Seeing Green

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concerts in the park, by kate miller, coordinator of the 2014 concerts in the park series

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, "Music is the universal language of mankind." As a violinist myself,I have long believed that music is an incredible force that has the power to unite humanity, no matterhow different we might be as individuals. I have had the privilege of overseeing...

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Green Lake Harvest Fest, by Dusty Walker, Former Executive Director of the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year in Green Lake, and the Green Lake Harvest Festival is a big reason why. Harvest Fest has been in Green Lake three decades now, and brings thousands upon thousands of guests into “little” Green Lake. Expect to...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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 trails are compiled in a recent publication by the Green Lake Conservancy Land Trust...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 rink in Deacon Mills Park. Created a few years ago by the Downtown Green Lake...

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Parks, by Roberta Martin, Marketing and Program Coordinator at the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

My personal favorite park in town is Playground Park. It’s a great place to visit on Friday afternoons throughout the summer season as there’s place for the kids to play while Mom and Dad check out the local Farmers Market. Just outside of town...

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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...

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