Arts & Life

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.

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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."

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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. 

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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.” 

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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.    

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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.  

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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. 

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Six-state storm kills 30
5:42 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Northwoods RN To Aid Arkansas Victims

Rhinelander resident Carol Miller is heading to Arkansas with the Red Cross.
Credit American Red Cross

A Rhinelander-area woman is in Arkansas to help  tornado victims north of Little Rock.

Tuesday, at least 30 people died in six states  affected by intense thunderstorms and tornados.

Carol Miller is a trained Red Cross Disaster Relief volunteer. She told Ken Krall she got the call to help out.

Miller says she will be working with people who lost medications, or devices in the storm she will help to find replacements.

This is Miller's seventh Red Cross deployment. She encouraged people to consider a donation.

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History Afield
4:00 am
Thu May 1, 2014

One Morning in March, 1933

Vern Frechette (left) grew up in Chequamegon Bay.
Credit Wisconsin Historical Society

It’s May and we’re still waiting for the ice to melt on most lakes in the Northwoods.  Lake Superior is still about halfway iced over.  But even when it’s thoroughly covered with ice, conditions can be treacherous.

In today’s History Afield essay, we hear the story of Vern Frechette’s memorable trip out on the ice…one morning in March 1933.

    

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Poets on Poetry
4:00 am
Tue April 29, 2014

A Rose for Shakespeare

The "Chandos" portrait is believed to depict William Shakespeare.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

If you’ve attended high school, chances are good that you’ve read at least one Shakespeare play—and perhaps some of his sonnets, too. 

Minocqua poet Andree Graveley has a special connection to the Bard’s poetry. A few years ago, she decided to pay homage to Shakespeare by bringing him a rose. As part of this month’s Poets on Poetry series, Graveley tells of the surprising coincidences that led her to the very feet of the poet himself.

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