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What's Happening: October 1 to October 8

10/01/12- 11/14/12
Escape Into Landscapes - Destination Unknown Art Exhibit.

The Almont Gallery in Historic Downtown Waukesha presents "Escape Into Landscapes - Destination Unknown" Art Exhibit featuring artists Audrey Casey, Mark Mueller, and Neil Zimmerman. Opening reception: Fall Art Crawl, October 6th, 4-10pm.- Almont Gallery 342 West Main St. Waukesha, WI 53186, 262-542-1522, www.almontgallery.org

10/03/12
Market on the Hill

Weekly Event providing opportunities for farmers and artisans to sell their offerings directly to consumers while providing consumers opportunities to buy locally grown and made products.- WCTC 800 Main Street, building Q, 262-695-9735, www.marketonthehill.com

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debate and a movie

Carroll

The much-anticipated first presidential debate is tonight at 8:00 p.m.. Unfortunately, it competes with the showing of the movie 1984 at Carroll U 7:00 to 9:00. To help kick off the Waukesha Reads book selection of George Orwell's 1984, Carroll has graciously offered the Shattuck Music Center, free popcorn and lemonade.

Thanks to Google, you can watch the full-length film starring John Hurt and Richard Burton without leaving home and at a time that's convenient for you. Of course, yelling at the screen wouldn't be the same as in a full theater, and popcorn and lemonade are on you.

color is my motivation

8) my favorite things, bailey

As if I needed another reason to get outside after working indoors all day.

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Co-Sleeping With Infants: The Risks Outweigh the Potential Benefits

Co-Sleeping with infants, SIDS, criminal defense attorney, Huppertz & Powers

It all starts with the best of intentions. A parent, wanting to make sure his or her infant gets a good, restful night’s sleep, decides to bring the child to the adult bed. But during the night, something goes horribly wrong. The parent wakes up and discovers that the baby is dead.

Parents may think sleeping with their infant is fine and that the child will sleep better but this scenario can have fatal consequences. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the practice of co-sleeping puts babies at risk of suffocation and strangulation. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends the practice of room-sharing with parents without bed-sharing. The AAP also believes that room-sharing reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

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what's wrong with this picture?

It's not always easy knowing for whom flags are flown at half-staff for. I wasn't even sure after looking it up for today, Saturday the 6th.

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hands on

I wonder how many marriages have been compromised by one spouse or other receiving a therapeutic massage from the opposite sex?

I received my first ever massage last Thursday from Marillian Massage, a licensed massage therapist. From the sound of it still echoing in my head you'd have thought I did it to cause intentional, lasting harm to the relationship with my wife.

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What's Happening: October 8 to October 15

10/09/12
Corigliano & Elgar

Season opening performance highlighting Lara St. John performing the World Premiere of Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano's Sonata for Violin & Orchestra, orchestrated by Martin Kennedy.- Oconomowoc Arts Center, 262-547-1858, wisconsinphilharmonic.org

10/10/12
Market on the Hill

Weekly Event providing opportunities for farmers and artisans to sell their offerings directly to consumers while providing consumers opportunities to buy locally grown and made products.- WCTC 800 Main Street, building Q, 262-695-9735, www.marketonthehill.com

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Standing Up to the Bully: Never Easy But It Can Be Done

Bullying, bully, criminal defense attorney, Waukesha attorneys, Huppertz & Powers

It was a Hollywood classic and, to this day, one particular scene from the ‘80s movie hit “Back to the Future” still makes me chuckle. It’s the chase scene where the film’s antagonistic bully, Biff Tannen, is driving a car with his buddies and chasing Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) on his skateboard.  McFly makes a deft escape move at the last instant and Tannen winds up smashing the car into a parked trailer loaded with manure which then tips the unsavory contents all over Tannen and his shell-shocked passengers.

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R & R

Rest and Rain. Not counting Sunday's wild Packer game, my weekend was pretty uneventful.

Went to Waukesha Public Library for Waukesha Reads event Sundays with TED.com: Let's Take Back the Internet and Tracking the Trackers to maybe learn something from UWM Assistant Professor Michael Zimmer, but Mr. Zimmer had called in sick less than 24 hours earlier. Cudos to Waukesha Library staff for finding an alternate on such short notice.

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What's Happening: October 15 to October 22

10/17/12
Market on the Hill

Weekly Event providing opportunities for farmers and artisans to sell their offerings directly to consumers while providing consumers opportunities to buy locally grown and made products.- WCTC 800 Main Street, building Q, 262-695-9735, www.marketonthehill.com

10/18/12- 10/21/12
Halloween Dinner Theater: Frankenstein

Begin the evening with a themed meal in the historic and fully decked out Clausing Barn, followed by an engaging play that will have you on the edge of your seat.- Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, 262-594-6300, oldworldwisconsin.org

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RIP Jim Hilden

6) when I'm feeling sad, let us pray

A decade ago I wouldn't have pictured myself writing anything good about our 4th District Alderman in Waukesha. Jim was my foe before becoming my friend, and that is why something should be said on his passing.

After his years of service in the U.S. Air Force and 32 years of service at G. E., Jim served 6 more years the citizens of Waukesha and the Fourth District where we live. I was the only one to oppose him on the spring 2001 ballot. Of course, he was reelected for three more years in office.

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it's not the wind that's howling

Now that Wisconsin's first wolf trapping and hunting season in decades has started, it's important to note the hunt coincides with National Wolf Awareness Week. From the news we learn at least four have already been killed.

Maybe if there was more known about wolves?

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Right to Vote Must Be Protected, Not Tainted By Voting Irregularities

Election, voter fraud, voting irregularities, Waukesha criminal defense attorney, Huppertz & Powers

Is it just me or have we been in permanent “election mode” in Wisconsin and the nation for longer than I care to remember? The election process is one of the greatest ways to for all of us to exercise the unmatched freedoms we have in America. However, emotions this time around are running very high. Elections can be exhausting in the best of “normal” times – and our times are anything but normal.

This has resulted in bitter polarization along political party lines, undoubtedly one of the greatest polarizations of this sort in our nation’s history. Now, we stand at the threshold of another presidential election and numerous state and local races across the country. With so much at stake, the notion that fraud or bribery could influence the outcome of any race is a matter that needs to be examined with calm and serious focus.

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Waukesha North student struck, injured by van

Police responded to the intersection of Summit Avenue and Greenmeadow Drive at approximately 7:50 a.m. this morning after a 15-year-old girl was struck by a van there.

The girl, a student at Waukesha North High School, was waiting to cross southbound in a crosswalk across Summit Avenue where she obsereved a vehicle approaching westbound. According to a media release from the Waukesha Police Department, the vehicle indicated and began to turn left from Summit Avenue onto to Greenmeadow.

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throne out of the House

This weekend was the opposite. If, as I've said, the most exciting thing for me from the previous weekend was the Packer game, this past weekend was so full I didn't even watch yesterday's game.

Our toilet recently started leaking from the flapper valve, made much worse by Thursday night after I fiddled with it. I realized we had a dinosaur when I picked up a "universal" valve that didn't fit, didn't see a replacement on the manufacturer's website, nor could I find one in Menards. Thanks to our 1983 model water waster,  when I called the manufacturer even they couldn't identify it and wanted a picture of it.

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What's Happening: October 22 to October 29

10/24/12
Market on the Hill

Weekly Event providing opportunities for farmers and artisans to sell their offerings directly to consumers while providing consumers opportunities to buy locally grown and made products.- WCTC 800 Main Street, building Q, 262-695-9735, www.marketonthehill.com

10/25/12- 10/28/12
Halloween Dinner Theater: Frankenstein

Begin the evening with a themed meal in the historic and fully decked out Clausing Barn, followed by an engaging play that will have you on the edge of your seat.- Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, 262-594-6300, oldworldwisconsin.org

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2 weeks from today

politics

early voting began in wisconsin yesterday. last of the debates was yesterday. we got a absentee ballot yesterday. oddly enough, the special election for state senator dist. 33 is on the back of the ballot. it's clearly the same ballot to be used at the polls in two weeks, but i guess i was expecting the dist. 33 republican primary to be on a separate ballot after reading about it in saturday's freeman.

it's also interesting to note that with this ballot it's okay to vote twice for one person: paul farrow is on the ballot for dist. 98 assembly representative and dist. 33 state senator.

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Brookfield Tragedy Shines Spotlight on Ugly Crime of Domestic Violence

Brookfield spa shootings, domestic violence, criminal defense attorney, Huppertz & Powers

Shortly after I heard about the multiple shootings in Brookfield where 45 year-old Radcliffe Haughton opened fire at the Azana Salon-and-Spa, killing his 42 year-old wife, Zina, along with 35 year-old Cary Robuck of Racine and 38 year-old Maelyn Lind of Oconomowoc and wounding four other women before turning the gun on himself, I came across something posted on Facebook that really hit home for me. A female friend of mine posted the following quote: “Never, ever believe that domestic violence is a private matter.”

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Big Moments, Small Town - Our Town

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

Do you remember filmstrips?  That's what life reminds me of.  It just keeps rolling along one scene after another.  And quickly, too. When I was a kid I couldn't wait to get older.  Now that I am, I'm glad for the wisdom age and faith has taught me; particularly being in the moment and realizing it's all I have and it's enough.  As busy as life is, that's not an easy thing to do is it?  The older I get, however; I'm finding it easier and I'm thankful for all of the moments - even the difficult ones. 

No matter where we live whether small town or large city; no matter the time period, this always has been and will be a universal theme and struggle; one WCT's current production, Our Town, a Comic Drama running October 26, 2012 thru November 11, 2012, portrays vividly.

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What's Happening: October 29 to November 5

10/31/12
Wisconsin Fear Grounds

Rated #1 in Wisconsin, expect the unexpected at the highly decorated, elaborate haunted house,labyrinth of torment, highest level of terror interactions. Special Lights Outs Tours (one flashlight provided per group).- Waukesha Expo Center, 262-844-5611, http://www.wisconsinfeargrounds.com

11/02/12
Wind Symphony

Concert by Carroll student ensemble.- Shattuck Music Center, Carroll University, 262-524-7182, www.carrollu.edu

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