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Dawson’s Pier in Land O’ Lakes ready to open on limited basis

Dawson’s Pier, a restaurant and event center in Land O’ Lakes, will be informally launched Thursday, July 3.

Dawson’s will be open on an informal and limited basis over the July Fourth weekend and on Saturday nights until Aug. 16.

Plans for the Fourth of July weekend will include a traditional cookout Thursday, July 3, and Friday, July 4, with live music both nights.

A local group, Still Kickin’, will perform Thursday at 10 p.m., and a Merrill country group, Broken Arrow, will play Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m. the pace changes with Bill Hassey’s Orchestra,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:38 PM
 
Summer Days of Art series kicks off with balloon event

The Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce announced The Summer Days of Art series is now in full swing.

Thursday, July 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. there will be a balloon animal-making event at the Gateway Lodge in Land O’ Lakes.

Mama Little Hippies will play music that night from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Gateway Lodge.

The Art in the Sky firework display is set Thursday,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:37 PM
 
Taste of Conover
The Conover Chamber of Commerce recently held its eighth annual Taste of Conover event. A record number of people attended the event, which features food   from local restaurants. All of the proceeds benefit the businesses involved in the event. Above, Dave Payne from Club 45 in Conover serves customers food at the gathering.                             —Photo By Janet Garling
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:35 PM
 
Lake association sets meeting

The North and South Twin Lake Association will have its annual potluck-picnic meeting on Saturday, July 12, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Conover Community Center.

The event will feature information on the membership association’s summer activities and the Great Headwaters Bike Trails. 

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:35 PM
 
Fundraising event
Headwaters State Bank in Land O’ Lakes partially underwrote the “Walk On The Wild Side” fundraising event for the Land O’ Lakes NorthernWaters Museum held July 19 at the Pearson home in the Ottawa National Forest. The event included a tour of the home featuring various North American animal mounts, pontoon boat rides, utility vehicle rides on trails, food, refreshments, historical information and an introduction to five-stand sporting clays. Above, Headwaters representatives and  Land O’ Lakes Historical Society board members, from left, Sue Rapp, Sally Folgert, Yvonne Stone, Jerry Olk and Bonnie Clarke got into the spirit of the event.  —Photo By Jill James
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:44 PM
 
Cookout, bake sale set at Club 45

There will be a Summer Kickoff Cookout and Bake Sale to benefit Headwaters Food Pantry in Land O’ Lakes Saturday, June 28, at 1 p.m. at Club 45 in Conover.

The event will include  a collection of nonperishable food items for donation and raffles.

For more information, call (715) 547-3571.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:43 PM
 
Take A Kid Fishing
The Conover Lions Club held its annual Take A Kid Fishing event in the Conover town park last Sunday on Father’s Day. More than 60 children fished on Lake Itsy Bitsy for trout. Above, youngster  Aidan Moore, who caught Walter the prize-winning fish at last year’s event, was presented his mounted fish, courtesy of Lax Taxidermy in Conover, by Lion Louie Rectenwald (left). Also present for the prize presentation were, Aidan’s mother, Michelle Anderson, and fishing guide Terry Uhlenbrauck.                                         —Photo By                   Janet Garling
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:06 PM
 
Taste of Conover set June 29

The Conover Chamber of Commerce will host the eighth annual Taste of Conover Sunday, June 29, from 11 to 3 p.m. in the Conover Park Pavilion, located on Highway K.

Attendees will be able to sample specialty food items for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert from 11 area businesses.

Each vendor will have food items available in $1 increments. Dollar tickets may be purchased at the entrance.

There will also be music, and a bounce house and dunk tank for children.

For more information, contact Sharon Olander at (715) 479-5757. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:59 PM
 
Chain Skimmers kickoff event set June 22

The Chain Skimmers Water Ski Show Summer Kickoff will be held Sunday, June 22, at 4:30 p.m on Pleasant Lake, off Highway 24 in Conover. The water ski show will start at 7 p.m.

The event will feature food provided by Lanny’s Fireside, basket raffles, water activities, games, a 50-50 raffle and music.

Tickets for ages 12 and younger are $6, and $10 for ages 13 and older.

Proceeds will benefit the Chain Skimmers and the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing’s Frederick Place homeless shelter in Rhinelander.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:58 PM
 
Butterfly hatch
Every school year in spring, kindergarten teacher Cathy Benecke at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School chooses a species of butterfly for her class to watch transform from a larvae into a butterfly. This year, painted lady butterflies hatched from their cocoons, which were in a hanging net basket in the classroom. Above from left, students Emma Thoma, Lydia Fritz and Megan Barnekow inspect one of the butterflies.                                            —Photo By Jill James
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:58 PM
 
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