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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



Ke e p i n g a T i m e - H o n o r e d T r a d i t i o n S i n c e 194 5 It’s More T han a Jewelry Store Eagle Gold Collection original designs by EAGLE RIVER MODELS



Intersection of Hwys. 45, 17, 70 & 32

3 miles south of the bridge on Hwy. 51

Corner of Hwys. 47 & K

(715) 479-0001

(715) 356-0001

(715) 362-7888

Licensed in Wisconsin & Michigan

Michael Stephan

Tremblay’s Sweet Shop, Inc.

Quality giftware, diamonds, jewelry, custom design and repair

32 years’ experience as a certified watchmaker & in jewelry repair & design

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Downtown Eagle River 715-479-8488 1-888-386-3302



Downtown Eagle River, Wis.

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

(715) 479-4520

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

(715) 547-3525

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

715-337-2700 1100 Hwy. 45 S. • Eagle River

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CornerStone fulfills customers’ visions CornerStone Custom Builders Inc. has recently completed its 22nd year supplying custom-built homes varying in style, size and function to fulfill its customers’ visions throughout the North Woods. “We always have prided ourselves on being an innovative business able to adjust to the current trends and desires of our clients,” stated Glenn Schiffmann, president of CornerStone. The most recent trend in the local market, as well as nationally, has been a push to scale back the overall square footage in homes, provide more durable finishes, and utilize greener building products and practices. This summer CornerStone released the CornerStone Cottage Series, a plan booklet dedicated to seven of CornerStone’s most popular cottage floor plans all sharing the same price point of $150,000. Each cottage can be finished turnkey on a lot for this price, or customers can meet individual needs by adding a loft, screen porch, walkout basement or attached garage. “You may find this booklet to be a valuable resource or tool to inspire your ideas as there are no restrictions to the flexibility we can offer in this series, ” confirmed David Cox, vice president of operations.

The traditional backbone of CornerStone’s business is the custom-built single-family home. “We are uniquely equipped to build the home that matches your lifestyle. Our homes are custom built with unlimited available options,” noted Bruce Stefonek, project manager at the Rhinelander office. “To assist in your design decisions, you are invited to tour one of our eight model homes to spark ideas and generate questions as you start your home-building journey,” offered Jeremy Oberlander, project manager located in Eagle River. “Our model homes are a great tool to use when sitting down in the planning stages. The ability to see a vaulted ceiling, the size of potential room or kitchen layout is invaluable,” stated Eric Klein, project manager at the Minocqua office. CornerStone’s originality allows clients to build from their own home plans or sit down with a talented designer and bring a sketch to reality. “Many of the homes we have built are a mixture of several home plans or a combination of our model home floor plans. We have many options to get you started,” stated Darren Rubo, project manager at the Eagle River office. In keeping the tradition of being a leader in the

The GreenStone, a green certified CornerStone home, features green building materials and products which offer additional energy-saving efficiences.

CornerStone Custom Builders Inc. has been building quality, environmentally friendly homes in the North Woods for more than 22 years. Located at the intersection of highways 45, 17,

70 and 32, CornerStone in Eagle River has a project manager available for your building questions. There also are models in Minocqua and Rhinelander.

Woods environment,” stated Steve Schmutzer, project manager in the Minocqua office. To learn more, you are invited to visit with one of the project managers at any of CornerStones’ three locations. The welcome mat is always out for your visit to any of CornerStones’ eight unique model homes. Every location is staffed with a project manager who will be responsible for the construction process from start to finish. The models are available for viewing in Eagle River at the intersection of highways 45, 17, 70 and 32, in Minocqua three miles south of the bridge on Highway 51 and in Rhinelander at the intersection of highways 47 and K. If your time is limited and you wish to speak to a project manager, call ahead for an appointment. Contact the Eagle River office at (715) 479-0001, the Rhinelander office at (715) 362-7888 or the Minocqua office at (715) 356-0001.

CornerStone’s originality allows clients to build from their own home plans or sit down with a talented designer to bring sketches to reality.

northern Wisconsin building circles and giving their customers even more options, CornerStone built their newest model home, the “GreenStone,” a greencertified home at their Minocqua location. More and more clients are requesting a larger percentage of green building materials and products which offer additional energy-saving efficiencies in their new homes. The GreenStone features a totally different look and material selection from the other CornerStone model homes presently displayed. CornerStone has been building “green” for many years and felt it was time to provide their customers with the option to certify their CornerStone home at little or no additional cost. “While some of these products add costs on the front end of the project, the goal is to recapture this initial investment with energy savings over time while being sensitive to the demand placed on our natural resources and the North

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Faerie Fest set in Three Lakes Tickets are now available at M&I/BMO Harris Bank for the fourth annual Woodland Enchantment Faerie Festival set for July 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Enchanted Garden in Three Lakes. The afternoon will feature live music by the Fiddlers Four, Maypole and ribbon dancing, face painting and storytelling. The popular faerie parade will return complete with floats. Participants also will have the opportunity to tie wishes on the wishing tree, decorate diminutive faerie doors or fairy treasure boxes and

more. According to festival organizer Sue Sadowske, the festival is a uniquely creative local experience. “It offers everyone the opportunity to join the fun in anyything that suits them, from dressing in costume to experimenting at hooping or Zumba,” said Sadowske. The festival will again feature two stages, one for main features and a second for children to creatively experiment. Tickets cost $7 apiece. For more information, visit or call Sadowske at (715) 546-3771.

Joe Bucher Blues Fest to feature music, food, raffles and auction The 14th annual Joe Bucher Blues Fest is scheduled for Saturday, July 28, at the St. Germain pavilion. This year’s blues fest will begin at 3 p.m. and will run until 10 p.m. Tickets cost $13 in advance and are available at several outlets, including Trig’s and WRJO Radio. They will cost $15 at the door. The Joe Bucher Blues Fest will feature blues music and a smoked barbe-

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

cue dinner. Guests will get an authentic taste of Memphis smoked ribs, butts, sausage, roasted corn and baked beans. “We also kick it up a notch by including hourly raffles and a silent auction,” said Joe Bucher. Blues bands will entertain the crowd starting at 3 p.m., including Joe Bucher’s own blues band, The TopRaiders, as well as other popular blues acts from around the area. “Blues music can be

very diverse. I try to mix it up a lot,” said Bucher. “It’s all blues, but it is played a lot of different ways.” All proceeds from the festival go toward the Northland Pines youth football and cheerleading organization. “Running a youth football program at any level costs money,” said Bucher, a longtime supporter of the program. “A tough economy and shrinking budgets don’t make the fundraising job

any easier, yet this event brings the entire football community together. I’m very excited that we’re on one team now and this event supports our football program from the first day a kid suits up until he graduates from high school.” For more information on Joe Bucher Blues Fest, go to or visit the Facebook page. People can contact blues fest Chairman Andy Skarbeck at (715) 891-0248.

Northwoods Art Tour scheduled July 27-29 The Northwoods Art Tour will be held Friday through Sunday, July 27-29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout Vilas, Oneida, Lincoln, Langlade and Iron counties. More than 30 artists will open the doors of their studios and galleries for a self-guided tour. A diverse variety of original work will be on display to view and purchase directly from regional painters, photographers, potters, furniture makers, wood carvers, jewelers and fiber artists. Visitors may be invited to participate in workshop opportunities at some of the studios. Artists will be on hand to answer ques-

tions, demonstrate and sell their work. A map and detailed information about each artist and location are available for download at Color brochures and maps are available at local businesses, area galleries and chambers of commerce or can be downloaded at Among the artists featured on the tour will be woodworker Dan Benecke of St. Germain, weaver Mary Burns of Manitowish Waters, painter Barbara McFarland and watercolorist Audrey Hood Hampton of Elcho.

McFarland said she sees more and more familiar faces on the tours each year. “Participants are returning because they enjoy the uniqueness that each artist contributes to the tour, not only with their individual techniques, but also with what they have learned over the previous year to share in the new year,” she said “Creativity is never stagnant and I feel that we, as artists, are obligated to pass on what we have imagined and learned,” said McFarland. For more information, call Ann Waisbrot at (715) 479-1097 or email

Conover Fire & EMS set annual auto show Conover Volunteer Fire & Rescue and Emergency Medical Services will hold its 11th annual auto show Sunday, July 29, at Conover Town Park, located on Highway K East. The show will begin at 9

a.m. and more than 30 trophies for the various class competitions will be awarded at 3 p.m. There are many classes offered for autos, trucks and motorcycles. The event also will include a craft show, farmers

market and swap meet on the grounds. Space is available and vendors may register at the gate. Food and refreshments will be available. For additional information, call (715) 479-4928.

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About the cover:

When it comes to enjoying the many lakes in the North Woods, some water enthusiasts are trying a relatively new sport called paddleboarding. The challenge increases with a second person on the board. —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

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. 17 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 Trees For Tomorrow, Eagle River ..................................Pg.  8 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

Experience the Wild West up close! Riders of the Lumberjack Steam Train in Laona won’t want to miss the authentic Cowboy

Re-enactment and Robbery Oct. 6. The Timberworks Lumberjack Show will perform July 28.

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 ob-

servation 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 vintage 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 century-old 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 30minute 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 30-minute hayrack and pontoon 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 Reenactment 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 Museum free of charge. Group reservations also are accepted, but advance notice is required. Located one hour southeast of Eagle River, guests to the museum cano take a picnic lunch. For additional information, visit, or contact the Lumberjack Steam Train by phone at (715) 674-3414 or by email

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New gallery opens in St. Germain Northern Memories Fine Art and Gifts in St. Germain offers original art created by some of the North Woods’ finest professional artists. One-of-a-kind works are found in painting, carving, woodturning, sculpture, pottery, hand-painted silk, quilts, photography, weaving and handcrafted jewelry. Northern Memories offers visitors an opportunity to take home a piece of the North created by an artist who celebrates the love of nature and spirit of the North Woods in their work. “We strive to give customers the opportunity to

gather tomorrow’s heirlooms today, to remember their North Woods experience through something handmade and original,” said owners Bruce and Mary Weber. Artists interested in displaying their art in the gallery should contact the shop manager to set a review of their work. Each member of the gallery staff is an artist and has pieces of their work available for display. Northern Memories Fine Art and Gifts is located at 446 Highway 70 in St. Germain. For more information, call (715) 477-0003.


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 Loon Saloon, Three Lakes .............................................Pg. 16 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. 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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Family fun found at Kartway and Rocking W Stables Thrills of every kind can be found at Kartway theme park in Eagle River. With numerous go-cart tracks, bumper boats, water balloon catapults, mini golf, miniature jeeps and many other activities, families will never get bored. The traditional road gocart track is the most popular attraction. “When this place was just started, about 30 years ago, the go-carts were the only ride and it was just a circle track,” said owner Dean Nolan. That original track has grown to 850 feet and now features bridges, hairpin turns and long straightaways for all your racing enjoyment. For the children who can’t quite reach the pedals, Kartway offers double carts so that a parent can drive. For those who love speed, Kartway has the faster NasKarts. These cars are styled after sprint car racing machines and allow drivers to open the throttle and speed through banked corners. As if the first two courses are not enough, Kartway has a slick track covered in wax and baby powder to test your driving skills. Slide around the corners on this eight-car track and leave your friends in the dust. Even the youngest drivers can drive at Kartway. The kiddie track allows small children to race around the pavement on miniature jeeps and four

Kartway in Eagle River offers racing fun for all ages, including a challenging go-cart

wheelers. To cool off on those blistering summer days, Kartway has an assortment of water activities. Motorized bumper boats allow riders to splash around and bump each other until everyone is soaked. Drivers also can team up and push less-fortunate riders into the fountain located in the middle of the pool. Everyone is sure to be drenched after this one. For a glorified water-balloon fight, check out Water Wars! In this game, two people are given a bucket of water balloons. Each person then goes to their respective area and loads their water balloons into a slingshot, to


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track, NasKart track with banked corners, slick track and kiddie track.

send them flying across the divide to soak their opponent. If you want to challenge yourself on the putting green, Kartway has a 18hole mini golf course. Challenging for all ages, players will have to avoid water hazards and obstacles in order to defeat their opponent. Kartway also serves candy, chips, soda and water available in concessions. Picnic areas also are available for guest use. Kartway’s well-trained staff operate and supervise the rides in order to avoid any accidents. Nolan said the staff members age 16 and older control the adult rides and those younger than 16 are responsible for the kiddie rides. Tickets for the go-carts, slick track, NasKart, bumper boats and golf are $4 each. For children age 5 and younger, golf is free. A six-pack of tickets can be purchased for $24, with the seventh free. Tickets for the kiddie karts and Water Wars! are available for $2 each. A sixpack of tickets for these games can be purchased for $12, with the seventh free. Visitors also can enjoy

Rocking W Stables, located right next to Kartway. Riders of any skill level can partake in a 45- to 50-minute 3mile guided trail ride through the North Woods. Guests ages 6 and older can ride solo for $18, or for $25 visitors can ride double on a horse to accommodate riders age 5 and younger. Pony rides also are available for $5. Rocking W Stables is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Horse-drawn wagon rides are provided at HiPines Campground every Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. No reservations are needed. Kartway is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Special group rates are offered for parties, however, credit cards are not accepted. Kartway and Rocking W Stables are located one mile north of Eagle River at 1890 Morley Road, near the intersection of highways 45 and G. For more information, call Kartway at (715) 479-4450 or Rocking W Stables at (715) 6176779. Also, check out the website at northwoodsattrac

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Communities plan summer events 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 include fun for all ages, plus plenty of food and refreshments. The following list of summer 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 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 28, Blues Fest, St. Germain — The 14th annual Joe Bucher Blues Fest will be held at the park pavilion, with blues music and a Memphis-style barbecue beginning at 3 p.m. Proceeds go to Northland Pines Youth Football & Cheerleading programs. Phone (715) 891-0248. July 29, Auto Show, Conover — The Conover Fire Department/EMS will sponsor its 11th annual auto show and craft market at the town park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone (715) 477-2036. Aug. 3-4, Antique Show, Eagle River — The Rotary Club will host its 52nd annual Antique Show at the Derby Track Expo Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone (715) 479-6592.

Conover will host its 11th annual auto show and craft market at the town park July 29. —Contributed Photo

Aug. 3-4, Relay For Life, Eagle River — The Northwoods Relay For Life will be held at the Northland Pines High School track from 4 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday. Phone (715) 479-7724. Aug. 4, Pig Roast, Phelps — The Phelps Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual Firemen’s Picnic and Pig Roast at the fire hall starting at 1 p.m. Phone (715) 545-3012. Aug. 4, Doll Show, Eagle River — The 34th annual Enchanted Doll

Club Show and Sale will be held at Kalmar Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone (715) 479-7132. Aug. 4, Garage Sale, Land O’ Lakes — The Land O’ Lakes area will host its Communitywide Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with maps available at the chamber office. Phone (715) 547-3432. Aug. 5, Firemen’s Picnic, Three Lakes — The 55th annual Fireman’s Picnic will be held at Cy Williams Park starting at noon. There will be food

and refreshments, games, raffles and entertainment. Phone (715) 546-3070. Aug. 9, Street Sale, Eagle River — The Eagle River Business Association will hold its annual Street Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone (715) 479- 7656. Aug. 9-12, Vilas County Fair, Eagle River — The annual event will be held at the fairgrounds featuring exhibits, midway rides, games, music, food and refreshments. Phone (715) 479-2057. Aug. 10-12, Musky Jamboree, Boulder Junction — The 56th annual Musky Jamboree will be held in downtown Boulder Junction from 9 a.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be an auto show, arts and crafts, food booths, casting contest, flea market and live entertainment. Phone (715) 385-2400. Aug. 11, Polish Boat Regatta, Sugar Camp — Pitlik’s Sand Beach Resort will have its 12th annual regatta starting at noon on

Sand Lake on the Sugar Camp Chain of Lakes. Phone (715) 479-7488. Aug. 12, Art on Main, Three Lakes — The Three Lakes Center of the Arts in the Northwoods will have its annual art show in downtown Three Lakes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with local artists displaying their work. Phone (715) 546-3500. Aug. 15, Paul Bunyan Fest, Eagle River — The fest will feature a craft show on Wall and Railroad streets, live music, roast beef sandwiches and chainsaw carving from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone (715) 4796400.

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wisconsin’s North Woods… yours to enjoy.


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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 commenta-

tors; 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 various cities and countries

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

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

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

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. Alexander’s has a full as-



Gun, car show set July 29

Race Action!

EVERY TUESDAY Rain date: Thursday

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

sortment of arcade games, such as pinball, video games and several pool and foosball tables. It’s a great place to host birthday parties. Alexander’s Pizza 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.

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 31 Autograph Session plus Regular Race Program Sponsored by Auto & Tire Clinic and Frasier’s Plumbing & Heating

• Pure Stocks • Junior Sprints

Aug. 7 Regular Race Program

Racing at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Boone’s Building Supply and Eagle Collision Center

Call (715) 479-5208


White Stag Inn Authentic Charcoal Broiling


The Widules


Est. 1956


The Northwoods Wildlife and Wetlands Club will sponsor their 21st annual gun show and will join the Manitowish Waters Lions Club to include a car show and auto parts swap meet all on Sunday, July 29. This year’s gun show will include vendors at the Manitowish Waters Community Center and Lions Club Pavilion from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gun show enthusiasts may buy, sell or trade guns, knives, ammunition and sporting collectibles at the event. Admission will be $4. For more information, contact Bruce Bacon at (715) 476-0016 or email The car show and swap meet will be held on the airport grounds from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast and lunch concessions will be available. Car show attendees can view or display cars. There will be a donation to display, while admission to view will be free. For more information, contact Dick Pavlov at (715) 892-0250.

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Stephan creates elegant jewelry Lehner-Stephan Jewelers in downtown Eagle River has 67 years of experience and the knowledge to create and repair finequality jewelry, clocks and watches. The business was founded by Al Lehner in 1945. At that time, the store was devoted to making and repairing watches and clocks. The current owner and nephew of Lehner, Mike Stephan, had visited his uncle frequently over the years. He was attending college at UW-Oshkosh when he learned of his uncle’s wish for one of his nephews to take over his business. Two years later in 1978, Mike Stephan enrolled at Milwaukee Area Technical College for watchmaking and jewelry design with the intention of meeting his uncle’s wishes. In 1980, Stephan found himself the new owner of his uncle’s store, but was soon left to learn the rest of the business world by himself, as his uncle died shortly thereafter. Now in 2012, Stephan boasts more than 32 years of experience as a certified master jewelry designer and watchmaker. Stephan is driven by his passion for improving jewelry and the gratification he receives upon creating quality pieces for customers. As an artist, Stephan gravitates toward natural designs, drawing inspiration from pinecones, acorns, deer and the multitude of wildlife he experiences in the North Woods on a daily basis. While Stephan possesses a unique style, this is not the extent of his craft. His vast portfolio ranges from natural shapes to elegant and modern designs. “Simple elegance will always be in,” said Stephan. Stephan’s custom-made pieces feature a variety of materials, including rare elk’s teeth. Stephan explained that two teeth in every elk’s mouth are made of ivory. These teeth are gathered and hand carved for earrings, pendants,

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Dave Rents Boats, LLC Pontoons, WaveRunners, Canoes & Kayaks


715-479-8960 John and Katie Hayes & Family

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

Everyone’s running to EAGLE RIVER discover

ANIMALS ‘N’ MORE home of the giant bear

Plush Animals for All Ages Lehner-Stephan Jewelers offers a vast selection of unique jewelry, Seiko and Pulsar watches, and clocks such as the Harmony of

bracelets and necklaces. Stephan went on to explain that his early career as a master watchmaker has given him the fine eye and patience to craft these intricate miniature pieces of art. Many customers take their jewelry to Stephan to transform into new, one-ofa-kind pieces. Lehner-Stephan Jewelers sells a large selection of fine watches, rings, engagement rings, bracelets, charms, earrings, pendants and other fine jewelry. Rhythm Clock’s Harmony of Love and Seiko’s Melody in Motion musical clocks are carried in the store, as well as Seiko and Pulsar watches. New this year is the Preciosa Crystal line of jewelry

Love musical clock. Owner Mike Stephan also creates his own elegant jewelry at his Eagle River store.

from the Czech Republic. Popular items include Bavano enameled wall art. If the store doesn’t have what you’re looking for, Stephan can find it. “We can get anything that anybody wants,” explained Stephan. “I shop for people.” His network of suppliers and craftsmen help hunt down whatever a customer desires. Visitors won’t need to worry about price. LehnerStephan uses the same suppliers as chain stores, allowing Stephan to compete with any price. However, Stephan offers a quality piece that has been looked over and cared for by a true artisan. “Customers know that we really care and that we have the knowledge and

ability,” Stephan added. “They can trust us; that’s why they come back year after year.” Family history, years of experience, knowledge and the desire to make each piece the best it can be makes Lehner-Stephan a very special and unique jewelry store and one of the best in the area. “Come and see what we are really about,” said Stephan. “You won’t be disappointed.” Lehner-Stephan Jewelers is located at 110 Wall St. in Eagle River. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The store can also be reached by phone at (715) 479-4520 or on the website at

Lazy Ones


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Across from Vilas Cinema



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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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Busy Bee Creations ‘buzzes’ with creativity Busy Bee Creations in Eagle River offers craft supplies, handcrafted gifts and home décor items. The store features a wide variety of supplies for card making, scrapbooking, quilling and paper crafting. Beautiful three-dimensional precut prints are perfect for card makers. Scrapbook kits in different themes contain materials to complete six pages, including frames, die cuts, journals and stickers. Quillers can find a large selection of paper quilling instruction books, tools, kits and paper in many sizes and colors. Line stickers, laser stickers, rub-ons and embellishments also are available. Basic crafting necessities such as adhesives, embroidery floss, beads, miniatures and many kinds of glitter are stocked. Visitors can find unique handcrafted gifts such as real ostrich, emu, rhea and goose eggs, carved and decorated in Fabergé style.

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 29, Fishing the Northwoods presented by Todd Gessner Outdoors; and Aug. 5, Fishing the Back Waters presented by Dave Osborn of Little Lakes Guide Service. For more information, call (715) 385-2400.

to Wisconsin’s North Woods

Hand-painted gazing balls, glassware and Christmas ornaments also are found. The Christmas ornaments can be personalized. Busy Bee Creations has a line of soy and beeswax candles by Milkhouse Candle Co. Made in the United States, these creamy white candles are poured in milk bottles and creamery jars and come in a variety of wonderful scents. They make a great take-home gift. Be sure to visit the seasonal décor area at Busy Bee Creations including Halloween, Christmas, spring and summer items. Busy Bee Creations is located at 669 Highway 45 S. in Eagle River. The building is approximately 2.5 miles south of Eagle River and has been painted yellow with black trim to look like a honey bee. The store is open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed Sundays and Mondays. Call (715) 479-7669 for more information.

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Trees program to continue into August learn about historical, current and potential uses of wood. 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 programs is $1 per person or $5 per family. The July 24 program will be Cold-Blooded Critters

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 nature-related topics. The July 24 session will be Utilizing Wood for Energy, the Options Are Endless. Participants will

Poking people in the Northwoods since 2010 . . .

and will feature some of Trees For Tomorrow’s resident reptiles and amphibians. The Youth Outdoor Adventure Series will run Thursdays through Aug. 16

with various nature and adventure programs for youths ages 8 to 12. For more information or a schedule for any programs offered at Trees For Tomorrow, call (715) 479-6456.


Friendship House Family Restaurant

• Senior Menu • Kids’ Menu • Daily Specials OPEN DAILY 6 A.M. TO 10 P.M.

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.

Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Find us on Facebook! 308 Milwaukee St., Downtown Minocqua 715-356-2721 •

GOLF One of Wisconsin’s Most Challenging Golf Courses “Open to the Public” This Picture Shows the Par 3, 173-Yard 4th Hole

101 W. Wall St., Eagle River, Wis. • 715-479-1070

TIMBERWORKS LUMBERJACK SHOW Saturday, July 28 Great show for the whole family!

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

GOLF CLUB Rick “Pepper” Freund, Golf Professional

Ride the 1916 Lumberjack Steam Train TRAIN: 11 a.m., noon, 1 & 2 p.m. Rain or shine!

5068 U.S. Hwy. 8 & 32 Laona, Wis. (715) 674-3414

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

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Awesome Mini Golf!

• Pony Rides • Petting Zoo • Friendly Guided Trail Rides — 3-Mile Scenic Trail

✷ 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.


Located on Pleasure Island Road next to Kart-Way 715-617-6779

Big Family Fun at Af for dable Prices OPEN EVERY DAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 10 P.M.


KART-WAY • 3 GREAT TRACKS! • Figure 8 Go-Cart Track • NASCAR Track Go-Carts • Slick Track Go-Carts • Bumper Boats • Little Falls Miniature Golf Course • Water Wars and more!

Family Sports Bar & Grill

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

Hwy. 70 West • St. Germain, WI 54558 Across from the St. Germain Golf Course

Par 3 is a Challenge!

(715) 542-4042


WISCONSIN RIVER CANOE TRIPS • Canoe/Kayak/Raft Trips • Canoe Instruction • Campground • Shower House • Deluxe Vacation Home • Complete Outfitting • Equipment Sales • Mountain Bike & Ski Trail (715) 547-3639

CW Business Office & Art Supply Store

Office & Art Supply Store

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

Providing for your outdoor recreational needs...

Eagle River’s well-stocked office supply store & more. We also have the largest selection of ink cartridges.

• • • •

Artist Supplies Children’s Crafts Adult Crafts Model Cars

Holiday & Birthday Gifts

Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 9-12:30 Uptown Eagle River • 708 E. Wall St. • 715.479.7656

Design / Build General Contractor Cabins, Homes, Additions, Remodels, Repairs

715-479-3132 P.O. Box 159 * 6221 Hwy. 70 East St. Germain, WI 54558

Personally Designed Homes As Unique As Their Owners Wisconsin’s Northwoods!

• 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

And Much More!

Kim & Tom Christensen, Owners 430 Hwy. 70 • P.O. Box 399 • St. Germain, WI 54558 Phone: (715) 479-4930 • Fax: (715) 479-9519 Email:


1458 E. Dollar Lake Rd., 3 mi. east of Eagle River, Wis. off Hwy. 70


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VILLA & LODGE FEATURES INCLUDE n 1,774 sq. ft. n Private deck n Own yard n 2-car garage n Solid maple 3-panel interior doors n Maple base and trim throughout n Maple Shaker-style cabinets with 42" uppers n Granite countertops n Stainless-steel under-mount kitchen sinks n Granite vanity tops with stainless-steel under-mount sinks n Sable bronze lighting fixtures n Knock-down textured ceilings n Ceramic tile floors in baths n Wood floors in kitchen, foyer and dining room (per plan) n Carpeted floors in living room, bedrooms and hallways (per plan) n 5-foot fiberglass tub with ceramic surround in guest baths (per plan) n 5-foot fiberglass jetted tub with ceramic surround in master baths (per plan) n Separate ceramic shower with glass door (per plan) n Gas fireplace with stone and wood mantel (per plan) n Separate ceramic shower with glass door (per plan)

n Two coats of flat latex paint n Stainless-steel appliances: glass-top electric range, microhood, refrigerator with ice & water in door, dishwasher, disposal ADD-ON OPTIONS: n Full basement n Loft n Fully furnished n 3-car garage

4 units left in North Lodge — (1) two-bedroom and (3) one-bedroom Now offering pre-construction sales in South Lodge Call for showings. Contact David Jensen (715) 848-8009 or contact your local real estate agent at


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For more information on services available, or to schedule an appointment, contact the Aspirus Clinic in your community.

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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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Concerts in the Park continue into August The Three Lakes Historical Society will continue its free Concerts in the Park live-music series, which take place Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Cy Williams Park gazebo, just north of the chamber of commerce building on Superior Street in Three Lakes. The concerts attract picnickers and music fans of all ages who are treated to a variety of musical styles in a relaxed setting. The upcoming 2012 Concerts in the Park schedule includes GB’s Dance Band July 31 and Bret & Frisk

Aug. 7. Concertgoers can take their own lawn chairs and make themselves comfortable. Snacks and information about the Historical Society are available each week. In the event of rain, the concerts will take place at the Three Lakes High School auditorium. A free-will offering will be taken to help defray the expenses of concert performers. For more information, contact Brian Thorstad at (715) 546-2087.

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Commitment to quality has led Country Store in Eagle River to win awards for its chocolate walnut fudge, caramel corn

and cashew snappers. Visitors may stop in and watch the creation of the fudge unfold before their eyes.

Fudge, turtles, taffy and more satisfy visitors at Country Store The sweet aroma of fudge, made with Wisconsin cream and butter, or peanut brittle bubbling away in a copper kettle welcomes customers as they enter the “sweetest place in town,” Country Store. For many years, stopping in at Country Store in downtown Eagle River has been a tradition of many families. Dick and Debbie Preuhs thank all their loyal customers for their support as they continue in their 29th summer as owners. A commitment to quality is one of the reasons

Country Store has won awards for its chocolate walnut fudge, caramel corn and cashew snappers. Though fudge and turtles are customer favorites, there are many other great candies and chocolates available. Toffee, almond bark and chocolate pretzels also are popular. One of the largest selections of sugar-free chocolates is available for those with special dietary needs. Continuing to be popular this year, cinnamontoasted almonds, pecans and cashews are made right at the store.

Country Store has expanded its line of saltwater taffy and has many fun-filled types of candy. It also stocks nostalgic brands of candy for the child in everyone. After customers purchase their candy, they can cool down with a refreshing ice-cream cone, sundae, malt or soda. Customers have more than 24 flavors to choose from, and can get a chocolate-dipped cone or a chocolate-sprinkled cone. Children can enjoy a special treat of sitting at the store’s “children only” table. In fall, it’s time to begin the caramel apple season. “As customers anticipate the first apple of the season, they often remind us they are the best caramel apples they have ever tasted,” said owner Debbie Preuhs. When people start to

head home after vacation, gifts of candy from Country Store is a great way to say thank-you, or a wonderful remembrance of time spent in Eagle River. “Customers tell us all the time they need to bring home Country Store treats for their families, friends or co-workers who are always requesting it,” said Debbie Preuhs. “Even the family dog is happy to get our special dog bones.” Don’t forget about Country Store at Christmas. The Country Store staff is able to help with gifts for family, friends and corporate associates. Order early because Country Store gets very busy around this season. Located at 116 E. Wall St., Country Store is open daily year-round. Call (715) 479-9226 or visit the website at

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Family fun thru mini golf provided at Eagle Falls Eagle Falls Adventure Golf is owned and operated by Mark and Karen Cropsey and their children, Zach and Emily, of St. Germain. They have been in the area 14 years, managing vacation properties and rentals. Eagle Falls, located in Eagle River, is in its sixth season. Construction for a new laser tag arena will begin fall 2013. The theme of the course is a 1950s fishing camp. Golfers putt their way around a fishing cabin, a bait shop and a fishing dock. “We wanted to create a mini golf course that was challenging and interactive,” said Mark Cropsey. Golfers can make several choices throughout the course. For example, they can cross the river by bridge or stepping stones, descend the ranger tower by stairs or slide, and many holes have multiple options for play. The Cropseys are always working hard to change and improve the course. The landscaping is constantly maintained and updated to keep the course fresh and exciting for the golfers. “People discover something new each time they come to the course,” said Mark Cropsey. If you look close, hole No. 5 is in the shape of a giant muskie where you tee off at the tail and putt past the fin rock

Eagle Falls Adventure Golf in Eagle River offers an interactive miniature golf course with a fishing camp theme.The challenging course is fun for the entire family.

formations. The muskie’s eye is the cup. “We wanted to build a course that was different from the normal mini golf course,” said Karen Cropsey. “Something symbolic was needed to highlight the area. Therefore, the main rock formation and waterfall features an eagle’s head.” In addition to the cascading waterfalls, the course also includes lakes, rivers and fountains. “We wanted the water features to really stand out,”

explained Mark Cropsey. “The course has 20,000 gallons of water.” This year players will see water trickling down the new water tower feature by hole’s No. 1 and No. 2 into a nearby pond. Also featured is a yellow canoe planted full of beautiful flowers along the side of the course. After finishing a round, golfers have the chance to win a free game on the 18th hole, humorously called “Nature Calls.” The hole fea-

tures a talking outhouse that has become a fun feature of the course. The outhouse comments on golfers’ shots and then flushes if a free game is won. Any free passes given by Eagle Falls will never expire, so customers can use them at their own convenience. Eagle Falls Adventure Golf offers discounts to camps, clubs and large groups. When golfing with a group of four or more, receive $1 off each golfer in the group. Complimentary coupons may be found at local businesses and on the back of all Vacation Week issues. The coupons are not available at the course. The course is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. weather permitting. Eagle Falls Adventure Golf is located between Trig’s Shell Station and Dollar General at 1040 E. Pine St. in Eagle River, just off the highways 45 and 70 bypass. For more information, call (715) 477-0808.

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Find tales galore at Bucktale Inn Nestled in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest, Millards’ Bucktale Inn is located on Highway H off Highway 70 west of Eagle River. A full menu is available Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays at Bucktale Inn, which offers a wide variety of entrées. Some selections include fall-off-thebone barbecued ribs, charbroiled steaks and fish, sandwiches, pizza, seafood, chicken and coconut shrimp and lighter fare specialties. Nightly specials include Tuesday’s shrimp boil or perch, Wednesday’s chicken special and Thursday’s rib combo and a sneak-peek fish menu. Customers can try most of the Friday fish fry favorites on Thursdays during the summer through Labor Day. Friday’s Fintastic Fish menu offers a variety of fish choices, including charbroiled cod, deep-fried walleye, lake perch and shrimp. All Friday fish choices are served with coleslaw, rye bread and a choice of potato or homemade potato pan-

cakes. Chicken, steak and sandwiches also are available Fridays. Saturday’s specials include German beef rouladen or pan-fried veal with spaetzle and red cabbage and barbecued ribs. Saturday night’s summer fun theme is “Roadkill,” offering delicious chopped sirloin, “smashed potatoes,” and soup and salad starting at 5 p.m. Lon and Deb Millard have owned and operated the restaurant since 1995. Their appreciation for wildlife is apparent in the restaurant’s décor. A collection of antlers and mounts, including a 17-point buck, also contributes to the restaurant’s North Woods atmosphere. “Your North Woods experience isn’t complete without a pile of homemade onion rings and exchanging a few tales across the gorgeous pine bar,” said Lon Millard. Bucktale Inn is open Tuesdays through Saturdays at 4 p.m. and serves at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (715) 479-7182.

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. 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

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

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St. Germain — A premier destination St. Germain serves visitors and area residents as a premier destination. One might even say the community is “Home of the Authentic Northwoods Experience.” St. Germain offers a host of natural resources, recreational opportunities, dining, lodging and shopping for all seasons. The area’s dense forests are marked by trails of all types, making way for hikers, bikers, snowmobilers, skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts. For a safe and scenic bike ride, try out the 12 miles of paved trail on the St. Germain Bike and Hike Trail. Parking is available behind the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce. This trail is part of the Heart of Vilas Bike Trail and connects the communi-

ties of St. Germain, Sayner and Boulder Junction for almost 27 miles of paved trail riding. Just north of town on Highway 155, the Fern Ridge Trail offers hikers a variety of wildflowers, trees and nonflowering plants, making the trail beautiful during all seasons. The trail is only three-quarters of a mile, but has lots of challenging terrain. Three hiking loops of varied length provide pleasure walking on the Awassa Nature Preserve and Hiking Trail on the west edge of St. Germain. In addition, a halfmile nature trail with a printed interpretive guide is accessible to all, including wheelchair users. The Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club, the largest and one of the most active in the state, has built and maintains more than 100 miles of trails in the St. Germain area. Snowmobile rentals

are available within the community. St. Germain also is home to the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame, where visitors can learn about the history of snowmobile development and racing. Many different snowmobiles from early models to championship sleds are on display. The year-round fishing on dozens of lakes in the St. Germain area is said to be legendary. Vilas County is dotted with more than 1,300 lakes and plenty of streams and rivers. St. Germain offers fishing for everything from crappies to trophy muskies. Canoeing, kayaking and boating opportunities beckon visitors to St. Germain’s many lakes and streams, including the St. Germain River and the Wisconsin River. There are many activities that visitors can take part in while visiting St. Germain.

The St. Germain Golf Club, rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, is challenging and fun. The 18-hole public golf course boasts woods and water. There also are a variety of mini golf courses, gocart tracks and horseback riding facilities close to town. When visitors are done enjoying the outdoors, there are plenty of things to see and do in the St. Germain area, including many community events and festivals throughout the year. A flea market is held every Monday through Labor Day from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the community park. Bingo is held every Monday at the community center through August. There is a Farmers Market held every Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the pavilion just west of the chamber of commerce along Highway 70. The Farmers Market runs through Aug. 31. The eighth annual Pig in the Pines Ribfest will be Aug. 2-4. This fun-filled


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

St. Germain has 12 miles of paved trails for bicycling and hiking enthusiasts. —NEWS-REVIEW PHOTO

event features award-winning ribs, live music every day, family attractions and an all-around good time. The Summer’s End Run and Paddle is Sept. 8 and Colorama is Sept. 22. More information on St. Germain’s lodging, attractions, trails and events can be obtained at the St. Ger-

main Chamber of Commerce, located at the corner of highways 70 and 155 in St. Germain. Look for the big muskie and the statue of Chief St. Germaine. Those interested in learning more can call (715) 477-2205, email or visit the website at

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

Wed., July 25, 2012


Memories made at Lick-a-dee Splitz “When I go to Lick-a-dee Splitz, I feel like dancing!” That’s how one young patron described his experience at the Three Lakes ice cream shop. “To me,” said owner Denise Kerns, “that speaks as highly of us as a five-star review. Our top-quality products make me proud, but the staff and the atmosphere are what it’s really all about.” At Lick-a-dee Splitz in the heart of downtown Three Lakes, every customer is greeted with a smile and a genuine desire to make each trip a happy memory. From the music played to the cheerful, unique décor and the friendly staff, everything at Licka-dee Splitz says, “Good times happen here!” Patrons can select from 28-plus flavors of ice cream, a dozen or so varieties of fudge made right on the premises and sampled freely, and an impressive array of chocolates. Ice cream cakes and pies are custom made for any special event. Also featured are novelty and nostalgic candies, toys, gifts and more. To quench any thirst, try the fresh-squeezed lemonade, an all-natural fruit smoothie or one of the classic glass-bottled soft drinks. Up for a challenge? Then the Bidonkadonk is for you! This massive sundae, comprised of 12 scoops of ice cream and four toppings plus whipped cream, nuts and cherries was originally intended as a family-sized treat, but each year dozens of people of all ages conquer the giant treat on their own. “I don’t recommend it,” said Kerns, “but it’s like a proverbial frozen mountain that some feel compelled to climb just because it’s there!” Everyone who eats a Bidonkadonk, whether alone or in a group, gets their picture taken and


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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

Lick-a-dee Splitz is home to a variety of sweet treats such as ice cream, chocolates

posted on the electronic “Frame of Fame” displayed in the store, as well as on the Lick-a-dee Splitz Facebook page. Each season, Lick-a-dee Splitz strives to introduce new products and flavors. This year’s offerings include a limited selection of Sassy Cow Dairy ice cream. Sassy Cow is a super premium ice cream made just outside of Madison by a small family dairy. At 14% butterfat, it’s some of the richest ice cream available anywhere. Sassy Cow is available in delicious flavor combinations such as orange-chocolate, ginger-pear or peanut butter and banana, to name a few. Lick-a-dee Splitz ice

while on vacation in Wisconsin’s North Woods

and turtles, any of which make a great addition to a day out in Three Lakes.

cream and treat shop is located right next to the newly renovated Three Lakes Center for the Arts and across the street from the landmark Black Forest restaurant. Many patrons of the theater and restaurant stop into Lick-a-dee Splitz after

dinner or a movie to extend their evening out. The comfortable, spacious deck is a perfect setting to end a summer’s eve in the North Woods. Summer hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. For more information, call (715) 546-8285.

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

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



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

Red Man Supper Club The 19th Hole in St. Germain offers not only a casual dining experience but also a nine-hole par-three golf course, mini

golf course and the newly added 19th Hole Ice Cream Shop, with many treats including ice cream and candy.

Golfing, dining and ice cream offered at 19th Hole Sports Bar For a relaxing day on the green or an enjoyable dining experience, visit The 19th Hole Sports Bar and Grill in St. Germain. The 19th Hole features a quality restaurant with a large menu. Many of the menu options are made from scratch, giving them a delicious home-cooked taste. Start off your meal with one of many mouth-watering appetizers, such as supreme nachos or crispy shrimp. Also offered are baked French onions, entrée salads and a soup of the day. Items like delectable homemade pizza and broasted chicken are popular with customers. New items are constantly being added to the menu. Try the new tequila-lime pork sandwich or the jambalaya sandwich. Also served is a large selection of other sandwiches, wraps and gourmet burg-

ers. Featured every Friday is a selection of fish specials. Customers may choose to dine on breaded or broiled cod, breaded lake perch, mahi-mahi or salmon. These meals can be completed with one of many fabulous sides — vegetables and dip, homemade potato salad or homemade tortilla chips and salsa. Don’t hesitate to take the youngsters, as The 19th Hole offers an excellent children’s menu for youths 10 and younger. The 19th Hole also features a 22-stool full-service bar. The bar includes a wide variety of liquors and beers sure to satisfy most everyone. Eight high-definition plasma TVs are located throughout the bar and dining area, making it possible for guests to enjoy their favorite sporting events. If TV isn’t what you had

in mind, one may dine outside on the covered patio to enjoy the beautiful weather and view the North Woods scenery offered at the establishment. The lower level of The 19th Hole serves as a gift shop and pro shop for the 737-yard golf course, which features nine par-three holes. The par-three course is enjoyable for players of all skill levels. The gift shop offers club rentals with junior and adult sizes. It also hosts a large selection of North Woods décor, including carved figurines, picture frames, fireplace screens and lamps. A variety of cards, jewelry, candles, apparel and much more can also be found in the gift shop. If the par-three course is not what you are looking for, take the family out for an exciting mini golf experience at the wilderness adventure mini golf course.

This course features 18 wilderness-themed holes with waterfalls and streams throughout. While putting through the course, take time to identify the animal tracks imprinted along the greens and pathways. On a warm day, don’t forget to stop by The 19th Hole Ice Cream Shop for tasty ice cream treats. Boasting more than 32 flavors, the shop offers cones, malts, shakes and specialty sundaes such as the Tin Cup. With cookies, ice cream sandwiches, slushies and candies, The 19th Hole Ice Cream Shop has something sweet for everyone. The 19th Hole Sports Bar and Grill is located on Highway 70 West in St. Germain. The bar and grill portion is open year-round. For more information, call (715) 542-4042 or visit the website at


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

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

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

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






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

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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



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.

CALL NOW TO BOOK YOUR TRIP. Most major credit cards accepted.

Gifts, art found at Trading Post From fine clothing to handsome Navajo rugs, from exquisite silver and turquoise Native American jewelry to Depression glass, from children’s books to antique Skookum dolls, the two Trading Post stores in downtown Land O’ Lakes boast an amazing mix of memorable merchandise, according to owner Barb Nehring. Trading Post Internationale and Trading Post Antiques, side-by-side stores in downtown Land O’ Lakes, have been “must see” attractions for Land O’ Lakes residents and visitors. Trading Post Internationale is celebrating its 68th year, while Trading Post Antiques is more than 21 years old. Owners Harold and Barbara Nehring, who, in 1964, took over the original business started by Harold’s family, have expert knowledge of their wares and offer friendly and personal service to customers. Throughout both stores, visitors will find the widest selection of authentic handwoven Navajo rugs in the area, including rare turnof-the-century masterpieces. Like the older rugs, the new Navajo rugs are examples of the highestquality Navajo weavings. Both old and new, for the floor or for the wall, the rugs can be the perfect accessories for rustic North Woods homes or sophisticated city dwellings. Native American art enthusiasts will find a selection of handmade Ojibwe (Chippewa) woodland Indian beadwork and quillwork, including porcupine quill boxes in a wide variety. These boxes, made of birch bark and sweet grass, are decorated with natural and dyed porcupine quills. Unique to the woodland tribes, they are rare due to a decreasing number of Native American artists able to invest the time to make them. Trading Post Internationale also features clothing for men, women and children, with moccasins for all. Handmade Native American moccasins sit comfortably beside popular Minnetonka moccasins.

Trading Post Internationale in downtown Land O’ Lakes offers handcrafted Native American gifts, art and musical instruments.

Woolrich for men, women and children is a prominent name in the clothing department. Escargot and Tasha Polizi are two unique lines for women. Hartstrings, Kitestrings, Hatley and Purple Mountain add to the growing children’s department, which includes a carefully selected group of toys and books geared to nature and Native American appreciation. On the traditional side, Trading Post Internationale has a selection of elegant gifts, such as Bohemian ruby glass, Royal Doulton and Hummel figurines and crystal. These items join North Woods decorative accessories such as Native American-made birch-bark mirrors, lamps, dream catchers, and distinctive antler wall hangings by Wisconsin artist Dave Stencil. Trading Post Internationale also features individually designed, ceramic lake mugs and other personalized accessories by local artist Judy Thomas of Country Ceramics. Handmade, silver and turquoise jewelry from the Southwest, fashioned by Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and Santo Domingo Indians, as well as an array of handcarved Zuni fetishes, fill the jewelry cases at Trading Post Internationale. One-of-a-kind, elegant

Fine clothing, Navajo rugs, one-of-a-kind jewelry and more are part of the store’s unique collection.

silver jewelry pieces from local silversmith, J. Erik, are also on the Trading Post shelves. Popular copper jewelry, some set with turquoise from Native American crafters and flame-drawn copper and agate jewelry from Wisconsin copper artist Pam Smith also are part of the Trading Post jewelry mix. A quick visit to Trading Post Antiques next door reveals a world of antiques, plus more Native American decorative arts such as Ojibwe birchbark and Winnebago black-ash baskets. Antiques include majolica, Depression glass, oil lamps, kitchenware, pottery, paintings, tools, clocks, Jim Beam bottles, primitive and Victorian furniture, wicker items, duck and fish decoys, railroad items and Oriental rugs. Trading Post Antiques also has Indian “Skookum” dolls in its comprehensive collection of handmade items celebrating Native American heritage. “These dolls, sold as souvenirs from the early 1920s to the early 1950s, have become highly sought after. Each one is hand-painted and uniquely dressed. It is rare to find so many in one place,” said Nehring. Both Trading Post Internationale and Trading Post Antiques house a variety of

Hopi and Navajo kachina dolls, hand-carved from cottonwood tree roots and then hand painted. Each represents a special spirit, which connects mankind to the gods in the Southwest Native American tradition. Trading Post Antiques also carries handmade Taos and Cochiti Indian drums and lamps with deerskin shades. The hides are hand cured and the drums are carved out of cottonwood. Drums and lampshades are then hand painted by the Pueblo artists. Representing the woodland tribes, Trading Post Internationale highlights a collection of antler carvings by Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe artist Wayne Valliere. Trading Post Internationale and Trading Post Antiques are both located on Highway B in downtown Land O’ Lakes. Trading Post Internationale is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays by chance or by appointment. Trading Post Antiques is open by request from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, or evenings and Sundays by appointment. For further information, call Trading Post Internationale at (715) 547-3525, email or online at

Wed., July 25, 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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Wed., July 25, 2012

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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