Downtown Rhinelander savings books available
The 2019 Downtown Rhinelander savings books are now available for purchase at participating businesses. The book has a value of $300 and is selling for $10. The book helps support Downtown Rhinelander Inc., a collaboration of property owners, business people and community volunteers who have committed to strengthening the Rhinelander community and downtown. Some of the events sponsored by DRI are Taste of Chocolate, Bikes and Burgers, Redikulas Dae, Holiday Open House, Chalk Fest and the Block Party.
Oneida County Board of Health vacancy
The Oneida County Board of Health (BOH) is accepting applications from any county resident for one citizen vacancy. The BOH is the policy-making body for the County Health Department and represents residents in terms of programs and policy related to the health of the community. The board’s primary role is to advocate for the health of Oneida County including vulnerable populations, makes policy decisions and plans for future needs. The board meets once a month; the commitment is one three-year term. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5. Contact OCHD at 715-369-6106 for information.
The Flea Market on the green in front of Trig’s in Rhinelander has returned for its sixth year and will be open 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays through Labor Day. Vendor fees are collected and donated to local non-profit organizations; more than $6,300 has been donated to organizations including the Honor Flight, Camp American Legion, Wild Instincts and the Personal Essentials Pantry. For more information, call Hank, 715-362-0590.
ATV/UTV trails and campground open
The Oneida County ATV/UVTY trail system is officially open for the spring/summer season effective today, May 22. This includes the trails maintained by the Hodag 4-Wheelers Club in the town of Enterprise and the Little Rice ATV Riders Club. The11-site Enterprise Campground is also open. The Oneida County Forestry Department recommends staying on clearly marked trails, and to obey all signs and regulations and to ride responsibly.
Clean Boats, Clean Waters workshops
Learn how to conduct watercraft inspections to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species by attending a workshop offered by the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department at several locations in the county: Thursday, May 30, 1-3 p.m., Woodruff Town Hall; Wednesday, June 5, 1- p.m., Three Lakes Reiter Center; or Friday, June 7, 5-7 p.m., Newbold Town Hall. Workshops will feature speakers from resource agencies, AIS education, demonstrations on how to conduct watercraft inspections and more. Free of charge; to register, 715-369-7835.
VA to host Community Care presentation
The VA will be implementing the new VA Community Care June 6, part of the VA Mission Act signed last year by President Trump. To help explain the new program, which includes a new urgent care benefit, the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting a presentation and question and answer session at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 30 in Iron Mountain. The event is open to all veterans and their families, community health care providers and the general public, for those who cannot attend in person, the presentation will be streamed live on the medical center’s Facebook page and will be available for later viewing. For more information, call the VA public affairs office, 906-774-3300, ext. 32593 or 32001.