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October 22, 2017

Rhinelander Roots Celebration offers a glimpse of the past
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Guests browse booths representing local civic clubs during the Rhinelander Roots Celebration Friday evening at the Rhinelander Masonic Temple.
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Guests browse booths representing local civic clubs during the Rhinelander Roots Celebration Friday evening at the Rhinelander Masonic Temple.
Local residents learned about the history of social and civic clubs in Rhinelander during the Rhinelander Roots Celebration Friday and Saturday in the recently remodeled Rhinelander Masonic Temple. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Helping Amy
Saturday, October 21, 2017

YMCA introduces Kidz Moves
The YMCA of the Northwoods wants to hook kids into healthy habits with Kidz Moves.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Wisconsin Well Woman Program can help eligible women schedule a mammogram
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Wisconsin Well Woman Program can help eligible women who need help paying for a breast cancer screening, called a mammogram.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

First person diagnosed with West Nile Virus in Vilas County
Vilas County Public Health Department, along with state health officials, are advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites as this year's first confirmed case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a Vilas County resident has been reported.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sign up now for Rhinelander Christmas Parade
Everyone who celebrates Christmas has a favorite movie from the holiday season. Maybe it's "The Grinch" or "Elf" or "Home Alone" or "It's a Wonderful Life." This year, the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) is offering the public an opportunity to show off their imagination, creativity and favorite holiday movie at the annual Christmas Parade.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

pumpkin pickers
Confirmation students and other youth from Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rhinelander spent a recent Sunday afternoon picking pumpkins at Roy and Kate Bessey's house to get ready for the fall season.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Newbold disc golf course to open in 2018
The Newbold Outdoor Recreation Committee has decided to open the Newbold Rookery Run Disc Golf Course in 2018.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Date confusion leads to one more Hodag Farmers Market in 2017
We all know those commercials on TV that keep stating, "But wait, there's more. If you call now......." This article is almost like that but, yet, kind of different. There was some misinformation given on a grand scale.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Trinity Christmas Bazaar Nov. 4
The "lefse ladies" at Trinity Lutheran Church, 235 N Stevens Street, Rhinelander, are at work again getting ready for the annual Trinity Christmas Bazaar.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hanson's Garden Village to host annual Fall Fest Oct. 21
Hanson's Garden Village will host Fall Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Into the woods for trick-or-treating
Trick or treat takes to the forest, as the YMCA of the Northwoods will host the "Not so Scary" Halloween Trail on the Stoney Pines Trail behind the Y from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pumpkin Splash Oct. 27 at the YMCA
The annual Pumpkin Splash will be held at the YMCA of the Northwoods pool from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sensory-friendly trunk-or- treating event set for Oct. 28
The public is invited to join Starlight Centers for Inclusion for a sensory-friendly trunk- or-treat event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 on the grounds of Tommy O's Playhouse in Hazelhurst, organizers said in a press release.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

ArtStart to show WWI films
ArtStart Rhinelander is sponsoring a fall film series "Great Movies of the Great War" to mark the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Girl Scout project provides hygiene products to those in need
Rhinelander Girl Scout Skylar Peitsch has found a unique way to help local people in need. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

OC Veterans Council seeking members
The Oneida County Veterans Council in Rhinelander, consisting of reps from the American Legion, American Veterans (AmVets), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Marine Corps League, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and the County Veterans Service Office, is the organization that plans and executes the Rhinelander Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies and also takes care of the flags hanging throughout downtown Rhinelander.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Retirement knowledge doubleheader at T.B. Scott Free Library
Want to become smarter about planning your retirement? A rare opportunity is being offered from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at T.B. Scott Free Library.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Flower power: 'Petal It Forward' event warms hearts
Forth Floral of Rhinelander celebrated the power of flowers Wednesday as employees handed out carnations as part of the Society of American Florists (SAF) nationwide "Petal It Forward" event.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Library activities: Teen gaming, book clubs and more
The Rhinelander District Library offers activities for people of all ages and interests. Here are some upcoming events hosted by the library.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Third annual Bark in the Dark set for Oct. 21
Dogs will enjoy both tricks and treats at the third annual Bark in the Dark Northwoods to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the TLC Dog Training facility, 3659 Lake Thompson Rd., Rhinelander.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Stay fit through the holidays with help from the YMCA
The YMCA of the Northwoods has announced the next Fit For Life (FFL) program will start Oct. 30.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

October sky
The sun sets over Mike Webster Stadium in Rhinelander Tuesday, Oct. 10 as the James Williams Middle School eighth-grade football team takes on the Merrill Bluejays. Rhinelander defeated Merrill 28-22 to finish the season undefeated (5-0).
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Host of 'Wisconsin Foodie' television series to present at Nicolet College Oct. 18
Think food is just something that tastes good and gives us sustenance?

While these aspects are true, "food is so much more than that," said Kyle Cherek. "It has shaped and driven who we are as human beings today."

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wild Instincts documentary to debut at Rouman Cinema Oct. 21
The world is about to learn about the otters of Wild Instincts animal rehabilitation center in Rhinelander.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

ArtStart offering creative workshop for older adults
ArtStart is offering a free, creative workshop for adults age 60 and over. The class will take place Monday, Oct. 16 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at ArtStart, 68 S. Stevens Street, Rhinelander. The Helen Daniels Bader Fund, a Bader Philanthropy, has provided a grant to fund this program, organizers said in a press release.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bushels of Blessings Fest to be held in Tomahawk
The third annual Bushels of Blessings Fest will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tomahawk Middle School.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Local church offering course on getting out of debt
Rhinelander's First United Methodist Church is offering three free one-hour sessions for people who want to learn how to manage finances and get out of debt.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Harvest Dinner fundraiser Nov. 4 to benefit PEP
A Harvest Dinner fundraiser is planned to help support the Personal Essentials Pantry at Rhinelander's First United Methodist Church.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Applications for 2017 Winter Room Tax Grants now available
The Rhinelander Tourism and Marketing Committee (RTMC) is accepting applications for the winter disbursement of Room Tax Community Grants.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

One last chance to visit Hodag Farmers Market
This Saturday marks the last day the Hodag Farmers Market will be at Pioneer Park in 2017. How fortunate our market runs from the end of May through mid-October. It has been done that way for many years because the community needed and wanted an extended market season.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Forth Floral to participate in 'Petal It Forward'
Forth Floral employees will hit the streets Wednesday spreading joy to community members as part of the Society of American Florists (SAF) nationwide "Petal It Forward" event.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Semifinalist from 'The Voice' season six to perform in Three Lakes
A semifinalist on season six of "The Voice" will perform Thursday at the Three Lakes Center for the Arts. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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

Walters named president of County Veterans Service Officers Association of Wisconsin
Oneida County Veterans Service Officer Tammy Walters has been elected president of the County Veterans Service Officers Association of Wisconsin. (subscriber access)
Saturday, October 7, 2017

100 years: Farm adapts, bridges and connects five generations
This fall as the Herman family of Oneida County harvests another potato crop, it will celebrate 100 years of continuous operation and the labor of five generations.

In August, 12 members of the family, which operates Hermans' Clover Valley Farm, met in West Allis to receive the Wisconsin State Fair's Century Farm and Home Award.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Red Cross looking for blood donors
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply.
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Aspirus looking for volunteers in Rhinelander
Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic is looking for volunteers to help patients with advance care planning. 
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Keep an eye out for head lice
Pediculosis, commonly referred to as head lice, is a tiny infestation of lice on the hair of the head. These pesky little lice feed on human blood and can cause severe itching, county health officials said in a press release.
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Northwoods Fall Art Tour on Oct. 6, 7 and 8
In addition to beautiful back roads and stunning autumn color, the Northwoods is home to a thriving art community.
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Community celebrates fall at Harvest Hoedown
Families gathered at The Woodpecker Bar and Grill Saturday afternoon to celebrate fall and help support two important community organizations. (subscriber access)
Thursday, October 5, 2017

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