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Trail foundation
The Conover Sno-Buddies Snowmobile Club held its seasonal kick-off meeting Sept. 10 at Twin Haven in Conover. Dave and Jen Payne, at left, owners of Club 45, presented a $500 check to Sno-Buddies President Bob Payseur. The funds were raised at Club 45’s  annual St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage dinner held last March. All proceeds will go toward trail maintenance. 	—Contributed Photo
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:45 PM
Gober to mime at Melody with HeART

The Melody with HeART gala fundraiser set Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Gateway Lodge recently announced that Benn Gober of Eagle River will perform as a mime at the event.

Melody with HeART is a combined effort benefiting the Land O’ Lakes Artisans Inc. and the Northwoods Singers.

A gourmet dinner, catered by Lanny’s Fireside in Conover, will be accompanied by music from the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s and ’60s performed by the Northwoods Singers.

Fine artworks commissioned by North Woods area

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 2:42 PM
Conover Oktoberfest set Sept. 21

The Conover Chamber     of Commerce recently announced it will sponsor Oktoberfest Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Conover Community Center on Hwy. K East.

Doors open and keg tapping begins at 5:30 p.m.  The Jim Pekol Orchestra will perform German music.

The cost will be $5 per person. The event will feature raffles and traditional German food will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Sharon Olander at (715)?479-5757. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 2:41 PM
Animal blessing
 Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church held its annual pet blessing service Sunday, Aug. 18, on the shore of Pioneer Lake. According to the Indermuehle children’s count, there were 36 people, 23 dogs, three kittens, one bunny, one duck, one goose, two hermit crabs, one snail and a large snake present, and the Rev. John Kuziej blessed them all. Jennifer Primich of the Humane Society of Vilas County Animal Shelter was presented with a check for $562.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 5:08 PM
Local artist
 Joanne Schellgell of Land O’ Lakes gave her Bricolage Beauties presentation Aug. 14, at Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans (LOLA)  Center for the Arts in Land O’ Lakes. Schellgell makes altered, found-object dolls. This event was part of LOLA’s 100 Days of Art program. —Photo By Jill James
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:17 PM
Chain Saw Charlie to give demonstration

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans (LOLA) ?recently announced its upcoming 100 Days of Art events.

Chain Saw Charlie, local chain saw carver Chuck Horn, will be on the LOLA deck to give a sawing demonstration Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“A Taste of the Harvest,”  featuring a cooking demonstration from cheese artisan Pete Martin, will kick off Colorama weekend Monday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. at the Land O’ Lakes Farmers Market.

Three local artists,  will display work at “Photos,

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:16 PM
Golf fundraiser
The Gateway Lodge Big Bang Golf Outing, held July 16, raised more than $10,000 for the Land O’ Lakes fireworks display. More than 60 golfers participated. The event included a fireworks shotgun start, a banquet and raffles. Above, members of the Gateway Lodge Big Bang Golf Outing, Holly McMormack (left) and Sandy Garbarek (right), Gateway Lodge general manager, presented a check to fireworks organizer Peter Schindelholz. 	—Contributed Photo
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:16 PM
New tower
The new county-owned dispatch communications tower in Conover is erected and nearing completion. The tower stands 180 feet. 	—Photo By Janet Garling
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:15 PM
Church to host fiber art show

Ely Memorial Church recently announced it will  sponsor the fiber arts show, Threads Through Time II, in conjuction with Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans’ (LOLA) Art Center’s 100 Days of Art Saturday, Sept. 21.

“Come to the church to enjoy the many demonstrations, a program on old quilts and displays of many fiber arts creations,” said a church representative.

Fiber arts to be featured include both old and new,  and traditional and contemporary.

Exhibitors are welcome to display their items and, if

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:03 PM
Photography classes offered thru LOLA

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans (LOLA) recently announced that it will be featuring three photographic events in the coming weeks as part of the 100 Days of Art series.

— “Feast Your Eyes” Friday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Community Garden will feature Holly Farrell’s photographs from the garden, and photo taking tips. For more information, call (906) 544-2425.

— “Weird Things You See in the Ottawa” Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Forest Visitor’s Center.

Winning entries submitted by both aspiring and experienced photographers

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:02 PM

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