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'Do it for the Kids'
Cierra Hayman (left) and her mother, Wendy Hayman (right), volunteered last week to help set up and clean in preparation for this week’s Christmas Program distribution by the Lakeland Sharing Foundation.Contributed photograph

Cierra Hayman (left) and her mother, Wendy Hayman (right), volunteered last week to help set up and clean in preparation for this week’s Christmas Program distribution by the Lakeland Sharing Foundation.

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It is the sharing and giving season and there might not be an organization that does it better than the Lakeland Sharing Foundation.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Community Christmas in Mercer a huge success

Mercer Historical Society sponsored the thirty-first annual Community Christmas Party for the local children and their families at the Mercer Community Center Sunday, Dec. 7.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Marshfield Clinic contributes to Northwoods United Way

Marshfield Clinic physicians and staff in the Northwoods raised more than $5,500 for the Northwoods United Way during their recent annual fundraiser and coupled with clinic administration’s annual $2,500 contribution, the agency has received just over $8,000.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Presque Isle Library hosts artwork collection

The Presque Isle Library will be hosting a festive collection of artwork in a variety of mediums by nine local artists through Dec. 31.  

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

LdF to host annual Christmas party

On behalf of the Aging Department staff and the LdF Tribal Council, an invitation is extended to the community to attend the annual Christmas party to be held at the Lake of the Torches Casino Convention Center Friday, Dec. 19, 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chill Out Dec. 27 at Thirsty Whale

The Chill Out, a polar plunge into Lake Minocqua to benefit programs and services provided by Childrens’s Miracle Network Hospitals, will be held Saturday, Dec. 27, at The Thirsty Whale, 428 Park St., Minocqua.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pearce resigns as GOTR council director

Girls on the Run of the Northwoods sadly bids farewell and good luck to Stacey Pearce as she steps down from the position of GOTR council director.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month
In 2011, an estimated 262,300 children were treated in an emergency room for a toy-related injury. 
Friday, December 12, 2014

DePue Brothers Band at Campanile Dec. 19
The highly respected and multi-talented DePue Brothers Band will brighten the holiday stage with their show, “A Magical Grassical Christmas,” Friday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., at The Campanile Center, 131 W. Milwaukee St., in Minocqua.
Friday, December 12, 2014

Community events on tap for the coming week
Community tree lighting ceremonies and other Christmas events will be held this weekend around the Lakeland area.Community tree lighting ceremonies and other Christmas events will be held this weekend around the Lakeland area.
Lakeland area events to be held this coming week are featured here ...
Friday, December 12, 2014

Minocqua Dance presents 'The Nutty Nutcracker' Dec. 13
Minocqua Dance will present “The Nutty Nutcracker” in the Lakeland Union High School auditorium Saturday, Dec. 13, 4 p.m.Minocqua Dance will present “The Nutty Nutcracker” in the Lakeland Union High School auditorium Saturday, Dec. 13, 4 p.m.
Minocqua Dance will present “The Nutty Nutcracker,” a fun, family holiday performance of ballet and jazz, in the Lakeland Union High School auditorium Saturday, Dec. 13, 4 p.m. 
Friday, December 12, 2014

Giving your family a healthy head start

Meal time might just be the most challenging part of being a mom. 

Healthy kids require healthy foods. But how do you choose nutritious foods – and how do you get your kids to eat them?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Grosman honored as Red Cross December Volunteer of the Month
John GrosmanJohn Grosman
The American Red Cross is proud to announce John Grosman of Woodruff as December Volunteer of the Month.
Friday, December 12, 2014

Home for the holidays

The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 829th Engineer Company returned from its latest overseas deployment to Afghanistan in late November. (Public access)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Town of Sherman to hold ambulance informational meeting Dec. 15

The Town of Sherman is calling an informational meeting for Monday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Activities scheduled at the Frank B. Koller Memorial Library

Upcoming activities at the Frank B. Koller Memorial Library are as follows:

Thursday, December 11, 2014

December programs at Marywood

December programs at the Marywood Spirituality Center in Arbor Vitae are as follows.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Third annual Candy Cane festivities in Mercer Dec. 13

The third annual Candy Cane festivities are scheduled Saturday, Dec. 13, in downtown Mercer.  

Thursday, December 11, 2014

UMCP cookie and candy walk Dec. 13

The United Methodist Church of the Pines Women will host the 35th annual cookie and candy walk Saturday, Dec. 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the church located at the corner of Chippewa and Chicago streets, Minocqua.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Area schools to present seasonal concerts next week

The area schools will be presenting Christmas concerts in the coming couple of weeks. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Butcher's Wife now open

The Butcher’s Wife, Lake Tomahawk, is now owned by Melissa Sovey.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cedar Creek Organics sold to Grafton family

Cedar Creek Organics is most famous for its Plant Saver Organic Deer Repellent, but it didn’t start there. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Warmth to Our Community event will be held to 'Stuff the Bus'
The Lakeland Area Bus Company, WJJQ Radio, and American Family Insurance Angela Schuh will be hosting a Warmth to Our Community event Thursday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the American Family Insurance office of Angela Schuh on Hwy. 70 West in  Minocqua.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A special kind of homecoming
Sgt. Charlie Imlah, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 829th Engineer Company, returned to the Lakeland area today. 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Minocqua Public Library schedules upcoming events

Programs at the Minocqua Public Library through the month of December and into early 2015 have been scheduled.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

ICD to host 'Making Spirits Bright' Friday
Island City Dance will host the show “Making Spirits Bright” Friday, Dec. 12, 6 p.m. at MHLT. Tickets are $5. 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A different type of ALS Challenge: Quilters step to the forefront
Friendships that last tend to mean much more than the annual Christmas card or the occasional post on Facebook.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Follow the music ...
Playing the clarinet is something of a passion for Lakeland Union High School senior Zoe Trapp – a passion that helped her earn a trip overseas last summer and something that she hopes will assist in her future endeavors.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

LUHS 'Carols in the Commons' Dec. 8

Lakeland Union High School will presenting a brand new show in the LUHS commons, “Carols in the Commons: Seasons of Sound,” Monday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Lakeland Globetrotters: The Republic of Turkey
Vansh and Asha JainVansh and Asha Jain
The Republic of Turkey, or commonly referred to as Turkey, is one of the few countries that spans two continents. 
Friday, December 5, 2014

Founders and Legacy circles established by Boulder Junction Community Foundation
The Boulder Junction Community Foundation (BJCF) is announcing both a Founders Circle and a Legacy Circle to benefit the Endowment Fund of the Foundation. 
Friday, December 5, 2014

Mail early and often
With the holiday mailing season officially under way, officials at the Woodruff and Minocqua post offices encourage customers to mail early and often by using postal blue collection boxes located within the area and at the post office.
Friday, December 5, 2014

LOLA passes the 'talking stick'
Robert “Ivan” Ivancevich and Lynn RichieRobert “Ivan” Ivancevich and Lynn Richie
The Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) held a “Changing of the Guard” celebration located in the LOLA Center for the Arts Nov. 18.  
Friday, December 5, 2014

Winter Concert at Campanile set for Dec. 7

Get into the holiday spirit! 

Campanile will be holding its Winter Concert on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1 p.m.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Local Compassionate Friends to host annual ceremony Dec. 14

The Northern Lights Chapter of The Compassionate Friends of Woodruff is holding its annual ceremony Sunday, Dec. 14, 5 p.m., at Holy Family Church on Hwy. J in Woodruff, followed by refreshments.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

'Tis the season to give back to the community

It’s looking a lot more like Christmas these days here in the Northwoods, especially now that Thanksgiving has come and gone and the snow piles have continued to gain in stature. (Public access)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Denim & Dessert to present 'A Tuna Christmas' Dec. 13

Denim & Dessert Readers Theatre presents its funniest show yet, “A Tuna Christmas,” at the Presque Isle Community Center for one night only, Saturday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m.  

Monday, December 1, 2014

'A Claudettes Christmas Card' takes a village to produce

Snow or no snow there’s singing and dancing going on at rehearsals for “A Claudettes Christmas Card” … a production set to begin Thursday, Dec. 4, and continue through Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Historic Ironwood Theatre. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

RARE to host holiday presentation Dec. 10

Rhinelander Area Retired Educators Association will be entertained with a holiday presentation by the RHS Shodags under the direction of Desiree Wattlet Wednesday, Dec. 10, 11:30 a.m., at Rhinelander’s Claridge/Days Inn. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Season of Advent to be celebrated in festival at St. Matthias

The season of Advent will be celebrated at the Festival of Lessons and Carols held at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Minocqua, Sunday, Dec. 14, 4 p.m.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Learning in Action: Local, county and state government

At Woodland Charter School, the current focus of our history class is learning about local, state, and federal government. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

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