Tuesday, October 21, 2014


From Racine Community Media:


Rwad more: http://racinecommunitymedia.tumblr.com/post/100599524233/racine-vs-kenosha-the-tale-of-two-budgets

"Mayor Dickert gives 2014 Budget Address"

From RacineUncovered:

Read the entire address: http://racineuncovered.org/2014/10/mayor-dickert-gives-2014-budget-address/

Fall Colors Pt 3!

I am sorry I have not posted any Fall pictures lately. I have been really busy with all my doctor appointments and physical therapy. Then we had to get ready to go up north for our Grandson's 2nd Birthday party and visit with our families with in a couple of days. With all of the driving by the time we had gotten home I just wanted to go to bed and stay there for about a week I was just so tired. Yesterday I just felt like I was still driving at times.

I do have some really nice Fall pictures to share with you from up north. Yes there was still just a little bit of colors out in place up there. Here they are-

This picture was taken on Hwy 47 just outside of Black Creek in Wi. I stopped the car to take pictures and my daughter goes to me seriously.

This picture was taken on Cty Rd Dd in Pickeral in Wi. I took this picture because I thought it was really pretty with the light.

This picture was taken on Hwy 55 in the Menominee Reservation in Wi. I just like how the tree crosses over the road.

This picture was taken on Hwy 55 in the Menominee Reservation in Wi. I just love all the different colors on the tops of the trees.

This picture of the Tamarack Trees was taken on Hwy 52 in Lily Wi. This is right along side a bike and snowmobile trail.

This is on Cty Hwy W in Oconto County in Wi. This is by my mom's old house. I stopped on top of a hill to get this picture.

I hope everyone enjoys the pictures as much as I do going out and getting the pictures. I do have more from up north I will share with you another week. Have a good week everyone!

Open Blog - Tuesday

Just watch me.

Monday, October 20, 2014


From Racine Community Media:


Read more: http://racinecommunitymedia.tumblr.com/post/100511856413/racine-mayor-john-dickert-to-introduce-a-wheel-tax

"Ayra’s at 1130 Washington Ave. Sold For $1.5M To Choice Petroleum – Racine Taxpayers Get Ripped Off By Jim Ladwig, John Dickert and Brian O’Connell Again!"

From Racine Exposed:

"More details will be coming this weekend concerning the special property tax arrangement and taxpayer funding provided by Racine Mayor John Dickert and  Redevelopment Authority of The City of Racine Director Brian O’Connell, and Debra Ladwig’s Employer (Racine County Executive Jim Ladwig’s wife)  that was provided for the construction of Ayra’s at 1130 Washington Avenue. This highly touted $1.2 Million Development was given a $850,000 assessment while Racine Mayor John Dickert and  Redevelopment Authority of The City of Racine Director Brian O’Connell publicly stated $1.2 Million."

Read more: http://racineexposed.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/ayras-at-1130-washington-ave-sold-for-1-5m-to-choice-petroleum-racine-taxpayers-get-ripped-off-by-jim-ladwig-john-dickert-and-brian-oconnell-again/

Local Loyalty - Grapes 2 Glass Wine Boutique

Good morning!
Today, I want to introduce you to
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Their hours are -
Tues. - Thur. 11am - 9pm
Fri. & Sat. 11am - 11pm
Beginning in November, open also Sundays 11am-3pm
Closed on Mondays. 

I had a wonderful time visiting with Michele, the owner. 
Grapes 2 Glass opened in April of 2010. 
Located in the 'strip mall' in front of the Renaissance Theater, it's very easy to get to, easy to find. 
Personally, I just love the name!

When you walk in, it's warm and inviting. 
There are couches, tables and chairs and even a fireplace. Talk about a warm and cozy spot to visit with friends and hang out.
I had no idea what to expect, and was grateful for the time Michele took with me, telling me about her place.

You probably figured out that is is an extensive wine boutique. They specialize in estate grown grapes, which means, Michele can call up the wineries and get info on each of the wines, the way they created them, what specific grapes they used, what made them create them in the 1st place, whatever. She has a direct connection with the very people that make the wines, and knows where the grapes come from. 
I just thought that was really awesome. 
They also carry 150 different craft beers, 
and can create wine baskets and gifts. 
Sylia, the amazing cook, also makes jewelry, that is for sale.
This is a weakness of mine and I found a set I had to have!
Here is something you may not know (well, I didn't at least)...
Grapes 2 Glass hosts painting classes, and has a room that can be rented for parties, showers, whatever. 
Every Saturday, from 3-5pm, they offer free wine tastings.

If you caught it above, they have a cook, and amazing one at that, so yes, they have a bistro. I can vouch for the crab cakes. I had them Thursday and still think of how awesome they were. 

Check out their MENU - yum!

They have tapas, which are small plates. Great for sharing with friends to try a variety. With soups of the day, and some daily specials, 
this is a place you've got to try. 

Tuesday's special is Mexican. 
All day, tacos and tostadas are 3/$5, I can't wait to try those!
They also offer Mexican drink specials all day.
There are dinner specials after 4pm. 

Thursday is Pasta day/night,
 with special prices on a couple different pasta dishes, 
also with special dinner prices after 4. 

Friday is Fish Fry, all day. 
Featuring steamed cod with a white wine sauce,
Salmon, beer battered cod and also a seafood stuffed fish. 
While I might be allergic to fish, I can have the crab cakes any time, 
any day, so very, very good! 

Live music is featured on the weekends.
 They even carry local things like Sherwood's famous fudge, which is made right here in Racine! Local businesses helping local businesses, 
it doesn't get more awesome than that!

 The 3 words Michele chose - 
1. Unique
2. Variety
3. Eclectic 
(I just love that word)

Please stop in and check them out. 
Please remember to mention that you saw it here!


Open Blog - Monday

Marvelous, indeed.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

"The Journal Times Repeats Racine City Administrator Tom Friedels Lie About The Civic Centre"

From Racine Exposed:

"What is the actual budget of The Civic Centre, and what are it’s annual losses?  Racine Exposed now takes a look at the actual numbers from the  2014 budget and  the  2013 Audited Financial Report to EXPOSE the truth for all to read."

Read more:  http://racineexposed.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/the-journal-times-repeats-racine-city-administrator-tom-friedels-lie-about-the-civic-centre/

Friday, October 17, 2014


From Racine Community Media:


Four for Fridays

Hello everyone and welcome back! Sorry that I haven't commented much in the past week, It has been a stressful week. Just glad the weekend is here..... Anyways your questions...

1) How often do you daydream?

2) What was the first professional sporting event you went to?

3) What do you look for in a leader?

4) When was the last time you had a midnight snack?

Enjoy your weekend!

Open Blog - Friday

Suit up and show up.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

"Woman Charged After Trying To Rip Off Husband’s Penis"

From Racine County Eye:

"A woman suffering from postpartum-depression and other mental health issues was charged after she punched, bit and tried to 'rip off' her husband’s penis at a residence in the 3400 block of Ivy Lane on Monday, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

"The 28-year-old Caledonia woman was charged with a misdemeanor count of battery – domestic abuse, disorderly conduct – domestic abuse assessments, and a misdemeanor count of bail jumping. If convicted, the woman faces up to one year, three months in prison and/or fines up to $21,000.

"According to the criminal complaint, the woman had been drinking and had just starting taking her medication for a mental health issue when she confronted her husband about cheating on her. She had also been evicted from her home earlier that day. The man refused to let the woman take their baby and her two children from the home, and the two started arguing.

"A witness told an officer with the Caledonia Police Department that the woman lunged at her mother-in-law, who was holding the baby, and knocked her down to the ground. She then lunged at her husband, who lost his shirt and his pants were pulled down.

"The woman 'began hitting him with a closed fist and opened hand approximately 13 times, as well as bit him in his left shoulder.' She also 'grabbed his penis in a violent manner as if she wanted to rip it off,' and the woman 'refused to release his penis, she ended up on the ground,' according to the complaint.

"The man had several scrapes and scratches, but did not seek medical treatment. He told police that he didn’t want the woman arrested, but wanted her to get help for her mental health issues."

Read more:  http://racinecountyeye.com/2014/10/14/woman-charged-after-trying-rip-off-husbands-penis/


Alltime10s Thursdays

Open Blog - Thursday

Have a good day.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Time to Reflect

Some days there are times you hear a song on the radio or during a movie that puts you back in time. To me this is one of those songs.

Kick back for a few minutes and enjoy.

Some Where Over the Rainbow....

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's medley of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (from The Wizard of Oz) and Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World" is almost impossibly beautiful, and has been used in many tv shows and movies, including ER, Scrubs, 50 First Dates, Meet Joe Black, and Finding Forrester.

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole died in 1997 at the age of 38. He had suffered from morbid obesity his entire life, topping 750 pounds at one point. He died in the middle of the night of respiratory failure. He was laid in honor in Hawaii's Capitol building, and his ashes were later scattered into the ocean. He left behind his wife and young teenaged daughter

Credits go to Mountain Apple Company Inc

Billy Joel - "You May Be Right"