The Middle Years of High School: Sophomore and Junior Year

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Vickie Leflore, Youth Development Extension Educator You’re not a new freshman and this is not your senior year of high school, preparing to move on with your life … you are in the middle of your high school career. Sophomore and junior year are extremely important years, just […]

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Social Media and Online Engagement (A Life of #Hashtags)

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Vickie Leflore, Youth Development Extension Educator Today, we are engulfed with a variety of social media platforms and online activities. There are #hashtags for almost anything one can think of. Social media and online engagement among youth has grown tremendously with the advancement of cellphone technology. According to the […]

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Kenosha County Display Garden wins national award

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Horticulture Educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen The results are in, and judges have awarded the Kenosha County Center Display Garden second place in the Category 1 division of the All-America Selections 2018 Landscape Design Challenge. This makes the fifth consecutive year the Kenosha County Center Display Garden has received a national […]

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Is soil too wet to plant bulbs?

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Horticulture Educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen Question: A bag of tulip bulbs is sitting on a shelf in my garage waiting to be planted. With all the rain lately, I’m not sure when I can plant them. How long can I wait to plant them? — C.H. Answer: Due to the […]

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UW-Extension program to focus on affordable housing

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil In two weeks, Kenosha is playing host to a nationally recognized affordable housing developer and founder of Buffalove Development, based in Buffalo, N.Y. Here is what you need to know about the issues to be discussed: What is affordable housing? In general, housing for […]

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Conference to help residents ‘build wealth, not debt’

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Health and Well-Being Educator, Mary Metten It is not difficult to find stories in the news about Americans currently facing staggering amounts of debt or general issues surrounding money management. From the oft-ridiculed millennials and avocado toast standing in the way of a mortgage to the baby boomer generation […]

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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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