MINOCQUA - Plenty of fun things can happen at a beerfest in the Northwoods.
But you probably wouldn't plan on going there to find your future spouse.
Well that's what happened to Paul Field and Liz Brodek at the Lac Du Flambaeu Brewfest.
They met last year while Field was working at the event. The two of them still can't believe how they met.
"It's crazy, completely unexpected," Brodek said.
"It happened early in the beer fest which i think is important," Field said.
This year the couple celebrates their anniversary at the festival. The band even honored the couple.
Looking back, Field says he didn't notice Brodek at first.
"The second she said she wanted something hoppier, i started paying attention to who I was talking to," Field said. "At a beer fest you are just pouring a lot beers and once I actually took a look and saw her it was love at first sight."
The couple is planning to get married next August.
RHINELANDER - Oneida County needs more foster care homes. Right now, there are nine licensed foster homes in the area, most of which are full according to the county's social services department.
Foster Care Coordinator Rachel Nelson says that in Oneida County there are 24 children currently living in foster homes. The department participated in a statewide foster care recruitment project last fall, and discovered just how great the need is.
RHINELANDER - A snow storm caught Hanson's Garden Village in Rhinelander off guard last weekend and collapsed a greenhouse. Now that spring weather is here, Hanson's is ready to move forward by making some adjustments. "We got by for 25 years doing what we were doing," said Hanson's Garden Village Co-owner Brent Hanson. Last weekend's spring snow storm set back Hanson's. "We thought we were ahead of schedule having that greenhouse nice and filled," said Hanson's Manager Beth Hanson.
"One bad storm and there you go. Things happen," said Brent. The storm collapsed a greenhouse holding thousands of plants. "For years we've gotten by with these lighter cheaper green houses," said Brent. "We'll be down a greenhouse for a little bit here," said Beth. Now Hanson's will only use sturdier and solid greenhouses so that collapses don't become a pattern.
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