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The Lake Country area has gone through several changes in recent years. What are some of the shops, stores, restaurants and businesses that you miss; that you'd like to see come back? What would you like to move into the area?
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Kettle Moraine's Dylan Patscot was secretly on a mission this spring. Without telling anyone, it was his goal to win the Player of the Year award in the Classic 8 Conference. With the highly respected tradition of the conference, that wasn't going to be an easy task.
Featured this week:
- Aspire Dance Studio Spring Recital: 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. May 25, Hamilton Fine Arts Center, W220-N4915 Town Line Road, Sussex. $5 - $12 (414) 732-0178 http://www.hamiltonfineartscenter.com/.
- OPUS 9 Dance Performance: 2:30 p.m. May 26, Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St., Oconomowoc. The ninth annual all studio performance. Community dancers will perform contemporary, hip hop dance pieces, variations from Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Raymonda and La Fille Mal Gardee., $16.
- Delafield Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 25, (through Oct. 26), Delafield Municipal Parking Lot, Dopkins St. and Main St., Delafield. (262) 443-6451.
- The Memes: 9 p.m., May 25, Burke’s Landing, Oconomowoc. Homecoming show for four members of the band who are all from Oconomowoc and graduated from Oconomowoc High School. The band plays mostly classic rock.
Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon.
Grab a partner, or find one, and get ready for hands four, because the Prairie Hill Contra Dance has a few big dances lined up.
Spring is showing signs of finally arriving in our little corner of the world.
Village of Summit — Rogers Memorial Hospital can begin moving forward with construction and renovation at a site for a new mental health facility between Lower Nashotah and Upper Nemahbin lakes. Plan Commission granted a conditional use permit to Rogers to operate a facility that treats anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Village of Pewaukee — After 24 years, Pewaukee High School is renovating its track and field.
City of Oconomowoc — Maybe it wasn't surprising news to some when Walmart announced Friday afternoon that it plans to open a supercenter and Sam's Club in Pabst Farms. Pabst officials plan for the two stores to serve as anchors of the Town Center shopping center.(8)
City of Delafield — Local officials debated Monday night whether it would be worth their time and effort — and the taxpayers' money — to attempt to improve the city's credit rating and reduce by about $9,000 a $1.5 million sale of promissory notes.
City of Delafield — Three new development projects — two of them controversial — as well as a historically contentious sign permit application are included on a lengthy agenda for the Plan Commission meeting on Wednesday, May 29.
Divine Redeemer Lutheran School students and faculty have turned their thoughts and prayers toward America’s soldiers, organizing care packages for veterans and raising money for the Wisconsin Fisher House through a “Penny War.”
"If we want to have fireworks, we're going to have to raise it in the next few weeks," said Pewaukee Public Library Director Jennie Stoltz. She helps with the fundraising for the Pewaukee fireworks on July 4.
Oconomowoc Area Schools — Raechel Torf serves as an advocate for students in her role as school psychologist at Oconomowoc High School.
Oconomowoc Area Schools — Cinderella summed it up when she crooned that a "dream is a wish your heart makes," but it was a class of seventh-grade students at Silver Lake Intermediate School (SLI) who helped make the wish of one local boy come true.
Oconomowoc Area Schools — You know when you see the smoke wafting from the grills and smell of brats and burgers filling the air at Oconomowoc High School, it means that Grilling2Give is under way.
The Mukwonago School Board has narrowed the list of candidates for the superintendent position to three.
Capt. R. Scott Laedlein, commanding officer at the Navy Operation Support Command in Chicago will be the guest speaker for the Mukwonago Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, following a procession that steps off at 9:30 a.m. at Park View Middle School.
Village of Big Bend — It's hard to miss the bright orange barrels and loud machinery. The village is undergoing several road construction projects on I-43 and Highway 164 that are expected to dramatically affect summer in Big Bend. The village recently canceled its summer farmer's market, citing ongoing construction, and the announcements section of the village website has become a frequently changing billboard of openings and closings.
Village of Mukwonago — One downtown building will soon receive new tenants and a facelift.
The Hamilton School District approved at its May 7 board meeting a retroactive 2.332 percent salary increase for teachers in the 2012-13 school year.
Village of Sussex— Village trustees have opted not to condemn two Main Street businesses and instead are planning to acquire — condemn if necessary — a 50-foot strip of land on the north and west sides of the NAPA Auto Parts store property in order to relocate Spring Creek.
Village of Sussex — Elected officials in the Village of Sussex and the Town of Lisbon have decided to resume negotiations over a long-term agreement that would define how the two communities would continue sharing most of the operating cost of the Pauline Haass Library.
Five years before Wisconsin became a state the first meeting of the Genesee Church took place. On May 7, 1843, in a home just outside of North Prairie, 16 people celebrated a worship service. The eight Presbyterians and eight Congregationalists discussed for nearly a month what their church would be founded upon.
A meeting scheduled for last week where Merrill Hills members were to vote on the sale of the country club was canceled, a source said.
Saira Frank always loved music. A 2002 graduate of Kettle Moraine High School, Frank participated in orchestra and choir throughout her years there, but when her voice teacher encouraged her to pursue a degree in music, Frank hesitated.
Cushing Elementary School hosted Marina Lee, an artist-in-residence, the first week of March.
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- MainStage Dancers Perform at OAC May 26th
- FREE Organic Lawn Care Workshops This Saturday!
- Little Treasures Launches Summer Camp June 10-August 30th, 2013
- Hamilton announces April students of the month
- Learn to skate
- Christ the King Church Announces Vacation Bible School Schedule
- Birth to 3 Walk on June 1st Frame Park
- Waukesha County HeartChase is June 22
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