A group dedicated to chronic disease prevention in the Northwoods says grant money is available for schools, afterschool programs and summer programs to increase awareness of good food nutrition.
Northwoods LEAN(Linking Education, Activity and Nutrition) is accepting grant applications. Spokesperson Maria Skubal says the grants are awarded within Oneida and Vilas counties. She says Garden Based Nutrition is designed to give students more access to fresh fruits and vegetables...
Volunteers at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander have donated $25,000 to the hospital foundation and one of its programs.
Jesse Bolder of the Saint Mary’s Foundation says past donations have helped fund projects like a machine that regulates CPR.
“And allows the paramedics and the staff to be able to focus on the other needs of somebody that has a heart failure situation. They’ve provided robes for the radiology department and the cancer center.”
An American Red Cross volunteer from Woodruff has first-hand knowledge of help that is necessary and the steps you should take beforehand to protect yourself in the event of a house fire.
John Grosman grew up in Sugar Camp. In the 1950's, his family experienced a blaze that destroyed their home. No one was injured, but the house was total loss. He says there weren't the volunteer fire departments of today. He says the family mistakenly tried to fight the fire instead of trying to get out of structure...
Many people think of giving to the food pantry during the holidays. But high demand at the Vilas Food Pantry continues as winter stretches on.
The Vilas Food Pantry has seen a surge in the number of families needing its services. Director Richard Short says the food pantry has been able to keep up with the demand so far, thanks to the generosity of the community during the holidays, but hunger is a year-round issue.