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Arrowhead wears down Memorial

Dec. 07, 2012 10:20 p.m. | The Arrowhead boys basketball team entered the final quarter of Friday night's crucial Classic 8 Conference battle tied at 41-41, but the Warhawks were able to get the best of Catholic Memorial in the final 8 minutes and pulled away for a 65-56 win.

Now at 4-0 on the year, Arrowhead hit three 3-pointers early in the fourth, including two from Dom Todarello and one from Kenny Finco. The Warhawks opened the final quarter on a 15-4 run to put the game in hand.

The Warhawks trailed by as many as 10 points in the first quarter, when Catholic Memorial used a 10-0 run. Arrowhead's first lead didn't come until 3:30 remained in the third quarter when Ricky Finco hit the second of consecutive 3-pointers -- part of the team's eight total makes from beyond the arc.

Kyle Keranen continued his steady play and finished with 16 points. Todarello scored eight of his 10 points in the final quarter, Billy Hirschfeld added 10 and Ricky Finco had 8.

Make the Oconomowoc Winter Farmers Market a holiday shopping stop

Dec. 07, 2012 3:37 p.m. | Oconomowoc - Fresh and local are for sale on Sunday at the Oconomowoc Winter Farmers Market. Stop by the market inside the greenhouses at Oconomowoc Landscape Supply and Garden Center from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Give the gift of local this holiday season. Gift ideas range from homemade toffee to herb-infused oils, vinegars, salts and sugars. Other unique and tasty gift items include; pickled mushrooms, asparagus spears, belly beans and homemade sauces, pesto and jams.

The market also boasts locally grown produce, meats, eggs and artisan cheese that can be incorporated into many different types of holiday meals.

New this year to the Winter Farmers’ Market is producer Cloud Nine Soap Co. of Delafield. Give the gift  of Wisconsin handmade cold pressed soaps, laundry detergent and lotions this holiday season.
Other unique holiday gifts include gourmet granola, specialty elk products, Alpaca fiber teddy bears, hats, gloves, scarves, rugs, socks and yarn.

You can learn something too while you're at the market on Sunday. The market features Ask the Expert Vendor giving market-goers a chance to learn even more from the experts on their goods.

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Don’t go cookie-less this Christmas

Dec. 07, 2012 12:00 a.m. | Cookies go together with a lot of things: cookies and milk, cookies and hot chocolate and, the ever popular cookies and cream ice cream.

But cookies go best with Christmas. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without cookies. Plus, Santa is more likely to leave a few extra gifts at your house if he can linger over a plate of cookies you’ve left for him.

A word of warning: If you travel to the United Kingdom and you have a hankering for some cookies, be sure to ask for biscuits. Actually, if you ask for a cookie in Scotland, you’ll get a plain bun, instead.

If you don’t plan on making cookies, but still want to present a nice, full plate of the confections during the holidays why not visit one of three cookie sales in the area this Saturday. These are commonly called “cookie walks,” since you take your container and fill up with the cookies you want as you walk along the table. Often there are also candy and breads for sale. Normally, you pay by the pound.

Three cookie sales, which all start at 9 a.m. Saturday, are at:

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Sussex chiropractor offers exams for food pantry donations

Dec. 06, 2012 1:23 p.m. | Chiropractic clinic, Milwaukee Total Health, N63 W23524 Silver Spring Drive, Suite 4, is offering help in exchange for pantry aid.
All new patients who bring in a full bag of nonperishable food items will receive your first day consultation, examination and necessary X-rays in exchange. Cash donations of $25 or more will be accepted as a substitute for food. All donations will benefit the Sussex Area Food Pantry.
Drive runs through Dec. 21. Restrictions apply; visit for more information.

Speed networking offered for Sussex businesses

Dec. 06, 2012 1:02 p.m. | Join fellow business owners from Sussex, Merton and Lannon for a speed networking event where you can make valuable business connections in a very short period of time. This event is being hosted by Music Dynamics N63 W23583 Main St., Sussex from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec 12.

Call the Chamber at 262-246-4940 to register or visit to register online.

Farrow to be sworn in Dec. 14

Dec. 06, 2012 12:50 p.m. | Republican state Rep. Paul Farrow of Pewaukee is tentatively scheduled to be sworn in as a state senator Dec. 14 after winning an uncontested special election this week for an open seat.

Farrow won Tuesday's election  to replace Rich Zipperer, who resigned in August to become Gov. Scott Walker's deputy chief of staff.

Farrow is able to take his seat in the 33rd State Senate District earlier than others elected in the regular November election because he was chosen in a special election to fill a vacancy.

With Farrow's win, Republicans will hold an 18-15 majority in the Senate starting in January.

Farrow was first elected to the state Assembly in 2010.

High school and middle school join for Christmas concert in Mukwonago

Dec. 06, 2012 12:00 p.m. |  The Mukwonago High School and Parkview Middle School Orchestras will be presenting their annual Christmas Concert on Monday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.  in the Mukwonago High School Center.  Admission is free.  

This is the first time the MHS and Parkview orchestras have presented a joint holiday concert. The program will feature traditional Christmas music, as well as the Irish tunes, and works from Dvorak and Mozart.

Take your pooch to see Santa at Doggy Bag on Sunday

Dec. 06, 2012 10:19 a.m. | The Doggy Bag, 150 E. Wisconsin Ave., in downtown Oconomowoc will have Santa on hand to take a photo with your pet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9.

Cost is $8. No appointment needed. Call (262) 560-1717 for more information.

Beer author on tap at Oconomowoc brewery Friday

Dec. 06, 2012 10:09 a.m. | Oconomowoc - Stop by Sweet Mullets Brewing Co. from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday and meet, Kevin Revolinski, author of, “Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide.”

Revolinski will be signing copies and the brewery will offer pint specials with book purchase.  

Sweet Mullets is at N58 W39800 Industrial Road, Suite D, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

Call, (262) 456-2843 for more information.

Woman who left Waukesha residence after domestic violence incident found in Pewaukee

Dec. 05, 2012 2:46 p.m. | The woman who was missing after a domestic violence incident in Waukesha was found in Pewaukee this afternoon.

According to a news release from Sgt. Jerry Habanek of the Waukesha Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division, Fay Shaw was at a relative's house.

Police say Shaw was not injured and was in good condition.

Habanek said Shaw "apparently left her residence (3001 E. View Drive, Waukesha) last night before officers responded because she felt threatened."

At 6:18 a.m. this morning, the Waukesha Police Department received a call regarding a domestic violence incident. Once at the residence, officers were unable to contact the suspect or victim.

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Oconomowoc family searching for missing dog

Dec. 05, 2012 12:38 p.m. | The Hoyer family is doing everything they can to find their missing Samoyed, BaileighJo. The white, husky looking dog went missing from their backyard on Nov. 28.

Sharon Hoyer said the family put her out on a leash and came outside to find her missing. They have notified police, posted on Facebook, handed out thousands of posters, but still no word as of Wednesday afternoon.

If you see BaileighJo or know who might have her, contact the family at (414) 614-0125.

Racine Orchestra helps feed the community

Dec. 05, 2012 12:00 p.m. | The Racine Symphony Orchestra has a Christmas wish for everyone that comes to the Holiday Pops concert on Friday, Dec. 7 to bring a food donation for the Racine County Food Bank. 

Doors to the  “Joy to the World” Holiday Pops concert at Festival Hall open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. 

For the fourth year, the orchestra is teaming up with the League of American Orchestras to help feed communities by collecting food as part of the Orchestras Feeding America program. Ticket holders are asked to bring food to the concert on Friday night. The Racine County Food Bank bin will be in the lobby for donations.

“It is easy for the symphony to support the League’s initiative every year. It’s a way for us to give back to our community with the help of our generous audience,” said the orchestra’s executive director, Bonnie Prochaska.

The orchestra “Giving Back” program also does an annual over the counter medication drive for Health Care Network at one of their summer pops concerts.

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Free "Holiday Gift Workshop" for kids

Dec. 05, 2012 10:00 a.m. | A Holiday Gift Workshop is being offered by the Oconomowoc Public Library for children ages 4k- 4th grade from 10-11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Kids can make gifts for everyone on their list!  Please register for this free event at

Also: Sign up to “Read with Dharma!”  Kids can practice reading aloud with a certified therapy dog. To sign up for your 15-minute appointment, please call Betsy at (262) 569-2193, ext. 210.

Booze and Belts Campaign starts next week

Dec. 04, 2012 2:00 p.m. | The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department,  the Big Bend Police Department and the Village and Town of Mukwonago police departments, as well as other law enforcement agencies in the State of Wisconsin are partnering to provide extra patrols during the Booze and Belts campaign from Dec. 7 through 16.  

Through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation – Bureau of Transportation Safety, additional officers will be enforcing speed, seat belt, intoxicated driving, and other violations that threaten the safety of the motoring public. Police urge drivers to buckle up and don’t drink and drive. 

Mukwonago church searches for nativity figure

Dec. 03, 2012 4:00 p.m. | A kneeling king has been missing from the St. Pius V, Roman Catholic Church nativity in Mukwonago since last Christmas season. Church coordinator Ray Hajewski said the king was taken last year and he has not been able to find a replacement. 

Contact Hajewski at with any information on replacement figures for the nativity. 

Read the full story in the Dec. 5 Chief.

It's the 'Twelve Days of Christmas,' Lake Country style

Dec. 03, 2012 1:59 p.m. | Lake Country Publications has come up with its own version of the "Twelve Days of Christmas" featuring notable folks, organizations, recipes, even feathered friends.

We began our 12 days salute today featuring our partridge in a pear tree and two turtle doves.

Oconomowoc development meeting tonight

Dec. 03, 2012 1:57 p.m. | A group with concerns about the direction the City of Oconomowoc is headed regarding proposed developments in the downtown area invites the public to a meeting to discuss these topics tonight at 6 p.m. at Whelan's Coffee and Ice Cream.

Read more here.

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We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

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The 2016 Waukesha County Fair saw rain, scorching temps and tropical humidity throughout its five-day run. Check out our stories, photos and video from the fair, including coverage of the new pig, duck and goat races, the 50th annual Fairest of the Fair contest, as well as a ranking of the top food items.






Weekend Happenings

Featured this week:  

North Shore Bank-Taste of Lake Country: 5 p.m. July 29, 4 p.m. July 30, Pewaukee Beach Front, 120 W. Wisconsin Ave., Pewaukee. Headline Friday night is The Toys and Saturday night The Love Monkeys. Free.

Kids from Wisconsin: 7:30 p.m. July 29, Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St., Oconomowoc. Celebrating its 48th show season with a talented group of 33 young performers representing 29 different hometowns across Wisconsin, this year’s tour theme is Sing! Free.

Wisconsin State Frog Jump Championship: 1 p.m. July 30-31, Cory Park, Downtown Dousman, Dousman. Visit  

Catelyn Picco: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31, Mama D’s Coffee, 104 W Main St., Wales. Free.

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