Wisconsin Life # 912: Stevens Point Curling Club

January 12, 2023


In the season finale of Wisconsin Life, Angela Fitzgerald joins the Stevens Point Curling Club at the Sentry Curling Center in Plover. She learns about the club’s history, discovers why the sport is so popular and tries curling for the first time. She speaks with and gets beginner instruction from board director Doug Anderson. She also talks with Kris Henning who has enjoyed curling for many years since first trying it as a newly-wed.

We meet Dave Barkow who has been the architect and designer for the Green Bay Garden of Lights. There are more than 350,000 lights on 37 different displays, and they all have a botanical theme to them. Barkow and his staff of volunteers start creating the winter wonderland in early October and it takes about seven weeks to setup. The repair work, maintenance and designing of the light show lasts all year.

Comedian Esteban Touma is taking time to reflect on cold weather in Wisconsin. Born and raised in Ecuador, the state’s severe winters have tested him. But, an even greater challenge for Touma has been acclimating to how much Wisconsinites like to TALK about the weather in this animated feature.

Keith Borden shares his experience with yoga. Borden sees yoga as a place of shelter and representation where people can look inward to learn more about their authentic selves. He has used these practices to examine and reflect upon himself and his history.

Finally, the artists of See My Art, Inc. share the art that they have created. From pictures to books, these artists have created many works with the help of the nonprofit which helps artists with disabilities have a platform to create and share their hard work and effort with others.


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