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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 »

Sustainable Living in Stevens Point: Vote With Your Dollar

A crucial component of living sustainably is reducing the amount of waste produced. In 2013, the EPA estimated that the average person produces 4.4 pounds of waste per day. There has been a great deal of emphasis put on recycling and composting, and while these are helpful strategies, it is equally important to consider consuming less. This could be through ... Read More »

Dive into Great Lakes with Divepoint Scuba

The small town of Stevens Point may seem an unlikely place for a dive shop to call home however, Bob and Carrie Butt, owners of Divepoint Scuba think otherwise. “You know we’ve got a lot of lakes, a lot of places to dive in Wisconsin, actually more lakes than Minnesota, Minnesota’s the land of 10,000 lakes and actually Wisconsin has ... Read More »

Cutting Out The Middle Man

While there are many waves of new trends or ideas coming our way with unknown intentions, direct farming is a tide many can welcome with open arms. As reported by the United States Department of Agriculture, not only is Wisconsin ranked within the top five in sales of direct farming, but the entire country has seen an increase in 2.3 percent ... Read More »

It’s an Armchair Boogie Kind of Day

Armchair Boogie is taking Wisconsin by storm. Over the past year, they have played 13 different events all over the state, from Appleton to Madison to La Crosse to here in their hometown of Stevens Point. The band was established in the winter of 2014 and has grown from a duo to a four-man-team, consisting of Augie Dougherty, Ben Majeska, ... Read More »

Shop Locally for Holiday Gifts that Keep Giving

The best place for students to holiday shop this season is right down the street. The downtown area of Stevens Point is home to many local businesses that are better for both the environment and the community than larger rival companies. Shopping for gifts locally generates 70 percent more economic activity than shopping at a big box store. Downtown Stevens ... Read More »

Locals have a Taste of Wisconsin

Although Taste of Wisconsin has gotten smaller in regards to working with more local vendors, the event has gotten larger than ever. This event started in 2004 by the Basement Brewhaus and has grown by over four times the amount of vendors this year including Point Brewery, Sunset Point Winery and Portesi. “We love showcasing the best that Wisconsin has ... Read More »

Farmshed Cultivates Knowledge With Sustainable Farming Course

Central Rivers Farmshed, a group working toward a more local sustainable food system for Wisconsin, will be offering a three-day course meant to teach participants about growing food and starting a farm business. The goal of the course is to teach new farmers, current farmers or prospective farmers about sustainable agriculture and how to gain a profit while minimizing negative ... Read More »

From Tourist, To Traveller

We need to talk about something very dear to my heart. This topic can often be overlooked, but today we won’t miss what’s on everyone’s mind. Food. The culinary delights I’ve experienced in London will go down in my mind as some of the most impeccable meals I’ve ever had. Before I delve into explaining the importance of trying new food ... Read More »