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What's Happening: September 2 to September 8

09/02/2008
Waukesha Farmers' Market
In Historic Downtown Waukesha, on Riverfront Plaza.  Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits and plants are available for sale.  Locally-made baked goods, cheeses and craft items are also offered.   2:30pm- 6:30pm -- Historic Downtown Waukesha--www.downtownwaukesha.com or 262-549-6154

09/05/2008
Freeman Friday Night Live
The streets of Historic Downtown Waukesha come alive with 4 stages of live music.  Shops and eateries are open late! Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 6:30pm- 8:30pm -- www.downtownwaukesha.com -- 262-547-1060

09/05/2008- 09/07/2008
WI Jumper Horse Show
Waukesha County EXPO--  -- www.waukeshacountyexpo.com -- 262-896-8490

09/05/2008- 09/07/2008
Highland Games and Celtic Fling
Wisconsin's largest Celtic games feature Scottish and Irish heavy athletics, men's & women's rugby, the majesty of the pipes & drums, the sounds of the harp, Highland dancing, non-stop live music, pageantry, Celtic marketplace with beautiful wares and delicious food, kids' area, cultural and historical exhibits and demonstrations, Celtic canines, feats of skill in the longbow & battle axe, lawn bowling, a rollicking pub, a knight to remember, men in kilts, the gathering of the clans, and lots more! Waukesha County Expo Center. www.wisconsinscottish.org or 262-896-8490

09/06/2008
Heirloom Garden Symposium
A day devoted to historic plants and gardens. Enjoy presentations by three highly credentialed speakers and ride a tram to tour selected OWW gardens. Continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments included in special ticket price. Reservations required. Old World Wisconsin-- 9:00am-5:00pm -- www.oldworldwisconsin.org – 262-594-6300

09/06/2008
Art Fest
Art Fest is a Juried Fine Arts show in the park featuring over 50 artists.  Live entertainment, children’s activities, silent auction, food and beverages will also be offered. Cutler Park, Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 10 am to 5 pm -- www.downtownwaukesha.com -- 262-549-6154

09/06/2008
Impressionists Center Stage
Impressionists have always drawn favor with Wisconsin collectors. The works from five artists show you why. River's End Gallery-- 4:00pm-6pm -- www.riversendgallery.com – 262-896- 8875

09/06/2008
Waukesha Farmers' Market
In Historic Downtown Waukesha, on Riverfront Plaza.  Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits and plants are available for sale.  Locally-made baked goods, cheeses and craft items are also offered.   Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 7am- 12pm – www.downtownwaukesha.com or 262-549-6154

09/07/2008
Public Tours of Inn
Take a docent led tour through the 1843 Greek Revival Inn.  The Inn has been restored to its stagecoach days.  Several outbuildings are also on the grounds. Dousman Stagecoach Inn, Brookfield-- 1 pm. - 4 p.m. -- www.ElmbrookHistoricalSociety.org -- 262-782-4057

Jeskewitz pulls out the old playbook to provide moms with gridiron guidance

Jeskewitz, Menomonee Falls football

Many, many years ago, early into my first season working with state Hall of Fame football coach Jim Jeskewitz and his fine Menomonee Falls gridders, I wandered over to the high school cafeteria for a little event that he and assistant coach, business partner and old friend Bob Hessler were putting on.

They quaintly (and not without a substantial boulder of truth behind it) called it the "Mother's Football Clinic" and they told me they'd been doing it for years.

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First week observations...

Brook Central, Brook East, football, GOLF, SOCCER, TENNIS, Tosa East, Tosa West

The Brookfield Central-Waterford football game last Friday was the most exciting 7-6 victory I have ever seen. I thought I was in a bakery with all the turnovers flying about. Central coach Doug Lange figured it would take a while for his offense - no one returned from last year's starting lineup - to jell and he was right. He also said he hoped his defense would be up to the task - and he was right again. Matt Upson, Jack Moro and Dan Bowar led a veteran defense and came up with a big stop when the Wolverines went for a two-point conversion in the final minutes of play.

To say Wauwatosa East struggled against Milwaukee Riverside would be polite. The Red Raiders were outmanned on both sides of the ball. Coach Tom Swittel said he had some good skill players in Ethan Harris and Barret Powell and he was right about that. Harris might not survive the season, though, if he keeps taking hits like he did in the opener. If there is a better wide receiver in the area than Powell, I would like to see him.

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Area passers start prep grid season with high-flying fun

football

Give Wisconsin prep football coaches credit for something.

They may be slow to change sometimes, but when they see something work they copy it faster than Kinko's on an express delivery.

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What's Happening: September 8 to September 15

09/09/2008
Waukesha Farmers' Market
In Historic Downtown Waukesha, on Riverfront Plaza.  Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits and plants are available for sale.  Locally-made baked goods, cheeses and craft items are also offered.   Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 2:30pm- 6:30pm – www.downtownwaukesha.com or 262-549-6154

09/12/2008
Freeman Friday Night Live
The streets of Historic Downtown Waukesha come alive with 4 stages of live music.  Shops and eateries are open late! Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 6:30pm- 8:30pm -- www.downtownwaukesha.com -- 262-547-1060

09/13/2008
Old World Wedding
Be our guest at a 1840s wedding celebration.  Participate in the ceremony and enjoy refreshments at the old-fashioned reception.  Wedding ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Old World Wisconsin-- 10:00am-5:00pm -- www.oldworldwisconsin.org -- 262-594-6300

09/13/2008
Waukesha Farmers' Market
In Historic Downtown Waukesha, on Riverfront Plaza.  Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits and plants are available for sale.  Locally-made baked goods, cheeses and craft items are also offered.   Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 7am- 12pm – www.downtownwaukesha.com or 262-549-6154

09/13/2008- 09/14/2008
Maxwell Street
Days Flea Market

Over 650 vendors selling a variety of goods, 52nd successful year!  Food and refreshments available on grounds.  Admission is free.  Sellers can get registration forms by contacting the chamber or visiting the webpage.  Field Park, Mukwonago-- 8am- 5pm -- www.mukwonagochamber.org -- 262-363-7758

SHREDDING DAY - Hosted By Crime Stoppers

Crime Prevention, Crime Stoppers, Identity Theft, Scams

RAIN OR SHINE...RAIN OR SHINE...RAIN OR SHINE...RAIN OR SHINE...RAIN OR SHINE...

The Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers along with Shred It are hosting a Shredding Day on Saturday September 13, 2008 at the Wauwatosa City Hall parking lot, 7725 W. North Ave, from 8:00am until 1:00pm. This event his being held in conjunction with MMSD's household hazardous waste disposal. Entry to the parking lot will be from North Ave and exit will to Wauwatosa Ave / 76th Street.

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Library happenings

The Friends of the Library will be holding their fall book sale on Saturday, September 20, 2008 from 9:30-3.  Great selection of books and other materials.  If you wish to donate books, records, puzzles, etc. you may bring them into the library circulation desk.

The art gallery on the second floor has an interesting display of unique Wisconsin locale nature photography by Rozanne Cifaldi and the watercolor translation of the photography by Elizabeth Cifaldi.  The display will run from September 7 through
Tickets are now on sale at the Library, Parkway Floral and M&I Bank – South Milwaukee for the Library’s annual wine tasting, which will be held on Friday, October 17th from 7 – 9:30 pm.  Tickets are $20 per person.  Tickets will be available at the door as well.  There will also be a silent auction.  All funds raised support library activities.

Mad Science will do a program on Wednesday, September 17th from 4-5.  Advance registration required as the class is limited to 30 children.   Call 768-8195 ext.3

There is still time to register for story time.  Call 768-8195 ext.3 to register.  Story time is held on Tuesday morning at 10:30 am.
 We are still looking for people to submit brief book reviews on the books that they have read and would like to share with others.  We will post them on our blog.  Book reviews may be submitted to bob.pfeiffer@mcfls.org.

Wireless Amber Alerts

Crime Prevention

Are you aware that you can sign up to receive free wireless Amber Alerts on your cell phone in the form of a text message? It takes all of about 3 minutes to register your cell phone number and pick the zip codes you want to receive Amber Alerts from. Visit www.wirelessamberalerts.org and follow the very easy step by step instructions. In selecting your zip codes you need only select one zip code for a metro area per county because of the way the system is set up. For example, if an alert is issued for 53208 which is a strictly a Milwaukee zip code, every zip code in the County of Milwaukee will receive that alert. As a matter of fact, in nearly every case, an Amber Alert will go State wide. This is crime prevention that comes in two forms, free and easy. Please consider signing up for the Wireless Amber Alerts.

What's Happening: September 15 to September 22

09/16/2008
Waukesha
Farmers' Market
In Historic Downtown Waukesha, on Riverfront Plaza.  Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits and plants are available for sale.  Locally-made baked goods, cheeses and craft items are also offered.   Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 2:30pm- 6:30pm – www.downtownwaukesha.com – 262-549-6154


09/19/2008
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

La Casa’s Hispanic Heritage Month event celebrates the anniversary of independence for seven Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile—and the achievements of a people that have contributed so much to American culture. This celebration showcases the ingenuity, creativity, cultural and political experiences of Hispanic Americans and helps foster the general  public’s awareness and appreciation for the Latino culture. La Casa Community Center www.lacasadeesperanza.org


09/19/2008

Freeman Friday Night Live
The streets of Historic Downtown Waukesha come alive with 4 stages of live music.  Shops and eateries are open late! Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 6:30pm- 8:30pm -- www.downtownwaukesha.com -- 262-547-1060

09/19/2008- 09/21/2008
Bob & Rocco Gun Show
Waukesha County EXPO--  -- www.waukeshacountyexpo.com -- 262-896-8490

09/20/2008
Waukesha Farmers' Market
In Historic Downtown Waukesha, on Riverfront Plaza.  Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits and plants are available for sale.  Locally-made baked goods, cheeses and craft items are also offered.   Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 7am- 12pm – www.downtownwaukesha.com  262-549-6154

09/20/2008
Mukwonago Fall Fest
Townwide family event featuring a chili cook off, crafters and vendors, food, live music, beer and soda, hay rides and tons of kids activities including a petting zoo, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow building, pony rides, climbing wall and much more! Village of Mukwonago-- 10am- 4pm -- www.mukwonagochamber.org -- 262-363-7758

09/20/2008
Apple Harvest Festival
Full day event packed with autumn family activities.  Retzer Nature Center-- 9am- 5pm -- www.waukeshacountyparks.com -- 262-548-7801

09/21/2008
Pedal the Kettle
A fully supported bicycle tour exploring the back roads of scenic Waukesha County. All over Waukesha County-- 7:00am – www.springcityspinners.org

09/21/2008
Harvest Fair
Baked goods and produce for sale. Demonstrations. Live music. Museum will be open. Clark House Museum-- 1pm-4pm -- 262-691-0233

Coming up: Analog to digital? - What's going on?

Mark your calendars! The Brown Deer Public library will be hosting an informational program about the digital TV transition on Wednesday evening, September 24th from 6:30-7:30 PM. John Kuzma, Field Agent for the Federal Communications Commission, will be discussing such topics as:
  • Why are broadcast TV stations switching to all-digital?
  • How will the transition affect cable and satellite service?
  • Is my TV analog or digital?
  • Will my analog TV still work?
  • Will my VCR still work?
  • The converter box $40 coupon program
The 30 minute presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Please REGISTER for this program:

To register: call the Library at 357-0106 or stop by the reference desk by the end of business day (8:30 PM) on Monday September 22nd. Don't let your television go dark after February 17, 2009.

It's Time for Flu Vaccination

It hardly seems possible, but it is already time to start thinking about protecting you and your family from the seasonal flu that comes around every year.  The Centers for Disease Control recommends a yearly flu shot as the first and most important step in protecting against this terrible disease.  

It is now recommended that ALL children between the ages of 6 months through 18 years be vaccinated against the flu.  It is especially important that children aged 6 months up to 5 years get vaccinated because this age group is at higher risk for complications compared with older children.  If your child is younger than 9 years old and has never had flu immunization, two doses would be needed spaced one month apart.  Infants younger than 6 months are too young to be vaccinated.  Therefore, all family members and close contacts (e.g., babysitter) of children younger than 6 months should be vaccinated in order to protect the infant.  Last year in the U.S., there were 65 pediatric deaths (including some healthy adolescents) related to influenza.

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Deford talks of America's sports obsession with candor and elegance

Award-winning sportswriter Frank Deford keeps only one work-related picture on his desk.

And it's not him at a Super Bowl, or a Final Four or a World Series. Heck, it's not even with his dear departed (and still badly missed friend) Al McGuire sitting at some fine Milwaukee-area greasy spoon enjoying a lunch.

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What's Happening: September 22 to September 29

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Waukesha
Farmers' Market
In Historic Downtown Waukesha, on Riverfront Plaza.  Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits and plants are available for sale.  Locally-made baked goods, cheeses and craft items are also offered.   Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 2:30pm- 6:30pm – www.downtownwaukesha.com
-- 262-549-6154

09/24/2008
14th Annual "Investing in Our Youth" Golf Outing
Funds generated from this yearly event directly support La Casa’s Youth Program. Participants in the Youth Program volunteer for this yearly event in various areas including golf caddies, selling raffle tickets and handing out prizes. We are also proud to present a scholarship to the “Youth of the Year” at this event. This is one of La Casa’s hottest event so foursomes go fast. Fill out your request today. In addition, special hole and event sponsorships are available, donations of prizes, and special marketing opportunities-- 10am- 6pm -- www.lacasadeesperanza.org -- 262-547-0887

09/25/2008- 09/27/2008
Oktoberfest
Live music, DeeJay, contests, great food and beer under the tent, Pig Roast, Keg Tapping, German Car Show Weissgerber's Gasthaus-- 5om- 10pm – www.weissgerbers.com/gasthaus

09/26/2008
Raku Night
One night dedicated to the exiting process of Raku firing pottery.  You will be able to pick out a piece to glaze and fire from a selection of ready-made pottery vessels.  The cost varies by the piece of work you choose. Spectating is free. Weather Permitting. The Potters Shop, Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 6:00pm to 8:00pm -- www.clayartguild.com – 262-547-1920

09/26/2008

Freeman Friday Night Live
The streets of Historic Downtown Waukesha come alive with 4 stages of live music.  Shops and eateries are open late! Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 6:30pm- 8:30pm --www.downtownwaukesha.com -- 262-547-1060

09/27/2008
Vinofest
Live Music- by award winning WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) musicians Fell Boyz! Mason Creek Winery--  -- www.masoncreekwinery.com -- 262-367-6494

South Milwaukee Library news

The library now has a new public black and white copier.  Funds for the copier were from the library’s gift fund.  We want to thank all of you who donate to the library.

Book memorials are a wonderful way to honor a friend for some special occasion or to remember a person who has passed away.  Book plates are placed in the book acknowledging the memorial donation.

 Join us on Tuesday, October 21 from 6 – 7:45 PM as we have our annual Halloween fun night.  We will have a magician who will perform his magic on children as well as face painting and crafts.  The Library Board will serve cookies and punch.  Children and adults are encouraged to come in costume!

The Friends will be holding their Monday morning book sale on October 6th from 9:30-11.  Lots of great bargains!  Thank you to everyone who has donated items for the book sale.  Items may be dropped off at the circulation desk during business hours.

The South Milwaukee Lions Club donated a magnifier reader to the library.  If you are having problems reading the small print, this reader will be of great help.  The reader is located in the reference area.

Day care centers are encouraged to contact the Youth Room to arrange for a visit to the library.  Call 768-8195, ext 3 to make arrangements.

The tickets for the South Milwaukee Public Library Foundations annual wine tasting party are available.  Cost is $20 per person.  The wine tasting will be held on Friday, October 17 from 7 - 9:30 pm.  Tickets may be purchased at the library, Parkway Floral, M&I Bank or at the door on the night of the event.



Monster Mash: Halloween Fun Family Storytime October 1st

Family Storytime Wednesday, October 1st6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Children, bring your family to the library for stories, songs and a craft. (No registration required.) Lower Level Meeting RoomBetty Grypp, Youth Services Librarian Greendale Public Library5647 Broad Street414 423-2136

September is Fruits and Veggies Month

Healthy Lifestyles, Nutrition

We are sure that at some point in life, everyone has heard someone say "Eat your fruits and vegetables".  Have you ever really stopped to think why?  A diet rich in fruits and vegetables has so many benefits.  People who eat more fruits and vegetables are likely to have less risk of chronic diseases, including stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.  Fruits and vegetables provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are so important for good health.  There is the added bonus of being naturally low in fat and calories as well as filling which will help maintain a healthy weight.  So why don't we eat more of them?

The average American eats just three servings of fruit and veggies a day (French fries probably don't count!)  However, the latest dietary guidelines call for five to thirteen servings (or two to six and a half cups) a day.  The federal government's "5 A Day" campaign has been changed to "Fruits and Veggies:  More Matters" in an effort to get Americans to eat more of the food that contributes to better health.

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Fall Prevention Month

The season of fall is a good time to think about fall prevention and Governor Doyle has declared September "Fall Prevention Month" for the state of Wisconsin.  While the older population might be targeted for fall prevention activities, everyone could benefit from some basic reminders.  After all, who among us can say they have never fallen?   The younger you are when you start planning for when you are older, the better off you will be and you will reap the benefits all along the way.

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths, emergency department visits, and hospitalizations amont older adults.  Young children are also at greater risk for fall-related injuries and account for millions of trips to the emergency department each year.  Unfortunately, there are always a certain number of fall-related deaths that can occur at any age. 

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Identity Theft, How Does It Happen?

Crime Prevention, Home Safety, Identity Theft, Internet Safety

The instances of identity theft are on the rise however the ways that offenders steal our identities for the most part is low tech. Following you will find a list of how identities are being stolen:

  • Stealing wallets/purses from shopping carts
  • Pick pocketing
  • Stealing mail and applying for your pre-approved credit offer simply by changing the address to a vacant home or PO Box
  • Rummage through residential and business trash containers
  • Posing as someone legally permitted to gain your credit report
  • Collude with or bribe employees of businesses or other organizations who have your personal information on file
  • Break into homes and find personal information laying about
  • Hack into corporate computer systems
  • Legally getting access to your credit card while conducting a transaction then copying or electronically scanning your credit card number
  • In home service calls where the service provider might see your banking or other personal information on a desk or table

Here is a short list of things to consider when safeguarding your personal information:

  • Shred every piece of paper that you do not need to keep that has any personal information on it
  • Delete much of the pre-printed information on your personal checks
  • Ask your Doctors, banking institutions and even your grocery store how they are safeguarding your information and if they sell any of it
  • Change all your banking, internet and computer passwords on a regular basis
  • Be careful as to what information you are sharing over cordless phones, cell phones, instant messaging or text messaging
  • Sanitize your home before having an in home service visit
  • Check you credit report frequently; each major credit reporting agency must provide you with one free report annually.

What's Happening: September 29 to October 6

09/30/2008
Waukesha
Farmers' Market
In Historic Downtown Waukesha, on Riverfront Plaza.  Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits and plants are available for sale.  Locally-made baked goods, cheeses and craft items are also offered.   Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 2:30pm- 6:30pm – www.downtownwaukesha.com or 262-549-6154

10/03/2008- 10/04/2008
Wisconsin Feargrounds
First there was Morgan Manor, the multiple-award-winning haunted house in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Morgana's curse refused to be confined to one house and spread from Morgan Manor to create Morgana's Torment, an all-new attraction, in 2007. Now things are getting freaky with the 2008 addition of Freaky's Funhouse! Waukesha County EXPO--  -- www.nightmares4u.com -- 262-896-8490

10/03/2008- 10/05/2008
WI Antique Dealers Antique Show
Waukesha County EXPO--  -- www.waukeshacountyexpo.com -- 262-896-8490

10/04/2008
Autumn Colors Delight
During the Waukesha Art Craw five artists will show warmth and charm as part of the fall painting show. River's End Gallery-- 4pm-10pm -- www.riversendgallery.com -- 262-896-8875

10/04/2008
Waukesha Farmers' Market
In Historic Downtown Waukesha, on Riverfront Plaza.  Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits and plants are available for sale.  Locally-made baked goods, cheeses and craft items are also offered.   Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 7am- 12pm – www.downtownwaukesha.com or 262-549-6154

10/04/2008
Fall Crawl
Over 20 Artists Galleries and Studios open their doors and invite all to enjoy fine art and fine crafts, live music and refreshments.  Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 4-10pm -- www.redhotartspot.com -- 262-893-9227

10/04/2008
Eagle Elementary Kids Rummage Sale
KID's Rummage Sale (no… we're not selling kids!)  Come to our rummage for excellent condition clothes, toys, books, sporting equipment and more!  Everything will be ordered in size and gender - no rifling through tables full of unfolded merchandise - everything will be hung and in size order!  Shoes will be paired and in plastic bags etc.   How easy is that!  REMEMBER:  Bring a bag or basket to cart your goodies home!  Do you want to be a seller?  CONTACT US!!!—8am-2pm -- Contact Deb Ackermann - 262-617-4326

10/05/2008
Days Gone By
This is a fun-filled day for children and their families. Spend a day on the grounds of the Dousman Stagecoach Inn learning about early settlers.  Attend a one room school.  Try old time crafts and games.  Food available for purchase. Dousman Stagecoach Inn, Brookfield-- 10 a.m - 4 p.m. -- www.ElmbrookHistoricalSociety.org -- 262-782-4057

Recording history

Muskego, New Berlin

In last week's paper, we ran a story on two farmers with one common bond: Jack King, of Muskego, and Ray Saltzmann, of New Berlin, are the final two remaining dairy farmers left in their communities.

Nearly every day, I drive past Saltzmann's farm on the corner of Moorland Road and College Avenue. Oftentimes, as I'm stuck in the line of traffic approaching the corner's four-way stop, I look over to my left and see New Berlin's remaining "touch of country." I always wondered what type of family lived on the farm — the huge space of land amidst all the construction and city sprawl seemed to catch my eye every time.

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