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Artists took a deep look inside this year to share their work in the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council spring show “Art Heals: The Healing Power of the Arts.” Some 34 artists shared more than 75 works in a wide range of mediums that spoke to them of healing. Read more

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Every now and then you drive by a location and wonder what’s inside. We’ve been driving through Superior for years and always noticed Gronk’s, a funky little bar with strange signs and a congested parking lot. A sign about an upside-down burger beckons, but we always passed. A few weeks ago …

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Feb. 16 may go down in history books as one of the best days ever to own a snowmobile and get outside. The adventure began as a press release stating that in 1921, Sayner resident Carl Eliason, was building a motorized vehicle that could travel over snow. Not only did he succeed, Tribute Bre…

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Music lovers of all ages will have the opportunity to listen to some of the best folk musicians in the region in a new concert series taking place Feb. 21-April 12 at the Washburn Meditation Center.

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Now that you’ve enjoyed the roast chicken, for goodness sake, don’t throw away the carcass! There’s soup to be made, and this is the perfect weather for enjoying it. Not only will the whole house smell good, but you’ll know every ingredient in the batch.

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Mead is an ancient alcoholic beverage that some experts believe predates wine. If you ever want to have fun with a group of wine connoisseurs, just ask them what came first! The story goes that a tree with a bee hive cracked, allowing rain water to seep inside where natural yeast caused ferm…

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When one goes to see a community theater production, the emphasis is usually on “theater” – that polished final product that transports an audience to another place and, at its best, offers a transformative experience. In the Rick Abbot comedy, “Play On!” the emphasis instead is solidly on t…

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What makes a happy home? One London family finds the answer with the help of a magical nanny in the musical “Mary Poppins,” coming to the Ashland High School stage Jan. 18-20.

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Malted barley is important for beer and a good subject for beginning brewers because barley is the plant engine that pulls the beer train. Barley uses the sun to convert water and carbon dioxide into simple sugars. Enzymes help chain sugars into long starch molecules providing energy reserve…

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The story of the nativity is a story of miracles — yet because it such a familiar story, for many the miraculous has become mundane. Angels, shepherds, and wise men. Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in a manger. All familiar characters in the same story heard year after year after year.

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A children’s production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” opens Friday. In the play, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem — and the fun — when the…

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Charles Dickens' classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge's redemption will take the stage Dec. 8 for the White Winter Winery's special holiday dinner theater event, "A Dickens of a Christmas.”

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WASHBURN – One of the most difficult aspects of good newspaper journalism is its short lifespan. A newspaper story lives out its life in one short day on a printed page or fleeting electrons on a web page, often never to be seen again unless sought out with the help of an Internet search eng…

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The 2018 Big Water Film Festival is the biggest yet — bringing more films to more venues than ever before. This celebration of independent film making, taking place Wednesday through Saturday, includes a diverse array of films from regional directors and films from around the globe. This yea…

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As Diane Lutz walks across the half-constructed set of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” she becomes increasingly animated, pointing out the shells of what will become three grand Roman homes. She chuckles while looking at the cartoonish panels created by Bayfield's Bob Holto…

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Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to millions as Dr. Suess, created bright-colored worlds filled with talking cats, thoughtful elephants, incredulous children, and even a mean, green Grinch. Young and old can take a trip into the amazing imagination of this children's author in the Chequamegon The…

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The Chequamegon Symphony Orchestra with conductor Jesika Cane and piano soloist Joni Chapman will present “Romantics to Contemporary” Saturday at the Alvord Theatre on the Northland College campus.

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It’s that time of year when the zucchinis are everywhere. You’ve tried to give them to the neighbors and cousins, stuffed them in mailboxes and left them on porches, even checked to see if someone left their car door open, so you could tuck one on the seat! OK, even if you haven’t, admit tha…

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It’s Friday, and time to prepare for another delicious Farm-to-Table dinner at Farmstead. Fall is in the air, with a tinge of color on the sugar maples north of the garden. I have my Rubbermaid tote in one hand and a potato fork in the other. Frequent rains mean it’s rubber-boot weather as I…

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It’s a shame that The Mavericks often are thrown into the catch-all bin of country music with such disparate artists as Willie Nelson and Reba McEntire

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What can happen when four intelligent, funny (and wildly different) women wrestling with personal demons are tossed together for cocktails and conversation? The beginning of a journey that is intimate, heart-wrenching and fulfilling – with plenty of laughs along the way.

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From June 15 to Sept. 15, music lovers can see and hear an amazing array of talent under the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua tent. Anchored by the Blue Canvas Orchestra and the historical musical house shows that are the Big Top foundation, this year's lineup is punctuated by shows from Bud…