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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

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