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Bethel House -
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Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and
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will be meeting at the American Legion/Veterans Building on Wisconsin Street
the 3d Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
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Motors - Jobs
(Oct 6) Today -
Whitewater City Market - Tuesday, October 6 at Cravath Lakefront Park from 3-7
and the Mariners - 5:30-7 p.m.
DEPOT MUSEUM -
4-7 p.m. Bark
River Boutique | MeowWow - aprons, dolls, catnip items
grass-fed beef, farm-fresh chickens and eggs
Nursery - plants, produce, painted trellises
Gardens - perennials
Casual Joe's -
pulled pork sandwiches, barbecue sauces, salads
Kettle Corn - popped-on-site kettle corn, lemonade
handmade signs from barn boards
- scented glycerin soaps
Creations - pickles, salsas, dilly beans
Schutte - handknit socks
Honey - honey, maple syrup, beeswax, apples
Jewelry - jewelry
Pizza - wood-fired, made-to-order, brick-oven pizza
Marshmallows - gourmet marshmallows
Kreations - wooden cutting boards
Nook - soap, plants, veggies
Produce - sweet corn, veggies
Meracle Whip -
crafts, plants, coasters, wood items
MSL Metals -
metal sculptures, garden art
Farm & Orchard - chicken, eggs, produce, cider
Nani's Nook ?
handsewn items New-Age Peasants Field of Dreams ? produce, body scrubs,
furniture Not Your Mama's Knits - handmade scarves, headbands
Dime - crocheted items, jewelry, sculptures
Produce - fresh-cut bouquets, sunflowers, seasonal veggies
Five - handmade rustic stoneware pottery
hamburgers, Philly cheese steaks, wraps, snow cones, fries, cheese curds, soda
Heirloom Apple Orchard - heirloom apple varieties
Second Salem -
local craft beer by the cup
& Co. Jewelry - jewelry and jewelry holders
Soap of the
Earth - goat milk soaps infused with herbs, eggs
Spark Spices -
Starline Farm - pots, scrubs & salts, scarves, boot cuffs, hats
Farm - produce, eggs
coffee, baked goods, bread, iced tea, lemonade
Stand - produce Tony's Honey - honey, soap, and beeswax items
Gardens - local produce
Creations - homemade jams, sauces, relishes
- produce Vang
C & C Farm - certified organic produce
VP Family Farm
- seasonal produce
- produce Ziplily - jewelry, accessories, photography, upcycled furniture
(Oct 5) WHS HOMECOMING WEEK PICTURE POTPOURRI - 55 PICTURES
(Oct 5) JERRY AND NANCY'S
RIVER CRUISERS are all smiles after dinner on September 19 aboard Vantage's
River Discovery II cruise ship along the Rhone River in France.
Whitewater residents include: Tom and Karen Christofferson, Gaylon
and Hannah Greenhill, Judy Jaeger, Lois Lauritzen, Harry and Sue Leffingwell,
Sue Mealy, Jerry and Nancy Wendt; also, Mitzi Joseph of Fort Atkinson, Janice
Kienbaum of Barron, Herb and Ann Rieth of Texas, and Bill and Cheryl Wienke of
Next year's trip to Athens and the Greek Islands is scheduled
for September 7 - 18, 2016. Cruise only price is from $3899. Call the Wendts at
262-473-8400 for details. All are welcome!
(Oct 5) Downtown
Whitewater, Inc. is hosting a raffle and celebration in support of its
successful Whitewater City Market, which launched on July 21.
The market, which has far exceeded expectations in terms of its growth,
draws 45 vendors and over 1,000 market-goers to its Cravath Lakefront Park
location every Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 7 p.m. In addition to locally
sourced produce, eggs, honey, soap, and other handcrafted items, the market
offers kids' activities, food vendors, and free music. Every week market-goers
and vendors donate hundreds of pounds of fresh produce and bread to the
Whitewater Food Pantry.
The market is managed and funded by Downtown
Whitewater, Inc., which waived vendor fees for 2015 to encourage vendors to
join the market mid-season. In order to recoup costs to date and to ensure the
market comes back in 2016, Downtown Whitewater is holding an end-of-season
raffle to coincide with its last 2015 market, on Oct. 27.
tickets are only $10 each, or 6 tickets for $50, and prizes include cash prizes
of $500, $250, and $100 and various items generously donated by our market
vendors. Tickets can be purchased at the Triangle table at Whitewater City
Market or at the following locations: Associated Bank, Binning & Dickens
Insurance, Commercial Bank, Discover Whitewater (150 W. Main Street), First
Citizens State Bank, Frame Dog, GMA Printing, Quiet Hut Sports, and Sweet Spot
Café. Tickets can also be purchased from Downtown Whitewater board
members, including Dave Saalsaa, Glenn Gebauer, Kim Scharine, Kristine
Zaballos, Sara Amiri, Dennis Kopf, Chris McDonell, Joe Jaquess, Mark Wokasch,
Brienne Diebolt-Brown, and Ben Tessner.
The drawing will be held on
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at 8 p.m. at Second Salem Brewing Company, where the
Whitewater City Market end-of-season celebration will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.
Hors-d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided. All are invited to attend, but
you need not be present to win the raffle.
Downtown Whitewater, Inc. is
a non-profit, community-based organization devoted to preserving, improving,
and promoting Whitewater's quality of life by strengthening our historic
downtown as the heartbeat of our community. The executive director is Tamara
Brodnicki. This raffle is one way of raising operating money for the
organization's work in revitalization and preservation. In addition to
Whitewater City Market, Downtown Whitewater's projects include:
Working to bring WIFI
and affordable broadband to the downtown area
Developing an on-line inventory of downtown
properties to assist in bringing additional businesses to the downtown
Helping to develop
festival guidelines to encourage activities and events in the downtown
and beautification projects for the downtown area
Downtown Whitewater, Inc. you are helping to make Whitewater a stronger, more
vibrant community and helping to ensure that the Whitewater City Market will
return in 2016!
(Oct 5) Whitewater
resident and Maranatha Baptist University junior Katie Vander Pluym recognized
as Association of Division III Independents womens cross country Runner
of the Week For more
Katie also was
recognized as the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
Student-Athlete of the Week. Each student-athlete is nominated by his/her
respective institution and exemplifies the Christian ideals held by the NCCAA.
(Oct 5) Whitewater Area
Chamber of Commerce Spirit Tour Saturday, October 10th - ONLY 20 TICKETS
AVAILABLE SIGN UP TODAY
October is the perfect time for some spooks and thrills.
The 2nd Annual Whitewater Chamber of Commerce Spirit Tour will take place on
Saturday, October 10th at The Fuzzy Pig. Already attended the spirit tour last
year? No worries, this year we will have two tours, the original and Spirit
Tour 2.0. The original tour will start with a presentation on the haunted
history of Whitewater and will continue with a bus navigation through the
ghostly city of Whitewater with various stops for haunted tales. The second
tour will include the same presentation as tour one, but these folks will load
a separate bus for a different eerie adventure, maybe you'll see a "spirit"
There will be 40 tickets available for tours including
dinner. Those interested in dinner will have two options. Option 1: lasagna or
veggie lasagna or option 2: pork loin in cranberry sauce. Both meals will be
served with salad, squash, garlic bread, dessert, and a beverage (cash bar
available). Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. If you cannot make it to the dinner,
the main event will start at 6 p.m.
The buses will then leave from The
Fuzzy Pig at 6:45 pm and will return around 9:30 p.m. for an "after-party"
including a cozy bonfire, ghost stories, and drinks $2 for beer $3 for mixed
drinks. If all this still isn't enough spook for you, coupons for The Fuzzy Pig
famous haunts will be offered at the end of the tour. Tickets are $50 per
person with dinner or $35 per person without dinner.
are available so reserve your space for a FRIGHTFUL good time today! Credit
cards accepted. Please contact the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce for
additional information. 150 W. Main Street, Whitewater WI 53190. 262-473-4005
(Oct 5) The annual
Whitewater Arts Alliance Members Show (and sale) will be exhibited at the
Whitewater Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, from Thursday, Nov. 12
to Saturday, Dec. 12.
The gallery will be open Thursday through
Sunday each week from 12:00 to 5:00 P.M. The Whitewater
Arts Alliance invites the public to an opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 14
from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. Viewing the exhibit is free of charge and open to
anyone interested in the visual arts and crafts.
The Members Show
welcomes both art and craft pieces by Whitewater Arts Alliance members in any
2-D or 3-D medium completed since the close of the October, 2014 WAA members
show. The Alliance encourages each artist or craft-person to submit a maximum
of three pieces. Anyone can become a member of the Whitewater Arts Alliance by
completing a membership form and choosing a contribution level. Check out
and click on "getting involved" and "membership"
for more details.
Show visitors will also have the opportunity to vote
for their favorite pieces from Nov. 12 to Nov. 20. The pieces with the four
highest numbers of votes will be photographed and printed as note cards. After
the close of voting, Virginia Epps will notify the winners.
Saturday, Dec. 12 at 2:30 P.M., a WAA representative will announce the viewer's
choice awards. The Whitewater Arts Alliance is pleased to give the members
whose pieces are chosen for the note cards a set of 24 cards. If all systems
work well, the note cards will be available to the artists and for purchase on
Dec. 12. Members of the Whitewater Arts Alliance should
submit their art and/or craft pieces on Sunday, Nov. 8 between 2:00 and 4:00
Artists and craft-persons should pick up their art and/or
craft pieces after the note card distribution on Saturday Dec. 12.
1. Submitted pieces should represent work done since the close
of the October 2014 show.
2. Submitted pieces must be original. If a piece
references or reproduces a photograph, the artist or craft-person is to have
taken the original photograph(s).
3. Submitted 2-dimensional pieces must be
framed, wired, and ready for hanging.
4. Pedestals are available for
3-dimensional pieces, but artist or craft-person must provide display case if
5. Artists may submit up a maximum of three pieces. Gallery
6. Complete the insurance agreement (see
www.whitewaterarts.org ). At the bottom of
this form you will find information tags for three craft or art pieces.
Complete one of the tags for each art or craft piece to be submitted for the
show. Attach the tag so that it can be viewed easily.
7. Submit pieces on
Sunday, Nov. 8 between 2:00 and 4:00 P.M. or by special arrangement.
Sign the licensing contract to merchandise images (see www.whitewaterarts.org
) for art or craft pieces submitted on Sunday, Nov.
8. 9. Sign the general release for liability for the work while on exhibit at
the Cultural Arts Center on Sunday, Nov. 8th.
10. Attend the opening
reception on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 1:30 to 3:30P; however, the gallery will be
open from 12:00-5:00 P.M.
11. Pick up art and/or craft pieces after the
note card distribution on Saturday Dec. 12 after 2:30 P.M.
(Oct 4) - Schedule for Janesville St. Railroad
replacement From Chuck Nass, Superintendent Streets-Parks: "Knapp
Railroad Builders have scheduled the complete replacement of the Janesville St.
crossing beginning the week of October 5, 2015
and reopening the street on Friday October 9, 2015. The street will be
shutdown to all through traffic, The detour will be set up to use the by-pass,
but residents and those familiar with the area, will use Harper St. to Walworth
Street and then back to Janesville St."
Large truck traffic will need
to use the marked detour. In the morning when traffic coming into the city from
the south is especially heavy, it is recommended that traffic heading to the
high school or middle school take the Hwy. 12 bypass to Walworth Avenue to
avoid major congestion on Harper Street.
(Oct 4) In windy and cool
conditions the WHS Cross Country teams competed at Burlington HS in the
Chocolate City Invitational.
Medal winners from Saturday's race
(L-R) Sarah Ziolkowski (13th), Allisan Barrett (7th), Andrea Sandoval (15th),
Brodie Runez (5th), Jimmy King (30th)
Coach Chad Carstens: This meet boasts mostly D1 teams
with a few other strong programs in other divisions. Both teams had strong
showings with the girls in 4th and boys in 9th overall.
With a pretty
flat course and cool temps, many runners ran their lifetime best. Leading the
charge on the girls side was Allisan Barrett closing in under 20 minutes for
the first time in her career in 19:36 good enough for 7th. Not far behind in
13th was Sarah Ziolkowski and the final medalist on the girls side is Andrea
Sandoval in 15th. As the team's fourth runner, Abby King raced to a strong
effort stopping the clock in 21:10. She continues to get better and better
since her injury set her back a bit earlier in the season. Other significant
time drops came from all races included Caleigh Judd, Carolina Oezer and Nancy
Espana. The girls JV squad finished in 12th overall as a team.
Runez feared no one as he pushed the envelope and stormed his way to an immense
PR (16:28) and 4th place finish. This race was the confidence booster he needed
heading into the championship portion of the season. Jimmy King also clung to
the field to also run well and earn the final medal in the Varsity event in
30th. Jacob Korf broke 18 minutes for the first time in 17:51. Nearly every boy
dropped significant time from their previous season best time despite it being
their 3rd race in 8 days. Jon Zheng led the charge in the JV field to finish in
19:20, his first time under 20 minutes. The JV team all braved the wind to
finish in 11th as a team overall.
The next race
for the Whippets will be on Thursday, Oct. 15th in the Rock Valley Conference
Championship hosted by Whitewater at UW-Whitewater. The race schedule is as
follows: 3:30 p.m. JV Girls 4:05 p.m. Varsity Girls 4:40 p.m. Varsity Boys 5:15
p.m. JV Boys 5:50 p.m. Middle School Boys & Girls (3K)
(Oct 4) The WHS National
Honor Society announced that the Homecoming Coin Contest raised $357.57 this
year! Funds will be donated to worthwhile causes during the 2015-16 school
year! They thank everyone who participated!
NHS members (L-R) Devin Samaranayke, Jan Maroske, Lief
Sayhun,Holly Hough, Jonathan Caldwell, Jimmy Cushman
Fundraiser - TACO NIGHT -
Tuesday, Oct. 6 5-9pm at Whitewater Country Club - Fin and Hooves for UWW
Social Work Organization.
(Oct 4) UWW Football -
No. 1 Football Takes Miners Axe in Front of Record Crowd
Part of the record crowd, 15,287! Picture
courtesy of Bob Mischka.
The No. 1 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
football team scored 10 points in the final two minutes of the first half and
held a strong passing game in check defensively Saturday to defeat 14th-ranked
UW-Platteville 17-7 in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference showdown
at Perkins Stadium.
Jordan Ratliffe registered a career-high 33 carries for
72 yards and this touchdown.
Senior defensive back Ryan Winske finished with eight
stops and this interception. Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka.
The 21st annual George Chryst Bowl
drew a WIAC and school record crowd of 15,287 and marked the 36th consecutive
win for the Warhawks (4-0 overall, 1-0 WIAC), good for the longest in NCAA
football. The rivalry game is named in honor of former UW-Platteville
coach George Chryst, who died suddenly in 1992 after leading the Pioneers to a
79-60-2 record and the 1980 conference championship. The George Chryst Bowl was
dedicated in 1995 and the Miner's Axe became the rivalry trophy. Chryst's wife,
Patty, was on the field for the postgame presentation of the Axe.
UWW Head Coach Kevin Bullis with Patty Chryst
Team with the axe! Pictures courtesy of Bob
UW-Whitewater held the Pioneers (3-1, 0-1) to 26 carries
for minus-2 yards, the fewest allowed by the Warhawks since November 26, 2011,
when the team surrendered a meager minus-5 yards against Franklin in the second
round of the NCAA Playoffs.
The Warhawks continue conference play next
Saturday at No. 17 UW-Oshkosh. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. The game is
scheduled to be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable Sports. Check local
listings for channel information.
The Game Stats:
More on the
game story from UWW:
Also more on
the game story from UW-Platteville:
(Oct 3) WHS Homecoming
Football Game - WHS 0 - Evansville 46
Bryan Parker running after catching a pass!
Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka.
Coach Tom Grosinske: "We came into our Homecoming game
against Evansville knowing we would have to play our best football of the
season as they were undefeated and leading the Rock Valley. We, of course, were
looking to provide a great game for the Homecoming crowd we would have at WHS
cheering on the Whippets. Although we played them fairly tight until the half
(14-0) we allowed the game to slip away pretty quickly in the third quarter.
Our defense played well the first half and for portions of the second.
Other than a few big pass plays, our pass defense fared pretty well. They were
able to gain some yardage on the ground to sustain drives and keep the chains
moving. Their fullback ran hard and they have a couple of tailbacks who
continued to run well as they have this entire season. We matched up pretty
well size-wise on the line, but they were able to move the ball when needed.
Offensively, we had a poor game as indicated by the scoreboard. We were
able to gain some yards on the ground between the guards, but not enough to
generate enough momentum throughout the game. Our passing game never got on
track. Our pass protection didn't provide as much time as we had hoped and the
reads/throws were very inconsistent throughout the night.
We want to
thank our home crowd for coming out to support us and cheer us on last night.
The support was wonderful. We will host Parkview at home next Friday in a
crossover game. It is also Senior Night and we have our sights set on having
our seniors securing a big home win to celebrate their energy and effort
dedicated to Whippet Football the past number of years. We would love and
appreciate a big home crowd to help us celebrate.
For more stats:
Marching Band at half-time!
This is a 1 1/2 year old Kerouac in the running of the
whippets (2) owned by 1979 WHS Alumnus Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka.
Darren Powers and Therese Powers at
(Oct 2) The Whitewater
Boys' Soccer team won its 5th conference match, beating East Troy 3-0!
Roberto Navejas found the back of the Trojan net on an
unassisted goal. Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka.
The Boys' soccer team has been on a roll, winning its
last 4 games in a row. The Whippets had tied East Troy in their previous
meeting and it was expected that this would also be a close match. The coaching
staff felt going into the game that the boys were well prepared for this
contest. As the game began, the Whippets were able to play a solid possession
game and maintained their structure nicely. Coach Menager felt time of
possession and a low number of turnovers would be key, as East Troy was
primarily a counter-attack team. The Whippets did not turn the ball over and
were able to control the midfield time of possession. In the 23rd minute,
Roberto Navejas found the back of the Trojan net on an unassisted goal. The
half played out with Whitewater leading 1-0. Going into the second half,
Whitewater maintained its momentum with a strong defensive play and aggressive
midfield marking. In the 60th minute, Xhonaton Shahollari scored his first of 2
goals, assisted by Jake Riemer. Whitewater continued its offensive pressure,
and in the 74th minute, Xhonaton Shahollari scored off a nice passing assist by
Thomas McManaway. The Trojan attack was kept in check for the rest of the
match. The Whippet defense played its usual solid game, and held off the East
Troy attack for the remainder of the contest for the 3-0 victory. Jimmy Cushman
was in net for the first half with 2 saves and Michael Fernandez played the
second half with 7 saves. Additional notable play was that of Dineth
Gunawardena, Victor Fernandez, and James Dedrich, with solid play in the
defensive and middle third.
The JV Squad also had a very good game,
defeating East Troy 2-0.
Next Tuesday, the Whippets will host
conference rival, Jefferson. Whitewater is now 5-2-1 in conference and 6-4-2
overall. (Rich Gunter)
(Oct 2) The Whitewater
Girls' Tennis Team wrapped up their dual match season with a 5-2 win over
Watertown Luther Prep, finishing the year at 19-1.
From Row (L-R) Andi Markham, Emma
Stutzman Back Row: (L-R) Alli Sedmak, Sally Kate Hixson, Izzy Zahn, Emily
Coach Tim Nelson: "Senior Night saw the Whippets change
up the line-up. We had 3 girls playing singles who have not played varsity
singles before, two had never played singles period. In addition we had one
girl play doubles who had never played doubles before. Ali Ketterhagen and Emma
Stutzman moved to singles from 2 doubles and both of them came away with
victories. Doubles was the Whippets strong suit with straight set victories at
all 3 spots. Sally Hixson and Alli Sedmak won at #1 doubles, Milena Maroske and
Amanda Kraayvanger made their doubles debut with a victory and Andi Markham and
Izzy Zahn closed out the doubles sweep. The Whippets now get ready for the
start of WIAA Tournament play with the sub-sectional Monday morning in East
(Oct 2) WHS FFA students
and alumni thanks everyone that came out in the rain to support the Whitewater
FFA Alumni on September the 18th. A special thank you to Culver's of Whitewater
for donating the buns. Also, a big thanks to Sorgs Meats for the delicious Pork
chops and hot dogs. Despite the cold rainy weather they had a great turn
Enjoying the meal!
Service with a smile! (L-R)
Sammantha Thelan, Courtney Frie, David Hiebert, Alumni member Sue Burton, Megan
Reynolds, and Anna Lucht
The League of Women
Voters Whitewater-Area and the UW-Whitewater P.E.A.C.E. group are co-sponsoring
an important public program on Wisconsin's voter photo ID law on Thursday
evening, October 15th, 7PM, in Hyland Hall, Room 2101, on the UW-Whitewater
Meagan McCord Wolfe, Public Outreach Elections
Specialist with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB), will
present the program. Meagan has worked for the GAB in this role since 2011. She
is a 2006 graduate of UW-Whitewater and served as the Public Relations Director
for the UW-Whitewater Student Government while a student on campus. Meagan's
presentation will cover all you need to know about voting in Wisconsin for the
upcoming 2016 election with special emphasis on what constitutes acceptable
photo IDs for voting and how to obtain a free Wisconsin ID card for voting
purposes. She will also discuss voter eligibility, voter registration, absentee
voting, and what to expect on Election Day. There will be plenty of time for
Meagan to answer election questions of importance to you.
be required to present a valid photo ID at the 2016 elections. Wisconsin's
voter photo ID law was enacted in 2011 but remained blocked by court order
until earlier this year when the US Supreme Court declined to review a decision
by the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit upholding the ID law. It is
critical that all voters understand what the law requires, especially students
who wish to vote in the Whitewater community next year. Make sure your vote
counts! Learn what photo ID you need to bring with you to the polls on Election
On the same day, October 15th, Ms. Wolfe will present a similar
program on voting and photo ID to students at Whitewater High School in the
high school auditorium. The public is welcome to attend the afternoon
presentation although a specific time has not yet been announced. Please
contact Whitewater High School at 262-472-8100 for confirmation.
learn more about Wisconsin's photo ID law visit this GAB website:
. To learn more about the LWV Whitewater- Area visit
www.lwvwhitewater.org and "Like" them on Facebook! The mission of the UW-W
P.E.A.C.E. group (Peace, Education, and Activism through Creative Engagement)
is to uphold and progress ideals, which promote social, political, and
environmental justice at the local, state, national, and international levels.
(Oct 2) Whitewater 4-H
Earns Record Number of Awards at Walworth County Fair
"Winning Whitewater 4H club members
at Walworth County Fair Bankers Night" (Row 1 L-R) - Cosette Wildermuth and
Leah Newmann (Row 2 L-R) - Brady Meudt, Emma Hageli, Katie Gillette, Kimberly
Powell-Farage, Tabitha Bellrichard, Madelynn Newmann, (Row 3, L-R) - Caty
Strait, Mary Hegeman (Row 4, R-L)- Maxwell Meiners, Christopher Hegeman,
Theodore Bellrichard, Timothy Bellrichard
October 4-10th is National 4-H Week, the perfect time to
celebrate the accomplishments of Whitewater 4-H youth! This year members of the
Whitewater 4-H club earned a record number of grand champion and reserve grand
champion awards at the Walworth County Fair. Between them, 14 members of the
Whitewater 4-H club earned 49 champion ribbons in projects including
woodworking, foods and nutrition, art, citizenship, family and child
development, photography, crocheting, writing, public speaking, food
preservation, clothing, style review, plants, cavies, dogs, rabbits, sheep,
dairy, horse and pony and goats.
Each year, 6 million youth from urban,
suburban, and rural communities across the US participate in 4-H. The
fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, learn-by-doing experiences encourages youth
to experiment, innovate, and think independently. Youth learn leadership,
citizenship, and life skills through more than 1,000 projects with topics as
varied as rocketry, entrepreneurship, natural sciences, dog training, robotics,
dairy, electrical and mechanical science, GPS mapping, public speaking,
photography, clothing, international studies, food science and nutrition, home
furnishings, and community service. Studies show that youth participating in
4-H do better in school, are more motivated to help others, feel safe to try
new things, and develop lasting friendships. As the youth program of
Cooperative Extension, 4-H's connection to 110 land-grant universities gives
young people an opportunity to make connections for college and beyond.
Established in 1938, the current Whitewater 4-H has 36 members. The
club meets at the Whitewater Town Hall the first Thursday of the month.
Cloverbuds (5-8 year olds) meet from 6-7 pm, and 4-H members (age 8-18) meet
from 7-8 pm. In addition to their project work, members enjoy trout fishing,
roller skating, bowling, ice skating, sledding, mini golf, bonfires and field
trips as just a few fun club activities. Club members are also actively engaged
in community service. If you are interested in learning more, please join us at
a meeting or contact Laurie Giorno, Whitewater 4H Club adult leader, at
(Oct 1) Emely Rodriguez,
donated 14 inches of her hair to the "Wigs for Kid's" program.
Donna Lasley, of the Belezza Hair
Design Studio, helped to measure cut and style Emely's new look. If the hair is
donated, the haircut is free. This was Emely's first donation to such a
Emely is a sophomore at Whitewater High School and has
participated in swimming, soccer and the Dance Club. She is the daughter of
Miguel and Maria Rodriguez. She is an active member of St. Patrick Parish and
is working to establish a new youth group there.
For over 30 years,
Wigs for Kids has been providing Hair Replacement Systems and support for
children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy,
Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to
children or their families. The effects of hair loss go deeper than just a
change in a child's outward appearance. Hair loss can erode a child's
self-confidence and limit them from experiencing life the way children should.
With an injured self-image, a child's attitude toward treatment and their
physical response to it can be negatively affected also. Wigs for Kids helps
children suffering from hair loss look themselves and live their lives.
To learn more about this program or how to make a donation of hair
check out their website:
(Oct 1) Join the Irvin L.
Young Memorial Library for the following events:
Create Lab Tuesday, October 13th
4:00-5:00 p.m. Makers from age 5K to 5th grade will have the opportunity
to explore and create at this monthly lab. This month we will be making slime
monsters! Please contact the library at (262) 473-0530 to register.
Reading with Rover Wednesday, October 14th
6:00-7:00 p.m. Reading is always more fun with a four-legged friend.
Students in 5K-5th grade are invited to schedule an appointment to practice
their reading skills with one of our certified therapy dogs! Please contact the
library at (262) 473-0530 to register.
Advisory Board Thursday, October 15th 4:00-5:00 p.m. Members of the teen
advisory board have the opportunity to positively impact the library's services
to teens by planning, promoting, and implementing teen services and programs,
making suggestions for the collection, and assisting me in making the teen area
more inviting. Please see the Youth Educational Services Librarian for an
Early Literacy Classes Rhyme Time
(0-35 months) Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. Rhyme Time offers caregivers the
perfect opportunity to bond with their little ones over songs, rhymes, and
simple stories. Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time.
Growing Readers (3-5 years): Thursdays 9:30-10:30
a.m. Growing Readers allows children and their favorite adult to sing,
rhyme, and play. Each session includes picture books, movement activities, and
nursery rhymes. Each 30 minute class period is followed by activities at our
Creation Stations and a play time. Please register for the Early Literacy
Classes using the form on the children's pages of their website
There will be no class on the following
dates: September 29th, October 1st, November 3rd, November 5th, and November
(Oct 1) October Classes -
Sponsored by Seniors in the Park.
Stained Glass Class - Anyone new to this craft can attend and
receive one-on-one instruction until you are cutting and soldering like a pro.
This class will teach you the basics. More classes will be offered following
the beginning class. Please bring: Safety glasses, an old towel, scissors and a
soldering iron, if you have one. Class meets at the Downtown Armory on
Saturdays October 17 & 24 from 9:00 am to Noon. Fee is $17.00 residents or
$21.25 non-residents. Deadline to register is
Thursday, October 8. Register by calling 262-473-0535 or going to
, class #5312.22 or search for stained
Colored Pencil Class -
Learn to work with colored pencils using techniques like stippling, cross
hatching, and layering. Learn some color theory and how to combine colors and
make a color scheme. Bring colored pencils, eraser, sharpener and your own
adult coloring book and/or paper. Instructor Katie Swanson has some supplies
you can borrow or purchase. Class will be held on Friday, October 16 at the
Starin Park Community Building from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Fee for the class is $20
and the deadline is Thursday, October 8.
Register by calling 262-473-0535 or going to
, class #5314.21 or search for colored
(Oct 1) First Citizens
State Bank is hosting a Community Shred-It Day on October 9th from 11am - 2pm.
They will also be having free cookies and a food drive, and a donation of
non-perishable food items will enter you into a drawing for a gift
(Oct 1) UW-Whitewater
Offering Gardening Workshops Fall is a perfect time for gardening!
UW-Whitewater is offering several workshops focused on garden
and landscape topics this year. The first two of five workshops will be held in
October - a hands-on learning experience for the home gardener and an
exploration of the plants and landscapes from across the globe.
Titles, dates and times of workshops are:
Propagation: Woody Ornamentals and Houseplants Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-noon
Sustainability, Landscaping, and Plants of Israel Saturday, Oct.17, 9
Workshops are presented for a minimal fee and
registration is required. Register for workshops:
. Dates and titles
for upcoming workshops can also be found using the link. Please contact Kari
Borne at 262-472-1003 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
(Oct 1) Mark your
calendars for the annual Whitewater Lioness Spaghetti Dinner. It will be held
on Saturday, October 17th at Rocha's Waterfront Pub (lower level). Time will be
4:30 until 7:00. Come out and support your community.