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Grappling with grapes

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Horticulture Educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen Question: When and how do I prune my grapes? — H.P. Answer: Fall has arrived and thoughts turn to pruning plants in the landscape. Fall may not be the optimal time to prune certain plants. As for grapes, they should be pruned in early spring […]

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Employment options important part of post-prison re-entry

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil Yesterday, in collaboration with Gateway Technical College, Ellsworth Computer Numerical Control operator training completion ceremony featured 11 students whom are now poised to put their specialized skills to work upon re-entry to civil society — after incarceration, that is. Post-prison re-entry is a period […]

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Learning about a group of lifelong learners

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Health and Well-Being Educator, Mary Metten Earlier this summer, my boss told me about a local organization I would begin to work with in a liaison role. As she talked about the Kenosha County Association for Home & Community Education, I started to read information she handed over to […]

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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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