Traveling Catering Company Connects Central Wisconsin

J² Catering Serves Up Homemade Fare A red food truck has been popping up around Central Wisconsin, but you won’t usually find brats and hamburgers on the menu. Catering company J² Catering has been providing homemade-style fare to residents of Wisconsin Rapids, Marshfield, and Stevens Point since acquiring its bright red truck in May of this year. Stationing itself in industrial...

Rubi Reds a Stop for All Things Cranberry

Wisconsin Rapids Cranberry Store Great for Gifting Cranberry lovers can find their fill at specialty food market Rubi Reds in Wisconsin Rapids. “We represent all things cranberry,” said store co-owner Marcy Berlyn. “Probably 95% of our inventory is Wisconsin made.” Fittingly located in a county that produces the most cranberries in the state, the store since its 2012 opening has grown from...

Red Eye Brewing Company

Located in the heart of Wausau, Red Eye Brewing Company serves up a flavorful meal in a classic brewpub atmosphere with a modern touch. Inside, vintage bicycles suspend from the warehouse ceiling, the walls are painted red and green, and a screen advertises beers (including celebrations of new brews). Outdoor seating is available in a small enclosure off the building’s...

Granite Peak Chairlift Rides Provide Unique View of Fall Colors

Take a Ride Through the Fall Colors Though Rib Mountain’s chairlift is known for skiing in the winter, it’s also a great way to see the fall colors every year. Catch a chairlift ride at Granite Peak on the weekends in Wausau. Sit back and relax in the wide seats as the lift slowly ascends up the mountain, and admire the...

Corn Maze in Wausau has Disney Theme

Willow Springs Offers Weekend Activities, Harvest Fest, Haunted Maze and More Join Willow Springs Garden for this fall’s themed corn mazes celebrating Walt Disney, the pioneer of the American animation industry. Through Sun. Oct. 22, the weekend fun includes tractor rides, a children’s maze and petting zoo, pumpkin patch, campfire, games, wagon rides, concessions, and more. Join Fridays 6-10 p.m., Sat....

Central Wisconsin Sees Red: Tour a Marsh in the Heart of Cranberry Country

Cranberry Tours Support Pittsville High School Students The cranberries are ripening, and red is blossoming across the Central Wisconsin landscape. If you’d like to see a marsh up close, be sure to reserve a spot on one of Pittsville High School’s Splash of Red cranberry tours. On the tour, visitors get to witness the harvesting process, visit a receiving station, and...

L.O.S.S. Offers Support After Death of a Partner

Support Group Series Coming to Central Wisconsin Locations Submitted to EXPLORE - Death ends a life, but not a relationship. Participants in the Death of a Partner Support Group (L.O.S.S.) realize that while life has changed dramatically, the survivor can still live a life with contentment. This popular series will be offered in Marshfield, Plover, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids. This group...

New Marker Points Out Rare Geographic Intersection in Marathon County

Geographic Point One of Four in the World On a map, the intersecting points of the 45th Parallel of Latitude and the 90th Meridian of Longitude occur in exactly four locations. Two points are in the Pacific and Indian oceans. Another occurs in a remote area in China. But the most accessible one? That’s in Marathon County. The point intersects off...

Hit Wausau Festival Returns for Second Year

If you like beer and bacon, Wausau’s Beer & Bacon Festival is the perfect match. The festival returns for a second year on Sat. Sept. 23 from 1-4:30 p.m. Tickets to the 21+ event are $35 through Friday or $40 on the day. They include a commemorative mug and access to over 150 types of beer and twelve bacon stations,...

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band Coming to Lucille Tack Center

"Rumours of Fleetwood Mac" Captures Energy of Legendary Band Submitted to EXPLORE - Do you believe in the ways of magic? If you’re of a certain age, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac will conjure up that magical energy of youth, long banished from your responsible adulthood. “Don’t Stop” until you’ve purchased tickets online at lucilletackcenter.com or called 715.659.4499. Then, “Go Your Own...