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Bicycle event
About 300 people participated in last weekend’s Ride with Leinie in Land O’ Lakes. Friday’s activities included two rides for fat tire bikes, followed by a welcome corn roast at Brew’s Pub in downtown Land O’ Lakes. Two rides were offered Saturday beginning at Forest Lake Country Store, one of which was led by Dick and Jean Leinenkugel. A raffle featured items donated by Forest Lake Country Store, Miller Beer of the Northwoods and Wilderness Lakes Trail Inc. It culminated with one lucky participant going home with a Leinen­kugel’s Old Town canoe. Proceeds from the benefit will go toward the continuing development of the Wilderness Lakes Trail biking and pedestrian trail system. When completed, the trail will be a 40-mile loop connecting Waters­meet, Mich., and Land O’ Lakes and encircling the Sylvania Wilderness Area. The group of Stormy Kromer riders (above) were from Ironwood, Mich. —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:31 PM
 
Art award
The Headwaters Art League held its annual meeting at Gateway Lodge and displayed artwork. Eleanor Lapp (middle) was chosen Artist of the Year for her hanging cloth creations. She is shown with her award.  —Photo By Jill James
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:23 PM
 
Water exercise class planned PDF Print E-mail

Nicolet College will hold a  water exercise class at the Gateway Lodge in Land O’ Lakes Mondays and Wednesdays beginning in September, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The class will run through Oct. 16.

Laurie Kramer will instruct the class. The cost will be $56.20 and $42.52 for those older than 62.

The class will include the use of a noodle flotation device to add extra resistance in arm and leg movements, and will be used for stretching exercises and floating water activities.

For more information or to register, call Nicolet College at 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4493.  

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:22 PM
 
Art awards announced
The 30th annual Art Impressions took place Saturday, July 27, in Land O’ Lakes. Artists, from left, Wendy Powalisz of Land O’ Lakes, Karen Lenhart of Watersmeet, Mich., and Katlyn Koester of Arbor Vitae all received Awards of Excellence for their body of work. All three artists are members of Artistree Gallery Cooperative in Land O’ Lakes. 	—Contributed Photo

The 30th annual Art Impressions, was held in Land O’ Lakes, Saturday, July 27.

The following artists received awards of excellence, Jeff Wilcox of Bayfield; Monica Fairchild of Three Lakes; Karen Lenhart of Waters­meet, Mich.; Wendy Powalisz of Land O’ Lakes; and Katlyn Koester of Arbor Vitae.

Honorable mentions were received by Darlene

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:21 PM
 
Annual blessing
A free Blessing of the Animals service will be offered at Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church, located at 3675 Church Road in Conover,  Sunday, Aug. 18, at 3 p.m. The entire North Woods community is welcome to take pets of all kinds to receive a blessing at this outdoor service. Those interested do not need to have a pet to attend. If desired, attendees may sign up for a certificate of blessing, including a picture of the pet, signed by the Rev. John. Animal and people food will be served. A free-will offering will be taken for the Humane Society of Vilas County. As a safety measure, all pets should be leashed or caged. For more information, contact Bill and Joanie Green at (715) 547-6209. 	—Contributed Photo
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:08 PM
 
Church sets welcome service PDF Print E-mail

Hope Lutheran Church welcomes the public to attend a Sunday Friendship service, Aug. 11, at morning worship service beginning at 9:30 a.m.

“This is the time to greet new members and welcome friends, neighbors and family,” said a church spokesperson.

A meal will be served following the service.

Hope Lutheran Church is located on Highway 45 N., just across the Wisconsin-Michigan border.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 6:00 PM
 
Melody with HeArt scheduled Sept. 26
Melody with HeArt, a fundraising event presented by Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA), the Northwoods Singers and Headwaters State Bank will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Gateway Lodge in Land O’ Lakes. The event will feature food, music and local artists. Pictured at the bank in Land O’ Lakes is Shirley Battin of LOLA, Tom Reed of Headwaters State Bank and Barbara Nehring of the Northwoods Singers.                                                 —Contributed Photo

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA), the Northwoods Singers and Headwaters State Bank are collaborating to present a gala fall fundraising event, Melody with HeArt, Thursday, Sept. 26, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Gateway Lodge in Land O’ Lakes.

The event celebrates art in the North Woods and will feature gourmet food, music and local art.

The evening will begin with cocktails in Gateway Lodge Lounge, followed by a dinner catered by Lanny’s Fireside.

Performing music from the 1930s,

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 5:59 PM
 
Museum to open workroom

The Land O’ Lakes Historical Society Acquisitions Task Force recently announced it will open the Land O’ Lakes Historical Society’s Northern Waters Museum workroom to the public Thursday, Aug. 22, from noon to 4 p.m.

Attendees will learn how the museum stores donated historical items, how exhibit items are handled and how modern computer techniques are used to organize collections.

Time permitting, historical society volunteers will scan and copy historical documents or photographs for workroom visitors.

“This is an excellent chance for history buffs,

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 5:51 PM
 
Science show
The Land O’ Lakes Public Library hosted the Magic is Fun! show sponsored by Conserve School July 24. Science magician Al Stawicki, who is an award-winning “Wisconsin Science Teacher of the Year” presented the show. More than 90 children and adults were in attendance to be entertained and learn about science through magic. Children witnessed a chemical reaction that happened when Stawicki added the candy Mentos to a bottle of Pepsi.                                         —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:24 PM
 
Library schedules water party Aug. 14

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

Children’s programs

— Monday, Aug. 5, “Hotel Transylvania,” an animated family comedy starring Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez. 91 min.

— Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m., Art on the Lawn. This event is part of Land O’ Lakes Area Artisan’s 100 Days of Art series. Participants will create on the library’s front lawn.

— Monday, Aug. 12, “The Muppets,” a musical family comedy

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:24 PM
 
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