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Diane Egbert Tells History of Green Lake Through Postcards

Diane Egbert Tells History of Green Lake Through Postcards

Green Lake area’s Diane Egbert has published a new book that contains a curated selection of postcard images drawn from her personal collection built over a dozen years, many of which date from the 1910s and 1920s. The limited-edition book, titled “Dartford Days,” has a one-time-only press run of 500 and will be available for $34 at Town Square Community Center starting Thursday, August 29.

Third Green Lake Community Street Bash Celebrates Local Nonprofits

Third Green Lake Community Street Bash Celebrates Local Nonprofits

A popular end-of-summer tradition is in its third year in downtown Green Lake this Saturday, August, 31. The third annual Green Lake Community Street Bash is a free street party featuring live music, food trucks, drinks and good company.

The rain-or-shine, tented event will take place overlooking the Green Lake Mill Pond on Water Street on Saturday, August 31. The event will feature four local food vendors, a cash bar, and live music by the Davidson County Band. The Davidson County Band is a six-piece, high-energy band from Chicago whose repertoire spans new country to well-known classics.

Actress Jane Seymour to Come to Green Lake, WI

Actress Jane Seymour to Come to Green Lake, WI

Jane Seymour will visit Green Lake on the weekend of Freeland Film Festival (September 13-15). Ms. Seymour will be speaking about a new project that her foundation is cooperating on with Freeland Foundation. This panel will be titled: Rewarding Goodness: Can the Technology Revolution Help Save the World? Stay tuned for date and time of this exciting panel discussion!

Boat Jam Moves to Town Square's Mill Pond Terrace

Boat Jam Moves to Town Square's Mill Pond Terrace

Shoreline Boat Center of Green Lake, Wisconsin just announced that its annual lake party, Boat Jam, will have to relocate to land due to imperfect lake conditions. The event will be hosted on the originally scheduled date of Sunday, July 21, 2019 but the location has changed to the Green Lake Town Square grounds.

Town Square Celebrates Successful White Hot Party Fundraiser

Town Square Celebrates Successful White Hot Party Fundraiser

More than 200 supporters of Town Square Community Center enjoyed a lovely evening at the White Hot Party fundraising event on Saturday, July 13 atop beautiful Sandstone Bluff overlooking majestic Green Lake at the property of the Vandervelde Family. The 2019 White Hot Party was made possible in part by generous sponsors and a team of volunteers. Special thanks go out to Co-chairs Joan Lloyd and Madden for their time and efforts to make the White Hot Party spectacular. Thank you to three local caterers, who teamed to provide food for the event: Goose Blind Grill and Bar, Horseradish Kitchen + Market, and Peppercorn Catering.

The Green Lake Bird and Nature Club to host Bat Presentation at Town Square

The Green Lake Bird and Nature Club to host Bat Presentation at Town Square

The Green Lake Bird and Nature Club will host a program at Town Square titled “The Bats of Wisconsin” on Monday, June 17 at 8:00 pm. This presentation by Tom Wagner will cover the eight species of bats found in Wisconsin, and provide information about their status and ecology, and discuss their great importance to the ecosystems of our state.  He will provide information about identification, habitat, migration, and reproduction – as well as the benefits of bats to humans. Besides being voracious feeders on mosquitoes and other flying insects, they also serve an important role as seed dispersers.

Town Square Honors Arnetveit with Volunteer of the Year Award

Town Square Honors Arnetveit with Volunteer of the Year Award

More than 40 Town Square community center volunteers were recognized at the annual volunteer appreciation celebration, hosted by Green Lake Renewal Board Member Jo Ellen Madden and Ambassador Joan Lloyd.  The event was held at the Greenway House Bed and Breakfast and catered by Kari Schliecher of Bliss Catering in Green Lake last Friday evening.

The Market at Town Square Brings Festive Atmosphere to Downtown Green Lake

The Market at Town Square Brings Festive Atmosphere to Downtown Green Lake

Fresh produce, pasture-raised pork, grass-fed beef, farm-fresh eggs, fresh-baked breads, and made-to-order foods are just some of the signature goods being offered at Town Square’s Friday markets this summer. The season, featuring over 15 new and returning vendors, will kick off Friday, May 24 at 3:00 pm on the Town Square Community Center lawn in Downtown Green Lake.

Personal Trainer Colton Burt to Operate Green Lake Fitness at Town Square

Personal Trainer Colton Burt to Operate Green Lake Fitness at Town Square

Colton Burt, a certified personal trainer and owner of Priority Fitness, will operate and manage Town Square’s Green Lake Fitness, taking over responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the downtown Green Lake 24-hour fitness and exercise facility. A native of Neshkoro, Mr. Burt has been in the fitness business since graduating from Wautoma High School and holds a certified personal training certificate from ACE—one of the country’s top, nationally-recognized certification programs.

Best-Selling Author Mike Maddock to Introduce His New Book at Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Best-Selling Author Mike Maddock to Introduce His New Book at Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Innovation consultant Mike Maddock, in his keynote address at Green Lake Renewal’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards on April 26, will show Green Lake area businesspeople how to use disruptive tactics employed by business luminaries including Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey and Walt Disney. His just-published book, “Plan D: Lessons from the World’s Most Successful Disruptors,” demonstrates how agility, speed and curiosity are now more important than size, and shows what the best disruptors have in common.

Freeland Film Festival Brings Filmmaker Colin Sytsma to Town Square for Public Discussion

Freeland Film Festival Brings Filmmaker Colin Sytsma to Town Square for Public Discussion

Colin Sytsma will be showing clips from his latest film, Stolen Apes, on Saturday, April 27 at the Town Square Community Center. The program will start at 1:00 pm and run for 60-90 minutes. This program is free and open to the public.

Great Horned Owl to Visit Town Square

Great Horned Owl to Visit Town Square

The Green Lake Bird and Nature Club will be hosting a special presentation called, “Snowy Owls Visit Wisconsin” by raptor expert Gene Jacobs on Tuesday evening, March 12th at 6 pm. This free event will be held at Town Square Community Center in Downtown Green Lake and is open to the public.

Santa Claus is coming to Town Square!

Santa Claus is coming to Town Square!

Santa is coming to Town Square and he wants the children of Green Lake and the surrounding area to help him decorate cookies, make crafts and have loads of fun. This and much more will take place on Saturday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 492 Hill Street in Downtown Green Lake.  

Local Artists to Offer Acrylic Pouring Workshop at Town Square

Local Artists to Offer Acrylic Pouring Workshop at Town Square

Artist Teresa Vicars and resident artist Faye Barber-Schmuhl will be demonstrating acrylic pouring techniques at a one-day workshop on Saturday, November 10 from 9:30 am to 12 pm. Cost of registration is $35 and includes all materials. Participants may sign up online at www.greenlakerenewal.org/.

Award-Winning Quilter Pat Ehrenberg Exhibiting at Town Square

Award-Winning Quilter Pat Ehrenberg Exhibiting at Town Square

Pat Ehrenberg is exhibiting her award-winning quilts at Town Square for the fourth year. Ehrenberg has been an avid quilter for more than 30 years. Her art work has been featured throughout the world, from the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington, DC to the People’s Day Festival in Chiba, Japan.

Artist Co-op Hosts Holiday Open House at Town Square December 15

Artist Co-op Hosts Holiday Open House at Town Square December 15

The artists of the corner store co-op will host a holiday sale and open house on Saturday, December 15 at Town Square Community Center in Downtown Green Lake from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Special handmade holiday gift items will be on sale, including jewelry, fabric art, photos, cards and framed art. Visitors will also get a chance to create their own personalized gift tags and ornaments at the co-op’s “Make It & Take It’’ tables for a very small fee.

Papermaking Workshops with Tanya Schwartz Through October

Papermaking Workshops with Tanya Schwartz Through October

Town Square Community Center is hosting Arnold Grummer's second annual Midwest Paper Fest through the month of October. This show features handmade paper art from thirteen artists representing seven different states across the United States. Members of the community are encouraged to come, enjoy the art and purchase their favorite piece before the exhibit concludes. In celebration of handmade paper art, resident Artist Tanya Schwartz will be hosting papermaking workshops at a reduced price of $10 per person and include a guided tour of the exhibit through the remainder of the exhibit. Workshops must be scheduled in advance. To schedule an appointment with Tanya, contact her at tanyapapermaker@gmail.com.

Green Lake’s Kelsey Olmen Installs Little Free Library on Town Square Bike Garden

Green Lake’s Kelsey Olmen Installs Little Free Library on Town Square Bike Garden

Green Lake High School student and Girl Scout Kelsey Olmen recently installed a little free library outside Town Square Community Center. This new community resource was late last month as part of Kelsey’s project for the Silver Award, the highest award for a Girl Scout cadet.

The little free library takes the shape of a small, red wooden box in the middle of Town Square’s bike garden. People of all ages may take a book without having to worry about any costs or overdue fees, and in return, individuals may leave a book for others to read.

Arnold Grummer’s 2nd Annual Midwest Paper Fest to be Held at Town Square

Arnold Grummer’s 2nd Annual Midwest Paper Fest to be Held at Town Square

Arnold Grummer’s Papermaking will launch its second annual Midwest Paper Fest with an opening reception on Friday, October 5 from 6 -7:30 pm at Town Square. A juried exhibition will follow the reception, wherein the winners of this year’s Paper Fest will be announced. The catered event is free and open to the public.