Friday Night Flick n’ Float

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By , August 3, 2017 3:59 pm

Come on over to Pirates’ Hollow Waterpark this Friday night [August 4] for our first ever FLICK N’ FLOAT! We are celebrating the 20th year of the pool being open with the movie Finding Nemo! The @cupcakearhee will be there with some of their delicious cupcakes! Doors open at 7pm, movie will start at dusk. Admission is $3 or free with a season pool pass or a library card from the Monarch Library System. Prize baskets will be raffled off and the FIRST 35 IN LINE WILL RECEIVE A FREE SHARK FIN HEADBAND!!! Bring your pool floats and toys for some Friday night fun! 🎥💦🎉🦈💦🎥 #parksandrec #flicknfloat#poolparty #20thanniversaryedition #findingnemo #poolfloat #sharkfin

Winter Ready your Garden!

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By , August 1, 2017 10:47 am

Monday, August 7th at 6 pm, Lisa Dohrwardt, from Don’s Greenhouse in Fredonia, will be here to help us get our gardens ready for the Winter and the coming Spring! She will also be talking about cold frames and pruning!

Stop by for this great class!



Friday Night Flick – Despicable Me

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By , July 25, 2017 3:16 pm

Come on out to Veterans Memorial Park this Friday, July 28 for our Friday Night Flicks event starting at 7 p.m.  Despicable Me will start at dusk.   To win a prize basket filled with snacks and free passes like or share the Port Washington Parks & Recreation Facebook event

We hope to see your friends and family there!


Lights of the Great Lakes!

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By , July 24, 2017 1:11 pm

with local Phil Block
Monday, July 24th at 6 pm.
PW resident Phil Block will be here to talk about the light houses on the shores of Lake Michigan and Superior. Celebrate the picturesque beauty of our great lakes lighthouses!!

Friday Night Movie!

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By , July 14, 2017 3:39 pm

Lost City of Z
Starring Charlie Hunnam
Rated PG-13
July 14th  at 7:00 p.m.
Free Admission
Please use the Grand Avenue Entrance
Snacks provided by our Friends at Tello’s Grille and Café


Click here for more info on the movie! 


We get all kinds of readers!!

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By , June 19, 2017 12:32 pm

We welcome all who want to read (and listen) to all kinds of stories…



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By , June 13, 2017 9:33 am

This month’s PORTfolio will be on Friday, June 23rd, at 6 pm. 

Ray Harryhausen, Special Effects Titan

This is the definitive documentary about Ray Harryhausen. Aside from interviews with the great man himself, shot over five years, there are also interviews and tributes from Vanessa Harryhausen, Tony Dalton, Randy Cook, Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Phil Tippet, Peter Lord, Terry Gilliam, Dennis Muren, Rick Baker, John Landis, Ken Ralston, Guillermo Del Toro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Robert Zemeckis, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and many more. For the first time Ray and the Foundation have provided unprecedented access to film all aspects of the collection including models, artwork and miniatures as well as Ray’s private study, where he designed most of his creations, and his workshop where he built them. In addition the documentary will use unseen footage of tests and experiments found during the clearance of the LA garage. Never before has so much visual material been used in any previous documentary about Ray. This definitive production will not only display a huge part of the unique … Written by The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation


It’s Never too Late for Mid-Course Corrections!

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By , June 12, 2017 6:43 pm

with our friend Mary Wagner!

Saturday, June 17th at 10 am.


When it comes to careers, I think you can call me “ambidextrous.” I’ve gone from journalism to criminal prosecution…and now I’m very happy doing both!

If you’d told me fifteen years ago that I’d be spending three months in a body cast after a riding accident, then ditch freelance writing in favor of going to law school, argue before the state supreme court five times, start wearing spike heels and then start my own website…I’d have called the cops and suggested a nice stay in a padded room for you.

But it all happened, and after that dramatic career change from journalism to law, a few years later I found I needed desperately to get back to the keyboard. I love my job as a prosecutor, but to be honest, legal briefs do torture and violence to the English language. And there are times that if streams of more creative words don’t escape from my fingertips, the top of my head may just leave my body.

So I started writing essays on my own website, “Running with Stilettos,” three years ago. Some won awards, some got reprinted elsewhere, and eventually some made it into my first book of the same name that I published in 2008. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry, some will probably get you to say “hey, I’ve been there, done that!!” Dating, power tools, shoe shopping, chocolate addiction, friendship, tragedies, celebrations and the melancholy that comes with kids growing up and growing away, they’re all in there. And don’t forget the view from the back of a Harley, or going on “spring break” for the first time at the age of…ahem…nevermind!

Since that first book, I’ve published two more–“Heck on Heels” (2009) and “Fabulous in Flats” (2011). “Heck” brought home an Indie Excellence Award for Inspiration, and “Fabulous” was named 2011’s Published Book of the Year by the Florida Writers Association. Both of these were named “Book of the Year” finalists by ForeWord reviews.

Craft Class: Book Art

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By , June 8, 2017 3:28 pm

Book Art: Folded Birdhouses

Monday, June 12th at 6 pm.

Learn a new approach to book art!! Books are available to transform into a work of art! Please reserve your spot by calling us at 262-284-5031 or stop in and sign up!


Friday Night Movie

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By , June 8, 2017 11:51 am

Friday, June 9th at 7 pm.

The Great Wall Rated PG-13

Starring Matt Damon.

An epic battle between good and evil, deeply rooted in Chinese history and culture. The Great Wall of China is the dramatic setting for a war between an army of soldiers and a horde of ravening monsters seeking to breach the wall. The monsters, called the Taotie, rise from Jade Mountain every 60 years and assault the wall, destroying everything in their path. If they cannot be stopped, China will be devastated.


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