Oneida Co. Seniors Welcome Spring in StyleSubmitted: 03/21/2013
Story By Newswatch 12 Team

Oneida Co. Seniors Welcome Spring in Style
RHINELANDER - Some wacky Oneida County seniors celebrated the first day of spring in style today. The Oneida County Senior Center threw a Mad Hatter Tea Party to usher in the season.

Area seniors were invited to create the kookiest hat they could dream up. The only rule was it has to stay on your head. Guest judges picked winners in seven categories.

Later on was a tea tasting, and a showing of Alice in Wonderland.

"This time of year people are getting anxious for spring. Winter kind of gets them down; they're afraid of falling so they don't get out as much as they would like to. So I thought this would be a nice, fun event to get people out and enjoying themselves," says Stephanie Schroeder, Senior Center Activities and Volunteer Coordinator.

The Senior Center has a list of activities for each month. Event organizers say people might be surprised by what they find.

"I think there's a lot of misconceptions about what the Senior Center is all about. They think we just sit around and, I don't know, knit or something. But we're an active bunch and we have something for everyone," says Schroeder.

We have a link to the Oneida County Senior Center events below. Click on the link, then go to the middle of the page, and click on the link to activities.

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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 03/19/2018

- Tonight on Newswatch 12:

We'll show you the scene of an accident this afternoon on Highway 8 just west of Rhinelander that closed traffic for at least a half hour.

We talk to the Vilas County sheriff and the jail administrator about a clerical error that temporarily gave an inmate an early release.

And we'll show you how people over 40 took advantage of a free vision screening today from the Rhinelander Lions Club.

We'll bring you all this and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.

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MINOCQUA - You can travel all of Latin America and Spain and never leave the dinner table in Minocqua.

Minocqua Brewing Company is hosting a " Tango, Tapas, and Tempranillo" wine dinner Tuesday night.

Getting culturally creative with food can be tough during a slow tourism season.

That's why learning about new cuisine and sharing it with the locals is the chef's favorite part.

"I have used Chimichurri for fifteen years, but to actually research and find out where it came from and the story behind it is kind of cool," says Chef Scott Conley.

Minocqua Brewing hosts a wine dinner and cooking class each month.

For more info, click the link below.

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NEW LONDON - New London police have sent pieces of candy from a St. Patrick's Day parade to the State Crime Laboratory to see if it's tainted.

Police warned people not to eat candy they got at Saturday's parade over concerns it may be contaminated. They received about 10 complaints about children and others developing temporary numbness or rash since Saturday.

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TOMAHAWK - If you feel stir-crazy this time of year, taking a quick drive Tuesday afternoon might help.

Hometown Chiropractic in Rhinelander and Tomahawk hopes to spread smiles during, "Sunshine on the Streets."

The doctors will wave signs with their favorite positive quotes starting at 12:30 in the afternoon.

Chiropractors normally work to get your physical health in check, but they want to help your mental health, too.

"I want to say we are one of the smaller countries in the world, but we take almost 80 percent of the world's anti-depressants. So we want to make sure we have positivity energy and positive thoughts because it will help us heal better and feel better," says Dr. Grace Zuiker Nash.

"Sunshine on the Streets" also marks the First Official Day of Spring.

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RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander Police Department wants your help to purchase its next K-9 dog.

Their previous K-9, Drago, retired a few months ago and the department is now looking for a new one.

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RHINELANDER - A two vehicle crash caused Highway 8 to close down for almost an hour Monday.

The crashed happened around 1:30 p.m. west of Rhinelander.

A car was trying to turn into Roberts Repair when a truck hit it from behind.

There was one person in each car. At least one driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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RHINELANDER - The older you get the worse your vision can become. But retired or not, vision screening can be expensive.

The Rhinelander Lions Club offered free eye testing for anyone over 40 on Monday.

The screening took place at the Oneida County Department of Aging.

The purpose of the screening was to help people identify if they are at high risk for eye disease or need to see an eye doctor.

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