Seeing Green

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Ice Boating, by Julie Jankowski, avid member of the Green Lake Ice Yacht Club

“Tip of the Helmet,” as we iceboaters say, to the GLACC for inviting me to promote something I’m passionate about! The Green Lake Ice Yacht Club, founded in 1908, has been...

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Ice Fishing, by Kara Kinas, of Kopplin and Kinas

The temperature is dropping outside and I'm sitting atop the very spot I boated across this summer, but inside the shanty it's cozy and exciting! The heater is going and the glow of the lake beneath my feet lets me know that...

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Green Lake Festival of Music, by Laura Deming, interim director of the Green Lake Festival of Music

Every spring, a dear friend calls to invite us to one of the many summer concerts of the Green Lake Festival of Music. She always treats us to dinner in Green Lake beforehand, introducing us to other concertgoers who are friends and...

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Green Lake Area “13dot1” Half Marathon and 5K Fun Run, by Wendy Schultz, a board member of the 13DOT1 Half Marathon

Talk about eye-catching scenery!This excitingLabor Day Sundayevent is sure to please both beginner and seasoned runners. Both races start downtown near the Chamber Office and end at Deacon Mills Park, and include beautiful views...

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Boat Jam, by Ryan Meiborg, General Manager at the Shoreline Boat Center

It’s the party of the summer: Boat Jam on Norwegian Bay! Every year, Shoreline Boat Center puts a bandon a barge, puts the barge on the bay, and celebrates the lake lifestyle. Bring your boat or walk the boardwalk to join in the fun. There’s never...

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Biking – by Todd Sharp, avid cyclist and, his weekly “Prune” column in the Green Laker offers readers a cheerfully skewed perspective on the aging process

I've pedaled through the Colorado Rockies, the New York Finger Lakes, the Natchez Trace, the peanut country of Virginia and many roads between. The familiar route around Green Lake is one of the finest I’ve ever taken. Out here, the tranquil farm...

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Hiking – by Thomas Eddy, Adjunct Biology Professor, Botanist, and Author who advocates for Wisconsin natural areas

Walk. Saunter. Stroll. Ramble. Wander. Mosey. Amble. Meander. Hike. Visitors can do all these and more while enjoying the picturesque trails and boardwalks established in and around the Green Lake area. Many of my favorite area...

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Escapade Lake Cruises – by Anna Koplin, Assistant General Manager at the Heidel House Resort and Spa

The only sightseeing tour on the lake, the Escapade keeps the area’s roots alive. The captains set thescene with tales of early inhabitants, all the way through to families who have lived or vacationed here and left their...

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Town Square – by Fran Hill, CEO of Town Square

For the last three years, our beautiful, historic courthouse has taken on a new life as a fabulous community center called Town Square, entirely created and supported by the people of the Green Lake County Area. I am so grateful to have been part of that...

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Thrasher Opera House – by Roby Irvin, the Executive Director of the Thrasher Opera House

Built in 1910, the Thrasher Opera House served as a community center and venue for the performing arts for three decades, until its conversion into a warehouse during World War II. After the war, the building fell silent and slowly descended into disrepair. In 1994, local...

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Ice Skating at Deacon Mills Park or “It’s A Wonderful Ice” by the Green Lake Renewal Project

Over the course of the winter, parts of the lake can accumulate as many as 36 inches of ice. The most convenient way to enjoy it is on the ice...

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Memorial Day, by Mark Kramer, Commander for the American Legion Post 306 and the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year

Shortly after I returned from Vietnam, I marched with the Color Guard leading the Memorial Day parade in Green Lake for the first time. As we turned the corner onto Mill Street, I was moved to see the crowd lining the street. When we passed by, the...

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