Warrens Cranberry Festival Features Marsh Tours, Royalty

Popular Cranberry Festival a Long-Standing Tradition The popular Warrens Cranberry Festival (Cranfest) is celebrating its 45th year from September 22-24. Held in the “Cranberry Capital of Wisconsin,” the small village of Warrens in Monroe County, Canfest offers a full weekend of fun for 140,000 visitors each year. Shop from 1,300 booths that stretch over three miles, compete in contests, meet the...

Gepetto’s Workshop a Perfect Stop for Christmas Shopping

Independent Toy Store Part of Downtown Tradition. By Kaylin Speth - For those who like to get a jump on their Christmas shopping but struggle for ideas, give Gepetto’s Workshop a try. Gapetto’s is an independently owned toy store located in downtown Stevens Point for 36 years. The store features an extensive selection of unique toys for kids of all ages:...

First Annual Ginseng Festival a Cultural Experience

International Ginseng Festival Highlights Root's Regional Importance. Wisconsin is known for its dairy and cranberry products, but did you know it’s also an important producer of ginseng? Ninety-five percent of the country’s exported ginseng is produced in Marathon County, making it the capital of the industry. Ginseng is a special crop taking 4-5 years to grow, and has been prized in...

Central Wisconsin Day Trip: Kavarna Coffeehouse Serves Up Green Bay Flavor

Popular Green Bay Coffeehouse Offers Wisconsin Coffee, Vegetarian-Friendly Fare Located in the heart of Downtown’s Broadway District, Kavarna is a great place to stop and feel Green Bay on its non-Packer pulse. The vegetarian-friendly coffeehouse is a leisurely spot for catching up or getting work done with the free wi-fi. Sounds of chatter and cream-topped coffee mugs thudding on the wooden...

Exploring Misty’s Menu in Wisconsin Rapids

Misty's Menu Offers Home-Style Cooking to Central Wisconsin Residents A local favorite, Misty’s Menu delivers satisfying home-style cooking in a relaxed atmosphere with a touch of nostalgia. The prices are reasonable enough to make this a regular stop. Sit old-style at the counter or at the booths and tables while catching up with old friends or getting a quick lunch...

Central Chamber Chorale Announces New Music Director

Singers Welcome to Audition for New Season Central Chamber Chorale Board is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Brunson will be the music director for the Central Chamber Chorale. His wife, Mika Brunson, will serve as the group’s accompanist. For the Fall 2017 season, the group will present a program to “Celebrate Music”. Dr. Richard Brunson currently serves as Assistant Professor...

Central Wisconsin Day Trip: Green Bay Farmer’s Market

You may know about the Madison farmers market on Saturdays, but what about Green Bay’s? by Kaylin Speth - If a Packers game brings you to Titletown, be sure to check out this farmers market near the Fox River. If the crowds are any indication, this market is a popular place to spend a morning and offers much more than...

Lucille Tack Center for the Arts Offers World Class Entertainment

Stunt Dogs, Comedy, and the Music of Fleetwood Mac—What’s Coming to the Lucille Tack Center for the Arts this Fall By Bailey Cichon - To some, the Lucile Tack Center for the Arts is Spencer’s best kept secret. “We’ve been around for almost 23 years and there’s still people who haven’t heard of us before,” said Diane Veale, the Lucille Tack...

Marathon Fun Days September 1-4

For free games, music, carnival rides and more family fun, come to Marathon Fun Days in Marathon, Wisconsin. by Kaylin Speth - The long-running annual event returns September 1-4 for a full weekend of activities. See the Fun Runs on Friday evening starting with the kids 1k at 6 p.m. followed by the 10k and 5k runs. Listen to polka...

Experience Yoga on the Farm in Vesper, WI

Vespertine Gardens Farm to host Yoga Event by Michelle Tesmer - Connect yourself to farm and earth at Vespertine Gardens Farm to Yoga Event on Saturday, September 2nd. Bring your own mat as Renee Cathryn instructs vinyasa yoga from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. It is also recommended to bring dishes to this zero waste event as you will enjoy...