Monthly Archives: November 2014

Chocolate Peppermint Trifle


Ingredients: 1 pkg. chocolate cake or family size brownie mix, baked in a 9”x 13” pan, according to package directions 3 c. cold milk 2 pkgs. (3.4 ounces) chocolate instant pudding 1 t. peppermint extract 1 container (16 ozs.) whipped topping, thawed A few drops red food coloring (optional) 2 c. crushed peppermint candy or candy canes Fresh mint sprig ... Read More »

How to Throw a Holiday Party and Still Have Fun


Amy Hanten Shares Tips to Rock Your Party, Not Your Nerves By Donna Fischer Throwing a holiday party is something that comes naturally for some; for others it’s a stressful affair where the host or hostess overcompensates for a lack of party-giving experience by offering too much of everything. If you’re more like the latter, it’s time to take a ... Read More »

Great Holiday Gifts for Gardening Enthusiasts


Shopping for gardeners this holiday season? You can make their season a bit brighter by shopping with their favorite hobby in mind. Here are a few ideas that will put a smile on the face of those green-thumbed family members and friends: Upgrade a hobby wardrobe with gear that’s not only stylish, but functional, too. If your gardener is still ... Read More »

Gift Yourself Good Health With Exercise


By Jane Dias ‘Tis the season to be merry! But with all the shopping, holiday parties, lack of sleep, and family pressures this season bestows us, we all run the risk of stress outshining the joy of the Holidays. How can you reduce or at least manage your holiday stress levels? By taking a step back, slowing down and making ... Read More »

Madison Children’s Museum Receives Award

The Madison Children’s Museum is located at 100 N Hamilton Street.

The Madison Children’s Museum was recently awarded a LEED Gold certification for an existing building. LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. As the only museum in Wisconsin to earn LEED certification, this award recognizes the museum’s leadership in promoting sustainable design and practices in the ... Read More »

Frame Presbyterian Church Awards Community Grants


Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church, located at 1300 Main Street in Stevens Point is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients aof their Community Grants. The Frame Mission Committee received a record number of 26 applications from non-profit organizations requesting more than $21,000. Through fund-raisers, church support and especially the Danny Mitchell Music on a Mission Concert, the Frame Mission Committee was ... Read More »

Great Lakes Region Inspires New Books


Five Books for Deer Camp Tim Murphy, the author of Flannel John’s Cookbooks for Guys, was originally inspired by a northern Michigan hunter. Murphy’s first book has now spawned 20 sequels in less than two years, including one “prepper” book. His latest releases include Flannel John’s Hunting Cabin Cookbook: Venison, Fowl & Wild Game; Flannel John’s Do-It-Yourself Jerky Cookbook: Meat, ... Read More »

News from the UWSP Campus


Chevrolet Selects UWSP for Renewable Energy Partnership UWSP’s sustainability efforts have caught the attention of a national automaker. Chevrolet has chosen to partner with UWSP and a handful of other institutions of higher education that undertake energy-efficiency and renewable-energy projects. As part of a voluntary carbon-reduction initiative, it is buying and retiring carbon credits from colleges that have reduced greenhouse ... Read More »

Weyauwega Hosts 4th Annual International Film Festival

Weyauwega Film Festival

BY Merry Dudley Featuring 42 films from 14 countries, the 4th annual Weyauwega Film Festival will kick off on Wednesday, November 12, and run through Saturday, November 15. All screenings take place at the Gerold Opera House, located at 136 East Main Street in Weyauwega. 7 mins.; directed by Alex J. Mann Alex finds a gun behind a trash can ... Read More »

Why You Should Want to Show Your ID

Voters in Iraq in 2005 showed off their purple-stained fingers to prove they had voted in the election.

BY Rohn Bishop It’s a question we get asked often in our daily lives, and it’s a question Republicans want asked at the polls, whereas Democrats don’t want it asked. So why are liberal Democrats so strongly opposed to having to show a photo ID to vote? Is it that Democrats think voting is not nearly as important as driving, ... Read More »

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