Marathon county enjoys a rich cultural heritage that spans from the European settlers that farmed the land after the forests were cut, to our contemporary Asian immigrants that add to our community’s rich tapestry. This Saturday is the Wisconsin Family Heritage Day, sponsored by Marathon County 4-H and held at the East Gate Hall in Marathon Park. This all ages family friendly event will give you a chance to many different cultures as you enjoy dancing, storytelling, craft projects, a history of 4-H in the county and much more!

Marathon County 4-H – Wisconsin Family Heritage Day is this Saturday from 9:00am – Noon at the East Gate Hall in Marathon Park. I’m looking forward to being a part of this event; I’ll be set up to record oral histories of growing up in Wausau and Marathon County. Please come and share your story.

Business Member News

Does your online marketing strategy rely on Facebook too much? Facebook is a great tool to promote your business, products, and services. But it’s also a closed system, so your message isn’t making outside to the people that don’t normally frequent Facebook. To make matters worse, even more of your followers may not be getting your message due to the overcrowding in the field. That’s why RelyLocal is here to help. We break through the noise and redistribute your message to a growing audience outside of Facebook. Contact us today to learn more. . .

Ready for Winterfest? Be sure to make The Planted Seed your warm-up spot for this popular event. This Saturday the kids can build bird-houses or graffiti some snow, while everyone can warm up with some delicious Jean Bean Soups. Jean will be serving up two new soups: Black Bean with Sofrito and Vegetarian Quinoa Chili. Save time by parking your car on the west side and take the free shuttle bus to the downtown activities.

Frasiers Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling

The Village of Weston held a press conference on Wednesdaywarning residents that the Village’s water lines are in danger of freezing due to the extended cold weather. With Weston, WI water mains threatening to freeze up tonight, Frasiers Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling offers three easy tips to help keep your home safe from the deep freeze.

Lil Ole Winemaker Shoppe

Learn how to make your own wine. The lil Ole Winemaker Shoppe has winemaking kits to get you started and will teach a FREE winemaking class on Wednesday, February 12 at 6 pm:. Get started on your new hobby for 2014 with us! Call 715.845.6170 to reserve your seat today!Call today as these classes tend to fill up fast. Lil Ole Winemaker Shoppe. . .

L Boutique Studio

Please note the new hours for the L Boutique Studio. Private Boutique parties can be hosted any evening of the week (except Sundays) and possibly Saturday afternoons. Head on out to Marathon and visit us for Apparel, accessories, candles, chocolate, tonics, coobies, tanks & tees, coffee and tea, and so much more! L Studio Boutique. . .

Cutie Pie Photo Studio

Be sure to check out this month’s ‘cutie pies’ pictured in the studio’s monthly photo contest. With so many cute faces, they had a hard time narrowing it down to 12 contestants. But they are asking for your help to help find the cutest Cutie Pie of January.  Vote for your choice of the CUTEST Cutie Pie for only $1/vote.  All proceeds will go to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help in their fight against blood cancers. Cutie Pie Photo Studio. . .

Have photos taken of your little valentine and save $14.00 with this month’s coupon. Print the coupon or show it at your session on your smartphone.

Local Jobs

The Clay House is accepting applications for a part time, weekend position. If you are interested in receiving an application and further information please contact the Clay House.

This week over 1,300 jobs can be found on the RelyLocal Wausau job board. What are you looking for in a new job or career? I bet you’ll find it there:

Closing Thoughts

The Wausau Area Builder’s Association annual Home Show is this weekend at the Patriot Center in Rothschild. Going to the home show is a great way to break the ‘cabin fever’ and give you home improvement ideas to tackle once the snow is gone. I’ll be at the home show this Friday from 2pm – 3pm in the Ferguson Enterprises demonstration kitchen cooking up a storm. Stop on by and find out how fun and easy it is to make pizza at home. Hope to see you there.