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RISE UP Central Wisconsin :: Community-Based Art at Its Best

A growing non-profit called RISE UP Central Wisconsin has gained momentum in our Marathon County community. Learn about this growing program connecting those in recovery with community-based art projects. Get the details on this new community initiative and when the next Community Paint Days will be…  (Click the title for details.)

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Fostering Civic Engagement in Wausau — One Meeting at a Time

In this fast-paced online world of communicating via screens, two local elected officials slow things down IRL (in real life) to meet face-to-face and really listen to their neighbors’ concerns. Share your thoughts — and a cookie! – with County Board Supervisor Katie Rosenberg and City Alder Patrick Peckham at their next community engagement listening session. Get the scoop on how these gatherings started and find out when and where the next one will be. (Click the title to read more…)

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Marathon County & North Central Health Care (NCHC) Partner for Better Employee Health

A new Employee Health & Wellness Center will be opening on the NCHC campus. The new clinic supports an array of preventative healthcare services — with the aim of increasing employee productivity & reducing the cost of government. (Click the title for more…)

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Mount View Care Center Rated a High-Performance Skilled Nursing Facility by Security Health Plan

Hospital re-admission rates for Wausau’s Mount View Care Center (MVCC) are only at 10.2%, compared with the national benchmark for nursing homes of 17.3%. MVCC is being recognized by Security Health Plan for providing superior services, such as shorter stays, high star-ratings, & successful achievement of goals set by therapists. (Click the title to learn more about this award-winning 200-bed local nursing home…)

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North Central Health Care Warm Water Therapeutic Pool Capital Campaign Surpasses $3 Million Campaign Goal

Charged with the goal of raising half of the $6 million to fund a new pool by March 1, 2018, North Central Health Care received almost 600 pledges from community members, local foundations, & businesses, totaling just over $3.25 million to support the Warm Water Therapeutic Pool. (Click the title for details…)

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It May Be Cold Outside, But the Warm Water Therapeutic Pool Campaign at NCHC Is Heating Up!

North Central Health Care’s Warm Water Therapeutic Pool fundraising has secured over $2.3 million, but there’s only 1 month left to reach their $3 million goal. See why a therapy pool is needed in Central Wisconsin for pain management & to help combat the opiod crisis. (Click the title for details…)

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Curiosity, Camaraderie Keeps Library Friends Coming Back

Some volunteers with the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library have more than 20 years of service to the library. (Click the title to find out when their special blowout sale —
and first sale in their new space — will be and to learn how to become a Friend of the Library volunteer…)