Arts & Life

Still Early for Most Vegetables
5:17 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Greenhouses Fill as Gardeners Wait for Warmer Temps

Credit Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

Temperatures are warming up and that means many people are eager to plant gardens.  

Spring is the busiest season of the year for Hanson’s Garden Village in Rhinelander.  Many of the greenhouses are bursting with flowers, herbs and vegetable starts that have been nurtured since March. 

Brent Hanson says it’s still too early to plant most things outside. 

Read more
Best Showing Since 2004
2:46 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

RHS Mock Trial Finishes in Top Ten at Nationals

Rhinelander High School’s mock trial team finished eighth in the nation this weekend.  46 teams competed in the national tournament held in Madison. 

Faculty coach Kathy Vick-Martini says it’s the best they’ve done at nationals in a decade.  And that’s with seven of the nine members new on the team this year. 

Senior members and co-captains Amber Sheth and Lydia O’Brien both earned recognition as “outstanding performers” in attorney roles.  Three underclassmen from the Rhinelander team also earned “outstanding performer” recognition in witness roles. 

Arts & Life
10:00 am
Mon May 12, 2014

RASTA To Hold Mountain Bike Race

RASTA is hoping to attract mountain bikers of all levels to its race this weekend.
Credit Belal Khan / https://flic.kr/p/dcBe1k

A mountain bike race outside of Rhinelander this weekend hopes to drum up financial support for trail maintenance. 

RASTA, the Rhinelander Area Silent Sports Association is holding the bike race May 17th at the Washburn Silent Sports trails near Perch Lake.

Spokesperson Suzanne Flory says it’s a new location for the RASTA Rally…which could make it more exciting for riders of all levels. 

Read more
Exposure in the Midwest
1:00 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Milwaukee Public TV Program to Focus on Rhinelander

Rhinelander is set to have its moment in the spotlight on Milwaukee Public Television.

The city has been selected for an episode of the show Around The Corner, hosted by John McGivern.  It’s a weekly half hour segment on public tv that focuses on living and working in different communities around Wisconsin. 

Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce Director Dana DeMet says he hopes it will attract attention for the Rhinelander area.

Read more
Opportunity for New Artists
7:14 am
Sat May 10, 2014

Nicolet to Host WRAP Show; Entry Deadline Soon

There’s a call for entries for the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program, also known as WRAP, to be held at Nicolet College in June. Katy Ralph is the gallery director at Nicolet College, and she encourages all artists over the age of 14 to send in their original work.

"And that is for anybody who does any kind of art: 2 dimensional, 3 dimensional. They don’t need to be a practicing artist, and may never have shown their work before, but we just want people to get their work on the walls."

Read more
Speakers and Field Trips
5:39 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Looking and Learning: Birding Festival This Weekend

Evening grosbeaks
Credit Alan Huett

A birding festival this weekend gets people out and about to Northwoods birding spots.

The North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters hosts the Northwoods Birding Festival this weekend.

Discovery Center Research and Monitoring Coordinator Heather Lumpkin says it aims to engage birders of all levels. 

Read more
Facing Stiff Competition
5:40 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Mock Trial Team Heads to Nationals

The Rhinelander Mock trial team has been pulling long hours of preparation before the national tournament.
Credit Submitted photo

The Rhinelander Mock Trial team heads to Madison Wednesday to compete with high school teams from around the country.

Faculty coach Kathy Vick Martini says preparing for the national tournament is a grueling process…because the team has only five weeks to prepare its case.   

“The kids basically have to sacrifice everything else that they do for this month and a half to prepare for the national tournament, and to their credit they’ve been working very hard, and they’ve done well.” 

Read more
Marathon is Boston Qualifier
4:00 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Journeys Marathon Draws Visitors With Northwoods Beauty

Runners on the full-length course at Journeys Marathon
Credit Eagle River Chamber of Commerce

Hundreds of runners will take to the streets this weekend for the Journeys Marathon in Eagle River.  It’s a race known for its scenic beauty. 

It’s the 18th year of the annual race, and organizers are proud of the fact that Runner’s World magazine voted it one of the five best kept marathon secrets in the year 2000. 

Kim Emerson is Events Coordinator at the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce.  She says the race attracts people from all over the country who want to run in a natural setting.    

Read more
Other Side of Ninety Series
10:19 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

WXPR Wins WBA Award

Matthew Rethaber and Natalie Jablonski at WBA's Awards for Excellence
Credit Peg Arnold

WXPR received recognition from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Saturday night in Madison. The Ocean Epic of Walter Wendt by Community Features Editor Natalie Jablonski earned WXPR’s placement in the Best Features category for small markets.

In the Veteran’s Day feature, Wendt shared his experiences serving in the Navy during World War II. He described being aboard the U.S.S. Helena while under torpedo attack in Pearl Harbor.  

Read more
Art Show at Nicolet
3:16 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Northern National Entry Deadline Approaching

There's just over a week left to submit entries for the Northern National art exhibit at Nicolet College.

Gallery Director Katy Ralph says the show solicits work from around the country…in a variety of subjects and media.  A judge chooses about 80 pieces to for the show. 

Read more

Pages