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Leapin’ Leprechauns

Monday, February 28th, 2011

It is that time of year again to celebrate the Irish heritage in New London. An entire calendar of events is planned for March 14th thru the 19th, beginning with the 14th, when Leprechauns change the name of the City to New Dublin for the week, you can see them appear at different locations around the City, including in Northport, which will be named North Dublin for the week. Perhaps you’d be more inclined to celebrate “Hooligan Day” on Tuesday and enjoy a tastey plate of corned beef and cabbage at various local eateries around the New Dublin area. On Wednesday, Irish Caroling will be featured at St. Joseph residence and Franklin Park apartments, song sheets are provided and it begins at 5 p.m. in the lobby of St. Joseph. On Thursday March 17th at the New London High School Auditorium there will be Irish Entertainment, featuring the songs, dances and infectious irish humor. Admission is free and the public is welcome. On Friday at Crystal Falls Banquet Hall they will be having and Irish Ceili (kay-lee), a traditional gathering of family and friends celebrating music & dance, at 7 p.m. Perhaps you’d like to celebrate in even more of an Irish tradition, bring on Finnegan’s Wake, it begins at Pup’s Irish Pub in Northport at 8 p.m. and travels to different local establishments. You will see plenty of kilts and listen to plenty of Irish humor. It is quite a sight and alot of fun is had by the participants as well as the public every year. Saturday will bring Irish Fest under the big top near Festival Foods in New London from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with entertainment featuring Sheamus Fitzpatrick and Reilly. Entrance fee to Irish Fest is $5 for the entire day. The largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wisconsin will be held at 1 p.m., including bagpipes and marching bands. Additional information can be found at

2010 Holiday Craft & Gift Show

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

It is that time of year again for the Annual Holiday Craft & Gift Show at Little Wolf High School right here in Manawa.  It will be held on Sunday December 5th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. located at Little Wolf High School at 515 E. Fourth St right here in Manawa.  There are over 85 vendors this year offering a great variety of items, many of them are handmade.  Admission for Adults is $1, children 12 and under are admitted free.  There will be babystitting and craft activities available as well.  Lunch and homemade desserts are for sale as well during the event. The Holiday Craft & Gift Show is sponsored by Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Also going on during this event will be Santaland, which will be held right here at Lindsay House Bed & Breakfast.  Santa will arrive on a horse drawn wagon and you can meet Santa and talk with him from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be hot chocolate and cookies served and wagon rides being offered as well, they will leave the Bed & Breakfast and ride up to the High School where the Craft Fair is being held.  You may also have a tour of the Bed & Breakfast all decked out for the holidays.  They will be accepting donations for the Manawa Food Pantry, so please bring an unwrapped toy and/or non perishable food item.  Santaland is sponsored by the Manawa Chamber of Commerce

Photography Exhibit

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

For those of you who are from the Waupaca County area, you may know Trey Foerster, who was for many years the editor of the Iola Herald and the Manawa Advocate.  What some of you may not know is that Trey is a very talented photographer, constantly shooting pictures and working to show Waupaca County in the best light.  We would like to celebrate along with Trey an exhibit of his work at the Gerold Opera House in Weyauwega.  Meet Trey this Friday October 8th @ 5 p.m. and view his photographs which will be on display thru the month of October Fridays 4 to 6 and Saturdays 12 to 4.  You can also check out Trey’s work at  It is exciting when we have these exhibits and shows in our communities around the county.  Waupaca County is a very large artisan county and this is just one more example of that.  The Gerold Opera House is located at 136 E. Main St. in Weyauwega, and check out their website @  They also have other events and even movies.  This is a jewel in the Weyauwega community as well as a wonderful offering within the county.  Get out and see what all the communities within Waupaca county have to offer…and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.

Farm Market & Craft Fair

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

It’s true, who can believe that fall is here already.  It seems that just yesterday we were celebrating the beginning of summer, however time certainly marches on thru the change of seasons.  Cooler days and nights, sleeping with the windows open and yes even pulling back out the cooler weather duds.  Here in Central Wisconsin it is festival time, all different sorts.  In Manawa you know that fall has arrived not only due to the cooler weather and the changing leaves but it is the Farm Market and Craft Fair, held the third Saturday in September each year.  In year’s past we have had alot of fun with the pie eating contest, too funny to see people digging into pies face first and showing their enthusiasm for all things pie.  This year we will mark the day with our first annual chili cook-off, a way to showcase all the different and delectable ways that chili can be made.  I have encountered people who are big fans of noodles in their chili, you have the standard chili lovers, and then those who like to crank up the heat factor.  We hope to have all different genres of chili competing at our chili cook-off. The entrants will be vying for a $100 first prize, $75 second prize and $50 third prize all paid in Chamber Bucks, as to support local businesses.  After the judging, we will be selling the chili for $1 per bowl and the proceeds will be donated to the Manawa Food Pantry.  There is no charge to enter as this is our first year of holding the chili cook-off.  It is a good warm up (pardon the pun) or practice run if you will, to also compete in the annual chili cook-off held at the Zion Lutheran Church here in Manawa, it is their major fund raiser that they hold each year.  They serve other food along with the chili and it is one price to sample all of the different chili’s that they have entered each year.  So come on out to the Farm Market & Craft Fair this Saturday September 18th, there will be a variety of vendors, pumpkin bowling for the kids and much more.  On 2nd Street in Manawa.  Come out and enjoy the beautiful fall here in Central Wisconsin.

Friday Hot Rod Arrivals

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

We had some additional guests checking in and were again pleasantly surprised to find them driving Hot Rods.  Arrive in style they did, and here are the photos to prove it.  I enjoy this part of this business in a big way, people sharing their hobbies or should I say more accurately their passion for all things automotive.  They are heading for the Symco Shakedown today, which despite some weather challenges is having a phenomenal turn-out. 


Thursday, August 12th, 2010

nonamesUpcoming Screenings



This independant feature film was shot near Wisconsin Rapids and stars some of Hollywood’s up and coming young talent. Wega Arts is proud to present this beautifully filmed story of young adults attempting to come to terms with their life decisions in a difficult, recession hurt community in Central Wisconsin. This film was recently featured at the Wisconsin Film
August 21 – WEYAUWEGA, WI
Screening at the George Gerold Opera House, 7pm.

Past Screenings
Bermuda International Film Festival - Hamilton, Bermuda
*Method Fest Film Festival – Los Angeles, CA
**Phoenix Film Festival – Phoenix, AZ 
Wisconsin Film Festival - Madison, WI
Atlanta Film Festival – Atlanta, GA
Tallahassee Film Festival – Tallahassee, FL
Newport Beach Film Festival – Newport Beach, CA
Big Island Film Festival - Big Island, HI
Milwaukee Oriental Theater – Milwaukee, WI
Mineral Point Opera House – Mineral Point, WI
Performing Arts Center – Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Indianapolis International Film Festival - Indianapolis, IN

*nominated for best actor james badge dale, best actress gillian jacobs and best director kathy lindboe
**won best ensemble cast, best overall acting achievement gillian ja



Saturday, August 7th, 2010

The 13th annual Oktoberfest is being held at Ferg’s Bavarian Village just outside of Manawa on N8599 Ferg Road.  Saturday August 14th.  Music and Entertainment by Peggy Miller and her Button Box friends, Jerry Schneider will also be playing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Freistadt Alte Kameraden will be playing 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.  There is a wooden dance floor and the D’werdenfelser Schuhplattler Dancers will be performing.  There will be a tapping of the keg ceremony and you can meet King Ludwig II.  Visit the German Gift Shop and enjoy German food and refreshments.  Ethnic attire is certainly appreciated and the festival will be held rain or shine.  Advanced tickets are $10 and tickets at the gate are $12.  For information call 920-596-2946.  There is free car, bus, r.v. and handicap parking.  No pets or carry-ins allowed.  Come and enjoy the food , friends and fun that is Oktoberfest….and don’t forget…plenty of polka for everyone!

Music & Memories

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Music & Memories

When:Friday, Jul 30, 2010

Where:Bandstand in Downtown Waupaca

Join us at the City Square by the Bandstand for Music & Memories, from 5-7 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a great evening of entertainment. The Waupaca City Band will follow from 7-8 p.m.

June 6 – Carmen Lee & The Tomorrow River Two
July 2 – Desperate Ottos
July 9 – One For The Road
July 16 – Suzuki Violin Students
July 23 – Frank Sinatra Tribute
July 30 – Ryan Tomski Jazz
August 6 – Blue Collar Blues
August 13 – Jim King
August 20 – U.W. Stevens Point African Dance & Drumming


Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

July 23, 24, 25 2010


Our 43rd annual show

Featuring Minneapolis Moline Tractors

Gasoline engine exibitors can camp free with their engines

Flea Market exibitors have full access to the show.

Friday:Grounds open at noon. Friday evening music Nighthawk


Grounds open at 7am

National Antique Tractor Pull
Pull starts at 11 am Sat July 24
Dance 8pm till Midnight

Sunday Church service on the grounds at 7am

Grounds open at 7am

Threshing, Rock crushing, Sawmills, Fairbanks Morse engines running,
Parade at 11:30am
Polka Music from 1to 3pm
Chainsaw contest begins at 3pm

Tractors, Food, Engines, and much more

Butterfly House opening

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Mosquito Hill Nature Center’s Butterfly House open Wednesday for it’s 16th season.  Butterfly House is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through August 29th. A $1 per person donation is asked to help fray operating expenses of the house. Private guided tours are available for organized groups on Thursdays and Fridays for a fee of $2 per person. For an additional 50 cents, groups may enjoy an ice cream treat following their tour. Advance reservations are required.  The Butterfly House allows visitors to walk among the butterflies in their natural habitat. Visitors may also view the butterfly nursery where they can observe how butterflies are reared for release into the house and witness metamorphosis.  This and other excellent programs are happening throughout the summer and fall at Mosquito Hill, log onto to see what other wonderful things there are to do and see.  Mosquito Hill is located 2 miles east of New London off County S at the end of Rogers Rd.