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All Paddock Lake beaches open again for swimming

All beaches on Paddock Lake are again open for swimming Tuesday after results from tests taken Monday showed safe E.coli levels. The latest reading at the last closed beach, the Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach on the south side of the lake, was 17 E.coli/100 mL. A reading of 300 E.coli/100 mL prompts a swimming advisory and a […]

Pringle Nature Center hosting Celebrate Lake Michigan and Perseids events Friday

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be hosting two events on Friday, Aug. 14: Pringle will be a part of Celebrate Lake Michigan Day on Friday, Aug. 14, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Lake Michigan Day is a time set aside to consider our connection to Lake Michigan’s freshwater resources. Pringle is celebrating by having a bird […]

2015 Twin Lakes Movies in the Park season continues July 31

Twin Lakes 2015 season of its free Movies in the Park series continues Friday, July 31 with Lego Movie. These movies are shown at the Lance Park Amphitheater, beginning at dusk The whole season line-up is here.

Pringle to host invasive species workday July 25

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding an Invasive Species Workday on Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Want to help with parkland restoration or use cool tools? Students or Scouts, do you need to earn some community service hours? With the help of volunteers, undesirable non-native, invasive plants are […]

Pringle to host invasive species workday, backyard campout and telescope night June 27

The Pringle Nature Center will be a busy place June 27, with three events going on throughout the day: An Invasive Species Workday will take place on Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. Want to help with parkland restoration or use cool tools? Students or scouts, do you need to earn some community service […]

DNR hosting Outdoor Day June 20

A Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Day will take place Saturday, June 20 at Burlington Conservation Club from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your family and join the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Burlington Conservation Club to help promote the safe and wise use of natural resources. Children and adults will be able to come […]

Lilly Lake boat launch open again after re-construction

The reconstruction of the public boat launch on Lilly Lake is complete and the launch open for use again. The launch was closed since May 16 when work began. Worked ended right on schedule. Wheatland received 50 percent funding for the project from a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Recreational Boating Facilities Grant. The Town Board […]

2015 Twin Lakes Movies in the Park season continues June 19

Twin Lakes 2015 season of its free Movies in the Park series continues Friday, June 19 with Heaven is for Real. These movies are shown at the Lance Park Amphitheater, beginning at dusk The whole season line-up is here.

Pringle to host Father’s Day Summer Solstice Celebration June 21

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Father’s Day Summer Solstice Celebration on Sunday, June 21, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Bring your dad out as we celebrate the Summer Solstice and Father’s Day. Participants will learn how cultures around the world celebrate the solstice and father’s in the animal realm. Thee will […]

2015 Twin Lakes Movies in the park season continues June 5

Twin Lakes 2015 season of its free Movies in the Park series continues Friday, June 5 with Maleficent . This movies are shown at the Lance Park Amphitheater, beginning at dusk. The whole season line-up is here.

Pringle Nature Center to host concert and bat program on Saturday

The Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be hosting two events Saturday, May 30. First, the center will be holding a Stage Opening Concert on Saturday, at 2 p.m. The newest addition to the nature center will be dedicated. Included in the festivities will be a concert by Joan Hammel, who is an award winning […]

Paddock Lake on state list of lakes to improve panfish populations

Paddock Lake is one of 100 lakes statewide targeted for measures to pump up panfish populations that will be put before attendees at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Spring Fish and Wildlife Public Hearing on April 13. A Wisconsin Conservation Congress annual meeting will take place Monday starting at 7 p.m. at the Bristol School gym, 20121 […]

Pringle Nature Center to host storytime hike about trees April 4

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Nature Story Time Hike: A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry on Saturday, April 4, 10 to 11 a.m. I f you have a tree, you can climb up its trunk, roll in its leaves, or hang a swing from one of its limbs. Cows […]

Pringle to host inflatable planetarium event Feb. 28

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Leave No Child Inside: Sky’s the Limit on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. Come and explore the night sky during the daytime. Participants will use the inflatable StarLab Planetarium to look at the night sky and see what causes the seasons. Space is […]

Pringle Nature Center to host Valentine’s Snowshoe Candlelight Hike Feb. 14

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Valentine’s Snowshoe Candlelight Hike on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the winter wonderland at night with family, friends, and loved ones while on the candlelight trail at Bristol Woods County Park. Warm up afterwards by the crackling fire and refreshments will be […]

Lake Shangri-la’s 46th Annual Ice Fishing Derby coverage (PHOTOS)

Note: The organizers of this event have advertised it with westofthei.com — DH. Lake Shangri-la’s 46th Annual Ice Fishing Derby — “the biggest little fishing derby in the world” — got under way today. The event continues Sunday. More information is available here. Following are some more photos from the today’s activities:

County to host youth ice fishing derby at KD Park on Jan. 17

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and Kenosha County Parks invite all youth age 16 and younger to participate in the 3rd Annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby at the KD Park on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 7 a.m. until noon. KD Park is located at 8530 352nd Ave. (Highway KD). Registration is $2 at the event. Cash […]

Pringle to host snowshoe hike on Jan. 10

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Guided Snowshoe Hike on Saturday, Jan. 10, 1 p.m. Join the Pringle Naturalist for a guided hike through the snow covered woods. Snowshoes will be provided; this is a great way to try a new sport without having to buy expensive equipment. There must be […]

Is your ice shanty stuck? Consult with the DNR

If your ice shanty is still on a local, but you can’t move it due to continue cold, cold, cold weatrher here, the Department of Naturdal Resources wants to hear from you. From a Warden Wire article published this week: The Department of Natural Resources and the conservation wardens understand the predicament facing some ice […]

Lake Shangri-la Fishing Derby is Jan. 25-26

Note: The organizers of this event have advertised it with westofthei.com — DH. Lake Shangri-la’s 45th Annual Ice Fishing Derby — “the biggest little fishing derby in the world” –will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25 and 26. There will be hourly door prizes and fishing prizes. Derby raffle prizes include […]

Pringle to host Nature Story Time Hike Saturday

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Nature Story Time Hike on Saturday, Jan. 4, 10 to 11 a.m. Participants will hear a story about experiencing the woods in wintertime. After the story participants will go on a hike with activities tied to the story. This activity is free.

Snowmobile trail system re-opened

The additional snow of the last few days has allowed the Kenosha County snowmobile trail system to be re-opened, according to the recording at the trail hotline. The Kenosha County snowmobile trail hotline is: 671-4944.

Paddock Lake holiday festivities are Dec. 14

Paddock Lake is hosting its first lighted holiday parade on Saturday, Dec. 14. The parade will start at 4 p.m. After the parade travels from McAlonan Park on the west side of the village to Village Hall on the east side (same route as the July 4 bike parade), there will be time to visit […]

Ice House Trail addition in Silver Lake is complete

The Silver Lake Ice House Trail addition to connect the trail through Silver Lake County Park to a residential neighborhood in Silver Lake is open, the county executive’s office announced this week: “With this additional segment, the Silver Lake Ice House Trail is about a mile in length,”County Executive Jim Kreuser said. “It’s a wonderful […]

The British (were) coming!

Note: Above video by Earlene Frederick. It includes interviews with re-enactors and plenty of sights and sounds from the weekend. The next best thing to being there! The sons and daughters of the American Revolution lived once again this past Saturday and Sunday during the North West Territory Alliance’s Revolutionary War Reenactment at Fox River […]

Tractor safety education for youth available

Racine, Kenosha and Walworth Counties will be collaborating to provide tractor safety education for youth ages 12-16. The course will be a total of 24 hours in length. This course is required by Wisconsin for any youth between the ages of 12 and 16 that will be driving farm machinery on public roads. The tractor […]

Composting seminar set for May 30 in Silver Lake

Jo Lasdasky will be conducting a seminar on composting at the conference room at Peoples Bank in Slver Lake Village Hall on Thursday, May 30,  at 7 p.m. (Note: Location has been changed. — DH). Lasdasky is a certified master gardener and a certified master composter with the State of Wisconsin. Even if you know a […]

Salem Water Patrol to host boater’s safety course

A boater’s safety course sponsored by the Salem Water Patrol and the state Department of Natural Resources will be held June 8 and 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Salem Fire/Rescue-Trevor Station. This class wil teach you the basics of boating, boating laws and regulations so that you have a safe and fun boating […]

Volunteers sought for County Dog Parks clean-up April 6

The Friends of the Kenosha County Dog Parks will be hosting a “Scoop the Poop” Spring Clean- up Day at all three of the Kenosha County Dog Parks. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, April 6, at the three dog parks: the Harris Family Dog Park, 24100 75th St., […]

Trees available through county tree program

A wide variety of trees and shrubs are available for sale through the Kenosha County Tree Program. Kenosha County has offered these native species for more than 25 years and, in that time, nearly one million trees have been sold. The purpose of the program is to promote conservation and to help area residents to […]

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