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Humans of Point: Students Share Festivity

The students of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are excited for the upcoming holiday season.  Students celebrate different holidays and set their own traditions with their families, making them special in their own way. Julia Cheng is a junior majoring in accounting & business management from Kenosha, WI. Julia’s favorite holiday is Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is a ... Read More »

Local Business Offers Indoor Entertainment Year Round

Putt-N-Play, an indoor mini golf facility, opened on Oct. 4 to provide food and entertainment for the colder months. The Northwoods themed, family-friendly business, founded by Will and Aloha Seitz, offers putting holes for golfers of all ages and abilities to play. It features 18 holes total, three of which are glow in the dark. The business also has an ... Read More »

Now Playing in a Theater Near You: Holiday Movie Season Begins

With the coming of the holiday season, new movies have arrived in theaters across the country. The Thanksgiving weekend box office has been dominated by high-octane superhero flicks and touching emotional adventures. For fans of fights and tights, “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Justice League” have entered theaters to provide moviegoers with a new round of action movies based on beloved comic-book ... Read More »

CREATE Portage County Competes to Bring Free Concerts to Stevens Point This Summer

Voting has begun for the Levitt Foundation’s $25,000 “Levitt AMP Grant,” which helps nonprofit organizations bring free concerts to small-to-midsize towns and cities. CREATE Portage County, a local arts and entertainment nonprofit, has led the charge for Stevens Point to win this grant. 15 entrants will win and Stevens Point currently holds fifth place. Stevens Point was one of the ... Read More »

Stevens Point Co-op Rejects Possibility of New Statewide Bill

A change in legislature may affect cooperative members statewide. The Senate Bill 281, Assembly Bill 353, allows for cooperatives, also known as co-ops, to make changes to their bylaws that were once seen as illegal. According to the Wisconsin Farmers Union, the changes would have about 20 percent of co-op board members be replaced by investors or other outsiders. Members ... Read More »

A Schmeeckle Mystery: The Case of the Missing Animals

The Schmeeckle Candlelight Hike Festival took place on Oct. 27. This year’s theme was “A Schmeeckle Mystery: The Case of the Missing Animals.” The festival, which started back in 2005, has taken on many different themes including prehistoric Schmeeckle and underwater Schmeeckle. Emma Phifer, graduate assistant for Schmeeckle Reserve, said, “It is always a challenge to choose a theme. It ... Read More »

UWSP Math Department Provides Tutoring for Community

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point math department is offering a free service to local students in the area. In the Fall of 2015, the math department started a free math tutoring program for local junior high and high school students as well as home-schooled students for both the fall and spring semesters. Prior to the start of this program, the ... Read More »

PABS: Bikes, Beer and Everything in Between

Point Area Bicycle Shop is shifting gears this season, providing unique entertainment and fun-filled events to participate in. Their inviting and trendy atmosphere, complete with a beer bar for those 21 or older, proves this no ordinary bike shop. “It’s something different,” said John Pawlak, owner of PABS. “I like bringing new stuff to the table for people to try out.” ... Read More »

The Parking Stall Remix: Adventure Tours Style

On Sept. 17 the downtown area of Stevens Point experienced a new way to appreciate the outdoors with the event called Main Street Parks. Instead of using the street space of parking stalls to park a car, Adventure Tours of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point instead built scenes unlike any other with the paved space. Adventure Tours has been an ... Read More »

A New Mural in Stevens Point

This summer a new mural was finished on the west-facing wall of Galaxy Comics & Games in downtown Stevens Point. The mural has been proudly on display since its unveiling on Aug. 23 of this year. It depicts the main ingredients of beer being poured into a Stevens Point Brewing Company pint glass.   Members of CREATE Portage County, a nonprofit ... Read More »