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Prime Rib Roast and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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By Davies Wakefield When my wife and I first got married, we spent the first two years of our married life eating spaghetti, chili and peanut butter sandwiches while we worked horrendous hours trying to save up enough money to buy a house. I worked as a welder at a truck trailer manufacturing company, working 12 hour days and 10 ... Read More »

Wisconsin Brewing Company

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By Jaclyn Brandt Craft beer is all the craze these days, and everyone seems to think they can make their own. Those that stand the test of time are the ones who have it in their blood. Carl Nolen, Mark Nolen and Kirby Nelson, the owners of Wisconsin Brewing Company, decided to start their own brewery after spending a combined ... Read More »

Local Artist Feature: Ryan Weisenfeld

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When people think of the word artist, they may think of a painting like Starry Night by Van Gogh, or a sculpture like the Moai statues on Easter Island. The word artist in most people’s minds isn’t a word that is all encompassing, spanning across the many skills and talents that different artists possess and present to their audience. With ... Read More »

North’s 10th Annual Holiday Show at Scarabocchio

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“I am both a metalsmith and a weaver of softer things. I love contrast in form and similarity in color. I dream of new designs and smile in my sleep. Mother Nature is the best artist I have ever seen, never ending surprises in all seasons.” – Joan North The Scarabocchio Art Museum on Main in Stevens Point is proud ... Read More »

Danny Mitchell Brings Christmas Back Home Again

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Something to keep in mind while you are busy prepping for Christmas: it’s important to take some time out and catch some great holiday music with some friends. Danny Mitchell, Nashville based pianist and singer-songwriter is playing 2 shows in Stevens Point this month, so it should be easy to make some time for an event like this one. Returning ... Read More »

Green Tea or White Tea?

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By Jean Alberti Some distinctive differences separate Chinese white tea from Chinese green tea, yet they have much in common. This blending of common and unique traits tends to confuse new tea drinkers and leave them wondering which is better. They both are better. They both have health benefits superior to many other teas as well as distinguishing properties that ... Read More »

Stevens Point: Home of a Comic Book Legend

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By Jaclyn Brandt Many may not know it, but the Stevens Point area has been the home to one of the rarest, and most expansive, pedigreed comic book collections for decades. Maggie Thompson and her husband Don both began collecting as children, and when they were married in 1962 the collection continued to grow. Don Thompson died in 1994, but ... Read More »

Rocky Roller Coaster Rollout

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By Dennis Riley Rocky is probably the kindest word that has been applied to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act during these last two months. The image that comes to my mind is that of a roller coaster, a roller coaster composed of blue cars and red cars. The people in the blue cars are screaming. Their screams sound ... Read More »

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