The annual Memorial Day weekend festival is the unofficial start of the summer in Greenfield.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Hollywood wants to capture Wisconsin's deep abiding affection for the Green Bay Packers and they are going to make a reality show about cheeseheads.
Move over Jersey Shore, the "cheeseheads" are taking over reality television via TBS's new reality show called...well, Cheeseheads, according to SBNation.com. Hollywood has just figured out what we alreday knew -- that Snookie and Pauly D have nothing on us. The producers hope to capture "the hilarious subculture," which of course includes the rituals of brew, brats, and the brouhaha around extreme fandom. The producer is Jason Carbone, who who also did The Bachelor and Run's House. A pilot likely hasn't been put together. So, if you could produce this show, where would you find shining examples of Packers Nation?
The parents of a 15-year-old Whitnall High School freshmen who died over the weekend, donated their daughter's organs. The Barnstables have a long, sad history of organ donation.
At the very same time the Whitnall High School student body, faculty and staff were joined by Brittany Barnstable’s parents and grandfather for a photo on Falcon Field on Monday to celebrate the life of the 15-year-old freshman, Brittany’s organs were being transported to recipients in need of transplants. As family, friends and classmates gathered to remember Brittany, as many as eight other lives were on the verge of receiving a second chance. Brittany died Sunday as result of head injuries suffered when the bicycle she was riding was struck by an SUV a day earlier on Sunnyslope Road in New Berlin. Her parents, Brian and Michelle, decided to donate their daughter’s organs. “To me, there wasn’t much choice,” Brian Barnstable said. “There …
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven'…
The Milwaukee area has a new trampoline park and Patch got a first-hand look at leaping basketball, flying dodgeball and so much more. Take a look!
If you've been looking for a unique place to jump, climb and play in the Milwaukee area — look no more: Helium Trampoline Park in New Berlin offers what is sure to be a bouncing good time for all visitors. The park at 16235 W. Beloit Rd., is the first in Wisconsin and opened in early May. Milwaukee Patch Community Editor Sarah Worthman got a first-hand experience on the park's different equipment, climbing the rock wall, enjoying the 130 interconnected trampolines, a game of dodgeball and some fun in the foam pit. The park offers drop-in rates for individuals looking to kick back, but staff recommended buying tickets online to ensure you don't have to wait during busy times. Pricing information: $10 for 60 minutes $13 for 90 minutes $16 …
The church will collect the kits from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 26.
The Ridge Community Church is reaching out to those affected by the tornado in Moore, OK and gathering health kit donations on Sunday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at their facility, 4500 S. 108th St., in Greenfield. The Ridge is partnering with One Family One Purpose, an organization that provides disaster relief and home building following natural disasters and Samaritan's Purse to distribute the kits directly to people in Moore. Those interested in donating kits should bring complete kits consistent to what is listed below. If they are packed according to these specifications, kits will get to those in need immediately because no additional work is needed. Kits should include: Clean-Up Kit — a five-gallon size bucket (with lid) filled …
Greenfield and Whitnall open their seasons Thursday with nonconference games before playing each other at 5 p.m. Friday at Whitnall High School.
The boys of summer open the 2013 summer baseball season with their first games this week. The Whitnall Falcons play their first home game in nearly two years when they take on West Bend West at 5 p.m. and the Greenfield Hustlin' Hawks host West Allis Central at 5:30 p.m. The two local teams play each other at 5 p.m. Friday at Whitnall and again at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenfield, the first two Woodland Conference games of the season. Listen to second-year Whitnall head coach Ben Krey talk about his returning players in this Patch video clip.
Monday, May 27 is the time to honor our patriots and welcome the summer.
Memorial Day is a time to commemorate those who have fallen in service to the United States. The official celebration of these heroes began in the 1860s after the Civil War, when wreaths were laid on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers. The practice was fully recognized throughout the existing states by 1890. So, what is the best way to honor the holiday? Greenfield will host two events in observance of Memorial Day. The city of Greenfield's Memorial Day ceremony will be held at Bicentennial Park, 5300 W. Layton Ave., at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 27. The event will include a free flag, lunch and a program in honor of Dorothy Seeley, who founded the United Seniors of Wisconsin. The other event is slated for 10 a.m. on Monday at …
The new restaurant by Southridge Mall on 76th Street has been open since April 29. If you haven't been there yet or not sure what to order, here are a few suggestions.
Ever go to a restaurant, look at the expansive menu and have no clue what to order? Brandon Zieg, Managing Partner of LongHorn Steakhouse, 5220 S. 76th St., the newest restaurant on the 76th Street shopping corridor near Southridge Mall, has a few suggestions for you. Check out this short video, and tell us in the comments below what looks good. You've already been to LongHorn? Tell us what your favorite item was.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Our sister Patch in West Des Moines, Iowa, reports that a Scott Walker “Truth Squad” plans to rally ahead of Wisconsin governor’s appearance before Republican activists.
West Des Moines, Iowa — Advocacy groups for progressives in Iowa and Wisconsin are holding “Scott Walker Truth Squad” in advance of the Wisconsin governor’s appearance Thursday at a Polk County Republican Fundraiser, one of several of appearances before GOP activists that point to a possible presidential run in 2016. Advisers to Walker say he’s returning a favor to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, who hosted a fundraiser in Dubuque, Iowa, for the embattled Wisconsin governor during his 2012 recall election, the Washington Post reported. Even if Walker’s advisers are telling it like it is, and that Walker’s appearance with Branstad is just a little quid pro quo among political friends, the pre-banquet rally by Progress Iowa and One Wisconsin Now …