Author Archives: Duff Damos

MTV 40 years…Music? Television?  What happened?

MTV 40 years…Music? Television? What happened?

August 1st will be the 40th anniversary of MTV. I remember the day I stood in line for the new “Clicker” box for all the channels they added to the cable system in Wausau. They did it at the Mall Furniture building on Grand Avenue. A whole new world in TV viewing. They had a…Read more »

Allergies!  How bout you?!

Allergies! How bout you?!

WOW! This dry weather has kicked my ass with allergies. I know I know…we never seem to be 100 percent satisfied. It seems it’s always a trade off. Best thing I ever did years ago was get to an allergist, go on shot therapy and try to feel better. I was getting sinus infections every…Read more »

There IS light at the end of the tunnel

There IS light at the end of the tunnel

Ladies and Gentlemen. Saturday I had a wonderful visit with Duane from Wildwood Wildlife Park in Minocqua. In that visit we discussed the RETURN of the beloved ZOO BOO event! A good sign as we get back to these great events again. Mark down Saturday October 9, 2021 as ZOO BOO returns to Wildwood Wildlife…Read more »

Could Summer Concerts Be a Reality?

Could Summer Concerts Be a Reality?

With spring now officially sprung what do we look for in the coming summer months? Certainly, we are praying not a repeat of last year. I’m seeing many of the big summer events moving ahead as scheduled now. One of my favorites outside of the Northwoods is the EAA Fly in Oshkosh. As far as…Read more »

Who doesn’t like a fish fry?!?

Who doesn’t like a fish fry?!?

Well…I think things are turning around for us all. Things seem to be somewhat pointing toward a more normal way of life. So many things we’ve missed out on over the last year. ONE of those things is the famous Fish Fry. Thank goodness we’ve been able to get curbside, take out, etc and now…Read more »

Shot #2 Complete

Shot #2 Complete

OK…so I got my second Covid vaccine. Got it at 2pm on Thursday. So, all that I’ve heard I decided I better take Friday off just in case. Well, I got up Friday morning and had a sore arm…and that’s it!!! Ya! Stuck my tongue out at all the people that said “you’ll get a…Read more »

Will we get back to normal?

Will we get back to normal?

Or has life changed forever? It’s been a scary, crazy year! About 1 year ago life changed for all of us. For the rest of my days I will never forget being at work and having that “now what” feeling. A feeling of not knowing exactly what is going on. The feeling of “now what”…Read more »

Thank You Oneida County Health Dept.

Thank You Oneida County Health Dept.

Well, I’ve got one Covid19 vaccine in and another in a couple weeks. I just want to thank the OCHD for my experience. They are doing the vaccines at Four Square Church in Rhinelander. It’s incredibly organized. You sign up online. They day you are scheduled they check you in when you drive in. They…Read more »

To Grill or Not To Grill…THAT is the question!

To Grill or Not To Grill…THAT is the question!

On the phone with a friend this weekend. He mentioned “I’d give anything for a brat on the grill. I mentioned that I have cooked brats many times in the winter out on the deck. He didn’t believe me! Granted he’s in Chicago and they don’t do like we do in the Northwoods but I’ve…Read more »

HELLO Winter! Where’ve ya been?

HELLO Winter! Where’ve ya been?

WOW!  Winter, you waited for a while but when you decided to show up….you REALLY showed up!  Pretty good snow storm on Thursday and then -24 this weekend!  It’s going to be around for the week so hopefully you’ve planned ahead.  Here’s what the National Safety Council recommends. Car Emergency Kit List Common Supplies: In an emergency…Read more »