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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.

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entertainment tonight

Friday Night Live, 1) sound of music

A fairly decent line up of performers, and cooler weather, will greet visitors to Waukesha's Freeman Friday Night Live tonight from 6:30 to 9:00 in historic downtown Waukesha. Finian McCoy will be warming up the crowd at the Steaming / People's / Almont stage and getting them in the mood for next weekend's Irish Fest. Additionally, five other stages will host the delightful sounds of Cheryl McCrary, Theiss & O'Connor, Peter Llanas, Peter D'Amore and the Andrew Gelles Band.

It's been brought to my attention that regular WaukeshaNOW reader Scott Ludtke has generously offered his talents in creating a website for Waukesha Freeman Friday Night Live. While it's still new, it contains all the elements of a good site: schedule, links, maps, blog, performers... I encourage everyone to take a look and bookmark it.

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Paul Ryan for President?


I turned on the TV this morning in time to see Governor Romney endorse Janesville's Paul Ryan. The morning paper was already hinting Ryan would be the running mate. The radio I listened to on the way back from an early a.m. blood donation noted the announcement would be coming soon.

A presidential running mate from Wisconsin would be huge for this state and undoubtedly guarantees more Republican votes from the undecideds. I like Paul Ryan, met him once. My Dad also hailed from Janesville. But president? After millions spent by Romney for president for him to endorse Ryan for president instead?

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Tuesday's primary

Freeman, politics, St. Mary

Election Tuesday went really well at St. Mary's 8th District polls. We were a little overstaffed and had low turnout, but it was good practice for November. Again very satisfied with all my poll workers and the location.

It's too bad Gina didn't advance to the general election for county clerk. I've enjoyed working with her for the elections and thought she'd do a good job.

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when life hands you lemons...

Bailey and I hiked up to the university to watch what looked to be a good sunset last night. On the way there we stopped at a lemonade stand. Price was a little steep, but the ade had a good taste to it. First time in at least two years I stopped for a lemonade. Stands just aren't very common these days.

We took a few photos of the sunset and upon our return learned it actually was Lemonade Day! What a strange coincidence, and beautiful sunset!

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Got Mud?

dirty girl, , Waukesha County Fair

Wow, what a mess!

There was so much mud at the fairgrounds over the weekend headliner Danny Gokey could probably have seen it from the freeway. Didn't even rain there until after the Dirty Girl Mud Run was over!

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