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 (http://www.nature.org/), 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 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 […]
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 February 16, 2013, Whitewater held her annual Polar Plunge® for Special Olympics. On a day with wind chills scarcely above zero, and water of only thirty-six degrees, hundreds of volunteers and donors raised tens of thousands for the Special Olympics of Wisconsin. There’s no greater measure of a community than its charity. Below are […]
Details: Location – Begins at Fairhaven Retirement Home (435 W. Starin Road, Whitewater) and ends at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (46 S. Church St., Whitewater). Registration – 12:30 p.m., Walk: 1:00 p.m. See, for additional details or donation link, Whitewater CROP Hunger Walk 2012 – CROP Hunger Walk.
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 […]
An unalloyed good: S&R of Whitewater helps meet increased need at area food pantries. Via WISC Madison.
Last weekend, Whitewater held its 2012 Freeze Fest polar plunge for the Special Olympics. It’s become a tradition in Whitewater, and this year’s plunge had more participants & more spectators than ever, successfully raising thousands for a worthy cause, while showing all involved a great time. For more about the 2012 Freeze Fest, see […]
I posted Parts 1 and 2 of these sketch-posts previously. One suggestion, here: Embrace the Poor. To be prosperous, a community may have to focus on its poor. Americans aren’t supposed to talk about class, but much of that enduring rule recently fell away with the Occupy movement (as it has in earlier episodes of […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., during Jessica’s Family Restaurant’s grand re-opening, there will be a fundraiser for Relay for Life. Five percent of all proceeds will be donated to Whitewater’s Relay for Life. Among the many offerings will be a prime rib dinner for only $9.95, and there will be both raffle prizes […]
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 […]
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 […]