Opera house fund-raiser will feature movie-premiere  theme Saturday, Sept. 17 Thrasher Opera House Executive Director Maria Dietrich, left, pretends to be paparazzi as Development Director Rachael Avery strikes a celebrity-worthy pose on the red carpet.    Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Johnny Cash, Sonny and Cher among other celebrities […]

Thrasher gala unrolls red carpet

THE MUMM FAMILY of Ripon and others enjoy the musical offerings of a singer in downtown Ripon during the most recent “First Friday” event, held in early August.  Ian Stepleton file photo  By Ian Stepleton For years, when I’ve visited the town in which my parents live these days, I’ve […]

First Fridays looking up in downtown

44th-annual Green Lake arts show will return Aug. 13-14 VISITORS FILL THE aisle between booths last year. Laura Lyke photo by Hannah Tetzlaff High quality art and the verdant landscape of Green Lake will blend to create the 44th-annual Green Lake Fine Arts Show Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and […]

Showing some fine creativity

LOOKING JUST A little crazy with their crazy attire are the “crazy” employees of Jillian’s Corner Cottage, 102 S. Fulton St. in Princeton. Pictured are, from left, Joan Giese, Jill Dietz and Brian Farley.     Ian Stepleton photo  by Ian Stepleton Brian Farley has seen some crazy things in […]

Princeton becomes wacky, zany, crazyville!

Pewaukee Water Ski Club will return Saturday, July 30 to Green Lake for ‘Cirque de Ski’ show THE PEWAUKEE LAKE Water Ski Club performs one of its signature pyramids. The group does many tricks throughout the show.    submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff After successfully co-hosting the Green Lake Water […]

Circus on skis is coming to town

BOATERS AND other attendees enjoy a past Boat Jam event, which consists of a live band performing on a barge in  the middle of Norwegian Bay. This year’s event is slated for Sunday, July 17.                 submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff No crowd […]

Boats + music = Jam of the summer

CHILDREN PERFORM under the bright lights of the Thrasher Opera House stage during a past production by the Missoula’s Children’s Theater.  submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter Taking raw talent and spinning it into pure skill, the Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT) transforms local area children into golden actors. […]

Missoula Children’s Theatre opens curtains for acting opportunities

DUFFERS LINE UP for everyone’s favorite game, “Sink the Bismarck,” in Playground Park. Proceeds from the event this year will go towards a new American Legion building.   Connor Cummiskey photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter With rubber ducks, tie-dye T-shirts, golf balls and souvenir cups, the Green Lake […]

Go Fourth with ducks, cups and shirts, oh my!

GETTING IN THE spirit for the Splash Into Summer event are, from left, Al Walker of Green Lake Mercantile, Freddie Walker, Elizabeth Walker of Green Lake Mercantile, Sarah Loberg of Special Properties, Steve Guth of Guth’s End of the Trail Candy Shoppe, Carrie Nolen of Sassafras Coffee and Danelle Smith […]

Splash into Summer June 11th

Sailors line up their boats at the start line, ready to test their mettle against the other competitors. submitted photo Catamaran Regatta returns Saturday, June 18 to Green Lake by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter Winds are picking up and the sails are bursting open as each day passes all […]

Setting Sail

ANGLER YOUNG ANGLER event organizers Krista and Dave Norton hold the trophies that will be awarded to the winning teams Saturday, June 18 in Green Lake. Hannah Tetzlaff photo Nortons will host 8th-annual Angler Young Angler fishing tourney June 18 by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter “My dad was a […]

Casting the Line for Success, Smiles

CHILDREN RAISE THEIR hands on a coaster ride during June Dairy Days last year. Event organizers are trying to be even more family friendly this year.    Laura Lyke photo Annual event also is making push to become more family friendly by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter Markesan will tip […]

June Dairy Days will take its hat off to farmers ...

PETER GARETSON OF Waupun takes off on the 5k route with a confident stride during the June Dairy Days first-ever Dairy Air 5k Run/Walk last year. Laura Lyke photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter A new way to celebrate Markesan’s June Dairy Days is to breathe in the fresh […]

Fun walk added to this year’s Dairy Days

THRASHER STAFF ARE, from left, Administrative Director Martha Janz, Executive Director Maria Dietrich, Development Director Rachael Avery and Programming Director Roby Irvin.           submitted photo Familiar face is new executive director of GL opera house Roby Irvin is only half-joking when he says this was supposed […]

Thrasher staff play musical chairs

PARTICIPANTS WATCH FOR birds in the Sunnyside Conservancy during a past Green Lake Bird Festival.  submitted photo Green Lake will hold its fourth-annual Green Lake Bird Festival Saturday morning, April 30, with activities planned for participants of all manners of bird lovers. The festival will kick off with a special […]

Green Lake cements place as ‘Bird City’ with events April ...

GUY DAVIS IS the son of actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. submitted photo Guy Davis is a talented bluesman, reviving traditional acoustic blues with inspiring originality. Thrasher Opera House will welcome Davis back to the stage Saturday at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of blues. Davis’ 1995 debut, “Stomp […]

Bluesman Guy Davis takes the stage at Thrasher

THIS IMAGE SHOWS a rendering of what a splash pad could look like in Green Lake. The proposal came before the city this week. submitted image by Aaron Becker aaronb@riponprinters.com Look out, Ripon. Green Lake is eyeing your idea. A proposal to create a splash pad came before the Green […]

Green Lake eyes children’s splash pad

Town Square has been working on creating an offering of unique and engaging programs at a nominal fee to members of the community. Opportunities cross a broad spectrum of areas such as the arts, culinary, health and wellness. Remaining classes in January are: Jan. 22: Kathy McLaughlin teaches mosaic making. […]

January offers fun classes