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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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Hounds & Tap – The Hangout for Hounds and Humans
April 11, 2024

One of the locally sourced t-shirts available for sale at The Hounds & Tap in Menomonee Falls proudly states, “If I can’t bring my dog, I’m not going.” Three years ago, Leah Neuroth, the owner of The Hounds & Tap, opened the Midwest’s one-of-a-kind 12,000 square-foot dog park and tavern because she knew people would love a […]

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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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Corona Premium Stainless-Steel Comfort-GEL® Weeder

September 4, 2023
If you’re an avid gardener, you’ve no doubt bought dozens of hand tools that haven’t held up, have become dull after one season of use or are just downright uncomfortable to use for any reasonable length of time when you’re doing basic garden maintenance. A few years ago, I discovered Corona Tools and I’ve found […]
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OPI Nail Envy in Power Colors

September 4, 2023
For years, I’ve relied on OPI Nail Envy to keep my natural nails from peeling and splitting, and now they’re stepping up their game. A few years ago, they started offering the legacy clear nail strengthener in a few muted colors, like “Bubble Bath,” which enabled the user to add a neutral color in a […]
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TheraPure Air Purifier

September 4, 2023
This summer has been particularly challenging for those of us who have lung problems like asthma, as the Canadian wildfires have been pouring smoke all over our beautiful Wisconsin skies. For most people, it has just been annoying and caused a little eye irritation, but for the more sensitive among us, it’s meant a wheezy […]
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Premium Chocolatiers at Allô! Chocolat Blend Creativity and Hard Work into Mouth-watering Treats

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Waukesha: Should You Keep Your Water Softener?

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Waukesha’s Smooth Transition to Lake Michigan Water Receives Nearly Universal Praise

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