Being trapped in space has always been a terrifying concept to me. I passed up "Gravity" for that very reason and when my husband told me he had nearly had a panic attack while watching that film I knew I had made the right decision. So I'm not exactly sure why I felt the intense need to see "The Martian," a film solely about being left behind in space, but I am glad I listened to my gut.
Village of Sussex — Village trustees are expected to continue this week a review of a proposed 2016 budget that raises the total tax levy by about 5.2 percent and, if adopted, would result in an approximately $72.50 municipal tax increase for the owner of a home with an assessed valuation of about $290,314, according to village officials.
Sussex — A representative of Wheaton Franciscan Health Care and a village official have declined to comment on reports that the Catholic health care system may purchase two village owned residential lots along Main Street and move its clinic near Maple Avenue and Main Street to the new location.
Village of Sussex —Village Fire Chief Colin "Corky" Curtis has suggested that emergency responders with the Sussex Fire Department be paid either a stipend or the minimum wage while on duty for the department.
Perhaps the most refreshing aspect of "The Intern" is the fact that Ben Whittaker, the titular character played by the legendary Robert De Niro, makes traditional personality traits such as style, manners, class, work ethic and common respect seem so cool.
Village of Sussex — Negotiations that were intended to save Lisbon and Sussex taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees and end court battles over the Pauline Haass Library have apparently reached an impasse.
Dousman FD Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 11, Dousman Fire Department, 107 S. Main, Dousman. Also includes Flight for Life at 9 a.m.; room fire demonstration (live fire) at 10 a.m.; car extrication demonstration at 11 a.m. plus balloon creations (8-10 a.m.), bounce house. Waukesha County Communications (9-1-1), Waukesha County Sheriff K-9, Waukesha County Mobile Command Unit, ATF vehicle.
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: 7 a.m. -12 p.m. Oct. 10, Oconomowoc Volunteer Fire Department, 212 Concord Road, Oconomowoc. Free will donations appreciated. Also includes fire trucks and displays, raffles, kids activities. Proceeds go toward the purchase of new emergency equipment.
Move Your Mutt for HAWS: 7 a.m. Oct. 10, Genesee Lake Road Town Park, Genesee Lake Road, Oconomowoc. Choose the 5K and bring your pet or run the 10K without your dog. There is also a one-mile walk. Raise $100 in pledges and race for free. Food and beverages available as well as vendor booths and adoptable pets from HAWS. $25 one-mile walk, $45 for 5K, 10K.
Tyke Hike: 10 a.m. Oct. 10, Lapham Peak State Park, W 329 N 846, Delafield. Please meet at the observation tower. Look for yellow ’Ice Age Trail Event’ signs. Tyke hikes are 60- to 90-minute slow-paced hikes promoting nature and family hiking in an outdoor educational setting.