Fall

Posted: 10/20/2015

Red Leaves

Fall Road

Tree By Po

 

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FOPPI

Posted: 10/19/2015

In the Plum and Pilot Island newsletter it was noted that a 4th order Fresnel lens was removed from the rear range light and it was replaced by a more efficient and high intensity LED light. After restoration, the former lens will be placed on display at the Door County Maritime Museum in Gills Rock. Many conditions were required and had to be met by the museum in order to have this on display.

A shipwreck off of Plum Island will be marked as part of the Wisconsin Maritime Trails highway. The Grape Shot had not been previously “officially” identified. The Wisconsin Historical Society secured a grant to map and study the wreck. An underwater archaeologist spent 10 days studying it., measuring it, and sketching it. The search for the Grape Shot resulted from a Plum Island Station Reunion in 2012 where former Coast Guardsmen recalled the great fishing that was off a shipwreck. Mary Beth Volmer began researching and discovered the name of the ship and that it was a schooner. (For more information, go to www.plumandpilot.org

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Police training

Posted: 10/19/2015

Officer Schultz recently completed the 40 hour Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training program this week.The team received specialized training in mental health issues. Officer Schultz was 1 of 32 in his class that studies, interviewed, socialized, and talked to clients with mental illness. To complete the program, the students were tested and participated in possible scenarios.

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Exchange students

Posted: 10/19/2015

There are 5 exchange students on the Island and some will stay the whole year and some part of the year. Emma is from Belgium and is staying at Steve and Laura Waldron’s; Oscar is from Columbia and is
staying with Valerie Fons and Joe Ervin; Daniel is from Spain and is staying with Liz and Tom Pratt; Nordene is from the Russia Federation and is staying with Larry Hermanson; Kerri is from China and Jimin is from South Korea and they have been staying with Valerie Fons and Joe Ervin.  They have greatly enjoyed their time on the Island and the host families report that it has been a positive experience.

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Harvest Dinner

Posted: 10/19/2015

An estimated 600+ were served at the Harvest Dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church on the Saturday evening of Columbus Day weekend.. A traditional turkey dinner is served with all the trimmings.

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Clothing Sale

Posted: 10/19/2015

The annual clothing sale will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Friday, October 30 from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. and on Saturday, October 31 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. Please don’t drop off items any time prior to
Sunday afternoon October 25th.  Sorters are needed Thursday, October 28th and packers on Saturday afternoon from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M.

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Local phone book update

Posted: 10/19/2015

The 2-year Washington Island Phone Book will be updated and printed for the 2016-2017 years. This is a fundraiser for the Washington Island Schools. Contact Amy Jorgenson for any further information 920-847-2078 or email jorgenson@frontier.com  Deadline for additions, corrections, is November 15.

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Trunk & Treat

Posted: 10/19/2015

The annual Halloween Trunk and Treat will be held at Findlay's parking lot on October 31st from 2-4 P.M.

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Vet Visit

Posted: 10/8/2015

Remember the last Vet visit of the year is October 16 and 17. Call Liz Holmes for an appointment.

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Julian and friends

Posted: 10/8/2015

THIS Sunday night, October 11th at 7 P.M. at the TPAC Julian Hagen and friends will be performing. It is a fundraiser for the Matching Challenge Fund for the TPAC and Rec Center. End the fall weekend on a good note!

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Archivist to retire

Posted: 10/8/2015

Happy retirement to the Island Archivist Janet Berggren who has served for many years. She will officially retire the end of this year.

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School projects

Posted: 10/8/2015

All students of Washington Island School will travel to Rock Island October 14 for an Experiential Learning event. The high school students will read and enact Beowulf at the large hall in the boathouse. Other grades will learn about the history of Rock Island. The 11th and 12th graders will camp overnight along with chaperones Mrs. Leila Nehlsen, Mr. Haite, Mrs. Michelle Jordan, and Mr. Larry Hermanson. A presentation will then be given to the community on October 14 from 6 – 7:30 P.M. at the school. It will include projects such as acting, singing, ballads written by student.

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Farm of Fear

Posted: 10/8/2015

The 3rd annual Farm of Fear will be at Fiddler's Green and the Farm Museum Saturday October 24 at 6 P.M.

 

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Theater workshop

Posted: 10/1/2015

Thanks to Mary Biedler Gearen for her free presentations at the TPAC October 1 and 2. She is an award winning actor, director, producer for over 35 years and loves the Island. Theme was “Theater for Everybody”.The first workshop was “What every director, actor, and audience should know”. The next one was “The language of directing and acting”, and then, “Putting the pieces together”, and the final workshop was “Coffee, kringles and conversation”.  One of the tips she shared was to practice the “willing dispensation of disbelief”, keeping consistent throughout. An example given was that if you use real food in a portion of the play, you need to use real food in all acts if food appears again. The term “upstage” came from theaters that are slanted higher from back to the front. “Downstage” was the area to the front which was lower. Actors have three areas to exercise: body, voice, and imagination. Also that stage positions are used to 'tell the story'. She actually worked with participants on stage. The presentations were informative and interesting.

 

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Early fall colors

Posted: 10/1/2015

Fall Apples

Golden Trees

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