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Sayner-St. Germain
Street fair held Aug. 3
Jack Dugdale (above) of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was one of the vendors at the first annual Sayner Street Fair held Aug. 3. Dugdale, whose art focuses on Lake Superior, Wisconsin and Michigan, began carving when he retired in 2000.                                                  —Photo By Wally Geist

Even with a loud clap of thunder and heavy rain, the first annual Sayner Street Fair held at the town park in Sayner Aug. 3 went on as scheduled.

The street fair featured live music all afternoon and into the evening, as well as crafts and food. Local merchants were also open for business during the fair.

Among the performers who came to

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:15 PM
Pig in the Pines
The 10th annual Pig in the Pines Ribfest was held at the St. Germain Community Park last Thursday through Saturday, offering ribs from national vendors, entertainment and games for the youths. Some of the scenes from the festival included Two Pig in the Pines visitors, above, enjoying fresh sweet corn and ribs on rib vendor row.      —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:08 PM
Pig in the Pines
The 10th annual Pig in the Pines Ribfest was held at the St. Germain Community Park last Thursday through Saturday, offering ribs from national vendors, entertainment and games for the youths. Here, event coordinator Jessie Nolte (left) and Darlene Reed offering T-shirts for sale  on behalf of the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce to help defray expenses of the event.       —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:07 PM
Fire department slates spaghetti dinner Aug. 11

The Plum Lake Volunteer Fire Department will host its 27th annual spaghetti dinner Monday, Aug. 11, at the Say­ner community building from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.

The dinner will include spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread and ice cream. There will also be a meatless sauce option available.

Dinners cost $12.50, and dinners for children ages 12 and younger will cost $6. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Carryouts will also be available.

Proceeds from this event will be used to upgrade the department’s John Deere Gator

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:06 PM
Vilas Historical Museum sets chicken dinner Aug. 9

The Vilas County Historical Museum in Sayner will host a chicken dinner Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Sayner community building and pavilion from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The cost will be $10 per ticket. Tickets are available for purchase at the museum, located at 2889 Highway 155 in Sayner.

The menu will consist of one-half spit-roasted chicken, potato salad,

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:05 PM
Lakes committee holds picnic for aquatic invasive species inspectors
Committee members and interns present at the picnic included, front row from left, Brady Robinson of UW-Oshkosh, Chrissy Bartleme of UW-Green Bay, Richard Gluth of of St. Norbert College, Taylor Zuiches of UW-Oshkosh; back row, Kyle Kettner of UW-Oshkosh, St. Germain Lakes Committee Chairman Chuck Thier, Vilas County Invasive Species Coordinator Ted Ritter and Steve Young of St. Norbert College.  —Photo By Wally Geist

St. Germain’s Lakes Committee hosted a picnic in the St. Germain Community Park July 23 to allow members of the committee and community to become acquainted with interns who inspect boats and trailers at Vilas boat landings for aquatic invasive species (AIS).

The inspections are part of an effort to keep lakes pristine, contain AIS to lakes which are already infected, to continue educating boaters about invasive issues and to gauge how well past educational efforts have impacted boaters.

Fourteen interns serve

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:18 PM
Library holds food science program
“The Science of Food” program at the Plum Lake Library culminated with a sweet treat of homemade vanilla ice cream. Above, attendees, from left, Anna Chicka, Ellie Chicka and Victoria Kessro enjoy the product of their labor.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Plum Lake Public Library in Sayner brought in registered dietitian and nutritionist Cheri Nemec to present “The Science of Food” July 24 as part of the library’s summer reading program, which focuses on science and aims to increase children’s interest in reading.

Through the program’s use of outdoor stations, children were able to experiment with different kinds of food and food-related chemistry.

One station allowed children to express the differences in taste,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:17 PM
Historic Phelps homes toured
The Dowling-Richards Home on Long Lake, above, was one of four homes that opened its doors to be toured on the third annual Tour of Historic Phelps Homes held June 28.  —Contributed Photo

The third annual Tour of Historic Phelps Homes, sponsored by the Phelps Historical Museum, was held June 28.

This year the Williams-Withington home and Dowling-Richards home, both on Long Lake, the Osterberg-Johnson home on Blong Road and Kerscher-Johnson home on Lac Vieux Desert were included.

Each host opened their homes and grounds for the tour and shared stories of its history.

Attendees gathered at the North Bay Café

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:15 PM
Community members raise funds for child diagnosed with cancer
Diane Nielsen (center), co-director of the St. Germain Community United Church of Christ, presents a check to Karissa Dahm (right) on behalf of the Caring For Cameron Fund to aid her son, Cameron Dahl (front row, right) in his fight against cancer. Also present at the check presentation were Cameron’s father, Tanner, and younger brother, Braydon.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Members of the St. Germain community have come together to raise monies on behalf of 5-year-old Cameron Dahm who was diagnosed with stage 3, non-Hodgkin lymphoblastic lymphoma in March.

Cameron attended St. Germain Elementary School until he was unable to do so due to his illness.

He currently takes trips to Marshfield

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:49 PM
Library hosts fungus program
Johnsburg, Ill., high school teacher and summer North Woods visitor Doug Moss explains to his daughter, Elaina Mosshow, how to identify mushrooms using an identity key at Plum Lake Library’s “Fungus Among Us” July 17.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Anne Small of St. Germain, presented “Fungus Among Us,” a program about mushrooms, at the Plum Lake Library in Sayner July 17 as part of the library’s summer reading program, which aims to instill a lifelong love of reading in children.

The program has a science theme with topics that relate to the outside world.

“‘Mushrooms, are all around us in the north woods. They can be seen growing in lawns,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:39 PM

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