Arts & Life

Trails Could Link Up With Others
2:10 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Eagle River Considers ATVs Downtown

ATVs are sometimes controversial because of complaints about noise and safety, but others say they're a great tourism driver.
Credit Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

Eagle River is looking into a plan to allow ATVs on some downtown streets.

Eagle River Mayor Jeff Hyslop says a committee is figuring out a proposal that would detail specific routes.

“At this point no decisions have been made except coming up with a plan for it, and at that point people will have something to vote on.” 

The town of Lincoln is also looking into allowing ATVs on town roads.  

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Signage key
4:28 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Highway 55/32 Scenic Byway Process Moving Forward

Next we hear from Richard Ackley, a Forest County UW-Extension agent. Richard and several community members will be meeting next week as the next step in a process to have the WOLF RIVER-NICOLET SCENIC BYWAY Hwy 55/32  though Langlade and Forest Counties named as a Wisconsin Scenic Byway....

Richard Ackley discussing the proposed Scenic Byway in Langlade and Forest counties....

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Arts & Life
2:34 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

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Arts & Life
3:42 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Fall Drawing- Win a Trip to Branson, MO


During the last days of our Fall Drive, your pledge automatically enters you in a drawing for a “Trip for 2 to Branson Missouri” November 5-9.

Tour Includes:

·       Motorcoach with Tour Manager

·       4 Nights Lodging and Breakfasts

·       The Haygoods Show

·       Silver Dollar City

·       Clay Cooper Show

·       Red Hot and Blue Show

·       Titanic Museum

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Gays, lesbians and transsexuals welcome
2:10 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Rhinelander Church Adopts Open Door Policy


A Rhinelander congregation has opened its doors to all people, regardless of sexual orientation.

Parishioners at the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Larch street voted by a wide margin to become the first UCC church in the Northwoods to adopt this policy.

Reverend Doctor Christopher Hucker is Senior Pastor the church. He says they became an "open and affirming" church within the United Church Christ...

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Studio Session
2:40 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Listen: Kaustinen Fiddlers Play Unique Finnish Style

Antti and Arto Jarvela.
Credit Submitted photo

A pair of Finnish musicians are in town and stopped by the studio Wednesday. 

Arto and Antti Jarvela are from the western part of Finland called Kaustinen, which has a well-known fiddling tradition.  WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski spoke with the two cousins about their music.

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Eagle River Won't Own Library Property Soon
2:00 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Transfer of Eagle River Library Takes Big Step Forward

Ownership of the Eagle River Library property should soon be transferred to the Town of Lincoln. That means plans to expand the library are getting closer to reality. 

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96 Vets Head to DC
4:00 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Honor Flight Departs from CWA

Almost a hundred veterans are departing from Central Wisconsin Airport Monday on an Honor Flight.

As North Central Wisconsin Honor Flight Co-founder Jim Campbell says, the one-day trip to DC starts before dawn.

“Monday morning at 0-dark thirty, they head out to the airport.  Most of the veterans are there by 0500.  And we launch out around 7 o’clock in the morning.” 

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Polka Like No Other
6:14 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Finnish Fiddler Duo To Give Workshop, Concert

The music of western Finland is coming to Rhinelander next week. 

Arto and Antti Jarvela are a Finnish fiddle and guitar duo.  

They play in a Kaustinen or Ostrobothnian style from the western part of Finland on the Baltic Sea.  The Jarvela family has been musicians for generations and can trace that legacy back to the 1700s. 

Show organizer Mary Kinnunen says it’s a distinct style. 

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Annual Event Draws Crowds
5:46 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Cranberry Enthusiasts Flock to Eagle River

Cranberries will be everywhere this weekend in Eagle River.
Credit Pixabay

Visitors are pouring into Eagle River in time for Cranberry Fest. This weekend’s event is expected to draw 40,000 people to the area. 

Chamber of Commerce Director Kim Emerson says planning the huge event takes all year. 

“So when it’s over I start over on the next year.  And you’re getting all of the things lined up – the cranberries, the craisins, the marsh winery tours.  All of the different integral parts that help make the festival so special.”

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