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Westosha Lakes Church seeking sponsors for backpack project

The Helping Hands Food Pantry at Westosha Lakes Church is looking for help sponsoring students for its “Back to School Backpack Project”. The pantry is looking for sponsors who would be interested in purchasing a backpack along with some school supplies. You will be provided the list of supplies to purchase with an approximate total […]

Junior Aquanuts to host breast cancer benefit show

The Junior Aquanut Team has announced that they will host a benefit show to support breast cancer. The event is being held on Wednesday July 24th at 6:00 pm at Lance Park Beach off of E Main St. in Twin Lakes. The team will be working with the Susan G. Komen foundation to raise money […]

Boy Scout Eagle project collecting bike for new Sharing Center program

Alexander Nelson, a Boy Scout from Salem Troop 328, is organizing a bike drive for The Sharing Center. Nelson is collecting used, adult bikes in good working condition. The bikes will be used to start a free-rental program for the The Sharing Center clients who do not have other transportation. You can drop off bikes Saturday, […]

Westosha Lakes Church accepting donations for food pantry

Westosha Lakes Church in Paddock Lake will be sponsoring a 4th Annual Holiday Food Pantry on Friday Nov. 9 at Central High School in Paddock Lake. This annual event is a joint venture with Westosha Lakes church, area businesses, local high schools, private donors, and the community at large. The event is volunteer operated with all […]

Sale and raffle to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Mary’s Angels will be raising raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in loving memory of Mary Chapman  from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 at 1075 Highland Dr, Twin Lakes. A garage sale will take place Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations at this location will also be accepted, so clean out […]

A word from our sponsors: Dusti Grenus wins car in Wilmot Auto Service giveaway

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Dusti Grenus was the winner of the a car in the Wheels to Prosper car giveaway, Wilmot Auto Service owners Dwayne and Cindy Garwood have announced. Grenus was selected in a drwaing among two finalists in the giveaway. The 15 nominations received were narrowed to […]

County Dog Park in Paddock lake to be named for local veterinarian’s family

Paddock Lake based veterinarian Bill Harris has been helping dogs and other pets in the area for 30 years. Now he has found a way to say thank you and benefit those dogs — and their owners — in a long-term way. Harris recently made a donation of $12,500 to support the county operated dog park inside Old […]

Registration open for blood drive at Community Library, Salem

The Blood Center of Wisconsin will sponsor a blood drive at the Community Library, Salem branch, on Thursday, July 12. The drive will run from 3 to 7 p.m. Registration is preferred but walk-ins are also welcome. Registration begins June 21, call 262-843-3348. Community Library, Salem branch, is located at 24615 89th St., (southeast corners of Highways 83 […]

Wilmot Auto Service accepting entries for car giveaway

Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Dwayne and Cindy Garwood, owners of Wilmot Auto Service, are part of a nationwide car giveaway and they’re looking for deserving people in the community for this opportunity. To nominate someone that you feel is deserving of receiving a car, send a full detailed letter about […]

Volunteers fill back packs to combat childhood hunger

About 40 volunteers came to Paris School Saturday to fill about 500 back packs with food designed to help children in households where food may be scarce as part of a Catholic Financial Life fraternal organization community service project. The project was part of Catholic Financial Life’s participation in Join Hands Day, a national event sponsored […]

Bingo benefit will help buy adapted swings for special ed students

A Swing into Spring bingo fundraiser will be held at Wheatland Center School on Friday, May 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Bingo will start at 6 p.m. The money raised will help purchase swings for children with special needs who attend school at Wheatland. Tickets are $12 and include: 3 Bingo Cards,  1 Raffle Ticket, […]

Wilmot HS seeking Hall of Fame nominees

Wilmot Union High School is currently seeking applicants for its Hall of Fame. In order to be eligible for this honor, candidates must have graduated from Wilmot Union High School in 2001 or earlier. Candidates meeting this sole criterion will then be judged based upon the following: Leadership. Achievements. Service to his/her community. Other factors […]

Paddock Lake Area Lions Club’s Annual Flower Sale begins

The Paddock Lake Area Lions Club will begin taking orders for roses and mixed boquets now through April 3. All flowers — roses of one color, mixed roses and spring bouquets — are $17 each. Delivery will be on Wednesday, April 25, just in time for Administrative Assistants Day. However, you may order for anyone you […]

Pitter Patter to accept donations at Lakeside SuperValu

Pitter Patter Animal Rescue , a 501(c)3 organization, at 220 E Lake Street Silver Lake will be at Lakeside SuperValu in Paddock Lake on Saturday Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. collecting donations Pitter Patters is a no kill rescue that survives on donations from the community.Needed supplies include: paper towels, cleaning supplies, dish/hand […]

Westosha Kiwanis votes to approve division change

The Westosha Kiwanis Club Board of Directors has voted unanimously to approve a move from WI-UM Kiwanis Division One to WI-UM Kiwanis Division Two. WI-UM Kiwanis is the District that Westosha Kiwanis Club is part of and stands for Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Kiwanis Clubs. The move will need to be agreed upon by both Boards of […]

The Sharing Center seeking sponsors for dinner only Christmas baskets

The Sharing Center has 80 senior citizens and adult couples  needing Christmas baskets at the center’s annual Christmas distribution to be held on Dec. 17. These baskets need not contain gifts since they are for adults, explained Susanne I. Wilczek, executive director, The Sharing Center. What is needed is a complete dinner, such as turkey, […]

Special Olympics Polar Plunge announces date and new location

Special Olympics Wisconsin-Southeastern Region will host its 13 th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 11  with a new Plunge name and location . The Southeastern WI Polar Plunge (formerly known as the Pleasant Prairie Plunge) will be held at The Brat Stop, in Kenosha. A giant pool will be set up in The Brat […]

Salem School Student Senate conducts food drive

The Salem School Student Senate has been conducting a food drive recently in which all classes in the school have participatd. The food will be donated to The Sharing Center. Homerooms competed against each other to see who collected the most food.

The Sharing Center distributes Thanksgiving meals

The Sharing Center distributed Thanksgiving meals to over 200 families today at Holy Name Church-WIlmot. In the annual program, families are adopted by spopnsors, who purchase the food for a holiday meal. The food is then anonymously given to the recipients. The center conducts a similar program for Christmas. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact the center at 262-997-0783 or szweedyk@thesharingcenter.net. Note: […]

Helping Hands Holiday Food Pantry distributes to about 300

Friday’s Helping Hands Holiday Food Pantry will hopefully have made the season a little brighter for many in need. Westosha Lakes Church, Christ Lutheran Church, New Life Bible Church, Central High School and Wilmot High School teamed together along with many hands and feet to transport, unload, organize, pack and distribute food to approximately 300 families […]

Event this weekend to benefit Mike Devries

A benefit for the Mike Devries Foundation will take place Nov. 19 at the Brat Stop-Parkway Chateau (entrance C) and feature food, games, live music, magic, raffles and other fun. Mike Devries,  a Lily Lake resident, was involved in an accident in Feb. 2008 when his truck hit black ice and rolled over. Devries is now  paralyzed from the waste […]

Group offering help with Thanksgiving meal for those in need

In these tough economic times, could you use some help putting a Thanksgiving meal on the table? If you’re answer is yes, a coalition of area churches, businesses, Central and Wilmot high schools and other groups and individuals stand ready to help. The groups have been collecting food for the holiday meal that they plan to distrubute […]

The Sharing Center finds enough Thanksgiving sponsors

Last week, The Sharing Center was short 77 sponsors for its Thanksgiving basket program. But thanks to publicity about the deficit that appeared in local media (including westofthei.com) that shortfall has been closed. In fact, the center now has five more willing sponsors than it needs, said Susanne Wilczek, the center’s executive director, speaking at […]

Bowls ‘n’ Bakers 2011 coverage

With the snow flying for a while in the morning, and then again during the early afternoon, and a chilly nip in the air, today was a good day for some soup. Those who attended the 2011 Bowls ‘n’ Bakers event at Bristol Oaks Country Club Thursday had ample chance to maximize that opportunity. Meals On Wheels and The Westosha […]

Bowls ‘n Bakers soup contest is Thursday

Meals On Wheels and The Westosha Community Center along with their sponsor PATS Services, Inc.will host the the 2011 Bowls ‘n Bakers event  Thursday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Bristol Oaks Country Club, 16801 75th St. (Highway 50), Bristol. This soup tasting contest will feature soups from these area restaurants: 75th Street Inn, Bacon Cheeseburger. […]

Paris School staff raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation were given by Paris School staff on behalf of Anthony, a student at Paris School. On Saturday, Sept. 71, several staff members participated in the JDRF Kohl’s Walk to Cure Diabetes at the Milwaukee County Zoo. JDRF is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1diabetes. It […]

TOPS Club Walk/run will benefit Capt. Novaez fund

Southeastern Wisconsin chapters of TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight loss support organization, will host a 3K walk and 5K run/walk at RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, Sat., Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Captain David and Kristin Novaez Scholarship fund. The couple, both area high […]

The Sharing Center seeks holiday program sponsors

The Sharing Center is seeking sponsors to help with the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner baskets programs. Sponsors are asked to provide all the necessary and, not so necessary, food items for complete Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. In addition, at Christmas time gifts will be given to all children 18 and under. Sponsors may call or […]

Church organizing community baby shower

Again this year, Holy Cross Church Saint Vincent de Paul group, is organizing a Community Baby Shower to benefit the Sharing Center in Paddock Lake. Last year’s shower was incredibly successful. Our community was able to supply the Sharing Center with enough baby supplies to last six months. This year’s effort is in need of […]

“Labor of Love Day” Music Festival for suicide prevention is Sunday

The 2nd Annual “Labor of Love Day” Music Festival, to benefit the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, in memory of Jamie Leigh Wilson and all others lost to suicide and depression will take place from 11 a.m to 6 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 4, at New Munster Park. This year’s festival promises to be a […]

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