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“Kenosha’s Got Talent” Auditions Held at Kenosha Fusion

Contact:Jen Reese, Tel: 262-767-2915,  E-mail: info@kenoshasgottalent.com KENOSHA – On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 from 6:00-9:00pm at Kenosha Fusion, the second round of auditions will be held for “Kenosha’s Got Talent.” This event, brought to you by, United Way of Kenosha County, Youth As Resources, and Kenosha Creative Space is for anyone ages 12 and older to participate […]

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Youth in Governance Program Seeks New Members

For immediate release: December 26, 2017 Contact: Jen Reese, (262)767-2915 YOUTH IN GOVERNANCE PROGRAM SEEKS NEW MEMBERS  (Kenosha, WI) – Kenosha County Youth In Governance, a youth empowerment program that offers area teens the chance to directly participate in local government, is seeking nominations for motivated young people for the 2018-2019 program year. The requirements […]

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Forest products industry very much alive, but different

Forest products industry very much alive, but different Article by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Educator, Kenosha/Racine CountiesOriginally published in the Kenosha News. While things are starting to slow down for most farmers, harvest is just beginning for those who farm the forests. As the ground firms up with frost, loggers hit the woodlands of Wisconsin to bring […]

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Dealing with the food, human sides of the holiday season

Article by Terri Ward, FoodWIse Educator, Kenosha/Racine CountiesOriginally published in the Kenosha News. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I’m not sure if I find more pleasure cooking, teaching my kiddos to cook, serving and eating all of the wonderful comfort foods my family has enjoyed over the years, or celebrating the people I love by sharing […]

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Gratitude can increase health and personal well-being

Article by Amy Greil, community natural resource and economic development educator, Kenosha and Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. As we have enjoyed another Thanksgiving holiday, I thought it fitting to explore what research tells us about gratitude. More than a time of year, Thanksgiving is shown to be a key component to personal well-being […]

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Master Gardener Project wins national award

Article by Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen, Interim Horticulture Educator, Kenosha  and Racine counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. The Kenosha County Center All-America Selections (AAS) Display & Demonstration Garden in Bristol was awarded third place in the 2017 AAS Landscape Design Contest!  This garden is an approved project of the UW-Extension Master Gardener Program. This landscape design contest […]

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Use of digital media can support parenting skills with ‘little ones’

Article by Jen Reese, Interim Youth Educator, Kenosha  and Racine counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. Digital media is often considered a barrier to positive parenting. However, parents can use technology and digital media as one tool in building a positive relationship with their infants, toddlers and preschoolers, when used with you and in an […]

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Interactivity Foundation facilitates public policy discussions

Article by Amy Greil, community natural resource and economic development educator, Kenosha and Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. What is an appropriate public policy response to assure public safety? This is just one of the many questions I have been hearing since the Las Vegas tragedy on Oct. 1. I know that the health […]

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Use of digital media can support parenting skills with adolescents

Article by Jen Reese,Youth Educator, Kenosha  and Racine counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. It may be a little more natural to think that the use of digital media would not contribute to positive parenting, but in fact, it certainly can! Successful parenting of adolescents involves the following responsibilities: Advocate and Connect: Advocate for and provide […]

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Fall for a beautiful landscape with these garden tasks

Article by Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen, Interim Horticulture Educator, Kenosha  and Racine counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. With the record-setting heat our area has experienced lately, it is hard to believe the growing season is coming to a close. Some garden tasks that are best done in fall can be done at this time. “Dig. Drop. Done.” […]

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