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Unique homes on Sconfinato Drive in Town of Erin

August 18, 2020 – Town of Erin, WI – Head south on Highway 83 and take a right on Mayo Road in the Town of Erin and you will come upon a subdivision that had very interesting intentions. The subdivision on Sconfinato Drive was started in the 1960s by

Paying respect to the U.S. flag: Remember when the flag went missing from Old Settlers’ Park?

Washington Co., WI –  This week as we approach July 4 we’re focusing on the U.S. flag – passing along a little bit of history, some flag etiquette and flag trivia. In August 2010 the U.S. flag went missing from downtown West Bend. Below is the story that appeared

U.S. Flag history and etiquette: Remember when Spaulding Clinical added 3 flagpoles to the front of its building?

Washington Co., WI – This week as we work our way to July 4 we’ll bring you some local history on the U.S. flag, some reminders about flag etiquette and even a little bit of flag trivia. In 2010 there was a story in Around the Bend about the

VIDEO | Taking a look back at the May 10, 1990 snowstorm

May 10, 2020 – Hat tip to Ruth Marks for planting the seed on what occurred 30 years ago today on May 10, 1990. It was late spring, baby birds were in the nest, trees and plants were blossoming and Mother Nature decided to heave 10 inches of heavy,

The Bottom Line – a poem about the old Otten’s Food Store in Barton | By Janie Ripple-Kreis

March 30, 2020 – Barton, WI – The story about the old Otten Food Store in Barton ran in February 2018 during a series about some of the corner grocery stores in the West Bend area. The piece below was submitted by Janie Ripple-Kreis. To go along with your

VIDEO: John McGivern’s Around the Corner – West Bend ……HERE IT IS!!

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West Bend, WI – West Bend received HUGE exposure on MPTV as the wonderful community we know and love was featured on Around the Corner with John McGivern. Click HERE to watch the show. If you missed the show you can watch it here. There were fabulous interviews with

Are you spotting signs of spring? The Mighty Crocus – a poem by Emily Dickinson

March 19, 2020 – West Bend, WI – It’s a chilly March 19 and neighbors in Washington County are welcoming the first day of Spring. According to the Farmer’s Almanac: In 2020, the spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) occurs on Thursday, March 19, which is

VIDEO | Paying it forward at Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County | By Alex Dunkley

February 9, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – Welcome to a Sunday series brought to you by Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County. Neighbors are taking a moment to talk about how they are paying it forward. Sarah and Irma have become a great team at Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County

VIDEO | A final walk through of the old Lighthouse Lanes

January 16, 2020  – West Bend, WI – This original post ran in May 2017 when Lighthouse Lanes was being dismantled and turned into storage. May 23, 2017 – Barton, WI – As motorists juggle around the construction on Highway D many are being shuttled past the old Lighthouse

VIDEO: If you missed John McGivern’s show on West Bend ……HERE IT IS!!

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December 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend received HUGE exposure on MPTV as the wonderful community we know and love was featured on Around the Corner with John McGivern.   Click HERE to watch the show. If you missed the show you can watch it here.

You know you are from Kewaskum if …. Click here to see how many you agree with.

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December 25, 2019 – Kewaskum, WI – Comedian Jeff Foxworthy has a successful comedy routine that details ways to know if you’re a redneck. Some neighbors in Kewaskum came up with one-liners that are drawing a smile. “You know you are from Kewaskum.” Entries include: You call Fond du

VIDEO: Santa Ramp-up bike ride is today, Sunday, December 1

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December 1, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The 5th Annual West Bend Santa Ramp-up kicks off at 10 a.m. at West Bend Tap & Tavern, 315 N. Main Street on Sunday, December 1. Get your red on and join the ride. Check out the Ramp-up from 2016. Other

Nine Christmas Sweets That’ll Knock Your Socks Off | By Carol Heffernan

  Dec. 25, 2019 – My sister has a totally different writing style and interests…. but her Christmas post about cookies and fudge and whatnot is getting rave reviews – so, enjoy. Some people are passionate about sports or music or politics. I am passionate about sweets, both making

VIDEO: Santa Ramp-up bike ride is Sunday, December1

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November 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The 5th Annual West Bend Santa Ramp-up kicks off at 10 a.m. at West Bend Tap & Tavern on Sunday, Dec. 1. Get your red on and join the ride. Other stops include Moonlighting (11am), King Pin Bowl & Ale House

VIDEO: Santa Ramp-up bike ride is Sunday, Dec. 1. Take a look at all the fun from 2016.

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November 26, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The 5th Annual West Bend Santa Ramp-up kicks off at 10 a.m. at West Bend Tap & Tavern on Sunday, Dec. 1. Get your red on and join the ride. Check out the Ramp-up from 2016. Other stops include Moonlighting (11am),

VIDEO: Santa Ramp-up bike ride is Sunday, Dec. 1. Take a look at all the fun from 2015.

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November 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The 5th Annual West Bend Santa Ramp-up kicks off at 10 a.m. at West Bend Tap & Tavern on Sunday, Dec. 1. Get your red on and join the ride. Other stops include Moonlighting (11am), King Pin Bowl & Ale House

VIDEO | The Sparkplug Guy at Fall Fair to Remember at Washington County Fair Park

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Washington Co., WI – The Fall Craft Fair to Remember wraps up today at Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center. Both the Pavilion & Ziegler Fair Park buildings are filled with unique and beautiful works of art for home or garden. Be sure to look for Dick “The Spark

VIDEO | The Sparkplug Guy at Fall Fair to Remember at Washington County Fair Park

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Washington Co., WI – The Fall Craft Fair to Remember kicks off at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 18 at Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center. Both the Pavilion & Ziegler Fair Park buildings are filled with unique and beautiful works of art for home or garden. Be sure