Wisconsin

An index of blog posts tagged ‘Wisconsin’ here at MarkCz.com.
Amy Czerniec and the dog that broke her heart

Amy Czerniec and the dog that broke her heart

(Above: Amy, circled, at launch event for Y-LinK: Young Leaders in Kenosha.) Amy called me around 12:30 on Monday afternoon. I wasn't surprised that she was crying, but I did not anticipate exactly what triggered it. "That damn dog," she sobbed. "How do they know?"...

Wisconsin has statewide tornado drills today

Wisconsin has statewide tornado drills today

That's Michke in the video. He's up in St. Paul, and you can hear him streaming live this afternoon from 2-4 p.m. Prior to that, as part of "2009 Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week" here in Wisconsin, we'll observe a mock tornado watch beginning at 1:00 this...

Bay View neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bay View neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The weather was finally nice the day before yesterday, so, with no plans except to simply get outdoors, we ended up taking Wisconsin Highway 32 north from Racine to Bay View, an interesting little Milwaukee neighborhood that we have passed through a number of times....

Baseball game: Sheridan Park, Cudahy, Wisconsin

Baseball game: Sheridan Park, Cudahy, Wisconsin

Cudahy, Wisconsin — Sheridan Park baseball diamond at the corner of S Lake Dr. and E. Armour Ave., kitty-corner from Rick Serocki's house with the Cadillac buried in the front yard. Seen here on the field are the Cardinal Stritch University Wolves, who play their...

Milwaukee Harp Light, motorcycles: Cudahy backyard

Milwaukee Harp Light, motorcycles: Cudahy backyard

Cudahy, Wisconsin — A Milwaukee Harp street light, motorcycles, mannequins, an old City of Milwaukee emergency call box, a traffic signal and a shark are just some of the unusual items displayed in the Cudahy backyard of Rick Serocki at 4531 S Lake Dr.

NPR: Wisconsin car dealer Russ Darrow is hiring

There was an inspiring story from our area on NPR's All Things Considered this afternoon. "Wisconsin Car Dealership Hiring Despite Times," reported by Erin Toner of Milwaukee's WUWM, featured the Russ Darrow Group, Wisconsin auto dealers with 15 locations. [includeme...

In other news (1/14/2009)

Subzero cold kills Hayward, Wisconsin sleepwalker — The Associated Press reports that the 51-year-old man, known to walk in his sleep, was found barefoot and wearing little clothing 190 yards from his home. "You Light Up My Life" songwriter accused of sex assualts — A...

Snow in Wisconsin: December 19, 2008

Snow in Wisconsin: December 19, 2008

This was the view outside my window at about 9:20 this morning. I think I'm going to send it to Charles Osgood and ask him to use it as the last minute of this week's CBS Sunday Morning. The snow has since stopped, so now we're...

Snow! Bring back Indian summer

Our local forecast: This afternoon: Flurries and areas of blowing snow before 3pm, then areas of blowing snow after 3pm. Tonight: Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Sunday night: New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Monday night: New snow accumulation of...

Backyard gardening: Playing in the dirt

Backyard gardening: Playing in the dirt

It will yield you brambles and thistles, as you eat the produce of the land. By the sweat of your face will you earn your food, until you return to the ground. as you were taken from it.— Genesis 3:18-19, The New Jerusalem Bible We've been spending a lot of time on...

Pancake Day, Festival Hall, Racine, Wisconsin

Pancake Day, Festival Hall, Racine, Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin — Kiwanis Pancake Day patrons eat and greet inside Festival Hall along the Lake Michigan shoreline in downtown Racine, Wisconsin. An annual fundraiser sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Racine since 1955, Pancake Day proceeds benefit...

Pancake Day, Racine, Wisconsin: Pancake griddles

Pancake Day, Racine, Wisconsin: Pancake griddles

Racine, Wisconsin — Pancake Day cooks, including Miss Racine 2007, Brittani Madala — cook pancakes on specially-designed pancake griddles at Festival Hall in downtown Racine, Wisconsin. An annual fundraiser sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Racine since 1955,...

The grace of Elizabeth Edwards

Back in October of 2004, my wife Amy was working at the Maidenform store in Pleasant Prairie's Prime Outlets shopping center. One morning — October 21st, to be exact — Amy phoned home to tell me that there was some unusual...

Wisconsin

An index of blog posts tagged ‘Wisconsin’ here at MarkCz.com.

Pet Lions at Summerfest in Milwaukee

Here's just a very brief sample of Pet Lions' set at Summerfest. The video was recorded on our Flip Ultra HD, and clearly I'm not the Martin Scorsese of iMovie yet. Last year, Summerfest was kind enough to present us with an outstanding full day of music on the...

Amy Czerniec and the dog that broke her heart

(Above: Amy, circled, at launch event for Y-LinK: Young Leaders in Kenosha.) Amy called me around 12:30 on Monday afternoon. I wasn't surprised that she was crying, but I did not anticipate exactly what triggered it. "That damn dog," she sobbed. "How do they know?"...

Wisconsin has statewide tornado drills today

That's Michke in the video. He's up in St. Paul, and you can hear him streaming live this afternoon from 2-4 p.m. Prior to that, as part of "2009 Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week" here in Wisconsin, we'll observe a mock tornado watch beginning at 1:00 this...

Bay View neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The weather was finally nice the day before yesterday, so, with no plans except to simply get outdoors, we ended up taking Wisconsin Highway 32 north from Racine to Bay View, an interesting little Milwaukee neighborhood that we have passed through a number of times....

Baseball game: Sheridan Park, Cudahy, Wisconsin

Cudahy, Wisconsin — Sheridan Park baseball diamond at the corner of S Lake Dr. and E. Armour Ave., kitty-corner from Rick Serocki's house with the Cadillac buried in the front yard. Seen here on the field are the Cardinal Stritch University Wolves, who play their...

Milwaukee Harp Light, motorcycles: Cudahy backyard

Cudahy, Wisconsin — A Milwaukee Harp street light, motorcycles, mannequins, an old City of Milwaukee emergency call box, a traffic signal and a shark are just some of the unusual items displayed in the Cudahy backyard of Rick Serocki at 4531 S Lake Dr.

NPR: Wisconsin car dealer Russ Darrow is hiring

There was an inspiring story from our area on NPR's All Things Considered this afternoon. "Wisconsin Car Dealership Hiring Despite Times," reported by Erin Toner of Milwaukee's WUWM, featured the Russ Darrow Group, Wisconsin auto dealers with 15 locations. [includeme...

In other news (1/14/2009)

Subzero cold kills Hayward, Wisconsin sleepwalker — The Associated Press reports that the 51-year-old man, known to walk in his sleep, was found barefoot and wearing little clothing 190 yards from his home. "You Light Up My Life" songwriter accused of sex assualts — A...

Snow in Wisconsin: December 19, 2008

This was the view outside my window at about 9:20 this morning. I think I'm going to send it to Charles Osgood and ask him to use it as the last minute of this week's CBS Sunday Morning. The snow has since stopped, so now we're...

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