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Homemade wine secrets

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By Mike Carraway If you enjoy making homemade wine, or are just thinking of giving it a try, this article will give you a few “inside tips” on how to make sure your first batch or your next batch of wine comes out perfect. This article won’t go in the the step by step details but there are many guides ... Read More »

The Grand Brings Us ‘American Idiot’

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By Gwen Fabbiano It’s not everyday that Central Wisconsin gets to be a little closer to Broadway. On January 7th, the rock musical American Idiot will be coming to the Grand Theatre in Wausau, and even the cast can’t get enough of this one. “This is a show that has such great energy, and you can never get sick of ... Read More »

Choreography Showcase – Featuring Company Members of Point Dance Ensemble

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Point Dance Ensemble (PDE) features company member’s choreographers debuting original choreography Saturday, January 18th at 2:00 pm, at the Lettie Jensen Community Center, Amherst. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens/students, 5 years and younger are free. Tickets are available at the door the day of the performance. The matinee performance features a variety of styles of dance ... Read More »

Are You Inspired? Its up to you

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“The greatest teacher can do no more than walk the way of Truth for himself, and point it out to you; you yourself must walk it for yourself.” - James Allen By Charlie Bentson King Do you wake up in the morning with a pep in your step ready to take on the day or do you dread every moment ... Read More »

Ten years of upgrades serve Granite Peak well

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The past decade has been a good one for Granite Peak in Wausau. The largest ski hill in Wisconsin is more modern than ever with $25 million in upgrades over the last ten years, and last month the snow making process for this winter began. Right now eighty percent of Granite Peak’s terrain is now serviced by high-speed chairlifts, and ... Read More »

Seasonal Point Beer Now Available

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The time has arrived again for the abbey-style “winter warmer” as the nights get colder and the snow starts to fly. A now-popular staple in the possession of a connoisseur, the Point St. Benedict’s Winter Ale has returned for yet another season. Using highly kilned dark malt, dark chocolate malt, and then a pilsner-style pale malt is used for this ... Read More »

River District Theatre Presents: Laughter on the 23rd Floor

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River District Theatre presents a look back at the genius of a 1950s TV comedy classic. Playwright Neil Simon wrote this semi-autobiographical play about his work on Your Show of Shows, starring Sid Caesar in the Golden Age of television when he found himself working among the ranks of some of the most formidable forces in comedy. We see firsthand ... Read More »

Auditions Held This Month for Wisconsin Native Play

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By Gwen Fabbiano “Getting the right script is 50%, and casting the right actors is 40%, which leaves about 10% for directors to screw up.” – Clint Eastwood Eric Finn of the Central Wisconsin Area Community Theatre is directing Psych; to be performed in Februray of this upcoming year. The auditions are being held this month, and Eric spoke about ... Read More »

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

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By Gwen Fabbiano The very beginnings of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades are rooted here at the college, and from the dorms and house parties of the past, the band emerged and evolved, yet still holding the importance of just having a good time and leaving your worries behind. Adam Gruel, lead guitarist and singer, took some time out to chat. ... Read More »

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