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Saturdays are for shopping local in Oconomowoc

Nov. 09, 2012 12:46 p.m. | The owners of Willows Gallery in downtown Oconomowoc are gearing up for the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce's Shop Second Saturday tomorrow.

"Shopping local is so important, not just for small business but for the communities we all share. The Chamber in Oconomowoc has given us an awesome program to promote this very important cause," said Joshua Phinn of Willows Gallery.

He said the BE LOCAL campaign, Shop 2nd Saturday is an opportunity to support local merchant, but also the change to win free stuff. When you make a purchase at participating stores - list found at  http://www.oconomowoc.org/community/be-local/ you will be entered in a drawing to win a gift from one of those participating business.

To read more about Saturday's Be Local program and what is offered, go here.

Mukwonago practice burn fills sky with smoke

3:15 p.m. |  

Atop a hill on River Road, east of Highway I in the town of Mukwonago smoke billowed into the air on March 28 as Mukwonago and Eagle fire departments used an old shed, horse barn and barn style house for training purposes. 

Training was delayed due to numerous emergency calls, but by mid afternoon, the last building was fully engulfed in flames.

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Missing Genesee toddler found, "okay but cold"

March 27, 2015 9:10 p.m. |  

Emergency crews packed up around 7:30 p.m. on March 27 after finding a 2-year-old boy missing from his home on Morris Road in the town of Genesee for several hours.

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department received the call for the missing boy at about 4:39 p.m. A firefighter found the boy .3 miles east of his home near a quarry area near his home at about 7:21 p.m., according to the Sheriff's Department.

According to the scanner, crews were getting ready to set up lights to assist in the search when the call came through that one of the emergency workers had found the boy. The boy was cold, but not injured and was transported to Waukesha Memorial Hospital for medical assessment.

Sheriff's deputies along with emergency personnel from Wales/Genesee Fire Department, Town of Delafield Dive Team, Town of Waukesha Fire department, and Flight for Life assisted in the search.

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Toddler found in quarry area

March 27, 2015 7:30 p.m. |  Wales Genesee emergency crews have found the missing 2-year-old boy at about 7:30 p.m. 

More information will be posted when available.

Emergency crews searching for toddler in Wales-Genesee area

March 27, 2015 6:15 p.m. | Flight for Life assisting Wale-Genesee emergency crews in search for  2-year-old,  according to scanner traffic. Search is taking place in area of Morris Road.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

A play is just the ticket for weekend fun

March 27, 2015 3:00 p.m. | It’s the last weekend for several plays in the area, all worthwhile viewing.

At Waukesha Civic Theatre, “The Diary of Anne Frank” will be presented several times this weekend. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The show is based on the diary of a teenager forced to hide from the Nazis in an attic with seven others for two years during World War II. A top-notch cast, including Madison Penzkover as Anne, gives this important story the attention it deserves.

Tickets are $20-23 and can be purchased by calling (262) 547-0708 or online at www.waukeshacivictheatre.org.

Waukesha Civic Theatre is located at 264 W. Main St., Waukesha

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Student writing contest entries due today

March 27, 2015 7:05 a.m. | Entries to Lake Country and Mukwonago Publications annual writing contest is 5 p.m. today, Friday, March 27. Students, imagine you're the last person on earth. Write a story about what it would be like and what you would do and feel. Drop off entries for the Lake Country area contest at our Waukesha office, 1741 Dolphin Drive, Suite A. Entries for our Mukwonago area contest should be dropped off at our Mukwonago office, 111 Rochester St., Suite 3. Be sure to include your name, age, home address, phone number, grade and school. (Address and phone number will be used to notify winners and distribute prizes; they will not be published.) Email entries will not be accepted. Entries will be divided into two categories: grades three through five, and six through eight. Cash prizes will be awarded; winners will be published in Lake Country Sunday and Chief Sunday this spring. Good luck!

AHS Lobster Boil orders due Sunday

March 26, 2015 5:32 p.m. |  The 18th annual Arrowhead Lobster Boil order forms are due by Sunday, March 29. The event takes place Friday, April 24.

Proceeds benefit Cafe Arrowhead Special Education Program and the Arrowhead Special Olympics.

WCTC to offer Grown-up Concerns: The Next Chapter

March 26, 2015 4:18 p.m. |  Waukesha County Technical College’s School of Business will be offering Grown-up Concerns: The Next Chapter on Saturday, April 18, as part of the Financial Milestone Series: Creating Focus One Phase at a Time.


Now in its second year, the Financial Milestone Series is dedicated to helping participants meet goals at life’s different stages.


Grown-up Concerns: The Next Chapter will focus on the new age of retirement, which has a much different look compared to previous generations. Participants will learn more about topics such as budgeting for retirement, the sandwich generation, retirement income and Social Security, wills/trusts and travel.

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Celebrate Earth Day with Nature's Classroom

March 26, 2015 3:16 p.m. |  Nature's Classroom Institute will hold an Earth Day Celebration at its new location at W335 S8301 Highway E, Mukwonago, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. 

The event, held in collaboration with the Friends of the Mukwonago River, includes rain barrel painting and auction, tree planting, nature hikes, invasive species removal demo, a cookout lunch and children's activities. 

Cost to attend the event is $5. All proceeds from the event will be used to purchase trees to be planted on the new property and help with other ecological restoration expenses. 

More information and purchasing tickets is available online.

Waukesha County offers concealed carry weapon class

March 26, 2015 2:56 p.m. | The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department will offer a concealed carry weapon class in April.

The Firearms Training Unit will offer the class April 29 at 6 p.m. at the department, 515 W Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The course will be taught by Firearms Instructors and will last 4 1/2 hours. The class will follow the Wisconsin Department of Justice concealed carry weapon (CCW) curriculum.

Topics covered in the CCW course include firearms safety, safe carry considerations, legal implications of carrying a concealed firearm and CCW licensing in Wisconsin, according to a news release.

Attendees who successfully complete the class will meet the training requirement to apply for a Wisconsin CCW permit.

The course costs $50.

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Ottawa's April Plan Commission meeting cancelled

March 26, 2015 1:49 p.m. | The regular April Plan Commission meeting in the town of Ottawa has been canceled.

Dousman resident William Schultheis has withdrawn his request, according to a memo from the town of Ottawa. The plan commission discussed Schultheis' request of a proposed conveyance of land and necessary waivers at previous plan commission meetings this year.

The canceled meeting was scheduled for April 6.

For additional information, contact the Ottawa Town Hall at (262) 965-3228.

Attend OPL's 1950's Noir Movie series

March 26, 2015 10:00 a.m. |  The Oconomowoc Public Library's 1950's Noir Movie series continues Friday, March 27 with the film Niagra.

Screening of the thriller, starring Marilyn Monroe, will be from 3 to 5 p.m.; the event is free and no registration is required. 

East Troy Expo coming March 28

March 25, 2015 4:39 p.m. | The East Troy Expo, hosted by the East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at East Troy Middle School, 3143 Graydon Avenue. 

The Expo will focus on local living, featuring local businesses and organizations, a local artists showcase on the main stage and hands-on help from local technology experts.

The event will also feature a kids’ activity area, entertainment all day, multiple raffles and giveaways.

All attendees 21 or older will be eligible to enter a free raffle for Brewers tickets.

Contributions of non-perishable food items for the East Troy Food Pantry will be welcomed at the door.

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Mukwonago High School listed among top AFS schools

March 25, 2015 4:28 p.m. | Mukwonago Area School District — Mukwonago High School has been selected as a 2015 Top AFS School by AFS-USA, a leading intercultural learning provider. Schools recognized for this award have excelled in promoting global competency and working to prepare students to engage in an increasingly interconnected world.

Each year the organization honors high schools across the nation that are exceptional in incorporating intercultural learning in the curriculum, facilitating the hosting of international students, and introducing the lifelong benefits of study abroad. View the list of 2015 Top AFS Schools at: http://www.afsusa.org/educators/spotlight/top-schools/

"Mukwonago High School has a long and valued collaboration with AFS. In just the last ten years, they have hosted thirty-six students and sent nine of their students abroad to study. We commend the school on its robust after-school foreign language program administrated by the staff and students," said AFS Team Development Specialist Angelique Rogers, during presentation of the award. "We'd like to especially thank Mrs. Maura Frenn for her efforts in facilitating hosting this year and for helping recruit students to study abroad. Thanks to all of the staff in fostering intercultural education and understanding."

The award includes the opportunity for students of Mukwonago High School to compete for $1,000 scholarships to any 2015 AFS study abroad program. Students must address the question "What does it mean to be a global citizen?"

The deadline for submitting a photo, video or illustration accompanied by a 250-word essay is April 1, 2015.

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The OHS Players present '110 Stories'

March 25, 2015 2:50 p.m. |  The OHS Players will present  '110 Stories' by Sarah Tuft on April 30, May - 1 – 2  at 7:30 p.m.  and 4 p.m.  on May 3 at the OAC.

 110 Stories captures the grief and resilience of New York City in the wake of September 11 through the words of those who experienced it directly. These  first-person testimonials  reveal the hope, humor and compassion that emerged from  the  tragedy.

Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors, College Students, High School & Younger $12 
(Reserved Seating)
Service Fees May Apply

Best suited for Middle School students and older

 $2 from every ticket sold will go toward the 2015 OHS Player Fringe Festival trip.

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Community Watch

» Mukwonago practice burn fills sky with smoke 03:15 PM

» Missing Genesee toddler found, "okay but cold" 3/27

» Toddler found in quarry area 3/27

» Emergency crews searching for toddler in Wales-Genesee area 3/27

»  A play is just the ticket for weekend fun 3/27

» Student writing contest entries due today 3/27

» AHS Lobster Boil orders due Sunday 3/26

» WCTC to offer Grown-up Concerns: The Next Chapter 3/26

» Celebrate Earth Day with Nature's Classroom 3/26

» Waukesha County offers concealed carry weapon class 3/26

» Ottawa's April Plan Commission meeting cancelled 3/26

» Attend OPL's 1950's Noir Movie series 3/26

» East Troy Expo coming March 28 3/25

» Mukwonago High School listed among top AFS schools 3/25

» The OHS Players present '110 Stories' 3/25

» Horizon addition approved by Plan Commission 3/24

» Oconomowoc common council divided over proposed ordinance banning e-cig use at area schools 3/24

» HHS Synergy Show Choir to perform April 1 3/24

» Trinity Irish Dancers toured schools for St. Patrick's Day 3/24

» Mukwonago house, shed, barn burn scheduled for Saturday 3/24

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Is Diamond Stone the greatest ever? 3/24

» Victim identified in fatal apartment fire in Mukwonago above Fork in the Road restaurant Updated:  3/24

» OHS Post Prom in need of donations, volunteers 3/24

» Hartland village board tables discussion of proposed walking path in Sanctuary subdivision 3/23

» The Sprint Episode Three: WIAA state basketball tournament retrospective 3/23

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Weekend Happenings

Featured this week:  

David HB Drake: Wiscon-Sing: 7 p.m. March 20, Peace Lutheran Church & Academy, W240-N6145 Maple Ave., Sussex. Using folk music and instruments, musician and songwriter David HB Drake presents Wiscon-Sing, taking the audience on a multimedia musical tour through Wisconsin’s history. Entertaining education for all ages. Free. www.peacelutheranacademy.org

 The Milwaukee Guitar Quartet: 4 p.m. March 22, Hawks Inn Visitor Center, 426 Wells St., Delafield. Classical guitar quartet performs various styles, from Baroque to Sousa. Concert is 4-6 p.m. Call (262) 337-1560 for information., $10. www.summerstageofdelafield.org

Fish Fry: 4:30 p.m. March 20, St. Paul School, S38 W31602 County Road D, Genesee Depot. All-you-can-eat fish fry, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., includes baked potato or curly fries, coleslaw, dessert, applesauce, grilled cheese, coffee or milk. Soda and beer available for purchase. $10.50 adult, $5 children, free for ages 4 and younger.

 Chili Lunch and Pie Auction: 10 a.m. March 22, Zion Lutheran Church, N557 Main St., Ashippun. The annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call the church office at (920) 474-7234 or www.zionashippun.org

Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon. 


All weekend happenings.