FEBRUARY FUN FACTS:
February is mostly recognized for Valentine’s Day, flowers, and depending on where you are, being incredibly cold! Oddly enough, even though it’s just another month, there’s a lot of history behind this month of romance and love!
- February fluctuates between having 28 and 29 days per year. The 29th day only occurs every 4 years during leap years.
- The length of February was finalized when Julius Caesar remade the Roman calendar and assigned the month 28 days and 29 days. In 713 B.C., February was officially added to the Roman calendar.
- If you were born in February, your birthstone is an amethyst and your flower is a primrose.
- The western zodiac signs in February are Aquarius which is until February 19th, and Pisces, which is until February 20th.
- Over time, the length of February kept changing. At one point, it had as little as 23 days.
- In the Northern Hemisphere, February is the third month of winter. Meanwhile in the Southern Hemisphere, February is the last month of summer. Between the North and South Hemispheres, February is the equivalent of August.
- The name of February comes from the Latin word “februum” which means purification.
- February was named after a purification ritual which was like an early Roman spring cleaning festival.
- In Welsh, February is sometimes known as “y mis bach” which means “little month.”
- February and January were the last months added to the Roman numeral calendar.
10th ANNUAL WARRIORS RIDE – SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020: COME OUT AND RIDE THE TRAILS AND HAVE SOME FUN SUPPORTING OUR MILITARY TROOPS AND VETERANS! SIGN-UP STARTS ON FRIDAY, MARCH 6th AT 5:00 – 9:00 PM AND AGAIN AT 9:00 AM SATURDAY, MARCH 7th UNTIL THE START OF THE RIDE AT THE ROADHOUSE BAR ON U.S. HIGHWAY 53 IN HAWTHORNE, WI – RIDE WILL START AT APPROX. 11:00 AM AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE DAY VISITING VARIOUS STOPS ALONG THE BEAUTIFUL TRAILS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY WI.
NEWS FROM THE PEWS:
Sunday Church Services:
St Anthony Catholic Church.Worship, 11am
Trinity Lutheran Church.Worship, 9am
Lake Nebagamon First Presbyterian.Worship,….11am (coffee fellowship at 10:15am)
House of Hope Church.Worship, 10:30am
Hawthorne Assembly of God, Worship ….10:30am (Sunday School 9:30am)
MISSION STATEMENT: To welcome new 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 6:00pm at local area businesses. Everyone is welcome.
NEWS SUBMISSIONS: DEADLINE is the 20TH OF EACH MONTH.
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MESSAGE FROM VILLAGE PRESIDENT: I have had the privilege of serving the people of Lake Nebagamon in the role of Village President for almost a year now. One of the goals I have had is to increase openness and transparency in the way village government works and the priorities, actions, and intent of your elected leadership. To that end, we have made available past village board actions as soon as they are approved by the board and placed them on the website so they may be viewed at your convenience. I would encourage each of you to go to the website at https://villagelakenebagamon.com/ and view the resources there. They are not limited to simply minutes. There are other documents and links to keep you informed about what the board has done and continues to do to make Lake Nebagamon a great place to call home.
I am pleased to announce the grant applications to do much needed work at the boat landing including storm water runoff in that area have been completed and submitted. This was a tremendous undertaking and we look forward to hearing a positive result to continue to protect the invaluable resource we have in the lake. My grateful thanks to all who have pulled together to get us to this point.
We have also made great strides in reviewing the ordinances of the village. In order to have effective government that complies with state law and is enforceable these ordinances as well as our zoning has been reviewed so that they simply work better for all of us.
There are many other improvements we are endeavoring to make here in Lake Nebagamon. It takes all of us together to do this work and I would encourage each of us to work together to make our community the best place to live in Northwestern Wisconsin.
Thank you, Darrell Kyle, Village President
Thank you to the local business’ here that support and help the NCA with printing expenses for our monthly newsletter. Please support our community.
CAMP NEBAGAMON: Come change campers’ lives! We’re still looking for Senior Counselors and Wilderness Trip Leaders for the 2020 season — interested in being a role model this summer? Send us a message or call Fornear at 208-318-3962
VILLAGE OF LAKE NEBAGAMON:
Have you been on the village website? https://villagelakenebagamon.com/ This year the newsletter will be coming a bit later then in the past, as the Village Board meets the first Tuesday of each month. When that meeting is held, and all minutes are approved the newsletter will print these monthly and attach with our community newsletter to keep as much information for our residents with easy access to keep informed. As always, it takes a Village.
NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: Who is ready for another amazing High School Musical?! The Northwestern High School music department will present “Monty Python’s Spamalot” next weekend, February 15-16. Pricing and showtimes are listed below: Saturday, February 15 | 7:30 pm Sunday, February 16 | 2:00 pm Adults – $10 Seniors – $8 Students (4K-12) – $8
SAVE THE DATE: Reminder for the 5th Annual Polar Plunge coming in March. Jump alone or get a team together and wear something fun! You can raise more money for the Lake Nebagamon Fire Department, by getting your friends to sponsor your jump! Prizes for the most money raised and best Plunge-wear! All jumpers must be in good health, jump at their own risk and will be required to fill out a Liability waiver form before participating. Minor Plungers (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent, who will sign the Plunge release on their behalf. First Responders will be on site, and in the water, for your safety. Plunge happens regardless of weather conditions (That’s the whole point, isn’t it?) Come out and help us support the Lake Nebagamon Fire Department and First Responders who do so much for our community! More Details to follow, March 8, 2020. Let’s be ready to enjoy this yearly fundraiser and support our community.