The Nature Conservancy

If a man wanted to leave a legacy of land to remain forever in its natural state, then he could donate it to the Nature Conservancy (, a charity that preserves donated nature land in exactly that way. I’m indebted to a sharp reader who offered this suggestion for proposed parkland for Walworth County. I’ve […]

Welcome, New Teachers

Welcome to Whitewater, Wisconsin. I’m sure our city will be better for your presence. In these weeks and months ahead, so very many helpful people will offer advice and guidance to you. A few others, unhelpfully, will draw close and whisper ever so softly about how you should think, feel, and act to be a […]

On the Field of Dreams Project: In Support of Starting Construction Now

Last night, Whitewater’s Common Council discussed beginning construction of the Treyton Kilar Field of Dreams, to build a baseball diamond and related facilities on a part of Starin Park. I’ve written previously in support of the project, and believe Council made the right decision last night to begin construction by awarding an adjusted bid. See, […]

On the 7.24.12 Special Council Session: Supporting Treyton Kilar’s Field of Dreams Project

Tonight, at 6:30 PM, there will be a special session of Whitewater’s Common Council to consider whether to select a bid for artificial turf for the Treyton’s Field of Dreams project, and to authorize down payment on the project. Council’s decision tonight may determine whether the project meets the continuing requirements for a Pepsi Challenge […]

The Ride

Phil Keoghan’s 2011 documentary, The Ride, is about a charity bike ride across America to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. I saw the film this weekend on Showtime, and it was interesting from first to last. It was more than interesting – it was inspiring. Along the way, Keoghan and his comrades meet thousands […]

Alzheimer’s Action Day is September 21st

The Alzheimer’s Association issued a press release on upcoming local events that I am happy to post – ALZHEIMER’S ACTION DAY – SEPTEMBER 21 Wear Purple and Attend an Event in Your Community To commemorate Alzheimer’s Action Day, Wednesday, September 21, the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin is inviting residents within its 11 county service […]

Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk Schedule

Please see a press release from the Alzheimer’s Association: Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be Hosted throughout Southeastern Wisconsin -Local Walks to Attract Thousands- The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce that the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be hosted in six locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin this fall. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimers […]

Alzheimer’s Association Offers September 12th Lake Geneva Workshop on Early Detection

The Alzheimer’s Association offers a September 12th program, as outlined in this press release: Program on Early Detection to be Offered by Alzheimer’s Association With 10 Million Baby Boomers at Risk, Early Detection is Critical to Future Planning LAKE GENEVA, WI – August 4, 2011 – The Alzheimer’s Association will present a community workshop called “Have […]