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Push for YMCA Support Campaign underway
The annual YMCA Support Campaign is underway and donations are needed to help fund the organization's scholarships and programs.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rhinelander Rotary Gala will have '20s theme
For one night only, the Rhinelander Rotary Club is planning to bring back the splendor, extravagance and frivolity of the 1920s, the group announced in a press release.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Library to hold book sale Friday and Saturday
The Rhinelander District Library will hold its "Almost Spring!" book sale Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

UPS honors Wisconsin drivers for 25 years of safe driving
UPS has announced a Rhinelander driver is among 30 elite drivers from Wisconsin newly inducted into the company's worldwide Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rhinelander church installs system to help the hearing-impaired
A hearing loop was installed in the sanctuary and John Wesley rooms at Rhinelander's First United Methodist Church Feb. 9 to help the hearing-impaired participate in church services. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sadauskas honored by Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers
Michele Sadauskas, Oneida County conservationist, was recently recognized by the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST) for her outstanding work in science education in Wisconsin.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Drama department to presents 'The 39 Steps'
The School District of Rhinelander drama department will present "The 39 Steps" March 23-26 at Rhinelander High School's John and Dory Brown Performing Arts Center (Auditorium).
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Alzheimer's Association offers telephone support group
The Alzheimer's Association has announced that an Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group will now be available by phone each month.

"A telephone support group is a way for people in rural communities to connect with other families, answer questions and provide support to each other," the Alzheimer's Association stated in a press release.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Senior center to hold diabetes presentation March 28
The Oneida Senior Center in Rhinelander will host a free presentation on diabetes at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 28 at the Oneida County Senior Center, located at 100 W. Keenan St., in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Northland Pines offering free community technology training sessions starting March 23
The Northland Pines School District has announced its Spring Computer Technology Training schedule.

The first class will be held Thursday, March 23.

Tuesday, March 21, 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

WPS Foundation donates to local honor flights
As a reward for achieving company safety goals in the fourth quarter of 2016, the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation has presented a total of $5,000 to a pair of honor flights on behalf of WPS employees.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Making ninjas
Some children went to the Rhinelander District Library Tuesday, March 14 to make ninjas with pipe cleaners, straws and beads. Pictured from, left to right, are Nathan Strong, Robin Pope, Caroline Stabe, Stephany Denis, Kaylee Johnson, and Katie Kubisiak, assistant librarian. The event was part of a special week of activities at the library coinciding with Spring Break for the School District of Rhinelander.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

United Way begins agency review process
The Northwoods United Way, serving Forest, Oneida, and Vilas counties, is beginning the Agency Review Process for the 2018 funding cycle. Any programs and/or agencies that are interested in finding out more about funding criteria, or interested in completing an application are encouraged to contact Nancy Sattler, Executive Director, at or via phone at 715-202-3344.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Stacking for the food pantry
Seven teams strategically stacked non-perishable goods during the seventh annual CANtastic build day, which benefits the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry, Saturday at the Rouman Cinema. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, March 14, 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

Stoxen hands over the reins of pharmacy
After nearly half a century of caring for community members, a local pharmacist has entered into semi-retirement and sold the business to a capable successor.

Corky Stoxen, former owner of Stoxen Professional Pharmacy, has been a familiar face in the community. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Nicolet Bird Club to meet March 20
Brent Hanson of Hanson's Garden Village in Rhinelander will give a presentation about native plants for attracting birds to your property and keys to shoreline restoration when the Nicolet Bird Club holds its monthly meeting Monday, March 20 at the Demmer Library in Three Lakes.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

RE/MAX donates to St. Joseph's Hospital
RE/MAX Property Pros Associates in the offices of Tomahawk, Eagle River, Minocqua and agents in the Rhinelander market announced Wednesday their 2016 contributions to Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, totaling $14,162.00.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Rally for Relay For Life on March 13
Join with local community members to Rally Up for the 2017 Relay For Life. This year's Rally to kick off the Relay For Life season will take place at Eagle Waters Resort, 3958 Eagle Waters Road, Eagle River.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Hodag Sports Club donation
United Steelworkers Local 2-15 donated $500 to the Hodag Sports Club. Pictured from left to right are Tom O'Rourke, vice president of the Hodag Sports Club; Guy Hendrickson, member of the United Steelworkers International Union; and Virgil Davis, president of the Hodag Sports Club.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Purple Day set for March 26
A local family continues to raise awareness for epilepsy and Purple Day - which falls on March 26.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Explore the oceans during LiveAquaria event at Drs. Foster & Smith
There is something relaxing about watching pretty fish swim around in their tanks and those who want to learn more about caring for a variety of aquatic animals, or are looking to add to their tanks, may be interested in two events to be held at Drs. Fosters and Smith in Rhinelander March 18.
Thursday, March 9, 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

Kiwanis Winter Escapes well attended
The Rhinelander community turned out in force Saturday, March 4 at the Northwoods Banquet Center to support the 30th Annual Kiwanis Winter Escapes Extravaganza. The event raised over $20,000, which will be donated by the Kiwanis Club of Rhinelander to support projects and programs for local children and their families.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Celtic earrings subject of monthly Crafternoon meeting
The Rhinelander District Library is celebrating Ireland this month by making Celtic knot inspired earrings at Crafternoon on Wednesday, March 15.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Oneida County VSO receives two large donations
The Oneida County Veterans Service Office received a donation of $851 last month from American Legion Post 318 in Lake Tomahawk on.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

'Rosenwald' film to be shown March 19
The Northern Wisconsin Center for Working People and League of Women Voters of the Northwoods are sponsoring a showing of the film "Rosenwald" at 2 p.m. March 19 at ArtStart (68 S. Stevens Street) in Rhinelander.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Drone derby registration closes March 17
The inaugural Drone Derby will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at the Hodag Banquet Center (formerly the Taj) located at 1540 Pueblo Drive, Rhinelander.

"This is a fundraiser, and this year we will donate all proceeds to the Rhinelander Salvation Army," event organizers said in a press release.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Margitan awarded WSLS Lifetime Achievement Award
John Margitan of Minocqua was recently awarded the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS) Lifetime Achievement Award for the significant contributions he has made to the higher education of land surveying in the State of Wisconsin and other contributions to the profession. WSLS is a statewide organization of Professional Land Surveyors with over 900 members.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Still time to sign up for this year's CANtastic event
Prospective can architects can still sign up for the seventh annual CANtastic event, a fundraiser for the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry. The theme for this fun and competitive event is "Hunger is Not a Fairy Tale."
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Friendly Village donation
Debbie Condado of Rhinelander donated 21 paintings to Friendly Village Nursing & Rehabilitation. The paintings were done by students at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tenn., outside of Chattanooga. This wonderful donation is greatly appreciated by residents and staff. Pictured are Julie Russell, social services director; Debbie Condado, donor; and Cindy Fisher, activities director.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

ArtStart to open 2017 season March 16
Rhinelander ArtStart will open the 2017 season Thursday, March 16, with two exhibitions featuring works by surrealist painter Sofia Arnold and fabric art works by Phyllis Fredendall. The exhibitions will run through May 13.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Auditions March 13, 14 for Nicolet Players' 'Arsenic and Old Lace'
Lonely old gentlemen, beware!

Sisters Abby and Martha Brewster are back to their old tricks and will bring their diabolical ways to the Nicolet College Theatre when the Nicolet Players present "Arsenic and Old Lace" this May.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

YMCA accepting nominations for Teen Character Awards
The YMCA of the Northwoods is preparing for the 2017 Teen Character Awards to be held on Monday, April 10 at the Quality Inn in Rhinelander.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Free Community Music Festival March 12
Discover the fine musical talents of your Northwoods friends and neighbors at the Community Music Festival set for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, in the Nicolet College Theatre.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ditch food stress and learn to love eating again
The School District of Rhinelander Community Education Program is offering a class "Ditch Food Stress and Learn to Love Eating Again" starting March 21.

The class is set to run on Tuesdays from March 21 - April 11 (4 meetings) in the Rhinelander High School Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., according to a district press release. The instructor will be certified health and wellness coach and registered dietitian Paula Sweney-Wagler.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mindfulness and meditation: The benefits of both practices
Ministry Koller Behavioral Health, part of Ascension, offers a monthly Mindfulness program in Rhinelander that is free to anyone in the community.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

St. Augustine announces Taize services
St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Rhinelander (39 S. Pelham) will hold a series of Taize services during Lent focusing on gentle, repetitive music, scripture and silence.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to host potluck March 4
Northwoods progressives, liberals, Democrats and independents will hold a potluck lunch on Saturday, March 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 8625 Peggy's Lane in Woodruff, the church announced in a press release. All are welcome, but not obliged, to bring a dish to share.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

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