Fall-Color-Wausau-Dudley-TowerIs it just me or did the leaves suddenly change over the last two weeks. I’m sad that the peak of fall was last weekend, but was thrilled with the warm weather- it gave me the opportunity to ride in Merrill’s Colorama Bike Tour. The colors were totally amazing as we pedaled out of town, heading north on Hwy 107. I was captivated by the colors are our group slowly inched up Irma hill, and then sped back south through Gleason and finally Merrill. I don’t think I could have found a better way to spend the day celebrating the season.

As I change business names, transitioning into Wausau Interactive, I’m going to spend the next few weeks telling you of the services we provide. First and foremost my core activity is content marketing: From a simple Facebook post to a carefully researched blog article. Wausau Interactive can handle all your content marketing and copywriting needs. We specialize in using blogging and social media to build reputation, increase visibility, and drive traffic to your business. Want to learn more? Drop me a line and we can chat over coffee.

VCA Companion Care

10482225_272469312963467_5534873979452898604_nThis Saturday October 4th, 2014 from 1pm-4pm, VCA Companion Care animal hospital (1501 N 6th St in Wausau) is having an Open House! Join them for hospital tours, food and refreshments, education stations, raffle prizes, drug dog demonstrations at 1:00pm and 3:00pm, and meet the doctors! Plus you can also reserve a time to get a professional portrait with your pet by Portraits by Tiffany-call 715-848-5326 to reserve your portrait time!

Accent Windows Fashions

10309344_847806758585787_5733053225495896361_nHow safe are your window treatments? Many people are unaware how dangerous window treatments may be around children and pets, especially those that were manufactured before 2001. October is National Window Covering Safety Month and Accent Window Fashions carries quality window treatment brands that when installed properly, are made with utmost child-safety in mind. If you are concerned about your window treatments, give Accent Window Fashions a call today.

Northstar Cleaning and Restoration

Dropping my son off at school this morning, I saw a furnace filter sitting on the curb with the trash that was as black as it could possibly be. This reminded me that I need to change my filter before starting the furnace this heating season, as a dirty filter is not only bad for your health, but also can damage your furnace. Along those lines, have you cleaned your furnace ducts this year? Routine cleaning and maintenance of your heating system will lower your energy use and improve the quality of air in your home. Now’s the time to get it done before you have to turn the furnace on for the year. Northstar Cleaning and Restoration is ready to put that fresh healthy feeling back into your home, give them a call today.

Wausau Police Department

October is domestic violence awareness month. Due to recent incidents in the NFL, domestic violence has become a topic that is being discussed by many. Domestic violence is not a new issue and has been occurring for a very long time. We need to remember that domestic violence occurs in every neighborhood. Domestic violence knows no social class, race or religion. Domestic violence will not end until we make it a priority in our society. Everyone is affected by domestic violence. Please continue to read more from Officer Bob Wilcox. . .

Astronomy for Everyone!

Kevin Manning (contributed photo)

Kevin Manning (contributed photo)

Astronomy for everyone! Astronomer Kevin Manning will present an astronomy program for all ages on October 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Manning will share photos, video footage and use hands-on activities to discuss the size and scale of the universe. After the presentation, the audience will venture outside to view celestial objects in the night sky, weather permitting. Read more about this fascinating event at the Marathon County Public Library

Closing Thoughts

Kiwanis Club of Wausau Coats for Kids Project is an annual event that we hold in the fall, during late September, October and part of November boxes will be available at multiple locations throughout the community. You can help by donating new or gently used children’s winter coats, hats, boots, mittens, gloves, snowpants, and scarves. You can donate your coats jackets and other clothing at the following local businesses.

Wausau Center Mall
County Market
Classic Cleaners, all locations
Goin Postal
Pick N Save, all locations
Cedar Creek Mall
Fox 55
Quality Foods, Rib Mtn.

All boxes will be emptied prior to Make a Difference Day and then replaced for continuing collection until November.