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Jim Tait 02/01-02/28/17

home : community August 24, 2017

STAND UP
The next day you find yourself out enjoying a lovely day on one of the Northwoods' many lakes, go ahead and get a headcount of the number people you see on a stand up paddleboard. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 18, 2017


Friday Farmers Market
Stop uptown on Fridays to meet Green Bean Gene Munson, the Cheese Guy, and other friendly vendors at our Friday Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday, located across from the post office.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Fall Harvest Festival/Antique car show
The Lake Tomahawk Lions Club will hold the annual Fall Harvest Festival and Antique Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dragon ladies
Dressed as Wonder Woman, Katie Grundy sets the beat for Team "Lady Yakkers Too" during the second annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Torpy Park in Minocqua. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Howard Young Foundation.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

LRF election results
The Lakeland Retirement Foundation (LRF) recently elected its officers and Board of Directors for 2017-18. They include president Brian Nerdahl, vice president Geri Heppe, secretary Holly Dionne and treasurer Steve Metz.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Airport donation
Ted Davis, left, owner/operator of American Barnstormers, recently presented a donation of $750 for the "Friends of the Manitowish Waters Airport" to airport manager Mark Riegelman.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

New instant alert for livestock depredations
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is providing a new, instant email or text message alert for livestock involved in depredations from wolves, coyotes or bears.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Grants now available for non-profit organizations to help veteran entrepreneurs
MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is now accepting grant applications from registered 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) non-profit organizations that provide entrepreneurship training, or technical, business or other assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to improve employment outcomes.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Getting ready to roll
Marc Dean attaches a protective cover on the bumper of his 1936 Chevy pickup at the end of the 26th annual Musky Day Car Show on Sunday, Aug. 13, in downtown Boulder Junction. For more photos, see page 11.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Picnic putter
Ashley Eckerstorfer throws a disc towards the basket during the disc golf putting contest at the 41st annual Fireman's Picnic and Summerfest Festival on Sunday, Aug. 6, in Arbor Vitae.
Friday, August 18, 2017

On patrol
Three-year-olds Brett Huempfner and Addyson Sanchez have fun checking out the Woodruff Police patrol snowmobile and ATV during the second annual Public Safety Day hosted by the Lakeland Area Public Safety Task Force. Proceeds from the event benefit a new bike EMS program.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Can-Yak Fishing Tournament on Sept. 8 to 10
The Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 3rd annual Can-Yak Fishing Tournament in southern Iron County. This tournament is a one-of-a-kind fishing tournament for those who love to fish, as well as those who love to paddle in canoes or kayaks.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Support for GOTR
Northerly Collective, together with Heidi Eldred Yoga and Dock 'N Shop, present Girls on the Run board member Kelly Seeliger with a $750 donation for Girls on the Run of the Northwoods.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Aspirus Wausau Hospital rated fourth best in Wisconsin
U.S. News & World Report released its annual Best Hospitals rankings and Aspirus Wausau Hospital is the fourth best hospital in the state, after UW Hospital and Clinics, Aurora St. Luke's and Froedtert.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Local educator participates in professional development event
Beth Matusiewicz, a kindergarten teacher from North Lakeland School, recently joined more than 100 fellow educators from around the world for the 2017 DEN Summer Institute (DENSI), an immersive, week-long professional development experience.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Howard Young emphasizes art
The Howard Young Art Gallery, formed around 2011 and located in the Howard Young Medical Center, preserves the legacy of S. Howard Young and his passion for art by providing a venue for artists to showcase their work. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 18, 2017

Joe Heywood at Presque Isle Library on Aug. 22
Joe Heywood will be at Presque Isle Community Library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Some like it hot: Spices and heart health
Spicy food, and adding spices in general to your food may be beneficial to your heart.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Doug Moore to speak at Lakeland Gem and Mineral Club on Aug. 22
Doug Moore will speak about "German Agates" at the Lakeland Gem and Mineral Club meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 22. His presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Hazelhurst Lions Flea Market and Craft Show on Aug. 19 and 20
The Hazelhurst Lions Club's annual Flea Market and Craft Show will be held at the Hazelhurst Ballpark on Hwy 51 on Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Fe University acting class offered in Ironwood beginning Sept. 5
For area seniors curious about theater and acting or anxious to relive an acting past, Fe University is offering an acting class, "Act Now: Explorations in the Art of Acting," beginning Sept. 5 and continuing for four Tuesdays and Thursdays in September from 10 a.m. to noon. The course will be held at the Historic Ironwood Theater with experienced director and theater instructor, Helen Fashbaugh of Ironwood.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Craft Fair at Avanti on Oct. 14
Come to the Avanti Health and Rehabilitation Center Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Friday, August 18, 2017

First Lady to tour Presque Isle for 'Walk with Walker' on Aug. 23
The public and media are invited to join First Lady Tonette Walker as she hosts "Walk with Walker" in Presque Isle at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23. The walk will span 1.5 miles beginning and ending at the American Legion Post #480.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Denim & Dessert plans September production - 'The Good Doctor'
Neil Simon teams up with the short sketch's of Anton Chekhov in this series of comedic stories highlighting the foibles of life at every turn. In one sketch a father looses his nerve when he aborts his guided tour of a house of ill-repute for his young son.
Friday, August 18, 2017

What are your teens hiding in their bedrooms?
From flasks camouflaged as soda containers to drug concealing containers and discrete pipes and stickers signifying marijuana use, many teens are hiding their drug and alcohol use in plain sight, public health officials say.
Friday, August 18, 2017

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


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