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PUBLISHER Towns & Associates, Inc. 126 Water Street, Baraboo, WI 53913-2445 P (608) 356-8757 • F (608) 356-8875 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Amy S. Johnson PUBLICATION DESIGNER Crea Stellmacher COVER DESIGN John Ribble CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jaye Alderson, Berlin Chamber of Commerce, Jean Cornelius, Laura Deming, From the Land, Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Jason Mansmith, Montello Area Chamber of Commerce, Alison Niescier, Alyssa Paulsen, Lauree Renaud, John Ribble, Ripon Chamber of Commerce, Thrasher Opera House, Lindsie Wallenfang, Kris Wood, Kim Zills PHOTOGRAPHER Barbara Wilson ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS Jean Cornelius, Maic D’Agostino Ripon Commonwealth, Charles Dunning, Jacklyn Ewerdt, From the Land, Green Lake Conservancy, Green Lake Festival of Music, Green Lake Greenways, Green Team, Matthew Faltz Photography, John Ribble, Ripon Chamber of Commerce, Steve Sampson, John Triller ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Amy S. Johnson SALES COORDINATOR Jacklyn Ewerdt SENIOR COPY EDITOR Kyle Jacobson COPY EDITOR Krystle Naab DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION & DESIGN Jennifer Denman DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN Barbara Wilson GRAPHIC DESIGNER Linda Walker ADMINISTRATION Jennifer Baird, Sandy Carlson, Lori Czajka ADDITIONAL COPIES Green Lake Magazine 2018 is available free at select businesses. If you would like a copy sent to you, please send mailing information along with $4 for each magazine to Green Lake Magazine, c/o Towns & Associates, Inc., 126 Water Street, Baraboo, WI 53913. TO ADVERTISE To place an advertisement in this publication, please call (920) 291-5005 or email COMMENTS We welcome your questions and comments. Please submit to Green Lake Magazine, c/o Towns & Associates, Inc., 126 Water Street, Baraboo, WI 53913 or email ALL RIGHTS RESERVED No portion of this magazine may be reproduced without prior written permission by the publisher, Towns & Associates, Inc.

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stories & features 47-48 Area Poll Favorites 41 Berlin 6 Calendar of Events 29 Cookie Daze 65 Cover Artist: John Ribble 64 Dickens of a Christmas 14-15 Four Seasons on Big Green Lake 63 From the Land 18-19 Golf 10-11 Green Lake 52-53 Green Lake Area Animal Shelter 36-37 Green Lake Area Bike Adventures 28 Green Lake Concerts in the Park 42 Green Lake Conference Center 26-27 Green Lake Conservancy 17 Green Lake County Fair 24-25 Green Lake Festival of Music 45 Green Lake Fine Arts Show 15 Green Lake Fish Chart 44 Green Lake Greenways 16 Green Lake Tours 38-39 Green Team 8 Greetings from Governor Walker 12-13 Guth’s 32-33 Hamilton’s Ladies Apparel 58-59 Harvest Fest 34-35 Maps of the Area 50-51 Markesan 60-61 Montello 20-21 Princeton 30-31 Ripon 54-55 Ripon College 46 Thrasher Opera House 22-23 Twister 56-57 Whooping Crane Festival 49 Wisconsin State Chili Cookoff

2018 calendar of events APRIL 21 Green Lake—Green Team: Earth Day Conservancy Cleanup 21 Ripon—Green Lake Area Animal Shelter Lucky Dog CaTsino Night at Royal Ridges 27–28 Ripon—City Wide Rummage Sale 28 Green Lake—Green Team: Birdwatching at Sunnyside Conservancy MAY 4–6 Montello—Fish-n-Fun 5 Green Lake—Green Lake Citywide Garage Sales 5 Green Lake—Green Team: Mitchell Glen Tour 12 Berlin—City-Wide Garage Sale 12 Princeton—City Wide Garage Sale 13 Green Lake—Mother’s Day Brunch at Heidel House Resort & Spa 19 Berlin—Green Lake Greenways: Movin’ on the Mascoutin 19 Berlin—ThedaCare Helping Hands for Cancer 5K Run/Walk 27 Green Lake—Green Lake 100 Bike Tour Starting at Deacon Mill Park 27 Princeton—Cluck-a-Roo 5K Walk/Run 27 Princeton—Rubber Chicken Fling at City Park

JUNE 1–2 Green Lake—Green Lake Area Animal Shelter Rummage Sale 2 Green Lake—Green Team: Stream Bugs & Monitoring Tour at Roy Creek 3 Green Lake—Green Team: Well Water & Land Use Program at Town Square 4 Berlin—Boys & Girls Club Tri-County Area Drivin’ Fore the Club at Mascoutin Golf Club 8–10 Markesan—June Dairy Days at Hein Park 9 Green Lake—Green Team: Paddle the Puchyan at Puchyan River 9 Green Lake—Splash into Summer/ Chalk Walk at Playground Park 15–17 Green Lake—Freeland Film Festival Throughout Green Lake JULY 1 Green Lake—Sunsplash at Heidel House Resort & Spa 3 Berlin—Independence Day “Berlin Style” 4 Green Lake—Diamonds in the Dark-4th of July Celebration 4 Green Lake—Fireworks Dessert Cruise with Heidel House Resort & Spa 6 | Green Lake magazine 2018

7 Berlin—6th Annual Kiwanis BBQ at Riverside Park 14 Green Lake—The White Hot Party 14 Princeton—Brew Ha Ha 14 Princeton—Run for Sam 10K Run/Walk 20 Green Lake—Green Lake Area Animal Shelter Woofstock at Deacon Mills Park 21 Green Lake—Green Team: Moonlight Paddle on CTH K Estuary 23–29 Oshkosh—2018 EAA AirVenture 28 Berlin—Bugle Mouth Bass Tournament at Riverside Park 28 Green Lake—Water Ski Show 28 Princeton—Que Syrah Syrah

AUGUST 2-5 Green Lake—Green Lake County Fair at Green Lake County Fairgrounds 4 Green Lake—Green Team: Annual Gala 4 Ripon—Cookie Daze 11 Princeton—Crazy Days 11–12 Green Lake—Fine Arts Show 24 Green Lake—Wine Cruise with Heidel House Resort & Spa 31 Green Lake—Green Team: Apple Orchard Tour at Pineapple Hill Orchard

SEPTEMBER 1 Green Lake—Community Street Bash on Water Street 2 Green Lake—Green Lake Area “13dot1” Half Marathon and 5K Fun Run 8 Green Lake—Wisconsin State Chili Cookoff 8 Princeton—Whooping Crane Festival 15 Ripon—Green Lake Area Animal Shelter Dog Walk at Village Green 15 Ripon—Septemberfest 29–30 Green Lake—Harvest Fest

OCTOBER 6 Green Lake—Green Team: Mitchell Glen Tour 19 Princeton—Annual Wine Walk 20 Green Lake—Oktoberfest at Heidel House Resort & Spa 20 Princeton—A Sweet Event 20–21 Green Lake—From the Land at the Toll/Landowski Farm 28 Princeton—Trick-or-Treat

NOVEMBER 2 Ripon—Wine Walk in Downtown Ripon 3 Green Lake—Green Team: Falconry Demonstration

9–10 Ripon—Christmas in the Village 15 Berlin—33rd Annual Holiday Parade on Broadway Street 15 Berlin—Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Nathan Strong Park 17 Green Lake—Wine Fest at Heidel House Resort & Spa 22 Green Lake—Thanksgiving Buffet at Heidel House Resort & Spa 23 Princeton—Lights on Water Street Parade 24 Princeton—Christmas is Princeton Craft Fairs

DECEMBER 7–8 Green Lake—Cody Clauson Trio at Green Lake Conference Center 7–9 Ripon—Dickens of a Christmas 8 Green Lake—Breakfast with Santa at Heidel House Resort & Spa Dates subject to change—please call ahead to confirm.

ONGOING EVENTS Green Lake—Green Lake Festival of Music. (920) 748-9398 or Green Lake—Thrasher Opera House. (920) 294-4279 or Green Lake—Spring Market at Town Square. Saturdays, Mar. 3–Apr. 28. Princeton—Wisconsin’s Best Brat Fry. Fridays and Saturdays, Apr.–Oct. Princeton—Flea Market. Saturdays, Apr. 21–Oct. 13. Ripon—Little White Schoolhouse. Open Daily Memorial Day–Labor Day and weekends in May, Sept., and Oct. Green Lake—Friends of the Library Book Sale at Caestecker Library. May 5, Aug. 11–12, Sept. 29–30, and Dec. 1. Green Lake—Summer Market at Town Square. Fridays, May 25–Sept. 28. Green Lake—Artist Market at Town Square. Saturdays, May 26–Sept. 29. Green Lake—Pig Roast at Heidel House Resort & Spa. June 7, July 5, Aug. 9, and Sept. 6. Green Lake—Concerts in the Park. Wednesdays at Deacon Mills Park, June 13–Aug. 15. Green Lake—Lobster Bake at Heidel House Resort & Spa. June 28, July 26, and Aug. 16. Green Lake—Beer Cruise with Heidel House Resort & Spa. June 29, July 20, Aug. 10, and Oct. 19. Green Lake—Fall Market at Town Square. Saturdays, Nov. 3–Dec. 15.

welcome to green lake Photograph by Jacklyn Ewerdt

Greetings! On behalf of the people of the State of Wisconsin, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Green Lake, a place of awesome natural splendor matched only by the friendliness and hospitality of its residents. From the many peaceful lakes to brilliantly colored autumn forests, our great state is home to truly breathtaking scenery. Green Lake is a perfect example of the many recreational opportunities available to you and your family. With its bucolic charm and diverse attractions, Green Lake has something for everyone. You can enjoy boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and waterskiing on the state’s deepest natural inland lake or spend time ashore camping, biking, and hiking. You can also enjoy a hot-air balloon ride, check out art galleries, and visit an opera house. The Green Lake area and all of central Wisconsin are attractive travel destinations, as well as wonderful places to live, work, and raise a family. We look forward to hosting you in Green Lake and showing you why it is the perfect family getaway. An unforgettable and fun Wisconsin experience awaits you. Sincerely,

Scott Walker Governor

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green lake Green Lake is one of Wisconsin’s bestkept secrets when it comes to vacation spots, and it’s home to many activities, events, and sights to keep the whole family entertained. Visitors can enjoy a day on the lake by swimming, renting a boat, tubing, jet skiing, fishing, ice fishing, ice skating, and many other aquatic opportunities. Lace up your hiking boots for an excursion like no other as you hike the trails winding through the stunning Green Lake Conference Center grounds. Green Lake is also home to an abundance of wildlife, and you never know what you’ll see next. World-class fishing draws avid fishermen (and women!) to Green Lake to drop a line in the state’s deepest natural inland lake all year long, and beautiful, nationally acclaimed golf courses span the county, perfect for a day out with friends on the green. Downtown features a historic opera house filled with culture and a worldrenowned lineup to please everyone, no matter your favorite genre. Dining 10 | Green Lake magazine 2018

establishments are around every corner, presenting a diverse array of options for every budget. Busy with events year-round, Green Lake has a weekly summer concert series on Wednesday nights, the “best little fair around” in August, the statewide Chili Cookoff Contest hosted in September, and everyone’s favorite fall festival: Harvest Fest. Weekly farmer’s markets and beautifully catered farm-to-table dinners are a part of what makes Green Lake special, so be sure not to miss out on the special local flavors. With so much to see and do, Green Lake is a no brainer for your next adventure. For more information about what’s happening in the Green Lake area, please consult our website at or reach out to the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, where we’re always happy to help you plan your trip! Provided by the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. | 11

Got a Sweet Tooth?

Satisfy it at Guth’s! Handmade Chocolates, Gourmet Coffee, Specialty Popcorn, Ice Cream, and Gifts

by Jean Cornelius Every resort community needs a quality chocolatier for those with a sweet tooth who like to indulge on vacation. A family business since 1921, Guth’s Candy opened in a corner suite of the Green Lake marina building near Deacon Mills Park in 2013. In 2016, they relocated to the storefront at 509 Mill Street (ironically the former coffee, tea, and gift shop called Sugar Lips). Alvin Guth established the candy shop in Waupun in 1921. In the 1960s, he passed the secret recipes on to his son John. In 1975, John sold the business. A few years later it was purchased

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by John’s son Steve. John mentored Steve and the recipes were passed down again. Steve, and his wife, Mary, are now mentoring their daughter Katie, a fourth-generation candymaker. It’s fitting that a family business nearly a century old is doing business in the oldest resort town west of Niagara Falls. “My husband and I decided to open in Green Lake because of the quaint smalltown feel and friendly people. We have enjoyed spending much of our summers in Green Lake with our daughters,” says Mary.

One of Guth’s most popular chocolates is the crab: caramel and nuts (pecan, cashew, or macadamia) covered with chocolate. Butter toffee is right up there among the favorites too. Handmade caramels, clusters, creams, chocolate golf balls, dark chocolates, milk chocolates, mint patties, nut patties, mud pies, nougats, meltaways, peanut butter cups,

Available to rent by the week or weekend, our lovingly restored hotel features a spacious kitchen and family room and sleeping arrangements for up to twelve people. Just steps away from Green Lake’s restaurants, shopping and activities, guests enjoy spectacular views of the dam and Puchyan River and the best of Green Lake’s hometown hospitality.

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and sugar-free chocolates bring on kidin-a-candy-store syndrome. If sweet and salty is your thing, Guth’s has you covered with their number one selling gourmet popcorn, White Cheddar. Sixteen additional flavors, some savory and some sweet, include Cheese Lovers, Polar Crunch (white popcorn, toffee pieces, and cashews covered in white chocolate), Kettle Corn, Cheddar Bacon, and Black Bear Crunch (dark-chocolate-covered caramel corn with deluxe mixed nuts drizzled in white chocolate). Concertgoers can buy popcorn on Wednesday nights from Guth’s mobile cart at the summer Concerts in the Park series at Deacon Mills Park. Guth’s wholesales their chocolate, caramel, and gourmet popcorn to many customers in Wisconsin and neighboring states. Local orchard Pineapple Hill is a customer, and Guth’s coats their apples with caramel for Green Lake’s annual Harvest Fest.

Selecting from 16 flavors of Wisconsin’s Cedar Crest hand-dipped ice cream at Guth’s is not easy! Other ice cream delights include flurries, sundaes, shakes, malts, smoothies, and Italian cream sodas. Browse fun gifts while you lick your cone, or take a seat at a table and enjoy hot or cold tea and coffee drinks, including lattes and espresso. Something you might not expect at a candy shop is a cocktail lounge upstairs. Midtown Lounge is a cozy spot with a

small bar and casual seating. Adjacent to the lounge are three rooms of unique home décor. In addition to its Green Lake location, Guth’s Candy has a store in Waupun on the corner of Highways 151 and 49. Both shops are open year-round. Visit, call (920) 948-0593, and find Guth’s on Facebook. Jean Cornelius is a Freelance Writer and Photographer. | 13

FOUR SEASONS ON BIG GREEN LAKE Whether you’re a year-long or summer resident, or just taking a family trip, anyone who has been in Green Lake for any period of time has a story to tell. Many of these tales involve the laughs shared and memories gained at Big Green Lake. It may be the biggest fish you caught while out on the waves with your grandpa or successfully making it around the lake for the first time on water skis. Maybe you and your friends took pictures of your best poses as you jumped into the glistening blue water. Perhaps it’s even sharing your

day ice skating on Big Green Lake as you and your family warmed up around a roaring fire later that night. There’s no shortage of fun on the lake, and what’s more, you can explore these opportunities all year round, as Green Lake is a four-season destination!

Spring/Summer/Fall When the ice begins thawing, it’s time to get the boat from storage and clean it up for a summer of great times. No boat? No worries! Green Lake has some of the best boat rentals in the area. It’s



also home to seven public boat launches for easy access to begin your fun. There are even two boat tours available to explore Green Lake with a guide, including Heidel House’s 60-foot catamaran-style yacht, Escapade, and Green Lake Tours’ refurbished 1980s Navy boat, J. Lawson. Both are ready for your wedding party, business outing, and any other private event. Maybe a nice, leisurely day of fishing is more your style. Load up on bait and tackle downtown before jumping into the boat. The public can fish from their boats, public boat landings, and beaches. Green Lake waters are filled with a wide variety of fish, such as white bass, catfish, panfish, cisco, lake trout, large and smallmouth bass, brown trout, walleye, northern pike, and even muskie. See the chart on the next page for the best times of the year to spot these fish. If you have the whole family along, a trip to the beach is surely on the list. The top three favorite beaches are Dodge Memorial County Park, Hattie Sherwood Park, and Sunset Park.

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What you do on the water is up to you. Tubing, boating, waterskiing, sailing— the cards are in your hand.

Winter As the weather grows colder, the waters of Green Lake, the deepest natural inland lake in the state, begin to freeze over. While it may look barren and boring, it’s what lurks below the surface that draws many to the area. One look at the lake in December and January reveals an array of ice shanties dotting

H E L P F U L W E BSI T E S Fishing Licenses: Fishing Seasons: Pa r k s & B o at L a u n c h e s : T o u r i s t a n d E v e n t I n f o r m at i o n :



the horizon. You can stock up on bait in town and then hit the ice for a day of ice fishing.


A family-friendly adventure in the winter is a trip to the Deacon Mills Park ice skating rink. Maintained by volunteers, this ice rink provides a beautifully lit winter wonderland in the late afternoons and evenings with a separate warming house to take a break in.


Alyssa Paulsen is the Marketing & Project Coordinator of the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.



Late May through mid-July, shallower water early, 40–60’. 100–140’ later. Small spoons, small shiners. Ice out until early May, fish shorelines. Last week in June until mid-July, fish weedbeds. Early August through autumn, 25–50’ on hard-bottom drop-offs. Night crawlers, leeches. Early May, fish shoreline on windy days, lake surface on calm days. July 10 through mid-September, troll spinners with small minnows, surface down to 40’. First three weeks of June, troll the weed beds. Large spinners, crank baits. July, fish in 25–40’ of water on the drop-offs. Large chubs, suckers. Early May, work the shorelines. Warmer weather, fish the rock piles 15–20’. Spinner baits, tubes, crawlers, leeches. Late April through early May, fish the shorelines, the bays, and by the dam. Late July, fish the cribs. Waxworms, small worms (garden or angle).


Early December, cisco are spawning and can be caught in 40–60’ of water on rocky shoals, or through winter with jigs and glow spoons. Late December through March. Small shiners. Fish in 12–18’ of water near big weed beds. Big shiners on tip-ups. Fish near big weed beds 8–12’ of water, or in water up to 30’. Small shiners, jigs, small spoons. Plentiful in shallow water. Fish 30–40’ for larger fish. Small grubs, plastics. | 15

Green Lake Tours and the

J. LAWSON Photograph by Steve Sampson

It’s been 45 years since a traditionally styled tour boat has been on Green Lake, but the count ended when Green Lake Tours, part of Pierless Boat Rentals, brought on the 50-foot, downeast-style J. Lawson. The J. Lawson, built for the U.S. Navy in 1987, brings back the aesthetics of the boats gracing the waters of Green Lake a hundred years ago.

For Green Lake Tours, retaining the classic look and feel of boats past was important. The J. Lawson has modern construction and propulsion, yet charms passengers with the lines of a classic yacht and the look of a traditional displacement cruiser. In its past life, the boat worked to ferry sailors from larger Naval ships onto

shore. She was decommissioned in 2001 and converted to a sightseeing boat off the coast of Virginia. When Green Lake Tours found her, she was dry docked in North Carolina. A semi-truck was required to get her here, and once she arrived, a 90-ton crane had to be used to pick her off the semi-trailer and lower her into the water. After all that work, she’s ready for summer weddings and business and private gatherings. Call or go online to purchase tickets for scheduled tours, available starting Memorial Day. Or make plans for a private charter where local caterers provide hors d’oeuvres. Check out Green Lake Tours and Pierless Boat Rentals, where you can also gas up and rent a pontoon or waverunner, at the Green Lake Conference Center. Here you’ll find everything you’ll need to make the most of what Green Lake has to offer.

Photograph by Maic D’Agostino Ripon Commonwealth

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Green Lake County Fair by Kim Zills Photograph by John Triller

Welcome to Green Lake County and “the best little fair around.” The 2018 Green Lake County Fair takes place August 2 to 5, and will hold many special activities and events. The Fair offers something for everyone, from educational programmers to musicians, with agriculture education and fascinating exhibits by county youth and adults. And don’t forget the livestock judging leading up to the Livestock Auction on Friday, August 4. Food vendors will provide visitors with great experiences at affordable prices, and excitement awaits on the midway

with more food and carnival rides. The Fair will host truck/tractor pulls and a Demolition Derby. An admission fee applies to track events. The Fair is a showcase for the county’s youth and adults who plan all year for the Fair entries. The youth work on projects to expand their skills and knowledge and share what they’ve learned with fairgoers through conversation and exhibits. The county’s UW-Extension Office and Green Lake County Board of Supervisors oversee the Fair, along with assistance from many volunteers. Support for

the Fair is shown through the Community Involvement Program (CIP), which includes area service organizations, individuals, and businesses. For more information, visit or contact Kim Zills at (920) 294-4033 or It’s Wisconsin at its best, and it happens all around the state in every one of our 72 counties. Come and see why Green Lake County Fair is the best. Kim Zills is the coordinator of the Green Lake County Fair.

Photograph by Jean Cornelius

Photograph by Jean Cornelius

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Great Golf is

by Kris Wood The Green Lake area has been known by golfers since 1896, when Tuscumbia, Wisconsin’s oldest course, was founded. Today, golfers know that the region offers some of the best golfing in the country, and several days can be invested as they make the rounds.

Golf Course of Lawsonia

Lawsonia is comprised of two separate 18-hole courses: The Links and The

The Links is Ranked #59 America’s Top 100 Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest, is one of America’s best classic courses, ranked #60 in the U.S. by Golfweek and #2 in the state. A true links golf experience in Wisconsin! The Woodlands includes beautiful tree-lined fairways, stunning views of Green Lake, and a famous par-3 with a 65’ drop. Langford’s Pub offers great food and drink. Book your tee time today at or call (920) 294-3320. Ask about all-day rates and stay-and-play packages! 18 | Green Lake magazine 2018

Woodlands. Both have been ranked 4 1/2 stars out of 5 by Golf Digest. The Links is one of the most celebrated and well-regarded courses in the country, offering links-style golf in the tradition of courses in Scotland. A railroad boxcar was buried by the A. F. Gelhar sand mining company under the seventh green to create its elevation. In 2017, The Links was ranked #59 of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest, #60 of the Top 100 Classic Courses

in the USA by Golfweek, and #87 of the Top 100 Courses You can Play by Golf Magazine. The Woodlands Course’s first nine holes were built in 1983, and the second nine opened in 1991. The Woodlands includes beautiful tree-lined fairways, stunning views of Green Lake, and a famous par 3 with a 65-foot drop! Lawsonia is located within Green Lake Conference Center at W2615 S. Valley View Drive. (920) 294-3320.

Mascoutin Golf Club

Named for the Native Americans that lived in a village south of Berlin about 300 years ago, the Mascoutin Golf Club boasts a championship golf course that appeals to adult and junior golfers alike, offering challenges to professionals and novices of all ages. The original red and white nines were designed by Larry Packard, and the course opened for play in 1976. The very popular blue nine, quite different in its challenges, was designed by Rick Jacobson and opened for play on July 19, 1999. Junior golfers who care to take summer classes will appreciate lessons that provide an introduction to the game and its related rules, how to select and swing golf clubs, and proper etiquette on the course. Lessons include class discussion and two hours of playing on the course. W1635 County Road A Berlin. (920) 361-2360.

Tuscumbia Country Club Eighteen holes on greens and fairways that are adorned with evergreens, maples, and oaks. Tuscumbia attracts both novice and seasoned players, and presents an executive par-3, 9-hole course. 680 Illinois Avenue, Green Lake. Pro Shop: (920) 294-3381, Office: (920) 294-3234.

Sondalles White Lake Beach Resort and Country Club

Open for 30 years, this spacious resort is nestled among hills, woods, and ponds and is perfect for families and golfers from all ranges of expertise. The course takes pride in a beautiful 18-hole layout carved out of 160 acres of ancient glacier land, and golfers can enjoy three sets of tees on nine courses. Though just west of Green Lake County, between Princeton and Montello, this Marquette County 18-hole golf club is truly destination worthy. W1680 Country Club Drive, Montello. (608) 297-2255. Kris Wood is a freelance writer, retreat facilitator, and a grateful grandma to four darlings. | 19


Nestled on the banks of the Fox River, Princeton is a hidden treasure full of abundant natural resources, shops, restaurants, the state’s largest outdoor flea market, and more. The area is a haven for those looking to relax and unwind in a pleasant, peaceful, smalltown environment. Princeton and the surrounding area is rich with natural resources, streams, and lovely landscapes. The outdoor enthusiast can enjoy an abundance of activities, including hunting, fishing, canoeing, birdwatching, cycling, and camping. Along the downtown shoreline, witness the ancient species

of sturgeon rolling on the rocks as they spawn in early spring. Designated “Bird City,” Princeton offers views of endangered fledgling whooping cranes in White River Marsh as they are taught to fly south. Princeton’s secluded bike routes draw cyclists from across the United States looking to explore the beautiful scenery as they discover the beauty of spring wildflowers, summer prairies, and fall foliage. Shopping Princeton, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers some of the most distinctive experiences. With many crafters

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and artisans in residence, Princeton merchants pride themselves in offering unusual, one-of-a-kind goods, many of them handcrafted. You’ll find antiques, locally made pottery, jewelry, boutique clothing, candles, kitchen gadgets, wine and cheese, Amish furniture, home décor, stylish floral arrangements, earthfriendly items, custom framing, books, baked goods, folk art, handcrafted art, a spa, and much more! We have it all in our quaint shops, cafés, taverns, and restaurants. Eat fresh and local when you prepare food from Princeton’s Farm to Fork Farmer’s Market, located in the

Princeton City Park every Wednesday afternoon from the end of May to midOctober. Your stay isn’t complete until you’ve experienced our flea market in treeshaded City Park. Princeton is the home of the state’s largest outdoor weekly flea market, open every Saturday mid-April through mid-October. Treasures abound every week as new and different booths enter the mix, making each weekly visit a new experience. Day-trippers come from Milwaukee, Madison, the Fox Cities, and all points in between to enjoy this flea market and all that Princeton has to offer. Come early—it opens at 6:00 a.m. and wraps up early afternoon—then wander around town for more shopping and great food. Come see what hidden treasures you can enjoy in our town. For more information, contact the Princeton Chamber of Commerce at (920) 295-3877, chamber@, or go to

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by Kris Wood Princeton offers robust shopping with a cluster of unique shops, comfortable restaurants, and intriguing boutiques. Saunter into Twister and you’re instantly beguiled by the fresh scent of the store’s coffee bar. Grab a cup of coffee, cappuccino, or Earl Grey tea and start exploring. Years ago, the building was home to the Emerald Lion coffee shop. Nineteen years later, there are still top brews offered, except now in a clean, contemporary retail setting. When current owners Dennis and Kristin Galatowitsch were in the process of developing their store (while working full-time elsewhere), friends Michael

Tebo and Maura Koutoujian would often tease them about the whirlwind of activity they stirred up wherever they went. "You are like Tasmanian devils!" And, just like that, the store’s name was born. The eclectic variety of products is both welcoming and captivating. At the back of the store are high-end kitchen tools, inventive gadgets, and other home goods to explore. Whether you need bamboo utensils, spice grinders, herb keepers, or pizza stones, you’ll find a lot of options. There are products you won’t see elsewhere in the area that will replace basic equipment with upgraded versions. Dennis shares that many of the innovative products in the store are tried and tested in his own kitchen. Some of his favorites include: • The iGenietti Watermelon Corer and Slicer, which eliminates waste and mess while preparing a favorite summer fruit. • Joseph Joseph’s garlic press, a game changer in that it expresses a great amount of garlic with the least amount of effort by using a helix design. And it’s easy to clean without any special tools. •

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A Butter Button, a must-have during sweet corn season. It’s a great way to dispense butter in just the right amount.

swoon over the excellent games and activities for home and travel. Guests will be pleasantly surprised by Twister’s well-stocked shelves, quality items, and personal service provided by the owners. Dennis and Kristin are astute at choosing relevant merchandise that meets customers’ needs, and they annually hand pick their inventory to meet changing demands.

• Epicurean cutting boards. Second to none, they’re made of pressed wood fiber, incredibly durable, dishwasher safe, restaurant grade, thin and light, Wisconsin produced, and come in several sizes and novelty shapes. Along one side of the store, you’ll discover jewelry, scarves, Americanmade wool socks, and other fashion accessories. On the other side, there are 100 different wines to choose from along with a myriad of wine accoutrements. Those that love beer will be thrilled to find open stock microbrews made exclusively in Wisconsin. Can’t make up your mind? Create a six-pack sampler of several microbrews. Toward the front of the store, children and parents will

Twister is open year-round, seven days a week, except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, and Easter. Hours are Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the winter).


Shop or chill with your favorite beer, wine or espresso drink: light or dark, skinny or loaded — enjoy in our wifi zone or sidewalk garden.

Kris Wood is a freelance writer, retreat facilitator, and a grateful grandma to four darlings.


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We’re doing it again! In 2018, the Green Lake Festival of Music will not charge for concert tickets! Our worldclass performances are far from free, so we ask people to give what they can. At the same time, we’re immensely grateful to generous concert sponsors and donors at all levels and celebrate them throughout the season. We’re adding a new choral program, open to all singers. Dr. John Hughes, Ripon College Choral Conductor, will direct The Composer Residency, June 21 to 24, featuring composer and pianist Ola Gjeilo. He will be in residence with us along with the award-winning Spektral Quartet. Thanks to our generous sponsor, Justus Paul, this inaugural year will be free to participants. Rehearsals are at night and all day Saturday, so those with daytime employment can sing with



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165 W. Division Street Fond du Lac, WI 54935 ph (920) 922-1700 fax (920) 921-2386 Mon, Wed & Fri 8-5 Tues & Thurs 9-6 the choir. If you’d like to be part of the choir, please register using contact information below. Internationally performing pianist Andrew Armstrong will perform a matinee recital for seniors at the Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake on Wednesday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m. (following lunch at Heidel House Resort), and a full recital on Thursday, June 14, at Thrasher Opera House at 7:30 p.m. The Thomas E. Caestecker Free Family Concert Series enters its second decade! Philanthropist Tom Caestecker recently endowed this wonderful program with a generous gift to the Legacy Fund so we can continue to bring outstanding music to future children and families. Look for these free concerts in June, July, and August, and feel free to let Mr. Caestecker know how grateful we all are for his vision and generosity. Boston Barn Concert. Hear the brilliant Chamber Music Camp students perform the Circle of Sound on Saturday, July 7, during their two-week program. Barn seating is limited, so please reserve a free ticket online or call.

Union. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, enjoy a picnic supper (food available for purchase at the green), and hop on the golf cart to ride from the parking lots to the site. The Choral Institute, July 19 to 22, directed by Dr. Stephen Alltop, celebrates Leonard Bernstein, whose 100th anniversary is being recognized throughout the world. The very popular Cabaret night Friday, July 20, features vocal soloists in arias and Broadway songs, and we close with the grand chorus and orchestra concert on Sunday, July 22. For more information, please visit, email, or call (920) 748-9398.

Thursday, June 21 - Sunday, June 24: Composer Residency – Ola Gjeilo

at Ripon College Sunday, June 24 at 3:15 p.m.: Composer Residency Concert at Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College Saturday, June 30 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Wisconsin Symphonic Winds at Ripon College Union Porch, Commencement Lawn Sunday, July 1 - Saturday, July 14: Chamber Music Camp at Ripon College Tuesday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m.: Chamber Camp Faculty Concert at Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m.: Circle of Sound Barn Concert at the Boston Barn, Green Lake Friday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.: Chamber Camp Faculty Concert at Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m.: Final Student Chamber Recital at Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College Thursday, July 19 - Sunday, July 22: Choral Institute at Ripon College Friday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.: Cabaret Concert Featuring Soloists with the Green Lake Choral Institute at Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake Sunday, July 22 at 3:15 p.m.: Choral Institute Finale Concert at Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College

Laura Deming is festival director for Green Lake Festival of Music.

Tuesday, July 31 at 10:00 a.m.: Thomas E. Caestecker Family Concert at Green Lake Caestecker Public Library

Photographs provided by Green Lake Festival of Music.

Tuesday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m.: Thomas E. Caestecker Family Concert at Green Lake American Legion

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GREEN LAKE CONSERVANCY by Lindsie Wallenfang

have an extra 24 hours of mentoring our campers as they develop and refine their leadership and teamwork skills, boost their confidence, and experience campers on adventures that connect them with each other and nature on deeper levels. The very scenarios we create at camp are very much akin to those responsible for sowing the seeds of a land ethic and stewardship inside each of us who serve as board members, active volunteers, and supporters of the Conservancy.

Campers learn paddling skills while navigating around Norwegian Bay.

Greetings to you and yours on behalf of the Green Lake Conservancy. We hope this letter finds you well and coming out of winter hibernation to a

bright spring and summer. We have been abuzz for the last several months working on our biggest outreach and land acquisition project to date, and hope to keep everyone in the loop and engaged in the action. To say summer 2017 was an exciting time would be an understatement. It started off with our second year of Conservancy Camp and, boy, did we have a grand old time! From biking, hiking, fishing, and paddling to some spectacular stargazing and mouthwatering farm-to-fork meals cooked over the fire, we made heaps of memories and watched strangers become pals essentially overnight. The only problem, according to our campers (by overwhelming consensus), was that three days and two nights is simply not long enough. So we took their feedback to heart and, for summer 2018, the Conservancy is now offering three camps, each lasting four days and three nights. This means an extra day of quiet for parents and an extra 24 hours of fun in nature with new best friends for our campers. While camp is all about having fun, we have carefully and creatively woven a strong underlying theme of stewardship throughout each activity. This means that for our camp staff we

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For those familiar with Green Lake, you know that it’s blue-green waters and sandstone cliffs are a paradise all in themselves. An evening cruise around the lake in mid-July brings a joy and sense of wonder known only to those who have sat in a boat and watched a fiery orange sun be swallowed up into a glowing horizon. Houses dot the greater part of Green Lake’s shoreline; however, one particular chunk of shore still remains untouched. This piece of shoreline is protected by 29 acres of woodland and wetlands that served as a sacred place to the Ho-Chunk—there are verified burial mounds still present today. In the 1920s, the property became home to a Boy Scout camp, Tichora, and eventually became Camp Grow, which many know it as today. It wasn’t long before word spread that the Camp Grow property was for sale, and our longtime partners in preservation at the Green Lake Sanitary District proposed we join together again for our biggest endeavor yet—acquiring the last large undeveloped chunk of Big

Camp takes a field trip to the Norwegian Bay Wetlands and Boardwalk for nature study.

Fishin’ friends learn about best practices for sustainable harvesting.

Green shoreline, with its unique acreage and $3.75 million price tag. Though a hefty task for two small organizations to undertake, we had to go for it. After all, that’s what we’re here for, “To preserve the lands that protect the lake.” As I write this now, it’s too early to tell which way the cards will fall and if we’ll acquire the property or not. Either way, something extraordinary has already happened. A small group of caring citizens got together to do something that caused a ripple effect of positive action for the betterment of the greater good. Over 550 people pledged over $2 million in just a few months all in support of preserving and restoring the Camp Grow property to its original vegetation cover, oak savanna. I hope that by the time this article is published we will have received the good news that our preservation efforts were successful and we have included the Camp Grow shoreline and all it entails amongst the Conservancy’s special places. But, if it isn’t in the cards for us this round, you can bet we’ll be ready for the next opportunity to keep strengthening our legacy of land ethic as stewards for our descendants to be proud of and thankful for.

Lily Norton and Clare Walker continue their family’s legacies as nature lovers and stewards while exploring the prairies at camp.

We hope you stay tuned over the coming months for further developments concerning the Camp Grow property and Conservancy Camps. In order to keep preserving these special places and continuing our youth camps, we will need the support of our friends, neighbors, and you! There is no amount that is not worthy of our sincerest gratitude, but your actions are invaluable. Join us as a steward in whatever ways

you can and help us continue to leave a legacy of responsible land ethics. Visit greenlakeconser for more information about projects, volunteering, sponsoring camperships, and donating now. Lindsie Wallenfang has been a Green Lake Conservancy board member since 2015 and is a Conservancy Camp Director. Photographs provided by Green Lake Conservancy. | 27


in the Park

by Kris Wood Photograph by Jean Cornelius

If you are longing for fun and easy summer gatherings each week, Wednesday night just became your favorite evening! Head to Concerts in the Park, sponsored by the Green Lake Chamber of Commerce, on the Starlight Stage in Deacon Mills Park, at 499 South Street in Green Lake. Save the dates for your midweek summer nights and savor time at the lake with friends, family, and live music. These free, family-friendly events run all summer long, from June 13 through August 15, and the bands typically perform from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For many concertgoers, the annual

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highlight is Family Picnic Night in midJuly, where a stellar band brings people to their feet, wooing guests to return year after year. Gather your picnic blankets and lawn chairs, and settle in for great evenings of community entertainment reflecting a welcome variety of music genres, including jazz, polka, folk, Cajun, country, marching bands, and rock. You may be tempted to clap along, sing in harmony, tap a toe, and dance the night away. Be sure to also bring your camera to instigate laughter, share stories, and capture memories that will last a lifetime.

Many people stop at a local business on the way to pick up dinner, ice cream, or other summer treats, but refreshments are also available in the park, with the profits supporting future concert series. The concert schedule is noted below and also posted at You can also call the Green Lake Chamber of Commerce for more information at (920) 294-3231. Kris Wood is a freelance writer, retreat facilitator, and a grateful grandma to four darlings.

Photograph by Jean Cornelius

Photograph by Jean Cornelius

by Kris Wood Cookies! Cookies for everyone! Cookie Daze, held annually in Ripon, is known for its cookies and so much more. This year, the event is Saturday, August 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Barlow Park, off County Road E. This event commemorates July 11, 1992, the day Ripon baked the biggest cookie in the world. Packing the cookie measuring 34 feet in diameter with 3.8 million chocolate chips, “Ripon accomplished something no one had ever done before,” according to the Ripon Commonwealth Press. New this year, Candie Baker will be busy making 10,000 mini cookies at her bakery at Webster’s Marketplace. And Al Schroeder and his team from Diverse Options implement the special packaging for the festival.

Other event highlights include: • Annual contests for themed baking and decorating. • Family pictures taken with Cookie Monster. • Fun and friendly competition at the cookie hunt. • Laughter and memories at the Bounce House. Photograph by Jean Cornelius

• Family artists with make-andtake crafts. • Reasonably priced lunches available at the park. • Make and launch your own rocket using recycled materials at the Rocket Shop and launchpad.

For details about this event and more, contact the Ripon Chamber of Commerce at (920) 748-6764 or visit Kris Wood is a freelance writer, retreat facilitator, and a grateful grandma to four darlings.

The highlight each year is a series of cookie drops for ages 3 to 12. Thousands of individually wrapped cookies are suspended high above the crowd by a fire truck crane. As the alert is given, cookies drop from overhead and children rush to collect handfuls of treats. Some of the cookie packages are noted as prizewinners and can be turned in for a small prize. To ensure that everyone who wants to participate is able to, several cookie drops are provided throughout the day for differing age groups. The grandprize-winning cookie, redeemable for a new bike, is labeled for each group. | 29


Experience Ripon—this isn’t just a message for nature enthusiasts who want to surround themselves with acres of parks, trails, rivers, and lakes. Ripon has long been a friendly destination energized by community celebrations, eclectic shops, tasty cuisine, and historic character. All who visit feel welcome by the city’s charm and natural beauty. For the epicurean we have hip restaurants, a dog-friendly winery, and a brewery featuring handcrafted artisan beers. The outdoors person will find what they’re looking for in one of our many parks, on our one-mileloop mountain bike trail, and along the renowned Mascoutin Valley State Trail. And if you’re a golfer, you’re in for a treat on some of the state’s top-rated courses. Community is at the heart of Ripon. Those living here know the great educational opportunities offered to students and families and the robust business economy that delivers

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wonderful work places. Ripon is a place people not only gather, but come together—a friendly small town that offers the vibrancy and amenities of a much larger city. An adventure awaits you in Ripon, and we can’t wait to greet you.

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Hamilton’s Ladies Apparel

When you shop at Hamilton’s Ladies Apparel in Berlin or Hamilton’s in Ripon, you not only support a small business in the heart of America, you will also experience the expertise that comes from a five-generation family of retailers. Owner Faye Gelhar’s trained eyed developed as she grew up in the Hamilton family and then was reinforced while she was at fashion design school in Lucerne, Switzerland. She and her able staff carry on the tradition of offering personalized service as they help you find special gifts and the perfect items for your wardrobe. An alteration service is available, as are special orders. Besides discovering outstanding clothing, you can browse a lovely array

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of affordable accessories in handbags, scarves, and jewelry. Seasonal clothing will delight fall and winter customers with cozy sweaters, coats, jackets, hats, and deerskin mittens. Warmer temperatures bring fresh, cool, and flowing designs for the spring and summer guests. The collection offers a marvelous mix of casual and dressy clothing, meeting a range of bohemian and tailored style preferences. The assortment of ladies clothing from designers around the world rivals big department stores, all right here in central Wisconsin. Some of the many outstanding designers

include: Alisha D. Jewelry, Berek, Brighton Jewelry & Accessories, Caite, Capote, Caribe, Cartise, Chalet, Charlie B, Clara Sun Woo, Comfy, Curio, Damee, Dilemma, Dolcezza, Elliott Lauren, Frank Lyman, Funsport, I.C. Collection, Insideout, Insight, Jaskar, Joseph Ribkoff, Libra, Lola Jeans, Lynn Ritchie, Margaret Winters, Nature Art, Neon Buddha, Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, Parsley & Sage, Peepers, Radzoli, Simon Chang, Sno Skins, Softworks, Sondra Roberts, Spanx, Tango Mango, Tricotto, and Vintage Collection.

An annual highlight for Hamilton friends and fans is their pop-up shop that joins 30 others at the KI Convention Center, 333 Main Street in Green Bay. The Annual PEO Gallerie of Shoppes is offered the first Saturday of November and proceeds of the day go to create scholarships for qualified women to pursue higher education. Faye says, “It’s so important to support small-town stores, as we live here too and consistently give back to our communities.”

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by Jean Cornelius

Enjoy quaint towns and rural landscapes as you bike the road routes and trails of the Green Lake area. From casual touring around towns to rail trails to looping Big Green Lake, there is something for everyone! Developing and maintaining road routes and trails is the focus of Green Lake Greenways, an organization that advocates, educates, and encourages safe biking. Working together with the Princeton Chamber of Commerce and the Green Lake County Highway Department, Greenways will mark three bike routes that start and end

in Princeton with new signs in 2018. Huckleberry Loop will be signed in purple, Oxbow Loop in red, and Rustic River Loop in orange. The colorful signs will contrast nicely against the natural backdrop of the routes. Bikers can park in downtown Princeton in a lot at Farmer and Water Streets to begin these trails.

Greenways bike path project, which will connect the communities of Green Lake, Ripon, and Berlin. Young, old, expert, and novice, all bicycling enthusiasts are invited to the ride.

Visit the Greenways website and Facebook page for details about the 2018 Greenways’ annual Movin’ on the Mascoutin trail ride. The ride will be a blend of trails and road routes. Proceeds benefit future phases of the Green Lake

Road Routes

Expect scenic country roads, lake vistas, and gently rolling farm hills on the following area road routes and trails:

• Huckleberry Loop. 15 miles of mostly flat, secluded back roads with a couple of challenging hills and fishing spots along the Fox River. • Rustic River Loop. 22 miles of blacktop and gravel roads. The winding White River crosses the path numerous times. • Oxbow Loop. 8 miles of fairly hilly country winding along the Fox River. • Tuttle Creek Trek. 30 miles. Halfway through stop at Tuttle Lake’s public beach to swim or picnic before touring more beautiful country on fairly level roads coming back. • Mecan Crossing Loop. An easy 19-mile ride through farm country. Cross over the Mecan River, noted for its canoe trips and waterfowl. • Northwest Passage. Scenic 28-mile ride along ridges, lowlands, and creeks leading to neighboring Neshkoro and back. • Little Northwest Passage. A shortened version of Northwest Passage with 11 miles of beautifully secluded roads leading back to Princeton.

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Trails • Mascoutin Valley State Trail. 12 miles of renovated surface passing farms, prairies, and wetlands in scenic Green Lake, Winnebago, and Fond du Lac Counties. Built on a former railroad corridor, the trail travels between Berlin and Ripon. Vines & Rushes Winery, on the trail, welcomes bikers. • Northwestern Trail. 3.5 miles of packed gravel base on a former railroad corridor. The trail begins at the Ripon Public Library and is a great way for trail users to extend their ride on the Mascoutin through the city of Ripon. Wonderful treelined streets take riders through the city of Ripon, around Ripon College, and past beautiful Victorian homes known as painted ladies. • Ceresco Prairie Conservancy. Located next to Ripon College. A great trail for mountain biking. Trail maps can be found on local chamber websites and at Jean Cornelius is a Freelance Writer and Photographer.

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n -f Celebrating it’s 10th year, thel Ateam’s a i l l mission ise d to, get families, a ti o ncommunity E c d u members, and visitors to explore the special, unusual, and often unknown natural features within the Green Lake area. From water-based activities, like paddling the Puchyan River and Hill Creek stream, to land-based events at various Conservancy sites and local farms, there’s an event fit for every explorer. Take a sneak peek at some of the activities planned for 2018. To view the complete calendar, register for events,

Green Lake School District students fill their bags while participating in the Green Team’s Earth Day Cleanup along Silver Creek in the Guskey-Miller Conservancy.

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and stay up to date on event details, visit the Green Lake Association’s event page at /index.php/calendar-of-events. Moonlight Walk to Sugar Island (January) Discover the splendors of a Green Lake winter during a moonlight walk with Green Team. Candles illuminate a path across the ice to Green Lake’s Sugar Island. Following a short hike, participants can warm up and chat with friends and neighbors in front of a roaring bonfire while sipping hot chocolate. Make the experience complete by bringing along your own sandwiches, s’mores, and hot dogs to cook over the fire.

The more the merrier! Moonlight Walk participants huddle around a blazing fire at Sugar Island, hot cocoa in hand. Photograph provided by Green Team

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This event is weather dependent, so check the event page above for more information as the date draws closer. Tap into Sweetness: Maple Syrup Tour (March) As temperatures begin to warm, maple sap starts flowing! Experience the process of making maple syrup in the woods with the Green Team. Led by the Roeper Family, this annual process includes tapping Sugar Maple trees and boiling the sap into syrup right in the middle of the woods. Enjoy taste tests of syrups and other maple-syrup treats. Space is limited and reservations are required. Save your spot by visiting the event page listed above. Mitchell Glen Tour (Saturday, May 5, and Saturday, October 6) Explore Mitchell Glen on Saturday, May 5, or Saturday, October 6, for a rare trip when the limited-access property is opened to the public. Local biologist and educator Tom Eddy will lead participants down to the glen that features 12.2 acres of maple-basswood climax forest, unique geological formations, outstanding biodiversity, and spring-fed waters flowing into Green Lake. Space is limited and reservations are required. Save your spot by contacting the Green Lake Sanitary District at (920) 295-4488. Moonlight Paddle on County Highway K Estuary (Saturday, July 21) Join the Green Team on their annual nighttime paddle through the County K Estuary. Paddling by moonlight is a uniquely beautiful and exhilarating experience. Listen to the diverse sounds of nature at nighttime and let a nearly full moon be your guide. Bring your canoe or kayak and wind your way through the estuary with the Green Team. Alison Niescier is project manager at the Green Lake Association. | 39

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boating, and fishing. Its campground offers riverfront sites, fire pits, baseball fields, and volleyball courts. Summer events include the Great Berlin Grill Out, Independence Day Berlin Style, the Bugle Mouth Bass Tournament, the Street Cruisers Car Show, the Bruce Williams Softball Tournament, and Berlin Fox Festival.

During the winter, Berlin hosts The Biggest Little Parade in the Valley, Lighting the Park, and the Wine and Beer Extravaganza.

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Victor and Jessie Lawson founded and developed the estate now known as Green Lake Conference Center (GLCC) in the late 1800s and early 1900s as a farm. Much of their European-inspired architecture remains today. The farm became a luxurious country club in the 1920s. In 1943, Northern Baptists purchased the estate for training and conferences. Today, GLCC has 60,000 square feet of meeting space and accommodations for 1,000 in hotel rooms, suites, lakefront and forest houses, dorms, cabins, and campsites. In addition to hosting retreats, workshops, and conferences, GLCC offers programs for adults, youth, families, and ministry leaders. One of the most iconic buildings at GLCC is Roger Williams Inn. Originally named Lawsonia Country Club Hotel, it was constructed by the H.O. Stone Development Company of Chicago in 1930. Because of its prominent location on the lake, it’s a landmark for both the Conference Center and the community.

The five-story hotel has lake views on three sides, and the exterior is faced with brick painted white with green trim. Almost all of its 81 guest rooms face the lake, and it has a gorgeous lobby. The jewel of their development, the building served as both hotel and clubhouse for the 18-hole Lawsonia Links Golf Course. The Northern Baptists renamed the hotel Roger Williams Inn, after the English Protestant theologian (c. 1603– 1683), an early proponent of religious freedom and the separation of church and state. Williams started the first Baptist church in America: First Baptist Church of Providence, Rhode Island. Roger Williams Inn continued to be a favorite place to stay for decades. Memories abound of hymn sings in the lobby, swimming in the outdoor pool and off the island, boat rides on the Captain Bickel, and family-style dinners in the Crystal Dining Room. Baptist leaders, such as J.L. Kraft (founder of Kraft Foods), gathered at the Inn. It was the social center and focal point of many pictures and postcards. The Inn is in the midst of a major renovation. Damaged bricks on the exterior have been replaced and repainted. Terrace walls have been repaired and rebuilt. The lakeside patio has been repoured. Many guest rooms have been refurbished. The website,, features a video about the vision for a rejuvenated Inn, as well as history, old photos, and restoration plan. Renovations ensure that this classic hotel will continue to be a wonderful place to renew guests for decades to come! For more information about Green Lake Conference Center, go to Jean Cornelius is the Communications Director at Green Lake Conference Center. Photograph by Charles Dunning,

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ThunderBoss Bar & Grill is the newest lakefront restaurant to come to downtown Green Lake, Wisconsin. Come try our fresh apps, salads, sandwiches, and entrees or taste our specialty ThunderBoss and Highknocker cocktails, craft beer and wine at affordable prices in a warm family-friendly casual atmosphere. Online ordering, delivery service and dockside pick up via boat or jetski also available. Scheduled to open June 2018 and will remain open throughout the calendar year.

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by Lauree Renaud Green Lake Greenways is a nonprofit volunteer citizens’ advocacy organization founded in 2008. The organization’s mission is to facilitate the development of a regional network of trails and greenways to preserve the natural beauty of the area and advocate, educate, and encourage on behalf of safe biking and walking. In its commitment to community education, Green Lake Greenways founded and continues to take an active role in community projects, such as The Walking School Bus Program, Bike to School Day, Bicycle Safety Training, Bike Rodeos, and Bicycle and Pedestrian Education for Law Enforcement. Greenways is leading the way in the creation and fundraising for the firstever multiuse path in Green Lake County. The first phase of the 10-footwide paved path was located in the State Highway 23 corridor, connecting the Green Lake Conference Center to the City of Green Lake. Future phases

of the path project will connect the communities of Green Lake, Ripon, and Berlin. Phase one was completed in 2014. Phase two aims to continue the Northwestern Trail from Ripon to Green Lake—our current fundraising events, including Movin’ on the Mascoutin Trail, are going toward part of the trail we hope to build from Ripon to the lake itself. The engineering will be completed this year, and construction of the trail from County Road PP to State Highway 49 may be completed as well.

The Mascoutin Valley State Trail has been an ongoing renovation project for

Greenways. The trail, located between the cities of Ripon and Berlin on a former railroad corridor, allows a variety of users to experience nature firsthand. Newly laid limestone welcomes riders and walkers to the serenity, beauty, and safety that trails can provide. The family-friendly 2018 Movin’ on the Mascoutin Bike Ride will occur 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and will start and finish in the City of Berlin at Riverside Park. A $20 registration fee includes lunch and a Mascoutin Trail hat. Preregistration is April 1 through May 15, and riders will have three options: a 10-mile or 24-mile trail ride or, new this year, seasoned riders can blend a paved road and trail for a 25-mile loop. Support and rest stops are offered to the riders. Riders can start at the park and ride the beautiful and historical streets of Berlin to the trail located at South Street in Berlin. This beautiful trail connects the communities of Berlin and Ripon. We invite you to visit Green Lake, Berlin, and Ripon and support a great cause while enjoying the area’s natural beauty. Go to for additional information.

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Green Lake Fine Arts Show

The Green Lake Fine Art Show draws artists and art lovers together in a beautiful, picturesque setting. August 11 and 12, its 46th year, will be no different. A renowned juried show, it’s one of the Midwest’s best because of the effort put in to maintaining the quality and diversity of the show. Since the vendor switchover rate is 40 percent, the show is different every year. And each piece of work is of original design and execution by the artist exhibiting. All artists’ works are for purchase. The Green Lake Fine Arts Council travels to other art shows to discover artists to participate in Green Lake’s show. The selection committee reviews the work of hundreds of artists/applicants and chooses new artists each year. A pleasant, profitable, quality show for both artists and patrons is their goal! Art in every medium is showcased under white tents, including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass, and wood. There is an opportunity to meet the artists in their tents, learn about their process, and perhaps watch them work.

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by Jean Cornelius A plein air painting experience is something new for the 2018 show. Plein air painting, or painting outside, began with the French Impressionists. Painters can set up throughout Green Lake and paint its gorgeous surroundings—fun for both the public and the artists. Admission to the show is free. Live music is performed throughout the weekend, and food and beverages are provided by the Green Lake Rotary. “Come for the fine art, great music, and delicious food; spend the weekend enjoying the lake life with us,” says show organizer Ali Rae Rossberg. For more information about the Fine Arts Show contact Ali Rae by emailing GLArtShow@gmail .com or visit Jean Cornelius is a Freelance Writer and Photographer.

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Oil Paintings Watercolors Pottery Stained Glass Photography Sculpture Mixed Media Jewelry and much more

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Experience the of Live Performance in a Cool Historic Venue Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake holds true to its original purpose as a gathering place for the community. Built in 1910, the opera house remains a symbol of the history that has already passed through Green Lake, and since its extensive remodeling and grand reopening in the summer of 1998, it serves as a ready participant in the history that is yet to come. Thrasher Opera House has been serving Green Lake and the surrounding communities since Charlie Thrasher saw to it that there would be a place in town where many kinds of events could bring people together. The fact that the opera house was originally the hub of community activity is no surprise. When Charlie built it over a century ago, the facility hosted school dances, basketball games, town meetings, and town lectures. Before television and radio, the days of vaudeville brought traveling theatrical companies to Green

Lake. As time evolved, so did the opera house. Charlie operated his namesake opera house until 1939. However, by World War II the building languished into a warehouse and eventually fell into a severe state of disrepair, slated for condemnation. In 1994, Ron Hagstrom, a prominent real estate broker in Green Lake with a lifelong interest in broadcasting, music, and theatre, purchased the opera house and immediately began drawing up plans for a complete restoration. Rather than tear it down, he elected to bring Thrasher Opera House back to life. The renovation was complete in 1997. Thrasher Opera House reopened that summer, hosting several artists for the annual Green Lake Festival of Music, a highly regarded summer series of classical concerts that now makes the opera house its home base. In 1998,

Thrasher Opera House began presenting its own events, thereby reestablishing itself as home to community and cultural events. Registered on the National, State, and City Registers of Historic Places, Thrasher’s vision was realized. The community was once again enthralled with its opera house; children were laughing and people gathered to listen, watch, and be entertained. Since its reopening, Thrasher Opera House provides 50 to 60 nights of diverse programming that includes music and theatre performances, comedy, educational workshops for youth and adults, and school plays as well as community forums and debates. The opera house annually hosts two week-long residencies by the Missoula Children’s Theatre, each involving 55 to 60 area children, in January and June. The opera house is also used for weddings, business meetings, fundraisers, movies, parties, memorial services, and other events limited only by the imagination of the public, thus continuing Thrasher Opera House’s important and historic function as a community gathering place where emotions and ideas have been exchanged for over 100 years. The 2018 season offers another year of high-caliber performers, including musicians JD Souther, Dead Horses, Lúnasa, Altan, Bryan & Lola, Jimmy Webb, Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, Willy Porter, The Paul Thorn Band, Mary Bridget Davies with Mia Dyson, Missoula Children’s Theatre, the improvisational comedy of The Second City, and more. Visit for dates, times, and tickets. Provided by Thrasher Opera House.

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by Alyssa Paulsen

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Photograph by Jean Cornelius

Imagine heading into a community for family vacation and being met with the savory and delightful scent of spices wafting over the light breeze of the lake. While chili is a delicious and cozy dish to cook on a blustery fall day, it can also bring out the competitive side in those who love to make it. Each year, as many as 40 cooks take the challenge by participating in the Wisconsin State Chili Cookoff contest on the beautiful shores of Green Lake. This contest, which is put on by the Green Lake Rotary Club and the International Chili Society, has been steadily growing for over 30 years, and today, it attracts over 1,000 people to its location in Green Lake’s Deacon Mills Park. This year’s chili cookoff will take place on Saturday, September 8, when cooks will meet at 10:00 a.m. under

the big tent in Deacon Mills Park and start the process of combining their specialty ingredients to create some of the best chilis your taste buds will ever experience. Cooking must be completed by 3:00 p.m., and each chef’s official quart is turned into the judge’s table at this time. The long line of public attendees that drapes around the tent is then invited in to sample the chili and vote for the People’s Choice Award. As the judges taste the many recipes, the public is not only sampling chili, but also chatting with festively dressed cooks; indulging on mouthwatering appetizers, like chips and homemade salsa and desserts; socializing; and listening to the event’s live music. Once the judges make their extremely difficult decisions, the top 10 places

are announced, with the first place team moving on to compete at the International Chili Society World Championship. The award ceremony is a fast-paced and lively one that really captures the participation of the audience as they bid in an auction and take home their favorite chili! What’s more is that the Wisconsin Chili Cookoff is very much an event the whole family can enjoy. “The Chili Cookoff is a very familyfriendly event with fantastic food, great music, and an assortment of extremely creative chefs whose concoctions will definitely delight the palate and tantalize the taste buds,” says Bill Munsey, chairman of the Chili Cookoff for nearly 30 years. For more information about this event or how to sign up your team, please contact the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at (920) 294-3231 or go to Alyssa Paulsen is the Marketing & Project Coordinator of the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. | 49


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We’re not part of the urban sprawl and shopping malls; we’re something the big cities and suburbs want. Markesan offers true community living for everyone. With state-of-the-art education facilities and Markesan Resident Home, Barrett House, and Samuel’s Grove for senior citizens, families here make homes that last a lifetime. For those interested in our rich past, the Historical Society Museum shows the dedication this community has in its heritage. Visitors come here at their leisure to visit a city that was once the richest in the nation.

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For the outdoorsman, the Markesan area provides sports and recreation of all kinds. Little Green Lake will satisfy your fishing and boating desires, while excellent hunting opportunities, numerous snowmobile trails, and a variety of events sponsored by our local service organizations help to keep weekends active. Our hometown business district is complete with medical facilities,

financial institutions, a public library, and unique shopping. We have clean streets, good schools, churches, and stores within walking distance. “A Grand Community” is not just our city motto, it’s our way of life.


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Green Lake Area Animal Shelter

Boogie and the Yo-Yo’z Headline Woofstock July 20!

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by Jean Cornelius Popular, energetic variety band Boogie and the Yo-Yo’z will headline Woofstock the evening of July 20 at Deacon Mills Park. Boogie and the Yo-Yo’z features a three-piece horn section and caters to all tastes in music. Woofstock is one of several fundraisers for the Green Lake Area Animal Shelter (GLAAS). The event will include games, watersports, food, and drinks for all ages. Fun fundraisers are key to supporting the shelter! Lucky Dog CaTsino Night, an evening of casual gaming and raffles, will take place on April 21 at Ripon’s Royal Ridges. A rummage sale will be held at the shelter June 1 and 2.

The Dog Walk, held during Ripon’s Septemberfest event, is September 15. Dogs, their owners, and people who love to see dogs in costume are welcome at Ripon’s Village Green for dog contests, raffles, and a walk on the Northwestern Trail. Top pledge earners for the walk win prizes.

cats. However, the shelter has taken in chinchillas, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, rats, birds, turtles, fish, potbellied pigs, and has assisted in the rescue of horses, large birds, and other reptiles. If they can’t take an animal, they can find a rescue that can. The shelter is also a resource for wildlife issues.

Adopting from GLAAS saves the lives of two animals—the one adopted and the one moving into the empty space. The shelter’s focus is on enhancing the lives of animals and people through education, adoption, and compassion. An open admission shelter, GLAAS accepts and places primarily dogs and

Staff examines, assesses, and provides veterinary care for pets daily. They talk with potential adopters to create successful matches. Most animals end up in shelters not because of abuse or bad behavior, but because of “people reasons”: divorce, a move, lack of time, or finances.

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April 21 Lucky Dog CaTsino Night June 1-2 Rummage Sale July 20 Woofstock Sept. 15 Dog Walk

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GLAAS relies on donations for vaccinations, medicines, heat, utilities, payroll, building maintenance, and veterinary services. A wish list of needed items is on their website and includes cleaning, pet, and office supplies. Donations can be made online. Volunteers are needed for cat and dog socialization, cleaning, office work, and event assistance. Many pets are waiting at GLAAS to be loved and to bring comfort, happiness, wonder, and laughter to your life. Visit in person or online at The shelter is located near Green Lake, just east of the intersection of Highways 23 and 49 on Busse Drive. Call (920) 294-3042 and like the shelter on Facebook to stay up to date! Jean Cornelius is a Freelance Writer and Photographer.

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Ripon College remains rooted in the liberal arts, yet continues to evolve as it provides for the 21st-century needs of its students. The rapidly changing world of employment now emphasizes flexibility and adaptable skills. With Ripon College’s unique and innovative Catalyst curriculum, students earn a concentration in Applied Innovation that demonstrates mastery of the skills that employers seek—oral communication, writing, critical thinking, collaboration,

by Jaye Alderson

quantitative reasoning, information literacy, integration, and intercultural competence.

NCAA-regulation indoor track for pit and field events. Memberships are open to the greater Ripon community.

At the same time, Catalyst streamlines the path to graduation by ensuring that students can complete multiple majors and minors, study abroad, and hold internships in four years. Students enjoy extensive freedom to pursue their passions and craft their own academic program of study.

Students benefit from small class sizes and individual attention from faculty, who serve as mentors, advisors, and collaborators. Within six months of graduation, 96 percent of Ripon graduates are employed, student teaching, or in professional school.

Willmore Center, a $22 million expansion and renovation of the College’s athletics, health, and wellness facility, opened in August 2017. It features a variety of fitness spaces, classrooms, gymnasiums, lounges, a pool, performance courts, and a 65,000-square-foot field house with

Ripon College offers great value for its students. One hundred percent of current and incoming students receive financial aid, and Ripon is ranked among the top private schools in the state for value, including recognition as a “Best Value” and “Best 381 College” by The Princeton Review and among the most affordable private colleges


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in the country and second among private colleges in Wisconsin in Money Magazine’s 2016-17 listing. Our average cost per student is comparable to many of the larger public universities. The College focuses on the individual needs of each student as they move on to lead lives of meaning and accomplishment. Graduates include winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, Academy Award, Grammy Award, and Emmy Award; best-selling authors; three Rhodes Scholars; and major contributors in business, education, and medicine. The College also established Pi Kappa Delta, now a national honorary society for debaters and orators, and the National Forensic League. In 1953, the College was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, placing it among a select group of the nation’s top colleges. For more information, visit Jaye Alderson is an editor at Ripon College. | 55

Back from the Brink of

Extinction The Princeton Whooping Crane Festival

by Alyssa Paulsen

There was a time in the 1940s that there remained only 15 of one of world’s most beautiful and majestic birds. Since then, a number of organizations have been working together to bring the endangered whooping cranes back from the brink of extinction. Now there are over 600 whooping cranes worldwide, with central Wisconsin serving as the summer home for one of only two wild populations in the world. Part of this population spends much of its summer in the White River Marsh Wildlife Area, only four miles outside of Princeton. Birders and those fascinated by these grand white cranes flocked to the area to see them in the fields along the marsh area, as well as to enjoy the day in nearby communities.

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The birds became such a draw that the annual Whooping Crane Festival was moved to Princeton in 2014 to bring even more birding and wildlife enthusiasts to the area. The festival is moving into its fifth year in 2018 under the collaboration of the Princeton Chamber of Commerce, Princeton Whooping Crane Festival Committee, and Operation Migration. The 2018 festival will take place on Saturday, September 8, with pre- and post-festival activities and tours taking place over the course of the weekend. The festival will primarily be on Saturday at Princeton Public School. Beginning at 8:00 a.m., festivalgoers can enjoy a mouthwatering pancake breakfast prepared by the school’s food service class. Throughout the day, a diverse array of activities, both indoors and outdoors, will be available through 4:00 p.m. The festival features multiple opportunities for families and other visitors to learn about wildlife and conservation through professional speakers, workshops, field trips, children’s entertainers and activities,

and so much more. The sale of food and a gymnasium filled with area artisans, crafters, and information booths are also highlights of this festival—perfect for all ages. As Operation Migration’s Director of Development, Heather Ray points out the festival is the area’s way of raising awareness of the importance of not only saving these birds, but also their habitats. “The whooping crane is the poster child of endangered species,” Heather says. “If we save them, we save their habitat, and a healthy marsh is home to many more species.” For more information about this festival, please visit or call the Princeton Chamber at (920) 295-3877, or visit or call (800) 675-2618. Alyssa Paulsen is the Marketing & Project Coordinator of the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, and also serves on the Princeton Whooping Crane Festival Committee. | 57

by Kris Wood One of the best small-town parties in Wisconsin is about to go all out as Green Lake’s Harvest Fest, sponsored by the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, turns 30! On September 29 and 30, you can enjoy two days of family-friendly activities, feasting, and neighborly fun for all ages. Find treats and treasures as true Midwestern hospitality is revealed once again in a fantastic birthday bash celebrated with a giant cake. Crafters,

musicians, artists, farmers, service organizations, and residents gather to celebrate the season. With ample parking and a convenient shuttle service, you can explore the amazing creativity burgeoning downtown and throughout the city. Annual favorites punctuate the event with Friday night’s musical fanfare and Saturday’s pancake breakfast at the American Legion. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy festive music in the

streets; a petting farm; face painting; an energetic parade of marching bands, trucks, and tractors; and greet town and state representatives. Browse the craft fair for handcrafted jewelry, gorgeous home décor, handmade clothing, and gently used treasures. Don’t miss Taste of Green Lake and the farmer’s market, each known for their delectable delights, fresh vegetables, fruits, and meats. Taste organic produce, unique restaurant entrées, favorite festival treats, and gobble up the chicken BBQ and pork roast following the parade. If browsing through used books is your cup of tea, visit the Caestecker Public Library’s huge annual sale. It boasts hundreds of volumes of all genres to tempt your book-loving heart.

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If you love thrifting, make sure to add The Harvest of Bargains at Thrasher Opera House to your list. The hunt is on, whether you are looking for antiques, art, furniture pieces, or a beautiful one-of-a-kind gift. Discover hidden gems at reasonable prices that will bring you back year after year.

town early to enjoy the parade of cars making their way to display spots. There will also be bands offering ragtime, swing, and country music at Deacon Mills Park. You’ll not only find deals and meals, but also make sweet memories that will last long after the event ends.

On Sunday, the Jack Taylor Memorial Car Show, one of the area’s largest car shows, caps off the festival. Come to

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When in the area, a visit to Montello is a must! Located just minutes west of Princeton on Highway 23, Montello offers an array of shopping, services, and natural beauty. Unique craft and gift stores, an-old fashioned candy and ice cream store, the vintage familyfriendly movie theatre, and cafĂŠs, pubs, and supper clubs all fill the historic downtown district in addition to such amenities as a pharmacy, grocer, hardware store, sporting goods store, golf course, massage studio, bookstore, bank, auto repair shop, realtors, and so much more. Enjoy the beauty of the waterfalls cascading over the Montello Granite Quarry, home to the hardest granite in

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the world, situated right downtown at the intersection of State Highways 22 and 23. Or take in the scenic beauty from atop Observatory Hill, the highest point in Marquette County, just minutes south of downtown. Nature abounds at Muir Park, where trails lead you through the area around Ennis Lake that John Muir and family called home during his boyhood.

trail. Montello City Park is located on Montello Lake and offers a playground, volleyball and horseshoe courts, softball diamond, and picnic and beach areas.

Surrounded by Buffalo Lake, Montello Lake, the Montello River, and the Fox River, fishing and water activities are abundant. In addition to several public launches, many shore fishing opportunities exist at Krakow Park as well as the scenic Sunset Road, which is also a pet-friendly walking

Whether your preferred transportation is two wheels or four, we have you covered! Several area bike trails start in or near downtown Montello. Looping along lakeshores and scenic country roads, these trails will inspire and invigorate you. Numerous ATV routes connect and cross through Montello

With acres of nearby public hunting land and plentiful populations of geese, turkey, and deer, the Montello area may just become your new favorite hunting spot.

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for hours of scenic riding. Whether traveling by cycle or auto, be sure to take in Wisconsin Rustic Road R-104, located just minutes south of Montello, for a backroad experience you won’t soon forget. When it’s time to rest and unwind at the end of the day, relax with a beverage at one of our many local family-owned pubs and taverns before enjoying a meal. Dining options range from light salads and sandwiches to steaks and seafood. Lodging choices are plentiful. No matter what your mood, you’ll find the accommodations just right for you with peaceful cabins on a quiet lake, motels within walking distance of downtown, and campgrounds offering everything from tent sites to cottage rentals.

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It was back to normal for last year’s From the Land event. Saturday was a gorgeous, balmy fall day while Sunday became a challenge with an all-day drizzle. Even with the dreary weather, artists that didn’t do well on Saturday had good sales on Sunday. It confirmed what my friend Ray Jenner, who sold high-end antique gold pocket watches, told me years ago—on rainy days, true connoisseurs still go out and sales are brisk. This statement has proven to be true more than once. This year’s show is October 20 and 21, held on the Toll-Londowski family farm, one mile west of the Highway 49 and Country J intersection. Please dress for the weather.

needle felting, weaving, jewelry, clothing, metal sculpture, Amish rockers, barn-board furniture, dried mixes, pickles, jams, and jellies. Local farmers will have pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken along with fresh vegetables, garlic, and eggs. In the pole shed, pulled pork and lamb sandwiches, old-fashioned hot dogs, and Ray’s fried sauerkraut will be available, as well as coffee and hot cider. The pie shop will sell slices of apple, pumpkin, pecan, or farm berry pie. Renaud’s European Bakery will have artisan bread and pastries to take

home. Don’t forget your bag of Chippy’s kettle corn, available in three flavors to munch on while strolling the fair. Come and enjoy the 17th Annual From the Land, a gathering of traditional crafts and skills with demonstrations on Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information about From the Land, please call Jan at (920) 216-1729 or go to Photographs provided by From the Land.

The speaker is Cindy Schneider of Larry’s Bee Natural Honey on beekeeping 101, colony collapse disorder (CCD), at 11:00 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Again, both days fairgoers will enjoy folksinger Jim Anger as he strolls the grounds; voyageur canoe and tepee display; Native American healing lodge, with times to be announced at the show; and an antique tractor show. Popular purchases remain the root people and barn quilts, so come early for the best selection. Articles for sale include pottery, yarn, photography,

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by Alyssa Paulsen There’s nothing quite like discovering the magic of the holidays with a multiday Christmas festival! Step into a winter wonderland of activities as Ripon hosts its 28th annual Dickens of a Christmas celebration from Friday, December 7, to Sunday, December 9. Each night brings something special to the overall festivities. Families can enjoy Fezziwig’s Festival on Friday evening. This annual festival features a winter ice carnival where young ones get the opportunity to visit with Santa, everyone can witness the spectacular

ice sculptures, families can take a horse and carriage ride downtown, and you can even test your skills with the fruitcake toss. Moving into Saturday, be sure to start your morning out right with Breakfast with Santa as well as the 2018 Tour of Homes—showcasing unique architecture and holiday décor of several historical homes. Perhaps the largest highlight of attending Dickens of a Christmas is seeing the holidays come to life with the Dickens

of a Christmas Living Windows display. Attendees can head downtown and view holiday scenes coming alive right in storefront windows. The event also features holiday music, food, drinks, and even an invite encouraging you to dress in your favorite Victorian/ Dickensian costumes. A few other key activities sure to put you in the Christmas spirit throughout the weekend include the Dickens of a Quilt Show at Horicon Bank, the Enchanted Forest, a gingerbread house contest, a performance by the Ripon College Orchestra on Sunday afternoon, the Christmas Crèche display at Grace Lutheran Church, the Dress a Doll contest, and a variety of craft fairs and other holiday shopping. For more details, please visit or call the Ripon Chamber of Commerce at (920) 748-6764. Alyssa Paulsen is the Marketing & Project Coordinator of the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Photographs provided by Ripon Chamber of Commerce.

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From my earliest memory the idea of drawing and painting seemed as inevitable as breathing. I grew up in the urban and historical settings of Philadelphia, but my family took annual trips to visit relatives—farmers in Indiana—and summer camp at Lake Chautauqua in southwestern New York state. These visits to beautiful, natural, and rural settings combined with exposure to historical places on the east coast made an early profound and lasting impression on my imagination. From seventh grade through high school, I lived in south central Ohio, an area of rich farmland, small rural towns, and wide-open spaces. From there I attended Maryville College, a small liberal arts school nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. There I earned a BA in fine arts. Upon entering a world indifferent to that degree, I procured gainful employment as a graphic designer and illustrator in Madison. While working, I took a number of selective courses in drawing and painting at the University of Wisconsin Madison Art Department. After 12 years of working as a design professional, I became a fulltime instructor with the faculty of the Graphic Design and Illustration Program at Madison Area Technical College (MATC). I found teaching to be a wonderful opportunity to work with and learn from a tremendously diverse

and talented art faculty, as well as the many gifted students full of creative energy. While teaching, I continued to freelance as a designer and illustrator, but over a decade ago, inspired and encouraged by my MATC colleague Chris Gargan, I began to paint landscapes en plein air (French for in the open air). I began this discipline using oil paint, but transitioned to soft pastels, having been influenced by the work of Edgar Degas among others. I retired in 2014 after 32 years of teaching at MATC. It was difficult to walk away, but I have since been able to apply a greater share of my time and energy to that which has become my primary aspiration—landscape painting—as well as other artistic pursuits. I exhibit

work at the Abel Contemporary Gallery (, formerly the Artisan Gallery, in Paoli. I have lived in Madison for 48 years and have been married to fellow artist and compatriot Cynthia Quinn for 37 years. Together we have raised two wonderful daughters, an exceptional grandson, and many dogs and cats. I am daily grateful to live in a place as culturally rich and aesthetically bountiful as the rural and natural settings of south central and western Wisconsin. I am equally grateful to have found a passion for painting these great treasures on location. A passion that will sustain me for the rest of my life. | 65

advertiser index Accommodations/Campgrounds

Bay View Motel & Resort................................. 14 Hattie Sherwood Campground......................... 27 Heidel House Resort & Spa................................ 5 The Keipe Hotel Vacation Rental...................... 13 ’Tween The Lakes Motel................................... 61


Sidedoor Antiques............................................30 Woolbright’s River City Antique Mall.............. 21


Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce......... 10 Green Lake Arts Council.................................. 45 Green Lake Conservancy................................. 26 Markesan Chamber of Commerce.................... 50 Montello Area Chamber of Commerce.............60 Princeton Chamber of Commerce.................... 21 Ripon Chamber of Commerce..........................30


Escapade—Heidel House Resort & Spa............. 5 Freeland Film Festival...................................... 10 Grand River Vally Museum.............................. 51 Green Lake Festival of Music........................... 24 Green Lake Fine Arts Show.............................. 45 Green Lake Tours............................................. 16 Thrasher Opera House.....................................46

Automotive Repair

Cliff’s Tire & Battery........................................ 55

Bakery/Baked Goods

All In Good Taste............................................. 21 Guth’s............................................................... 12 Oven Fresh Bakery........................................... 51 Piggly Wiggly................................................... 50 Treats Landing.................................................... 3 Webster’s Marketplace...................................... 33


The Farmers State Bank.................................... 51 Golden Rule Community Credit Union............40

Bike Sales/Repair/Rentals

Mike’s Bike Shop.............................................. 41 Treats Landing.................................................... 3


Action Marina.................................................. BC Bay View Boat Rental........................................ 14 Cove Marine Services LLC............................... 22 Escapade—Heidel House Resort & Spa............. 5 Pierless Boat Rentals......................................... 16 Shoreline Marine Contracting.......................... 15


Our Saviour’s United Church of Christ............ 53



Mirr of Green Lake Tree Care.......................... 27 Premium Firewood........................................... 27

Fishing Charter

Bloch’s Farm....................................................... 7 Mirr of Green Lake Tree Care.......................... 27 Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center............ 53


Caestecker Public Library................................. 52

Norton’s Fishing Adventures............................ 15 Bloch’s Farm....................................................... 7 Chris’ Floral & Gifts......................................... 51 Crossroads Market.......................................... IFC Webster’s Marketplace...................................... 33

Garden Center/Nursery

Bloch’s Farm....................................................... 7 Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center............ 53


A Little Somethin’ Somethin’............................64 ACE Hardware.................................................. 55 All In Good Taste............................................. 21 Casual Living Outfitters, LLC.......................... 31 Farrell’s Fine Furnishings, LLC........................ 31 Fox River Glove Outlet Store............................30 Guth’s............................................................... 12 Gysbers Jewelry................................................ 19 Hounsell’s......................................................... 63 On Lake Time...................................................48 Sidedoor Antiques............................................30 Twister.............................................................. 23 Woolbright’s River City Antique Mall.............. 21 Worldwide Gifts............................................... 42


The Golf Courses of Lawsonia......................... 18 Sondalles White Lake Country Club................ 19


All in Good Taste............................................. 21 Crossroads Market.......................................... IFC Piggly Wiggly................................................... 50 Webster’s Marketplace...................................... 33


ACE Hardware.................................................. 55


Bloch’s Farm....................................................... 7 Galaxy Lighting................................................ 25 M.P.B. Builders, Inc.......................................... 33 Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center............ 53 Superheat & Cooling Inc.................................. 51

Home Décor/Furniture

A Little Somethin’ Somethin’............................64 Casual Living Outfitters, LLC.......................... 31 Farrell’s Fine Furnishings, LLC........................ 31 On Lake Time...................................................48 Sidedoor Antiques............................................30 Twister.............................................................. 23 Woolbright’s River City Antique Mall.............. 21

A Little Somethin’ Somethin’............................64 All In Good Taste............................................. 21 Fox River Glove Outlet Store............................30 Gysbers Jewelry................................................ 19 Hamilton’s Ladies Wear.................................... 32 Holliday Shopping Center................................ 62 Twister.............................................................. 23

Core Rehabilitation........................................... 62 Montello Care Center....................................... 62 The Residences on Forest Lane........................ 62 Ripon Medical Center....................................... 63

Computer Sales/Service

Ice Cream

Badgerland Computer Systems......................... 39

Convenience Store/Gasoline

Holliday Food & Sport..................................... 55 Holliday Shopping Center................................ 62


Hillside Dental Associates.............................29 Silver Creek Dentistry...................................... 55

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Landscaping/Lawn Care/Tree Care

Hospital/Medical Clinic/Senior Care

All In Good Taste............................................. 21 Guth’s............................................................... 12 Pump House Parlor— Heidel House Resort & Spa............................. 5 Treats Landing.................................................... 3



Crossroads Market.......................................... IFC

Photo Lab

Webster’s Marketplace...................................... 33


Pinnacle Plumbing LLC................................... .39 Quality Plumbing LLC..................................... 36

Real Estate

Adashun Jones Real Estate................................. 9 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Metro Realty......................................19, 38, 40 Century 21 Properties Unlimited..................... 20 Coldwell Banker Cotter Realty......................... 61 Emmer Real Estate Group................................ 11 Schneider Real Estate....................................... 59 Special Properties, Ltd.................................... IBC Wisconsin Special Properties, LLC.................... 3


Holliday Shopping Center................................ 62 Modern Rentals Inc.......................................... 39

Restaurants/Food & Beverage/ Catering

Adam’s Rib........................................................40 Boathouse Pub—Heidel House Resort & Spa.... 5 Christianos Pizza.............................................. 13 Crossroads Market.......................................... IFC Ford’s Gathering Place........................................ 3 Goose Blind Grill & Bar................................... 37 Grey Rock—Heidel House Resort & Spa........... 5 Guth’s............................................................... 12 Holliday Food & Sport..................................... 55 Holliday Shopping Center................................ 62 Malchetske’s Liquor & Video........................... 41 Reilly’s Pub....................................................... 57 Sunroom—Heidel House Resort & Spa............. 5 ThunderBoss Bar & Grill.................................. 43 Treats Landing.................................................... 3 Twister.............................................................. 23 Vines & Rushes Winery...................................44 Webster’s Marketplace...................................... 33


Ripon College...................................................54


Evensong Spa at Heidel House Resort.......5 & 37

Sporting Goods/Sportsman

ACE Hardware.................................................. 55 Holliday Food & Sport..................................... 55 Holliday Shopping Center................................ 62


Hounsell’s......................................................... 63 Twister.............................................................. 23 Worldwide Gifts............................................... 42

Video/DVD Rental

Malchetske’s Liquor & Video........................... 41


Vines & Rushes Winery...................................44