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Stained glass
Al Geiger of Eagle River crafted this stained-glass Wisconsin Badger and plans to donate it to UW-Madison in honor of his wife, Jane, who received her bachelor of science in nursing, master of science and ph.D degrees from the university. The work of art will be placed in a new nursing building on the campus called Signe Cooper Hall.                    —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:14 PM
Hunter Jumper horse shows set in Conover, Eagle River

The Northwoods Hunter Jumper Circuit kicked off its 2014 Summer Series July 12-13 with the Northwoods Hunter Jumper Show in Norway, Mich., and two more shows in the series are planned in Conover and Eagle River.

Many local equestrians from Deerpath Stables in Conover, and Great Northern Riding Club and Pine Ridge Equestrian Center, both in Eagle River, were in attendance in Norway, showcasing their skills along with the talents of their horses.

The next horse show in this series will be hosted at Deerpath Stables,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:13 PM
Youth garden activities offered

Northland Pines Farm to School offers weekly garden activities in St. Germain and Eagle River as part of its summer garden program.

St. Germain Elementary School will have activity days Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Eagle River activities through July will be held at the following locations and dates:

—?Thursday, July 24, “Harvesting”

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:13 PM
Mohair creations
Cassandra Nass displays some the mohair she has produced from her herd of 29 goats in Land O’ Lakes where her creations are for sale at the Artistree Gallery.  —Photo By Sonia Dionne

Cassandra Nass raises goats in Land O’ Lakes

By Sonia Dionne
Feature Writer

Do you remember the mohair sweaters that girls wore years ago — those oh-so-soft sweaters that were their favorites? Well, mohair is back!

Cassandra Nass raises nearly 30 angora goats which produce mohair of colors ranging from cream to brown to black at her family farm, The Goat Garden in Land O’ Lakes.

Nass has a creative back-to-Earth talent as she not only cares for the animals, 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:11 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:13 PM )
Technology training classes scheduled

Northland Pines School District’s (NPSD) technology committee announced it will offer four free iPad, iPhone, Chromebook and Google training sessions Monday, July 28, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Wednesday, July 30, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Northland Pines High School in Eagle River.

Attendees will meet in the commons and then move into classrooms depending on the number of participants.

There will be approximately one

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:10 PM
Blues, rock band to perform July 31

The Madison area blues, rhythm and rock band, The Jimmys, will perform Thursday, July 31, at Three Lakes Center for the Arts at 8 p.m.

The group won Artists of the Year and Blues Performers of the Year awards at the 2013 Madison Area Music Awards.

Individuals members won the following: Jimmy Voeglei,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:10 PM
Author Hirsch to speak at Trees

Author Mark Hirsch, who documented a year-in-the-life of a lone bur oak with his iPhone camera, will discuss the project during a pre-Forest Fest spaghetti dinner fundraiser on the Trees For Tomorrow campus, Friday, Aug. 1.

A wine and cheese social will begin at 5 p.m. and will be followed with dinner and Hirsch’s presentation at 6 p.m.

Hirsch will socialize throughout the evening with dinner attendees, answering questions and sharing insights about  his book, “That Tree.”

“We wanted to do something special this year for the community,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:08 PM
POPsAlive Concert nets $1,520 for Frederick Place homeless shelter
A freewill offering netted $1,520 to Frederick Place homeless shelter in Rhinelander during Prince of Peace’s (POP) POPsAlive concert July 10. Above, Dr. Pamalyn Lee (center) directs singers and musicians at the event.  —Contributed Photo

More than 200 people attended Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (POP) in Eagle River for the Peaceful Waters POPsAlive Concert July 10, giving $1,520 in freewill offering to benefit Frederick Place homeless shelter in Rhinelander.

In addition, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will match 50% and thus donate an additional $760.

“The atmosphere and the energy in the sanctuary

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:07 PM
Church sets garage sale

Abundant Life Outreach Center in Eagle River will hold an all-church garage sale fundraising event Thursday through Saturday, July 24-26, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the church located 210 Capich Dr., behind the cemetery.

All proceeds go towards the new sanctuary. The church began the process of building a debt-free addition to the sanctuary in October 2013.

According to a church official, over $250,000

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:06 PM
Prayer meeting planned July 31 in Eagle River

A nondenominational prayer meeting is scheduled at The Rock Community Center for the city of Eagle River and surrounding North Woods communities Thursday, July 31, from 7 to 11 p.m. in the St. Mary of the Snows sanctuary in the upper level of The Rock, located at 1019 Wall St., east of Trig’s.

“The public is encouraged to come and pray for a spiritual awakening to take place within their communities and for a revival in the lives of its individuals and churches,” said event organizer, Amy Hartwig.

“We believe it’s time to pray earnestly for revival in our city,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:06 PM