Downtown Rhinelander Inc. http://wxpr.org en Public Gets To See Possible New Downtown Rhinelander http://wxpr.org/post/public-gets-see-possible-new-downtown-rhinelander <p>Rhinelander residents and business owners had a chance to see five possible ideas for what a new downtown would look like.</p><p>City officials are planning an upgrade of the underground utilities in 2016 with a primary focus on Davenport, Brown and Stevens Streets. Along with the utility work upgrade, the city and Downtown Rhinelander would like to remake how the downtown appears at street level.</p><p>Gary Becker from Vierbicher Associates told attendees last night Rhinelander has a major economic impact in its trade area...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:54:53 +0000 Ken Krall 17708 at http://wxpr.org Public Gets To See Possible New Downtown Rhinelander Large USDA Grant Back In The Mix For Rhinelander http://wxpr.org/post/large-usda-grant-back-mix-rhinelander <p>A federal grant to fund the underground infrastructure along downtown Rhinelander streets looked dead as of last week, but it appears to be back on again after a meeting Monday night.</p><p>The city weeks ago was given positive indications it would get $1.6 million dollars but there was a hitch: the work had to commence next year. City officials and Downtown Rhinelander, Incorporated officials want to do the work, but felt the timeline was too short to have the details worked out to do the job successfully.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:19:01 +0000 Ken Krall 16653 at http://wxpr.org Large USDA Grant Back In The Mix For Rhinelander Rhinelander Hopeful For USDA Grant For Downtown http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-hopeful-usda-grant-downtown <p>Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. and the city are in the planning stages for a projected $8 million makeover of the streets and infrastructure downtown within two years. The first bit of funding for the effort might be coming in.</p><p>City Administrator Blaine Oborn said they've heard from the Department of Agriculture...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:02:08 +0000 Ken Krall 16157 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Hopeful For USDA Grant For Downtown Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. Makes Call For Artists http://wxpr.org/post/downtown-rhinelander-inc-makes-call-artists <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A call for artists has come from Downtown Rhinelander, Incorporated.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>To &nbsp;raise money for downtown projects each fall, D.R.I. auctions off decorated mini-Hodags which are painted in the spring and displayed at various locations through the summer.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>D.R.I. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:33:36 +0000 Ken Krall 15552 at http://wxpr.org Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. Makes Call For Artists Taste Of Chocolate Friday Evening In Rhinelander http://wxpr.org/post/taste-chocolate-friday-evening-rhinelander <p>A mid-winter event in downtown Rhinelander that has drawn big crowds happens Friday. The 7th Annual "Taste of Chocolate" gives chocolate fans a chance to sample in various downtown stores. There's also a sizeable prize to be won by a lucky patron.</p><p>Downtown Rhinelander, Inc.'s Maggie Steffen says besides being a good time, guests can visit stores they haven't been to...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:44:00 +0000 Ken Krall 13832 at http://wxpr.org Taste Of Chocolate Friday Evening In Rhinelander Hodags Auctioned And Pumpkins Aglow Saturday http://wxpr.org/post/hodags-auctioned-and-pumpkins-aglow-saturday <p>The principal fundraiser to aid downtown Rhinelander is being held Saturday night and the downtown will also be aglow.</p><p>The fundraiser is an adult Halloween Costume party and auction, earning the moniker this year the "Haunted Hodag Howl".</p><p>Downtown Rhinelander, Inc.'s Maggie Steffen says the event auctions off Hodag replicas that are seen around the community. But this year, the mythical beast is smaller and there's more of them...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:19:14 +0000 Ken Krall 9796 at http://wxpr.org Hodags Auctioned And Pumpkins Aglow Saturday