Friday, November 23, 2012
Black Friday brings out shoppers on a cold and windy November day.
Customers began lining up at Bayshore Town Center early as 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving to take advantage of discounts on electronics items at the mall's Sears store. While Sears opened at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the rest of the retail center wasn't open for business until 7 a.m. on Friday. Morning foot traffic was light, but steady as shoppers ventured out despite the cold and windy weather.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Share your stories of gratitude with us, and read about the things warming others' hearts this season.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. We usually spend it with my family—which has grown from the five it was when I was little to 12 with spouses and babies. It's a homey holiday, one filled with good food, and laughter. With the stuffing my mother always makes that I never want to eat. With people poking fun at my distaste for mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. With cranberry sauce, and beans with bacon. With bounty. There is much to be thankful for in our lives. Despite disagreements, the foundation of love upon which our relationships are built is a gift that has been passed down for generations. My grandparents started it, with neverending generosity and abundant love. They helped others, even when they couldn't afford to. My …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In his weekly radio address, governor thanks Wisconsin's volunteers, especially those who helped out victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Here is a transcript of Gov. Scott Walker's weekly radio address, which aired on Wednesday. Hi, this is Scott Walker. This year, Tonette and I are glad to have our oldest son, Matt, home to join with our other son, Alex, and our parents as we enjoy the blessings of our family on Thanksgiving Day. We are so very thankful for our family and friends. It is also a time to again say thank you to the many people in our state who volunteer to help others in our schools, at senior and community centers, in places of worship and so many other locations across Wisconsin. And a special thanks to those who went east to help recover from Hurricane Sandy. Finally, we say thank you to all of our men and women who proudly serve in the military. To them, …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Regular DMV hours will resume again Monday.
All Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicle service centers will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance with Thanksgiving. The DMV’s automated phone system will remain active so motorists can schedule road appointments and have access to recorded information. The department’s website will also be active during the extended holiday weekend. Titling a registration services are offered by some police stations, grocery stores and financial institutions, with a complete list found on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s website. All DMV offices will open again Monday and resume regular business hours.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Not every business is shutting down for the holiday. If you're looking for somewhere to dine out or need to pick up last-minute supplies in the area, check out these places.
While Thanksgiving may mean crashing on Grandma's couch after a plate full of turkey, stuffing and you name it — that's not how everyone spends the holiday. If you're looking for somewhere to dine out or need to pick up last-minute supplies in the area, have no fear: these local places are open for business during the holiday. Get more from Fox Point-Bayside Patch by “Liking” our Facebook Page! Do you know of another local business that's open for the holiday, but not on this list? Add it in the comments.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Knights Numbers now available for purchase.
Meetings: Early Release Wednesday The next early release day is this coming Wednesday. Students will be dismissed at 1:19 p.m. and buses will leave at 1:25 p.m. Class times are adjusted on these days. Food Drive Kudos A big thank you to the 39 Nicolet students who spent Saturday morning sorting and packing the food boxes that were later distributed to needy families on the near south side of Milwaukee. The helping hands belonged to Cydney Anderson, Mitchell Bass, Micki Bear, Kendahl Brier, Sara Buttrum, Luiza Campos, Joseph and Brianna Cardinale, Elizabeth Carlton, Sophia Chavez, Kelsey Clark, Abby Cole, Christie Crossman, Sarah Gribble, Allison Hung, Shrindhi Kalluru, Miriam Kleynerman, Bryce Kramer, Marta Laplae-Arthur, Ben Levey, Cormac…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Traffic could be busiest on Sunday, as gun deer season comes to a close.
A few significant road construction projects present the promise of slower traffic over the busy Thanksgiving weekend. Be prepared in order to make the best of it. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, here are some of the more significant projects that could impact the trip to grandma’s house: Those who are staying in Milwaukee in order to bring Black Friday to its knees should note these two sticky spots: Weather should not slow you much, as highs are expected mostly in the 50s in southeastern Wisconsin, with chances of just light rain. More challenging could be the expected heavy traffic on Sunday, when the gun deer season also wraps up and hunters are on their way home. Highways should be slightly more congested this…
Monday, November 14, 2011
Turkey gets all of the attention at the Thanksgiving feast, but we all know it's the sides that make the annual November feast. What's your favorite? Vote in our poll and add your favorite twists to the classics in the comments.
Think Thanksgiving and the taste of turkey - be it grilled, roasted or fried - isn't far behind. And deservedly so. Who doesn't love a well-prepared bird? But the not-so secret secrets to Thanksgiving are in the sides. Traditional feasts require some traditional dishes, but we all have our favorite twists and accents to classics like stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, beats, carrots, rolls and on and on. So what's your favorite? Vote in the poll and then whet our appetites with your favorite twists to Thanksgiving mainstays or side dishes we left out of the poll. What's the strangest thing you've ever had for Thanksgiving? Anything new you're trying this year? We want to hear about it all!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
More than 171,000 people live below the poverty line.
Meetings the week of Nov. 7: Nicolet 2nd Annual Open House Nov. 8 Come see Nicolet as you’ve never seen it before! There will be demonstrations and displays throughout the building. Performances by our choir, orchestra, band and theatre students will be scheduled throughout the evening. Meet faculty from all of our curricular areas in the cafeteria. See the array of athletics and student activities that your student can choose from in the gym. Tell your friends and neighbors... you will not want to miss the second annual Nicolet Open House! Call 414.351.7522 for more information. Nicolet Booster Club Spirit Wear Sale Nov. 7-22 Checks should be made out to Nicolet Booster Club. An order forms is attached and may be dropped off in the …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
An extra container is only $25 at Village Hall.
The upcoming holiday season means parties with family and friends, presents, great food, and a lot more recyclables and garbage. Residents can rent an additional 96-gallon garbage and recycling containers to help handle the additional recycling and garbage demand. Just stop into Village Hall to schedule a drop-off time and pick-up time. The rental fee for the first container is $25, and its $5 for each additional container (no limit). Village crews will pick up the container(s) during your normally scheduled time.