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Waunakee High School vocal music students perform their Winter Concert on Thursday, Dec. 12. Their songs highlighted the importance of our voices in creating our identity, our sense of belonging, our connection to each other, and our connection to our natural world. The next choir concert wi…

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Luke Plotz rehearses the role of Jaques for the upcoming Waunakee Middle School production of "As You Like It." The public performance of the Shakespeare comedy will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 13.

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Students narrate in the song, “Light the Candles,” during the Prairie Elementary School 1st grade concert Dec. 6 under the direction of Anna Peck, at left. Shown is Cordelia Savard addressing Mrs. Peck and the audience.

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First-graders from Prairie Elementary School perform their winter concert with the song, "One Snowman, Two," on Dec. 6.

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Waunakee Middle School students rehearse for their Dec. 13 performance of Shakespeare’s comedy, “As You Like It,” last week. Above: Phebe (Madalyn Pence), Rosalind (Carmel Wilkinson-Comella) and Silvias (Ian Fleck) show great emotion. Below are Lady Page (Meghan Williams), Duchess Serena (Ma…

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As Waunakee heads into the Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa seasons, concerts, parties and other events are planned throughout the community.

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Today the winds are whipping fine crystals into drifts, and the world has transitioned to its winter white. While I love watching clouds of snow dance and swirl off the roof, a recent question from some Museum visitors has my thoughts drifting back to summer.

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“Knives Out” bills itself as a whodunit mystery, and to a degree it is, but the “it” in question isn’t what it appears to be. The advertising has let it be known that the film revolves around the death of wealthy mystery author Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) from an apparent suicide. …

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Marcus Richter has always had a love for the game of basketball, both as a player and a coach. Growing up in Owatonna, Minnesota (about an hour south of the Twin Cities), he played hoops and baseball in high school, and coached during the summers at the parks and recreation department.

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Midwest Performing Arts will present The Nutcracker and “Experience the magic” with its cast of 105 dancers ages 5 to adult from the Waunakee, Madison, Middleton, DeForest, Sun Prairie, Cottage Grove, Dane, Lodi, Verona, and Lake Mills communities.

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You won’t find many adults on the planet who are less of a gearhead than yours truly. I live in New York specifically because I don’t drive. I gave up on learning after five lessons, one of which saw a cop car behind me (I can’t say I got “pulled over” because what I did was slam on the brea…

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There were things about 2013’s “Frozen” that instantly made it a Disney classic: the spectacular ice-and-snow animation, the engaging princesses Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel), and of course, the rightfully iconic Oscar-winning musical number “Let It Go.”

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Veterans Day is not a holiday one typically associates with new movies, either in terms of box office or subject matter. With box office, there’s a clamor over which movie gets to dominate Christmas weekend, Thanksgiving, Easter, even the similarly military-themed Memorial Day, but ironicall…

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It has been four years since we’ve had a Terminator movie with 2015’s “Terminator: Genisys.” But it has been 28 years since we’ve had a good Terminator movie with 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” The series’ third, fourth, and fifth installments dragged down the franchise so much that I …

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A few years ago, Kelcey Kinzel’s family was at a crossroads when her husband, Derrek, decided to transition out of the company he had worked with for the past 17 years. Do they relocate to a different city for a new opportunity or stay here? Considering how much they like Waunakee, it wasn’t…

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Waunakee vocal music students performed their Kick-Off Concert recently, singing songs in large choir ensembles, and producing their own ensembles for the show by arranging, staging, rehearsing, and collaborating with instrumentalists. Here they perform “Brave” by Sara Bareilles. Shown are S…

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The weekend before Halloween is notoriously bad for new releases. Everyone is going to want to see a Halloween movie, so it doesn’t pay to release something outside of horror or at least a horror-themed comedy. But it also doesn’t really pay to release a Halloween movie, because those movies…

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John Solis performed a concert after lunch Oct. 30 before a packed room at the Waunakee Senior Center. He played some oldies but goodies.

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As promised, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” delivers the most vile, repugnant, terrifying creatures known to man. I’m speaking of course, about the three fairy godmothers (Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, and Juno Temple) who have watched over Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) since she was a …

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If you wonder where to find information on the Village of Waunakee, Kylie West can help. Four months ago, West, 28, began a newly created position as executive assistant to Todd Schmidt, Village Administrator and Economic Development Director. She maintains the database on Village properties…

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Waunakee Village staff got into the Halloween spirit and donned costumes at the Village Hall, renaming the building “Village Howl” during the Oct. 16 Boo Bash on Century Avenue.

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Kianna Irwin, age 5, takes a treat after spinning the wheel at the station staffed by Chris Zellner of Waunakee Community Bank. Several families showed up for the Oct. 16 Boo Bash on Century Avenue where many children could be seen in costume.

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An impromptu parade formed down Century Avenue on Oct. 16 for the village's Boo Bash with the Waunakee Chamber of Commerce and area businesses offering candy and prizes to trick-or-treaters.

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Lauren O’Brien, a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Waunakee, has always been interested in finance and numbers. She enjoyed discussing the subjects with her father while growing up, and her husband, father-in-law, and three brothers-in-law are also advisors with Edward Jones (but at se…

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The Addams Family have been a part of American culture since their one-panel cartoons appeared in The New Yorker in 1938. Their history includes a TV series in the 1960s (that of course gave us that snap-happy theme song), two live-action films in the '90s, countless animated adaptations, an…

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The cloud ceiling was low and gray, but at least it wasn’t raining, and it wasn’t cold. Earlier in the day, a couple from southern Wisconsin had stopped by the Museum to ask where they could see some loons without a boat. I’d directed them to Country Road D, which snakes along the eastern sh…

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“Joker” is a film whose reputation precedes it. It has a good reputation because it won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival and Joaquin Phoenix is generating Oscar buzz for his performance as the title character. But it also has a bad reputation because it’s a dark, violent, ad…