Kiel Progress briefs 2014

Repairs part of Abler Art Glass

Since 1976, Abler Art Glass has specialized in decorative glass of the highest quality for residential, commercial and church projects.

For gift giving or collectors of handmade, unique art pieces, the gallery showcases art in mediums of glass, wood, fiber, jewelry, and metal from numerous local and national artists.

“Our business strengths have always focused on customer service,” Bonnie Abler said. “Working with interior designers, builders, architects or the individual, we have an in-house artist to help create the design that can enhance any setting. Visit or our Facebook page to see projects.”

Abler Art Glass also offers many different types of architectural glass for cabinets and doors, as well as clear glass and mirrors cut to any shape for frames, table tops, etc. Stained glass supplies also are available for the glass enthusiast.

Repair and restoration of antique windows and lamps has become a vital part of the studio, including being able to bend lamp pieces to match that turn of the last century lamp, or a painted piece in a 100-year-old church window.

Since Calumet County and the surrounding areas pride themselves on nature-based tourism and agri-tourism amenities, Abler Art Glass will be one of nine host sites for the Rural Arts Roadtrip. This self-guided tour was started last October, the second weekend, which is usually the peak of autumn color. Each site will have a number of artists display- ing their craft. Also included are organic farms, a corn maze and food. Visitors will be able to obtain a brochure introducing all the participants and a map to guide them to each location. View the Web site and/or the Facebook page for additional information.

Abler Art Glass Gallery is located at 16205 Little Elkhart Lake Rd., Kiel; phone 894-7391. Hours are Mondays through Fridays, 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.; and Saturdays, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.

Millhome Nursery has new plants

Millhome Nursery & Greenhouses focuses on making gardening successful for any level of gardener by taking time to answer questions and providing as much information as they want.

Located at N9469 Rhine Rd., Elkhart Lake and founded in 1997, Candy and Art VanderWaal and their employees provide a wide variety of flowering annuals, vegetables, hanging baskets and planters, perennials, shrubs, trees and pond plants. They also have an experienced landscape division that includes design, installation and maintenance.

“This year we will be introducing some new and exciting annuals, perennials and shrubs,” Candy said. “We are also expanding our pond/water plants and bringing in some new varieties. Vegetable gardening is huge this year and we will be offering some unique ideas for small space gardening as well as sustainable practices.”

She added, “We have a core group of four employees who have been with us for several years and will return this spring. Combined they can provide a wealth of information for customers.”

For more information about Millhome Nursery & Greenhouses call 894-7877 or check out

Boll-Feltes offers multiple carriers

Erica Boll-Feltes Insurance Services Inc. is an independent, full-service insurance agency representing many quality carriers.

“That means we can handle all your insurance needs—from home to auto insurance as well as life, business and health insurance,” owner Erica Boll-Feltes said. “With affiliation to Couri Insurance Associates we have access to more than 100 insurance markets.”

Boll-Feltes has 22 years of experience in the insurance industry. In May 2005 she opened her independent agency providing customers options for their insurance needs.

Michelle Thiel began her independent insurance career in 2005. She is licensed in property and casualty and brings her prior insurance experience working at larger insurance companies in both Sheboygan and Fond du Lac to Erica Boll-Feltes Insurance Services Inc.

The agency is located at 1806 Wisconsin Ave. (STH 32/57) in New Holstein. For more information call 898-5781; e-mail; or go to the Web site