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CE & Rec Offers Over 300 Online Courses

Menomonee Falls Community Education & Recreation (CE & Rec) has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses.  CE & Rec has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-facilitated courses and is pleased to announce the launch of several new courses:

Empowering Students with Disabilities
Going Green at Home
Help for the Helpdesk
Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials
Spanish for Medical Professionals
Writing Essentials

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Review of Feasting for Fido

Review of Feasting for Fido

By Peter Shannon, freelance writer & guest contributor

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Puppies Make Big Squeal for State Fair

Puppies Make a Big Squeal for State Fair

At 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 6, adoptable puppies were dressed as piglets as they romped through straw and sampled cream puffs! Alice in Dairyland made a guest appearance, as well.

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Three Cheers for Café Vino (Former John Harbors Location)

Local Places

Café Vino N88 W16521 Main Street

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HAWS Goes to the Fair - the Menomonee Falls Pet Fair!

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3rd Annual Meno Falls Pet Fair
And don't forget the Pet Photo Contest to benefit the paws & claws at HAWS...
Paws for the Cause Photo contest
We'll see YOU there!

You Can Have It Both Ways

Reporters need to agree on their stories:

Metro home sales plunge more than 45%
   Milwaukee Journal Sentinel     August 11, 2010

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I held myself back and bit my lip.  I really wanted to get as close to The President as I could today, and boo loudly as he passed by.
Thoughts of being singled out by the secret service restrained me from expressing my dissatisfaction with the mess he has has created.  So I stayed home.

I was no Bush fan either, but his performance was markedly better.

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25% OFF Adoptions on Wednesday!

Save 25% on Wednesdays
Every Wednesday during the month of August, all dog, puppy and kitten adoption fees will be reduced by 25%. A free tote will also be offered with the adoption of each adult cat. As usual, fees for adult cats are entirely waived, every day of the week! Read more about the ASPCA Challenge and discounts and promotions through October.

55 Pups Brought to WHS

On Thursday night, fifty-five puppies and adult dogs arrived at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) from a rural animal shelter in Kentucky. The transfer was one of the largest this year for WHS.

These lucky pups owe their good luck to the PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ program, who works hard to bring dogs from small, overcrowded shelters to larger shelters like the Wisconsin Humane Society that can place them in new homes. They would have likely been euthanized without this lifesaving partnership.

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Putting the "FUN" in Fundraising

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One unfortunate affect of our economy is what it has done to the non-profit world.  We thought fundraising was challenging before...!

But creativity is the key - and we have loads of creativity at HAWS(We have loads of laundry, too, but that's another blog entry entirely.)  Thanks to some fun-loving folks who work and/or volunteer here and their friends and contacts who are HAWS fans, we have some very neat activities coming up to help the HAWS cause.  Come join us!

HAWS Mobile Adoption Unit Brings Happy Tails to YOU!
Our Mobile unit and adoptable pets will be at Eclectica Bead Studio TOMORROW, August 25th, from 1-6pm.  They be at New Berlin Woodcraft on August 28th from 10am - 1pm, and then September is jam-packed with visits.  Check out the whole schedule here.

Getting by with a Little Help from our Friends:
The Friends of HAWS group ALWAYS has something neat planned - upcoming events include the Holiday Craft Bazaar & Bake Sale (yum!) and the annual bowling event (great family fun).  Learn more about them here, or just c'mon over to their monthly meeting, held the second Wednesday of each month here at HAWS.

Join our Team!  Show Your Spirit!
Our fall fundraiser is fast approaching.  HAWS Homecoming 2010, October 16th at Olympia Resort, will feature all the great things every annual gala does - fantastic food and beverages, silent/live auctions, casino games, music, adoptable pets - and this year we're even going to watch the UW vs. Ohio State game during our event.  Not only that, but one of the big-screen TVs we'll be watching it on will be raffled off!  Gooooo Team!  And bring YOUR whole team, too - this event makes a great office party or company outing, and you're supporting a great cause at the same time.

By the way - we'd LOVE to accept your donation of an auction item for our Homecoming event.  Contact if you have a great connection to game tickets, home-decor items and whatnot else!

By the way, part 2 - did you hear WE WON AN AWARD?!?!?!!!

Trustees Jeskewitz, McDonald and Steliga Support "Investing" Taxpayer Funds in FNMA, GNMA and FHLMC

FNMA, GNMA, FHLMC Village Board

After taking a long break during the summer, The Vanguard is back and ready to go.

Many thanks to those who are an encouragement and provide lots of leads for postings.

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Cat & Dog Food Needed

Can you help? 
We are in high need of canned cat food, cat litter, dry cat food and dog food for our pet food bank. Furry Friends Food Program helps families who are financially struggling continue to provide loving, proper care for their animals until they are back on their feet.  Click here for more wishlist items. Donations can be brought to WHS at 45th & Wisconsin Avenue.

Shelter Hours
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Blood Drive at WHS!

The Wisconsin Humane Society and the Blood Center of Wisconsin are teaming up to help save lives – animal and human! Join us on Friday, September 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin Humane Society for a blood drive. All donors will receive their choice of either a 20% discount on an adoption fee or a 10% discount in our Animal Antics retail store. Sign up at

Support The Teen Center by Shopping at Pick 'n Save

If you haven't heard, the new Super Pick ' n Save has opened on Appleton Avenue across from the High School.  It's big and there is a lot of variety so check it out!

By shopping at Pick 'N Save and registering for the We Care program you can help support the Menomonee Falls Teen Center and other teen programs offered through Community Education & Recreation.  The Menomonee Falls Community Education & Recreation Department We Care ID is 501800.

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Beware Hidden Charges

A recent high school class reunion prompted me to look up an old girlfriend or two beforehand.  I signed up with, an internet search engine and started looking.  I never made any connection with anyone and forgot about it until a couple of days ago.

Over the weekend I received an e-mail from MyLife announcing that my yearly subscription had been renewed and that the charge on my Visa account was 60 dollars.   Huh?  Sixty bucks!

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Fall Fun for All - Including the "4-Pawed"

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At HAWS we welcome the new season with a full calendar - including our annual meeting, classes and seminars, Mobile Adoption visits and more…all leading up to our fall fundraiser, HAWS Homecoming 2010!  And don't forget, there are always paws and claws available for adoption at HAWS!

Some September highlights:

  • HAWS annual meeting is Monday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m., featuring the year in review and election of new board members. All are welcome, voting is by membership only.
  • Two special Mobile Adoption Center events include (1) Dog Day Afternoon on Sunday, September 12th at the Waukesha Expo Center grounds right across from our shelter, and (2) a full day of activities supporting the HAWS cause on September 18th at the Shoppes at the Fox River on Sunset Dr. in Waukesha - especially at Noodles & Co., Petco and Maurices!  We're bringing happy tails to your neighborhood - come see us.
  • Various 6-week canine obedience classes begin on September 8th, 11th and 16th.
  • The Friends of HAWS monthly planning meeting is on September 8th.
  • Guinea Pig and Rabbit Pedicures are available for a donation on September 8th and 18th.
  • We’ll be “Solving Common Canine Behavior Problems” with a free seminar on September 13th.
  • Learn to “Keep your Puppy and Your Sanity” with a free seminar on September 19th.
  • Our monthly First Aid for Pets seminar is on September 25th.
  • Meet a greyhound and talk adoption through the HAWS-GPA partnership on September 25th.

Details, locations and registration (as needed) can be found on our website calendar, “Upcoming Events”.

By the way - you DON'T want to miss our fall fundraiser, HAWS Homecoming 2010! We’re Celebrating our Alumni with a football-themed party, featuring a Homecoming Court of adoptable pets; festive parade; ‘fan’-tastic food, silent/live auctions and casino gaming. We’ll even be watching the UW vs. Ohio State game – and raffling off the big-screen TV! General admission and VIP tickets for HAWS “big game” are now available, as are parade floats and additional sponsorships. Call 262-542-8851 or visit


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