Festivals and Events


After searching through the pumpkins, Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Liane Walsh, left, and Roberta Martin pick out their favorite pumpkins in anticipation for Green Lake’s Harvest Fest. Harvest Fest set for Sept. 23 to 25 by Hannah Tetzlaff Like Cinderella’s pumpkin, Green Lake will transform into an enchanted […]

Fall into Green Lake’s largest bash


Berlin Historical Society chairman Chris Kalupa walks past the graveyard at Oakwood Cemetery. She, along with others, will lead groups of people Saturday, Oct. 15 during the 14th-annual Ghost Walk. Hannah Tetzlaff photo Berlin Ghost Walk features theme based on lawyers by Hannah Tetzlaff The Berlin Historical Society will give […]

Corpses within body of law



Attendees socialize at a past From the Land festival. The folk-art event will take place this year, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16.     Folk-art event will take place Oct. 15 & 16 rain or shine by Hannah Tetzlaff Even if it means donning a Native American jingle dress […]

Arts & crafts From The Land




A MEMBER OF the “Tighty Whitey Explosion Chili” team serves up a sample during last year’s Green Lake’s Wisconsin State Chili Cookoff, held at Deacon Mills Park. The event returns Saturday, Sept. 10.               Ian Stepleton photo by Hannah Tetzlaff As Green Lake residents […]

Chili cookoff returns Sept. 10


Crane festival returns Sept. 10 to Princeton A whooping crane lands in a marshy area. The type of bird has seen a steady rise over the past several years.                  submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff In the 1940s, the number of whooping cranes […]

A whooping good time



Reporter learns true value of cars goes beyond money Green Laker reporter Hannah Tetzlaff and her father, Steve, stand next to a red Ford convertible that caught their eye while strolling around the Street Cruzers Inc. Car Show in Berlin.         Cathy Tetzlaff photo By Hannah Tetzlaff […]

Carful of memories


ABOVE, Green Laker reporter Hanna Tetzlaff shows off her new purchase: a snap-on bracelet with three interchangeable centerpieces. Left, Tetzlaff had no idea what to make of the water/oil atomizer.        Hannah Tetzlaff and submitted photos By Hannah Tetzlaff It was a fantastic maze; one I would never […]

Reporter’s search for old items nets interesting finds



Berlin’s Fox Festival will feature wing-eating contest, music & more SHOWING THEIR EXCITEMENT for the upcoming second-annual Fox Festival are, from left, Becky Jenkinson, Alyssa Mattice,  Jack Nation, Ted Huggins, Sarah Kasuboski, Cathy Hargrave and Marty in the Morning of B104.7. Not pictured is Lynda Parman.      Hannah Tetzlaff […]

Foxy fun for everyone


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



The participants with mopeds and scooters line up and ride out to show off their two-wheelers.  submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff There may be no cobblestone streets or stone archways, but Princeton will transform into Italy Saturday, Aug. 20 as the Shops of Water Street hosts its second-annual Festa Della […]

Scoot into Princeton Aug. 20 for Vespa celebration


GLA will celebrate anniversary of protecting the lake July 30 with 1950s-themed gala The Green Lake Association swings back to its origins in 1951 by forming its own Rat Pack out of the relatives of its founding members. From left are Peter Vandervelde (Frank Sinatra), Joseph Pregont (Dean Martin), Bur […]

Hats off to 65 years



Olympic-themed county fair will run Aug. 4 to 7 in Green Lake A TRACTOR PULLS a load at a past Green Lake County Fair. This year, the fair will feature a tractor pull Thursday and Friday.        submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Displaying their skill like the athletes […]

Forget the blue ribbons, go for gold at GL Fair


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



by Hannah Tetzlaff Reggae music, splashing children and sizzling meat are the siren songs that lure boaters and visitors to Heidel House’s beach, year after year. Heidel House is hosting its 23rd-annual Sunsplash beach party Saturday, July 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., where people will come from all […]

23 and counting … Sunsplash is a favorite


A TABLE IS prepared in the third floor ballroom of Town Square. In case of rain, the Farm to Table Dinner will move from the Town Square lawn to the ballroom. Hannah Tetzlaff photo Green Lake Town Square meal focuses on putting locally grown food on plates by Hannah Tetzlaff […]

From the farm to the table



MARY ROWLEY HOLDS her restaurant award. submitted photo Mary Rowley, owner of the Goose Blind Grill and Bar in downtown Green Lake, recently was honored as the Restaurateur of the Year by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA). The Restaurateur of the Year is the industry’s top honor and is given […]

Restaurant association honors Green Lake’s Mary Rowley


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