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Pumpkin Picking Tips

Pumpkin Picking Tips

It’s that time of year. Pumpkin time!  Everywhere you go — in grocery stores, garden centers, farm stands, and farms — pumpkins are being sold.  If you are looking for a pumpkin patch to pick your own, go to http://www.farmfreshsewi.org/ .  This is the website for the Farm Fresh Atlas of Southeastern Wisconsin. Farms as […]

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Eat Smart for Halloween!

Eat Smart for Halloween!

Halloween brings us a lot of fun treats; however, these treats can be high in sugar and saturated fats. It is still possible to enjoy fun fall treats that are nutritious too. Here are some alternatives to fall sweets!   Instead of a caramel apple, try… Apple Smiles! Peanut butter is a great source of protein, […]

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Critical Topics for Revitalizing Wisconsin’s Downtowns

Critical Topics for Revitalizing Wisconsin’s Downtowns

Downtown leaders, save the date: A Summit and Interactive Discussion with Downtown Partner Organizations October 30, 2014, 12:00 -1:30 pm (CST) UW-Extension’s Center for Community and Economic Development’s next topic for the webinar series Revitalizing Wisconsin’s Downtowns will have Downtown Partner organizations identify critical topics to help your downtown capitalize on uniqueness and market characteristics. […]

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4-H Cloverbud Leader Training Offered

4-H Cloverbud Leader Training Offered

Exciting news! You can still register for the Wednesday, October 22nd, Cloverbud (K5-2nd grade) Leader training by Julieann Stawiki, PhD, State 4-H Program Specialist. Location: Waukesha County Administration Center (CAC), Rm G55, 515 W Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53188 Time: 7-9 PM Based on feedback club leaders provided; the training will cover: Age-appropriate activity sheets […]

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Put Health on the Shelves with the Food Donation Checklist!

Put Health on the Shelves with the Food Donation Checklist!

Holiday food drives are happening now! Help to make the Health on the Shelves Food Donation Checklist available to the public! 

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Waukesha County 4-H Youths Serve Their Community

Waukesha County 4-H Youths Serve Their Community

4-H member raises $500 for charity Ryan Elwing, a high school student at the Elmbrook School District, learned a new skill: that of raising turkeys, and in the process successfully raised $500 for the new Fisher House at the VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. Ryan was inspired to raise turkeys after attending last year’s county […]

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Many Factors Affect Fall Color

Many Factors Affect Fall Color

Let the show begin! The bright yellow, orange and red colors of autumn leaves are painting the skyline in southeastern Wisconsin. While many things can affect the quality and duration of autumn leaf colors, the single most important factor influencing this much-anticipated event is the weather during the time that leaves are changing color. Cool, […]

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Waukesha Celebrities to Live on $3.89 Worth of Food for 3 Days

Waukesha Celebrities to Live on $3.89 Worth of Food for 3 Days

As a part of the Waukesha County Nutrition Coalition’s 20th anniversary, twelve local celebrities have pledged to live on only $3.89 worth of food a day, the average Food Stamp Program benefit level in Wisconsin, for 3 days as a part of the SNAP-challenge. “SNAP” stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and is referred […]

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UW-Extension Local Government Center Offers Education Programs

UW-Extension Local Government Center Offers Education Programs

The UW-Extension Local Government Center  is offering a program on the topic of “Local Control of Telecommunication Towers and Facilities:  Powers, Procedures and Limitations”. This program is part of the Local Government Center’s “Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials” WisLine teleconference series. It will be held on October 6, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. […]

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