Swinging away at the Fair!

WI-Valley-Fair-SwingingFair Season is here! The Both the Wisconsin Valley Fair in Wausau and Lincoln County in Merrill started this week. I just spent two days judging the 4-H photography exhibits at the fair. Every year I’m always impressed by the talent of these kids. As a kid, I got my start in photography through all the opportunities that 4-H provided- locally, state, and nationally. Now, as new a generation of aspiring photographers come through the ranks, I get the chance to guide and mentor them. Even if it’s only a two minute conversation while I provide a critique of their work. 


Business Member News

Every day RelyLocal is working hard to promote and support our locally owned and operated businesses. But did you know that you can show your support of RelyLocal? You can do so by putting one of our member/supporter badges on your website. It’s easy to do, badges and links can be downloaded here:http://www.relylocal.com/wausau-wisconsin/show-your-support

L Boutique Studio


10490098_1468606730053782_6991895802184148963_oJoin L Boutique Studio and Laura J Studios  for Rocking for the USA- rock band and fashion show with Stronger Than the Story. Wind down the summer with this last big hurrah with your friends ALL AGE EVENT! Gals will want to see some of the Made In U.S.A. apparel both summer and fall from L Boutique Studio — and guys AND gals of ALL AGES will love this fresh, young Rock Band from Central Wisconsin. PLUS, several gift baskets for raffles.Tickets for this “rocking” event are now available at Trig’s on 17th Avenue —- right across from The Plaza where the event will take place in The Crystal Ballroom.

Jackies Antique Gallery


10583908_944227812269593_4022584903051858151_nI am so excited to share this announcement with all of you. I am backhand am thrilled to let you know that there will be a new Antique Mall on Brown Blvd in Rothschild. The official opening date will be 9/1/14. Our goal is to provide the Wausau area with the ultimate antique and vintage shopping experience. We are looking for partners (vendors) to fill our new space. Spaces will go fast so please call me, Jackie, 715-298-4000 or email jackielealoos@gmail.com. I’ll share the details with you.

Woodson Art Museum

Preparations for this year’s Birds in Art exhibition are well underway. We continue to receive a steady flow of artwork with over half of the 126 paintings, drawings and sculpture safely unpacked, stored in a Woodson Art Museum vault, and ready for installation in our galleries. Read more about the annual migration of Birds in Art artwork to the museum. . . 

Financial Fiduciaries

Iraq is one of the world’s largest oil producers, so when the ISIS militants rolled in from Syria and took over Iraq’s largest oil refinery, global oil traders and gas companies braced for a sharp spike in prices. Consumers expected to see higher prices at the pump in short order. Read more about Financial Fiduciaries analysis of the situation and why gas prices haven’t spiked like most pundits thought they would. . . 

Local Deals Postcard

Have you considered the thought of trying direct mail advertising, but are afraid of the work and cost? Now’s the time to snag one of those last minute spots on the Local Deals postcard. This affordable cooperative direct mail piece goes to 5,000 households in the greater Wausau area. You can advertise on the card for about a nickel an impression. When could you buy a stamp for a nickel? Ad deadline is closing fast, so let us know ASAP to secure your spot. Details on the Local Deals postcard can be found here. . .

Closing Thoughts

Ever wanted to tell your story, but never had the courage to put words down on paper? The Marathon County Historical Society is holding a writing workshop on Tuesday August 5th at 6:30pm with author June Melby. Learn techniques for turning your memories & anecdotes into full stories. Bring a pen and notebook and get ready to tell your story. Details atwww.marathoncountyhistory.org.