Taking care of you throughout the holiday season

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Health and Well-Being Educator, Mary Metten This time of year includes more weeknights and weekends filled with get-togethers of family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances and other assemblages of people you may not see all the time. Throw in all the additional cooking, baking, shopping, spending, eating, drinking and general merriment […]

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A+ for teachers leading us to a healthier community

Article by Terri Ward, FoodWIse Educator, Kenosha/Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News As I wrap up year-end reporting for the FoodWIse program, I’ve noticed an awesome trend from last school year I just have to share. Our program teaches nutrition and evaluates the results in many schools in Kenosha County, and we have seen […]

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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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Tips for renting living space in Kenosha County

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Health and Well-being Educator, Mary Metten When I was in college and my early 20s, I rented a lot and moved several times. It felt like nonstop packing, moving and roommates. One apartment in particular still bothers me when I think back. At the end of the lease, my […]

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Managing stress in our busy lives

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Health and Well-being Educator, Mary Metten In the busy day-to-day, life gets stressful. It is difficult to tend to the list of things that need to be done, should have been done and already have been done. Our lives are on the move. We learn to multitask as a […]

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Addressing financial security in our community

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Health and Well-being Educator, Mary Metten I’m new here. Starting a job comes with all sorts of new things: new culture at work, new people, new skills to learn, new day-to-day schedule, etc. All of those new things I was expecting and planning for. One aspect of the new […]

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“Kenosha’s Got Talent” Auditions Held at Kenosha Fusion

Contact:Jen Reese, Tel: 262-767-2915,  E-mail: info@kenoshasgottalent.com KENOSHA – On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 from 6:00-9:00pm at Kenosha Fusion, the second round of auditions will be held for “Kenosha’s Got Talent.” This event, brought to you by, United Way of Kenosha County, Youth As Resources, and Kenosha Creative Space is for anyone ages 12 and older to participate […]

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Master Gardener Project wins national award

Article by Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen, Interim Horticulture Educator, Kenosha  and Racine counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. The Kenosha County Center All-America Selections (AAS) Display & Demonstration Garden in Bristol was awarded third place in the 2017 AAS Landscape Design Contest!  This garden is an approved project of the UW-Extension Master Gardener Program. This landscape design contest […]

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Fall for a beautiful landscape with these garden tasks

Article by Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen, Interim Horticulture Educator, Kenosha  and Racine counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. With the record-setting heat our area has experienced lately, it is hard to believe the growing season is coming to a close. Some garden tasks that are best done in fall can be done at this time. “Dig. Drop. Done.” […]

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Tubakia leaf spot considered a cosmetic disease

Article by Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen, Interim Horticulture Educator, Kenosha  and Racine counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. Question: I’ve noticed brown spots have developed on some of my oak tree leaves. The leaves didn’t have these spots earlier in the season. Is an insect or a disease causing this? What could this be? — N.C. Answer: […]

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