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July 2014


Regular Features

Scott Peterson
Scott Free

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

Latest: How do you know who is cool? Start with the shoes (July 21, 2014)

Chamber Chat
Latest: Building relationships brings positive results (July 17, 2014)

Lorayne Ritt
Close to Home
Latest: Hartland festival not shy on food and fun (July 3, 2014)

Dan Busch
Bushy Tales
Latest: Lake Michigan trip a great start to season (May 28, 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

Lisbon Heritage Days re-enacts the past

Town of Lisbon — A casket maker, a bee keeper, a candle maker, a French voyager, an army chaplain, a Roman emperor and Native American dancers and musicians along with a Civil War band will all gather on the grounds of the Lisbon Community Park on the weekend of Aug. 10-11 to participate in the seventh annual Heritage Days festival. | July 24, 2014

Red Cross urgently needs all blood donors

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. | July 24, 2014

OAC ticket sales skyrocket for new season

Last week the box office opened for the 2014-15 season at the Oconomowoc Arts Center.  | July 24, 2014

Girls get in the swing of things at PHS

Visors and clubs — that seems to be the motto among the girls of Pewaukee High School in recent weeks. | July 24, 2014


Wine Tasting and Tours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27, Aug. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-30 (through Dec. 28), Pieper Porch Winery & Vineyard, River Road, Waukesha. | July 24, 2014

Learn how to 'link in' at Hartland Chamber workshop

Join the Hartland Chamber of Commerce the first Wednesday of each month for a bite to eat and a chance to learn a bit more about how to use the vast array of social media tools available at the Tiny Bites & Tidbits Education Workshop | July 24, 2014

Chief Sunday

Community Briefs 07/25/14

Traffic deaths second lowest since WWII

 | July 23, 2014

Get ready for Mukwonago Fall Fest

Fall Fest may be a yearly tradition for the Mukwonago Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Center, but this year it will feature something new: a professional art fair. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20. | July 23, 2014

County's June home sales see slight dip

Four-county Metropolitan Milwaukee home sales for June were down 0.1 percent from a year earlier. In June, 1,924 homes were sold compared to 1,925 in June 2013. | July 23, 2014

Strawberries thriving in fun, soilless garden

Vicki Kapke's backyard is a wonderland of vegetables and flowers. Using space wisely there are beds and beds of blueberries, raspberries, zucchini, melon, dill, peas, beats, carrots, kale, kohlrabi, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, eggplants, cherries and more. A seemingly endless stretch of flowers lines the back of her property. | July 23, 2014

North Prairie resident takes on challenge of one-woman play

Minimal stage props, one actress portraying seven characters — daunting, challenging, scary? Yes, and that's what drew Deanna Strasse to "The Amish Project," a play by Jessica Dickey. | July 16, 2014

Sailing school teaches the ways of wind and water

It was a beautiful day on Lake Beulah with the sun shining, the humidity low and just the very lightest of breezes; but for the students out on Lake Beulah who were waiting in their sailboats to race, a little wind from Mother Nature would have been nice. | July 3, 2014

Lake Country Construction Guide


Consruction season is underway in Lake Country and

we've got you covered when it comes to street closures and delays:

Mukwonago area projects

Sussex, Menomonee Falls area projects

Kettle Moraine area projects

Greater Lake Country area projects


Community Pride 2014


Celebrate Lake Country 

communities with stories

of community pride








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