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Executive do? Jim Kreuser fills us in

Q: What are some of your Q: What made you want to get at least once a week. I hold my favorite parts of the job. It’s Get to know
duties as County Executive? involved in local government? biannual meetings, called the often like working out a puzzle, your County
Council of Governments, each identifying problems and finding Executive
A: Many of the duties of a A: While in college at UW- year with all elected officials in solutions to make the pieces fit
county executive are cited in Parkside, I was able to intern for Kenosha County. I am open and together. I enjoy that. I also never Q: What is your favorite
Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 59. I Congressman Les Aspin, doing accessible to anyone with ideas stop enjoying the opportunity to bike? The Schwinn 10-speed
see the county executive’s role as constituent work among other that add value to the fabric of our serve my hometown, which means that I bought from my
one of a cheerleader for our tasks. Local government is where community. so much to me. earnings as a Kenosha News
whole county, addressing a holistic the rubber meets the road, and I paperboy. I still ride it!
approach to economic enjoy solving people’s concerns, Q: What are some of the Q: Can you tell us about some Q: What are some of your
development and eliminating planning for the long haul and challenges of being a County of the ups and downs you have favorite places in Kenosha?
barriers to private investments. giving back to the community Executive? experienced over your 10+ Renzo’s Pizzeria & Trattoria,
And adding value to our quality of where I was born and raised. year role as Kenosha County Petrifying Springs Park,
life by improving our parks in A: In this role, you are the CEO Executive? Brighton Dale Links Golf
general, and also with Q: Tell us about the first of a $265 million-a-year operation Course – Everything is so nice
partnerships like the Biergarten at political office you were elected that provides a very wide range of A: I became county executive in in Kenosha County!
Petrifying Springs Park and to? services, some of which have 2008, just as the economy was Q: What’s your favorite
Boundless Adventures at Bristol seemingly nothing to do with one plunging into the worst recession food?
Woods Park. Widening our A:The first political office I was another. We have limits, imposed of our lifetimes. And, then A cheese and sausage pizza
county trunk highways with bike elected to was Parkside Student by the state, on what we can do, Chrysler announced it was from Stella’s Casa Capri
lanes and increasing our bike trail Government President for two and how much money we have to permanently leaving our county. It Restaurant, and a Perch Buster
footprint. Additionally, we’ve terms. It was good practice for do it. It’s a constant balance was a difficult time for sure, but at the Boat House Pub &
added three county dog parks, when I decided to run for the between fiscal responsibility, we put a good team in place to Eatery.
two state-recognized, high-quality state Assembly in 1993, when I meeting the needs of the address the current needs at the Q: What is your favorite
disc golf courses, and we have two was elected to the 64th Assembly community, and innovating to do time and to begin planning pastime? Fishing and hiking
county golf courses that operate District that Peter Barca had and all of these things better all the strategically for the future. through our county and state
in the black. now Tip McGuire has. time. parks.
There are far more positives Q: What is your favorite
Then we get into the 30 Q: How do you interact with Q: What are some of the things that I can think of during my years music to listen to?
departments and divisions that other local politicians? you enjoy about being County in this office. Our job growth has Jimmy Buffett
range from Human Services to Executive? been tremendous – the third Q: What is your favorite
the Sheriff’s Department to A: I get along well with most of highest in the state from 2013 to sport? Fishing
Brookside Care Center, while the politicians throughout the A: All of the challenges that I 2018, at 24.4 percent. Our per- Q: Who is your role model?
focusing on our infrastructure on county at all levels of the different just mentioned are also some of capita income has increased year Former Kenosha County
245 miles of county trunk roads governments.The Mayor and I talk after year as of late. Kenosha Executive John Collins and the
(the ones with letter names, like County has positioned itself as a late Sen. Joe Andrea.
A, E and C). prime destination for employers Q: Favorite band?
looking to relocate their Locally, it’s the Grateful
To sum it up, in county businesses from the state to our Deadliners, a classic rock band
government, we do what you and south. with Chief of Staff Jennie
your neighbors can’t do for Tunkieicz and Joe Potente, our
themselves. In county government, we’ve county Communications
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Q: How does being in a non- When I came into office, you Gaelic Storm.
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outlook on being County the Courthouse; now that building To hear even more, tune in
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fighting on blue or red positions. long-term obligations are the
There are many examples of lowest they’ve been in 10 years,
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government – from the sheriff and took office.
me working hand in glove on
corrections and safety issues, to Q: Can you tell us about your
working with whomever is the involvement in the
governor to get state funds for BikeKenosha event co hosted
Kenosha County purposes. by the Kenosha County Parks?

Q: What goes into the annual A: I’m proud to support
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Michael Bloomberg is everywhere –
except on debate stage

As a self-made billionaire
spends unprecedented
sums to boost his own
candidacy, the larger story
may be how little money
can buy in politics.

Michael Bloomberg, the last-minute entrant to the Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg introduces his climate plan in Alexandria,Virginia on December 19th. Aiming to kickstart his last minute
Democratic presidential primary, won’t appear on the debate candidacy, the self-made billionaire and philanthropist is spending at a record pace on ads.
stage in Los Angeles on Thursday. But he’s all over California,
Texas, and other Super Tuesday states, where viewers can see Matt Mackowiak, a GOP consultant in Texas, where Mr. governor who tossed $5 million of his own money into a
him in an unprecedented ad campaign that outspends all of Bloomberg has campaigned and is also advertising in recall election that was a special circumstance – involving no
his party competitors – combined. expensive media markets, says it’s entirely possible the primary and 135 names on the ballot.
latecomer could double or triple what he’s spent so far on
The ads are everywhere, clustered around game shows like the primary, and put out $1 billion or $2 billion for a general Mr. South questions whether Mr. Bloomberg can build the
“Jeopardy,” news and late-night talk programs, soap operas, election. “We’ve never seen funding at that level.” necessary field operation in California or generate enough
and football. They underscore an unconventional campaign enthusiasm among base voters.The billionaire governed New
that is skipping the “first four” states to concentrate instead But warning signs for such a candidacy abound.Voters tend York for three terms as a Republican and only registered as a
on the delegate-rich ones that follow in March. They also to be highly suspicious of money in politics, says Garry South, Democrat last year. He was strongly supported by his GOP
highlight in big green dollar signs the record-breaking sums a longtime Democratic consultant in California.“They kind of predecessor, Rudolph Giuliani – now the Democrats’ villain –
that this multi-billionaire is pouring into his self-financed resent rich candidates who pop out of nowhere and spend and has donated to Republican candidates. His “stop and
campaign, raising the question of whether an election can be unlimited amounts of money.” frisk” policy as mayor angered Democrats, though he recently
“bought.” said he was wrong and apologized.
Since Texas billionaire Ross Perot funded most of his losing
Actually, there’s widespread agreement on that one. From presidential bid in 1992, a half-dozen presidential candidates And then there’s the mere fact of his wealth – at a time
the Bloomberg campaign itself to political savants and the have contributed more than $1 million to their races. Only when candidates like Ms. Warren and Mr. Sanders are railing
track record of history, the acknowledged truth is that, while Mr.Trump was victorious. against millionaires and billionaires.
money sure can help, it is no guarantee of victory. Not even
close. The road to elected office is littered with failed California is itself a showcase for failed self-funded “I think it’s very difficult for a candidate like Bloomberg to
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How a hurricane blows up social divides

How communities and
countries rebuild after
natural disasters raises
moral questions that will
become only more acute as
storms intensify in the era
of climate change. Who
gets to rebuild?

Shella Monestime’s baby boy was born in the days before Homes in The Mudd, an informal settlement on Great Abaco Island, lie in ruins from the winds and storm surge of Hurricane Dorian, which lashed the
Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas from Sept. 1 to 3.The Bahamas in early September.
unauthorized immigrant never had time to nest with him in
the little wooden structure in her neighborhood in Marsh
Harbour, on the Abaco Islands, Bahamas, that she called

The Category 5 storm hit no place harder than informal
settlements such as Pigeon Peas, populated by Haitians like
her or Bahamians of Haitian descent. It swept away their
tenuously built homes and crushed others into broken heaps,
the wooden planks tattered as if they were paper strips.The
worst hurricane to ever hit the Bahamas, Dorian has officially
taken 70 lives, but more than 200 people remain missing,

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OH where he was assigned no immigrants who are here illegally are welcome in the
various hazardous duties. shelters the government is erecting for those left without
Along the way, Boronkay won homes, even though immigration status has become a
5 Emmy’s, one of which is proudly displayed in desperate affair as many residents have lost documentation
his mother's home office behind a lamp. or were in legal limbo before the storm hit. The Minnis
government has resumed deporting unauthorized Haitians
Sat. Jan. 11, 2020 • 8pm Sat. Jan. 18, 2020 • 8pm affected by Dorian as well – a move condemned by
international bodies such as the United Nations.
of Vegas “We just lost everything.We have no clothes, no home, no
money.We have to start all over again,” says Ms. Monestime.
Sounds of Frank Sinatra(Bill Serritella), “People died, and all they are talking about is people getting
Sammy Davis Jr. (Elliot Wimbush),
Whitney Houston (Sonja Hicks) Hurricane Dorian has exposed a current of hostility
toward Haitians in Bahamian society – and provoked a
and more reckoning in some quarters. But the Bahamas is hardly alone
in coping with the deeper effects of megastorms. Natural
Sat. Jan. 25, 2020 • 8pm Sat. March 14, 2020 disasters may hit indiscriminately, but they are aggravating
8pm social divides – along class, race, ethnic, and nationalist lines –
WHaaylfto from hurricanes such as Katrina and Sandy to wildfires in
Rick Lindy California. Experts warn the potential divisions will only get
worse as storms and weather-related events intensify in the
& the Wild Ones Band years ahead.

April 3rd, 2020 April 18th, 2020 To be sure, the way communities prepare and evacuate and
8pm 8pm how they eventually rebuild depends in part on their
vulnerability in the first place, as well as the resilience of local
Live at The Crystal residents. But many worry that in the face of climate change,
Bowersox the gaps between rich and poor people will grow and the
Ralph J. Houghton downward cycles of poverty escalate as wealthier residents
are able to respond to and recover from natural disasters
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at Reuther High School Nowhere was this dynamic clearer than after Hurricane
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says Susan Cutter, a geographer who studies disasters at the
University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Often the inequalities that arise are hidden or invisible, she
says. They are not covered by the media or are seemingly

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continued from page 4

minor details of a person’s life. But they carry huge A Haitian woman does laundry outside a church where she is staying after losing her home on Great Abaco in Hurricane Dorian.
implications.Take the current wildfires in California.As Pacific
Gas & Electric Co. carried out planned power outages to Haitians have missed the window in which they can apply for descent, he, like many people here, does not support illegal
control the flames in October, it was the poorer residents
who didn’t have access to generators to power their homes citizenship at age 18. Others have been thrust into immigration. But at a moment when everything is lost, he
or businesses.That can result in devastating losses of income.
unauthorized status post-Dorian because of a loss of wonders where the nation’s heart is.
More permanent social divisions are often created during
rebuilding, as insurers and those with money get the documentation or work permits tied to jobs that no longer “It’s not right, in the eyes of God, and in the eyes of man,”
opportunity to erect new homes. Something as simple as exist, revealing problems in the immigration system.
renting versus homeownership alters the path forward, too, he says. “For men, if you have compassion, you must know
since renters frequently have no insurance protection. Often
the people displaced are forced to relocate permanently, even Relief workers say the lack of papers and uncertain status what to do, and what not to do. And at this particular time
to new states or countries.
prevent many from seeking assistance out of fear of arrest right now, when the hurricane just passed and almost
John Mutter, a Columbia University professor who wrote
“The Disaster Profiteers: How Natural Disasters Make the and deportation, and they allege repatriation is occurring destroyed everybody ... and you begin to just put handcuffs on
Rich Richer and the Poor Even Poorer,” says that during
reconstruction the divides can be intentional. “After the without due process. Amid the cleanup, the bulldozing and people and carry that person to jail just because they don’t
cameras have gone and maybe money starts coming in, it’s a
time when people will take advantage and attempt at least constant clang of clearing, the Haitian community is in hiding. have status, it’s not right.”
some social reengineering,” he says.
At least two groups working in the Bahamas say the Various U.N. organizations have warned the Bahamas that
Katrina, the most costly storm in U.S. history, government has instructed them not to help Haitians who migrants must not be left out of the humanitarian response,
disproportionately affected African Americans. It reshaped don’t have documentation.
New Orleans and accelerated gentrification, making it difficult and that increased vulnerability only leads to more
for a lot of poor residents who had fled the city to return,
many of whom lived in the traditionally black Lower Ninth “The biggest thing that I’m seeing is a need for some exploitation and abuse – even more human trafficking.
Ward. Dr. Mutter sees a similar pattern in the wake of
Hurricane Sandy that struck New Jersey in 2012. The immigration help for the Haitian people, flat out, because they But while pressure is mounting on the government here to
wealthiest homeowners have rebuilt, with new standards, are being threatened with deportation back to a place that is help the most destitute, a larger problem looms for
creating a more affluent and exclusive community than was essentially a war zone at the moment,” says Jana Stone, vulnerable people around the world: climate change. Brad
previously there. project leader here for OpenWorld Relief, a nonprofit that Kieserman, vice president for disaster operations and logistics
helps people recover from natural disasters. “So there is a for the American Red Cross, says that societies overall today
Yet it isn’t always easy to decide who should rebuild and very strong sense of instability as a result of that and great, have a better understanding of the needs of indigent people
what kinds of structures should go up. Cheap, overcrowded, great fear.” in the aftermath of disasters.
code-breaking housing is dangerous for residents. Not
rebuilding shantytowns in the low-lying areas of Marsh Many unauthorized Haitians have sought help from the This is in part because of improved data and tracking his
Harbour is sound environmentally – and many would argue churches that dot the Abaco Islands. But those haven’t proved group is implementing on the ground in the Bahamas to
morally. And yet the rebuilding process is also a time when safe, either. Marc Hindi Augustin, who like thousands of other
more powerful interests – developers, wealthier residents, Haitians came here after the devastating earthquake in his See BAHAMAS on page 6 for conclusion
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Bahamas continued from page 5 “In this environment, let’s not jump on a scapegoat issue because we are “This is not just the Bahamas. [Rejection of migrants] is
under pressure, under strain. Let’s not vilify anybody. Let’s look at it calmly happening all over the world,” she says in an interview. “The
ensure that the most vulnerable receive and in a balanced way.” – The Rt. Rev. Laish Boyd, bishop of the Anglican Bahamas could be a signal to the world for how things could
assistance. But globally the risks facing poor people threaten be better or different. ... It’s terrible, terrible, terrible. But out
to increase faster than the response. Diocese of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands of this comes an opportunity to face it and to deal with it
instead of sweeping it under the carpet, again.”
“As climate change causes storms to increase in intensity, Mistrust only grows with a lack of good numbers.The 2010
the human toll also increases and the poorest and most census estimated that 11% of the Bahamas’ population was “It’s easy ... to just vilify one group”
vulnerable suffer the most,” he says in an email. “This will Haitian, but that was prior to the 2010 earthquake. An
prove to be one of the most persistent challenges for assessment by the U.N.’s International Organization for The Rt. Rev. Laish Boyd, bishop of the Anglican Diocese of
humanitarian organizations like the Red Cross.We are seeing Migration, in 2018, put the number at 25%. Further, no one the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, called for cooler
a new normal of heavier rainfall, higher temperatures, has a firm number on how many Haitians, including those heads around the immigration debate in a formal address in
stronger hurricanes, and historic wildfires.” born in the Bahamas, have proper documentation. October. He suggested forming an authority made up of
churches, chambers of commerce, and civil society groups to
All this could lead to a downward spiral that hurts rich and Bahamian anthropologist, poet, and playwright Nicolette deal with the issue more honestly and less emotionally.
poor countries alike. Developing nations that face recurring Bethel says some of the fears Bahamians have about the
disasters may not be able to revive, while countries such as unauthorized Haitian community are rational, but others are In an interview at the diocese office in Nassau, he says the
the U.S. and members of the European Union may experience irrational – and uncomfortably familiar.“The kind of language Bahamas must recognize the full contribution of Haitian
an influx of disaster migrants. that is used to talk about the ‘illegal’ population” – code for immigrants to every facet of life here – not to mention the
Haitian, she says – “is virtually indistinguishable from the kind critical role they could play in rebuilding places like Marsh
“The best example of that cycle of vulnerability is Puerto of language that was used to talk about black Bahamians 40 Harbour. “It’s easy in [this] kind of environment to just vilify
Rico,” says Dr. Cutter of the University of South Carolina.“Its or 50 years ago: the lack of sanitation, lack of morals and one group,” he says. “Never mind we are all responsible for
population for a variety of reasons – political, economic, honesty, unchecked reproduction. This is a highly stratified the circumstances surrounding illegal immigration in this
social – has been in decline for decades.And yet it’s in a very society that has never dealt with the racism on which it was country, by our failure to enforce laws, by our selectively
hazardous [position] in the hurricane area. And so it’s never founded and just maintains the systems of oppression and enforcing laws, by our not establishing procedures and
able to recover.” changes the players.” protocols and sticking to them.

The chronic decline, in turn, can provoke an immigration When President Donald Trump shut U.S. doors to “In this environment, let’s not jump on a scapegoat issue
debate – one like Dorian has done here over the Haitians. Bahamian victims of Dorian who didn’t have paperwork – because we are under pressure, under strain. Let’s not vilify
saying the country had to be careful about “some very bad anybody. Let’s look at it calmly and in a balanced way.”
Tensions exposed people and some very bad gang members and some very, very
bad drug dealers” – many people hoped it would cause Jeanise Pierre would certainly welcome a more balanced
On trade, economics, and culture, Haiti and the Bahamas people here to reflect on their own views. view – and more help. She was living in the Mudd, another
have enjoyed a shared history over hundreds of years. It informal settlement in Marsh Harbour that was destroyed,
wasn’t until an exodus of Haitians fleeing the dictatorships of “When I saw what Trump said, I thought for a moment and worked as a hotel maid. Now the single mother has been
François Duvalier and later his son, Jean-Claude, between the Bahamians would sit back and say, ‘We are treated like living for two months in the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National
1950s and 1980s that the views of Bahamians hardened over refugees, just like we treat Haitians; maybe we should pause Gymnasium in Nassau, the main government-run shelter
the influx of migrants. It didn’t help that the Bahamas was and think,’” says Fred Smith, a human rights lawyer in the where some 600 people still remain.A hundred miles away on
growing more prosperous. Bahamas. He was disappointed, he says. a recent day in Marsh Harbour, a bulldozer clears the homes
that appear as heaps strewn across the Mudd. Signs of their
In recent years, with the devastation of the 2010 Haitian But voices of moderation are starting to emerge. Allyson owners poke out from the rubble – shoes, stuffed animals,
earthquake and now with Dorian, tensions have escalated. “I Maynard-Gibson, former attorney general of the Bahamas, curtains, a bike.
think this storm has exposed it,” says Ava Turnquest, a local wrote an opinion piece in a local newspaper calling for “safe
journalist. “Whereas before the conversation was sort of spaces” to search for a consensus on immigration policy that Ms. Pierre has not been able to return to see the remains
layered, it’s now more aggressive.” could be a model. of her home. “They have no plan; their only plan is to carry
us all in here back to Haiti,” she says.“I lost family.They need
Ms. Turnquest says some of the xenophobia that has to give us a chance.”
surfaced is not representative of Bahamian society. But there
is a wider perception, and fear, that immigrants from much Her friend, Ms. Monestime, has no idea if she can ever
larger and poorer Haiti could overrun the Bahamas’ young return to Great Abaco, because if she does, she risks getting
democracy. She’s at her office on a Sunday, because Prime sent back to Haiti. She says she has tried to secure working
Minister Minnis is about to give a press conference in which papers in the past 17 years, but she’s always been told that
he announces he won’t allow any “illegals” in Abaco Islands she has to return to Haiti to apply and wait for processing.
shelters, “full stop,” he told reporters. With three Bahamian-born children, she says that’s not viable.

It’s a message that finds broad support among Bahamians. “I can’t make the laws in this country,” she says.“But if they
Many say there is too much need among their own to have put me in a plane, they will put me in it alone. They will not
to care for unauthorized workers from Haiti.“We know they take my children to Haiti.This is their home, their future. I will
are people, but we are poor, too,” says Perry Feaster, who is go, but they will have to keep my children.”
living in a tent with a dozen others in a field near Marsh
Harbour. He was a scuba diver before Dorian. Now he By Sara Miller Lllana
collects scrap metal to earn money.

Bloomberg President Trump “has had a free run,” says Mr. LaVorgna. African American known for testing “universal basic income”
in Stockton, California.
continued from page 3 Unlimited resources allow the campaign to go head-to-
head with President Trump on digital advertising, and to Last month, Mayor Tubbs endorsed Mr. Bloomberg during a
says. “You have to do it with Democrat activists.You can’t do widely distribute Mr. Bloomberg’s story as an entrepreneur visit to the Golden State in which the New Yorker also talked
it with rent-a-maids. And there’s no reason for Democratic (he made his money on the “Bloomberg terminal” used by with former Gov. Jerry Brown at a climate event in San
activists to be interested in his candidacy.” investors worldwide), a mayor, and a philanthropist. His ads Francisco.The popular former governor did not endorse him,
portray him as a doer who has won battles with the gun but the two launched a climate initiative together in 2017.
Could this time be different? lobby, coal, and tobacco – and who can beat President Trump.
Analysts call Mr. Bloomberg’s unusual campaign a long shot
The Bloomberg campaign is well aware that history is not In his campaign talks, he addresses his wealth head-on, that can only work if no clear front-runner emerges before
on its side when it comes to self-funding campaigns. saying he plows most of the profits from his business into his Super Tuesday, which is March 3. Clearly, he is running in the
causes and was a self-made man who grew up in a Boston moderate lane. Mr. South believes he could end up as a power
“Overwhelmingly, they lose,” admits Marc LaVorgna, a suburb where the most his dad ever earned was $6,000 in a broker at the Democratic convention, perhaps with 200 or
spokesman for the campaign. But, he counters, Mr. Bloomberg year. 300 delegates who could be deployed to prevent the
is an “outlier” who has proved he can win “again and again in nomination of liberals like Senators Warren or Sanders.
the largest progressive city in the country, in New York City, Amid the focus on Mr. Bloomberg’s eye-popping ad buys,
and can govern extremely effectively, with high marks from his spending paints a much broader picture. His “Everytown Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, another experienced observer of
New Yorkers, who are frankly tough graders.” for Gun Safety” initiative has connected him with activists all California and presidential politics, is not closing the book on
over the country. Last year he spent extensively on electing Mr. Bloomberg.
Mr. Bloomberg’s entry into the race less than a month ago House Democrats, and this cycle is putting up to $20 million
precludes a run in the early states of Iowa, New Hampshire, into a voter registration drive, primarily aimed at minority “Normally, I would say his strategy is risky. It still may be,”
Nevada, and South Carolina. Instead, his unorthodox strategy voters. she says. But the four top leaders – notably fellow moderates
is to simultaneously and immediately run two parallel like Mr. Biden and Mr. Buttigieg – could all emerge “bloodied”
campaigns. One is a primary effort that targets states in One mayor’s endorsement from the early states. Given his resources, record on some
March and April where Democratic competitors are not core issues that Democrats care about, and his three wins in
presently focused, but which hold more than 65% of the Support for a mayoral training program at Harvard New York, “he ain’t just walking precincts.”
delegates needed to win the nomination. The other is a University has graduated a nationwide network of mayors
general election campaign in battleground states where who know him, including Michael Tubbs, the progressive By Francine Kiefer

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Ives, an analyst at Wedbush Securities, with Synchrony Bank to offer its card.

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“The environment has changed dramatically and banks can when it comes to dollar stores, @myfamilydollar has my professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of
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no longer sit on their laurels,” says Thad Peterson, a senior business.”
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analyst at Aite Group, a Boston-based global research and Still, Apple’s success is modest when compared with that sell it cheaper. Or it might warn you not to enter a
advisory firm. “With real-time payments ... there’s no reason expectations when it first launched Apple Pay in 2014. For all particular store because your bank account is particularly
why you couldn’t pay your employees daily rather than the talk of payments by mobile phones, Americans and low.
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money movement will be very different.” purchases, according to Juniper Research. By contrast, nearly “Think of it as applying artificial intelligence to the banking

The latest tech-based rumblings have come from Google, 3 in 4 consumers in East Asia last year used mobile wallets for system,” Professor Angel says. “The more data it has, the
which earlier this month announced it would team up with such payments, thanks to the success of Alipay, the online more things it can do.” By Laurent Belise

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accounts next year. Containing few details, the announcement Ratuken Edy, Japan’s electronic money card. Many U.S. tech

set off furious speculation: Will a Google bank take over companies are watching them closely.

finance the way it dominates internet search? Will Google “China is a blueprint to where many of them want to go,”
marry financial information with its own search data to says Mr. Ives of Wedbush.“But I don’t expect it to be the same
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my turn House rules committee ranking member Tom Cole, R-Okla., partici- could spark a world war.
pates in a hearing Tuesday on the impeachment of President
9/11 brought Donald Trump. Photo by Andrew Harnik/UPI In the Persian Gulf last summer, suppose the president
assault on retaliated against Iran for downing a U.S. drone.What then
Constitution; would have been the response of any administration to if the American action led to further Iranian escalation
so does protect the nation? Shredding the Constitution was the against U.S. and regional forces that led to war? Where is
impeachment greatest threat bin Laden posed. Congress in the decision-making process, out of the loop
once again?
Donald Trump's opponents will Circumstances have conspired to enable the current
mistakenly embrace this piece as assaults on the Constitution. Paradoxically, the so-called Second, what about oversight? Trump argues with
fiercely as Trump supporters will loyal Democratic opposition is assisting Trump -- even if it certain legitimacy that executive privilege means a
reject it. But, ironically and for entirely is inadvertent and unintended -- due to how it is president can withhold information and staff from
different reasons, Osama bin Laden conducting this impeachment proceeding. What should appearing before Congress. Of course, Richard Nixon's
and Trump, in concert with deeply worry Americans? attempts to prevent the Hill from obtaining the tapes that
Democrats, raise (un)clear and would force his resignation failed.
present dangers to the Constitution. First and most serious is the conflict between Article I
and II of the Constitution. Most people may not recall that But when must the president be compelled to turn over
Bin Laden, in killing nearly 3,000 the legislature was meant by the Founding Fathers to be information or make staff available to Congress for
Americans, brought extreme terror to Harlan Ullman first among equals and the executive was to carry out and oversight? If resolution is left to the courts and the
these shores for the first time in eight decades. enforce the laws it passed. During President George W. Supreme Court rules 5-4 either way on a partisan basis,
Bush's tenure, Republicans argued for a "unitary executive" does that mean the judiciary has finally become politicized?
We forget the waves of labor strikes and two dozen in which the president has, if not unlimited power, virtually Some believe this happened in 2000 with Bush vs. Gore.
letter bombs that killed a hapless night watchman during unrestricted authority. Called the imperial presidency five The high court ruling on whether or not the president
1919-20. An unprecedented reign of terror was imposed decades ago over the waging of the Vietnam War, this view must provide Congress with his tax returns could be
throughout America. The resulting government repression is driven by inconsistencies in the Constitution. further evidence of judicial politicization.
and massive impositions on civil liberties were
shortsighted attempts to restore calm.The perpetrators of War powers is one ambiguity. Only Congress can Third and perhaps of greatest concern is the president's
those bombings were never caught, and tens of thousands declare war, which it has refused to do since December seeming disregard for the law, truth and his own conduct.
of Americans were arrested. Many were deported without 1941. The president is commander-in-chief, tasked with Even his strongest supporters agree that the president is
due process. The tension, of course, was between foreign policy. In a nuclear crisis, the president will not have fast and easy with the truth and will change his story with
protecting constitutionally guaranteed individual rights and time to consult Congress before ordering a response that an instantaneous tweet. No matter where impeachment
public safety, a tension that arises in time of crisis, such as ends -- most probably dying quickly in the Senate -- even
war or after a catastrophic event. staunchest allies will acknowledge that Trump's actions in
Ukraine to gain leverage over a political rival were
The Patriot Act and greater domestic surveillance that inappropriate. And taking two convicted and now
followed 9/11 came close to eliminating the line between pardoned war criminals to campaign with him is at best
civil rights and safety. Had a J. Edgar Hoover been in charge tasteless.
of the FBI or the Justice Department, the illegalities and
disregard for due process of the earlier period could have All things being equal, which they never are,Trump must
returned. To underscore the seriousness of this risk, be favored now to win in 2020. That will make political
suppose bin Laden or al-Qaida used chemical or biological polarization radioactive. The tragedy is both Republicans
weapons in threatening or carrying out more successful and Democrats are co-conspirators in this latest assault on
and hideous attacks, killing many, many Americans. What the Constitution.

By Harlan Ullman
Harlan Ullman is UPI's Arnaud de Borchgrave Distinguished
columnist and serves as a senior adviser at the Atlantic Council. He
was a professor of military strategy at the National War College and
the Naval War College. His latest book is "Anatomy of Failure:Why
America Has Lost Every War It Starts." Follow him @harlankullman.

Tune in to AM1050 WLIP
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Happenings Q&A

Give the detained migrants are being held. with about 100 vaccinations, offering their services.
migrants flu shots
It’s horrendous enough that we’ve chosen to warehouse A Homeland Security spokesperson tweeted this in
Of all the negative storylines about desperate humans like chattel. And it is a choice. The response: “Of course Border Patrol isn’t going to let a
immigrants in U.S. history, few resonate numbers of Central Americans requesting asylum are more random group of radical political activists show up and
stronger than the one that portrays than the system was set up to manage. But at nearly every start injecting people with drugs.”
them as carriers of dangerous illness. turn, the Trump administration has chosen routes to deny
hope and fairness. Yes, vaccinations would have to be managed under
Tuberculosis. Diphtheria. Measles. secure protocols. But the smart aleck refrain is telling for
Trachoma. Influenza. The latter, It even dismissed the recommendation of the Centers its dismissiveness.
especially, remains relevant today. for Disease Control and Prevention, which asked that the
migrants be vaccinated against the flu at the soonest Policy dictates that children who arrive at the border
Depending on the era and the possible juncture. Medical experts have urged the without a parent or guardian won’t be held longer than 72
vaccinations be given. hours before they might be processed into centers that are
whims of public opinion, the screening Mary Sanchez equipped to offer vaccinations.
processes often reflected less medical Concern has even been raised by the guards of these
facilities, as the flu is extremely contagious. It’s also deadly. But many migrant children are being held longer, due the
concern than bias about who was suitable to become a In the 2017-18 flu season, a staggering 80,000 people died crush of the numbers arriving and haltingly slow way their
of the flu in the U.S. requests for asylum are being processed.
new American. Such bias led to demoralizing disinfections
Three migrants have died of the flu while in U.S. custody Further, the U.S. has created dangerous refugee camp-
and checks for lice among Asian and Mexican immigrants, this year. There’s video of one death, nearly unbearable to like situations across the border in Mexico by its
watch. unwillingness to manage people expediently, expecting
with buttonhooks used to pry open eyelids and chalk them to literally “wait in Mexico.” Temperatures are
Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, a 16-year-old from dropping, ensuring that already frail bodies will be even
marks to note whether arrivals at Ellis Island had passed or Guatemala, can be seen stumbling and falling in his cell in a more susceptible to communicable diseases.
Texas border station. He was found dead later by another
failed. young inmate. The video was obtained through an The struggle to provide flu vaccinations to the migrants
investigation by ProPublica. at the border is but one issue complicating the lives
It’s a long, often scandalous history. Central American immigrants.
Carlos had been diagnosed with the flu and had shown a
One would have hoped that by now our government temperature of 103. He died in May. But, heartbreakingly, it illustrates the lack of mercy and
would be able to ensure that every possible health scare common sense that blots our nation’s immigration history.
— real ones, not imagined — were appropriately Yet it took doctors being arrested in mid-December
addressed. But we can’t make that claim. outside of a San Diego area detention center before Readers can reach Mary Sanchez at
officials would even take the matter of swift flu [email protected] and follow her on Twitter
The U.S. government, through Customs and Border vaccinations under advisement. The doctors showed up,
Protection, is refusing to acknowledge the reality that @msanchezcolumn
they’ve helped to create. There is a need to vaccinate
against the flu inside the detention shelters at the U.S.-
Mexico border where scores of Central American

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retirement occurs. As a caregiver, the tasks around the home? Will they become the house and is there something there nurturing than they were in the past.
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home, millions of older Americans now While most of us might think we would currently have at home, learning additional
occupy “inappropriate residential If moving to a senior living community is never leave home, it's worth weighing the services available in the community such as
environments” according to a study at the being considered, think about what is being pros and cons. There are pluses and home delivered meals and transportation
University of Florida. The home may not gained and what they may be leaving minuses to both aging in place and moving options, comparing costs of different living
accommodate the now-needed wheelchair options and knowing what your loved one
or walker. Safety features like grab bars, can afford will help you make the decision
railings and adequate lighting for older eyes to age in place or relocate to a senior living
may not be present. When a loved one is community. The decision likely won’t be an
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reduced vision, reduced mobility, dementia to make sure you consider your options
or chronic illness requiring special care can carefully and make the best choice you can.
also jeopardize safety. Another
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the once-friendly neighborhood changed other caregiving resources, contact the
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Janurary 6 - 17 Offered every Thursday, 11 a.m. - 12:30 EASTERN KENOSHA COUNTY Call Diana at 262-658-0237
p.m. at Westosha Community Center, Serves 12:00 Fridays
Mon., Jan. 6: Roast beef, mashed Bristol, Lakeside Towers, Parkside Kenosha Senior Center
potatoes, gravy, peas and carrots, Baptist Church, Kenosha 2717 67th Street REGULAR SENIOR DINING
bread, fresh orange, soup du jour Call Deb at 262-658-9311 SITES/DAYS
Thu., Jan. 9: Turkey trio and cheese Serves 11:45, M-F
Tue., Jan. 7: BBQ riblet on bun OR sub, wheat French roll, split pea soup, * Meals include soup or salad, dessert
chicken salad, lettuce, tomato, cream of tossed salad, boiled eggs, variety Lakeside Towers and beverage
potato soup, rye bread, cinnamon toppings, cottage cheese, banana, 5800 3rd Avenue * Meals are offered for a suggested
apples pasta salad, milk Call O.B at 262-654-0103 donation of $3.
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Wed., Jan.: Roast turkey with cheddar Thu., Jan. 16: Stuffed cabbage roll, *Salad Bar Thursdays, 11:00 - 12:30 spouse regardless of age.
ale sauce, veg rice pilaf, broccoli, multi grain roll, Minnesota wild rice * Reservations must be made by 10:30
biscuit, oatmeal raisin cookie, fruit soup, tossed salad, boiled eggs, variety Parkside Baptist Church a.m. at least 24 hours, one business
toppings, cottage cheese, diced melon, 2620 14th Place day in advance. Monday cancellations
Thu., Jan. 9: Western strata egg bake, coleslaw, milk Call Sean at 262-552-7737 must be called in the Friday before.
hash brown potato, glazed pears, raisin Serves 11:45, M-W; F
bread, cranberry juice, banana VILLAGE PUB RESTAURANT *Salad Bar Thursdays, 11:-00 - 12:30 SALAD BAR DAYS*
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potatoes, carrots, rye bread, melon, sausage patty, fruit cup, orange juice WESTERN KENOSHA COUNTY anytime between the designated time
cream of cauliflower soup frame.
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beet salad meetings/trainings (6 meetings a year). Call Julie at 1-262-948-9890 menu.
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dear doug Past a certain point, the kids start to want attention grandchildren something to do while the adults chat. If
and bother their parents. Last year, our youngest you make accommodations for the kids, they will be
Family grandchild threw a complete fit after about three hours - much better behaved.
entertainment - one bad enough that our youngest daughter and her
husband had to leave abruptly. Sometimes the simplest activities are the best. Stock
Q: My wife and I have been getting up on games, construction paper, crayons and child-
excited to have all of our children and We've not yet figured out a good way to entertain the friendly scissors. If you give them options, the kids will
grandchildren over for Christmas. This young ones while we spend time with our children. What find something to do.
is the only time all year that we all get to can we do to prevent a meltdown from happening?
be in the same room at the same time. Additionally, ask your youngest daughter what
A: You need to readjust your expectations. Children happened last year. She's likely feeling wary about being
It doesn't happen every time, but need to be supervised and occupied, but you can judged for it, or afraid about it happening again! Avoid
often at least one grandchild gets worn distribute the responsibility. Have one adult at a time in a past pitfalls, and plan ahead for success.
out from the party and gets fussy. We Doug Mayberry separate room with all the children, and rotate as
have one grandson who's 14, but the other six are all necessary. For the next couple of years, your holiday parties may
under the age of 10. have to be a little shorter. Even if it's frustrating,
Older generations were taught that children's place remember that your grandchildren will eventually grow
was to be quiet and out of the way during adult events. A up. Now is your chance to build strong relationships. --
common solution was to leave the kids home until a Emma, Doug's granddaughter
certain age.
Unfortunately, that's not feasible during the holiday exercise
season, when everyone's traveling. Give your

Q: I like to keep active, but I find it really hard during the
wintertime. It just started to snow, and I feel nervous
about going on my regular walks. The ice makes me
especially nervous about falling and getting badly injured.

What can I do to keep active during the cold-weather

A: Even if the cold aggravates your arthritis, it's worth it
to get out there. Regular exercise is essential for keeping
you mobile, and studies have found that it's even helpful for
staving off cognitive decline. Keeping active is the best thing
you can do to benefit yourself against memory loss,
dementia or Alzheimer's. Find ways to exercise indoors.
Balance exercises are a great option to keep you in shape
at home.

Have you considered joining a gym or going to an
exercise class? You might be surprised to see how many
daytime classes are full of seniors with your same goal.
Mental flexibility is one of your best assets. -- Doug

Contact Doug Mayberry at deardoug

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social security
and you

Working Women, I can still hear her griping: "THAT WOMAN never worked other words, every single working person in this country
Stay-At-Home a day in her life. And there she is in that big house, getting would get his or her own Social Security benefit, and at the
Moms And Social more money each month from the government than me, a same time, everyone would also get a spousal benefit from
Security woman who worked hard all her life just trying to make his or her husband or wife.
ends meet!"
Sometimes I will write what I Let's be realistic.The system was never set up to do that.
think is the most harmless and After I started working for the Social Security And it never could do that.Where in the world would the
innocuous column about a Social Administration, my mom carried on with her rants about money come from to essentially pay double benefits to
Security issue -- and then all hell the supposedly broken system and asked me "to do everyone in the country?
breaks loose! It happened again something about it."
recently. A couple of weeks ago, I The truth is Social Security spousal and survivor benefits
wrote a column in which I Of course, there was absolutely nothing that a brand have always been classified as "dependents" benefits. They
explained that a workingwoman new SSA employee could do about this situation. Besides, are meant to be paid to a lower-earning (or nonearning)
the laws that govern the payment of Social Security spouse who was financially dependent on the higher-
will generally be paid her own Tom Margenau benefits are written by Congress, not by bureaucrats. Still, income spouse. They were never meant to be paid to
I tried to mollify my mom by discussing the rationale everyone as some kind of add-on marital bonus to their
Social Security benefit first. Only behind the rules with her. I explained that Social Security own Social Security account.
after that will they will look to her husband's record to see was not set up to work like regular pension programs. It
if she can get any additional benefits.Well, that triggered a always was (and still is today) a social insurance program If you have a Social Security question,
whole host of emails, some of them quite angry. Here is an intended to accomplish larger goals for society. Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at
I used to ask my mom: "If you think things are unfair, [email protected].
Q: I can't believe how Social Security discriminates what do you think we should do about it? Should we take
against women like me who were forced to work in order widows benefits away from our neighbor because you SMART READER January 2, 2020 11
to maintain a certain standard of living. It's a travesty that don't think she deserves them?" My mother might get a
these lazy women who never worked a day in their lives nasty little gleam in her eye with that thought. But she
and who got to stay home and let their husbands take care always eventually admitted that the neighbor was due her
of them get essentially the same benefits that I do. I know widows benefits.
a lady from our church who never worked a day in her life,
and she gets Social Security from her husband -- and I get My mom would counter with this: "I think I should get
squat! What's wrong with this picture? my own full Social Security benefit AND my own full
widows benefit. After all, I worked and paid for my Social
A: Wow! There is some anger there -- on a whole lot of Security, and Dad worked and paid for his Social Security!"
levels. I'm not even going to touch your sentiments about On the surface, it seems like a valid point. In fact, I've heard
stay-at-home wives and mothers. I'll let someone more thousands of workingwomen make the same argument to
versed in women's issues deal with that. But I will discuss me over the years.
your concerns about Social Security. And I think the best
way I can do that is to once again share this story about But here is the flip side of that coin: If working women
my mom and the lady who lived next door to us. can get their own retirement benefits and full spousal
benefits, shouldn't working men be offered the same? In
I grew up in a small town where you could find rich folks
in big houses living very near to poor folks occupying much SF2019
more modest dwellings. And that was true of our
neighborhood. My dad was a janitor struggling to make
ends meet. My mother had to work to help pay the rent
and keep enough groceries on the table to feed me and my
three siblings.

Just behind our house and across the alley was a big
home owned by the vice president of a local bank. His wife,
even though she had a degree in journalism, never worked
outside the home once the first of an eventual brood of six
children came along.

My brothers and sister and I got along famously with the
children of the banker and his wife.We were always playing
games, shooting baskets or just hanging out. On the other
hand, our parents rarely spoke. I guess the economic and
educational gulf between them was just too great to foster
any kind of meaningful relationship.

And that gulf only widened later in life between my mom
and the neighbor lady after both of their husbands died.
Sadly, most of the friction and resentment came from my
mom's side of the alley. And much of it had to do with
Social Security.

Because my mom had worked most of her life, she
received her own Social Security retirement benefit. The
widows rate she was due on my dad's Social Security
account was only slightly higher than her own, so she did
get a small bump in her monthly checks from my dad's side
of the Social Security ledger.

Across the alley, the neighbor lady received no benefits
on her own Social Security account, but she did get a
rather substantial widows benefit from her deceased
banker husband. It was more than my mother received
from her combined accounts.

And this peeved my mother to no end. Sadly, she lived
the rest of her life bearing deep resentment -- partly to her
neighbor and partly to the Social Security system that
allowed what she perceived to be this injustice to happen.


Going on First Mondays Together seniors
A NEW Opportunity for an opportunity to ask specific staying healthy
Learn about the 4 choices you’ll need to Caregivers of Persons with questions, brainstorm
make. Kenosha County Aging & Disability Dementia challenging situations and Fatty diet linked to
Resource Center sponsors monthly discuss resources (4:30 – 5:30 leading cause of
Medicare workshops for people new to The Kenosha County Aging & p.m.).  vision loss in seniors
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of Medicare coverage, options for private be offering a new opportunity Please join us on Monday, Diets heavy in red meat and
health and drug coverage, and public for persons caring for January 6, 2020, 8600 Sheridan fatty foods could help spur a
benefits that can help with health care individuals with dementia.These Road, Entrance D, Kenosha, leading cause of vision loss in
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Together” is a relaxed drop in Kenosha County ADRC, 262- Western diets were three times
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Conference Room S11, Entrance D of Kenosha for a brief overview environmental health at the University at Buffalo's School
of dementia (4 – 4:30 p.m.) and of Public Health and Health Professions, in Buffalo, N.Y.
materials are limited. Age-related macular degeneration occurs when a part
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sugars and maintain weight.When eaten daily, oatmeal is 1 tbsp. oil who had early AMD, and 27 had late. All of the study
great for your cardiovascular health, immune system and participants completed surveys about their diets twice
energy levels. It can help lower cholesterol and blood 1 ½ tsp orange juice during the 18-year study.The researchers sorted the foods
pressure! When eating oatmeal, try to eat old fashion or into 29 categories to measure the quality of the diet.
steel cut.These are less processed and more nutritious. 3 tbsp. chopped almonds
They found that people who ate a more Western diet
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bake until fruit bubbles and topping is golden, 20 to 25 "Diet is one way you might be able to modify your risk
4 tsp. flour minutes. of vision loss from age-related macular degeneration,"
Millen said, especially if you have a family history of the
4 tbsp. brown sugar By Pam VanKampen, RDN, CD disease. She noted that since the study was observational,
Greater Wisconsin Area Agency on Aging it couldn't prove that eating healthy foods would reduce
the risk of AMD, but she said it did show the foods you
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was published in the December issue of the British Journal
of Ophthalmology.


ask amy
seniors edition

A change in faith
prompts a change
in friends

Dear Amy: "Caroline" has been a dear friend
since we were teens 35 years ago.We both came
from very religious, conservative families, and
have always shared the same beliefs -- until now.

Over the last five years, my way of life has This embarrasses both of us. He is a sensitive lad. He has We have been through the good times, very good times, bad
changed a lot. For many reasons, I no longer attend church or even said that he hates his parents being so old. (His mother times, and very bad times.The two of us went through losing
believe in her religion. I defend equality rights that she views is 47, but she looks much younger). On one occasion a very our spouses. So, I guess it's only karma that our friendship has
as sinful, and I even cuss and have a beer on occasion. It has heavy-set woman told me that I must be Michael's blossomed into a romance.
been a long and liberating journey for me. I have not explicitly grandfather. My response was to congratulate her on her
told Caroline that I've changed. I only see her once a year. I pregnancy. As she assumed, so did I. He will be moving in with me soon. He really wants to get
realize that I am not what she thinks I am. married. He's not really pressuring me, but I do know that
I would appreciate some help in addressing this issue. as it marriage is NOT what I want at my age. I want us to live
Perhaps I'm being a coward, but I just don't want to discuss is a constant source of emotional distress. -- K, in Colorado together for a few months to make sure this is good for both
this with her. I know she will be disappointed, judgmental, and of us.
try to evangelize to me. She is smart and very good at Dear K: The way to address this is to acknowledge your
debating, and has a quick answer for everything. Sadly, I stink son's perspective and feelings, without giving in to them. I'm thinking more along the lines of a commitment service,
at that, even when I feel very strongly that I'm right. but I don't know much about it, or who to contact.What are
Your embarrassment reinforces his. Your rudeness to an your thoughts and feelings on my thoughts and feelings? --
She is going to visit me in a few months. Is it necessary to overweight woman teaches your son that it is acceptable to Wondering Widow
have a conversation with her? If so, do you have any advice on be mortified for the privilege of your age, and that rudeness
how to have this conversation? -- Losing My Religion is an acceptable reaction when someone makes an incorrect Dear Wondering: My thoughts and feelings are mainly
assumption. Across North America, millions of grandparents celebratory. Karma, indeed! I will also offer my casual, non-
Dear Losing: One of the many benefits of adulthood is that are currently raising grandchildren, of course, some people scientific observation that older men tend to embrace
adults get to change.Another benefit is that you don't have to assume that a 68-year-old man is an adolescent's grandfather! remarriage, while older women don't seem to be quite so
discuss anything you don't want to discuss. It is not keen.
"necessary" to have any particular conversation. Your age makes parent/teacher conferences challenging?
Why? You are there to discuss your son's schoolwork. If a You and your guy should explore all of the legal
Keep in mind that your old friend has the same benefits teacher brings up your age, or your child's sensitivities ramifications of being together, both with and without
(toward change or stasis) that you possess. And, like you, she surrounding it, you should ask for the teacher's advice about marriage. You should see your attorney regarding practical
might have areas of her life that she would prefer to keep off- how to handle it, and be open to a course correction. matters like insurance, household finances, and estate
limits. planning.
Tell your son, "Hey, I understand that this can be hard on
If you two spend time together and you find that you want you sometimes. But you know what? It is what it is. I feel A commitment ceremony might be a fun and appropriate
to discuss the change in your faith-status, you should keep it proud and lucky, and I don't care what other people think." way to celebrate your togetherness. There is no one way to
simple.The more detail you overlay onto your point, the more do this -- but basically it is like a wedding ceremony without
points "Caroline" will find to debate. You cannot change your age. Many families carry burdens. the legal attachment.
Families cope with poverty, disabilities, and dislocation.
Her disappointment regarding your life-change is her Reassure your son that you're healthy and happy, and that you A friend or clergy member could perform the ceremony
burden to bear.You should not assume responsibility for her plan to be around to bug and embarrass him for a very long and you could write your own vows and publicly declare your
reactions. If she feels the need to evangelize to you, ask her to time. commitment to one another in front of friends and family.You
stop, and say, "I'm completely at peace with my point of view, might want to plan this event for six months from now, after
so this really isn't up for discussion," and change the subject. Dear Amy: I am a 75-year-old widow of three years. I got you've both adjusted to your togetherness.
married at 17, and my late husband was my first, and only, love.
There is nothing wrong with engaging in a hearty debate, by The guy friend I'm currently seeing is 78, and has been You can contact Amy Dickinson via email:
the way, if both sides are permitted to express themselves and widowed for five years. He and his late wife were our best [email protected].
each of you listen and respond respectfully. friends for 60 years.

Dear Amy: My father was physically abusive to me when I
was a child, and emotionally abusive when I was a teenager.
I've been depressed for most of my life, with no sense of self-
worth. I confronted him when I was an adult. He tried to
explain why he was that way, but he never apologized.

Now he is 93, and in a nursing home. I would like to get
closure by telling him how much his behavior damaged my life,
but I know it would hurt him at the end of his life. Should I get
the closure I have needed all of my life, or should I keep it to
myself to spare his feelings? -- Still Hurting

Dear Hurting: I think the movies have trained all of us to
seek closure, and to expect satisfying endings. But life doesn't
really work that way. Your father does not know how to
apologize. I would venture a guess that he himself was
wounded, damaged, and emotionally stunted.

It takes a brave person to confront their abuser.You could
try to do this again and likely receive a similar, unsatisfying
result. Do not hope for closure. Work toward personal
reconciliation. Acknowledge what happened to you. Choose
to release yourself from the blame and shame.And, as you sit
by your bad old dad's bedside, ask yourself if forgiveness is
possible. Forgiving him might liberate you.

Also, see a counselor. Working this out with professional
guidance will change your life.

Dear Amy: I am a happy father. I was overjoyed to have my
first child at the age of 57. My boy, "Michael," is now 11, and
in the fifth grade.

My problem is that most of the younger parents assume SR032319
that I am Mike's grandfather. I always promptly correct that SR010220
assumption, saying that that I am his father and that we started
late. Some of these statements are made within my son's
earshot. This has an impact on attending parent/teacher
meetings and school functions.

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books One was killed by a volcano.
The other lived to tell the tale

Good reads The lives of the two men named Pliny in Daisy Dunn’s collections of letters he wrote to friends and
for the new immensely readable “The Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of acquaintances, including a series between him and Trajan
year Pliny” are linked by a famous catastrophe: the eruption of that provide an almost unique glimpse into the workings of
Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, an eruption that buried the 1st-century imperial government. This is the irony of the
If you are seeking interesting towns of Oplontis, Stabiae, Herculaneum, and most Plinys: the Elder wrote dozens of volumes known all over
books this winter, consider the famously Pompeii in ash and fire. the empire but is famous today for dying in the eruption of
following options that have stuck Vesuvius, whereas the younger spent his entire adult life
with me throughout the year. If Pliny the Elder, a Roman admiral stationed at the Bay of fawning over the powerful and is even more famous today
you want a deeper dive, you can Naples and living in a palatial villa at Misenum, was a than his uncle, solely on the strength of his
listen to the interviews I voraciously curious polymath, author of the immense correspondence.
conducted with the authors on multi-volume “Natural History” that aimed to summarize
my podcast, Jill on Money. all extant human knowledge. In A.D. 79 his nephew Pliny Daisy Dunn has deeply researched both these lives (her
the Younger, who would go on to become an official in the endnotes and bibliography extend to over 60 pages, and
Digital Minimalism: imperial government, was 17, staying with his mother and most of the book’s translations from Greek and Latin are
his uncle Pliny at Misenum. her own), and her book serves both as a fascinating dual
Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal biography and as a detailed look at the broader Roman
No one at that villa likely gave much thought to the small world.
ground-tremors they’d experienced in the last few days.As
Newport Pliny the Younger later wrote, such tremors were an Both younger and elder
almost daily fact of life in the region. Nobody could have
If you have tried to turn off notifications or limit your guessed that this time was different. Those tremors were Pliny stayed close to
email check-ins to a set period of each day, you may have warnings that Mount Vesuvius, 18 miles away across the
felt as though those actions don't go far enough to take Bay of Naples, was about to erupt. Roman power. The elder
back control of your technological life. Newport's book
helped me discover a more thoughtful and purposeful The Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny Pliny was a long-time friend
method to decide what tools to use, for what purposes and by Daisy Dunn
under what conditions. I don't always succeed in detaching, of the future emperor Titus
but at least I now have a process. According to Pliny the Younger, his mother was the first
to notice something odd happening: a huge dark cloud and served in many
jetting 20 miles up into the sky.
imperial posts while also
Over the course of the next two days, Vesuvius
detonated in long rolling waves of violence, hurling thick pursuing a burgeoning
clouds of choking ash into the air and sending a fast-
moving pyroclastic flow along the ground. All told, the career as an author on all
volcano unleashed many thousands of times the
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by destructive energy of the Hiroshima bomb. Such things topics. “A furious night-
Daniel H. Pink always happen faster than expected; the people living in the
path of destruction had little chance of escape. writer,” Dunn describes,

Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, Nevertheless, they could see the end of their world “Pliny the Elder was
biology and economics, Pink shows us how to use the coming, and they very much wanted to escape. Pliny the
hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule. He Elder received a hurried note from a woman across the fortunate to possess what
also tackles larger issues, like the ideal time to quit a job, Bay, begging him for help. According to his nephew’s later
switch careers or get married. Pink's practical takeaways account, the elder Pliny’s original intention to take one of his nephew called ‘a sharp
provide compelling insights into how we can live richer, the powerful Roman warships at his command quickly
more engaged lives. morphed into a mission to take all his available warships intellect, incomparable
and try to rescue as many people as possible.When he was
on the beach at Stabiae, under an afternoon sky darker concentration, and
than midnight, he died, felled by the ash and fumes in the
air. formidable ability to stay

The younger Pliny and his mother managed to escape awake.’”
the cataclysm that was by then reaching across the bay, and
What It Takes: How I Built a Pliny went on to climb the rungs of the Roman imperial As his delightfully involving letters make clear, the
$100 Million Business Against service, eventually becoming a magistrate during the reign nephew was made of far more mortal stuff, fond of good
the Odds by Raegan Moya- of the emperor Trajan. His fame today is based on the food and comfortable living, very intelligent but given to
Jones obsequiousness. In particular his letters to Trajan show a
winningly human combination of fussy officiousness and
This is a tell-all and brutally genuine public service, and Dunn is right to note that
although the emperor’s secretaries doubtless wrote many
honest tale that offers advice to of his responses, some of those responses came from the
emperor himself and “resound with the voice of
entrepreneurs, especially authority.”

women, about how to succeed

despite all odds. Moya-Jones

doesn't hide from her own

shortcomings and digs into “The Shadow of Vesuvius” starts with the eruption of a
famous volcano and then looks forward and backward in
topics most entrepreneurs shy time with equal skill, bringing alive both the old Flavian
world the elder Pliny navigated with such skill and the new
away from, even the prickliest of world of Trajan that Pliny the Younger did more than
anybody to preserve. Both those worlds – and their
things like parental guilt, butting respective Plinys – get a vigorous new history here.

heads with investors (or co-founders), what to really do

when you're running out of money and how to leave with

your head held high.

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized By Steve Donoghue
World by David Epstein

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rise of economists from 1969 and 2008, who for citizenship through novels, this one is smaller, made more sense to use a brio by the author, though
wholeheartedly believed in the power and the glory of free adoption by a relative. So quieter, and more relatable. male and female narrator, he is less believable when
markets.Their policies transformed global governments and she lived for years under The electric grid is down but Gabra Zackman does a tackling the roles of 20-
businesses, though in the end, have failed to deliver on their the threat of deportation and viruses have killed off decent job of differentiating somethings.There is quite a
promise of broad prosperity. He notes that in the United before marrying for love voices and emphasizing the bit of Trump-bashing, so
States, growth has slowed in every successive decade since and gaining citizenship. Her weariness and quiet consider yourself warned.
the 1960s. hyper-vigilance, worry, and determination of the Grade: B
desperation come though separated lovers. Grade: B+
Jill Schlesinger, CFP, is a CBS News business in both the essays and in
analyst. A former options trader and CIO of an her narration. She sounds “Agent Running in the
investment advisory firm, she welcomes comments very young, which suits the Field” by John le Carré
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Empire builder: Walter Ralegh
conquered in the name of his queen

Walter Ralegh, the Elizabethan courtier who’s the Fortunately, the huge majority of Gallay’s narrative isn’t Former first twins
subject of Alan Gallay’s “Walter Ralegh: Architect of quite so freighted in his hero’s favor.“Architect of Empire” Barbara and Jenna Bush
Empire” hasn’t exactly lacked for biographies since his is mostly a detailed and spirited chronicle of one of Hager discuss love of
execution in 1618. He’s immortalized in popular history’s most colorful lives. Gallay follows Ralegh’s reading
imagination as the gallant who threw his cloak over a fortunes from his youth in Devon to his adventures at the
puddle so Queen Elizabeth wouldn’t muddy her leggings. court of Elizabeth I, where his good looks and bold spirit Jenna Bush Hager and
His picturesque life – and particularly his role in the era’s captured the favor of the queen. He kept that favor until he her twin sister, Barbara
colonization of Ireland, North America (famously sending a impetuously married one of Elizabeth’s ladies-in-waiting Pierce Bush, share a
mission to the colony of Roanoke, Virginia), and South and was ostracized by his jealous monarch. lifelong love of reading.
America (searching Venezuela for rumored heaps of gold)
– has always been attractive to biographers. “Walter His expedition to Guiana in the mid-1590s was in part a Hager and Bush, both
Ralegh: Architect of Empire” follows 2018’s “Patriot Or desperate effort to win back that favor, but success was 38, the daughters of
Traitor:The Life and Death of Sir Walter Ralegh” by Anna fleeting in any case.After Elizabeth’s death in 1603, Ralegh’s president George W.
Beer, for instance, which followed Raleigh Trevelyan’s 640- star fell. He was falsely implicated in a plot to kill the newly Bush and former first
page book from 2002. installed King James, sentenced to death, reprieved, and lady Laura Bush, talked
later involved in a disastrously botched second expedition about their favorite
“Architect of Empire” is likewise nearly 600 pages, but it to Guiana. When the Spanish called for his death, King books during a recent
distinguishes itself from the general pack through the James (who, Gallay writes, “eyed Ralegh suspiciously”) episode of Today while
ambition of its ideological scope. Gallay is the Lyndon B. consented, and the most famous man of his day was sent promoting their new
Johnson Chair of United States History at Texas Christian to the executioner’s block. children’s book “Sisters
University, and in this book he’s far more concerned with First.”
the main enterprises of Ralegh’s life than he is with courtly Gallay writes about this familiar story with a great deal
swordplay or covered puddles. of fresh energy and a thorough command of his sources. Hager and Bush both love the Louisa May Alcott novel
His version of Walter Ralegh is a refreshingly material Little Women, which has been adapted as a feature film
Specifically, Gallay is interested in colonization and in creature, a climber and schemer very distinct from the starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and
Ralegh as one of the premier colonizers of the Elizabethan romanticized gallant who too often appears in biographies. Eliza Scanlen.
era. Ralegh was in a perfect position to organize colonies This is very much a Ralegh for the anti-colonial 21st
and “plantations” in such places as Guiana (now Guyana), century. "I fell in love with reading from reading Little Women with
Virginia, and Ireland because, as Gallay writes,“His star was you and mom," Bush said.
in the ascendant” in the mid-1580s. “The queen’s granting By Steve Donoghue
of multiple rewards to Ralegh left no doubt that he had "We would fight over who was Jo," Hager added.
become her favorite.”
Hager and Bush also recalled how George W. Bush and
Walter Ralegh: Architect of Empire Laura Bush would read to them as children.
by Alan Gallay
"Mom and dad would read to us at night.We would all lie
Gallay’s book is a thorough and detailed interpretation in bed and cuddle together," Bush shared. "I just remember
of just what colonization meant in Elizabethan times. “At feeling really cozy and safe and warm, and also really
its root, colonialism is the movement of a group of people excited. I think we fell in love with reading 'cause it opened
to new lands,” he writes.“If the lands are heavily populated out imaginations to all different worlds when we were
... conquest must take place before colonization.” little."
Throughout his book, Gallay seeks to draw a wide line
between conquest and colonization – sometimes a wider Bush recommended three favorite books: Homegoing by
line than the facts support.“The intent of colonization,” he Yaa Gyasi, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and
contends, “is to improve one’s life and the lives of people Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She also
at home – and, quite often, the people whose lands are suggested the mystery books The Witch Elm by Tana French
colonized.Those intent on conquest are not colonizers.” and The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

This is rather too nice. Typically, in Elizabethan times, "It's scary... and suspenseful," Bush said of The Thirteenth
conquerors and colonizers were virtually indistinguishable, Tale.
and despite Gallay’s claim that Ralegh “envisioned an
empire without conquest, where the Native peoples would Bush isn't as partial to romance novels, but
be full partners in the colonial enterprise,” that vision recommended On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan.
never came close to the reality of the slaughter and
wholesale land theft Queen Elizabeth unleashed on every "I like a sad romance novel," she said. "I like a romance
patch of potentially valuable territory within her reach. novel that doesn't work out. I like sadness in that way."
This is amply demonstrated by the destruction Ralegh’s
own efforts (abetted by his friend and collaborator Bush said reading is "magical" in that it transports people
Edmund Spenser, whose allegorical poem “The Faerie to different worlds.
Queene” Gallay analyzes with remarkable skill) caused in
Ireland’s Munster “plantation.” "I think it's amazing that you can feel all these different
feelings about characters that you'll never get to meet in
Colonization, Gallay writes a bit bloodlessly, is “a physical real life, but that you fall in love with when you're reading
process that involves movement of people and transfer of about them and exploring their worlds," she said. "I've
land ownership” but adds that it’s also an “ethereal” traveled to so many places just by reading that I'll never get
process in which colonizers pile fiction upon fiction in to go in real life."
order to justify their actions. There’s quite a bit of that
justifying happening in these pages. Hager started hosting a new Today book club in March.
Her December pick is Late Migrations by Margaret Renkl,
which she described this month as a "reflective and
gorgeous" read.



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and drew blood with his claw. He
Patience hasn't done that before.
needed when
house training Usually when I kiss his forehead, he
puppy tends to put his paw on my cheeks or
lips in a gentle way as if it's a sign not to
kiss him anymore, but when he slapped
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Can you advise as to why he did this
or how to prevent it happening again? -
Rebeka, London

Dear Cathy, This summer, my Dear Rebeka, Begin by giving the
family adopted a teacup Shorkiepoo. He was 8 kitten some space.Tell everyone to stop picking
months old when he joined our family, which him up and carrying him around the house (just
includes two older dogs. He has mastered guessing because that is normally what people
peeing on wee-wee pads, but he is inconsistent do). Stop initiating contact with the kitten for
with his poops on the paper. now and let the kitten come to you. When he
does approach, give a few pets and then stop
He is a happy,
before he reacts.
playful pooch, but Over time, he will
learn to relax and
scooping up little trust you.

poops all over my

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advise on can look down on
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After he eats, plays or sleeps - and no less Remedy into his water bowl.
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After, walk away for a few minutes and return Finally, don't play with him with your hands.
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The end of an era: Small touches can make a big
In 2020 start small difference in your cooking, dining experience

Can the holidays get any busier? cream at night). During the almost 18 years I've had step in the preparation,
Just when you make it through gift- Maybe you need the pleasure of writing my "Wolfgang soaking the cherries for
wrapping and the Christmas to work on Puck's Kitchen" column, one theme has at least an hour, requires
cookies, there's the New Year and saying yes to recurred again and again, regardless of no work from you; and
the inevitable resolutions.When we foods that give the ingredients, the preparation, the the active prep and
finally slow down, we realize we your body season or the occasion. What I've cooking time takes little
need to take a minute and just energy and good fuel, and saying no always tried to convey through my more than half an hour.
breathe. (It's interesting our to the others. And that may mean advice and recipes is the fact that great Yet, the resulting sauce
watches have to actually remind us having just a half-cup of ice cream if cooking doesn't necessarily rely on abounds in festive
to do that, right?) that's what you're craving. dazzling techniques or expensive flavors, delighting guests
products, but rather on understanding with every taste.
So this year, I'm challenging you I think we need to make peace and employing the sorts of simple yet
to start small rather than make with food -- and our bodies -- and profound extra touches that can Alternatively, I also
resolutions that won't last. Work realize what we eat makes a huge elevate anybody's cooking from suggest you try my
on one change a week. For difference in our outlook and ordinary to extraordinary. recipe for cranberry
example, start with two workouts a longevity. Most of us know that. But ketchup. You can
week, or start with eating five fruits it's also OK to indulge sometimes - Such touches are many and varied. proudly serve the cold,
and vegetables in a day. Or maybe - just as long as we enjoy it -- and Imagine, for example, the difference thick condiment not
just start with eating a salad instead then get right back on the healthy that seasoned butter makes stuffed under the skin only at your dinner table but also use it over the
of a burger to boost your intake of lifestyle journey. of a soon-to-be-roasted turkey, yielding moister, following few days to add tart-sweet flavor to
leafy greens. And when that finally more flavorful meat and browner, crispier skin. Or leftovers for cold-cut plates or sandwiches.
becomes a habit, you can add Q and A think of how a dollop of bottled Chinese hoisin
another small change. Just don't try can add richness and complexity to the sauce for I share these recipes with you wholeheartedly
to change everything all at once. Q: Are mushrooms healthy? a quick western-style saute, replacing the as I also regretfully bring this column to a close.
That's what backfires, and we tend laboriously simmered French demi-glace of classic The past 18 years of writing it have been a
to give up when we fail. A: Mushrooms are a great way to kitchens. Or consider how a garnish of herbs and rewarding experience for me, during which I've
add B vitamins (helpful in providing spices, a drizzle of quickly prepared fresh fruit been continually touched by the many people who
I love the idea of just slowing energy by breaking down proteins, sauce or a scattering of perfectly roasted nuts can have written to me, visited my restaurants or
down in the New Year so we can fats and carbohydrates). delight the eyes as well as the taste buds. approached me in person to tell me how much
think about what's going well and Mushrooms are also fat-free, low- the column means to them.
what we need to work on to be calorie, nutrient-dense and low in With that thought in mind, I would like to share
better. And the meaning of "be sodium. And mushrooms are the a pair of quickly prepared recipes that have the You'll still find me and my recipes elsewhere, of
better" is different for all of us. It only source of vitamin D in the power to contribute something extra wonderful course, including in my restaurants, via my
could be about being more giving produce aisle.They are also a good to your table. appearances on Home Shopping Network and in
or more loving or more patient. source of selenium, a mineral that forthcoming new online, print and video projects.
Those are all part of healthy living helps the immune system function My sun-dried cherry pinot noir sauce makes a I look forward to sharing the pleasures of the
that we don't often talk about. properly. Add them to soup, perfect grace note for any roast, complementing kitchen and the table with you for many more
meatloaf, salads and stir-fries. turkey, ham, beef and chicken alike. The longest years to come.
I want to be better at a few
things and not take so many other Charlyn Fargo is a registered SUN-DRIED CHERRY PINOT NOIR SAUCE
things on. So maybe, like me, you dietitian at Hy-Vee in Springfield,
need to be better at saying no (and Illinois, and the media representative Makes about 3 cups (750 mL) thyme. Raise the heat to medium-high, bring dark brown sugar
not just to a big helping of ice for the Illinois Academy of Nutrition 1 cup (250 mL) sun-dried cherries to a boil, and continue boiling until the liquid
1/2 cup (125 mL) orange juice has reduced by half its volume, about 15 Zest of 2 medium oranges, finely chopped
and Dietetics. 1/2 cup (125 mL) port wine minutes. Stir in the hoisin.
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
WALDORF SALAD 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1 large shallot, minced • Add the plumped cherries and their liquid
2 cups (500 mL) chicken stock or good- to the pan. Bring the liquid back to a boil, 1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/4 cup mayonnaise • Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt and salt in a large quality canned chicken broth reduce the heat to maintain a brisk simmer,
1/4 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt bowl.Add apple, celery, grapes, walnuts and 1 cup (250 mL) pinot noir and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 2 teaspoons pickling spice
1/8 teaspoon salt cranberries; toss to coat. Serves 6. 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves until the liquid turns slightly syrupy, 7 to 10
1 large sweet apple, diced 2 tablespoons bottled Chinese hoisin sauce minutes. • In a medium-sized stainless-steel or enamel
1 cup sliced celery Per serving: 169 calories; 2.3 grams protein; 1 tablespoon unsalted butter saucepan, combine the cranberries, onion,
1 cup red grapes, halved 17.9 grams carbohydrates; 10.9 grams total fat; Kosher salt • Reduce the heat to low. Cut the butter vinegar, sugar, orange zest, garlic, salt and
1/3 cup walnut halves, toasted and chopped 2.1 grams fiber; 125 milligrams sodium. Freshly ground black pepper into three pieces and whisk in the butter a pickling spice. Cook over low heat, stirring
• Put the sun-dried cherries in a nonreactive piece at a time. Season to taste with salt and frequently with a wooden spoon, until the
bowl.Add the orange juice and port. Cover pepper. Cover and keep the sauce warm mixture is thick and looks almost smooth,
with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the over very low heat until ready to serve. 25 to 30 minutes.
cherries have plumped up, at least 1 hour or
as long as overnight. CRANBERRY KETCHUP • (As little liquid is used in the recipe, keep a
• In a medium saucepan over medium heat, close eye on the mixture, stir and scrape
heat the olive oil.Add the shallot and saute Makes about 3 cups (750 mL) carefully from the bottom, and adjust the
until tender but not yet browned, 3 to 4 heat even lower, if possible, to avoid
minutes. Stir in the stock, pinot noir and 2 pounds (1 kg) fresh whole cranberries, scorching.)
rinsed, or frozen whole cranberries
• Pass the mixture through a hand-turned
1 small yellow onion, diced, about 4 ounces food mill set over a nonreactive mixing
(125 g) bowl, discarding any residue left behind in
the mill. Set aside to cool to room
1 cup (250 mL) cider vinegar temperature.Then cover and refrigerate
until serving time. Leftover ketchup will keep
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Get fit! discoveries. Exercise science is your responsibility and
always evolving, just like any nobody else will do it for
with Louie Arecco other science related to our you. Neither your genes,
health, like surgery or your job, your parents, your
If you been hiding behind your excuses, pharmaceuticals. Can one learn kids, your lack of time, and
I am about to say some things you might how to assess what we must do most definitely not your
not like to hear. But before that, I want to create an effective workout spouse are responsible for
you to know that staying fit can be fun plan? For sure, but you can also your health — you are!
and exciting and the rewards are priceless. I am hoping do your taxes on your on- and
that you take this piece as a tool to launch your life to find I guarantee you that a tax I hope I shined some light
the best version of you. Hopefully, you will seek a team to professional will do a much on what it takes. I hope you
help you embark in a lifetime enjoyment of the benefits of better job than you. were not offended by my
being fit and healthy. words, but if you are,
As a society we are defensive about our fitness remember that I don't know you, but you and only you
Now, let's get on with it. I have come to understand that condition. We become guarded and feel attacked when know what you are about. I will be answering your
fitness for the average Kenoshan is as foreign as speaking anyone questions our lack of dedication towards our questions, and providing any guidance to help you reach
Latin. In theory, most people understand the importance fitness.The truth is that the reason or excuse why you are whatever fitness and health goals you choose to achieve. I
of fitness; however, the lack of importance given at home, not working out is a valid reason. Yes, I said it is valid. No can't wait to hear from you.
schools, and community organizations contribute into us one has the time, we can use the money for something
becoming the sedentary people we are. Working out else, we are tired, you have a kid or two and don't have My name is Louie Arecco and I have been in the industry of
should be as important as brushing your teeth. So by daycare, etc. But, that same reason, which is valid, will never Health and Fitness for 14 years. My education and
socially learned behaviors, we struggle with a vital be worth more than your health. So, one must make the
component for our longevity and quality of life. If my time and rearrange their lives around taking care of professional experience has served me well for the amazing
brushing-your-teeth example seems silly to you, then here yourself. Not only this is a principle not shared by our career of fitness. I hold an Economics Degree from University
is a question to put it into perspective: If the Grim Reaper community, but it also is a terrible example for our
asked for either your heart or your teeth, which one you children. of Illinois in Champaign Urbana, a Master in Business
would give him? Okay then, it is time to work on your Administration from Loyola University of Chicago, and spent
cardio- because the health of my heart is not negotiable. People get frustrated by not getting immediate results.
Our lack of patience will have us start and stop many most of my professional life working with Fortune 500
It is also clear that the basic principle of exercising is times. Starting a fitness journey is difficult and we companies. By no means I know everything about fitness, but
common sense; like the more you move, the better your subconsciously look for a good reason to quit. Music too
health. However, the reality is that it takes fitness loud or too low, temperature to high or too low, too many I do have an amazing team and collectively we help people
professionals to identify and correct imbalances created by people at the gym or too few people, no one helps me, or change their lives effectively. My passion and challenge is
bad posture, or repetitive movements like gardening or people are bothering me by trying to help me too much. helping my clients stay in a fitness lifestyle.
shoveling the snow. We all have movement preferences. If You pick your reason; they are all good reasons to stop
you are a righty, you will carry things with your right arm. taking care of yourself. Transferring your frustrations in Remarkable weather
These repetitive motions will create a stronger side; which order to find a reason to quit is a defense mechanism to events of 2019
will create imbalances that will turn into pains and aches justify your behaviors. Regardless, if you don't check
with time. yourself, you will soon associate fitness as an experience with Jake Hoey
that brings emotional pain.
A common mistake we find is the person who learned 2019 was a year of some wild weather
how to work out many years ago believes that this In my profession, I have helped many people who events in Kenosha, so let's look back and
knowledge will carry with them forever. Fitness positively changed their lives through fitness. But I also highlight some of the more notable
professionals are constantly continuing their education to have lost a few friends. Ultimate taking care of yourself is occurrences from the past year.
incorporate more knowledge with new scientific
Perhaps the first major weather event
Kenosha History of 2019 was the bitter cold snap of late
January. On the 30th we had a high temperature of -12°F
Fischer Hotel, 1936. and on the 31st a low of -28°F; both of which easily broke
records. -28°F is the coldest temperature observed in
The Fischer Hotel was erected in large part due to demand for worker housing for an ever-expanding Simmons Bedding Company. It Kenosha since January of 1985 when we reached a low of
appears in city directories in 1904, although it's also reported as opening in 1911. Regardless, it was owned by George Fischer, who had -31°F, which still stands as the coldest all time in Kenosha.

previously owned the Schlitz Hotel which stood on 6th Avenue on the immediate north side of Pike Creek, approximately where the April saw some late season snowfall when several inches
Chamber of Commerce is. (There was also a later Schlitz Hotel at 56th Street and the trail tracks.) The Fischer Hotel fell into fell on the 14th but a little over a week later we were
enjoying a high of 80°F on the 22nd. Then a few days later
disrepair by the 1930s and was torn down shortly after the photograph was taken, in the Summer of 1936. Next door to the Fischer is another snowfall struck with a couple more inches falling
the Gateway Theatre, today the Rhode Center for the Arts. on the 27th but we truly dodged a bullet that time with
many forecasts having calling for much more than we
Photo copyright of the Kenosha County Historical Society. Want to learn more about old Kenosha? Visit actually received.
and plan your next visit to the Kenosha History Center at 220 51st St. (on beautiful Simmons Island).
Call 262-654-5770 for hours. We definitely can't forget to mention the heavy rains and
flooding that occurred in September and October.
September saw around 10 inches of rain which far exceeds
the normal amount of around 3.5 inches for the month.
October brought an additional 6.5 inches so we stand at
years end with around 45 total inches (normal is around
35") despite the drier November and December.

Halloween was extra scary this year when several inches
of snow fell in Kenosha! The 4 inches of snow reported at
one observation site are easily the most in one October
day and are enough to make it the snowiest month of
October in the record books too. We had a high that day
of 34°F and a low of 19°F. Both of these set records for
coldest high and low for the entire month of October in
Kenosha's recorded history. Few would expect Halloween
to be colder and snowier than Thanksgiving or Christmas,
but that was the case in 2019!

To round out the year we saw one of the warmest
Christmas Days on record. The high topped out at 59°F
which is just shy of the all time record set in 1982 of 60°F.
No other Christmas, apart from these two has even
surpassed the 50°F threshold dating back to the beginning
of our data record in 1944.

Will 2020 bring more unusual weather to Kenosha? It
seems likely, so perhaps we should just expect the

Jake Hoey is a local meteorologist who delivers
his weather forecasts via the Facebook page -

“Jake’s Kenosha Area Weather Page.”

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Rest. Nap. Chill.Veg. Whatever term you want to use, Happy New Year! This month, the 1950. Today, the third generation runs the shop. Also 70
just do as much of it as you can. Take advantage of the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors years old is the Kenosha Art Association. In existence since
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visitors to our community, residents dedicated to art enrichment in
Declutter. Clutter has been proven to add stress into will also find the guide helpful to Be A the community.
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yourself of items that you do not need, want or may even sneak peek! On page seven of the new Electric Streetcar service
harbor negative energy. Donate gently used items to guide, we recognize these important returned to Kenosha 20 years
local organizations that give back to your community or 2020 milestones: ago this June. From 1903 to
pass items on to friends and family that may be in need. 1932, electric rail was a regular
DeBerge's Framing and Gallery turns mode of transportation in
Cleanse. Epsom Salt and 20 minutes out of your day 130 years old. Established in 1890, Kenosha. In honor of the 20th
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make that part of your weekly routine. Fair. The Centennial Celebration will be part of this year's 21 of the 2020 Kenosha Area Visitors Guide. Test your
fair Aug. 19-23. streetcar knowledge! Each Kenosha streetcar has a name
Dream. I always like to end with the potential for and color scheme that represents the legacy of streetcar
growth. Look to the future. Begin to plan your Spring Also turning 100 is Simmons Field! Many baseball players transportation in North America. We give you the
garden and summer vacations. Something to set your soul have played here since 1920. Teams such as the Kenosha opportunity to match the streetcar's color scheme to its
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and Kenosha Mammoths have called Simmons Field home
Thank you for taking the time to read and share this – as have the Kenosha Comets, the All-American Girls The Southport Light Station Museum is celebrating 10
space with me. I wish you many blessings in this New Year Professional Baseball League team (which we learned years. After years of extensive remodeling and renovation,
full of peace, love and happiness. Remember to give about in the movie "A League of Their Own"). The pop the 1867 Light Station keeper's house opened in May 2010
yourself grace, hold those you love the most close to you group NSync even played a charity softball game here - my as a maritime museum, paired with the 1866 Southport
and be present in your everyday. -Gretchen- sister and I were there! The Kenosha Kingfish opens their Lighthouse that's open for tower climbs. Both features are
seventh season at Simmons Field on May 26. open seasonally.
Hi there, I’m Gretchen.
I own Gypsies Baskets, a small Fair Trade basket business. The Kenosha YMCA is celebrating its 90th year. Here's a Congratulations to all! Once our new Visitors Guide is
Most Saturdays you will find me in my booth at the Kenosha fun fact: automaker Charles Nash and his wife were available, you can find it at, numerous
HarborMarket. My family and I love adventuring through instrumental in the formation of the Kenosha YMCA in places around town, and at our two Visitor Information
nature preserves, shopping at downtown businesses and 1930.The Kenosha Symphony Orchestra is in the midst of Centers: at 600 – 52nd Street, Suite 140 in Downtown
restaurants, exploring the museums and the art district, or its 80th season. The organization was established in 1940. Kenosha and at I-94 & Hwy. 165. You can also call us at
Two concerts remain this season: Broadway Comes To (262) 654-7307 with any questions. 
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Cover story: Jim Kreuser

continued from page 2 never moved. I love this community. And local government, and her strong ethical photo by Joe Potente
county government is where my roots are. practices, would make her a perfect fit.And I
in co-sponsoring Bike-to-Work Weeks – a For seven years, before I joined the state haven’t been disappointed – Jennie and my Q. Give us a rundown of what a typical
time late in the spring, early in the summer, Assembly, I was assistant to County office manager from Day 1, Karen day in the life of the Kenosha County
when we encourage people to get out and Executive John Collins.And before that, while Steigerwald, are the glue that hold my office Executive looks like?
explore our community from the seat of a I was in college, I had two internships in together.
bicycle. I also host two community bike rides county government.This is where the action There is always work to do on behalf of the
every year: The Dairy Air ride to the is when it comes to serving our citizens, and Q: Tell us about your time in the citizens of Kenosha County.The mayor and I
Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast, and the Fall I was honored to return to it. Wisconsin State Assembly talk and meet often, and I work with state
Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park. It’s officials frequently. I also do a great deal of
great to bring people together for a healthy Q: Can you tell us about being an intern A: I greatly enjoyed representing Kenosha planning with our department and division
activity that celebrates our community. for U.S. Rep. Les Aspin? in the Assembly for 15 years. Adding to that, leaders. We work together on efficient and
for seven of those years I had the privilege of effective services for Kenosha County
Q: Can you tell us anything about what A: Les Aspin was a very, very smart man, serving in the leadership – as assistant residents. Every day is a great day in Kenosha
your vision for Kenosha County is in and a very skilled politician. But, as I said minority leader for one term and minority County!
2020? before, working in federal government taught leader for three terms. It was a tremendous
me that local government is where I belong. education in how state and local Interview conducted by Donald Stancato and
A:The 2020 budget that I submitted to the governments intertwine, and I use those Cassidy Gillespie-Dipinto
County Board in October, and was adopted I do have Les to thank for my first break in skills often to this day.
in November, puts an emphasis on law elected office. In 1993, it was Bill Clinton’s Special thanks to Karen Steigerwald, Jennie
enforcement and infrastructure. It includes a appointment of Les as secretary of defense Tunkieicz, and Joe Potente for their help with
contract settlement with the Deputy that led Peter Barca – then the 64th
Sheriff’s Association that tries to make up for Assembly representative – to run for this interview.
a wage disparity between our Sheriff’s Congress. Peter won that special election,
Department and other area law enforcement and then I won the special election for his
agencies. It also includes completion of a Assembly seat. It was a good chain of events
simulcast project that will strengthen for me, and the timing was just right.
communications capabilities across the
county for sheriff’s deputies and county fire Q. Can you tell us about your long-
and rescue agencies. standing professional relationship with
Jennie Tunkieicz?
In infrastructure, or major priority for
2020 is a much-needed expansion of A: Jennie and I first crossed paths when I
Highway S between Green Bay Road and the was working in student government, and she
interstate. Work will begin in the coming was a reporter for the Parkside Ranger.Then
months.When it’s completed, Highway S will I worked for County Executive Collins, and
be a four-lane-divided highway from Walmart she covered the county for the Kenosha
to Amazon. News. And then I was in Madison, and she
was covering the region for the Milwaukee
Q: Why Kenosha? What made you come Journal Sentinel. When I was elected county
home to Kenosha in 2008? executive and had to choose a chief of staff, I
knew that her experience as an observer of
A: I never left. I served in Madison, but I

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community Behind the Scenes Tour Racine Adult Sand Volleyball League
of the Simmons Library Registration Begins
Enjoy a peek behind the scenes of our local historic City of Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services
TO PLACE A LISTING: treasure: the Simmons Library, 711 59th Place! Learn (PRCS) announces the opening of adult Sand Volleyball
e-mail to: [email protected]; or mail to: Community Calendar c/o Carmichael about Zalmon Simmons, Daniel H. Burnham, and the League registration on Monday, January 6th.Teams may
Communications, 1420 63rd Street, Kenosha, WI 53143-4451. Please include all pernient history of this beautiful building on the Second Saturday register for Monday night recreational Coed leagues,
information including the who, what, where, when, why, and how much. Listings may be of every month at 2:30 p.m..This tour involves Tuesday night competitive and recreational
significant stair climbing. Everyone welcome! This is a Men’s/Women’s leagues, and Wednesday night
edited for length and are none are guaranteed to be included. free event on Saturday, January 11th. For questions, call competitive and recreational Coed leagues.Team
262-564-6130. registration forms are available online at
ONGOING EVENTS and at the PRCS main office,
Oneida Traditions – 800 Center Street, #127.To register a team, managers
Hold Your Horses! Voices of the Onayote’a-ká Exhibit must have a minimum of six players complete and sign
the registration and release sections on the team form.
This is a display of Civil War Museum artifacts and Original artworks by Oneida artists Karen Ann Hoffman Coed teams must have three female players and three
history surrounding the First Regiment Wisconsin and Dawn Dark Mountain are on display at the Kenosha male players registered.The team card, along with the
Cavalry. On display though May 2020 at the Civil War Public Museum, 5500 First Ave., through March 15th. required team fee of $250, may be delivered to the
Museum, 5400 First Ave. General admission is free.The museum is open Monday PRCS main office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.
- Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, and Sundays noon - 5 pm. until 4:30 p.m.Teams will be taken on a “first-come,
Kenosha Winter HarborMarket first-served” basis. Early registration is strongly
Super Hero Day suggested. League play begins in early June.
Find about 25-35 vendors inside an all new location this
year - inside the Kenosha Masonic Center, 115 56th St, Calling all Super Heroes! Whether you are defending Racine Adult Summer Softball League
including cheeses, bakery goods, art, crafts, prepared the universe against Thanos or keeping Gotham safe Registration
foods, and more - every Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. from super villains, come out to Wilmot Mountain,
11931 Fox River Road, on Sunday, January 12th for a City of Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Comedy Shows at Kenosha Comedy Club fun day of super hero relaxing while "flying" down the (PRCS) announces the opening of Adult Summer
slopes!  New or old, all super heroes are welcome! Softball League registration on Monday, January 6th.
Every Friday and Saturday the Kenosha Comedy Club Enjoy your cape blowing in the wind all day but make Teams may register for a Coed league on Fridays;
at Wyndham Garden Hotel, 5125 Sixth Avenue, presents sure to stop in for some recognition. Join your fellow Women’s leagues on Mondays and Wednesdays; and
a hilarious 90-minute show that features two opening heroes on the patio in front of Walt's Tavern for a Men’s leagues on Sundays,Tuesdays and Thursdays.
comedians plus a touring headliner. Show stars at 8 p.m. costume contest at 1pm! PRCS will also be accepting teams for a Supplied Bats
on Fridays, two shows on Saturdays, 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. league on Thursday night.This league is open to men
Tickets are $12 and available at or at UW-Parkside Art Exhibit and women and requires a minimum of 11 players. Bats
the door. will be supplied. Team registration forms are available
These exhibits are located in the Fine Arts Gallery of online at, and at the PRCS
Senior Center New Member Orientation “The Rita” (Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts main office, 800 Center Street, #127.
& Humanities) on UW-Parkside campus, 900 Wood
Stop in at 9:00 am on the last Wednesday of every Road, feature Esther Pearl Watson: Dream Believer, in 19th season of Jean’s Jazz
month and learn more about the Kenosha Senior the Fine Arts Gallery, upper level; and Kevin Miyazaki:
Center, 2717 67th St. Get a tour and get your Kuroshio, in the FIne Arts Fallery, lower level.This Jazz music has brought audiences together for the last
questions answered. exhibit is open Tuesdays - Thursdays, 9 am - 3pm 19 years during the Jean’s Jazz series at the Racine
through January 24th. Email [email protected] with Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave.This season
Two New Exhibits at the questions. Admission is free. opens on Saturday, January 4th at 7 p.m. with the
Kenosha History Center incredible local talents of Amy Macck and the Dave
Winter Free Fishing Weekend Braun Sextet. In 2001, Joe Mooney created the Jean’s
The Year 2020 is the 100th Jazz Series in memory of his wife, Jean, who passed away
anniversary of the ratification of the Free Fishing Weekend events provide great from ovarian cancer. Since then, over 21,000 people
19th Amendment to the United opportunities for people of all ages to give fishing a try. have attended our, concerts, grossing more than
States Constitution.The amendment Fish anywhere in Wisconsin without a license or trout $120,000 to benefit the Racine Theatre Guild. Season
prohibits states and the federal stamp on Free Fishing Weekend - January 18th and tickets are available through January 4th for all four
government from prohibiting citizens 19th. This includes all inland waters and Wisconsin's dates.Tickets are available at the Racine Theatre Guild.
from voting on the basis of their sex. side of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. Other Call (262) 633-4218, visit, or
Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan fishing rules apply, such as limits on the number and size stop by the box office weekdays from 12 to 6 p.m. Save
were the first three states to ratify of fish you can keep and any seasons when you must the dates for the remaining Jean’s Jazz lineup: Saturday,
the amendment, doing so in June of release certain fish species. So, pack up the family or call February 15, at 7 p.m. - Neophonic Jazz Orchestra –
1919. Just over a year later the last of 36 required your friends and head to the water for fishing fun! The Music of “West Side Story.” Saturday, March 21, at
states—Tennessee— voted to ratify.The History 7 p.m. - Donna Woodall Trio & Ivy Ford Band. Saturday,
Center would like to join in the centennial celebrations Lemon Street Gallery Warehouse Sale April 11th at 7 p.m. - Eric Jacobson Quintet – Miles
with our own exhibit looking at the generation of Davis’ “Kind of Blue”
Kenosha's suffragettes who achieved their goal. Our This is a great time to take advantage of artists clearing
"Votes for Women" exhibit was researched, written, and out their studios for the new year at the Lemon Street “On Golden Pond” at the
constructed by Carthage College intern Mia Morton. Gallery and Artspace, 4601 Sheridan Road! Opening Racine Theatre Guild
The Kenosha History Center, 220 51st Place (on Reception will be held on Saturday, January 11th, 6 –
Simmons Island), has another new exhibit on display 9 p.m. Meet the makers and enjoy refreshments at the Touching, funny, and warmly perceptive, “On Golden
looking at 19th century medication. "Nostrums and opening reception.The Warehouse Sale will continue Pond” runs Friday, January 10 through Sunday, January
Panaceæ" gives a view into the rapid evolution of the through January 26th (open Wednesdays - Sundays). 26th, at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern
trade of the pharmacist, from medieval herbal Lemon Street Gallery is a creatively driven non-profit Ave., Racine.Written by Ernest Thompson and directed
practitioner, to a peddler of quack patent medicines and visual art organization with a mission to provide quality by Nathan Stamper, the cast features Harry Jacobsen as
electrical gizmos, to a modern health professional. Can visual arts education, sponsor and support cultural Norman Thayer, Mona Lewis as Ethel Thayer, Dan Venne
you guess which is a medicine and which is a false cure- events, and offer a juried forum for artists to exhibit as Charlie Martin, Lisa Lewis as Chelsea Thayer Wayne,
all? and sell their work. It is home to nearly 85 member John Mueller as Bill Ray, and Ronan Kosterman as Billy
artists as one of Southeast Wisconsin's most respected Ray. Performances take place Fridays and Saturdays at
The History of Mystery Exhibit non-profit artist collectives.  Email 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 18 and
closing soon! [email protected] with questions. January 25 will also have a 2 p.m. show.Tickets are $18
for adults, $16 for seniors (62 and up), and $13 for
From super-sleuths to superheoes, original art, comics, City of Racine Park Pavilion Reservations students (21 and under).There will also be two
and books uncover the greatest creators and characters Accepted for this upcoming season additional performances on Sunday, January 19 and
of the genre. Collector and writer George Hagenauer Thursday, January 23 at 7 p.m. for a discounted rate.
shows how the mystery genre grew in America to City of Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Further savings are offered to groups of 12 or more.
become one of the largest influences in popular culture, (PRCS) will begin accepting park pavilion reservations Tickets can be purchased from the Racine Theatre
from detective stores to gangsters and G-men, noir and on Monday, January 6th. Pavilions at various City of Guild. Call (262) 633-4218, visit,
pulp fiction, gothic mysteries, masked heroes and caped Racine park locations are available for use from May 1 – or stop by the box office weekdays from 12 to 6 p.m.
crusaders, kid detectives, international spies, and much October 15 and may be rented for exclusive use by and 90 minutes prior to each performance for tickets.
more. General admission is free.This free exhibit at the private parties for a fee. Reservations are accepted in
Kenosha Public Museum closes on Sunday, January person at the PRCS office, 800 Center St., #127,
12th. Get out to see it before its gone. Call 262-653- Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.To avoid a
4140. late fee, reservations should be made a minimum of two
weeks in advance of the date of use. Full payment of all
First Fridays at the I-94 rental fees is due at the time of the reservation.To
Visitor Information Center inquire about pavilion availability, rental fees and other
information visit the PRCS main office at 800 Center St,
The first Friday of each month, the Kenosha Area #127; or call (262) 636-9131. Reservation forms and a
Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts a free, fun, complete listing of available park pavilions may also be
informative, and tasty Open House at its I-94 Visitor found at
Information Center.Travelers taking a break from the
road, as well as local residents - tourists in their own
town - are invited. Meet the people behind some of our
local attractions and businesses, and pick up ideas of
things to see and do in the Kenosha Area and
throughout Wisconsin. Come see the mammoth skull,
courtesy of the Kenosha Public Museum! The I-94
Visitor Information Center is located at the southeast
corner of I-94 and Hwy. 165, at 10519 - 120th Ave. (Exit
347). Stop by on Friday, January 3rd from noon - 3
p.m. For questions, call 262-857-7164.

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