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Town Square Tap co-owner Zach Frazier mixes up a smoothie. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz A lot can change in one year.  After opening last summer, Town Square Tap co-owner Zach Frazier realized the taproom needed to adjust its business model to remain viable. “We started out with the […]

Town Square Tap adjusts on the fly


Indy and Pete Cheema smile by a wine display. The couple purchased Malchetske’s on Broadway in 2004. submitted photo by Joe Schulz For the last 16 years, Indy Cheema has been living the American dream.  She came to the United States from India 33 years ago, not expecting to one […]

Living the American dream



Jeremy Stibb prepares to take a photo. Since taking a photography class in high school, Stibb has been taking photos of wildlife, community events and nature. His photos will be on display in Town Square through the month of August. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Jeremy Stibb was […]

An eye for photography


The Hummingbird House features one queen bed, two lofted twin beds and pullout sofa. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Bayview Landing Ice Cream Parlor has always had a special place in Loni and Ryan Meiborg’s hearts.  Before they were married, they’d come to Green Lake from Illinois each summer […]

A place close to the heart



Tanya Schwartz-Roeper, right, and son Oliver display projects made at a previous “Papermaking Party.” Schwartz-Roeper is offering Papermaking Parties again this summer by appointment. submitted photo by Joe Schulz When Tanya Schwartz-Roeper got an Arnold Grummer Papermaking kit for Christmas 25 years ago, it set off a fire inside of […]

Fun with paper


FROM LEFT, Rita Hermanson-Mueller, Mark Mueller and their granddaughter, Jade, smile under the tent Rita has used at local art fairs for years. This year, she’s switched from selling pottery and paintings at art fairs to selling from her home. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Nestled on a farm […]

Potterita lives up to nickname



Thomas Eddy works to help rescue an osprey, who became stuck in a tree Wednesday, July 8 when it got tangled in discarded kite string. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Every morning at 7 a.m., Freeland Film Festival Coordinator Evelyn Galster walks around the neighborhood.  But Wednesday, July 8, something […]

Team effort helps free stuck osprey


ROCHELLE AND RICK Ford, second and third from left, hand the keys of Ford’s Gathering to Lindsay Krueger, left, and Micayla Merrifield. Studio 708 photo by Joe Schulz When Ford’s Gathering Wine & Craft Beer Bar closed its doors in March due to COVID-19, it was unknown when — or […]

Ford’s Gathering is under new management



GARRETT CLARK, third from right, is presented a $500 donation for his Eagle Scout Project, which is a bike repair station for a trailhead at Town Square Community Center. Pictured around him are, from left are Sheila Pulice, Rich Grennan, Marge Bostelmann, Marge’s granddaughter Maggie, Mike Pulice, Tom Batty and […]

Scout shifts gears to bike repair station


Joe Schulz displays the items he found at the Princeton Flea Market, the majority of which were Green Bay Packers related. submitted photo by Joe Schulz The coronavirus continues to affect everyday life in the United States, but you wouldn’t know it if you drove through Princeton on a Saturday […]

Splash: Reporter scores nice finds at Princeton flea market



Charlotte Prellwitz looks up at Shae the golden retriever as they sit next to a lantern during a sunset over Big Green Lake. Ric Damm photo by Joe Schulz As March turned to April, Stephanie Prellwitz began questioning the feasibility of the Green Lake Association (GLA) hosting its annual gala […]

GLA virtual gala will shine a light


Pie Shack owners Karla and Jay Wakeley smile in front of the kitchen of their newly opened restaurant in Berlin. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz In the summer of 2018, Karla Wakeley and her two sisters began selling pie by the slice at the Berlin Farmers & Artists Market […]

Slice by slice, Pie Shack aims to satisfy



Benjamin and Lindy Cloyd enjoy a bottle of wine shortly after opening Riverside Coffee Co. in 2018. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Lindy and Benjamin Cloyd were taking a drive through Berlin in late 2017 when the building at 170 West Huron St. caught their eyes. The structure had a […]

Expansion is brewing


DAN HUTTER SITS in The Moboevo Gallery, located on the first floor of Town Square. It offers a variety of electric and non-electric bikes, scooters, recumbents, surfboards and kayaks. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Green Lake resident Dan Hutter and his friend, Mark Radler, opened Moboevo, a next […]

New shop at Town Square offer bikes, more



SMILING OUTSIDE THE 1967 patrol gunboat are, from left,Vietnam War Veterans Mark Kramer, Jim Nelson, Gary Balthazor, Rich Groeschel and Ralph Warner. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz If you’ve ever driven down South Lawson Drive in the summer, you’ve likely seen a Vietnam War-era military boat anchored in Dartford […]

Splash: Veterans reminiscence while onboard military boat


by Stephanie Prellwitz The Green Lake Association (GLA) recently hosted its first-ever virtual annual meeting.  Viewed by nearly 300 households, the GLA was excited to have their lake-loving message reach far and wide.  For those unable to view the live premiere, that video is available on the Green Lake Association’s […]

7 takeaways from GLA’s annual meeting



A cabin moved by the Amish from the old Camp Grow property is now used as a roadside fruit and veggie stand in Manchester. submitted photo by Joe Schulz When the Green Lake Conservancy deeded the Tichora Conservancy property to the Green Lake Sanitary District in 2018, the estate looked […]

Camp Grow buildings: Where are they now?


The first phase of construction on Lauree’s Trail began in late April and is set to wrap in July. submitted photo by Joe Schulz After roughly nine years of planning, an 18-mile bike path connecting Green Lake, Ripon and Berlin is becoming a reality, and a recent stewardship grant from […]

Bike path pedals along with help of grant



A CAMPER USES binoculars to check out the area during a past Green Lake Conservancy Camp. The camp will be virtual this year and will run throughout July. submitted photo by Joe Schulz When Lindsie Wallenfang pitched the idea of a summer camp to the Green Lake Conservancy board of […]

I spy a virtual camp


WHILE COVID-19 doesn’t need to stop people from enjoying the beach, Green Lake County Health Officer Kathy Munsey encourages people to social distance and not share beach equipment with people outside their family. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz While COVID-19 has upended regular life by canceling events and forcing […]

GL County provides tips to enjoy summer safely