Friday, November 23, 2012
Not only are people recovering from turkey and stuffing overload, but many are also recharging after a long night of really early Black Friday shopping.
We are used to seeing the lines and miniature tent villages outside many retailers on Black Friday. But each year, it seems the lines begin earlier and earlier, and now it appears stores did not want to wait for the tryptophan to wear off before opening their doors to credit-card carrying crowds. Patch reported Thursday about a patient line of customers waiting for Best Buy to open at midnight, but many other stores had sales starting even earlier. Shopko re-opened at 8 p.m. while Walmart had big sales scheduled for 8 and 10 p.m. and midnight. Target had a huge line for their 9 p.m. opening, and the line for Kohl's Department Store, which opened at midnight, snaked down the sidewalk in front of other shops in the same strip center. …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I not only show you what's important to me, but why.... and in my video you might see a few familiar faces.
I am grateful for: Mr. Denise, because he keeps me grounded, reminds me that I am not my work, and takes me away from my computer. My daughter, Katheryn Faith, and Mr. Denise's daughter, Aleesha -- two of the most inteligent, beautiful and capable women I know. Being the daughter of a Republican and a Democrat because I would never have survived the SIX elections that we had in the great state of Wisconsin. Caledonia Patch readers...without you I would be sitting at Mocha Lisa's Coffee Shop trying to figure out how to keep writing professionally. My co-workers -- they believe, just as I do, in the power of community. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Please let me know what you are Thankful for.
In his weekly radio address, governor thanks Wisconsin's volunteers, especially those who helped out victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Here is a transcript of Gov. Scott Walker's weekly radio address, which aired on Wednesday. Hi, this is Scott Walker. This year, Tonette and I are glad to have our oldest son, Matt, home to join with our other son, Alex, and our parents as we enjoy the blessings of our family on Thanksgiving Day. We are so very thankful for our family and friends. It is also a time to again say thank you to the many people in our state who volunteer to help others in our schools, at senior and community centers, in places of worship and so many other locations across Wisconsin. And a special thanks to those who went east to help recover from Hurricane Sandy. Finally, we say thank you to all of our men and women who proudly serve in the military. To them, …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Regular DMV hours will resume again Monday.
All Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicle service centers will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance with Thanksgiving. The DMV’s automated phone system will remain active so motorists can schedule road appointments and have access to recorded information. The department’s website will also be active during the extended holiday weekend. Titling a registration services are offered by some police stations, grocery stores and financial institutions, with a complete list found on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s website. All DMV offices will open again Monday and resume regular business hours.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Grapes 2 Glass is hosting a wine tasting Saturday to help visitors pick the perfect wine - or wines? - for Thanksgiving. Don't be a turkey - go to Grapes 2 Glass!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Share your holiday planning ideas, traditions and recipes, and lets end this month with peace and gratitude.
November 1, already? The month starts with political drama and ends in family drama. But it doesn't have to be that way. We're hoping to gather some of your holiday traditions and favorite recipes to make those holidays a little more peaceful and filled with gratitude. So here's what we'd like to know: When do you start planning for Thanksgiving? Do you cook the same things every year or try out new recipes? What's your favorite recipe? Please share your recipes and traditions, I'll be pulling a story together and will be highlighting your ideas throughout the month.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Vos lists the top 10 things for which he will give thanks on Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I'm sure all of you are counting your blessings this week as you gather together with your family and friends. We're truly blessed to live in such a great country and an even greater state. Here are my top ten things that I am grateful for... 10. The bi-partisanship this session! Of the 123 bills that passed both houses this year and sent to Governor Walker's desk, 93% passed with bipartisan support. 9. The decrease in the school tax levy for the first time in six years. 8. The state has a balanced budget that holds the line on taxes. 7. Property tax bills in most areas around the state are stable or decreasing! 6. The Green Bay Packers are 10-0 and the Badgers are rising in the national…
Writing in such a divided, heated environment isn't easy; but perhaps it is fate.
I have had many friends and family ask why on earth I do what I do. Some say they would never want to open themselves up to public critique and bashing. Some think it is just less burdensome to stay quiet. And others worry because they know how sensitive I can be. I even have close relatives who do not read my pieces on Patch because they do not agree with my philosophies; their attempts to keep the peace, I suppose. I have been writing since I can remember. I love it, and high school was the beginning of my need to be heard. That escalated in my adult life after a brief period of apathy in my early 20s. So when this opportunity was presented to me, there was no doubt I had to grab it. Before this, to actually be paid for something I …
Traffic could be busiest on Sunday, as gun deer season comes to a close.
A few significant road construction projects present the promise of slower traffic over the busy Thanksgiving weekend. Be prepared in order to make the best of it. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, here are some of the more significant projects that could impact the trip to grandma’s house: Those who are staying in Milwaukee in order to bring Black Friday to its knees should note these two sticky spots: Weather should not slow you much, as highs are expected mostly in the 50s in southeastern Wisconsin, with chances of just light rain. More challenging could be the expected heavy traffic on Sunday, when the gun deer season also wraps up and hunters are on their way home. Highways should be slightly more congested this…
Monday, November 14, 2011
Turkey gets all of the attention at the Thanksgiving feast, but we all know it's the sides that make the annual November feast. What's your favorite? Vote in our poll and add your favorite twists to the classics in the comments.
Think Thanksgiving and the taste of turkey - be it grilled, roasted or fried - isn't far behind. And deservedly so. Who doesn't love a well-prepared bird? But the not-so secret secrets to Thanksgiving are in the sides. Traditional feasts require some traditional dishes, but we all have our favorite twists and accents to classics like stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, beats, carrots, rolls and on and on. So what's your favorite? Vote in the poll and then whet our appetites with your favorite twists to Thanksgiving mainstays or side dishes we left out of the poll. What's the strangest thing you've ever had for Thanksgiving? Anything new you're trying this year? We want to hear about it all!