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Booze and Botany, Wausau Night Market and more this weekend

Booze and Botany  Thursday 7/18 | Whitewater Music Hall, Wausau  Ok, so yeah we all know Monk Botanical Gardens has...
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Balloons, jazz, comical magic and more in Wausau this weekend

Justin Willman Illusionati Tour  Thursday, 7/11 | Grand Theater, Wausau  Besides appearing on multiple late-night shows such as The Tonight...
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Former Weston clerk charged with fraud more than a year later

A former village of Weston clerk fired early last year following a fraud investigation is now facing felony charges.  Theresa...
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Fourth of July events and other things to check out this weekend

Fourth of July Fireworks  Thursday 7/4 | Wausau Municipal Airport, Wausau  Once upon a time, there was a big Fourth...
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Concerts in the clouds, park movies and more this weekend

Concert in the Clouds: Billy Bronsted  Saturday 6/29 | Rib Mountain Amphitheater, Rib Mountain Billy Bronsted is local to Wausau,...
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The new Dawg House Weston is making an art form out of hot dogs

A dog can offer you unconditional love, adventure, and many joyous moments. But Rob and Molly Schultz’s three-year-old Archie went...
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Wausau’s New Big Weekend, The Wizard of Oz and more

Wings over Wausau  Fri-Sat 6/21-22 | Wausau Municipal Airport, Wausau  The Balloon Rally and Rib Fest was one of the...
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Shrek Jr, Solstic Summit, Wings of Halcyon and more this weekend

Shrek Jr: The Musical  Thursday, Sat-Sun, 6/13, 6/15-6 | Grand Theater, Wausau  The Penguin Project nearly had to fold its...
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Marathon County deputies make arrest following high-speed chase 

Marathon County deputies arrested the driver that led them on a high-speed chase between Mosinee and Wausau, authorities say.  Police...
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Cultures Fest, Blippi, Man of Honor and more this weekend

Community Cultures Fest  Saturday, 6/8 | Marathon Park, Wausau  In the 70s and 80s, Wausau welcomed a number of Hmong...
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Wausau Events moves first Concert on the Square to Rothschild Pavilion

Wausau Events announced today that it will move the first Concert on the Square to the Rothschild Pavilion tonight (Wednesday)...
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Architectural ambles, Wausau pride and more events this weekend

Architecture Amble  Thursday 5/30 | First UU Church, Wausau  I’m a pretty big history nerd, so this one caught my...
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Take our annual Best of the Wausau Area survey

It's that time of year again - City Pages is releasing its 2024 Best of the Wausau Area annual reader...
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Knowlton House Distillery is making award-winning spirits out of cheese by-products

When you first walk into Knowlton House Distillery south of Mosinee, the blend of operation and function become abundantly clear. ...
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Memorial Day Weekend, Paddygrass and other Wausau events

Memorial Day Parade  Saturday 5/25 | Downtown Wausau  There’s something about a parade — they go back to a different...
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A message from City Pages Publisher and MMC owner Pat Wood about the impacts of new postage increases

Dear Reader, The United State Postal Service recently announced another 10% increase in their rates effective July 14, 2024. Since...
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Kronenwetter hires Kampfer as its village administrator after heated meeting

Peter Kampfer joked that, toward the end of a three-hour, contentious village of Kronenwetter meeting, that he had been a...
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Demun Jones, Kylar Kuzio, roller derby and more this weekend

Demun Jones Friday, 5/17 | Q&Z Expo Center, Ringle  A practitioner of the kind of country-rap hybrid that has become...
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Casa Amigos opened in the former Perkins restaurant, in a location where others struggled

In every city, there are a few spots where businesses cannot achieve a long-term tenure, but Yareldi Gutierrez is betting...
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An early Brass Differential show, a circus and more events

Brass Differential  Thursday 5/9 | Center for Civic Engagement Veninga Theater, Wausau  One of the highlights of the summer Concert...
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Wausau news

A local Grunge-era band that made a big splash in the 90s is returning after 25 years with a tour and an album

The news came to me on a Monday morning, in an email with a very improbable headline. In my Monday morning fog, I had to do a double-take to make sure I was seeing things right.  The subject line read: “Fuzzdolly reunion – new album to be released in August 2022.”  I had to blink […]

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In 2016 City Pages wrote about empty buildings in Wausau. Here’s where they are now

B.C. Kowalski/City Pages The masonic lodge transformed into Whitewater Music Hall, a cultural hub for the city. In 2016 City Pages looked at all the empty buildings in the area. There were quite a few.  Walking past the Whitewater Music Hall building in the former Masonic Temple, it occurred to me a lot of those

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Dawn Anderson has been named Wausau’s first poet laureate; here’s how it came about

Gina Cornell Dawn Anderson is Wausau’s first poet laureate. Dawn Anderson has always wanted to be a poet laureate. So when the City of Wausau last year announced they were looking for one, Anderson’s friends and family encouraged her to apply. “I don’t believe I’m the best poet in Wausau, but I do have a

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Matt Bolenbaugh got his start with bicycles at 16; today he owns his own bike repair shop

Gina Cornell Matt Bolenbaugh is the owner of All About Bikes, a new bike repair shop he started. (The print version of this story carried the wrong byline. It was written by Gina Cornell.) When Matt Bolenbaugh was 16 years old, the age most teens are getting their driver’s licenses and cars, he says he

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The New York Times tried to cancel Wausau. Everyone is ticked. And no one wants to talk

It started with a tweet. A New York Times reporter who had previously worked at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel saw a tweet about the A Community for All resolution and decided they should check into it. They came to Wausau, asked around, met with the mayor, got a lay of the land.  The reporter and a

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Three resolutions signal a trend going on in local government

B.C. Kowalski/City Pages Tom Kilian and William Harris are two of several politicians introducing a new type of resolution – aimed at addressing disparities for certain populations. It has always been something of a rare sight to see the Assembly Room at the Marathon County Courthouse filled to the brim for a county board meeting.

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How health and fitness are emerging from the pandemic

Tara Ryan Nowak and Jared Boyle, from left, Ashlie Montana Zeidler and Tim Buchholz Tara Ryan Nowak had reason to celebrate last March, though that was also paired with some apprehension. On March 16 she passed her certification test to be a personal trainer. The former owner of Sweet Lola’s downtown had completed her transformation

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Pastor Yauo Yang is working on building a long-term transformation center

B.C. Kowalski/City Pages Yauo Yang is leading the charge on building a long-term transformation center for the homeless and those struggling with addicition. Yang is one man, but that’s never stopped him. Two years ago, I interviewed him in his office in the YWCA building in downtown Wausau, he told me about a vision to

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Wausau PD’s new officer working with the homeless is changing how the city handles the homeless

B.C. Kowalski/The City Pages Officer Eric Lemirand is the officer working with Wausau’s homeless population. Officer Eric Lemirand walked into the police station on the city’s near east side on a Friday afternoon on the phone. He’s speaking with someone who is working their way out of homelessness, and he’s late for his appointment with

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Sheriff: No enforcement direction given on mask mandate

Scott Parks 101316 Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday issued an executive order requiring people in Wisconsin to wear masks in public indoor areas. But some sheriffs are saying they won’t enforce the policy, and Marathon County’s sheriff says the state hasn’t given any direction on how to enforce it.  The order is effect this Saturday,

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