Daily Archives: June 4, 2019


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


Clean Boats Clean Waters volunteers will be out at boat landings around the state, including Green Lake, helping boaters inspect their watercraft and prevent the spread of invasive species. submitted photo By Jennifer Fjelsted Once upon a time, someone took their boat out fishing. After watching their bobber in a standstill […]

Who’s writing the story on Green Lake? We are!



MIKE NORTON holds a 10-pound lake trout that he caught Friday, May 10. submitted photo       by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Occasionally lake trout What’s not: Mostly all other fish Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 According to Walker, […]

Fishing remains on the slow side on Big Green