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WWII Veteran Shares Memories in New Book

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By Laura Rowe It wasn’t until the 50th anniversary of D-Day that John Regnier thought much about the significance of his involvement in World War II. He and his wife Eva Mae led a very fulfilling life in Stevens Point, Wisconsin -- raising six children, active in community and church, and sharing their home and lives with numerous international students. ... Read More »

Women’s Championship Hits Point: Women’s NCAA Championship Marks Growth of Women’s Sports

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By Laura Rowe When four visiting women’s basketball teams pull up outside the Quandt Fieldhouse in March, it will mark history. For one, it will be a milestone event for each player.  Also as a point of pride, the tournament  brings national recognition to our local university,  and many visitors and added revenue to Stevens Point. But historically, the event ... Read More »

Spring into Wellness

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By Deborah Adams As we move into a new season, I reflect upon the harsh winter we leave behind; months of freezing temperatures, feet of accumulated snow, and pasty-faced, flu-infested frowns from the lack of sunlight and fresh air. Even for Wisconsinites - it’s been hard! But no matter how long the winter, spring inevitably pushes forward and we begin ... Read More »

Very Young Composers Share Stage with Dance Troupe

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By Laura Rowe Three Stevens Point students will have their original musical compositions performed during the 15th anniversary evening recital of the Point Dance Ensemble. The evening performance will be the first time that music composed by members of the Very Young Composers of Central Wisconsin has been interpreted through dance. Emily Glodowski, Hope Mahon and Katherine Young each will ... Read More »

Carlsten Art Gallery: A New Look At Glass

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A New Look at Glass  -- a sculptural work in glass by visiting artist Jennifer Halvorson --  will be on exhibit in March at the Carlsten Art Gallery at the Noel Fine Arts Center on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus. Halvorson’s sculptures revolve around objects as connection points to the past and symbols of the present   The exhibit ... Read More »

Festival of the Arts Marks 42nd Year

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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 »

Point Dance Ensemble Celebrates 15th Year

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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 »

Chicago Singer-Songwriter Brings Irish Tunes to Amherst

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Chicago singer-songwriter Lee Murdock will  bring his special Irish flare to Amherst in March. Best known for his interpretations of local and Great Lakes songs, Murdock will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Lettie Jensen Community Center. Murdock has spent many years researching and performing songs from Ireland. His musical influences span over five centuries, from ancient ... Read More »

Clancey’s Stone Lion: Where Irish Eyes are Always Smilin’

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By Jim Moran A little less than 10 miles from Stevens Point lies downtown Custer, a place that would never be mistaken for a bustling urban center. However, there are advantages that a quaint location like this can offer, such as a charming and unique Irish pub and restaurant. Clancey’s Stone Lion has been a fixture on Custer Drive for ... Read More »

Opera for the All-American Family

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The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Opera Workshop will perform an American Opera Triptych in April. The three one-act operas include Samuel Barber’s “A Hand of Bridge” as well as “The Telephone” and “The Old Maid and the Thief” by Gian-Carlo Menotti. The opera -- which includes direct references to Stevens Point -- will be directed by UWSP Assistant Professor of ... Read More »

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