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BIGGER THAN ROE WAUSAU

BIGGER THAN ROE WAUSAU SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, NOON-2 PM 400 BLOCK, WAUSAU BRING YOUR SIGNS We will have information available on how to register to vote, how to obtain an absentee ballot, and how to become involved in the Supreme Court primary on February 21. Do you know which candidates hold your values? We can help. We will have half sheets on the Progressive candidates.   Women's March members know that when we come together we can achieve change. And, the more people that come along to these kind of events, the more our movement will grow. All of us are BORN ...

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY

  Anyone who was of high school or college age in the 1960’s remembers the black comedy sitcom, The Addams Family. It was a delightful show with strange and morbid characters one couldn’t help but love. One of these characters was the little girl named “Wednesday.” There have been subsequent productions of The Addams Family, but the most recent is the new TV series “Wednesday,” based on the original little girl, but now as a young woman (played by American actress, Jenna Ortega) coming of age and “leaving her family’s spooky mansion for the halls ...

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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 ...

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Wausau Book Discussion

Saturday, January 21 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Wausau Public Library   We wanted to be sure and invite everyone to a book discussion on Saturday, January 21 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am at the Marathon Public Library, Wausau.   The book is News of the Air by local author Jill Stuckenberg. The author will be present to talk with us too. https://blacklawrencepress.com/books/news-of-the-air/

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FAIR MAPS COALITION

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

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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 ...

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MLK Celebration in Wausau

  NAOMI is excited to be involved with the 2023 Martin Luther King (MLK) celebration, as well as the events being planned for Black History Month in February. But first the MLK Celebration. We are partnering with LPRC Diversity Consulting Services, LLC (La’Tanya Campbell) and other community organizations to celebrate and raise awareness of historical contributions made by Americans of African descent. This year’s theme is “Why it still matters.” The event will take place at the UWSP in Wausau, starting at 5:30 pm on 1/16/23. Food will be catered by ...

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Mining Updates

You have seen many mining articles here in Middle Wisconsin this year with the Reef Deposit in the Town of Easton, just below the Eau Claire Dells and in Taylor County there is the Bend Deposit. We continue to encourage you to join our efforts on protecting the water. The following website will always have the most current information. https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Mines/Projects.html You can click on the various tabs under Recent and Potential metallic Mining Projects in Wisconsin to learn more. There are Notices of Intent to Drill on both the Reef and the ...

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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.

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Hot Evaluation

Let’s look at the results generated from the first 6 months of the latest version of Wausau’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), presented to the City’s Public Health and Safety Committee recently.   This is based on their assumption there are 30-50 unhoused Wausonians. 20 have been engaged with by their outreach specialist. Of those twenty, four have been “successfully housed”. That would mean 25% of the people engaged with found a place while only 13% of all unhoused did, using the number 30. There is no mention of the number of engageme...

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