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Late spring
Cattails were still locked in the snow and ice on the south shore of Thunder Lake Sunday.                                 —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:12 PM
Stingers soccer sign-up slated

St.?Germain-Sayner Sting­­ers Youth Soccer will host registration Monday, April 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the St. Germain Elementary School commons.

The registration will be for participation in the Headwaters Youth Soccer Association’s fall recreational soccer league.

It is open to all children from the St. Germain-Sayner area entering kindergarten through eighth grade. Home-schooled children are welcome.

The soccer season will run from

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:49 PM
Bowling league plans banquet

The Thursday Sportsman League at Eagle Lanes announced that its 2013-’14 league champion was Harry’s Market.

The league will hold a banquet at Club DeNoyer this Thursday, April 24.

A cash bar will be available from 5:30 to 6:50 p.m. and dinner will take place at 7 p.m. A?meeting will be held at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:49 PM
Northwoods Birding Festival slated in Manitowish Waters

The 10th annual Northwoods Birding Festival, an event hosted by the North Lakeland Discovery Center and in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), will be held Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, at the North Lakeland Discovery Center, located at 215 County Highway W in Manitowish Waters.

The festival will begin Friday with a welcome reception from 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by the Discovery Center Bird Club, featuring complimentary appetizers and wine provided by The Wine and Beer Barn in Manitowish Waters.

Nature photographer Azael Meza will present a program celebrating

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:48 PM
Easter service
Churches across the North Woods culminated Holy Week with Easter services Sunday. At St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Eagle River, the Rev. Robert Koszarek used a branch to spread holy water on service visitors. Koszarek will be retiring this year after serving as a priest for 40 years.                              —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:46 PM
Natural resources career workshop planned at Trees

Trees For Tomorrow is accepting applications from high school students interested in attending a week-long Natural Resources Careers Workshop set June 16-20 at the Trees campus in Eagle River.

The workshop will introduce students to foresters, fisheries, wildlife biologists, water resource specialists, recreation land managers and other natural resources professionals.

“It truly is designed to help students discover whether a natural resources career is right for them, and if so, what area or focus they might want to pursue,” said Joe Panci, a teacher/naturalist at Trees and coordinator of the workshop.

Students will experience real-life fieldwork

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:46 PM
Nicolet College announces classes for new Summer Discovery series
Nicolet College announces classes for new Summer Discovery series

Nicolet College has announced its upcoming classes for children as part of its Summer Discovery series.

Children can choose from 11 different offerings held over a series of Fridays June through August.

“All of the classes are packed with hands-on activities that will have children learning a wide range of skills in a fun-filled environment,” said Teri Phalin, PK-16 coordinator and career coach at Nicolet.

Classes are $45 each and are for children

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:45 PM
Spring painting
Children and parents recently painted business windows in Land O’ Lakes as part of the Paint the Town for Spring event. The activity was run by the Land O’ Lakes Youth Recreation Program and Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc.            —Photo By Jill James
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:44 PM
Farmers market to open

The Eagle River Farmers Market, located next to Highway 45 just north of the bridge in Eagle River, will be held every Wednesday, from May 7 to Oct. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and every Sunday, from June 8 to Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The location has ample car and bicycle parking.

The market features locally produced eggs, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies, baked goods, cheese products, an assortment of meats, plants, herbs, garden plants, handmade soaps and nature-related crafts.

“The Farmers Market committee wishes to create a

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:44 PM
All Pines forensics participants earn medals in State competition

The Northland Pines High School (NPHS) forensics team participated in the State competition Saturday, April 12. All seven participants earned medals.

Earning gold medals, a perfect score of 25 points, were Katie Piper in poetry; and Hannah Tilley and Ashley Gardner, both in playacting.

Earning silver medals, 23 or 24 points, were Hunter Kiesow and Nathan Lofy, both in playacting; and Benn Gober in solo acting.

Earning a bronze medal, 20-22 points,

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:43 PM