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Monthly Archives: June 2014

From the Wine Cave

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BY KIMBERLY FISHER Chile verses Argentina – Is there a difference?  When we speak about the Southern Hemisphere, we tend to think the grapes and growing regions of Chile and Argentina are the same.  The truth is, they are not.  Exploring the differences allows you to take a journey of both history and mystique.  The traditional grapes of Carmenere in ... Read More »

The Thrill of the Grill and Patio

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At long last, warm weather has arrived, and with it comes grilling season, and the thought of a nice cocktail on the patio!  I think you’ll enjoy my take on the ‘Great-American Hamburger,” accompanied by a tall glass of Summer Slush...   TRICIA’S BEYOND YUMMY BURGERS 1/2 sleeve crushed saltine crackers (whole wheat are tasty) 1 egg 2 lbs. ground ... Read More »

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By Mary Wehner Few months can compete with the month of June.  It has an exhilaration of spirit like no other month of the year.  The temperature is generally even, trees are at their blossoming best and anyone who loves the out-of-doors is filled with renewed energy.  Watch the fishermen at the gas station grin while paying for their bait. ... Read More »

At least one person has called it the Dutch Wal-Mart.

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  by Jamie Lee Rake The sales generated at Bargains Galore Thrift Store, 810 W. Main St., Waupun, bargainsgalorethirftstore.com benefit Central Wisconsin Christian School, a K-12 educational  facility tied to the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) denomination. Since that ecclesiastical body’s roots spring from Netherlander immigrants to the  U.S. though waggish, that nickname given to Bargains by a pastor from the ... Read More »

Bringing Hope and Healing to Haiti

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By Anne Pawlak When Anita Ahlborn graduated from Mid-State Technical College in 2010, she was thrilled to accept a job as a respiratory therapist at Langlade Hospital in Antigo. Finally, the single mother of three boys thought, I can settle down, make a living, and give my boys everything they had been lacking while I was in school. What she ... Read More »

Women Traveling Together – Best Travel Buds Ever!

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By Deb Dorshorst Let’s face it. Women really do travel better without their mates. At least that’s been my experience with men of the Midwestern persuasion. My husband’s idea of the perfect vacation is an elk hunt in the wilds of Wyoming, sleeping in an Army surplus tent and washing up by a gurgling stream in the Big Horns. I ... Read More »

Cliven Bundy: Revolutionary or Criminal?

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By Dennis Riley Within minutes of Cliven Bundy’s decision to tell us a few things about “the negro,” he pretty much fell off the national radar screen. The guys dressed in fatigues and carrying assault weapons continued to defend him as a patriot standing up against an oppressive federal government, but most of the rest of us decided that there ... Read More »

Jamming With Natty Nation: Get ready to have some fun this year, because headlining the 25th annual Energy Fair this year will be Natty Nation.

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With their unique blend of music, you’ll have a hard time standing still. Described as hard-roots rock reggae and dub, Natty Nation wants to spread positive vibrations. The Madison-based band was founded in 1995 after JAH Boogie and two others split from a more traditional group. “We wanted to do more rock, harder hitting, have a younger vibe,” Boogie said. ... Read More »

Comedian Jeremy ‘Jer-Dog’ Danley visits Amherst: The Landmark kicks off first Comedy Night with national headlining comedian

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Inspiration can come from anywhere. Just ask comedian Jeremy Danley, better known to audiences as Jer-Dog. Comedy clubs, colleges, casinos hotel lounges, neighborhood saloons, bikers bars, summer festival and private events, Jer-Dog has seen them all. More recently Jer-Dog has lent his comedic talents to “The Bob & Tom Show,” on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio and “The Stone & Double T ... Read More »

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