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With families at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Tribune asked Connie Gavinski at the Waunakee Village Center to share some activities parents and children can do together at home. Crafts with Ms. Connie with publish each week, providing recipes for fun and creativity.

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Laura Bickel has lived in Waunakee since 2011. In those nine years, she and husband Brent have planted deep roots. She said, “We feel like this is exactly where we need to be. This is our home. We love it here. It’s a great place to raise kids. The people here are wonderful.”

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Although the depths of winter have passed, this is the season when we northerners really feel the cabin fever. Gone are the freshly groomed tracks on the ski trails and dry, fluffy drifts. Now the weather alternates between slush and sleet. Warm days are lovely, of course, but they make the …

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If you work at Waunakee schools, you probably know about the Banana Bread Lady. That’s Carol Maas. Three times a year Maas makes and delivers her mother’s special-recipe banana bread to all schools “to thank them for all the love they give to our kids,” she said.

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NOTE: Please check with local theaters for updated operating procedures. Exercise caution and practice cleanliness and safety if you plan to see any movie theatrically in the current climate.

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Chuck Murphree, a cross-categorical teacher at Waunakee High School, strives to be the teacher he wishes he had in high school. As a child he suffered trauma and acknowledges that he hadn’t been a very good student and could get into trouble. Although he was more focused his senior year, his…

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Mary Binkley, at left in front, talks to the participants in the March 7 maple syrup workshop about boiling the syrup down. Schumacher Farm Park hosted the workshop Saturday.

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Noah Lucchesi, 12, of Middleton, drills a small hole in a maple tree during the maple syrup workshop at Schumacher Farm Park March 7. Mary Binkley showed the 40 or so participants how tap the trees, collect the liquid then boil it down to syrup during Saturday’s event.

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For nearly 12 years, Mike Grasee has been fighting a formidable foe: an incurable form of cancer. As his battle continues, he has self-published “The Cancer Chronicles,” a book with practical action plans for others facing the same enemy.

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Artists in Waunakee and the surrounding region looking to hone their craft can participate in a program not only to showcase their work, but also receive a critique.

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Have you ever visited the Forest Lodge Nature Trail? This hiking trail loops its way through beautiful fields, forests, swamps and bogs near the south shore of Lake Namakagon, about 10 miles east of Cable, Wisconsin, on Garmisch Road. The Cable Natural History Museum established a four-mile-…

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With “Onward,” one streak was going to come to an end. In one corner was Pixar, who after 25 years of making consistently impressive animated films, might finally release a bad one. In the other corner was 2020, which after two months had yet to see the release of a single film I’d recommend…

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To understand Heidi Lezotte, you need to know the story of Kiyoko, an 11-year-old, German Wirehaired Pointer. A year ago, Kiyoko was rail-thin and in rough shape living in a crowded Humane Society shelter on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Lezotte and her partner visited the island and stopped…

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Last week in my “Sonic the Hedgehog” review, I lamented that the title character was a cleaned-up cartoon rather than the “realistic” CGI abomination we were promised that would have made the movie a classic of terrible cinema.

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Deena Cortright, a real estate broker associate, is a people person. She naturally enjoys cultivating and maintaining relationships. This has proven to be a strength when helping clients buy and sell homes, which is often an emotional and stressful event.

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Children's author Kevin Henkes autographs books during his visit to the Waunakee Public Library on Feb. 15. The author of 55 children's books, Henkes described the process of writing and illustrating, then read from his latest, "Penny and Her Sled," before demonstrating how he draws his characters.

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Children’s author Kevin Henkes demonstrates to a large crowd at the Waunakee Public Library how he draws his characters. The author and illustrator of 55 books, Henkes read his most recent work, “Penny and Her Sled,” after describing the process of writing and creating the illustrations. He …

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Fathers and daughter take a break from the dance floor to have a treat during the Sweetheart Dance at the Waunakee High School Commons on Valentine's Day. The event benefited Special Olympics.

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About 900 guests and 50 volunteers attended the Sweetheart Dance at Waunakee High School on Valentine’s Day, with Erin Crowley of Musical Memories as the DJ for the evening. Guests had photos taken, received necklaces and photo frames as gifts, and enjoyed dancing and ice cream sundaes throu…

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The author and illustrator of about 60 books written for children and young adults will visit the Waunakee Public Library Feb. 15 to share his passion for storytelling and art.

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The Super Bowl may be this coming weekend, but the weekend after is the Super Bowl for movie critics: the 92nd Academy Awards. Here are my thoughts on the ever-popular acting categories, though you’ll notice that I’m consistently underwhelmed by the nominees. Feel free to have passionate opi…

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Tonya Schmidt grew up on Madison’s west side and attended Verona schools. She’d cruise the neighborhood on the 10-speed bike she bought with her baby sitting money. She remembered, “I would leave the house and wouldn’t come home until the street lights came on.”

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In preparation for “Bad Boys for Life,” I watched the previous two “Bad Boys” films from 1995 and 2003. This research coincided with the “Jeopardy!” Greatest of All Time tournament, which featured especially hard clues designed to challenge the brainiac players.

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Gerry and Mary Kruschek are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 30. They were married at St. Patrick Church in Madison in 1960.

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Kylee Phalin and her father, John Phalin, were among those working on electronics and robotics during the Waunakee Public Library's drop-in program Saturday, Jan. 18.

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Families visited the Waunakee Public Library Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18, for Robotics and Electronics Day. Here Kamalakanta Sahoo and daughter Kanisha Sahoo explore one of the programs.

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Back in 2014, my favorite movie of the year was “Birdman,” a chaotic comedy about a Broadway show gone wrong. The Academy agreed with me, awarding it the Oscar for Best Picture. The film took a unique approach to storytelling, making several weeks’ worth of action appear to take place in one…

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This is a time of new beginnings for Karli Pagliughi. In January 2019, she began a new position as property manager for Hovde Properties. Hovde is a real estate management company that owns Village Crossing (home of Lone Girls Brewing Co.) and the new Lamphouse Apartments across Main Street.…

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The Waunakee Public Library’s History Hall contains three exhibits on different topics of the community’s past, but after the first three rotating display cases were completed last July, one will take on a new form, with artifacts to depict a new area of life in the village.

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