RelyLocal-Wausau-Facebook_Timeline_Template_851x315_v2_August20141A little chill in the air sure gets you thinking about ‘Back to School’. Registration is next week for my younger and the older is practically packed and just counting the days till she heads off to college. Instead of buying glue sticks, crayons, and safety scissors we have to get things like bedsheets and closet organizers. I’d sure rather purchase magic markers instead of a $90 calculator.

Business Member News

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Hidden Sources Gluten Free Grocery

10616023_1453978718195763_7033042739470443034_nAnother summer-time special! All varieties of Coconut Bliss Frozen Desserts are 2 for $10, must buy 2/regular price on single purchases. You save $2.98! Did you know that Coconut Bliss products are Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Vegan AND Low Glycemic! Also Fatman’s Inc. BBQ Sauce is still buy one get one! You save $5.99! These specials and more at Hidden Sources Gluten Free Grocery in Weston. . . 

Briq’s Soft Serve

Screen shot 2014-08-15 at 7.28.02 AMFrom WAOW-TV9: “We’ve all heard of the Tour de France. How about the ‘Tour de Briq’s’? A man is hitting the pavement on his bike, on a quest to hit every Briq’s Soft Serve location in central Wisconsin.” This sounds like a pretty sweet ride. I’d be in it next year. Read more about this amazing adventure on Newsline Nine’s site. . .

Verhasselt Home Repair

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What do you do with a bathroom so small, you could literally multi-task in it. This recent renovation project by Verhasselt Home Repair has got to be one of the smallest bathrooms I’ve ever seen. They came in with the use of stylish ceramic tile and space saving fixtures, really managed to open up this tiny space. If they can do this with a bath so small, think of what they could do to yours. . .

Backsmith Advanced Physical Therapy

Early intervention Physical Therapy often can eliminated the need for older individuals to be put in nursing homes. Home physical therapy often can be a very effective and more comfortable option and now is available through Backsmith Advanced Physical Therapy

Wisconsin Public Radio

The key to successful, late-sown crops are to pay close attention to what the maturity dates are for the seeds to be sown. Seeds in the 40-to-45-day range are about as long as most gardeners should risk. Those dates can be found on the seed packet or label and in a catalog. Get the story from WPR’s The Larry Meiller Show. . .

Northstar Cleaning and Restoration

The days are counting down til the little rugrats go back to school. Want to get that clean, fresh, and healthy feeling back into your house? Call us today to schedule your post summer vacation carpet cleaning. Northstar Cleaning and Restoration, carpet cleaning in Wausau. . .

Marathon County Public Library

Learn how members of the Wisconsin Valley Art Association created tiny treasures- artwork created on 2.5″ x 3.5″ surfaces- and create your own work of art on Saturday, August 23, at 2:00 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. All materials are provided, and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 715-261-7230.

Closing Thoughts

There’s been a lot of bad news this week, both locally and nationally. Local grief education resource Wings- a Grief Education Ministry says “Isn’t it interesting how the suicide death of a celebrity allows people the privilege of talking about suicide? But the death of our child, parent, spouse, cousin, friend etc is still taboo? We need to celebrate the life of every victim–who they were and how they lived!”

This may be a good time to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention “Out of the Darkness Walk” coming up in Wausau on September 13th.

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