Calvary Lutheran Church rummage sale July 23
The Calvary Lutheran Church of Minocqua children's group will be hosting its rummage sale Saturday, July 23. The sale will be held at the church July 23 at 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Among the items to be on sale are new and used clothing for men, women, children and babies.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer Campfire Programs at Northwoods Wildlife Center begin Aug. 5
The Northwoods Wildlife Center presents Summer Campfire Programs. Programs will be on a variety of topics and take place from 7 to 7:45 p.m. every Friday in August, with yummy s'mores to follow. Pre-registration is not required and is fun for all ages.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Marshfield Clinic supports See Me Tri Triathlon
Marshfield Clinic contributed again this year to be a co-title sponsor for the See Me Tri Minocqua Triathlon Saturday, Aug. 13.

"One of the reasons we support the See Me Tri Minocqua Triathlon is that it raises funds for many worthy organizations in our community," said Dr. Michael Schaars, Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center medical director.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose Run to be in Woodruff July 26
In 1960 Knights of Columbus Squires from Canada, United States and Mexico decided to honor Mary by "running" a natural rose from Ontario and presenting the rose to her on her feast day, Dec. 12, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Monterrey, Mexico. By the third year, it was called the Running of the Silver Rose.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Poetry Readings at Minocqua Library
A group of Northwoods women will share their work in two Poetry Readings at the Minocqua Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, and Thursday, Aug. 25. Members of the group come from each corner of the Northwoods - Arbor Vitae, Minocqua, Lac du Flambeau, Woodruff and Rhinelander.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show next weekend on Lake Minocqua
The 24th annual Minocqua Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show will take place Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31, hosted by the Boathouse on Lake Minocqua.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Take in a play and enjoy a scenic train ride Aug. 4 and 5
On Aug. 4 and 5 the Oneida County Senior Center will sponsor an overnight trip heading north to the Sidekick Theatre in Washburn to see "The Marvelous Wondrettes."
Friday, July 22, 2016

LPAA names officers to board and announces 2016-17 concert series
At the annual board meeting in May, Jay Woolf was elected as president of the Lakeland Performing Arts Association (LPAA). Denise Ronk was elected vice-president, Phil Strand was re-elected treasurer, and Sally Kunkel was re-elected secretary.
Friday, July 22, 2016

'Vladimir Goes for the Gold' presented on July 26
The Boulder Junction Public Library, Koller Memorial Library, Presque Isle Community Library, Mercer Public Library and North Lakeland Discovery Center invite community members of all ages to a performance of "Vladimir Goes for the Gold" at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, at the North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters.
Friday, July 22, 2016

'Vladimir Goes for the Gold' presented on July 26
The Boulder Junction Public Library, Koller Memorial Library, Presque Isle Community Library, Mercer Public Library and North Lakeland Discovery Center invite community members of all ages to a performance of "Vladimir Goes for the Gold" at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, at the North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Calvary Lutheran Church Summer Festival on July 27
The Calvary Lutheran Church of Minocqua organizations will be holding their annual Summer Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday July 27. The Dorcas Quilters will be selling quilts to finance the materials needed to sew quilts for Lutheran World Relief which gives aid to countries and areas dealing with disasters.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Wine in the Woods and Beer by the Bog at the Discovery Center July 28
One of summer's simple pleasures is enjoying a glass of wine or a cold beer on a lakeside patio as the day winds to a close. What is even better is to do so with friends, a great meal and live music. That's the idea behind the North Lakeland Discovery Center's summer "funraiser," Wine in the Woods and Beer by the Bog.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Free furniture painting in Boulder Junction July 26
A free furniture painting demonstration will be held at Vagabond Antiques in down town Boulder Junction given by designer and artist Joanne Schellgell from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26. The event will be held in the courtyard outside the store. There is no sign up required to attend.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Raku pottery and Arts on Tap at The Warehouse
The Warehouse: Four Seasons Center for the Arts in Eagle River invites the community to a Raku Pottery Firing Party from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, in The Warehouse's courtyard. This event is free and beverages will be available from the bar as well as free snacks.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Dr. Mark Weissman at Minocqua Library July 27
At 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, the Minocqua Public Library welcomes Dr. Mark Weissman, a neurosurgeon and stroke patient who shares his story in a memoir entitled "Brainsurgeon." Join us for his remarkable journey of "faith, belief and, mostly importantly, love." Books will be available for sale and signing. Refreshments served.

For more information call 715-356-4437. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Lakeland Coin and Stamp Club Show to be held July 30
The Lakeland Coin and Stamp Club Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at the Woodruff Town Hall.

Come check out an array of old coins and stamps that have been collected over the years. Admission is free. For more information call Dean Marin at 715-356-9453.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Manitowish River
A pair of Camp Manito-wish canoes at rest on the shore of the Manitowish River. Camp Manito-wish YMCA in its 98th year, continues with it's tradition of wilderness tripping for campers ages 10-16. Trips last 3 to 7 days for summer camp and 9 to 45 days for extended wilderness travel trips in North America.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Nature's beauty
David Peacock, a painter from Northern Wisconsin, takes advantage of the fine weather to paint along the Bearskin Trail Tuesday, July 12.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Garden fresh
Liz and Marshall Linde admire the vegetable section of Jan and Ralph Jubert's "Allelujah Garden" during the 13th Annual Garden Walk and Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 16, in Arbor Vitae. Sponsored by the Lakeland Gardeners the event benefits the Dr. Kate Hospice Seasons of Life Garden.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Recreation areas closed due to storm damage
Heavy rain and flash flooding last Monday caused significant damage to portions of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Forest service personnel are continuing to assess road and trail conditions on the Great Divide and Washburn Ranger Districts of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Boulder Junction is celebrating 60 years of Musky Jamboree this August
The Musky Capital of the World is celebrating 60 years of Musky Jamborees this summer, from Friday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, with a variety of activities happening each day.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Upcoming events at Plum Lake Equestrian Center
Doors open at 5 p.m. Aug. 6 for a Barn Dance at the Plum Lake Equestrian Center in Sayner. Stateliners line dancing begins at 6 p.m. and "Dark of the Moon" from 7 to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

'A Thousand Cranes' presented at Campanile July 22-24
Campanile Children's Summer Theatre Workshop will perform the play "A Thousand Cranes" at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Happenings
Third Thursday Theatre July 21 in Boulder Junction

The Boulder Junction Public Library invites you to attend "Third Thursday Theatre," a movie every third Thursday this summer. All movies are free to the public and will be shown on the big screen in the Boulder Lake meeting room in the Boulder Junction Community Center. Complimentary popcorn and refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pig in the Pines Aug. 5 and 6
An old tradition with a new name -mark your calendar and join in the fun at Pig in the Pines: Bacon, BBQ & Bands at the St. Germain Community Park Aug. 5 and 6. Friday and Saturday will be loaded with family fun activities, local and national entertainment and a great variety of food including everything BBQ, bacon flavored appetizers and award winning ribs.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pickleball continues weekly in Mercer
Mercer Health and Wellness pickleball continues weekly with play being held 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Tuesday at the Mercer Community Center, with the exception of July 3 and July 17. There will be no pickleball on those dates. For further information, please call Jackie Lamberty at 715-476-2404.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Boulder Junction Public Library Children's Summer Reading Program receives grant from Boulder Junction Community Foundation
Every summer, the Boulder Junction Public Library offers a summer reading program for the children that live in and visit our community. This summer, readers are exploring all things sports and fitness with the theme, "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!" Weekly activities include group games, physical challenges, art projects, fascinating true stories and more.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Island Art Walk exhibit winners announced
The Lakeland Area Kiwanis Club wants to thank the artists, crafters, vendors, visitors, sponsors, radio, TV and news media, volunteers, sponsors, Save More Foods, Trigs, Town of Minocqua, Minocqua Area Chamber and the Campanile Center for the Arts for the support, help and efforts of many that made the Island Art Walk on July 9 successful!
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Walking with giants
When it's summer and school is out, there's a multitude of things teenagers want to do in the Northwoods. Plenty work, plenty play, but volunteering their valuable time to a good cause and strengthening their future career isn't typically at the top of the list. But this summer, for local high school senior Haley Ochocinski, it was. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 15, 2016

Lac du Flambeau church pastor sings for Miller Park crowd
Ever since he can remember back home in Louisiana, William Earl has been singing.

Pastor of the Bible Baptist Church in Lac du Flambeau, he and his wife moved to northern Wisconsin in 2012. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 15, 2016


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