This week’s warm days and cool nights have brought out an invasion of the Box Elder bug in our neighborhood. Our neighbor’s white house is covered with them, but they seem to leave my red house alone. I guess I can live with that. Thanks to the power of social media, my mystery bug was identified in five minutes flat. More about the box elders can be found in the Buy Local Wausau Blog.


Business Member News

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Resch Insurance Agency

For more than 50 years, Resch Insurance has served the Central Wisconsin area with a commitment to service and value. Now, committed to serving the Weston area, we have opened a new branch location!  Our agency recognizes the value of loyal local business.  Representing some of the finest insurance companies of the Midwest, we are confident you will receive the service you expect when insurance matters most!


Sprocketz Bike Shop

It’s never too early to hang up the bike, but the Sprocketz Fall Tune Up Special may be too good to miss. Now through October 31, buy one tune up at regular price ($45) and get the second one for 1/2 price. It’s a great time to get your primary and second bike tuned. Or get road bike and kids bikes tuned while you still enjoy the fall trail riding. If you are a multi-bike family, you can’t pass this up.


Red Clover Market

Weston’s organic food store is now Weston’s newest bakery. Red Clover Market in Weston now has an on-site bakery with fresh cookies, bars and muffins baked daily. More items will be added as they ramp up production. The store is smelling sooo good that you’ll won’t want stop in if you’re hungry. 


Richards Restaurant and Bar

We are having a halloween bar hopping hayride on sat. Oct. 27 at Richards. Will travel from Richards to Hectors to Mirage back to Richards in a 3 hour time slot, and have the prime rib/snow crab buffet. $50 includes dinner, 2 drinks at Richards, waitress/driver tips, and travel fee. We will have two runs….2-5pm w/dinner at 6:00, and 6-9pm w/dinner at 5:00. Also having a big halloween party at Richards at 9pm. Only taking 18 ppl per run, and must pay at sign up. Do u wanna join us? Pass the word…’ll fill fast!


Marathon Savings Bank

Time to do a little housecleaning: throughout the month of October all Marathon Savings Bank locations will have drop boxes for personal items that need to be shredded. This service is available to everyone in our communities, so get those outdated personal papers together and destroy them safely and properly at Marathon Savings Bank. No need to remove staples or paper clips. Just pack up that old box of documents and bring it in. Peace of mind sponsored by Marathon Savings Bank and IROW


Woodson Art Museum

Fly on over to the Woodson Art Museum for their annual OctoBIRDfest Celebration, Saturday, September 29, 11am-3pm. Families know to flock to this fine, feathered festival – a much-loved annual event featuring fun bird-themed activities for the young and young at heart. Balloon and caricature artists, musical entertainment, pumpkin patch, face painting, art projects, games, and food abound. Bring your camera and make memories.


Kronenwetter Fall Fest

Kronenwetter Fall fest is this weekend. RelyLocal Wausau will be at the festival promoting emergency preparedness and our local amateur radio emergency communications group. Come on down to the Kronenwetter Village Hall on Saturday September 29 from 10am to 6pm, for a vintage car show, public safety displays and demonstration, food, fun and merriment.


Closing Thoughts

Our second Cash Mob was a success. I want to give a big thank you to everyone that came down to Rothschild last Saturday. We had about 30 mobster’s check out Jackie’s Attique and JR’s Discount Grocery. Another Cash Mob is in the works for Late October/Early November and I’d love suggestions for businesses to ‘hit.’ Until then, have a great weekend.