I’ve received some great feedback from last week’s newsletter. It feels good to know that people are reading and responding to the message inside. Thanks for reading and being part of our community campaign. Another piece of feedback wasn’t so positive. Last week I equated the speed of the approaching holidays as a ‘death spiral.’ While I didn’t intend to take such a cynical approach to the holidays; my words took on a different meaning, and I apologize for that. Let’s think of the holidays as a whirling carnival ride: the harder you hold on, the more fun it can be. I’ll try not to be so provocative in the future.


Business Member News

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Welcome new RelyLocal Wausau Business Member: Sheila Frome Independent Representative for Nussentials. Nussentials offers high-quality, gluten-free nutraceuticals based on all-natural whole foods, not synthetically manufactured vitamins. Looking for all natural supplements, performance products and weight loss aids? Sheila can help.



JR’s Discount Grocery

JR’s Discount Grocery at 21 Brown Blvd in Rothschild is CLOSING their doors! Take an additional 10% this week and 20% next week on their already low prices…only while supplies last! They still have a large selection of everything from coffee to cake mix, soup to soap, pasta to potato chips, grains to granola bars…stop in early for best selection…all at 21 Brown Blvd, Rothschild.  Cash and carry ONLY. Hours Tues-Fri, 10-5 and Saturday 10-3.


Victorian Affair Auction

Past RelyLocal Business member A Victorian Affair closed up shop last year after the owner retired. Today only, Thursday November 8, her inventory of wedding and event decorations will be up for auction at Memories Ballroom in Marathon. Bidding starts at 4:30pm.



Vino Latte

Stock up now for the holidays with the Vino Latte annual HUGE WINE CLEARANCE SALE!!! Wine Club members only special pre-sale is Friday, November 16th and every else can save November 17th – 19th. Buy 3 bottles of wine, get 3 bottles for $.01 each! (Select wines, see store for details)



Wild Birds Unlimited

This event only happens once a year! Wild Birds Unlimited will help you get your holiday shopping started this weekend with their customer appreciation days. This week Friday thru Sunday. Go over to RelyLocal Wausau and print out the coupon and save!




Help out AbbyBank with their food pantry donation drive. From now until December 7, AbbyBank will match up to $1000 all monetary donations collected at their branches in the Wausau and Weston area. That means up to $2000 could be donated to many local food pantries through Peyton’s Promise. Monetary donations of any size are welcome.



St. Peter Lutheran School Craft Fair

A great place to purchase locally made items for Christmas is one of the local holiday craft fairs. Saturday November 17, St. Peter’s Church and School in Schofield will hold their craft fair from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Drawing – Free door prizes given away, products and demonstrations, lunch concessions and booths from Local Crafters and your favorite home businesses. Vendor space is still available, call (715)359-3020 for details.



Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

This weekend the Wausau Community Theatre is performing their production of the hit musical ‘Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.’ If you’ve seen and loved the 1982 movie version with Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton, then you really need to see their stage version of the musical. Details and a few preview photos are on the Buy Local Wausau Blog.



Closing Thoughts

Long time readers may remember my passion for food and that in addition to being a foodie, I’m also an accomplished amateur chef. I’m also glad to announce that I’ll be making my third appearance at the YWCA’s Men Who Cook event next January. I’ll have more details on my French Bistro style menu in the weeks to come. But I do have a new recipe for some crock pot pulled pork on my blog. Pork shoulder is a great, inexpensive, cut and thanks to the slow cooking power of the crock pot, it can make a great weekday meal. More on the Buy Local Wausau Blog.