Monday, December 26, 2011
Share your celebration photos on Waukesha Patch.
Christmas is over, but if you’re like my family, there were plenty of pictures from this holiday season. So we decided to show some of the pictures from this past holiday season and invite you to share some photos with your neighbors.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Scott Walker delivers holiday message during this week's radio address.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
The state has partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address once a week. Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed on http://www.wi-broadcasters.org and http://walker.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1761&locid=177. To download an mp3 file you can visit http://walker.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1761&locid=177, right click the radio address link and click “save link as.” Here is the transcript from this Thursday’s radio address, which is titled Happy Holidays: Hi, this is Scott Walker. About a decade ago, Tonette and I started a wonderful tradition in our household. After opening a few gifts with our sons Matt and Alex, we took a break and helped serve a feast …
Will you be attending a church service this holiday?
Looking for an area church to take the family for a Christmas service? Waukesha Patch completed a round up of these area churches that have Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services posted online. If you know of a church service that is not listed, please let us know in the comments!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Thousands of area children received toys this year from donations throughout the community.
In a gesture of holiday goodwill, Waukesha Iron & Metal owners Larry and Joe Erlich donated $2,500 to Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County, an organization that helps provide Christmas gifts to families that can’t afford to purchase presents. When the donation was made, Ford Construction also donated $500 to the organization for a combined donation of $3,000, according to Alderman Paul Ybarra. There were 4,600 children who were in the files to receive presents this year and 3,000 of them were sponsored by the community, according to the Christmas Clearing Council’s Facebook page. The remaining children were invited to receive a gift from the organizations toy shop.
Maps, road conditions, weather forecast and more are available here.
Will you be among the estimated 1.8 million “Sconnies” who plan to travel during the extended holiday season? Here’s what you need to know. AAA Wisconsin reports the average gas price will be $3.23 per gallon, about 90 cents cheaper than the summer. Research local gas prices by clicking the "Traffic & Gas" link in the navigation bar at the top of the page. Winter isn’t expected to bare its teeth for at least the first leg of vacation, making driving reasonable. According to the early forecast from the National Weather Service, Christmas weekend will be sunny with highs hovering around freezing. Don’t forget that on Christmas Day, there’s the not-small matter of a Bears-Packers game at Lambeau Field. That will add to the traffic on highways…
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Bus service is free New Year's Eve/
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Waukesha Metro Transit (METRO) will operate the following service during the holiday period: For more information, please contact the Metro Customer Service Line at 262-524-3636.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Wondering if we get snow before Christmas in Waukesha? Me too!
I’m not complaining. I’m really, really not complaining. I’ve been enjoying these warmer days, especially since I know the deep cold is coming before I know it. But is it too much to ask for a little snow before Christmas? You know, a winter wonderland and all that stuff? The snowflakes fell much earlier last year. While there has been a few flakes that have fallen here, it has melted within seconds of hitting the ground. Other areas of the state and even Texas – yes, Texas – have had their snow already this year. But does our delayed snowfall mean our spring will be delayed? It’s might a good thing, though, for Waukesha residents since the Common Council cut some salt supplies during this year’s budget process. The city hasn’t had to use …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Waukesha Memorial Hospital dietitian shares health tips during this Christmas season.
When the holiday parties, and all the calories that come with the trays of appetizers, plates of cookies and holiday-cheer-filled cocktails, come, don’t fret. Moderation is key as people should look to maintain instead of gain pounds this Christmas season, according to Tammy Gallow, ProHealth Care’s clinical dietitian at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. “The holidays are not just about food,” Gallow said. “Focus No. 1 on the real meaning of the holiday and celebrating with family and friends.” But with family and friends and social events come the food. Gallow offered the following advice to maintain your weight and to keep from packing on the pounds this holiday: “Very often we think we are hungry but we are really thirsty,” Gallow said. “Have…
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Cold day for a run but it's for a cause that brings warmth to the area homeless.
It may have been frightfully cold when Santas, elves and snowmen of all kind dressed up with warm mittens to participate in the third annual Santa Run in downtown Waukesha. The run was held to benefit the Waukesha Salvation Army. Despite frigid temperatures, there was no snow for these community residents who dressed up as Santa’s stand-ins as the Jolly Old Man is drinking hot chocolate and working on presents.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
And you could win $100,000 for the local school district.