New Richmond News
As the culmination of the Old Gem's second 2017 Summer Theater Camp session, the Young Performers Ensemble will present an abridged "Bye Bye Birdie." The Old Gem's second summer session focused on musical theater and this abridged version of "Bye Bye Birdie" provides the perfect opportunity to showcase the students' singing and dancing. Life in a small, early 1960s era Ohio town is upset when teen idol, Conrad Birdie, is called up for the draft and he comes to town to deliver "one last kiss" to the lucky president of his fan club as a publicity stunt.
The Heritage Hillside Series continues at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9with Greenwood Tree, a duo that has been a part of the series in the past. Greenwood Tree performs lively, lyrical traditional music of the British Isles, a blend of lively jigs and reels, haunting airs, and sweet waltzes, with melodies deftly traded between instruments. Greenwood Tree is the duo of Bill Cagley (guitar, mandolin, bodhran and limberjack) and Stu Janis (hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery and concertina).
MANITOWOC, Wis. — Lakeside Foods Inc. is celebrating 130 years of business.
Sue Orfield and her band, AcoustiHoo, return Wednesday, Aug. 2, to the Heritage Hillside Series at the New Richmond Heritage Center bandstand. Pack a picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music from 6:30-8 p.m.
Saint Anne Catholic Church of Somerset celebrated 100 years in the current building on July 22, 2017, exactly 100 years after the first divine service was held in the church. Bishop James Powers of the Diocese of Superior, assisted by the Rev. Andy Anderson and Deacon Richard Peterson, celebrated the 5 p.m. Mass with a large attendance in the beautifully decorated church. Bishop Powers blessed the outside and inside of the church, gave an inspiring homily, and the choir and musicians provided celebratory music.
Roberts United Church of Christ is hosting Park-It Market each month this summer. On the second Wednesday of each month, vendors will be invited to set up a stand. The event is open from 5-7:30 p.m. rain or shine. In June, attendees enjoyed shopping for products like honey, doll clothing and fairy garden supplies. July will include homemade wooden toys, a Wildtree vendor, custom T-shirts, produce and more. Vendor spots are available for a suggested $25 donation to the church. Concessions are served at each event and proceeds support a local mission.
Lamplight, a concert to benefit T.H.U.G (Truly Humble Under God) Life Ministry, will be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ in Roberts. The Lamplight concert features vocalist Kate Jennings and pianist Judith Permann. The popular songs in the program have been selected with the theme of the love and comforts of home, both to entertain and inspire the audience. Lamplight was designed with the idea of helping a community raise money for its local homeless charity.
The closing ceremony of the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Conference in Louisville, Ky., was an exciting night for Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-New Richmond graduate Dan Scheeringa of Star Prairie. He placed eighth in the nation in the skills category Power Equipment Technology. More than 16,000 students, teachers, education leaders and representatives from more than 600 national corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions participated in 100 hands-on skill and leadership competitions.
On July 12, The Heritage Hillside Series is pleased to present local musician Steve Meyer and his band True Heat. They'll be playing a great variety of classic blues songs, performed originally by legendary artists such as Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Willie Dixon and other famous godfathers of the blues.
The Heritage Hillside Series begins its 13th summer of great music outside at the New Richmond Heritage Center on Wednesday, July 5. Pack a picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of local favorite, Jodi Mealey, from 6:30-8 p.m.