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Summertime has officially arrived in the northwoods, with strawberries, outdoor music, entertainment and more filling the calendar.

A preview of the mix of activities across the area, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:

STRAWBERRIES

Merry’s berries, located northwest of Antigo at N4137 Hwy. H, is now open for picking.

The patch is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. but its best to call ahead for picking conditions.

Prices are similar to previous years, at $1.65 a pound for pick-you-own and $3.30 a pound for prepicked orders.

Contact the patch at 715 627-4630.

MUSIC IN THE PARK

The City Park bandstand will be the site of free concerts Saturday, Monday and Thursday.

On Saturday, everyone is invited to stop down at 2 p.m. for a free concert by the Monroe Crossing bluegrass band. This fan-favorite group, a regular at Bayfield’s Big Top Chautauqua home, is being hosted by Nick and Jeanette Salm in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.

On Monday, the summer Music in the Park series returns to the park with the Dang Its performing at 6:30 p.m. Volunteers from St. Wencel Cat
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Distracted driver arrested in morning stop today
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A Volkswagon Beetle drew the attention of Antigo police early today — and its occupants did too.

A 22-year-old Antigo man was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after he exhibited signs of intoxication and tests confirmed suspicions he had been drinking.

The arrest was a result of a 2:15 a.m. stop when an officer doing patrol of the north end of the city noticed that a car, which was rolling along without headlights, was also carting a mailbox which had become wedged under its front end. The vehicle was stopped as it traveled along Century Avenue and the box was tracked to a nearby location where it had been struck and ripped from the ground.

According to the arresting officer, the driver was unaware of the extra cargo — and neither was a female acquaintance who was in the passenger seat next to him, partially disrobed.

Both occupants were asked for their identification. He couldn’t find his and her wallet was found on the hood of the vehicle near the windshield wipers.

He was subsequently arrested and the woman was allowed to go home — but that was not the end of her troubles.

Within an hour of the stop, th
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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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Father’s Day activities, entertainment and plenty of outdoor music mark the days ahead across the northwoods.

A preview of the mix of activities across the area, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:

MUSIC IN THE PARK

There’s outdoor music at venues across Langlade County almost every night next week.

It starts Monday at the City Park bandstand, where KNX will perform country and variety starting at 6:30 p.m. Antigo Band Boosters will serve pie and custard at 5:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, travel to the White Lake for Music at the Depot. The Reason Why variety band will be performing in the show sponsored by the White Lake Area Historical Society. Pizza, pies and custard will be dished up by historical society members.

On Wednesday, music comes to the Jack LaMar Pavilion in Elcho with the Northernaires Orchestra playing at 6:30 p.m. The Elcho United Church of Christ Men’s Club will serve pork tenderloin dinners and desserts at 5:30 p.m.

Music in the Park returns to the City Park bandstand on Thursday with No Schtick playing at 6:30 p.m. in a show sponsored by Antigo Complete Dental. Ham
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Drug addiction returns former area veterinarian to jail cell
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A former Antigo veterinarian convicted in 2014 for stealing and diluting drugs intended for animal use is back in jail.

Authorities alleged 29-year-old Benjamin Blandin had stolen pain medication from his new employer, another animal-based clinic, and it was those allegations which returned him to Langlade County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

For Blandin and defense counsel Jordan Loeb, the incident was a demonstration of the power of drug dependency.

One of my biggest mistakes was underestimating the power of addiction, said Blandin, who has since voluntarily surrendered his veterinary license. I admit I am powerless over opioids.

His counsel agreed, explaining that despite all the chances given to his client, including a brief return to the veterinary practice, getting over the dependency was too difficult a hill to climb.

This highlights the scurge of addiction, Loeb said.

It was in late 2012 and early 2013 when Blandin, employed by the Antigo Veterinary Clinic, stole the pain-killer hydromorphone and replaced it with a different liquid in an attempt to cover up his crimes. He was caught, and subsequently fired, from the position.More

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Pickleball players flood Mendlik courts for game intro on Saturday
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Mendlik Park was overflowing with pickleball activity last Saturday as teens and adults were introduced to the game of pickleball.  

In this Intro to Pickleball event, experienced players taught the newcomers the basic rules, strokes and court etiquette.  This was followed by an opportunity to play the game.  Newcomers are always welcome to drop in during the regular playing times of Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday at 5:45 p.m.; and Saturday at 10 a.m.

There is no cost.  Paddles and nets are provided by the Antigo Parks and Recreation Department.
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