Emily Bright http://wxpr.org en Planting Seeds for the Future: Trees For Tomorrow Celebrates 70 Years http://wxpr.org/post/planting-seeds-future-trees-tomorrow-celebrates-70-years <p align="center">&nbsp;</p><p>The year is 1944. While WWII rages abroad, manufacturers at home strain to keep up the supply of resources. Nine paper and utility companies in northern Wisconsin look at the felled forests around them and decide to form an organization to ensure that there will still be resources for the future.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Emily Bright 18319 at http://wxpr.org Planting Seeds for the Future: Trees For Tomorrow Celebrates 70 Years Nicolet to Host WRAP Show; Entry Deadline Soon http://wxpr.org/post/nicolet-host-wrap-show-entry-deadline-soon <p>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.</p><blockquote><p>"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."</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 12:14:10 +0000 Emily Bright 18118 at http://wxpr.org Poets on Poetry: How Being a Poet Prepared Me To Be a Mother http://wxpr.org/post/poets-poetry-how-being-poet-prepared-me-be-mother <p></p><p><em>When Emily Bright decided to get her Masters of Fine Arts degree in poetry, she expected that it would prepare her for a career of teaching and writing. What she didn’t expect was that being a poet would teach her how to be a good parent.&nbsp; Today in the first of our series “Poets on Poetry,” Bright tells us the story. &nbsp;</em></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Emily Bright 16596 at http://wxpr.org Poets on Poetry: How Being a Poet Prepared Me To Be a Mother Nancy and Quincy: A Therapy Dog Story http://wxpr.org/post/nancy-and-quincy-therapy-dog-story <p>For many people, dogs are a source of comfort and friendship.&nbsp; Nancy Diepenbrock believed so strongly in the power of a dog’s presence, she helped start a therapy dog program here in the Northwoods. &nbsp;</p><p>"Everybody knows Quincy," said Diepenbrock. "They can’t remember my name. As a matter of fact last week one of the kids called me Mrs. Quincy."</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Emily Bright 14525 at http://wxpr.org Nancy and Quincy: A Therapy Dog Story Winter Farmers' Market Opens in Eagle River http://wxpr.org/post/winter-farmers-market-opens-eagle-river <p>Eagle River is on the front end of a trend that’s becoming more popular across Wisconsin: winter farmers markets. &nbsp;The new effort could make local food available all year round, even in a cold Northwoods climate.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Al </span>Pittelko<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, executive director of the Eagle River Revitalization Program, was approached about holding a winter farmers’ market, he hesitated.</span></p><p>“I said how can we when we don’t have any farmers’ stuff," he said, "but they do.”</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Emily Bright 13648 at http://wxpr.org Winter Farmers' Market Opens in Eagle River