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I love cookies all year-round, but I especially love all the wonderful varieties of holiday cookies at Christmastime! Hosting family and friends for a cookie exchange party is a wonderful way to start or continue a holiday tradition. A cookie exchange is a great way to host a party and get a…

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension of Rock County is accepting applications for the Level I Training for the Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) Program. This program is specifically designed through the University of Wisconsin to train people in topics in horticulture, w…

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Milton area resident Lt. Tim Hiers retired from the Janesville Police Department after over 30 years of service to the City of Janesville. Hiers served the city and the community as a member of the JPD since his he was hired in October 1989. Hier, who grew up in the Appleton area and has res…

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Milton United Methodist Women invite you to “Let us bake for you.” On Saturday, Dec. 14, doors will open at 8 a.m. The sale runs until about 10 a.m. or until cookies are gone. In fellowship hall you will be given a box to fill with your favorite kinds of homemade Christmas cookies and candie…

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When Thanksgiving is over, the most prominent reminders of the holiday are the abundant number of leftovers in containers in my refrigerator. Don’t waste those delicious leftovers — remix them! With some creativity and safe food handling, you can enjoy turkey-based meals that make delicious …

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Individuals of all ages and families are encouraged to construct gingerbread houses or buildings and enter them in the 6th annual gingerbread contest at Hoard Historical Museum, 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson.

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With the 2019 deer hunting season underway, hunters are reminded to follow the deer carcass transport regulations and to dispose of deer carcass waste appropriately. The movement of deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease is a pathway for the disease to spread, and carcass parts…

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Girl Scout Troop 7452, Brownie Girl Scouts with members representing all Milton elementary schools, recently collected donated foods from family and friends to help two local families enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. The girls also used their S.T.E.M. skills to build an assembly line for organizin…

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It’s that most wonderful time of the year, and for the fourth consecutive season, The Badger Chordhawks Chorus will kick off Janesville’s local festivities with “Christmas with the Chordhawks”, their annual holiday musical celebration.

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November is traditionally about family, friends, food, feasting and abundance. While it may seem almost impossible to maintain healthy habits during the holiday season, the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter has come up with some simple steps on ways to enjoy the festivities with…

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The Gathering Place is a non-profit senior activity center at 715 Campus St. All ages may participate. A sample of the upcoming activities are listed below. Also see www.gatheringplacemilton.com. To register for programs call 608-868-3500.

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Join the Humane Society of Jefferson County on Saturday, Dec. 14, for holiday festivities for the whole family. From 10 a.m. to noon bring pets to have their pictures taken with Santa. From 1-3 p.m. children of all ages can have their pictures taken with Santa while they enjoy a party. Child…

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My father is a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. His sacrifices for this country, along with thousands of other men and women, are recognized on Veterans Day.

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A Hiring /Job Fair has been set for Wednesday, Nov. 6, between 2-4 p.m. at the Rock County Job Center, 1900 Center Ave., Janesville. As of Oct. 28, a total of 50 employers had registered to participate, offering over 1,310 jobs.

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Tickets are on sale for the Milton High School production of “Legally Blonde The Musical” and for the first time tickets can be purchased online.Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 16. The Sunday, Nov. 17, matinee begins at 2 p.m.

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A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye but one thing is clear – they affect a lot of people. 24 million Americans have visually significant cataracts, and about three million cataract surgeries are performed each year in the United States alone. While they can’t necessarily be preve…

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Through the Years is a look at headlines that appeared in past issues of the Milton Courier.

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Whenever I’m thinking about ways to add variety to chicken recipes, my spice rack always provides inspiration. Freshly ground peppercorns add a much-needed boost to the mild flavors of chicken, pork and fish. They come in a variety of shades, including white, green, pink, red and black. The …

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The Gathering Place is a non-profit senior activity center at 715 Campus St. All ages may participate. A sample of the upcoming activities are listed below. Also see www.gatheringplacemilton.com. To register for programs call 608-868-3500.

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Lisa Machtemes is the new executive director of KANDU Industries in Janesville. Machtemes comes to KANDU with a PhD in organizational development, an MBA in accounting and many years of nonprofit experience.

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JEFFERSON — Kids of all ages are invited to the first annual Howl-oween party from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Kids and adults will enjoy an evening of music, a photo BOO-th, costume contest, pumpkin painting contest, delicious treats, activities and a meet and greet with a few of our “cr…

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The Gathering Place is a non-profit senior activity center at 715 Campus St. All ages may participate. A sample of upcoming activities is listed below. Also see www.gatheringplacemilton.com. To register for programs call 608-868-3500.

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Veterans will eat free at the Milton United Methodist Church Veterans’ Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Serving will start at 4:30 p.m. and run until 6:30 p.m. Other adults will pay $7. For children 3 to 10, the cost is $4, and children 2 and younger eat free of charge.

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My birthday is just around the corner. I know that not because of the date on the calendar, but because of the way my joints mimic the sound of one of my favorite childhood breakfast cereals when I get out of bed -- SNAP! CRACKLE! POP!

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KANDU's Fish Fry & Harvest Buffet is to be held at The Armory located at 10 S High St., Janesville on Friday, Oct. 11, and Friday, Nov. 15 from 5-7:30 p.m. No reservations required.

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The Gathering Place is a non-profit senior activity center at 715 Campus St. All ages may participate. A sample of the upcoming activities are listed below. Also see www.gatheringplacemilton.com. To register for programs call 608-868-3500.

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Fruits and vegetables are easier to come by in the summer months than in the fall and winter. But to stay healthy and ward off diseases, it’s important to include fruits and vegetables in your diet year-round.

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Join Vicki Buening, CPA, CVA, MST, partner at Reilly, Penner & Benton, LLP to learn about new tax planning strategies. Under the new tax laws it is expected that 94% of Americans will no longer itemize due to the increase in standard deductions. Learn how to support your favorite chariti…

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Collect prairie wildflower seeds with the Rock County Conservationists. Seeds will be collected from planted prairies in Milton’s Tower Hill on Saint Mary Street, Saturday, Oct. 12, and Crossridge Park, Saturday, Oct. 19. Both are 10 a.m.-noon. The seeds are best collected in large paper gro…

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WHITEWATER – Snakes, rabbits, turtles, lizards and more amazing wild creatures will call Young Auditorium home when Animal Quest visits on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m.

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On Friday, Oct. 4, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Hoard Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson will celebrate World Cheese Day. The event is part of the Mornings @ the Museum programs. Preschoolers and families are invited to listen to stories, enjoy cheese snacks and make a fun mouse craft to take…

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The ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter will host its first Madison Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Walk allows ALS patients, families and supporters to walk in honor of those currently battling ALS and in memory of those we have lost to ALS.

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JEFFERSON — Cats, especially when they are kittens, can be relentless with their claws. Scratching serves a number of vital purposes for your cat, including stretching, claiming territory, and self-defense. Providing appropriate surfaces for your cat to scratch can prevent destructive scratc…

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Janesville Little Theatre is preparing to celebrate its 90th season. According to a news release announcing the celebration, it is Wisconsin's oldest continuously operating community theatre company, and the third oldest in the United States.

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The Gathering Place is a non-profit senior activity center at 715 Campus St. All ages may participate. A sample of the upcoming activities are listed below. Also see www.gatheringplacemilton.com. To register for programs call 608-868-3500.

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The Aging & Disability Resource Center will host a free Rock County Caregiver Boot Camp on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Job Center, 1900 Center Avenue, Janesville. Cori Marsh, dementia care specialist at the Aging & Disability Center and Bonnie Beam-Stratz of the Al…