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Pines middle school students join in worldwide art project
Northland Pines Middle School art students participating in the 2014 “The Memory Project — A Portrait of Kindness” are, front row from left, Lauren Ritzer and Samantha Hytry; back row, Kali Kolehouse, Megan Scholl, Laura Garling, Sophie Spiess and Hadley Kruse. Missing from the photo is Sydney Geiger.  —Contributed Photo

Art students at Northland Pines Middle School (NPMS) in Eagle River are taking part again in “The Memory Project — A Portrait of Kindness,” a worldwide service learning project.

The project idea was conceived by former St. Germain resident and UW-Wisconsin graduate Ben Schumacher in 2004, to encourage art students to create portraits

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:57 PM
Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans sets dance, musical theatre classes

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

Instructors Kelly Kachelski of Milwaukee and Jamie Hollenberger of Racine will return to Land O’ Lakes to teach classes. Both instructors were initially brought to the center by UW-Whitewater and Associate Professor of Dance Barbara Grubel.

The summer dance program, taught by Kachelski

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:57 PM
Scholarships awarded
The St. Germain Women’s Service Club recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to seven Northland Pines High School seniors including, from left, Ashley Mai, Rachel Hall, Ashley Grimm, Lauren Czarapata and Lauren Lenz. Club President Barb Steinhilber (far right) was on hand to congratulate the recipients.          —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:56 PM
Rose of Eagle River to appear on episode of ‘Into the Outdoors’
Hailey Rose (center) recently hosted an episode of “Into the Wild” with Ariana Allen (right). The episode will air Sunday, June 15, on WAOW TV-9 and WYOW TV-34 at 4:30 p.m. Above, Larry Wawronowicz (left), director of natural resources, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, talks with the girls about fish hatcheries.         —Contributed Photo

Following in the footsteps of her grandfather Dick Rose and her uncle Rick Rose who both hosted Discover Wisconsin TV, third generation Hailey Rose of Eagle River recently hosted her first television show on the Emmy-winning series, “Into the Outdoors.”

The episode,  “Extreme Survival Strategies,” will broadcast Sunday, June 15, on WAOW and WYOW at 4:30 p.m.

Hailey, a 12-year-old sixth-grader at Northland Pines Middle School,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:52 PM
Rock and roll
The Little River Band performed to a packed house at the Eagle River Derby Track Expo Hall last Thursday night. The band played a variety of new arrangements and classics from the 1970s and ’80s. Some of the scenes from the concert included, above, Rich Herring and Greg Hind jamming on guitars, along with lead singer Wayne Nelson and drummer Ryan Rick. The concert was sponsored by Trig’s and NRG Media.                  —Staff Photo By BETSY BLEICHER
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:51 PM
Museum to host benefit auction

The Northwoods Children’s Museum (NCM) will hold its annual Benefit Auction Monday, June 23, at the Whitetail Inn in St. Germain.

The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour and festivities, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

“We wanted to change things up and offer something different than in the past,” said Rouleen Gartner, executive director. “Moving the auction to June jump-starts the summer and gets people excited about the museum.”

This year’s benefit auction will have a new theme,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:50 PM
Film festival planned June 19 in Three Lakes

The Three Lakes Center for the Arts will kick off its second film fest Thursday, June 19, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Brad Pruitt.

Voted “One of 20 of the Most Creative Milwaukeeans,” Pruitt’s film “Bending Toward the Light” explores the challenges and triumphs of educational systems in the United States through the lens of students, parents, teachers, reformers and activists.

All of the films will be preceded by a reception with

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:49 PM
Relay For Life luminaria available

The 2014 Relay For Life of the Northwoods is set Friday, June 20, at the Northland Pines High School track. The traditional luminaria candlelit-bags that line the track for all attending to read as they walk their laps are now available for a $5 minimum donation.

“The 9:30 p.m. luminaria ceremony is a ceremony of remembrance of hope. It is a way to honor survivors and those who have lost the battle with cancer,” said Laura Weber, Relay organizer.

This year, kindergarten through third-grade

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:49 PM
Event donation
The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. recently made a $500 donation to the Conover Lions Club’s Take A Kid Fishing event, to be held Sunday, June 15, at the Conover Town Park located on Highway K East. Event registration will begin at 11 a.m. On hand for the check presentation were, from left, club members Ken Dotson and Lenny Johnson, Scott Samuels of the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. and Conover Lions Club President Roger Flaherty.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:48 PM
Yeager to speak on solar power

Many Ways of Peace in Eagle River will hold its monthly Peace Café Thursday, June 12, from noon to 1 p.m. This month’s topic will be “Real Life Solar Electric in the North Woods,” presented by Mark Yeager.

Soup featuring local and organic ingredients and tea or fair-trade coffee will be served at noon, followed by the program. The cost will be $6 per person. Reservations are recommended.

Yeager will talk about solar electric and its feasibility as a renewable energy source in the north. In fact, according to Yeager, working solar is actually a reality here.

Mark Yeager is the proprietor of Sun and Daughters LLC

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:48 PM