Monday, April 23, 2012
We love helping people. That's why Caledonia Patch offers a number of ways to find everything local. List a fundraiser, brag about your new grandchild, put out a call for volunteers, list your business -- Caledonia Patch is about connecting people and ide
Ever visited any of the parks in Caledonia? The Linwood Park is one of our favorites.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Let me show you all the ways you can utilize Caledonia Patch. Trust me, it's easy!
Happy almost Leap Day, Caledonia! As many of you are aware, I'm in town all the time. But I'm here and there, and sometimes it's tough to find me. So I'll periodically be scheduling weekly office hours, in a place where you can easily find me. And I’ll tell you in advance where I’ll be. This week, I’ll be at Mocha Lisa, 2825 Four and Half Mile Road, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Stop by and say hello! Bring your story ideas, bring your complaints, bring your thoughts on Caledonia Patch, and anything else you'd like to talk about. I can show you how to make Patch work for you and I’ll have some Patch goodies for you. So come see me there if you can’t make it to Mocha Lisa. But wait, there’s more … There's a lot you, your business and your …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Going somewhere and need up-to-date traffic info fast? Where can you save some cash on gas? We've got you covered.
About to head out of the and seeking to dodge traffic? Searching for the cheapest place to fill up? Look no further: Patch has just rolled out a new feature to help you. Check the "Traffic & Gas" tab just below the masthead, for real-time traffic news—including information about jams and road construction. In addition, you'll be able to search for gas prices around the metro, so you can find the lowest-priced fuel no matter where you are. So don't head out without arming yourself with critical information for your journeys.
Friday, September 30, 2011
How can Patch help you?
Let’s say you’ve already signed up for our newsletter, you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and you obviously check the site for the latest updates. So what else can you do on Caledonia Patch? So much more! Caledonia Patch is more than just a news site—we’re a community conversation online. But we need you to make that conversation as rich and complete as it can be. Here are just a few ways you can get involved: Questions? Send them to Editor Denise Lockwood
Monday, September 26, 2011
You've got a way with words and Patch has the audience, what a perfect pair we could be!
Our stable of local bloggers is growing, from foodies and a master gardener to a plethora of political pundits. Won't you join us? If you have a penchant for putting (virtual) pen to paper -- and a special interest or talent to share -- we want to hear from you. Caledonia Patch debuted a corps of bloggers on May 4, and we hope to grow our army of experts on everything local. We are seeking an interesting assortment of writers to engage readers and build their own followings through our platform. We'd love to see blogs on high school sports and extra curricular activities, 4-H, horse clubs, churches, and hobbies. Be interesting. Be provocative. Be yourself. Patch won't own what you post, so you can repost your entries to your other blogs. …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
She's been missing since June 3.
A beagle named Peggy Sue was lost in Caledonia. She's a friendly dog, but gets scared around lound noises. Have you seen her?
Saturday, September 17, 2011
We know you were busy this week, so we compiled our best stories for you.
Five of our most popular stories this week in the Caledonia Patch.
Friday, May 27, 2011
And I'm pretty happy about that, but I couldn't have done it without you and my freelance writers.
Over the past five months Caledonia Patch has offered readers over a 1,000 stories, videos and photo galleries since we emerged on December 21. Thousands of you keep coming back to read and comment. So how awesome is that? And I think that's something to celebrate. We've talked politics, community development, education and crime. One of the things that is different about writing for the web versus a traditional news source (something I had done for 11 years prior to coming to Patch) is that you get to have conversations about the news. And it's an active process. And I just have to say how honored I am to have been a part of this news conversation with you. You respond almost instantly to our content. You spot areas we haven't even …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Caledonia director says the humor in this show is a more on the PG-13 side, but very funny.
Need a silly escape to wipe away the worries of the week? Consider “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” a con man musical that opens Friday at the Racine Theatre Guild. The laugh-out-loud play is the last production of the season for the guild, which has produced three song-filled shows this year. “This is our big musical,” said Doug Instenes, of Caledonia, who directs the show. With a cast of 20 and more than 25 songs, “Scoundrels” eclipses the theater’s musical efforts in January (cast of six) and last summer (cast of four). “Just coordinating all the element costumes, lights, sound, actors, scene shifts -- we have a lot of props coming in and off -- that’s the thing were working on now to make sure all the scenes shift correctly and make sure no …
Jerry Mojeck says he's already trained his employees on concealed carry.
The prospect of Wisconsin becoming one of the latest and last states to enact a law that allows citizens to carry a concealed weapon has piqued the interest of Caledonia resident Jerry Mojeck. Mojeck is the vice-president of Twin Cities Security in West Allis. His firm specializes in private detective work and security detail for clients throughout the area. The firm also operates a training school that is geared toward public safety and security training. The class instructors teach students correct shooting and safety techniques along with the statute particulars. "Quit frankly, I thought it was good training to bring to our employees here to prepare them for conceal-carry here in Wisconsin, especially our detectives and people that do…