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    Horant’s Gardener’s Gate in Eagle River donated more than 100 perennials for the project and the Vilas...
  • The Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce, along with area sponsors, will host this year’s Summer Launch this Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout downtown Land O’ Lakes, and at the Snowflake Arena and town hall locations. 

    The event will offer sidewalk sales at area businesses and This and That sales booths, including a flea market, garage, and craft sale, along Highway B in front of the town hall. 

    The NorthernWaters Mu­seum will be open for the day, and Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) Arty Party will be at the LOLA Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

    The town hall grounds will be the site for
  • Three Lakes’ sixth annual “Bird Fest” will be held Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2.
    The Nicolet Bird Club of Three Lakes, the sponsoring organization for the local event, welcomes the public to attend one or more of the scheduled events. 
    “All are fun and interesting, family-oriented activities that offer new insights and ways to enjoy birds,” said Bird Fest Chairman Bill Lamon.
    Bird Fest is part of the International Migratory Bird Day Celebration that has been celebrated since 1993. Its goal is to foster bird conservation and education, and to introduce young and old to migrating birds. The event is hosted at more than 700 sites nationwide and serves as a call to action to preserve birds and their
  • The fourth annual Memorial Day Arts and Craft Show is scheduled for this Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Eagle River.

    The show is hosted by the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.

    Meanwhile, the Eagle River Business Association will host a sidewalk sale during the same hours Saturday.

    “We would like to invite everyone to shop our arts and crafts sale in conjunction with the sidewalk sales in downtown Eagle River,” said chamber Executive Director Kim Emerson. “We already have 54 vendors signed up for the arts and crafts show and I am expecting more by the weekend.”

    This event will be held rain or shine. There will also be
  • Area veteran receives Quilt of Valor
    Don Czarapata Sr., a Vietnam veteran who recently traveled to Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight with other Vietnam veterans, received a Quilt of Valor in honor of his service May 17.
    The quilt was made by the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Peacemaker Quilters and presented to Czarapata at a reception in his honor at Northland Pines High School.
    Family, school administrators, members of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and the Northland Pines Cross Country team, which he has been assistant coach to for
  • Remodeled Pro Shop
    Eagle River Golf Course manager Patti Marquis showed off the remodeled pro shop at the golf course to Eagle River Mayor Jeff Hyslop during an open house held last weekend. —Photo By Ken Anderson
  • Patrons of the Up North Beerfest will be able to sample nearly 150 beers, brought by 33 different breweries Saturday, June 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Hi-Pines Campground in Eagle River. 

    New to the festival weekend, which is hosted by the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce, is Premier Beer Night which will be held Friday, June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. 

    The Friday night VIP event will comprise 11 breweries, including local Tribute Brewing Co., and will feature beers that won’t be available Saturday at
  • Community choral group Vacationland Voices has announced its upcoming rehearsal schedule and concert date. Rehearsals will begin Thursday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will be Wednesday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. 

    All rehearsals and the concert will take place in the Northland Pines Middle and High School auditorium.

    Vacationland Voices, which operates under the auspices of the Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts, is a mixed voice choir consisting of singers from the North Woods — church choir members from all denominations, interested singers from the area and even summer residents from as far away as Florida and
  • Auxiliary volunteers award $8,000 in local scholarships
    The Auxiliary volunteers at Ascension Eagle River Hospital awarded eight $1,000 scholarships this year to two hospital associates and six high school students pursuing careers in health-related fields. 

    The two hospital employees were Zachary Goiffon and Jordan Knopf. The high school students were Marilyn (Maggie) Servent and Grace Stefonik from Three Lakes High School, Marti Rudawski from Phelps High School, and David Halverson, Samuel Smith, and Rebecca (Becca) Beyersdorf from Northland Pines High School.

    The volunteers on the scholarship committee were
  • Randy Sabien and ‘Chance’ to perform in Three Lakes
    Renowned jazz violinist Randy Sabien, cellist Ed Willett and vocalist Cheryl Leah, known as “Chance,” will appear Saturday, June 2, at 8 p.m. at the Three Lakes Center for the Arts. 

    The group creates music for the modern age where seemingly divergent influences coexist effortlessly. 

    With hints of Stephane Grapelli to James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt, these polished and passionate musicians will present music which is unconventional and unexpected, and reassemble it in their own design.

    The trio can play
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