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  • Imse wins Christmas card contest
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:26 AM
    Land O’ Lakes dentists Pete “Painless” and Laura Schindelholz sponsored a Christmas Art Contest at the Land O’ Lakes Elementary school recently. 
    The contest was organized by art teacher Amanda Acklam, and children from all grades were invited to submit a holiday painting or drawing. From the entries, kindergartener Hannah Imse’s artwork was chosen to be featured on the Schindelholz Dental Office Christmas card. 
    “Each piece is so beautiful that it is never easy to pick just one,” said Dr. Laura. 
    Imse won a take-home art supply kit and the school art department received a check from the Schindelholzes. 
  • Lando Center extends hours, offers optFIT winter program
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:25 AM
    Lando Center in downtown Land O’ Lakes has announced its new optFIT winter program. Beginning Jan. 2, 2018, the center will be open Mondays through Thursdays until 10 p.m. 

    Later optFIT hours make the center available five days a week for after work and evening workouts. There will also be two nights of yoga with Kate and a night of full-body circuit with coach Erin. 

    From Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, Lando Center will offer an optFIT discount week, where all services, including the gym and classes, are
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:24 AM
    Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) will host an Arty Party Saturday, Dec. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is open to the public and appropriate for children, teens and adults. 
    A donation of $5 from each participant is requested at the door. LOLA will provide an array of art materials for participants to use to create a variety of provided projects or to follow their own imaginative ideas to create unique works of art. 
    Paper, paint, glitter, glue and other art supplies will be provided. Artists also will be available to give a helping hand as needed. 
    Participants are
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:23 AM
    An all-you-can-eat breakfast to benefit local snowmobile clubs will be held Saturday, Dec. 16, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Sunrise Lodge.

    Breakfast will include waffles, french toast, pancakes, eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, a homemade baker’s surprise and more.

    Attendees can choose from the Phelps Snowmobile Club, Land O’ Lakes Frosty Club, Conover Sno-Buddies or the U.P. Thunder Riders of Watersmeet, Mich., to benefit, and 100% of the proceeds will go to trail maintenance and grooming for the chosen club. 

    Since 2013, more than
  • Christmas Fair held last weekend
    Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:49 AM
    Last weekend offered a pair of Christmas shopping opportunities to Land O’ Lakes residents.
    The Lando Center held its second annual Christmas Fair that included yoga, full body circuit workouts, and gift ideas from Norwex, 31, Hillbilly Hollow, KOSME+IKOS, Pampered Chef and Young Living.   Healthy food and a host of free raffle prizes were also offered.
    In addition to the Christmas Fair, Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) and the Artistree Gallery put on their Open House and Artistree Art Bazaar and Gift Market.
    LOLA had handmade gingerbread cabins that were created during a LOLA workshop on display for guests to cast ballots for the best and most creative, alongside art produced by local students. The Artistree Gallery was open for holiday shopping and browsing as well. 
  • LOLA plans Fiber Fridays
    Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:48 AM
    Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) will hold Fiber Friday every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon through March in the LOLA art room.

    Participants are welcome to knit, felt, crochet, hook, needlework or create any other type of fiber art during the class. Participants should bring their fiber works in progress, start something new, or seek help for something old. Artists should bring along their own supplies. 

    Any and all fiber enthusiasts are welcome to attend.  There is no need to register for this free gathering. 

    Unless otherwise noted, events and classes will take place at the LOLA Center for the Arts, located at 4262 Highway B in downtown Land O’ Lakes. Parking is available behind the LOLA Center for the Arts building. LOLA is
  • Town receives Broadband Forward certification
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:29 AM
    Land O’ Lakes has taken great strides in the improvement of broadband within the town and has now become one of 12 communities in Wisconsin to be broadband certified. The town was recently presented with a certificate from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.

    The certification as a Broadband Forward Community by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin distinguishes the town as “supportive of increased broadband access by taking steps to reduce obstacles for private and public investment.”  

    Gov. Scott Walker signed The Broadband Forward Community certification bill into law as 2015 Act 287.  

    “Land O’ Lakes is
  • Christmas kicks off with Santa Weekend
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:28 AM
    Santa weekend kicked off last Friday morning in Land O’ Lakes when children joined the staff at the Land O’ Lakes Healthcare Pharmacy to decorate their own reindeer cupcakes.

    Once they had finished at the pharmacy, participants headed to the Land O’ Lakes Public Library where staff and helpers, together with grandparents and parents, helped create cards and tree ornaments for the holiday season.

    Downtown Land O’ Lakes also offered community activities, with event participants trying to find the “hidden reindeer” at local businesses, as well as collect signatures from 10 different locations for a chance to win
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:27 AM
    Lando Center, the fitness, wellness and gathering spot in downtown Land O’ Lakes, will host its second annual Christmas Fair Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature free fitness classes, $3 hot saunas, food, raffles and shopping opportunities from numerous vendors.

    Free fitness class offerings will include a 9 a.m. yoga class and a 10:15 a.m. full body circuit session. Vendors will include Hillbilly Hollow, Kosme + Ikos, Norwex, The Pampered Chef, Thirty-One, and Young Living. There will also be raffle prizes. 

    The annual Artistree Gallery Holiday Bazaar will also take place next door to Lando Center for additional shopping opportunities.

    The drawing jug for a
  • Turkey Trot
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:26 AM
    On a crisp Thanksgiving morning, roughly 40 Land O’ Lakes residents and their pets gathered at the Lando Center to take part in the annual Thanksgiving 5K Turkey Walk or Trot. Donations from the event will benefit the cross-country ski trails in Land O’ Lakes this winter. After the race, breakfast was available at the Sunrise Lodge Resort. —Photo By Bob Hughes
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