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9/4/2012 5:03:00 AM
Our View: Seasons change

Labor Day signals the end of the summer season. Gone are this past July’s hottest temperatures on record, the Fourth of July and the long, dog days of August.

Area students start the 2012-13 school year today, officially kicking off the newest season. Though autumn is a ways off, we feel and smell the freshness and beauty that is the fall season here in the Northwoods.

But despite all that, we are among those who want the seasons to extend beyond the calendar. We all know there are plenty of “summer-like” days ahead of us. The water temperatures will slowly begin to cool, as will the air, but we certainly don’t want that to deter visitors and residents from enjoying all the amenities we have here in the Northwoods. There’s still plenty to do and enjoy in northern Wisconsin and we will be the first to continue to welcome all to our shoulder season and the events that will continue to be offered.

In fact, early this month will be the inaugural Campfire Film Festival which will offer a variety of activities for the next week, there are a plethora of fishing tournaments over the next month, various arts and crafts shows and performances by musical acts at various venues – and who can ignore all the Colorama activities that will abound over the next few weeks – with the annual Beef-A-Rama highlighting the color season near the end of September.

As always, with all that is happening across the area and the start of school, we ask that motorists be extra careful when traveling. 

In addition to all of the happenings in the Northwoods, we also recognize the importance of our civic duties that come about with the kick-off of another political season.

Yes, it seems as though we’ve had an election just about every month. With recall elections this past year pinned between the regularly-scheduled elections, it’s been a non-stop road that’s included a never-ending supply of political advertising and trips to the polling places.

Despite what may seem an inconvenience to many, it’s important to stay interested.

We know you’ve heard this before, but these upcoming fall elections may yet be the most important of them all – not only will there be the Presidential Election, but voters will also be asked to make decisions in State Assembly and Senate races, as well as the U.S. Senate and Congressional elections. 

As always, we will continue to stay abreast of these elections and will provide candidate profiles prior to Election Day to help you form a decision.

Ok, with that said, we can’t get out of here without bringing up the start of the National Football League season. Sunday kicks off the fun.

All we can say is, GO PACK, GO! 

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