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PAIRS OF HANDS MAKE EACH ST. CROIX ROD Now you can meet the people behind them

The St. Croix Factory Tour Call 800.826.7042 to make a reservation

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Editor’sCOLUMN

Don’t let summer slip away

nightlife in the Northwoods.

Summer is in full swing and vacation is calling. And vacation’s kids are called “gataways,” “weekender” and “day-trip.” So bundle up the kids (before they have to go back to school) and think about cool lakes, fun festivals, and hot

There’s plenty of “wow” activities, including cruis’n’ the lakes on your personal watercraft or pontoon, zip line flying, and crunching the single-tracks with your mountain bike. And we have just touched the active possibilities for you and your family or best bud.

Dean S. Acheson

On the other side of the spectrum are the relaxing moments in front of the campfire, counting the number of shooting stars in an evening, floating down a river on a tube, visiting museums and historical sites, and just sleeping late with nary a care in the world. Unfortunately sleepyhead, nature’s alarm clocks (called birds) are early risers and love to chirp! This issue of Action magazine bridges late summer and early fall. There are weeks of warm weather in front of us – a few of those days in early August probably will be very warm. But we have literally thousands of lakes across the Northwoods to cool you off. September brings early harvest and with it you can do your own harvesting of fall festivals, some of them centered on the cranberry harvest. Speaking of harvest, early fall is excellent for catching walleyes, bass and panfish. Turn the pages and let’s get you going on trip ideas because your new favorite vacation spot is the land they call Up North!

Inside this Issue Editor’s Column..................................................................................................................................................................................................................Pg. 4 St. Croix Rods.......................................................................................................................................................................................... Inside Front Cover Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad............................................................................................................................................................... Back Cover

DINING GUIDE....................................................................................................... 7-9 LODGING GUIDE...............................................................................................10-11 Fall Ride Guide............................................................................. see center section Golf Special.......................................................................................................62-64 Published By: 5 Star Marketing & Distribution 409 Southpark Drive • P.O. Box 10 • Tomahawk, WI 54487 715-453-4511 • E-mail: info@5starupnorth.com Owner/Publisher Al Hanley alh@5starupnorth.com Editor Dean Acheson DeanAcheson@yahoo.com

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Production Office Lori Morris

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Counties Covered in this Issue NORTHWOODS REGION Florence County................................. page 12 Forest County...................................... page 14 Iron County.......................................... page 17 Langlade County............................... page 20 Lincoln County................................... page 22 Marinette County.............................. page 24 Oconto County................................... page 28 Oneida County................................... page 29 Price County........................................ page 49 Shawano Country.............................. Page 52 Vilas County......................................... page 55

NORTHWEST REGION Ashland/Bayfield............................... page 65 Barron County.................................... page 67 Burnett County................................... page 68 Polk County......................................... page 69 Sawyer County................................... page 70 Washburn County............................. page 79

U.P. REGION Western U.P. Michigan..................... page 82 Iron County, Michigan...............Page 85-87

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Dining Guide ATHELSTANE

Fisher’s Camp Resort W13424 Boat Landing 10 Rd, Athelstane, WI 715-757-2207 fisherscampresort.com We have GREAT food and are known for our Friday Night Fish Frys!

Butternut

Timber Breeze Resort N16243 Lake Shore Dr, Butternut, WI 715-762-3001 timberbreeze.com Cocktails on the deck with view of Butternut Lake, or order from the menu.

Cable

Lakeside Restaurant 21540 County Hwy M, Cable, WI 715-794-2561 lakewoodsresort.com Rustic Northwoods décor; serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Otter Bay Resort 46595 Otter Bay Rd, Cable, WI 715-798-3336 otterbayresort.net Serving burgers, sandwiches, salads, wraps and appetizers.

Crandon

Tricia’s Treasures & Bistro 109 N Lake Ave, Crandon, WI 715-478-1161 triciastreasuresandbistro.com Coffee and specialty drinks, Panini sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps

Crivitz

Parks Cheese & Chocolate 915 N US Highway 141, Crivitz, WI 715-854-3170 facebook.com/parkscheesecandyshop Homemade fudge and chocolates, old time candy, cheese curds and more. Pelkin’s Smokey Meat Market 600 S US Highway 141, Crivitz, WI 715-854-3681 facebook.com/pelkinssmokeymeatmarket The area’s best “smokey meats,” spices and related products. Wild game processing. Pine Acres Resort N10184 Parkway Rd, Crivitz, WI 715-757-3894 pineacresresortinc.com Sandwiches and pizza, daily specials and weekend breakfast.

Rene’s Dining Room W11590 County Road X, Crivitz, WI 715-757-3411 poppsresort.com Fine dining, homemade soups, salad bar and cocktails, banquet hall.

DANBURY

Rosenthal’s Resort 30925 Namekagon Rd, Danbury, WI 715-259-3363 rosenthalsresort.com We have a wide variety of delicious food on our menu, as well as daily specials.

Eagle River

Eagle Lanes & Lounge 534 W Pine St, Eagle River, WI 715-479-4555 eaglelanesandlounge.com Serving appetizers, burgers. sandwich baskets, pizzas.


7 Eagle River Inn 5260 Hwy 70 W, Eagle River, WI 715-479-2000 eagleriver-inn.com Restaurant and lounge, with banquet and meeting room facilities.

FLORENCE

Barb’s Cafe 633 Central Ave, Florence, WI 715-528-4219 facebook.com/barbs-café Breakfast and lunch restaurant with home cooked meals.

Gleason

Prairie Pines Country Store N5448 State Road 17, Gleason, WI 715-873-4840 Fresh baked bread, deli meats, cheeses, bulk food for canning.

Goodman

Stoney Ridge Inn Restaurant 15224 US Hwy 8, Goodman, WI 715-336-2308 facebook.com/StoneyRidgeInn Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Daily specials and scratch made soups.

Hayward

Harbor View Restaurant 9630 Treeland Rd, Hayward, WI 715-462-3874 treelandresorts.com Homemade pizza, delicious sandwiches, fresh burgers, oversized salads. Pat’s Landing Bar & Grill 7476 N Pat’s Landing Rd, Hayward, WI 715-945-2511 patslandingresort.com Air conditioned bar and grill on the waters edge. Eat in or carry out. Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows 15642 County Hwy B, Hayward, WI 715-634-6923 scheerslumberjackshow.com Enjoy lunch and dinner at The River Deck. Serving beer, wine, liquor.

Hazelhurst

Hazelhurst Pub 6617 Hwy 51 Hazelhurst, WI 715-356-9400 Tasty burgers, sandwiches, pizza, craft beers, Bloody Mary’s.

Keshena

Menominee Casino Resort N277 Hwy 47 / 55, Keshena, WI 800-343-7778 menomineecasinoresort.com Forest Island Restaurant serves full breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Manitowish Waters

White Oak Grill 13029 Deer Park Rd, Manitowish Waters, WI 877-937-3664 chippewaretreat.com Culinary art experiences with food and wine.

MARENISCO

Earla’s 318 Fair Ave, Marenisco, MI 906-787-2220 facebook.com/earlascominghome Sunday buffet, Italian night specials, and more! Fishtales Resort N10596 State Hwy M64, Marenisco, MI 906-842-3366 fishtalesup.info Full service pub & grub with varied daily specials. Hoop N’ Holler Tavern 115 Hoop N’ Holler Rd, Marenisco, MI 906-575-5555 facebook.com/hoopnholler On beautiful Lake Gogebic. Great lunches and dinners. The Milltowner Bar & Grill 255 Fair Ave, Marenisco, MI 906-787-2020 themilltowner.com Nightly specials, dinners, appetizers, drink specials.

Mercer

Gateway Lodge 4695 Popko Circle W, Mercer, WI 715-476-7878 thegatewaylodge.com From fish frys and burgers to steaks and lobsters. Full bar and restaurant. The Pines Restaurant 4126 N Popko Cir Mercer, WI 715-476-2933 thepinesmercer.com Hearty meals and cold brews, best German food in northern WI.

Minocqua

Dan’s Minocqua Fudge 521 Oneida St, Minocqua, WI 715-356-2662 dansminocquafudge.com Old-fashioned candy store with amazing fudge selections. Mama’s Supper Club 10486 Hwy 70 W, Minocqua, WI 715-356-5070 Mamassupperclub.com Finest Italian and American cuisine, fine wines; on Curtis Lake. Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty 8653 Hwy 51 N Minocqua, WI 715-356-6270 • paulbunyans.com Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner in historical Northwoods restaurant. Polecat & Lace 427 Oneida St, Minocqua, WI 715-356-3335 polecatandlace.com Casual dining with full bar and grill, serving lunch and dinner. The Boathouse, 305 W Park Ave Minocqua, WI 715-358-3999 facebook.com/MinocquaBoathouse Fine dining and superb cocktails; live piano music, outdoor deck seating.

The Vine 203 Front St, Minocqua, WI 715-614-5920 thevineminocqua.com Minocqua’s premier wine & beer lounge; free WiFi. TJ’s Butcher Block & Market 8762 Hwy 51 N, Minocqua, WI 715-356-5258 tjsbutchermeats.com Prime choice meats, seafood, homemade sausage and jerky. T. Murtaugh’s Pub 500 Oneida St Minocqua, WI 715-356-7712 murtaughspub.com Traditional Irish pub. Daily drink specials, delicious sandwiches.

Mountain, MI

Mulligans Sports Bar & Grill 16707 State Highway 32, Mountain, WI 715-276-3125 mulligansmountain.com American tavern fare & Bloody Marys, TVs for sports fan, patio.

PEARSON

Longshots Tavern N9881 State Hwy 55, Pearson, WI 715-484-3045 facebook.com/The-Trailside-InnLongshots-Tavern Full service restaurant, bar and banquet facility

Phillips

Homespun Coffee & Crafts 164 N Lake Ave, Phillips, WI 715-339-6050 homespuncoffeephillips.com Wide variety of gourmet drinks; serving breakfast, extended lunch.


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Three Coins Restaurant 4060 South Shore Dr, Rhinelander, WI 715-369-1500 holidayacres.com Award-winning restaurant with creative, top quality fare.

Rhinelander

Birches Resort 1727 N Boot Lake Rd, Springstead, WI 715-583-4500 birchesresort.com Pizza, full liquor bar, 4 large tv’s, pool table, video games.

CT’s Deli 17 N Brown St, Rhinelander, WI 715-369-8988 cheftomsdeli.com Hot sandwiches, Italian deli meats, artisan cheeses, craft beers, wine and liquor.

Springstead Lake Lodge 1065 N Springstead Rd, Springstead 715-583-4403 facebook.com/springstead-lake-lodge Great views of Springstead Lake. Serving lunch, dinner and drinks.

Last Wilderness Cafe 8279 Main St, Presque Isle, WI 715-686-2193 lastwildernesscafe.com Family restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. Bucketheads Sports Bar & Grill 46 N Brown St, Rhinelander, WI 715-369-5333 Good selection of beers and full bar; sandwiches, pizza, fish fry.

The Woodpecker Bar & Grill 6776 Co Hwy K, Rhinelander, WI 715-282-5353 facebook.com/woodpeckerbargrill Family friendly atmosphere; beer garden; daily specials. The Brick 16 N Brown St, Rhinelander, WI 715-369-2100 thebrickrhinelander.com Inventive dishes, attentive service and stylish atmosphere w’ classic bar.

SPRINGSTEAD

ST. GERMAIN

The Timbers Bar & Grill 1053 Elbert Rd, St Germain, WI 715-479-3059 facebook.com/thetimbersbarandgrill/ 7 TVs, Sandwiches, Appetizers, Pizzas, Soups, Huge Deck, FREE Wi-Fi

Tipler

Whitetail Inn 5836 State Hwy 139, Tipler, WI 715-674-2184 facebook.com/TheWhitetailInnTipler/ Sports bar, Friday fish fries, next to ATV trail.

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Tomahawk

Billy Bob’s Sports Bar & Grill N12025 Co Rd L, Tomahawk, WI 715-453-4984 billybobssportsbarandgrill.com Unique dining experience; nightly specials; six 55-inch plasma TVs. Edgewater Country Club N10369 Echo Valley Rd, Tomahawk, WI 715-453-3320 edgewatercc.com Great sandwiches on homemade bread, cold drinks. Banquet facility and catering. Inshalla Country Club N11060 Clear Lake Rd, Tomahawk, WI 715-453-3130 inshallacc.com All your favorite beers and wines; burgers, sandwiches and salads; banquet facilities. The Happy Snapper 315 S Tomahawk Ave Tomahawk, WI 715-453-8686 thehappysnapper.weebly.com All your favorite drinks, food including Friday fish fry. Nelson’s County Market 662 N 4th St, Tomahawk, WI 715-453-2174 nelsonscountymarket.com One-stop shopping: groceries, postage, banking, floral, liquor, deli, bakery.

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Outboards Bar & Grill 616 N 4th St, Tomahawk, WI 715-224-3594 facebook.com/OutboardsTomahawk/ Located right on the Wisconsin River/ Lake Mohawksin and features a very creative menu. The Spirit Cove Tavern W7788 E Bilby Rd, Tomahawk, WI 715-453-2230 facebook.com/The SpiritCove/ Hand tossed pizza with homemade dough, fresh made burgers, bar overlooking the Spirit Flowage. Tomahawk Family Restaurant 1020 N 4th St, Tomahawk, WI 715-453-4504 Good variety on breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Friendly staff. Twin Bay Resort 2173 County Road L, Tomahawk, WI 715-453-2679 twinbayresort.net Home-made pizza, appetizers, sandwiches, wraps, gyros, soups and salads.

Wakefield

Randall Bakery 505 Sunday Lake St Wakefield, MI 906-224-5401 facebook.com/Randall-Bakery-Wakefield-Mi-the-best-YOOPER-bakery Best fresh & frozen pasties, glazed donuts, potato rolls, & coffee.

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Lodging GUIDE Athelstane

Pine Acres Resort N10184 Parkway Rd Crivitz, WI 715-757-3894 pineacresresortinc.com Deluxe vacation homes, modern housekeeping cottages and motel units.

Thornton’s Rafting Resort & Campground W12882 Parkway Rd, Athelstane, WI 715-757-3311 thorntonsresort.com Cabin options for different size groups, and individual and group campsites.

Popp’s Resort W11581 County Road X, Crivitz, WI 715-757-3511 poppsresort.com Motel suites, lakeview cottages, deluxe lakeshore homes, RV & mobile home park.

Bessemer

Big Powderhorn Lodging Association N11360 Powderhorn Rd, Bessemer, MI 800-222-3131 bpla.com Vacation rentals of different sizes, styles in Ironwood & Bessemer, MI.

BERGLAND

The Timbers Resort 34275 Hwy M 28, Bergland, MI 906-575-3542 thetimbersresort.com A year round resort, we offer 11 completely furnished cabins.

Butternut

Timber Breeze Resort N16243 Lake Shore Dr, Butternut, WI 715-762-3001 timberbreeze.com On Butternut Lake. 5 newly built housekeeping cabins; 4-unit lodge.

Hi-Pines CAMPGROUND EAGLE RIVER

Cable

Lakewoods Resort 21540 County Hwy M, Cable, WI 715-794-2561 lakewoodsresort.com On Lake Namakagon. Lodge rooms, condominiums, golf villas, lake homes. Otter Bay Resort 46595 Otter Bay Rd, Cable, WI 715-798-3336 otterbayresort.net We have four rustic cabins and motel lodging.

715-479-9124 • www.HiPines.net

Crivitz

Fisher’s Camp Resort W13424 Boat Landing 10 Rd, Athelstane, WI 715-757-2207 fisherscampresort.com We offer lodging in our rustic, one bedroom cabins and two bedroom cottage.

DANBURY

Rosenthal’s Resort 30925 Namekagon Rd, Danbury, WI 715-259-3363 rosenthalsresort.com 7 cabins, 56 seasonal campsites, heated, outdoor swimming pool, pavilion, and playground area.

Eagle River

Eagle River Inn & Resort 5260 Hwy 70 W, Eagle River, WI 715-479-2000 eagleriver-inn.com 1-3-bedroom hotel suites, 3-bedroom condo. Hi-Pines Campground 1919 US Hwy 45 N, Eagle River, WI 715-479-9124 • hipines.net Cabin rentals, camp sites either rustic, or with water/electric/sewer.

Elcho

Twin Oaks Resort N10870 Circle Dr, Elcho, WI 715-275-3917 Cabin rentals, daily or weekly. On ATV and snowmobile trails.

FLORENCE

Nicolet Lodge 3981 Hwy 70 E, Florence, WI 715-528-5996 nicoletlodge.com Features 11 Units - 9 with kitchenettes. Right next to the ATV and snowmobile trail.


Hayward

Musky Run Resort 12503 N Town Hall Rd, Hayward, WI 715-462-3445 Peaceful resort on Spider Lake Chain of Lakes. Pat’s Landing 7476 N Pat’s Landing Rd, Hayward, WI 715-945-2511 patslandingresort.com Located on beautiful Chief Lake; heated swimming pool, playground. Riverside Motel / Mallards Landing 10429 State Road 27, Hayward, WI 715-634-2661 riversidemotelhayward.com Standard rooms, king efficiency, waterfront rooms, studio apartment. Treeland Resorts 9630 Treeland Rd, Hayward, WI 715-462-3874 treelandresorts.com 28 vacation homes and 10 deluxe motel suites.

Hiles

Little Pine Motel 9245 Hwy 32, Hiles, WI 715-649-3431 littlepinemotel.com Large, studio-sized rooms with kitchenettes. On ATV & snowmobile trails.

Keshena

Menominee Casino Resort N277 Hwy 47 / 55, Keshena, WI 800-343-7778 menomineecasinoresort.com 103 beautifully designed rooms and suites; smoke free.

Manitowish Waters

Chippewa Retreat Resort 13029 Deer Park Rd, Manitowish Waters, WI 877-937-3664 chippewaretreat.com Luxury accommodations in Lakeside, Lakeview and “Treetop” villas.

MARENISCO

Fishtales Resort N10596 State Hwy M64, Marenisco, MI 906-842-3366 fishtalesup.info Spacious rooms and lakefront housekeeping cottages offer a beautiful view, whatever the seasons.

Mercer

Gateway Lodge 4695 Popko Circle W, Mercer, WI 715-476-7878 thegatewaylodge.com Modern and newly remodeled cabins. 1-4 bedrooms.

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Minocqua

Northwoods Inn & Suites 8730 Highway 51 Minocqua, WI 715-356-9541 northwoodsinnsuites.com Rustic Northwoods feel with modern amenities. Ample parking. The Pointe Resort & Club 8257 Hwy 51 S, Minocqua, WI 715-356-7799 pointe-resort.com One bedroom condos (5 rooms) and two bedroom condos (8 rooms).

PEARSON

Trailside Inn N9881 State Hwy 55, Pearson, WI 715-484-3045 facebook.com/The-Trailside-InnLongshots-Tavern Right on the snowmobile trail and close to a variety of activities.

Shawano

Fawn Lake Campground & RV Park W6158 Lake Dr, Shawano, WI 715-526-5775 facebook.com/fawnlakecampground Wooded season or overnight campsites and cabin rentals on Fawn Lake.

SPRINGSTEAD

Birches Resort 1727 N Boot Lake Rd, Springstead, WI 715-583-4500 birchesresort.com 12 housekeeping cottages on beautiful Boot Lake.

Springstead Lake Lodge 1065 N Springstead Rd, Springstead, WI 715-583-4403 facebook.com/springstead-lake-lodge Newly remodeled 2 bedroom cabin. Sandy beach, private pier.

Three Lakes

Whispering Pines Resort 7955 Knotty Pine Ln, Three Lakes, WI 715-546-2124 1- and 3-bedroom cottages located on Round Lake.

Tomahawk

Twin Bay Resort 2173 County Road L, Tomahawk, WI 715-453-2679 • twinbayresort.net All season resort with 5 cabins on Lake Nokomis.

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Calendar of Events

Aug. 6 Aurora – Aurora Mud Runs: George Weber Memorial Park. Aug. 25-27 Florence – Florence Co. Fair: Florencecountyfair. com. Aug. 27 Florence – Classic Car, Motorcycle & Tractor Show: 9am to 2pm, Florence Co. Fair Park. Nov. 16 Florence – Hunters Chicken and Spaghetti Dinner: 4-8pm, Community Center.

Majestic trees frame ‘Assessor’s Trail’

FLORENCE – According to local folklore, the majestic hemlocks and hardwoods that frame Assessor’s Interpretive Trail in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest was saved from the logger’s axe in the 1920s due to a tax assessor’s foresight and wisdom. The assessor, Ed Krueger, reportedly told the owner of the land he would increase the tax assessment if the tract of virgin timber were cut. Apparently, in those days, a tax increase ranked just behind a forest fire for being feared! The trail winds through majestic hemlocks and hardwoods for a deep-woods experience. As you walk this interpretive trail you’ll come upon the towering “Assessor White Pine,” named after the famed assessor.

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The trail is on the east end of Lost Lake adjacent to the Lost Lake Campground. Just a mile in length but stopping and reading the some 50 interpretive signs along the way will take at least an hour. But don’t hurry: there are fascinating cultural and natural details to learn in this outdoor classroom and you don’t want to marginalize this deep-woods experience. The trailhead is at the parking lot (see directions below). The trail transverses gently rolling terrain with benches for resting midway. One loop of the trail is wheelchair accessible. The trail connects to Ridge Trail. From Florence, take Hwy. 70 west for 15.5 miles to FR 2450. Turn left and go south 1 mile to FR 2156, then 3 miles southeast to the Lost Lake Campground entrance. Turn left and follow signs to the trailhead. Parking for approximately 6 vehicles.

Florence County Fair offers lots for families

FLORENCE – The Florence County Fair Board welcomes ev-

erybody to their 114th county fair Friday-Sunday, Aug. 25-27 at the county fairgrounds in Florence. The fair has something for everyone including exhibits by county residents, animals, horse pull, mud runs, great music all weekend, food, games, pie eating and cricket spitting contests, a magic and science show, a classic car show, cycle and tractor show and so much more! The U.P. Garden Tractor Pullers will be featured at 6pm Friday. The mud bog bog takes place at noon Saturday. The classic car and motorcycle show and draft horse pull are both on Sunday. There is a $5 admission fee for ages 13 and up. Children 12 and under are admitted free. The admission fee covers the entire fair. The county fair park is located at 5505 County Hwy. N, one-third mile south of U.S. 2 in Florence.

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Get down and dirty at mud runs

AURORA – Ever since the Aurora Mud Runs’ inception in 1985, they have been drawing thousands of people to Aurora to watch trucks speed through the mud in a 180-foot long pit. The event draws more than 75 drivers from across the Midwest, with vehicles ranging from standard street trucks all the way up to 1,200-horsepower trucks. This year’s event will be Sunday, Aug. 6 at the George Weber Memorial Park. Gates for the public open at 10am. Vehicle registration begins at 7 a.m. Races start at noon.

The annual fundraiser raises money for a new hall to house the Aurora Homestead Rescue Squad unit. Rescue squad personnel will be serving food and drinks.

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The mud runs are a family event. Cost is $5. Children under age 12 are admitted free. No pets and no carry-ins are allowed.


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Northwoods REGION

Calendar of Events

Aug. 2 Rhinelander – Redikulus Dae: Aug. 5 Lake Lucerne – Lake Lucerne Family Fun Day & Auction: Aug. 5 Wabeno – Art & Music Fest: 11am to 10pm. Aug. 19 Wabeno – Trump Lake Walleye Fundraiser: Noon to 6pm, Trump Lake pavilion. Aug. 19-20 Crandon – Footstock: Peshtigo Lake. Barefoot ski tournament. Sept. 1-3 Crandon – World Championship Off-Road Races: Crandon Raceway. Sept. 16 Crandon – Art in the Square: 9am to 3pm, Courthouse Square. Sept. 16 Crandon – Kendal Bug Shuffle 3K:

Welcome aboard the Lumberjack Steam Train LAONA -- The Lumberjack Steam Train in Laona is a memorable experience for the entire family, and is especially enjoyed by history buffs.

The fully restored 1916 Vulcan steam engine worked hard for the Connor Lumber and Land Company for decades, and it is still on the job pulling passenger cars and cabooses to the Camp 5 Museum Complex from the vintage depot on U.S. Hwy 8, just west of Laona.

Shop. The Choo Choo Hut Restaurant is handy for a meal. The Nature Center gives a good look at Northwoods wildlife and ecology, and later in the season, you can lose yourself in the corn maze.

Many visitors love the Fall Festival runs with views through the windows of the vintage train car of the gorgeous fall colors.

While there, you can visit the logging museum and hitch a ride with the Green Treasure Forest Tour that tells the story of sustainable logging.

After the last run of the summer season on Aug. 19, the fall runs begin on Sept. 2, with additional runs Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30. Departure time is 11am with a train leaving every hour until the last run at 2pm. Cowboys will rob the train on Sept. 30. The reenactors will be wearing clothing from the Old West.

The petting zoo entertains the youngsters, but adults enjoy time there too. There is shopping and treats at the Cracker Barrel Gift

For more details, go to lumberjacksteamtrain.com. They welcome your visit!

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June 20 - August 19

Mon - Sat • Closed Sunday Open Rain or Shine Train Times: 11am, Noon, 1 & 2 pm

2017 Special Events

Cowboy Reenactment: July 15 & Sept. 30 Fall Season: Sept 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Haunted Slaughter House: Sept 16, 23 & 30 • Logging Museum • Blacksmith Shop • Forest Tour • Country Store & More!

5068 U.S. Hwy. 8 & 32 | Laona, WI | (715) 674-3414 On the National Register of Historic Places

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Up for a hike: Scott Lake and Argonne Forest trails

HILES – There are several excellent trail choices for hiking in Forest County, including interpretive trails such as the Argonne Forest Trail located within the 6,499-acre Argonne Experimental Forest. The USDA Forest Service manages the Argonne Experimental Forest, located in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, as a living laboratory to study methods for managing second-growth northern hardwoods. There are 17 designated stops along the nine study areas where hikers can view signs and learn more about northern hardwoods and forest cutting. From Hiles, take Hwy. 32 north 2 miles to Experimental Road (FR 2184). Turn right and go 1.5 miles north to Forest Road 3905. Turn right and go east 1/8 of a mile to the trailhead on the left.

Northwoods REGION

Then it’s time to find the Scott Lake Trail and Shelp Lake Trail. From Hiles, take Hwy. 32 north 2 miles to Experimental Road (FR 2184). Turn right and go north 3 miles to Scott Lake Road (FR 2183). Turn left and go west 2.5 miles to a small parking area on the right side. The walk will take you past a towering stand of white pines and hemlocks about 300 years old and follows the wetland around Scott Lake. The boardwalk to Shelp Lake is located on the north side of 2183. This short but winding trail takes you north through large, old hemlocks to a bog surrounding the lake, providing close-up views of bog plants. The bog and lake is a designated State Scientific Natural Area. Gray jays, black-barked woodpeckers and boreal chickadees can be found here.

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IronCOUNTY ‘Mercer Muskie Madness’ Tournament ready for action

MERCER – America’s heroes will be on the minds of tournament anglers as well as the potential for a truly large fish during the sixth annual “Mercer Muskie Madness” Tournament set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21 with headquarters at the sponsor, Gateway Lodge and Resort in Mercer. That’s because a portion of the tournament proceeds will benefit Wounded Warriors in Action (WWA). The non-profit foundation helps military members readjust to life at home after serving our nation, says tournament director Wayne Riebe of Gateway. WWA provides world-class outdoor sporting activities as a means to recognize and honor their sacrifices, encourage independence and connections with communities, and promote healing and wellness through camaraderie and a shared passion for the outdoors. Learn more at woundedwarriorsinaction.org.

Tournament anglers are encouraged to check in and register Thursday between 6-7pm at Gateway Lodge. The rules briefing immediately follows. The other opportunity for check-in and rules briefing is Friday at 6:30am, again at Gateway Lodge. Fishing hours are 7am to 5pm Friday and 7am to 4pm Saturday. A unique feature of this catchand-release tournament is that each team member may have two lines in the water using one artificial bait and one live bait. But no trolling is allowed. Based on a full field of 60 registered teams, the total prize money is $5,400. Cash prizes are awarded in a point system. For more information and registration, or to become a sponsor or donate to the tournament, call 715-4767878 or visit thegatewaylodgecom.

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Aug. 1 Mercer – Street Dance: Downtown. Aug. 2 Mercer – Loon Day Art/ Craft Show: Downtown. Aug. 3-6 Saxon – Iron County Fair: Midway, music, competitions. Aug. 5 Mercer – Turtle River Duck Race: Aug. 12 Hurley – Paavo Nurmi Marathon: 7:30am. Full marathon, relay and half marathon. Aug. 12 Mercer – Pig & Corn Roast: 4pm, Midway Bar. Hosted by Turtle-Flambeau Flowage Association. Aug. 12 Hurley – Paavo Nurmi Marathon & Relay: Sept. 2 Hurley – Festivale Italiano: Craft fair, drum and bugle corps performance. Sept. 9-10 Mercer – CanYak Fishing Tournament: Sept. 30 Mercer – Friends of the Library Fall Celebration:

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Tournament entry fee is $175 for the two-member team ($200 after Sept. 1), and includes the Saturday night banquet dinner and awards ceremony. There will be a number of raffles, including donated lodging, meals and specially marked Wounded Warriors fishing rods supplied by St. Croix Rods.

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MERCER -- The Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its third annual Can-Yak Fishing Tournament with tournament fishing on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10. This tournament is a one-of-a-kind fishing tournament for those who love to fish, as well as those who love to paddle in canoes or kayaks. Mercer is home to the famous Turtle-Flambeau Flowage Scenic Waters Area, as well as boasting 214 other lakes in a 30-mile radius, so there’s plenty of room for anglers and plenty of fish to catch. The weekend will kick off at the Great Northern Hotel on Friday, Sept. 8 with a meet and greet and registration/rules meeting from 5-8pm. Registration will be offered again at the Great Northern Hotel on Saturday from 5:30-6:30am with a rules meeting at 6:30am. To sign up for the tournament, and latest updates, go to can-yak. com or contact the chamber at 715-476-2389.

On Sunday, tournament fishing is from 7am to noon. Participants must report their catches by 1:30 pm. From noon to 3pm appetizers and awards will take place at the Great Northern Hotel.

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Tournament fishing will begin Saturday at 7am and go until 3pm. Participants must report their catches by 4:30pm. Activities that evening include a bonfire, cookout, updated standings and other fun games.


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Aug. 11-13 Antigo – Folk Music Festival: Concerts, workshops, children’s program. Aug. 12 Antigo – Tater Trot: City Park. 10K, 4-mile, 1-mile events. Aug. 11-13 Northwoods Grill Masters Challenge: fairgrounds. Aug. 20 Antigo – Badgerland Car Show and Swap Meet: Sept. 9 White Lake – Wolfman Triathlon: Sept. 16 Antigo – Lakes & Leaves Bike Ride: Sept. 16 Antigo – Fly In Air Show: Oct. 14 Antigo – Oktoberfest:

Explore ATV/UTV trails in Langlade County

COUNTYWIDE – Langlade County offers three warm-weather trails for ATV/UTV enthusiasts. Trail maps are available at the Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce office in Antigo. Antigo ATV Antigo Trail:

The newest trail in Langlade County is located north of Antigo connecting the trail system to local lodging and restaurants. This 24-mile trail ties into the existing trails north and west of Antigo heading to Parrish Highland’s ATV Trails. Augustyn Springs Trail: This trail is located in the northeast part of the county with 20 miles of rolling to very hilly terrain. This two-way multi-purpose trail travels on old logging roads. There is one parking/access point for this trail, Highway A, 8 miles northeast of Neva. Parrish Highlands Trail: This trail is located in the northwest part of the county with 55 miles of scenic terrain. It links up with the Lincoln County ATV trail system. This two-way, multi-purpose trail travels on old logging roads. Parking/access points are at Highway Q, at the Oneida/Langlade County line; Highway H, 2 miles south of Highway 17/Q; and Highway T, 3 miles west of Highway 45 in Summit Lake.

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Calendar of Events

Aug. 2-5 Tomahawk – Antique Boat & Motor Show: SARA Park. Aug. 4-5 Tomahawk – Sidewalk Sales & Craft Sales: WI Avenue and North 4th Street. Aug. 10 Merrill – Crazy Daze: Aug. 12 Tomahawk – Lions Thrilla-onthe-Grilla Rib Contest: 10am to 5pm. Aug. 19 Gleason – Gleason Mud Bogs: Sept. 4 Merrill -- Car Show & Parade: Parade is downtown; rest at Festival Grounds. Sept. 9 Merrill – Airport Days: Merrill Airport. Sept. 14-17 Tomahawk – Fall Ride to Tomahawk: Downtown, SARA Park. Sept. 16 Merrill – Pork in the Park Ribfest: Merrill Area Recreation Center. Sept. 23 Merrill – Colorama Bike Tour: Sept. 30 Merrill – Chili Cook-off: Downtown. Oct. 7 Merrill -- Barleyfest: MARC.

Council Grounds State Park may become your favorite park

MERRILL – The 508-acre Council Grounds State Park just north of Merrill – itself known as “The City of Parks” – has an abundance of amenities that draws thousands of visitors season after season. In addition to the campground, there is a nice beach, interesting trails, asphalt roads for family biking, day picnic areas, playground, boat launch, shelters, handicapped accessible fishing trail/pier, and opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and fishing the Wisconsin River or the flowage (Lake Alexander) behind the dam. The campsites are large and the area heavily wooded. The Friends of Council Grounds State Park rents canoes, kayaks and paddleboards in season. There is also an adaptive kayak available for rental. Items can be rented at the park office when the office is open. Council Grounds is located just west of Merrill. From U.S. Highway 51, exit onto State Highway 64 (Main Street) and go west about 2 miles through downtown Merrill. Turn right on State Highway 107 (Grand Avenue) and go about 1.8 miles. Turn left on Council Grounds Drive and go about 0.5 mile to the park entrance station.

Crazy Daze at Merrill

MERRILL – Don’t miss the crazy deals and steals that Merrill merchants will offer during the 63rd annual Crazy Daze on Thursday, Aug. 10. The Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event. Two blocks of downtown will be blocked off for the sales, which will be going on throughout the day. Businesses will have different events throughout the city. Dorinda’s Dance Studio will have downtown performances at noon and 5pm. Other contests will be held on the center stage. Food and merchandise vendors will be located on Main Street by the courthouse. We didn’t have full details of the 2017 event when this issue went to press, but last year’s Crazy Daze included the Lions’ duck drop, Grandpa’s Farm, corn, hamburger and pie eating contests, bouncy house, and drum competition.

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Underdown Recreation Area is a hidden gem

Late summer and early fall is a perfect time for hikers, bikers, campers and horseback riders to become acquainted with the Underdown Recreation Area. Known simply as the Underdown, it’s a 7,000-acre forest of pine, aspen and northern hardwoods owned and managed by Lincoln County. Dozens of small lakes dot the property. The Underdown Trail system includes 21 miles of marked bridle trails, mountain bike trails, snowmobile trails, and cross-country ski trails that loop around and through the Underdown region. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy the numerous woods roads and trails found in this area. But caution ahead: sections of the bike trails are very challenging and are not for novice riders. One of the three segments of the Ice-Age Trail in Lincoln County traverses 6.1 miles diagonally across the Underdown. Another segment winds through 16.2 miles of Lincoln County Forest in the Harrison Hills area. These segments are very rugged and have many steep climbs, including Lookout Mountain, the highest point on the Ice Age Trail at 1,920 feet above sea level. The third segment is 4.8 miles long and follows the Wisconsin River through Newwood County Park. There are two fall events in 2017: Aug. 19 -- Thunderdown in the Underdown, which is a mountain bike race, and Aug. 26-27 -- Underdown Running Event.

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IRMA – Situated between Tomahawk and Merrill in Lincoln County is a hidden gem that doesn’t receive as much attention as it should, but its recreational offerings can rival those of larger parks and recreational areas.


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Calendar of Events

Aug. 5 Pembine – Community Picnic: 11am, Pembine Town Park. Aug. 12 Amberg – Duck Race & Brat Fry: 11am, Mosquito Park. Aug. 12 Silver Cliff – Auxiliary Picnic: 11am to 5pm, Silver Cliff Park. Water fights, food, games, raffles, parade at 10am. Sept. 2 Amberg – Fire Dept. Parade & Picnic: Parade at 11am. Amberg Ballpark. Music, games, food, raffles. Sept. 16 Crivitz – Oktoberfest: Community Veteran’s Park. 11am to 10pm. Music, dancing, food, games. Sept. 30 Silver Cliff – Chili Fest & Soup Contest: 11am, Silver Cliff picnic grounds. Sept. 30 Crivitz – Harvest Festival & Craft Show: 8:30am to 2pm, Crivitz High School.

Explore Marinette County by ATV/UTV Sprawling Marinette County – known for its breathtaking 14 major waterfalls – is also home to a network of wide, well-groomed, award-winning ATV/UTV trails that offer over 300 miles of riding pleasure. And, Marinette County’s forests total 230,000 acres, giving everyone room to roam. Most of the Marinette Trail System is open year round, with the exception of early spring when trails close to protect them from erosion. The majority of the county’s year-round ATV/UTV trails are located in the northern half of the county. Trails run from Lake Hilbert in the far northwestern corner of the county east to the Michigan border and south to the Peshtigo River State Forest. Trailhead locations: Three park-n-ride locations serve the north

end of the trail system: in the Town of Dunbar via Hwy. 8, north of Pembine via Hwy. 141 and Barlow Lake Road, and in Athelstane on Eagle River Road via County A. There are numerous park-n-ride locations in the southern portions of the county as well. Two popular locations are west of Crivitz: County W and Bushman Road and County W and Parkway Road. McClintock County Park, in the Town of Silver Cliff, offers both a park-n-ride location as well as an ATV accessible campground. No matter which loop or trail you ride, you won’t be disappointed. The system accesses county forestlands as well as a few of the county’s waterfalls. You’ll ride rolling hills, twisty trails, sandy flats and forest roads. You can choose to cover as much ground as possible, or pick a backcountry loop and explore it at a more leisurely pace.

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McClintock Park on the west side of the trail system is a good place to start. Located just off Parkway Road (Cty I), this 320acre county park offers parking, 10 rustic campsites, a picnic area and three bridges over the Peshtigo River. The falls are a series of cascades under the bridges that connect smaller islands within the park. Stately pines frame hardwoods that are particularly colorful in autumn. ATVs are not permitted in the day use areas, however a parking lot for ATVs is available across the road from the day use area. Riders camping at the park can access hundreds of miles of ATV trails in Marinette and Florence counties. ATV riders who enjoy primitive camping can also take advantage of the county’s policy of allowing camping anywhere along the trail system in the county forest for up to two weeks at a time. For more information, contact Marinette County Parks at 715732-7530.

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stations in both Goodman and Dunbar. In this neck of the woods, it’s a good idea to carry extra fuel with you. North of Hwy. 8, a third, smaller loop tracks north into Florence County as it circles the Dunbar State Natural Area back to Dunbar. The final leg of your Marinette County adventure trails east from Dunbar on a series of forest roads through Pembine, all the way to the Menominee River and the Michigan border. For more information, including lodging and attractions, contact Marinette County Tourism, (715) 735-6681 or visit therealnorth. com

With the seven-mile trail addition near McClintock and 38 miles near Pembine, the Homestead Trail offers breathtaking vistas, sharp curves, steep hills and over nearly 300 miles of ATV excitement.

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The west side trails are a stacked pair of large loops, one to the north and one to the south. The common trail – the one that splits the two loops – is known locally at the “Bunny Run.” These are large loops, so as you play keep an eye on the gas gauge. There are no fuel stops in the southern loop; the northern loop offers gas


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Two color tours for Marinette County

COUNTYWIDE – Marinette County has beautiful scenery, especially in the fall when tree colors are at their peak. Here are a couple of suggested tour routes for you to enjoy whether in the car or truck or on the back of a motorcycle or bicycle: Driving Tour One:

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Dave’s Falls Park is approximately 10 miles north of Wausaukee on US Hwy 141. Park entrance is located just south of the Village of Amberg and will be on the left side of the road. The park provides spectacular scenery, paths along the river on both sides, high and low rock climbing areas, a bridge spanning the river, playground and restrooms. Take your camera and be prepared to enjoy hiking the trails. Playground, restrooms, picnic tables and well water are also available. Dave’s Fall’s is a county park and there is a $3 car parking fee when you enter the grounds. Driving Tour Two

This is a 26-mile loop encompassing Wausaukee to Amberg and back south to Wausaukee. With time spent hiking you should plan a full day trip. Start your trip on Pike River Road. Going east four miles are the Ceremonial Indian Dance Rings, 8.5 mile mark north to the first bridge on the Pike River and 12.1 mile mark north to the second bridge. Continue on Pike River Road to Hwy. K, turn left and visit Bulls Falls, exit K onto Hwy. 41 south and a few hundred feet to Dave’s Falls Park entrance to your right. This tour takes you past numerous historical locations, rivers, rapids and parks. Stop for a picnic, swim or hike the river edge.

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Cast your line at Crivitz area waters

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CRIVITZ -- There are many fishing options when you visit the Crivitz area. There are hundreds of small lakes in the area that will keep the bass, panfish, and northern fishermen coming back year after year. There are also hundreds of miles of pristine trout streams in Marinette County, the most Class A miles of any county in the state. The shining gem of the region is the Wild Shores Area, including Caldron Falls Flowage, High Falls Flowage, Johnson Falls, the Sandstone Flowage, and the Potato Rapids flowages. This 20-mile long stretch of forests, lakes and river is surrounded by almost 10,000 acres of undeveloped wild lands, much of which makes up the new Peshtigo River State Forest.

There are many other local lakes that are popular with the sport fishermen, including Lake Noquebay, just a few miles northeast of Crivitz. Looking for boat, bait, advice? There are a number of bait and sport shops, along with marine dealers and resorts eager to offer help and product, including rentals, to make your day on the water a memorable one.

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There is something for everyone, with healthy trout, bass, panfish, and northern pike populations, and Caldron Falls and High Falls Flowages are Class A Muskie waters. Both Caldron Falls and High Falls have published maps available to guide you to the best spots and help you navigate. There are 14 public boat launches along the flowages to provide easy access.


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Calendar of Events

Aug. 6 Aurora – Aurora Mud Runs: George Weber Memorial Park. Aug. 25-27 Florence – Florence Co. Fair: Florencecountyfair.com. Aug. 27 Florence – Classic Car, Motorcycle & Tractor Show: 9am to 2pm, Florence Co. Fair Park. Nov. 16 Florence – Hunters Chicken and Spaghetti Dinner: 4-8pm, Community Center. Sept. 16 Lakewood – FestiFall: Music, crafts, food, vendors. Sept. 16 Oconto – EAA Warbirds Fly-In: Airplane and helicopter rides, arts and crafts, displays. Sept. 30 Oconto – Harvest Fest: 9am to pm.

Copper Culture State Park Visit the nation’s oldest ‘Copper Cemetery’

OCONTO -- The Copper Culture State Park features a Native American burial ground from the Copper Culture People, artifacts from which were dated to about 6,000 years ago. The site is in the city of Oconto with the burial area about 150 yards north of the Oconto River. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 48-acre park was established after discovery of the artifacts in 1952. The burial ground of North America’s earliest metal users, the Oconto site is the oldest dated cemetery in eastern North America (and oldest Copper cemetery in the nation). A tour guide will walk you through the displays to help demonstrate the significance of this site, giving an early look at Archaic Indian lifestyle, an early trade network and first copper toolmakers in the country. A foot trail leads from the parking area to a stone monument at the location of the burial ground. The Oconto County Historical Society operates the Oconto Archaic Copper Museum, which is on the grounds. It is housed in a Belgian farmhouse built in 1924 by Charles Werrebroeck, the only example of this style of old-world architecture in the Oconto area. The museum is open 11:30am to 4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Admission is free, although donations are appreciated. While at the park, visit the 15-acre short-grass prairie, have a picnic lunch, hike along the woodland paths or fish the nearby Oconto River. Use of the park grounds is free, no state vehicle admission sticker required. However, there are no campgrounds. Lodging is available in the greater Oconto area. For additional information, visit ocontoctyhistsoc.org. From U.S. Highway 41 south, exit State Highway 22. At the roundabout, turn right on Copper Culture Way. At the stop sign, turn left to enter the state park.

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The leaves are changing color and it’s time to go all out with shopping fall festivals. Two Oneida County communities welcome you to grab family and friends and visit their celebrations that will put a smile on your face.

Lake Tomahawk invites all to Fall Harvest Festival LAKE TOMAHAWK -- Visit Lake Tomahawk on Saturday, Sept. 16 for the Lake Tomahawk Lioness 27th annual Fall Harvest Festival and the Lions’ fourth annual car show held in Snowshoe Park. Both are free to attendees. The festival is filled with a bake sale including those famous local homemade pies, concession stand, fresh caramel apples, vegetables and other foods, and arts & crafts vendors, all from 8-5pm. There will be bushels of Hauser’s Bayfield apples, fall mums, woodworking, collectibles, Halloween and Christmas decorations, and much more. Kids can choose a wooden pumpkin and decorate it with sequins, paint, fancy trim and funny eyes. The finished pumpkins will be judged along with others in the children’s age group and prizes awarded.

Lots of fun at Harvest Hoedown RHINELANDER -- Join in some old-fashioned fun with a visit to the annual Harvest Hoedown in Rhinelander on Saturday, Sept. 30 from noon to 6pm at the Woodpecker Bar & Grill in Rhinelander. Pig roast, live music, line dancing, horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin patches, face painting, and more --the Harvest Hoedown will be fun for the entire family. All proceeds from the harvestthemed event will go towards supporting the operations of the Food Pantry and NATH/Frederick Place.

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Fall festivals have welcome mats out

Aug. 2 Rhinelander – Redikulus Day: 8am to 4pm, downtown. Aug. 3 Minocqua – After Loon Delight Craft Show: 9am to 4pm, Torpy Park. Aug. 3-6 Rhinelander – Oneida County Fair: Pioneer Park. Aug. 5 Jennings – Stovewood Daze: Mecikalski Stovewood Building. Aug. 8 Minocqua – Krazy Day: 9am to 4pm, downtown. Aug. 12 Woodruff – See Me Tri Minocqua Triathlon: Clear Lake picnic area. Aug. 12 Three Lakes – Art on Main: Aug. 19 Minocqua – Dragon Boat Festival: Torpy Park. Aug. 19-20 Hazelhurst – Lions Flea Market & Craft Show: Ballpark. Aug. 20 Hazelhurst – Lions Classic Car Show: Ballpark. Aug. 26 Rhinelander – WILD Hodag Mini Triathlon: Sept. 2 Three Lakes – Nicolet Wheel-AWay Bike Ride: 9am to 3pm. Sept. 2 Minocqua – Pride & Joy Car Show: TJ’s Butcher Block. Sept. 9 Minocqua – Minocqua No Frills Marathon: Sept. 16 Lake Tomahawk – Fall Harvest Festival: Sept. 22-24 Rhinelander – Hodag Musky Challenge: Sept. 29-30 Minocqua – Beef-A-Rama: Live music Friday night; cook-offs, parade, etc. on Saturday. Sept. 30 Minocqua – Prime Choice Craft Show: 60-75 exhibitors. Torpy Park. Sept. 30 Rhinelander – Harvest Hoedown:


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MINOCQUA – Is your car or truck your “pride and joy”? Consider entering it in the Pride & Joy Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 2. The show will be on the grounds of T.J.’s Butcher Shop, near the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 51 and Town Line Road, Minocqua, from 10am to 2pm. They welcome all cars, trucks, motorcycles – actually anything with wheels they say – from all eras. Registration is 9am until noon. Entry fee is $10 with car plaques for the first 50 vehicles. Proceeds benefit Lakeland Hospice. There will be food, music and raffles. Northwoods Foods & T.J.’s Butcher Shop sponsor the show.

Crazy Day– let the fun begin

MINOCQUA– It’ll be a day of “deals and steals” at the annual Krazy Day shopping extravaganza in downtown Minocqua on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

The shopping madness goes until 4pm so there’s plenty of time to take a break, to replenish the body with good eats found downtown and once more, embark on another adventure to seek out the bargains.

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The Minocqua Island Business Association sponsors the event, which begins at 9am. Merchandise ranging from clothing to fishing and camping equipment to much more fills the tables lined up along the sidewalks to overflowing. Shoppers arrive early to snap up the bargains, but don’t fret if you arrive later as the merchants replenish the tables.


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Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival awakens

The festival also features the WXPR music stage, the Northwoods Children’s Museum’s “dragonlings” hands-on activity tent, the Lady Lions forbidden city food court, a marketplace and the Lakeland Rotary dragon-breath beer tent. The opening ceremony unfolds at 8am at Torpy Park with the official welcome, team introductions, “Dotting the Eye of the Dragon,” with an explanation about what will transpire. As noted on the event’s website about the Dotting the Eye ceremony: “The spirits of the dragon boats sleep in the mountains until they are awoken by Taoist priests during the Eye Dotting Ceremony. The Awakening of the Dragon ceremony is conducted to cleanse the area of competition, to bless the competitors and their boats, and to charge the boats and their crews with the Spirit of the Dragon and the Goddess of the Sea.” Races begin at 8:30am, with race heats leaving every 10 minutes. The final round will be at 3pm with awards to follow. Teams race 300 meters from east to west, finishing in front of Torpy Park’s swimming beach in an intense display of strength and teamwork. Awards will be presented for race winners and spirit awards, including best-dressed drummer, best-decorated tent, and highestpledge earner. There will be at least 22 teams racing. Each team consists of between 16 and 20 paddlers and one drummer. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of two races. Entry fees and monetary pledges will benefit the work of the Howard Young Foundation, which works to advance healthcare and wellness for all who work, play, live and visit the Northwoods. For more information or to make a pledge, visit minocquadragonboat. com or call 715-439-4005.

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MINOCQUA – The second annual Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival will breathe fire and smoke and lots of fun Saturday, Aug. 19 at Torpy Park in Minocqua. The colorful dragon boats, enthusiastic paddlers and beat of the drums will make this unique event a memorable one for all.


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Take a factory tour of Hillestad Pharmaceuticals

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WOODRUFF – Hillestad Pharmaceuticals in Woodruff invites visitors to tour their nutritional supplements manufacturing facility at U.S. Hwy. 51 N. (1/2 mile north of Hwy. 47 & 51 intersection).

See vitamins, minerals, protein tablets, herbs, skin cremes and lotions manufactured using natural source nutrients. The warehouse has over five thousand different raw materials in its inventory. These raw materials are from the highest quality natural sources. The state of Wisconsin licenses the facility as both a food processing plant and as a pharmaceutical manufacturer. Tours are available between 9am and 3pm Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 800-535-7742 for more information.

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SEPTEMBER 29 & 30, 2017

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FEATURING THE FAMOUS PARADE OF BEEF Prime Choice Craft Show Rump Roast Run | Streetside Roasting Costumes | Beef Roast Judging Kids’ Activities | Cow Pie Plop | Awards

LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES Rotary Tent on Chicago Street & Torpy Park

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Beef-A-Rama festival – slo-owly roasted to perfection

MINOCQUA – Experience Minocqua’s sizzle when it hosts the 53rd annual Beef-A-Rama on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30. Upwards of 12,000 people, maybe more, are expected for this fun and zany event. The festival kicks off Friday evening in Torpy Park with a live musical performance, 6:30-9:30pm, sponsored by the Minocqua Island Business Association. More bands will be playing Saturday.

The Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors Beef-A-Rama, and announces they now have an app for the event. Download the app and you’ll have all the information about the schedule of activities (interactive), roasters, judges, locations, etc., all at your fingertips!

“Running of the Rumps”

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The Lakeland Rotary’s 14th annual Rump Roast Run takes place Saturday morning of Beef-A-Rama. Both the 5K and 10K courses begin at 9am just north of the Minocqua Veterans Park and will use streets and the Bearskin State Recreation Trail. A children’s Calf Mile 1-mile race starts at 8:15am. The awards ceremony caps off the morning with cow bells for the age group winners and a 16-18 lb beef roasts for the top male and female overall finishers in the 5K and 10K. Register online without incurring additional online fee charges. Online registrations will be open until midnight Wednesday, Sept 27. Also, on-site registration at 7am Saturday. For more information, visit rumproastrun.org.

Beef cook-off

The beef cook-off with all the smokin’ grills, zany costumes and decorated roasting stations starts early Saturday morning. Some stations will offer treats and samples for onlookers. If you can’t wait for those tasty roast beef sandwiches served after the parade, you’ll be overjoyed to see them for sale beginning at 10am at Torpy Park. There will be beer gardens and corn roast sales to savor throughout the day. There will be kids activities, bouncy houses, petting zoo and more. The famous “Parade of Beef” starts its journey down Oneida Street at 2:15pm, ending at Torpy Park where the roast beef sandwich sales will be held. The top roasters will be honored at a 3pm awards ceremony. Stop by at the “Prime Choice” craft show at Torpy Park from 9am to 5pm. They have made room for 75 or so exhibitors, who will sell a variety of unique, handcrafted items. You will see original artwork, pottery, jewelry, tapestries, clothing, photography, wood creations and more. Live music and food concessions on the upper level of Torpy Park and throughout downtown Minocqua will make this a favorite destination. Then there’s the “cow plop” contest, mechanical bull and beef eating contests to serve up more zaniness. Parking is a premium on the Island of Minocqua, so consider taking the shuttle bus ($3 a carload). For more information, call 715356-5266 or visit beefarama.com.

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Discover the wild wonders at Wildwood Wildlife Park

MINOCQUA – No one gets you closer and with more personal experiences with wild wonders than Wildwood Wildlife Park in Minocqua. Wildwood is home to more than 1,000 animals including endangered and threatened species. It’s the second largest zoo in Wisconsin!

Wildwood Wildlife Park and Nature Center team is dedicated to promoting life-long learning by enriching minds, fostering environmental respect, while helping prepare visitors for their conservation future. Thousands of guests of all ages each year come away with positive experiences that last a lifetime.

Be sure to stop at the Wild Den gift shop, and tamp down those hunger pangs with a stop at the Hungry Bear Hut for pizza and other snacks. Then take a break at the new Jumbo Hut for a view of the Giraffe Serengeti. Wildwood Wildlife Park is located at 10094 Hwy. 70 West. For more information, call 715-356-5588 or visit online at wildwoodwildlifepark.com.

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From the tiniest of insects to the largest of mammals Wildwood Wildlife Park is proud to care for these great creatures. Among them are

giraffe, deer, mountain lion, tiger, emu, lemur, tortoise, zebra, marmoset, tamarin, hyena, kangaroo, camel, bobcat, serval, sloth, binturong, capybara, lynx, fox, badger, coatimundi, leopard, and many more amazing creatures.

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Swinging an axe while standing on a springboard can be a scary event. -- Contributed photo

It’s sharp – just axe a lumberjack

WOODRUFF -- The logging of northern forests is a significant part of Wisconsin’s history. At Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows in Woodruff and Hayward visitors can learn about the logging history of the state and see current lumberjacks compete in events that were part of the competitions held during that era. Logging was difficult work and several of the events visitors will see at the show demonstrate just how dangerous the activity could be. Not surprisingly, the two most dangerous events of the show include swinging an axe.

Axes used in Scheer’s Lumberjack Show, and in all lumberjack competitions, aren’t purchased at a local hardware store. Axes preferred by the professional competitors are made in New Zealand or Australia. Ask a lumberjack in Scheer’s Lumberjack Show why his chopping axe had to make such a long journey to get into his hands, and he’ll respond – “SHARP.” The axe has to be extremely sharp and able to hold an edge. It costs about $100 to get an axe sharpened and after it’s done a guy could use it to shave his face – really. Lumberjacks combine that edge with physical strength in two of the events featured in Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows.

In the Underhand Chop the lumberjack stands on top of a platform called a log dog and straddles a 12” aspen log between his legs. He then chops the log in half with swings of the axe, being very careful to avoid his feet and legs. Accuracy prevents him from losing a toe and upper body strength will make him a winner. The Spring Board Chop is an interesting event that also requires an accurate swing of the axe. It demonstrates the primitive method of climbing a tree that was used to get above the fanning root system at the butt. Using his axe, the lumberjack notches a vertical standing log and wedges a board into the notch. The lumberjack then climbs up onto the board and chops a vertical-standing log in half. This is very dangerous because the lumberjack is chopping six feet in the air on a very narrow board. Strength, accuracy and balance combine to prevent an accident and make the lumberjack a winner. These and eight other events are featured in Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows in Woodruff and Hayward. The show is educational and combines athleticism with comedy -- a great family adventure.


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MINOCQUA – Called a “masquerade party for the whole family,” the 11th annual Zoo Boo will take place Saturday, Oct. 14 at Wildwood Wildlife Park and Nature Center in Minocqua. It will be a fun time for kids of all ages and their parents who want to take part in a merry, not scary Halloween celebration. Live, friendly entertainment awaits your costume-clad little ones. Hours are 1-5pm, and the event goes on rain or shine. The zoo is located at 10094 Hwy. 70 West. Kids can tick-or-treat their way around the zoo with plenty of tasty treats furnished by local businesses. They can participate in games, crafts, and a costume contest while meeting cool characters along the way, Plus, creepy animal demonstrations and festive decorations are theirs to enjoy. Tickets are $10 for ages 12 and up at the door. Advance tickets are $8. Kids 11 and under get in free with a donation of a nonperishable food item to benefit the local food pantries. Advance tickets go on sale Oct. 1. Proceeds help benefit Wildwood’s animal feed fund.

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TOMAHAWK Fall Ride Guide

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

SARA Park Welcomes Riders..................................................................... 4 Hundreds of Bikes Take Part in the Thunder Parade............................ 10 Win a raffle bike or travel voucher........................................................... 21

Published By: 5 Star Marketing & Distribution 409 Southpark Drive P.O. Box 10 Tomahawk, WI 54487 715-453-4511 E-mail: info@5StarUpNorth.com

Owner/Publisher Al Hanley alh@5StarUpNorth.com

Welcome to Tomahawk Fall Ride The 36th annual Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA is upon us, and tens of thousands of bikes are rumbling through our cities, towns and countryside as riders take in the gorgeous scenery and enjoy the Northwoods hospitality. Tomahawk is the epicenter of the Sept. 14-17 Fall Ride, but communities 30, 50, even 75 miles away feel the positive economic impact of these riders. Granted, one can’t strap a sofa on the back of a bike, but restaurants, lodging facilities, taverns and various retail shops (especially bike shops) see a huge surge in business during Fall Ride. There’s also the turnover impact of those dollars as owners and staff of the businesses in turn spend money on other businesses, including furniture stores. Not to mention the number of non-profit groups that use proceeds from Fall Ride weekend to fund their mission. Chief among them is the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). In addition, many riders will return to the Northwoods for fishing, biking (pedal as well as motorized), kayaking, ATVing, snowmobiling, skiing, visiting attractions from zip lines to zoos – and bringing their families with them to experience the charm and magic of the Northwoods. Awaiting Fall Riders in 2017 are dozens of live musical performances from the downtown Tomahawk street dances, SARA Park, Bubba’s Big Party at Nokomis and taverns throughout the area. The Thunder Parade on Friday night brings out the lawn chairs and cameras as eager spectators line the parade route.

Editor Dean Acheson DeanAcheson@yahoo.com Accounting Jackie Blodgett Marketing Associates Al Hanley Jeff Eberle Jim Olsen Janine Dutton-Slatinsky Distribution Jeff Safranek James Schneider Brian Wiedeman Production Office Lori Morris Graphic Designers Danelle Pretasky Brittany Hazelquist

The Tomahawk VFW has taken on the downtown Tomahawk promotion, including a M*A*S*H theme, and we’re sure Fall Rider participants will be pleased with their efforts. Riders can demo Harley-Davidson’s 2018 line-up of bikes, tour one of the local HarleyDavidson manufacturing plants, go on Fun Runs sponsored by MDA, purchase tickets to win a new Harley, dine at food vendor booths and at restaurants, sit near a large bonfire in the Tomahawk Regional Chamber’s welcome party, and enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded riders. To the riders, we welcome you to the land they call Up North. Enjoy your stay and come back to visit us again. And ride safe!

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Tomahawk veterans, merchants welcome riders Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA, Tomahawk Veterans Fall Ride By Pat Haskin, For the Tomahawk VFW TOMAHAWK – Join the fun at the Tomahawk Veterans and MDA Fall Ride to Tomahawk, Sept. 14-17. The Tomahawk Veterans Fall Ride, in downtown Tomahawk, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), which is responsible for activities at SARA Park in Tomahawk, have joined forces to help make 2017 a memorable and enjoyable experience for visitors and supporters of veterans and MDA.

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Tomahawk is located on the beautiful Wisconsin River with many tributaries leading to the wonderful lake structure created by dams. There are actually 26 dams on the Wisconsin River -many in this area.

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The area’s winding roads around these waterways invite bikers of all ages to go touring. Those returning year after year continue to expand their riding area. It is not unusual to find bikers going into the Upper Michigan and then returning to the Friday evening Thunder Parade (last year saw nearly 1,000 bikes). Over at SARA Park, MDA hosts the Harley-Davidson demo rides and mobile museum that comes up from Milwaukee. They will have pins and T-shirts at SARA Park. The 2017 Tomahawk Veterans and MDA Fall Ride kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 8am at the Tomahawk Community Bank, at the end of Wisconsin Avenue, hosting the MASH blood drive.

After giving blood that meets the needs of veterans, accident victims, emergency surgeries and planned medical procedures, you are invited to the Wurl-Feind-Ingman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2687 for a great breakfast to renew your energy. Historic Downtown Tomahawk will be reminiscent of the old TV show M*A*S*H. Brush up on your MASH and 1960s trivia. You will be challenged! There will be street dances in the downtown both Friday and Saturday evenings with well-known bands such as Johnny Wad, HYDE, Rising Phoenix, Bad Down and others lead-in singles or groups. There will be plenty of tasty homemade food provided by the local non-profit organizations. (The money they earn keeps them fluid for a year until the next Veterans/MDA Fall Ride.) Downtown you will find the MASH theme prevails with the MASH tent, Rosie’s Bar and The Swamp. Pick up your Tomahawk Veterans Fall Ride pins for both 2016 and 2017 at either Rosie’s or The Swamp. Never Forgotten Honor Flight folks will be on hand as will our local Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation from Phillips. Visit the MASH tent to find out about the many veteran support organizations. Haven’t you wondered what purpose they all serve? You will get a chance to visit with and rub shoulders with veterans who have served this vast country. A great percent of our visitors themselves are veterans. Our downtown merchants welcome you! We salute you! See you there!

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Lots going on at SARA Park TOMAHAWK – Park the bike at SARA Park and lean into all the fun events, music, food and refreshments. Proceeds from SARA Park activities benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) that serves North Central Wisconsin. Here’s a run down on what’s happening at SARA Park during those three days: Thursday, Sept. 14 -- noon to 7pm

Saturday, Sept. 16 -- 10am to 6:30pm Raffle Bike Ticket Sales – Win a 2017 FLHTCU Electra Glide Ultra Classic motorcycle or a second place prize of a 1-week getaway! Merchandise Vendor Displays & Sales – Leather, clothing, motorcycle products, airbrushing, pin striping, Harley-Davidson dealers, jewelry, leather sewing, Sturgis souvenirs, plus a variety of other products

Raffle Bike Ticket Sales – Win a 2017 FLHTCU Electra Glide Ultra Classic motorcycle or a second place prize of a 1-week getaway!

Food Vendors – Selling a variety of food items

Merchandise Vendor Displays & Sales – Leather, clothing, motorcycle products, airbrushing, pin striping, Harley-Davidson dealers, jewelry, leather sewing, Sturgis souvenirs, plus a variety of other products.

Refreshments – Miller Beer products & Pepsi soda products

Food Vendors – Selling a variety of food items Refreshments – Miller Beer products & Pepsi soda products Children’s Area – Variety of activities for children of all ages hosted by the Christian Motorcyclist Association Tomahawk Operations Harley-Davidson Merchandise – Official Harley-Davidson Motor Company clothing including sweatshirts, T-shirts—(men’s and women’s clothing.) Fun Runs – Take a ride on one of the fun runs through the area to win prizes Friday, Sept. 15 -- 10am to 6:30pm Raffle Bike Ticket Sales – Win a 2017 FLHTCU Electra Glide Ultra Classic motorcycle or a second place prize of a 1-week getaway!

Children’s Area – Variety of activities for children of all ages hosted by the Christian Motorcyclist Association Tomahawk Operations Harley-Davidson Merchandise – Official Harley-Davidson Motor Company clothing including sweatshirts, T-shirts, and women’s clothing. HOG Pin Stop – Official HOG event pin stop. (Note: Only open when Demo Fleet is open) Demo Fleet – Take a ride on any one of the 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Registration 10am to 5pm. MDA’s Spinning Wheel – Spin the wheel to win hundreds of prizes Fun Runs – Take a ride on one of the runs through the area to win cash prizes Pick Your Pins & Merchandise Sale Harley-Davidson Open House – Tour the Somo Plant 10am to 3pm Bike raffle drawing – 5pm Live Auction – Here’s your chance to win some great Harley-Davidson hard to find collectibles and memorabilia at 5:30pm under the tent

Food Vendors – Selling a variety of food items Live Music – Under the tent during the afternoon Refreshments – Miller Beer products & Pepsi soda products Children’s Area – Variety of activities for children of all ages hosted by the Christian Motorcyclist Association Tomahawk Operations Harley-Davidson Merchandise – Official Harley-Davidson Motor Company clothing including sweatshirts, T-shirts, and women’s clothing. HOG Pin Stop – Official HOG event pin stop. (Note: Only open when Demo Fleet is open) Raffles - Buy tickets to win exciting prizes Demo Fleet – Take a ride on any one of the 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Registration 10am to 5pm Fun Runs – Take a ride on one of the fun runs through the area to win cash prizes

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Merchandise Vendor Displays & Sales – Leather, clothing, motorcycle products, airbrushing, pin striping, Harley-Davidson dealers, jewelry, leather sewing, Sturgis souvenirs, plus a variety of other products.

Live Music – Under the tent during the day

Pick your Pins & Merchandise Sale Harley-Davidson Open House – Tour the Somo Plant 10am to 3pm

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Outboards serves up creative menu choices TOMAHAWK – Don’t leave Tomahawk Fall Ride without at least one stop at the new Outboards Bar & Grill, under new ownership and already receiving rave reviews for its American cuisine and friendly wait staff service.

Outboards overlooks Lake Mohawksin so you can watch the Kwahamot water-ski shows from the patio with a Summer Shandy or other favorite drink. Outboards also features live music on select days.

The new owners of this Tomahawk icon (formerly Bridge Inn Restaurant) are Bill Eastman and Blake McMahon. The two and their wives all grew up in Tomahawk.

The menu’s creative choices include smoked turkey salad sandwiches with their homemade seasoning blend, as well as pizza, perch or cod fish fry, with 95 percent of their menu available as gluten free, including pizza and beer. They also offer catering and takeouts for those on the go or with parties in mind. Check them out on Facebook or call 715-2243594.

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Recently renovated with new décor and fresh touches outside, the family restaurant with a bar is located at 616 N. Fourth Street. You will immediately notice the alluring atmosphere for family meals, an after work cocktail and a night out with friends. There is a movie/toy area available for the younger set.

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Hours: 11am-2am • 7 days a week Catering Available!

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**Ask about our Gluten-Free options** Cheese Curds ..................................................................................... $6.99 1/2 lb of Bletsoe’s Cheese, Beer-Battered Onion Rings.........................................................................................$5.99 Thinly Sliced, Hand-Battered Chicken Wings Bone-In: ....................6 Wings- $6.99 12 Wings- $12.99 18 Wings- $18.99 Boneless: ....................................................................................... $9.99/lb ~ Mild Buffalo ~ Hot Buffalo ~ Parmesan Garlic ~ ~BBQ ~ Asian Ginger ~ Salt & Vinegar Dry Rub ~ Mozzarella Sticks .................................................................................$6.99 1/2 lb of Fresh Mozzarella, Italian Bread Crumbs Garlic Parmesan Fries ..........................................................................$3.99 Served with Garlic Mayo, Sriracha Ketchup Seared Ahi Tuna...................................................................................$9.99 Served with Asian Slaw, Sriracha Mayo, Garlic Soy Chicken Strip Basket ............................................................................$6.99 Five Chicken Strips with French Fries Garbage Can Nachos ...........................................................................$9.99 BBQ- Brisket, Pork, Green Onion, Tomato, Jalapeño, Southwest Corn, Cheese Sauce Beef- Beef Barbacoa, Shredded Lettuce, Green Onion, Tomato, Black Olives, Jalapeño, Cheese Sauce, Served with Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream

SOUP & SALAD

**All Salads are available Gluten-Free upon request, except Asian Chicken** Soup of the Day ...................................................................................$2.50 Baked French Onion Soup ...................................................................$3.00 Southwest Chicken Salad ...................................................................$8.99 Seasoned Grilled Chicken, Shredded Cheddar, Southwest Corn, Tomato, Avocado, Tortilla Strips Cobb Salad ......................................................................................... $8.99 Chicken, Bacon, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Tomato, Green Onion, Hard Boiled Egg, Avocado Blackened Salmon Salad ...................................................................$9.99 Salmon, Cucumber, Tomato, Radish, Carrot, Green Onion Asian Chicken Salad ........................................................................... $8.99 Grilled Chicken, Lettuce Blend, Cabbage, Green Onion, Carrot, Almonds, Mandarin Oranges, Wonton Strips, with Sesame Dressing Caesar Salad ........................................................................................$8.99 Choice of Chicken, Shrimp, or Salmon, Shredded Parmesan Cheese, Croutons Side Salad .......................................................................................... $2.99 Dressings: Buttermilk Ranch, Peppercorn Ranch, Blue Cheese, French, 1000 Island, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Caesar, Sesame (All dressings are Gluten-Free, except Sesame)

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Choice of One Side **All Burgers are available Gluten-Free upon request** *Pepper Burger ...................................................................................$8.99 1/2 lb Patty, Jalapeño Bacon, Pepper Jack Cheese, Habañero Aioli *Mushroom Swiss ...............................................................................$8.99 1/2 lb Patty, Swiss Cheese, Mushroom Gravy *BBQ Burger........................................................................................$9.99 1/2 lb Patty, Cheddar Cheese, House-Smoked Pulled Brisket, Caramelized Onions *Bacon Cheeseburger..........................................................................$8.99 1/2 lb Patty, Bacon, Choice of Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion *Wisconsin Breakfast Burger ...............................................................$8.99 Brat Patty, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Over Easy Egg, Lettuce, Tomato *Black Bean Burger .............................................................................$7.99 Pepper Jack Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Southwest Sauce Choice of Cheese: American, Blue, Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Swiss, Goat

Outdoor Seating overlooking the Tomahawk River

CARRY-OUT AVAILABLE TACOS

Choice of One Side **All Tacos are available Gluten-Free upon request, except Asian Pork** Asian Pork ...........................................................................................$8.99 Pulled Pork, Asian Slaw, Lime Sour Cream, Cilantro Fish .....................................................................................................$8.99 Battered Cod, Creamy Slaw, Pineapple Salsa Bang Bang Shrimp ..............................................................................$9.99 Sautéed Shrimp, Asian Slaw, Sriracha Mayo, Lime Sour Cream, Cilantro

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**All Pastas are available Gluten-Free upon request** Cajun Chicken Pasta ............................................................................$8.99 Chicken, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Onion, Mushrooms, Parmesan Cheese, Cream, Penne Pasta Bacon Mac ‘N’ Cheese ......................................................................... $8.99 Bacon, Four-Cheese Blend, Green Onion, Cream, Cavatappi Noodles Spicy Sausage Pasta ............................................................................$8.99 Hot Italian Sausage, Diced Tomatoes, Chilis, Cheddar Cheese, Green Onion, Cream, Penne Pasta

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Choice of One Side **All Sandwiches are available Gluten-Free upon request** Beef Brisket .........................................................................................$9.99 House-Smoked Pulled Brisket, Cheddar Cheese, Coleslaw, Caramelized Onions, Sheboygan Roll *Steak Sandwich.................................................................................$9.99 Sliced Steak, Swiss Cheese, Sautéed Onions and Mushrooms, Hoagie, Side of Horseradish Sour Cream Reuben................................................................................................$8.99 Slow-Cooked Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, 1000 Island Dressing, Sourdough Parmesan Crusted Grilled Cheese ........................................................$7.99 Bacon, Three-Cheese Blend, Tomato, Parmesan & Garlic-Crusted Sourdough BLT ......................................................................................................$7.99 1/2 lb Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo, Sourdough Turkey Salad Sandwich........................................................................$8.99 Turkey, Mayo, Dried Cranberries, Onion, Grapes, Apples, Almonds, Lettuce, Tomato, Wheat Bread Turkey Melt .........................................................................................$8.99 Turkey, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo, Sourdough Diablo Chicken ....................................................................................$8.99 Crispy Chicken, Jalapeño Bacon, Pepper Jack Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Habañero Aioli, Sheboygan Roll Chicken Sandwich ...............................................................................$7.99 Grilled or Crispy, Choice of Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo, Sheboygan Roll Portobello Mushroom Sandwich .........................................................$7.99 Marinated Portobello Mushroom, Swiss Cheese, Roasted Red Peppers, Lettuce, Onion, Garlic Aioli, Hard Roll

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Choice of One Side Blackened Salmon...............................................................................$9.99 Creamy Dill Sauce *Consuming raw or undercooked meats, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness, especially for the very young, pregnant women, or if you have an on-going medical condition.

PIZZAS

**All Pizzas are available Gluten-Free upon request** Specialty Pizzas ...................................................................................................12”-$14.00 ..................................................................................................16”- $19.00 BBQ BBQ Sauce, House-Smoked Pulled Brisket, Pork, Bacon, Cheddar & Mozzarella Bacon Mac ‘N’ Cheese Mac ‘N’ Cheese, Bacon, Cheddar & Mozzarella The ‘Sconnie Wisconsin Beer Cheese Sauce, Brat Slices, Sauerkraut, Cheddar & Mozzarella Chicken Bacon Alfredo Alfredo Sauce, Chicken, Bacon, Onion, Mozzarella Deluxe Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, Onion, Green Pepper, Black Olives, Fresh Mushrooms, Mozzarella Build Your Own Pizza ......................................................................................Cheese 12”- $10.00 ......................................................................................Cheese 16”- $14.00 Additional Vegetable Toppings ..............................................................................................12”- $.50 Each ............................................................................................16”- $1.00 Each Onion, Green Pepper, Fresh Mushrooms, Black Olives, Green Olives, Pineapple, Fresh Jalapeño Peppers, Tomato Additional Meat Toppings ............................................................................................12”- $1.00 Each ............................................................................................16”- $2.00 Each Italian Sausage, Hot Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, Chicken, Bacon, Ham, Turkey, Corned Beef, Brisket, Pulled Pork, Steak, Brat Slices

BEVERAGES

White Milk, Chocolate Milk, Juice, Soda .............................................$1.50 Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Dr. Pepper, Mello Yello, Lemonade, Raspberry Iced Tea Coffee, Tea ...........................................................................................$1.00

KIDS MENU- $4.99

Choice of Kid’s Drink: White Milk, Chocolate Milk, Apple Juice, Orange Juice, Soda **Ask about our Gluten-Free options** Hot Dog French Fries and Mandarin Oranges Cheeseburger French Fries and Mandarin Oranges Grilled Cheese French Fries and Mandarin Oranges

3-Piece Chicken Strip French Fries and Mandarin Oranges Kid’s Mac ‘N’ Cheese Mandarin Oranges

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Join us for our Friday Fish Fry featuring: Cod, Walleye, Shrimp, and the Catch of the Day.

HAPPY HOUR Monday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm Half Price Drinks & Appetizers

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Go on a Fun Run Again this year, MDA invites you to go on one or more of their Fun Runs during the Fall Ride. It’s a great way to see the fall colors as you travel the scenic routes from Tomahawk, while checking out the local establishments.

Enjoy the lake view at Spirit Cove Tavern TOMAHAWK – Nestled on the scenic Spirit Flowage, the Spirit Cove Tavern welcomes Fall Ride participants and everyone else to experience the good food and drinks prepared by owners John and Michelle Hogan.

The number and routes had not been determined in time for our deadline, but the maps will be available for purchase at SARA Park at the MDA tent. There is no set time for departure. Riders can purchase as many maps as they’d like and ride at their own pace. For each stop visited, have it stamped on the Fun Run card. Once all stops have been stamped, the rider can then turn in the card to SARA Park and be entered to win some nice prizes.

They guarantee that you won’t leave hungry. They prepare all your favorites with homemade recipes, including fish fry, burgers, tenderloin and tacos. The hand-tossed pizza is made with homemade dough; the burgers and Poutine are fresh made. And you have to try the tenderloin tips with John’s amazing red wine gravy over rustic mashed potatoes. Sometimes you gotta go old school! They have a great Friday fish fry, and the grill is fired up on BBQ Saturdays with brisket, country ribs and burgers so delicious off the grill. Whether you have dining in mind or not, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful lakefront views from the bar. Spirit Cove is open Tuesday-Sunday, from noon to midnight. They are on ATV and snowmobile routes, and of course for those with boats, accessible by water. Located at W7788 E. Bilby Rd., Tomahawk; off County Road O; phone 715-453-2230.

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plex starting at 5pm. The goal is to have everyone ready for the parade by 5:30pm. After a 5:55pm blessing of bikes by the local clergy and the playing of the National Anthem, the riders start rolling out of the school parking lot at 6pm.

The parade welcomes all brands and types of motorcycles. Most will be Harleys but you’ll see other American brands as well as foreign ones. You’ll want to bring a lawn chair or blanket and a camera to record the procession.

The riders go east on Kings Road to County Road D, then to County Road H, north on H to County Road A. From A, the bikers turn south on North Fourth Street en route to Wisconsin Avenue. Their 18-mile journey ends in Historic Downtown Tomahawk for the start of the street dances.

The Wisconsin State Patrol and local police officers lead the parade, as well as being the final riders. The Tomahawk Fire Department’s trucks signal their arrival with a wail of sirens. Dignitaries from Harley-Davidson Company, members of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) and Harley-Davidson Employee Riders Association are among the first riders.

The route Participants will line up at the Tomahawk School District com-

The Tomahawk Lions and the Northern Lights Harley Owners Group pair a number of people with visual imparities with their members. The Lions also welcome those on Medicare or Medicaid disability in the 54487 Zip Code to request a ride. A limited number of seats are available. Riders under age 18 require helmets. Those interested in riding should contact Kevin Koth at kothkkjjj@gmail.com.

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Thunder Parade leads the way

TOMAHAWK – For those who don’t own and ride a motorcycle – but wish they did – the annual Thunder Parade on Friday, Sept. 15 will be a way to enjoy the rumble and beauty of hundreds of cycles filing past them.

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Fall Ride for MDA gives hope to local families By a MDA spokesperson

helps them well into their adulthood. MDA summer camp gives them the courage to be independent and have confidence.

Now is a very promising time for MDA. We are seeing progress from the dollars that are raised and those supporting Tomahawk Fall Ride at SARA Park have a lot to do with that progress.

Educational Seminars- Kids are living longer, going to college and starting careers. These seminars coach them how to navigate higher education and the workforce as someone living with a disability.

There are two MDA offices in the state of Wisconsin. The MDA Green Bay office covers 39 different counties in Wisconsin and up into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and serve over 800 clients living with muscular dystrophy, ALS (also known as Lou Gehrigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s), and other muscle debilitating diseases. Seventy-seven cents of every dollar goes directly to the clients we serve. SARA Park is the only location where 100% of the proceeds raised, goes to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. All proceeds of bike raffle tickets purchased at the MDA tent downtown, BP in Tomahawk, and at SARA Park go directly to MDA. The money that is raised for MDA at SARA Park stays local to Northern Central Wisconsin.

Support Groups -- MDA wants not only our clients to have support, but support for the families that love them too. Research -- MDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall mission is to find treatments and cures. Really, that is what our clients and their families are hoping for too. Your donations are making a huge difference! In the past 10 months or so, for the first time ever, there have been three MDA funded FDA approved drugs for neuromuscular diseases. Two have been approved for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and one for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). In the past 6 months, a second treatment for ALS was FDA approved.

Where does the money go? MDA care centers -- MDA clients are able to see a neurologist, pulmonologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist and equipment specialists all in one appointment. MDA Summer Camp -- For our kids living with muscular dystrophy or other muscle debilitating diseases this is known to be the best week of the year. Not only is it fun and a place where they can just be a kid -- it allows them to learn to advocate for themselves and their needs. What they experience and learn at camp,

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Many of our kids with a life expectancy of their teens are now living well into adulthood. We are constantly working for treatments and cures, while providing supportive services to help quality of life and maintain independence.

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View from top of Timm’s Hill is breathtaking OMEGA – An excellent place to take in the nature’s fall canopy of color is from the top of Timm’s Hill, the highest point (1,952 feet) in Wisconsin. Timm’s Hill is located within Timm’s Hill County Park and requires a final short climb by foot to reach its summit and the observation tower for a 30-mile view of the vast Northwoods.

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The entire area is heavily forested with northern hardwoods and is spectacular during the fall color season. But anytime during the year rewards you with a stunning view. From the summit, you can also see Bass Lake and Timm’s Lake. The park gate is open 7:30am to 9:30pm May through October. The park’s hiking trails includes Timm’s Hill National Ice Age Trail and a trail to the observation tower. They also connect to the Rib Lake Trails. The park has a boat landing, fishing pier, picnic tables, grills, shelter and vaulted toilets. Once there, consider stopping at High Point Village Resort. Enjoy morning coffee, lunch or evening meal at their Hill of Beans Restaurant. For more information about the resort, call owners Kathy or Lyle Blomberg at 715-767-5287 or visit highpointvillage.com. Here’s a Colorama route suggested by the Price County Tourism Department: Prentice / Ogema (25 miles round trip): Start your trip in the village of Prentice. Follow County C south where you will experience a breathtaking view of Timm’ s Hill. After spending time at Timm’s Hill County Park, take County C back to the intersection of Highway 86. Turn left on Highway 86 into Ogema. Stay on County C after leaving the park and retrace your route back to Prentice. Return to Prentice from Ogema on Highway 13.

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Bonfire & brat fry on tap TOMAHAWK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce invites bikers and all others to their annual bonfire and brat fry at SARA Park (near the boat landing to Lake Mohawksin) on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 6-9pm. Feast on a brat or two and enjoy a cold one along with live music around a huge roaring bonfire as you share memories about past rides, both here and elsewhere. Soda and hot cocoa will also be available.

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‘Pork in the Park’ Ribfest now serving thousands

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MERRILL – Join the Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce for their fifth annual “Pork in the Park” Ribfest on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11:30am to 4pm on the Merrill Area Recreation Center (MARC) grounds. This popular event is growing each year and drew more than 3,000 visitors last year! Come out and try all the different styles of ribs cooked by the grill masters in this fun – and very tasty – cook-off. Chamber CEO Debbe Kinsey reminds you to place a vote before 2pm to help select the People’s Choice Award recipient. Along with ribs they will have corn-on-the-cob, steak and chicken sandwiches, and ribbon fries. Ed and Sharon’s Wagon will be serving their famous cheese curds. Merrill Youth Hockey Association will be selling beer, soda and water. The craft and vendor sale is returning so you can stroll around for a bit of exercise and make room for more ribs! You can pick up a Pork in the Park T-shirt at the chamber office for $15 each. The chamber will also draw the winners of their raffle grills (yes, two!) at this event. Only 300 tickets ($20 each) are being sold, so they just might be all sold out by the time Pork in the Park rolls around. But if not, open your wallet and buy a ticket or two. First place prize is a Primo Grill XL Oval. Valued at $2,645, this cast iron workhorse is a charcoal grill. Second place prize is a Treager Pro Series 22 smoker style grill valued at $800. Third place prize is $250 in cash, and fourth place prize is a grill utensil/tool set. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the community programs sponsored by the chamber. For more information call 715-536-9474 or visit merrillchamber.org.

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August-oh Fest WAUSAU – Action packed racing is in store for fans of Augustoh Fest the weekend of Aug. 18-20. Wausau 525 is sponsoring the fourth annual August-Oh Fest. Tickets will be available at the main gate during August-Oh Fest. Youth 12 and under will be admitted free. The schedule opens with Friday Night Thunder, featuring quad/ motorcycle races beginning at 6pm. Saturday night brings WTPA truck/tractor pull starting at 6pm. AMA motorcycle racers will fire up their machines Sunday beginning at noon. Fan gates open at 4pm Friday and Saturday; 11am Sunday. Final proceeds will go into Flip’s Fund, which helps fund local illness research and scholarships in the Wausau area. It was created in memory of Philip “Flip” Merwin, who lost his life in a 2003 snowmobile accident. Wausau 525 track is located at 8911 County Rd NN in Wausau.

Tour the T-F Scenic Waters Area MERCER -- The Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area Auto (and Motorcycle) Tour is a self-guided tour illustrating the interactions of humans with native flora and fauna. This tour will give you a glimpse of the spectacular resources of the area. Management programs that will ensure the future of these resources are explained.

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The tour is 24 miles long and has 15 stops. Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area Auto Tour booklets are available at the Mercer Ranger Station and may also be found in the literature box on the kiosk at the Little Turtle Waterfowl Management Area parking lot – this site is the first stop on the tour.

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Go the distance A circle tour around the entire Turtle-Flambeau Flowage is approximately 125 miles long and will take you into the communities of Mercer, Springstead, Park Falls and Butternut. This scenic tour is especially nice in the fall when the trees in the forests are at their peak color. The leaves begin to change in mid-September and typically peak around Oct. 1. But each year is different and good color can be found sometimes until mid October.

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Copper Peak Adventure Ride soars

This iconic, cantilevered, engineering marvel rises 26 stories above the hilltop. You can take the chairlift or drive up to the crest of the hill (a 360-foot copper-bearing volcanic outcrop), where an 18-story elevator takes you to the main observation deck. From there, the truly fearless can walk an additional eight stories to the top starting gate.

The course navigates down to the Black River and then climbs up 500+ vertical feet up to the historic Copper Peak ski jump. The downhill is a super fun and bermy with intermittent jumps and bridges. There will be race options of 8 miles and 18 miles. The event starts at 10am at the main entrance. Copper Peak is located ten miles north of Bessemer on County 513 in the Black River Scenic Byway. Call 906-932-3500, or visit copperpeak.com.

The view is spectacular no matter the season, but once the fall color is at its peak – just breathtaking! Enjoy the highest, most awe-inspiring, unobstructed vista in the Midwest overlooking over 2,500 square miles of the Lake Superior Basin, three states (Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota) and even Canada on a clear day. Points of interest include the Apostle Islands, the Porcupine Mountains, Isle Royale, and numerous historic sites. The Copper Peak Museum & Gift Shop offers a variety of gifts and souvenirs, as well as artifacts illustrating the rich history of ski flying. The building also includes restroom facilities. Copper Peak Trails Fest

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BESSEMER – Find your adventure way up in the clouds with a trip to Copper Peak just north of Bessemer where the Adventure Ride lets visitors rise to the same heights as the athletes who have “flown” down the giant skill hill jump in years past.

On Saturday, Sept 9, you can join a fun mountain biking race that is set on the beautiful trails at Copper Peak.

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You could win a Harley! TOMAHAWK – Each year, the Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA sends a very lucky raffle ticket holder home with a new HarleyDavidson motorcycle. This year they are giving away a 2017 FLHTCU Electra Glide Ultra Classic motorcycle to that ticket holder. Second prize is a week’s getaway package. Proceeds from the ticket sales benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), which funds research into a cure for neuromuscular disease, as well as supporting those struggling with the disease.

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Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Tickets are available at SARA Park until the time of the drawing. (5pm Saturday). They are also available at the Harley-Davidson Tomahawk Operations during the Open House at the Somo facility and at select local businesses.

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You need not be present to win, but you must be at least 18 years old to purchase a ticket or claim the prize.

The Tomahawk Open House features self-guided tours of the Somo Avenue facility. To ensure the safety of guests, factory tour participants must be at least 12 years old and wear fully enclosed shoes.

Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Trail Price County, a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, invites Fall Ride participants as well as others to make a trip on the Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Trail in Price County. The markers are all reachable via paved roads.

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Along the Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Trail you’ll find 13 markers at various parks and monuments that represent the 13 years of service and sacrifice of the brothers and sisters in arms for each year of the war. The markers denote events of the war deemed important by Vietnam veterans.

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The markers are all reachable via paved roads. Stops along the scenic route include Big Falls County Park in Kennan, the Ogema Veterans Monument, Timm’s Hill County Park in Ogema, and the Prentice VFW Hall. In Phillips stops include the Wisconsin Concrete Park, Phillips VFW Hall, Veterans Park, and Solberg Lake County Park. Traveling north markers are located at the Old Town Hall Museum in Fifield and in Park Falls at Smith Lake County Park, the Old Abe Monument, and Hines Park. The last marker is located at the Forest Home Cemetery in Fifield.

TOMAHAWK -- Harley-Davidson Tomahawk Operations will host its annual Open House from 10am to 3pm on Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16, at its Somo Avenue facility, 426 E. Somo Avenue.

Additional activities • Purchase Muscular Dystrophy Association motorcycle raffle tickets during the Open House. You could win a 2017 FLHTCU Electra Glide “Ultra Classic” motorcycle. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 • Demo rides featuring the complete lineup of new 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycles (valid motorcycle license required) will be offered at SARA Park, 900 W. Somo Avenue. Demo rides will be available Friday and Saturday, 9am to 5pm. About Harley-Davidson Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of HarleyDavidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at www.h-d.com. About Tomahawk Operations • Harley-Davidson Tomahawk Operations consists of two facilities, one on Kaphaem Road and one on Somo Avenue, which include 192,000 square feet on 96 acres used to support production. • Employees at Tomahawk Operations paint components that are shipped to York, Pa., and Kansas City, Mo. These parts are then assembled on Harley-Davidson motorcycles. • At the Kaphaem Road facility, windshields for both current production models and Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories are produced. Hard Candy Custom painting is also completed at Kaphaem. • At the Somo Avenue facility, employees fabricate, paint and prepare motorcycle parts and accessories for final assembly at Harley-Davidson facilities in York, Pa. and Kansas City, Mo. Employees also ship parts and accessories orders directly to dealers to fulfill customer orders. This facility includes a highvolume paint facility currently running four high-volume robotic paint lines, buffing and final paint inspection and parts and accessories production.

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Come experience the revitalization of Historic Downtown Rhinelander RHINELANDER – The last phase of Rhinelander’s downtown construction is almost complete and the final “streetscape” work in progress will not only beautify the new streets and sidewalks, but will pave the way for new businesses and visitors. Come visit and discover new upscale restaurants, a new deli and bakery, specialty retail shops, tattoo parlors… with over 200 businesses, there is sure to be something for everyone. A vibrant nightlife with entertainment venues featuring music and opportunities to gather year-round.

The events and festivals

The Downtown is host to events throughout the year that encourage family and friends to gather. The Taste of Chocolate held in February challenges the saying “you can never have too much chocolate”! In March, the downtown becomes Irish with the St. Patty’s Day parade and the seven-day day Pub Crawl. The Second Saturday in June brings together three different enthusiasts … the car show brings out classic and antique car enthusiasts from near and far. The same day hosts the Art Fair on the Courthouse Lawn. New this year is the “Bikes and Burgers” showcasing antique motorcycles on the streets of downtown, a burger cook-off between the restaurants, and live music on the street

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The streets are filled with candy-seeking costumed families the Saturday before Halloween as Downtown businesses hand out treats to the masses. The holiday season kick off is the Holiday Open House held the weekend of opening deer hunting. New holiday lights will fill the downtown with Christmas spirit.

The arts and museums

You can spend an hour or more looking at the unique architecture and the arts found in the downtown. The Oneida County Courthouse with its spectacular dome is on the National Register of Historical Places. View art displays at ArtStart, a downtown destination arts and cultural center (former Federal Building). The Rhinelander Logging Museum (within the Pioneer Park Historical Complex) is an authentic logging camp. The Rhinelander Historical Society operates a museum at 9 S. Pelham Street. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a time capsule of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past.

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The Fourth of July parade makes this locale a star spangled sight. Bargain hunters descend on the downtown for the Redikulus Dae affair in August. The downtown is also a hop, skip and jump from Pioneer Park where the Oneida County Fair is held the first weekend in August.

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Summer Concert Series on the Riverwalk Every Wednesday at 7pm

Join us on Wednesday nights at the band shell next to Trigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in downtown Rhinelander at 7pm for a different musical group each week that will provide a great free entertaining performance. Concerts go until August 9th. See the schedule below: August 2 - Paco Fralick and Friends

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August 9 - Rhinelander Community Band Wednesday night concerts are free for young and old, locals and visitors, with good-will donations accepted. Some benches are available, but listeners are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and drinks and snacks to accompany the free popcorn. In case of bad weather, concerts will be held across the parking lot at the senior center (Department on Aging).

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Discover the past with a museum visit

Old Town Hall Museum

The old Fifield Town Hall in Fifield served as a government building from 1894 until 1967. It had been built to replace the original hall that was lost in the fire of 1893. That fire also destroyed the business district of Fifield. The large upstairs hall that held town meetings also hosted a variety of local social gatherings. The lower floor held the town government offices. 

Greenfield School, a one-room school, was moved to this site in 1998. It has been restored and serves as a repository for Price County rural school history, school artifacts, research materials and books. It is also the society’s office. For information or tour reservations, call 715-339-2415 or 762-

Jump River Valley Historical Museum The Jump River Valley Historic Museum, a onestory brick building, is the former Catawba Town Hall, built in 1920. The museum displays a variety of town, logging displays and artifacts covering the period from 1890-1940. Permanent exhibits explore the history of lumbering in the area, farming, rural schooling, and homemaking.

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Aug. 3 – Fifield – Pike Lake Fun Day: Pike Lake Fire Hall grounds. Aug. 3-6 P a r k Falls – Flambeau Rama: Music, carnival, arts and crafts fair, car show. Aug. 12-13 Butternut – Musky Tournament: On Butternut Lake. Aug. 19 Phillips – Charity Classic Musky Tournament: Aug. 23-27 Phillips – Price County Fair: Sept. 2-3 Park Falls -Flambeau 40 Bike Race & Time Trials: Sept. 2-3 Prentice – Prentice Progress Days: Sept. 3 Pike Lake – Firefighters Fun Day: Sept. 9 Brantwood – A Country Afternoon: Picnic, arts and crafts. Sept. 23 Phillips – Fall Harvest Festival: Sept. 23 Spirit Lake – Musky Tournament: Sept. 30 Ogema – Christmas Tree Festival:

The museum also has on display an addressing machine from Hawkins Telephone Co., a teller cage from the Catawba State Bank, one of the first quilts made by the first homemakers group in the county, and a stage curtain from the Kennan Town Hall that advertised local businesses in the area. Hours are 10am to 3pm on the second and fourth Saturdays from June through August. The museum is open for special events and tours by appointment.

Located at W9224 U.S. Highway 8 in Catawba, and handicapped accessible. For more details call 715-339-6296 or visit pricecountyhistoricalsociety.com.

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Today, this unique building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It houses artifacts from the logging days of Price County from 1879 through the 1930s. Exhibits include the kitchen, a collection of households and personal items, as well as changing exhibits. A gift shop offers books about local and northern Wisconsin history and life. Their season runs from June 1 to Aug. 31 with hours Fridays and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Admission is free.

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Don’t miss the Phillips Fall Festival

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PHILLIPS – As the calendar rolls down to the end of September, Mother Nature spruces up the Northwoods with a blaze of color – heralding Colorama time. It’s a good time to head over to Phillips for their 24th annual Fall Harvest Festival set for Saturday, Sept. 23.

the past, the first 50 children received pumpkins and decorating supplies at no charge. Youngster can also get their faces painted at the pavilion. There’s also a family movie (matinee) showing at Cinema North.

Sponsored by the Phillips Area Chamber of Commerce, the festival will run from 9am to 3pm in downtown Phillips. Among the highlights: Businesses go all out as they try to win the chamber’s annual scarecrowdecorating contest, so there will be plenty of ideas to take home for your own decorating. As you stroll down Main Street, enjoy the live music and watch the kids decorate pumpkins at the Lionite Park Pavilion. In

The older set can shop the arts & crafts fair on the courthouse lawn, as well as sidewalk sales. Non-profit groups will have food stands as they welcome you for a “Taste of Phillips.” At the chamber tent, there will be craisins and fresh, locally grown cranberries to purchase and take home. Also, the cranberries will be highlighted on special menu items at participating eateries. Be sure to stop by at the farmer’s market for more locally grown produce.

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Musky fishing tournaments

PHILLIPS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A trio of musky tournaments in Price County await those who pursue this fish with a passion. As most musky anglers know, autumn months see anglers enjoying a higher percentage of catch (and release) of this prized fish.

Grill on Wilson Lake followed by the reading of the rules at 7pm. Fishing hours are 6:30am to 4:30pm Saturday.

Butternut Lake Musky Tournament

Following the closing of fishing, there will be prizes, drawings and raffles at Harbor View Pub & Eatery on Long Lake at the north end of Phillips. Proceeds to benefit Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation. Call 715-339-3625.

Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13

Spirit Lakes Musky Tournament

This 25th annual catch and release tournament begins with registration from 5-7pm on Friday, Aug. 11, with the reading of the rules at 7pm at The Lanes Pub & Eatery, Park Falls.

Up to 19 teams of two fishermen per boat may participate in this seventh annual tournament. Prize money is based on most total inches of muskies caught out of Spirit Lake. Kick-off meeting at 6:30am, fishing begins at 7am and ends at 2pm, with wrap-up ceremony follows. Details for the tournament are on the website spiritlakesassoc.org, or call 715-573-8014. The boat landing is located off Hwy. 102 on the southeast corner of Spirit Lake.

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Phillips Area Charity Classic Musky Tournament Saturday, Aug. 19 This 21st annual catch and release musky tournament is being held on the Phillips Chain of Lakes. There will be $14,400 in total cash prizes (based on 60 two-person teams): $7,500 to 1st place winner, $3,000 second, $2,000 third, $1,000 fourth and $900 fifth. There are two opportunities to register. Register at Rossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sport Shop, 286 N. Lake Avenue, Phillips. Early bird discount is $50. Registration begins 5pm Friday at Birch Island Resort, Bar &

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Fishing hours are Saturday from 6am to 4pm and Sunday from 6am to noon. Cash prizes will be awarded based on 75 teams, $500 entry fee and two-person teams; 1st-$20,000; 2nd$7,500; 3rd-$5,000; 4th-$2,500, 5th-$1,000; 6th-$500. There will be drawings, other prizes, food and beverages. For more information, call 715-762-3237


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Calendar of Events

Aug. 19 Cecil – Fireman’s Fest: Craft and vendor fair, 5K run/walk. Aug. 26-27 Tigerton – Lumberjack Days: Lumberjack contests, music, corn roast, parade (Sunday). Aug. 30-Sept. 4 Shawano – Shawano County Fair: Sept. 16 Bonduel -Bonduel Founder’s Day: Arts and crafts, music. Sept. 16-24 Wittenberg – Walls of Wittenberg Fall Show: Sept. 23 Tigerton – “Taste of Tigerton” Apple Fest: Apple pie contest, demo, vendors. Sept. 30 Shawano – Octoberfest: Live music, activities, sidewalks sales, vendors. full program for children.

Shawano Music Festival has eclectic mix of music

SHAWANO – The 39th annual Shawano Folk Music Festival will be Friday-Sunday, Aug. 11-13 at the Mielke Arts Center, Shawano. The festival is a family weekend with an eclectic mix of music, dance and activities. Fine artists and crafters line the park paths, and there is a

The celebration of Americana will feature Michael Peter Smith, Green Bay Pickers, Indigie Femme, Jack Williams, Stanton West, Frogwater, Tom Pease, Anne Hills and Dan Robinson. Friday and Saturday evening concerts are held inside the air-conditioned Mielke Arts Center, with four performers each night. Saturday and Sunday daytime programs include music, dance, children’s programs, craft demos, sing-alongs and instruction on four outdoor stages in Shawano’s Mielke Park. Local vendors offer an array of good food, and the Open Stage invites musicians a chance to perform for an appreciative audience. There’s also a raffle. The event goes on rain or shine. The festival is sponsored by the Shawano County Arts Council, and is produced entirely by volunteers. Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com or at the door. For more information, visit shawanofestival.org.

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PHELPS – Fall rolls around in a big way at The Wilderness Reserve, a massive 5,500-acre pristine hunting preserve on the border of northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in Phelps. The Wilderness Reserve offers world-class big game hunting in a convenient Midwest location. The Wilderness Reserve has the distinction of being one of the few hunting ranches east of the Mississippi to offer traditional bugling elk hunts. All-inclusive guided hunts for trophy elk and whitetail deer are offered, a perfect way also to introduce sons and daughters to hunting. Hunters will find the lodge an excellent hub for guides and hunters to strategize over a great meal and with a beautiful vista to boot. In addition to big game hunts, The Wilderness Reserve offers a variety of upland bird hunting packages, professional dog training, skeet, trap and sporting clays. Bird hunters are welcome to bring their own dogs, or take advantage of The Wilderness’ dog/handler packages. Each of these options can be added to a big game hunt or booked separately. The Wilderness Reserve has the perfect setting for family vacations, corporate retreats, weddings, romantic getaways and for special events such as reunions, birthdays and anniversaries. The abundance of Northwoods wildlife makes it an ideal photography destination for animal and bird observations. In warmer months, guests can hike, bike, fish, kayak and more. Winter visitors can snowshoe, ice fish, crosscountry ski and snowmobile on Phelps trails, accessible just up the road from The Wilderness. To book a hunt or other visit, call 715-545-2700, e-mail info@TheWilderness.net or visit thewildernessreserve.com for more information.

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The Wilderness Reserve offers big game hunting, getaways

Aug. 3-5 Presque Isle – Oktoberfest: Retreat Bar. Aug. 4-5 St. Germain – Pig in the Pines: Bacon, BBQ & Bands: Community Park. Aug. 5-6 Arbor Vitae – Fireman’s Picnic: Fireman’s Park. Music, food, fireworks. Car show, trapshooting Sunday. Aug. 5 Phelps – Fireman’s Picnic & Pig Roast: Picnic & pig roast, kids activities, live music and fireworks at Wavering Park. Aug. 6 Sayner – Sayner Street Fair: Aug. 10-13 Eagle River – Vilas County Fair: Aug. 11 Boulder Junction – Musky Jamboree Street Party: 7-10pm, downtown. Aug. 12 Conover – Oktoberfest: German food, music, dancing. Aug. 12 Presque Isle – Oktoberfest: Aug. 13 Boulder Junction – Musky Jamboree: 9am to 4pm, downtown. Arts & crafts booth, food, kids casting contest, live entertainment. Aug. 13 Phelps – August Fest: Food and prizes at Hillside Resort. Sponsored by Lac View Desert Lake Association. Aug. 16 Eagle River – Paul Bunyan Fest: Aug. 18-20 World Championship ATV/UTV Derby: Aug. 18-20 Eagle River – National Championship Musky Open: Aug. 25-27 Phelps – Old Timers Softball Tournament: Aug. 26 Phelps – Twin Triathlon: Paddle, bike/ run. Sept. 2 Manitowish Waters – Northwoods BadDash: manitowishwaters.org. Sept. 8-10 Boulder Junction – World Championship Musky Classic: Fishing tournament in 4 townships. Sept. 9 Eagle River – SepTimber Ride: Sept. 16 Phelps – Scarecrow Fest: Scarecrows, pumpkin chuckin’, wagon rides, arts and crafts. PhelpsScarecrowFest.org. Sept. 16 Lac du Flambeau – Wild Rice Fest: Sept. 16 St. Germain – Colorama Fall Festival: Craft show, Pints in the Park, human Foosball tournament. Sept. 16 Boulder Junction – Colorama Arts & Crafts Fair: 9am to 3pm, Community Center. Sept. 22-24 Plum Lake – Colorama Weekend: Special events and sales. Sept. 23 Land O’ Lakes – Summer Finale Colorama: Scarecrow and decorating contest. Sept. 23 Boulder Junction – Colorama Dinner: Camp Manito-Wish.


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EAGLE RIVER – The 21st annual pig roast to benefit the St. Germain Bo-Boen and Lake Tomahawk New-Tom Sno Fleas snowmobile clubs will be Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Sportsmen’s Chalet, 5205 Old Hwy. 70 W, Eagle River. Doors open at 2pm with serving at 5:30pm. Cost is $12.50 per person. There will be raffle sales and door prizes. In addition, winning tickets for the big cash raffle will be drawn at this event. Tickets (only 150 sold) are $100 each. Winners need not be present to claim prizes.

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Comrades-in-mud – are you ready for another Bad-Dash?

MANITOWISH WATERS – It’s been nearly a year since you washed off the mud, wiped that silly grin off your face and high-fived your comrades-in-mud. Time to do it all over again! The Northwoods Bad-Dash returns Saturday, Sept. 2 with plenty of obstacles to challenge the warrior lurking within you.

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The Bad-Dash is a 4-mile adventure run held in scenic Manitowish Waters (and, yes, being eyeball level with a sea of mud counts as “scenic”). The course features 12 obstacles, including a mud crawl, cargo net, fish crib climb and much more. Veterans will fondly remember their names: “Log Slog,” “Triple Threat,” “Icy Hell,” and the “Lambeau Leap.”

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The event starts at 10am (staggered starts) at the North Lakeland Discovery Center and ends at the Community Center. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Afterwards, party with live music, ice-cold beer, soda and food, and raffles. Awards will be presented, including for the top finishers and these categories: Most Flair, Best Superhero, Best Lumberjack Couple, Best Team Get-up and Truest Wisconsinite. The after-party is open to spectators, as well.

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You can register in advance or on race day. If you have a team of 5 or more, there’s some cash to be saved. Open to all 12 years and older. Go to nwbaddash.com for complete details. On-line registration cutoff is Aug. 31.

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Sayner Street Fair showcases crafts, food and music

SAYNER – The fourth annual Sayner Street Fair on Sunday, Aug. 6 promises to be a whole lot of fun for families and others drawn to this quaint Vilas County community. The Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce welcomes everyone to help them celebrate this event that’s becoming a Northwoods classic.

Activities will be centered on Main Street, Community Park and the pavilion starting at 10am. The Street Fair runs until 4pm, live

music until 9:30pm and the Wisconsin Spudmobile from 11am to 4pm. The craft fair will feature top artists and craftspeople from around the Midwest. The Plum Lake Quilts will host a quilt show, also. They’ll be plenty of activities for kids from face painting and train rides through town to a rock-climbing wall and bounce houses. A “touch-a-truck” event will occur from noon to 2pm at the library grounds. Trucks will include a mini excavator, dump truck, garbage truck, semi-truck with processor for trees, cement truck and more.

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Food vendors will have delicious festival-style food. You can hoist a cold brew in the beer tent and take home fresh produce and handmade goods from local vendors located in the farmer’s market. Lots of musical entertainment awaits you with Taylor Bolte on the street by Sayner Pub from 10am to 12:30pm, Magnum on the street by Sayner Pub from 1-4pm, ToneHawks at the pavilion from 4-6:30pm, and Still Kickin’ at the pavilion from 6:309:30pm.

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EAGLE RIVER – There’s plenty of spirited racing action left in the 2017 season for fans to enjoy at the Eagle River Speedway in Eagle River. The legendary track (this is their 43rd year) is billed as “The Fastest Racing in the North.” Every Friday night, fans can take in five divisions of racing headlined by WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds on the 1/3-mile, semibanked clay oval track. Other divisions are WISSOTA Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Micro Sprints, and Junior Sprints. Stands open at 5pm with hot laps at 7pm and racing underway at 7:30pm. Races will be held on the following dates: Aug. 4 – 5 divisions of racing plus Speedway trucks; Aug. 11 – 5 divisions of racing, AFCO Race of Champions qualifier (tentative), plus the final 1-on-1 spectator race of 2017; Aug. 18 – 5 divisions of racing, plus Speedway Trucks, AFCO Race of Champions qualifier (rain date); Aug. 25 – 5 divisions of racing; Sept. 8 -- Season championship rain date, Night of features. Eagle River Speedway is located at 3961 Cloverland Dr., Eagle River. Call 715-479-5208 or visit eagleriverspeedway.com for more information.

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hat separates golf courses in the Northwoods from those found elsewhere? Here, as in the metro areas, you will find the same carefully manicured greens, plush fairways, attentive staff and knowledgeable pros, along with clubhouses featuring your favorite drinks and food and fullservice pro shops when it’s time for a new club. But how about a pair of majestic eagles flying overhead or the wandering white-tailed buck to test your concentration! The incredible fresh air that is sifted by the towering red and white pine trees. The lack of urban noise and stress. The short wait to get onto the course. Affordable rates and reasonable meal prices. We have those all in abundance in the Northwoods.

that have surged in popularity in recent years) and a spirited discussion about your, and especially your partners’, recently finished round of golf. If you have young children or teens along, set them loose on the always-fun mini-golf courses and disc courses in the area. It’s where the kids can usually outplay dad and mom. And, when it’s time to close the eyelids – we have lots of comfortable lodging choices – you will dream of that hole-in-one you will hit tomorrow!

Golfers lured to the Northwoods have a choice of any number of golf courses, both 9 and 18 holes, so while you may have a favorite one or two, there are plenty of other nearby courses to test your game. Courses are friendly to beginners and women, while remaining challenging to those with low handicaps. Some courses date back decades with historic clubhouses, while others have been created or expanded in recent years. Now’s the time to reserve a tee time with your golfing buddies and hit the course! Men’s, women’s, senior and couples leagues are available. Later, it’s time to kick back and relax with the 19th-hole experience. The clubhouse is where you will also find great food, favorite drinks (including microbrews

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CABLE -- The fall colors won’t be the only things bursting to life this fall. The Cable Area Fall Fest on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29-30 offers visitors of every age entertaining opportunities. Cornstalks, hay bales, and pumpkins will line the roads throughout the Cable community. Live music, a car, motorcycle and truck show, arts and crafts vendors, and food vendors will fill the streets. Activities kick off Friday with stores offering sidewalk specials, and a fall harvest dessert contest. The evening concludes with a corn and pig roast, beer and wine garden, and live music. Saturday kicks into high gear with a pumpkin pecan pancake breakfast, art & craft vendors, 3K Color Dash, car, motorcycle, and truck show, live music, Oktoberfest, bounce houses and carnival games. Follow your nose and fill your stomach at the food court featuring many different cuisines. A tent will feature local restaurants’ bestselling pies, burgers, turkey legs and more. The other communities in the “Cable Area” – Drummond, Grand View and Namakagon – invite you to also visit and discover their charming communities. Fall colors should be near or at their peak during this time, so plan extra time to tour the countryside and take in the beautiful scenery. Pick up a Fall Color Tour & Scenic Drives brochure at the Cable chamber. The tour routes take you through the Chequamegon National Forest from north to south, east to west around Cable. You’ll discover hidden gems of the Northwoods as you explore and take in the natural beauty. Restaurants, taverns, shops and lodging accommodations dot the routes for you to stop and stretch your legs.

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Autumn fun begins at Cable Area Fall Fest

Aug. 10-13 Iron River – Bayfield County Fair: horse shows, carnival, demo derby. Aug. 19 Madeline Island – Sand Castle Day: Aug. 19-20 Siren – Art at Terosa Art Show: Terosa Event Center. Sept. 2-3 Port Wing – Arts & Crafts Show: Sept. 3 Port Wing – Lions Club Fall Festival: Car show, parades, flower show. Sept. 9 Ashland -- Mural Fest & Classic Car Show: Sidewalk sales, car show, craft and food vendors. Sept. 16 Cable – Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival: Sept. 29-30 Cable – Cable Area Fall Fest:


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Ashland/BayfieldCOUNTIES Pile on the fun during Sand Castle Day

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MADELINE ISLAND – Grab your shovels, buckets and creativity for a fun-filled Sand Castle Day at Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island on Saturday, Aug. 19. The beautiful Barrier Beach will be your canvas.

Even if you don’t participate in this 23rd annual event, there are other activities including nature stations from 9am to 2pm, a nature program at 12:30pm, guided boardwalk hike in the State Natural Area at 2pm, and UW-Universe in the Park astronomy program at 8:45pm. All activities start or take place at the day use picnic area.

Groups and individuals of all ages are welcome to participate (registration is free) in the sand castle competition. Contest registration begins at 9am, judging at noon and prizes will be awarded following judging. Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall, Best Creature, Best Lake Superior Theme, and Best “Story” for your design.

Accessible by ferry, Big Bay State Park has a 1.5-mile beach, family campground and outdoor group camp, picnic areas, a 1.3-mile boardwalk and more than seven miles of hiking and nature trails with incredible views of Lake Superior.

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BarronCOUNTY Great paddling found on Red Cedar River

There are numerous recreational opportunities throughout the rolling hills of Barron County, much of it found around its numerous lakes and rivers. A top producer of outdoor enjoyment is the famed Red Cedar River.

The headwaters of the Red Cedar is at Mikana where Red Cedar Lake drains its excess water through a small dam. The small pool below the dam holds a few bass and walleye, and as we’ve discovered over the years, some snags. The river flows south through Rice Lake, Cameron and Sand Creek on its journey to the Chippewa River west of Eau Claire.

Paddlers will discover several excellent landings courtesy of the county along the route. No camping is allowed at these landings, however. The county does have three county-owned campgrounds and there are several private campgrounds at Rice Lake, Cameron, Barron and Chetek areas. Overall the stretch of river from Mikana to Rice Lake is shallow:

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Aug. 12 Rice Lake – Fly-In Celebration: Rice Lake Regional Airport. Aug. 12 Cameron – Classic Car Show: Pioneer Village Museum. Aug. 19-20 Turtle Lake – Moon Lake Threshing Bee: 7am to 5pm. Threshing, flea market, miniature stream train, and more. Aug. 19-20 Cameron – Old Fashioned Country Fair: Pioneer Village Museum. Sept. 8-10 Cameron – Bluegrass Festival: Pioneer Village Museum.

While the fishing can be good along the previous stretches, county officials say the next stretch is excellent for fishing. From Sawyer landing to Johnson landing is 3.8 miles long and a float of about 2 hours, depending on water levels. Deep holes situated along outside bends are good choices for fishermen. Other access points can be found at the “OO” landing, 4.7 miles and three hours south of Johnson; County “D” access to the County “I” landing, 2.7 miles or an 1.5 hours down the river; and finally, for the Barron County stretch, to the “A&I” landing,

They will be busy at the Moon Lake Threshing Bee

TURTLE LAKE – You can’t get any closer to the land this – the Moon Lake Threshermen’s Association’s 33rd annual Threshing Bee the weekend of Aug. 19-20, which will showcase steam powered machinery used by our farming ancestors. The event takes place at the George Sollman’s farm, five miles

south of Turtle Lake, 862 2-3/8 Street, Clayton. Steam threshing, stone flourmill, steamed powered sawmill, steam powered rock crushing and rope making are on the “work schedule” both days for the threshermen. A number of demonstrations include the lumber planing, lath mill, antique sewing machines, maple syrup cooking, and blacksmith shop. Saturday’s activities include a sawdust pile for kids, sanctioned pedal pull for kids and adults, slow tractor race at 2pm, followed by a parade, with music by The Badger Dutchmen band from noon to 3pm. Sunday will bring an antique and classic tractor pull starting at 11am, parade at 1:30pm, and more music, this time by the Little Falls Music Makers. The weekend includes train rides for kids, face painting, flea market, treasure hunt and a raffle. Company C 8th Wisconsin volunteers will have a Civil War encampment. There will be displays of antique tractors, cars and trucks, fire trucks, along with a large miniature farm display and more.

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The Red Cedar enjoys a fine reputation for fishing; smallmouth bass and walleye are plentiful while northern pike and panfish will keep you occupied at other times. Great blue herons and eagles are frequent visitors to the river and an early morning or late evening float might reward you with the sight of a doe and its fawn drinking at water’s edge.

perfect for novices and for a leisurely trip. Paddlers will find the access point just behind the original 1884 log dam. A 3- to 4-hour trip of 7.4 miles takes you to the Red Barn landing. The next access/ exit point is 3.8 miles further south to the UW-Barron County Campus. The next stretch of 2.8 miles, and 1.5 hours, takes you to the Sawyer landing.

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Discover the Crex Meadow Wildlife Area

Aug. 3-6 Siren – Siren Summerfest: Sidewalk sales, music, tournaments, car show. Aug. 11-12 Webster – Gandy Dancer Days: 5k run, car show, craft fair, games. Sept. 16 Grantsburg – Grantoberfest: Wiener dog race, petting zoo, GRANTSBURG – Crex kid zone, giveaways. Sept. 22-23 Siren -- Harvest & Meadow Wildlife Area is a state-owned, 30,000-acre Homecoming: complex of marsh, woodlands and prairies located in Burnett County north of Grantsburg.

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Crex Meadows features colonies of nesting herons, breeding eagles and osprey, sharp-tailed grouse and trumpeter swans, Karner blue butterflies and Blanding’s turtles as well as large concentrations of sandhill cranes, waterfowl and eagles in the fall. The Crex Meadows Visitor Center offers a number of educational events and workshops throughout the year. There are several hiking trails for visitors to enjoy. They vary in length, ranging from about 1 mile to 3.5 miles, but all are easy to walk. Stop in and get a trail map before you begin! The Hay Creek Hiking Tail is an out-and-back trip. The trail is approximately 1.5 miles long and winds through a forested area to the Hay Creek Flowage. Access is near the Crew Meadows Wildlife Education Center. An observation platform located at the south shore of the flowage affords you views of ducks, geese, herons and osprey. There’s an osprey nesting platform on the east end of the flowage. The Upper Phantom Cross Country Ski & Hiking Trail contains four loops totaling 3.7 miles. The loops are color-coded and a map of the trail system is located at the parking lot on East Refuge Road. A portion of the trail follows the Upper Phantom Flowage. Another parking lot is on the north end of the trail, off Main Dike Road. The Education Center sponsors any number of events both inside and outside during the year.

Fish Lake Wildlife Area Fish Lake Wildlife Area is a 14,000-acre property that is located about 5 miles south of Grantsburg off Highway 48/87. Much like Crex Meadows, visitors can hunt, trap, view wildlife, and participate in other outdoor recreational activities on Fish Lake. Also like Crex, Fish Lake has a 1,200-acre refuge that is a no-entry area (most of the time). Everywhere else on the property is open to recreational activities. Wildlife viewing is the most common use of the Fish Lake property, especially in the fall for viewing thousands of sandhill cranes and other migrating birds. Many people gather near the Grettum refuge to get a close look at this spectacular migration. The Education Center is located at the intersection of Hwys. F and D. It’s open seven days a week from March into early November. For more information, visit crexmeadows.org.

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Ribfest returns to St. Croix Falls

Ribfest is a celebration all things barbecue. Succulent ribs that rival any you’ve ever eaten, regionally famous pulled pork sandwiches, smoked chicken, scrumptious sides and more. There will be soft drinks, beer and wine. Net proceeds from the sale of food and drink will be used for community projects. The St. Croix Falls High School football supporters will be selling corn-on-the-cob to raise funds for their stadium project. There will be face painting and a bouncy house for the kids. Marty Sonnek kicks off the music at 3:30pm and the Jorgensen Tagg Band picks it up at 7pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music.

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Aug. 1 Turtle Lake -- National Night Out: Village Park. Aug. 11-13 Lewis -- Charles E. Lewis Days: Aug. 12 Luck -- Fire Department Corn Feed: Aug. 13 Lewis -- Charles E. Lewis Days Parade: Aug. 13 Turtle Lake – Cars, Crafts & Rock-n-Roll in the Park: Village Park. Aug. 18 Amery -- Music on the River & Car Show: Aug. 19 Frederic -- Arts & Craft Fair/Pie Social: Soo Line Park Aug. 19-20 Turtle Lake -- Moon Lake Threshing Bee: Aug. 26 St. Croix Falls -- Ribfest: Aug. 26 Cushing -- Fun Day/Adult Soap Box Derby: Sept. 2-3 Balsam Lake -- F.F.A. Corn on the Curb: Sept. 2 Clayton -- Fire Dept Truck Tractor Pull: Fire department. Sept. 2 Balsam Lake -- Fire Dept Demo Derby: Sept. 8-10 Osceola -- Osceola Community Fair: Sept. 9 Osceola -- Wheels & Wings: Sept. 14-17 Amery -- Fall Festival: Sept. 16 Luck -- FFA Alumni Truck/Tractor Pull: Sept. 16-17 Amery -- Apple River Quilt Guild Show: St. Joseph Catholic Church. Sept. 23 St. Croix Falls -- Fire Dept Fundraiser & Dance: ST. CROIX FALLS – Ribfest is returning to St. Croix Falls on Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sept. 23 Cushing -- River Road Ramble: this family event will be welcomed by all ages – especially those with a hearty appetite. Ribfest will be held at the Hilltop Green next to MidWestOne on Hwy. 8 in St. Croix Falls from 3-8pm.


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Aug. 5 Hayward – Moose Lake Festival: Noon to 6pm, Louie’s Landing Restaurant. Aug. 12 Winter – Canoe Race: Starts at The Wannigan. Aug. 19 Seeley – Pre-Fat Bike Race: 4 divisions. Sept. 2 Winter – ATV Rally: Doc Smith Park. Sept. 7-9 Hayward – Lake Chippewa Flowage Musky Hunt: Sept. 16 Winter – Septemberfest Beer and Wine Tasting Event: 5-9pm, The Wannigan. Sept. 23 Hayward – Hayward Fall Festival: Arts and crafts, music, trail run, scarecrow contest. Sept. 30 Hayward – Birkie Trail Run & Trek:

Mountain bikers invited to Pre-Fat Bike Race SEELEY – The Seeley Lions 22nd annual Pre-Fat Mountain Bike Race on Saturday, Aug. 19 is promoted as the perfect warmup for bikers planning to attend for the Chequamegon Fat Tire races. There will be food, awards and lots of spirited racing for spectators to watch.

Riders start with a 1 1/2 mile “spectator” prime loop. This loop provides a great opportunity for spectators to see their racers before they head out onto the main course. The first rider in each race to complete the loop back to near the start line will receive a $20 prize.

The course starts and ends at the Hwy. 00 trailhead and goes south using alternate sections of the Birkie Trail, allowing fast speeds and easy passing, and the CAMBA single track to test riding skills.

25 Mile Expert Race -- A fast, technical and physically challenging rcourse, for the advanced skilled and conditioned rider. Starting at 10am. 15 Mile Sport Race – (New) A fast, less technical, yet challenging course for moderate to high skilled and conditioned rider. Starting at 9:30am. 10 Mile Citizen Race -- A less technical, rolling course for beginner to moderate skilled and conditioned rider. Starting at 9am. 15 mile Fat Bike Race -- A fast, less technical, yet challenging course for moderate to high skilled and conditioned rider using the Sport Course. Starting at 9:35am. Cub Event -- Race is approximately one mile and is self-timed. Starting at 12:15pm. For registration and other information, visit seeleylions.org or call Ned Zuelsdorff, race director, 715-558-3611 or e-mail nedz@ cheqnet.net.

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HAYWARD – This year’s Fall Festival in Hayward falls on Saturday, Sept. 23 with activities and food centered on Main Street. There will be fine arts & crafts, food, brew & wine garden, live music, sidewalk sales, children’s games, trail run, harvest baking contest and scarecrow contest. Be sure to stop by at the farmers’ market and take home some fall produce and decorations.

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ATV/UTV rally set at Winter

WINTER – The Tuscobia Trails ATV & UTV Pull falls on Labor Day weekend, giving trail enthusiasts reason to head over to Winter on Saturday, Sept. 2 to take in the event. The fun starts at 10:30am at Doc Smith Park in Winter. Registration for the pull is at 11:30am with the pull at 1pm. There will be vendors, food and beverages, dice shake and 50/50 raffle.

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Kids’ Matinees Kids cross-cut saw with the lumberjacks and get a free souvenir.

World class athletes compete in 10 different lumberjack events.

All shows rain or shine with some covered seating.

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Scheer’s Lumberjack Village Opening Mid-May Serving 24 flavors of Wisconsin’s own Cedar Crest® ice cream. Eclectic Menu – Fresh Ingredients Fabulous Food – Wine/Beer/Liquor

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10 AM – 10 PM Daily Buy a Village Pass and save $2.00 per person on the show and mini-golf combined.

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It takes a village

2017 Hayward Schedule

HAYWARD -- At Scheer’s Lumberjack Village, located on Hwy. B, one-half mile east of Hayward, a talented and diverse team of individuals coordinates efforts to provide guests with hours of fun at one location.

Though Fred Scheer has a high energy level, he does not personally manage all the shops and amenities at the Lumberjack Village. Those who do, bring an even broader collection of interests and talents to the team. Linda Fenton, owner of the Namekagon Cone ice cream shop located in the Lumberjack Village, was the Iditarod’s Teacher on the Trail in 2013. Sue Scheer, owner of Mainstream Boutique in the Lumberjack Village, serves the world’s cross-country skiing community as a member of the American Birkebeiner board. When one’s inner dinner bell rings, by far the most popular professional in the Lumberjack Village is Corey Elliott, chef at the River Deck Restaurant, located right next to the Lumberjack Show grandstand. Corey holds a culinary arts degree from the Art Institute International of Minnesota and has earned a reputation locally for his innovative and eclectic cuisine. The restaurant’s menu features unique and flavorful salads and sandwiches that combine fresh ingredients and local products. The menu expands in the evenings to include five dinner entrees and every week Corey creates a featured entrée to add to diners’ enjoyment. The restaurant offers cocktails, beer and a selection of fine wine. When in Hayward, plan a stop at Scheer’s Lumberjack Village where you can experience fabulous food at the River Deck, followed by Wisconsin’s best ice cream at the Namekagon Cone. Women can browse in the Mainstream Boutique. And everyone will enjoy world-class entertainment at a Lumberjack Show and a round of golf at the Lumberjack Village Mini-Golf.

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Pre-buy tickets for any show at the Lumberjack Village Namekagon Cone or Mini-Golf.

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The Lumberjack Village, owned by Fred Scheer, is the venue for his Lumberjack Shows, a quintessential northern Wisconsin attraction since 1981. Here, a visitor can watch world-class athletes perform 10 of the same events that are part of the Lumberjack World Championships. An A selection of craft skier, beer, fine wine and elite chamcocktails combined world with lakeside seat- pion log roller ing make the River and boom runDeck a perfect place to dine. ner, and inline skate and -- Contributed photo mountain bike enthusiast, Fred Scheer exemplifies the varied talents and interests of Hayward’s residents as well as its visitors.

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Wisconsin Canoe Museum to host Regional Canoe Assembly

SPOONER & SHELL LAKE – Visitors can immerse themselves in the lore and beauty of canoes when the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum (WCHM) in Spooner, hosts the 2017 Upper Great Lakes Regional Canoe Assembly.

played, there are building and restoration workshops as well as paddling demonstrations and other activities for attendees. The Saturday evening’s activities will also feature a parade of canoes on the lake.

This summer’s event will be Aug. 24-26 with activities taking place at several locations. The main activities will take place Saturday on the shores of 2,500-acre Shell Lake in the city’s Memorial Park and Campground. Memorial Park is located 5 miles south of the museum in Spooner.

Organized paddling trips and tours of area attractions will also be available in the days before the main event. These trips may include renowned paddle areas such as the Namekagon River (part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway) or the Birchwood Canoe Primitive Area (a non-motorized unit of the Washburn County Forest). The Birchwood Primitive Area is a snapshot of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on the USA and Canadian border a few hours north of Spooner.

The event draws explorers, guides, recreationists and antique canoe collectors, along with builders and manufacturers of equipment and supplies relating to the sport. Attendees will be able to see about 85 canoes on display. Besides vendors and the dozens of antique wooden boats that will be dis-

For more information about WCHM or the Regional Canoe Assembly (including registration information), visit WisconsinCanoeHeritageMuseum.org.

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Aug. 4 Shell Lake – Music at the Shed: 7pm, Communist Daughter, The Potters Shed. Aug. 4-6 Spooner – Jack Pine Savage Days: Mud races, games, craft fair, entertainment, carnival, food. Aug. 11 Shell Lake – Music at the Shed: 7pm, The Last Revel, The Potters Shed. Aug. 12 Shell Lake – Music at the Shed: 7pm, Trapper Schoepp, The Potters Shed. Aug. 18 Shell Lake – Music at the Shed: 7pm, Bare Bones, The Potters Shed. Aug. 24-26 Spooner & Shell Lake: Upper Great Lakes Regional Canoe Assembly: Paddling trips, tours, displays, workshops. Aug. 25 Shell Lake – Music at the Shed: 7pm, Truegrass, The Potters Shed. Aug. 26 Shell Lake – Music at the Shed: 7pm, Kind Country, The Potters Shed. Sept. 1 Shell Lake – Music at the Shed: 7pm, The Shillelagh Lads, The Potters Shed. Sept. 1-3 Shell Lake – Town and Country Days:


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The Potter’s Shed SHELL LAKE – The Potter’s Shed in Shell Lake is a remarkable place with enough activities and wonders to explore that it will be a sure hit with kids as well as adults. The 50,000-square-foot creative compound features an art gallery, the “Creative Zone” and Old World garden with ponds and waterfalls. At the Creative Zone area young and old can decorate pottery or make a wooden sign. On Fridays and Saturdays during the summer, you can choose to have Raku pottery made. Select a piece from their handmade wheel-thrown pottery, glaze and decorate it with your own personal flare before it heads to the kiln. An hour later, watch your creation as it’s pulled red hot from our RAKU kiln and catches on fire!

music venue. Concerts are every Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day and a few extra nights for good measure. Bring the kids and your own chairs if you choose. Doors open at 6 pm for pizza, snacks, desserts, and craft beer and wines. Music starts at 7pm. (Indoors if raining.) The Potter’s Shed is located at 260 Industrial Blvd, Shell Lake. For more information, call 800-850-8880.

The art gallery represents over 300 artists, so take time to explore the wonderful works of art and fine crafts from the local area and from around the country and Canada. Garden art is also available for purchase. Enjoy live music by regional and national bands at the outdoor

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The Coffee Shop Café serves hot and cold gourmet coffee drinks, deli sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer from an extensive list of micro brews, Fridays throughout the summer.


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Aug. 4-6 Crystal Falls – Humongous Fungus Fest: Aug. 10-13 Iron River – Iron Co. Fair: Iron River Fairgrounds. Aug. 13 Gogebic – Lake Gogebic FD Chicken Dinner: Noon to 3pm serving (CST). Aug. 20 Victoria – Craft Fair: 10am to 5pm (CST), Old Victoria. Aug. 24-27 Ironwood -- Gogebic County Fair: Aug. 26 Alpha – Blues Fest: Sept. 1-4 Ontonagon – Labor Day Celebration: Auto show, 5K & 10K runs, kiddy parade, street sales, and festival parade. Sept. 2 Iron River – Miners Labor Day Picnic: Iron Co. Historical Museum. Sept. 8-9 Lake Gogebic – Fall Walleye Tournament: Sept. 15-16 Crystal Falls – Bewabic Harvest Festival: Bewabic State Park. Sept. 21-24 Bessemer – Pumpkin Festival: Sept. 22-23 Ewen – Log Jamboree: Craft sale, variety show, parade, kids games, dance. Sept. 30 Iron River – Apple Festival & Craft Market: 9am to 3pm.

Focus on the historic Ironwood Theatre

IRONWOOD – Ironwood has held onto its many historical buildings that framed its early years, each worthy of a visit. Chief among them is the famed Ironwood Theatre, which is almost restored to its original grandeur that has attracted generations of visitors from the silent film era to today’s productions. The Ironwood Theatre in downtown Ironwood was built as a vaudeville and silent movie palace in 1928 at a cost of $160,000 (equivalent of approximately $2 million today). The theater flourished during The Hollywood Golden Age of the 30s, 40s and 50s. The Ironwood Theatre was donated to the city in 1982 and was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1985. Today, a nonprofit organization operates the theater and hosts numerous shows per year, such as recitals, music festivals, children’s plays and plays performed by the Gogebic Range Players. Noteworthy historic features of the theater include the Barton Organ, an original fixture from the 1928 opening still in operation and the restored Proscenium Mural on the theater’s ceiling. The theater can seat 732 patrons.

The nearly fully restored theater is located at 113 E. Aurora Street. For more information on the theater and upcoming performances, visit ironwoodtheatre.net or call 906-932-0618.

Downtown walking tours The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce invites you to take one of two self-guided tours of historical sites in Ironwood’s downtown district. The first tour of the commercial district highlights 12 sites, starting with the original Ironwood Historical Society building on McLeod Avenue and visiting Theatre North, the 1925 Sears Roebuck building and the 1892 railroad depot and ending at the Carnegie Library, built in 1901. The second tour of the residential district begins at the 1921 Memorial Building and includes stops at the 1895 Curry House and the 1925-built L.L. Wright High School and ends at the 1886 Church of the Transfiguration.

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Walleyes and more at this contest

LAKE GOGEBIC – Anglers anxious to win some cash and merchandise should consider the 40th annual Lake Gogebic Walleye Tournament set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9. The Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce is the sponsor. Despite its title name, the catch and release contest also includes prizes for the largest bass, perch and northern pike. In all, there is $1,000 in cash and merchandise to be handed out for these species. The top prize for the largest walleye is $1,000, with second taking home $500, third $200 with fourth through 10th place receiving other prizes. There’s an “early bird” registration drawing for a Quantum Exo Rod valued at about $139. All prizes will be awarded after the dinner on Saturday.

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In the 13,380 acres of prime fishing water, there are walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike, jumbo perch and some whitefish. For more information about the tournament, visit lakegogebicarea.com or call the chamber at 1-888-GOGEBIC.

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Discover the legend of Little Girl’s Point

GOGEBIC COUNTY – Whether you’re staying in Bessemer, Ironwood or one of the nearby communities, don’t miss an opportunity to visit one of the nicest stretches of sand beach in the western U.P. Little Girl’s Point offers legendary summer sunsets, and is a bit of a legend in itself.

making the first forays into the waves. Also available are swings, picnic tables, pavilion, grills and restrooms. For more information call 906-932-1913. Little Girl’s Point is located 18 miles north of Ironwood on County Road 505.

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Legend has it that the “Point” is the site where an Ojibwa maiden became lost in the “Great Forest” on her wedding day. According to the legend, the daughter loved nature and exploring the land. Fearing that marriage would curtail her explorations, she ran away on the day of her wedding to Little Girl’s Point, and was never seen again. Famed explorer Henry Schoolcraft was the first translator of Ojibwa native legends and heard about the sad tale in the 1820s. He wrote the story down and “Leelinau, or the Lost Daughter, An Ojibwa Tale,” touches our hearts still today. Today, the “Point” offers more than romantic sunsets. It’s the site of a campground (30 sites) and day use park. The park is located on a high Lake Superior bluff with a nice level parking area with direct access to endless stretches of sand beach. You’ll see couples sunbathing, youngsters agate hunting, families chowing down at picnics, and dads with their small children

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Harvest & Haunt Fall Festival features parade, 5K run

IRON RIVER, MI – The Iron County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the third annual Harvest & Haunt Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 3-10pm in the Klint Safford Memorial RV Park in Iron River. There will be lots of FREE: kids games and crafts, cotton candy and popcorn, chili, trick-or-treating at the Haunted Campground and bouncy house. The costume parade is at 5pm followed by trick-n-treating. In addition, there will be vendor and chamber booths, beer tent,

and the 7pm lighting of an impressive bonfire constructed by the West Iron Fire Department. There will be live music by The Outer Edge and the Paul Family Band. The Iron Endurance’s “Harvest & Haunt Hustle” 5K and 1-mile fun run will set off at 3pm. It is organized by and benefiting Iron Endurance, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for kids and adults to participate in health and wellness activities. Participants get a free T-shirt and are encouraged to dress up in costume. Pets are also welcome.

Alpha to host ‘End of Summer’ Blues Fest ALPHA – The small community of Alpha is big on the Blues, and each year hosts a daylong music festival. This year’s “End of Summer” Blues Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 26 at the pavilion behind the Porter School in Alpha, rain or shine. Gates open at 11am. Children under 12 admitted free with a paid adult. The sixth annual Blues Fest will feature five true Blues bands. This year’s line-up begins at 12:30pm with Flat Broke Blues Band, 2pm Harp & Bones, 3:30pm Jake & the Fireside Band, 5pm Carolyn Jo & Company, and 7pm Eddie & the Bluesers. There’s an “after party” with “The Sons of Legend.”

There will be a blessing of bikes and bikers at 11am followed by the Veterans Freedom Ride and Memorial Poker Run. Motorcycles and cars will travel from Alpha through Iron County and return to Alpha with stops at area memorials. There will be food and merchandise vendors, refreshments by the American Legion Riders-Post 21 (no carry-ins allowed), and a “Blues Berry” pie-eating contest at 4pm. Bring a bag chair or lawn chair for the music. For more information, call 906-875-3913 or e-mail bobblackpro@gamial.com.

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