Eagle River http://wxpr.org en Artarama Comes to Eagle River for 42nd Year http://wxpr.org/post/artarama-comes-eagle-river-42nd-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eagle River is hosting a long-running art show and sale this weekend.&nbsp; About a hundred exhibitors will participate in the </span>42<sup>nd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> year of </span>Artarama<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the juried fine art event.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Artarama chairperson Lori Hahn says it’s a competitive process to get into the show, and a committee tries to select a diverse representation of art forms.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:42:35 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21209 at http://wxpr.org 2,300 Participants Expected This Weekend in Eagle River http://wxpr.org/post/2300-participants-expected-weekend-eagle-river <p>An event that began with a few teams has grown to one of the larger events in Eagle River each winter.</p><p>For the ninth consecutive year, the LaBatt Blue USAdult Hockey Pond National Championships will be held this weekend on Dollar Lake.</p><p>Revisiting hockey games of old, the lake ice is cleared to form rinks. The first event was held in 2006 and included 40 teams and 240 players. This year 33 teams with more than 2300 participants are set to appear. 30 different states will be represented.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:19:11 +0000 Ken Krall 14071 at http://wxpr.org 2,300 Participants Expected This Weekend in Eagle River Thousands Coming To Eagle River For Vintage Racing http://wxpr.org/post/thousands-coming-eagle-river-vintage-racing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The cold weather has been a concern for some, but the cold has helped promoters get the 51st World Championship Snowmobile Derby track ready in Eagle River.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The event begins Thursday through Sunday with vintage snowmobile races, with the World Championship racing competition the following weekend.</span></p><p>Track owner and coordinator Chuck Decker says the cold has given them a boost...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:38:09 +0000 Ken Krall 12873 at http://wxpr.org Thousands Coming To Eagle River For Vintage Racing Ice Castle Rises Again After Two-Year Hiatus http://wxpr.org/post/ice-castle-rises-again-after-two-year-hiatus <p>Eagle River’s legendary ice castle has been built once again by the area fire department. &nbsp;</p><p>The design is new every year, but the method isn’t:&nbsp; Eagle River deputy fire chief Jim Bonson says the ice harvesting saws and other tools date back more than 80 years. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;“We’ve been doing it since 1933 as a community and it just has become a tradition.&nbsp; When we don’t have it, like the last two years due to weather conditions, people get excited when all of a sudden it appears.”</span></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 22:51:21 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12696 at http://wxpr.org Ice Castle Rises Again After Two-Year Hiatus Eagle River, Town of Lincoln, DOT Battle Over Street Lights http://wxpr.org/post/eagle-river-town-lincoln-dot-battle-over-street-lights <p>City officials in Eagle River and the Vilas county town of Lincoln are upset with the Department of Transportation about lighting along highways. The state says it's a matter of keeping past agreements and safety.</p><p>In Eagle River, in city areas officials think are "over lit" they have turned off 27 lights. A couple of lights were turned back on after people complained. But local governments would like to save more money by turning off some of the lights along the state-maintained roadways.</p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 23:15:00 +0000 Ken Krall 11644 at http://wxpr.org Eagle River, Town of Lincoln, DOT Battle Over Street Lights Gearing up for Cranberry Onslaught http://wxpr.org/post/gearing-cranberry-onslaught <p>In spite of a rainy forecast, Eagle River is bracing for some 40,000 visitors to Cranberry Fest.&nbsp;</p><p>Organizer Kim Emerson is busy setting up for the weekend festival.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;Some of the preparations we&rsquo;re working on is getting all the big tents set up, we&rsquo;ve got to get all the crafter booths set up so all the vendors know where their spot is, get the fresh cranberries and craisins set up.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:40:33 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8890 at http://wxpr.org Gearing up for Cranberry Onslaught Snowmobiles On Eagle River Streets For First Time http://wxpr.org/post/snowmobiles-eagle-river-streets-first-time <P>For the first time ... snowmobiles will operate legally within the City of Eagle River, officially known as the Snowmobile Capital of the World. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:12:10 +0000 Mary Jo Berner 7835 at http://wxpr.org Snowmobiles On Eagle River Streets For First Time Eagle River, Library Pass on Community Development Block Grant http://wxpr.org/post/eagle-river-library-pass-community-development-block-grant <P>Too many hoops to jump through has prevented the city of Eagle River and the Olson Memorial Library representatives from applying for a Community Development Block Grant.</P> <P>Eagle River Mayor Jeff Hyslop says everyone agreed Tuesday night during a special meeting the grant process was too burdensome...</P> <P><I><U> </U></I></P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>"....it was mutally decided that it probably wasn't in the library's interest to pursue the grant at this time. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 22:35:02 +0000 Ken Krall 7502 at http://wxpr.org Eagle River, Library Pass on Community Development Block Grant Artarama Saturday In Eagle River http://wxpr.org/post/artarama-saturday-eagle-river <P>One of Eagle River's oldest events is set for Saturday.</P> <P>The 41st Artarama is set for Riverside Park from 9 to 3 p.m.</P> <P>Event chair Lori Hahn says Artarama is geared toward more of a fine art show than a craft show...</P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>"....the public will see more than 100 artists in their booths and the mediums range from pottery to metal sculptures, they have many woodworkers from small items to big furniture..."</U></I></P></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>They also have photography, fused glass and jewelry. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:48:27 +0000 Ken Krall 5247 at http://wxpr.org Artarama Saturday In Eagle River Festival of Flavors In Eagle River Saturday http://wxpr.org/post/festival-flavors-eagle-river-saturday <P>The Eagle River Festival of Flavors is Saturday in Riverview Park in downtown Eagle River. The event was named the "Best Downtown Special Event" by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.</P> <P>Ron Meinholz and spouse Cindy began the event which he says showcases the food and drink of Wisconsin...</P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>".....the Eagle River Area Festival of Flavors is a unique food event. It's unlike a lot of tasting events. It truly showcases the foods of the whole state of Wisconsin. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:44:34 +0000 Ken Krall 4924 at http://wxpr.org Festival of Flavors In Eagle River Saturday