Arts & Life

New Bike Ride in Vilas and Oneida Counties

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Pre-registration is open for a new bike ride that starts at a Brewery and travels to a Winery. The first annual Septimber bike ride takes places September 12. Bikers begin at the Tribute Brewing Company and ride to the Three Lakes Winery via the Three Eagle Trail.

 It’s a 13 mile ride, with the option of doing a round-trip for 26 miles.


The nineteenth Habitat For Humanity Northwoods home was dedicated Sunday in Rhinelander and a spokesperson says this is a unique home.

Greg and Jennifer Bohn and their two children live in the home on Westhill Drive.

Habitat For Humanity Northwoods Acting President Jim Hohman says the home has some state-of-the-art efficiencies...

Pickleball Sweeps The Northwoods!

Jul 23, 2015
Emily Bright

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport among Americans over 55. Many of the towns in our listening area have pickleball courts and frequent playtimes. From its playful beginning to a multi-state tournament, Emily Bright takes a look at a sport that has many retirees out on the courts.

Volunteers will be out next week to count how many people are homeless in the Northwoods.

The Northern Wisconsin Initiative to Stop Homelessness--or N*WISH--Continuum of Care --is joining other homeless coalitions in the statewide count.

Volunteer Lori Hallas...

"....we again are going to have groups of people going out and doing the homeless counts to see if anybody is on the streets from dusk to dawn of that day. We're going to be in Crandon, Eagle River, Minocqua, Rhinelander and Antigo...."

Daryl Youngstrum

James Williams Middle School in Rhinelander was buzzing Friday(7/17)  as the School of the Arts at Rhinelander begins.

This is the 52 year for the program, originating the UW-Madison Continuing Studies department. The school brings together writers, musicians, photographers and artists of all types each summer in Rhinelander.

This year they went to a weekend format in the hopes of bringing in more people able to stay for a shorter period of time.

Musician Wade Fernandez spoke with WXPR's Emily Bright in a memorable Live From the White Pine performance Thursday, July 16th. 

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School of the Arts begins Friday

Jul 16, 2015

The 52nd annual School of the Arts takes place this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with classes in art, writing, music, and mind and body. Musician Wade Fernandez teaches Native Flute, and he says one of the highlights for him is seeing students transform after just a few days of class.

Nicolet Area Technical College

The demand for substance abuse counselors is expected to grow by more than 30 percent nationally in the next decade. To meet  demand for trained counselors, Nicolet College is offering a technical diploma beginning this fall.

Dean of Health Occupations Lenore Blemke says the training involves 28 credits in related subjects...

"....they will be offered through Nicolet, it's a collaborative project between Nicolet and Northcentral Technical College in Wausau. We wrote a grant together given the really high increase in the problems in the state of Wisconsin...."

A juried National arts competition opening at Nicolet College Saturday features 32 Wisconsin artists, including some from the Northwoods. The Northern National Arts Competition opens Saturday at 6 PM with wine, refreshments, music, and commentary by judge Bob Kanyusik explaining his selections.