Monday, January 14, 2013
Diane Kinzer Photography is taking nominations for a family deserving of a free photo shoot as part of a movement by photographers across the country to honor the memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
One month after the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that stole 26 lives and shattered many others, people across the country are continuing movements to honor the memory of those lost. One such movement, called The Olivia Act, remembers 6-year-old Olivia Engel, who died in the arms of a police officer as a result of the Dec. 14 shooting, according to the New Haven Register. The Engel family had photos taken shortly before the tragedy — images that later circled the nation in remembering the little girl. A Facebook page and blog about the movement points out how extremely important those photos must be to the family — and explains how one photographer saw that as a meaningful opportunity to help others and remember the victim…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round, as well as on Veterans Day.
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Friday, November 9, 2012
A number of area businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials in Woburn and the area. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities:
Sunday, October 14, 2012
A look ahead to what you need to know in Port Washington and Saukville this week.
Here are some highlights of the upcoming week in Port Washington and Saukville. There are just the essentials; Port Washington-Saukville Patch has its own events calendar and you are invited to enter your own events. Celebrate Character Counts This is Character Count's fourth annual Community Social Celebration starting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Niederkorn Library Community Room in Port Washington. Learn all about the pillars of character and more. Debate junkie? The popularity of our first Debate Watching Event at Rosebud Cinema has led Patch to host the same free event for the remaining three presidential and vice-presidential debates. Tuesday's event starts at 7 p.m., with the debate at 8. Oktober Tasting 2012 Join Shop Port, Think Local …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Angel Tello, owner of Tellos Grill and Cafe, said memories of tough times in his personal life inspired the new offerings as part of the W.J. Niederkorn Library's movie event.
Though he now successfully owns and operates Tellos Grill and Cafe, Angel Tello said memories of tough times provided inspiration for a recent decision to help out community members by providing free food during the W.J. Niederkorn Library's regular Friday night movie features. Tello said he used to frequent a similar movie event — where snacks were provided — after injuries left him unable to work for several years in the early 2000s. After speaking to Annie Bahringer, Adult Services coordinator for the library, and realizing that no snacks were provided — Tello jumped at the opportunity. "I thought (the free food and movie event was) really helpful," Tello said. "I believe, always, in giving something back to the community — it’s the …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Nominations for the Heat U.P. Wisconsin program will be accepted through Saturday for families deserving a new furnace at no cost.
A coach for the Saukville Rebels as well as Port Washington Piranha Youth Wrestling Club, Junior Rosado gave his time to these teams as a way to be along side his kids as they compete as well as an outlet for giving back to the comunity. Never did he expect to be paid for such volunteerism — but little did he know someone was watching, and his community-oriented way of life earned his family a brand new furnance installed in their home at no cost, whatsoever. Rosado and his family were one of 70 households to received a free furnace last winter through the Heat U.P. Wisconsin program. Lennox furnace dealers in Southeastern Wisconsin as well as in upper Michigan participate, donating furnances with free installation to selected nominees. …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The annual Ozaukee County Fair kicked off on Wednesday with a Stock and Pro Street Gas/Diesel Truck Pull, and Fairest of the Fair Contest as well as a fireworks display at dusk.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
More than 150 years in the making, the free Ozaukee County Fair kicked off on Wednesday and will run through Sunday. The first day's lineup includes swine judging, a Stock and Pro Street Gas/Diesel Truck Pull, and Fairest of the Fair Contest as well as a fireworks display at dusk. Check out the schedule for the other days on the fair's website. In 2009, the fair celebrated its 150th anniversary; this collection of YouTube videos recognizes that milestone. The fair is held at W67 N866 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. Click here for directions.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Local Editor Lyssa Beyer celebrated her birthday recently, and went on the hunt for some ways to celebrate without paying a dime. Check out these locally offered specials.
I turned 26 on Sunday. I know, I know. Hold your applause. Actually — and this is how I decided I know I'm getting "old" — this was the first year that my birthday didn't feel like a "big deal." At midnight, I didn't look at the clock. In fact, I didn't realize it was my birthday until 12:16 a.m. Talk about a revelation. But the bigger deal about my birthday has always been that I'm not really alone. I was born on my grandmother's 40th birthday; my grandpa's birthday is July 13, and my sister's birthday is July 12. My first nephew was born last year, on July 7. It's Christmas in July — almost literally. Even if my birthday wasn't a "big deal," I still like to use the day to make myself feel special. I did, after all, survive another 365 …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sara Conrad from SarandipitySaves.com shows you that being cheap can be oh-so chic with fortuitous frugal discoveries.
Saving dollars isn't always all about clipping coupons. Here's a little show and tell of my current top 5 favorite websites to save in unexpected...and FUN...ways! The sites I mention in the video are: PicMonkey Feed Your Soul TravelZoo Bootie Mashup Go Scout Creative Calendars
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Patch columnist invites everyone to a Thanksgiving for Strays and Dislocated Persons event and dinner at Java Dock — just bring a dish to pass.
In 1971, I was home from the war, out of the army, and living alone in Buffalo, NY. My good buddy introduced me to “Jane” who worked as stage manager of the Studio Arena Theater, a place where many shows have worked out the kinks before moving to Broadway. Jane was typical of most stage managers at that level; fiercely driven, highly competent, disinterested in excuses and obsessed with staying on top of things. In other words, she was great at her job. It was November, and Jane decided to orchestrate a Thanksgiving celebration for all of the motley and disconnected people in her life; actors, lighting designers, technicians and prop people. “Come to Thanksgiving at my place,” urged Jane. “Bring a dish to pass. I’ll do the turkey, …