Sunday, January 6, 2013
The Oscar Grady library is trying to make some room for more DVDs — find out how.
While checking out movies at the library has never cost money, usually the item comes with a due date. Not this time, as the Oscar Grady Library in Saukville is giving away its VHS collection so it can expand its DVD selection. "To make room for more current, updated DVDs, the Oscar Grady Public Library will be giving away our entire VHS collection free of charge on a first come, first served basis," according to the village's newsletter. Movies will be on display Feb. 5 to 7 during regular library hours, the newsletter said, and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. "Bring a friend and take home as many as you can carry!" the newsletter said.
Friday, January 4, 2013
After a successful first run of the documentary in Wisconsin theatres, the documentary film that follows the story of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight will show again Jan. 14 through 17.
The documentary film that follows the story of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight will be shown for a second time at Marcus Theatres in Saukville and other select Marcus theaters throughout the state this month. Four theatres that will have showings from Jan. 14 through the 17 include: Several other locations have confirmed showings scheduled for just Jan. 16 and 17, including: Starring two Ozaukee County WWII veterans, Honor Flight follows a team of local volunteers as they race against the clock to send every WWII veteran on a completely free trip — an Honor Flight — to Washington, DC to visit the war memorials built to commemorate their service. Throughout the Honor Flight experience veterans begin to share their war stories — some for …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight documentary is playing at select Marcus Theatres across Wisconsin through Friday, and it's first day was a big hit.
At least 2,000 viewers visited Marcus Theatres on Wednesday for the premiere of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight documentary on the big screen, organization officials estimate. "Over 1,000 students have seen the film here in WI now ... on Day 1 ... not counting Madison ... not counting nonstudents," founder Joe Dean said. The estimate includes a total of 500 students throughout Ozaukee County, according to Port Washington-Saukville School District Superintendent Mike Weber. The youth's attendance is part of the Honor Flight's secondary mission to bridge the gap between the veterans and younger generations. "We will always remember the sacrifices of this greatest generation and our gratitude toward them," Weber said in an e-mail to Honor …
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 …
Friday, December 2, 2011
The National Weather Service is calling for rain on Saturday, something that may cause some planned events to change.
Updated 1:01 p.m. Saturday: The Christmas in the Corner fireworks, scheduled for after tonight's parade, have been postponed to New Year's Eve due to the inclement weather. Outdoor movies planned for the Beanies parking lot have been moved to the lower level of the Holiday Inn. Look for Port Washington-Saukville Patch at this event. All other events are still on at this time. With a 90 percent chance of rain forecast for the Port Washington area on Saturday, Christmas on the Corner organizers have set in place a few "plan b" arrangements. While Sara Grover, executive director for Port Washington Main Street, said the group remains optimistic that the weather will hold out, it's still preparing for the possible downpour. Events possibly …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Harry Potter series holds special meaning for Port resident whose niece died in a car accident.
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- Lyssa Beyer
Thursday, July 14, 2011
While thousands of people across the country will head to the midnight showing of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" tonight to celebrate the end of the series, one Port resident and her family have reason to consider it a "bittersweet" ending. Annie Bahringer, aunt to Kathryn Ribecky of Campbellsport, is heading to the movie to remember Ribecky, who was killed in a car crash in 2006 at age 19 "(Harry Potter) was one thing that bonded me and my nieces together," Bahringer said. "(Kathryn) passed away a few years ago, so the whole family goes to the movie premieres in her honor." Bahringer, who works at the W.J. Niederkorn Library and studied as a literature major, said she and several family members read the Harry Potter series …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Port Pirate Festival organizers are partnering with Zaffiro's Pizzeria & Bar to celebrate the premiere of the most recent Pirates of the Carribean movie.
Port Pirate Festival organizers are partnering with Zaffiro's Pizzeria & Bar to bring more pirate fun to area residents. The groups are hosting a party to celebrate the opening of "Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides," which makes its midnight debut Thursday night. The party starts at 10 p.m. Thursday and features raffle drawings all evening, according to a press release from the groups. Plus, people who come dressed as a pirate recieve a 10 percent discount at Zaffiro's, and all proceeds from the event benefit the Port Pirate Fesitval, which is June 3-5. The movie premieres at midnight at Marcus North Shore Cinema, 1170 N. Port Washington Rd, Mequon, and people interested in attending can preorder tickets online or in person. So …