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Waupaca County Bucket List-Nominate your business!!

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Whether you’ll rise before dawn or snuggle til noon, you’ll appreciate the path less taken in Waupaca County. Don’t follow the crowd, follow your heart while you recharge in our peaceful neck of the woods.  Do what you like, because in Waupaca County, it’s always your day.

County Looks to Generate Buckets of Business

Author:  Bill Zeinert, Waupaca County Tourism Task Force

 

Waupaca County Businesses are invited to apply to be part of the first annual Bucket List. Sponsored by the Waupaca County Tourism Task Force, the bucket lists are designed to highlight the tastes and experiences in Waupaca County that everyone needs to checkout, before they “checkout”.

This Year’s Categories:

1. Best Burger

2. Best Bloody Mary

3. Best Fish Fry

4. Best Parade or Festival

5. Best Day on the Water

6. Best Coffee Shop

7. Best Old Fashion

To apply for participation in the FREE contest a business must do the following:

1. Email the name of your business, the category you are entering and business address to visit.waupaca.county@gmail.com.

2. Submissions must be received no later than June 15th, 2012.

3. Attach at least one picture (but not more than five) to the email

4. Participants receive promotional materials on or before June 21st, 2012.

5. Use the promotional materials in your business, encouraging patrons to vote. Voting is open to anyone and begins June 22nd. To cast a vote, patrons can visit the Waupaca County Facebook page at www.facebook.com/visitWC or scan a QR code from their smart phone. Voting will continue through July 22nd with one voter being randomly chosen to receive a grand prize of $500 worth of gift certificates from county businesses.

City and County wide

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Quilt Auction

There are lots of things happening in Manawa the weekend of June 2nd.  Manawa’s annual city wide rummage, a right of passage for anyone who loves a good rummage sale, there will be things for sale all over Manawa and even beyond.  Just remember one person’s cast off’s are another person’s treasures.  Those living in the Manawa area can sign up at Baylake Bank, the cost is $10 and your name will go into a drawing for Chamber Bucks to be spent right here in Manawa, and your location on a map.  Many people don’t know that we have a large Amish community between Manawa, Clintonville and Marion,  they will be having their 8th Annual Spring Quilt & Consignment auction at Lester Lambright’s farm, 4 miles south of Marion, or 12 North of Manawa on Hwy 110, or from Clintonville, west on Highway C to 110, then right on 110 to the farm.  They are also having a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and a bake sale to support their school.  If you want to look at or even purchase some beautifully handmade quilts, and have an awesome breakfast, this should definitely be one of your planned stops on Saturday June 2nd.

Another happening here in Manawa will be at Keglers Bowling Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. a beer, wine and appetizer festival, the cost is $10 per person.  In case there are some of you who are unfamiliar with Kegler’s, they have a very good selection of beers, many different microbrews and some very nice beers on tap as well.  So you can taste a selection of beers and wine while enjoying some appetizers.  So grab some friends and take a break from the activities of the day and step in for a cold one.

I am very excited that a group of ladies will be having a bridal luncheon here also, the woman who is hosting this luncheon has just some fabulous ideas and I am excited to see how it all comes together.  Perhaps they will allow us to have some photos that we can post.  The Lindsay House is an intimate and beautiful place to hold baby showers, bridal showers, gift openings, or simply to have your out of town guests stay.  Enjoy whatever you plan to do on June 2nd , but always keep in mind, there is always something happening in Waupaca County!

Mustang Round Up

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Mustang

So as some of you know, Manawa is a Rodeo town, a very fitting place for a “Mustang Round Up” car show, don’t you think?  On August 4th, 2012 and for those of you who may be wondering “what if it rains?”, there will be a rain date of August 5th, 2012.   It will be held at the Manawa Masonic Center located on the north end of Manawa at 520 N. Bridge St.  There is no admission for either the show cars or the spectators, all they ask is that you bring non perishable food items that will be donate to the Manawa Food Pantry.  So bring that mustang that your so proud of, either for just owning it or having restored it to it’s formal glory!  There will be different classes listed below, there is also vendor space available inside and outside.  This really is one of the premier spots in Manawa for events, definitely worth it to bring your car and come on out for an awesome day with other Mustang enthusiasts, so mark your calendars and we will see you there!  Check out their website for further updates! http://www.manawamasoniclodge.org/home/mustang-roundup

1964.5-1966     Classic Mustang

1967-1968     Classic Mustangs

1969-1970    Classic Mustangs

1971-1973     Classic Mustangs
1974-1978      mustang11
1979-1986      Four Eyed Fox
1987-1993      Fox Body
1994-1998      SN95
 1999-2004     S197 (New edge)
2005-2009    5th generation
2010-2012     5th generation
2013             5th generation
any year   customized
any year   best of show

Wilderness Springs Trout Farm

Monday, May 7th, 2012

A trout… curious!!!:)))Now let me tell you something, it continually surprises me how much people, yes and I do really mean me, who have no idea what is happening in their own backyard.  So as I drive on Highway 54 heading towards New London, between Northport and New London, you see a sign that says Wilderness Springs  and you wonder what it is, and maybe even ask around however it doesn’t quite resonate with me, because why would it, I am not a fisherman.  Turns out that it is a very cool place, and talk about living a dream.  Kathy Foster’s Dad, Reverend Wally Lange first began the business back in the 60’s with 4 ponds and it has now grown to 30 ponds and hatching over 30,000 trout per year, and even I know that’s a lot of trout.  Kathy and her husband Mike have worked the business while raising their 4 children and working full time.  Imagine how great it is to hear from folks when they come to fish, that they fished there as children and are now coming back with their children and even their grandchildren.  They are open for public fishing from May through September 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   They are located at N4923 Lange Drive New London, WI , their phone number is (920) 982-2386.    The fishing areas are handicap accessible.    A fishing license is not required and there are no limits.  Bait and tackle are provided or  you can bring your own fly rod, or your favorite fishing pole and your favorite lure, no live bait is allowed.  Charges apply to trout caught by weight, cleaning is available and packaged and iced at no charge.  There is a picnic area, and even your dog is welcome as long as it’s on a leash. The trout are in pure artesian fed ponds.  You can check out their website at www.wilderness-springs.com and check out their Facebook  page and be sure to click the like button while your their.

Memorial Day Celebration

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

north dakotaRemember our Fallen Heroes.

Memorial Day is the milepost we all look for to begin our summer fun, lots of cook outs, boating, camping, motorcycle rides, chasing fireflies, swimming and smores and a lot of other wonderful things that we enjoy.  Memorial Day is also a time for us to remember the military men and women who serve all over the world so that we may take part in that freedom.  Join the Disable American Veterans Manawa Chapter #53 in celebration and remembrance of those that continue to serve and those that have gone before us.  The Memorial Day Activities begin at the Royalton Cemetary at 9 a.m. followed by the Symco Cemetary at 10 a.m.  A parade in Manawa is at 11 a.m. come on downtown and see the pride on the faces of our Veterans and show them we support them.

Good things are happening in Manawa!!

Friday, May 4th, 2012

It is one of the things I enjoy most about owning my own business, networking and working together with other businesses.  It makes me so proud to see people who enjoy doing what they do and the pride and love of community that they express everyday through what they do.  I saw one example of this on Facebook recently.  Crosscut Solutions and The Flower Pot right here in Manawa are doing a bit of cross marketing with one another.  Bring in a receipt from your purchase at The Flower Pot to Crosscut Solutions and vice versa and be entered into a drawing for a free flat of flowers or vegetables.  What a great idea.  So go out to Crosscut Solutions and see the creative and beautiful things that Amy Starr has to offer and be sure to like them on Facebook.  For more examples of creativity stop downtown to see Lori Ferg at The Flower Pot, she has many gift items as well as she is incredibly creative in floral design, check out some of her creations on Facebook and click the Like button while your at it.  Do you have weddings, graduations, family gatherings in the coming months? Check out all that Amy and Lori have to offer at their businesses to get your outside and inside spaces looking beautiful.

 

Treasures of the Past Appraisal Fair

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Please sign up to have a family heirloom or collectible or some other antiques appraised.  This is shaping up to be another wonderful community event to not only participate in but to also come on out with friends and family and watch all the action surrounding the appraisal fair.  Mark Moran has been doing these for many years and tells us that not only is the turn out wonderful, a good time is had by all that participate and attend. There will be refreshments and food , as well as John Gunnell will be there to do some slimmed down auto appraisals.  Here are just a few of the comments that Mark has received over the years.

“Mark Moran did an exceptional job at our Antique Appraisal event.  The history and bits of information he included made it educational as well as entertaining.  Regardless of the monetary value, he made each piece important and we heard many wonderful stories.  Mark was professional,  yet he made us all feel as if we were right in our own living room.  We had barely started the program when an audience member asked when we were going to do it again!  I would highly recommend Mark’s Antique Appraisal event.

“Our Friends group, who sponsored the event,  were very pleased with Mark and the rave reviews from the community. Thanks Mark … we’ll see you again soon!”

Land O’ Lakes Public Library

 

My town responded enthusiastically to the Antiques Appraisal Event and we plan to do it again in 6 months or so!  Mark Moran was very pleasant to deal with and his knowledge of the subject matter should be obvious from his credentials. I want especially to pass on that I appreciated how respectful he was with the public about their treasures, whether they were worth anything monetarily or not (most aren’t). People went away feeling satisfied and enriched by the stories they heard.  We are a small public library who can’t afford many programs, and this one was definitely worth choosing.”

Baldwin, Wis., Public Library

Gunner’s Great Garage April Seminar

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

 

It is certainly a feather in our cap, to have John Gunnell of Gunner’s Great Garage in our Community.  He is so knowledgeable and has his ear to the ground and his finger on the pulse of what is going on in the world of collector cars.  He is presenting Lake Speed, Jr. this Saturday April 7th from 9 a.m. until noon.  The topic will be the best oils for collector cars.  Lake comes from a background in stock car racing, his Dad was a well known NASCAR driver.  He has a lot of information to share regarding the new motor oil specs and how classic car owners and high performance car owners should approach the new oil specifications that were introduced in late 2011.  Lake Speed Jr’s seminar at Gunner’s Great Garage will answer these puzzlers and a whole lot more.  Circle April 7th on your calendar and come on out to the seminar.  Please RSVP if possible by calling 715-281-5925 or emailing Gunnellj@TDS.net.

Lessons from the Art

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Big Heart of Art - 1000 Visual MashupsIn one of our neighboring communities, Iola, there is a fun and artistic place and lots happening within it’s walls.  Lessons From the Art grew out of a need that was seen in the Community by it’s owner Tammie Jo Berg.  Lessons from the Art offers music lessons, voice lessons, art classes and a really cool idea “Picasso parties”.  How fun would it be to get together with a group of friends and create pieces of art.  They offer these “arty party’s” for groups of 6 to 15 for $8 per person.  What a great idea to offer for groups of girlfriends, children’s parties, even a group of teens to get together and be creative, or a group of “red hatters” to enjoy time with one another.  Registration must be done a week in advance as they need time to pull together the materials.  On their website http://lessonsfromtheart.com, they give suggestions such as button art, canvas creations, shoe art, tie dye shirts ( come on now, who doesn’t remember tie dye), t-shirt rugs, however you are not just limited to these, custom arrangements can be made.  They have their schedule up for Art classes for the month of April so check them out. Waupaca County is a very large artisan county and this is just one more example of that.  Lessons from the Art has also offered several day long retreats for women, some time to reflect and reconnect with not only yourself but others as well.  Stay tuned for more on this wonderful and innovative place, but for now, check out their website and see how to get yourself plugged into the Artist community that is Waupaca County.

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