Monthly Archives: September 2015

Construction Updates October 5

For the week of October 5th to October 9th

  • Crews will be working from Main Street to Cherry Street on WIS 22.
    • WIS 22 will be open to local traffic from South Main Street to Cherry Street but will be limited, due to construction activity along the corridor.
    • Both Cherry Street and Central Avenue will be closed to WIS 22 from the east while the intersection are being constructed.
    • Concrete curb and gutter will be poured along both the southbound and northbound lanes mid-week.
    • Retaining walls will be constructed early next week between Union Street and Central Avenue.
    • Concrete patch work will be completed from Cherry Street to Highland Drive.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction at this time.
  • The schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen conflicts and/or weather events.
  • Traffic control measure should ONLY be moved by authorized personnel.

The Celtic/Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short are coming to town

4ss at Moonlight on the Mountain in Birmingham, ALTHURS: OCT 22
7:00 to 8:30pm
OCONTO FALLS COMMUNITY LIBRARY – Concert & Dinner
@ JoJo’s Restaurant
5774 Duame Rd,
Lena, WI 54139

Phone:(920) 834-4100
Tickets: $15.00 must be purchased in advance @ the Oconto Falls Library
251 N Main Street or call (920) 846-2673
www.ocontofallslibrary.org

ABOUT FOUR SHILLINGS SHORT

The Celtic/Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short are coming to town bringing with them an ensemble of over 30 intruments including a Sitar from India and a Renaissance Krumhorn!!  The international duo last performed in the area 2012 and are delighted to be returning.  They only make it to the town every couple of years so make sure not to miss this one-of-a-kind musical treat! 

”The delightfully surprising collection of songs and sounds this husband/wife act create, while stretching the limits of Celtic and Folk music by stirring in generous amounts of Indian Ragas and Medieval flavorings via some of the tastiest sitar playing this side of Ravi Shankar” (Valpariso Times, IN) “bring musical diversity, captivating storytelling and humorous side notes to create an amazing show.” (Labyrinth Café/Fort Lauderdale, FL)   

Four Shillings Short, the husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, perform Traditional music from the Celtic lands, on a fantastic array of instruments (over 30) including Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Tinwhistles, Recorders, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Bodhran, Guitar, Ukelele, Percussion, vocals and even a Krumhorn. 

Touring in the US & Ireland since 1997, Four Shillings Short are independent folk-artists who perform 150 concerts a year, have released 12 recordings and live as full time Troubadours traveling from town to town performing at music festivals, theatres & performing arts centers, folk societies, libraries, house concerts and schools.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Aodh Og O’Tuama grew up in a family of poets, musicians and writers.  He received his degree in Music from University College Cork, Ireland and received a Fellowship from Stanford University in California in Medieval and Renaissance performance.  He plays Tinwhistles, Medieval & Renaissance woodwinds, Recorders, Doumbek (from Morocco), bowed Psaltery, Spoons and sings both in English, Gaelic & French.

Christy Martin grew up in a family of musicians and dancers.  From the age of 15, she studied North Indian Sitar for 10 years, 5 of them with a student of master Sitarist Ravi Shankar.  She began playing the Hammered Dulcimer in her 20’s and has studied with Maggie Sansone, Dan Duggan, Cliff Moses, Robin Petrie, Tony Elman and Glen Morgan.  In addition she plays Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Banjo, Guitar, Bodhran (Irish frame drum), Charango, bowed Psaltery and sings in English, Irish, Spanish and Sanskrit.

WHAT FOLKS SAY ABOUT FOUR SHILLINGS SHORT

Yours was truly one of the best shows I’ve been to on “any” level & it’s pretty broad: Michael Jackson, Celtic Women, James Taylor, John Denver & Four Shillings Short!!! I enjoyed not only the musical talent, but the education regarding instruments, origin etc. storytelling & mix of genuine passion, love & humor.  In that regard you beat out all the others. (Louisville, KY)

“Sunday nights’ concert featured a husband and wife duo called Four Shillings Short.  They are astounding.  They both have wonderful singing voices.  They play an incredible variety of music from Indian Ragas to Celtic, Traditional folk and about anything else you can think of.  They are very charismatic with great stage presence.” Columbus Folk Music Society,OH)

“Their musical virtuosity makes old songs sound new and new songs sound like time-worn Celtic spells.” (CITY PAGES, Wausau WI)                                                                                                                                                    

“They are not the Clancy Brothers or Jean Richie or Ravi Shankar   but a combination of all three, laced with Irish humor. Their collection of instruments is museum-like and I’ve never seen the place so packed.” (San Gregorio General Store, CA)

Four Shillings Short are the ultimate in coffeehouse entertainment. The variety of musical instrumentation really keeps me interested. Equal amounts of male and female energy keep the emotional content well-balanced. Song lyrics don’t get hidden underneath too much accompaniment. Harmonies are sweet; instrumental solos spirited. And best of all, their demeanor belies a commitment to the ideal of rising up singing.” (Chicory House Concerts Forty Fort, PA)

“Stunning performance last night. Folk music at its best. Well sung, well played & I lost count of how many instruments. One of the most inspiring performances I have ever witnessed.”  (Berea KY)

“Four Shillings Short, celto-indo fusion duo, is a world class act.” (KMFB – Late night Liz, Fort Bragg, CA)

“These are two of the best musicians that I’ve seen come through.  They are authentic, traditional and spontaneous.”(Suburban  Exchange, Houghton MI)

“Four Shillings Short takes you on a musical journey through time and across the seas as they perform everything from traditional Irish tunes and airs to Indian Ragas.”  (The Foothills Sun-Gazette/ Exeter, CA)

“A husband-and-wife duo of mystical musical abilities.  Their sound is haunting, crystalline beauty.”

(Monterey County Weekly, Monterey, CA)

“The Celtic/Folk/World music duo performs on a bevy of unusual instruments and in myriad styles.  This is a great show for kids of all ages, who’ll be amazed by the duo’s thematic range.” (Glen Starkey – New Times, San Luis Obispo, CA)

Construction Updates September 28

For the week of September 28th to October 2nd

  • Crews will be working from Main Street to Cherry Street on WIS 22.
  • WIS 22 will be open to local traffic from South Main Street to Cherry Street in the northbound lanes, until strengths are achieved on the recently paved southbound lanes.  Once strengths are achieved traffic will be switched to the southbound lanes.
  • Both Cherry Street and Central Avenue will be closed to WIS 22 from the east, until strengths are achieved on the concrete pavement poured on September 23rd.
  • Vinton Construction will be prepping and paving the northbound lanes on Tuesday, September 29th.  Concrete curb and gutter will be poured on the southbound lanes as early as Wednesday, September 30th.
  • Vinton Construction will be prepping and paving the northbound lanes on Tuesday, September 29th.  Concrete curb and gutter will be poured on the southbound lanes as early as Wednesday, September 30th.
  • The schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen conflicts and/or weather events.
  • Traffic control measure should ONLY be moved by authorized personnel.

Ashley Baeten in the spotlight during the 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky

ash nationals photoAshley Baeten, a member of the Oconto Falls FFA chapter in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, will be on stage and in the spotlight during the 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky from October 28-31, 2015.

Ashley, a senior at Oconto Falls High School, is the daughter of David and Angela Baeten and has been selected to the National FFA Chorus.
The Chorus will perform several times during the 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo, adding excitement and motivation to the sessions through their music. She will join other chorus members in Louisville three days prior to the convention to begin rehearsals.

Ashley has been extremely active in the music program at Oconto Falls High School. She has been a member of Concert Choir, Cantabile, Chamber Singers, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, and Pep Band. In 2014 she was selected to perform with the Wisconsin’s Ambassadors of Music Choir on their European Tour to England, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Liechtenstein, and Germany. Ashley has been selected as an outstanding soloist in the Oconto Falls High School Choral Program for the past three years and is a National Anthem soloist for many athletic events. She has also performed at both the District and State Solo and Ensemble Festival in multiple events, including solos, duets, madrigals, Vocal Jazz, and large ensembles. Ashley has been selected to perform the FFA State Choir and this is the second time Ashley has earned the honor of being in the National FFA Choir.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 610,240 student members in grades 7-12 and who belong to one of 7,665 local FFA chapters throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Oconto Falls High School will celebrate Homecoming on Friday, September 18

Oconto Falls High School will celebrate Homecoming on Friday, September 18.  The Homecoming game will be held at the ST Paper Stadium at 7 PM when the Oconto Falls Panthers host the Marinette Marines.   The Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, September 19 from 8 p.m.-12 midnight.  The Class of 2018 will be hosting the dance, with music provided by DJ J-Safe, Jason Safian.

2015 Homecoming Court

Seniors selected to the 2015 OFHS Homecoming Court are: (pictured)

Row 1 (Left to Right):  Brianna LeFebre, Codie Muthig, Carolyn Malcheski, Josie Ausloos, Emily  Kilmer, Bridgett Gorman, Liza Leja, and Bailey Wolf.

Row 2 (Left to Right):  Jacob Ellman, Jacob Ludemann, Tyler Hagemeier, Jack Huberty, Evan Sigmund, Sam Shroyer, Austin Kowalczyk, and Michael Manns.

Construction Updates September 21

· Crews will be working from Main Street to East Highland Drive.

o WIS 22 will be open to local traffic from South Main Street to East Highland Drive.

o WIS 22 from South Main Street to Cherry Street will be closed to through traffic.

§ Side road access will be reduced at Cherry Street, Caldwell Street and Central Street for construction operations.

§ Access across WIS 22 will be alternating between Caldwell and Central Avenues throughout the next few weeks and will be barricaded with a sign stating “Closed to Through Traffic”

§ Peters Concrete will complete grading operations either later today, September 16th or tomorrowSeptember 17th.

§ Concrete Pavement crew is anticipated to start prep work and paving the week of September 21stand anticipating paving the northbound lanes on September 23rd.

· The schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen conflicts and/or weather events.

· Traffic control measure should ONLY be moved by authorized personnel.

· Just a quick friendly reminder to properties that have been recently landscaped – please leave the erosion mat in place to allow for the grass to take off and grow. The erosion mat is designed to deteriorate over time.

· Next informational meeting is this Friday, September 18 at 10:00 a.m., City Hall.

Construction Updates September 7

For the week of September 7th to September 11th

  • Crews will be working from Main Street to East Highland Drive.

o   WIS 22 will be open to local traffic from South Main Street to East Highland Drive.

o   WIS 22 from South Main Street to Cherry Street will be closed to through traffic.

  • Side road access will be reduced at Cherry Street, Caldwell Street and Central Street for grading operations.
  • Access across WIS 22 will be alternating between Caldwell and Central Avenues throughout the next few weeks and will be barricaded with a sign stating “Closed to Through Traffic”
  • Peters Concrete will continue grading and placing base aggregate between Cherry Street and Union Street intersections.  Operations will start work today at Union Street and anticipated that grading operations will be completed by September 16th.
  • Concrete Pavement crew is anticipated to start prep work and paving the week of September 14th.
  • No work will occur on September 7th, due to Labor Day.
  • The schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen conflicts and/or weather events.
  • Traffic control (barricades) measure should ONLY be moved by authorized personnel.
  • Just a quick friendly reminder to properties that have been recently landscaped – please leave the erosion mat in place to allow for the grass to take off and grow.  The erosion mat is designed to deteriorate over time.

 

Fall Prevention Awareness Day

Fall PreventionFall Prevention Awareness Day

Wednesday, September 23,2015
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Bond Community Center
1201 Park Avenue, Oconto

Increase your knowledge decease your risk.

Exhibitors Include:
Ophthalmology-BayCare Clinic
Podiatry Education-Elite Foot & Ankle Clinic
Medication Drop Box-Oconto Public Health/Oconto
Police Department
Fall Prevention Education-Commission on Aging
Caregiver Tools-UW-Extension
Physical and Occupational Therapy-Bellin Health
Oconto Hospital
Silver Sneakers Class-Bond Community Center
Quality Living By Choice-Carol Luebeck
Home Safety-EMT and Firefighters
Medication Education-HSHS St.Clare
Bone Density and Calcium-Ryan MacDonald, PA
Bellin Health

For more information call:
Oconto County Public Health
Brittany Beyer
Phone: 920-834-7000