CommunityShoppersLOGO
262.728.3424
WalCoSunday2016   StatelineNewsLogo2017   MessengerLogo2016

 

Friday, 21 July 2017 11:40

Little Britches, big rewards

Written by

STATELINE NEWS--Entering a show ring with an animal that weighs two, three or  four times your weight can be intimidating, exciting or both. Youngsters in the Little Britches contest are mostly resolute, showing a level of excitement that can be hard to duplicate in more seasoned competitors.

It’s usually the first experience in a show ring for the animal and the handler. That’s actually the purpose of this fun show, sponsored by the Rock County Dairy Promotion Council -- to provide a positive outcome for the youngsters.

Friday, July 21

   Rainbow Bridge Band, variety band, July 21, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.,  Janesville Moose Lodge 2701 Rockport Road, Janesville

Kevin Kennedy, performs July 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., on the patio, Evergreen Country Club, N6246 U.S. Highway 12, Elkhorn. 262-723-5722

   Open mic, July 21, from 7 p.m. to midnight, Hilltop International Pub, 121 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville. 608-290-2769.

   Mike Stone Trio, July 21, at 9:30 p.m., Bar 240 West, at the Abbey Resort, Fontana

Music at Harry’s Place with Dave Potter Trio, July 21, at 7 p.m. Harry Moore Pavilion, Riverside Park, Beloit. 608-362-0964, FriendsOfRiverfront.com

  Tom Stanfield, July 21, from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Bar West, The Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. 262-275-9084, TheAbbeyResort.com

Mike Williamson, July 21, The Butterfly, 5246 E. County Highway X, Beloit. 608-362-8577

  Floyd and Associates, July 21, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., public event, Main Stage at Voigt Music Center, 34 S. Main St., Janesville.608-756-0081, VoigtMusic.com

Duane Worden, July 21, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Merrill and Houston’s, 500 Pleasant St., Beloit. 608-313-0700, merrillandhoustons.com

A Rose Among Thorns, July 21, from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Cafe Carpe, 18 S. Water St. West, Fort Atkinson. 920-563-9391, CafeCarpe.com

The Holton Band, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. Sunset Park Band Shell, 200 Devendorf St., Elkhorn.

 

Saturday, July 22

   Live jazz band, July 22, from 7 p.m. to midnight, Hilltop International Pub, 121 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville. 608-290-2769

   Cesare Salad & the Spicy Croutons, July 22, 8 p.m. to midnight, Sports Page, 29-1/2 S. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. 262-723-5939

Tom Stanfield, July 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 240 West, and from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in Bar West at The Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. 262-275-9084, TheAbbeyResort.com

   Mike Stone Trio, July 22, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Studio Winery, 401 Sheridan Springs Road, Lake Geneva. 262-348-9100, StudioWinery.com

Karaoke, July 22, 9 p.m. till close, Snug Harbor, W7772 Wisconsin Parkway on Turtle Lake, Delavan. 608-883-6999

Mike Stone Trio, July 22, at 8:30 p.m., Ollies, 7305 McHenry St., Burlington

Triple D, July 22, from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Waterfront, The Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. 262-275-9084, TheAbbeyResort.com

Terry Sweet, July 22, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Frontier Restaurant, Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St, Delavan. 262-728-7950

Salvador Idaho, July 22, at 7 p.m., Phoenix Park Bandshell, 111 E. Wisconsin St., Delavan. PhoenixParkBandShell.com

Eric Lambert, July 22, at 7 p.m., Burlington Coffee House, 492 N. Pine St., Burlington. 262-661-4394, BurlingtonCoffeeHouse.com

Dave Rudolf, July 22, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)  ??Concerts On The Creek, 4500 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, 815-877-2576, SpringCreekUCC.org

Tracy Beck, July 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Bottle Shop, 617 W. Main St., Lake Geneva, 847-712-9687, TheBottleShopLakeGeneva.com

Music at the Lake with The Tenors, July 22 at 7:30 p.m., Ferro Pavilion, 350 Constance Blvd,m Williams Bay. George Williams College, Tickets:?262-245-8501

Corky Siegel and Howard Levy, July 22, from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Cafe Carpe, 18 S. Water St. West, Fort Atkinson. 920-563-9391, CafeCarpe.com

 

Sunday, July 23

BluesFest, July 23, with New Image at noon; Pops Fletcher and the Hucksters at 2 p.m. and Deja Blues at 4 p.m., Phoenix Park Bandshell, 111 E. Wisconsin St., Delavan. PhoenixParkBandShell.com

Burnin’Down the Docks with Chris Kohn, July 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Waterfront, The Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. 262-275-9084, TheAbbeyResort.com

 

Monday, July 24

Monday Night Open Jam, July 24, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., all ages welcome, Main Stage at Voigt Music Center, 34 S. Main St., Janesville.608-756-0081, VoigtMusic.com

Blue Monday featuring the Dave Potter Trio with an open jam, July 24, at 6:30 p.m., Grand Avenue Pub, 132 Grand Ave., Beloit. DavePotterMusic.net

 

Tuesday, July 25

Adult Conversation/Blues & Jazz, July  25, at 7:30 p.m., featuring Big Mac, Grand Avenue Pub, 132 W. Grand Ave., Beloit. 608-312-2363

 

Wednesday, July 26

   Rock and Roll Institute, July 26, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (music starts at 6 p.m.), Rockton River Market, Settler’s Park, on East Harwick Street, one block off Main Street, downtown Rockton

Open mic night, July 26, at 7 p.m., featuring Russ Doeil and friends — all local talent welcome, Grand Avenue Pub, 132 W. Grand Ave., Beloit. 608-312-2363

Glenn Davis, July 26, 8:45 p.m. to midnight, blues jam, Harry’s Place, 808 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. 262-248-3494

 Dave Potter Trio, July 26, from 7 p.m to 10 p.m., O’Riley and Conway’s, 214 W. Milwaukee St., Janesville. DavePotterMusic.net

The Lowest Pair, bluegrass, July 26, at 7 p.m., Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road, Rockford, 815-335-2915, SeversonDells.com

 Michelle Thomas and Soulmeme, July 26, at 7 p.m., jazz & soul, Menhall Band Pavilion in Central Park, 310 N. Main St. in Edgerton. ArtsCouncilEdgerton.com

 

Thursday, July 27

   East Troy Community Band, Thursday Night on the Square, July 27, at 7:30 p.m., on the square, County Highway ES and Wisconsin Highway 120, East Troy.

Concert in the Park, July 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Flat Iron Park, Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. 262-248-4416, LakeGenevaWI.com

East Troy Community Band, July 27,  at 7:30 p.m., East Troy çoncerts on the Square, highways ES?and 120, downtown East Troy. 

Blues and BBQ?Night with Glenn Davis and Pops Fletcher, July 27, from 7 p.m to 10 p.m.., Grand Avenue Pub, 132 W. Grand Ave., Beloit. 608-312-2363

Open mic night, July 27, with 6 p.m. signup, music from 6:30 p.m. through 9 p.m., Burlington Coffee House, 492 N. Pine St., Burlington. 262-661-4394

Monday Morning Dixie Band, July 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fibs, 105 W. Main St., Rockton, Illinois. 815-624-6018, MrFIBS.net

David Harlan, July 27, from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Waterfront, The Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. 262-275-9084, TheAbbeyResort.com

Mr. Meyer Band, July 27, at 6 p.m., Flat Iron Park, 201 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy the music along the lakefront.

 

Friday, July 28

Gary the Band, July 28, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Merrill and Houston’s, 500 Pleasant St., Beloit. 608-313-0700, merrillandhoustons.com

Lonesome Bill Camplin, July 28, from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Cafe Carpe, 18 S. Water St. West, Fort Atkinson. 920-563-9391, CafeCarpe.com

Kai anderson, July 28, at 7 p.m., Burlington Coffee House, 492 N. Pine St., Burlington. 262-661-4394, BurlingtonCoffeeHouse.com

   Open mic, July 28,  from 7 p.m. to midnight, Hilltop International Pub, 121 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville. 608-290-2769.

  Tom Stanfield, July 28, from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Bar West, The Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. 262-275-9084, TheAbbeyResort.com

Mike Williamson, July 28, The Butterfly, 5246 E. County Highway X, Beloit. 608-362-8577

Music at Harry’s Place with Westside Andy with Reverend Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys, July 28, at 7 p.m. Harry Moore Pavilion, Riverside Park, Beloit. 608-362-0964, FriendsOfRiverfront.com

   Hickory Road Band, country, July 28, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Janesville Moose Lodge 2701 Rockport Road, Janesville

Glenn Davis and the Blues Commission, July 28, at 9 p.m., Phoenix Park Bandshell, 111 E. Wisconsin St., Delavan. PhoenixParkBandShell.com

Dave Ciccantelli performs July 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., on the patio, Evergreen Country Club, N6246 U.S. Highway 12, Elkhorn. 262-723-5722

10 String Symphany, July 28, from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Cafe Carpe, 18 S. Water St. West, Fort Atkinson. 920-563-9391, CafeCarpe.com

 

Friday-Sunday, July 28-30

Shake the Lake Music Festival, July 28-30, Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan. Ttribute bands U2 Zoo! and Trippin Billies, the nation’s premier Dave Matthews tribute act. Saturday it’s all about the 80’s with music, a Prince tribute band and a costume contest. Sunday is ’70s music day with the Big Al Wetzel Band and the Chicago tribute band, Chicago Tribute Anthology. Plus the Walworth County Bags Tournament Championship, carnival games, and food trucks.

 

Saturday, July 29

Tom Stanfield, July 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 240 West, and from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in Bar West at The Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. 262-275-9084, TheAbbeyResort.com

   Live jazz band, July 29, from 7 p.m. to midnight, Hilltop International Pub, 121 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville. 608-290-2769

   Frank & Co. Band, July 29, from 9 a.m. to noon,Beloit Farmers Market, downtown Beloit at State Street and Grand Avenue.

Karaoke, July 29, 9 p.m. till close, Snug Harbor, W7772 Wisconsin Parkway on Turtle Lake, Delavan. 608-883-6999

Terry Sweet, 29, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Frontier Restaurant, Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St, Delavan. 262-728-7950

Patte Lund, July 29, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)  ??Concerts On The Creek, 4500 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, 815-877-2576, SpringCreekUCC.org

Mile 134 shoe, July 29, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., public event, Main Stage at Voigt Music Center, 34 S. Main St., Janesville.608-756-0081, VoigtMusic.com

John Statz, July 29, at 7 p.m., Burlington Coffee House, 492 N. Pine St., Burlington. 262-661-4394, BurlingtonCoffeeHouse.com

Classics Night, July 29, with Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra and the Delavan Darien High School Summer Strings at 7 p.m., Phoenix Park Bandshell, 111 E. Wisconsin St., Delavan. PhoenixParkBandShell.com

Paul Zanello Combo, July 29, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Studio Winery, 401 Sheridan Springs Road, Lake Geneva. 262-348-9100, StudioWinery.com

 

Saturday-Sunday, July 29-30

Music on the Patio, July 29-30, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Waterfront Restaurant on Brown’s Lake, 31100 Weiler Road, Burlington. 262-763-9989

 

Sunday, July 30

Burnin’ Down the Docks with the Mike Stone Trio, July 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Waterfront, The Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. 262-275-9084, TheAbbeyResort.com

   Frank & Co. Band, July 30, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Hammy’s Roadside Bar, 2131 Center Ave., Janesville

Music at the Lake with The Berenstain Bears Live! in “Family Matters, The Musical,” July 30 at 4 p.m., Ferro Pavilion, 350 Constance Blvd,m Williams Bay. George Williams College, Tickets:?262-245-8501

Rosie & the Rivets, July 30 and Cruising Car Show at 1 p.m., Phoenix Park Bandshell, 111 E. Wisconsin St., Delavan. PhoenixParkBandShell.com

Mike Stone Trio, July 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., The Abbey Resort,  Burning Down the Docks, Fontana

Mike Stone Trio, July 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tammy's Pizza & Pasta, 6817 State Park Road, Spring Grove, Ilinois

 

Monday, July 31

Monday Night Open Jam, July 31, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., all ages welcome, Main Stage at Voigt Music Center, 34 S. Main St., Janesville.608-756-0081, VoigtMusic.com

Blue Monday featuring the Dave Potter Trio with Rodney Brown, July 31, at 6:30 p.m., Grand Avenue Pub, 132 Grand Ave., Beloit. DavePotterMusic.net

 

 

Friday, 14 July 2017 12:21

Restaurants that come to you

Written by

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- In the midst of a busy weekend at Babe Mann Park last month during Elkhorn Community Days, Mariann Hunter, executive director of United Way of Walworth County -- whose agency helped coordinate the event -- managed to make time for a hot breakfast that was close, quick and delicious. She found it at one of the food trucks on the grounds.

“The Rodeo Wagon had the best breakfast burritos. You could add bacon or chorizo to your egg, cheese and potato burrito,” Hunter wrote in an email.

Hunter and her family were at the park early for the annual walk and run benefitting the local United Way, and she said other families who worked up an appetite after running or walking also were sampling food truck fare. More food trucks, from El Chile Caliente and Jakarta Café to Rolling Cones and Gourmet Kettle Korn, set up shop as the day progressed, so visitors could find food for lunch and dinner.

“There was something for everyone,” Hunter said. “My kids all had homemade milkshakes and I had the best steak taco with avocado sauce -- yum.”

Jenna Gough, assistant director at the Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce, an organizer of Community Days, said the trucks offered kind of a “custom catering” approach for diners.

“People like the convenience of them coming to you, and it’s a fun way to sample food,” she said. “I went for the classic at Lefty’s Chicago Style Hot Dogs that day, but this gave people an opportunity to try some new things, too.”

Lefty’s already has a summer-season stand along U.S. Highway 12 in Elkhorn, but its location isn’t easily seen from the road, and first-time customers tend to stumble upon it, said Dona Mann, whose daughter, Karlee Mann, owns the business.

Dona Mann said her daughter decided to expand by adding the more visible food truck this year. 

While Karlee Mann is at the stand this summer, Dona Mann will be operating the truck. Besides showing up at events around the county, the truck can be found outside Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays.

Dona Mann said the truck was purchased from a Delavan restaurant and tweaked to prepare the hot dogs, burgers, milkshakes and smothered fries on Lefty’s menu.

Food trucks aren’t cheap, although operating costs are lower than for a standing restaurant. The food truck website Roaming Hunger advertises vehicles for sale ranging from $15,000 for a simple food trailer or cart to $269,000 for a food truck fashioned from a DC-3 airliner fuselage and designed to look like the Space Shuttle.   

But interest is booming. The food truck industry grew at an annual rate of 7.9 percent from 2011 to 2016, according to a May article in The Economist, which notes there are about 4,000 food trucks around the country.

Kay-Tee Olds, owner of Rodeo Wagon, said she’s increased employee shifts at her Madison-based food cart business from six to eight shifts per week to 17 in one year. Rodeo Wagon has traveled to events in Green Bay, Eau Claire and Monroe.

The workload isn’t lightened for food truck operators like Louis and Cari Ortega, whose Milwaukee-based food truck, La Guacamaya, was at Bands, Bites & Beer, an event at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan last month.

“The part that is challenging would be the long hours that are put in every day to shop for supplies, prep the food, set up the kitchen and then taking down and cleaning up everything at the end of the day. There is also quite a bit of paperwork involved with licensing, permits and applications for each event, as well as the bookkeeping/accounting side of running a business,” Cari Ortega wrote in an email.

Some businesses, like Rodeo Wagon, have a base kitchen apart from their carts from which they prepare their food. Most, however, use the tighter quarters of a food truck kitchen, where workers have to make every inch count.

“We have learned how to organize everything better to make the most of the space we have,” Ortega said. “We have a hot station, cold station, refrigerator, freezer, grill burners, deep fryer, a three-compartment sink, a hand sink and shelving. We have our own work areas for the most part and are able to work well around each other. There is a lot of side-stepping.”

Bigger cities, like Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago, have restrictions on where and when food trucks can operate. Because of their mobile nature, many food truck operators use social media to let customers know their locations and hours.     

Facebook posts often serve as word-of-mouth for the mobile businesses, widening the travel range.

Milwaukee-based Marco Pollo Global Cluck Truck also was at Lake Lawn last month, but it has traveled to points as far as Madison, Racine, Sheboygan and Oshkosh for events, company parties and even a wedding.

“Food trucks are great for weddings and parties because guests get good food, personalized service and a fun atmosphere for minimal cost compared to traditional catering,” Stewart Lerner, a co-owner of Marco Pollo, said in an email. “Customers enjoy being able to talk with the people who create and cook the food they are eating, which doesn’t typically happen in a restaurant setting. And since our menu is limited, we can focus on making everything we serve the best quality possible for our customers.”

Marco Pollo’s internationally inspired menu includes gua bao --braised and spiced pork in a soft bun -- as well as egg rolls, crispy chicken and steak nachos.

Vanessa Lenz, executive director of the East Troy Chamber of Commerce, said one of the most popular food trucks featured at several of East Troy’s First Friday events on the square is Meat on the Street, a Milwaukee-based Filipino vendor whose menu includes marinated meat on a stick, rice bowls topped with meat and lumpia or egg rolls.

 “Many of the truck owners specialize in one particular style of food,” said Gerard Prendergast, director of food and beverage at Lake Lawn. “Their fare has the allure of fast food, but still almost fine dining because owners put their own unique twist to it. A hot dog is no longer just a hot dog. They use different types of meat, sauces, bread.”

At Rodeo Wagon, whose menu Olds describes as “Southern dining with a foodie flair,” an optional topping for both burgers and salads is Texas caviar, a homemade blend of tomatoes, black beans, black-eyed peas and onions blended with oil and vinegar.

“Part of the appeal of food trucks and a trend in dining in general is that people are looking for micro-cuisines that feature local foods with a twist,” Olds said. “People want fresh food.”

Olds even has adapted her menu to customer requests.

“People asked if we could put bacon on the triple-cheesy mac,” she said.

Friday, 14 July 2017 12:17

Horsepower drives doctor’s retirement

Written by

JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Dan Peterson spent his 36-year medical career mending people’s hearts and bodies. The rural Janesville man still builds and fixes things, but now he works on horse-drawn carriages.

And he’s finally building his first carriage since talking his wife, Susan, into moving to a farm on Polzin Road in 1980.

“I have done repairs on carriages and have replaced brakes on competition carriages, but only a few people in the U.S. can survive economically making carriages,” Peterson, 71, said. “Most high-level carriages come from Poland. In fact, the brakes I am installing on my carriage I ordered from Poland. It is much cheaper to buy a finished carriage at auction or at a dealer than to make it yourself.”

But fate played a part in him tackling such a project from scratch.

“I got involved in making this carriage because two years ago I went to an estate auction in Pontiac, Illinois,” Peterson said. “This man had made and restored carriages. I had no interest in buying anything. During the auction, the auctioneer went into a room where there were about a dozen newly made, wooden wheels in classic wheelwright technique. They were stunning. Normally, these wheels would cost $500 each. I bought a big pair for $105 and a small pair for $110. So, after a few months looking at them in my shop, I decided, ‘Hey, go nuts, make something useful and beautiful.’”

“I am a somewhat ‘kinky’ woodworker,” Peterson said, explaining it this way. “I have saved saw logs from our woods for 30 years. We mill and dry them and I especially like wood with dramatic grain, knots and irregularities. The upstairs inside of our studio barn is paneled in cherry from our woods, and some is kinky.

“I am using this wood, oak and cherry, for the carriage,” he added. “It requires special attention to whether a panel will go goofy after installed. I think it will be fun, especially for me. There also are panels on both sides from zebra wood veneer that you can’t get any longer.”

It’s simply the latest pursuit for a man who seldom slows down.

“I encouraged my wife to move to a farm near Janesville … she was skeptical,” Peterson said about a property that has ranged in size from 50 to 80 acres. “We redid the whole place and raised kids, cattle, sheep and horses, keeping only the horses after our children grew.”

The Petersons have raised 56 foals, starting with draft horses.

“We went on to Percheron draft horses crossed with a thoroughbred, and in the next generation, Warmbloods, like Oldenberg, Swedish Warmblood and Hanoverian,” Peterson said. “I do my own hay harvesting and depend on helpful neighbors for everything else.”

Horses and busy country life are nothing new for Peterson, who grew up on a dairy farm near Alexandria, Minnesota.

“My grandfather came to Rockford from Sweden in about 1890,” Peterson said. “He was a teamster, which meant he had a team of horses and hauled freight. He moved with his wife and kids to Carlos, Minnesota, in 1914 and started farming there. My father eventually took over the farm, and I grew up there with horses my dad had.”

Peterson attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry. He went to Stanford Medical School, followed by two years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

“I planned to go back to Stanford but got interested in working in a smaller community and came to Janesville in 1977,” he said, joining Riverview Clinic (which in 1991 merged with Dean Clinic of Madison), where he worked in internal medicine, cardiology and critical care, retiring in 2014.

And that’s allowed him to devote even more time to his longtime activities on the farm, where the couple started collecting carriages in 1990.

“We had these nice driving horses and needed to have a job for them,” Peterson said. “About that time we went to the Villa Louis carriage competition in Prairie du Chien … I was hooked. I was working one day and asked Susan to go to an auction south of Milwaukee. She came back with three special, expensive carriages. The best one is a Brewster panel boot Victoria built in 1905 with detailed information about orderer, address, color, upholstery, etc. They (Brewsters) were the Ferrari of 1905.”

The Petersons also have competed in horse-drawn carriage competitions several times a year.

“We do pleasure shows consisting of several classes judged on driving skill, speed and accuracy through obstacles and appearance,” he said. “We also do CDEs (combined driving events), which are similar to eventing for ridden horses. One phase is dressage, the second a cones competition and the third a marathon.”

The couple, who recently returned from a show in British Columbia, Canada, have traveled a lot, meeting some famous people along the way, including Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth of England.

“He started the sport of combined driving about 1975,” Peterson said. “Susan and I met him three years ago when we went to the Windsor horse show. We sat next to his groom at dinner. She verified that five days a week he showed up at the stable at 7 a.m., not 7:01 or 7:02, to drive his team of four ponies for an hour. He was 92 at the time.”

Peterson belongs to the Dairyland Driving Club, an organization dedicated to support horse driving enthusiasts in Wisconsin, and the couple hosts many social gatherings.

“We set up pleasure drives in state parks and private venues,” he said about the club. “We endorse and support driving competitions, we have a distance driving category, we support Old World Wisconsin and driving events like Wade House in August and Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien in September.

“Our carriage barn/studio was planned specifically to support horse-related events as well as musical events such as concerts,” he said. “Last year we had a driver proficiency event sponsored by the Carriage Association of America to certify safe carriage drivers. We have had six musical concerts, from classical piano duets to a collection of holiday treats.”

Friday, 07 July 2017 14:51

Yoga is going places

Written by

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Looking for a yoga class? One may be as close as your neighborhood park, local beach or even nearby farm.

Yoga instructors are seeing a surge of interest in the centuries-old practice for a variety of reasons, from reducing stress and building a body-mind connection to losing weight and strengthening balance.

Local2LocalC

ADVERTISEMENT

Place An Ad

Placing an ad online is easy, just click here to get started!

Latest Jobs at Walworth County Careers

Community Calendar

August 2018
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31

cvcanim
ADVERTISEMENT

afcp new
ADVERTISEMENT

paperchain new
ADVERTISEMENT

wfcp newADVERTISEMENT