Arts & Life

A survey in Boulder Junction will help the community plan for its future. That's the word from Theresa Smith at the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce.

The Boulder Junction Economic Development-Connect Communities committee and partners are developing a plan to aid economic development.

Theresa Smith says they received 169 responses to open-ended questions...

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Donations are still needed for a program that enables third-grade students to get some Christmas presents for family that they normally would not be able to get.

The "Shop With A Cop" program finds Rhinelander Police and Fire Departments taking 20 students shopping.

Officer Chad Brown coordinates the program..


The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Fall Conference is being held Friday and Saturday in Stevens Point. The gathering is highlighting Poetry & Mysticism-When the Phoenix Is Fire. An internationally-known poet and translator, Coleman Barks will be in attendance along with Lisa Starr.

Ken Krall spoke with two representatives of the conference, Andree' Graveley and Nancy Austin about the event..

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Last week Three Lakes students got a special ride to school and the program has been a success for several years.

Andy Beach of the Three Lakes Fire Department says the "Ride To School" program completed its seventh year. He spoke with Ken Krall....

Supporters Want Charter School For Children With Autism

Oct 25, 2017
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MINOCQUA – Local school officials are eying Nicolet College’s Lakeland campus building in Minocqua as the possible site for a charter school for special-needs students, with a focus on those living with Asperger’s Syndrome and others on the autism spectrum.

In early August, a group of writers got together in Rhinelander for a retreat as part of ArtStart’s School of the Arts Legacy Program, held in partnership with the Rhinelander District Library.

A highlight of the weekend was the public reading at ArtStart on Saturday, August 5th led by writer and teacher, B.J. Hollars.

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A Minocqua-based non-profit helping young girls is inviting the public to a major fundraising event soon.

Girls on the Run is a program that encourages third through eighth grade girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, culminating in a celebratory 5k run.

Adriane Morabito is Girls On The Run of the Northwoods Council Director based in Minocqua, with sites across northern and central Wisconsin.

Tune in to WXPR's Crossroads Cafe Friday, October 20th , at 3:30pm for a special live concert with Amy and Adams.

They will also be performing live at the Three Lakes Center for the Arts Saturday, October 21st at 7:00pm.

Don't miss this unique Live from the White Pine performance, in the convenience of your own home!

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The town of Newbold recreation committee has decided to finish up this year and open its new disc golf course next year.

Chair of the Newbold Outdoor Recreation Committee, Pete Cody, says conditions still weren't quite right....

"....we still had some fairway work to do to make sure everything was absolutely right. A lot of the seeding we did on the basket and in the t-pad areas is still pretty soft and we felt it would be better to let that grow longer and root better so we decided to open up in 2018...."

It is said to be a howling good time, but it's also a fundraiser for a very serious cause.

The third annual Bark in the Dark is set for Saturday near Rhinelander.

The fundraiser benefits the regional Relay for Life in the Northwoods, helping cancer patients in Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties.

American Cancer Society Community Development Manager Diane Gies  details what they do...

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As the final numbers are being counted, this year's Walk To End Alzheimer's in Rhinelander was a large success.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Based in Rhinelander, Alzheimer's Association Outreach Specialist Julie St. Pierre says the walk last month proved to be what they wanted...

Fabrication Labs have been springing up at area K-12 schools after Three Lakes schools had the first one in the state in 2014.

Now Rhinelander is opening it's Fab Lab for public open house on October 21. Senior High Principal David Ditzler says the lab is a state of the art teacher...

" was a grant-developed classroom facility that allows students to create, design and fabricate things using some very new technologies..."

A newly-formed non-profit corporation is hosting a cookout Saturday in Minocqua to give first responders of all types a place where they can decompress and talk about PTSD.

While most people are familiar with military personnel suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Responders Retreat founder Liz Bartholomew says she founded the organization to provide law enforcement and other responders with a place...

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About 600 middle school students from throughout the Northwoods came to Nicolet College and visited area businesses during the Heavy Metal Tour.  During the day,  students took part in numerous hands-on activities in Nicolet labs and classrooms and also toured  area manufacturing plants.

Dual Credit Coordinator Sarah Gruber says the Tour is in it's sixth year at Nicolet...

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The Northwoods United Way has set an ambitious goal as it begins it's fall fundraising campaign, and leaders think the goal is within reach.

Rhinelander Mayor Dick Johns read a proclamation...

"...whereas, the Northwoods United Way, with the assistance of community partners is committed to raising $165,000 for 2018. That's quite a goal to shoot for....."

Northwoods United Way Board President Brian Fritz stood in front of the thermometer at the corner of Stevens and Davenport Street with the goal behind him...