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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
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Mama’s Supper Club in Minocqua recently opened for its final night after 65 years. The restaurant is planned to be reopened as Minocqua Prime.
Dean Hall/Lakeland Times Mama’s Supper Club in Minocqua recently opened for its final night after 65 years. The restaurant is planned to be reopened as Minocqua Prime.
Friday, May 24, 2019 7:30 AM
In the world of restaurant work there is a magical moment at the end of the night, when all of the guests have been fed, watered and thanked, and the staff, counting the tips which will soon pad their pockets, reclaim the space where the patrons just sat, resting sore legs, feet, hands and shoulders, and order up that most prized of off-menu items: The Shift Drink. (subscriber access)
  • A local chapter of TOPS Club meets weekly in Woodruff at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays at Holy Family Catholic Church, lower level classroom. 
  • Rocking on for autism
    With autism becoming more and more prevalent in society, projects and programs dedicated to providing support and acceptance to autistic children and adults are becoming more crucial than ever. This fall, country and rock music fans have the opportunity to come together in the Northwoods at a two-day music festival to support the cause, and enjoy some of the best music country and rock have to offer. (subscriber access)
  • Mama’s last call
    In the world of restaurant work there is a magical moment at the end of the night, when all of the guests have been fed, watered and thanked, and the staff, counting the tips which will soon pad their pockets, reclaim the space where the patrons just sat, resting sore legs, feet, hands and shoulders, and order up that most prized of off-menu items: The Shift Drink. (subscriber access)
  • A STAR is born
    After overcoming many obstacles, Lakeland STAR School/Academy was set to open less than a year from the creation of its governance council. A fledgling board began the process to plan and build an “airplane” designed to take a population of students with special needs to new heights. It became apparent several committees would have to be formed to divide and conquer the multitude of tasks involved in this endeavor. We needed seven committees — curriculum, budget, hiring, student recruitment, building, fundraising and public relations — and each was just as critical as the next. (subscriber access)
  • The 15th annual Beer-A-Rama presented by the Minocqua Lions Club, formally organized by the Lac du Flambeau Lions Club, will take place Saturday, July 27 at the new pavilion in Torpy Park, downtown Minocqua. 
  • Downtown Boulder Junction is hosting the inaugural Wine Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19. Stroll from shop to shop, and a few restaurants too, while sampling a variety of wines and appetizers in various businesses in the shopping district. 
  • ‘America’s White Table’ book review
    A long-standing tradition across America during Memorial Day, Veterans Day, the Fourth or July or other holidays is that of the White Table.

    The table where no one will ever sit is to honor the fallen, missing or captive from those who serve — spanning all the decades, wars and passages of time. The table is meant to remind us, never forget. (subscriber access)
  • Guilt manifests in‘1922’
    As far as horror movies go, especially ones adapted from Stephen King’s works, Netflix’s “1922” plays the long-haul as a grim slow-burn thriller that unsettles rather than startles through jump scares as it takes its viewers on a disturbing journey into a man’s hysteria and guilt. (subscriber access)
  • On a roadmap, red and blue lines are there to illustrate the highways you must take to navigate your way to a destination. On paper, these are helpful indicators that make travel as painless as possible. However, when these lines are on your legs, they are a roadmap to embarrassment and for some, pain and suffering. (subscriber access)
  • Slo’s Pub is hosting its 11th annual 18-Hole Golf Invitational 4-person scramble on July 20 at the Trout Lake Golf Club. Registration is at 9 a.m., and the shotgun start is at 9:30 a.m. This event is to benefit “Vets Roll,” raising money for the Honor Flight.
  • The Big Blue K Par 3 Challenge at Pinewood Country Club in Harshaw will take place on Saturday, June 15 with a 10 a.m. shotgun start.
  • The Lake Tomahawk Snowshoe Baseball 2019 season begins Monday, June 17 at Snowshoe Park in Lake Tomahawk.
  • The second annual Lakeland STAR Golf Outing will take place on Tuesday, June 11 at the Minocqua Country Club, in partnership with the Howard Young Foundation. All monies raised will directly benefit the students of Lakeland STAR School.
  • The 13th annual Lupine Junefest Bike Tour will be held on Saturday, June 8, at Carow Park, on Hwy J, in Mercer. 
  • The Bill Miller Memorial Golf Scramble at Northwood Golf Club in Rhinelander will take place Sunday, June 2 to benefit Frederick Place.
  • The 11th annual Northwoods Golf Scramble hosted by Hazelhurst Lions Club at Pinewood Country Club will be held June 20.
  • All golfers are welcome to the inaugural Minocqua Islanders Golf Outing on Saturday, June 1 at Trout Lake Golf Club.
  • ‘The Marsh King’s 
Daughter’ author to kick off Northwoods Book Festival
    The Presque Isle Community Library welcomes Karen Dionne to Presque Isle Library on May 28. KAREN DIONNE is the author of “The Marsh King’s Daughter.”
  • The Northwoods Book Festival is a joint project of six libraries in northern Wisconsin: Boulder Junction Public Library, Frank B. Koller Memorial Library in Manitowish Waters, Mercer Public Library, Minocqua Public Library, Presque Isle Community Library, and Winchester Public Library. 
  • LUHS production of ‘Les Miserables’ wins eight Jerry Awards
    The Lakeland Union High School production of “Les Miserables” has won eight Jerry Awards through the Overture Center in Madison. The production was performed at the school late February and early March of this year.
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