holiday giving http://wxpr.org en Celebrating at Frederick Place http://wxpr.org/post/celebrating-frederick-place <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Holidays can be tough for those facing hard times, who may not have family nearby or even a home to celebrate in. &nbsp;At</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Rhinelander’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> homeless shelter, community members and staff are doing their best to make Christmas a festive time.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:34:47 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12343 at http://wxpr.org Celebrating at Frederick Place Food Pantry Says Holidays Are Peak Time http://wxpr.org/post/food-pantry-says-holidays-are-peak-time <p>Grocery stores and shopping centers aren’t the only places seeing heavy traffic this time of year.&nbsp;</p><p>Rhinelander Food Pantry Executive Director Guy Hansen says demand goes up during the holidays.</p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Our business increases – we have a lot of people that come in, when they wouldn’t come in other times of the year, because they’re preparing for holidays, company and so on.&nbsp; And money’s always a little short at this time of the year.”&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:56:48 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12247 at http://wxpr.org Food Pantry Says Holidays Are Peak Time Help a Worker Out: Mail Sooner, Not Later http://wxpr.org/post/help-worker-out-mail-sooner-not-later <p>With the holiday season upon us, post office employees may find themselves up to their ears in packages. &nbsp;The&nbsp;post office is asking you to mail early to avoid a last minute rush.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>More than two weeks before Christmas and the Rhinelander post office is already hopping with customers mailing cards and gifts.&nbsp; Joan Santy walks in carrying a large package.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:00:25 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11773 at http://wxpr.org Help a Worker Out: Mail Sooner, Not Later Bring a Box, the Wrapping's Free http://wxpr.org/post/bring-box-wrappings-free <p>A youth program in Rhinelander is hosting two free gift wrapping nights.&nbsp; Young people who are turning to Forward Service Corporation for help finding jobs will be giving back to their community by wrapping presents for free.</p><p>Youth program coordinator Serena Adler says there are multiple benefits for the young gift wrappers.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:13:18 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11534 at http://wxpr.org Ask First Before Gifting a Pet http://wxpr.org/post/ask-first-gifting-pet <p>Giving a pet as a holiday gift could result in a problem if the person getting the animal hasn't approved it.</p><p>Oneida County Humane Society Director Bria&nbsp;Swartout&nbsp;talked with Ken Krall about giving pets as gifts.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Experts ask anyone thinking of giving a pet as a gift to remember it will be a 10 to 15 year commitment to the animal.</span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:50:28 +0000 Ken Krall 11522 at http://wxpr.org Ask First Before Gifting a Pet Langlade County Supplies Fine Firs for State Capitol http://wxpr.org/post/langlade-county-supplies-fine-firs-state-capitol <p>A grower in Langlade County is sending a fleet of Christmas trees to Madison Tuesday morning to decorate the state capitol. Jim Draeger says his trees were selected for their shape, color and height.</p><blockquote><p>“I was kind of proud that they picked my trees .&nbsp; I mean you never tell a mother her baby’s homely, you always say they look good.&nbsp; If someone tells you they look really good, you’re even happier.”</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:30:09 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10870 at http://wxpr.org Langlade County Supplies Fine Firs for State Capitol Local Charity Says Holidays Are Time to Help Needy Families http://wxpr.org/post/local-charity-says-holidays-are-time-help-needy-families <p>November and December is a big time for shopping.&nbsp; It’s also a critical time for people who need assistance.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/rhinelandersalvationarmy" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Rhinelander Salvation Army</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is seeking bell-ringers to stand outside big stores and collect donations.&nbsp;</span></p><p>WXPR’s Ken Krall sat down with coordinator Kim Swisher.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:39:07 +0000 Ken Krall 10345 at http://wxpr.org Local Charity Says Holidays Are Time to Help Needy Families