Discover Panama: The Land between the Seas

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Thursday, May 24, 1:00 pm
Starin Park Community Building

Immerse yourself in Panama and experience a land of contrasts with remote rainforests, rich history, diverse wildlife and spectacular coastlines February 14-22, 2019.

Highlights include the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Embera Indigenous Village—’Keepers of the Rainforest”, the culture of the country including indigenous artisans, cigar rollers, and folkloric masks. Savor culinary treats such as fresh Panamanian ceviche, guarapa at a sugar mill, sample breads and pastries from a clay oven bakery and learn how to make seco. Visit Anton Valley nestled inside the world’s second largest volcanic crater and learn about frog conservation, butterflies, and visit a nonprofit orchid nursery. The trip includes a one-day partial transit through the canal, 15 meals, and airfare.

Double is $2999 per person or $3699 single. $500 due with reservation. Deadline for deposit is August 1. The full itinerary is at the center or online at:

The Post – May 22 at 12:30 PM, Seniors in the Park

The Post is a 2017 American historical political thriller film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer. It stars Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, the executive editor of The Washington Post, with Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon, and Matthew Rhys in supporting roles. Set in the early 1970s, The Post depicts the true story of attempts by journalists at The Washington Post to publish the Pentagon Papers, classified documents regarding the 30-year involvement of the United States government in the Vietnam War.

When: May 22 at 12:30 PM

Where: Seniors in the Park

Willow Brook Golf Course’s Junior Golf Program Registration Event, Monday May 21 from 5 to 7 pm

Willow Brook Golf Course’s Junior Golf Program starts on June 11th. Lessons will be held on Monday mornings 8:00 am to noon. The program is open to ages 8-17. $50 per participant. A sign-up event will be held Monday, May 21st from 5:00-7:00 pm. Registration can also be done through mail or stop by the clubhouse during regular business hours. More information can be found on their website here:

Ron Binning will be in charge of this year’s program. Questions can be sent to or call 262-473-3305.  For a flyer with details, 

UW-Whitewater Commencement set for May 19

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will celebrate the achievements of its graduates Saturday, May 19, 2018, as proud families gather for spring commencement ceremonies.

A total of 1,644 graduates will cross the stage to receive their degrees. The morning ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m., recognizes 739 undergraduate students and 98 graduate students from the College of Arts and Communication and the College of Business and Economics. The afternoon ceremony begins at 3 p.m. and recognizes 694 undergraduate students and 113 graduate students from the College of Education and Professional Studies and the College of Letters and Sciences. Both ceremonies will be held in the Kachel Fieldhouse.

The commencement speaker for both ceremonies is Timothy Hyland, a 1982 accounting graduate of UW-Whitewater who has specialized in public utilities, real estate, and healthcare. From 1989 to 2004 he worked at the Phoenix-based healthcare management and consulting firm Schaller Anderson, Inc., beginning as its sixth employee and retiring as senior vice president and CFO. Hyland and his wife Natalie formed Hyland Real Estate Investment Group, LLC, which owns and operates residential investment properties nationwide, and he is the naming donor of Timothy J. Hyland Hall, the home of the College of Business and Economics on campus that opened in 2009.

Brandon Fong, an entrepreneurship and marketing double major from Brookfield, Wisconsin, will be the student speaker for the morning ceremony. Elected president of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Association his freshman year, Fong is also an avid blogger who wrote a book for college students that became a category bestseller on Amazon. He is one of the many UW-Whitewater students hired before graduation, currently serving as head of customer experience at California-based SuperHuman Enterprises, LLC.

Rajhon White, who is receiving his Master of Science in Education in professional development, will be the student speaker for the afternoon ceremony. A native of Buena Vista Township, New Jersey, White has worked as a graduate assistant in University Housing and in the First Year Experience office, helping students with the transition to college. Also hired before graduation, on July 1 he will start his new job in Colorado as a resident director at the University of Denver.

The ceremonies will include 71 students who are veterans, 25 international students and 207 nontraditional undergraduate students, defined as undergraduate students who are 25 years of age or older. In addition, 115 self-identified students with disabilities will receive degrees.

Commencement will be broadcast live online by UWW-TV, the university television station.

For more information:

Allisan Barrett, WHS senior, to play with Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra


The musical heritage of the Josh and Carrie Barrett family will be on proud display during the final concert of the 2017-18 Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra season on May 19 at Calvary Community Church in Williams Bay starting at 7:30 p.m.

Allisan Barrett, a senior at Whitewater High School, will play horn with the LGSO in the first (Allegro) movement of Horn Concerto No. 1 by Richard Strauss.

Allisan is the winner of the 2017 Young Artist Concerto Competition sponsored by the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra and the recipient of the Rotary Club of Lake Geneva Neal Heffenan Art Scholarship.

The concert will also showcase the musical talents of Josh Barrett, a long-time member of the LGSO, playing trumpet, and Nathan, a 2015 graduate of Whitewater High School, playing trombone.

Tickets for the May 19 concert will be available for purchase before the concert begins.

The concert will also include performances of Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Edvard Grieg and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

The LGSO has performed regularly in Walworth County since 2001. The all-volunteer musicians reside throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

A chamber music concert series is also sponsored by the LGSO.

For more information about the LGSO, visit

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