Historic Water Vessel Pulled from Lake Mendota

By the Wisconsin Historical Society HISTORIC MOMENT: It may be the oldest completely intact water vessel known in Wisconsin, and it was pulled from Lake Mendota. Wisconsin Historical Society maritime archaeologists recovered a historic dugout wood canoe from the bottom of Lake Mendota today, just a few months after learning of its existence in June…

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Our Guide to Trick or Treating

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff   “Once a year When the leaves are brown October 31st rolls around Kids come out when the sun goes down You know they’re comin’ When you hear this sound   Trick or treat Trick or treat Give us something good to eat If you don’t hee hee hee We’ll…

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A Life in the Theatre at Nicolet College: Jim Nuttall Takes a Bow

By  K. Woodzick, Editor The Nicolet Players is a community theatre group that has existed in the Northwoods for over 50 years. Their home base is the Lakeside Center at Nicolet College. Over the years, hundreds of volunteers have acted, stage managed, designed and assisted the production of dozens of plays, which have delighted thousands…

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Second Annual Northwoods Film Festival: Celebrating Independent Filmmakers

By  K. Woodzick, Editor The Northwoods is a place that invites cinematic artistry. Films created here range from those shot by Bill Rebane at The Shooting Ranch in Gleason to Maria Bissell’s recently released How to Deter a Robber, which was filmed in Minocqua. Northern Wisconsin not only makes unique films; we celebrate them. The…

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Embrace the Original – The 2021 Summer Northwoods Art Tour

By the Northwoods News Staff Thirty-eight of the Northwood’s finest artists and galleries are welcoming visitors for a behind-the-scenes view of how their work is created during the 2021 Summer Northwoods Art Tour on July 23rd through July 25th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.   Awaken your sense of wonder and explore the…

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The Northwoods News Guide to Local Farmers Markets and Flea Markets

By Northwoods News Staff May is the time that hibernation ends, and the residents of the Northwoods wake up and welcome warmer temperatures. One of the many perks of living Up North is the abundance of Farmers Markets and Flea Markets. Here at Northwoods News, we have compiled a guide to help you navigate these…

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Manito Art League Offering Scholarships

Manito Art League Scholarships are available for anyone living within or attending an accredited school within a 70-mile radius of Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior, a college student, or an adult 18 years or older interested in any of the fine arts, such as the following: Animation Architecture Art…

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Celebrating Wayne Valliere

Local artist Wayne Valliere is being honored by mulitple outlets. The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts, will present “The Culture of America: A Cross-Country Visit with the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows,” on March 4th at 8:00 pm (Eastern time). Join storyteller Queen Nur as she…

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Pandemic Portraits Art Project at Nicolet College

Information provided by Nicolet College Arts Pandemic Portraits will challenge you to express your creativity inspired by the challenges and change of this past year. We’ll collect your artwork, poetry, or anything that you can fit onto a 4×6″ card and mail. Once we receive your piece, we’ll display it virtually before gathering the installation…

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Call For Artists: Mural Project Commemorating Women’s Right To Vote

Joint Media Release by Arts Midwest and CREATE Portage County Are you an artist or team interested in creating murals in Portage County, Wisconsin inspired by a diverse group of historically significant women that commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment? Arts Midwest and CREATE Portage County are seeking artists for a new mural project…

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