EAGLE RIVER - We all love watching little girls figure skate.
But the Eagle River Figure Skating Club President says it's not as easy as it looks.
Most of the girls at the club have been skating for more than four years.
But it takes a lot of time and money to get them to the next level.
"It's work. You fall, you get back up again and you do it over and over again," said Tina Yakel, Figure Skating Club president It takes lots of practice and lots of work and lots of commitment. It's not just pretty, fun stuff like it looks like."
The club president also thinks skating teaches the girls how to have a good work ethic.
"It creates a self-worth, it creates that more of a commitment, that you have to be there to do something," said Yakel. That if you really want to do it, you really have to work for it. and I think it instills that in them when they're young."
Girls at the Eagle River Figure Skating club host skating clinics.
Coaches and skaters from around the world have flown in to teach them.
Some of them have coached and competed in the Olympics.
HAWKINS - You could face challenges trying to get kids to sit down and read during summer. But kids in Hawkins believe they're doing more than reading this summer. It's all part of a country wide theme called Fizz, Boom, Read.
"The whole idea is to get kids excited about reading, to keep them coming to the library to check out great books, and hopefully have some happy teachers at the end of the summer," says Hawkins Library Director Arlene Mabie.
LAND O' LAKES - Kids in Land O' Lakes will play cartoon characters discussing their life during a play Friday. Organizers hope this helps them to show their artistic side.
You can expect to hear great sounds at Land O' Lakes Elementary School Friday. Kids from ages 6 to 14 have been learning about the art of performance this summer. They'll play cartoon characters discussing their life on a talk show.
"It's been really amazing to come to the theatre program the last two years. The first year we probably had 60, 70 people. Last year we had 100 people come to the recital," said Land O Lakes Area Artisans treasurer Lynn Richie.
NORTHWOODS - It seems more all-natural and specialty food stores are popping up around the Northwoods. Antigo and Three Lakes welcomed new all-natural and specialty food stores this year. And last week, Eagle River welcomed one, as well.
"We were painstaking about finding things that you cannot find at other shops here in the Eagle River area," said Homeward Bound Specialty Foods owner Patti Katz Black. She and her husband, Dave, opened their Eagle River store last week.
MOLE LAKE - Health workers often face different challenges on the Sokaogon Chippewa reservation in Mole Lake compared to elsewhere in the Northwoods.
"I think they're a little different. We have a (few) more challenges. Sometimes, for a lot of people, it's more crisis than prevention, or preventative services," said Tammy Queen, who works at the Sokaogon Chippewa Health Clinic. "A lot of times, they'll come in when something's bad instead of coming in before something gets really bad."
On Thursday, the tribe wanted to get people thinking about their health before problems occur.
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