NEBAGAMON COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
MISSION STATEMENT: To welcome businesses, community groups, and citizens of Lake Nebagamon, WI to participate in the promotion of the community. Our objective is to work together to inform Lake Nebagamon, WI area of local news.
MEETINGS: We meet the second Tuesday of each month, at 6:00 p.m. The location is at the Lake Nebagamon, WI Auditorium, downstairs on the lower level. Please use side entrance. Everyone is welcome!
CONTACT INFORMATION: Debra Anderson, Editor 218-830-2317. (Please leave a message, if no answer.) E-Mail: debInnews@outlook.com.
NEWS SUBMISSIONS: Deadline is the 20th of each month. Publication is on the 23rd of each month, or soon thereafter.
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The Village of Lake Nebagamon would like to remind residents (and visitors) that there is a leash law for dogs within the Village. Please, keep your pet on the leash for the safety of your dog, the safety of other dogs, and people (including children).
MAY, 2018 EVENTS:
1. There is Senior Bingo (for ages 50+) held at the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium every
beginning at 12 noon. The games (and lots of fun) start at 12:30, so get there early and get your cards. The Bingo is held in the lower level of the building.
2. May 5th, 2018 — Derby Days at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lake Nebagamon. See information under Church News in this Newsletter.
3. Tyler Jerstedt has a Woodcarvers Group that meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium. The time is from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and you bring your own supplies. Everyone is welcome to learn, carve, and enjoy the company of other artisans. Come and join in on the fun.
DID YOU KNOW?
Lake Nebagamon has a new retail store in town! It is called Birch and is located at 6869 South Lake Avenue, Suite 1. It is owned by Britta Smith and Sara Culhane Martinson. Britta, and her Husband Keith, have 3 children and live in Lake Nebagamon. Sara is a native of Brule, WI and lives there with her husband Bill.
Birch collects vintage household and kitchen goods. They also have for sale new clothing/accessories, handbags, jewelry, candles, soaps, and mugs. Their hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. And, on Sunday, they are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Their telephone number is 715-374-1114; e-mail is birchlknebagamonPgmail.com and you can also find them on Facebook at birchlakenebagamon.
Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 13th, 2018. Be sure to remember your Mother (Mom) on this day, be it in person or in spirit.
Here is a little bit of history and maybe surprising 5 facts that you didn’t know about Mother’s Day:
1. Mother’s Day probably started as a way for mourning women to honor fallen soldiers.
2. The earliest iterations of Mother’s Day in the U.S. were organized for several reasons, but celebrating mothers wasn’t among them. U.S. Women’s Groups, in the late 1800’s, came together in West Virginia, to tackle everything from infant mortality to disease and milk contamination. In 1870, a composer, by the name of Julia Ward Howe, issued a “Mother’s Day Proclamation” urging women to become politically active and to promote peace following the U.S. Civil War, according to National Geographic.
3. The official holiday’s founder, Anna Jarvis, boycotted the holiday. Jarvis, a native of West Virginia, organized the first Mother’s Day celebration at a church in Grafton, West Virginia in 1908 in memory of her own mother, who died 3 years earlier. She successfully campaigned to have the day adopted nationally, but by the time of her death in 1948, Jarvis had spent most of her personal wealth fighting the holiday she helped conceive. She apparently found the commercialization of Mother’s Day deplorable and sued groups that used the name “Mother’s Day” to promote consumerism. She even lobbied the government to remove it from the U.S. official calendar.
4. Jarvis never married and was childless.
5. The carnation was the original Mother’s Day flower.
You may not realize it, but May Day, an ancient spring festival in the Northern Hemisphere, is an astronomical holiday. It’s one of the year’s four cross-quarter days, or a day that falls more or less midway between an equinox and solstice, in this case, the March equinox and June solstice.
The other cross-quarter days are Groundhog Day on February 2″; Lammas on August 1st; and Halloween on October 31″.
Wrapping a Maypole with colorful ribbons is perhaps the best known of all May Day traditions. In the late 20th Century, people left homemade May baskets filled with spring flowers and sweets on each others’ doorsteps, usually anonymously. I know I did this as a child and it would be wonderful if this tradition could be revived.
1. The Lake Nebagamon Presbyterian Church — services begin 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.
2. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lake Nebagamon says…”SAVE THE DATE”! May 5th, 2018. Ladies, put on your best hat and attend the fun event at the Church. There will be lunch, prize for the most beautiful hat, surprises, and more. The price is $15.00 per Adult and includes lunch, festivities, and a Mint Julep! Time is from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
3. The Evangelical Church in Hawthorne wanted to be mentioned in the Newsletter. Their Pastor is Tom Leesberg. The telephone number for more information is 218-464-8179.
FUTURE DATES FOR EVENTS:
Saturday, June 16th, 2018 — 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Village-Wide Garage Sale. To get a map of the Garage Sale Locations, stop at Lake Nebagamon Midland Cooperative on Saturday, June 16th, 2018.
To be on the map for your Garage Sale, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject Line: Lake Nebagamon Sale. Or, Call George on or before June 14th at 715-373-9068 or 218-390-7346. $10.00 fee covers advertising costs and something to identify your site. This event is sponsored by Nebagamon Lake Association.
Friday August 3rd 2018 —from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. “Night Out for Literacy” —10th Anniversary of the McGrath Memorial Library in Lake Nebagamon. The Fundraiser will be held at Bridge’s Bar (on their deck) in Lake Nebagamon.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
“Life is like riding a bicycle…to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein
PAPARAZZI JEWELRY! Tina Souza and Stacey Kitzman are the Consultants and all jewelry is priced at $5.00. The jewelry is perfect for proms, weddings, a night out on the town, and every day use. Beautiful selection. Contact Tina Souza at 715-815-0086 or Stacey Kitzman at 715-815-0160.
9:00 A.M. START TIME
SATURDAY JULY 7, 2018
DraginTail is a 5 mile Run/walk to support the Lake Nebagamon Fire Department. The
race is held on a certified course and is chip timed by Duluth Timing and Events, LLC.
(Duluthtimingandevents.com) – Email email@example.com with questions
Pre-Registration: Participants may register online at Tempotickets.com/DraginTail or by mailing form and check to P.O. Box 514, Lake Nebagamon, WI 54849.
Entry Fee: $20.00 before June lst and $25.00 June 1-28, $30 after June 28th through race day. Please Make Checks Payable to: L.N.F.D. (Lake Nebagamon Fire Department).
Race Day Registration: Lake Nebagamon Auditorium from 7:30 am – 8:45am
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE LAKE NEBAGAMON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
DRGAIN TAIL HELPERS NEEDED FOR OUR LAKE NEBAGAMON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL FUNDRAISER. IF YOU CAN HELP FOR AN HOUR DURING OUR ANNUAL DAY WHICH IS JULY 7, PLEASE EMAIL SWAN DAWSON AT firstname.lastname@example.org or CALL 715-817-8311. THANK YOU!!!