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Thank You for an Amazing 2009

Thank you, happy new year,

Happy New Year!

We wanted to take a quick moment to say THANK YOU for an amazing 2009.  It has truly been a great year for Me and Holly.

  • We built a new studio in Whitefish Bay
  • We purchased Fitness Together in Mequon
  • We added amazing individuals to our team of trainers
  • We added new equipment and exercises to our arsenal
  • We updated the Mequon studio

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Overcoming Obviousness

patent, inventor, invention, technology

Announcement: Inventors' Forum
Next Meeting: March 3, 2010 at 5:30PM
To be held at: Marquette University High School
Room 127, Conference Center
3306 W. Michigan Street, Milwaukee
Topic: Funding Strategies for New Inventions
Speakers:
Mark Fuchs: Launching Products in a Global Marketplace
Dave Linz: Getting Government Funding
For more information visit our
website

Overcoming Obviousness

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Siberian Husky, Tasha

ADOPTED! Tasha is a stunning Siberian Husky and Border Collie mix available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society. A playful 9.5-year-old female, Tasha has a gorgeous, fluffy black and white coat and sweet brown eyes. Her smiles absolutely lights up a room.

 Like all of the dogs at WHS, Tasha has been spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. Visit her today at WHS, located at 45th and Wisconsin Avenue.

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H1N1 News

H1N1 Flu

National Influenza Vaccination Week is January 10-16, 2010 and the need for people to get immunized throughout the entire flu season is highlighted.  Flu vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu and its potentially severe complications.

This has been an unusual flu season with circulation of the H1N1 flu virus.  It is estimated that 47 million Americans have been infected with the H1N1 virus resulting in 213,000 hospitalizations and 9,820 deaths.  There have been 280 pediatric deaths which is three times what is seen in a typical flu season.  The H1N1 continues to hit children and young adults the hardest.

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A PIG-IN-A-POKE

A Pig-In-A-Poke is an idiom that originated in the late Middle Ages when instead of a suckling pig in the wriggling bag (poke), the seller would substitute a rat or a cat on the unsuspecting buyer. The phrase subsequently transformed over time in the English language to accepting an idea or a plan without fully understanding its basis. The question today is how applicable that phrase is to the voters who bought "Change You Can Believe In" and elected Barack Obama as our 44th President. Did they buy a Pig-In-A-Poke and are now feeling buyer’s remorse? It certainly appears so as the polls indicate that his approval rating has fallen to less than 50%, lower than any other elected President during his first year in office.

How could this happen? If the media and the public had dug deeper into Obama’s background would they have been surprised in to what he has apparently morphed? I personally doubt it. The "Bush Hatred Syndrome" had so overwhelmed both the general public and the media that it would have drowned out further Obama history as a Chicago politician with a history of playing to his audience of the moment.

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Sled Dogs Running at Veteran's Park

Door County Sled Dogs runs authentic, adult Siberian sled dog rides at Veteran's Park, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., in front of the open air pavilion near the Brady Street Bridge, weather permitting, each Sat. & Sun. from 11am until 1pm.  The cost for a ride is $10 per child and $15 per adult.  Dress warmly and bring your camera to remember this Yukon-like, jacklondian adventure on the scenic shores of  Lake Michigan.  Visit doorcountysleddogs.com or listen to their howling hotline at (414) 967-9677 for snow conditions and up-to-date information.

Sweetheart Shepherd Sadie

Sadie is an 8-year-old Shepherd mix whom the volunteers adore because she is sweet, gentle and always appreciative of her daily walks. She may be a senior, but she has a young heart and walks with a skip in her step!  She has been with us for a while, but don't miss this older girl. Sadie has an incredible demeanor and would be a great addition to a home where she can be the center of attention. She especially likes belly rubs.  Visit Sadie today at WHS, located at 45th & Wisconsin.

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT

"The man who produces while others dispose of his product is a slave." – Ayn Rand

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Train Show Up & Running at the Domes

The most popular show at the Mitchell Park Domes, the "Westward Ho" Train Show opened on Saturday, Jan 16 and will continue everyday until its last day, March 14.  One of the largest model train displays in the Midwest, the Domes Train show is a hit to people of all ages and some guests come back to see it several times during its 3-month run.  It is pure enjoyment and no one really knows what makes moving train displays so very, very soothingly captivating.  Maybe the fact that they always return, kind of like a good friend....For music fans the Domes will also serve as host to its "Music Under Glass" performers on Tuesday Night, Jan. 19 with "5 Card Studs"  considered the hardest working lounge band in the Midwest from 6:30-8:30 pm (for the reasonable general admission entrrance fee).   Lets see, we have moving model trains on over 500 ft. of track with live music all encased under the living beauty of the Mitchell Park Domes.  This makes sense to see. 

Lumen Christi Catholic School Open House February 4th

Lumen Christi Catholic School will be having an Open House on Thursday, February 4th, 2010.  It will be held from 6:00-8:00pm at the Thiensville campus, 116 N. Orchard Street, and the Mequon campus, 11300 N. St. James Lane.

There are many reasons to consider Lumen Christi Catholic School: a secure, faith-centered environment; a comprehensive, high-quality education; a partnership with parents to instill both values and knowledge.  Our doors are always open to families who want the unique benefits of a Catholic education.

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Best Beer Destinations

With the fire this week at Pizza Man in Milwaukee there have been a huge number of memories flooding in.  That gave me an idea.  Have readers send me their favorite Wisconsin beer destinations.  This can be your favorite spot to get a beer, favorite brewery tour or favorite festival.  In the comments please give me your favorites and I will compile and list on a later post.

Now is the time for some great spring seasonal beers to be hitting the shelves soon including Leinenkugels 1888 Bock, Sam Adams Noble Pils, and Sierra Nevada's Golden Bock.

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Opossum Survives Beating by Kids

A Milwaukee man brought a young Opossum to the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Wednesday night with a horrific story. He saw several children kicking and beating a helpless animal in an alley near Burnham Street. The man was able to rescue the tiny girl from the terrible abuse and immediately brought her to the WHS Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. The children ran off and were not apprehended.

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Go Red For Women

Heart Health

Friday, February 5, is "Go Red For Women" day and the whole month of February is American Heart Month.  Heart disease is the #1 killer of both men and women in the U.S. and is a major cause of disability.  In fact, an American will have a coronary event about every 25 seconds and about one will die every minute from one.  There are steps everyone can take to help reduce their chance of becoming a heart disease statistic.

The American Heart Association has set a new goal to focus on improving health factors and lifestyle behaviors.  The Heart Association has defined "ideal cardiovascular health" and identified seven health factors and lifestyle behaviors that support heart health.  These measures are called "Life's Simple 7" and are a simple step-by-step approach that will help everyone live a long, productive, healthy life -- something everyone would like to do.

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