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Community Blogs

Takin' the Blog for a Walk

Join Waukesha resident Brien Lee and his blog, Sir Fido, as they explore the city and report on the interesting things they find.

Email Brien at howlinblog@yahoo.com.

picture perfect (July 22, 2014)

Fair E-tales

Intrepid Lake Country Publications/NOW reporter Megan Sukovich takes us on the tilt-a-whirlwind adventure that is the 2014 Waukesha County Fair.

Waukesha County Fair celebrities devour cream puffs in speed eating contest (July 20, 2014)

Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Wisconsin Deparment of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Warns Consumers Door-to-Door Security System Sales (July 16, 2014)

A Healthy Body

Natural Balance Therapy has a team of therapists that has been providing therapeutic treatments to residents, in all stages of life, in southeast Wisconsin for the past ten years, helping them return to a pain-free, active lifestyle. We seek to help people understand their bodies and what is causing their pain and discomfort, as well as teach them what they can do to help themselves heal. Natural Balance Therapy is known for giving people in chronic pain hope and long-lasting results.

Treat Your Feet! (July 10, 2014)

The Next Chapter

Kathy has been Executive Director of Interfaith Senior Programs since 2001. A native of Wisconsin, she lives in Waukesha with her husband Jim Durnil, and has two sons. Kathy can be seen often at local libraries, book stores, coffee houses, and just all over Waukesha enjoying the local businesses.

Summer Reading (July 8, 2014)

Help, Hope & Answers

For more than 75 years, Easter Seals Southeast WI has been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play.

Summer Camp for "Little Warriors" (July 7, 2014)

In Your Defense

Attorneys Matt Huppertz and Mark Powers are partners at the criminal defense law firm of Huppertz & Powers, S.C. in Waukesha.

Since beginning his career in 1982, Huppertz has argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court five times and has lectured on the admissibility of DNA evidence in criminal cases.

Powers served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Waukesha County District Attorney's office as well as a municipal judge in North Prairie.

For more information, please visit www.waukeshacriminalattorneys.com.

Should Wisconsin Cave to Social Pressure and Legalize Marijuana? (Jan. 21, 2014)

Pix Fix

The Waukesha Civic Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide quality live theatre performances and educational opportunities that will enrich, challenge and entertain both participants and audience members.

Hey There, You With The Stars In Your Eyes (Nov. 6, 2013)

The Capitol Connection

A fifth-generation Wisconsinite, Dave grew up in a family business, seeing firsthand the barriers to success big government places in front of small business. Hired out of college as an aide to Congressman Paul Ryan, Dave worked the next nine years helping Ryan advance the cause of limited government and the free enterprise system - while also holding a job in the private sector. Elected to represent the 83rd Assembly District in a special election in May of 2011, Dave has fought alongside Governor Walker to put Wisconsin's economy back on track, balancing the budget for the first time in over a decade, enacting concealed carry legislation and helping lead the fight against ObamaCare in Wisconsin. Before his election, Dave also served in various leadership positions in his church and also served on the Village of Big Bend Board of Trustees. In his free time, Dave enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and bowfishing. Dave and his wife, Amy, make their home in the Town of Vernon with their five children.

Introducing the CASE for Jobs Act (Aug. 15, 2013)

Common Ground

A homeowner in Waukesha for 20 years, Steve is president of the Waukesha Dog Parks Organization and enjoys motorcycling, fishing and staying on top of politics.

A Leap Forward In Car Safety (Sept. 4, 2012)

Maple & Main

Curt is Chicago native - but don't hold that against him. After stops in Madison and California, he moved to Waukesha in 2004 to open a downtown business.

Just as Expected (Jan. 24, 2012)

The Beer Guy

Dave Richmond has combined his work with his love of beer for more than eight years with the Madrigrano families, and is now Global Brands Manager at Beer Capitol Distributing-Lake Country in Sussex. In his position, Dave is responsible for coordinating the marketing and merchandising programs for all the Global brands. The beer products featured in his blog are primarily those distributed but not limited to by Beer Capitol Distributing Lake Country.

Thanksgiving (Nov. 23, 2011)

Wake Up! Waukesha

Jay, who has lived in the Waukesha area for over 20 years, is an active volunteer who has served on numerous local boards and committees. He's married to Colleen with three kids having gone through the Waukesha schools. He is the VP of a local distribution company.

When things go really right - A Marriott Story... (July 27, 2011)

The Decker Dish

Steven and Candace Decker have worked more than 22 years as theatre professionals; both work at UW-Waukesha. Steven is Associate Professor of Theatre and Communications and Candace designs costumes and is a cabaret artist. They love their dog Smokey Joe and are passionate about the arts.

"S'Wonderful" ....the Magic of Art .....Theatre (May 13, 2011)

Institutional Blogs

The Fur (& Feather!) Flyer

Established in 1965, HAWS assists over 6,000 animals and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors annually. As an "open admissions" shelter we lead the community in animal welfare and assure sanctuary for all animals in need, regardless of age, health or temperament. HAWS is a non-profit, entirely donor-fund organization with an active humane education program, and both wildlife and companion animal rescue services for Waukesha County.

HAWS License #267280-DS

Lights, Camera...HAWS! (July 22, 2014)

Happening NOW

There's no need to travel far from home to fill your weekend plans. WaukeshaNOW.com in conjunction with the Waukesha & Pewaukee Visitors Bureau present these weekly community events and highlighted attractions for you and your family to enjoy.

To have an event considered for submission in this listing, send an email to aimee@visitwaukesha.org.

What's Happening: July 21 to July 28 (July 21, 2014)

WHS Adoptable Animals

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. For more than 128 years, WHS has been saving the lives of animals in need. We offer adoption services that place 9,000 animals in new homes annually, veterinary services that save thousands of lives, educational programs that instill respect for animals, behavior services to assist guardians and a myriad of other initiatives that help end suffering for animals. We depend entirely on private donations to fund our programs and rely on volunteers in nearly every department. If you are interested in adopting, volunteering, enrolling in a class, taking a tour or making a donation, check out our comprehensive web site at wihumane.org. The adoptable animals' web pages are updated every 30 minutes!

113 cats to have spay/neuter surgery (Feb. 20, 2014)

Community Watch

» Waukesha Police Report: July 24, 2014 issue 7/21

» Family sues Wisconsin Taekwondo after boy's death on field trip 7/19

» Man's body recovered from pond in Waukesha County 7/18

» Waukesha teenagers charged with felony counts for recent burglaries on southwest side of city 7/18

» Honorary fair marshal Bob Weise a Waukesha County legacy 7/17

» Candidate forums coming up for District 97 state assembly, Waukesha County Sheriff's races 7/17

» Robyn Wittkopf crowned 2014 Waukesha County Fairest of the Fair 7/16

» Suspect in New Berlin strip mall lockdown is charged 7/16

» Two more teenagers linked to Waukesha burglaries arrested 7/16

» A new Fairest of the Fair will be crowned Wednesday night at the Waukesha County Fair 7/15

» Suspect arrested for string of Waukesha burglaries 7/15

» Investigation continues in July 13 plane crash in Waukesha 7/15

» 17-year-old arrested in connection with Waukesha burglaries 7/15

» Heavy police presence in Waukesha neighborhood 7/14

» 2 hurt when small plane crash-lands in Waukesha field 7/13

» Milwaukee-area developer utters racial slur against Barack Obama Updated:  7/9

» Bernie Juno retiring as Hebron House of Hospitality's executive director 7/8

» Sporting goods store could join The Shoppes at Fox River 7/8

» Judge halts insanity exam for girl in Slender Man stabbing 7/8

» Waukesha County judge announces retirement 7/8

» Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly: Storm cleanup could take another two to three weeks 7/3

» Judge focuses on possible insanity plea in Waukesha stabbing Updated:  7/2

» Power outages down to 320 in southeastern Wisconsin after Monday storm Updated:  7/2

» Milwaukee main break, Waukesha power failure shut blood centers 7/2

» Doctor's evaluation finds 'Slender Man' stabbing suspect Morgan Geyser not competent 7/2

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