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Friday, August 15th, 2008
7:58 pm
Hello, I will be moving to Minocqua, WI in a couple weeks for a two month internship. I grew up in the Northwest and have lived the last 5 years in the interior of Alaska. Is there anything people can tell me about the community atmosphere in Minocqua? How is the weather in the fall? Are people easy to talk to or keep to themselves? I'm looking forward to the smaller community and seeing a part of the country I haven't been to before.

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
6:37 am
Is there anybody ALIVE in here?!? ;)
Wednesday, June 13th, 2007
10:07 pm
New in town!
Hey all!

I joined this community because my family and I are planning on moving by the end of the year. My husband started a new job in Three Lakes, WI this week and we are planning on moving to Rhinelander. My husband is from Rhinelander and all of his family lives there. We currently live about an hour and a half away. My husband works Tues-Fri 10 hour days so he spends the week with his parents and comes home on weekends. It's rough being away from him. :(

Anywho, I'm rambling... it happens! Just wanted to say hi! Are there any moms in the group? We have a 6 month old daughter and I'd love to meet new moms!

Current Mood: okay
Sunday, June 10th, 2007
8:09 pm
Forest Fires
Heading to Grand Marias in a couple weeks . . . Has anyone seen the damage along the Gun Flint Trail?   I heard they reopened the Trail, but it would be great to hear what the damage looks like first hand.


Monday, May 28th, 2007
12:14 pm
Live Video from Low's Drums and Guns CD Release show
scheduletwo has just posted six live videos from Low's cd release show at First Avenue on April 15th, 2007. Songs featured include: Dragonfly, Point of Disgust, Pissing, Murderer, Snowstorm, and Dinosaur Act.

check them out here:
Thursday, April 12th, 2007
4:46 pm
Seeking Wisconsin WOmen Activists

I am beginning a project documenting the stories of current Wisconsin women who are active in their communities and working to create change. The women can range in age from high school through retirement.  I hope to discover a cross-section of women involved in various types of activism including in their community’s schools, town and city governments, and on a range of issues including environmental, human rights, and economic justice. I plan to document the stories of women from a variety of Wisconsin locales—rural as well as urban.


If you know of someone who fits this profile, please email me their name, contact information, and a brief description of their activism.


I am a freelance writer based in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information about me, please visit my website: www.iwriteurstories.com. My email address is Jennifer@iwriteurstories.com.


 Thank you for your assistance.



Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
4:37 pm
Haley Bonar Live Video
we've just posted 6 live videos from Haley Bonar's performance at The Whole in Minneapolis on March 2nd, 2007. Songs featured include: Captain Captain, Something Great, Ransom, Little Boxes, Daisy Girls, and Us.

follow the link or visit scheduletwo.com

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
12:37 am
Porcupine Mountains Music Festival Tickets on sale December 2 - 50% off

Tickets go on sale on December 2nd, 2006.
Weekend passes will be 50% off for one day only on December 2nd!

The Friends of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park are once again having a one day Porcupine Mountains Music Festival ticket sale. On Saturday December 2nd, for one day only, 3-Day passes will be offered for $35 (50% off). The ticket sale will be held at the Porcupine Mountains Ski Chalet (the site of the festival) in conjunction with the Friends of the Porkies' Ski Swap from 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets can also be purchased online with a credit card using PayPal at http://www.porkiesfestival.org or at the ski chalet by cash or check. You can also call 800-344-5355 or 906-884-2653.

We have expanded our Friday programming from its original 6 hours to 10 hours. This adds 5 additional sets of music to the schedule for a planned total of 33 sets on 2 stages over 3 days. In addition to these performances, additional workshops will be held inside the Chalet throughout the weekend and a special Children's Activity Tent will offer several activities.

Planning is underway for the 3rd Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival which will take place August 24th, 25th and 26th, 2007. Mark you calendars now and purchase your tickets early for maximum savings. Seth Bernard & Daisy May who performed at the first festival in 2005 will be returning in 2007. We are also excited to have Steppin In It closing the festival on Sunday. They hail from Lansing, Michigan and are a folk-rockin', sweet jazz, bluegrass, old-time swingin' quartet. We expect they'll be a great final treat for everyone who attends.

Don't forget about porkiesfestival.

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
11:42 pm
BWCA Trip Report
Below is the post that I put in my journal about my Boundary Waters trip. So it's crossposted and all that.

Boundary Waters Trip Report. Photo intensiveCollapse )

Simple pleasure - looking at my maps
Monday, August 14th, 2006
4:41 pm
Water levels in the BWCA
Hello, new member here. It's not very busy, I see. That's too bad. I reluctantly live in the Twin Cities, but would much rather be up in the middle of the trees.

After being stuck in the Cities most of the summer, it looks like I'll actually get to make it up to the Boundary Waters. I am taking my step-father into the Stuart entry off the Echo Trail. So does anyone know what the water conditions are like right now? With the lack of snow last year and the drought conditions earlier I would imagine they're relatively low. It has been quite a while since I have gone into Stuart. Is anyone familiar with the river there and if we would have any problems with lower water levels?

Since our time is limited, the plan is to camp on Stuart Lake the first night, then go up to Iron and see Curtain and Rebecca Falls and either camp on western Iron or eastern Lac La Croix. The third day we will go down the Dahlgren river (which reminds me, anyone have any experience on this river? I've never been on it) to Stuart for our last night before leaving the way we came in. It is possible that we will go through Agness and Nina Moose and out the Moose river if one of us feels like hitching back to the car.

I will try to post some pictures after we get back too.


Current Mood: excited
Thursday, August 10th, 2006
6:04 am
Play for Hundreds of People!
The Second Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival will be taking place August 25, 26, 27 featuring Rory Block, Willy Porter, Melissa Ferrick, Ember Swift, Rachael Davis, Trina Hamlin, Hamell on Trial, and 18 other acts on 2 outdoor stages overlooking the south shore of Lake Superior in the beautiful Upper Peninsula, Michigan wilderness. Tickets are on sale online for 10% off ($45 for a 3-day weekend pass).

This year the festival entrance will feature a busking stage where anyone can perform. It's like an open stage but with hundreds of people streaming by as they enter the festival. The best way to play the busking stage is to schedule a time slot in advance!

This year's festival will also feature a children's activity tent, several educational workshops from our artists, and some surprise collaborations.


More Busking Stage InfoCollapse )

Current Mood: creative
Thursday, March 16th, 2006
9:16 am
Second Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
I just finished booking all the feature artists for the 2006 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival and you folks are the first people that I'm letting know!

We are pleased to be featuring Rory Block (four time WC Handy Award Winner), Willy Porter, and Melissa Ferrick!

Weekend passes are on sale for 25% off until March 20th. Get them now at our website or by calling 800-344-5355!


We have also booked: The Ember Swift Trio, Hammel on Trial, Rachael Davis, Conga Se Menne, Buster's Dream, and Rory and the Roach Band. We still have MANY slots left to book so look forward to even more great bands being in the Porkies for the festival!

I don't know about you but I'm REALLY looking forward to spending a blue sky summer day listening and dancing to great music and watching the sunset over Lake Superior.

Current Mood: excited
Friday, June 10th, 2005
12:28 pm

Hello North Woods,

I live in Minneapolis, but went to college at UWS (1981). I keep in touch with a few people up there and visit every so often. Lots of changes since I lived there when  Superior and Duluth were dieing cities.

I'm looking forward to keeping in touch with the area through this group.


Tuesday, June 7th, 2005
5:26 pm
Hi northwoods people,

I'm hoping this doesn't equate to spamming, but I am extending an invitation for everyone here to join the freshly created STRANGE & LONELY WISCONSIN community...


ghost_notes (moderator)
Friday, May 20th, 2005
12:00 am
Hope this doesn't bother the community moderators (feel free to delete if it's too spam-ish) but...

I am seeking photo contributions to a book project I'm working on. It's not a paying gig, but folks will be credited appropriately in photo captions.

Follow this link for more details, por favor:

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005
2:50 pm
Open Crafting Group
So, in researching options for those of us who are crafty, crave company, and don't have the resources of college campuses and whatnot...I find that those options are slim. What possibilities I did find no longer seem to be in action. Not being one to sit on my laurels, I shall then START such a group!

Provided there's enough interest to make it worthwhile. Here's what I'd like...you tell me if you (and a friend or two) might attend:

An informal gathering for the purpose of working on whatever crafty (portable) projects you've got going, chatting with people, showing off your work, getting opinions and feedback, and grabbing a beer during or after.

Simple as that - once or twice a month? If enough people let me know they would come, I will organize such a thing.

cross posted
Sunday, May 1st, 2005
9:38 pm
Any knitters?
Does anyone know of some knitting groups in the Duluth/Superior area? I've looked into Northern Lights a little, but I'd really like to find a group that's maybe a little more like minded. Although I'm past my 20's, I'm no where near the grandma set, nor am I quite the "wholesome" type that I've met so far.

I'm hoping to find a few people I can relate to, to get together with, crack a couple of beers, knit and talk.

If there is no such group - is there anyone interested in starting one?
Thursday, April 7th, 2005
2:59 pm
Announcing New Festival
I created a community for this festival: porkiesfestival

Brand New Music Festival Receives Grant Funding and Announces Discounted Ticket Sales

The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, a project of the Friends of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park (a 501c3 non-profit organization) has received grant funding. The Western UP Convention and Visitors Bureau approved up to $5000 grant for advertising and promotional expenses. In addition, a $2000 grant was received from the Copper Country Community Arts Council and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Early Purchase Special - 25% Off until April 15th!

Purchase a ticket early and save 25% off the normal ticket prices of $20 Friday, $30 Saturday, $20 Sunday, or $50 3-day pass. Get your tickets soon because there is a limited supply, only 1000 tickets will be sold for each day of the festival!

The first Porcupine Mountains Music Festival is scheduled to take place Friday August 26 (4 - 10 pm), Saturday August 27 (12 - 10 pm) and Sunday August 28 (10 am - 7 pm) at the Winter Sports Complex (ski hill and chalet area) in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon County located in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The festival will feature Grammy nominated Iris DeMent (Folk/Country) and special guests Kelly Joe Phelps (Blues), Ember Swift (High-Energy Folk) and Garnet Rogers (Contemporary Folk) along with Bill and Peg Carrothers (Jazz), Conga Se Menne (Finnish Reggae), Rachel Davis, Sista Otis, as well as other artists.

Up to 1000 people each day will hear the over 15 artists who will appear on an outdoor stage. Temporary canopy covered stages will be set up at the base of the hill and several acres of open slope will be mowed and ready for your blankets and lawn chairs. Attendance is limited therefore a bad seat will not be found. Additional workshops and performances will take place indoors at the ski chalet. The restaurant located inside the ski chalet will offer a varied menu and will be open throughout the festival.

The Porcupine Mountains are a popular tourist destination. Ontonagon is largest by acreage and is also one of the least densely populated counties in Michigan. We welcome you to our community and openly share our wondrous natural surroundings. There are more than 40 miles of Lake Superior shoreline, which was recently named one of the cleanest beaches in America. The thousands of acres of state and federal land, a community lighthouse, an area rich in mining history and Native American history are all a part of the legacy of the area. Make sure you allow for fishing, boating, hiking, camping, and local tours and museums. Ontonagon County also boasts Michigan's and the Midwest's largest span of virgin hardwood maple/hemlock forest located within the boundaries of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

"The Music Festival being planned offers locals and visitors alike an opportunity to enjoy a mix of cultural entertainment during the 3-day event. The economic impact of such festivals lasts long after the festival ends, as visitors to our area will want to return time and time again to take advantage of our scenic, recreational outdoor activities. I commend the Friends of the Porkies on their on-going efforts to invite locals and visitors to enjoy not only the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, but also our entire area", said Dorothy Bussiere, Administrative Secretary of the Ontonagon County EDC.

Donations may be sent to:

Friends of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
P.O. Box 694
White Pine, MI 49971



Zach Miller
Festival Coordinator
Linda & Don Kermeen (Co-coordinators)
Friends of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Monday, January 17th, 2005
1:46 pm
City Girl
Looking for something fun to do! I will be up in Duluth just for the night on January 29th and I have no idea what to do while I am up there. I am looking to go dancing or bar hopping and need some suggestions as to where to go. Locations in Superior are fine as well. I will be staying right in downtown Duluth, so hopefully not something too far away. Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks!
Saturday, January 15th, 2005
11:04 pm
hey. im new [duh] and im a displaced wisconsin girl. im originally from woodruff, wisconsin which is near rhinelander and wausau [other surrounding areas: hazelhurst, lake tomahawk, arbor vitae]. im now in miami, florida, but i still go back up north a lot. anyone else from around where i am?
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