JANESVILLE -- The Rock Aqua Jays are looking to add another trophy to their collection.
The Aqua Jays are gearing up to host the Division 1 Show Ski National Championships from Friday, Aug. 12, through Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 at RAJ Stadium in Traxler Park in Janesville.
IF YOU GO: The Tallman Arts Festvial, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at the Lincoln Tallman House grounds in Janesville. www.RCHS.us
ELKHORN -- The stars of the dog show -- that poofy-haired Pekinese, the easygoing beagle, the eager-to-please golden Labrador -- make it look so easy, posing for the judges while their handlers accept the ribbons and accolades.
But organizers know that to put on a good show, it takes dedication, a lot of behind-the-scenes work and sometimes even a little bit of string cheese.
JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Traditionally, 4-H has been a showcase for farm families and country kids.
But a growing number of city dwellers are involved in everything from craft projects to raising livestock.
Many Rock County 4-H members live in urban areas, according to Megan Rebout, 4-H youth development adviser.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Editor’s note: Saving Downtown is an award-winning series by freelance writer Lisa Schmelz exploring how Walworth County communities are breathing new life into their historic downtown districts. This is the seventh installment.
Visit other towns in the Saving Downtown series by going online to communityshoppers.com/tag/Saving-downtown.
David John Dietrich, a classically trained artist, recently purchased one of the 16 historic buildings that once served as the main artery of downtown Darien. He opened the doors to his gallery in March with an exhibition, bringing storefront occupancy on this lonely stretch of the past to 53 percent.
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