The word on the street is that the route for the 2011 UPAF Miller Lite Ride for the Arts may travel over the Hoan Bridge. The organizers for the ride have wanted to do this for several years but the state would not allow it. Rumor has it that Scott Walker is open to the idea and may approve it for 2011. This would be an exciting addition to the ride!
For more info on the ride go to http://events.upaf.org/ride/ .
Recently, a Facebook friend mentioned this web site. Spokeo.com. This is a site that allows you to search people - your friends or acquaintances - to find out information. Honestly, I knew that there were sites like this for awhile. Months ago, I heard one of the news channels mentioned it during one of their segments. However, I just recently had the time to really look at these sites.
This site not only had an accurate estimate of my age, it knew my husband's name, it knew my phone number, my e-mail address, my home address, the price of my house, some of my hobbies, and it displayed a map with a pictures of my house! If you want, from this site, you can look down my street and see my neighbor's houses. If you decide to pay for a membership to this web site, you might be able to view my estimated income, detailed information about my house, and some of the pictures I post on social web sites like Facebook and Flickr.
This time of the year we gardeners can't garden. This is one of the many reasons I hate winter. With time on your hands your mind starts to wander - you worry about your plants freezing, you are wondering if bunnies are eating the tender bark of your shrubs and hoping that the birds are using your plants for food and shelter. What else can you do? Many of us take this time to make plans for the changes they want to make to their landscapes in the spring. One of my favorite things to do is to go through seed catalogs. Another favorite thing I do is to hit my stack of gardening magazines that I never seem to have time for during the growing season.
One of my favorite gardening magazines is Gardening How-To created by the National Home Gardening Club. They have a great website too: www.gardeningclub.com . You can also get on their email list and they will send you their weekly Extra Dirt newsletter. At least for a few minutes I can forget about the cold and snow and take delight in their beautiful pictures and informative articles about birds, featured plants, tips from members, photo contests, and even pest advice. Take a look for yourself and escape - even if it's for a couple of minutes.
Check out this adorable video! (Featuring adoptables, of course.)
Water Safe Despite Chromium VI Tests
Podcast from My Friend Jay Weber - Jan 10: Walmart proves to be a boon for
Did you ever buy something or hire someone to perform a service got such great results you want to tell everyone about it? That’s how I am about Drita Meci. Drita, who is from Albania, helped us get our house ready for our anniversary party a couple of months ago, cleaned it spic and span from top to bottom. Then I learned that she’s a seamstress and a baker extraordinaire. She also does needle work, crocheting and mending. Below are pictures of classic Albanian dresses she made for herself and her daughters. If you are looking for someone who can do a crackerjack job cleaning, sewing, or doing needlework, you can reach her through her daughter, Eta Gaba, at (414) 215-7239. Eta also does housecleaning. Both she and Drita can provide references.
Sheriff Dupnik Misfires
The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) invites low-income cat guardians to have their cat spayed or neutered in celebration of Spay Day USA on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Spay Day USA is a national day of action to reduce animal overpopulation and thus, prevent animal suffering.
Guardians will be charged veterinary fees on a sliding scale ranging from only $10 and up, based on family income, size and other factors. Last year on Spay Day alone, WHS spayed 110 animals! WHS veterinarians, volunteer veterinarians and WHS vet technicians all contribute to this impressive effort.
Below is information about an upcoming Cool Stuff for Kids Opportunity Fair at Greenfield High School on January 29. Basically this fair provides families with information about educational enrichment offerings, classes, camps, and other programs for kids (age preschool through high school) offered during the summer or during the school year.
Experiences at Marquette University or UW-Madison, theator classes downtown, writing camps, and pottery classes are just a few of the many, many offerings you can learn about at this event.
All families looking for academic and cultural enrichment programs for their kids are invited to come.
Sometimes, honestly, it is challenging to find outlets for my kids - other than sports. I do like sports. (Combined, through the year, my boys are in wrestling, Taikwondo, T-Ball, and swimming.) It would, however, be nice to occassionally provide kids with different kinds of experiences. This opportunity fair is a definitely a great place to start.
We all have moments, when life throws us curveballs and the obstacles in our way never seem to end. Be inspired by a little girl named Ella who has faced numerous health obstacles in the past three years, but has those and other hurdles to successfully develop into a happy typical little girl.
During an ultrasound in her mom, Melissa’s, third trimester, doctors discovered that her unborn baby girl had a bowel obstruction. Trying all they could to extend delivery to full term, Ella was still born prematurely at 29 weeks on January 11, 2008, weighing only 3lbs, 5 oz and 15” long.
Why do we feed the birds? Because we want to watch them! I always feel bad for the birds that have to brave our cold winters, so I make sure that they always have something to eat if they are anywhere near my yard. You can provide most any type of bird seed and you will attract birds, but if you'd like a variety of birds, you need to use the right type of feeders and fill them with their preferred food.
If you want simplicity, put out black-oil sunflower seeds. This one seed will attract the widest variety of birds. If you'd like to see finches, bluejays, and other pickier eaters, read on.
Looking for a puppy? The Wisconsin Humane Society has many adorable pups looking for new homes. Vanessa, an 8-week-old Shepherd mix, is just one of the cuties looking for a new home.
She will brighten your winter with her silly antics, keep you toasty warm, and will help you cheerlead during the big game this weekend. Not only can your family bring home a new companion today, you can also enroll in a Puppy ABC class, held at WHS!
Who could resist this sweetheart? If you are looking for a puppy to bring into your heart and home, look no further than the Wisconsin Humane Society. Jessica is one of many puppies looking for new homes - check out the Dachshund mix puppies, too. And, if you are interested in a mature companion, Ruger has it all. His contagious grin will light up your cloudiest winter days.
We're open from 10-9 Tues - Friday, 10-6 Sat, 11-5 Sunday. Come see us at 45th & Wisconsin today!
Although I filed the papers earlier this month, I would like to formally announce that I am running for the Cudahy School Board.
As I wrote earlier this week, I believe in diversity. When I looked at the our current School Board, I noticed that none of the current members have kids currently in the Cudahy schools. Next year, I will have 2 kids in the Middle School and 1 still at Lincoln. I believe that all of the Board members have done a good job of supporting the students, I just feel that maybe adding a parent could add a different perspective in these challenging times for education.
Open to boys ages 5-12 and girls ages 5-14 (Note: girls that played last season in the league as a 14 year old are grandfathered and can play in the 2011 season as a 15 year old).
There are no residency requirements.
I know, the headline grabbed you, right? It grabbed me too, and I had to read on. I get a daily email from TipNut.com and this was in with today's tips. I thought they must be kidding, but they aren't. Take a look at it!
As I mentioned this week, I want to keep people informed as to what is going on in the School District.
There is a lot of talk about 6th graders moving to the Middle School. At last weeks School Board meeting, the topic was on the agenda. A presentation was made showing the pros and the cons of the plan. The Board was very adamant that they will not move forward until every detail has been worked out. Nor will they rush to any decision. The Board did say that more information would be needed before a decision can be made. I believe that an update will be happening at a March meeting.