MANITOWISH WATERS - This month, Manitowish Waters welcomes a Northwoods native as its newest Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.
Dave Karaffa grew up near Boulder Junction and graduated from Lakeland Union High School.
For more than a decade, he's called Manitowish Waters home.
"I've lived and worked here in Manitowish Waters for the last 11 years of my life. I worked at Little Bohemia Lodge for 14 years...It was an opportunity to help sell the town as opposed to one business," Karaffa says.
It's the third new director in under a year for Manitowish Waters.
Although the people have changed, what the area offers hasn't.
"Obviously, our 10-lake chain has been one of our biggest draws for as long as the town's been around. It's just a gorgeous natural scenic area. We're just trying to promote that and bring people here to show them what a great location it is," he said.
Karaffa says he's looking forward to better weather.
That's when the town's population can increase by about sevenfold from visitors.
RHINELANDER - Wild Instincts celebrated the release of BBC's "Supercharged Otters," which filmed at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander.
Saturday's viewing at Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander had a complementary showing of the episode.
The episode features otters that spent seven months with Rehabilitation Director Mark Naniot and his team.
The episode gives people a look into the life of an otter.
"Like everything else it's the web of life. Everything's all interconnected and even if it's just the pure enjoyment of watching an otter swim or catch a fish and seeing how playful they are sliding down a mudslide or sliding through the snow that alone is immeasurable really," said Naniot.
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