Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Infomercial: Syndication Killer


By Josh Hadley As cable was slowly yet ruthlessly murdering the syndication market a far more vile and sustaining villain was making it’s presence known ... the infomercial.   In the late ‘70s and throughout the ‘80s the cable market was really starting to put out the rape vibes to local TV with cable’s ability to show boobs, blood and ... Read More »

Festival of the Arts Marks 42nd Year


By Mark Karlson Fetival of the Arts Chaiman   On April 6, nestled in the intimacy of the Noel Fine Arts Building Courtyard, 50 artists sheltered from the weather, come to Stevens Point annually from around the Midwest.  It’s a cultural tradition.  Some people show up after their Sunday service, some drive over 100 miles to come and visit and ... Read More »

The Congratulatory Edition


By Tom Smith Ok I’m not trying to be the next Hedda Hopper but I must offer congratulations to Matty Day of the Muddy Udders on the joyous news of his engagement to Jaci Anderson. Take my word for it, this is the coolest and cutest couple currently residing in N.E.W.  In the 10 plus years I have known them, ... Read More »

All Is Not Well with Wells


By Penny Bernard-Schaber Wisconsin’s waters belong to everyone, not just a few. That is the essence of the public trust doctrine, which has been a part of our laws and our Constitution since our territorial days. Unfortunately, recent actions by Gov. Walker and the Republicans in the Legislature have undermined the fair use of our waters for all, especially Lake ... Read More »

Real Estate scene is this woman’s turf


By Dorothy Bliskey What do nurses, Lawrence Welk and kuchen (a German pastry) have in common with local real estate guru Debra Heller?  Before getting into the field of real estate 30 years ago, Heller worked as a registered nurse in Fond du Lac.  Nursing was her initial career choice just out of high school in her hometown of Strasburg, ... Read More »

Point Dance Ensemble Celebrates 15th Year


Point Dance Ensemble will celebrate their 15th season with a special performance that includes dance repertory featuring original music scores composed by local composers and performed live by area musicians. Performances will be held March 15-16 at Theater @1800 in Stevens Point. Avian Suit, composed by Stacey Berk with choreography by artistic director Pamela Luedtke, features the colorful timbers of ... Read More »

State of the Tune-ion


By Lemmy Thru As I write this in mid-February, Green Bay music fans seem to have adopted a “cold weather be damned, I’m going out” attitude. Not so much cabin fever, but an admirable refusal to not to let the climate kill one’s will for socializing. Thankfully, there’s been some worthy nightlife.   Paul Collins Beat, Parasite Diet, Rev. Norb ... Read More »

Find your passion, then go for it!


By Carol Doberstein This has been a long, cold, and harsh winter.  It would have been a great time to go away to somewhere warm and tropical and stay for a few months.  Instead, I have found my way back into the classroom to teach Reading Intervention strategies to Kindergarten students.  Hey, remember me, I retired early, five years out ... Read More »

McGuinness Irish Pub


By Alysa Levi-DAncona As soon as you walk into McGuinness, you know you've left Appleton, if only just for an evening. Just off College Avenue, John McGuinness opened Appleton's only authentic Irish pub in 1998. “We focus on being different from all the other bars in town,” McGuinness said. “The atmosphere is pleasant, cordial, where you can have a conversation ... Read More »

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