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Historical society ready to open museum with party on June 25

The Land O’ Lakes Historical Society met May 8 at the Land O’ Lakes Town Hall. Members passed the 2014 budget and reviewed plans for the upcoming 2014 Land O’ Lakes Northern Waters Museum exhibit and the season’s activities.

The museum’s opening party is set Wednesday, June 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the museum, located in the Land O’ Lakes Town Park, and will open for the season Thursday, June 26.

Hours are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Labor Day.

The history of hunting, trapping and fishing in the Land O’ Lakes area in photos,

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:03 PM
 
Planning, beautification committee working on in-town walking path

The Land O’ Lakes Planning and Beautification Committee will meet Wednesday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at the Land O’ Lakes Town Hall. All meetings are open to the public.

The committee is seeking additional volunteers to work on the first phase of an in-town walking path.

Phase I will connect Land O’ Lakes Elementary School with the town park including the tennis courts, the Barney Grubel Memorial Baseball Field, the Land O’ Lakes NorthernWaters Museum and the Kiddie Park.

There will be various low-maintenance exercise stops

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:03 PM
 
Watercolor Wednesdays
Watercolor Wednesdays will be held throughout the month of May, beginning May 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at LOLA Center for the Arts. No registration is required. All watercolor media enthusiasts are welcome to attend during anytime of the session  to work on projects or get tips from other painters. Above, regular attendees work on and display their paintings. For more information, contact Wendy at (715) 547-3950, go to lolaartswi.com or visit LOLA Center for the Arts, located at 4262 Highway B in Land O’ Lakes. —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:47 PM
 
Community garden plots still available

There are a handful of in-ground garden plots still available at The Land O’ Lakes Community Garden.

The garden is organic, fully fenced, sits in full sun and has a drip irrigation system. Plots are $35, and located behind the VFW on Highway B.

“Land O’ Lakes has been hit with an unprecedented amount of snow this spring and,

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:46 PM
 
AARP Smart Driver class scheduled May 20

The Land O’ Lakes Public Library will host the AARP Smart Driver class Tuesday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This class is designed for drivers ages 50 and older, and covers changes made in modern automobiles, highways and changes that occur with drivers as they age.

“The defensive driving techniques, safety strategies

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:46 PM
 
Ladies luncheon
 The Conover Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Ladies Luncheon recently at Lanny’s Fireside in Conover. Sixty-eight ladies attended the luncheon which included three vendors with exhibited items for sale. Above, Stacy Tomaszewski (left) and Jen Payne share some time together at the event. 	—Photo By Janet Garling
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:45 PM
 
Library participating in backpack program
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ The Outdoor Explorer Backpack, above, is available for check out at the Land O’ Lakes Public Library throughout the summer.  —Contributed Photo

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced that the Land O’ Lakes Public Library is one of 17 libraries in the state to participate in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Outdoor Explorer Backpack program.

“The Outdoor Explorer Backpack is an opportunity for families to go out and explore the outdoors in a new and exciting way,” Karen Weber-Mendham, Land O' Lakes Library.

The backpack, which features books, activities

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:39 PM
 
Summer Launch set May 24-25

The Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce announced the second annual Summer Launch will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25, in downtown Land O’ Lakes.

A corn toss competition sponsored by Headwaters State Bank will be held Saturday, May 24, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Sign-up sheets for two person teams are available at the chamber, the Tackle Box, BP gas station, Land O’ Lakes Health Care Pharmacy and the Pine Cone Café.

The fee for registration is $20

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:38 PM
 
Textbook-sculpture class slated in Land O’ Lakes
A SOAR student built a sculpture out of an unwanted book at a program held at the library.     —Contributed Photo

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

LOLA will offer a class on making sculptures out of recycled textbooks Thursday, May 8, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the LOLA Center for the Arts.

The class will be lead by Wendy Powalisz, program director for LOLA, and is designed for home-schooled youth, ages 7 to 17.

Participants will learn how to reuse and

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:41 PM
 
Egg hunt
The Land O' Lakes Public Library held its annual Easter Egg Hunt and Party. More than 100 people attended the event which  included games, crafts, an outdoor Easter egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Above, Bristol Parling visits with the Easter Bunny.                                                                                 —Contributed Photos
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:22 PM
 
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