Arts & Life

Boxes From Home
2:58 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Care Packages Sent to Overseas Military

AT&T is donating money to help send care packages to U.S. Troops deployed overseas. 

The nonprofit Military Support group is mailing nearly 50 packages to U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan. 

AT&T Spokesperson Jessica Erickson says the company announced the $2250 award Saturday at the Veterans Center in Rhinelander.             

“There’s actually going to be volunteers, as well as Representative Rob Swearingin, that are going to be on hand packing care packages, so we’re going to be packing probably about 30 tomorrow.” 

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Adventure Racing in the Northwoods
5:39 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Stubborn Mule Challenges Teams to Keep Going, and Not Get Lost

A race this weekend near Tomahawk will test endurance and problem-solving.  The Stubborn Mule Adventure race asks teams to compete in a kind of off road triathlon that lasts either 12 or 30 hours. 

Race Director Paula Waite says the race requires navigating on foot, on bikes, and in a canoe. 

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70 Years Since D-Day
3:22 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Other Side of Ninety: Glenn Johnson

Glenn Johnson, 90 years old, served in the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. military.
Credit Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

This month marks 70 years since D-Day, the landing operations at Normandy during World War 2.  

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Plan for Revamped Indian Bowl
5:09 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Lac du Flambeau Arts and Cultural Center Lands Sizable Grant

An arts and cultural center planned for Lac du Flambeau is getting a financial boost. 

The USDA has awarded the project $88,000 towards job training for the Living Arts and Cultural Center. 

The center is being planned to replace the Indian Bowl, a venue that’s currently in disrepair. 

Georgine Brown is chair of the project’s board of directors.  She says the grant will lay the groundwork for staffing once the center is built.

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Inaugural event
12:57 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Boom Lake Log Jam This Weekend in Rhinelander

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The Northwoods logging history  is the focus of the inaugural Boom Lake Log Jam, set for Friday through Sunday for Hodag Park in Rhinelander.

Chamber of Commerce Director Dana DeMet talked with Ken Krall about the event...

 

More information on  the Boom Lake Log Jam at Hodag Park is on the chamber's website at explore rhinelander dot  com or call the Chamber office 715-365-7464.

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New offerings, flexible schedule
3:23 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

School Of The Arts One Month Away

Recent School of the Arts at Rhinelander participants
Credit Daryl Youngstrum

July 19-23 the much anticipated annual event "The School of the Arts at Rhinelander". The event passed a half-century last year. Director Lynn Tarnoff and Ken Krall  chatted about some of the offerings this year...

Lynn Tarnoff of the UW- Madison Continuing Education Department and Director of the School of the Arts at Rhinelander. The school is July 19-23 at James Williams Middle School. More information is available on line at www.soawisconsin.org   or catalogs are available at the Rhinelander District Library.

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Hamburger Social
3:27 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Airport Fly-In Highlights Search For Young Aviators

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Getting more young people interested in aviation is a goal of an airport Fly-In set for June 26.
The Fly-In at the Lakeland Airport in Arbor Vitae is intended for the public to see the recent upgrades to the 1940's -era terminal and on-going work. But it's also intended...with the offer of free food...to promote aviation to a new generation says airport administrator Jon Schmitz....

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Immersed in Music
4:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

How to Be A Jazz Musician

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Last month a group of jazz musicians from all over the country gathered for a long weekend outside of Rhinelander.  Eight of them were professional musicians, and a dozen of them were students…at Holiday Acres’ annual Northwoods Jazz Camp. 

WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski went to talk with some of the teachers and students…and came away with a few tips on how to learn to be a jazz musician.       

 You heard from instructors Kim Richmond, John Harmon, Clay Jenkins and Scott Whitfield.  And students Connie Fellman and Joe Swierczek.  

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Educating Kids About Invasives
3:00 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

AIS Poster Contest Spreads Awareness, Not Species

Elise Tesch (left) and Reagan Hartman won second and first place in the 4th/5th grade poster contest division.
Credit Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

Kids at Rhinelander schools celebrated winning awards in an aquatic invasive species poster contest Wednesday.  The contest spans nine Northwoods counties…and asks kids to design a poster and slogan that spreads awareness of aquatic invasives.  

Central Intermediate School fourth grade students Reagan Hartman and Elise Tesch took first and second place in their division. 

“Well I drew a boat…and I wrote stop and pick off invasive species," Hartman explained.

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Courses at The Mill
9:56 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Summer Paper and Book Arts Series Looks at the Local

An arts nonprofit is focusing on local artists and sense of place with its summer workshop series.  The Mill Paper and Book Arts Center has put together a series of three classes with the theme Locally Grown. 

Mill co-director Debbie Jircik says the goal of the series is to bring master teachers to the Northwoods to share their knowledge of art processes. 

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