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Artist of the Month
Jaroslava Sobiskova, center, is the Three Lakes Center for the Arts’  (TLCA) Artist of the Month for August. A wine and appetizer reception will be held Friday, Aug. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the TLCA gallery. Her children are also in the photo.  —Contributed Photo

Sobiskova moves to U.S. to pursue art

By Gay Scheffen
Special to the News-Review

Jaroslava Sobiskova — Jarka for short, a Slavic name meaning fierce and strong, and pronounced Yarka — is a complex name for a complex, multi-faceted and superbly talented woman.

This writer, experiencing trouble pronouncing her name, jokingly suggested calling her “Mazda,” to which she replied, “Zoom, zoom!” She is clever, funny and refuses to take herself too seriously.

Her website,, displays four different profiles,

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:16 PM
Northwoodstock arranged Aug. 9

The 2014 Northwoodstock Music Festival is slated Saturday, Aug. 9, at Bent’s Camp, located at 6882 Helen Creek Road, Land O’ Lakes, gates open at noon.

The event will feature the music of Chasin Mason, Heartsfield, Taylor Davis, Harrison Marsh Band and Kevin Brandt, and an outdoor bar and food.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate.

For more information, call (715) 547-3487.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:16 PM
Jump Start Band Clinic offered at middle school

Northland Pines Middle School in Eagle River will offer a Jump Start Band Clinic Monday, Aug. 11, through Friday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon in the middle school band room.

Jump Start is a week-long, summer program designed to give beginning band students a jump-start on learning how to play the instrument they will be playing in the band in the fall.

All beginning band students entering sixth grade and any first-time band students

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:16 PM
Middle school to host walkabouts Aug. 20-21

Northland Pines Middle School in Eagle River will be open for walkabouts Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Students will be able to  get a copy of their schedule, locate their locker, practice their combination and find their classrooms.

Student guides will be available to

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:15 PM
Antique show
The Eagle River Rotary Club held its 54th annual antique show and sale at the Eagle River Derby Track Friday and Saturday. Attendees talked antiques (above), admired jewelry, and had the chance to have damaged crystal, china, porcelain and pottery mended by Mary Lou’s Crystal Repair. Show proceeds are used by the club to fund its community projects.              —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:14 PM