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Bliss Creek Winery Series

The Bliss Creek Winery series keeps the cozy in mystery, while addressing modern social issues.  The debut novel, The Beekeeper’s Secret, was launched chapter-by-chapter last year and is now out for editing. The Beekeeper and the Nazi Cryptology is the second in the series.

In the picturesque town of Gaia, nestled along the bluffs of the Mississippi River in western Wisconsin, the annual festival is a highlight of the tourist season. However, this year’s festivities take a dark turn when a white supremacy group stages a rally, spreading fear and tension among the community.

Alexi Mandiera, owner of Bliss Creek Winery and Meadery, finds herself embroiled in a perplexing mystery of coded Nazi relics, psychic drama, and an uncertain cause of the group leader’s death. To complicate matters, Alexi’s vineyard manager becomes a top suspect, leaving her determined to find the true culprit and clear his name.

As Alexi delves deeper into the investigation, she uncovers a web of secrets and hidden agendas, challenging her to face her own suspicions of new and old residents. With the help of her friends, her children, and free-spirited locals, she inches closer to what might be an uncomfortable truth.

“The Beekeeper and the Nazi Cryptology” is a riveting mystery that explores the resilience of a community united against hatred. This gripping tale offers readers an intriguing mix of historical allusion and contemporary relevance, showcasing the power of a community to overcome adversity.

Linda Gorchels

Owner, Tomorrow’s Mysteries, LLC

Like so many people, I’m in the process of reinventing myself.  Writing cozy mysteries is one of  my newly emerging interests.  Teaching yoga and meditation is another. 

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Wellness Outdoor Yoga 2024

Reserve your spot Friday mornings in June and July for Wellness Outdoor Yoga to invigorate your body and restore emotional balance. Whether you’re a curious beginner or a seasoned yogi, this fusion class at McKee Farms Park provides an all-levels practice. Breathe in the fresh air, feel the earth beneath you, and let the natural world support your journey.

Linda Gorchels will weave introductory vinyasa, somatic, and yin yoga to provide gentle movements, sequenced flows, deep stretches, and mindful wellness. You’ll re-educate your muscles to ease pain, reclaim mobility, and lessen stress. Keep in mind any personal injuries or limitations and consult with your physician before signing up.

Please bring a yoga mat, two yoga blocks, a small hand towel, and an open heart. Since we will be out in nature, snatch an extra sweatshirt or even a cozy throw if the weather is cool.

This is the third season Gorchels, RYS.200, is instructing outdoor yoga in Fitchburg.

In case of rain or illness, Linda will email registrants two hours prior to the class to cancel.

Wellness Outdoor Yoga at McKee

Where: McKee Farms Park, 2930 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg, WI

When: Fridays (2 exceptions)

  • May 31
  • June 5 (Wed), 14, 21, 28
  • July 3 (Wed), 12, 19, 26

Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Cost: Free