Category Archives: Central Wisconsin

“Packing It In”


BY Dobie Maxwell We’ve all seen the scenario more times than we can count. The aging star athlete calls a press conference to announce the inevitable – the time has come to hang ‘em up. They all use the same tired old clichés to the crowd of reporters that hangs on their every word and eventually the tears start flowing. ... Read More »

I’m hear


Dear Liv, My name is Connie. I have a situation on my hands, and I’m really hoping for a bit of direction. I’m presently living with my wonderful 82 year-old mother, as my husband is back in Connecticut in the process of selling our home, so we can move here in order to be closer to her. At first all ... Read More »

Artful Living


BY Jean Detjen My new Artful Living column is about feeding senses and spirits through the exploration of art, music, fashion, lifestyle, culture and creative happenings. I invite readers to journey along with me on an eclectic melange of artistic adventures, searching out muses and amusements, meandering as we go. Who needs an itinerary? It often does us good to ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


BY KIMBERLY FISHER It is impossible to speak in generalities when speaking of wines from Italy. There are so many varietals and so many producers; some of which are rich in tradition, and others who have a more modern approach to winemaking. Fine Italian wine has taken the wine world by storm and both traditionalists and innovators have earned international ... Read More »

Best and Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Sick


BY Tricia Derge When you’re under the weather, the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken soup or crackers, and you’re craving ice cream or a glass of wine? It depends on what’s wrong with you. Here are common symptoms and suggestions on foods ... Read More »

The Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative


By Bonni Miller A stone’s throw from Hartman’s Creek State Park, west of Waupaca on Highway 54, sits a modest pole building looking out over hundreds of acres of tidy farm land. At the edge of the driveway leading to the building, a clean and modern sign reads, “Wisconsin Food Hub,” and it points the way to one of the ... Read More »

Player’s Page: The Winter Blues


BY James Page The first quarter of the year has always been a slow time for the video game industry. The holiday rush is subsiding and the industry is taking a small break before ramping up for the E3 Expo. Every now and then a company will release a little bit of information to build up buzz for an ... Read More »

Wild Rose Kiwanis Pays Tribute to End of Civil War


The 150th commemoration of the end of the Civil War will happen on April 12, 2015, and the Wild Rose Kiwanis Club has planned a stellar, one-of-a-kind event with a performance by the 1st Brigade Band, which is comprised of 35 brass and percussion musicians who will perform on stage at the Wild Rose High School Auditorium at 2:00 pm ... Read More »

Having a Brew with the Central Waters Team


By Merry Dudley Photos courtesy of Norma Jean Fochs. When we think about doing travel-related activities such as taking tours of interesting buildings or businesses, we tend to believe we have to travel great distances to see something new and interesting. What we may forget is that there are unique places often much nearer. In my case, I had to ... Read More »

Palace Theater Announces 2015 Season


The Palace Theater, Wisconsin Dells’ newest professional theater, has announced its exciting new season full of critically acclaimed shows for the whole family. Pinkalicious — March 14 Based on the popular children’s book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, Pinkalicious is perfect for the entire family, featuring music, lyrics and orchestrations by Frederick Loewe Award winner John Gregor. The show ... Read More »

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