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Join the Elm Grove Library for its second annual outdoor movie!

It’s time for the Elm Grove Public Library’s second annual outdoor movie! Hit a home run with your family by bringing everyone to the library for “Angels in the Outfield,” a 1994 baseball film starring Danny Glover. The movie will be shown at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 16. It is free and open to the public.

“Angels in the Outfield” is a remake of a 1951 movie by the same name. It’s about a foster child, Roger, who prays for the Los Angeles Angels baseball team to win the national championship, believing it will help reunite him with his father. After his prayer, a group of angels comes down to help the baseball team break its losing streak. 

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This is a very serious crime and the state, county and local authorities should take immediate action to investigate, locate and prosecute the offenders.

To not do so would be a dereliction of a public duty.

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HAWS Adoptables Join the Show!

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This weekend, adoptable cats from HAWS will again be competing in a regional cat show. Come watch – and maybe take home a star!

The TICA Great Lakes Regional Pedigreed and Household Pet Cat Show runs this entire weekend, August 9-11, at the Waukesha County Expo Center’s Forum Building.

HAWS Mobile Adoption Center representatives will be on hand with a number of cats and kittens, both competing and looking for adoptive homes. We’ll have adoption applications available – in case one of them is your purrfect match! Or, since HAWS is just down the street, stop by our shelter to see the many, many other wonderful cats and kittens looking for new homes!

Midnight, a black 10-month-old shorthair male, and Snowflake, a 1-year-old shorthair female, are just 2 of the great felines waiting at HAWS …and since they have a little free time they thought going to the cat show could be fun. Both cats have been favorites of our staff and are social, loving kids! We think they’re shoo-ins for success at the show.

By the way – you remembered Ride for Rover 4 and the HAWS 6th annual Pet Fair in Menomonee Falls are coming up next Saturday, right? Motorcycles, cars, pets and people are all welcome to join in the fun. Log onto for all the details!

Ride for Rover - or Cosmo or Wiggles or...

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HAWS’ 4th annual Ride for Rover is this Saturday. It again ‘merges’ with our annual Pet Fair in Menomonee Falls, which is now in its 6th year!

Cosmo is part Pit Bull, part Dalmatian and part lazy.These events are all about raising money and awareness to the plight of homeless pets in our community. It takes an entire community, working together, to fight things like pet overpopulation and animal neglect. But we can have fun doing that work – so the Ride and the Fair bring people out for a day full of activities and camaraderie while we make this world a better place for all of us.

Help us help dogs like Cosmo, a sweet, happy Pit Bull/Dalmatian mix. As a senior dog he knows what the good life is – his favorite pastime is napping. He’s been hanging out with us here at HAWS for way too long now, and it is time he got his own couch!

Wiggles is a young playful cat!Or maybe you’d like to help Wiggles, a young cat looking for a home where he can be his playful and active self. Wiggles is one of dozens of cats and kittens available for adoption at HAWS these days…we know we have the feline to fit your family. And don’t forget we’re your small animal source, too – rabbits, mice, gerbils, hamsters, ferrets, turtles, birds, reptiles… ALL call HAWS their haven.

See you on Saturday – either Riding on your bike or in your car, or at the Fair!

By the way – Ride for Rover is open to carloads, too! If you don’t have a bike yet, pile the gang in the auto and head to Hal’s Harley-Davidson on Saturday morning. The more the merrier. And the Pet Fair is FREE and pet-friendly…so EVERYONE is welcome!

Ryan Braun Lawsuit Nothing More than Publicity

MJS Sports "Comments at root of suit" describes nothing more than publicity and fails to define the merits of the lawsuit and the credibility of the person filing it.

Acting, pro se, this person claiming to be a friend of Braun alleges that he is owed some money, was ignored an defamed, in an obvious attempt to discredit his former friend that he chased around the country to now cash in. The alleged debt is an issue of contract law and there must be a showing of a written agreement and that it was for consideration. It will be uphill if there was not a demand for payment that was made before the lawsuit. Defamation of character is very complex and for the most part there must be a showing of publication of the defamatory words that caused monetary damage to the plaintiff.

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Clark Howard at the Sunset Playhouse

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Consumer advocate Clark Howard will be discussing his new book, "Clark Howard's Living Large for the Long Haul," at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 28 at Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Rd.
This event is free and open to the public. Please join us!
The program is sponsored by the Elm Grove Public Library, Boswell Book Company, 620 WTMJ, and Sunset Playhouse

Renowned broadcaster and consumer advocate Clark Howard talks about his newest guide, Clark Howard’s Living Large for the Long Haul. With personal accounts from those who have beaten the odds, as well those who are still struggling, and more than 200 takeaway tips, readers will be able to uncover opportunities, make smart decisions, and find advantages in bleak times for lasting payoffs in the long run.

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Alvin's tale of abandonment

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 Alvin's Tale of Abandonment


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A Summer Rerun

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We know you’ve heard about Cosmo before in this blog. But he’s still calling HAWS  his home these days, and we’d really like to see him find some well-deserved forever new digs!

In these pictures, Cosmo is enjoying a spa day at HAWS with our Kids 'N Critters campers. As you can see, he’s doing great with them – he does great with most people and has made friends with others of the dog persuasion, but he isn’t a cat fan.

Cosmo has been at HAWS much too long – and, like all of us, he’s not getting any younger. At 9-years-young he's a staff favorite with his calm, mellow temperament and the goofy way he likes to lounge on his dog bed on his back. He’s a neat combo of Pitbull, Dalmatian…and lazy bum!

Cosmo enjoyed getting wet on his spa day (it was a hot one!), but he loved even more getting toweled off by the kids! Really, who doesn’t love a good back rub?

We’ve got video of Cosmo in action – in case you’d like a preview before you come to meet him at our shelter. But please come to see him in person. He’s so worth it!

By the way – have you registered for our evening with Dr. Patricia McConnell? “Lost in Translation?” will be presented on Wednesday, September 25. Pre-registration is required – so log onto our Event Calendar or call 262.542.8851, x118.

All Creatures, Great and Small - at HAWS you can adopt them all!

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HAWS open admissions policy means many different types of pets  come to HAWS as a safe haven!

Boo is a busy little white mouse  who is always on the move. His disc running wheel, which he loves and is running on in the 2nd picture, will even come home with him!

Mice need a large space to live in with lots of fun stuff to climb on and out and in. They are fairly independent and can entertain themselves for extended periods of time, but a happy, well-adjusted mouse, like Boo, is one who receives daily handling and interaction. Most mice live about 1½ to 3 years -small animals (and especially mice) have a much shorter life expectancy than dogs and cats, but they still require a commitment.

Owning mice is not as expensive as owning a cat or dog, but that doesn't mean you won't spend money. The initial investment in supplies is likely to cost close to $100, and will include a 10- or 15-gallon aquarium with a fitted cover ($25 - $40) and life’s basics plus some fun extras. Don’t forget bedding material, a water bottle and ceramic food dish, high-quality mouse chow, hiding house, solid-surface exercise wheel, toys and treats. You'll probably spend several hundred dollars per year on bedding and food, both of which average about a bag per month depending on your number of mice.

Open your home to a lonely little homeless mouse or cat or dog or rabbit! C’mon in and visit Boo and his buddies – you might find just the right match.

By the way – back to school means back to HAWS! From dog training to kitty college to first aid and more - the learning starts at

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PACKERS: There are plenty of receivers to give Rodgers a  target;running game will improve from last year. The defense is determined to raise havoc on the opposing QB. Look for Cobb and Lacy to mix up the running game. Vince Young will be more than a backup and will give Rodgers a chance to rest whileYoung imposes the option run/pass. The defense will blitz more often and keep  opposing QB s off balance.The trio of Green, Starks and Franklin  ready to go and give Lacy some relief from his heavy load.

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Long May You Run

I have long maintained that Canada's two greatest exports to America are Wayne Gretzky and Neil Young.

Gretzky was that rarest of athletes; a performer who transcended his sport.  His statistical footprint dwarfs that of Jordan, and despite the fact that we witnessed his accomplishments, we remain in slack-jawed incomprehension.  Amongst the major sports only hockey has no discussion over who its greatest player is.  Not only did he perform at a demonstrably unequaled level, Gretzky changed how the sport was played, giving it grace, speed, and beauty.  Carniversouly competitive on the ice, but always a gentleman off it; few sports nicknames have been better suited than his - "The Great One".


But as the years go by it is Young who remains a tangible part of my life.  His body of work is eclectic, broad, and voluminous, and places him in the pantheon of my lifetime's recording artists.  From his early days in the legendary Buffalo Springfield, to Crosby-Stills-Nash-and Young, to his rock band Crazy Horse, to his solo career; he has given us multiple iconic hits; songs that are encoded in the DNA of a generation.

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