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 www.waupacacountyphotography.com. 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 @ www.wegaarts.org. 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.
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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.
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.
SPECIAL SCREENING of NONAMES August 21st
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. email@example.com
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
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
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
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
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 www.mosquitohill.com 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.