Thursday, November 29, 2012
Organizers of the Port Washington Winter Farmers Market are hoping to spread the holiday cheer by offering the chance for three people to win a voucher toward a Christmas tree.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lyssa Beyer
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Organizers of the Port Washington Winter Farmers Market are hoping to spread the holiday cheer by offering the chance for three people to win a free Christmas tree. Attendees of the next two markets who spend $15 or more will receive a raffle ticket that will enter them in a drawing for a $30 voucher towards a purchase of a Christmas Tree. The voucher is good at the tree lot outside First Congregational Church, where the market is held. "We believe in small businesses. We believe in supporting local producers and artisans," organizers wrote in a release about the market. "The raffle is very inclusive. Anybody can be a part of it, and anyone can win a tree voucher." The Port Washington Winter Farmers Market is in its third year of operation…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
73-year-old fields phone calls from around the country from men diagnosed with breast cancer.
William Woodfill's habit of not using a washcloth in the shower may have saved his life. "I felt this lump one day ... underneath my left breast," he said. "I knew it shouldn't have been there." For the next month, he checked the lump, monitoring its progression as it grew from the size of a pea to the size of a lima bean. "He couldn't stick anything in it, so he said that we had to take it out," he said of the surgeon who attempted to biopsy the growth with a syringe. It was breast cancer. "I went back fully expecting not to have cancer," said Woodfill, who noted that about 1,500 men a year are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. "And that was the big stunner … it flipped the switch from things are normal to things …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Many Port Washington and Saukville business owners say shoppers were more supportive of local businesses this holiday season; the boost, however, wasn't enough for Fair Trade to stick around.
For many shops in Port Washington and Saukville, the holidays are a vital time for business and can serve as an indicator of community demand and support for their presence. This year, amid a concerted push from the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Program to encourage local shopping, many business owners said customers were making a stronger effort to support neighborhood stores over the holidays. "We had a lot of people tell us that they were specifically trying to shop local and shop downtown," said Deb Neulreich, owner of Wardrobe Safari in Port. "I think the buy local push through the chamber is probably working." However, it wasn't enough for everyone. After a rough fall season, Fair Trade for All owner Gail …