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April 19, 2018

Final refrain
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra played its final concert in Rhinelander Thursday evening to a full house at the John and Dori Brown Performing Arts Center in Rhinelander High School. This was the last concert to be offered by this group as funds received from the Jean Simmons Estate have been depleted, organizers said in a press release.
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Nicolet Players announces cast of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
Mix-ups, madness and revenge resulting in a comedy of chaos will play out in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," at the Nicolet College Theatre two weekends: Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6 and Thursday, May 10 through Sunday, May 13.
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Mutts Gone Nuts comedy dog show at the Campanile Center April 21
The hilarious pack of rescue pooches known as Mutts Gone Nuts will perform two shows at the Campanile Center in downtown Minocqua April 21.
Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Glenn Miller Orchestra to perform at LUHS April 20
The Lakeland Performing Arts Association will present The Glenn Miller Orchestra at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20 in the Lakeland Union High School theater.
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Skate all about it
Four senior skaters, Shandi Peitsch, Caitlin Harris, Cami Buchmann and Rachel Uhlarik, opened the Rhinelander Figure Skating Club's annual spring show Friday by skating to a Midnight Star mix.
Thursday, March 22, 2018

News in the Northwoods: A conversation with Ben Meyer March 29
The Minocqua Public Library will welcome Ben Meyer, managing editor and senior reporter at WJFW in Rhinelander, at 6:30 p.m. March 29 for a talk about his work covering the news across the Northwooods.
Thursday, March 22, 2018

North Star Boys' Choir to perform in Woodruff
The North Star Boys' Choir, under the direction of Francis Stockwell, will perform a free will offering concert on Palm Sunday, March 25, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Highway J, Woodruff.
Thursday, March 22, 2018

An extra (extra) special show
The Rhinelander Figure Skating Club has been hard at work, practicing and preparing for it annual spring show. (subscriber access)
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Artistry through dance
ArtStart of Rhinelander and The Warehouse Art Center of Eagle River are bringing New York-based dance company The Equus Projects  to Rhinelander this weekend with their performance "The Breaking Ring".(subscriber access)
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Enchanted Doll Club to meet March 22
The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m., Thursday March 22 at the Olson Library in Eagle River.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

District Library offers several children's programs
Baby Storytime

The Rhinelander District Library's winter session of Baby Storytime is in progress. This storytime is conducted at 10:15 a.m. Mondays.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Banning to discuss book 'Asparagus Roots' at Rhinelander District Library
Local author Jane Banning will discuss her book "Asparagus Roots," a book of poetry, short stories and flash fiction at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at the Rhinelander District Library.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Teams stack cans for food pantry
Teams got their build on during the eighth annual CANtastic build day Saturday at the Rouman Cinema. The theme this year is "Toon' In To Hunger."(subscriber access)
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Winter Escapes
Community members attended the Rhinelander Kiwanis Club's 31st annual Winter Escapes Extravaganza fundraiser, held Saturday, March 3 at the Taj Mahal.
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Local talent to be showcased at Community Music Festival
The Rhinelander Area Community Band, The Lakeland Barbershop Chorus, The Northwoods Choraliers and The Hymns and Hyrs take the stage for the Community Music Festival at Nicolet College at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18.
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Jekyll and hyde
The School District of Rhinelander Drama Department will present the final performances of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" this weekend at the John and Dori Brown Performing Arts Center at Rhinelander High School.
Saturday, March 3, 2018

Baby Wants Candy comedy troupe to return to Nicolet March 17
The improv comedy ensemble Baby Wants Candy will return to the Nicolet College Theatre stage for a third run at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17.
Thursday, March 1, 2018

ArtsPower to bring 'Harry the Dirty Dog' to Nicolet
ArtsPower will present "Harry the Dirty Dog" at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11 in the Nicolet College Theatre.
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Library to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday Feb. 27
The whole family is invited to the Rhinelander District Library Feb. 27 to help celebrate Dr. Seuss' 114th birthday.
Thursday, February 22, 2018

'The Fix Is In' dinner to benefit pets
To celebrate the love we have for our pets, The Fix Is In, Inc. will host a benefit dinner Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Hodag Banquet Center (formerly the Taj Mahal), located at 1450 Pueblo Drive, Rhinelander.
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Harpist serenades audience
Gaelic harpist and musical historian Jeff Pockat serenaded Rhinelander District Library patrons with beautiful music Wednesday for Valentine's Day.
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Author Patricia Skalka to discuss latest book Sept. 11
Author Patricia Skalka will discuss her newest award-winning novel, "Death in Cold Water" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 at the Rhinelander District Library, just in time for the football season.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Auditions Sept. 11, 12 for Nicolet Players' production of 'God of Carnage'
Auditions for "God of Carnage," the award-winning play highlighting the increasingly rocky confrontation between two couples, are set for Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. in the Nicolet College Theatre in Rhinelander.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

The newly named Northwoods Choraliers are ready to sing, sing, sing!
The Northwoods Choraliers, the women's community choir formerly known as the Nicolet Choraliers, are ready to make beautiful music in the Northwoods once again.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Author Jerry Apps to discuss latest book at Rhinelander District Library Aug. 5
In conjunction with the School of the Arts Legacy Writer's Retreat program, University Wisconsin Professor emeritus and author Jerry Apps, will speaking about his latest work "Never Curse the Rain" at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 at at the Rhinelander District Library.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Library offers programs for young children
Calling all worm racers! The 29th Annual Great Library Worm Race will be crawled on Wednesday, July 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on "Wiggly Field" outside the Rhinelander District Library.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Long-running tourism TV show launches annual photo contest and calendar
Discover Wisconsin, the nation's longest-running tourism TV show, has launched its popular photo contest via social media. In partnership with Wisconsin Counties Association and Sargento, 12 fan-submitted photos will be published in Discover Wisconsin's annual calendar, featuring images of Wisconsin destinations.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hospital auxiliaries to host 'Spotlight on Fashion'
The auxiliaries of Eagle River Memorial Hospital and Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff have joined forces to produce their second annual fashion show, "Spotlight on Fashion."
Saturday, July 22, 2017

There's no place like home
Northwood School of Dance held its spring recital over the weekend. The dancers presented The Wizard of Oz as well as several specialty pieces. Pictured is the finale of 'The Wizard of Oz' featuring Dorothy and the entire cast. Dorothy was played by Tina Kansariwala, Sage Flory was the tinman, Annika Johnson was the wicked witch, Olivia Monk portrayed the scarecrow, the good witch was Natalie Shrock, and the cowardly lion was played by Mackenzie Bourcier and Makenzie Kukkan.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Nicolet College Art Gallery to hold receptions March 18, 25
The Nicolet College Art Gallery will hold two receptions in coming weeks, one to close an exhibit of the finest art by area high school students and the second to open an exhibit by artist Stephen Wysocki.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hodag Home Show takes place Saturday
The annual Hodag Home & Lifestyle Show means two things: that spring is nearly here, and that projects around the house are about to get underway. This year the show is March 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rhinelander High School.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hollars to appear at Rhinelander District Library March 20
There will be an author event and book signing March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rhinelander District Library.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wabeno Area Players send out casting call for "The Letter"
Auditions for "The Letter," to be put on by The Wabeno Area Players during the Memorial Day weekend, will be held later this month.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Shivering shamrocks
People huddled in the sun on Brown Street to combat the cold during the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday, March 11 in downtown Rhinelander. Despite a parade-time temperature around 20 degrees, several gathered for the annual parade, which kicks off a week of St. Patrick's Day related events for participating downtown businesses.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

St. Patrick's Day festivities in Rhinelander to begin this weekend
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner - as in this weekend - and the festivities start with the sixth annual St. Patrick's Day Parade March 11 at 1:30 p.m. in downtown, followed by the seven-day Pub Crawl, which ends March 17.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Nashville recording artist to perform Christmas show to benefit veterans
Nashville Recording Artist Red Higgins will present a Classic Country Christmas Show to benefit veterans starting at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at Tomahawk High School.

Higgins told the River News he reached out to VFW Post 2687 to see if they were interested in having a show.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Community Holiday Concert Dec. 11 at Nicolet
Favorite songs of the holidays will fill the Nicolet College Theatre when the ever-popular Nicolet Live! Community Holiday Concert takes place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11.
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Community band to perform at senior center Dec. 10
An informal Christmas sing-along/concert will be presented by the Rhinelander Area Community Band at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Oneida Senior Center.

Hot cocoa and cookies will be provided by the senior center.

The event is free, and everyone is welcome.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

School District of Rhinelander drama department announces fall musical
The musical "Sister Act" is coming to the John and Dori Brown Performing Arts Center at Rhinelander High School, the school district announced in a press release.
Thursday, November 3, 2016

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