TOMAHAWK - About a month ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast and last week we told you about a Northwoods group that hasn't forgotten.
St. Mary's Church in Tomahawk started a coat drive. It helps a Long Island, New York Parish that was hit hard by the storm.
"I was blown away, and that there is no way to count it at this point. So when we start boxing it up, getting it ready for shipping and bagging, then I think we'll count it, but it's amazing! There's tons! It's great!" said Ann Pintens, Coat Drive Coordinator.
While the church is doing well in getting coats, it still needs your help.
"We need some donations and if they could make some donations that would help with shipping, that would be wonderful. Or if there are any truckers out there that could possible lend us a hand," says Pintens.
If you can help out with shipping in anyway, visit the link to St. Mary's to get in contact with the church.
LAC DU FLAMBEAU - In Vilas County the courts have a new option for treating drug and alcohol offenders, instead of putting them behind bars.
Today the new Wellness Court was named in Lac du Flambeau. Circuit court judge Neal Neilsen and Tribal Court Judge Gary Smith will work together to help those involved with drugs and alcohol get the treatment they need.
"A traditional court would, more than likely sentence the person to jail or prison, and we've seen studies where that just doesn't work anymore. We need to get creative," said Lac du Flambeau Tribal Chief Judge, Gary Smith.
RHINELANDER - Rhinelander needs new businesses to fill empty stores downtown.
This past weekend 26 properties had an open house. It was organized by Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. (DRI) and Flanders Reality Group. Finding the right home for a business can be hard. But the event tried to help those on the hunt.
"This way, you know, your here, you look, your able to talk to someone who knows the property. And you can really make a really good decision right now today," said Maggie Steffen, DRI Executive Director.
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