Farm Tech Days: The Modern Science of Caring for the Herd

Local residents, Daryl and Brenda Sternweis, Ken and Joellen Heiman, Kelvin and Marilyn Heiman and their families will host the largest agricultural show in Wisconsin in 2018 as Wisconsin Farm Technology Days comes to Wood County. Caring for the herd is a prominent role in a farming family. Not only do the animals bring in income, they often become a...

Stevens Point Brewery: Inside the Tour

Point Brewery Tour A Great Value You probably recognize the guy with the pointy head, but where does he come from? The answer is, of course, Point Brewery in Stevens Point, the third-oldest, privately owned brewery in the United States celebrating 160 years in 2017. It’s an impressive age for a brewery which provided beer to Civil Wars soldiers, survived Prohibition...

Treasures Abound at Countryside Treasures in Granton

Discover One-of-a-Kind Items at Vendor Mall With over forty vendors and consignments, there’s plenty to discover at Countryside Treasures in Granton, a vendor mall offering everything from from soap to quality Amish furniture. “We’re on highway 10, so we get a lot of people drive by and stop in and see what we’re all about,” said owner Michele Baxter. “It’s a...

Experience a Nineteenth Century Christmas at Historic Point Basse

Activities, Crafts, and Demonstrations part of Hollyday Annual Event Participate in an nineteenth century Christmas at Historic Point Basse during its annual Hollyday event. Watch and help the citizens of Point Basse (dressed in period costumes from the 1840s-1860s) as they get ready for Christmas. Visit the historical buildings on the site and get a hands-on look at period life...

Nine Mile Forest Offers Groomed Ski and Snowshoe Trails in Wausau

Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe at Nine Mile Forest Once the snow sticks to the ground this winter, beginner to expert skiers will head to the Nine Mile Forest in Wausau for an excellent system of groomed ski trails. At 4,900 acres, Nine Mile provides about twenty miles of trails for both skate and diagonal skiing and about seven miles of...

Baum’s Mercantile in Pittsville Continues Family Tradition

Mercantile Source of Famous Bumper Sticker In the small community of Pittsville, there is one place residents go for their grocery needs. Baum’s Mercantile has been in operation for fifteen years by John and Gale Baum, continuing a family tradition of running grocery stores in the area. “My great grandfather started in 1895, and then my grandfather took over,” John explained. His...

Lucille Tack Center Welcomes Acclaimed Pianist for Reformation Performance

Renowned Pianist to Celebrate Music of the Reformation Submitted to Explore - Nearly 21 million people in the United States play piano. Whether you are one of those 21 million, or just enjoy listening to someone else tickle the ivories, you owe it to yourself to abandon the holiday bustle and, instead, luxuriate in the magnificence of Bach and Liszt,...

Rudolph Country Christmas Event Brings in the Season

Hosted each year in the aptly named small town of Rudolph, Rudolph Country Christmas is a large holiday celebration with lots to offer. This year, there will be over fifty craft vendors, a Christmas parade, chainsaw and blacksmithing demonstrations, craft-making, kids games, horse-drawn wagon rides, gingerbread competition, petting zoo, and fireworks are just a small sample of the activities lined...

Farm Technology Days: Soil Practices Sustain Land for Future Generations

Local residents, Daryl and Brenda Sternweis, Ken and Joellen Heiman, Kelvin and Marilyn Heiman and their families will host the largest agricultural show in Wisconsin in 2018 as Wisconsin Farm Technology Days comes to Wood County. By Michelle Tesmer - Ahhh, open your windows and enjoy the smell of country air! Oh wait, what just wafted through that window is...

Sugar Doll Offers Unique Gifts in Downtown Stevens Point

Sugar Doll a Dream Fulfilled for Stevens Point Native In Stevens Point, there’s a place where one can find unique gifts for any occasion. Owner Mary McComb of Sugar Doll has been in business downtown for ten years, starting with a stationary store called Paper Doll and then merging with her friend’s next door candy store, Sugar Cubed, in 2011. Since...