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Artarama inspires shoppers, artists
The 42nd annual Artarama Riverwalk Art Show and Sale was held Saturday at Riverside Park in Eagle River. Thousands of spectators visited Artarama to view and purchase the works of more than 100 fine artists and crafters. Jerry Varrelmann (above left) of Hartland and Diana Sell (above right) of Eagle River particularly liked the hats made by Pamela Siehr (above center) of Madison. Judges Wendy Powalisz and Marilyn Annin, both of Land O’ Lakes, presented four Artarama Awards of Excellence. Two silent auctions during the day raised funds for scholarships for students pursuing art programs.                           —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:23 PM
Blues Fest set this Saturday

Joe Bucher’s Blues Fest is set Saturday, July 26, from 3 to 10 p.m. at the St. Germain Community Center Pavilion.

The event will feature  blues/rock music, Southern-style barbecue, raffle prizes and a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia and custom-made crafts.

Three bands will be featured in

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:22 PM
Vactionland Voices schedules concerts

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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:21 PM
Sixth annual Faerie Fest set Saturday in Three Lakes

The sixth annual Woodland Enchantment Faerie Festival will be held this Saturday, July 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 7434 Halverson Road in Three Lakes.

This event features a fusion of whimsy and art, as it combines costume, live music, dance and artistic crafts.

“Join faeries, sprites and other woodland fantasy creatures by joining in on the hooping and Zumba,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:20 PM
Anderson to retire from Olson Library; director led many advances over 23 years
After a 23-year career, Diana Anderson is retiring as director of Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River.     —Contributed Photo
By Bernie Hupperts
Special to the News-Review

Saying farewell to Diana Anderson, Walter E. Olson Memorial Library director, will not be easy for library patrons and staffers after her more than 23 years of leadership.

Nonetheless, the Friends of the Library are masterminding a public farewell for Anderson that will take place Monday, July 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the library.

Jan Kristofferson, president of the Friends, said the library is the perfect

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:15 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:20 PM )