Wausau-city-hall-fountain-tilt-shiftToday’s one of those days that just isn’t going well. I should have known that the rainy start to the day wasn’t a good sign. As my wife and I where heading off to this morning’s Local Business Roundtable, the transmission in our car decided to give us fits. The bad news was that the car had to be towed to the garage. But the good news was that my auto insurance policy came with top of the line roadside assistance. Thank you Deb of Clements Insurance Agency for not only saving me money on my home and auto insurance, but also setting me up with no worry coverage for when I did have a problem with the car. That roadside assistance was invaluable.

Business Member News

Space is available in our next Local Deals Postcard, which is targeted to hit area mailboxes around the 17th of November. Our oversized 9×12 inch postcard reaches 5,000 homes in the Wausau, Weston, and Rib Mountain area, but you need to act fast as it only has a limited number of spots. Do you have a holiday promotion or event happening around the Thanksgiving/Black Friday time? Then you will want to be on this card. The Local Postcard makes direct mail cost effective, contact us for details. . .

Realign, Redesign Life Coaching

Realign-Redesign-Life-Coaching-FB-CoverI’m going to give a big shout-out to Tracy Hougum of Realign, Redesign Life Coaching. Tracy is a certified Co-Active life coach that can and will help you if you are ‘stuck.’ Sometimes a little coaching is what it takes to get over those hurdles in life. Tracy’s new website went online last week, and Wausau Interactive gave her a big help in getting her social media sites up and running. Be sure to check her out on Facebook and Google+.

Jackie’s Antique Mall on Brown


Jackie-Antique-Mall-InteriorHead on down to Jackie’s Antique Mall on Brown for their big Grand Opening Celebration this Saturday, October 25th, starting at 10:00am, Located at 20 Brown blvd in downtown Rothschild, you’ll certainly want to check out the unique collection of antiques, collectables, and primitive items. Each of the 19 dealers have also filled their booths with great treasures. Now is the time to begin shopping for Christmas (I know you don’t want to hear that). Read more about the Grand Opening Celebration on the Buy Local Wausau Blog.

L Boutique Studio

10683584_1510159859231802_3717725750596909834_oL Boutique Studio in Edgar welcomes Candle artist Nick into their store this Saturday, October 25. You’ll find plenty of super specials at this open house, so be sure to stop in and sign up for prize drawings and earn $5 boutique bucks back for every $50 you spend. L Boutique Studio, located in downtown Edgar is worth the drive. Plenty of fall and winter fashions have arrived, so if you are looking for that unique boutique item for an autumn or holiday party, this is the place to go. L Boutique Studio 107 W Beech St, Edgar, WI.

Halloween Events and Activities


muppet-tree-pine-grove-cemeteryThis year Halloween falls on the Friday October 31st. That gives area bars the entire weekend to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year. But if you are looking for something a little more sedate and family friendly, I recommend you check out the Buy Local Wausau Blog for Halloween events happening this Saturday and Sunday. There’s plenty of opportunities for the younger set, and on Sunday October 26th the Marathon County Historical Society will have a presentation on Victorian death and funeral customs. 

Make a Difference Day

United Way Volunteer Connection co-ordinates a community wide Rake-a-thon for Make a Difference Day on October 25  and has more requests than volunteers.  More than 100 elderly or disabled residents are still looking for help with raking and bagging leaves.  Can you help?  Grab a friend or two (or 10) and spend a few hours raking leaves on Make a Difference Day.  Busy on October 25?  Rake any time between October 20 and November 2.  It’s simple to sign up, just call United Way’s 2-1-1 or sign up on-line. 

The Lumberjack


sel-wereinmovies-lumberjack-620Back in 1914, during the early days of the silent film industry a movie was produced in Wausau titled The Lumberjack. The short, 16 minute, film is a romantic photoplay were a young mill worker falls in love with the mill owner’s daughter. Now on Saturday October 25 you can see a newly restored print of this film along with the 1983 documentary on the making of the original film. Details on the Buy Local Wausau Blog. 

Closing Thoughts

Pizza-Margherita-1Longtime readers will know that I’m a big fan of home made pizza. I’ve experimented with many different styles of pizza, from our families weekly pizza nights, to making Pizza Margherita at last summer’s Guys Who Grill event. But one type of pizza has escaped me until now: Grandma Pizza. Billed as an authentic Italian style pizza, this thin crust pizza fried in oil in a deep dish pan is commonly found on Long Island and Detroit.Read more about this delicious style on WPR’s Central Time. (I think I will have to make a batch).