Editor’s Note – June 2017

Editor’s Note – June 2017

As most of our readers are aware, a devastating E3 tornado hit the Chetek, located in the northwest Wisconsin area. This
location is within a rural area, with Chetek as the local municipality. This devastation has led to loss of life and many
injuries. Homes and property were damaged and some, completely demolished.
As we recall, during last year’s flooding in Bayfield and surrounding counties, help arrived through the Red Cross volunteers
and organizations who banded together. Such is the need in the Chetek area. If you are able, please contact the local
Red Cross in your area to find how you can contribute in labor, supplies, or monetary support to give these citizens the
needed assistance to get back on their feet and rebuild.
As we move into the summer months and tourist season, we encourage you to let us know of any events, yard sales, etc to post on the facebook
page or in the July issue to let everyone know what is happening in our region. We also want to congratulate the new Barnes News & Notes
publication. We know it is an undertaking that will serve the local community of Barnes well.
This month’s edition features the Oulu Cultural & Heritage Center in Oulu, WI. The site is made up of a number of renovated historical buildings
that were built by immigrants and families over the past 100 years. The Little Gift House & Coffee Shop is our Solon Springs business
feature story with a history all its own. Run by a family of business minded women, it is a thriving asset to the community, surround region and
tourists alike.
As the weather warms, and summer comes upon us, be sure to note the Lucius Woods Concert series schedule. Visit the various museums,
ATV trails, and enjoy the many recreational parks and lakes in and around the area, whether you are a resident or a visitor! Stop at the Chamber
of Commerce locations in Iron River, Solon Springs, Cable, Superior, Hayward to find more information, as well as maps, outlining the many
destinations our area has to offer. You can also pick up information at the Tourism Information Center at the junction of Highway 2 & 13 in NW
Bayfield County. Let us know about your experiences visiting the sites and sounds of NW Wisconsin. We’d love to share them with our readers!

As always, thank you for your continued support of Forest & Lakes Monthly.

Enjoy!
Maralene Strom