"When I grab my saw, I'm ready to carve," says Ken Schels. "I'm hungry. I wanna make some sawdust. I look forward to it."
Schels may not look like a poet when he’s hauling trees to his sawmill or wielding his chainsaw at a carving competition, but he thinks deeply about trees. Dressed in a plaid flannel and cap, Ken shows me around his Eagle River workshop, stopping at an 11 foot conference table he cut from a single tree from Conover. Trees, Ken says, will tell you a story.
I'm excited to be starting our book group with such a wonderful book. Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart by Carol Wall.
Don't let the title fool you! Gardening is not a requirement for enjoying this book!
This book is about an unlikely friendship between Carol Wall and Giles Owita. Carol compares her neglected unruly garden with her life. She believes her neighbours gardener might be what her yard needs to be renewed and to flourish.
Boulder Junction is celebrating winter this weekend with its Frozen Tozen festival.
As Chamber Director Theresa Smith explains, it starts with an ice fishing tournament on Allequash Lake.
There are prizes for the largest fish as well as the largest total number of inches.
“Any fish that they catch, whether it’s a panfish or whether it’s a northern, or a bass, whatever they catch would be recorded and all of those accumulated inches will be totaled at the end of the day for the awards.”
This festival season Blues Friday host, Dale Zimmerman, celebrates the great musical heritage of New Orleans. Learn how the beat of the street—from 100 year old jazz-funeral brass marching bands to Mardi Gras Indian parades—remains closely tied to the rhythms of everyday life in the Crescent City. Tune in February 20th, 7-8 pm, on Blues Friday.
Roger Hanson, a self-taught engineer and software developer, has been putting his knowledge to use building a magnificent ice sculpture for the city of Superior; but warm weather brought it tumbling down.