A donation to the Rhinelander District Library will help seniors and children in the area.
Library Director Ed Hughes outlines the $1,000 gift from the Rhinelander Women's Club...
"....to be distributed between our senior outreach program and our Children's Department. The senior outreach person says she would like to take her portion of the money and spend it on buying CD players for audio books. She does a lot of outreach to nursing homes...."
When Emily Bright decided to get her Masters of Fine Arts degree in poetry, she expected that it would prepare her for a career of teaching and writing. What she didn’t expect was that being a poet would teach her how to be a good parent. Today in the first of our series “Poets on Poetry,” Bright tells us the story.
When the stock market crashed in late 1929, ushering in the Great Depression, the prosperity of the 1920’s screeched to a halt. As factories and mills closed their doors, millions of Americans found themselves unemployed.
In today’s History Afield, WXPR Contributor Bob Willging tells the story of one man who left Chicago during the Depression to make his mark in the Northwoods.
A Harshaw woman warns others that email is not a secure way of transmitting information. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski sat down with Elaine Strite to hear the story.
Elaine Strite says her email account was hacked earlier this year when she opened an unsafe attachment. The hackers were then able access emails she sent years ago…containing personal information and bank account numbers.
The Aspirus Health Foundation in Wausau has granted the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry to support it's weekend food programs for youth. The Foundation award was $3,000. Executive Director Kalynn Pempeck says supporting the Pantry's weekend Backpack Program fits into the Foundation's efforts...
Two events coming to the Northwoods next month are fundraisers to help youth in the region grow to their potential.
Mary Kinnunen is a spokesperson for Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin, serving Oneida, Vilas, Price and Taylor counties. The group is considered a national leader in mentoring youth. Through the group, adults meet with young people about an hour a week either in public community setting or at the student's school. They hope to set higher goals for the matches and have young people avoid risky behaviors.
A UW-Superior educator... speaking recently in Tomahawk... says the research is showing the more people are involved in nature, the more likely they are to want to take care of it. Esther Gieschen was one of the presenters at the recent Northwoods Research Summit at UWSP-Treehaven. Gieschen says as people began to interact more with the natural world, their awareness of grew..
Rhinelander’s ArtStart gallery is open with its first exhibit of the year.
Entitled “WisconsinCity” the show features the work of contemporary artists from Milwaukee, Madison and the Fox Valley.
ArtStart President Ken Juon says it came out of a curiosity to see what emerging Wisconsin artists were up to.
“We were interested in it just to see who was doing what. We wanted to put together a survey – that’s what we like to do here, is put together group shows, surveys to give a broad range of art experiences to the viewer that comes in.”