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New managing director of Island Players welcomes collaboration

By Emily Small – Of all the arts, performance has arguably been most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Washington Island’s Island Players are no different. With large gatherings discouraged, the Players, like many theater organizations, canceled their 2020 in-person season and turned to virtual performances.  The troupe staged a table reading of Charles Dickens’ classic […]

COVID-19 hits Island hard

By Heidi Hodges – While the Island remained relatively unscathed from the COVID-19 pandemic during the spring and summer, recent weeks have seen a large uptick in positive cases. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Island’s positivity rate has been at very high levels for several weeks, often surpassing the positivity rate […]

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