Snowmobile Derby Celebrates 60th Annual Race

By Kathy Cutforth, Correspondent In 1964, Eagle River was a little summer resort town with few winter tourists and the sight of a snowmobile was a rarity. Today, Eagle River is the Snowmobile Capital of the World® welcoming about 40,000 visitors each year to the World Champion Derby Complex (WCDC). This year marks the 60th…

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Eight Area School Bands to March in Tournament of Roses Parade

By Kathy Cutforth, Correspondent Updated 1/2/2023 – If you missed the Parade, watch it online now. The Parade begins at 11:24.   For the eight area high schools marching in the 134th Tournament of Roses Parade on January 2, 2023, it has been a season of firsts. Nine band directors and coaches plus 394 students…

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How to Help During Season of Giving and Beyond

Hand lifting lid off gift box

Directory of Resources and Community Service Organizations Compiled by Northwoods News Staff Christmastime is a focus of giving for many. Not only for one’s family and friends, but for others. The Northwoods is a network of rural communities, where small town living is a way of life, and local clubs, organizations and volunteers provide the…

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Lights of the Northwoods Brings
Joy of Christmas to Rhinelander

By Kathy Cutforth, Correspondent Twinkling lights, hot cocoa, the smile of a child, the camaraderie of friends. These seasonal joys are what keep the volunteers of Lights of the Northwoods going, facing the elements day after day to keep the Holiday Lights Festival up and shining in Rhinelander during the month of December. The display…

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Community Thanksgiving Dinners
Highlight the Spirit of Generosity

Community Thanksgiving Meals Autumn table setting with pumpkins

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff Many churches, nonprofit organizations and private businesses offer free community Thanksgiving meals in the Northwoods. The following are all offered on Thursday, November 24th, and serve a traditional turkey dinner, unless otherwise noted. Some are dine-in, others are carry-out only, and some offer both. Delivery may be available for those…

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