Hodag Heritage Days Kicks Off May 16th

It’s time for the area’s favorite new event: The 2nd Annual Hodag Heritage Days! The event will run from Monday, May 16th through Saturday, May 21st. The week will feature art contests, scavenger hunts, hodag decorations and swag of all kinds, hodag heritage videos, promoted citywide hodag retail items/foods/beverages, ending with a HUGE day at…

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the 2022 Eagle River Ice Castle

The Eagle River Ice Castle returned this January for the first time since 2018.   Dan Dumas, our very own photographer and videographer, captured the building process and created this behind-the-scenes video showcasing the extraordinary effort that goes into building this masterpiece.   Are you wondering how the Ice Castle came to be?  The Eagle…

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Holiday Food Resources

The Northwoods News team has compiled this list of area food pantries and Ruby’s Pantry distributions to ensure everyone has access to food resources. If you have any additions, please email us.  

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Lunar Eclipse on November 18, 2021

Tomorrow night, we will welcome a full moon. If it’s clear, be sure to look up to see a Blood Moon lunar eclipse. The full moon will slip into the Earth’s shadow over the course of three and a half hours.   While we will not be experiencing a full lunar eclipse, the event is…

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Local Chambers Participate in Big Bundle Up

Many area chambers of commerce are participating in Travel Wisconsin’s Big Bundle Up. If you wish to donate new or gently used winter clothing (coats, sweaters, hats, mittens, etc.), contact your chamber for information. Antigo/Langlade County Chamber – https://www.antigochamber.com/ Florence County Chamber – https://www.florencecountychamber.org/ Forest County Chamber – https://www.visitforestcounty.com Mercer Chamber – https://mercercc.com/ Merrill Chamber…

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Meet Shawn Blaschka, Wausau Ghost Hunter

Shawn Blaschka (pictured third from right, along with his team at Fond du lac’s Retlaw Hotel) has been with the Wausau Paranormal Research Society for over two decades.   By Northwoods News Staff Shawn Blaschka, founder and director of the Wausau Paranormal Research Society (WPRS), doesn’t rent out headspace to nonbelievers. “I don’t let that…

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Welcome Fall – and Our Showcase of Spooky Sites

By Kim Swisher, Publisher The changing of seasons brings hues of yellow, orange and red – and the reminder of why we love the Northwoods so much! We’ve experienced glorious colors and warmer than usual temperatures this season. We’re at, or very close, to peak colors. View the Fall Color Reports here. It’s truly a…

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Our Guide to Trick or Treating

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff   “Once a year When the leaves are brown October 31st rolls around Kids come out when the sun goes down You know they’re comin’ When you hear this sound   Trick or treat Trick or treat Give us something good to eat If you don’t hee hee hee We’ll…

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