RHINELANDER - The snow can't stop some people from preparing for spring.
Despite the weather, some local hardware stores have more customers buying spring products like flowers.
Some stores are pushing spring items because they want to help their customers move on from winter.
"We're into spring. We're getting ready for summer. Despite what it may look like outside, we're pushing to get the spirit of warmth," said Don Pelkowski, an employee at Rhinelander Home Depot.
Some stores have already sold out of vegetable plants.
They believe people are excited to start gardening because they're sick of the cold.
Even though there is snow on the ground, not many people have been coming in for snow supplies.
Some stores don't have any more winter supplies in stock.
"We haven't has any shovels or roof rakes in about a month and a half. We have about a half dozen bags of winter salt left and we have one snow blower that was returned to us. Other than that, our winter stuff is pretty well gone," said Pelkowski.
Employees expect more people to buy spring plants when their next shipment comes in.
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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