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April 2014


Regular Features

Scott Peterson
Scott Free

Editor-in-chief Scott Peterson shares light-hearted and poignant views about his life and observations.

Latest: Hold the mayo! Raising kids could be a lot worse (April 21, 2014)

Dan Busch
Bushy Tales
Latest: Fishing reels require regular maintenance (April 2, 2014)

Lorayne Ritt
Close to Home
Latest: Philharmonic gala has 'Downton Abbey' look (March 27, 2014)

Chamber Chat
Latest: How we love the county? Let me count the ways! (March 27, 2014)

April Reszka
The Right Side of Business
Latest: Positively (April 27, 2012)

Sunday sports

O'Driscoll caught in middle of scoring curiosity

Just because Tim O'Driscoll was the official scorer didn't mean he could explain a player stealing first. | April 25, 2013

'42' leaves sports fans thinking

The Jackie Robinson biopic "42" isn't a particularly special movie. As you may read in my movie review, appearing in Lake Country Publications on Wednesday and Thursday, the feel-good storyline easily lends itself to all-too-easy plot devices, the fudging of certain facts to fit the narrative and schmaltzy orchestra music to set the mood. | April 18, 2013

Baseball programs practice family relationship under one roof

Of all the ways to beat the sloppy spring weather this April, this method is probably the best. | April 10, 2013

Talking points for 2013 Brewers

Will the cream rise in 2013? Maybe it feels just a little bit less like winter with baseball back in town, and I'll gladly take the opportunity to muse about my favorite franchise in America, the Milwaukee Brewers. | April 4, 2013

A look ahead to next year's All-Area team

Lake Country/Mukwonago Publications released its All-Area basketball teams for the 2012-13 season, a year that featured a number of quality candidates - including several who were on the team last year.

Lake Country Sunday

McAleer ends 28 years of service

City of Delafield - At midnight on April 14, Ed McAleer, 67, a California born welder and sheet metal worker, officially finished his seventh term as mayor and ended 28 years of service to the city that spanned four decades. | April 17, 2014

Women's Center director sees more need for services

Angela Mancuso joined The Women's Center as executive director in November 2013. After settling into the role, her vision and priorities for the agency have become clear. Moving forward, Mancuso plans to focus on enhancing the organization's core programming, responding to client needs, and increasing public awareness of The Women's Center. A focus on these priorities will ensure that individuals in need are safe, protected, and connected with community resources. | April 17, 2014

Community Brief 04/13/14

Open house set for Hartland South on Wednesday

 | April 10, 2014

Student writers think small to win contest

Lake Country Publications received dozens of entries in its spring writing contest. Imaginations ran wild as students described what it would be like to be the size of a quarter, trapped in a pocket or purse.  | April 10, 2014

ProHealth Care offers free advance care planning consultations

ProHealth Care is offering a free personal consultation about advance care planning from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital or the D.N. Greenwald Center in Mukwonago. | April 10, 2014

Women's Center to hold luncheon

The Women's Center's Anniversary Luncheon will feature presentations from local and national experts on human trafficking and on empowering survivors to rebuild their lives.  | April 10, 2014

Chief Sunday

Lioness fundraiser pays it forward in East Troy

Lioness fundraiser pays it forward in East Troy

 | April 14, 2014

Moms, daughters, enter Mukwonago Publications look alike contest

How many times has someone told you how much you look like your mother, or mistaken mother and daughter for sisters? Here's your chance to share those striking similarities with Mukwonago Publications readers, in our Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest.  | April 16, 2014

Cold weather blamed for first quarter housing slowdown

Home sales for the 1st Quarter of 2014 were down 10.2 percent from a year earlier, and sales for March were down 14.6 percent compared to 2013 in the four-county Metropolitan Milwaukee real estate market.  | April 16, 2014

Get ready for these upcoming chamber events

Business After 5

 | April 16, 2014

Enjoy a chicken dinner at Eagle church

The Eagle United Methodist Church, 305 E. Main Street, will hold a chicken dinner on Saturday, April 26 from 4 to 7 p.m.  | April 16, 2014

Waukesha BluesFest announces entertainment

Waukesha BluesFest, An American Music and Art Festival, presented by the Waukesha Rotary Club, will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9 at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield. Friday's featured show is Canned Heat, while Saturday features Curtis Salgado. | April 17, 2014

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Community Blogs

Lake Country residents share their views on news, happenings and current events.

Cook's Corner
By Cynthia Acosta Luksich
A little (big) pick-me-up: Perfect single serving size chocolate chip cookies

By Mike Garber
Egg Laying Bunny and the Ten Plagues

It's Hemmer Time
By Amy L. Geiger-Hemmer
Please Mr. Postman!!!

Eagle's Eye
By Al Neuhauser

Community Splashes
By Kurt Roskopf
June 7th Adaptive Water Ski Day for Waukesha County on Pewaukee Lake features more than a dozen community bloggers - a group of volunteer conversation leaders who are up on the latest topics and never short on an opinion. Just a few are pictured here. Check out the rest and see what they have to say!

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