December 23, 2014
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Supporting our neighbors and being involved in our community is of the utmost importance. Some community events that might be of interest to you and your family are listed below.
Milwaukee County Winter Farmers Market
Date: Saturdays, Nov. 1 through Apr. 11.
Description: The indoor Milwaukee Farmers Market starts early November, and encourages community members to buy local. The Farmer's market takes place at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory. On Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM, enjoy the wide array of Farmer's Market offerings including fresh herbs, grass-fed meats, free-range eggs, baked goods, seasonal jams, and more.
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (MAP)
524 S Layton Blvd
Dear Wisconsin Neighbor,
The holidays are here, and holiday cheer is all around us! Our neighborhoods have been adorned with lights and decorations, warmed with community celebrations, entertained by festive carolers, and dusted with (some) sparkling snow of a traditional Wisconsin holiday season. I wish you and your family a Happy Holiday, and bright 2015!I encourage all to take time to appreciate the family and friends in your lives this holiday season, as we reflect on 2014 and make plans for a better, brighter year in 2015.
This week's newsletter is slightly abbreviated but provides information about holiday celebrations around our neighborhood as well as ways to give back to our community this holiday season. We'll resume the full Larson Report with the upcoming legislative session starting the week of January 5. We are getting geared up with ideas to improve our great state. If you have something you'd like to suggest or an issue you'd like us to tackle, please send it my way.
I wish you and your
family a Happy Holiday, and bright New Year!
During the holiday season, neighborhoods and homes light up with fantastic displays of reindeer, snowflakes, and beautifully decorated trees. But did you ever wonder how much of an impact the holiday festivities make on Wisconsin energy? According to Wisconsin Public Service, little changes in the way you celebrate can have big impacts on Wisconsin's energy savings.
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You may associate candy canes, and candy-cane flavored holiday treats with the Christmas season, but did you know that the first candy cane dates back to 1670 in Germany?
According to holiday lore, a choirmaster distributed sugar sticks bent into the shape of a shepherds' crook to quiet his young singers during Christmas services.
Today more than 1.76 billion candy canes are made for the holidays, enough to stretch from Santa Claus, Indiana, to North Pole, Alaska, and back again 32 times.
Holiday Events and Volunteer Opportunities
The holiday season provides many
opportunities to give back to our community. This winter, try
volunteering in one of our local food pantries, neighborhood shelters,
area health care organizations, or regional nonprofits. If you have one
in mind, they likely post such opportunities on their website. If you
want to see what is available in your community there are various
websites that try to centralize volunteer opportunities located in your
desired field of interest and Wisconsin region. More information about
such websites is provided below:
A program of the
Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, Inc., their mission is to promote the
interests and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector through
strengthening organizational capacity, expanding volunteerism, and
encouraging collaboration. They centralize volunteer opportunities
offered by nonprofits in the Milwaukee area.
Connects people, organizations, and resources to help
build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.
Idealist is independent of any government, political ideology, or
religious creed. This is a good starting place for finding volunteer
opportunities -- whether you are looking to get involved in your own
neighborhood or thousands of miles away.
The Holiday Season has officially begun in our neighborhood, and the community has started celebrating. Continue reading to see a list of family-friendly holiday events taking place throughout our neighborhoods around the holidays.
A Christmas Carol
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