MERRILL - Everybody knows the Northwoods is the place to be in the summer.
But knowing about ALL the great activities around the entire area can be hard.
Five Northwoods counties can now make that easier.
The department of tourism donated 15 thousand dollars to the group.
It includes Oneida, Vilas, Langlade, Lincoln and Forest Counties.
They'll use the money to create a unique website.
The group hopes it will bring a three percent increase for fall tourism.
"We took a little different spin on it by creating characters. We call them personality types that folks can actually click on to find their Northwoods personality type," said Chamber Executive Director, Debbe Kinsey.
"Then we put together itineraries for each of those different personality types for our counties and areas."
We'll take you live to the Vilas County Town of Cloverland where concerned citizens will meet to discuss the possibility of a convicted sex offender moving into their neighborhood.
Drivers on U.S. Highway 51 in Lincoln County may soon see some lane closures while crews work on some of the bridges. We'll tell you what work will be done on the bridges and how long drivers can expect to see those lane closures.
And we'll show you a week long creative arts camp in Woodruff where 5 local women artists want to share their artistic opportunities with children.
We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
VILAS COUNTY - When Dee Burlingame walks into the Sayner Cemetery, she walks to the very back of it, near the wooded area.
"When we bought that plot we did so laughing and saying that the deer would come and run across us," said Burlingame.
Dee and her husband of more than 34 years, John Burlingame, have called Sayner their home for many years, even though they met in Cleveland, Ohio. But about a year ago, Dee's life took an unexpected turn.
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