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Apprenticeships As A Post-High School Option

Article written by Vickie Leflore, Youth Development Extension Educator. Originally published in the Kenosha News. Some recent grads may not want to attend a four-year college. For those desiring to have more direct hands-on learning, exploring apprenticeship opportunities may be more advantageous. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, an “apprenticeship is a proven approach […]

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Poison Ivy – Leaves of Three, Let it Be

By Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator for Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Racine Counties Summer is a great time to explore Wisconsin’s rich natural resources. When you camp, bike, or hike you may encounter diverse trees, shrubs or vines but none are as easily recognizable to “Poison Ivy” (Toxodendron radicans) with its distinct three leaflets. Poison Ivy, […]

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New Nutrient Fact Label: Guide to improved health

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Kenosha/Racine Counties FoodWIse Administrator, Terri Ward You may have noticed changes on the Nutrient Fact Labels on many foods. The updates target links between ways to monitor your diet and chronic food-related diseases such as obesity and heart disease and will make it easier for consumers to make better-informed […]

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Mid-Summer Garden Chores

By Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator for Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Racine Counties July is the prime time to keep up with your garden maintenance. Beyond weeding and mulching, there are other essential chores that can help your landscape and garden plants to stay healthy and fresh. Schedule your second lawn fertilization with 1 lb. of […]

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Lincoln Park plays vital role in health of Kenosha

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil Public parks and open spaces have long been seen as assets in a local community. Lincoln Park is one such Kenosha-specific asset to me as a 42-acre green space with expanses of sports fields and flower gardens, nestled within a residential neighborhood on Kenosha’s […]

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Wet spring has farmers looking for options

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley As I was jolted awake by rain pelting the windows early Wednesday morning, my heart sank. When will it let up and dry out? That’s one question much of the Midwest is asking right now. As bad as this spring has been in Wisconsin, the […]

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A focus on literacy

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Vickie Leflore, Youth Development Extension Educator Weekends for many families may consist of spending time at the local laundromat. The average family can spend about two hours per week at the laundromat. Oftentimes for young children, boredom can set in pretty fast from the time it takes to wash […]

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Garden column

By Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator for Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Racine Counties What’s the phlox-like plant with its purple bloom along the roadsides? With its attractive purple- pinkish to white fragrant flowers, dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis) is a highly invasive plant that can quickly displaces the native vegetation along the roadside ditches, wooded and open […]

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Invasive Plant Management Workshop

Kenosha County will be hosting a FREE workshop on Wednesday, July 17th from 9 AM – 3 PM at the Kenosha County Center (19600 – 75th Street, Bristol, WI) focused on managing invasive plants on roadsides.  The workshop will include classroom and field activities that demonstrate effective approaches to management and resources available to support […]

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Handling credit as a couple

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Health and Well-Being Educator, Mary Metten Tracking your own finances is a chore often left off the fun list. Taking on another person’s financial history and habits can be out-and-out daunting. All that being said, knowing your spouse or partner’s credit history is as important as knowing your own. […]

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