Daily Archives: August 13, 2019


Joe Norton, aka “Mr. Wooden Boat,” demonstrates his love for wooden boats of all shapes — and sizes. The lifelong Green Lake resident, now 72, continues to restore Chris Crafts from the business he created but no longer owns, Norton Boat Works, 535 Commercial Ave. Tim Lyke photo by Joe […]

For the love of Chris Crafts


Co-Owner Zach Johnson pours a mixed drink inside Town Square Tap. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Eight years ago, Zach Frazier was brewing beer inside his home in Minnesota. Today, he co-owns a taproom in the heart of downtown Green Lake. The taproom is located inside of the old Town […]

Mixing it up



The Davidson County Band jams at the 2018 Community Street Bash. submitted photo by Joe Schulz At the end of summer each year, the patch of street between the Dartford Mill Pond and Town Square is blocked off and a large white tent is set up for a free community […]

The bash of the summer


Families take a break from shopping to enjoy the playground equipment at Nathan Strong Park. Joe Schulz photos by Joe Schulz Tuesday nights in Berlin, music echoes down East Huron Street, tents fill Nathan Strong Park and families come together for the Berlin Farmers and Artists Market. The market runs Tuesdays […]

A night at the park



Levee Contemporary co-owner Andrew Blanchard has a tape measure in one hand and coffee in another as he prepares for the work that needed to be done to transform the space into what it is now, top. The space is described by its owners as “clean and comforting, offering a […]

A work of art


FROM LEFT, Berlin native Christie Galow, Francesca and Tatianya pet their baby cow Sweet Cheeks. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Folks of all ages came together for a fun-filled weekend of animal shows, carnival rides and delicious treats at the Green Lake County Fair. The family-friendly event ran Aug. 1 […]

A world of fun at the fair



Pineapple Hill Orchard owner Greg Becker tells Joe Schulz how he switched to smaller apple trees a few years ago. Katherine Swapp photo by Joe Schulz In late July, Greg Becker gave me a tour of Pineapple Hill Orchard, before it opens for the season Labor Day weekend. My girlfriend Katherine […]

A ripening knowledge


A PROPOSED THREE-MILE stretch of trail would begin at the intersection of highways 23 and 49 and connect to Ripon’s Northwestern Trail at County Road PP. Above, it would run parallel but separate from Highway 23. Tim Lyke photo by Hannah Tetzlaff After at least 10 years working to create a […]

Splash: Green Lake Greenways’ bike path hits a bump in ...



EVEN WHEN donning bow tie and tails, the Prune wasn’t too formal to forego his signature blue-and-white striped overalls. submitted photo  by Todd Sharp I’ve been riding my bike by a cluster of magnificent trees just south of the Longbranch Saloon and the same question keeps flashing through my head. […]

The Prune: Smokey Bare?


KERRI LYNCH-COHEN of Chicago shows off her early morning catch while fishing on Big Green Lake in this 2019 Green Laker Photo Contest entry submitted by Donna Lynch of Green Lake.  by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, bluegill, musky and white bass What’s […]

Fishing remains steady on Big, Little Green