Washington Island

Category: Islanders in the News

I was able to ask the owner’s of Deer Run Golf Course and Resort a few questions the other day about their long time business.  For 20 years, Dan and Trudy Schelitzche have operated the only golf course located on Washington Island.  The nine hole course offers fun and challenge for all levels of golfers, from beginners to pros in a relaxing atmosphere. Deer Run is a regulation 9 hole golf course with a motel, living quarters, miniature golf and…

Washington Island schools employs teachers working under emergency licenses, permits. Source: Emergency licenses fill teacher needs

The art of hand repairing fishing nets is something every commercial fishing family used to know, when the fishing industry dominated small … Source: WBAY – Jake’s Story: The Art on Ellefson Dock – April 26, 2015

This Family Friendly annual event during the Washington Island Lions Club Fish Derby will again be held this year on Saturday,  February 14, 2015.  Activities commence around 1 PM and go past dusk.  Some local charities have items for sale and  the byom, byob, and dishes to pass are plentiful for your enjoyment.  A social event with good music, a warming fire and saucer rides is one of the highlights of the winter here on Washington Island.  Thanks to all those…

Island Artisan is capturing the Island’s charm in one of her new creations. Q&A with Island Artisan Laura Findlay Hagen: How does living on the island influence your artwork?    Living on the Island allows me to focus on my internal workings.  The external is very distracting to me, so the quiet and relaxed pace of the winter helps my creative process and makes it a truly enjoyable experience.  I never quite know what will be created when I start…