Monthly Archives: September 2014

Forever Homes Are The First Step

The Purple Pride Parade. Why purple? Purple is the color of compassion and kindness.  It is also the color of the OAHS logo. Show pride in your love and support of animals by attending this fun-for-the-whole-family event! Photos courtesy of Cheryl Rosenthal of the OAHS

BY DALE DEVRIES Many of us at the Scene are proud “forever-home-ers.” We’ve adopted a fantastic member of the family from the Humane Society. We felt good about the money we gave them and we think “well… I did my part” and we don’t think about it again. However, so much more goes into the well-being of these pets far ... Read More »

Space Magic on the Rise

Friends, fans and fellow musicians join Space Magic on stage for a “family photo” at Phat Headz in Green Bay. Photo courtesty of Lauren Hinic

By Liz Van Pay Fresh from the June release of their self-titled EP, Space Magic rocked the walls of Phatheadz on the east side of Green Bay on Saturday, August 23. Sandwiched between the incredible talents of Mollie’s Way and Sweetalk in the lineup, any of them could have been headliners. Everyone played with everything they had, and the whole ... Read More »

Stevens Point Area Honored for Arts and Tourism Partnership

The SPACVB has partnered with the Arts Alliance of Portage County to promote our area to people looking for unique art. One of the places art aficionados should visit is the Sculpture Park.

The Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (SPACVB) and the Arts Alliance of Portage County have received the distinguished 2014 Arts Destination Marketing Award, which is presented by the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and the Americans for the Arts. For the fourth year in a row, DMAI and Americans for the Arts recognized destination marketing organizations and their ... Read More »

Van Lieshout Strings Together Tennis History

Sandy’s love of tennis started when she was nine years old and taught herself to play.

BY MOLLY VENTURINI Sports bring people together, whether it be practicing with teammates, coaching a group of kids, or cheering on a favorite team. For Sandy Van Lieshout, tennis always was and continues to be a natural part of her everyday life. Sandy Van Lieshout lives by her motto, “get the racquet restrung for the customer in 24 hours.” You ... Read More »

Celebrating a Taste of Norway

Come to the village of Iola to attend the Taste of Norway event, held concurrently with the Fall Gift and Craft Show and the Lost Arts Fair. Make sure to say hello to Vidar while you’re there!

The Iola Historical Society is highlighting Iola’s Norwegian history with the 5th annual Taste of Norway & Lost Arts Fair, held at the Society’s Historic Village and Museum on Depot Street in downtown Iola on Saturday, October 4, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Iola was originally settled by Swiss immigrants who started a lumber mill and grist mill in ... Read More »

One Drum to Perform in Amherst

One Drum

The Friends of Playing For Change and the Lettie W. Jensen Community Center will be welcoming One Drum on Saturday, September 20, at 7:30 pm at the Jensen Center Auditorium in Amherst. One Drum is an eclectic world music ensemble that performs songs, stories and dances rooted in the cultures of Africa, the Caribbean, Australia, the Middle East and the ... Read More »

Fail Mary Revisited: Replacement Ref Fires Back


By Nick Olig The Green Bay Packer’s matchup with the Seattle Seahawks to open the 2014 National Football League season rekindles memories of injustice. In 2012, when the Pack Attack last battled the 2013 champs, the green and gold got shafted by hapless replacement referees on a play that decided the outcome of the game. Following that fiasco, while I ... Read More »

Point Glitters at U.S. Open Beer Championship

Cderboy Brewing Beer

The Stevens Point Brewery poured two gold medals, a silver and a bronze into its trophy case thanks to a great showing at the 2014 U.S. Open Beer Championship. Point St. Benedict’s Winter Ale, the brewery’s winter seasonal, earned gold in the Bock/Maibock category. Ciderboys Peach County Apple Peach hard cider, a summer “fruitful pairing” from Point’s Ciderboys Cider Co. ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


By Kimberly Fisher Do you enjoy a few bubbles now and again or does the thought of Champagne/Sparkling Wine confuse you and lead you to believe it is only meant to be drunk for special occasions? Bubbles come in many styles and sizes and are produced around the world.  Let’s break it down to help take out the intimidation factor. ... Read More »

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