Summer Fun

Two Local Fairs Open Up This Week

Updated: 07/27/2014 - Some great family fun is on the horizon. A couple area fairs are getting ready to open their gates this week.

Sports Camp Keeps Kids Moving This Summer

Updated: 07/09/2014 - It's hard enough to keep your kids active during the summer months as it is, but for parents who work full time and struggle to make ends meet it's even harder. That's why the Boys and Girls Club of Wisconsin Rapids is stepping up to help those kids whose parents can't afford it.

Wausau Area 4th of July Celebration

Updated: 07/04/2014 - The Wausau Area 4th of July Celebration will have 2 sets of fireworks this year - at dusk on Thursday and Friday.

Langlade Co. Fair Now Open

Updated: 07/30/2013 - The Langlade Co. Fair runs through July 24th - 28th. Admission is free. Parking on the grounds will cost you about $5.

Affordable Kid-Friendly Summer Fun

Updated: 07/02/2013 - We're just more than a month into summer vacation and if you're struggling to find ways to keep your kids entertained, we've got you covered.

More Summer Fun

Cooking During the Summer Months

Here are some mouth-watering recipe ideas for those hot summer days.

Whether you're looking for main dishes, side dishes, lighter fare, or desserts, these ideas will get you started.

Fun in Summertime!

Don't be bored this summer! There are lots of things to do, see, and learn about both online and offline. Get you or your kids into summer spirit with some of these fun summer activities:

~ Have a water balloon fight.

~ Grow a garden.

~ Watch the sunset or see the sunrise.

~ Go for a walk along the beach or a wooded path.

~ Go fishing.

~ Sit outside and sip iced tea.

~ Camp out in a tent.

~ Have a carwash.

~ Make fresh lemonade.

~ If you live near a beach, consider an outing, and build some sandcastles!

~ Fly a kite.

~ Make homeade ice cream.

~ Play in the sprinkler.

Pick one today and have fun!


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Sun Safety

Cover up. - When you are out in the sun, wear clothing to protect as much skin as possible.

Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher

Wear a hat. - A hat with at least a 2 to 3-inch brim all around is ideal because it protects areas often exposed to the sun.

Wear sunglasses that block UV rays.

Limit direct sun exposure as much as possible during peak UV radiation hours between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps.

Select cosmetic products and contact lenses that offer UV protection.

Protect children from the sun. - Babies younger than 6 months should be kept out of direct sunlight and protected from the sun using hats and protective clothing.

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