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Back to school for health and success

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Kenosha/Racine Counties FoodWIse Administrator, Terri Ward It’s that time of year again when many of us are scratching our heads, wondering where summer went and scrambling with last-minute preparations for the new school year. A change in daily routines also happens to be a great time to start new […]

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“Ice cream” gardens display whimsy, bring visitors to social

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Horticulture Educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen   BRISTOL — On a lazy Sunday afternoon, the All-America Select display gardens at the Kenosha County Center held the nectar for bees and butterflies alike. But they also had the added lure of ice cream, lemonade and candy for visitors who dropped in to […]

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Tips for renting living space in Kenosha County

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Health and Well-being Educator, Mary Metten When I was in college and my early 20s, I rented a lot and moved several times. It felt like nonstop packing, moving and roommates. One apartment in particular still bothers me when I think back. At the end of the lease, my […]

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To Avoid Shelf-Sitting: Lessons Learned In Implementing a Community Strategic Plan

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil You may recall just one year ago my writing about a Kenosha Creative Economy Strategic Planning process. The plan reflects nearly two years of work, coordinating phases, partners, funding and lots of community outreach efforts. Recently, an event was hosted to report the progress […]

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Master Gardener Project Program @ Real Racine

On Thursday, Sept. 6th, a program on the gardens and the Master Gardener project at Real Racine will be presented at the Racine County Visitor’s Center on Highway 20 in Sturtevant.  Hosted by the Master Gardeners involved in the project, the program’s agenda is:  6:00-6:30 pm- Walk the Gardens; 6:30-7:00 pm Presentation (indoor); 7:00-7:30 pm […]

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Considerations for purchasing rural property

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley I have a confession. Though much of my work pertains to rural affairs, I’m currently a city dweller. Life events have led me from the quiet countryside to a variety of living situations in semi-urban and urban settings. I value the experiences I’ve had living […]

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Managing stress in our busy lives

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Health and Well-being Educator, Mary Metten In the busy day-to-day, life gets stressful. It is difficult to tend to the list of things that need to be done, should have been done and already have been done. Our lives are on the move. We learn to multitask as a […]

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20under40: Working to develop ‘community’

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil I consider myself lucky for having found a passion not only in my career but in a career that connects me deeply to Kenosha County’s community. As a community development educator with Kenosha County University of Wisconsin-Extension, I am often asked, “But Amy, what […]

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A look at globalization and social impact networks

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil Since the mid-20th century, globalization has increased the pace of information technology and has changed the way people solve problems. Globalization disperses expertise, “flattens” access to low-cost/free information and “loosens/strengthens” degrees of boundedness of organizational structures. It has been an exciting period of new […]

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Addressing financial security in our community

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Health and Well-being Educator, Mary Metten I’m new here. Starting a job comes with all sorts of new things: new culture at work, new people, new skills to learn, new day-to-day schedule, etc. All of those new things I was expecting and planning for. One aspect of the new […]

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