Brown Mug, Virginia's Vintage are now open on Antigo's south side|
City eyes purchase of former laundry building
|Enjoy a cup of hotóor chilledójoe and browse beautifully refinished furniture at The Brown Mug Coffee & Expresso and Virginias Vintage on Antigos south side.|
The coffee shop and showroom is located in the Glass Company building at 1045 S. Superior St. It is headquartered in the northernmost suite, allowing for easy drive-thru access for coffee and latte lovers.
The Brown Mug is the brainchild of Hope Brown, who has transformed the onetime Mountain Mudd coffee kiosk across from the Langlade County Fairgrounds into a full-service shop with a huge assortment of drinks and charming parlor.
With our permanent location, we have more space and a large sit-down area, Brown said. Everyone likes that.
The June 8 opening drew overflow crowds, she said, many of whom came to browse the shop, and now they are becoming regular customers.
The Brown Mug offers a mix of hot and iced coffees, teas, lattes and frappes along with bakery from Sweet Thyme. Sandwiches are coming to the menu beginning on Monday.
For the extremely busy, the Brown Mug offers deliveries to local businesses on Friday mornings.
The shop gave Jinny Waldvog
Hope Brown, left, and Jinny Waldvogel at the Brown Mug and Virginias Vintage, newly opened on Antigos south side.
National dog rally draws local teams
|Antigo aldermen Wednesday took steps to add badly-needed downtown parking while removing a potential eyesore from the citys core. |
Following a closed session discussion, the Finance, Personnel and Legislative Committee voted to purchase the former Langlade Laundry building at 511 Clermont St., with plans to raze it for add parking in that overcrowded lot.
The action must still be ratified by the full Common Council.
It will take away a building that could soon be blighted and allow us to provide additional parking for businesses in the area, Mayor Bill Brandt explained.
The once-looming structure has been reduced to a single story in recent years with boarded up windows. It will be purchased by the city for $25,000 using dollars from the citys demolition fund.
Nearby CoVantage Credit Union is in the midst of a major expansion effort, adding a third floor to its headquarters building, and, with the additional employees it expects to hire, parking will be at a premium in the area.
This should alleviate some of those problems, the mayor said.
The former Langlade Laundry, at 511 Clermont St., may be purchased by the city and razed for parking.
Noted Antigo physician recently featured in Medical Association series
|Jennifer Kressin and Sarah Stegall are on their way to national competition.|
Kressin, along with her golden retrievers Dixie and Addison, and Stegall, with border collies Allie and Tessa, will compete in the American Kennel Club Rally National Dog Show in Wilmington, Ohio on June 29.
It is the first time at nationals for the dogs and handlers. Dixie, Allie and Tessa will compete in the RAE, or rally advanced excellence, class while Addison, with a bit less experience and age, will enter the advanced class.
Kressin is owner of Jennys House of Dogs, which offers training, grooming and doggie day care services. She has also been superintendent of the Langlade County 4-H dog project for five years. Stegall is one of her groomers and doggie day care workers.
A rally is a type of show that mixes elements of agility and obedience. All four dogs qualified through superior performances and scores at regional events over the past year.
Both trainers credited their years in 4-H for their successes in the show ring.
Kressin got her start showing when she was 10 years old in Racine County 4-H, and continued after her 4-H years were complete
Sarah Stegall, left, with Allie and Tessa and Jennifer Kressin with Dixie and Addison, on their way to a national AKC competition.
Jeff Wagner to be honored as legendary Wisconsin broadcaster
|Dr. Noel Deep, internal medicine physician at Aspirus Antigo Clinic and Aspirus Langlade Hospital was recently featured in an American Medical Association (AMA) movie series titled Members Move Medicine. |
Deep credits his parents for his inspiration in medicine.
Both were in the medical field and I spent a considerable amount of my childhood watching them help family and friends with their health care needs, he said.
Over the past decade, Deep has worked with leaders from the Wisconsin Medical Society, the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association. He is the president of the Wisconsin Medical Society and the current governor of the Wisconsin chapter of the American College of Physicians and a member of the AMAs Council on Science and Public Health.
Deep teaches medical students through the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin. This provides him the opportunity to work with the next generation of physicians. He and his wife, Dr. Lakshmi Deep, have supported the efforts of the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation through programs that assist medical students as they train.
Dr. Noel Deep in the American Medical Association video, Members Move Medicine.
|BY SCOTT WALBECK|
ANTIGO DAILY JOURNAL
Antigo native Jeff Wagner has been chosen to receive a prestigious award recognizing his work in local radio broadcasting.
Wagner will be in Milwaukee this Thursday, where he will be one of four honored with the Wisconsin Broadcasting Associations (WBA) Local Broadcast Legends Award. The presentation will take place during the WBAs Summer Conference held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center.
It is a very nice award, Wagner said. I was notified in March, its a combination of longevity in the radio business combined with community service.
Wagner began his radio career in 1975 doing high school play-by-play in Antigo, which he continued for a total of 13 seasons. He added on a sales representative role for WRLO and WATK in 1979 before becoming managing partner of Ad Mark Communications, which owned the Antigo stations.
Wagner went on to management roles for various broadcasting companies throughout the northwoods of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula, including Marathon Media Group, Badger Communications, Heartland Communications, and most recently, Results Broadcasting.
Jeff Wagner at a very familiar Antigo radio station control panel.