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April 2014


Regular Features

Feature Columns

Reel World

LCP staff review films, first-runs and rentals, for Lake Country Publications in the "Reel World" column."

Latest: Don't buy the hype; 'Draft Day' a big bust (April 15, 2014)

Life and Leisure

Clincial trial provides hope after cancer diagnosis

You don't forget the day you learn you have cancer. You don't forget the words, "We would have never guessed," "I'm so sorry," and "It's spreading." It becomes your personal 9/11, when two words like "metastatic melanoma" crash into your towers of reality and change your life forever.  | April 18, 2014

Mukwonago florist's design blooms at Art Museum

Mukwonago Roundy's Pick 'n Save florist Katie Gardipee had several things going against her as she headed into the Milwaukee Art Museum's annual Art in Bloom event. Not only was it her first time in the contest, but she was up against the region's top floral designers, and she was assigned a piece of art that has never inspired a winning floral design — until now.  | April 8, 2014

Diabetes Prevention Program gets results

When the YMCA of Central Waukesha County and the YMCA at Pabst Farms teamed up earlier this year to join in on a national program to help prevent Type 2 diabetes they had success stories from other programs showing it worked. | April 1, 2014

Listening, learning are key to long life

Sitting beneath the silver helium-filled "100" balloons made it easy to spot Linden Ridge's only centenarian, Hazel Kusniesz, though by looks, one wouldn't have been able to pinpoint her age. The soft-spoken birthday girl looked down at the tissue in her hands, fighting tears, as residents sang happy birthday, before her daughters gave her a crown, a wand and beads to celebrate her 100th birthday on March 13.  | March 18, 2014

Coaching not just for sports, but for life, too

Goals are easy to set, but achieving them sometimes takes guidance and encouragement. That's where coaches often step in, helping people plan and achieve their goals. | March 4, 2014

School News

Mukwonago DECA brings home state awards

Mukwonago High School DECA received state awards and honors at the annual DECA Career Development Conference from March 18-20 in Lake Geneva. Students competed in marketing-related competitive event areas with business representatives and managers. Qualifying Mukwonago marketing students and DECA members competed in a variety of marketing occupational areas in marketing cluster exams, economics, and situation-specific industry-driven role plays with experts in the field. | April 14, 2014

More options offered in Mukwonago summer school

With wishful thinking that summer will actually arrive, the Mukwonago Area School District School Board on March 24 approved an expanded listing of summer school courses, ranging form STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to theater and art.  | April 14, 2014

MASD joins campaign to stop underage drinking

Springtime brings lots of opportunities for youth and adults to celebrate the accomplishments of the past school year; blow off pent-up energy from the long Wisconsin winter and generally have fun. This year, Mukwonago High School is hoping to avoid the tragic alcohol-related teen deaths that have marred so many area past proms and graduations. | April 8, 2014

New MASD website has fresh look

The Mukwonago Area School District sports a rich, clean, leaner look on its new website that rolled out this week. As parents navigate the site, they will find everything organized by topic, with an announcement section new to the district homepage. While getting used to the new look will take a bit of adjusting, with menus listed on the top of the site instead of the left, every topic is available within a couple of clicks. | March 18, 2014

Get tickets now for 'Schoolhouse Rock Jr.'

Park View Middle School presents "Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr.," the school's first ever spring musical production, presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15, and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Mukwonago High School. The cast, crew and musical ensemble includes more than 75 students. | March 11, 2014


business briefs 03/05/14

Mukwonago shop made presidential cheesecakes

 | March 4, 2014

Roe's Premier Driving Academy opens in Mukwonago

A former Mukwonago School District educator is opening her own driving school.  | Jan. 28, 2014

Local businesses present new 'Ladies Night' initiative

Ana Alarcon of Alarcon Restaurants saw a need in the community. With Senor Thomas in Hartland and Taco Amigo in Pewaukee, she had experienced ladies nights before, but at Antigua Real location in Mukwonago, she saw an opportunity. | Jan. 21, 2014

Espresso celebrates 10 years loving coffee

Espresso Love Coffee, 105 N. Rochester St., opened it's doors 10 years ago in December. | Dec. 30, 2013

Empire Level fights Chinese counterfeits

Empire Level, a family-owned manufacturer headquartered in Mukwonago, has sold millions of iconic torpedo levels to construction professionals and do-it-yourselfers. For more than 90 years, Empire has been the leading designer of measuring tools in more than 50 countries and currently holds more than 30 active patents on its technology. | Aug. 6, 2013

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