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Thank you from Washington School’s Annual Family Fun Night Event

May 21, 2018

Washington Elementary School recently held its annual Family Fun Night event featuring raffles, silent auction, bingo, games, activities such as a dunk tank, Kona Ice, and more!

This annual fundraising event, sponsored by Washington School’s PATT, raised more than $4,800.00.  Proceeds from this event will help fund field trips, student organizations, assemblies, as well as supplies and equipment needed for the school.  We had an amazing turnout and couldn’t have had this success without all of our donors/sponsors.

Thank you to this year’s donors & sponsors!

For a list of sponsors, 

Whitewater Arts Alliance seeks mixed media pieces for upcoming show

May 17, 2018

The Whitewater Arts Alliance is enthusiastically seeking artists to participate in the “Making Magic with Mixed Media” show at the Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, during the month of August 2018.

Show organizers are looking forward to receiving a wide variety of entries from artists working in 2-D or 3-D. In this first-of-its-kind show at the Whitewater CAC, mixed media is broadly defined to include the creation of pieces of art using more than one medium — acrylics, oil, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink, pencil, etc. — to acrylic with collage, oil and cold wax, assemblage, etc. The options can be as narrow or broad as one’s imagination. The Whitewater Arts Alliance is excited to provide a showcase where this magical art will be featured and celebrated.

The entry form can be found at http://whitewaterarts.org/PDFs/WAAMixedMediaEntryForm.Final.pdf  There is no entry fee for this exhibit.

The goal of this exhibit is to stimulate interest in mixed media among our artists. Artwork must be completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited at the Cultural Arts Center.

“Making Magic with Mixed Media” will run from Thursday, August 2 to Sunday, August 26. The CAC will be open from Noon to 5 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during that time.  The closing reception will be held at the CAC on Sunday, August 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. Artists may pick up their pieces after the 2:30 p.m. awards presentation.

There will also be three demonstrations using different materials and techniques in mixed media.  All will be held at the Cultural Arts Center (402 W Main Street) from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  They include

“Alcohol Ink and Pen” by Kathy Gibbs – Thursday, August 9
“Watercolor and Mixed Media” by Karolyn Alexander – Friday, August 17
“From Pop Can to Pop Art” by Dawn Hunter – Thursday, August 23

These demos are free, and no reservation is required.  However, for planning purposes, the instructors would appreciate your letting us know if you plan to attend.  Please email Linda Long (Lcubed12@gmail.com) or call 262-473-5538 with the demo(s) of interest to you.

Anyone interested in entering the show should go to www.whitewaterarts.org, print off the Entry Form, complete it and send it to the Whitewater Arts Alliance, P.O. Box 311, Whitewater, WI 53190, postmarked on or before July 18th. All art should be dropped off at the Cultural Arts Center between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 30th. WAA members may submit four pieces; non-members, three pieces.

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!

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.






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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