The annual WXPR Blues Cruise down the Wisconsin River leaves the dock, Saturday, August 24th, at 1:00pm. We’re thrilled to welcome back Eric “Scrappie” Hughes.“Scrappie” Hughes is a delta blues man direct from Memphis. He’s a fixture every week on Beale Street, playing world-famous clubs like BB King’s and The Rum Boogie Café. Tickets are $25.00. The ticket price includes a picnic lunch on the boat.
Next weekend, June 29-30, a festival in Three Lakes highlights the heritages that make up the Northwoods.
The Northwoods Heritage Fest in Three Lakes Saturday and Sunday features a full festival dedicated to German, Italian, Polish, Irish and Wisconsin, USA, and Three Lakes heritages. Skip Brunswick from the Three Lakes Chamber says there will be much to see.
Iron County residents have a chance to brush up on their understanding of local zoning ordinances that regulate mining. The Iron County Citizen’s Forum is hosting speaker George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Foundation and former secretary of the state’s Department of Natural Resources. Terry Daulton with the Iron County Citizen’s Forum says it will help inform people about how communities deal with mining activities.
The state workforce development agency and Nicolet College are putting the spotlight on manufacturing apprenticeship programs in northern Wisconsin. The agency held an outreach session Friday for local manufacturers.
The program is designed for workers who are already employed by a company. During the apprenticeship the employee keeps getting paid, and spends ten percent of his or her time in school at a technical college. In Oneida County, that means Nicolet College. Ben Stahlecker from the Department of Workforce Development…says it’s a win-win situation.