So who’s turned on furnace on yet? At our home its a bit of a game to see just how long we can go into October without turning on the heat. I feel we’ve done well if we can make it until November first, although last year October got so cold that we only lasted until the 3rd week of October. But for this year: so far, so good. Unless we get a cold blast, I’m confident we can hold out a couple more weeks.  As I always say- just throw on another sweater.

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Jackie’s Antique Mall on Brown

Looking for that ‘one of a kind’ item or antique treasure? Jackies Antique Mall on Brown features Antique Treasures plus Sweet Collectibles, Vintage, Rescued Finds, and Repurposed & Handmade items. From early American to Mid Century Modern, or down home country to primitive; Jackie’s Antique Mall carries a wide selection high quality antique furnishings.

Jackies-Antique-Mall-ExteriorJackie’s Antique Mall features over a dozen of the best dealers in the Central Wisconsin area with booths containing antique, vintage, and mid-century treasures, as well as primitives and handmade. Add to the mix toys, collectibles and “mantiques” and you have “unique.” Visit Jackie’s Antique Mall, located on 20 Brown Blvd in downtown Rothschild. 

Vino Latte

Vino-Latte-WestonHey Wine Enthusiasts! Vino Latte is holding a wine appreciation class at their location in Weston on Sunday October 12th and 19th from 3:15 – 6:15pm. This class style format is designed for those interested in learning the nuts and bolts o(or grapes and barrels) about wine. Cost is $50 +tax per person and includes class instruction, materials, and plenty of wine! Want to learn more? Stop in any location of Vino Latte or call 715-298-9300.

Washington Street Massage


Washington-Street-Massage-ScarecrowAs I strolled through the downtown area this week, admiring the scarecrows that decorated the area for Harvest Fest; I came across the humorous entry by Washington Street Massage. Dead tired on the slab, I know a massage would do that body good. So what are you waiting for, give Crystal at Washington Street massage a call and get those aching bones unwound. 

Financial Fiduciaries

Scams are an unfortunate part of being a consumer today. Almost daily we hear stories about individuals being targeted in various schemes that wreak havoc on their hard-earned money. Financial scams in particular are so rampant in our society that the National Council on Aging calls them the “Crime of the 21st Century.” Financial Fiduciaries of Wausau lists some of the most common scams that anyone can fall prey to if they aren’t careful. . .

Caring Transitions Estate Sale

5505 Winding Creek Dr, Schofield, WI. Thursday – Saturday, October 9-11, 2014 8:00am – 5:00pm. Moving from a 3 bedroom house to a 2 room apartment. Furniture, lawn care equipment, tools and housewares cannot be moved with us.  Well taken care of items.  Everything in good working order.   Priced to liquidate.  Come and check it out. Read more at 

Coats for Kids

Wausau-Kiwanis-Coats-for-KidsYou may of seen the collection boxes stationed around town at area grocery stores such Trigs, Pick N Save, County Market and Quality Foods IGA. The Wausau Noon Kiwanis Coats for Kids project in in full swing. From now until the end of October please donate your gently used or new coat to help keep our youth warm. A significant percentage of Wausau area residents do not have warm jackets for the winter, so the Coats for Kids program is an invaluable program to keep our youth warm, healthy, and safe. Read more on the Buy Local Wausau Blog and how and where you can donate your gently used winter clothing.

Camp Phillips Rd closing

CR-X / Camp Phillips Road Closure in the Village of Weston Starting at approximately 8:15 am on Monday October 20th, 2014: CR-X also known as Camp Phillips Rd, in the Village of Weston will be closed to all North & South Through Traffic from East Jelinek Ave. north to Schofield Ave for a pavement repair project. This pavement repair project and full closure is anticipated to take 3 working days and is weather dependent. The official detour of CR-X / Camp Phillips Rd. will be Schofield Ave, east to  Von Kanel St., south on Von Kanel St. to Barbican St and West to CR-X / Camp Phillips Rd. Motorists should expect delays and are urged to use alternate routes.

Closing Thoughts


Autumn-WI-River-Bridge-WausauI wish the wind hadn’t picked up this week and blown off all the leaves. The fall color is especially vibrant this year. But I have been able to get out and do a few early morning photo walks. Do you have a favorite spot to take in the fall color? Post a comment and a fall color picture on the Wausau Interactive Facebook page to share with the group.



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