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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 real estate broker Ron...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sail Away By Gretchen Z. Feeney

When I think of summer in Green Lake, I think sailing. For many, summer is a time to get away, but I like nothing better than to spend my summer...

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Paddleboarding, by Thom Lemmenes, Owner of Pierless Boat Rentals

Looking for a healthy, inexpensive way to get a new perspective on Green Lake? I wholeheartedly endorse stand-up paddleboarding. It’s a great full-body workout, it gives you a wonderful opportunity to take in the...

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Golf – by Todd Weir, President of the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Owner of Pinnacle Plumbing, LLC

I am very fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of Wisconsin. Green Lake has in its immediate surroundings four stunning courses that provide 99 holes of wonderful golf. The city of Green Lake is home to the oldest golf course in...

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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...

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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 find...

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Coming to Green Lake….BATTLE OF THE BANDS!

Come join us down at Deacon Mills Park for a rockin’ bonanza of fun tunes, good food and cold drinks! Taking place on August 15, 2015 from 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm…hear six bands...

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2015 Concerts in the Park Lineup!

There’s nothing better than being able to hang out at Deacon Mills Park in the warmth of summertime!  Listening to live music, being by the lake, and enjoying a snack or refreshment – doesn’t sound like there’s a better...

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