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Lobsterfest

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

 

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So you have to admit, the thought of being able to attend Lobsterfest in a small town in Central Wisconsin, is a pretty unique thing.  Yes of course, we all know that there are other Lobsterfest’s around the country, and even national chain restaurants have them occasionally.  Shaunie B’s,  in Ogdensburg ( affectionately called “The Burg” in these parts) is going to be having their first annual Lobsterfest July 14th, from 4 p.m. to ?.  There will be live music, a corn roast, steak and the stars of the show, steamed and grilled fresh, whole, Maine lobsters and I am sure plenty of delicious, melted Wisconsin butter for dipping.  I will also say that Maine lobster is absolutely succulent and flavorful and just downright yummy, the thought of it is making my mouth water.  Enjoying it in a very relaxed and fun atmosphere is also part of the fun.  Bring your friends and come on out to Shaunie B’s on July 14th and relax with a lobster and a brew, and not necessarily in that order, after all this is Wisconsin!

*Contact them at 920-244-7816 ,they are located at 408 Main Street in Ogdensburg

 

Little Creek Music Festival

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

You have to love any event that is associated with the phrase “the music goes on forever, the party never ends”.  This is the mantra of the Little Creek Music Festival, this Saturday June 9, 2012, from Noon until Midnight.  See The Arkdale Ramblers, Loose Strings, The Heartland String Band, and of course my personal favorite, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, which is such a great name and who else would or could put out their latest CD “Pig Tails and Coffin Nails”! Little Creek Music Festival is held at Steingraber’s Farms located at N7098 Bestul Road just outside Manawa.  Even some local favorites, Jeanne Bauer, Tammy Drath, Bourbon Creek, John & Cindy Evans. There is “rough camping” available for $5.00 per person, please call in advance if possible 920-596-3607/920-538-2072 or send an email to steinray@wolfnet.net.  Bring a chair, bring a friend to The Best Little Music Festival and enjoy some wonderful music and time to sit and enjoy the beauty of Central Wisconsin.

 

Tough enough to plant pink event

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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Crosscut Solutions Greenhouse at E5763 County  Rd B, just outside Manawa,  is having a “Plant Pink” event, I participated in this event last year and what a great time.  Planting flowers, which in my humble opinion is way more fun than weeding! I was able to meet and visit with people that I don’t get the opportunity very often to meet and visit with, and owner Amy Starr is always ready with a friendly smile, and that this is an event that benefits breast cancer research is a bonus.  So give Amy a call at Crosscut Solutions at 920-596-2330 and sign up, it will give you a chance to take a breather and make yourself or someone you love a beautiful pot of flowers, and you get your name in a drawing for a hanging basket, what’s not to love about that!

Sign up now to support breast cancer research and go home with a pot of pink flowers!!

June 2nd & 9th.  9am – 5pm.

Your $20.00 pre-registration includes:

  • assortment of flowers
  • HOPE Garden Gloves
  • a spot at the planting table
  • a 10″ pot filled with potting soil
  • entry to win a free hanging basket

 

Guts Frisbee Wisconsin Guts Championship

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

 

 

 

You might want to ask me….what is Guts Frisbee, well to the average person, they might inaccurately call it “Frisbee or Disc Golf”, however don’t let a die hard Guts Frisbee player here you categorize it like that. To those folks it is altogether different, Guts is a sport played between two teams of one to five players each. The objective is to be the first team to score 21 points. To start play, each team lines up facing each other 14 m apart. Play is accomplished by a player attempting to throw the disc toward or at the opposing team and within the reach of at least 1 player of that team, in such a manner that the opposing team cannot make a clean catch. Scoring is contingent on the success or failure of the throwing team. A good throw, without a catch, results in a point for the throwing team and a bad throw results in a point for the receiving team.  It seems pretty straight forward, but nothing is ever as simple as it seems, or at least not in my world.  At the Wisconsin Guts Championship to be held at Hatten Park in New London, there will be Team from all over the Midwest, and teams with names like “Appleton Assassins” or “Blame the Dog”, you just wanna check it out.  There is going to be a Players Party Saturday night at The Waters, featuring live music by the ever popular and incredibly talented Mike & Brian Experience from 9 p.m. to 1 p.m., and just in case there are some of you out there who haven’t heard Mike & Brian before, come out and hear them, it is a good time to be sure.  For more information on exactly what Guts Frisbee is and where you can play or how you can get started check them out on the web at www.gutsfrisbee.com.

   

Remington’s Quality Foods is celebrating!!

Friday, April 27th, 2012

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Remington Quality Food’s right here in Manawa is celebrating their 5 year anniversary, starting next week.  These are the moments to celebrate in our community, Dean and Wendy brought a grocery store back to Manawa after we had not had one for almost a year.  Such a monumental task at the time, and they really are such a cornerstone of our community and work to preserve this small town way of life that we all appreciate and cherish.  So to celebrate there will be free cake, coffee and kool-aid offered all week long, along with many other tasty samples.  On Wednesday May 2nd, there will be a chicken brat demo and a visit from Cooper the Gold n Plump chicken.  On Friday May 4th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a Kornucopia popcorn demonstration, and at 5 p.m. Dave & John will be there with Flavor 8 soda, you may remember we did a blog post a few weeks ago about them and their sodas.  On Saturday May 5th, the American Legion Manawa Post 226 will be passing out free flags while they last, there will also be a Brat Fry from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and in Wisconsin, there isn’t just about anything more American than the Flag and a Brat Fry.  For Sunday May 6th from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. our neighbors from Dupont cheese will be at Remington’s offering samples of their fine cheese, and let me just say fresh Colby cheese from Dupont is a very fine thing indeed, you can check out more about their cheese at www.duponcheeseinc.com.  So come on out next week and help Dean and Wendy and the friendly staff at Remington’s Quality Foods celebrate 5 years in our community, stop by and let them know how much we appreciate them!

Waupaca Fine Arts Show

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Waupaca County is a very large artisan county.  Many potters, painters, fabric arts, quilters, glass and metal artisans call Waupaca home.  Not only for it’s beauty but also for the vibrant art scene as well.  Here is just one more example of that.  Opening Sunday April 29th from 1 until 7 and running until the following Friday May 4th.  Their opening night premier is on April 30th from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. , there will be appetizers, a cash bar and music from 3 Clowns/No Circus.  Enjoy an evening of art and contemplation.  The artists are from the Upper Midwest, Wisconsin and also our local area.  For additional information visit their website at www.fineartsfestival.org or contact Bill & Lee Schultz at 715-258-5060 for more information.  This is what is known as a “juried show”.  Which if I understand correctly, a juried show means there is a committee that is choosing the art for the show.  So there is a selection process and the art you will see at this particular show is from professionals to students and in between.  So come to the Waupaca Expo Center and enjoy a taste of the Waupaca Art scene, and once again immerse yourself in one more reason people love Waupaca County.

Winter Wonderland Ball

Friday, February 24th, 2012

We love to blog about fun happenings in our area, and if they are fun and for a good cause so much the better.  Dust off those prom dresses, bridesmaids dresses, powder blue tuxedo’s, suits and come on out to The Winter Wonderland Ball this Saturday February 25th @ Bear Lake Resort from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.  Perhaps you were never able to go to your prom, for one reason or another, don’t miss out on your chance to get dressed to the hilt and party and just think….no curfew.  The proceeds are going to support Jurnie’s Shelter, the future domestic shelter in Waupaca County.  Tickets are available for purchase at the door $17 for a single/$35 per couple. There will be 50/50 and paddle wheel raffles, as well as appetizers and free beer.  Dreams West Photography will be available for pictures until 10:30 p.m.  Grab a group of friends and come on out and have a ball.  You can find out details and more information about Jurnie’s Shelter at  http://www.wix.com/jurnies_shelter/home#!__events.

*The poster was designed by Shawn Buchholz owner/designer at Carbon Freckle located in Manawa. Check out more of Carbon Freckle’s unique designs on their Facebook page.

 

A “Revolution” al Beer and Wine Tasting

Friday, February 24th, 2012

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The 5th annual Beer tasting event is being held at Crystal Falls Banquet facility in New London.  This year’s event will feature of course beer and wine, soda,  and hors d’oeuvres the ever popular Sundrop slushy!  The entertainment for the evening is Revolution they will be performing immediately after the beer tasting until midnight.  Tickets will be available at the door for $25 each, $10 tickets are also available for purchase for those “designated drivers”.  Double J shuttle will once again be helping to make this a safe event, they will be available for rides home for free for those living in the New London City Limits,  if you live outside the New London City limits, they can shuttle you home for a small fee.  Come on out for a fun event and enjoy some brews and wines that maybe you haven’t sampled before or to just enjoy the hors d’oeuvres  and a slushy, and meet new people.  Grab a group of friends and come on out and enjoy!

Snodeo 2012

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Although it certainly hasn’t seemed like winter here in our area, these last few days of bitter cold have reminded me that winter is just waiting in the wings to show itself yet again.  The Northport Riders are ready to host Snodeo this weekend and pull off another fabulous event.  Friday night will feature Vintage Oval racing under the lights, registration starts at 3 p.m. on Friday the 17th, practice from 4 to 6 and the event is from 7 to 9.  Saturday is Lake Cross racing with registration starting at 7:30 a.m.  There will be radar runs hosted by the Manawa Lions Club and lots of other things happening.  There will be food and refreshments available on site as well.  This will all be taking place at Bear Lake just a few miles South of Manawa.  Come on down and check it out, this event is possible through generous sponsors and hard working volunteers.  Check out http://www.northportsnowriders.com/index_files/Page371.htm for more information.

Musical musings at the Manawa Steak House

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

 

We have had the good fortune and fun to have these ladies playing here at our Inn, and they will once again be featured on March 17th at Smith’s Manawa Steak House.  Joyce, Ann and Laurie have alot of fun together and that really shines through in their music.  It is not only a treat to hear music live, but knowing that they have so much fun doing it is what sets these ladies apart.  It is wonderful to have them playing at a local restaurant right here in Manawa.  So come on out and enjoy a delicious, ample dinner at the Steak House while enjoying the musical selections of Ivory Winds with Strings Attached!

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