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Lions Club announces plans for Fourth of July festivities

The Three Lakes Lions Club will hold its 62nd annual Fourth of July Parade and pancake breakfast in downtown Three Lakes Friday, July 4, with the breakfast slated from 7 to 11 a.m. and the parade at 9 a.m.

According to Lions Club President Don Sidlowski, who also serves as parade chairman, this year’s parade theme will be “Having an Old-Fashioned Fourth in a New-Fangled World.”

In keeping with tradition, the name of the parade grand marshal will not be revealed until the week before the parade. In the meantime, Sidlowski is calling for all area businesses, organizations, families and individuals to enter a float in the parade and be a part of the town’s celebration.

“Of course, we expect to have all of the

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:40 PM
Community gardeners
Three Lakes students from kindergarten through fifth grade recently worked at the Three Lakes Community Garden. This is the fifth year that students have helped out with the food pantry plots, and the students will return to the garden in fall to help harvest the food for the pantry. Of the 31 plots in the garden, 10 are dedicated to grow produce for the Three Lakes Christian Food Pantry. In the past, the garden has provided an average of 1,000 pounds of fresh produce to the pantry.                    —Photo By Jan Hintz
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:39 PM
Demmer Library to host musician storyteller Kastle

Edward U. Demmer Memorial Library will host Tom Kastle — who will perform a musical medley to entertain children and their families — Monday, June 16, at 1 p.m. in the lower level of the library.

Kastle has spent more than two decades on the road and on the water as a singer, tall-ship sailor and captain, songwriter and teller of tales.

As half of the maritime folk duo Tom & Chris Kastle, he toured throughout the United States as well as Ireland, Scotland, Poland, the Netherlands and New Zealand. He has produced 11 recordings and a soundtrack for PBS.

His original songs run from the romantic to the nautical. His ballad, “Cold Winds,”

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:39 PM
Ski show season
Artist Doug Scheffen (left) and show co-director Allie Hayes (far right) have put the finishing touches on a prop for the Aqua Devils ski show. Also pictured are ski club members, from left, Danielle Erickson, Matt Hayes and Kacey Running as they try out the western-themed cutouts. Weekly shows will be held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. on Big Stone Lake at the Phyllis B. Felland Memorial Ski Park on Golf Course Loop Road in Three Lakes. The first show will be Saturday, June 14.                          —Photo By Jan Hintz
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:38 PM
Legion to hold pot roast dinner

The Three Lakes American Legion will hold a beef pot roast dinner Saturday, June 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The dinner will include beef pot roast with all the trimmings, coffee and dessert for a cost of $8.

The Bill Hassey Orchestra will

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:37 PM
Car, Boat show scheduled for August in Three Lakes

The eighth annual Three Lakes Car and Boat Show will be held later than usual this year, as organizer Ed Jacobsen has scheduled the show for Saturday, Aug. 2, starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Petroleum Museum on Highway 45 just north of Three Lakes.

Jacobsen said the unpredictable weather in June has impacted shows in the past and he hopes the August date will be more favorable to the beautiful cars and boats starring at the show.

He has added vintage boats to the show this year

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:37 PM
Three Lakes history
On behalf of the Three Lakes Historical Society, museum curators Alan Tulppo and Kyle McMahon co-authored a pictorial history of Three Lakes. The recently released book, “Images of America-Three Lakes,” contains images and photographs depicting Three Lakes as it has grown throughout the years. Attending a recent book signing was Appleton high school student Claire Christopher (left) and authors McMahon and Tulppo. The book is available for purchase at the Three Lakes Historical Museum located at 1798 Huron St. in Three Lakes.                                              —Photo By Jan Hintz
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:07 PM
Health Dept. hosts seventh bike rodeo

The Oneida County Health Department hosted its seventh bike rodeo last week at the Rhinelander Walmart parking lot for 200 families.

Children from all over Oneida County peddled in to the rodeo, which was designed to teach youth bicycle safety skills through a series of six obstacle courses:  Security Parking and Licenses, Demon Driveway, Crazy Crossroads, Who’s There/Scan to Your Rear, Rock Dodge, Balance and Quick Stop.

The event also provided children with new helmets,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:06 PM
Center for Arts to kick off film fest

The Three Lakes Center for the Arts will kick off its second film fest Thursday, June 19, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Brad Pruitt.

Voted “One of 20 of the Most Creative Milwaukeeans,” Pruitt’s film “Bending Toward the Light” explores the challenges and triumphs of educational systems in the United States through the lens of students, parents, teachers, reformers and activists.

All of the films will be preceded by a reception with drinks and

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:06 PM
Art award
Three Lakes High School students recently participated in the Northern Lakes Conference Art Show, taking home awards for the Bluejays. Winners included, front row from left, Jamie Domnick, Kerri Seyfert, Emily Sowinski, Alexandria Hennessey, Jane Connelly, Amanda Dessellier and Maria Gensler; back row, Anna Runkle, Makenna Kalata, Erin Peczynski, Kiama Karianjahi, Tyler Wilson,  Briar Patterson and Derek Frane. Missing from the photo were Ian Bedore, Kelly Jacob and Kristina Vanderstone.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:05 PM

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