'Magical Music' evening will support AHS band trip to Florida|
Housing Authority receives $500,000 grant for Depot Apartments updates
|Enjoy an evening of magical music while supporting the Antigo High School Bands upcoming performance at the Magic Kingdom.|
An Evening of Magical Music, a dinner performance fund-raiser, will take place on Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. at North Star Lanes.
The elegant event will feature dinner, distinctive desserts, and silent auctions.
The high school Jazz Ensemble and Canto Voce will be performing throughout the evening.
According to Jeff Dewey, director, the band has the honor of being chosen to perform at Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Fla. in the spring, but plenty of fund-raising is required.
The Antigo High School Band Boosters, founded to create and maintain an enthusiastic interest in the instrumental music program and the fine arts in general, has stepped up to host the evening and is also accepting donations toward the trip .
Tickets for Saturdays evening are $25 each and are available at Antigo Dental Clinic and the high school.
The Antigo High School band, shown preparing for its holiday concert, will be the focus of Saturdays fund-raising event.
Local Salvation campaign, already known for its success, doing well
|The Depot Apartments, a mix of business and residential spaces anchored by the former Chicago and Northwestern Railroads divisional headquarters, will received a half-a-million dollars in upgrades next year.|
The Antigo Housing Authority has received a $510,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLB) to renovate the apartment complex, located downtown just southwest of the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Morse Street.
Christmas definitely came early to the Antigo Housing Authority this year, Director Mary Pavek said. We have had our sights on the downtown depot complex as our next major renovation project for the last year and could not be more pleased with this announcement.
In addition to affordable housing, the complex is also home to a daycare center, a title company and a home health care provider, all essential services to the downtown Antigo area.
The project was made possible through a partnership with CoVantage Credit Union, a FHLB member financial institution, who will provide additional renovation dollars. CoVantage also sponsored the Antigo Housing Authoritys grant application which was a requirement for them
IMPROVEMENTS—Staff from CoVantage Credit Union and the Antigo Housing Authority pose in the courtyard of the Depot Apartments complex, which will received over half-a-million-dollars in upgrades and improvements next year. From left, Mary Pavek, Steve Rolling, Melissa Burkhart, Julie Seis, Rhonda Norrbom, Ray Rasmussen, all of the Housing Authority, and Stacy Bouche, Stephanie Bartletti, Carol Arndt, CoVantage representatives.
Bald eagle numbers reach new high
|The Langlade County Salvation Army, already known statewide for its spirited and successful red kettle fund-raising campaign, is surpassing its already-impressing fund-raising successes.|
On Friday, Lakeside Market set a new record for Salvation Army donations during the annual celebrity bell-ringing, with donations matched by the store.
Total kettle collections have now passed $75,000 for the season in Langlade County, with just under two weeks remaining on the 2017 campaign.
The kettle match was started by Lakeside a number of years ago and now being done by many more businesses and individuals. That has been among the keys to Langlade County collecting over $100,000 each of the last two years.
With upcoming kettle matches at Fleet Farm Fridays Dec. 15 and 22 along with more volunteer bell ringers, Langlade County should again pass the $100,000 donation amount, volunteer coordinator Bill Kelly predicted. Anonymous donors have stepped up to offer kettle matches both days.
Families, clubs and businesses who want to help raise needed funds from now to Christmas are encouraged to sign up for a two hour ringing shift at Lakeside, Fleet Farm, Wal
Salvation Army volunteer coordinator Bill Kelly accepts matching funds from Jim Schofield of Lakeside Market.
Santa hosting breakfast Saturday, secret waffle recipe to be featured
|Wisconsins bald eagle population hit a record high this year, but a local raptor expert says it is important not to take the nations symbol for granted.|
The Department of Natural Resources says air and ground surveys counted nearly 1,600 occupied nests statewide. Thats up nearly 6 percent from last year and is the highest since the survey work began in 1973 when just 108 occupied nests were found.
I think it is important for people in Wisconsin to understand how unique and special our bald eagle population is, Marge Gibson, director of the Antigo-based Raptor Education Group Inc., said. Not every state has our many lakes, abundant fishing and hunting opportunities for the birds and for humans. It is not every state where people see bald eagles on a daily basis. We are lucky. People, including professional photographers come to our state just to see and photograph our bald eagles. Its an example of ecotourism, which is growing in Langlade County and across the region.
Bald eagles once struggled to the point of near extinction in the 1960s and early 1970s. A pesticide ban and state and federal protection laws helped stabilize and grow
Marge Gibson of the Antigo-based Raptor Education Group provided the up-close-and-personal look at one of the bald eagles under her care. At right, a Department of Natural Resources chart shows the number of occupied eagles nests across the state.
|Even Santa gets tired of milk and cookies.|
The Jolly old Elf will be the guest of honor when the Boys & girls Club hosts Breakfast with Santa Saturday, 8 to 11 a.m., at the Elks Lodge.
Instead of that Christmas Eve staple, Santa and guests will dine on Belgian waffles prepared by Nick Salm and his volunteer Elks Lodge crew, made from a secret family recipe. There will also be pancakes, sausage, eggs, milks, coffee and juice.
All youths ages 11 and under will receive a Christmas present, get to visit with St. Nick and enjoy a free breakfast.
RSVPs are requested. Contact the boys & Girls Club at 715 627-1389 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa enjoyed waffles with a young admirer at the 2016 Elks Lodge breakfast.