Memorial Day makes for short week, but I’m glad that the ‘official start of summer’ is here. The recent rains is really making the grass grow and the leaves bud out. Now if I could only find the time to get the rest of the garden planted.

Business Member News

Is your business planning any summer events or activities? Send them in to be published in this newsletter. RelyLocal members can have their events and promotions listed as part of their membership and non-profit and community group activities will be listed on a space available basis. Email your information to Michael Martens at michaelmartens@relylocal.com. Deadline is every Wednesday by 5:00pm.

Cj’s Grab and Go

Cj's Grab and Go

Hungry for lunch? There’s another option downtown option for those looking for a quick lunch, or want to grab something to eat while enjoying the beautiful weather on the 400 Block. Watch for the Cj’s Grab and Go truck downtown on weekdays from 11am-1pm. You’ll find a delicious array of sandwiches, soups, and salads and hot specials of the day like meatloaf plate, fettuccine alfredo, and prime rib sandwiches. Read more about Cj’s Grab and Go.

Caring Transitions Estate Sale

Estate Sale:  6015 Normandy St, Schofield. 5/31/2013 & 6/1/2013 9:00am – 4:00pm, 6/2/2013 9:00 – 1:00. Tools, tools and more tools, Craftsman drill press, air compressor, fishing gear, mowers, hospital bed,  office furniture/supplies, metal desks, small loveseat, outdoor furniture,  housewares, bake ware, seasonal decorations, sm appliances, linens, Singer electric sewing machine (1950’s) Drott memorabilia. various other items. Cash & Credit Cards Accepted. No Checks please. All sales final. No guarantees/warranties on items. **Numbers handed out at 8:30am. Buyers arrange for someone to help you move large purchases.  To view pictures. . .

Marathon Savings Bank

Marathon Savings Bank and the Badger 4-H Club present their 37th annual Mini Farm Day on Saturday June 1st from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Bring the kids down to the Marathon Savings Bank parking lot on 5th & Scott Streets in downtown Wausau to see live farm animals and get some free milk. Ice cream, BBQ, hot dogs, and fresh Wisconsin cheese will also be available. More info. . . 

Internship

Do you know a college student looking for a summer job? RelyLocal Wausau is looking for an intern to help promote their Local Rewards Card program this summer. Drop us a line if you want to gain valuable work experience and make some great connections with the local business community. Read the full description on the Buy Local Wausau Blog. . . 

Dermarenew Sunscreen Sale

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, there are more new cases of skin cancer each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer combined! If that doesn’t scare you enough, think of it this way: One in five Americans will develop skin cancer during the course of their lifetime, and over two million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. Applying sunscreen daily is one of the easiest steps we can take each morning to prevent our chances of getting skin cancer. Now through the rest of May all sunscreens are 20% off at Dermarenwew. Protect the health and beauty of your skin. . .

River District Theatre

Our local theatre company, the River District Theatre, is hitting the big time in New York City. Their one man show, titled Naked Darrow is making its national debut Off Broadway on June 5th. The play, written by Gary Anderson and produced by the River District Theatre is an exploration of the life and thoughts of early 20th Century labor attorney Clarence Darrow as his mind slips into madness. Look for the River District Theatre to return to Central Wisconsin in July for their performance of Lovers and Patriots.

Credit Card Risk

Thank you Rick Montgomery of Northern Air Merchant Servicefor providing that excellent five part series on credit card risks to merchants. If you missed any part of the series or wish to learn more, you can now read all five parts on the Buy Local Wausau Blog

Closing Thoughts

Does the high cost of gas got you down? How about those pesky parking tickets that seem to collect on the car windows downtown. Biking to work not only saves gas, but keeps you healthy, and eliminates the need for moving your car every two hours. Sprocketz Bikes has some great commuter bikes that not only are affordable, but are very comfortable to pedal.