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August 2014

Harkens Named to National Sailing Hall of Fame

The brothers started their own company with little money in 1967 that first focused on boat building, under the company name Vanguard. Their hardware business was kept separate so they could sell to competing boat builders. Before 1967, sailing hardware was heavy, hard to use and a pain in the butt, the brothers recalled. Once Peter decided to use plastic instead of steel ball bearings, well, things changed for the better. In 1984 and 1992,  the company became the official equipment supplier for the Olympics. Their career path seems to have paid off, as the two brothers were recently named to the 2014 National Sailing Hall of Fame.
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July 2014

Beer Me! Nine Cool Beer Gardens Around the U.S.A.

Born of the German appreciation for fine beer and communal festivities, biergartens have become über popular in the U.S. Whether they stick to traditional Warsteiner and wursts or break the mold with American craft beers and Korean kimchee, the following beer gardens offer patrons top-notch brews and food in both indoor and outdoor milieus. First on the list is Waukesha’s own Weissgerber’s Gasthaus.
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April 2014

Les Paul New Jazz Archive Interview

The New Jazz Archive talks with Paul’s godson and rock icon Steve Miller about his memories of his legendary godfather, and find out how Les Paul shaped Miller’s own life as a man and musician. After that an interview with Sue Baker of the Les Paul Foundation about Les’ life and legacy, and how the many inventions of the Wizard of Waukesha transformed 20th-century music.
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January 2014

A Revitalized Greater Milwaukee is Primed for Groups

Much like snowy Midwestern winters make way for spring’s bloom, the Milwaukee area has recently resurfaced, fresh with group-friendly amenities that will captivate both new and returning attendees. Updated hotels, intriguing attractions and team-bonding activities are all on deck for those lucky groups planning on convening here in 2014 and beyond.
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May 2013

First Cast Hits Multiple Jackpots

If you believe the elusive muskellunge truly are the fish of 10,000 casts, then Pewaukee Lake angler Pat Guarnaccio cheated the fishing gods by 9,999. While fishing the May 4 opener of the inland game fish season this past Saturday, he accomplished the unthinkable; he caught a large muskie on his very first cast.
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February 2013

Minnesota & Wisconsin: Natural Abundance in the Upper Midwest

From big cities to tiny villages and far-flung hideaway retreat spots, meeting destinations in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin prove that the Upper Midwest is a simply marvelous place to hold association gatherings.
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February 2013

Wisconsin Fish Fries: Friday Favorites

Fish Fries are a staple in Wisconsin’s food culture (right along with curds and beer brats). No matter what time of year, foodies flock to taverns, supper clubs and VFW halls to get their fix.
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January 2013

Milwaukee Area: Wisconsin’s Star Metro is Rising to New Heights

The city’s founders and early pioneers would be dazzled-but perhaps not surprised-by the energy of Milwaukee’s transformation today. “Brew City” is becoming “New City” in a number of exciting and dynamic ways, and for conventioneers and other groups, this means cultural, culinary, heritage and other engagements like never before. Enhanced by the growing appeal of suburban neighbors Brookfield and the jointly marketed communities of Waukesha and Pewaukee, it looks like Milwaukee’s best is only getting better.
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December 2012

The Bundle Up Campaign, Community Collecting Mittens for Needy Families

Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch met with Waukesha County leaders Tuesday morning to promote the statewide The Bundle Up campaign.
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November 2012

Waukesha named one of Top 10 Winter Vacation Destinations

A winter visit to Waukesha, WI brings opportunities to ice fish, cross-country ski, try the sport of curling and race down a wooden run on an old-fashioned toboggan.
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October 2012

Pewaukee Lake Supper Clubs Offer Ambiance, Food Specialties

The Lake Country Supper Club is a unique breed. Focusing on a commitment to service and tradition, with ownership that takes a “hands-on” approach, some of the area supper clubs have been delighting diners for years while others are new to the area and just hitting their stride.
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October 2012

Waukesha Pewaukee’s Amazing Race Event

The Waukesha & Pewaukee, Wisconsin Convention and Visitors Bureau held an Amazing Race in August 2012 with 30 meeting planners located within a 65 mile radius of their community.
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October 2012

Expanded Plans in 2013 for Waukesha GuitarTown

GuitarTown is returning to Waukesha. “Phase II of the project will amplify Waukesha’s identity as the birth and resting place of Les Paul and continue to move our community…” Mayor Scrima said.
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September 2012

Waukesha Named 98th in 100 Best Places to Live – Money Magazine

Natural springs first drew visitors to this town 17 miles west of Milwaukee, but these days there’s plenty more good stuff spilling out of the streets of Waukesha.
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September 2012

Waukesha Selected for 100 Best Communities for Young People – America’s Promise Alliance

Waukesha, a five-time 100 Best winner, provides young people with services that create opportunities for growth and success.
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June 2012

Waukesha County Museum Plans for Les Paul Exhibit

Among the guitars and memorabilia owned by the late Les Paul that recently sold at auction are 16 items that will come home to the place where the Wizard of Waukesha was born and is buried.
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January 2012

Waukesha Named Gibson Guitar Company’s Next GuitarTown

Joining the likes of Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip and Nashville, Waukesha is partnering with the Gibson Foundation in a public art project that will feature 10-foot-tall fiberglass sculptures modeled after the Gibson Les Paul guitar and placed in prominent locations.
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