Local artist Elizabeth Kazda will unveil her spectral light photography on Friday, June 1 with a reception from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Town Square Community Center’s lobby gallery. The exhibit, including several pieces available for purchase, will be on display through June 30.
Fresh produce, pasture-raised pork, grass-fed beef, farm-fresh eggs, fresh-baked breads, and made-to-order foods are just some of the signature goods being offered at Town Square’s Friday markets this summer. The Market will feature weekly yoga on the lawn with Marla Mockus, bounce houses for kids every first Friday of the month, a weekly beer tent serving local brews from Knuth Brew Company, and more!
Hangers, Town Square’s resale shop for women, will be accepting donations during Green Lake’s annual Citywide Garage Sale on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5. In exchange for their tax-deductible donations, donors will receive a 10% discount on their total purchase when they make shop at Hangers that weekend.
After approval early this year of the plan for the new multifunctional space known as Mill Pond Terrace, area contractors began breaking ground Monday, April 30. The first phase of the Mill Pond Terrace project will focus on hardscape, highlighting the center circle overlook as the focal point, and includes excavation, construction of a retaining wall, and the addition of decorative concrete, gravel and electrical.
Green Lake Fitness 24/7, the downtown facility located at Town Square and operated by the non-profit Green Lake Renewal, is introducing a new membership option for people who are 55 years or older. This deal is available for $20 a month when participants sign up for a three, six, or twelve-month membership at the Town Square community center on 492 Hill St.
New and gently used gowns, shoes and accessories are now for sale, but Hangers is in need of dresses of various sizes. Donations can be dropped off at Town Square’s front desk between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays, and 9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays through the month of March. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.
Fran Hill, co-founder of the Town Square Community Center, will serve as president. Nick Vandervelde, entrepreneur with a background in finance, will serve as vice president. Phil Burkart, co-founder of the Town Square Community center, will serve as treasurer. Evelyn Galster, administrator of the Freeland Foundation, will serve as secretary. Mary-Jo Johnson, co-founder of Green Lake Renewal, will serve as past president.
During January and February, Green Lake Renewal’s Mill Pond Terrace Task Force met with numerous local contractors, seeking advice on how to best value engineer the project. The team is currently setting priorities and creating a timeline for completion. The project is expected to break ground in May, weather permitting.
With prom around the corner, the Hangers resale shop at Town Square is seeking dresses to help young girls live out their dream of a memorable high school prom. New and gently used gowns, shoes and accessories can be dropped off at Town Square’s front desk between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays, and 9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays through the month of March.
In her film “The Last Animals,” photographer turned filmmaker Kate Brooks traces the deadly trade of illegally poached rhino horn and elephant ivory across four continents, traveling from protected areas in Africa to wildlife markets in Asia and North America in order to illustrate the complex web of global consumer demand, transnational criminal syndicates and the local conflicts and political problems that contribute to the current poaching epidemic. Along the way, Brooks also meets with investigators, scientists, zookeepers and rangers engaged in an all-too-often life threatening struggle to preserve the last remaining elephants and rhinos.
In 10 years, Mr. Barbin grew Appirio from a four-person startup to a 1,200-person global services firm backed by Sequioia Capital, GGV and General Atlantic—the same venture capital firms that invested in companies including Alibaba, Facebook, Linkedin and PayPal. During that time, his company received 10 Best Places to Work awards, and was recently recognized by the Great Place to Work organization which produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
In addition, Green Lake Renewal elected new officers of its board. Fran Hill will move from staff position to a volunteer board seat, serving as board President. Nick Vandervelde will serve as board vice president, next in line to assume the role of president. Phil Burkart will serve as Treasurer and Evelyn Galster will serve as secretary.
“We are big believers that more is more,” said Kate Salas of Green Lake Renewal. “The Market at Town Square creates special pop-up retail opportunities that promote business at times when the most people are seeking to shop. It’s really a win-win for the customers, vendors and other retail businesses around town.”