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LOLA’s 100 Days of Art grand finale party set

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA), a nonprofit arts organization, announced its 100 Days of Art grand finale party will be held Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the LOLA Center for the Arts, located at 4262 Highway B in Land O’ Lakes.

The event celebrates the conclusion of its 100 Days of Art program and will feature food, music by local musicians Jennifer Anderson and Mark Hovel, Halloween treats for children and the drawing for LOLA’s action raffle that was on-going this summer.

The final drawing includes a Hobie kayak, Fuji mountain bike and a Canon camera.

Events for the 100 Days of Art program ranged

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 4:18 PM
Colorama winners announced
The Headwaters Food Pantry won first prize in the Colorama scarecrow decorating competition with a shake, rattle and roll scarecrow featuring chrysanthemums for hair.            —Contributed Photos

The Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the Land O’ Lakes Colorama 2013 scarecrow and autumn decorating contest.

Winner in the scarecrow division was Headwaters Food Pantry with its lady scarecrow with bouffant hair made out of  mums flowers depicting the shake, rattle and roll era.

Coming in second place was the

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 4:17 PM
Haack wins kayak from memorial race

Jean Haack of Land O’ Lakes  was the recipient of a new kayak, a Current Designs Breeze, valued at $1,000 from Jeff and Marcia Rohr of  Conover.

Haack bought her ticket in Madison in March at Canoecopia when she visited the Callie Rohr Memorial Canoe and Kayak Race booth.

Other winners in the raffle were Derek Strohl of Port Washington who won an accommodations package from Wild Eagle Lodge in Eagle River, Cindy Pitzner of Fort Atkinson who won a week’s stay at Lake Forest Resort and Club in Eagle River, and Ramona Stoll of Rothschild who won

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 4:16 PM
Blood drive set Oct. 22

The Conover Lions Club announced it will hold a community blood drive Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Community Center on Highway K in Conover.

To schedule an appointment, contact Rita or Al at (715)?479-4959, or toll free at 1-(800) 280-4102, or visit

Walk-in donors are welcome.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 4:16 PM
Sno-Buddies set meeting

The Conover Sno-Buddies Snowmobile Club announced events for the month of October.

The monthly meeting will be held at Log Cabin in Conover Monday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The cost will be $9.

Reservations should be made by Oct. 6.

To make a dinner reservation, contact

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 5:21 PM
Historical society plans fish fry and film festival

The Land O’ Lakes Historical Society recently announced it will hold its annual Fall Fish Fry and Historic Film Festival Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Bent’s Camp in Land O’?Lakes.

Barefoot Charlie, Harry Moderhack, John Thomas and Musky Gus are just a few of the Land O’ Lakes historical personages that will make an appearance at the event.

All proceeds benefit the Land O’ Lakes Historical Society and the Land O’ Lakes NorthernWaters Museum.

Guests will view a variety of home movies from the society’s

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 5:21 PM
Land O' Lakes donation
Sam Otterpohl (left), Land O’ Lakes town supervisor and fire chief, received a donation check from Kristi Hehn (right), a coordinator for the Land O’ Lakes flea and farmers market, for the use of the Land O’ Lakes ice rink called The Snowflake. The funds will be used to maintain the rink located on the town hall grounds.  —Photo By Jill James
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:39 PM
Melody with HeART set Thursday, Sept. 26

The Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce recently announced Melody with HeART, a gala evening of gourmet dining, fine art and song presented by The Northwoods Singers will be held Thursday, Sept. 26 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at the Gateway Lodge.

Lanny’s Fireside of Conover will be catering the event.  Tickets are $75 per person. To reserve tickets, contact Mary Dickson at (906)?366-0325 or marydickson343­@­

This event will benefit the Land O’ Lakes arts community.

Judging for the annual fall scarecrow

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:38 PM
Kemplin to teach class on Temari balls Oct. 1

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) recently announced its upcoming art classes.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mercer artist Virginia Kemplin will teach a class about the ancient Japanese decorative art of making Temari balls.

The class will focus on intricate embroidery using colorful threads. Kits for two ornaments will be utilized

Originally Temari balls were used to entertain children,

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:38 PM
Artist Geary to display paintings Friday, Oct. 4

The Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans (LOLA) recently announced its upcoming events for October, the last month of 100 Days of Art program.

Artist Tim Geary, portrait painter and caricature artist,  will display original paintings at Meyer Insurance in Land O’ Lakes Friday, Oct. 4.

Shakespearian scholar, Prof. David Hay, will speak on “Shakespeare for Any Town USA” Saturday, Oct. 5, at the LOLA Center for the Arts from 2 to 4 p.m.

Attendees will learn why the bard is still relevant today. Hay will also share

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:37 PM

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