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North Central Health Care Is — Quite Literally — Building the Future of Mental & Behavioral Health, Aquatic Therapy, & Skilled Nursing Care in Central Wisconsin

Together, North Central Health Care & Marathon County Government are embarking on $73 million in campus renovations, along with several program changes and additions. Highlights include constructing a $6 million Aquatic Therapy Pool and a 4-story Skilled Nursing Tower; transitioning NCHC’s Birth to 3 Program to Marathon County Special Education; and NCHC taking over management of Pine Crest Nursing Home in Merrill, as well as beginning to provide developmental disability services in Lincoln County. Get the details on NCHC’s renovations and service transitions in the full article. (Click the title for details . . .)

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It’s a Great Year to Fly CWA :: Ticket Prices Are DOWN — Flight Options Are UP!

Did you know that on the other side of security, CWA serves early-morning travelers food starting at 4:15 a.m. and Bloody Marys starting at 6:00 a.m.?

CWA is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2019, and there’s TONS that Airport Director Brian Grefe wants you to know! First, growth in air travel at CWA is up, which is great news for Central Wisconsin . . . You see, when seats fill up, the airlines get the message that they need to add more seats — and potentially more destinations — out of CWA. This growth helps drive CWA’s airline ticket prices down even further.

Get tips and tricks for flying local, learn about CWA’s art gallery and restaurant (both open to the public), and find out how to rent one of their affordable conference rooms for your next meeting in the full story. (Click the title for the full story…)

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Be an Early Bird Sept. 7 :: Make the Woodson Art Museum Your First Stop of Wausau’s 2019 Artrageous Weekend

Interact with more than 70 Birds in Art artists who flock to the museum from throughout the world for the exhibition’s debut. Experience 114 all-new artworks in Birds in Art — the museum’s flagship, internationally renowned exhibition.

Plus, be sure to visit the museum’s sculpture garden for the 2019 Master Artist presentation and Artists in Action demonstrations. Read the full article for details on Wausau’s Artgageous Weekend (Sept. 7 & 8), and get a sneak peek at the museum’s fall artist residency programs. (Click the title to read more…)

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The Solid Waste Department: The Perfect Place to Play & Learn!

Staff at the Marathon County Solid Waste Department in Ringle invite teachers, families, service groups, and more to come on a Learning Tour. (They even have a 15-passenger bus to take you around in!)

Did you know our local landfill features hiking, biking, and birdwatching trails, a pergola, a phone-charging outlet, and a bike-repair station? You have to see this article’s photos to believe the fun and learning to be had at your local landfill. (Click the title for details . . .)

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See You in September :: 2019 Central WI Book Festival Happens Sept. 27–29

Calling all readers and writers: The 3rd annual Central Wisconsin Book Festival is right around the corner… and YOU can be a part of all the fun! At the end of September, the Wausau area will be putting on a FREE event for linguaphiles of all sorts. You’ll have to read the full story to see how the festival’s lineup of events & speakers is taking shape! (Click the title for details…)

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Cultivating Connections Through Botanical Art

Two summer exhibitions now open at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum celebrate the ephemeral beauty and diversity of plant life via botanical art.

Botanical Art Worldwide: America’s Flora and Flora, Fauna, Font: Illustrating the Alphabet, on view through August 25, 2019, highlight the delicate intricacy of trees, plants, and flowers. (Click the title to read more…)

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month :: Local Resources Abound to Help Maintain Mental Health or Treat a Mental Illness

Whether you have a concern about a loved one or a friend — or you’re living with a mental health challenge yourself — help is available in Marathon County.

Mental Health Month is a great time to raise awareness about local resources to assist those with mental illness, such as North Central Health Care’s emergency & crisis services and United Way of Marathon County’s 2-1-1 FREE information & referral service. (Click the title for details.)

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A Summer Full of Library Events

The Marathon County Public Library (MCPL) staff works for months to organize dozens of exciting summer programs packed into just a few months. 

With this year’s theme “A Universe of Stories” in mind, see what’s “out there” for you this summer across MCPL’s 9 Marathon County locations. (Click the title for details…)

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Wild Parsnip Poses Health Risk :: Learn How to Safely Remove This Invasive Species in Marathon County

Wild Parnsnip abounds along roadsides in Marathon County. Removing it can be tricky as the sap can cause skin rashes.

Learn how to spot and then safely remove this invasive species to help stop its spread in Marathon County . . . (Click the title for details)

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Fun Facts & Memorable Moments You May Not Know about the Central Wisconsin Airport — Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary (1969–2019)

Take a look back at the famous visitors, odd happenings, and quirky questions our local airport in Mosinee has handled over the years.

With a new restaurant & bar, 3 free hours of parking, rentable conference rooms with unlimited wi-fi, an art gallery featuring the work of local artists, and more — there’s bound to be SOMETHING you didn’t know about today’s CWA.

Get the scoop on some fun facts & memorable moments at CWA, as well as how the airport has changed over the past 50 years as it works to ensure that the communities of Central Wisconsin have convenient access to the rest of the country and the globe — all within minutes of home. (Click the title for the full story…)