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Skills prominent at Art Impressions
After a cloudy start, the sun shined last Saturday on the annual Art Impressions, a juried art show sponsored by the chamber of commerce and Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans. More than 80 fine artists and crafters displayed their work and live music kept the crowds entertained. Here, John Haselow of Watersmeet, Mich., explained to an interested customer the unique blend of cherry, birdseye maple and other woods that go into his custom cutting boards. —Staff Photo By KURT?KRUEGER
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:36 PM
Forest Fest slated Aug. 2

The fourth annual Forest Fest 2014 is set Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Trees For Tomorrow campus in Eagle River and will kick off with an all-you-can-eat lumberjack breakfast.

The free, family-friendly festival is designed to celebrate all the forest has to offer, from wood products, to wildlife, to water resources, to wilderness and recreational opportunities.

The event will feature a UW-Stevens Point Timbersports competition, horse-drawn wagon rides, chain-saw carving, a children’s fishing pond, papermaking demonstration, Smokey Bear, geocaching, guided trail walks, Wisconsin trappers, live birds of prey, invasive species

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:35 PM
Sayner Street Fair scheduled Aug. 3

The Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce announced that its first annual Sayner Street Fair will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sayner’s Main Street.

“The chamber is pleased to introduce this family-oriented event to the North Woods of Wisconsin, and are excited to announce the receipt of a Joint Effort Marketing grant to market the event,” said a chamber spokesperson.

Events will include live music, food vendors, sidewalk sales, a farmer’s market, historical exhibits and an arts and crafts fair.

Live music entertainment will include Tuck Pence,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:35 PM
Performing arts council opens new box office

The Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts (HCPA) has opened a new box office location in the River Valley Bank building, located at 141 S. Willow St. in Eagle River.

The change in location became necessary after The Flour Sack, which previously served as the ticket center, closed its doors for business July 20.

Tickets for the new season may be purchased Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m.

The 2014-’15 season features

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:34 PM
Jones overcomes obstacles
Helen Jones, 87, of St. Germain, is legally blind due to advanced macular degeneration, but that didn’t stop her from taking charge of her life and moving to the North Woods.  —Contributed Photo

Being legally blind doesn’t stop this woman

By Mary Platner
Special to the News-Review

If you were to meet Helen Jones at a monthly meeting of the St. Germain PrimeTimers,  you would never guess that she’s an 87-year-old legally blind woman.  She stands straight and tall and has a firm handshake.

If the conversation drifts to politics or books, you would swiftly learn that she is an astute, well-informed, conservative Republican.

Helen was born in San Bernardino, Calif.,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:33 PM