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Holiday Guide 2011
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Scott Walker delivers holiday message during this week's radio address.
The state has partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address once a week. Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed on http://www.wi-broadcasters.org and http://walker.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1761&locid=177. To download an mp3 file you can visit http://walker.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1761&locid=177, right click the radio address link and click “save link as.” Here is the transcript from this Thursday’s radio address, which is titled Happy Holidays: Hi, this is Scott Walker. About a decade ago, Tonette and I started a wonderful tradition in our household. After opening a few gifts with our sons Matt and Alex, we took a break and helped serve a feast …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Maps, road conditions, weather forecast and more are available here.
Will you be among the estimated 1.8 million “Sconnies” who plan to travel during the extended holiday season? Here’s what you need to know. AAA Wisconsin reports the average gas price will be $3.23 per gallon, about 90 cents cheaper than the summer. Research local gas prices by clicking the "Traffic & Gas" link in the navigation bar at the top of the page. Winter isn’t expected to bare its teeth for at least the first leg of vacation, making driving reasonable. According to the early forecast from the National Weather Service, Christmas weekend will be sunny with highs hovering around freezing. Don’t forget that on Christmas Day, there’s the not-small matter of a Bears-Packers game at Lambeau Field. That will add to the traffic on highways…
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Patch editors share their favorite Christmas movies that are a must-watch this holiday season.
Now that Thanksgiving and Black Friday have come and gone, the holidays are officially here. With the shopping, decorations and eggnog also comes Christmas movies. A few of the Waukesha County Patch editors were discussing their favorite holiday movies and decided to share them with you. Here are a few of our favorite Christmas films. Andy Ambrosius, Sussex Patch editor: The Family Stone I love this movie because it's all about bringing your boyfriend/girlfriend home for the first time during the holidays. It's hilarious, the cast is perfect and I think everyone can relate to the drama that goes on within this extended family. I watch it every year! Denise Konkol, Muskego Patch editor: Scrooged Bill Murray and Bobcat Goldthwait are …
Friday, November 25, 2011
From gift wrapping presents to making Christmas stockings, the United Way of Waukesha County is looking for help this holiday season.
To sign up for any of these volunteer opportunities or to learn more about volunteering, check out the United Way Volunteer Center. The following volunteer opportunities are available through the United Way of Waukesha County: St. Nick’s Helper Assemble Christmas stocks for children, adults, and seniors. Bring in the holiday spirit by making stockings individually or with a group. For children, stockings may include treats, toys, mittens, or hats. For adults or seniors, stockings may include personal care items, treats, small gifts, hats, or mittens. Donation Sorter Assist Healthy Families of Waukesha County, Inc. by organizing donated clothes and toys. Donate 2 hours during the workday between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday Gift Wrapping …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Pizza? Queso dip? You can certainly do better than a simple sandwich.
Consider for a moment the leftover turkey sandwich. It’s an adequate post-Thanksgiving lunch, to be sure. But even the first one tastes like you’re in a culinary rut. Bust out and surprise your friends and family by using the extra bird in these simple yet creative ways, courtesy of Patch editors and readers. Port Washington-Saukville Editor Lyssa Beyer is a big fan of homemade pizza. Start with a store-bought crust or whip up this homemade crust recipe that uses whole-wheat flour. You can experiment with different bases, such as alfredo, and certainly try a different kind of cheese. This barbeque turkey pizza from The English Kitchen sounds divine. From Heather Asiyanbi, the editor for Mount Pleasant-Sturtevant Patch, comes this south-of-…
"People in Wisconsin really do look out for each other," Gov. Scott Walker shares in his weekly radio address.
Every Thursday, Gov. Scott Walker delivers a weekly radio address. This week’s address was given Wednesday and is titled Thanksgiving. The state has partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address once a week. Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed on http://www.wi-broadcasters.org and http://walker.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1761&locid=177. To download an mp3 file you can visit http://walker.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1761&locid=177, right click the radio address link and click “save link as.” Here is the transcript from this Thursday’s radio address: Hi. I'm Scott Walker. A tornado hit Merrill earlier this year. The next day I came to survey the …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Turkey and all the traditional fixings being given out to approximately 1,500 families at the Food Pantry of Waukesha County.
The Food Pantry of Waukesha County is always a hub of activity, but Thanksgiving week is a busy one as approximately 1,500 families will receive a turkey and all the fixings to go with it this holiday season. Volunteer were busy stocking shelves, sorting potatoes, assisting with donations and checking expiration dates as people would bring bags after bag of food filled with stuffing, canned goods and more. As of Tuesday morning, 700 turkeys and Thanksgiving dinners were given out with more dinners going out Tuesday afternoon and today. More turkeys were coming in Tuesday morning as community members were helping those who can’t afford the big Thanksgiving meal to still celebrate in the traditional style. “The donations are coming in very …
Traffic could be busiest on Sunday, as gun deer season comes to a close.
A few significant road construction projects present the promise of slower traffic over the busy Thanksgiving weekend. Be prepared in order to make the best of it. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, here are some of the more significant projects that could impact the trip to grandma’s house: Those who are staying in Milwaukee in order to bring Black Friday to its knees should note these two sticky spots: Weather should not slow you much, as highs are expected mostly in the 50s in southeastern Wisconsin, with chances of just light rain. More challenging could be the expected heavy traffic on Sunday, when the gun deer season also wraps up and hunters are on their way home. Highways should be slightly more congested this…
Friday, November 18, 2011
Country Christmas set for Nov. 19 with a parade to kick off festivities at Muskego Settlement Centre
The Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has again put together an afternoon and evening that is right on time for the season. 'Muskego's Country Christmas' will make a return, and it comes packaged with a wide assortment of activities. Here are the event highlights: Shuttles will be available, and will pick up at Piggly Wiggly, Lion's Park and Pioneer Drive and of course in front of the Old Settlement Centre. For more information on the activities and participating sponsors of the annual event, visit the Muskego Chamber's website.