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Heritage Fest
The Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its third annual Northwoods Heritage Fest Friday and Saturday, with entertainment, food and other activities. Above, the Kinsella Irish Dancers performed on stage. —Photo By Jan Hintz and GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:41 PM
Heritage Fest
The Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its third annual Northwoods Heritage Fest Friday and Saturday, with entertainment, food and other activities. Above, chamber volunteers carried a variety of flags in the opening ceremony. —Photos By Jan Hintz and GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:40 PM
Phelps museum starts fundraiser

The Phelps Historical Museum is kicking off a campaign to raise funds for a new building.

The museum is in its fifth year of operation, and has quickly outgrown its current location, according to a museum spokesperson.

The Frankenthal Family of Chicago and Phelps is donating a building from their property.

The museum hopes to raise $478,900

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:38 PM
Rotary Club to host Wine & Cheese Tasting

The 21st annual Wine & Cheese Tasting, sponsored by Eagle River Rotary Club, will be held Monday, July 21, from 6 to 9 p.m.

This year’s gala event will take place at Eagle Waters Resort, located just off Rangeline Road east of Eagle River.

Approximately 100 do­mes­tic and imported wines will be available and ex­perts will be on hand to describe their characteristics.

To compliment the wine tasting, a large variety of domestic

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:37 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:38 PM )
Zombie laser tag
Trees For Tomorrow and Eagle Falls Adventure Golf and Laser Tag recently teamed up for an evening of Zombie Laser Tag. The participating teams raised $562 for Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River. Taking part in the check presentation were (above) from left, Eagle Falls owners Mark and  Karen Cropsey, and Kimberly Trinkle, Heather Ohde and LIze Pierson of Trees For Tomorrow. A total of 15 teams came out to play on Friday the 13th last month. Fornear Photo of Eagle River contributed the photos.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:35 PM
Northern National Art Competition slates opening reception July 22

Artists from the across the country will display their work at the Northern National Art Competition in the Nicolet College Art Gallery in Rhinelander. The opening reception will be Tuesday, July 22, at 5 p.m.

Several North Woods artists and others in the state had works selected for the show. These include Marilyn Annin of Land O’ Lakes, Christine Alfery of Lac du Flambeau, and Tim Johnson, Janice Kanyusik,  Sheila Stilin and Gale Willcox, all of Rhinelander.

Judge Linda Benedict-Jones, curator of photography at the

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:35 PM
Nicolet to hold Pre-College Academies

Nicolet College will hold Pre-College Academies this fall for ninth and 10th graders to explore different career fields in environmental science, engineering and health sciences through a variety of hands-on activities.

“Everything will be designed around hands-on activities that are fun for students,” said Teri Phalin, pre-kindergarten-16 coordinator and career coach at Nicolet College.

“They’ll learn a wide variety of skills that will help them succeed in high school and also be better prepared academically when they start college. It’s also a great way for students to explore careers in these fields,” added Phalin.

Each academy will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Environmental Science Academy

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:34 PM
Vacationland Voices to perform

Vacationland Voices, an ecumenical choir of more than 75 voices, will present concerts Wednesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church on Highway G in Eagle River.

The program titled, “I Love to Tell the Story” will feature musical selections of varied genre with a journey through Biblical events.

The concerts are organized by Barb Gauger, Lori Hunter, Becky Jefferson and Karen Stanton.

There will be a free-will offering benefiting Vilas County Salvation Army,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:33 PM
History competition
Annalise Callaghan (center), a seventh-grader at Northland Pines Middle School, recently participated in the 2014 Wisconsin National History Day state competition in Madison. Callaghan was coached by Alan Tulppo (right) and Kyle McMahon (left) and competed in the area of individual performance. Her performance was based on “The Diary of Anne Frank.” She represented her school very well, according to a Pines spokesperson. For more information about the Wisconsin National History Day program, contact Tulppo at Northland Pines High School at (715) 479-4473.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:28 PM
Photo editing class arranged July 23

The Warehouse Four Seasons Center for the Arts will offer an online class, “An Introduction to Photo Editing Software,” Wednesday, July 23, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Eagle Waters Trading Post in Eagle River.

Angela Protzman and Mike Kronbergeris will lead the two-part introductory video course exploring the basic techniques of photo editing software.

One half of the course will look at using Adobe’s Photoshop (CC or CS6)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:28 PM