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Stevens Point Area Honored for Arts and Tourism Partnership

The SPACVB has partnered with the Arts Alliance of Portage County to promote our area to people looking for unique art. One of the places art aficionados should visit is the Sculpture Park.

The Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (SPACVB) and the Arts Alliance of Portage County have received the distinguished 2014 Arts Destination Marketing Award, which is presented by the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and the Americans for the Arts. For the fourth year in a row, DMAI and Americans for the Arts recognized destination marketing organizations and their ... Read More »

Point Glitters at U.S. Open Beer Championship

Cderboy Brewing Beer

The Stevens Point Brewery poured two gold medals, a silver and a bronze into its trophy case thanks to a great showing at the 2014 U.S. Open Beer Championship. Point St. Benedict’s Winter Ale, the brewery’s winter seasonal, earned gold in the Bock/Maibock category. Ciderboys Peach County Apple Peach hard cider, a summer “fruitful pairing” from Point’s Ciderboys Cider Co. ... Read More »

Tackling the Brett Favre Saga


by Denis Gullickson First off, can we turn down the heat a little? Seriously. Anyone that revved up one way or the other over Brett Favre, his oddball retirement, ignominious exit from GB — or any subsequent development — is taking themselves and, yes, Favre way, way too seriously. That includes the guy who blogged his recent rant about Favre ... Read More »

Fit Oshkosh


By Janine Wright Here are some statistics: Oshkosh population 2000: 92% White, 8% total minority1 Oshkosh population 2010: 88.9% White, 11.1% total minority Oshkosh Area School District 2005-2006: 86.3% White, 13.7% total minority2 Oshkosh Area School District 2013-2014: 81.4% White, 18.6% total minority Be honest. How did reading those statistics make you feel? If you are like most people, you ... Read More »

The World of Oshkosh Tennis


By Justin Mitchell When YMCA Tennis Program Director Robert Henshaw says that he’s excited about what is happening in the world of Oshkosh tennis, he is on to something.  There is a lot happening in this community that signals a sort of resurgence of the sport, from facilities modernization to new programs and newfound successes. The city has begun an ... Read More »

BASEBALL IN OSHKOSH – Billy Hoeft (Part 2)


By Ron LaPoint This is the fifth installment of baseball in Oshkosh. (Continued from August 2014) But it wasn’t merely a diet plan and heat treatment that brought about the success Hoeft enjoyed on the playing field. It was this complement, the blending of a talented athlete and a dedicated coach practicing the tools of the trade on and off ... Read More »

White River Marsh Training Camp

Young whooping cranes train to fly behind an ultralight at White River Marsh State Wildlife Area as part of Operation Migration in an effort to re-establish an Eastern migratory flock. Photo courtesy of Janet Wissink.

BY JANET WISSINK Training camp at White River Marsh has been in full swing since the beginning of July. I had the opportunity to sit on the sidelines at the end of July and observe the young team work out, but they weren’t ready to fly yet. FLY? Oh yeah, I’m talking about juvenile whooping cranes (colts) preparing for their ... Read More »

BASEBALL IN OSHKOSH – Billy Hoeft (Part 1)

Hoeft Card

By Ron La Point This is the fifth installment of baseball in Oshkosh. Images of that warm April afternoon keep coming back: the scattering of baseball fans lining the foul lines, some with lawn chairs, others standing, anticipating the opening of the 1950 High School baseball season; a few Major League scouts on hand waiting to evaluate this tall, slender ... Read More »

Community Forum: August 2014


City of Oshkosh Seeks Input on Riverfront Development The City of Oshkosh’s Community Development Department is seeking input from riverfront users including residents, neighbors, businesses, recreation enthusiasts, and the realty/development community through a new visioning initiative called “Let’s be Pioneers!”  This effort is meant to assist in the initial stages of preparing a cohesive riverfront master plan and development strategy.  ... Read More »

Moving for Monarchs – “Dance n’ Plant”

Gwynedd in Costume

By DONNA VANBUECKEN Have you ever wanted to dance like a butterfly? Well here’s your chance. Producer Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch and her crew are coming to the Fox Valley this summer to film their second segment of Moving for Monarchs (M4M). Using dance to promote social and environmental activism has been highly successful throughout the world. What could be better than ... Read More »

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