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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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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 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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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.

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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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The Waunakee Tribune provides this space free of charge each week to nonprofit organizations in the Waunakee area. Items for the Coming Events should be submitted in writing or emailed to tribnews@hngnews.com before 10 a.m. Tuesday, unless a holiday causes a schedule change. Articles may be …

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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…