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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
‘Drawing for Children’ class to begin Friday, July 18, in Land O’ Lakes
Artist Debbie Jircik of Eagle River will teach the class, “Fiber Connections: Paper and Place,” Thursday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Center for the Arts in Land O’Lakes. Above, Jircik creates fiber art.  —Contributed Photo

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) will host a “Drawing for Children” class lead by Land O’ Lakes Artistree Gallery professional artist Tim Black July 18, 24, 26 and 31, Aug. 2 and 8, from 10 a.m.-noon at the LOLA Center for the Arts.

Saturday, July 19, “Carver with a Heart” will feature a carving demonstration by chain-saw artist Cheryl Campbell the LOLA parking lot from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Campbell is also an artist co-op member at the

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:19 PM