July 1, 2019, will mark the 40th anniversary of the formation of Republic Airlines. Told from a ‘hometown’ perspective, this is a story of that airline and its famous duck logo named Herman.
Some good news in the regional aviation sector with the completion of the 5 year, $38 million project to renovate and expand Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA).
Serving the Wausau / Stevens Point region, the airport will host a ‘Grand Re-Opening’ and ribbon cutting ceremony on June 9, 2016 for the official unveiling of its stylish new terminal.
Milwaukee’s slogan is ‘A Great Place on a Great Lake’ and that certainly rings true. This wonderful city on the shores of Lake Michigan offers a delightfully unique mix of old world charm and modern, big city style. This is a forward looking city, but one that isn’t afraid to embrace its past. It does this seamlessly by incorporating its many historically significant buildings into a modern, urbane cityscape unlike any other in America. And you may find some surprisingly famous names.
Wausau is the regional hub of central and north central Wisconsin. In addition to its fantastic canoeing and kayaking areas, this charming city has many other recreational activities to offer, from museums and historic sites, excellent river walks and bike paths, to lush island parks and nature reserves – and of course down-hill skiing and snowboarding in the winter!
This July the American Canoe Association is once again holding its National and North American Open Canoe Championships in the lovely and always welcoming town of Wausau, Wisconsin. This is followed by the Midwest Freestyle Championships in August; just two of the many canoe and kayak related events held at this internationally recognised white-water location.
While writing this I’m reminded of that classic S’Express dance hit ‘Hey Music Lover’, a song that still makes me want to get up and boogie. Is it possible I’m showing my age by saying “boogie”? Still, no matter what kind of sound gets you moving summer is the season for music and a time when great concerts and festivals can be found around the nation. From big cities and small towns to places off the beaten track you’ll be sure to find your favourite bands performing somewhere.
What better way to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit than a visit to one of America’s inspiring national treasures – the beautiful sights that make up the U.S. National Parks System.
The National Park System includes national monuments, battlefield parks and old homesteads and buildings that tell the stories of America’s past. Of course the park system also includes the beautiful natural wonders of the country and in this list we will take a glimpse at several of the places that we have come to love – vast areas of immense beauty that must be seen to comprehend and truly appreciate.