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Irvin L. Young Memorial Library adds outdoor & lawn games to offerings

June 29, 2018

The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library now has outdoor games for the community to check-out and take home to play with their family and friends. There are 13 different games and each game may be checked-out for one week. This service was made possible through a grant from the Bridges Library System. The games available for check-out are: Wicked Big Kickball, Deluxe Croquet Set, Ring Toss Game, Toss Across Game, Big Bubbles Set, Yardzee Yard Dice (Yahtzee and Farkle), Horseshoe Set, Giant Bowling Game, Giant Checkers, Giant Cards, Volleyball Badminton Combo, Bucket Ball Beach Set, and Giant Tumbling Blocks (Jenga).

Whitewater Kiwanis donate to Studio 84

June 28, 2018

Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club donated $500 to Studio 84 after a presentation by Executive Director and Founder, Deborah Blackwell. Studio 84 provides fully accessible opportunities in the arts to enrich people’s lives by focusing on the strengths and abilities of the individual, by encouraging the creative voice with self-directed activities, thus, inspiring self-worth, pride, confidence, and acceptance.

Studio 84 serves anywhere from 10 to 30 artists with cognitive or physical limitations. Studio 84 gives them the opportunity to creatively and independently make their own art and control their artistic expressions.

More information about Studio 84 can be found at http://www.studio84inc.org or on Facebook.

Pictured here: Kiwanis President Jerry Grant with Studio 84 Executive Director Deborah Blackwell.

“Windows on Whitewater” exhibit displayed around town

June 23, 2018

Community members created thirty-four windows for the public art project.  All but one (that is too heavy for hanging and will perch in the Quiet Hut Sports window) are hanging up in Whitewater on the light poles. Students in Whitewater schools created eight of them.

WAA Co-President Linda Long said, “It was amazing to see what people thought of when ‘looking out my window’.”

A complete list of the Windows:

Download the StriveOn app to learn more about the Light Pole Art entries, see how they were created, and learn a little about the artists’ inspiration in creating their work. Open the app and tap the “Whitewater Arts Alliance” tile on the main page, then tap the “Explore” button to start the interactive tour. As you walk along and approach each light pole, your phone will notify you that you’ve arrived a stop on the tour. Tap “Learn More” to see the details for each piece of art.

From the creators of StriveOn:

“Every place has a story and the StriveOn app helps you interact with the people, places and things in the story.  StriveOn is designed to engage visitors and make locations come alive. It also helps users share their experiences with friends.”

To get to the StriveOn app on:

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/striveon-activate/id1210332638?ls=1&mt=8 

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ssi.striveon

4th Annual Golf Fore! Whitewater Kids Outing planned for August 19

June 22, 2018

To download the registration brochure, 

Prairie, Gardens, and Greenhouse Tours Held this Summer at UW-Whitewater

June 15, 2018

Summer is the most beautiful time of year on the UW-Whitewater campus, and the community is invited to explore during free guided tours this summer. UW-Whitewater Continuing Education is pleased to offer tours of the prairie and nature preserve, landscapes, flower and vegetable gardens, and greenhouse throughout the season. Kick off the tour season with an evening tour of the prairie and nature preserve on the summer solstice, June 21.

Wes Enterline, UW-Whitewater’s sustainability coordinator and Master Gardener volunteer, will lead the tours. All tours are free with registration and open to the public.

To download a flyer with all information: 

Register for any or all tours here: http://www.uww.edu/ce/garden.

Campus maps can be found here: http://www.uww.edu/campus/.

Prairie and Nature Preserve

See how the prairie vegetation and wildlife changes over the summer months, starting with a summer solstice tour on the 21st.

Thursday, June 21, 6:00 -7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 7, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, August 9, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Meet at Lot 19

Campus Flower Gardens

Check out our annuals and perennials and learn more about the sustainable practices we use.

Thursday, August 23, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Meet at the Visitor Center, Lot 7

Upham Greenhouse and Campus Vegetable Garden

Our gardens yield hundreds of pounds of organic produce each summer, all donated to local food pantries.

Thursday, August 16, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 30, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Meet at the Visitor Center, Lot 7

These are walking tours with low activity levels. If you need accommodations or have questions about physical access, please contact Kari Borne at bornek@uww.edu or 262-472-1003.


Whitewater Community Fundraising Partners to raise money for the Whitewater K9 Unit

June 15, 2018

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Join the Whitewater Community Fundraising Partners on Saturday, July 28, 2018, as we host a full day of activities to raise money for the Whitewater K9 Unit. All events begin and end at Cold Spring Golf Center.

The day starts off with a fun 5K run/walk at 8 am and is $20. Each participant receives a t-shirt, goodie bag, and 1 ticket for the grand prize drawing. Awards to the top 2 male and top 2 female runners and top 2 walkers.

The Poker Run begins at 10 am and is $30 for the first rider, $25 – 2nd rider and $25 for each additional hand. Each participant will receive a t-shirt, lunch, 1 raffle ticket for the grand prize drawing. All Vehicles are welcome. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the Poker Run

The 9 Hole Golf Outing begins at 12 pm and is $120 per foursome. Includes food, t-shirt, 1 raffle ticket for the grand prize. Prizes will also be awarded at the end of the tournament.

The public is welcome to join us at 4:30 pm for appetizers, DJ, and Silent Auction. Entertainment until 7p.m.

You can register for all events at wwcfpruso.eventbrite.com.

If you are interested in sponsoring this fun event, would like to be a hole sponsor, or a run sponsor, please contact Rita Hookstead at 920-344-0573.

Whitewater Fire Department raffling ATV & trailer

June 13, 2018

Community members can contact a Whitewater Fire Department Member, email tickets@whitewaterfire.org, or across from the City Market on Tuesdays in the bay of the Fire Department. WFD members will also be selling tickets at the Whitewater 4th of July Events.

Little Free Pantry at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in need of donations

June 9, 2018

The Little Free Pantry (LFP) at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library is nearly empty. Last month the LFP helped a lot of Whitewater citizens who struggle with hunger; all the reserves are now exhausted. If you are in a position to make a donation to help fill the pantry, it would be much appreciated.

Things that are especially needed include noodles and pasta sauce, canned meat and vegetables, boxes of cereal, toothbrushes and toothpaste, feminine hygiene pads, and laundry detergent—powder or liquid. Everything that gets donated finds a home with someone who really needs it, so please feel free to bring in things that aren’t on that list.

Donations can be left in the basket across from the circulation desk.

Thank you for helping your community members who are having a hard time meeting their basic needs.


LeRoy Richard Carlson of Whitewater, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Sunset Ridge of Jefferson Wisconsin.  He had been struggling with Lewy Bodies Dementia for 3 years. 

LeRoy was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 24, 1940.  He graduated from Southern Illinois University and taught woodshop in Wheaton, Illinois.  Leroy, however, was an entrepreneur at heart and moved to Richmond, Wisconsin to create and design products for the craft and gift industries until his retirement in 2015.  He was known as a “Master Craftsman” in the miniatures industry and 2 of his dollhouses are on display at House on the Rock in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

Although LeRoy lived in the Whitewater area for half his life he remained an avid Chicago sports fan. He cheered and jeered countless Bears, Cubs and Bulls games from his recliner.  He enjoyed playing horseshoes, bowling, softball, pool and ping pong as well as mowing lawn in the sun and relaxing on the pontoon boat on Whitewater Lake with an icy beverage.

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