Discover Whitewater Series (DWS) Set for September 22

On Sept. 22, 2019 race participants of all ages will take off from the starting line of the seventh annual DWS in Whitewater.

“DWS is made possible from the help of our generous sponsors and volunteers.” DWS Executive Director Jeffery Knight said. “It is amazing to see the community come together to provide the best experience possible for the runners.”

Below is a list describing everything to expect race day weekend.

  • Pre-race dinner: DWS provides a complimentary pre-race dinner for race participants on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. The dinner is in the Hamilton Room of the University Center on the UW-Whitewater campus and is provided by A’viands. On-site registration will be made available during the dinner.
  • Race day activities: The activities start at 6 a.m. with on-site registration and free to participants, the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. For a full schedule of the day, visit: http://runwhitewater.com
    • Wheelchair Division start is 7:55 a.m.
    • Half marathon/half marathon relay start is 8 a.m.
    • 5K start is 8:15 a.m.
  • Additional pacers added: This year we have added an additional eight pacers to the half marathon. There will be a total of 16 pacers running the course in bright green shirts, so they’re easy to spot. Participants can run with pacers to keep a steady pace during the 13.1 miles.
  • FREE childcare: DWS offers Kids Korral, a free childcare service, from 7 – 11 a.m. for racers and volunteers during race day. The Kids Korral is possible due to the combined effort of the UW-W’s College of Education & Professional Studies and the student organization Creative and Resourceful Educators (CARE). Kids Korral is for children six months old to 10 years old, and the staff strives to provide fun activities in a safe environment. All children must be registered, and this can be done at http://runwhitewater.com.
  • W3 Fit Kid Shuffle: Every year DWS partners with Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3) to host the Fit Kid Shuffle. Fit Kid Shuffle is a one-mile fun run for children 10 years old and younger. This year the Fit Kid Shuffle will have a superhero theme, and all children are encouraged to come wearing their favorite superhero attire. The Fit Kid Shuffle will begin at 9:15 a.m.
  • Awards Ceremony: The awards ceremony is split up between the half marathon, half marathon relay and 5K. First, second and third (men and women) place finishers of the half marathon will receive a cash prize, $50 gift certificate to The Black Sheep in Whitewater and a trophy. All finishers of the half marathon, half marathon relay and 5k will receive a medal. This year, upon crossing the finish line, race participants can pick up their award once the times are certified and posted. Awards will be recycled if they are not picked up by the end of the awards ceremony.
    • 5K awards start at 9:45 a.m.
    • Half marathon and half marathon relay awards start at 10 a.m.
  • Dry Needling and massages: This year, Mercyhealth Hospital is providing a booth that offers runners and spectators a complementary dry needling and a 5-10 minute massage. The Mercyhealth tent will be located next to the Whitewater High School’s football field bleachers.
  • Post-race party: This year’s post-race celebration will again take place at 841 Brewhouse, located at 841 E Milwaukee St in Whitewater. Participants can come to get one free glass of either beer, wine or soda. The party is 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center: Race participants will be given a free day pass to the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located at 580 South Elizabeth Street, attached to the high school.

“Our team does its best to make every race day an event the whole family will enjoy and remember,” DWS Race Director Dawson Miller said. “By providing things like the Fit Kid Shuffle, Kids Korral and the Aquatic Center day pass, there’s something for everyone.”

Monthly newsletters are emailed to participants and volunteers of the race. Message the DWS team on Facebook or email us at info@runwhitewater.com to receive the newsletter and stay up to date on all things involving the race.

For more information about the DWS contact Jeffery Knight by email, jpk@knightpublicaffairs.com or by phone, 920.728.0662.

About the DWS
The goal of the DWS is to promote the City of Whitewater and highlight its greatest features. All the proceeds from the race are donated to five local non-profit partners: Bethel House (which provides interim housing for homeless families), Working for Whitewater’s Wellness, Whitewater Unified School District, Whitewater LEADS and the J-Hawk Aquatic Club. The DWS partners with the city, business community, university and the school district to make this a tremendous event that benefits all who participate. For more information about the race visit runwhitewater.com. For general race inquires email info@runwhitewater.com.

Public Library to Offer Free Narcan Training on September 16

Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Narcan Training
Monday, September 16, 6pm – 7pm

Learn how to recognize and respond to an overdose. Free training on Narcan, the life-saving drug, will be provided.

Hidden in Plain Sight, a drug awareness display, will be available for viewing from 5:30-7:00 pm. The program itself begins at 6:00 pm.

Free Narcan will be provided, if needed.

For more information, call 920-674-7232.

Parents Invited to WHS Open House September 16

Save the date! Parents are encouraged to visit the high school on Monday, September 16, from 5:45 until 7:36 for the second annual open house! 

Parents will begin in the auditorium promptly at 5:45 with a large group welcome, and then they will have the opportunity to walk through their student’s schedule, meeting briefly with the teacher for each period. 

Parents should print off a copy of their student’s schedule from the IC Parent Portal in advance, so they can follow it as the students do every day. Each class will last 8 minutes with a passing time in between of 3 minutes. Parents may attend with or without their student.

5:45 pm – 5:55 pm
Auditorium – Large Group Welcome and Information

6:00 pm -7:36 pm
Classrooms – Parents will walk their student’s schedule and visit with teachers
Period 1 – 6:00-6:08
Period 2-  6:11-6:19
Period 3-  6:22-6:30
Period 4-  6:33-6:41
Period 5-  6:44-6:52
Period 6-  6:55-7:03
Period 7-  7:06-7:14
Period 8-  7:17-7:25
Period 9-  7:28-7:36

Contact Principal Mike Lovenberg at 262-472-8100 or mlovenberg@wwusd.org with questions.

Packer Tickets Being Raffled by Whitewater Federation of Women’s Clubs

Here’s your chance to win two 50-yard-line tickets to the 12:00 noon Packers game on Sunday, December 8, 2019 against Washington! The Whitewater Federation of Women’s Clubs is holding this raffle to raise funds for crucial renovations to Whitewater’s historic Bassett House. Raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $25. The raffle will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Bassett House at 708 W. Main Street. You do not need to be present to win. To buy raffle tickets, contact Joyce Follis at (262) 473-2360 or Kathy Schumacher at (262) 473-3351 or any member of the Whitewater Federation of Women’s Clubs. Support a great cause by buying a chance for a great time at a Packers game!

2019-2020 Music Mosaics Series Kicks Off with a Concert By Award-Winning Pianist

At 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 15 in Light Recital Hall, the UW-Whitewater Department of Music will present a piano concert by faculty member and award-winning pianist Dr. Myung Hee Chung. Entitled, Farewell to Summer, Chung’s performance will kick off the season as the first concert in the six-part series. There is still time to subscribe and save! See all 6 concerts for $54 or less. Subscriptions and tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 262-472-2222, going online to tickets.uww.edu, by visiting the Greenhill Center Box Office, or the Information Services Desk in the University Center.

The Music Mosaic series benefits the UW-Whitewater Music Department’s Scholarship Fund, which allows for the opportunity to recognize students for their talents and academic excellence. Last year we were able to award scholarships to over 65 students.

Chung will perform Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major (Les Adieux) by Ludwig Van Beethoven, in three movements, and Fredrick Chopin’s Four Ballads, considered to be some of the most challenging pieces in piano repertoire. Born in Korea, Chung began piano at the age of 4, and by age 10, she had won several national competitions. Recognizing her talent, Arthur Rubenstein encouraged Chung to study at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music. She has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Asia. 

The next performance to be held within the Music Mosaic series is Five Times The Jazz, which will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 29 in the Light Recital Hall. 

Subscribe and save! See all 6 concerts for $50 or less. Subscriptions and tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 262-472-2222, going online to tickets.uww.edu, by visiting the Greenhill Center Box Office, or the Information Services Desk in the University Center. Single tickets can be purchased for adults ($12), seniors over 65 ($10), children under 18 ($5.50), and UW-Whitewater students with a valid ID ($5.50).

About the Artist
Born in Korea, Myung Hee Chung started playing the piano at the age of 4, and won prestigious national competitions in Korea by the age of 10. She came to the United States at 17 to study under Tong-Il Han and later attended the Juilliard School in New York on a scholarship, studying with Martin Canin, and received her B.M. and M.M. degrees. Her D.M.A. degree is from Manhattan School of Music in New York, where she studied with renowned pianist Gary Graffman.  Dr. Chung has received numerous national and international awards.  She has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, and the Far East and has performed with many major orchestras including the symphony orchestras of Chicago, Baltimore, and Portland, as well as the New Philharmonic and Seoul Philharmonic. In August 1995, she joined the faculty at UW-Whitewater, where she is a full Professor and Keyboard coordinator. She has judged many competitions including Missouri Southern International competition and has given masterclasses in universities in the US and Korea.

September Brings Guest Artists and Faculty Concerts to UWW

Throughout the month of September, the UW-Whitewater Department of Music will present faculty and guest artists concerts. The performances will be held in the Light Recital Hall, and will feature guest artists Project Trio; Illinois Chamber Music Festival, SONICT presents Acromusical, and Gi Yeon Koh with the faculty concert of Cristina Ballatori, flute. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling 262-472-2222, going online to tickets.uww.edu, by visiting the Greenhill Center Box Office or Information Services Desk in the University Center.

Guest artists, Project Trio will perform in Light Recital Hall on Thurs., September 12 at 7:30 pm. Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, Project Trio has made an impact on audiences of all ages. Bursting onto the stage with their landmark videos, right out of the internet generation, Project Trio is a musical experience defining a new level of entertainment. Project Trio is a musical experience not to be missed… they are Peter Seymour, double bass, Greg Pattillo, flute and, Eric Stephenson, cello. Tickets are $10.50 adults, $8.50 over 65 & under 18, $6.00 UW-W students.

Illinois Chamber Festival Concert in Light Recital Hall Sunday, September 22 at 7:30 pm.  Faculty from the festival will perform the intensely beautiful, yet rarely heard, Piano Quintet by Frank Martin, Dvorak’s gorgeous Terzetto, and a cello/piano duo will complete the program. Tickets are $10.50 adults, $8.50 over 65 & under 18, $6.00 UW-W students.

Guest Artist, Gi Yeon Koh, viola/violin will perform on Tues., September 24 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall. A soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, she received her Master of Music in viola and Artist Diploma for a double degree in violin and viola at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory. Koh also received her Master of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.Tickets are $10.50 adults, $8.50 over 65 & under 18, $6.00 UW-W students.

Faculty Concert of Cristina Ballatori, flute will be held on Thurs., September 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall. A wide variety of music will be played throughout the evening. Tickets are $10.50 adults, $8.50 over 65 & under 18, $6.00 UW-W students.

SONICT Arcomusical in Light Recital Hall at 3:00 pm Sun., September 29 in Light Recital Hall. Projecto Arcomusical will perform a new work written by Chicago bassist Matt Ulery, along with other works from the Arcomusical repertoire. Arcomusical is a non-profit organization with the mission to spread the joy of the Afro-Brazilian musical bow known as the berimbau through the development of innovative and excellent musical repertoire.Tickets are $10.50 adults, $8.50 over 65 & under 18, $6.00 UW-W students.

All performances take place in Light Recital Hall. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling 262-472-2222, going online to tickets.uww.edu or by visiting the Greenhill Center Box Office Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Photograph exhibit at UW-Whitewater

Ida Wyman: Heart and Mind Photograph exhibit at UW-Whitewater
Crossman Gallery in the Greenhill Center of the Arts

UW-Whitewater plays host to the iconic urban street photographs of Ida Wyman. The photographic exhibit Ida Wyman: Heart and Mind will be in the Crossman Gallery, in the Greenhill Center of the Arts on the UW-Whitewater Campus from September 9 through October 5 , with an opening reception on September 9 from 5-7:30 pm. The Crossman Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am – 5pm, Monday through Thursday evenings from 6pm – 8pm and Saturdays from 1pm – 4pm.

Ida Wyman was born March 7, 1926 and died July 13, 2019, she grew up in the Bronx, New York and began her photographic career while she was in high school, by taking photographs of her neighborhood. Wyman was a member of New York City’s Photo League and during the 1940’s and 50’s, she shot over 100 assignments for Life Magazine.

The Ida Wyman: Heart and Mind exhibit is the first show of her work since her passing. It is a great honor for UW-Whitewater and the Crossman Gallery to host this important exhibition of her work. There will be approximately 60 large scale photos in the show that resonate with the idea of heart and mind and span her entire archive.

“Ida Wyman’s work is a testament to the vitality of documentary photography as a fundamentally humanist practice. With discernment and empathy, throughout her notable career she persisted in photographing ordinary people in their urban and small-town landscapes, their quiet human dramas and their moments of solitude. The lasting impact of her photographs derives from their aesthetic presence as well as their incisive and compassionate visual recording of these mid-century moments, striking chords of memory. We were here, these images say, and Ida Wyman was paying attention.” – Melanie Herzog, Ida Wyman: Chords of Memory.

Come celebrate the life of this master photographer at the opening reception September 9, 2019 from 5-7:30 pm in the Crossman Gallery, members of Ida Wyman’s family will be in attendance that evening. The Ida Wyman: Heart and Mind exhibit will be in the Crossman Gallery from September 9 – October 5, 2019. The Crossman Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am – 5pm, Monday through Thursday evenings from 6pm – 8pm and Saturdays from 1pm – 4pm. The Gallery is located at 950 W. Main Street in the Greenhill Center of the Arts.

Whitewater Kiwanis To Serve Pancakes for Half Marathon Breakfast on September 22

The Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club will be serving their delicious pancakes and Jones Sausages on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Whitewater High School Cafeteria in partnership with the Greater Whitewater Committee’s Discover Whitewater Half Marathon. 

Tickets for the breakfast are available at First Citizen’s State Bank, PremierBank, and the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce.  They can also be purchased from any Whitewater Kiwanian.  Tickets for the breakfast are a $5 donation per person in advance and $6 at the Whitewater High School cafeteria the day of the event (with pre-school children FREE).

Kiwanis provides breakfast tickets for the runners which are included in each runner’s registration packet. Kiwanis will have coffee available for runners as they come in to pick up materials on September 22. 

Lorrie Koppein, president of the Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club, said, “We are delighted to partner with the Half Marathon, and look forward to another great breakfast.”

Sunday, September 22 will feature the Greater Whitewater Committee’s 7th Annual Discover Whitewater Series: Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, 5K and W3 Fit Kid Shuffle. The Greater Whitewater Committee, Inc. (GWC) launched the Inaugural Discover Whitewater Series in 2013. The GWC is an organization made up of local businesses; its goal is to educate, advocate, and develop ideas that make Whitewater a destination of choice to visit and live. More information about the Discover Whitewater Series can be found at http://runwhitewater.com.  The pancake breakfast will be served at the high school for anyone in the community who wishes to attend, including event participants and their families, volunteers and community members.

Jeff Knight, Executive Director of Discover Whitewater, said, “The runners love the pancake breakfast and the Kiwanis make the entire DWS event so special. We appreciate everything that the Kiwanis do, not only on race day, but throughout the year.”

Kiwanis thanks all of the sponsors that help make the breakfast possible with donations of products and services, including:  City of Whitewater Parks & Recreation, PremierBank, First Citizens State Bank, Dalee Water Conditioning, D.L.K. Enterprises Inc., Jessica’s Family Restaurant, Jones Dairy Farm, Milton Propane Inc., Second Salem Brewing Company, Studio 84, Gus’ Pizza, Whitewater Manufacturing, and Winchester True Value.

The Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Whitewater High School will be served from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Due to race logistics, attendees will need to use different entrances to get to the breakfast at different times.  From    6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., breakfast attendees can enter the high school property via Elizabeth Street. From 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., breakfast attendees will need to park on side streets and walk to the high school.  From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., breakfast attendees can enter the high school property via Indian Mound Parkway to Walworth to the high school west entrance. 

The Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club is made up of dedicated volunteers who help both the Whitewater community and the world, all with 100 percent of funds going directly to projects and zero to administrative costs.  Last year, the club distributed more than $20,000, with over half going to the Whitewater Unified School District, including Ferradermis, summer school transportation, shoes for students, Badger Boys State and Badger Girls State, and scholarships.  Kiwanis helped to build and maintain the Flowing Well Shelter, the shelter at Starin Park and Treyton’s Field of Dreams, the WHS football field lights and press box, as well as adopting a highway to clean up.  In addition, the group donates to Camp Wawbeek, the Whitewater Youth Soccer Club, the Friends of the Whitewater Aquatic Center Family Partnership Fund, the Whitewater Food Pantry, Bethel House and more.

Funds are raised through annual Pancake Breakfasts that have been served continuously since the 1950s, the Discover Whitewater Series Half-Marathon Pancake Breakfast since it began, and yearly poinsettia and lily plant sales. More information can be found on the Whitewater Kiwanis Breakfast Club Facebook page.

Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club meetings are at Jessica’s Family Restaurant on Main Street on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday mornings from 7:00-8:00 a.m. and evening meeting on the 5th Tuesday of the month with five Tuesdays.  If anyone is interested in learning more about Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club, they are welcome to call Lorrie Koppien at 608-695-6366, Jerry Grant at 262-473-2214, or Irene Potocki at 262-374-0826.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

Fort HealthCare Works to Reduce Older-Adult Falls with Free Fall-Prevention Activities on Monday September 23

Event is part of a nationwide observation of Falls Prevention Awareness Day featuring education and fun

Each year, thousands of educators, caregivers, health and aging professionals, and older adults across the country focus their efforts on one goal: preventing falls. That is why Fort HealthCare is collaborating with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free® Initiative to celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 23. This year’s activities will focus on the teamwork needed to prevent falls effectively.

Falls are a leading cause of injury for people aged 65 and older, but they are not an inevitable part of aging. There are proven ways to prevent them. Fort Healthcare’s fun community event will empower older adults to stay active, independent, and safe in their homes and communities. Activities will include…free balance assessment on Monday September 23 from 11:00 to 2:00 at Fort Therapy & Sport (1504 Madison Ave, Fort Atkinson).   Please call to schedule your balance assessment at 920-563-9357. 

Wisconsin leads the country in the highest rate of deadly falls. “Falls prevention is a team effort that takes a balance of education, intervention, and community support,” said Kathleen Cameron, Senior Director of NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center. “This is an opportunity to empower and educate everyone about their roles in preventing falls.”

In addition to the event, NCOA is hosting a Falls Prevention Awareness Day national photo contest, a live video broadcast and discussion on Facebook with experts and seniors on September 23 at 11:00 a.m. CDT, and a Twitter chat for aging services professionals on September 24 at 12:00 p.m. CDT.

To find out more about Falls Prevention Awareness Day, go to www.ncoa.org/FPAD

About NCOA

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the national voice for every person’s right to age well. NCOA empowers individuals with trusted solutions to improve their own health and economic security—and protects and strengthens federal programs that people depend on as they age. Working with a nationwide network of partners, NCOA’s goal is to improve the lives of 10 million older adults by 2020. Learn more at ncoa.org and @NCOAging.

About the Falls Free® Initiative
Led by the National Council on Aging, the Falls Free® Initiative includes 43 states and 70 national organizations, professional associations, and federal agencies working collaboratively to bring education, awareness, and evidence-based solutions to local communities. Falls Free® seeks to provide hundreds of thousands of older Americans with the resources and education needed to reduce their risk of injury. For more information, visit: www.ncoa.org/FallsFreeInitiative. Use #FPAD2019 to join the conversation on social media.

About Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our communities, with a vision to be the healthiest community in Wisconsin. As the leading healthcare provider in the region, it is our goal to reach as many members of the community as possible with health and wellness messages, providing tools and resources to help individuals improve their health and quality of life, while collaborating with several partners to positively improve the population’s health overall on a long term basis. For more information, visit FortHealthCare.com

Voto Latino and the League of Women Voters Collaborate on Voter Information at the Fort Fall Fiesta

For the first time The League of Women Voters, Whitewater Area and Voto Latino will staff a table space at the Fort Fall Fiesta where questions can be answered regarding voter registration and voting information, such as the dates of upcoming elections in your area and your polling place location.

There will be demonstrations of the newly designed website vote411.org where this information is available.  The second Fort Fall Fiesta will be held on Saturday, September 14 at Jones Park from Noon-4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Julia Ross of the League of Women Voters-Whitewater Area and Miguel Aranda of Voto Latino and the local League can be contacted as follows: Michael at miguelaranda89@yahoo.com and Julia at j22ross@gmail.com.