77 results for author: Nancy Tabaka-Stencil


Supreme Court Elections

Day in and day out, our lives are impacted by decisions made by our state Supreme Court. Now, we get a say in making that court work for us. The only way to ensure that the Wisconsin Supreme Court does its job and represents our communities is to make our voices heard in the upcoming judicial elections. Please vote in the primary election on February 21, and the general election on April 4. You might be seeing ads or reading stories about the political balance of our state Supreme Court. But this election is about more than just politics, it’s about the problems Wisconsin families face every day. Our state Supreme Court may have the final ...

U.S. Labor, Then and Now


Friends of Rib Mountain State Park Snowshoe Hikes

Hello to all the Friends of Rib Mountain State Park, After a very successful snowshoe hike in January, the Friends of Rib Mountain will again be putting on a snowshoe hike on Saturday, February 4, from 5-7 PM.  There is lots of room, fireplace inside, campfire outside, heated restrooms, and all we need is YOU.  If you can walk, you can snowshoe. Our hikes are set up to be family friendly and scenic. The park even has an area where you can set up to take your own selfies! Talk about scenic, take a look at some of the photos from our January hike! We have a great time hosting these events and as always it takes volunteers to make these ...

Women for Women

Women for Women Thursday, January 5, 2023 6PM     Our January Women for Women program is one you don’t want to miss! Our guests for this program will be Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates Janet Protasiewic and Everett Mitchell. We will be starting promptly at 6 PM to give each the opportunity to express their views and allow for questions. Hope you can join us.   The Link:   https://zoom.us/j/92010859880   The invitation with the dial up number.   Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92010859880   Meeting ID: 920 1085 9880 One tap mobile +13017158592,,92010859880# US ...

FAIR MAPS COALITION

Please register your interest in participating in the 2022 FMC Activists' Strategy & Planning Meeting in Wausau on Saturday, January 14.

Rib Mountain Snowshoe Hikes

Hello to Friends of Rib Mountain State Park! After two winters where we could not hold snowshoe hikes, it's finally HAPPENING again.  We will be hosting two candlelight snowshoe hikes, one on Saturday, January 7, and the other on Saturday, February 4, from 5-7 p.m.  Won't it be great to again be hosting them from the Friends Gathering Space!  Lots of room, fireplace inside, campfire outside, heated restrooms, and smiling faces.  What more could anyone want!  And we have a great time hosting these fabulous hikes on our beautiful mountain in our very own Park! As always, we need lots of volunteers to help make our snowshoe hikes fun, safe and ...

Women for Women

Women for Women Starting the New Year off right! Please join us Thursday, January 5, 2023, 6 PM sharp!   Women for Women will feature Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Everett Mitchell and Janet Protasiewicz   Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92010859880   Meeting ID: 920 1085 9880 One tap mobile +13017158592,,92010859880# US (Washington DC) +13092053325,,92010859880# US   Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 309 205 3325 US +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 931 3860 US +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 719 359 4580 ...

A Water Protectors Christmas

Who would ever have thought that the passion and the dream of one couple would evolve into a strong, and beautiful coalition of water protectors. The Coalition to Save the Menominee River, some of you may know it as "The Back Forty Mine." Today was a time for friendships, and good food. Along with everything else, we have a talented group of musicians. It was our honor to present Dale and Lea Jane with a plaque for their dedication and hard work.

What Children (and Everyone Else) Need to Read

What Children (and Everyone Else) Need to Read Join us Tuesday, December 13 at 6 PM for In Your Own Backyard. We will watch a Ted Talk and discuss Book banning. Recently book banning affected the Marathon County Public Library. Children’s author, Donna Jo Napoli, has received over 23 book awards most notably from the Parents’ Choice Silver Honor for her book “North” and “The King of Mulberry Street”. She was the keynote speaker in November, 2011, at the United Nations “Awake Not Sleeping” program which honored the collection of feminist fairy tales Other notable books she has written are “As Night Falls”, “Stones in ...

Knock it Off With the Greenwashing

I must commend the many people who are stepping up to the plate in Marathon County with concerns about their drinking water. Recently Green Light Metals has again tried to put themselves in the forefront saying they are here for the green economy. Marathon County residents are too smart to be “green-washed.” The Inflation Reduction Act itself is not a cure-all for bad mining practices of the past. I only hope the IRA monies will go for education and technology. Let’s try to learn better and less invasive techniques for mining, not hand out subsidies to mining companies. Let’s push those auto manufacturers to be accountable to us, the ...