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November 23, 2017

Winter Wonderland Weekend to include holiday open house, fashion show
kayla breese/River NewsDowntown Rhinelander Inc.s  Winter Wonderland Weekend will include a holiday open house and benefit fashion show. Proceeds from the fashion show will be used to purchase new holiday lights, like this one, for the downtown business district.
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Downtown Rhinelander Inc.s Winter Wonderland Weekend will include a holiday open house and benefit fashion show. Proceeds from the fashion show will be used to purchase new holiday lights, like this one, for the downtown business district.
Downtown Rhinelander is the place to be this weekend as Downtown Rhinelander Inc. is sponsoring an open house and fashion show in celebration of the beginning of the holiday season.
Thursday, November 16, 2017


CoVantage Cares Foundation announces 'Giving Tuesday' campaign
CoVantage Cares Foundation has announced it will kick off a two-week fund-raising campaign beginning Tuesday, Nov. 28, which has become known nationally as "Giving Tuesday."
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Lions donate SPOT vision screener to school district
A group of Northwoods Lions Clubs has donated a nearly $7,000 SPOT vision screener to the School District of Rhinelander. The machine will be housed at Rhinelander High School but will travel to schools throughout the district to be used to test students' vision. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Award-winning soprano Desiree Wattelet and Friends to ring in the holidays at the Nicolet Theatre
Wisconsin native and accomplished operatic and concert talent Desiree Wattelet will bring her unique musical style to the Nicolet College Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 9. The Home for the Holidays: Desiree Wattelet and Friends concert features the young soprano along with a talented ensemble of classical, folk and jazz musicians, according to a Nicolet press release.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Minocqua Dance to present 'A Nutcracker Wonderland' holiday performance of ballet and jazz
The Minocqua Dance troupe is preparing for a special holiday performance.

"The performance is primarily based on the traditional story, with a few wintery wonders," organizers said in a press release.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Camp Fire announces baby-sitting classes
Interested in preparing your child for baby-sitting?

The Camp Fire Oneida County Council will help them become responsible and self-reliant babysitters through the I'm Taking Care Babysitting class.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

thrift store donates to OCHS
The Rhinelander Seventh Day Adventist Thrift Shop at 18 Rives St. in Rhinelander recently donated $1,000 to the Oneida County Humane Society. The Humane Society animal shelter is a no-kill facility.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Warm for Winter set for Nov. 25
The upcoming busy Thanksgiving weekend will include the next Warm for Winter, a free clothing pantry, in Rhinelander from 10 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, Nov. 25, at Friendly Village, 900 Boyce Dr. in Rhinelander.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dunkin Donuts to give free coffee to Black Friday shoppers
Several Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Wisconsin will give away 500 free medium hot cups of coffee, beginning at 8 a.m., Black Friday, Nov. 24, to ring in the holiday season, no purchase necessary, the company announced in a press release.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tomahawk Venison Feed kicks off 2017 hunt
Despite freezing rain and steady winds, a large crowd of hunters and venison lovers converged on downtown Tomahawk Friday for the 52nd annual Venison Feed.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Soup for Shelter event nets over $2,000 for NATH
Community members enjoyed savory soups at the eighth annual Soup for Shelter event Nov. 11 and raised $2,317.25 for the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing (NATH) and the Frederick Place homeless shelter, organizers report.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

five generations of the Walentowski family
Pictured, from left to right, are five generations of the Walentowski family: Phillip Walentowski, Gertrude Walentowski, Bridget Wampole holding Zoey Wampole and Carmine Nell.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Five truths about lung cancer
November marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month - a month to bring awareness to a disease that claims the lives of 1.6 million people annually, according to the World Health Organization.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Five things to know about pneumonia
When cold symptoms stick around and get worse, it may be hard to tell what's causing them. It could be bronchitis, influenza or pneumonia. Getting the right diagnosis for worsening symptoms is important to avoid serious health complications.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Mysterious and Spooky
The actors in the Rhinelander High School Drama Department's fall production of "The Addams Family: A New Musical" are fine-tuning their "creepy" and "kooky" characters in anticipation of opening night Thursday, Nov. 16.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Immanuel invites parents to drop off kids Dec. 8
Do you need to get some last minute shopping or Christmas decorating done or maybe some holiday baking and the kids are just getting in the way?
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Local clergy to join together for Thanksgiving worship service
All area residents are invited to attend a special Thanksgiving worship service at Rhinelander's First United Methodist Church.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes new executive director
Sarah Flashing has been hired as the new executive director of the Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, the organization's board of directors announced in a press release.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Park City receives Herring Award for Philosophy in Action
Park City Credit Union has been named the first-place recipient of the Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action. The award was given by the Wisconsin Credit Union League and is sponsored by the Credit Union National Association, according to a PCCU press release.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Museum to host holiday open house
The Rhinelander Historical Society will host a holiday open house from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 2. The event will be held at the museum, 9 S. Pelham St., Rhinelander.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

'Night of the Radishes' carving contest announced
The Rhinelander District Library is capping off its Festival of Nations theme with one final contest.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Donation to Union Grove Ceremony
The Ozaukee Guzzlers M/C recently presented a check in the amount of $1,000 to the Veterans Ceremony organization.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Rhinelander Male Chorus looking for new members, donations
The Rhinelander Male Chorus, formerly known as the Nicolet College Male Chorus, is looking for new members and donations. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 10, 2017

96-year-old Rhinelander man donates 40th gallon of blood
To call John Spencer a generous man would be an understatement, as he has spent nearly eight decades regularly giving his blood to help others. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 10, 2017

Local TOPS chapter announces new leaders
Members of TOPS #WI0751 Rhinelander chapter recently named Beth Marquardt as their new leader. Other officers were also elected, including co-leader (Margaret Rasmussen), secretary (Kathy Cline), and treasurer (Pat Gluch).
Friday, November 10, 2017

Soup for Shelter event to benefit NATH/Frederick Place
The eighth annual Soup for Shelter event, which benefits the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing (NATH) and the Frederick Place homeless shelter in Rhinelander, will be held at Nativity of our Lord North (Kohlbeck Hall), Nov. 11.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bake sale to benefit adoptable pets
The Oneida County Humane Society is seeking donations of homemade treats for its annual bake sale to be held Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Craft Show and Sale set for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at James Williams Middle School in Rhinelander.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Salvation Army bell ringing to begin
The Rhinelander Salvation Army bell ringing season will kick off Friday, Nov. 17 at Shopko and Trig's.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Pine Grove sponsoring Christmas event for children
Kids Celebrate Christmas will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at James Williams Middle School.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

RHS drama department to present 'The Addams Family: A New Musical'
The Rhinelander High School Drama Department's fall production will be "The Addams Family: A New Musical."
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Excitement is building as the holiday season draws near
The year continues to fly by as the holiday seasons have started to gain momentum. November brings hunting seasons and shopping seasons, as well as Thanksgiving. All of which have the common thread of getting together with family and friends.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fall concert
The Rhinelander Community Band performed its annual fall concert Saturday at James Williams Middle School. The group played marches, patriotic and classical music, and the "Original Dixieland Concerto."
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Professional actors, military veterans merge talents for 'See Me for Who I Am'
The Boots on the Ground theater company will perform at Nicolet College Nov. 14, presenting its adaptation of "See Me for Who I Am," a book on soldiers' experiences in war edited by Rhinelander native David Chrisinger.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Veterans Day ceremonies planned at courthouse, JWMS
Students at James Williams Middle School, 915 Acacia Lane in Rhinelander, will hold a Veterans Day ceremony in their auditorium beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Local speed cup stackers take aim at world record
On Thursday, Nov. 9, thousands of participants will take part in what Guinness World Records terms the "World's Largest Sport Stacking Event."
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Gingerbread house contest at Nativity of Our Lord
A gingerbread house contest will be a new attraction at this year's Nativity of Our Lord Parish Christmas Bazaar scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18. Individuals as well as groups may enter, with one house per participant/group, organizers said in a press release.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Winter weather spotter class canceled
Due to low registration, the Winter Weather Spotter Class scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Rhinelander, has been canceled.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Sundance winner 'Chasing Coral' to be shown at Nicolet
The once exceedingly vast, vibrant and fertile fields of ocean coral and their rapid demise will take center stage in the Nicolet College Theatre with the screening and audience discussion of the award-winning film "Chasing Coral" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Saturday, November 4, 2017

New report: Few know life-saving lung cancer screening is available
As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November, the American Lung Association in Wisconsin this week released findings from the fourth annual Lung Health Barometer, a survey that revealed critically low awareness of lung cancer and life-saving lung cancer screening.
Saturday, November 4, 2017

trick brrr Treat
Bundled in warm clothes and Halloween costumes, Rhinelander children went door-to-door Tuesday evening in search of treats. The temperature hovered around 29 degrees during trick-or-treat hours.
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Getting into character with Anna Schwarz as 'God of Carnage' comes to the Nicolet Theatre
Having performed in nine different productions with the Nicolet Players, Anna Schwarz is one of the most experienced actors with the theater troupe today.

And for play number 10 she'll need to dig deep and muster up every bit of her previous experiences to pull off her most challenging role yet.

Thursday, November 2, 2017


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