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August Fest slated at Hillside Resort

The Lac Vieux Desert Lake Association will sponsor its annual August Fest Sunday, Aug. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. at Hillside Resort off South Shore Road in Phelps.

The event will feature an all-you-care-to-eat?feast including hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, fried fish, crayfish, gumbo, fries and coleslaw. The cost for the meal is $10 for adults and $5 for youth ages 10 and younger.

Disc jockey Dennis James will entertain with karaoke music. There will be a bake sale featuring cream puffs, breads, cookies and other homemade items.

Fundraising raffle tickets cost $5 each

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:15 PM
 
Big show
More than 80 fine artists and crafters had their work on display last Saturday at Art Impressions in Land O’ Lakes, including jewelry, paintings, pottery, photography, stained glass, woodworking and textiles. Paul Imholte performed contemporary and classic folk tunes using various instruments. Pictured, shoppers looked for unique pieces of handmade jewelry that included necklaces and bracelets. —Staff Photo By KURT?KRUEGER
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:12 PM
 
LOLA gives out camp scholarships

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans (LOLA) recently gave Northland Pines High School students Luke Simons and Eddie Stevens, both of Land O’ Lakes, scholarships to attend music camp at UW-Stevens Point College of Fine Arts & Communication (COFAC) during the week of June 23.

“I thought one of the most interesting things was learning how everything in the world is connected to music somehow and how the processes used to compose music are similar to art and writing.  It was a really educational week,” said Simons.

Stevens plays multiple instruments,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:11 PM
 
Blood drive set Aug. 5

Land O’ Lakes Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will host a Northwoods Community Blood Center Blood Drive Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the fire barn, located at 4773 Highway B in Land O’ Lakes

To schedule a donation appointment, call Donna at (906) 358-4449 or the Northwoods Community Blood Center toll free at 1-(800) 280-4102, or go to save3­lives.org. Walk-in donors are welcome.

The Northwoods Community Blood Center provides 100% of the blood products used by Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:11 PM
 
Treasures in the Yard Sale set this Friday, Saturday

Simple Life Antiques and Uniques, in business for 18 years in downtown Land O’ Lakes, will host its annual Treasures in the Yard Sale Friday, Aug. 1, at noon, with no early sales and runs until 5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event will include vendors selling a variety of collectibles including vintage linens, kitchenware and designer items, pictures, baskets, blankets, rugs, jewelry, home décor, designer women’s apparel including vintage furs and accessories, and more.

“There will be a bargain tent filled with one-of-a-kind

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:11 PM
 
Car show
 The 13th annual Conover Fire and Rescue Benefit Car Show and Flea Market was held July 27 at the Conover Town Park. The proceeds from this year’s event will be used to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatuses. Above, attendees admire one of the cars at the show. The fire department is currently selling raffle tickets for the 12 Days of Guns raffle. Tickets cost $20, and are available at Conover businesses or from any member of the Conover Fire Department. Each ticket has 12 chances to win. Winning tickets will also be re-entered for the chance to win again. Drawings will be held at the Conover Fire Department Station Dec. 1-12, at 7 p.m. Winners need not be present. For more information on the raffle, call Kevin Hartman at (715) 891-1571.  —Photo By Janet Garling
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:10 PM
 
Poker run
The North and South Twin Lake Riparian Association recently held their annual poker run on North and South Twin lakes. Eighty-seven people and 22 boats participated in the event. Winners were announced at Dublin Sports Bar and Grill in Conover. First place went to Judye Heimerl, Sara Mijal took second place and  third place belonged to Greg Darton. Money raised during the poker run will be used to fight Eurasian milfoil. Above participants, from left,  Denise Pederson, Kay Ottoson, Sharon Donar­ski, Dick Donarski, Ron Ottoson and Cap Pedersen receive instructions from Jim Furth, whose dock was the starting point. 	 —Photo By Janet Garling
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:52 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:53 PM )
 
Oktoberfest set Aug. 9

The Conover Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Oktoberfest Saturday, Aug. 9, in the Conover Town Park Pavilion on Highway K East. Doors open and keg-tapping begins at 5 p.m.

The Jim Pekol Orchestra will play German music. The cost is $5 per person. There will also be paddle-wheel 50-50 raffles along with traditional German food for purchase.

“Come enjoy a summer evening

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:52 PM
 
Car show, flea market scheduled July 27

The 13th annual Conover Fire and Rescue Benefit Car Show and Flea Market is planned Sunday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Conover Town Park.

The event will include raffles, door prizes and some of the areas finest cars, trucks and motorcycles.

“We would like to thank everyone of you,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:51 PM
 
Freund to exhibit art at T.J. Grizzlies
International artist Joey Freund, who spent her summers in the Land O’ Lakes area as a child, will continue displaying her mixed-media art for the remainder of the summer on the restaurant walls of T.J. Grizzlies, located on Highway B in Land O’ Lakes.                  —Contributed Photo

The Summer Days of Art series, a Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce program in partnership with Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA), announced that international artist Joey Freund will continue exhibiting her art at T.J. Grizzlies in Land O’ Lakes on the restaurant walls for the remainder of the summer.

“Joey Freund is our next-door neighbor in Minneapolis, and she grew up living in the Land O’ Lakes area each summer. This exhibit is a way to give back to her mother, Dorothy Freund,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:37 PM
 
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