November 2019

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November, the 11th month of the year, has 30 days and marks the beginning of the winter holiday season for most folks, even if the winter solstice doesn’t occur until late December.

We’ve made this month, named for the ninth (novem) month in the early Roman calendar, into a social time of community suppers, feasts of thanksgiving, and general elections.

The November birth flowers, chrysanthemums, are often nicknamed “mums.” The word, “chrysanthemum,” comes from the Greek prefix “chrys-” meaning golden and “- anthemion,” meaning flower. It’s original colors were golden, though mums now come in many colors.

A native to Asia with a history that dates back to 15th century B.C., chrysanthemum symbolism often originates from its original birthplace. In Japan, there’s even a “Festival of Happiness” to celebrate this flower each year.

• Both the Chinese and Japanese consider chrysanthemums a powerful emblem of youth. The Chinese also believe that it prevents gray hair.
• A symbol of the sun, the Japanese consider the orderly unfolding of the chrysanthemum’s petals to represent perfection.
• Confucius once suggested chrysanthemums be used as an object of meditation.
• It’s said that a single petal placed in the bottom of a glass of wine enhances longevity.

• A red chrysanthemum means “I love you.”
• A white chrysanthemum means innocence, purity, and pure love.
• A yellow chrysanthemum means slighted love.
Chrysanthemums are perennials. After they finish blooming in the fall, mulch them with several inches of straw to protect them from the cold.

Upcoming NCA Events:
12th NCA Mtg (Gopher Hole)
1 Annual Tree Lighting
Light up the Lake Contest
18 Spaghetti Fundraiser

We are always looking for volunteers or those willing to come to meeting to keep our events alive.

November Birthstone – Topaz – Scorpio
Topaz, the November birthstone along with Citrine, has all the colors of the setting sun – Brown, yellow, orange, sherry, red and pink. It is said to cure insomnia, asthma, and hemorrhages. Topaz
crystals may become quite large and finished gems weighing several thousands of carats are seen in many museum collections.

November Birthstone Twins – The Healing Citrine and The Fiery Topaz! November born individuals, are blessed with two ruling Birthstones, the revered Topaz and the gentle, healing Citrine.

Topaz is a gemstone exhibiting an array of spectacular colors. The stone was believed to be symbolic of the Egyptian Sun God Ra, with its brilliant golden glow and fiery intensity. Owing to this quality of the Topaz, it was fashioned into several amulets and talismans.

The citrine is diametrically opposite to its November cousin in quality and disposition. While the topaz is associated with passion, intensity and determination, the Citrine has taken on the more gentle qualities of men; peace, prosperity, loyalty, healing and creativity. The stone is also known as the ‘Healing Quartz’ in many sects.



My name is Liane, and I am a true artisan! I absolutely love making things by hand. Crocheting, making paper crafts, making signs, woodworking, soap making, photography, and sewing…and now, candles. I have always enjoyed candles. I usually have a candle of some sort burning every single night. Recently we had a tragedy in our family. We lost my mother-in-law, Missy, very unexpectedly. When we were going through her things, I came upon some cute little jars that had a note on them that read “to make candles in”. The jars had frosted pine trees etched into the sides. I thought “I’m going to use these the way Missy intended”. So that is how my candle making career began. Missy and I were very close, and we both enjoyed shopping for locally made items…including candles. We liked finding products that were unique and used natural ingredients. I’ve chosen to use soy wax and pure cotton wicks. Beeswax will be coming soon! After the events of the last year, my husband and I decided to move to Lake Nebagamon, WI. The basement of our house has a mother-in-law apartment, an ironic but project fulfilling development of our new home. There is a small but full kitchen for me to master this craft. I have spent many, many hours getting the wax, scent and wicks just perfect. I strive to be as unique and fun as possible with the scents and their names. My inspiration comes from all the awesomeness that surrounds Lake Superior and the uniqueness of the woods that surround our new home. There are so many things to like and the ideas for my candles are just endless. I did struggle with a company name. My husband, Nick, had been at a leadership training conference (which was unlike any other/changed him dramatically). That same weekend I was praying about a name for the company. He came home with this weird word, “Boinkle”. It means “to live in the moment” and “the essence of positivity, love, trust and self-confidence”. After I heard that I had my name. Thank you so much for taking the time to read about Boinkle and Happy aroma enjoyment!

Billy Harvey’s Brush Dump Open!

In order to allow village residents to appropriately handle yard debris, especially in light of recent storms, the Village Board has entered into an agreement with Billy Harvey to open his brush dump for the year. This is for vegetative debris ONLY.

7950 S Cty. Rd. S
turn up the hill by the old Budweiser truck For more information, call Billy Harvey at 715-817-0249.

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.

DONATIONS: If you would like to donate paper so we may continue to have our newsletter contact the village office (715-374-3101) or Patti Coughlin at Dockside (715-374-2334). If you are interested in receiving an email copy of the newsletter monthly send request in email to:

November 14 at 6pm Lower level of the auditorium. Bring a container, clippers and work gloves. Boughs and branches will be provided. If anyone has boughs (especially Cedar, to share) this would be appreciated. Donations will be accepted to benefit Village Tree Lighting and KIN. Potluck, please bring a dish to share. Beverages will be provided.

K.I.N.’s annual Craft Fair Show at the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium is on November 23, 2019 and gives local small business crafters a venue to showcase and sell their unique creations. If you know of any who would like to participate this year please contact Gail Johnson at 218-340-5097(c) or

Trinity Lutheran Church will be having a Christmas Cookie Sale on December 7 th from 9:30am-noon. Stop in and purchase your holiday sweets by the pound.

NCA SPONSORED COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN PARTY: Huge thank you to all those that donated candy, monies for prizes and time to have another amazing turn out at the annual Halloween Party at the auditorium. We had at least 200 children come through to play games, participate in face painting, dancing and hanging out with D.J. (Rising Sun Entertainment.) The NCA sold Hot Dogs, Pizza by the Slice and Tacos in a bag for an option to add to the funds to keep this event growing. In the future we will continue this to give back to our awesome community. Each year our celebration for the little “ghosts and goblins ” and the older group of “witches and demons” has been growing,  if you are interested in participating in years to come, please email and get on the volunteer listing.