BLOOMFIELD -- A group of hungry ostriches approached the tour wagon looking for food. A few minutes later, alpacas, miniature horses and a miniature zebu joined them.
That’s just one of the things visitors will see as part of their visit to Safari Lake Geneva, which opened a 75-acre preserve last month off County Highway H, south of Lake Geneva. The park features a variety of animals representing five continents including rheas, zebras, llamas, blackbuck antelopes, bison and goats.
BELOIT -- The United Way Blackhawk Region’s 2016 Community Campaign officially kicks off beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 with the organization’s annual breakfast.
The kickoff will be held in the ABC Supply corporate hangar of the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport.
Milly Babcock and Kim Hendricks, 2015 Champions of United Way’s community campaign, will be on hand to pass the torch to the group of local leaders championing this year’s campaign.
TOWN OF LINN—Hillcroft, the $16.45 million home currently for sale at W3245 Snake Road that stretches along Geneva Lake, not only has numerous luxurious amenities like a private dock, heated 8-car bay and two-bedroom guesthouse—it comes with a pedigree.
In 1927, the estate was the summertime residence of Phillip K. Wrigley, whose fortune at one time included the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company, the Chicago Cubs baseball team and Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Theatre Unlimited’s upcoming production of “My Fair Lady” will be a homecoming, of sorts, for a Janesville native.
Aly Bitter, who now lives in Astoria, New York, will return to Janesville to perform a starring role as Eliza Doolittle.
“My Fair Lady” will be performed Sept. 16 through Sept. 18 and Sept. 22 through Sept. 25 at the Janesville Performing Arts Center.
BELOIT -- People can take a step back in time this weekend and learn what life was like living near a mill about a hundred years ago.
Friends of Beckman Mill will host Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at Beckman Mill County Park, 11600 County Highway H west of Beloit. Heritage Day has been held for at least 20 years, said Sheri Disrud, member of Friends of Beckman Mill.