Ninth Annual “Chip in fore Kids” Golf Tournament

The Tree House Child and Family Center (Tree House) will host its 9th annual “Chip in fore Kids” golf outing on Friday, May 17 at the Evergreen Golf Course in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.

The tournament will be a four-person scramble format. Tournament day check-in begins at 11:00 a.m. and Tee Time is at 1:00 p.m. with a shotgun start. Registration fees are just $90 per player, and include lunch, golf, cart, and dinner.

Groups are welcome, and individual registrants will be paired with other players. For those attending the evening dinner and festivities only, the cost is $30.

In addition to golf prizes and a 50/50 cash raffle, blind booze and putting-on-dime pulls will be available as well as innovative bucket raffle and silent auction items. Everyone has the potential to go home with something!
Proceeds from the golf outing support the Tree House Child and Family Center’s efforts to provide child abuse education services and prevention programs both at the Tree House and throughout Walworth County. “These prevention programs are essential in helping to break the cycle of abuse in our children’s lives in addition to serving as the catalyst in giving all children the chance to live in a home free from abuse and neglect,” said Joaquin Alonzo, Tree House President.

To register an individual or a team, sponsor a hole or donate a silent auction item, please visit

For more information, contact Kathy Brown at or call 262.741.1441.

Rock County Aging & Disability Resource Center to host Caregiver Pizza Party & Sharing night on May 14

The Rock County Aging & Disability Resource Center and Council on Aging will host a Caregiver Pizza Party & Sharing Night on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM. The gathering will take place at the Job Center, 1900 Center Avenue, Janesville, WI.

We will gather to share stories, answer questions and explore ideas for managing changes. Attendees can enjoy the pizza and company, and maybe share some of your own story. Come alone, or come as a family—this program is free and open to any family on the Alzheimer’s or related dementia journey. The Marvin Curry family will take this opportunity to share about their recent trip to Washington, DC where they had the chance to advocate on behalf of those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia with our nation’s lawmakers.

Reservations are required by noon on May 14, 2019. Contact Cori Marsh at 608-741-3615 or Julie Seeman at 608-758-8455 for more information or to make reservation.

For more information please contact Cori Marsh at 608-741-3615 or or visit

“Mind the Gap” Lunch Fixings Program for the Summer of 2019 seeking donations

As London subway trains approach each station, riders are warned to “Mind the gap!” The warning alerts riders to the space between the train and the subway platform, so that they won’t trip on their way off the train.

As the calendar carries us toward summer (yes, it is coming!) we must mind a different gap. For summer brings with it a period of eight weeks during which our schools’ feeding programs do not operate. These feeding programs are the main nutritional support for many of our Whitewater children. Without these programs, or a substitute program, the children go hungry.

Whitewater Unites Lives (WUL), in cooperation with The Community Space, community churches, groups and individuals, fills that feeding gap. Last year, food donations together with cash donations of $7,473 enabled WUL to distribute 1,015 meals that fed 145 children. WUL volunteers acquired the groceries, sorted them, filled bags, loaded the bags into cars, and delivered the food.

It’s time to do it again. WUL is preparing to do the volunteer work that keeps our children healthy and adequately nourished through the summer. We need your help. Please donate cash or groceries to help us fill the pantries of our people. Help us fight childhood hunger in our community.

Our fund-raising target is $7,500. Every dollar we receive will be used to feed people who need your help. Food contributions are welcome and helpful, too.*

Please send your gift to:

UCC Congregational Church

133 S. Franklin St.

Whitewater, WI 53190

In the memo please identify “Lunch Fixings”

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact:

Mary Sue Reutebuch (608) 931-9844

Lauren Smith (262) 490-4326

Marjorie Stoneman (414) 861-4126 or

Thank you,

Whitewater Unites Lives

Whitewater Unites Lives (WUL) Mission:  Whitewater Unites Lives (WUL) is a locally-focused civil and human rights group that works to connect the people in our community and to create opportunities for all people to learn and support each other in our common humanity.

* If you are deciding whether to contribute food or contribute money, here is something to consider. We are able to buy food at cost or at substantial discounts, so your money goes further if you contribute cash instead of buying food and giving it to our program.

Mukwonago Area Community Choir presents “Songs of Americana” at Fairhaven on May 11

The Mukwonago Area Community Choir will be performing at Fairhaven on Saturday, May 11 at 6 p.m. The theme is “Songs of Americana” and we are celebrating the folk and less formal music from America’s past. Our selections will include: God Bless America, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, Erie Canal, America the Beautiful, Cindy, I Dream of Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair, Streets of Laredo, and many more. Our hope is to show how we can unify our people through song no matter their political ideology, socioeconomic status, race, gender, religion, etc. We are a nation of one people, “E pluribus unum,” and together we are stronger than we are as individuals. Music has the power to bring us together for the greater good of our nation and these songs are our heritage and strength. A free-will offering will be taken to support the UW-W InterVarsity Christian Ministries. 

Whitewater Celebrates 25 Years as a Tree City USA Member

The City of Whitewater celebrated 25 years as a member of Tree City USA on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

City Manager Cameron Clapper read a proclamation of the Arbor Day Celebration to commemorate the planting of a new Red Oak. City streets staff planted the tree near the playground and Senior Center building at Starin Park.

Olivia Witthun, Urban Forestry Coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources, was in attendance to present the 25th Tree City Award to city staff. She discussed the positive environmental, economic and social benefits trees in the urban forest have for communities. The Red Oak tree planted will provide many years of these benefits to Starin Park and the community.

Citizens can view the video of the proclamation on the city’s Facebook page.

City staff encourages citizens to reach out to the Department of Public Works for questions relating to terraces, parks or private trees in the City.

Department of Public Works
(262) 473-0560

Whitewater Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center showcased student art in April

Art by students from ages 4 to 18 was featured in the April exhibit at the Whitewater Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center.

The exhibit included a variety of two and three dimensional artwork by students from area schools. The art teachers displaying their students’ art were: Mareta Hale (Washington), Sara Sixel (Lincoln), Sara Brautigam (Lakeview), Sarah Heyer (Middle School), and Crystal Gill (High School).

Also featured were the Lincoln Elementary School’s World Drumming Ensemble, the Washington Elementary School’s K/1 singers, and the Washington 2/3 singers.

Middle School 7-8 Math Team Won 1st Place in State Math Meet

L-R Front – Jazmin Cederberg, Emma Clarksen, Cole Schlicher, Jared Apgar

Back – Emilia Houwers, Afton Clapper, Silas Baker, Emerson Ellenwood

Congratulations! Whitewater Middle School’s 7-8 Math Team won 1st place in Class B for the State Math Meet sponsored by the Wisconsin Mathematics Council. Several individual team members were recognized for how many points they scored and have received ribbons. Earning Class B First Team All-State status was 7th grader Jared Apgar.  Earning Class B Second Team Status were 8th graders: Emma Clarksen, Cole Schlicher, and Jazmin Cederberg. Other team members contributing to this success were: Silas Baker, Emerson Ellenwood, Emilia Houwers, and Afton Clapper. Great job Whippets! You make us proud!

Public Invited to Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters, Whitewater Area

The Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters, Whitewater Area will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 9-noon at Fairhaven Fellowship Hall. Featured this year will be a viewing and discussion of the documentary entitled “Race – the Power of an Illusion.”

A short business meeting which includes a summary of the year’s events and the election of a new slate of officers will be held as well. A brunch will be served. The meeting is open to anyone who would like to learn more about the League.

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