RHINELANDER - Getting a first look at spring's flowers, trees, and shrubs sounds like a dream come true for the gardeners out there.
Hanson's Garden Village in Rhinelander is celebrating the start of the season by giving its customers a sneak peek this weekend.
Gardeners can stop in to talk about new plant varieties and get a greenhouse tour.
Spring also means there will be different planting classes every week during April and May.
It's still too early in the season to get your hands dirty in your garden though; you'll have to wait until frost advisories go away.
"End of April to beginning of June is when we are the busiest," said Beth Hanson of Hanson's Garden Village. "Everyone is wanting to get all their plants out and planted before Memorial Day weekend. Everyone is getting their vegetables in the garden. If they started seed at home, that's the time to get the outside."
Even though planting season hasn't started just yet, Hanson's is open during the week for customers.
You'll need to RSVP for this weekend's spring preview.
RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander group working to maintain recreational trails in the area got some help in their mission. The Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association received grants to help fund its various projects.
The group got two DNR Recreational Trail Act Grants totaled at a little more than $13,000. The WPS Foundation also gave a total of $1,800 in grants. The grant money will be used to help with multiple projects.
One project is to construct a boardwalk over the wetlands of the Cassian Cross County Ski Trail. RASTA is also going to construct a new ski trail at Washburn.
For more information on all of RASTA's projects, visit their Facebook page lined below.
FLORENCE COUNTY - Two high school students died in a car crash early Friday morning in Florence County. The wreck happened at around 6:20 a.m. according to the Florence County Sheriff's Office.
The vehicle was traveling north on County Highway N in the Commonwealth Township, when the driver lost control while making a turn. The vehicle crossed the center line, left the roadway, and hit a tree, bursting into flames upon impact.
The names and ages of the Florence High School students will be released after notifications are made.
The unusual weather this spring could have an effect on how many fish you might catch this season. We talk to a local bait shop owner about the connection between the weather and the number of catchable fish that are in the water.
And we'll take you to a recycling event and tell you how you can help a local homeless shelter by bringing in old appliances.
We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
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