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  • One day CAN make a difference! This October 25th, millions of volunteers across the nation will unite with a common mission of improving the lives of others. Although the day is still over a month away, activities take early planning and coordination. Local Volunteer Centers, Volunteer Wisconsin, Serve Wisconsin...

    Make A Difference Day 2014

    One day CAN make a difference! This October 25th, millions of volunteers across the nation will unite with a common mission of improving the lives of others. Although the day is still over a month away, activities take early planning and coordination. Local Volunteer Centers, Volunteer Wisconsin, Serve Wisconsin...

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  • On September 11 each year, the United States honors Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance in memory of the 2,977 killed and many others injured in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Although the terrorist attacks occurred in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC, families throughout...

    9/11 Patriot Day & Day of Service & Remembrance

    On September 11 each year, the United States honors Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance in memory of the 2,977 killed and many others injured in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Although the terrorist attacks occurred in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC, families throughout...

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  • Monday, September 1, is Labor Day and marks the end of summer so many people take advantage of the long weekend for last summer trips, family or community activities, back-to-school shopping, and special holiday sales.  It is also a time to reflect on the contributions workers have made to...

    Labor Day Activities

    Monday, September 1, is Labor Day and marks the end of summer so many people take advantage of the long weekend for last summer trips, family or community activities, back-to-school shopping, and special holiday sales.  It is also a time to reflect on the contributions workers have made to...

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  • Do you like apples? The Wisconsin apple blooms were fantastic this year, and the apple crop is too! Apple picking season begins the end of August and lasts through mid to late October. The old Welsh saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is familiar to most...

    Apple Picking Starts Soon!

    Do you like apples? The Wisconsin apple blooms were fantastic this year, and the apple crop is too! Apple picking season begins the end of August and lasts through mid to late October. The old Welsh saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is familiar to most...

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  • Are you like me and the summer is quickly passing you by? Summer sports are winding down and before we know it, the kids will be back in school! As I remember the fun times so far this summer, many activities have revolved around day or evening kids’ summer...

    Final Summer Vacations and Day Trips

    Are you like me and the summer is quickly passing you by? Summer sports are winding down and before we know it, the kids will be back in school! As I remember the fun times so far this summer, many activities have revolved around day or evening kids’ summer...

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  • Did you know that cherries are nicknamed “America’s Super Fruit”? These small red fruits are rich in antioxidants, low in calories, high in fiber, and available year-round in northeastern Wisconsin’s popular Door County!  The cherry harvest lasts three to four weeks, but is dependent on weather for the start...

    Cherries & Cherry Festival

    Did you know that cherries are nicknamed “America’s Super Fruit”? These small red fruits are rich in antioxidants, low in calories, high in fiber, and available year-round in northeastern Wisconsin’s popular Door County!  The cherry harvest lasts three to four weeks, but is dependent on weather for the start...

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  • With 72 counties in Wisconsin, we have a lot of opportunities to celebrate our great state and enjoy time with family and friends! Including the county fairs, a few district fairs, and the State Fair, Wisconsinites have nearly 80 fairs to choose from. The fairs range from just a...

    Wisconsin County, District, and State Fairs

    With 72 counties in Wisconsin, we have a lot of opportunities to celebrate our great state and enjoy time with family and friends! Including the county fairs, a few district fairs, and the State Fair, Wisconsinites have nearly 80 fairs to choose from. The fairs range from just a...

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  • Whether you’re an avid aviation enthusiast or a newbie that has never been to the annual EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, you still have time to plan and experience “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” for 2014! Beginning July 28 and running through August 3, tickets are on sale now. EAA...

    EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh

    Whether you’re an avid aviation enthusiast or a newbie that has never been to the annual EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, you still have time to plan and experience “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” for 2014! Beginning July 28 and running through August 3, tickets are on sale now. EAA...

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  • Wisconsin finally feels like summer! What better time to celebrate Independence Day than the middle of the summer in our beautiful state. However, the number of United States’ citizens that don’t know the year and what country we are celebrating our independence from is surprising, so here’s a short...

    Fourth of July Celebrations

    Wisconsin finally feels like summer! What better time to celebrate Independence Day than the middle of the summer in our beautiful state. However, the number of United States’ citizens that don’t know the year and what country we are celebrating our independence from is surprising, so here’s a short...

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  • Many, many years ago, I remember asking my parents why there wasn’t a “kid’s day” like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and I’ll never forget them responding, “the other 363 days of the year are for you kids.” The origin of Father’s Day dates back to 1910 in Spokane,...

    Happy Father’s Day!

    Many, many years ago, I remember asking my parents why there wasn’t a “kid’s day” like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and I’ll never forget them responding, “the other 363 days of the year are for you kids.” The origin of Father’s Day dates back to 1910 in Spokane,...

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