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Crocheted Everything, Denim & A Splash of Bling
April 11, 2024

Our warm-weather fashion trend exploration began by visiting a variety of women’s clothing shops at The Corners of Brookfield and then browsing several boutiques in downtown Oconomowoc. Each shop featured anything and everything crocheted from tops and tanks to skirts, dresses and shorts. We even spotted crocheted sandals and handbags. Our sentimental favorite was the brightly colored […]

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Jackson Galaxy … Jackson Galaxy Project
Jackson Galaxy Brings Cat Strategies to Local Shelters
April 2, 2024

Jackson Galaxy, the cat behavior guru of Animal Planet fame, arrived in Waukesha today to begin a two-day seminar, “Cat Pawsitive 360,” for staff and volunteers at local shelters. The seminar is part of Greater Goods Charities’ Jackson Galaxy Project, and it provides a 360-degree view of the feline experience – from behavior models to […]

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UWM at Waukesha Campus to Close in 2025
March 11, 2024

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announced today that its UWM at Waukesha campus will close after the Spring 2025 semester. Declining enrollment and rising costs were cited as the reasons for the closure, similar to the October 2023 announcement of the closures of the two-year UW campuses in Washington County, Fond du Lac and Richland Center.  […]

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Dockhounds Seeking Dancers and Ballplayer Host Families
March 11, 2024

In preparation for the 2024 baseball season, the Lake Country Dockhounds are holding auditions for a brand-new dance team to entertain fans. They’re also seeking host families to provide housing for the team’s players.  The Lake Country Dockettes, presented by Bubbl’r, are the new dance team that will provide energy and entertainment during home games […]

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New Season of “The Amazing Race” features New Berlin’s “Bizzy” Smith

February 27, 2024
When “The Amazing Race” returns for season 36 on March 13 at 8:30 pm, New Berlin resident and Elizabeth “Bizzy” Smith will be competing with her best friend in the grueling globetrotting contest. The grand prize is $1 million for the winning team, and there are 13 teams in the race, including our Wisconsin “firefighter […]
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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 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 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 Survive? 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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Curling = Chess on Ice Curling = Chess on Ice

Playing Chess on Ice at the Kettle Moraine Curling Club

January 23, 2024
“You need to lean into the awkwardness. Curling is a game of finesse and balance. When you’re throwing a 44-pound granite stone while sliding on ice, you’re always thinking one, two or three steps ahead just like playing chess,” says Julie Fay-Krivitz, President of the Kettle Moraine Curling Club (KMCC) in Hartland. Julie has been curling for […]
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