Category Archives: Central Wisconsin

Bats in the Spotlight


BY Will Stahl Bats and I go back a ways. The first one I ever saw washed up dead on the shore of the lake I lived on. No more than ten, I saw at once what it must be with its matted, furry body and translucent wings. It was creepy and fascinating all at once. In later years I ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


BY KIMBERLY FISHER Ahh, finally we are starting to see signs of spring. The snow has melted, the grass is starting to green, and the warmer weather brings out the best in us. Shake that cabin fever and get ready for your next leg of wine exploration. Let’s talk about the three basic white grapes, but this time with a ... Read More »

Giving Baby Chicks for Easter – Please Don’t


BY Tricia Derge Has a relative of yours ever had the bright idea of giving live baby chicks as an Easter gift? Spring is the season when some Bozo’s purchase “baby chicks” for their backyard poultry flocks or to give as Easter gifts, but one Oregon public health expert advises caution around these cute, fuzzy birds. The problem: Baby poultry ... Read More »

The Beat of a Different Drummer

Percussion instruments can be arranged in a variety of ways to maximize their efficiency for the performer. A timbale, a snare drum, and a floor tom are all mounted on stands to bring their heads to a uniform playing height.

BY Karen O’Brien Under the direction of Dr. Adam Rappel, the UWSP Percussion Ensemble will present its spring concert on April 14 at 7:30 pm in Michelsen Hall of the Noel Fine Arts Center in Stevens Point. This year the ensemble will offer a very challenging program that includes “Sacrificial Rite” by David Gillingham, “Divertimento” by Takayoshi Yoshioka, “The Song ... Read More »

Can Meat Save the Planet?


BY Bonni Miller Will eating less meat save the planet? Or instead, can we actually reduce the effects of climate change by changing the way that we raise meat? This debate introduces us to at least one of the big ideas in sustainable agriculture. Last February, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) made history when it recommended to the U.S. ... Read More »

Finally! The Cadbury Creme Burger!


You’ll have to travel some to find it, but at long last a bistro has created an edible “Heaven on Earth.” A west London restaurant has dreamed up an Easter-inspired burger topped with a melted down Creme Egg. The Creme egg burgers, being served at the K West Hotel & Spa, in Shepherds Bush, are made with a sweet brioche ... Read More »

Celebrating the Arts

“Feathers” basket by Sharon Goddard

BY Marianne Walker The 43rd annual Festival of the Arts at the UWSP Noel Fine Arts Center opens the spring “season of art” in central Wisconsin with high-quality art forms in a myriad of mediums. Presented by 45 Midwest professional artists from Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, the Festival is an opportunity to talk with the artists, learn about their work, ... Read More »

Alaskan Brewing Co. Black Imperial India Pale Ale


BY Steve Lonsway This month’s selection was taken from our own stock of guests beers that we run in the Stone Arch Tap Room. The Alaskan Black Imperial India Pale Ale comes in a 22 oz. bomber bottle with a very intriguing label portraying two black ravens perched in a riverside tree. This beer is part of the Alaskan Brewing ... Read More »

The Long Haul


BY Blaine Schultz Gurf Morlix, Kevin Gordon, Phil Lee and Johnny Dowd may not be household names but all of these singer/songwriter/musicianss have found creative ways to make a career work well into the age when most folks are planning to retire.  Don’t be surprised if none of these guys ever hang it up. Their careers have drifted from Buffalo, ... Read More »

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