Memorial Day has made this week short. I love the three day weekend, but it sure can make getting back into the swing of things during the work week difficult. At least summer has arrived and the kids are (almost) out of school for the summer. Each week I’ll try to share a different summertime activity to keep them busy. If you have a kid’s summer activity you want to promote, drop me a line at Read further about our first kids’s summer activity provided by Day’s Bowal-a-Dome.

Business Member News

Being part of the community campaign to strengthen our local economy by supporting local businesses is one of the biggest benefits of RelyLocal Wausau membership. The RelyLocal sticker on a business’s door is a mark of quality and credibility. Customers that see the label know that the business stands behind its products and services and supports our local community. Be a part of the network, learn more how your business can join:

Sprockets Bike Shop

Bicycling is great for keeping fit, recreation, or just traveling around town. If wouldn’ t be summer if we couldn’t hope on the bike and just go somewhere. No matter what your cycling ability or needs are, Sprocketz is ready to help with bicycle sales, service, accessories, and custom bike fitting. Located on Schofield Ave in Weston.

Accent Window Fashions

Accent Window Fashions is your window coverings and treatments design center! Is the hot summer sun beating through your bare windows? Visit their showroom on 514 S 17th Ave to view the latest blinds, shades, valances, and coverings for your windows. As a Hunter Douglas Priority Showcase dealer, you’ll find products in their showroom not available anywhere else.

Rural Mutual Insurance Open House

The Beth Schreiner and D.J. Wright agency of Rural Mutual Insurance is holding their first ever open house on Thursday, June 7. Door prizes, games, giveaways, networking, and plenty more fun stuff will be happening in their offices at the Cedar Creek Mall (suite B110, located in the mall’s center court). Be sure to stop and pick up their 20% discount coupons for WACO member campgrounds. The fun lasts all day from 9:00am – 6:00pm

Estate Sale this weekend

Caring Transitions is holding an estate sale north of Merrill at N2670 ROW Rd, Merrill, WI: 6/1/2012 & 6/2/2012 8:00/am – 4:00pm. 6/3/2012 10:00 – 3:00 (Sunday) Household items, glass dishes, furniture, desks, books, lamps, tools, lawn & garden, boat motors, parts, cameras, & much more. Boats: 13′ Boston Whaler Sport, 17″ Boston Whaler Nauset, Several boat motors and parts (75 Johnson Singer Racing Motor, Evinrude Motor), Cash & Credit Cards Accepted. For more info go to or Contact Annette @ 715-443-3051

Kids bowl free at Day’s Bowl-a-Dome

School’s almost out for the summer. If your kids are anything like mine, they are guaranteed to be board in about a week. How would you like to get them out of the house for a few hours? Send them bowling at Day’s Bowl-a-Dome. Kids bowl free all summer long; register online at www.kidsbowlfree/days and they will receive 2 free games per day all summer long ($500 value).

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Coming this weekend is the first performance of Wausau’s newest theatre group, the Actor’s Reading Theatre. ACT is a little different than other theatre companies in that the performers dramatically read from the script instead of memorizing their lines. This deconstructed performing style makes it easier and faster for ACT to launch new productions; in fact they have an ambitious 5 show schedule for the rest of year. See their first play, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” this Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm at the YWCA in Wausau. $10 General Admission.

Closing Thoughts

As John over at Sprocketz will tell you, cycling is a great means of alternative transportation. But in order for bicycling to remain viable, both cyclists and motorists need to observe the rules of the road. The State of Wisconsin classifies bicycles as vehicles and bikes must follow traffic laws when operating on the roadway. Motorists also need to respect the needs of cyclists and give them 3′ when passing them on the roadways. This Public Service Announcement tells more about Wisconsin’s bike rules.