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Friday, 15 September 2017 08:44

Let's Get Pickled

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STATELINE NEWS--At Bushel & Peck’s Local Market in downtown Beloit, some of the most popular items sold -- cherry bomb hot sauce, cherry lavender jelly, classic dill pickles and pickled beets -- are made in the market’s own preservation kitchen.

The foods prepared in that kitchen, which began operating in 2010, fit in with the locally sourced milk, cheese, meats and more offered in the market. And many of the finished products, like the hot sauce, also are used in food served at the market’s café. 

Friday, 15 September 2017 08:32

Apples of Their Eyes

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JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Providing tasty, quality apples to area residents and visitors is a labor of love for a local couple.

Darcie and Todd Haakinson operate Hawk’s Orchard, 9034 N. Serns Road in Milton. The orchard is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from early September through late October.

The 10-acre orchard features 14 varieties of apples grown on 2,200 trees, and Darcie said most of the apples begin to blossom in May.

Monday, 11 September 2017 08:52

Letting go, keeping it together

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WALWORTH COUNTY TODAY--Aruna Jha, the mother of two grown daughters, remembers feeling somewhat anxious when the girls -- particularly the older one -- started college.

 “It was a little bit tougher when the first one went off to school. Parents know the transition is hard the first time you experience it. The feelings, concerns and anxieties are going to be a little different,” said Jha, an assistant professor in the department of social work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. “With my older daughter, compared to the younger one, I was more concerned, more vigilant, possibly more intrusive.”

Monday, 11 September 2017 08:49

Hollywood was a second home

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STATELINE NEWS--Attending the premiere of “Wag the Dog” with one of the movie’s stars, Dustin Hoffman.

Talking about music and life with the legendary Paul McCartney.

Pushing through a horde of paparazzi with actress Lindsay Lohan.

Not many people can say, “Been there, done that.”

Monday, 11 September 2017 08:46

Mr. Conservation

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JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- “Gratifying” and “thankful” are the words Richard Newsome uses to describe being recognized for his conservation efforts during the past 40-plus years.

The Rock County Conservationists recently dedicated the Richard Newsome Education Garden at the Welty Environmental Center, located in Big Hill Park in the town of Beloit.

“If there was going to be something that had my name on it, I can’t think of anything I appreciate more than this prairie garden,” Newsome said.

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