September 2018
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In This Issue

  • Fall Festival in the River Valley
  • Sept. Business After Hours
  • RV Homecoming & School Fair
  • Smoke in the Valley
  • Taliesin Plein Air 
  • APT Talk Backs
  • Arcadia Books Publishing Retreat
  • Message From Advanced Family Dental
  • Area Jobs

2018 Area Guide

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September Events
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2               Wyoming Valley Hymn Sing
2                APT Sunday Salon
2                Rural Musicians Forum presents Grupo Balana
3                10th Annual BeatleFest
5-9             4th Annual Quilt Expo Open House
6                Local Night at The Shed: Point Five
8                Spring Green General Store: Bluegrass Jam
8                Arcadia Books Publishing Retreat with Chloe Benjamin
9                APT Sunday Salon
13              Local Night at The Shed: Randy Rock-It
16-22         Taliesin Plein Air
20               Local Night at The Shed: Kendall &Toby
21               Karaoke Night at The Shed
21               Plein Air Buyers' Reception 
22               Plein Air Quick Paint & Off-the-easel Sale
27               Local Night at The Shed: Hank Dedrick & Joe Wankerl (LAST LOCAL NIGHT)
28               River Valley School Fair & Homecoming Parade
29               Smoke in the Valley BBQ Competition 

10th Annual BeatleFest on Labor Day Monday- from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local musicians perform Beatles music at a big party in the backyard of the General Store. Food and drink will be available all day. Bring a chair and some bug spray- stay all day, come and go, bring your kids, and/or even your dog. It's a free event, so please no carry ins. More info? 608-588-7070.

Fall Festival in the River Valley

Join the Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce for a fun family day full of chili, beer tasting, live music, pumpkin painting and crafts! The Post House Garden will be filled with the sound of music and smell of chili from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., as contestants in our 5th Annual Chili Cook-off provide samples of their homemade chili. The chili cook-off is voted on by the public and full bowls will be available for purchase. If you would like to compete in this year's Chili Cook-off, please contact the Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce at 608-588-2054. Follow the Fall Festival in the River Valley page on Facebook for more info. 


(2017 Chilli Cook-off Winners)

DATE: Wednesday, September 12th 
TIME: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
LOCATION: Round Barn Lodge, E4830 US-14, Spring Green, WI 53588


The Round Barn Lodge will be hosting September's Business After Hours featuring light apps, wine, water & beer. Tours will be given of the newly remodeled rooms and other upgrades that have been made in an effort to create a more comfortable and energy efficient space. The newly redone banquet room will also be open for viewing. The After Hours will begin in the game room and lobby area around 5:30 p.m. We encourage you to invite friends and neighbors for a relaxing evening.  Please bring business cards for networking.

The Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors looks forward to seeing you on Wednesday, September 12th!

River Valley School Fair & Homecoming Parade

55th Annual River Valley School Fair
The School Fair will be opening at 8:30 a.m. on September 28, with the gymnasium exhibits (in the River Valley Middle School gymnasium) along with various livestock exhibits showing behind the middle school. The livestock auction will start at 12 p.m. near the School Fair pavilion (behind the middle school). Interested bidders may register starting at 10:30 a.m. Any and all support is greatly appreciated! Please contact Shari Graffunder if you have suggestions or can sponsor an area of exhibits.

Shari Graffunder at or by phone 588-2554 ext. 2109.

Information for Livestock Exhibitors, the School Fair Booklet, Tractor/Implement Display, and Fair Entry/Exhibit Form, and much more available here!

Homecoming 2018 

The Class of 2019 has chosen “HOLLYWOOD” as the theme for Homecoming 2018 scheduled for the week of September 24-28. Plans for the Homecoming activities will be finalized after school starts and will be published in the Home News and on the River Valley School District website at

The Homecoming Parade will start off at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28. Beginning September 10, local businesses and organizations that would like to participate in the parade are asked to contact Brent Johnson at 588-2554. If your float has horses, scoopers will be required. For the safety of our children, the district asks that each float planning to distribute candy or other items have “candy walkers” rather than throwing the items from the vehicle.

In the traditional Homecoming football game, the Blackhawks will play Dodgeville at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28. The Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, September 29. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at the Pep Rally/Bonfire on Thursday, September 27. 

More information on 2018 RV Homecoming available here!


September 29th at Prem Meats

Join us this year for the 6th Annual BBQ Competition located at Prem Meats, in Spring Green, WI on U.S. Hwy 14. Competitors will be turning in their best cooked ribs, chicken, and appetizers for a chance to win 1st Place. Pork and chicken samples will be given out all day along with pizza, beer, and wine samples, so come hungry!  Live bands will be starting at 11:30 a.m. and finishing up at 7 p.m. 

$20 Entry fee for 21+, $15 for 12-20, 12 & under FREE 
Gates Open at 10:30 a.m.


Taliesin Preservation welcomes 29 regional artists renowned for their work en plein air, for a week-long painting event on the 800-acre Taliesin estate, culminating with a Buyers’ Reception and Quick Paint Off-the-Easel for art lovers and collectors to meet and mingle with the artists and purchase paintings. More Info...



Friday, September 21, 6-9 p.m.
$80 ($60 of ticket price may go towards the purchase of one painting – limit one voucher per painting)

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Enhance your appreciation of American Players Theatre's 2018 productions with these enlightening conversations led by Orange Schroeder and Buzz Kemper. 

Watch before or after the play to gain insight into the production, and the artistic decisions that make the APT production special. Download the podcasts from Podbean, find them on iTunes here


A Message from Advanced Family Dental


From Jen & Michelle: 

As the owners of Advanced Family Dental and members of the area, we take pride in the services our team provides our patients and the community we love. To provide you with highest standard of care, we are very excited to announce that 
Dr. Rob Blumenthal has joined our practice. We evaluated many candidates and chose Dr. Blumenthal for his qualifications, experience, and perhaps most important, his caring and compassionate manner.
Dr. Ki has left to pursue other opportiunities.
Dr. Rob Blumenthal graduated from Southern Illinois University-School of Dental Medicine and has been practicing dentistry for last 27 years. His specialties include: Periodontics, Oral Surgery, Full Mouth Reconstruction, Implant Placement, Clear Correct Orthodontics, Basic Restorations, and Traditional Dentures.
In his free time, Dr. Rob enjoys spending time with his pets, especially his beloved dogs, volunteering at an animal shelter, spending time on his farm, and taking in shows and gourmet meals in the Chicago area.
Dr. Blumenthal is passionate about providing his patients with extraordinary dental care accompanied by the compassion they deserve, building life-long trusting relationships, allowing patients to have a hand in the decision-making process regarding their oral health care needs, and assisting them in achieving a smile they can be confident in!
We thank you for your continued support and look forward to introducing you to Dr. Rob. You can schedule an appointment with him on our website or by calling our office @ 608-546-4441.

We look forward to seeing you soon,
Jen Stephens & Michelle Anliker
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Jobs in the River Valley Area


Wisconsin Riverside Resort is Accepting applications for all positions with GREAT STARTING PAY! Download our application ( and drop it off or email it to Call 608-588-2826 for more information. 


Now Hiring for Immediate Fill 

Part-time Friday Night Busser - More Info (Apply Now)

Full or Part Time Wait Staff -  More Info (Apply Now)

Full or Part Time Cook - More Info (Apply Now)

Must be 18

Restaurant Server - (More Info (Apply Now)
Cardinal Glass in Spring Green, has full-time openings for entry level production workers. Associates work 5 - 8 hour shifts per week with occasional overtime. 

Benefits: Medical & Dental Benefits, Health Savings Account with company match, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), company paid life insurance, monthly profit sharing bonus, 401K plan, paid Holidays, PTO time, safety shoe & safety glass reimbursement program. 
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