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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Vietnam veteran Bill Calvaresi of Hazelhurst. Contributed photograph.
Vietnam veteran Bill Calvaresi of Hazelhurst. Contributed photograph.
Friday, November 8, 2019 7:26 AM
It’s been 50 years since Bill Calvaresi of Hazelhurst was drafted into U.S. military service. (subscriber)
  • The 10th annual Wine Women and Winter (WWW) is from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at The Waters in Minocqua. 
  • And the award goes to ...
    Several students from Lac du Flambeau were awarded a national award for their musical commitment and talent on Nov. 2.

    The youth making up the Niijii Singers and Ogiichidaa Singers were among the elite finalists for a 2019 Native American Music Award (NAMA) with their 12-song album, “Hear Our Songs.” The album was written, performed, recorded and released last spring by the elementary and middle schoolers. (subscriber access)
  • The St. Germain Community Center will be filled with holiday excitement from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 as the Christmas Bazaar offers shoppers a chance to find just the right gift for all those on their holiday list. This event is a joint effort by many local organizations to raise funds for various community projects.
  • Presentation with Robert Simeone at Trees for Tomorrow on Nov. 15
    Join Robert Simeone as he describes one forester’s experience in confronting global natural forest losses and the emergence of new concepts in Sustainable Forest Management. His 1-hour long PowerPoint, “Issues in the sustainable management of temperate and tropical forests,” will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at Trees For Tomorrow (519 E. Sheridan St., Eagle River).  
  • ‘My first taste of war’
    It’s been 50 years since Bill Calvaresi of Hazelhurst was drafted into U.S. military service. (subscriber)
  • The Minocqua Forest Riders Snowmobile Club is having its annual snowmobiling season kick-off party on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Norwood Pines Supper Club in Minocqua. Doors open at 4 p.m., with dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Raffles will be at 7:30 p.m.
  • Early-bird registration is now open for the third annual Forest Frenzy Winter Triathlon, which returns to Boulder Junction on Feb. 15, 2020.
  • Tourism supports third annual winter triathlon with grant
    The Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce is racing to its third annual Forest Frenzy Winter Triathlon, set to take place Feb. 14-16, 2020. 
  • Ever wonder who would want, or appreciate, a lifetime collection of cherished treasures and possessions? What about that lovely vase that’s been in the family for more than 60 years? Or, grandpa’s classy golf clubs that have served him well for many rounds. Or, the sterling silver pieces that were wedding gifts?
  • Lakeland Sharing’s Christmas Program returns
    From 2001 to 2017, the Lakeland Sharing Foundation brought joy in the form of Christmas gifts to children in need across the Lakeland Area School District. In 2018, due to lack of volunteers, the organization canceled its annual Christmas Program.

    Now, one year later, the Christmas Program has returned with a brand new board, a more efficient process and a mission to serve additional families. (subscriber access)
  • The Lakeland Nordic Ski Team (LNST) will host the annual Ski and Winter Gear Swap & Sale is from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 in the high school fieldhouse.
  • The 29th annual Bell Tower Craft Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Bell Tower Residence in Merrill. Bell Tower Assist Hall and lobby will be filled with over 25 outside crafters selling handmade craft items, rugs, painting, jewelry, doll clothes, toys, lawn ornaments, Christmas décor, pillows, candy and more.
  • The 2nd annual Minocqua Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. Everyone is invited to trot through the streets and trails of Minocqua Thursday morning before sitting down to their big Thanksgiving feast.  
  • Trinity Lutheran School will be hosting its annual fall basketball camp for Lakeland area boys and girls in first and second grades on Tuesday, Dec. 3 and Thursday, Dec. 5. 
  • The Musky Area Woodcarvers carve every Thursday (except for holidays) from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Arbor Vitae Community Center, 10675 Big Arbor Vitae Drive. 
  • Redenbaugh completes project
    Josh Redenbaugh with Boy Scout Troop 564 started working with MJ1 superintendent Jim Ellis last April to digitally map the trails at the MHLT school forest and have maps made and put up as his project for his Eagle Scout badge.
  • Decade XS to perform in Eagle River on Nov. 8
    Decade XS will be performing live music at The Warehouse Community Art Center’s Inspiration Bar from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8. 
  • The BSA Venture Crew 564 will be holding its fall Aluminum Can Drive from 9 a.m. to noon at the Woodruff Community Center/Town Offices on Nov. 9.
  • Mercer Lioness Christmas Bazaar
    The Mercer Lioness Club held their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 19 in the Mercer High School Commons. Twenty-five vendors displayed their crafts, jewelry, direct selling products, and face painting.
  • Movie Review: ‘Fractured’ succeeds with wild twists

    This past weekend was a perfect one for a movie. With temperatures unfortunately beginning to drop and snow beginning to fall, there’s nothing quite like wrapping yourself in a blanket and settling in for a movie.

    “Fractured” is a Netflix Original that was released Oct. 11 starring Sam Worthington and Lily Rabe. (subscriber access)

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