Festivals and Events

FIREWORKS ERUPT OVER Dartford Bay last year. As of right now, the Fourth of July celebration in Green Lake is still scheduled. Joe Schultz photo by Joe Schulz The coronavirus pandemic has forced event planners and community leaders across Green Lake County to tear up their initial plans for this summer. […]

Local leaders provide tourism outlook

A FOOTBALL AUTOGRAPHED by the Green Bay Packers will be one of the silent auction items at this year’s Harvest Fest. The silent auction will run Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz At the end of September each year, more than 100 […]

Celebrate Fall at Harvest Fest

Folks participate in a papermaking workshop at last year’s festival. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Those coming to Town Square this October will be treated to a variety of new artwork. Arnold Grummer’s third-annual Midwest Paper Fest brings paper artists and art enthusiasts together Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 […]

For the love of paper

Thrasher Opera House fills before the opening night’s film begins. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Cars lined Green Lake streets and the Thrasher Opera House was packed last week Friday for the return of the Freeland Film Festival. Event Coordinator Evelyn Galster noted festival attendance was better the second […]

Let the film roll

Thrasher Opera House staff and board members dress in Mardi Gras finery to encourage folks to come to the venue’s 2019 Party for the Arts Saturday, Sept. 21. Playing a jazz tune in front are, from left, Jason Menting, Roger Gundlach, Tim Lyke and Steve Yeomans. Full of nonsense behind […]

Bringing the party to Green Lake

The Freeland Film Festival’s Opening Night Film will be “Children of Bal Ashram,” with filmmaker Leonard Morris attending. Morris has been an advocate for children before Congress and internationally. Morris will be available for questions from the audience once the film ends. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Parked cars line the […]

Marching back to Green Lake

MIKE AND JILL Havey smile, happy to see more than 1,000 people in attendance at the 2019 Community Street Bash they sponsored. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz A sea of people flooded Water Street, between the Dartford Mill Pond and Town Square, as music echoed for blocks serenading an […]

Thanks to Haveys, GL hosts largest street bash

Mary Lou Neubauer describes Lena Baker’s life as a socialite in the roaring ’20s. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz On Saturday Aug. 24, I decided to watch tombstones come to life at the city of Princeton’s Guided Cemetery Walking Tour. I’ve always been a bit of a history nerd, so […]

Lessons from the grave

Princeton Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Ted Kuklinski has a grilling untensil in one hand and a bottle of barbecue in the other as he gets ready for the Puckaway Pigfest, which benefits the fire department. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz If you’re camping at Lake Arrowhead in Montello Saturday, […]

Turning up the heat on bbq

At right, Julie and Bob Dethloff of Green Lake serve up their “Grateful Red” team chili to a long line of hungry folks. The Dethloffs’ first-place trophy from the 2014 State Chili Cookoff is prominently on display. Maic D’Agostino photo by Joe Schulz For more than 35 years the Wisconsin State […]

Chili Party

Whooping Crane Festival committee members Carol and Greg Bielski are ready for another fun filled festival. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Each year, Princeton’s Whooping Crane Festival educates folks about the importance of preserving the endangered species. But this year, it will do so without the help of one of […]

Not easily grounded

FROM LEFT, co-op members Lelia Ziebell, Donna Marquart and Sue McConnell encourage folks to stop by Town Square Saturday mornings or to take a stroll through the corner store. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz In the early days of Town Square, Board President Fran Hill approached former Green Lake County […]

No longer just a Corner Store

GETTING A HEAD start on the first-ever Green Lake half-marathon (13dot1) in 2010 are committee members, from left, Sandie Quade, Kristin Galatowitsch, Wendy Schultz, Ellen Koeppen and Dr. Tom Kloosterboer. Jonathan Bailey photo by Hannah Tetzlaff After nine years of running the race, it was time to pass the torch. Part […]

Splash: As the finish line approaches, organizers remember 13dot1

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

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

GREEN LAKE ASSOCIATION Communication & Project Manager Jennifer Fjelsted has stars in her eyes and one in her hands as she prepares for the organization’s “A Night Among the Stars” gala. The event takes place Saturday, Aug. 3 beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Shoreline Boat Center Showroom. submitted photo by […]

Reaching for the moon

Encouraging folks to either participate or volunteer at the Green Lake Half Marathon are,  from left, Matthew Gordillo, Tracy Matthias, Ali Rossberg, Tom Schultz, Wendy Schultz, Kristin Galatowitsch, Dennis Galatowitsch and Sandie Quade. submitted photo by Joe Schulz In November 2018, after bringing runners to the area for nearly a decade, […]

New name, same race

Displaying a piece of promotional artwork made by the late Lester Schwartz are, from left, Green Lake Festival of Music Executive Director Laura Deming, historian Sylvia Richards and board member John Roesch. submitted photo by Joe Schulz For the past 40 years, the Green Lake Festival of Music has been building […]

40 years of music and education

White tents line Dartford Mill Pond at Playground Park for the Green Lake Fine Arts Show. submitted photo by Joe Schulz More than 100 artists from all over the Midwest will exhibit and sell originally designed and hand-crafted pieces at the 47th Annual Green Lake Fine Arts Show. Tents displaying multiple […]

A fine arts show with a beautiful view