Old-fashioned books are holding their own in a world of e-readers, according to a new online survey.
The Pew Research Center reports that in 2013, a bigger percentage of American adults read e-books. But there also appears to be more people reading more print books. That could indicate people aren’t necessarily giving up one for the other.
Rhinelander Library Director Ed Hughes says the findings are surprising.
State of the art sorting technology has arrived in the Northwoods. Eagle River Waste and Recycling has opened a new facility that sorts different types recyclables locally, instead of having to be shipped far away to places like Whitewater.
The green and yellow painted machine looks kind of like a playground for recycling: instead of kids going down slides, it’s flattened bottles and cans headed up and down on conveyor belts.
It’s still the middle of winter - but for some gardeners it’s not too early to look ahead to spring.
The Iron County Land and Water Conservation Department runs a program to promote native plants for gardens and yards. The program includes a mid-winter sale, where gardeners can pre-order native varieties for pick-up in May or June. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski spoke to the department’s Heather Palmquist about the native plants program.
Palmquist says native plants are well-suited for Northwoods growing conditions.
It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A representative from the Wisconsin Chapter of the ACLU is here in the Northwoods. Youth and Program Director Emilio De Torre is speaking tonight at the Woodruff Community Center. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski spoke to him about how the voting rights struggle of the 1960s plays out today.
Flu cases are rampant in Wisconsin and locally this time of year. The state ranks as one of the lowest in the country in terms of vaccination rates.
Oneida County Health Department Director Linda Conlon says officials are seeing higher rates of incidence for young and middle aged adults. That’s because the most common strain this year is the H1N1 swine flu.
“That strain does attack certain populations. And as the year goes one, we will probably see another 1-2 peaks in the rates of influenza infection.”
This weekend is the snowmobile World Championship, expected to draw tens of thousands. But last weekend was the World Championship for vintage racing.
Vintage cars, vintage records…but vintage snowmobiles? That I had not heard of before moving to the Northwoods. I was curious about what draws people to the sport, so I headed to the offices of the Eagle River derby track for the weekend of the vintage racing championship.
A gallery exhibition at Nicolet College closes Friday. It features paper and book arts made by people involved with the Mill, an arts nonprofit based in Rhinelander.
Executive Director Daniel Goscha says the show is a kind of retrospective of the nonprofit’s first year.
“It is a very diverse show. There’s examples of book arts, of printmaking, of letterpress and cyanotype. So it really is a broad show in terms of featuring paper making and book arts and all of the many facets that can take.”