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I resolve to eat more herring...

dripping blood, Polar Plunge, YouTube

I resolve to make better use of landmarks.

I resolve to always use the buddy system where appropriate.

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What's Happening: Jan 3 to Jan 9

01/04/12- 01/21/12
Owen Gromme: The 115th Birthday Exhibition

Celebrating the “Dean of American Wildlife Artists,” this exclusive exhibit features over 30 original oil paintings held by the Gromme family, several that have never been publicly displayed.- Waukesha County Museum, 262 521-2859, www.waukeshacountymuseum.org

01/07/12
One-of-a-Kind Jewelry Bonanza Sale / genstones, amber, pearls, silver, CZs

Start the year off right with an extensive line of jewelry is on sale.- River's End Gallery, 380 W Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186, 262-896-8875, www.RiversEndGallery.com

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Judge rules for Walker campaign in case against state election officials

Wisconsin recalls

Waukesha -- A judge ruled Thursday that the state Government Accountability Board needs to take more aggressive action to vet recall signatures that are expected to be submitted in two weeks against Gov. Scott Walker and other Republican office holders.

The ruling by Waukesha County Circuit Judge J. Mac Davis came in a case filed Dec. 15 by Walker's campaign committee and Stephan Thompson, executive director of the state Republican Party, asking Davis to order the accountability board to seek out and eliminate duplicate and fictitious signatures and illegible addresses in recall petitions.

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Wildcard Weekend in Wisconsin

8) my favorite things, 7) I simply remember, full of hot air, YouTube

It's hard to not appreciate the mild winter we've been having while out biking or walking the blog. I'm rarely ever ready for snow, so thinking positive and hoping this will stick around a while. It's so much easier to drive in it and shovel it when there isn't any. 

It's been months since my last hot air post. Ballooning is a seasonal endeavor in Wisconsin, but pilots still get the itch. They're required to fly every so many months to keep licenses current. Besides, it's easier to fly because of the greater temperature differential. It takes less heat to become and stay airborne.

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What's Happening: Jan 9 to Jan 16

01/09/12- 01/21/12
Owen Gromme: The 115th Birthday Exhibition

Celebrating the “Dean of American Wildlife Artists,” this exclusive exhibit features over 30 original oil paintings held by the Gromme family, several that have never been publicly displayed.- Waukesha County Museum, 262 521-2859, www.waukeshacountymuseum.org

01/11/12
Lunch and Learn, "Preserving Memories"

Hear from the B&L Photo Lab on the history of photography, what the digital revoluntion means to the future of our photographic histories, and how to preserve and restore your photographs.- Waukesha County Museum, (262) 521-2859, http://www.waukeshacountymuseum.org

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3 feet of snow expected today

Janboree

No, I'm not talking about snow for Waukesha, (though it would be nice to at least have some on the ground in time for the Janboree on the 20th.)

It's been reported Cordova, Alaska, has already received 18 feet with three more feet predicted for today. You can be only so well equipped and prepared, but sooner or later you're going to run out of places to store snow when you get more than 18 feet in a year.

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This will be huge!

8) my favorite things, 1) sound of music, art, J-S, GuitarTown, Freeman, Les is more, Waukesha County Museum

Miami; London; Nashville; Los Angeles and Waukesha... we're in good company. Huge news for Waukesha. In today's Freeman, Journal Sentinel, FOX6 Milwaukee and Waukesha Patch you'll see we've been chosen the next Gibson GuitarTown!  Non-profits and charities stand to benefit, but Waukesha's citizens can't lose either. It will attract more people and positive energy downtown and, with luck, they'll stick around long enough to get the Les Paul exhibit built at the Waukesha Museum.

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Kenosha's Carthage College Chorister Kaeppeler Crowned

Miss America

   Wisconsin finally took back the Miss America crown! The last time Miss Wisconsin won was 17 years before the new Miss America was even born. Kenosha native Laura Kaeppeler wowed the judges with her operatic performance of Il Bacio. Her confidence, faith and optimism; her poise, healthy lifestyle and good looks won over judges such as Kris Jenner, whose Kardashian daughters should be so talented. The judges surely appreciated the unusual platform she ran on: promotion of the program to mentor teen children of incarcerated parents, Circles of Support, which she founded after her father was imprisoned for a year when she was 17.

While some contestants didn't have a particular reason for choosing their evening gowns, Miss Kaeppeler fashioned hers after Kate Middleton's wedding dress, only in all black. I thought she looked stunning in the beautiful gown.

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What's Happening: Jan 16 to Jan 23

01/16/12- 01/21/12
Owen Gromme: The 115th Birthday Exhibition

Celebrating the “Dean of American Wildlife Artists,” this exclusive exhibit features over 30 original oil paintings held by the Gromme family, several that have never been publicly displayed.- Waukesha County Museum, 262 521-2859, www.waukeshacountymuseum.org

01/20/12- 01/22/12
Waukesha JanBoree

Three-day winter event free to families with something for everyone.- 12 locations in the City of Waukesha, 262-524-3737, www.janboree.org

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shovel snow for as much as $20.00 an hour

snow job

 Plenty of work at $20.30 an hour, though it's quite the hike to get to the job site. You must have warm clothes and be physically able to do strenuous labor.

So far Valdez, Alaska, has received 27 feet, which is already twice the normal amount for the whole season.  Bring your shovel!

Concordia University adds Waukesha center to meet student demand

concordia university wisconsin;

To meet the rapid growth of adult undergraduate and graduate students in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, Concordia University Wisconsin is opening a Waukesha Center for the spring 2012 semester.

The new location, at N14-W23777 Stone Ridge Drive in Waukesha, will primarily serve residents of Waukesha, Jefferson, and Dodge counties by offering undergraduate accelerated-degree programs, as well as graduate-level courses and the BSN (Bachelor of Science degree in nursing) completion program.

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A Winter's Day Break - ACT Live! & Into the Woods, Jr.

For more information go to www.waukeshacivictheatre.org. We'd love to see you at the theatre!, For more information go to www.waukeshacivictheatre.org. We'd love to see you at the theatre!, For more information go to www.waukeshacivictheatre.org. We'd love to see you at the theatre!, For more information go to www.waukeshacivictheatre.org

Despite the relatively snow-free winter we've been having; well at least until now, the often times gray and shortened daylight hours can leave a body a bit cabin feverish.  If that's how you're feeling; or if you've children that are driving you a little nutty and you're looking for a diversion, join us at Waukesha Civic Theatre this weekend.  We've a warm, welcoming place for you as well as two shows featuring some of our area's creative, talented kids!

First, there's ACT Live!, January 21, 2012, 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m..  This showcase features children ages 9 and up who've developed, written, rehearsed and are now performing an entire sketch comedy show in just two weeks!

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The Year was 2012...

Happy New Year!

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The Wild Winds of West Main

"We cannot control the evil tongues of others: but a good life enables us to disregard them."

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Friday Night Live

“Even if this was not a law, which it is, I'm afraid I would have a lot of difficulty endorsing an enterprise which is as fraught with genuine peril as I believe this one to be. Besides the liquor and the drugs which always seem to accompany such an event the thing that distresses me even more, Ren, is the spiritual corruption that can be involved. These dances and this kind of music can be destructive, and, uh, Ren, I'm afraid you're going to find most of the people in our community are gonna agree with me on this.”

Rev. Shaw Moore- Footloose

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3 days in 3 minutes

Janboree, 8) my favorite things, festival, Retzer, snow job, Waukesha County Museum, YouTube

I added many of my Janboree photos in a short video. I felt the weekend went great thanks to the many sponsors, volunteers, organizers, ice carvers. . . not to mention the cold and snow. Thankfully we had enough snow for sledding and snowshoeing and cold for skating, because everyone was really getting out and enjoying it.

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What's Happening: Jan 23 to Jan 30

01/25/12- 01/28/12
Safro Auto Sale

Arena, Waukesha County Expo, 262-896-8490, www.waukeshacountyexpo.com

01/28/12
Art Show/Sale

Forum, Waukesha County Expo, 262-896-8490, www.waukeshacountyexpo.com

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Just as Expected

Are you really listening, or are you just waiting for your turn to talk?

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Waukesha man accused of physically abusing his son

Waukesha – A Waukesha man who allegedly uses corporal punishment on his children was charged this week in Waukesha County Circuit Court for hitting his 9-year-old son.

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What's Happening: Jan 30 to Feb 6

02/03/12- 02/05/12
38th Annual Winter Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association Show & Sale

This antiques show and sale is presented by 55 quality dealers w/admission benefitting local educational and historical organizations. - Waukesha County Expo Center, 414/510-4441, www.WisconsinAntiquesDealers.com

02/04/12
Ice Fishing Jamboree - Mukwonago Lions Club

Ice Fishing Event with raffles and contests- Phantom Lake, www.mukwonagolions.org

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