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Pines Farm to School Program holds first Greens & Grass Fest
Attendees at the Northland Pines Farm to School Program’s Greens & Grass Festival   choose from a variety of locally produced greens and other food items.  —Staff Photo By RYAN BURGY

Northland Pines Farm to School Program hosted the first Greens & Grass Festival May 17 at Northland Pines High School by the community garden.

The festival featured food provided by local producers, a bluegrass jam, games and a vegetable plant sale with proceeds benefiting the Northland Pines

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:17 PM
Artarama seeking artists under age 18

The Artarama Committee is seeking talented young artists to exhibit/sell their work at the Young at Art tent at Artarama set Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m to 3 p.m., rain or shine, at Eagle River’s Riverside Park.

This special section of Artarama features an entire tent displaying the handmade creations of young artists 18 and younger.

“Our young artists have been very innovative in past years, having created oil paintings, earrings, 3-D greeting cards and airbrushed T-shirts,” said Artarama Young at Art Chairwoman Lori Hahn.

“Our mission is to encourage young artists to explore

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:17 PM
June Bloom arts, crafts festival planned June 1 in Minocqua

The annual June Bloom Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Torpy Park in downtown Minocqua.

The festival, presented by the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce, will showcase more than 50 artisans and crafters from the Midwest.

Vendors are selected for their handmade craftsmanship and artistic talents.

Visitors will see original artwork, pottery, jewelry, tapestries,

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:17 PM
Coffee program
The students from the Northland Pines School District TLC Coffee Service Program visited Eagle River Roasters and The Blend in Eagle River to give a presentation on the program. Every Friday, students make and deliver coffee and baked goods to staff members at the high school and middle and elementary schools. For the last two years, Intelligentsia Coffee Co. of Chicago has donated coffee. On hand for the presentation were, from left, Eagle River Roasters owner Dan Beihoff, and students Amanda Farrow, Nikki Deditz, David Marley, JoHanna Marley, Jonah Parsons and R.J. Schmoll. 	—Contributed Photo
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:16 PM
‘Discover Wisconsin’ seeking new theme song submissions

The nation’s longest-running tourism TV show, “Discover Wisconsin,” has announced an open call for submissions for a new theme song.

The song will be featured in the introduction of each new episode of “Discover Wisconsin,” which highlights unique destinations across Wisconsin, and airs every weekend across eight states in the Midwest.

Submissions and recommendations will be accepted until Friday, June 13 at

“It’s really important to us that we find a Wisconsin-based

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:15 PM
Monaghan gets hospitality award

IDM Hospitality Management, a hotel management and development firm headquartered in Madison and with properties around the Midwest, announced that Megan Monaghan, a front desk associate at Black Bear Lodge in St. Germain, won its Heart of Hospitality award.

Heart of Hospitality award recipients are nominated by fellow employees. The award recognizes individuals who have exceeded expectations of hospitality and professionalism.

An executive committee at each IDM-managed property selects the winner from among the nominees.

Monaghan, who has been with the property since 2011,

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:15 PM
Heart hero
Lisa Becker, left, Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH) social worker, presented a Health Heroes Award to Pam Berdah, administrative assistant at MERMH, at a recent Partners, Auxiliary of MERMH awards banquet.      —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:14 PM
Caregiver workshop starts June 10

The Vilas County Commission on Aging (VCCA) will sponsor Powerful Tools for Caregivers, an educational workshop series, every Tuesday for six weeks, beginning June 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Eagle River.

Participants will learn how to reduce their stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, balance their life, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

“If you take good care of yourself, you will be better prepared to take good care of your loved one,” said Amie Rein, family caregiver coordinator of VCCA.

The workshop features interactive lessons,

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:14 PM
Easy Eagles set meeting to recruit

The Easy Eagles Club will hold a social meeting for all members and men interested in joining the club Tuesday, June 3, at 5 p.m. at Riverstone Restaurant in Eagle River.

The purpose of the meeting is to recruit new club members, according to organizers.

The event will feature free hors

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:14 PM
‘Father Bob’ Koszarek to retire after 26 years at St. Peter Parish
Fr. Robert J. Koszarek is retiring after serving as pastor at St. Peter the Fisherman Parish in Eagle River for 26 years. Final farwells will be given May 31 and June 1.  —STAFF PHOTO
By Mary Platner
Special to the News-Review

More than 400 persons came to the Eagle Waters Resort on Sunday to say goodbye to their pastor, Fr. Robert J. Koszarek, who is retiring from 26 years of being the pastor of the St. Peter the Fisherman Parish in Eagle River.

“Father Bob” as he is aptly known, also was the sacramental minister for the two cluster parishes of St. Albert’s Church in Land O’ Lakes and St. Mary’s Church

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:38 AM