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Postmaster retirement
Conover Postmaster Debra Martin announced that she will retire as postmaster Dec. 31. Martin has worked for the postal service for 28 years starting in Land O’ Lakes in 1985. She also spent time working in the post offices in Phelps, Land O’ Lakes, Eagle River and Woodruff before being promoted to postmaster of Fish Creek in 1992. In 2003, she returned to Conover. “It has been a pleasure serving all of the communities that I have worked in,” said Martin.  	—Photo By Janet Garling
Monday, December 23, 2013 1:51 PM
Pantry donation
 Kim Eggleston (left) of Eggleston Custom Cabinets & Home Furnishings in Land O’ Lakes recently presented a check for $260 to Kathy Hamann of the Headwaters Food Pantry in Land O’ Lakes. Egglestons ran a promotion for the month of November in which it donated a portion of its sales to the food pantry. 	—Contributed Photo
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:16 PM
Santa Weekend featured numerous holiday events

Santa Weekend in Land O’ Lakes was held the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.

While waiting for Santa to arrive, the library was busy with a Christmas ornament workshop. Winter weather greeted Santa when he arrived at the Land O’ Lakes airport where a crowd was on hand to welcome him and go on the horse-drawn wagon ride to the downtown Christmas celebration across from the library.

Santa’s new house, built and donated by Benson Builders,

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:15 PM
Watercolor painting class slated Jan. 6, 13 and 20

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) will offer a  beginning watercolor painting class lead by resident LOLA artist Wendy Powalisz Mondays, Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the LOLA Art Center.

Powalisz has dabbled in art since she was a child and started a serious study of watercolor 20 years ago.

“Her style is bold, graphic and colorful, and her original watercolors are inspired by the creatures found in nature at her homestead in Land O’ Lakes,”

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:14 PM
Artist to give critiques at center for the arts
Artist Karen Lenhart will give critiques of community members’ artwork at the Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans (LOLA) Inc. Center for the Arts Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 1-3 p.m. The event is free with a suggested $10 donation to benefit LOLA programming efforts. 			      —Contributed Photo

Artist Karen Lenhart will be at the Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) Center for the Arts Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. to give critiques of artwork brought to the event.

Artists of all levels are welcome to bring in two pieces of their work, in any media, and Lenhart will give her expert advice on design, composition, color, technique and suggestions for matting and framing.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:10 PM
LOLA sets holiday open house

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) will hold its traditional holiday open house Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the LOLA Center for the Arts.

The open house will feature a book signing by Marilyn Annin for her “Up North Stories” book series, including a book set in Land O’ Lakes in the ice age, from 10 a.m to noon, and live music from local musicians.

All of the proceeds from the book series sales will be donated to the Land O’ Lakes Historical Society and LOLA.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:10 PM
Hope Lutheran Church sets Carols and Creches Fest

Hope Lutheran Church in Land O’?Lakes will celebrate the Advent Christmas season with its annual Carols and Creches Festival, Sunday, Dec. 8. A festival worship service will begin the service at 9:30 a.m., followed by brunch.

Members and friends of the congregation will have an array of nativity scenes on display for viewing.

A cookie walk will be held with the proceeds to benefit Mission Smiles Orphanages in Orissa, India. The orphanage compound suffered severe damage in the recent cyclone that hit the area.

Hope Lutheran Church is located at N. 1764 Highway 45.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:59 PM
Northwoods Singers, youth choir to hold concerts Dec. 12, 15

The Northwoods Singers and the Northwoods Youth Choir will present “A Night for All the World” in two holiday concerts.

The first concert will be Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at Grace Covenant Church located at 316 Jasper St. in Iron River, Mich.

The second will be Sunday, Dec. 15, at 4 pm. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ located at 101 N. First St. in Eagle River.

Both concerts will be free, and will feature refreshments following the concert.  A free-will offering will be taken.

Various members of the group will provide  percussion.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:58 PM
Military donations
 For the second year, VFW Post 8400 in Land O’ Lakes hosted Girl Scout Brownie Troop 7056. The troop baked a variety of cookies to be sent overseas to servicemen and -women. Pictured at the VFW are, front row from left, Sabrina Carlson and Alyssa Imse; back row, Mary Kate Kusick, Kiona Pallin and troop leader Julie Imse.     —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:27 PM
Christmas ornament workshop scheduled Nov. 29 at library

The Land O’ Lakes Public Library announced its upcoming events.

A family ornament workshop will be held Friday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Attendees will make North Woods Christmas tree decorations. All ages are welcome. There is no charge for this event.

“You’ll have plenty of time to see Santa arrive at 1 p.m.,” said a library representative.

A movie afternoon will be held at the library Friday, Dec. 13,

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:26 PM

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