Youth Wind Orchestra of Wisconsin
Orchestra concert performed by talented high school students.. Shattuck Music Center; 8p.m.; 262-524-7182; www.carrollu.edu
Badger Golden Retriever Club Dog Show
Waukesha County Expo Center; ; 262-896-8490; www.waukeshacountyexpo.com
In addition to the removal of White Rock Elementary School Principal Dorothy Smith, it appears another teacher was removed from the Waukesha bilingual school at the same time.
Olga Pallan, a Title I teacher who has been at the school for 15 years, also left the building in late January, according to parents at the school. Pallan said she had no comment on the situation that she said she's been told not to discuss.
Water. It’s the new W word. In
My least favorite branch of the federal government is the Supreme Court. I don't profess to know all the ins or outs of the federal government, but I'm trying. Many have said that much of what the legislative branch does is unconstitutional. It seems to me that the Supreme Court isn't doing it's job of deciding what is Constitutional and what isn't. It shouldn't take a lawsuit and hot shot lawyers to decide. I think the document is pretty much clear and doesn't need much, if any, interpretation.
It is said that whatever is not allowed for in the the Constitution, is relegated to the individual States so long as it is not in conflict with the Constitution. At the recent Town Hall meeting of Senator Russell Feingold held in Whitewater, a citizen asked where in the Constitution does it allow for the creation of a health-care system, or words to that effect. The Senator replied that if that is unconstitutional, then there are many laws made by the legislature that are unconstitutional. I believe that to be true.
There was a little three paragraph article in Friday's Journal Sentinel. Seems pharmaceuticals in Lake Michigan are an emerging health threat. While the current concentrations are too low to worry about now, not enough is known about the various chemical combinations and at what point they become unsafe.
Caffeine, estrogen and cotinine, a tobacco byproduct, have been found in small concentrations, as have anticonvulsants and mood stabilizers. These chemicals have been known to cause cancer, small size and intersexuality in fish.
Thought I could afford $3.00 for a ticket to Waukesha North's Talent Show 2010. Bring something for Waukesha Food Pantry and knock a dollar off. I brought two cans and paid only a dollar to get in.
It was a talent show and I expected variety. Even though every entrant was musical, it wasn't a bad thing. Eleven acts, I heard ten, and only one needing a lot more work. I was hoping to see some of the same decent groups I enjoyed during Janboree Jam and wasn't disappointed.
MAR 12- 14
"Bye Bye Birdie"
One of the most captivating musicals of all time, this Tony and Outer Critics Circle Award winner tells the story of Conrad Birdie, a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. Conrad's agent Albert, Albert's secretary, Rose, concoct one final publicity stunt before the induction; he will bid a typical American teenage girl with an all-American kiss. Kim MacAfee in Sweet Apple, Ohio wins the honor, and the arrival of Birdie in her quiet little town causes a major commotion. Waukesha Civic Theatre in Historic Downtown Waukesha, 262-547-0708 or www.waukeshacivictheatre.org
~Area Fish Frys~
Matteo's Italian Ristorante, 1608 E. Sunset Dr., Waukesha 544-6022 or www.foodspot.com/matteos
I remember my first experience with The PIX on Main Street, Downtown Waukesha.
The year? 1974. The reason? My first date. The movie? The Sting.
Famous Footwear will hold a grand opening event Saturday, March 20, for its new store in the Fox River shopping center at 1240 W. Sunset Dr., on the southwest side of Waukesha.
The 8,800-square-foot store is expected to be open for business by Monday, March 15, the company said.
Once again the entertainment was spectacular at the Irish Cultural Heritage Center's Milwaukee Irish Parade Afterparty. For one thin dollar I was treated to some of the best Irish entertainment this side of the Mississippi. Have yet to see the parade though, billed as the largest parade of any kind in the state and the first Irish parade to be held outside the original 13 colonies. The parade was started in 1843, before even Milwaukee was a city and Wisconsin a state.
I planned my trip around the headliner band, Different Drums of Ireland. Their goal is to do more than just make loud rhythmic sounds by beating on objects. Their focus seems as much about making the audience happy as it is bringing about peace through their playing.
Mikano Lodge Native American Dance Team
Enjoy the Milwaukee Order of the Arrow Lodge Native American Dance Team and the Boy Scouts of America 100th Anniversary exhibit at this evening event for visitors of all ages. Admission $2 per person.. Waukesha County Museum, 101 West Main Street, Waukesha; 6:30 pm; 262- 521-2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org
Carroll Concert Choir concert
Concert performed by elite Carroll student choir.. Shattuck Music Center; 7:30 p.m.; 262-524-7182; www.carrollu.edu
For some time I've noticed different colored street lights on West Moreland Boulevard between Irving and Summit. Reminds me of some compact flourescent lights that I've bought. Some are a warm tone and others are more of a white light.
I come to find out that the city is experimenting with L.E.D. street lights. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. A diode is an electronic device that when energized with a few volts of direct current, will emit photons. Sounds like something from Star Trek, no? "Fire the photon torpedos, Scotty!"
Thursday evening, March 11, 2010.
It's palpable. Nervous excitement permeates the theatre. In the green room and back stage where the actors and crew reside I know voices are warming up, props are being set, someone is likely experiencing a last minute wardrobe malfunction.
With a stellar reputation that draws students from all 50 states and 70 different countries, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, Marquette University is a jewel in our backyard.
The school that's named after the well-traveled 17th century Jesuit priest, Jacques Marquette, dramatically impacts Waukesha and people in our region. In the Fall of 2009, 200 Freshman and 400 Graduate students from Waukesha County were enrolled at MU. When you add another 165 students from the College of Professional Studies, the total comes to 765 students. (http://www.marquette.edu)
The 5-member Waukesha Water Commission Thursday unanimously recommended the Common Council approve an application for Great Lakes drinking water.
Commission President Dan Warren described a bid for Lake Michigan water as "our most cost effective, most sustainable and most reliable long-term solution for the citizens of Waukesha." It would cost an estimated $164 million to obtain lake water, about $10 million to $13 million less than two other options using wells only, according to estimates from city consultants.
It's not that I don't love each one of you, it's just that I wouldn't come right out and say it like this. By using quotation marks in the title I'm able to avoid any emotional connection.
It makes me wonder what kind of a person would drive a car with "I LUV U" plates, as seen heading west on I-94 between Brookfield and Waukesha Friday night. It also makes me smile.
Lecture on Virginia Huebner
Virginia Huebner’s accomplishments and contributions to the history of fair employment practices in Wisconsin. Tickets are $3/person or $50 for 20. . Carroll University; 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm; 262- 521-2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org
The Centennial Sleepover: Lad and Dad/Mom and Me Cub Scout
Visit the BSA 100th Anniversary exhibit, enjoy Boy Scout themed crafts and activities, watch the film, tell stories and sing songs at an indoor campfire, camp out in the historic courtroom with breakfast in the morning. Fee $20 per person.. Waukesha County Museum, 101 West Main Street, Waukesha; 6:30 pm ; 262- 521-2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org
The Weissgerber family plans to expand its Gasthaus restaurant, in Waukesha, and hopes to eventually build a hotel at that location, under a proposal to be reviewed Wednesday by the ciy Plan Commission.
The proposal calls for adding 2,900 square feet to the restaurant, 2720 N. Grandview Blvd. Most of that new space would be used to expand the restaurant's banquet facility, said co-owner Jack Weissgerber.
Carroll Art Student Union Spring Exhibition
Juried mixed media exhibit by students.. Humphrey Memorial Chapel and Art Center; 262-524-7195; www.carrollu.edu
Almont Gallery “Nature's Design”
The Photography Exhibit Featuring Artists Tom Kivlan-Voss, Marcia Schneider and Dana Larson. Opening Reception (Mother of All Art Crawls) May 1st 4-10pm. Almont Gallery- Historic Downtown Waukesha; ; 262-542-1522; www.almontgallery.org