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HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, welcomes fall with learning and fun for pets and their people.

Dr. Patricia McConnell helps dogs and humans speak the same language in
Lost in Translation?” at HAWS on September 25th at 6:30p.m. Become fluent in all things canine during this discussion of how dogs use sight, sounds, smell and touch to communicate. At $40 per attendee, this evening will be a sellout! Register today at

HAWS’ fall classes for 4-legged kids include Life Skills for Puppies, Basic Manners, Loose Leash Walking, Scent Work, Confident Canine, Dog Play – even Kitty College! Sessions fill quickly; enroll in one of HAWS’ many training classes by calling 262-542-8851, x114 or log on to

HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center
“brings happy tails to you” with special visits to Starbucks Muskego (9/5), North Prairie Harvest Fest (9/15), Walgreen’s Muskego (9/21) and Woodman’s Waukesha (9/22). Regular monthly visits to the Petco stores in Waukesha, Delafield and Germantown; PetSmart locations in Brookfield and Pewaukee; Hooves ‘n’ Paws, Oconomowoc and Pet Supplies ‘N More, Muskego round out the calendar. For details and info on bringing happy tails to your business click

Additional highlights on
HAWS’ September Calendar include:
Common K-9 Behavior Problems – a FREE seminar on the basics of good dog behavior (9/16)
Volunteer Orientations (9/4 and 9/15, pre-registration required); the Friends of HAWS meet 9/11
“Pet”-icures – small animals (9/11 at Pet Supplies Plus, 9/21 at HAWS); cats (9/14, 9/24 HAWS)
Pet First Aid (9/21) – call 262-879-0165 for details/registration
GPA-WI greyhound meet’n’greet (9/28) – in HAWS’ lobby

Join us in support of the HAWS cause this September!

By the way - It's time to eat, drink and be scary! Tickets are now available for Haunted HAWS – the Halloween costume party/annual fundraiser set for October 18th from 5:30-9:30pm. Let the ‘ghoul’ times roll with a silent auction, dinner/dessert buffets, raffles, music by DJ Majic, the adoptable pets Costume Parade and more. Admission is $50/person; sponsorships and reserved tables are still available – call 262.542.8851, x112.

Sam and Gene Johnson Community Fund to match up to $75,000 for donations made to Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Campus

 Sam and Gene Johnson Community Fund to match up to $75,000 for donations made to Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Campus


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Eat, Drink and Be Scary for HAWS!

HAWS, Waukesha, Humane Animal Welfare Society, Patricia McConnell, halloween, costumes

You're invited to “Haunted HAWS” – a fall-fundraiser and Halloween bash – with all proceeds to benefit animal care and the programs and services of the Waukesha pet resource center.

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No Wonder Village Board Wants Radisson Hotel...So Village President "Can Get" His $256,000 Cut?

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No Wonder Village Board Wants Radisson Hotel...So Village President "Can Get" His $256,500 Cut?

The Vanguard has obtained copies of court related documents involving the most recent legal proceedings of the well over $18,000,000 taxpayer funded Radisson Hotel on Main Street in Menomonee Falls that outright gives the hotel to the Menomonee Falls Village Board and puts into perspective why the Village Board wants the Radisson Hotel so bad.

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Week 1 of Season 17 is here and reviewed by Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Menomonee Falls Owner

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 Week one of Season 17 of Dancing With The Stars is here and what an incredible achievement it is to be celebrating 17 seasons of the popular Ballroom Dancing Show. The format has changed slightly so that the show will be aired just one night per week which will make for more action and less ‘fillers’ on what was the Tuesday evening result show.

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Meet & learn about bats. Kids welcome!


Week 2 is here, who will be the first Star to leave the show

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 Week Two of Season 17 is here, who will be first to leave the show?

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13-week-old Aussie/Husky mix is looking for a new home.

 A Mona Lisa smile. Loads of happy energy. Puppy breath.

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More Village President Rechlicz Documents Surface, While Village's Are Mysteriously Missing

More Village President Rechlicz Documents Surface, While Village Hall's Are Mysteriously Missing

Since The Vanguard posted the revelation of Village President Rick Rechlicz's (2005-09) submission of a bill(s) to the Radisson Hotel Owners for $256,500 in exchange for procuring the hotel owner's taxpayer funded loan of $18,000,000 during 2009 and early 2010, many different sources have come forward on the condition of anonymity to provide yet more disturbing information and documents tied to Village President Rechlicz and his numerous public denials of any involvement with the Main Street Redevelopment.

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