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45+ Dogs Need Homes 45+ Dogs Need Homes
Calling All Dog & Puppy Lovers!
February 23, 2024

If you’re thinking about adding a dog or puppy to your home, now is the time to stop by the Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) and meet your new best friend, as the shelter is practically bursting at the seams with 45+ dogs and puppies looking for their forever homes. The need is particularly acute […]

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200 UW Online D… 200 UW Online Degrees
200 UW Online Degree Programs Now on New Website
February 7, 2024

If you have been looking at online universities to get a degree, you may not have considered the Universities of Wisconsin due to their past focus on campus-based learning and the difficulty of finding online programs, which they referred to with the antiquated term, “distance learning.” But times are changing, and it’s good news for […]

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Pewaukee Tax De… Pewaukee Tax Denied
Pewaukee Tax Struck Down by Appeals Court
February 7, 2024

The Village of Pewaukee’s transportation utility fee (TUF) was struck down by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, which found it to be an illegal tax, on February 7. The legal issue was whether the TUF was actually a fee that municipalities are allowed to charge for specific services they provide, or a tax, which is […]

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Will My Trees S… Will My Trees Survive?
Will My Trees and Shrubs Survive the Snow? 
January 24, 2024

When Waukesha County was hit with a blizzard-like snowstorm that dumped over a foot of snow across most of the county January 12- 13, many of us panicked at the sight of our beautiful trees and shrubs stressed and bent under the weight of the snow. Then, the extended streak of severe cold and intense […]

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Flingo Flies to Wisconsin Flingo Flies to Wisconsin

Oconomowoc Author’s Children’s Book Is Amazon Number One New Release 

December 7, 2023
What was first intended as a special gift for a family member quickly became a number one new release in Children’s Books on the U.S. on Amazon when Oconomowoc resident Lauren Ackerman published Flingo Flies to Wisconsin.  Growing up, Ackerman always wanted to write a book. For most of her professional career, Ackerman has been […]
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National Civics Bee National Civics Bee

Middle School Students Can Apply to Compete in National Civics Bee

December 13, 2023
The National Civics Bee has come to Wisconsin and students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades are encouraged to compete. Students can apply to enter the regional round of competition by submitting an essay on the importance of civic engagement by January 22, 2024.  The regional Civics Bees will take place in four regions of the state […]
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Property Tax Bills Soaring for Many, Due Mainly to Inflation 

December 13, 2023
Property tax bills are arriving in mailboxes this week throughout Waukesha County and hitting many residents with a big dose of sticker shock. A report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum stated, “The recent state budget delivered historic aid increases to municipalities and counties, yet this December’s gross property tax bills will climb by the largest amount since […]
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Hiking Lapham Peak Hiking Lapham Peak

On Foot: Delafield’s Lapham Peak or London’s Abbey Road?

December 1, 2023
I’m willing to bet you’ve been someplace where you just had to stop every ten feet or so to snap a photo because you were so enamored with the beautiful views. While I have hiked the trails in the Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest countless times, that still was my reaction on the […]
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It’s Always Golf Season It’s Always Golf Season

It’s Always Golf Season at Oconomowoc’s Links & Drinks

December 1, 2023
St. Andrews. Pebble Beach. Muirfield. Great Northern. Whether you want to experience these top-rated golf courses without traveling, hone your skills no matter your level of play or simply enjoy time and a little friendly competition with family and friends, it’s always golf season at Oconomowoc’s Links & Drinks Indoor Golf Bar. Karissa and Scott Paar, […]
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Travel Warnings Travel Warnings

U.S. State Department Issues Travel Alerts for More than Half the World

November 10, 2023
As the weather gets colder, many of us start planning a winter or spring vacation to someplace warmer, but this year, it would be wise to check with the U.S. State Department before booking that vacation. There is now a Worldwide Caution for Americans traveling abroad due to wars in Ukraine and Israel, as well […]
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HAWS Senior Pets Need a Home for the Holidays

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Premium Chocolatiers at Allô! Chocolat Blend Creativity and Hard Work into Mouth-watering Treats

“Life is just a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get,” according to Forrest Gump, and when you enter Allô! Chocolat on Main Street in Waukesha,

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Vote for Milwaukee Tool – Mukwonago’s Bolt Safety Helmet – a finalist in “Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin” Contest

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