Downtown-WitchText received from the National Weather Service this morning: “A BRIEF PREVIEW OF WINTERY WEATHER EXPECTED STARTING TONIGHT” Who’s ready to see that message? I know I’m not. This is sure going to make for a chilly Halloween. Speaking of Halloween, most of the communities in the greater Wausau area have Trick-or-Treating times scheduled for 4:00pm – 7:00pm on Friday the 31st. So take it easy on the roads for your evening commute and keep an eye out for those little ones knocking for some treats.

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. . .

Briqs Soft Serve


68132_883499261690103_8104838815194857190_nNo tricks, just treats! Caramel apples are the perfect way to celebrate with family, friends, & the office! Call ahead your order and we will have them ready for you. BRIQ’S BUCKS & GIFTCARDS are the perfect treat to give all your ghosts and goblins big and small! Rib Mountain, Mosinee, and Merrill locations are now closed for the season, but you can continue to get your Briqs fix in Weston until November 30th, and Wausau until December 21st. Briq’s Soft Serve. . .

Hsu Growing Supply

How was your garden this year? Bumper crop, or a little sluggish. Experienced organic gardeners know that fall is no time to be lazing about. It’s the most important season of the year for improving your soil. What should you be adding to your soil this fall? Three things: finished compost, raw organic matter, and organic nutrients. Thank you Hsu Growing Supplyfor sharing this article and reminding us that the fall is a great time to add nutrients to your garden soil. (That’s when I spread all that great compost I made from clippings, coffee grounds, and organic scraps from the kitchen). Read more on

ReMax Excel of Wausau


Congratulations to Remax Excel of Wausau on their grand opening celebration of their new location on 1050 Grand Ave in Schofield. Located right next to the Schofield dam, their building has certainly undergone a transformation, becoming one of the largest and nicest real estate offices in the area.

Village of Weston Recycling Week

As a part of the national America Recycles Day, slated for November 15th, the Village is planning a week-long contest to reintroduce the “One and Done” theme.  During the America Recycles Day contest, Village households will have the opportunity to win prizes for being identified as “One and Done Marathon Recyclers.” Read more about this contest coming in two weeks. . . 

Closing thoughts

With less than a week to go, campaigns for the coming mid-term elections are in full swing. I don’t think a day has gone by this month when I didn’t receive a piece of mail or a phone call telling me this thing or that. I normally don’t go political in this email, so here’s the only thing I’m going to say about the election. The top political race in the state is in a dead heat- 96% of the voters have made up their mind one way or the other. No amount of money is going to change their mind. The only way to affect the outcome is to vote. So no matter what you’re political beliefs are, if you care about the outcome- go out and vote. It’s a numbers game and for this election your vote counts.


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