RHINELANDER - Whether you like a fruity wine, a hoppy beer, or something a little different, you were likely able to find it at the ninth annual Hodag Hops & Vines event in Rhinelander Saturday. The event brings in wineries and microbreweries from around Wisconsin and nearby states.
Executive director of the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce Lauren Sackett said it's a great opportunity for locals to try new flavors.
"There's always a new beer or wine. [People] can come and check out what they might have for their new summer flavor," said Sackett.
Rhinelander Brewing Company and Three Lakes Winery were among the local options. Woodland Trail Winery in Lakewood, Wisconsin showcased two special wines for the summer, Hawaiian Twilight and Watermelon.
"Hops and Vines is a great opportunity to come out and see a number of people, give them an opportunity to taste the product that we have, and come and visit us," said sales representative of Woodland Trail Winery Russ Utech. "Even if they have already been there before they might find something different."
Fun Factory Sweet Shoppe made specialty gelatos for the event, including merlot, chardonnay, and beer and pretzel flavors.
RHINELANDER - A man died near the entrance of Nicolet College in Rhinelander on Thursday afternoon.
Neither the campus nor the public were in danger, according to the Oneida Co. Sheriff's Office. Due to the circumstances of the man's death, Newswatch 12 is not releasing more information, but there appears to be nothing suspicious about the death.
Police got a report at 3:55 p.m. about a man lying face down near the entry drive to Nicolet College. Emergency responders took him to St. Mary's Hospital, but he died.
The Oneida Co. Sheriff's Office, Rhinelander Fire Department, Pelican First Responders, and Oneida Co. Medical Examiner's Office were involved in the response.
ARBOR VITAE - Do you know where your food comes from? Kindergarteners at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff elementary do. They have been growing their own fruits and vegetables all year. On Thursday, their work culminated in a final celebration as part of the first-ever Wisconsin School Garden Day.
Each kindergartner was partnered with a fifth grader to help them with planting and weeding.
Organizer Adriane Morabito said it is important for young people to know where their food comes from.
"It teaches them important skills like empathy, compassionate, and kindness," said Morabito. "It also helps them eat healthy."
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