This by far is the busiest week of the summer. If you can’t find something to do this weekend, you’re in pretty sad shape. Wausau Area Events Balloon Rally and Ribfest is happening down at the Wausau Downtown Airport, Chalk Fest is going on this Saturday on the 400 block, The Canoe and Kayak Jr World Championships are all week at Whitewater park, plus we’ve got Farmers Markets, music, and activities all over the city. I think I need a rest from all this fun.

Business Member News

Just a few spaces are still available on the RelyLocal Wausau co-op postcard. This postcard will go out to 5,000 households in the Wausau area. Your business can advertise on it for only a nickel a piece. Where else will you be able to connect to so many people for such a low cost. Contact me today at for details. But hurry; space is filling up fast.

Jackie’s Attique

There’s a new consignment store in town! Jackie’s Attique is a nostalgic and vintage home consignment shop specializing in antiques, home decor, glassware, mirrors, arts and crafts, and items from local artisans. Looking to clear out some things in your house and want to earn some cash. Talk to Jackie, they’re now accepting intake.

Nicole’s Boutique

It’s sidewalk sale time downtown and Nicole’s Boutique has deals too good to miss. Head on down to their NEW location at 620 N 3rd St for great prices on all their merchandise. Thursday & Friday 10am – 7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am – 3pm

Downtown Wausau Sidewalk Sale

Speaking of downtown fun, our other RelyLocal Wausau Business members located downtown also have sidewalk sale specials running. Hazel Home’s anniversary sale continues with lots of reduced prices in the store to make room for some new furniture. An don’t forget to drop on by our downtown business members including El Jalapeno, Dayspring Spa, Stoned and Wired, and Downtown Optical

Cloverbelt Credit Union

Thanks to everyone who ‘clicked their mouse and helped a cat” (and dog, rabbit, guinea pig, etc) during the month of June. With your help, CCU was able to donate $374 to the Humane Society of Marathon County! That makes for a whole lot of happy tail waggin’!

JR’s Discount Grocery

JR’s Discount Grocery now accepts the Quest card (formerly known as food stamps).  We also have a large selection on Shore Lunch, spend $10.00 and get a FREE box (while supplies last).  Cereal, soup, nuts, juice, cake mixes, pasta dinners, ethnic, and the list goes on and on…

Wings, a Grief Ministry

Recently, Nan Zastrow, founder of Wings-a Grief Education Ministry, released a book Hitch Your Hope to a Star. This book makes a great gift for someone who has lost a special loved one or to someone who could use reassurance that we are resilient individuals who survive through grief experiences.  Here is a collection of stories and analogies about finding hope that will inspire and heal grief. Available through their website  Price: $7.95. (also available through Amazon or

Closing Thoughts

I’ve been spending the week up at summer camp with my son. Although I feel a little disconnected with the local happenings back home; I’ve had the opportunity to have a lot of quality time with him. You don’t get many chances to do things like that when they hit their teen years. Enjoy the festivities this weekend, and we’ll see you next week.