Green Bay Botanical Garden | WPS Garden of Lights

Green Bay Botanical Garden | WPS Garden of Lights

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  • 10 November,2017

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Twinkling lights are making the Green Bay Botanical Garden sparkle again for their 21st year of WPS Garden of Lights from November 24th thru December 30th.  What is it about a bunch of Christmas lights that gets us so excited? All we really know is there’s something undeniably magical and special about those little lights as winter is pushed back for a moment by the twinkle and glow.


Here are 5 Things to know about the Garden of Lights


1.)  There are over 250,000 lights that will make the garden glow with beautiful colors for the season.  Can you imagine the amount of work it would take to unravel a ball of lights like that?

Photo courtesy of Amenson Studio


2.) Bring your camera to capture the magic.  There are photo ops everywhere!  And you may even catch someone popping the question in this all too perfect setting! (Let’s hope they say, Yes!)


3.) The features are Amazing and Beautiful!  The Icicle Forest, the walk-thru Catepillar, Gorgeous Swans, the Tallest and Brightest Christmas Tree, Flowers, Butterflies, and so MUCH MORE …… You will want to see it twice, because there is so much to see!

Photo Courtesy of Amenson Studio


4.) You can walk this 2 mile path or there is the option of a horse drawn wagon ride but either way make sure to bundle up.

Photo courtesy of Amenson Studio


5.) It’s more than just the lights that makes this a must do on your list this year.  There are children’s stories told by Mrs. Claus, a Model Train exhibit set up and run by the G-Gagers Train Club (it usually delivers candy to kids watching it go round), a Candy Cane Lane with family friendly activities, a Gift Shop, Food, Hot Cocoa and of course, the big guy, Santa!


Just a few more things……

You can enjoy this glow and twinkle of the garden on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 5pm-9pm. November 24th thru December 30th.

There is free parking and a free shuttle from NWTC parking lot.

Family Night is Friday, November 24th.  This means children 12 & under in the same household receive FREE walking admission with one paid adult.

Volunteers are needed to make this event the best it can be!  Find available shifts and more info about volunteering right here.

You can find even more details about the WPS Garden of Lights on their website and facebook page.

Enjoy this magical event this holiday season and don’t forget to tag us in all your fun photos at #northeastwiactivities

Holiday/Christmas Parades 2017 – Northeast WI

Holiday/Christmas Parades 2017 – Northeast WI

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  • 01 November,2017

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It’s hard to believe the Christmas Season is about to begin!  Northeast WI Activities is ready to help get you in the Spirit of the Season with our list of Holiday Parades.


November 16

🎅  Berlin at 6pm. 31st Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. Theme is “Games and Board Games”.

🎅 Oshkosh at 6:30pm “A Charlie Brown Christmas”


November 17

🎅 Kewaunee at 6:30pm  – Holiday Lights Parade

🎅 Menominee, MI at 6pm


November 18

🎅 Green Bay at 10am  “Holiday Memories”

🎅 Sturgeon Bay at 10am  “Christmas by the Bay”


November 21

🎅 Appleton at 6:30pm  “Our Wish For The Season: Peace, Joy & Harmony”


November 22

🎅 Manitowoc at 6:30pm  “Lakeshore Holiday Parade”


November 23

🎅 Jacksonport at 10:30am for the 21st Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.


November 25

🎅 Two Rivers at 5:30pm  “Christmas Fantasy Parade”

🎅 Crivitz at 5:30pm “Jingle Bells”

🎅 Kiel at 6:30pm


November 26

🎅 Sheboygan at 5pm  “25th Annual Holiday Parade”


November 27

🎅 Clintonville at 6pm – Holiday Parade

🎅 Little Chute at 6:30pm


December 1

🎅 New London at 6pm  “Holiday of Wonder”

🎅 Shawano at 6pm  “Making The Season Bright”


December 2

🎅 Iola at 10am

🎅 Oconto at 1pm

🎅 Freedom at 6:30pm “Parade of Lights: Family Christmas”

🎅 Marinette at 1pm

🎅 Howard/Suamico at 1pm  “Winter Wonderland”

🎅 Chilton Parade of Lights at 5pm

🎅 Fond du Lac at 4:15pm “Christmas on the Lake”

🎅 Omro at 5pm  “Around The World”

🎅 Weyauwega at 5:30pm

🎅 Wrightstown at 12pm


December 5

🎅 Kaukauna at 6pm “Electric City Christmas Parade”


December 9

🎅 Manawa at 5pm – Christmas Parade

🎅 Pound at 5pm – Christmas Parade of Lights


Don’t know dates yet for 2017 ……… however, if you know these, please let me know by sending me an email at

Fremont at 4:30pm

Nichols at 11:30am

Halloween Candy Buy Back – 2017

Halloween Candy Buy Back – 2017

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  • 29 October,2017

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Good news for parents, sad for kids: Dentists will gladly buy all that extra Halloween candy but they will send it overseas to our troops!  Here are a few throughout Northeast WI.

If you know of any others, send me an email at

Find out more about Halloween Candy Buyback at


🍬 Green Bay Family Dental Center 
2609 Development Dr. in Green Bay  (920) 432-2961
Thursday, November 2nd from 3:30pm-6pm and Friday, November 3rd from 12pm-3pm
$1.00 per pound up to $5.00 per child (children must be present)
Costumes encouraged. Kids in costumes will enter drawing for prizes.


🍬 Children’s Dental Clinic of Green Bay
534 Red Bird Circle in DePere (920) 336-4002
November 6-9 from 8am-5pm
Receive a raffle ticket for every pound of candy you bring in.  You could win one of two $75.00 gift cards to Target or Best Buy.


🍬 Lawton Family Dentistry
105 North Ridge Dr. in New London,  (920) 982-3567
Tuesday, November 7th and Wednesday, November 8th from 4pm-6pm
Bring at least 1lb of your unwanted, unopened candy into Lawton Family Dentistry and receive a goodie bag.


🍬 Door County Dental Care
30 N 18th Avenue #2 in Sturgeon Bay,
Wednesday, Nov. 1st – Friday, Nov. 10th                                                                             Kids can bring in their Halloween candy to Door County Dental Care and get paid $2 for every pound they contribute. (children must be present)


🍬 Dental Associates
430 Main St. in Green Bay   (920) 431-0345
Bring in your candy November 2nd from 2pm-6pm and November 3rd from 8am-2pm
$1/pound for up to 5 pounds.


570 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac, WI 920-907-1400
Monday, October 30th – Wednesday, Nov. 1st from 8am-5pm
Bring in Candy and receive a goody bag.

National Night Out 2017

National Night Out 2017

” National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. ”

Here is our list of area communities that will be holding events for National Night Out on August 1st, 2017.


🔷** St. Paul Lutheran Ministries in Appleton from 4:30pm-8pm.

🔷** Lions Park in Grand Chute from 4pm-8pm

🔷** Vosters Park in Appleton from 5pm-7:30pm

🔷** Riverview Lutheran Church & School in Appleton from 5:30pm-8:30pm

🔷** Hatten Park in New London from 4:30pm-6:30pm

🔷** King Park in Sheboygan from 5pm-7:30pm

🔷** Greenville Lions Park in Greenville from 4:30pm-7pm

🔷** Kiwanis Park in New Holstein from 6pm-8pm

🔷** Hortonville – Hortonia Fire/EMS in Hortonville from 5pm-7pm

🔷** Marion Public Library in Marion from 5pm-9pm

🔷** Lindsay Park in Manawa from 5pm-8pm

🔷** Shiocton-Bovina Fire Dept. in Shiocton from 5pm-7pm

🔷** Willow Creek Park in Bellevue from 6pm-8pm

🔷** Washington Park in Two Rivers from 6pm-8pm

🔷** Throughout Ashwaubenon from 6pm-9pm.  Click here to see all 13 hosts!

🔷** Stephenson Island in Marinette from 4pm-9pm

🔷** City Hall in Oconto from 5pm-8pm

🔷** Peters Park in Brillion from 5pm-7pm

🔷** St. Anne Parish Church Grounds in Lena from 5pm-8pm

🔷** Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Park from 4pm-7pm

🔷** Mather Heights Park in Green Bay from 5pm-7pm

🔷** Village of Howard Fire Department in Howard from 5pm-7pm


FREE Donut Day

FREE Donut Day

National Donut Day is Friday June 2nd. YUM!

National Donut Day was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. The celebration is traditionally held on the first Friday of June. The women, dubbed “Doughnut Lassies” are often credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States when the troops returned home from war.

Many donut shops like to celebrate this day by giving away free donuts.  Here are just a few for our area!


🍩 Krispy Kreme – Whether it’s powdered, filled or a hot Original Glazed®, stop in for a free doughnut from Krispy Kreme. In honor of National Doughnut Day, on Friday, June 2, stop in to any Krispy Kreme US or Canadian location for a FREE doughnut of any variety–including its world famous Original Glazed® doughnut.

🍩 Dunkin’ Donuts – Dunkin’ Donuts will celebrate National Donut Day by offering guests a Free classic donut with any beverage purchase.  The offer is good all day on June 2nd at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants. Find your closest Dunkin’ Donuts.

🍩 Manderfield’s Home Bakery – Get a Dozen Donuts on Friday for only $8.95!

🍩 Kwik Trip – Text DONUT to 77887 for a FREE Kwikery Bake Shop Cake Donut, Dunker or Glazer on 6/2!

Horseback Riding, Lessons and More….

Horseback Riding, Lessons and More….

Do you have a love of horses? Have you always wanted to learn how to ride? Or do you have kids that would love ponies? Well, there are plenty of places to go for guided trail rides, to learn how to ride with lessons and many of these places offer more than just this, like birthday parties. Here is where you can saddle up around Northeast WI.


Trail Rides

🐎 Ahnapee Ranch6875 Tagge Rd in Sturgeon Bay, 920-743-2715

🐎 Kurtz Corral, 5712 Howard Lane in Sturgeon Bay, 920-743-6742

🐎 Bjorkman’s Horse OutingsW5994 Chapman Rd. in Niagara,  715-251-4408 or 888-467-7367

🐎 Lee Lake Riding Stable, 9070 Lee Lake Rd. in Pound.  920-897-4805

🐎 Mountain Meadows Ranch, 13807 Whiffen Lane in Mountain, 715-276-3860



🐎 Dollar Hill Equestrian Center, 2690 Dollar Rd. in Green Bay  920-309-2002

🐎 Lucky Stables, 6976 Woodenshoe Rd. in Neenah.  920-213-5203

🐎 Secret Stables, 2992 Noah Rd. in DePere. 920-655-3416

🐎 Someplace Special Ranch, W2065 Radar Rd. in Marinette. 715-735-3785

🐎 My Fantasy Farm in Pulaski. 920-822-5854

🐎 Thornberry Stables, 820 Brookwood Circle in Hobart.  920-497-0925

🐎 Lance Hayes Stables, 136 Ferdinand St. in Neenah.  920-722-9192

🐎 County Line Stables, 2008 County Line Rd. in DePere.  920-277-4349

🐎 NEW Heights, W1421 County Rd. VV in Seymour.  920-680-7399



Ponies and more…

🐎 Pony Playce, N2757 Alphorn Lane in Appleton.  920-931-2918


2017 WPS Volunteer Awards!

2017 WPS Volunteer Awards!

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  • 25 January,2017

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Nominations have just opened for the 2017 WPS Volunteer Awards!



Nominations of residents from the following counties are encouraged: Brown, Shawano, Oconto, Kewaunee and Manitowoc.


Please take the time to honor the enormous impact that volunteers make in our community by nominating an individual or group for one of the WPS Volunteer Awards. The Volunteer Awards program is put on by the Volunteer Center of Brown County and sponsored by Wisconsin Public Service. The deadline for nominations is March 3, 2017.



 Why take the time to submit a nomination?


  • ⭐It is a powerful way to honor the impact that a person or group is having in the community! Each nominee will be our guest at the Awards Breakfast, which will take place on Thursday, April 27 at the KI Convention Center. All nominees will be recognized at the event.


  • ⭐Submitting a nomination creates greater awareness of the organization where the volunteer gives their time and energy.


  • ⭐Recipients and runners-up of the awards will receive a cash prize that they can donate to the organization of their choice. The youth recipient and runner-up will receive a scholarship.


  • ⭐The nominee may also be selected by the Volunteer Center as the “Volunteer of the Week” or as a recipient of the “Wisconsin Heroes” award during the following year.


Nominations can be submitted in the following way:




Whether or not an individual or group is actually the recipient or runner-up, they will be honored that someone took the time to acknowledge their service to the community. Completing a nomination form doesn’t have to take much time, but doing it will truly brighten the life of someone who is strengthening our community through their volunteerism.


If you have questions, contact the Volunteer Center at 920-429-9445 or

Northeast WI Living Nativities / 2016

Northeast WI Living Nativities / 2016

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  • 17 November,2016

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LIVING NATIVITIES are happening throughout Northeast WI! These are Free and a great family event!  Mark your Calendars and enjoy the true meaning behind Christmas and the joys of the birth of our Lord and Savior!


Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Marinette on Dec. 2th & 3rd from 5pm-8pm.

The presentations will last 20 minutes and be presented approximately every 20 minutes. Refreshments and entertainment will also be provided in the school gym. No charge. 


Martin Luther Church & School in Oshkosh on Sat. Dec. 3rd from 4pm-7pm.

The Live Nativity is presented in a drive-through and walk-through fashion. Enter by vehicle or on foot from Algoma Boulevard. Follow the Scripture passages through the lot and exit onto Elmwood Avenue. No Charge.


St. John’s Lutheran Church in Two Rivers on Sat. Dec. 3rd from 4:30pm-7:30pm


Peace Lutheran Church in Neenah on Fri. Dec. 9th from 6pm-7:30pm


Our Savior Lutheran Church in Green Bay on Wed. Dec. 14th from 5:00pm-8pm.

The church yard will be alive again this year with shepherds, Wise men, Mary and Joseph, along with livestock and the Christ child. There will be repeated performances at 5:30; 6:00 & 6:30 Home made soup, bread and desserts will be served. Free will offerings will accepted. There will be a collection of nutritious non-perishable food items for Manna for Life.


Alleluia Lutheran Church in Greenleaf on Thur. Dec. 8th from 5pm-8pm.

Indoor Christmas Nativity Walk. Enjoy the sounds of Christmas through local choirs & musicians, cookie decorating, ornament making & face painting! FREE REFRESHMENTS: hot dogs, chips, cookies, hot chocolate, cider & coffee.


First Baptist Church in Sturgeon Bay, Dec. 2nd & Dec. 3rd at 6pm and 7pm

Free admission and refreshments!


Just a few extra notes on locations that had Live Nativities last year……..

** Appleton Alliance Church in Appleton will bring back Streets of Bethlehem in 2017.

** Rock K Ranch in Greenleaf  will not be having Christmas at the Barn as the Alleluia Church will be having the live nativity at the church this year. 

** United Methodist Church in Oconto Falls told me there is no date for one to be held this year.

Halloween Candy Buy Back

Halloween Candy Buy Back

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  • 31 October,2016

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Good news for parents, sad for kids: Dentists will gladly buy all that extra Halloween candy but they will send it overseas to our troops!  Here are a few throughout Northeast WI.

Find out more about Halloween Candy Buyback at


Green Bay Family Dental Center 
2609 Development Dr. in Green Bay  (920) 432-2961
Tuesday, November 1st from 3pm-7pm.
$1.00 per pound up to $5.00 per child
Costumes encouraged. Kids in costumes will enter drawing for prizes.

Fox Valley Dental
1380 S. Commercial St., Neenah, (920) 725-1327
November 1st -2nd, 8am-5pm.
$1.00 per pound

Lawton Family Dentistry
105 North Ridge Dr. in New London,  (920) 982-3567
Tuesday, November 1st, 4pm-6pm
Bring at least 1lb of your unwanted, unopened candy into Lawton Family Dentistry and receive a goodie bag.

Door County Dental Care
30 N 18th Avenue #2 in Sturgeon Bay,
Tuesday, Nov. 1st – Friday, Nov. 11th                                                                             Kids can bring in their Halloween candy to Door County Dental Care and get paid $2 for every pound they contribute.

Dental Associates
4660 W. College Ave. in Appleton   (920) 730-0345
Bring in your candy November 1 – 4, 2016.
$1/pound for up to 5 pounds.



5 Things to Know about The Green Bay Blizzard!

5 Things to Know about The Green Bay Blizzard!

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  • 04 March,2016

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How many of you know, that in Green Bay, football is year round?  We have the Packers but we also have The Green Bay Blizzard!  They are the Professional Indoor Arena Football team of Green Bay and they are AWESOME!

This football is high energy, heart pounding entertainment with fast paced football that will keep you cheering from the pre-game show to the after-party on the field.


 5 Things to Know about the Blizzard and Arena Football.

1.)  Their Mascot is a Yeti named Bruiser! Need I say more?  #yetisighting #believethemyth

2.)  It’s completely Family Friendly.  Tickets are very affordable, so you can bring the whole family and some friends! You also can’t beat the entertainment, let alone the fast paced football competition.  Their theme nights and promotions for home games are Amazing! See their schedule here.

3.)  There are No Bad Seats!  With the size of the field, there really are no bad seats.  You won’t have people blocking your sight and you can see every part of the action on the field.  Also, fans get to keep any balls that go into the stands!

4.)  You become a Better Football Fan!  Indoor Arena Football has different rules than what we are used to in the NFL. So watching these games and learning these new rules makes you well versed in the different types of gridiron football.

5.) So much Stuff for the Kids!  The Green Bay Blizzard are very kid friendly.  Kids can be one of Bruiser’s Buddies for FREE.  Click here, fill out the form and take advantage of this awesome opportunity and some incredible swag!


Kids also have the chance to Roar for Reading!  A Yeti who loves reading, what could be better? How about students that can earn a touchdown by reading 4 books to receive a free ticket for the April 15th game?  Find out more here!

Looking for a Birthday party idea? Look no further and celebrate with the Blizzard!  Click here to learn more.


**Find out more and get your tickets to see the Green Bay Blizzard at