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Santa to visit Minocqua Nov. 28
Downtown Minocqua will host Santa and his reindeer, children's activities, horse-drawn wagon rides and warm refreshments Nov. 28.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas cookie sale Dec. 11 at Trig's Riverwalk Centre
The Rhinelander United Methodist Women will host a Christmas cookie sale Friday, Dec. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trig's Riverwalk Centre by Tula's Cafe.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Family holiday celebration at YMCA Dec. 11
The YMCA of the Northwoods will host a Family Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Children and their parents will enjoy activities in both the pool and gymnasium, the YMCA said in a press release.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Retreat planned for people coping with grief and loss
Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp will host a special retreat Dec. 4 and 5 for individuals and families who are grieving a significant loss.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It's a wonderful Thanksgiving: Rouman Cinema employees deliver holiday meals
Employees, family and friends of Rouman Amusement Company personally delivered traditional Thanksgiving meals to 62 families throughout Rhinelander and Oneida County on Sunday, Nov. 22.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Taco John's honored for support of Rhinelander Salvation Army
For the ninth year, Bambi Guth, Taco John's store manager, is continuing her annual tradition of raising funds for the Rhinelander Salvation Army.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Warm for winter distribution Nov. 28
Winter is here and Warm for Winter is ready to help everyone stay warm. The clothing pantry, at 900 Boyce Dr. in Rhinelander, will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 28.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Stevensport Square tree-lighting ceremony Saturday
Santa Claus is coming to town!

Families can ring in the season in downtown Rhinelander from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. Storefront windows will be transformed with a little holiday magic and Santa Claus will make an appearance.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Holiday Craft Workshop for kids set for Dec. 5
Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to the annual 4-H Holiday Craft Workshop to be held this year from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 5 in the lower level of the Curran Professional Building, 315 Oneida Ave., in downtown Rhinelander.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

thinking of you
When teachers Judy Kielcheski and Julie Dobrinska from the Antigo Middle School found out a Rhinelander student, Bobby Towne, was in need of a liver transplant they decided to help.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Helping kids in need
The Rhinelander Ruby's Pantry recently presented a check for $500 to Kids in Need.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Shidell, like Scrooge, travels through time to reappear in 'A Christmas Carol' at Nicolet College
Thirteen years ago Jerry Shidell stepped onto the Nicolet College Theatre stage to play the role of Scrooge in the popular holiday classic "A Christmas Carol."

In December, he'll do it again - seemingly traveling through time like his character - as the Nicolet Players bring back the Charles Dickens classic.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Chamber of Commerce helps community 'bundle up' this winter
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting residents to drop off new or gently-used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism's "Big Bundle Up" campaign.
Monday, November 23, 2015

Registration open for career-track classes at Nicolet College
Thinking of attending college but didn't quite take the leap last fall?

You're in luck. Spring semester is just around the corner and Nicolet College is now accepting applications for that term which begins Jan. 20.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Oneida Senior Center Advisory Council needs members
The Oneida County Department on Aging is looking for interested older adults to apply to fill vacancies on the Oneida County Senior Center Advisory Council.
Monday, November 23, 2015

The RHS/NCSS Drama Department's production of "Mary Poppins" will take flight this weekend.
Friday, November 20, 2015

Local school districts benefit from Nicolet College equipment 'sale'
A wide variety of equipment no longer needed at Nicolet College found new homes recently as the college held a special "sale" for all the PK-12 school districts within the Nicolet District.
Friday, November 20, 2015

Marshfield Clinic to move Rhinelander oncology services to Minocqua
To ensure Northwoods patients being treated for cancer receive consistent, compassionate and stable care, Marshfield Clinic will relocate its Cancer Care Services from Rhinelander to its Minocqua Center, the health care organization said in a press release.
Friday, November 20, 2015

Caponi to be interim leader for Ascension Wisconsin
Longtime health care leader Vince Caponi has agreed to serve as interim Wisconsin Ministry Market Executive for Ascension Health following the retirement of Nick Desien, who has held that position since 2013.
Friday, November 20, 2015

Nicolet instructor honored, scholarships awarded at restaurant association event
Nicolet College Culinary Arts Instructor Vicki Mendham was honored recently by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA) Education Foundation with one its highest accolades - the 2015 College Educator Salute to Excellence Award.
Friday, November 20, 2015

Desien receives WHA Distinguished Service Award
Nick Desien, senior vice president, Ascension Health, and Ministry market leader, has received the Wisconsin Hospital Association 2015 Distinguished Service Award for his service to the health care industry, community and to the Association.
Friday, November 20, 2015

Food safety for the holidays
The holiday season is here, a time to gather with family and friends to enjoy fun, food, and laughter. The Oneida County Health Department is sharing the following rules for preparing a safe Thanksgiving meal.
Friday, November 20, 2015

Health department offers venison processing safety tips
Deer hunting in Wisconsin has a rich tradition that covers generations of hunters, young and old. Thoughts of renewing friendships, preparing for a successful hunt, and the thrill of hunting this time of year go hand-in-hand. The Oneida County Health Department offers the following food safety tips to help make venison processing safe.
Friday, November 20, 2015

Local Girl Scout group says cookie price increase nominal
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Lakes will be raising the cost of cookies this year from $3.50 per box to $4 per box. The fifty cents per box price increase is the first in over seven years for the Council and is intended to offset increasing costs of running the Girl Scout Cookie Program, the group said in a press release.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Weekend meal program donation
Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church Women (ECW) donated the $300 generated from the annual farmers market bake sale to the children's Weekend Meal Program.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Nativity to host Christian composer
Nativity of Our Lord Parish South, Rhinelander, will host Christian composer/missionary John Angotti in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Church members prepare for day of thanks
Members of Grace Foursquare Church and North Country Vineyard Church will be preparing and delivering a Thanksgiving meal to people in the community.

This is the ninth year the churches have put together a spread of turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Downtown Rhinelander to spread holiday cheer with annual window walk and tree lighting
Downtown Rhinelander businessess will soon be decking the halls and putting up lights to kick off the holiday season. Families can ring in the season from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. Storefront windows will be transformed with a little holiday magic.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tourism council announces winner of fall photo contest
The Oneida County Tourism Council has announced the winner of its recent "Picture Yourself in Oneida County" fall photo contest.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Vilas County teenager accepts Emmy
"Into the Outdoors," a popular children's television series dedicated to science education, won a 2015 Emmy Award earlier this month at the annual Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy Awards Ceremony in Chicago, the show's producers said in a press release.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Local author to sign books at Best Embroideries, LLC
Tom Barnett, author and illustrator of the popular children's book, "I brought a Hodag to school" will be at Best Embroideries, LLC, located at 22 West Davenport Street in Rhinelander, to sign books and meet fans from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 27.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Prayer series offered for Advent
This year, Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center is offering a new "Advent Series on Prayer" for people of all faith traditions.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bake sale to benefit adoptable pets
The Oneida County Humane Society will be offering delicious homemade goodies Saturday, Nov. 21, at a craft show and sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the James Williams Middle School in Rhinelander.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Zentangle for Teens set for Nov. 20
Zentangle is back! Dottie Reader will be at Rhinelander District Library from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Nov. 20 to help teens discover their inner artist with the Zentangle method of creating artwork.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hunters are gearing up for opening day
With the opening of gun deer season just days away, hunters are itching to get into the woods. But before they do, there are plenty of items they need to purchase.
Monday, November 16, 2015

ArtStart to open winter exhibition Nov. 19
Rhinelander ArtStart will open its winter exhibition schedule Thursday, Nov. 19, with Mountain, the works of artist Stephen Hilyard, and Portfolio by artist Michael Dinges. The community is invited to the opening reception at 5 p.m.
Monday, November 16, 2015

Mark Naniot to discuss wildlife rehabilitation at Rhinelander District Library
The Rhinelander District Library has announced that the Marj and Dick Peters Memorial Lecture Series will continue on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. with a presentation by Mark Naniot, co-founder of Wild Instincts.
Monday, November 16, 2015

Soup for Shelter benefits NATH
Over 100 community members bought bowls of soup to support the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing at the sixth annual Soup for Shelter held Saturday night at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School.
Monday, November 16, 2015

Oneida County 4-H announces 2015 award recipients
Amy Engel of Rhinelander has been named the 2015 Oneida County 4-H Volunteer of the Year.

Award recipients were announced during the annual Oneida County 4-H Recognition Banquet held Nov. 1 at the Newbold Town Hall in Rhinelander.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Ministry Health Care to provide medical oncology services at the James Beck Cancer Center
Ministry Saint Mary's Hospital (MSMH) and Ministry Health Care (MHC) have had a strong presence in cancer care in the Rhinelander area with Marshfield Clinic (MC) providing medical oncology services most recently.
Friday, November 13, 2015

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