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Camp Manitowish YMCA, Inc. announces participation in the Special Milk Program
The Special Milk Program receives funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The program provides financial assistance to any public or non-profit tax exempt agency providing non-residential child care, early education care, and/or school-age child care, as well as non-profit camps for children and homeless feeding sites.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month
Each year during the first week of August, people around the world celebrate World Breastfeeding Week to raise awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lakeland Noon Rotary Donation
The Lakeland Noon Rotary Club recently donated $200 to the Lakeland Hawks. Pictured, from left, are rotarian Kate Buffington, Ryan Johnson, representing the Lakeland Hawks, and Lakeland Noon Rotary president Sue Morris.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sweet surprise
Friends of the Library Cake Roulette winner Katie Crall surprises seven-and-a-half-year-old Nell Dulay with her prize of a tray of cupcakes during the Sayner Street Fair on Sunday, Aug. 6 in downtown Sayner.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Pirate ship
One of the more adventurous offerings in the upcoming LIR fall session will be a tour Thursday, Sept. 21, of the Eagle River Chain of Lakes on a true-to-form pirate ship.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

LUHS production 'Hello! My Baby' earns four Tommy awards
On March 2, 2017, Lakeland Union High School drama department settled in for what was to become five shows of the Gershwin-driven musical "Hello! My Baby." Naturally, nerves were high, as they are with any opening show, but that opening Thursday, and the ensuing shows had a bit of added pressure. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 11, 2017

His service for other veterans
On July 7, a dedication of a memorial wall was held at Camp American Legion.

The wall is named for Vietnam veteran, Medal of Honor recipient and Wisconsin resident Gary Wetzel.

Prior to the dedication ceremony, Wetzel was talking to a small group of people, mostly fellow veterans.

Friday, August 11, 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, August 11, 2017

Veterans Service Organizations
Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) have a few different purposes. They are a way for veterans who have common ground to get to know each other and to help each other as well as help their community.
Friday, August 11, 2017

'Krazy' in Minocqua
Andrea Bertram drinks a sample of Razzle Dazzle Raspberry wine from street-side sommelier Kylie Van Skyhawk of A La Carte during the Krazy Day annual sidewalk sale on Tuesday, Aug. 8, in downtown Minocqua.
Friday, August 11, 2017

'Ant Bee'
An ant and a bee share space on a wildflower growing in the Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area in Manitowish Waters.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Rocky Wauters
Six-year-old Eavan Wauters and her seven-year-old sister Leighton check out an assortment of amethysts from Mystic Moraine Minerals during the 49th annual Gem and Mineral Show on Saturday, July 15, at Lakeland Union High School.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Meet 'Sierra'
Bart Kotarba introduces the Northwoods Wildlife Center's resident hawk, "Sierra" to the Becker family during the 49th annual Gem and Mineral Show on Saturday, July 15, at Lakeland Union High School.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Look and listen
Local photography hobbyist Mark Westphal shares a slideshow of his nature photography titled "A Journey through the Seasons" and reminds viewers "to look, listen and appreciate the moments that are right before our eyes" on Monday, July 17, at the Kemp Natural Resources Station in Woodruff.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Bill Radant photos featured in Boulder Junction Public Library
The Boulder Junction Public Library welcomes the public to view the upcoming "Art in the Library" exhibit. The Library Art Committee and Board of Trustees selected Bill Radant for the August exhibit.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Nicolet College's business management degree now features all-online option
Students enrolling in Nicolet College's business management program now have the option of completing the associate degree entirely online with classes starting this fall.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Nicolet College launches new culinary management degree
Students interested in the culinary arts continue to have more career options at Nicolet as the college recently launched its new culinary management associate degree.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Victoria Houston
Rhinelander native and award winning author Victoria Houston discusses her popular Loon Lake Mystery Series during a Northwoods Book Festival program on Thursday, July 20, at the Winchester Public Library.
Friday, August 11, 2017

New opportunities at Eagle River Elementary School
With the transition of Eagle River Elementary School becoming a 4K-6 building comes new programs and opportunities. This school year, the Northwoods Child Development Center will be operating a before and after school daycare program.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Send children back to school protected from serious diseases
Back-to-school season is here. It's time for parents to gather school supplies and back packs. It's also the perfect time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Encouraging nature
Four-year-old Grady Rasmussen encourages a monarch butterfly to take off from his hand during the Wonders of Wildlife - Monarch Butterflies program on Friday, Aug. 4, at the North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters.
Friday, August 11, 2017

"Cabin in the Woods" quilt raffle on October 24
The Friends of the Plum Lake Library are raffling off the "Cabin in the Woods" quilt on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Friday, August 11, 2017

James Campbell at Camp Jorn on Sept. 14
At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, James Campbell will make an appearance at Camp Jorn YMCA in Manitowish Waters.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Terri's Treehouse Early Learning Center earns national NAEYC accreditation
Here in the Northwoods, Terri's Treehouse in Arbor Vitae has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Winchester Library Book Club
The Winchester Library Book Club will meet on Monday, Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. We are reading "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult. It is a great read with many talking points that the Book Club will be discussing. We always welcome new members and our discussions are lively followed usually with a snack. Plan now to attend.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Rhinelander District Library solar eclipse glasses giveaway
The Rhinelander District Library will be providing free solar eclipse glasses beginning Friday, Aug. 11. The library has 100 glasses to give away to adults and 100 glasses to give away to children, one pair of glasses per person, first-come, first-serve.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Plum Lake Fire and Ambulance
The 30th annual Plum Lake Volunteer Fire Department's Spaghetti Dinner is next Monday, Aug. 14, at the Sayner Community Center. Spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad, and desert for only $12.50 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Circle in the Center visiting artist workshop
Campanile Center for the Arts in Minocqua welcomes Linda Walker teaching a class on the basics of traditional clogging. The workshop is on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., underneath the large circular skylight on the auditorium stage.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The 7th annual "See Me Tri" Triathlon
The 7th annual "See Me Tri" Triathlon will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Clear Lake picnic area off Hwy J in Woodruff. The triathlon begins at 8 a.m., with late registration open at 6:30 a.m. at the staging area.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sportsmen's Chalet 21st annual Pig Roast benefitting area snowmobile clubs
Join in the fun at the 21st annual Pig Roast at Sportsmen's Chalet Saturday, Aug. 26. The event starts at 2 p.m., with dinner being served at 5 p.m. and the cash raffle is drawing at 7 p.m. The pig roast dinner is $12.50.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Call of the wild
A freshly face painted six-year-old Jordan Payne gives her best loon call during the Loon Day Loon Calling Contest on Wednesday, Aug. 2, in downtown Mercer.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Fusion effusion
Jack Stayer, in his home studio workshop Sand Lake Trading Company, describes his process for creating unique stained and fused glass creations to visitors, from left, Ann Hudson, Margaret Hudson and Susan Ferris, during the Northwoods Art Tour on Saturday, July 29, in Lac du Flambeau.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Headwaters Foundation Charity Golf Classic to be held Aug. 12
The 32nd annual Headwaters Foundation Charity Golf Classic will be held at the Rhinelander Country Club, Saturday, Aug. 12, with shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale on Aug. 8 and 9
The Minocqua Public Library Foundation will be holding its Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Local teen named We R Native ambassador
At only 19, Laurie Wildcat is determined to make a difference in her community and has started the process by becoming a community ambassador for We R Native.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Program provides information and tips on healthy aging
At any age, there are lifestyle habits which can be adopted to help maintain or even potentially improve health. These habits may also help to keep brains healthy as people age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Friends First meets Aug. 8
Join the Friends First Fun and Games Night for the challenged individuals in the area. The group will meet at Island City Lanes, Highway 51 S., Mincoqua, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Come prepared for excitement and to meet new friends.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Volunteers needed
The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center will soon be hosting two wonderful events - Paul Bunyan Fest on Wednesday, Aug. 16 and the National Championship Musky Open on Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 17 through 20, and volunteers are needed.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Aquarama Revival runners
Wearing his Woodruff firefighter turn-out gear, Victor Gee crosses the Aquarama Revival Run 5K finish line holding his five-year-old son Emmit a half second behind 14-year-old Paula Reuther on Saturday, July 29, at Torpy Park in Minocqua. Proceeds from the Lakeland Lady Lions sponsored event benefit local volunteer fire departments and hospice. More photos from the event can be found on page 25 of this edition of The Lakeland Times.
Friday, August 4, 2017

RE/MAX Agent Brenda S. Thompson Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
Brenda S. Thompson, owner/broker of RE/MAX Northwoods, has been presented with the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring highly successful agents who have earned more than $3 million in commissions and have completed seven years of service with the company. Less than six percent of the RE/MAX network has achieved this prestigious award.
Friday, August 4, 2017


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