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Adventure bound: 1800s maritime models find port nestled amid the reads

Adventure bound: 1800s maritime models find port nestled amid the reads

By on February 11, 2015 in Pictorial essay with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Quietly situated in Price County, the Ogema Public Library (Website here) is a brick-and-mortor timepiece where clutter and noise are suspended and imaginations float. Here we find models of a fictitious, but historically-representative fleet sailing across a landlocked if not continental shelf.  The detailed wooden crafts were made tangible by Larry (deceased) and […]

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Recent performance given by local artist Peter Sebastian

Recent performance given by local artist Peter Sebastian

By on February 10, 2015 in Music with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: New to the area, singer-songwriter Peter Sebastian performed recently before a small audience in Lake Geneva. He introduced his original song, “Four Horse Shoes,” telling listeners that he wrote the piece after overcoming, and then being inspired by, a difficult time in his life. He hoped, he said, his song would inspire others. […]

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Yippee a tax cut! Or, 12 things you can do with five dollars

Yippee a tax cut! Or, 12 things you can do with five dollars

By on February 10, 2015 in Politics with 0 Comments

12 things you can buy/do with five dollars: 1. One laying hen (live) 2. Eight-pack of chewing gum at your local discount store 3. Five items from any number of local “dollar” retail stores 4. A Tall Cafe Mocha from Starbucks ($3.27 with tax in central Wisconsin) with change! 5. Tip your lunch server (become a job […]

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Singer, songwriter, Adriane Bedrosian, Delavan, performs in Lake Geneva

Singer, songwriter, Adriane Bedrosian, Delavan, performs in Lake Geneva

By on February 9, 2015 in Music with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: I’ve become a great fan of open mic nights. I especially enjoy listening to local talent perform original songs. Following are two such pieces performed by Adriane Bedrosian, Delavan, at a recent event held in Lake Geneva.    Singer/songwriter Adriane Bedrosian performs an original piece called “Wake Up.”   Adriane Bedrosian performs an […]

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David Baker, Lake Geneva, performs at area open mic night

David Baker, Lake Geneva, performs at area open mic night

By on February 8, 2015 in Music with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: David Baker performs his original work, “My Child” at a recent open mic night. Baker is from Lake Geneva.

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A Lake Geneva fable: ‘The moo about the crack in the line’

A Lake Geneva fable: ‘The moo about the crack in the line’

By on February 3, 2015 in Pictorial essay with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: While attending the recent Winterfest event in Lake Geneva, I was impressed by many things, but nothing captured my attention as completely as the story I’m about to tell. It all began innocently enough: I was standing amid hundreds of people in an otherwise stationary line meant to move between the rows of […]

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Cold Breadth

Cold Breadth

By on February 3, 2015 in Pictorial essay with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: A moment in time, a layer of snow, life — all, in the vast scheme of things, fleeting. The metaphorical concept of life’s impermanence is most often associated with sand art created by Tibetan monks, but the snow sculptures produced annually in Lake Geneva, as part of the Winterfest celebration and U.S. National Snow […]

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Best view: Above the crowd

Best view: Above the crowd

By on February 2, 2015 in Pictorial essay with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Lake Geneva’s Annual Winterfest weekend along with the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition was held recently and was very well attended. The sculptures were dynamic, and the dense crowds moved slowly around them. People were cordial, each patiently waiting to see and photograph the beautiful, and temporary art. Along with marveling at the snowy creations, […]

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Local artist, Edison A. Blake, performs at recent open mic night

Local artist, Edison A. Blake, performs at recent open mic night

By on February 1, 2015 in Music with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Gaining recently in popularity, open mic nights have become a trendy way to debut original tunes from both new and seasoned artists looking to increase their audiences. Writer, performer, storyteller and artist Edison A. Blake, Waterford, is one of many talents I’ve recently had the pleasure to hear as he performed in a […]

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Into the Woods: A stationary camera documents three years of northern Wisconsin wildlife

Into the Woods: A stationary camera documents three years of northern Wisconsin wildlife

By on January 30, 2015 in Pictorial essay with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Visiting the Wisconsin Northwoods is, for me, always a treat. I’ve some truly dear friends there who make sustainable farming look like a breeze and pleasure (my take: it is a pleasure, but also hard work). Among their focuses, they’ve  often explained, is that of learning to embrace and support nature. They work […]

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