Ice-Flow-Oak-Island-ParkSpring starts this weekend, the ice is breaking and the river is starting to flow. Spring cleaning is certainly on the top of my mind, so while this weekend may be chilly, I’ll be out there getting a head start on the yard for when things decide to turn green.

Business Member News

Do you know how your website looks like on a smart phone? Starting on April 21st, Google will change their search algorithms and enact a ‘mobile penalty’ on websites that aren’t mobile friendly. What this means is that an otherwise good, searchable site will drop in its page rankings if the site doesn’t feature a responsive web design. Is your website mobile ready? Contact Wausau Interactive today for a free analysis and report of the ‘mobile readiness’ of your website.

Downtown Optical


10475913_837763206304268_6976200233171569775_nThese days, eye wear is a way to express yourself like never before. You can be iconic, reflective of sport, art, even location!Downtown Optical of Wausau has compiled a list of trending eye wear expressions!

  • Jack Purcell Converse – sport and iconic vintage
  • Ella – Feminine, arty, Laguna Beach!
  • Miyagi – Exciting, star power, definately LA!!
  • Anglo American – Bespoke, vintage London
  • William Morris- trendy Carnaby Street
  • Lilly Pulitzer – Colorful, sunny Florida
  • Dutz – Middle European, clean and structural
  • Kate Spade – I’ll take Manhattan!
  • Change me – Accessorize, look different every day
  • Claiborne – It’s all about business casual
  • Cazal – As uniquely lush as those who wear it!

And if these won’t do, stop on down at Downtown Optical and they’ll find the right frame for you.

City of Wausau

Spring Large Item Pickup replaced by drop-off event. The Mayor’s Neighbor to Neighbor committee is partnering for the 6th consecutive year with a local non-profits and recyclers to offer residents a way to dispose of unwanted items. This Clean It Up Wausau event will replace the Spring large item pickup which was removed from the City of Wausau budget for 2015. On Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, Wausau residents will be able to drop off items at 105 E Chellis St, adjacent to the Yard Waste site. The hours for the event will be 9am to 5pm both days. Please be prepared to show proof of city of Wausau residency. If you have any questions about the event call the City of Wausau Public Works department at 715-261-6960 or the Mayor’s office at 715-261-6800. More details on the event. . .

Briq’s Soft Serve

It’s Girl Scout cookie season! You find troops selling cookies all over town. But also for a limited time only, head over to Briq’s Soft Serve and try their new Peanut Butter Patty Flurry (check out the news clip for the story on the local Girl Scout who came to us with her idea!) as well as our popular Thin Mint Flurry!

Bull Falls Brewery

The Big Bull Falls Brewery Never Forgotten Honor Flight 5K is this weekend! It’s not to late to sign up yet! For those that don’t want to run, the Bull Falls Bock Fest will kick off at 1:00 p.m. with the traditional tapping of the Bull Falls Bock, the traditional dark bock beer. More details can be found at the Bull Falls Brewery website. . .

Hsu Growing Supply


Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 6.15.39 AMNow’s the time to get your seeds started so they’re ready for transplant when the weather warms up a bit more. Hsu Growing supply has a full line of seed starting kits filled with their special blend of growing mix that will certainly give you a jump start on the season. Learn more on this video produced by The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener.

Innovative Creations, LLC

Take a road trip this weekend and check out the awesome concrete and stone counter tops and flooring by Innovative Creations. They will be in Green Bay Wisconsin March 19th-22nd for the WBAY Home and Garden Expo. Come check it out and if you stop by and mention this post we will refund your ticket price. Information on the Home and Garden expo can be found at the Innovative Creations website. . .

The Neighbors Place

Planning to do some #‎SpringCleaning this weekend? Looking for a good home for your gently used kitchen table & chairs, utensils (including pots & pans), or microwave? Please consider donating them – we are currently working with families that could use a hand making their house a home. , items can be dropped off at our 800 Jefferson Street entrance Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Neighbor’s Place in Wausau. . .

Local Jobs

Trapp River Golf Course
Trapp River Golf Course is seeking a motivated individual to oversee the food and beverage operation. This role is charged with driving excellence for Trapp River Golf Course. The Food and Beverage Manager will work to ensure the overall success of the operation and assist in the growing the business. For more information or to apply, please call Paul at 715-571-4198

Briqs Soft Serve
If you love Briq’s ice cream and you’re looking for an opportunity to earn some money, (because even if it can’t buy happiness it does make life a little easier!) we are now hiring at all 8 of our locations:Wausau, Rib Mountain, Weston, Mosinee, Merrill, Edgar, Rhinelander and Minocqua. Part time and management positions available. Stop by any Briqs location for an application or message us on their Facebook page. 

Closing Thoughts


Night-Sky-Northern-LightsWere you fortunate enough to catch the northern lights this week? The recent coronal mass ejection that headed our way was one of the largest in over 10 years. Besides causing disruption to radio communications, the high energy field also creates beautiful colors and patterns in the sky. Tuesday was the peak- I went out looking for the lights, but came up mostly empty. I think there was too much haze to easily spot the wavering energy fields. But according to there may be another show tonight, March 19. Head out for a dark spot and take a peek, who knows what you may see.