Various utility companies in Richland County and one in the town of Spring Green were recently awarded Public Service Commission (PSC) grants to expand access to high-speed internet in rural areas.
The Lone Rock Bistro and Taproom is the first local spot to announce to-go cocktails following the state passing the bill allowing restaurants to sell carryout alcohol on Friday, and going into effect Sunday.
One of the surest signs that Spring has arrived is the opening of the local golf course. In the absence of a winter golf trip to a warm climate, most golfers put away their clubs for approximately five months. Seeing the snow melt and weather turning for the better leads golfers to a happy place, knowing golf at our local course is not far off. Instead of just watching golf on television, we can actually go out and play golf with our friends. The Spring Green Municipal Golf Course is now open for play, and on good weather days has been quite busy.
Spring is here and with it brings an increasing risk of wildfires, with two small wildfires burning a combined 0.30 acres in Spring Green over the weekend. On Saturday alone, there were 36 fi res burning over 100 acres across the state, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Five structures were burned and several more were threatened. None of those structures were in the Spring Green area.
The riverwalk in Sauk City became crowded earlier this month when the temperature soared, relatively speaking, into the 50s. Although I prefer to walk alone, I found I couldn’t blame my fellow hikers and cyclists. For those of us who didn’t book a spring break trip, these sunny days were a welcome reprieve from the gray depths of winter.
We thought we’d start this entry with a bit of exciting news: We are going to announce the 2021 Summer Season in next week’s Diversions, on March 24! Unless, that is, something very unexpected happens before then. The caveat comes from the fact that we have not yet received final approval from the unions.
Brewhaha Coffee Roasters and the Spring Green Area Arts Coalition (SGAAC) are working together in the month of March to raise funds for SGAAC throughout the month of March. All proceeds from orders of the special medium, Colombian roast from Brewhaha will go to SGAAC.
Vortex Optics out of Barneveld recently opened an out-of-the-box training facility to offer different educational opportunities.
Tortilleria Zepeda received the Jendusa Lubar Entrepreneurship Center award from their appearance on “Project Pitch It,” which will provide them with workshops and support services from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Lubar’s Entrepreneurship Center, and a $5,000 cash prize.
Nina’s Department Store has been in our family for four generations. My great grandfather, Harris Marcus, started the business. He was an immigrant from Russia.