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Communities come together in Wounded Warrior fundraising efforts
Snowhawks first baseman John Konopacky secures an out during a recent game as Joe Potvine, hustling down the baseline in an attempt to beat the throw, takes a fall, proving it is indeed difficult to run in snowshoes.Dean Hall photograph

Snowhawks first baseman John Konopacky secures an out during a recent game as Joe Potvine, hustling down the baseline in an attempt to beat the throw, takes a fall, proving it is indeed difficult to run in snowshoes.

Dean Hall photograph

Snowshoe Baseball in Lake Tomahawk is a staple of summer fun that is not only well-known in the Lakeland area, but has gained a name not only state-wide but nationally and even internationally.
Friday, July 18, 2014


MW Lakes Association schedules annual meeting, picnic

Join the Manitowish Waters Lakes Association for its 22nd annual meeting and picnic Saturday, July 26, 4-6:30 p.m., with sign-in beginning at 3:30 p.m. (Public access)


Monday, July 21, 2014

15th annual Festival Aurora Borealis set for Aug. 5
The 15th annual Festival Aurora Borealis Chorus will present its concert Tuesday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m., at the Campanile Center for the Arts.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Clinic to host Advance Directives workshop on Thursday
Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center will host a free Advance Directives workshop Thursday, July 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Monday, July 21, 2014

Garden Walk: See the beauty of the Northwoods for a good cause

The Northwoods is known for its shining lakes, its canopy of trees and the beauty that is the outdoors. (Public access)


Friday, July 18, 2014

Hoof Prints of Hope
“Horses have a lot to teach us,” said Cheryl Vos, founder of Hoof Prints of Hope – a therapeutic riding organization that aims to enhance the physical, social, cognitive, and behavioral skills of kids with disabilities and at-risk individuals.
Friday, July 18, 2014

Did you know ...?
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• Someone in the U.S. experiences a heart attack every 34 seconds;

• One person dies every minute in the U.S. from a heart-related disease;

• Cardiovascular disease caused more deaths than cancer, AIDS, automobile accidents, suicide and homicide combined; and

• Oneida and Vilas counties’ death rates from heart disease are 10 to 15 percent higher than the state average.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Lakeland Union High School students travel to Europe
Lakeland Union High School German students traveled to Europe June 16-26. 
Friday, July 18, 2014

AAUW book sale July 19-23
The annual AAUW book sale is being held in conjunction with Rhinelander’s School of the Arts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, Saturday, July 19, through Wednesday, July 23. 
Friday, July 18, 2014

Poetry reading with Elizabeth Tornes
The Boulder Junction Public Library will host a poetry reading with local author Elizabeth Tornes at 10:30 a.m.  Saturday, July 19, at Boulder Junction Community Center.
Friday, July 18, 2014

Antique Boat Show set for July 25-27

Twenty-two years ago, Minocqua resident Gordon Moore had an idea for an event that would bring together those who love the water with those who love wooden boats – something that would literally appeal to just about anyone. (Public access)


Friday, July 18, 2014

Island Walk continues growth in numbers and support in 2014

The Lakeland Area Kiwanis Club recognizes all the artists, crafters, vendors, visitors, and sponsors whose efforts  made the Island Art Walk, held this past Saturday, July 12, a success.  (Public access)


Friday, July 18, 2014

Twenty-five years of bluegrass in Manitowish Waters

Michael Cleveland, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA’s) nine-time Fiddle Performer of the Year, will help celebrate the 25th annual Midsummer in the Northwoods Bluegrass Festival set to be held Thursday through Sunday, July 24-27. (Public access)


Friday, July 18, 2014

Local talent shines in 'H.M.S. Pinafore'
Tommy O’s Playhouse presents its centerpiece production of the season, the incomparable Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic musical comedy operetta, “H.M.S. Pinafore,” July 16-27.
Friday, July 18, 2014

Free science sessions at Kemp Station

The Kemp Natural Resources Station in Woodruff has three free public educational sessions remaining this summer. 



Friday, July 18, 2014

Figure skating club to host fundraisers
The Lakeland Figure Skating Club holding two fundraisers – the skaters are trying to raise money to purchase an on/off ice jump harness.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Eleventh annual Garden Walk & Ice Cream Social July 19
Are you a garden enthusiast or simply want to enjoy a peaceful walk during the day? 
Friday, July 11, 2014

'It's a big small world out there'
Reaching the highest heights on the planet is something more than just a goal for Mary Poer.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Laughs on the Lake: Dueling pianos event at Campanile Center on July 17
Deuces Wild, a dueling piano group from Minneapolis, will provide a fun and fast musical event Thursday, July 17, when they take the Campanile stage in Minocqua.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

100 years young
Aunie Pavek Meyer celebrated her 100th birthday June 24, 2014, with friends and family.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Building muscle is best protection against 'disease of aging'
If you want good health, a long life and to feel your best well into old age, the number one most important thing you can do is strength-training, Dr. Brett Osborn, author of “Get Serious, A Neurosurgeon’s Guide to Optimal Health and Fitness,” said.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Did you know?
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More than 600 patients were seen in Howard Young Medical Center’s (HYMC) emergency department during the Fourth of July week in 2013.  
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center invites the public to open house

Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center (FSC), serving the Northwoods community for more than 20 years, continues to make a difference in the lives of area residents and beyond. 


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Statewide Motorcycle Trek to support children of deceased service members
The Wisconsin American Legion Riders and State Commander Ken “Rhino” Rynes have formally announced a three-day motorcycle ride across the state July 14-16 to raise money for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, which provides college funds for children of military personnel killed since September 11, 2001, (“Gold Star Kids”).
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Island Art Walk coming July 12
The public is invited to “Island Art Walk” which opens Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Work to connect Bearskin, Hiawatha trails nears completion
Jim Wise, owner of the Tomahawk Surplus Store, has been on a mission for nearly 27 years: Construct a trail system that would connect Tomahawk and Minocqua that could be used by bicyclists and hikers in the warm months and snowmobiles in the winter. (Subscriber access)
Monday, July 7, 2014

Tenth annual Lac du Flambeau Lions Brewfest July 26
Anyone with a taste for microbrewed beer should mark their calendar for the the tenth annual Lac du Flambeau Lions Brewfest, the annual fundraiser for the Lac du Flambeau Lions Club, which will be held this year Saturday, July 26, 1-5 p.m., at Torpy Park in Minocqua. (Public access)
Monday, July 7, 2014

Did You Know ...?
The Howard Young Foundation (HYF) is pleased to announce that it will begin sharing information and items of general interest related to health care to residents within the service area of Howard Young Health Care. 
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New Vilas County trail mobile app
Visitors to Vilas County now have another tool to help them explore the county’s vast network of recreational trails.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Campanile offers children's workshop
The Campanile Center for the Arts, once again, has scheduled a summer theatre workshop for children grades 3-8
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Dr. Kate Museum rummage sale

A rummage sale will be held at the Woodruff Town Hall to benefit Dr. Kate Museum.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

LdF Tribe announces joint collaboration program
The Lac du Flambeau Tribe is pleased to announce a joint collaboration between the Tribe’s Gikendaasowin Education and Workforce Development Department, the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College to provide introductory college courses to individuals incarcerated in the Vilas County Jail. (Public access)
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lac du Flambeau Arts Center receives $88,000 award
Lac du Flambeau’s new Living Arts and Culture Center received a major boost last week when the USDA announced that the project will receive $88,000 in funds to promote economic growth, support rural business development and create jobs. (Public access)
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Get fit with Fido this fall

Minocqua will play host to a run/walk this fall benefiting the Oneida County Humane Society, and humans and their canine companions are both invited. (Public access)


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A full day of 4th of July fun in Minocqua
Celebrate Independence Day and Minocqua’s 125th Anniversary by joining the fun on Friday, July 4, 2014.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Coontail Market set to open July 1
The new Coontail Market, located right at the intersection of Park Street and Main Street in Boulder Junction, will hold its “soft opening” on July 1.
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Friday, June 27, 2014

New StarGazer headquarters located on Highway K

StarGazer will hold a grand opening, open house and customer appreciation party Saturday, June 28, at the company’s new headquarters, located at 9548 Highway K in Tomahawk, just down from the BP Gas Station on Hwy. K and Hwy. 51 N. 

 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Presque Isle American Legion post launches memorial quest
At its monthly meeting June 11, members of Presque Isle’s American Legion Winegar Post 480 voted to proceed with the construction of a veterans memorial that will be near the post on County Highway W. (Public access)
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Minocqua Public Library reading garden dedication June 26

The Minocqua Public Library Foundation has announced the recent completion of the outdoor reading garden at the public library.  


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

DECA recognizes employers, students and community leaders
“Make it Count” was the theme of the 2013-14 Employer Appreciation Luncheon hosted by Lakeland Union High School marketing and DECA at Reuland’s Catering Wednesday, May 21.
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Manitowish Waters 'Music in the Park' begins June 22
The “Music in the Park” concert series continues this year with free outdoor concerts held every week at Koller Park  in downtown Manitowish Waters. Concerts are held on Sunday afternoons, 4-6 p.m., through Sept. 7.
Thursday, June 19, 2014


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