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Zombie laser tag
Trees For Tomorrow and Eagle Falls Adventure Golf and Laser Tag recently teamed up for an evening of Zombie Laser Tag. The participating teams raised $562 for Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River. Taking part in the check presentation were (above) from left, Eagle Falls owners Mark and  Karen Cropsey, and Kimberly Trinkle, Heather Ohde and LIze Pierson of Trees For Tomorrow. A total of 15 teams came out to play on Friday the 13th last month. Fornear Photo of Eagle River contributed the photos.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:35 PM
Northern National Art Competition slates opening reception July 22

Artists from the across the country will display their work at the Northern National Art Competition in the Nicolet College Art Gallery in Rhinelander. The opening reception will be Tuesday, July 22, at 5 p.m.

Several North Woods artists and others in the state had works selected for the show. These include Marilyn Annin of Land O’ Lakes, Christine Alfery of Lac du Flambeau, and Tim Johnson, Janice Kanyusik,  Sheila Stilin and Gale Willcox, all of Rhinelander.

Judge Linda Benedict-Jones, curator of photography at the

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:35 PM
Nicolet to hold Pre-College Academies

Nicolet College will hold Pre-College Academies this fall for ninth and 10th graders to explore different career fields in environmental science, engineering and health sciences through a variety of hands-on activities.

“Everything will be designed around hands-on activities that are fun for students,” said Teri Phalin, pre-kindergarten-16 coordinator and career coach at Nicolet College.

“They’ll learn a wide variety of skills that will help them succeed in high school and also be better prepared academically when they start college. It’s also a great way for students to explore careers in these fields,” added Phalin.

Each academy will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Environmental Science Academy

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:34 PM
Vacationland Voices to perform

Vacationland Voices, an ecumenical choir of more than 75 voices, will present concerts Wednesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church on Highway G in Eagle River.

The program titled, “I Love to Tell the Story” will feature musical selections of varied genre with a journey through Biblical events.

The concerts are organized by Barb Gauger, Lori Hunter, Becky Jefferson and Karen Stanton.

There will be a free-will offering benefiting Vilas County Salvation Army,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:33 PM
History competition
Annalise Callaghan (center), a seventh-grader at Northland Pines Middle School, recently participated in the 2014 Wisconsin National History Day state competition in Madison. Callaghan was coached by Alan Tulppo (right) and Kyle McMahon (left) and competed in the area of individual performance. Her performance was based on “The Diary of Anne Frank.” She represented her school very well, according to a Pines spokesperson. For more information about the Wisconsin National History Day program, contact Tulppo at Northland Pines High School at (715) 479-4473.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:28 PM
Photo editing class arranged July 23

The Warehouse Four Seasons Center for the Arts will offer an online class, “An Introduction to Photo Editing Software,” Wednesday, July 23, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Eagle Waters Trading Post in Eagle River.

Angela Protzman and Mike Kronbergeris will lead the two-part introductory video course exploring the basic techniques of photo editing software.

One half of the course will look at using Adobe’s Photoshop (CC or CS6)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:28 PM
Ende stops in North Woods on 8,000-mile horseback ride
Lady Long Rider Bernice Ende, above, spent the night at Colin and Renee Snook’s home in Phelps in the middle of her 8,000-mile horseback ride. The Snooks offered Ende a bed, but she refused saying she would rather sleep in her tent and even sleeps in a tent when she is at home in Trego, Mont. 	—Contributed Photo

Lady Long Rider Bernice Ende, 60, recently traveled on horseback through the North Woods on her 8,000-mile two and one-half year ride.

Ende left her home in Trego, Mont., located in the northwest corner of the state, April 16, and is traveling on to Maine, where she will spend the winter.

In 2015, Ende will begin her journey to travel across

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:24 PM
Pines students present company models to members of business community
Pines student Lane Zalewski (far left) presents his business plans for his Pure Country Outdoors company, which manufactures and sells wood duck houses and mallard nests to, from left, Barry McLeane, Beth Kost, Bob Egan and Dave Juday. 	—Contributed Photo

Students enrolled in Northland Pines High?School’s (NPHS) “Introduction to Business Administration and Marketing” recently presented their ideas for entrepreneurial ventures to several members of the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation for a class project.

Students were tasked to develop a sustainable business for under $50 along with creating all marketing materials, gathering market research data,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:21 PM
Wild Eagle Lodge to host second annual Wild Days

Wild Eagle Lodge in Eagle River will host the second annual Wild Days event Wednesday, July 23, from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

“You and your family are invited to Wild Days on the grounds of the Wild Eagle Lodge. It’s fun for the entire family,” said Tammy Madl, assistant resort manager.

A water-ski show performed by the local Chain Skimmers team will be held at 7 p.m. Attendees are welcome to take lawn chairs to the show.

The event will feature family games provided by the Northwoods?Children’s Museum,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:21 PM
Nicolet plans summer series for children

Nicolet college announced the upcoming classes for youths entering fourth through seventh grades in its  Summer Discovery series which runs through Aug. 1.

Classes are held on Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Nicolet College campus, located one mile south of Rhinelander just off of Highway G. Cost is $45 for each class.

Upcoming classes include: July 18, “The World Through the Eye of a Photographer,” and “The World is Your Canvas”;July 25, “Make and Take the Cake,” and “Comic Book Creations”; and Aug. 1, “SewFabulous Fashion-It’s a Wrap,” “Your Life in Pictures-Scrapbook Archiving,” and “Fun with Fossils—Can You ‘Dig It?’”

“This is great hands-on experience for the kids,”

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:20 PM