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Museum training
Training of the docents recently took place at the NorthernWaters Museum in Land O’ Lakes to prepare for the summer patrons. Above, Barb Wilkinson (left) and Leslie Pearson view a new bobcat mount from taxidermist Ron Lax of Land O’ Lakes.                           —Photo By Jill James
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:35 PM
 
Science show
Magic-Al science magician, also known as Al Stawicki, an award-winning Wisconsin Science Teacher of the Year, visited the Land O’ Lakes Public Library as part of the library’s Fizz Boom Read! science summer-reading theme. The event was sponsored by Conserve School of Land O’ Lakes and the library. Stawicki involved the audience in problem-solving situations, educational lessons and science magic. Above, Stawicki uses a leaf blower and a roll of toilet paper during a lesson on lift. One-hundred people attended the show. As part of the library’s summer science theme, The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company will visit the library to perform a short play about Ben Franklin Wednesday, July 16, at 10 a.m. as part of the library’s summer science theme.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:03 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:05 PM )
 
LOLA holds Art of Cheese fundraiser
Jack and Judy Rusch were donors at the Land O’ Lakes Area Artisan’s Art of Cheese fundraiser held at Forest Lake Country Store in Land O’ Lakes June 18.              —Contributed Photo

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) held its annual fundraiser, the Art of Cheese, at Forest Lake Country Store June 18.

More than 75 supporters attended the event, which included tasting dishes with featured cheese created by personal chef and caterer Lynn Richie.

Between the silent and

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:02 PM
 
Grand marshal award
St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Land O’ Lakes won the Grand Marshal award at the Land O’ Lakes Fourth of July parade. The float, Heavens To Betsy Ross, featured Betsy Ross on a rocking chair, a rocket, a priest and nun motif and children throwing candy to spectators.  —Photo By Jill James
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:01 PM
 
Blood drive set July 22

A community blood drive, hosted by the Conover Lions Club, has been planned in Conover Tuesday, July 22, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Community Center on Highway K.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with parental permission, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and have a photo ID. Donors are encouraged to eat a regular meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating.

Advance donation appointments are recommended, and may be made by calling Rita or Al at (715) 479-4959 or the Community Blood Center toll-free at 1-(800) 280-4102, or by visiting save3lives.org.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:01 PM
 
Conover celebrates
CONOVER CELEBRATES — Conover-area residents created floats for the Fourth of July parade that traveled down Townline Road to the park on E. Highway K, where the Lions Club’s Party in the Park followed. Above, campers from Camp Ramah in Conover join in the festivities. Left, a float was made to promote the Northwoods Blizzard Blast event set in February of 2015. Below, Parade Marshal Lanny Stoddard of Lanny’s Fireside Restaurant in Conover waves to spectators.                         —Photos By Janet Garling                            and GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:49 PM
 
Fourth of July parade
The Land O’ Lakes Fourth of July parade headed down Highway B as crowds of spectators and eager children awaiting candy to be thrown from floats lined the sidewalks. The Grand Marshal Award went to St. Albert’s Catholic Church, the Big Portage Lake Association float won first place, Land O’ Lakes Public Library won second place and the youth prize went to the Land O’ Lakes Community Garden. Above, the Land O’ Lakes Veterans of Foreign Wars Color Guard Unit kicked off the parade.        —Staff Photo By RYAN BURGY
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:42 PM
 
Santori holds veterans event
Dr. Gina Santori (left) held The Eagle Has Landed event featuring the Land O’ Lakes Veterans of Foreign Wars AMVETS Post 8400 Color Guard Unit, a flag raising and an unveiling of a new bald eagle carving by artist Charles Horn of Watersmeet, Mich., June 21.                                                 —Contributed Photo

The Land O’ Lakes Veterans of Foreign Wars AMVETS Post 8400 Color Guard Unit kicked off the first day of summer, June 21, by leading The Eagle Has Landed event held by Dr. Gina Santori of Watersmeet, Mich.

Santori’s event was a flag raising and unveiling of a new bald eagle carving by artist Charles Horn of Waters­meet.

Santori’s late husband, Lt. Richard Santori,

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:40 PM
 
Stephens, Bruso to play at farmers market July 10
Tess Stephens (left) and Chris Bruso will perform at the Land O’ Lakes Farmers Market Thursday, July 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.                                                       —Contributed Photo

Fiddler Tess Stephens, accompanied by Chris Bruso on guitar, will perform at the Land O’ Lakes Farmers Market in downtown Land O’ Lakes across from the library Thursday, July 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Stephens has been playing the fiddle since she was 8 years old. She won the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championship when she was 15,

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:39 PM
 
Cancer benefit
The Gateway Ladies Golf League held a fundraiser June 18 for the Pink Ribbon Riders, a nonprofit organization that services breast cancer patients in several states, including Wisconsin and Michigan, at the Gateway Golf Club in Land O’ Lakes. Thirty-two women played golf and had a luncheon afterward. A total of $595 was raised for the organization. Many of the women who participated in the outing are cancer survivors. Above, survivors were honored with geranium plants. The golf league meets Wednesdays at the Gateway Golf Club. Tee-off time is 8:30 a.m.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:38 PM
 
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