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Your summer guide for 59 years



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Where We Build On Your Ideas



Models open Mon.-Sat.

• TURQUOISE • STERLING SILVER JEWELRY • NATIVE AMERICAN ARTWORK • RUGS • POTTERY • KACHINAS 212 Wall St., adjacent to Vilas Cinema, downtown Eagle River



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Intersection of Hwys. 45, 17, 70 & 32

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Licensed in Wisconsin & Michigan

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Tremblay’s Sweet Shop, Inc.

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• Fudge • Turtles • Clusters • Cashew Brittle • Peanut Brittle • Hand-dipped Fudge Balls

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BUSY BEE CREATIONS 669 HIGHWAY 45 SOUTH EAGLE RIVER, WIS. Stop in for your card making, scrapbooking, paper crafting and quilling supplies. Great unusual gifts, too!


• ANTIQUES • NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS Downtown Land O’ Lakes, Wis. NATIVE AMERICAN CRAFTS • Handwoven Navajo • Rugs - old & new • • Drums • • Birch-bark Baskets • & Beadwork

Pottery Kachina Dolls Quill Boxes Skookum Dolls

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Open: Tues. thru Sat. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed: Sun. & Mon.

Phone: (715) 479-7669 Location: 21⁄2 miles south of Eagle River on Highway 45

FRENCH’S HOMESTEAD VETERINARY CARE Dr. Alison French • Dr. Katie Hom • Dr. Megan Jacobi • Dr. Carey Johnson


Full-Service Veterinary Hospital

• Early American & Victorian Furniture • Depression Glass • Watches • Clocks • Kerosene Lamps • Old Jewelry • Old Fish Lures • Old Decoys

* State-of-the-Art Facility * Digital Radiology * Ultrasound * Endoscopy * In-House Lab * Surgery Center * Isolation Ward * Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning * Separate Dog & Cat Kennels * On-site Crematorium * Chiropractic * Acupuncture Pet Supplies & Food * Emergency Service (coming soon to Eagle River) Flea & Tick Control


715-365-7387 1117 S. Oneida • Rhinelander

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Golf, swim, relax at George Young The George Young Recreational Complex in Iron River, Mich., offers year-round recreation, including golfing, hiking, snowmobiling and swimming. The 18-hole golf course at George Young is known as one of the longest courses in Michigan. At 7,100 yards, it offers a challenge to golfers of all skill levels, even accomplished golfers. Renowned for its large greens, this 72-par course captures a combination of George Young’s favorite holes throughout the nation. The George Young golf course also has received the prestigious four-star rating by Golf Digest. Located on Chicagon Lake and carved out of the North Woods wilderness, the complex presents a relaxing setting for visitors’ golf games. Wildlife is actively present throughout the course, granting guests to the George Young facility the opportunity to get a true North Woods experience. The cost of daily green fees can be found on George Young’s website, george Once on the website, visitors may make a tee time to come and play a round of golf. The pro shop sells golfing apparel. Postcards of the facility, tees and balls also are available. The George Young complex has a full-service driv-

ing range, complete with putting green and sand bunker to assist golfers in achieving the perfect swing. The driving range has multiple tees and costs $4 per bucket of balls. The George Young Recreational Complex also offers hiking trails during the spring, summer and fall, and cross-country skiing trails during the winter. These self-guided tours give visitors the chance to leisurely experience the captivating backdrop of the North Woods. After a long day of golfing and hiking in the hot sun, visitors will find a refreshing way to cool off at the indoor swimming pool. This L-shaped pool is ideal for swimming laps uninterrupted or simply relaxing in the water. It has a gently sloping wading area for introducing young children to the water. A hot tub and sauna also are available. The pool area is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Rates are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and younger. The bar and lounge located upstairs allow patrons the opportunity to grab a bite to eat and relax. Large enough for meetings and banquets, this facility is ideal for civic or charitable events. High-speed Internet also is available within the facility. The George Young

Located on Chicagon Lake just an hour’s drive northeast of Eagle River, the George Young Recreational Complex offers

Rated as one of the longest courses in Michigan at 7,100 yards, George Young’s four-star golf course has a collection

Recreational Complex is a not-for-profit organization open to the public, dedicated to recreation, education and preservation. This center was dedicated to the memory of George and Margaret Young, for-

mer owners of Chicago Fire Brick Co. and Wellsville Fire Brick Co. Ever aware of the disappearing lakes and forests, they left their estates and Michigan land for the benefit of the general public.

hiking trails, a pool, a hot tub and 18 holes of golf — all open to the public.

of some of the best and most unique golf holes from around the country.

The George Young Recreational Complex is located at 159 Young’s Lane in Iron River, Mich. Golfing is available from 8 a.m. to dusk on weekdays, and from 7 a.m. to dusk on weekends. George Young is

closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the winter season. For more information, call (906) 265-3401 or visit the website at

The George Young Golf Course is located in a wilderness setting in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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Guides/Kids Day planned for Eagle River July 12 The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, in conjunction with the Eagle River Guides Association, is seeking guides for its 32nd annual Guides/Kids Day Thursday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Approximately 100 kids will be anxiously awaiting a chance to fish with you, a fishing guide or fishing enthusiast,” said Eagle River Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator Kim Emerson. “We’re looking for a few good anglers who would enjoy taking a few good kids fishing for the day.”

Emerson said volunteers don’t have to be professionals, as long as they are enthusiastic anglers who enjoy sharing nature with youths. To participate as a guide, contact Bill Hassey at (715) 479-7395 or sign up at Eagle Sports Center, located on Wall Street in downtown Eagle River. There will be an evening cookout for guides, guests and volunteers at the Eagle River Inn, located at 5260 Highway 70 W. in Eagle River. For more information, contact Emerson at (800) 359-6315 or (715) 479-6400.

July events set across North The North Woods is recognized across the Midwest as a summer recreation paradise, offering boating, fishing, golfing, hiking, camping and water sports of all kinds, Besides the many recreational activities, most communities and nonprofit organizations in Vilas and Oneida counties plan family-oriented events for residents and vacationers alike during the summer months. The activities range from art, antique and quilt shows to summer festivals, powwows and fishing tournaments. Most of the events

What makes a great-tasting pizza every time? What makes a great pizza? Tradition. The old ways still work, and all good cooking starts with the basics. Quality food starts with the ingredients. Only the finest ingredients should be used, starting from the bottom up, to ensure satisfied customers who come back time after time for the best pizza around. The first ingredient for any pizza is dough. It should be made with flour that is high gluten, the highest quality flour, Amber Durham wheat — the finest of all wheats, cane sugar and only the best yeast. It must be made fresh, never frozen. The dough should then be thrice raised, which takes 36 hours. This ensures the best dough possible. Pear tomato puree is the main ingredient for the next layer, the sauce. Pear tomatoes are one of the best on the market because they contain the maximum of tomato solids. The best of domestic and imported spices would then be blended to create a uniquely superb sauce with a savory taste. In Wisconsin, cheese is a very important ingredient for pizza. All the cheese used should be 100% Wisconsin full cream moz-

zarella, without one gram of artificial cheese, for the fullest flavor. A superb pizza also contains the best meat. The sausage should be 100% meat, 90% lean whole hog, blended with the finest spices for a delectable taste sure to please even the most discriminating of palates. The pepperoni should also be 100% meat, 90% lean, aged to perfection to enhance the flavor, sure to please all pepperoni lovers. Other toppings available must also be high quality. Only the best onions should be used, including Vadalia, Walla Walla, Texas 10/15, and sweet red Bermuda onions. These create a mouthwatering addition to any pizza. Green peppers must be mixed slightly with the sweetest red bell peppers for an appetizing way to liven up a pizza. California black olives also add a savory taste. For a wild appetite, sweet succulent pineapple, crispy vitamin-rich broccoli, tender flaky solid white albacore, or luscious shrimp could be added. At Alexander’s Pizza, these basics have created a tradition of quality food,

which has made the restaurant the most popular pizza stop for residents and vacationers alike. In addition, when all the ingredients are being artfully combined, nobody wants to think of a dirty kitchen or unsanitary conditions. But never fear, for Alexander’s Pizza has the cleanest kitchen you’ll find. In fact, it would even be clean enough to perform surgery. Of course, an aesthetically pleasing environment is also needed to enjoy the full pleasure of eating delicious pizza. Alexander’s Pizza offers a clean, relaxing environment with friendly service and a casual atmosphere. Games and pool are also available to entertain the kids while the food is being prepared to order. Where do you get pizza made with care and concern? Alexander’s Pizza — that’s where. Alexander’s Pizza is located on Railroad Street in downtown Eagle River. Call (715) 479-7363, and your pizza will be ready when you arrive. Alexander’s Pizza is the place for you. For great pizza in Minocqua, call (715) 3562628. ADVERTISEMENT

include fun for all ages, plus plenty of food and refreshments. The following list of July activities was compiled by the Vilas County Advertising Department. See more detailed stories in this publication or the Vilas County News-Review as the event approaches, or check with local information bureaus for more details (dates and times are subject to change). July 10, Big Bang Golf Outing — Gateway Golf Course will hold its fourth annual Big Bang Golf Outing. The entry fee will be $75 and hole sponsors cost $50. Dinner-only tickets are available for $20. Proceeds benefit the Land O’ Lakes July 3 fireworks. Phone (715) 547-3321. July 11-14, Mid-Summer Book Sale — Olson Memorial Library will hold a book sale Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone (715) 4793130. July 12, Guides/Kids Day, Eagle River — Youths will have the opportunity to fish with a North Woods guide. Registration is at the Vilas County Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. and will fish until 3:30 p.m. Phone

(715) 479-6400. July 14, Many Ways of Peace Festival — Held at Many Ways of Peace, participants can enjoy street vendors, musicians and a children’s tent from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A kickoff concert is planned. Phone (715) 4804697. July 19-22, Manito Art Show, Manitowish Waters — The Manito Art League will host its 47th annual show at the community center from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Phone (715) 5432926. July 21, Artarama, Eagle River — The annual show with 125 artists will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverside Park near the fairgrounds in Eagle River. Phone (715) 4799708. July 21, Lions Club Auction, Three Lakes — The Lions Club will have its annual fundraising auction at Three Lakes School from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available. Phone (715) 546-3279. July 27-29, Wood Boat Show, Minocqua — The 20th annual antique and

classic wooden boat show will be held in downtown Minocqua. A boat parade is planned at 6:45 p.m. Friday. Phone (715) 800-6784. July 27-29, Summer Art Tour, North Woods — The self-guided art tour of studios and galleries will be held in Vilas, Oneida, Iron and Langlade counties. Call for a brochure map. Phone (715) 277-4224. July 28, Art Impressions, Land O’ Lakes — This annual art show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the town hall grounds. Food and refreshments will be available. Phone (715) 547-3432. July 28, Blues Fest, St. Germain — The 13th annual Joe Bucher Blues Fest will be held at the park pavilion, with blues music and a Memphis-style barbecue from 3 to 11 p.m. Proceeds go to Northland Pines Youth Football & Cheerleading. Phone (715) 8910248. July 29, Auto Show, Conover — The Conover Fire Department/EMS will sponsor its 10th annual auto show and craft market at the town park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone (715) 477-2036.

Peace Festival set in Eagle River Many Ways of Peace in downtown Eagle River will host the second annual Many Ways of Peace Festival Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For one day, peace will be acknowledged and celebrated through music by Jason Moon, Frogwater and local musicians, including the newly formed band, Common Ground; local and organic food prepared in the Many Ways of Peace

Kitchen; activities for children by the Northwoods Children’s Museum; the Sand Mandala for Peace, inspiring speakers, and offerings from area nonprofit organizations. “We’re thrilled to invite everyone to join us for this special day of peace,” said Debra Ketchum Jircik, director of Many Ways of Peace. “Admission to all the activities is free and you’re

welcome to sit and enjoy the music and listen to our featured speakers Mike Miles and Barb Kass as they share their experiences at Anathoth Community Farm in Luck.” Miles and Kass will make their presentation at 10:15 a.m. and Mike Wiggins is scheduled to give the keynote speech at 1 p.m. For more information, call (715) 480-4697 or visit

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About the cover:

With hundreds of lakes in Vilas and Oneida counties, water recreation enthusiasts converge on the North Woods for water sports. Here, a water skier makes a hard cut using a combination of strength and athletic ability. —Photo By Justin Knitt

Advertisers’ Guide ANTIQUE SHOPS

Northern Light Antiques, Bruce Crossing, Mich..........Pg. 19


Camp 5 Museum Lumberjack Steam Train, Laona ......Pg. 24 Eagle Falls Adventure Golf, Eagle River.......................Pg. 13 Eagle River Speedway, Eagle River .............................Pg. 8 Kart Way, Eagle River .....................................................Pg. 12 Pine Point Riding Stables, Eagle River.........................Pg. 23 Rocking W Stable, Eagle River ......................................Pg. 12 Rohr’s Wilderness Tours, Conover ...............................Pg. 12 St. Germain Chamber, St. Germain ...............................Pg. 18 Vilas Historical Museum, Sayner...................................Pg. 20


Big Sand Lake Golf Course, Phelps..............................Pg. 21 Eagle River Golf Course, Eagle River ...........................Pg. 13 George Young Rec. Complex, Iron River, Mich............Pg. 23 Lac Vieux Desert Resort & Casino, Watersmeet, Mich. .....................................................Pg. 14 Lake Forest Golf Club, Eagle River ..............................Pg. 11


Aspirus Clinics, Land O’ Lakes, Phelps, Rhinelander, Three Lakes, Woodruff ........................Pg. 14 Church Directory .............................................................Pg. 20 Eagle River Business Association ............................... Pg. 17 Eagle River Storage Condominiums, Eagle River ...... Pg. 4 French’s Homestead Veterinary Care, Rhinelander and Eagle River ....................................Pg. 2 Guided Fishing Trips .....................................................Pg. 22 Hi-Pines Campground, Eagle River ..............................Pg. 16 Land O’ Lakes Recreation Co., Land O’ Lakes ...........Pg. 21 Lick-a-dee Splitz, Three Lakes ......................................Pg. 22 Map with index to advertisers............................Pgs. 10 & 15 Northern Wisconsin Canine Center, Eagle River ........Pg. 20 Prime Choice Meat Market, Eagle River........................Pg. 22 Shady Gardens, Eagle River, Land O’ Lakes................Pg. 23 Tribute Brewing Co., Eagle River ..................................Pg. 19 Walking Art Tattoos, Minocqua .....................................Pg. 11


CornerStone Custom Builders Inc. Eagle River, Minocqua, Rhinelander.........................Pg. 2 Northernaire, Three Lakes............................................. Pg. 13 Waldmann Construction Inc., St. Germain ...................Pg. 12 INDEX CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

Tribute Brewing Co. Taphouse has opened its doors in Eagle River. Co-owner Bill Summers pours guests beer from 12 other

Wisconsin craft breweries. Tribute Brewing is located at 1106 N. Bluebird Road.

Tribute brewery, taphouse brings craft beer to Eagle River It’s a great time to be a beer lover with the opening of Tribute Brewing Co. and Tribute Brewing Co. Taphouse in Eagle River. Located at 1106 N. Bluebird Road, Tribute Brewing Co. will begin brewing its first batch of beer this summer. Co-owner and brewmaster Marc O’Brien, who has been homebrewing for 16 years, plans to brew his award-winning recipes on a much larger scale, using the same techniques to create high-quality, freshly brewed beer. “As a homebrewer, I’ve brewed 10-gallon batches at a time,” said O’Brien. “Now I’ll adjust my recipes to brew seven barrels at a time, equaling approximately 217 gallons of beer. I want to make beers that everyone would enjoy drinking.” O’Brien will brew with equipment previously used by O’So Brewing Company in Plover and Lazy Monk in Eau Claire. Co-owner Bill Summers said many great beers have

Co-owner and brewmaster Marc O’Brien plans to brew his award-winpassed through that equipment and he expects many more to follow. “Marc is a very talented brewer and has won many awards on local and regional levels,” said Summers. “He really puts his heart into brewing great beer. I think visitors will be impressed with the variety of beer styles he is capable of

ning recipes on a large scale at Tribute Brewing Co. in Eagle River.

producing on a high level.” While the brewery waits for its pending brewing license approval, Tribute Brewing Co. Taphouse has opened its doors and has been pouring guests beer from other Wisconsin craft breweries. “We visited three major craft beer hotspots, Asheville, N.C., Austin,

Texas, and Fort Collins, Colo., to find the latest trends in the craft brewing industry,” Summers said. “We think the relaxed atmosphere we’ve created will offer beer lovers something unique to the area.” Tribute Taphouse is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 4 to 9 p.m. and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays.

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Kids Fishing Tips set each Tuesday Free fishing seminars for children between age 5 and 13 will be held at Hi-Pines Campground in Eagle River at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday through Aug. 14. All children will be given information about fishing and prizes at the free seminars. Prizes may include a rod and reel, tackle box, lures and other fishing items. There will be hands-on instruction on fish identification, size limits, licenses, rigging slip bobbers, tying knots, fish habitat, netting and handling fish, catch and

release and boating safety. The seminars are sponsored by the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc., headquartered in Eagle River. All of the instructors are members of the Headwaters Chapter. All youths in attendance will be given a “goody” bag. Adults are welcome to attend with their children. Hi-Pines Campground is located on Highway 45 just north of Eagle River. For more information, call Kids Fishing Tips Chairman Harvey Sadler at (715) 542-2465.


Chanticleer Inn, Eagle River...........................................Pg. 12 Hillside Resort, Phelps ...................................................Pg. 23 Lac Vieux Desert Resort & Casino, Watersmeet, Mich. .....................................................Pg. 14


19th Hole Family Sports Bar & Grill, St. Germain ..........Pg. 12 Alexander’s Family Pizza Parlor, Eagle River ..........Pgs. 4 & 7 Big Rob’s Loose Moose, Land O’ Lakes.......................Pg. 21 Black Bear Lodge, St. Germain .....................................Pg. 18 Bucktale Inn, Eagle River ...............................................Pg. 20 Chanticleer Inn, Eagle River...........................................Pg. 12 Friendship House, Eagle River ......................................Pg. 11 Hillside Resort, Phelps ...................................................Pg. 23 Red Man Supper Club, Land O’ Lakes ..........................Pg. 21 Sportsmen’s Chalet, St. Germain .................................Pg. 18 The Penalty Box, Eagle River .......................................Pg. 22 Tribute Brewing Co. Taphouse, Eagle River ................Pg. 11 White Stag Inn, Sugar Camp..........................................Pg. 8 Wolf Pack Café, St. Germain .........................................Pg. 18


Animals ‘N’ More, Eagle River ......................................Pg. Arrow Gift Shop, Eagle River ........................................Pg. Busy Bee Creations, Eagle River ..................................Pg. CW Business, Eagle River ............................................ Pg. Country Store, Eagle River ...........................................Pg. Forest Lake Country Store, Land O’ Lakes .................Pg. Fountain Blu, Eagle River...............................................Pg. Grandma’s Toy Box, Eagle River ..................................Pg. Health Care Pharmacies Eagle River, Land O’ Lakes, St. Germain .................Pg. Imaginuity, Manitowish Waters and Minocqua ............Pg. Lehner-Stephan Jewelers, Eagle River.........................Pg. Musky Hunter Store, St. Germain ..................................Pg. Nelson’s Ace Hardware, Eagle River.............................Pg. Northern Memories, St. Germain ..................................Pg. Pink Coyote, Eagle River................................................Pg. The Sower and The Seed, Woodruff ............................Pg. Trading Post, Land O’ Lakes..........................................Pg. Tremblay’s Sweet Shop, Eagle River ............................Pg. WalkAbout Paddle & Apparel, Eagle River ...................Pg.


Dave Rents Boats, Eagle River .....................................Pg. Eagle River Marine, Eagle River ....................................Pg. Headwaters Polaris, Watersmeet, Mich. ...................... Pg. Northland Marine, Three Lakes ....................................Pg. Paul’s Rent-All, St. Germain...........................................Pg. St. Germain Sport Marine, St. Germain.........................Pg. Track Side, Eagle River ................................................. Pg.

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Visitors will find rich history at Vilas County Historical Museum in Sayner. The museum is home to more than 48,000

memorabilia items, including guide boats, snowmobiles, logging equipment and dolls.

Vilas County Historical Museum, experience North Woods history Visitors and residents curious about Vilas County’s past can find answers at the historical museum in Sayner. An independent nonprofit facility funded entirely by donations, memberships and memorials, the Vilas County Historical Museum is home to more than 48,000 memorabilia items. History-seeking guests have been visiting the museum for more than 50 years. Doors were opened Aug. 16, 1959, and have remained open every season since. The extensive collection of the museum features everything from area wildlife to furniture and clothing. The museum hosts an array of military items including uniforms, medals and memorabilia, and a World War I Cavalry hat. It also has an assortment of Civilian Conservation Corps photographs. A large display of antique dolls, including Little Red Riding Hood, Shirley Temple, characters from “The Wizard of Oz” and Mary Poppins dolls, as well as a

variety of bridal dolls, are just part of the compilation that can be found. There also is a Queen Elizabeth II doll which was created for the queen’s coronation. A popular attraction of the museum is the collection of snowmobiles, which showcases the world’s first snowmobile. The animal and bird room features a large collection of African animals collected by the late Jim Froelich, a big-game hunter from the Sayner area. A zebra, wildebeest, springbok and warthog are just a few animal mounts on display. The museum gift shop offers books and flyers on the North Woods and also features books by North Woods authors. Postcards, T-shirts and replicas of early toys and items found in the museum are available for purchase. The museum will hold its annual chicken dinner Saturday, Aug. 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Sayner Community Building and pavilion. Tickets for this dinner go on sale July 13. Each ticket

costs $10. Obtain tickets by stopping in the museum or send a check to Vilas County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 217, Sayner, WI 54560. Once known as “one of the best-kept secrets of the North Woods,” the Vilas County Historical Museum is located on Highway 155 in Sayner. Easy to spot are the statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe, his blue ox, waiting to

greet visitors. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $3 for everyone 10 years old and older. Donations and contributions are always welcome and greatly appreciated. The museum relies solely on memberships and donations to keep its doors open. For more information or a list of events, call the museum at (715) 542-3388.

Visitors will find rich history at Vilas County Museum in Sayner. The museum is home to more than 48,000 items.

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Outdoor adventures begin at WalkAbout The term walkabout was first used by Australian aborigines, meaning a journey one would take during adulthood to rediscover one’s self. Joy and Kevin Nelson opened WalkAbout Paddle & Apparel in Eagle River 11 years ago with that philosophy in mind. WalkAbout can help prepare you for your life’s journey. “We have a large selection of kayaks, canoes and outdoor equipment for those who quietly enjoy the Eagle River area,” said owner Joy Nelson. WalkAbout features several lines of kayaks made in America. The store also carries canoes from Souris River and Mad River. Souris River is available in Kevlar and Carbon Tec. Mad River is stocked in Royalex and rotomolded plastic. Newly added to WalkAbout’s outdoor equipment are this year’s stand-up paddleboards. Designed for recreation and exercise, paddleboarding is an activity suit-

able for all members of the family. For those inexperienced on the water, WalkAbout has staff to help choose the right equipment. WalkAbout also is a local Yakima dealer, providing expert help in finding just the right rack accessories to transport bikes and boats safely. WalkAbout hosts kayak and paddleboard demos every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Silver Lake Beach, no sign-up necessary. Any interested parties wanting details should stop by the store or call for more information. Canoes and kayaks aren’t the only outdoor items people will find for their time on the water. The store offers a selection of life jackets and swimsuits for family members who want to take a dip. Sizes are available for adults, children and even the family dog. WalkAbout has expanded its selection of children’s books and resource guides essential to a safe and successful outdoor experience.

Coloring books, insect guides and maps of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan are just a few of the many items the store offers. While on walkabout, finding the proper footwear is incredibly important. WalkAbout offers a selection of Keen, Merrell, Chaco, Teva, Dansko, Jambu, Think, El Naturalista and Born shoes. SmartWool socks are available in all different styles and colors. The store also offers children’s shoes including Keen, Ugg and Dansko. Those with a sense of style will find that WalkAbout offers a perfect combination of fashionable and functional clothing for men and women. Brands include Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, Royal Robbins, Horny Toad, Woolrich, Ex Officio and Life Is Good. Women’s clothing lines include Lole, Roxy, Nic and Zoe, Spanx and Nomadic Traders. WalkAbout also has updated its selection of Lake Girl apparel with new colors

When it comes to outdoor recreation, WalkAbout in Eagle River offers a variety of

and styles for women and children. In order to accessorize your new-found look, WalkAbout offers a large selection of Vera Bradley handbags and Brighton jewelry, wallets and handbags. The store also has an ex-

equipment for fun on the water, including kayaks and canoes.

pansive selection of bath and body products by Thymes. Newly added scents are now available in home products such as dish soap and all-purpose cleaner. WalkAbout Paddle & Ap-

parel is located at 622 E. Wall St. in Eagle River. Summer hours for the store are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (715) 479-6631.


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Free fishing seminars set Boulder Junction area fishing guides will share some of their best fishing secrets at free fishing seminars this summer. The seminars will take place Sundays at 7 p.m. at the Boulder Junction Community Center. No reservations are necessary and the seminars

are free to the public. The upcoming July schedule includes July 15, Summer Walleye presented by Jeff Winters Guide Service; and July 22, Summer Bass Fishing presented by Marty Clauson Guide Service. For more information, call (715) 385-2400.


★★ BOULDER JUNCTION ★★ Friday, July 13 ★ Saturday, July 14 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission $5 ★ Under 14 Free Boulder Junction Community Center on Hwy. M Bake Sale and Luncheon by Lioness

UPCOMING SHOWS Minocqua ~ Aug. 3, 4 & 5

Information ★ (715) 588-3665 EXCITING STOCK CAR RACING!


Race Action!

EVERY TUESDAY Rain date: Thursday

• Midwest/Sport Mods • Street Stocks • Micro-Sprints (600cc)

• Pure Stocks • Junior Sprints Racing at 7 p.m.

A 1/3-Mile Clay Tri-Oval Track 3 Miles West of Eagle River on Hwy. 70 Left on Cloverland Dr. across from Honey Bear UPCOMING RACES July 17 Regular Race Program Sponsored by Sweetwater Food & Spirits and Hartman Well Drilling

July 24 Klement’s Brat & Hot Dog Night Regular Race Program Sponsored by Parsons of Eagle River & Hicks Fuel & Oil

Call (715) 479-5208


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Hi-Pines Campground debuts Aqua Play Zone Water Park One of the state’s top campgrounds, Hi-Pines Campground in Eagle River has added the Aqua Play Zone Water Park as one of its amenities. “We are very excited about the new water park. It is the first in the area and is available not only to Hi-Pines campers, but to the general public as well. We have been receiving very positive feedback,” said owner Mark Weber. “Now that summer is finally here, families all around are looking for fun activities they can do together that are financially doable,” Weber stated. “The Aqua Play Zone offers many inflatable toys for the kids and a sandy beach and shaded areas for adults to relax, all at an affordable price.” Hi-Pines has upgraded its pond by adding a new liner and installing a stateof-the-art water filtration system. The beach has been expanded to nearly 200 feet of sand with beach chairs and shade structures. The 1-acre Aqua Play Zone includes inflatable toys, ranging from a 60foot-long obstacle course to

The one-acre Aqua Play Zone includes inflatable toys, ranging from a 60-foot-long ob-

a 12-foot-high jungle gym with a slide. The Aqua play Zone is free to camping guests of Hi-Pines. Guests can purchase a Fun Pass for $7 Mondays through Thurs-

stacle course to a 12-foot-high jungle gym with slide.

days, good for all four days, to take advantage of the 66-foot-long Jumping Pillow, Turbo Karts, paddleboats and kayaks. The weekend rate is $10 Fridays through Sundays,

good for all three days. The general public may purchase a Fun Pass for $8 Mondays through Thursdays, good for all four days, or for $12 Fridays through Sundays, good for all three days.

Island Art Walk set July 14 at Torpy Park The Lakeland Art League, Inc. and Lakeland Area Kiwanis Club will hold the Island Art Walk Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Torpy Park and in the Campanile Center in Minocqua. The 37th annual art fair event had changed its location and has gained the support of two local businesses as supporting sponsors of this year’s event. Woody Woodruff of Loon Land Trading Co. and Twisted Root Emporium and Bob Metropulos of Park Side Gallery are both sponsors and will be visitor stops along the path from Torpy Park to the Campanile Center for the Arts, according to event organizers.

The art fair event, which was redesigned this year and is now renamed Island Art Walk, will have the outdoor portion of the show at Torpy Park, which will include more than 45 crafter and artist booths on the park’s upper level under the trees across from the pavilion. Visitors may continue along a two-block path following the sidewalk with stops at Loon Land Trading Co. and Twisted Root Emporium and Park Side Gallery. Visitors will continue down Flambeau Street to the Campanile Center for the indoor event, which will display unique individual pieces of fine art and fine

crafts. This two-location event creates a fun walk between the events while also visiting these art centers along the way in part of the downtown atmosphere of the Island City of Minocqua. The Campanile indoor art show will be a center for artists creating fine art and craft pieces which can be displayed individually

without the weather affecting the art. The Art League will be available at this part of the show to assist visitors, sell raffle tickets for some of the art and facilitate the sale of the displayed art. As a fine art and craft show, the public can vote on their favorite piece with ribbons and prizes being awarded to the top three art pieces.

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Visit us downtown Eagle River for all of your souvenir needs. WE HAVE A VERY LARGE SELECTION OF: • Moccasins & Sandals • Indian, Pirate, Daniel Boone? • Old Friends Slippers We can outfit you. • Peace Moccasins • NEW - Eagle River’s Exclusive • T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Shorts, Authorized Dealer of Old World Scarves, Purses Christmas • Large selection of Toy Guns Ornaments We hope you enjoy your stay in the Beautiful Northwoods 201 E. Wall St. Downtown Eagle River 715-479-4903 Visit us online at

Forest Lake Country Store, west of Land O’ Lakes on County Highway B, provides a comfortable dining setting. The

unique store offers a variety of food for the whole family and more than 250 wine and craft beer selections.

Forest Lake’s unique offerings make it a must-see destination Nestled in the woods along Highway B is Forest Lake Country Store in Land O’ Lakes. The unassuming store sneaks up on drivers. Many are surprised by the unique dining and shopping experience inside. “The quaint dining area reminds you of sitting in your best friend’s kitchen. Neither too big nor too small, it’s the perfect size for casual dining,” said owner Mark Gostisha. A sense of camaraderie is seen, with guests talking among themselves or chatting from table to table. The country store’s menu is casual. Breakfast features large fluffy omelets, french toast with real Wisconsin maple syrup, and eggs served with toasted homemade bread. Lunch and dinner boast of special items such as handcrafted panini sandwiches and signature salads. A popular evening at-

traction is Kris’ handmade pizza. The dough is made from scratch and is not rolled until an order is placed. The sauce is created on-site and the toppings are piled high on each pie. Customers frequently say the pizza is the best they have tasted north of Chicago, according to Gostisha. Visitors may peruse the retail area while waiting for their meal. The noticeable wine selection hosts 150 boutique labels such as Chateau Ste. Michelle, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellar, Rombauer, Caymus, Decoy and more. Obscure labels can be found by those who want to try something new. Bottles can be brought to the table, corked and served with crystal glassware. More than 130 craft beers are offered in the beer selection. Sprecher, Leinenkugel’s, Oomengang, Southern Tier, Lakeside and Bell’s Brewing, Laguni-

ta’s and other craft brewers are available. Guests may have a beer with their meal, or mix a six-pack to take home for a private tasting party. The shelves are filled with many other unique and tasty treats. Forty artisan cheese from Carr Valley, Sartori, Widmers and more are carried. Find Amish jams, Wisconsin salsas and rare grains like lemon orzo, Israeli couscous, quinoa, Black Japonica rice, organic amaranth, freekah and teff. For those who want to keep in touch, a general-interest, monthly newsletter is offered. New products are introduced, and store events and Vilas County events are announced. A wine-only newsletter is available, with new wine introductions, special offers and introductory prices. Customers can send in an order and pick up their wines a couple of days later.

Visitors won’t want to miss the exciting Ride with Leinie biking event Saturday, Aug. 11. Dick and Jean Leinenkugel will lead the bicycle ride, returning to Forest Lake Country Store at noon. The $25 registration fee includes a tasting of eight beers, a brat lunch and a raffle ticket for the 16-foot Leinenkugel canoe. All proceeds will benefit the construction of the 40mile bicycle trail in Land O’ Lakes. More information can be found at wilderness Forest Lake Country Store is located at 6256 Highway B. “The store may be a little hard to find, but once you are here, you won’t want to leave,” says Gostisha. Take the drive about seve miles west of Land O’ Lakes to Forest Lake Country Store. Visitors will understand why the slogan is “serving great food and a whole lot more.”

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“THE FOUR SEASON RECREATIONAL PLAYGROUND” ATTRACTIONS 6 Camp 5 Museum Lumberjack Steam Train 2 Kart Way/Rocking W Stable CHAMBERS/INFORMATION BUREAUS 12 St. Germain Chamber/Information Bureau GOLF COURSES 23 Eagle River Golf Course 4 Lac Vieux Desert Casino Golf Course RESTAURANTS & TAVERNS 30 Chanticleer Inn

This map shows the approximate location of many services and entertainment places in Vilas and Oneida counties. The main highways as shown are accurate. All places listed on this map have placed a display advertisement elsewhere in this publication. You will find useful details about the places by referring to the various advertisements.


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Artarama set July 21 in Eagle River If you love art shows, music, good food, refreshing libations and the atmosphere of a North Woods festival, then the place to be Saturday, July 21, is at Artarama’s River Walk Art Show in Eagle River. For the 40th time, Artarama is about to happen. Since its small beginning in 1972, Artarama has grown in size, popularity and reputation. This year, visitors will be enticed to attend by colorful tents featuring the work of more than 125 artists

from all over the country. No matter the weather, one of Wisconsin’s biggest summer events will be held at Riverside Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The park is located on Division Street, just behind the Vilas County Fairgrounds. “The purpose of this show is twofold,” said Barb Zyhowski, Artarama committee member. “It is organized to bring a high-quality art show to Eagle River, along with the commerce that is a result of many visitors being drawn to the

Artarama is a great way to spend a summer day in the North Woods, proclaims Zyhowski. “It takes a full year to put this show together,” said Zyhowski. “We hope Artarama visitors truly enjoy it and leave with great memories and items they will treasure for a long time.”

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Wine & Cheese Tasting set at Eagle Waters July 16 The 19th annual Wine & Cheese Tasting, sponsored by Eagle River Rotary Club, will be held Monday, July 16. This year’s gala event will take place at Eagle Waters Resort, located just off Rangeline Road east of Eagle River. More than 50 wineries will be represented, including samplings from 11 different countries for visitors’ sampling pleasure. To compliment the wine tasting, a large variety of domestic and imported cheeses also will be available. A side attraction at this year’s event will be beer samplings from Leinenkugel’s Brewing Company. One of the highlights of the evening will be a silent auction with goods and services donated by area merchants and Rotary Club members. A new live auction also is planned this year. Donations are now being accepted for the auctions and may include a gift certificate or services. Another way to contribute to the event is to purchase tickets to the event to give away. Cash donations will be accepted. All proceeds from this event will be used to support various local and worldwide Rotary projects and more, including local bike trails.. Last year’s major project was the renovation of the restrooms at Riverside Park.

A variety of foods also will be available for the hungry buyer, ranging from homemade toffee to specialty coffees to walking tacos.

area. But more importantly, it is still organized, as it was in 1972, to raise funds that are all returned to the community as scholarships, art programs, beautification projects and services.” Two local artists have been chosen to judge the 125 exhibitors. Carl Gromoll works as a wood furniture designer and Debra Ketchum Jircik works in clay and handmade paper. Local musician Patti Katz Black will entertain on the keyboard accompanying her pure vocal style.

Antique show planned Dealers from several states will participate in an antique show at the Boulder Junction Community Center on Highway M Friday and Saturday, July 13-14. The show hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each

day. Admission for the event will be $5 per person. Youths 14 and younger will receive free admission. There also will be a luncheon by the Boulder Junction Lioness Club.


Friendship House Family Restaurant

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WALKING ART TATTOOS is a comfortable, welcoming, customer friendly shop ready to help you create your very own walking art in the form of a custom tattoo, a body piercing or a shop ready to create your very own henna tattoo.

To donate items for the silent auction, contact Judy Barr at (715) 891-4918. Tickets for the event are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets are available by contacting Tripp Anderson at (715) 479-7431, or through any Rotary Club member.

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Ride the 1916 Lumberjack Steam Train After your round, stop in for your favorite drink or sandwich in our historic clubhouse.

Call 479-4211 or 1-800-830-0471 for Tee Times • Daily Fees • Golf Memberships Available • Golf Groups & Outings Welcome • Golf Club Rental Sets • Fully stocked Pro Shop • Pull & Power Carts

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3 miles east of Eagle River on Hwy. 70. Turn left on Rangeline Rd. & follow signs.

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✷ See & Hear the Action on Our Huge HDTV Plasma TVs & Surround Sound! ✷ Superb Sandwiches! ✷ Northwoods Gift Shop! ✷ Dine In or Outside on Our Patio! • Gift Shop • Ice-Cream Shop ✷ Best Homemade Pizza in • Par 3 Golf • Wilderness Mini Golf Northern Wisconsin! COUPON ✷ Serving Broasted Chicken 10% OFF TOTAL PURCHASE ✷ Golf the Area’s Only Par 3 Golf Course! IN GIFT SHOP ✷ Fun for the Entire Family! Offer good thru Oct. 1, 2012. ✷ Wilderness Miniature Golf Excludes sale items. ✷ Ice-Cream Shop Limit 1 coupon per person per visit.


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715-479-4450 REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE Located on Pleasure Island Rd. off Hwy. 45 North (on the north side of Eagle River)


ALSO FOR THE LITTLE KIDS: • Miniature Bumper Boats • Pony Rides • Mini Car Track • Bounce House

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5230 Razorback Rd., Conover 13 miles north of Eagle River — Hwy. 45 North, west on Rummels, north on Razorback, follow signs

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Artist Supplies Children’s Crafts Adult Crafts Model Cars

Holiday & Birthday Gifts

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• Water Sport Rentals • Snowmobile Rentals • Piers, Docks, Lifts • Sporting Goods • Live Bait & Tackle • Boat Storage • Wis. Fishing & Hunting Licenses • Wis. Boat, Snowmobile & ATV Registrations • Sweatshirts/T-Shirts • Gift Shop • Marine & Snowmobile Accessories • BP Fuel

COME BY BOAT OR CAR • Waterfront Dining & Cocktail Lounge • Friday Night Fish Fry • Wednesday & Saturday – BEER GARDEN Slow-Roasted Prime Rib DAILY NOON -3 P.M. • Children’s Menu • Gift Certificates Available • Serving Daily from 5 p.m. – Full Menu PONTOON BOAT RENTALS

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“THE FOUR SEASON RECREATIONAL PLAYGROUND” ATTRACTIONS 6 Camp 5 Museum Lumberjack Steam Train 2 Kart Way/Rocking W Stable CHAMBERS/INFORMATION BUREAUS 12 St. Germain Chamber/Information Bureau GOLF COURSES 23 Eagle River Golf Course 4 Lac Vieux Desert Casino Golf Course RESTAURANTS & TAVERNS 30 Chanticleer Inn

This map shows the approximate location of many services and entertainment places in Vilas and Oneida counties. The main highways as shown are accurate. All places listed on this map have placed a display advertisement elsewhere in this publication. You will find useful details about the places by referring to the various advertisements.


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Alexander’s Pizza brings tradition to your table More than 38 years ago, two brothers came to the North Woods seeking summer jobs. Rooted in a strong Italian community in Chicago, pizza was the staple at home and at college. Seeing a lack of pizzerias in the area, the brothers realized a great opportunity existed and opened their own pizzeria in Eagle River. Sources say the locals at the time looked down on them and called them brash boys from “Chi-town.” Today, the pizzeria has become a landmark. Customers come from all over the country to taste the best pizza in the area. Even celebrities have visited Alexander’s on occasion, including professional football players; head coaches from the NFL, NBA and NCAA; hockey players; movie stars; movie critics; national sports commentators; leaders of U.S. industries; newscasters; and authors. A visiting film critic even gave Alexander’s a “thumbs up.” Although the business opened many years ago, one thing remains the same — the traditional method of making pizza at Alexander’s. The pizza is made the way Grandma Del Cristo said — use the best to make the best.

The ingredients used are only the finest, which the owners ensure. The cheese used is 100% full-cream mozzarella, which is straight from the most award-winning dairy in Wisconsin, along with 9-monthaged Romano. The soul of a pizza is the crust, which is made with high-gluten flour. Adding flavor to the pizza is the thick, rich sauce created from tomato puree from pear tomatoes — the meatiest of tomatoes. The meat also is very lean, at 90% lean meat, with no soy fillers. For the more adventurous pizza connoisseurs, Alexander’s offers broccoli, shrimp, albacore and pineapple to create original gourmet pizzas. Diners also can try a delicious oven-roasted cheese bread appetizer — one-half loaf of freshly baked French bread, basted with butter, seasoned with garlic and aged Romano, covered with mozzarella, roasted to a honey-golden brown and lightly sprinkled with oregano. As one would say in Italian, “Qui si mangia sempre bene!” (Here one always eats well!) Employees at Alexander’s Pizza have hailed from

Over 1 20 Artists


40th Annual

ARTARAMA Riverwalk


various cities and countries around the globe. Exchange students from Hungary, England, Spain, Scotland, Lithuania, Jamaica, Poland, Belarus and the Czech Republic have made the trip across the Atlantic to work at Alexander’s Pizza. Alexander’s success is due to the quality put into each pizza. The dough is homemade and triple-raised while the crusts are rolled with care. The delicious taste of fresh butter is found in every bite of crust as well. Pizza is not the only item on the menu made with care and dedication. Savory sandwiches are made to order with toasted French bread, creamy mozzarella, California tomato sauce and your choice of ham, Italian sausage or meatballs, and any of your favorite pizza toppings. To entertain diners of all ages, Alexander’s has a full assortment of arcade games,

Alexander’s Pizza in Eagle River has become a favorite of many in the North Woods.

such as pinball, video games and several pool and foosball tables. It’s a great place to host birthday parties. Alexander’s Pizza, housed in a turn-of-the-cen-

Proce youth art & s program ips scholarsh

Trees For Tomorrow will offer several educational programs open to the public this summer. Some programs will be free while others will charge for materials. The free public program series will run Tuesdays through Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. in the air-conditioned Education Hall on the school’s campus. Programs will feature a variety of speakers who will discuss many naturerelated topics. The July 17

session will be Nuts & Bolts of Lake Organizations and will teach attendees about East African cultures and ecosystems. Summer naturalists will present family programs Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. through Aug. 14. These nature-focused programs are geared toward younger children, but are also designed to appeal to the entire family. Many programs will include a craft project. The cost for each of these pro-



Visit the

Sat., July 21


Open to the public daily


RIVERSIDE PARK Behind Fairgrounds

Eagle River

9am - 3pm Rain or Shine

Food & Refreshments on Grounds • Music Parking at Fairgrounds Benefit Eagle River Lions Club

tury remodeled building, is located in downtown Eagle River on Railroad Street. Parking is available across the street. Customers can dine in or carry out, and

can call ahead to have the pizza ready when they arrive. To enjoy the “best pizza in the North,” call (715) 4797363.

Trees For Tomorrow to host nature programs

Visit our


They have perfected making pizza the traditional way on a 150-pound stone deck.

715-479-9124 715-479-9124 1919 1919 Hwy. Hwy. 45 45 N, N, Eagle Eagle River River

grams is $1 per person or $5 per family. The July 17 program, Monarch Mania, will teach participants about monarch butterflies and will include a craft. The Youth Outdoor Adventure Series will run Thursdays through Aug. 16 with various nature and adventure programs for youths ages 8 to 12. Each session will offer a different theme. Most programs will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and the cost will be $25 per day per child and includes programming, swimming at Silver Lake beach and snacks. Participants should take their own lunch.

The July 12 session will be Flying Free, where participants can learn about Trees For Tomorrow’s live birds of prey. The July 19 session will be Trash to Treasure, where guests will learn some ways to protect the planet. Trees For Tomorrow is a natural resources specialty school that offers fieldbased programs to place adults and youths in direct contact with natural resources that support human needs. For more information or a schedule for any programs offered at Trees For Tomorrow, call (715) 4796456 or go to

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Ride back in time on historic steam train The historic Lumberjack Steam Train, the only “Prairie”-style steam locomotive operating in Wisconsin, is once again making daily runs to the Wisconsin Forestry Museum Complex in Laona. This is the 44th year that the four-spot steam locomotive will carry passengers to the logging camp complex in the heart of the Nicolet National Forest. From the Soo Line Depot in Laona, visitors climb aboard the 1916 Vulcan steam engine and travel to the Wisconsin Forestry Museum. This train has run on the same tracks for more than 85 years. The tracks for the train have been completely rebuilt. The original track was built around the early 1900s, its rails weighing approximately 60 pounds each. The new rails weigh in at 90 pounds and raise the road bed up 15 inches. The train itself dates back to the year 1916. It was then that the steam locomotive was built by Vulcan Iron Works in Wilkes Barre, Pa. It was purchased Sept. 22, 1926, and brought to Laona to haul logs. The steam engine pulls three cabooses, two steel coaches and an open-air observation car made from an old box car. The freshly repainted coaches and cabooses now stand gleaming, shiny and ready for riders. Passengers have the opportunity to sit in the authentic coaches and a rare cupola caboose as the vin-

tage steam engine takes them back in time to an actual site of a North Woods logging camp. Wisconsin Forestry Museum’s history dates back to the late 1890s, when it was established as a logging camp. In 1969, it opened as a museum, showcasing artifacts and equiment of lumberjacks and the logging era. The site of the Wisconsin Forestry Museum was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996, and also has won numerous awards. Children and adults alike can enjoy the centuryold animal barn and corral, which feature a variety of baby animals to feed and pet, including rabbits, kittens, guinea hens, turkeys, chickens and turtles. Three miniature horses and donkeys, as well as pigmy goats and potbelly pigs, have been added to the menagerie this season. All the animals can be approached and petted. The on-site nature center is a hands-on facility featuring animal pelts and displays of plants, minerals and animals native to the North Woods. Guests can partake in the award-winning “Green Treasure” forest tour. The 30-minute narrated tour aboard a motorized surrey winds through an industrial forest of trees indigenous to the area. A Wilderness Water Tour also is available, which takes patrons on a 30minute hayrack and pon-

The Wisconsin Forestry Museum Complex in Laona will host the Timberworks Lumberjack Show July 28.

If you want to experience the Wild West up close, visitors on the Lumberjack Steam Train in Laona won’t want to miss the

toon boat ride down the Rat River. Guests can also check out the Blacksmith Shop, Cracker Barrel Store, Francis Weiner Diesel Static Display and the Choo Choo Hut Restaurant and Picnic Area. In addition to their permanent facilities, the museum also hosts a variety of special events: — July 14 and Oct. 6, Step back in time and relive the gun slinging ways of the American old West. Ride the train and experience the Wild West up close during the authentic Cowboy Re-enactment and robbery of the Lumberjack Steam Train. — July 28, Enjoy the Timberworks Lumberjack Show. Steeped in the logging history of the North Woods, the show features traditional events including axe throwing, chopping, log rolling, hot sawing and chainsaw carving. Timberworks Lumberjack Show combines sports, history and comedy, providing audiences with the experience of a nostalgic logging competition of the early 1900s. The facility’s season runs from June 21 to Aug. 25. The Lumberjack Steam Train takes four runs a day, rain or shine, and is open Mondays through Saturdays. The attraction also is

open during the fall season on the following dates: Sept. 22, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. Active military service members, their spouses and their immediate families are welcome to visit Wisconsin Forestry Muse-

authentic Cowboy Re-enactment and Robbery at the complex July 14 and Oct. 6.

um free of charge with proper identification. Group reservations also are accepted, but advance notice is required. Located one hour southeast of Eagle River, guests to the museum also are welcome to take

a picnic. For additional information, visit, or contact the Lumberjack Steam Train by phone at (715) 674-3414 or by email

May 13 to Oct. 17 (every other Wed.) — CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-INS, 5-8 p.m. Eagle River Dairy Queen Thursday, June 21 - Aug. 23 — STREET DANCES, Main St. & Wall St. Wednesday, July 4, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. — PIG & CORN ROAST LIVE MUSIC, 1-3 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. — MIDSUMMER MADNESS PIG & CORN ROAST 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. — STREET SALE, downtown Eagle River PIG & CORN ROAST, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Aug. 25 & 26, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. — FESTIVAL OF FLAVORS, Riverview Park

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Waldmann Construction builds personalized homes Waldmann Construction in St. Germain believes that building a home should be a rewarding experience. Staff at Waldmann also believe the process of building is as important as the final product, and that both should leave a positive, lasting impression on those involved. According to owner Brad Waldmann, “When we build a home for a client, a partnership is created in order to guide clients through what becomes a memorable event.” It begins with the initial design which can be an existing plan or some notes on a napkin. Waldmann explains, “We’ve had clients approach us with a drawing and ask, ‘Will this stand?’ Or, ‘Can the bathroom be made big-

ger?’ Sometimes there is sentimental value in an existing property that clients want to incorporate into a new home or addition, such as door trim with the heights of their children or a tree in the yard that was planted when they married.” Waldmann’s talented design staff takes time to listen to conceptual ideas and wishes in order to create a unique final product. When a design is finalized, building begins. “Everything can be organized through our office,” said Waldmann. “We work with clients through budgeting and permit applications, as well as product and color choices. It’s great to see clients so comfortable with us that they come in, grab a cup of coffee and head to the cabinet shop for a chat with the carpenters. We handle the scheduling of subcontractors and ordering of supplies to ensure quality control and the timely comple-

tion of every job.” Waldmann Construction’s skilled craftsmen are proficient with many kinds of building materials, including log, timber, stickbuilt and SIPs panels. Because Waldmann does not work exclusively with any log dealer, they are able to offer products suited to clients’ budgets and needs. Waldmann’s employees are continually exploring new products and being educated on installation and new techniques. Green building has become an important part of many Waldmann Construction projects. Building sustainable, low maintenance, energy-efficient projects helps protect the environment while many times enabling owners to save money and improve their family’s health, safety and comfort. Waldmann’s building inspector is certified to facilitate safe removal of lead, mold and asbestos. A profes-

Super Specials

From the initial design to the completion of a home, staff at Waldmann Construction in St. Germain believe that the process of building

sional opinion is offered based on each individual situation. As the building project comes to an end, Brad Waldmann believes the relationship has just begun. “Waldmann Construction


Sun. • 1/2 Broasted Chicken .... 8 • 1/2 Rack BBQ Ribs & $ 50 1/4 Broasted Chicken 14 $ 95 Mon. • 2 Walleye Fillets.......... 14 ¢ • Chicken Wings ........35 Ea. $ 50 • Spaghetti, all you can eat.... 9 $ 00 Wed. • 1/3-lb. Hamburger.......... 2 $ 95 Thurs. • 2 Pork Chops................. 9 $ 25 • Tacos, build your own .......... 1 Fri. • Alaskan Whitefish, Perch, $ 95 Walleye, Haddock.. 5 & Up Sat. • 8-oz. Charbroiled $ 95 Rib Eye .......................... 8 $ 95 • 16-oz. Porterhouse ..... 14 Carryouts on Regular Menu Only $ 95

on Dead Horse Bend Halfway between St. Germain & Eagle River on Old Hwy. 70 W

NIGHTLY & DAILY SPECIALS Large Lunch & Dinner Menu Plus Kids’ Specials Serving 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Closed Tues.

715-479-8788 For Sale: Fine Wood Carvings – Freshwater Fish & Wildlife

Enjoy dining on our new enclosed deck. Sunday afternoons get a drink from our outside bar. Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 3-5 p.m. CHECK OUT OUR DAILY DRINK SPECIALS

Featuring Original Art by Northern Artists Paintings • Sculpture• Photography Pottery•Wood • Fiber •Jewelry

OPEN Mon., Tues.,Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-5 Sun. 11-3, Closed Wed. 446C Hwy 70 Downtown, St Germain 715 477-0003

a home is as important as the final product. Green building also is important at Waldmann Construction.

stands by clients though warranty issues, repairs and future projects. It isn’t just about the bottom line on a contract,” said Waldmann. “People want a reputable contractor they can trust. We’ve been doing this for more than 25 years. We’ve weathered the highs and lows of the economy and we aren’t going anywhere,” Waldmann said. Waldmann Construction

is licensed in Wisconsin and Michigan. Photos of many projects and more information can be found online at Waldmann Construction is located in St. Germain, between Minocqua and Eagle River, at 6221 Highway 70 East. The office may be contacted by telephone at (715) 479-3132 or email at wald mannconstructioninc@fron

Awarded “Restaurant of the Month” by Discover Wisconsin

Home of the “World’s Best Pancakes” Come visit our newly remodeled restaurant. Hours: 6 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Sun. 6 a.m. - noon (breakfast only) Closed Tuesdays 426 Hwy. 70, St. Germain, Wis. 715-479-8737

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OPEN DAILY MAY 15 - OCTOBER 11 A.M. TO 6 P.M. E.S.T. We carry a full line of antiques & collectibles. Over 10,000 items with American art pottery as our specialty. Items include vintage tools, lanterns, bottles and glass. Some primitives, old skis and furniture. Our merchandise is clean, clearly priced and identified. No reproductions.

20% Sale Storewide ON MOST ITEMS

Drive 15 miles north of Watersmeet on U.S. 45 to Himanka Hill Rd. Turn east. We are 1 mile off the highway. WELL WORTH THE DRIVE

E-mail: 14218 Himanka Hill Rd., Bruce Crossing, MI 49912 906-827-3933

Aspirus offers high-quality accessible health-care through clinics in four northern communities, including Three Lakes,

Land O’ Lakes, Woodruff and Rhinelander. Residents and visitors are welcome for health care needs.

High-quality, accessible health care available at local Aspirus clinics Aspirus offers highquality accessible health care through primary-care clinics located in several northern Wisconsin communities. With Aspirus Clinic locations in Land O’ Lakes, Rhinelander, Three Lakes and Woodruff, residents and visitors have a convenient access point for care for the entire family. The Aspirus Land O’ Lakes Clinic is located at 4248 Highway B, Unit B, in Land O’ Lakes. The clinic is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (715) 547-6118. The Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic is located at 1630 N. Chippewa Drive in Rhinelander. The clinic is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (715) 361-5480. Aspirus Rhinelander

Clinic also offers walk-in care for treatment of minor illnesses or injuries. Walkin care is available Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are not required for walk-in care. The Aspirus Woodruff Clinic is located at 611 Veterans Parkway in Woodruff. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (715) 358-8610. The Aspirus Three Lakes Clinic is located at 6951 S. Michigan St. in Three Lakes. The clinic is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (715) 546-2543. As your personal healthcare advocate, your primary-care provider serves as the best entry point into the highly specialized re-

sources of the entire Aspirus health-care system. Aspirus Wausau Hospital is a regional health resource for north central Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Aspirus Wausau Hospital is a magnet facility licensed for

321 beds and staffed by 350 physicians in 35 specialties. Best known for its worldclass cardiovascular program, Aspirus Wausau Hospital also provides leadingedge cancer, trauma, women’s health, spine and neurological care.

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48,000 pieces of history Hwy. 155, Sayner, Wis. • (715) 542-3388 *Antique snowmobiles & 1st snowmobile *Fishing Guides, Boats & Tackle *Antique Musical Instruments *Animals and Birds from Around the World *Gift Shop

*Doll Collection *Outboard Motors *Indian & Military Displays *Historic Library — photos, books, news clippings, Photo copies available

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. Admission $3 ages 10 and up

DOG DAY CARE and Dog Training

Northern Wisconsin Canine Center 1100 Hwy. 45 S. 715-479-4900 Eagle River

Bucktale Inn “Where Good Friends Meet!”

Open Tues.-Sat. at 4 p.m. Serving 4:30 p.m.

BEST EVER BBQ RIBS OVER 3 TONS SOLD Saturdays “ROAD KILL” 5-7 p.m. $11.95 DINNER MENU • NIGHTLY SPECIALS • Sandwiches • Pizza • Seafood • Charbroiled Fish & Steak Nightly





Rev. Mary Anne Biggs, Pastor Sunday Worship 7:30 & 10 a.m. Contemporary Service 2nd Sundays, 9 a.m. First & Division St., Eagle River 715-479-8501

WORSHIP TIMES Sat. 7 p.m. & Sun. 7:30 and 10 a.m. Memorial Day thru Labor Day Rev. William J. Trosien 223 Silver Lake Rd., Eagle River

SHEPHERD of the LAKES LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA Welcomes you to our worship services:



A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

Proclaiming The Living Word 9:45 a.m. Sunday School — all ages 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship Service 7:00 p.m. Bible Study Wed. 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting “Hour of Power” Dave Johnson — Pastor Second & Division St., Eagle River 715-479-4986 & 715-479-4759




“Jesus still teaches by the water” 3675 Church Rd., Conover Sunday Worship Service 9 a.m. Holy Communion at every service. Coffee & lunch fellowship follows worship service. Rev. John Kuziej, Pastor Phone: 715-479-4966

“Pursuing His Presence”

Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. Holy Communion at every service 2903 State Hwy. 155 Sayner, WI 54560


SERVICE TIMES Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Sunday Eve 5 p.m. Wednesday Eve Bible Study & Youth Mtg. 7 p.m. 1016 Hwy. 45 South, Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-7870

ERAN MISSOURI S LUTH6948 YNO E. School St. ACE D R P.O. Box 216 G Three Lakes, WI 54562 2 blocks south of the “Black Forest”

Rev. Allen Montgomery Saturday Worship 4 p.m. Grace 715-546-2262 • Home 715-362-7605


ST. PETER THE FISHERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 5001 County Hwy. G, Eagle River 715-479-8704 Hwy. 45 North to Cty. Hwy. G, 1 Mile West

Saturday Mass: 4 p.m. Sunday Masses: 8 & 10 a.m.

Sunday Worship - 9:30 a.m. (Children’s Church & Nursery Provided)

Wednesday Bible Study - 7 p.m. Youth - 7 p.m. 210 Capich Dr., Eagle River 715-477-2080

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA 5030 Hwy. 70 West, Eagle River Sunday Worship with Holy Communion at 9 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study - 9 a.m.

A/C & Wheelchair Accessible Rev. Lloyd Leo Luedeman 715-479-9263


9035 Hwy. H

(2 miles on Hwy. 70 west of Eagle River)


Rentals: Sea-Doo PWC, Pontoons, Fishing Boats, Trailers




4351 Hwy. B, Land O’ Lakes 715-547-3558

4494 Town Hall Rd., Phelps

Saturday: 5 p.m. Mass

Saturday: 6:30 p.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion Service

Sunday: 10 a.m. Mass

Sunday: 8 a.m. Mass

UNION CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Phone 715-546-2169 Hwy. 45 & Forest St., Three Lakes, WI 54562 AIR-CONDITIONED

Worship: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Gary Gilbert, Pastor

More Choices for Fun & Adventure! 1651 Hwy. 45 N, Eagle River




2216 Hwy. 17N, Phelps 715-479-8307 Worship 9:15 a.m. – Sunday

Land O’ Lakes Fire Hall, Hwy. B 715-479-8307 Worship 11 a.m. – Sunday

Rev. Philip Gieschen Rev. Joshua Odell

Memorial Day thru Labor Day Rev. Philip Gieschen Rev. Joshua Odell

WORSHIP SERVICES Children’s nursery provided Senior Pastor, Joshua Reese Associate Pastor, Dan Shields Website: E-mail: 6065 Hwy. 70, St. Germain

Church 715-479-2173


St. Mary of the Snows Anglican Church 120 Silver Lake Rd., Eagle River Family Worship & Healing Service - Wed. 5 p.m. Family Worship Sunday - 10 a.m. Jim Fosdick, Pastor


A friendly place to gather for worship 9:30 Sunday Morning North 1⁄4 Mile on Hwy. 155 from intersection of Hwys. 70 & 155 in St. Germain 715-542-3114 715-479-8921

Rev. Dan Borchers, Pastor




Land O’ Lakes

A warm, safe place to learn about Jesus Christ


Just north of County B on U.S. 45

DIVINE SERVICE Sun. 9:30 a.m. Office (906) 544-2259

437 W. Division St., Eagle River


Pastor Gary Albert

Sunday Worship Service - 9 a.m. with Children’s Church and staffed nursery year-round Sunday School Classes for all ages 10:30 a.m., Sept.-May Pastors Brian Thorstad and Eli Shackelford 1614 Hwy. 32, Three Lakes – 715-546-2000 –

Sunday Mass: 11 a.m. 10315 Main St., Boulder Junction

ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH Saturday Mass 4 p.m. & Sunday Mass 9 a.m. 8705 Hwy. N, Sayner

ST. RITA CATHOLIC CHURCH Saturday Mass 4 p.m. & Sunday Mass 10 a.m. 2360 Lake St., Presque Isle


This church directory will run each week in Vacation Week. If you would like information about having your church added to the list, please stop in at the News-Review or call (715) 479-4421.

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Headwaters Polaris sponsors 6th annual Nimrod ATV Rally Before taking your ATV or snowmobile out on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s hundreds of miles of scenic trails, stop by familyowned Headwaters Polaris in Watersmeet, Mich. Headwaters is a Polaris snowmobile, ATV and utility-vehicle dealer. Polaris has been an industry leader for more than 50 years with its outdoor recreational vehicles. An array of mechanical services is offered for all makes and models, ranging from oil changes to engine repair. Headwaters Polaris also buys and sells used snowmobiles, ATVs and utility vehicles of any brand. If you are looking to rent an ATV or snowmobile, Headwaters has everything you need. Summer ATV and utilityvehicle rentals range from $150 to $325 a day depending on the vehicle. Rental fees include a helmet and goggles if needed. During winter the rental rates vary from $125 to $160 a day depending on the snowmobile and equipment. All rental snowmobiles have electric start and reverse.

BIG SAND LAKE GOLF COURSE 9 holes – par 36 – 3,085 yds.

“No tee times needed.” Now accepting Visa, MasterCard & Discover!

Headwaters Polaris in Watersmeet, Mich., is a Polaris snowmobile, ATV and UTV dealer.

Plenty of parking is available, so customers can leave vehicles right at the shop while exploring everything the Upper Peninsula has to offer. Headwaters also carries a large selection of Polaris and other brands of merchandise, clothing and equipment. ATV enthusiasts will

Headwaters will sponsor the sixth annual Nimrod ATV Rally July 21.

want to join the sixth annual Nimrod ATV Rally Saturday, July 21. The $25 event fee includes dinner, music, free gifts and door prizes. All proceeds benefit the Pink Ribbon Riders. An ATV run also will be held with cash prizes. To register for the rally or become a sponsor, contact

Headwaters Polaris. Headwaters Polaris is located on Highway 45, just north of U.S. Highway 2 in Watersmeet and is open Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact (906) 358-8888 or

Lodge, restaurant offered at Hillside Resort Hillside Resort, located on the south shore of Lac Vieux Desert in Phelps, features cozy, one- to threebedroom cottages with modern conveniences for guests. Each cottage is equipped with air conditioning and flat-screen TVs. Appliances include a refrigerator, gas range, microwave, toaster and coffee machine, and cupboards are stocked with dishes, pots, pans and sil-

Wisconsin’s North Woods



verware. The Lodge Restaurant & Bar is on-site. A full-liquor bar, the Lodge is complete with pool tables, video games and a jukebox. The bar opens every day at 4 p.m. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday the restaurant serves lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Fresh homemade pizzas and delicious meatball sandwiches

are available during the weekdays. Sports enthusiasts can fish, boat, canoe and swim at Lac Vieux Desert. Docks are located right at the doorstep of each cottage, providing easy access to guests’ own boats or the boat available with each cottage. Pontoon and boat rentals are offered to the public. Hillside Resort also fea-

tures a children’s playground with sandbox and swings, play platform, lawn chairs, grills and picnic tables, a lakeside fire pit, paddleboats and a swim raft for more outdoor fun. Hillside Resort is located at 2474 S. Shore Road in Phelps. For more information, call (715) 547-3646. Find Hillside Resort on Facebook or email

Big Sand Lake Club Road, Phelps Located 7 mi. east of Phelps on Hwy. 17


FULL MENU & NIGHTLY SPECIALS Fri. Hwy. 45 North, Land O’ Lakes 715-547-3344

Poor Man’s Lobster, Fish Fry Sat. Prime Rib Sun. Broasted Chicken





CORNER HWY. 45 NORTH & E, LAND O’ LAKES, WIS. 715-547-8500

(906) 544-2040 1702 Hwy. 45 North, Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 •

Buy Where You Ride! 2012 models in stock & new 2011s priced to sell


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PRIME CHOICE MEAT MARKET 715-479-4456 Your Hometown “Old-Fashioned” Butcher Shop

Featuring our own homemade sausage products & smoked specialties, premium quality seafood and USDA “Prime” and “Top Choice” quality steaks cut to order the way you like! Plus, 100% grass-fed beef and “Certified Organic” chickens. Check out our weekly specials all summer long! Every order is a special order! STORE HOURS Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

1144 Hwy. 45 South, Eagle River FUN IS OUR GAME

4090 HWY. 70, EAGLE RIVER Across from Hockey Arena

Lunch & Dinner Daily 11 A.M. TO 11 P.M.

Carryouts Available! Huge game room, largest selection of TVs in the Northwoods. Can accommodate large parties. Appetizers • Salads • Sandwiches Wraps • Pizzas • Kids’ Menu Friday Fish Fry


Guided Fishing Trips


Extensive menu, inviting atmosphere, breakfast all day at Friendship House For family-friendly service and one of the largest menus in the area, stop at Friendship House in Eagle River. With more than 100 different choices on Friendship House’s menu, there is something for everyone. For burger lovers, Friendship House offers the Route 66 burger that comes with cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, lettuce and tomato with deep-fried onion rings. Diners may build their own burgers with the more traditional one-half pound classic burger. Six different chicken sandwiches grace the pages of the menu. With the delicious sauce of the teriyaki chicken sandwich and the spice of the southern chicken sandwich, taste buds will never get bored. Friendship House also offers melts, clubs and “super” sandwiches. French dips, fish sandwiches, Monte Cristos and gyro sandwiches are some of the tasty options. For the diner who is more conscientious about dining choices, six different wraps, a variety of salads and five different low-calorie meals are available. Chicken ranch, tuna salad, chicken Caesar, Reuben and chipotle chicken wraps are all delicious. The diverse selection of salads includes the classic

Friendship House offers a vast menu which includes everything from burgers and melts

bacon, lettuce and tomato salad. The buffalo chicken and shrimp salads add a little zest to any lunch or dinner. Friendship House has created chicken, hamburger, stuffed tomato beef steak and stuffed cantaloupe dinners with smaller, leaner portions for fewer calories. Also offered at Friendship House are Mexican, Oriental and Italian options. Everything from quesadillas and steak stir-fry

to chimichangas and stir-fry. Breakfast is also served all day.

to fettuccini Alfredo are available. An array of breakfast specials are available all day. With French toast, eggs, skillets, omelets, waffles and pancakes, visitors may enjoy their breakfast favorites at any time of day. Friendship House also features senior specials for all guests age 55 and older. With a friendly staff that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, Friendship House is always an


Eagle River - Phelps area



Eagle River - Conover area



Phelps - Land O’ Lakes area



Three Lakes area

MUSKIE, NORTHERN, WALLEYE, BASS, TROUT & PANFISH *Family-friendly guides Ask about group rates & family specials.

1758 Superior Street • Three Lakes • 715-546-8285 •

Fun and Treats Served Daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.!


28+ Flavors Ice Cream • Fudge • Candies • Toys & Gifts

Most major credit cards accepted.

Ask about our custom-made ice-cream cakes & pies!

inviting place to dine with friends and family. Located at 101 W. Wall Street, Eagle River, Friendship House is open seven days a week during summer. Hours are 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call for more information at (715) 479- 1070.

Wine event set July 13 The North Lakeland Discovery Center will host Wine in the Woods Friday, July 13, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the center grounds. The event will feature a wine tasting and concert by local acoustic musical duo Bret & Frisk. Included will be wines from Trig’s Cellar 70, hors d’oeuvres, beer, lemonade and raffles for vintage wines and prizes. Tickets cost $25 per person at the door. Tickets also are available at the discovery center. For more information, call (715) 543-2085 or visit

Wed., July 11, 2012


Shady Gardens


Visit & enjoy the garden walk Hours: Wed.-Sat. 9-4; Sun. Noon-4


AREA ORIENTATION MAP Located off Co. 424 to Young’s Lane on beautiful Chicagon Lake

P.O. Box 457 Iron River, MI 49935 906-265-3401

Distinctive Gifts Plus a large selection of sweatshirts & T-shirts

10-Year Anniversary

• Wind Chimes • Framed Artwork • Decorative Flags • Candles • Teapots • Tervis Tumblers • Caps • Note Cards • Kitchen Towels • Children’s Toys, Puzzles, Books • 1/2 Price Items • “GelGems”® Window Clings • Fairies

Golf Season: 7 days a week, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. (7 a.m. weekends & holidays)

Get Out of Town

Also enjoy swimming and lounging in our beautiful clubhouse along with your favorite beverage.

Fountain Blu

3627 Deerskin Rd. Eagle River (715) 479-9300

10% OFF Old Prices Every Day ~ All Year


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STOP IN — BROWSE — ENJOY! 113 E. Wall St., Eagle River


Woods & Water Available 24/7 BOOK YOUR TEE TIMES ONLINE om

Grandma’s Toy Box

18-Hole Championship Golf Course Rated by Golf Digest ★★★★ Stars



“A gem off the beaten path”


Serving Fri., Sat. & Sun. only


Enjoy golfing on one of the longest courses in Michigan, approximately 7,100 yards. Tee times are required until 4 p.m. Open 8 a.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends & holidays. Daily fee $49* for all day. DRIVING RANGE AVAILABLE





*Additional fee per 18 holes.

✴ Wolf Track Nature Trail Free Interpretive Walk with Nature

✴ Indoor Pool, Sauna & Hot Tub

Lunches from 11:30 a.m. Dinners from 5 p.m. • FULL MENU PLUS SPECIALS include: salad bar (except Fridays) Children’s menu available. Bar Open Mon.-Thurs. at 4 p.m. Serving Homemade Pizza at the Bar or To Go • CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA Outstanding Fish & Animal Mounts DAILY SPECIALS Fri. - FISH & CHICKEN, all-you-can-eat Includes soup, coleslaw & potato


POOR MAN’S LOBSTER Sat. - PRIME RIB, generous thick cut Sun. - CHICKEN, all-you-can-eat Includes soup, salad bar & potato East of Hwy. 45 off County E 2474 S. Shore Rd., Phelps, Wis. 715-547-3646





906-358-8888 • Fax 906-358-8889 N4705 Hwy. 45, located on the LL trail P.O. Box 668, Watersmeet, MI

Toys! Toys! Toys! Downtown Eagle River 715-477-2227

FAMILY FUN FOR RENT VX 110 Deluxe 4-Stroke - 3 Seater PARTY PONTOONS Delivery Available

Paul’s Rent-All RENTAL, LLC 186 Hwy. 70, St. Germain, Wis. e-mail: OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 715-479-5841


with a trip to Wisconsin’s beautiful North Woods!

Pine Point Riding Stables LLC OPEN 9-5 DAILY 41/2 miles north of Eagle River on Hwy. 45 WATCH FOR SIGNS




00 OFF

FOR EACH MEMBER IN YOUR GROUP Improved longer trail

(715) 479-4394

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You’ll find it all at Nelson’s



Propane cylinders filled while you wait. ALL SIZES


Make your next stop at

Nelson’s 606 E. Wall St., Eagle River

• Easy to Find • Professional Service • Free Parking


“Your Northwoods Corner Drugstores” LOCALLY OWNED AND MANAGED

OUR SUMMER STORE HOURS Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Specialists In All Your Health-Care Needs • State-of-the-Art Technology • Fast, Personal Service • Most Insurance Accepted • Cards • Gifts • Health & Beauty Aids 3 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS

Ride the 1916 Lumberjack Steam Train




715-479-7608 252 Hwy. 70, St. Germain

715-479-4282 123 E. Wall St., Eagle River

715-547-3788 4348 Hwy. B, Land O’ Lakes

622 E. Wall St. Now Eagle River, Wis. carrying Right next to Nelson’s Ace Hardware standup paddleboards

2012 Season June 21 to Aug. 25 TRAIN: 11 a.m., noon, 1 & 2 p.m. Closed Sundays

Special Events COWBOY RE-ENACTMENT – July 14, Oct. 6 TIMBERWORKS LUMBERJACK SHOW – July 28 FALL FESTIVAL – Sept. 22 & 29 & Oct. 6

Logging Museum, Country Store, Forest Tours, Farm Corral… OPEN RAIN OR SHINE Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

5068 Hwy. 8 & 32, Laona, Wis.

(715) 674-3414

FEATURING APPAREL & SHOES FOR MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN • Royal Robbins • Vera Bradley • Keen • Patagonia • Brighton • Hobo • Life Is Good • Lole • Pendleton • Trollbeads FEATURING CANOES & KAYAKS, CAMPING & OUTDOOR GEAR • Souris River • Seal Line • Eddline • Mad River • Wilderness Systems • Therm-A-Rest • MSR • Yakima

Open Mon.-Sat. 9-6; Sun. 9-5


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