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9th Annual Fran Achen Photography Competition announced

May 9, 2018

9th Annual Fran Achen Photography Competition

July 5 – 29, 2018

Cultural Arts Center

Open to all photographers — beginning, intermediate, and accomplished photographers of all ages are invited to submit their photographs.

Judges will name 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize winners in each of three divisions: Youth/Teen (ages 18 and under), Amateur (ages 19 and up), and Accomplished (any age). Judges will also name a Best of Show Award and attendees of the exhibit will vote for a Viewers’ Choice Award. Each prize and award will include a cash prize.

Full information including rules and entry forms available at: http://www.whitewaterarts.org/fran‐achen‐2018.html

For tips on basic framing, please refer to the free video, “Basic Photo Framing Using Frame Kits”, available at: https://www.jmacpix.com/blog/2017/2/25/basic-framing-video-class

 For other questions please contact the event’s chairperson, Jeff McDonald, at jeff.mcdonald@gaelicarts.com

Important Dates

Entry Form Deadline: Thursday, June 14

Photo Drop-Off: Thursday, June 28, from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Cultural Arts Center.

Opening Reception & Awards Presentation: Sunday, July 8 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Cultural Arts Center. Awards will be presented at about 2 pm.

Photo Pick-Up: Sunday, July 29, from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Heirloom Seeds Available at Irvin L. Young Memorial Library

April 7, 2018

Despite the cold temperatures of the last few days, it’s time to think about planting seeds!

Once again, the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library has heirloom vegetable, fruit, herb, and flower seeds available for check-out.  We also have many books on the subject of seed saving as we ask that everyone who takes out our seeds attempts to bring back seeds in the fall to keep the exchange going.

In addition, the local chapter of Wild Ones has donated many native plant seeds to attract pollinators and keep our native plant heritage going strong.

Whitewater Partners in Communication Upcoming Meetings

March 21, 2018

 

Upcoming Meetings:

  • April 3 – Whitewater H.S. at 7 pm

  • May 1 – Irvin L. Young Library at 7 pm

  • June 5 – Starin Park Community Building at 7 pm

For more information, see this flyer or visit the Whitewater Partners in Communication Facebook page.

 

WHS Students performed at the WSMA District Solo/Ensemble Festival at Jefferson High School on Saturday, March 10.

March 20, 2018

Congratulations to all students who participated. The students who will perform at the Wisconsin State Solo/Ensemble Festival on April 28th are Caroline Crowlley, Katie Kutz, Nick Kuzoff, Caty Strait, Henry Bresser, Lydia Wiley Deal, Natalie LaBreche, Grace Ejnik, Alisha Parboteeah, Allisan Barrett, Angie McKelvey, Weston Lema, Cally Julson, Gabe Schemmel, Lauren Harkness, Alec Holt, Elliot McCulloch, Kiersten Kehrer, Miriam Navejas, Carter Waelchli, Jacob Zuehlke, Luis Ramirez, Amy Earle, Jillian Harkness,  and Chris Porcaro.

Best of luck at State!

2018 Whitewater Area 4th of July Parade & Festival Dates – June 29th through July 4th

March 13, 2018

Whitewater Area 4th of July Parade

July 4th @ 10:00 a.m.

Organized by the Whitewater Lions Club

THEME: Freedom in the Heartland

2018 Grand Marshal

Sgt. Michael Davenport U.S. Army

Michael (Mike) enlisted in the Army in 1976 at the young age of 17. He spent 27 months in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea as part of U.S. Military Intelligence. He was honorably discharged in 1982. He and his wife Pok Ye settled in the Whitewater area 27 years ago. Mike is well known and respected as the Commander of the Whitewater VFW Post.

For more information on how to be a part of the 2018 4th of July Parade, 

To download the parade registration form, 


Update from the 4th of July Committee

While the weather certainly may not feel anything like summer, the Whitewater Area 4th of July Festival planning is underway.  For the 2018 season, the committee has some fresh faces and is in the process of a facelift for our website.

The committee would like to thank Jean Mills and Blake Scharine for their commitment to this community and their leadership as co-chairs of the 4th of July committee.  In 2017 Jean celebrated her retirement from the committee with a spectacular festival.  Blake continues to be part of the committee and helps steer us all in the right direction.
We would also like to thank Jim, Dick, Tom, Dale, and Chuck for all of their hard work and dedication to the success and continuity of the 4th of July Festival through the years.
New faces this year include Rob who is assisting with entertainment; Jon who is not only a previous participant in the car show but will be helping to organize it; Katie, Garrett, and Lisa who are working with Blake on the overall event planning.
Returning and continuing to be part of the committee are Bruce who will assist in the planning for the car show, Bob and Don from the Lions Club for the parade, Elizabeth our pageant superstar, Mark as organizer of the Whippet City Mile, Adam and Kim who very generously lend their assistance to many different parts of the festival.
The festival will run from June 29th through July 4th and we will be releasing additional times, performances, and more in the coming weeks.  All of this information will be added both to our soon to be refreshed website and the festival’s Facebook account.

Kiwanis and Culver’s Give $1,000 Scholarship

March 11, 2018
Culver’s of Whitewater and the Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club recently presented a scholarship of $1,000 to Nicole Alt, a 2017 graduate of Whitewater High School. She is a student at Gateway Technical College and is pursuing a degree in Nursing.  The scholarship combines the funds raised at a Culver’s Night for a Kiwanis fundraiser with a matching donation by Kiwanis.
Kiwanis Treasurer Rick Norman said, “We would like to thank the Whitewater community for supporting this project.”
 
The next Culver’s and Kiwanis fundraiser will be April 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., when a percentage of sales will be donated by Culver’s toward the scholarship, and matched by Kiwanis.
Left to right: Kiwanis Treasurer Rick Norman, Culver’s Owner Jon Laundrie, Scholarship Recipient Nicole Alt; General Manager Dylan Weimer, and Ed Schweitzer of Kiwanis.

  

Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Programs & Events – Week of February 26th through March 4th

February 25, 2018

S.H.E.L.F. Sock Drive!  The Society of House Elves Living Free (S.H.E.L.F.) has banded together at the library to host a sock drive for the Twin Oaks Shelter.  Show some love and donate new men’s, women’s, and children’s socks.  Leave donations with Dobby in the Lobby or place in your returned books!


Scientifically Ever-After

Monday, February 26th 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Help your favorite fairytale characters conquer the world with science and art.  Children age 5+ are invited to this hands-on workshop.  Solve fairytale conundrums with different STEAM activities.  No registration required.  Caregiver must be present.  Supplies are first come, first serve.


Rhyme Time

Ages Birth-3 years

Tuesday, February 27th 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Rhyme Time offers caregivers and children the perfect opportunity to engage with songs, rhymes, and simple stories.  Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time.


Young Adult Advisory Council

Ages 11-18 years

Tuesday, February 27th 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Youth age 11-18 are invited to make friends, eat food, and have a positive impact within their community.  Under the direction of the Youth Educational Services Librarian, YAAC members select and review books, movies, and music for the young adult area; design and implement library programs and services for teens; and positively represent the library to their peers.  Interested teens should contact Deana Rolfsmeyer (drolfsmeyer@whitewater-wi.gov) for an application.


Wednesday, February 28

Crime Club, 7:00 p.m.


Dr. Seuss is on the Loose!

Thursday, March 1st – Saturday, March 31st

Dr. Seuss is on the loose at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library!  Throughout the month of March there will be Dr. Seuss related crafts and activities in the Children’s Department and the Maker Space.  Activities are open to all ages!


Growing Readers

Ages 3-5 years

Thursday, March 1st 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Growing Readers allows children and their favorite adult to engage with songs, rhymes, stories, and play.  Each session includes picture books, movement activities, and nursery rhymes.  Each 30 minute class period is followed by art or activities and a play time.


Breakfast at the Big Screen

Friday, March 2nd 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy your break from school with a movie and breakfast at the library!  In this week’s feature, a young boy programs a robot to help him save the world!  Breakfast is provided by the library.  All ages are welcome and no registration is required.


Winter Reading Program

Please note that the Winter Reading Program ends on Friday, March 2nd at 5:30.  No raffle slips will be accepted after that.

Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Programs – Week of February 19th through February 26th

February 18, 2018

Rhyme Time

Ages Birth-3 years

Tuesday, February 20th 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Rhyme Time offers caregivers and children the perfect opportunity to engage with songs, rhymes, and simple stories.  Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time.


Growing Readers

Ages 3-5 years

Thursday, February 22nd 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Growing Readers allows children and their favorite adult to engage with songs, rhymes, stories, and play.  Each session includes picture books, movement activities, and nursery rhymes.  Each 30 minute class period is followed by art or activities and a play time.


Stories at the Market

Saturday, February 24th 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Read a story with Miss Deana at the Whitewater Winter Market!  Participants will receive an extra raffle for the Winter Read Program.  This event is open to all ages and no registration is required.

 

 

 

 

Obituaries

Phyllis Masterson, 92, of Whitewater passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2018 in at Fairhaven in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Phyllis was born June 21, 1925, to Raymond and Alta (Sleep) Chamberlain in Palmyra, Wisconsin.  She lived most of her life in Whitewater, Wisconsin.  She graduated as valedictorian from Whitewater High school in 1943.  She then attended and graduated from Whitewater State Teacher’s College (now UW-Whitewater) in 1947.

Phyllis married William Masterson, her high school sweetheart, in 1947.  Together, they spent 61 years together and had three children.  For 23 years, she taught math at the junior high and high school in the Whitewater school district.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, PEO Sisterhood and the Retired Teachers Association.  Phyllis enjoyed music, reading, knitting, weaving, crosswords and loved her family dearly.  

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