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Urban Forestry Committee

2014 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
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Lincoln Inquiry Charter School
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Walworth County
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Aquatic Center
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Dog Park
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Historical Society

Makerspace Whitewater - Calendar
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UWW Young Auditorium
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Arts Alliance Summer 2014 Newsletter
City Police Department Newsletters
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Assembly of God
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Community of Christ the Servant
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Church of the First Born
First English Lutheran
First United Methodist
Kettle Moraine Baptist
LaGrange United Methodist Church
Living Word Fellowship
St. Luke's Episcopal Church /
Millard Community Church
Richmond United Methodist Church
St. John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
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Whitewater Bible Church
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Greater Whitewater Committee
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J-Hawks Swim
Kiwanis Breakfast Club
Pig in the Park - Event
Rotary Club

Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and rescue.
Studio 84

UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club

W3 - Working for Whitewater's Wellness
VFW Post 5470 will be meeting at the American Legion/Veterans Building on Wisconsin Street the 3d Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Whitewater Fiber Guild
Whitewater Hang Gliding Club
Whitewater Area League of Women Voters

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(Nov 23) The UWW Campus and Community members welcomed the English Language Academy of 39 scholars from Puebla, Mexico. These scholars are the first cohort to participate in Proyecta 100,000, an intercultural initiative of Presidents Barack Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto.

The English Language Academy is a joint effort of the Center for Global Education and the Department of Languages and Literatures, and is dedicated to teaching English as a second language to international students. The group of 39 scholars visited Downtown and were welcomed and participated in a scavenger hunt at 15 downtown locations on Friday.

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director welcoming the group and explaining the scavenger hunt.

Scavenger Hunt!
1. Quiet Hut Sports 186 W. Main St Take a picture of one of the group members with a unicycle (On right)
2. Aranda Unique Appeal, LLC 177 W Main St Dress a manqué and take a group picture with the manqué
3. Dale's Bootery Inc. 155 W. Main St Take a picture of a group member holding an American Made shoe (SAS, Redwing, Keen)
4. GMA Printing/When Pigs Fly 136 W. Main St See how many pigs with wings you can find in the store and ask for an ink pen
5. Tienda La Preferida 132 W Main St Write down 3 food brands that you would find in Mexico
6. Train Depot Museum 301 West Whitewater Street Go in and ask for Carol Cartwright to tell you the story about the Civil War Flag. Write 2 facts about Whitewater.

7. Wisconsin Dairy Supply 440 W. Ann St. Take a tour of the operations.
8. City Hall 312 W. Whitewater Meet with Chris McDonell to learn about the City Hall.
9. The SweetSpot 226 W. Whitewater St. Take a picture of the cupcake of the day. They could purchase a hot chocolate or coffee for $1.
10. Little Library Find the little library which is located behind Studio 84. Pick one random book and turn to page 16. Write the first full sentence on page 16.
11. Prairie Tillers Mural Located on the side of Studio 84 Find three objects that represent nature.
12. Studio 84 121 W. Center St. Go inside Studio 84 and ask for Deb to give a short presentation on the Studio.
13. The United States Postal Service 213 W. Center St Pick up a post card (Whitewater Chamber of Commerce provided the card) and receive information on how to send it home.
14. Commercial Bank 200 S. Fremont St. Talk to Kurt Norman on International Wire Transfers and pick up gift.
15. Toppers Pizza 325 W. Center St. Take a group picture in front of the sign on the window.

(Nov. 23) Making Democracy Work Award sponsored by the League of Women Voters Whitewater Area to be presented at the Cold Spring Inn on December 14, evening starts at 5:30 p.m. and the award ceremony is at 7 p.m.

This year the League of Women VotersWhitewater Area is presenting its 5th annual Making Democracy Work award to Emma Lou Sederholm on behalf of all our founding members as the League celebrates its 50th anniversary. Their tireless efforts over the past 50 years have helped the local league make a real difference in the Whitewater community.

Emma Lou is one of the founders of the Whitewater area LWV, serving as President for several terms and on the Board at different times over the years. She conducted the first meeting of the Whitewater Provisional League of women Voters on October 29, 1964.There were 35 members with bylaws, a budget and nominating committee in place. In April 1966, they were granted full League status by the State.

The honoree will be presented with the award on Sunday, December 14 at the League’s Annual Holiday Dinner. The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. and the award ceremony is at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Cold Spring Inn on Hwy. N in nearby Cold Spring. The meal costs $23.50 and reservations are required. Reservation Deadline is December 3rd!

All in the community are invited to attend the event and can make their reservations by calling League Treasurer Julia Ross at 2625815411 any evening before 8 p.m. (j22ross@gmail.com) , or PR chair Virginia Laurent at 2624734719 (laurent70@charter.net).

(Nov. 23) Whitewater Animal Medical Center (12524 E. County Road North) and Hospital wishes you a safe and happy holiday season. Help stock the Whitewater Food Pantry shelves this holiday season.
Whitewater Animal Medical Center is a drop off location for non-perishable food for humans & pets. All donations will go to those in need through the Whitewater Food Pantry.
From now through January 1st, bring in 2 non-perishable food items, and receive 10% off all purchases or services for that day.
No purchase or service necessary for food donations.(cannot be used with any other discounts)

The City of Whitewater invites community members to continue to make Whitewater an exceptional community in which to live, work and play. There are Board member openings on:
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS – Hear requests from property owners for variance to the Zoning Code. Alternate and regular positions open. Meet 4th Thursday of a month if there is a case.
CABLE T.V. COMMITTEE – Oversee local cable television operation. Meet as needed and by arrangement with Board Members.
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMITTEE – Hear complaints filed by those believing disability rights have been compromised. Meet as needed.
ETHICS COMMITTEE – alternate position. Meet to hear and make recommendation regarding local government ethics complaints. Meet as needed.
PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD – alternate member. Oversee Parks and Recreation programs and promote recreational opportunities within the City.
PLAN AND ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION - Reviews plans for development in City and hear requests for conditional use permits. Meets 2nd Monday evening of each month.
URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION. Provides input relating to Urban Forestry matters and oversees Bird City USA designation. Meets monthly.

Interested citizens are asked to complete a Citizen Interest form, or which can be obtained from the City Clerk. Interest forms must be returned to: City Clerk, P.O. Box 178, Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190 by December 3, 2014. For further information, please contact City Clerk Michele Smith at (262) 473-0500, Extension 202 or msmith@whitewater-wi.gov.

(Nov. 23) Monday, November 24, -7pm - Whitewater Unified School District School Board - Regular Meeting - Central Office Agenda:
5. STUDENT REPORTS A. Hunter Martin, Whitewater Middle School Student Council President
7. SPECIAL REPORTS AND/OR ACTION - 2015-16 Curriculum Changes/Course Proposals - Doug Parker
9. PERSONNEL A. Retirement: Technology Coordinator B. Employment: Custodian I, Whitewater High School
10. BUSINESS OFFICE REPORTS A. Employee Benefits Broker Approval B. 2015-16 Budget Development Calendar and Process C. 2015-16 Budget Assumptions
11. CONSENT AGENDA A. Minutes Approval of Regular Meeting October 27; Referendum Canvass November 11; and Policy Review Committee Meeting November 13, 2014. B. Voucher Approval
13. NEW BUSINESS A. Research Project Request - "Supporting Struggling Learners" B. First Reading of Policies 210, Administrative Leadership Team; 210-Exh, Organizational Chart; 211, Priority Goals and Objectives; 221-Rule, District Administrator Recruitment and Selection Procedures; 221.1, Recruitment and Appointment of District Leadership Team Members; 222.31, Benefits for Manager of Buildings and Grounds (delete); 222.32, Leaves and Absences for Manager of Buildings and Grounds (delete); 222.33, General Contract Provisions for Manager of Buildings and Grounds (delete); 223, Administrative Leadership Team Development Opportunities; 224, Board-Administrator Relations; 225, District Administrator Evaluation; 225.1, Evaluation of Other Administrative Leadership Team Members; 240, School Building Administration (delete); 251, Job Descriptions; 253, Policy Implementation; 260, Temporary Administrative Arrangements; 270, School District Report (delete); 423, Open Enrollment Students - Public School Choice; 423-Rule, Full- Time Open Enrollment Procedures (new); 751, Student Transportation Services; 751-Rule, Administrative Responsibilities for Transportation; 751.1, School Bus Routes and Scheduling; 751.1-Rule(1), Bus Route and Scheduling Guidelines; 751.1-Rule(2), Unusual Hazards Transportation Plan; 751.2, School Bus Safety; 751.21-Rule, Procedures for Use of Video Camera on School Buses; 751.4-Rule, Bus Company Administration Guidelines; 751.5, Student Transportation in Private Vehicles
14. BOARD COMMUNICATIONS A. Legislative Breakfast Agenda B. State Education Convention

(Nov. 23) The faculty at Whitewater High School has chosen Hannah Sallmann as the outstanding citizen in the class of 2015!

Hannah was selected for her dependability, service, leadership, academic achievement and patriotism. She will be honored by the Fort Atkinson DAR with award winners from other school districts at a luncheon in April. Congratulations Hannah!

(Nov. 23) Attention: Residents of Cold Spring The Stone School 4-H Club is seeking aluminum cans for an ongoing recycling project. Please help conserve energy and protect our environment by depositing your cans in the appropriate barrel located outside the Town Hall at N1409 Fremont Road. Funds raised will benefit members of the Stone School 4-H Club in their endeavors to further their leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Thank you!

(Nov. 23) The annual Collection of pet supplies begins at Whitewater Veterinary Hospital - starting this week - Thanksgiving through December 29th.

(Nov. 22) Blackthorne Capital Management, LLC was the recipient of the 2014 Innovation Award at the Walworth County Economic Development Alliance Annual Meeting in Lake Geneva.

Sara Amiri, Blackthorne Initiatives Project Manager and LQ McDonald, Systems Product Manager
received the award on behalf of Blackthorne Capital Management.

The WCEDA recognized Blackthorne, based in Whitewater, as the leading innovative business in the county for the company's work on integrating academic and applied research in order to design a cutting edge algorithmic trading platform.

In addition to algorithmic trading and big data mining methods research, Blackthorne has developed software tools with over 50 candidate patents. Those methods have been envisioned by serial entrepreneur and Blackthorne's Principal, Patrick Monaghan, designed by a team of internationally acclaimed researchers, and implemented by UW-Whitewater students and recent graduates at the Whitewater Technology Park. Business development and innovation are key to Blackthorne, and visitors can see it every day when they step inside Blackthorne's suites; from white board walls to a system encompassing years of research making it potentially a strong industry disruptor.

Sara Amiri comment: "Receiving the 2014 Innovation Award from the Walworth County Economic Development Alliance means a great deal to Blackthorne. This recognizes not only Blackthorne as a leader in innovation, but also the skills and effort of every individual who has contributed to our growth and potential since we started three years ago. We are proud of what we create, but more proud of the human capital and how fast it is growing."

(Nov. 22) The top-ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team extended the nation's longest winning streak and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs Saturday with a 55-2 victory over Macalester (Minn.) in a first round contest at Perkins Stadium.

Junior running back Jordan Ratliffe posted 13 carries for 100 yards, all in the first half, and rushed for a career-high three touchdowns.

Senior quarterback Matt Behrendt finished 17-of-21 (81 percent completion rate) with 213 yards and three touchdowns.

Junior running back Dennis Moore had 7 carries for 65 yards.

Pictures by Peter Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka

With the win, UW-Whitewater (11-0) will take on No. 14 Wabash (Ind.), a 33-14 winner over Franklin (Ind.), next Saturday, Nov. 29. Time and location of the contest will be announced tomorrow (Sunday).

The Warhawks, who entered the postseason ranked No. 1 in the nation by d3football.com and the American Football Coaches Association, scored three touchdowns in three drives that took just 4:17 off the clock in the first quarter and found the end zone on five of their six drives in the first half.

For the rest of the UWW story:

For the story Macalester

(Nov. 22) Sixteen Whitewater High School Advanced Placement Computer Programming Students competed at the Milwaukee School of Engineering Opportunity Conference on Friday, November 21.

Team of (l-r) Gabe Heller, Wentao Guo, Chamath Gunawardena, and Leif Sahyun solved seven problems correctly and placed second overall with Teacher advisor Laura Masbruch.

Team of (l-r) Mitch Dalzin, Devin Samaranayake, Zach Brantmeier, and Nick Kuzoff solved five of the problems correctly and finished tied for fifth overall.

Another team - Jacob Neimuth, Bill Adkins, Noah Gunnink and Connor Rupke.

Another Team - Josh Pelayo, Justin Brantneier, Logan Henry and Sineth Gunawardens

The competition was their largest ever with 37 teams competing from 11 high schools in southeast Wisconsin and Illinois. Students worked for 2.5 hours in teams of four to create solutions for 9 programming problems of varying difficulty.
Problems were worth either 10, 20, or 40 points. Incorrect solutions submitted to the judges were penalized three points, but teams could then resubmit a different solution for partial credit. No team solved all 9 problems correctly.

Below are the rankings showing the top ten finishes: 1. Brookfield Central (158) 2. Whitewater (127) 3. Fort Atkinson (121) 4. Menomonee Falls (81) 5. TIE: Oak Creek, Whitewater (75) 7. Janesville Parker/Craig (71) 8. Crystal Lake Central (64) 9. Stoughton (52) 10. TIE: Rufus King, Prairie Ridge, Janesville Parker/Craig, Crystal Lake Central (47)

(Nov. 22) Girls' Basketball - Whippets notched their first road win of the season knocking off Watertown 69-50.

Myriama Smith-Traore - 21 Points

Rebekah Schumacher - 21 Points

Sarah Schumacher - 17 Points

Kailey Reynolds - 6 Points

File pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka

Coach Judy Harms: "It was the inside punch of Myriama Smith-Traore scoring 21 points and the Schumacher sisters with Rebekah sinking 21 points as well, and Sarah with 17 to lead the way. It was an extremely impressive performance from the charity stripe as the Whippets were 20 for 20 at the line. I was extremely pleased with the improvement we showed from our first game, and Cheyenne Minton was a bright spot off the bench with several outstanding assists inside. Overall we are already making nice strides and I expect that to continue.
The Whippets will be back in town taking on Jefferson this Tuesday in their first Conference match-up for the season. It will be a track meet Tuesday, as Jefferson is short but quick."

Team 1 2 3 4 Final
Whitewater 21 20 18 10 69
Watertown 17 9 12 12 50

Whitewater fouls =21
Watertown Fouls: 18

Freshman game: Watertown

JV - Watertown won

3 Kailey Reynolds   2     6
4 Whitney Treder          
10 Melanie Martinez 1       2
12 Kate Riemer          
14 Rebekah Schumacher 3 3 6 6 21
20 Andi Markham          
21 Michaela Schumacher          
23 Keely Fiedler     2 2 2
24 Cheyenne Minton          
25 Autumn Bultman          
32 Maddy Fero          
33 Sarah Schumacher 6   5 5 17
35 Myriama Smith-Traore 7   7 7 21
TEAM TOTALS 17 5 20 20 69

(Nov. 22) The First United Methodist Church clowns visited the folks at Fairhaven Memory Care at Hearthstone.

The clowns visited two different units of 12 people each. They introduced themselves with a personal written card to each resident. They gave them a goody bag that they opened and put the colorful beads on the people, also they took some of the goodies out of the bag to make sure the receiver knew what all was in the bags. After the personal visits, the clowns sang You are my Sunshine and Jesus loves me, with all the residents joining in on the singing. These songs are so special to all these people. They then closed with the clown prayer and shook hands and hugged everyone as they left to go to the next unit.

These rookie clowns and helpers did such a wonderful job of not only entertaining, but of personal interaction with all the residents and even the workers. And since the average age is 11, they can hardly believe what a spectacular presentation they all provided for the 24 residents and workers. May God bless them and this ministry for a job well done and led by children.

(Nov. 20)Wakelin "Ranger Mac" McNeel, the grandfather of David Stoneman, great-grandfather of Marjorie Stoneman and great-great-grandfather of David Kromholz, was recently inducted into the first-ever class of the Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame.

In 2002 Wakelin "Ranger Mac" McNeel was inducted into the initial class of the National 4-H Hall of Fame. For seven years he was the state 4-H leader.

He originated and was superintendent of Upham Woods, a 4-H camp located near Wisconsin Dells.

He had a nature/conservation radio program called "Afield With Ranger Mac" that was broadcast from 1933 to 1954 over public radio as part of the Wisconsin School of the Air curriculum. It was heard in hundreds of state elementary schools by thousands of children.

His program won the George Foster Peabody award in 1942 for the country's outstanding educational program.

In 1995 he was inducted into the Wisconsin Forestry Hall of Fame.

In 2006 he was inducted into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame.

Four of Wakelin "Ranger Mac" McNeel family members attended the induction ceremony on Saturday at the Wisconsin Dells. As part of their trip, the four visited the Ranger Mac Cabin at Upham Woods at the Wisconsin Dells. Four generations of Ranger Mac's family: (l-r) daughter Barbara McNeel Stoneman, grand-daughter Judith McNeel, great grand-daughter Marjorie Stoneman, and great great grand-daughter Sadie Matthews.

(Nov. 20) Whitewater High School Band Students Participate in Sun Prairie Honors Band 2014

(l-r) Allisan Barrett (Horn), Jacob Zuehlke (Trumpet), and Lydia Wiley Deal (Flute) participated in the Sun Prairie Honors Band. These students were invited based off an audition completed in mid October. This particular honors band was for 9th grade students in the surrounding Madison area. Students rehearsed and performed an evening concert under the direction of Scott Teeple, Director of Bands at UW-Madison.

(Nov 20) Openings remain for 2014 Warhawk Fall Baseball Clinics
Registration is now being accepted for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Fall Baseball Clinics.
All individuals ages 8-18 are welcome (including high school seniors).
These are designed as all-inclusive, one-day camps.
The Fall Baseball Clinics are skill camps designed to prepare participants for the upcoming season.
Fall Baseball Camps (1-day clinic) $90 per clinic

Fall Clinic 1: Nov. 28 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Fall Clinic 2: Nov. 29 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
For more information contact Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165. Register online at:

(Nov. 20) Parks and Recreation - Winter/Spring Brochure now online!!! Are you ready for some new programs? Have you been waiting to see what's next? Wait no longer! The Winter/Spring Brochure is now online!! Printed copies will be available mid December.

(Nov 20) Two WHS Student Athletes sign Letters of Intent to accept scholarships to play Basketball and Track at College level.

Kailey Reynolds (Track) Sarah Schumacher (Basketball)

Sarah with Parents Brenda and David as she signs letter for an athletic scholarship to play Basketball an Quincy University IL (NCAA Div II). For Quincy University (Hawks) news release . About Quincy University . Sarah is interested in exploring a possible career in Nursing.

Schumacher Family, David, Rebekah, Sarah, Dan and Brenda.

Sarah with Basketball Coach Judy Harms.

Kailey Reynolds with parents Dave and Kari signing her letter accepting an athletic scholarship in track from Winona State University, MN (Warriors) (NCAA Div II). For more on Winona State University . Kailey is interested in exploring a possible career in the Medical area.

Kailey with her Track Coaches, Kaptan Wilson, Mark Maas, Kailey and John Houwers.

Boys Swim Team

(Nov. 19) 2ND ANNUAL WHIPPET BOYS SWIM TEAM ALUMNI MEET Saturday, November 29th 9am (warm-ups) 9:30am (start)
Did you swim for WHS? Was your child a Whippet swimmer? Please pass this information on. They would love to have you join them for a fun day socializing with the current team and reliving your swimming days.
Get ahold of your HS teammates and bring them along! Participate in a mini-meet and social afterwards. Contact Coach Domitrz, for more details, at 473-2689.

(Nov. 19) The Whitwater Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday and Awards Banquet was held Thursday at Randy's. Around 100 attendees enjoyed a great meal and were entertained by Master Ventriloquist Dale Brown, a Whitewater native, who has appeared in large venues in Las Vegas, and has appeared in the Today and Tonight Shows as well as Good Morning America and has had many other TV appearances. He was selected as the Ventriloquist of the Year at the 15th Annual International Ventriloquist Convention. Toward the end he did for the enjoyment of the audience, a routine of selected attendees for discussion with his friend revealing personal entertaining traits and stories of them. Chamber President Kim Scharine assisted by Chamber Executive Director Marie Koch recognized and presented the Annual Awards.

The Awardees were (l-r) Julie Barnes, Tonia Harvel, Sherry Schmidt, Bob Herold, Carol Cartwright, Antonio Aranda and Don Douglas. Not pictured, Danielle Frawley and Deborah Blackwell.

President's Award - Given in recognition of the individual who has most exemplified outstanding leadership. This year the award is given to Julie Barnes - Julie (Community Shopper Advertiser) is the Chamber Retail committee chairman. She volunteered to help at the Brat Sale event, She sat on the Spirit Tour committee and the Fashion show committee. Julie puts the Chamber Guide magazine together for the Chamber and she handles the monthly Whitewater Promotion Pages.

Director's Award - Given in recognition of the Chamber Committee that has most excelled in accomplishing their goals. This year the award is given to Tonia Harvel - Tonia (UWW University Center Staff) sits on the Chamber Board of Directors, the fashion show committee, and the spirit tour committee. She volunteered at the Chamber Brat Sale and sat on the Ghouls night out committee. Tonia is the UWW Liaison for the Chamber and donates many hours of both her time and her students' time to the Chamber.

Special Project Recognition - There were 3 awards this year for Special Project Recognition - the first award was given to Sherry Schmidt - who created the Chamber Fashion Show that replaced the Bridal Fair this year, and was a great success. Sherry (Terra Staffing) also sits on both the retail and spirit tour committees.

Special Project Recognition - The second SPR award went to Bob Herold - owner of Dale's Bootery. Bob was the Spirit Tour Committee chairman and helped to put together our first annual Whitewater Spirit Tour. The tour was dedicated to Whitewater's more spirited history and was also a wonderful success.

Special Project Recognition - The third SPR award went to Carol Cartwright - The Chamber could not have held the spirit tour without Carol (Historical Society). Her many hours of research and presentation made the event a huge success.

Outstanding Community Leadership Award- this award is given in recognition of a local community leader who exhibits exceptional dedication, service and commitment to the community. This year the award went to Danielle Frawley. (Danielle was out of town). Danielle (Fort Community Credit Union) sits on the Chamber Board of Directors, was instrumental in starting the Chamber Lunch N Learn series, was a Brat Sale volunteer and the Chamber Auction Banquet Chairman.

Good Neighbor Award - This award is given in recognition of an individual that has made a significant impact on the community of Whitewater. This year the award was given to Antonio Aranda - Antonio is one of the owners of the Aranda clothing store and helped to organize this year's Fashion show. He secured a DJ and Photographer for the event at no cost. Antonio will also be the keynote speaker for the Mexican Student event this week here in Whitewater.

Outstanding Business Leader Award - This award is given in recognition of a local business leader who exhibits exceptional dedication, service and commitment to the community of Whitewater. This year the award was given to Deborah Blackwell of Studio 84. Deborah helped the Chamber bring together the Arts Alliance, Forestry Committee, Whitewater student arts group, Makerspace and Studio 84 to expand Whitewater Wipeout into the Main Street Festival.

Special Award - Kathleen Fleming - Tourism Council President presented an award to Don Douglas of Daniels' Sentry Foods for providing space in the store for a Whitewater Info Center.

Marie Koch presented Kim Scharine (GMA Printing/When Pigs Fly) an "Above and Beyond" Award for Chamber support for the year.

Master Ventriloquist Dale Brown enjoying the response of the audience to his introduction. His entertaining humor was well received.

(Nov. 19) Whitewater Area Artists Holiday Show & Sale

More than twenty Whitewater area artists have their original paintings and photographs on display and for sale at the SweetSpot Gallery, 226 W. Whitewater Street, during the months of November and December.

Some of the participating artists are as follows: Linda Tump, Sherry Thurner, Maggie Stetter, Liesl Schultz, Mary Nevicosi, Ruth Ann Mueller, Jeff McDonald, Shirley Matthews, Sue Mathison, Sylvia Linton, Susan Kotur, Amy Kleinhans, Sandra Kay, Doris Hanson, Marilyn Fuerstenberg, Louise Fuerstenberg, M. Virginia Epps, Maryanne Darner, Varla Bishop and Karolyn Alexander

All of the artworks are unframed and priced at $100 or less. This is a place to find the perfect holiday gift.
Rumor has that the artwork is flying out of the SweetSpot faster than those delicious SweetSpot cupcakes.


Whitewater Youth Wrestling Club 2014-2015 Sign up Monday November 24th From 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the Whitewater High School MPR.
The Whitewater Youth Wrestling Club is open to students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Participants will practice twice weekly and may represent the club at weekend tournaments.
All club members are insured by USA Wrestling.
********** Come see what youth wrestling is all about!
For more information contact Shane Zahn at 262-473-1646 zahns@idcnet.com

CROP Hunger Walk Quilt Raffle! Drawing for this beautiful quilt is Wednesday, November 26th. Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5. Available from the following churches: First English Lutheran Church, St. Patrick Catholic Church, First Congregational United Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Also available from Woodland Quilts.

Cheryl Kehm and Carol Laursen, showing the Scrappy Star design quilt, 72” by 90”, made by Woodland Quilts Thursday Quilters: Nancy Dynkowski, Carol Laursen, Cheryl Kehm, Denise Charts, and Jean Paszkiet.

5K Run/Walk Thurs. Nov 27th 8am on Thanksgiving Day!

Do you have a hard-to-buy-for person on your holiday gift list?
Looking for a way to celebrate a new grandchild, a friend's birthday, or someone else special?
Downtown Whitewater's Adopt-a-Snowflake Program lets you celebrate cherished friends and family members by sponsoring one of the 52 snowflakes that festoon the light poles on Main Street during the holiday season. For donations received by November 28, gift acknowledgment cards will be mailed out or can be picked up on December 1.

Lacey Reichwald and Karen Moline with Snowflake

For a one-time donation of $250 you can Adopt-a-Snowflake
Your snowflake will be numbered and tagged, so you can visit it during the holidays (you can even specify the location)
You will receive a gift card with the snowflake's number and location that you can share with the recipient
Your gift will cover the cost of cleaning, repairing/rewiring, hanging, taking down, and storing your Snowflake year after year

Or for $50 you can be a Friend of the Flakes for the holiday season! Your name will be included on a poster to be hung downtown during the holiday season acknowledging the generous support of community members like you, which allows us to provide the holiday decorations in the downtown.

To adopt one or more Snowflakes or sign up as a Friend of the Flakes, simply email director@downtownwhitewater.com and either send a check made out to Downtown Whitewater, Inc. to PO Box 188, 150 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190 or drop it off at Discover Whitewater, 150 W. Main Street. For donations received by November 28, gift acknowledgment cards will be mailed out or can be picked up on December 1.

Please include:
Your name
Your contact information
Number of Snowflakes you wish to adopt or befriend
Preferred location (if adopting) on Main Street or Whitewater Street
Names (if desired) of recipients

By sponsoring a Snowflake, you'll be celebrating a loved one in a truly unique way as well as supporting Downtown Whitewater's effort to ensure a thriving, vibrant downtown. Thank you for your support!

Turkey Trot - Friday, Nov. 28th - 11am Whitewater Aquatic & Fitness Center

IT IS PIE SEASON!! From Brianna's Homemade Pies and Cheesecakes -
Do you like the traditional Thanksgiving pies: Pumpkin, Pecan, Apple, or Cherry? or DO YOU LIKE SOMETHING ELSE? Brianna sells lots of pies and cheesecakes, too! She will make any kind of pie that you'd like and has sold over 250 pies and cheesecakes, throughout this past year. Pies made so far include: Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan, Cherry, Banana Cream, Blueberry, Peach, Strawberry, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Key Lime, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Coconut Cream, and Lemon Meringue. Her cheesecakes are a big hit, too!

What's this for? Her name is Brianna Zimdars and she is raising funds to pay off her People to People trip that she took to Alaska, last July. The trip cost over $5000 and she raised approximately $3300. So, she is still selling pies and cheesecakes, until she raises all the money.

Pies (all deep dish - 9") are $12 each or 2 for $20. Cheesecakes are $14 each or 2 for $24
Variety pack of Mini's are $15 each or 2 for $25.
How to Order:
1. Mail in your order form.
2. Visit her website, .
3. e-mail her order@dessertsbybrianna.com. 4. Call 473-7103

Pies and cheesecakes will be delivered within 48 hours of making them or date requested. THANKS FOR SUPPORTING HER THIS PAST YEAR! SHE HAD AN AMAZING TRIP!

WMS Parent Teacher Organization Yogurt Shoppe Fundraiser 4-8pm Monday Dec 1st.

(Nov. 19) Whitewater Country Club - Black Sheep is sponsoring another Organization Night Tuesday December 2nd - 5pm-9pm - Pasta Night for Lakeview Elementary.

All you can eat - $9 adult, $6 children with 10% of all sales going directly to Lakeview.

The last "Organization" Night raised $350 for Lakeview elementary so the Black Sheep staff are really excited to support the school once again and they hope getting the word out will get other schools interested in participating as well.

For information - Their last fish fry of the season will be November 21st 5pm-9pm out at the Club, then they will be closing until after the new year for fish fry.

Note: The Black Sheep Restaurant will be providing a FREE dessert to any teacher in the Whitewater Unified School District until the end of the month to show their appreciation for the wonderful educators in Whitewater.

SENIOR STRATEGIES, LLC is having a free Estate Planning seminar session on Wednesday, December 3rd - 1:00PM at SENIORS IN THE PARK Senior Center - Starin Park.

Topics covered at each seminar will be: Learn about the most important legal documents, Most common mistakes people make, Six simple ways to avoid Probate, Medicare and Medicaid updates, planning for Tomorrow with Funeral and Estate planning Trusts.

All attendees are offered a free one hour consultation to review their current documents, or discuss what their estate planning needs are. Reservations are necessary. Please call Peggy at (262) 716-4301 to reserve your seat(s)

Downtown Whitewater, Inc. Seeks Floats, Music, and Holiday-themed Marchers for Happy Holly Days Parade - December 5 - In addition, the evening features storytelling, roasted chestnuts, cookie decorating and shopping

Previous Parade Marshals

Have you ever wanted to enter a float, play music, or stroll in the Christmas parade? Downtown Whitewater, Inc. is offering you a chance to show off your organization, club, school or special program at the 2014 lighted Christmas parade on December 5, 2014 at 6 p.m. in downtown Whitewater. Enjoy fun holiday activities before and after the parade, including: storytelling, gingerbread house-making, roasted chestnuts and hot chocolate, and shopping for holiday gifts.

Now is the time to sign up to be in the parade. They have introduced a float competition this year with the best entry in each category receiving a prize. Categories include kids, business, fire truck and overall "best and brightest". For more information on to enter a float, please contact Tami Brodnicki @ 262-473-2200 or director@downtownwhitewater.com.

Those who attend can also join businesses in downtown Whitewater for holiday activities. Bring the whole family down, and enjoy storytelling starting a 5 p.m. at these downtown businesses: FrameDog at 145 West Main Street, Dales Bootery at 155 West Main Street and Quiet Hut Sports at 186 West Main Street.

Afterward, stop by the Discover Whitewater office and join Downtown Whitewater, Inc. by the fire for roasted chestnuts. Decorate cookies, drink hot chocolate or listen to caroling. Living Word Fellowship at 212 West Main Street will be hosting these activities from 5 to 6 pm.

Kim Scharine veteran "Chestnut Roaster"

Downtown Whitewater, Inc. Executive Director Tamara Brodnicki said, "Every year I see more people gathering around the fire and trying the chestnuts. This is a great chance to spend more time with your family. It's a wonderful time of the year and we want as many people as possible to come downtown, meet their neighbors, and see what our town has to offer."

AN OFFICIAL HOLIDAY TRADITION UWW/COMMUNITY OPTIMIST'S 22nd ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA! Saturday, December 6, , at the Esker Dining Hall on the UWW campus. The event will be held from 8 to 11 a.m

Santa and many of the same Optimists and volunteers from 2013 will be back again!

The UWW/Community Optimist Club is very proud to host this joyous, all community event. Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at the Esker Dining Hall on the UWW campus. The event will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Children, young and old, are invited to attend. So grab your family, friends, and neighbors as you will NOT want to miss this holiday tradition! Last year they served nearly 700 people and they plan to serve that many or more for their 22nd consecutive year!

A delicious breakfast will be served that includes French toast with syrup, sausage, donut holes, and a selection of juices, milk, and coffee. The cost is $5 for adults and $1 for children. Free tickets for those families registered at the Whitewater Food pantry will be available beginning Nov. 25th, from Susan Hiscox.

Santa, Mrs. Claus and many of their elves will be there to greet the children of the community and their families, friends and neighbors. Pictures can be taken with Santa at no cost and each child will receive a small bag of treats from Santa's elves. Frosty the Snowman will also be available for another fun photo opportunity. Family and friends are encouraged to bring their own cameras to record the fun. The popular coloring/story book corner will be available and music will be provided by various local groups with the potential for public caroling as well.

Esker Hall, 420 N. Prairie St., is located at the corner of North Prairie and E. Lauderdale Drive, near the Wells Hall complex on the UW-Whitewater campus. There is ample parking available on the North side of the building near the North entrance door (in the back of the building) where visitors for this event should enter.

LaGrange General Store and Backyard Bikes are honored to announce their inaugural Reindeer Ride benefitting the Toys For Tots Program on Saturday, December 6th.

Weather permitting, a short ride (or walk) is planned through the neighborhood located near LaGrange to raise awareness of the seasonal toy drive.
The event will start at 10:00am from the bike shop with refreshments being provided by The General Store and Dunkin Donuts Delavan.
LaGrange General Store and Backyard Bikes will be a toy drop location during the holiday season, so if you are unable to attend, please consider bringing a toy at any time to assist the Toys For Tots initiative.
Registration can be performed at Backyard Bikes or online . Participants are required to bring a new and unwrapped toy, and wear a cycling helmet during the ride. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

"We are very pleased to assist the U.S. Marine Corp and their Toys For Tots program," says Pete Murphy, Manager. "And with this year being the Marine Corp's 239th birthday, we are hoping to provide the Toys For Tots program with as many toys as possible from this event."

(Nov. 19) UWW Junior Review - "Homage to Facing Demons" Young and McDarison Exhibition - December 1st, 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Crossman Gallery, UWW Center of the Arts.

The Crossman Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is proud to present an exhibition of emerging talent this December. The Junior Review, a milestone in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree track, will be a diverse display of many mediums and ideologies of today's ambitious youth. Among these artists will be Sherri Young and Taylor McDarison.

Young's show will be a dynamic proclamation of Epilepsy. Expressed through a floor to ceiling installation of her own head, slip cast nearly 70 times, this is a piece one merely has to see in person. Having been afflicted with Epilepsy since she was small, Young wants to bring awareness to the condition. Wristbands will be available for a small donation at the event, and all proceeds will go to The Epilepsy Foundation.

McDarison's artwork revolves around the topic of latent emotion that creates distress behind our social masks. She is interested in exploring the illustration of these emotions through large-scale ceramic sculpture and installation that invades the viewer's environment. She expresses these inquiries through whimsical, human figures. Furthermore, McDarison has been awarded a grant to undergo research into where art stands as a priority in society. Voluntary questionnaires will be available as a means of participation in this study at the event.

This exhibition will be available to the public for one day, and one day only, with many of the artists present. Don't miss the work of Young and McDarison, and the labors of many more artists this Dec. 1st from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Crossman Gallery.

Glorious music fills the air on Saturday, December 6, at 7:30 pm as the UWW Music Department presents their annual Gala Holiday Concert in Young Auditorium.
This holiday tradition is filled with joyous sounds from nearly every ensemble and takes place throughout the facility in the lobby, terrace, and stage. Small ensembles play prior to the performance, during intermission and post concert. The event includes a dinner in the Kachel Center at 6:00 pm and a silent auction in the Fern Young Terrace starting at 7:00 pm through the end of intermission. All proceeds benefit the Music Department scholarship fund. Call for tickets (262) 472-2222 for concert and dinner tickets or order online

Here is a sample of some of the music you will hear: Jazz Ensemble I will perform God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen arranged by Gordon Goodwin. Vocal Jazz will sing That's What I Want for Christmas by E.E. Lawrence, arranged by Paul Langford and A Charlie Brown Christmas, by Vince Guaraldi, arranged by Steve Zegree. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will play A Christmas Festival, by Leroy Anderson and the Whitewater Symphony Orchestra performs Polonaise from Christmas Eve Suite by Rimsky-Korsakov. The Chamber Singers will perform arrangements of Christmas Carols by celebrated Minnesota composer, Stephen Paulus including Angels and Shepherds. The combined choirs and orchestra piece will be Regina coeli by W. A. Mozart, a celebration of the "Queen of Heaven" that quotes Handel's Hallelujah Chorus on several occasions. The Gospel Choir will also perform in addition to many small student ensembles and choirs.

The Gala Holiday Dinner begins at 6:00 pm and costs $24 per person. The menu includes: sweet maple glazed pork medallions, penne pasta with grilled vegetables & pesto, mixed field greens salad, marinated vegetable salad, buttered corn, lemon dilled carrots, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and double chocolate cake. Reservations must be made for dinner by November 26th.

The silent auction will take place in the Fern Young Terrace from 7:00 pm until the end of intermission and always includes a wonderful selection of hand-crafted items, gift certificates from area merchants, delectable treats, and artwork to bid on. The perfect holiday gift awaits a winning bid!

Don't miss the Gala Holiday Concert, dinner and silent auction on Saturday, December 6, 2014, in Young Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for general public, $10 for Over 65/Under 18 for advance purchase, there is an additional $2 per ticket if purchased at the door. All ticket purchases include a $1.75/ticket Young Auditorium facility fee. Please consider an additional donation toward the scholarship fund when purchasing tickets. Tickets are available by calling 262-472-2222, online or visiting the Greenhill Center of the Arts Box office M-F, 9:30 am-5:00 pm.

The "Nearly Naked 5K" will take place on December 7th, at Randy's Fun Hunters Brewery beginning at 10:00 and the race starting at 11:00AM. Deadline for registering was November 22nd. The event is promoting help to raise clothing for the Whitewater Community Clothes Closet. Early Bird Registration $45 for more info and registration click on flier below.

(Nov. 20) UW-Whitewater is preparing to welcome the second group (cohort) of 20 students into its innovative Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program, with an information session planned for Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Hyland Hall 2101 on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus.

The challenging three-year program offers the practical knowledge professionals need, along with the flexibility to work full-time while they enhance their skills. A 20-student cohort meets in person one weekend per month while working online between sessions; however, DBA candidate John Muraski said it is "truly a face-to-face program."

Muraski is a faculty member at UW-Oshkosh and wants to move into a tenure-track position in order to "make more sizeable contributions to the university." "This program is changing how I think. It's changing how I approach problems," he said. "It's kind of a painful process, at 45, but an exciting process."

John Good flies from Louisiana monthly to attend UW-Whitewater's program. He said its accreditation, diversity, breadth of opportunity and face-to-face elements stood out to him, as did the faculty. "They're very engaging in a positive way," he said. "They're friendly, they're open, they're positive, they're encouraging. They're great to work with."

For more info on the Doctor of Business Administration Program .

Whitewater High School's Music Masters Ensemble Presents a Madrigal Dinner December 13, 2014 6:00 p.m. Appetizers 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Show American Legion Hall.

The procession of Singers through the Hall - The Hoisting of a Sparkling Toast from the Wassail Bowl - The Presentation of the Boar's Head - The Serenading of Small Ensembles - The Singing of the WHS Music Masters Ensemble - And More!!!!

Dinner will include an all you can eat buffet of: Roast Beef and Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Soup, Rolls and Butter, Beverage, Dessert

Tickets are available: High School office, 472-8100, 534 S. Elizabeth St, Karen Tordera at 472-8174, any Music Masters Member - $25.00 for adults $23.00 for Senior Citizens $20.00 for children 10 years and younger

3rd Annual Alumni WHS Boys' Basketball Tournament And 1st Annual Girls' Alumni Game, Saturday, December 27th.
The popular WHS Alumni Basketball Tournament returns this year and for the 1st time there will also be an Alumni Girls' Game! The boys' tournament will be structured as in the past with either pool play or bracket style depending on the amount of teams. There will be one girls' game played at Noon with players from odd years vs players from even years. Social will be at Lakefront Pub from 6:00-8:00pm afterwards.

When: Saturday, December 27, 2014 Games Starting at 9:00AM Deadline to Sign-Up is December 18th Where: Whitewater High School
Who: All WHS Alumni (not just basketball players). WHS Coaches, Faculty, and Staff at WWUSD are also welcomed!
How: To Sign-Up, Gather Some Old Buddies Up To Form A Team
~ Email Michael Zweifel at mbzweifel@dbq.edu with Your
~ Team Name, Team Members, and Each Team Member Year of Graduation
The Cost is Only $50 for Each Team Entry
Mail A Check or Give Money to Hugh Gnatzig at 206 S. Elizabeth St, Whitewater 53190 or bring Check to the Tournament.
Fans/Spectators: Free Entry For All Spectators!

They will need workers for the concessions, referees, food, and others. They are also hoping for parents or other community members to donate concession items such as baked goods, fruits, chips, granola bars, bottled water, etc. If you or someone you know would like to help or for more info out please contact Michael Zweifel at mbzweifel@dbq.edu or (262)949-9323 or Hugh Gnatzig hgnatzig@wwusd.org or (262)-903-6671.

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