THIS IS A sketch of what the Mill Pond Terrace was envisioned to look like. submitted photo by Joe Schulz It took two years, more than 400 donors and the work of 20 contractors, but Mill Pond Terrace’s long-awaited debut is almost here. Its grand opening is set for Tuesday, […]

Mill Pond Terrace is taking shape


ADIRONDACK CHAIRS MADE for pleasant perches for riders on a parade unit that recognized all five branches of the armed services last year. Ariana Hones photo by Joe Schulz Green Lake County gives folks plenty of ways — and plenty of days — to celebrate America’s birthday. Patrons can go […]

Independence for all



U.S. NAVY VETERAN and Green Lake 4 on the 4th Race Director Jeff Blair shows his support for the country as he runs. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Looking to kick off the Fourth of July by supporting local veterans? The first Green Lake 4 on the 4th Race offers […]

Running 4 veterans


OUROBOROS’ Lead Guitarist Nick Czar rocks out. submitted photo by Joe Schulz After forming last fall, the 1970s inspired rock group Ouroboros is set to debut its first album Saturday, June 29 as part of the first-ever Wharf Fest at Deacon Mills Park. Wharf Fest is free with doors opening at […]

Ouroboros will rock Wharf Fest June 29



Freeland Foundation founder Steve Galster, left and IBM Corporate Initiatives Analyst Chris Brown take a quick break May 27 at a Freeland fund-raiser in Chicago. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Green Lake native and Freeland Foundation founder Steven Galster is an environmental and human rights investigator, as well as globetrotter, going […]

Innovative minds


Green Lake Bird and Nature Club Founder Tom Schultz displays his bird painting, which is inside the “National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition.” Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Tom Schultz isn’t your typical outdoorsman. He is an expert bird watcher, but he’s also an […]

Taking flight with his art



WALKING ON THE green to finish off a hole at Mascoutin Golf Club in Berlin are, from left, Jack Tierney, Nick Wielgosz and Braden Perman. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz I will never make fun of golf again. Mascoutin Golf Club in Berlin was the site of my first ever […]

Rookie golfer takes his hacks at Mascoutin Golf Club


HANNAH TETZLAFF, SEVENTH from left, and Timi Robida, sixth from left, are surrounded by campers, staff and fellow volunteers they got know during the summer of 2013. Image captured from Camp Grow Ministries video by Hannah Tetzlaff Ten years ago, a young awkward teenager was enjoying an afternoon camping with her […]

Splash: Visiting Tichora Conservancy, but remembering Camp Grow



Graphic done by Brandi Dolgner by Todd Sharp “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be another year older when you try.” I heard this quote by ski and snowboarding film maker, Warren Miller on a Moth Podcast. It is kind of a nice way of saying you’ll be […]

The Prune: Don’t wait until prunehood to realize your dreams


A commercial angler stands with bins of caught carp — enough to fill a semi-truck. Removing these fish helps to improve and protect water quality in Big Green Lake. submitted photo By Jennifer Fjelsted June is Invasive Species Month in Wisconsin, which means later today you will likely rush to the […]

Not to carp, but where’s my invasive gift?



Linda Alberty proudly displays her catch. She noted in an email to the Green Laker, “My husband and I live in Chicago and have a permanent campsite at Green Lake Conference Center. This is our second year coming to Green Lake and we can’t get enough of it! This place […]

Fishing is starting to heat up on lakes


BEFORE THEY ENJOY birthday cake, Caestecker Public Library Director Linda DeNell, left, and library assistant Stephanie Osheim pay homage to the man who made possible the library’s beautiful, multi-faceted facility 25 years ago: Green Lake philanthropist Thomas E. Caestecker. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Twenty-five years ago, people stood […]

Get Your Popcorn Ready



ABOVE, DAWN Toman holds Kyliee Baumgarten’s hand while Kyliee gets a glitter tattoo from tattoo artist Teri Mandel a couple years ago during the annual “Splash into Summer” and Chalk Walk in downtown Green Lake. The two events have been combined the past few years, offering double fun for residents […]

Splash into summer with chalk, fun June 8


FROM LEFT, Maggie Klung, Allison Disch and Caroline Kluge created their brand MAC Chocolates as an acronym that combined the first letter of each of their names. MAC Chocolates had the opportunity to present its brand at the Maker Faire in Milwaukee. submitted photo by Joe Schulz This June, children in […]

Choc(olates) full of good ideas



THE TOUR DE Ripon, which is organized by Advance Physical Therapy, rewards bicyclists for pedaling to local businesses. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Twenty-one local businesses are coming together to reward physical fitness all summer. The second annual Tour de Ripon is an event being put on by Advanced Physical Therapy […]

Biking for food & beverages


THE UNIVERSITY OF Wisconsin marching band performs for a full crowd at Deacon Mills Park in a recent year. The band will return Wednesday, July 10 and is one of many music options Green Lake has to offer this summer. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Music lovers can unplug their headphones […]

What’s that sound in Green Lake?



Danielle Boerson, right, sells fresh, certified-organic produce at the farmers market. submitted photo by Joe Schulz The Farmers Market at Town Square offers locally grown organic produce, handmade crafts from local artisans, ready-to-eat food and live music Friday afternoons. The market opened its summer season May 26 and will run […]

Blossoming to new heights


Joe Schulz hikes along a paved trail at the Green Lake Conference Center. submitted photo by Joe Schulz The official first day of summer is June 21, but you could say that my summer started a month early. For me, the summer began Monday, May 20 when some friends and I […]

Pay no attention to the lost hiker



KRISTIN AND DENNIS Galatowitsch sit in their new 2017 Airstream trailer, which they will rent through Airbnb and HomeAway to give others a one-of-a-kind glamping experience. submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Traveling where the weather might take her, from visiting friends in Maine or skiing in Colorado. This is Kristin Galatowitsch’s […]

Splash: Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience? Try ‘glamping’


THE PRUNE DEMONSTRATES that he is not tire-d despite biking for 75 miles. submitted photo by Todd Sharp Three days before I’m getting ready for the weekend, ready to ride the Green Lake 100. I’ve anticipated that one year this ride will expand well beyond the organizers’ capacity to handle […]

The Prune: Green Lake 100 ride? Taxing, but not overwhelming