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.
This Memorial Day…we hear from veteran Glenn Johnson.
Johnson served as a paratrooper in World War II in the 101st Airborne Division. He was injured after parachuting into German territory just prior to the Normandy invasion in 1944. There he was captured and imprisoned for five months.
Johnson describes how he and two others escaped one day while on a work detail near the border of Germany and Czechoslovakia.
Three Lakes has also picked up state money to promote an event coming this summer.
State Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett stopped by this week to present a $7,000 Joint Effort Marketing grant to the Chamber of Commerce to promote Heritage Fest in July.
Northwoods Heritage Festival is a two day event taking visitors through a journey of German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and Wisconsin cultures. The festival provides guests with a taste of the past and features traditional foods, crafts, demonstrations, exhibits, dances, and music.
The state's top tourism official dropped by the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce Thursday with a big check to promote this year's Boom Lake Log Jam.
Tourism Secretary Stephenie Klett delivered $10,000 in Joint Effort Marketing money to promote Rhinelander's relatively new event. She says it's a competitive marketing grant and there were many groups hoping to get some of the promotion money. She says Rhinelander's application stood out....
Today in our series “The Other Side of Ninety” we hear from a voice familiar to many WXPR listeners: Charley Requa.
He was a longtime host of the big band show Your Favorites…with his daughter Tuckey Requa. Charley grew up in Lakeforest, Illinois and spent summers in Phelps…where he located permanently in 1971. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski spoke with Charley a few days before his 97th birthday…which is today.