Monday, December 31, 2012
Politics and crime stories topped Waukesha Patch in 2012.
It’s safe to say it’s been an interesting year. 2013 is knocking down the door but before it is time to say goodbye to 2012, Waukesha Patch is taking a look at the top 5 stories of 2012. These stories received the most amount of traffic on Waukesha Patch in 2012. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, will not face prosecution for an Election Day event where he gave supporters and voters a sub sandwich and a soda from Cousins Subs in Waukesha. Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel concluded a six-week investigation and released on Friday his decision to Melissa Bauldauff, the research director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Video captured by Patch shows Romney and Ryan handing out the sub …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Take a look back at 2012 – through these photos.
It's been a busy year in Waukesha – seven months with elections and lots of activities throughout the area. Take a look back at 2012 through these photos.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Local high school students get into the holiday spirit with this dance routine.
Students at Waukesha West High School performed a special Christmas-themed dance routine. Check out the video above to see the performance.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Gov. Scott Walker delivers a Christmas message for this week's radio address.
Each week, Gov. Scott Walker delivers a weekly radio address. The following is the transcript from his address on Thursday, titled Holiday Message. Hi, I’m Scott Walker. My wife Tonette and I would like to take a moment to wish you and your loved ones peace and happiness this holiday season. As we get ready to celebrate Christmas with our sons, Matt and Alex, we pray for a new year filled with faith, hope, and prosperity. This joyful season can be a time to remember as well as a time to hope for the future. It is also a time to be grateful for the past year and for our loved ones. We hope that in the midst of the hustle and bustle, and in light of the recent tragedy, everyone will take the opportunity to cherish the family around them…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Dan Vrakas shares his Christmas message with the community.
Editor’s Note: The following opinion column was written by Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas. Waukesha County is an outstanding place to live, work, raise a family and enjoy an active retirement, and I am so proud of our great County. We have much to celebrate in Waukesha County, and the holidays are an important time to celebrate and remember the courageous men and women serving our country in the military, both domestically and abroad, who are unable to share the holidays with their families. As you gather around the table with your families at your own holiday celebration, be sure to think of and thank the many Americans working to protect our freedom. Also, the holidays are an important time to remember that there are many in our …
Monday, December 17, 2012
You voted and this house was the top local vote-getter in our Deck the House contest.
Who has the best “decked” house in Waukesha? According to users who voted in our annual Deck the House contest, this home on Center Road - timed to music - has the best holiday lights in Waukesha. We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest and in our quest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in the country, we’ve seen everything from a life-size Santa to holiday lights so bright they could blind the neighbors. We loved showcasing everyone’s holiday spirit, but Deck the House isn’t over yet. We’re still looking for the one home so spectacularly decorated that it could be the national grand prize winner of our contest. We will choose 24 finalists from all our entries across the country. From Dec. 18- …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Need a quick holiday cookie recipe? Make one of these for your parties this season.
One of the most important holiday questions to ask yourself is: What kind of cookies will you be baking for your get-togethers this season? From sweet to savory, holiday cookies come in all shapes and sizes. And what’s better than to top off a tray of cookies than a glass of homemade eggnog? You can also check out myrecipes.com to learn how to host a successful cookie swap and view more holiday cookie recipes. Eggnog In a saucepan over low heat combine milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cinnamon stick and cloves. Bring to a slow boil (this will take between 5-7 mins). Once the milk mixture starts to boil remove from heat and leave cinnamon stick in for a couple of minutes, then remove. Put egg yolks and sugar into a bowl. Using a hand held …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
It isn't too late to make a donation that will make this year's end brighter for someone suffering, whether from hunger, poverty, disease or disaster.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jim Price
Thursday, December 13, 2012
In the flurry of holiday shopping and parties, the rush to complete end-of-year business, we are also reminded that this is the season to remember those less fortunate than ourselves. Year-end fundraising appeal letters arrive by mail and e-mail from those to whom we have given before, encouraging renewed giving – a task many people set aside for the week after Christmas, when things have slowed down. Yet there are many for whom the holidays could be considerably brightened by some giving right now – families that might face hunger rather than a feast, children whose stockings could be empty of toys, people whose very lives and livelihoods have been visited by illness or disaster beyond their control. And there is still time. With …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Downtown Waukesha became the new North Pole as runners and walkers decked out for the Christmas spirit participated in a charity run.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The cold rain didn’t keep away the hundreds of holiday runners who participated in Downtown Waukesha’s Santa Run/Walk on Sunday. The run/walk benefits the Waukesha Salvation Army. Santas, elves, fairies and all sorts of Christmas creatures ran and walked the 5K as part of the Downtown Business Association’s Silver Bells campaign. Photos were provided to Waukesha Patch by the Steaming Cup. Have pictures or videos of your own? Add them to this gallery!
Waukesha becomes Whoville as nearly a dozen homes were hit by a Christmas decoration vandal (or vandals).
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 2:20 p.m. Monday with information about the police department's investigation and suspects. A Grinch has been stealing the Christmas spirit in Waukesha. Whether it’s one Grinch or multiple Grinches, a holiday Scrooge has been damaging decorations throughout the city. Nearly a dozen homes were hit over the weekend, according to the Waukesha Police Department, with vandals damaging lights and slashing inflatable decorations. Waukesha Police Lt. Tom Wagner said authorities have identified two suspects and an active investigation is ongoing. One Waukesha Patch reader says she was a vandalism victim. “They got two inflatables at our house last night,” wrote Erica Russo Kasseckert on Waukesha Patch’s …