Town Square Tap co-owner Zach Frazier mixes up a smoothie. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz A lot can change in one year.  After opening last summer, Town Square Tap co-owner Zach Frazier realized the taproom needed to adjust its business model to remain viable. “We started out with the […]

Town Square Tap adjusts on the fly


Indy and Pete Cheema smile by a wine display. The couple purchased Malchetske’s on Broadway in 2004. submitted photo by Joe Schulz For the last 16 years, Indy Cheema has been living the American dream.  She came to the United States from India 33 years ago, not expecting to one […]

Living the American dream



Jeremy Stibb prepares to take a photo. Since taking a photography class in high school, Stibb has been taking photos of wildlife, community events and nature. His photos will be on display in Town Square through the month of August. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Jeremy Stibb was […]

An eye for photography


JEFF BENDING STANDS behind the bar at Jeff’s on the Square in Berlin, which he’s owned for 46 years. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Jeff Bending has been in the restaurant business for about 50 years, and before this March he thought he’d seen everything.  Then, the coronavirus outbreak […]

A passion for serving customers



Erin Bryan, soprano, sings as Scott Gendel plays piano inside the Thrasher Opera House. The performance will be aired Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. on YouTube as part of the Green Lake Festival of Music’s “Cabaret & Cabernet: A Celebration of Songs, Sweets & Sharing.”  submitted photo by Joe […]

The show must go on


A fish crib is lowered into Big Green Lake. The crib is designed to protect small fish from larger fish and preserve the lake as a habitat for aquatic life. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz In the 1980s and ’90s, roughly 150 fish cribs were placed in Big Green […]

Providing fish a habitat for the future



TWO LADIES CLANK glasses at a past Sip & Shop on the Fox event. submitted photo by Joe Schulz The Princeton Chamber of Commerce hosts two wine walks each year, one in spring and one in fall.  This year, however, the coronavirus pandemic put a damper on those plans as […]

Sip & Shop on the Fox


THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC hasn’t taken the smiles off the faces of the Kohl kids from left, Griff, Baylor and Harper, as they enjoy some time in a tube on Norwegian Bay in this Green Laker Photo Contest entry submitted by Sarah Kohls of Pulaski, Wis. by Joe Schulz While numerous […]

Splash: Despite canceled events, there’s still plenty to do!



THE GREEN LAKE Association’s Shine a Light Celebration began with a video that premiered live just before sunset on Aug. 1. Green Lake Association photo by Jennifer Fjelsted  Two months ago, when the Green Lake Association (GLA) reimagined its 11th-annual gala into its first-ever virtual fund-raiser in response to coronavirus, […]

Shine a Light was a glowing success


by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, northern pike, and bluegill What’s not: Smallmouth bass, white bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 Lake trout and northern pike have been the best bites on Big Green Lake as of […]

Lake trout, northern pike best bites on Big Green



The Hummingbird House features one queen bed, two lofted twin beds and pullout sofa. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Bayview Landing Ice Cream Parlor has always had a special place in Loni and Ryan Meiborg’s hearts.  Before they were married, they’d come to Green Lake from Illinois each summer […]

A place close to the heart


Gus, the Goose Blind mascot, holds a tray of shots. This year, the restaurant celebrates 35 years of being owned by Mary Rowley. submitted photo  by Joe Schulz Thirty-five years ago, Mary Rowley saw a void in Green Lake’s restaurant scene.  At the time, the area had plenty of fine […]

Flocking to retirement



Tanya Schwartz-Roeper, right, and son Oliver display projects made at a previous “Papermaking Party.” Schwartz-Roeper is offering Papermaking Parties again this summer by appointment. submitted photo by Joe Schulz When Tanya Schwartz-Roeper got an Arnold Grummer Papermaking kit for Christmas 25 years ago, it set off a fire inside of […]

Fun with paper


FROM LEFT, Rita Hermanson-Mueller, Mark Mueller and their granddaughter, Jade, smile under the tent Rita has used at local art fairs for years. This year, she’s switched from selling pottery and paintings at art fairs to selling from her home. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Nestled on a farm […]

Potterita lives up to nickname



Thomas Eddy works to help rescue an osprey, who became stuck in a tree Wednesday, July 8 when it got tangled in discarded kite string. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Every morning at 7 a.m., Freeland Film Festival Coordinator Evelyn Galster walks around the neighborhood.  But Wednesday, July 8, something […]

Team effort helps free stuck osprey


ROCHELLE AND RICK Ford, second and third from left, hand the keys of Ford’s Gathering to Lindsay Krueger, left, and Micayla Merrifield. Studio 708 photo by Joe Schulz When Ford’s Gathering Wine & Craft Beer Bar closed its doors in March due to COVID-19, it was unknown when — or […]

Ford’s Gathering is under new management



GARRETT CLARK, third from right, is presented a $500 donation for his Eagle Scout Project, which is a bike repair station for a trailhead at Town Square Community Center. Pictured around him are, from left are Sheila Pulice, Rich Grennan, Marge Bostelmann, Marge’s granddaughter Maggie, Mike Pulice, Tom Batty and […]

Scout shifts gears to bike repair station


The Community Street Bash is one event that is in jeopardy of joining a long list of other events in Green Lake County to be canceled or moved virtually due to COVID-19. As of right now, Harvest Fest still is on as scheduled. submitted photo  by Joe Schulz Green Lake’s […]

GL events continue to fall victim to COVID-19



Joe Schulz displays the items he found at the Princeton Flea Market, the majority of which were Green Bay Packers related. submitted photo by Joe Schulz The coronavirus continues to affect everyday life in the United States, but you wouldn’t know it if you drove through Princeton on a Saturday […]

Splash: Reporter scores nice finds at Princeton flea market


Researchers install buoys in Green Lake to monitor water quality data. The more data scientists can gather, the more the Green Lake Association can adapt projects to make a bigger impact. submitted photo by Kristen Pieszko Rasmussen As the Green Lake Association (GLA) takes its annual fund-raiser online this year […]

Fund a need for Big Green