Birds-in-tree-sillhouttteIt’s been a bleak week: rain, sleet, snow. Dealing with dropping temperatures and rapidly vanishing afternoon daylight. November certainly is a dreary month, the leaves are gone, but the brilliance of white snow hasn’t arrived. I think the birds know what’s coming for winter. Every afternoon they make their presence known; roosting, squawking, and picking away at the garden for any left over goodies. It’s a regular cacophony out there.

Local Business News

How’s your social media presence? As we approach the holiday shopping season- regular updates with images on your social accounts are a great way to build buzz on the new and interesting products coming into your shop. Make your posts count: use your analytics/insights to assess viewer behavior, and schedule your posts to maximize their presence. Need hand? My social media KickStart service gives you 1 on 1 consulting and training to help you take it to the next level. Contactmichael@wausauinteractive.com for details.

Abbybank

AbbyBank Producing Future Leaders Video ContestVoting has begun for your favorite local school DECA or FBLA video on Financial Literacy. A local school could win up to $1,000 for their video…vote today on the link below…
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Lil Ole Winemaker Shoppe

Join the Lil Ole Winemaker Shoppe for a Wine and Canvas Party on Wednesday November 19th at 6:30pm. This casual event of fun, laughter, wine and paint supplies a glass of wine and instruction by artist Phil Rego. $45 per person includes all materials. Space is limited so call, stop in or email us no later than Nov. 14th. Lil Ole Winemaker Shoppe. . .

Skis Meat Market

Thanksgiving is only three weeks away, so call now to reserve your Thanksgiving Turkey from Ski’s Meat Market. Our fresh turkeys are air-chilled, all-natural, raised without antibiotics and fed a healthy all-vegetable diet. Call (715) 870-2136 or stop in any day 7 days a week. But hurry, these turkeys have limited availability. Skis Meat Market in Rib Mountain. . .

Wausau thanksgiving cook this turkeyOnce you get your turkey, you’ll need to know how to cook it. Fresh turkeys aren’t injected with a brine solution like the frozen supermarket turkeys. So to prevent them from drying out and to increase their flavor, I recommend a dry rub. Read more on cooking turkey on the Buy Local Wausau Blog.

Woodson Art Museum

The Woodson Art Museum’s Birds in Art Exhibition will be closing soon, so why not take advantage of the last weeks by attending one of these great free events this evening.
Musical Thursday features virtuoso flute and guitar chamber music, 5:30 & 6:30 pm, by CWSO’s principal flutist Tara Schwab and Michael Kudirka. Duo Amantis enhances Birds in Art gallery strolls; don’t miss these accomplished musicians and educators, coordinated by the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra. While you’re there, drop in for Yoga & Art, Thursday evening, Nov. 6, 6:15-7:15 pm. Note the later start time for this free program offered by Croi Croga Studio. http://ow.ly/DRuDa

City of Wausau

The City of Wausau is pleased to partner with the Wausau Area Access Channels (WAAC) in streaming all local government meetings and all educational programming (Wausau School Board, County Board, City Council, UWMC Forums, etc.). This streaming allows the community to view what is currently being played on the Public Access Local TV Channel 981-Government/Education. You can access the stream athttp://waac.pegstream.com. Wausau Area Access Channels also provides local video on-demand programming for our  community. All government meetings from the past 6 months can be viewed at the on-demand website athttp://waac.pegcentral.com.

Programs will include City, County and School Board Meetings, high school sporting events, church services, debates and other local informational, educational and entertainment programs. WAAC is seeking to showcase future cultural and  local community events. The city is pleased to offer this enhanced communication tool to provide an open and transparent exchange of information

CJs Catering of Wausau

Time to schedule those office holiday parties. But schedules are so busy, it becomes a hassle to find a date and time that everyone is available. Why not bring the party to your office. CJ’s Catering of Wausau offers several holiday menu specials this season. They’ll set up, tear down, and provide everything you need to make your office holiday party spectacular. Call them today at 715-843-7673 to book your holiday date.
Our Holiday Menu Specials!!! The time is now to book those holiday dates. 

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 next week. . . 

Closing thoughts

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