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With families staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, the Tribune asked Connie Gavinski at the Waunakee Village Center to share some activities parents and children can do together. Crafts with Ms. Connie publishes each week, providing recipes for fun and creativity.

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Tom Hardy isn’t very convincing as Al Capone in “Capone.” Granted, I’m not an expert on the real Capone, but I seriously doubt that he naturally acted like a terrible Tom Hardy performance or looked like he was wearing unconvincing makeup.

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Wheaton College student Kendra Gering of Waunakee was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester.

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With families staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, 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 will publish each week, providing recipes for fun and creativity.

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Michael and Virginia (Preuss) Martens of Waunakee are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 28, 1970, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Madison.

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Evening light bathed the scrubby, rolling hills of the Moquah Barrens in gold. Eastern towhees and willow flycatchers called from the tallest shrubs and charred skeletons of trees. And every time the breeze calmed, the black flies swarmed.

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Back in 2015, director Judd Apatow briefly turned comedian Amy Schumer into a movie star with “Trainwreck,” a semiautobiographical film where the protagonist’s actions were fictionalized, but much of the dialogue, situations, and character traits were taken from Schumer’s own life.

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The UW-Madison has announced its spring semester Dean’s List. It includes the following students from Waunakee: Claire Andries, Sophia Andries, Caroline Anhalt, Olivia Austria-Kemble, Olivia Avery, Amy Beczkiewicz, Conner Bellile, Addy Black, Grant Blakeslee, Josie Bono, College Maddy Brunne…

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“The High Note” is the latest would-be theatrical release got go straight to On Demand. It’s arguable that it should have gone straight to On Demand, since it might not have been able to cut it in theaters. I know stars Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross have their fan bases, but this midd…

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Kelsey Priebe of Middleton has received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

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Bud Van Alstine of East Third Street sent the Tribune this picture, thinking it would bring a smile. The family wanted to save their tree, so they created the first gnome apartment homes.

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NOTE: I am reviewing this film because it had the highest domestic box office ($50 million) of any film in my cable provider’s “New and Popular” On Demand section that I have not yet reviewed.

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With families at during the coronavirus pandemic, 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 will publish each week, providing recipes for fun and creativity.

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I’ve never been so glad to reach the top of St. Peter’s Dome. Even under heavy gray skies, the view from its high, rocky outcrop was spectacular. A forested mosaic in shades of green stretched all the way north to the shimmering strip of Chequamegon Bay on Lake Superior. Hiking up, the tree …

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Several Waunakee students received degrees during May commencement at UW-Milwaukee. They include Luke Briesath, who graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Caitlyn Letterer, who graduated with a Master of Library and Information Science, and Zoe Oberle and Samantha Treinen, who both gra…

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With families at during the coronavirus pandemic, 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 will publish each week, providing recipes for fun and creativity.

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Ratchet straps, paddles, life jackets, and cameras were flying everywhere as I rushed to unload my kayak from my car and get it to the lake. Nipping at my heels—and my ears, neck, temples, wrists, and eyelids—were swarms of black flies. I snorted one out of my nose, and blew another off my l…

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Hanna Grumke of Waunakee, a senior at Northland College, has been named to the dean’s list for outstanding academic performance during the winter 2019-2020 term.

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It has been over a month since “Trolls World Tour” took the On Demand world by storm, offering families the chance to catch a shiny new movie while stuck in quarantine.

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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 will publish each week, providing recipes for fun and creativity.

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Who doesn’t feel inspired when they tilt their head back and gaze up at big white pine or hemlock? And how could you not admire the grace of a pure white birch tree? Here in the Northwoods, we love our trees. John Muir wrote, “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” Happily, we…

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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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Art and Phyllis (Clemens) Hellenbrand of Waunakee are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic sheltered humankind in place, a prose poem penned by a Jefferson County woman went viral, capturing a glimmer of hope during this uncertain time and painting an idealistic outcome toward which all the world should strive.

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NOTE: Thanks to readers Bob and Darlene Bassett for suggesting this movie to review. If you would like to suggest an On Demand movie for me to review, please visit www.bobatthemovies.com and leave a comment under the first blog post.

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Powerful sunshine is making short work of snowdrifts and lake ice. Birds are returning. Green shoots are rising. Buds are expanding. Whatever else is going on, spring is not cancelled! As I continue to share with you pages from the Forest Lodge Nature Trail’s new interpretive booklet, this w…

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This painting by Elizabeth Teeter, titled Show Stopper, is one of several pieces in the Friends of the Waunakee Public Libary's online art show.

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The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, has awarded 120 graduating high school seniors with a $1,500 educational scholarship. Recipients were chosen from across Compeer Financial’s three-state territory of Illinois, Minnesota and Wisco…

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The Lone Girl Brewing Company has these signs created by local residents up in their windows reminding us all to stay strong through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Julianne Luhtala, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2021, has earned the fall 2019 Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. Luhtala is a graduate of Waunakee High School

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What you’ll need.

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As most of us are home working, taking care of kids and ourselves, the Create Waunakee Committee has launched a new outlet to not only distract us but also showcase local artists.

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NOTE: I am reviewing this film because of its convenient Video On Demand availability following a theatrical run in January. I fully acknowledge and respect the decision to close most of the theaters in the country due to COVID-19. Stay safe, everybody.

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Here’s another idea for painting with a fork.

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Forks make an alternative kind of brush for different shapes.

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NOTE: I am reviewing this film because of its recent Video On Demand release following a brief theatrical run. I fully acknowledge and respect the decision to close most of the theaters in the country due to COVID-19. Stay safe, everybody.