Golfers are still on the course, lawns are green and growing, and gardens are producing. Traditionally Indian Summer is supposed to be the stretch of warm days that happen after a cold, killing frost. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen a hard frost yet. It does look like our cooldown may happen next week, though. Enjoy the warmth while you can.

Business Member News

Please welcome the newest member to the RelyLocal team. Neal Reindl is our independent sales rep for the Merrill Community. This means that the businesses and Merrill community will be able to take advantage of the benefits of RelyLocal membership and have a local representative to promote local business and buying local in Merrill. Want to learn more? Just hit the Reply button for this message and Neal would be glad to get in touch with you.

Frontier Communications

Help out Peyton’s Promise and meet a Green Bay Packer. This October 29th from 6-8pm at D.C. Everest Senior High School bring a donation of peanut butter, cereal or granola bars to benefit The Neighbors’ Place and you can get John Kuhn’s autograph. Pre-registration for this event is a must. Thank you RelyLocal Business Member Frontier Communications for sponsoring this event.

Jay’s Auto Repair

Quick gas-saving tip: Improving a low mpg number saves a lot more gas (and money) than improving a high mpg number – although most of us think the opposite is true. So moving from a 33 mpg compact car into a 50 mpg hybrid will only save you about 1 gallon every 100 miles. But if you can increase the miles-per-gallon on your old truck from 10 mpg to 20 mpg (which is very doable with proper maintenance and better driving habits) you’ll save 10 gallons every 100 miles. We’re no math wizards but we like the 2nd one better! Make sure your vehicle is in peak fuel saving condition. Stop in at Jay’s Auto today.

Woodson Art Museum

Enjoy Musical Thursdays at the Woodson Art Museum. Thursday evenings during the Birds in Art Exhibition you’ll hear live music while strolling the galleries. Thursday, Oct. 10 & 17 features Central Wisconsin Symphony and Orchestra board member, singer/songwriter and custom guitar crafter John Currier. Afterward, visit the Grand Theater for the CWSO’s open dress rehearsal @ 7 pm; get a preview of the concerts on Fri.-Sun., Oct. 11-13. Woodson Art Museum. . .

Autumn Delicious!

1273863_740111656004928_938075735_oDid you know Loving Traditions Cakery cookies are made from scratch and use real Butter? Order some today for your Autumn or Halloween party.

Have you tried the Briq’s Soft Serve Pumpkin Spice Shake or a Pumpkin Cheesecake flurry? Both delicious and a must try for the fall! Get to your nearest Briq’s Soft Serve and try one, today. You won’t regret it mmm good! Briq’s Soft Serve. . .

This week Central Wisconsin Dairy Delivery has great tasting Jean Bean quart size soups on special along with Lamers tasty Pumpkin Spice Egg Nog! They also have fresh rBGH free milk in both glass and plastic, Country Fresh Meats, Jean Bean low sodium soups, bread products, cheese, eggs and ice cream all available for home delivery. Central Wisconsin Dairy Delivery. . .

River District Theatre

The Belle of Amherst: The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson

YWCA Wausau, 613 5th. October 11 – 13, 19 and 20. Fridays/Saturdays at  7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

Cost: $10 reserve by phone, $11 at Sweets on 3rd and Visitors Center or $15 at door. Box Office  (715) 848-8037

Refreshments included – No one turned away due to lack of funds.

Based on the life and poems of Emily Dickinson, The Belle of Amherst is an inspiring portrait of a famous and eccentric spinster who is one of America’s greatest literary figures (1,775 poems). One actor creates an entertaining and anecdotal revelation of Dickinson’s life and art. With a wicked sense of humor, Emily tweaks Victorian pretensions, performs deadpan impressions of the people around her and mocks her own idiosyncrasies. Experience this passionate and mysterious poet who, though reclusive, had an intoxicating exuberance for life.More at the River District Theatre. . .

Advanced Social Media for Business

Are you using social sites like Facebook or Google for your business and looking to get that extra edge? do you feel like your social media marketing is in a rut? My Advanced Social Media Class for Business will help you get unstuck. Plus you’ll learn about all the new features and capabilities that Facebook has added over the last six months that can help make your social presence sing. Wednesday October 30th from 6-8pm at UWMC. Cost $20. Registration is at UWMC Department of Continuing Education. 

Closing Thoughts

October is the spooky time of year. With the days getting progressively shorter and the wind whipping through the dried leaves and rustling branches; it can be downright scary walking in the late evening. Two events coming up to thrill and chill you include: At Rest, the history of funeral customs can be found at the Marathon County Historical Society, and the Merrill Haunted Sawmill opens up. The sawmill is plenty scary and since it’s run by Boy Scout Troop 599 in Merrill, you know it will benefit the community.