Future of pool will hinge on consultant

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor City of Burlington Mayor Bob Miller knows the complexity of the issues surrounding possible improvements to the community pool. It’s why he’s given members of the City Council a full month to mull over the situation before taking a vote on which company the city will […]


Group begins work on school facilities plan

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After a year of working through various proposals, the Burlington Area School District took the first step toward a long-range facilities plan Jan. 14. Led by Louis Birchbauer of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, members of the BASD staff, School Board and community members sat […]


Lois honored with Realtor award

Burlington’s Brad Lois, a realtor with Bear Realty, was recently honored as the Lakes Area Realtors Association Realtor of the Year during a ceremony at Grand Geneva. A press release announcing the award cited Lois’ focused vision and execution, as well commitment to his community. “Brad has stepped up as […]


A man for all reasons

Burlington Rotary Club Humanitarian Award winner Jack Berry (seated, left) gathers with his wife, Ruth, and members of his family following a ceremony at Veterans Terrace Monday. On hand for the celebration are (from left) Gretchen Hoffman, Rich Cable, Kathy Cable, Kyle Hoffman, Leslie Fry, Jackie Spradley, Scott Hoffman, Marilee Hoffman, Jason Hoffman. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Humanitarian winner Berry embraced leadership roles Jack Berry, whose friends said his long record of community service is exceeded only by the size of his heart, was honored Monday by the Burlington Rotary Club with its 2015 Humanitarian Award. Berry, 87, who served stints on the Burlington City Council and […]


Council to decide between two pool planners

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After listening to two different companies make their pitch to plan the future of the Burlington Community Pool, the City of Burlington Common Council came back to the heart of the matter Tuesday night in the Committee of the Whole. Alderman Tom Vos, working on the […]


Gooseberries chef joined by family in TV cooking contest

Gooseberries chef joined by family in TV cooking contest

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor When 7 p.m. Sunday rolls around, Gooseberries Catering Chef Mike Lavin will be doing what many do on Sunday nights – watching television. The fact that he’ll be watching himself, his wife and his son just makes it more interesting. Lavin and his family will be […]


Showcase changes, remains the same

Showcase changes, remains the same

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Five years, five winners of the Chocolate City Show Choir Showcase. Well, five titles, anyhow – all to the same school. With a performance based on the musical “Newsies,” the Mayville Cardinal Singers won their fifth straight title at the showcase Saturday at Burlington High School. […]


Flipping for number five

Flipping for number five

Members of the Mayville Cardinal Singers perform a flip during the group’s show to music from “Newsies” at the Chocolate City Showcase at Burlington High School Saturday. Mayville remained the only winner of the showcase, now in its fifth year. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)


Local businesses make the ‘A’ grade

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It’s not an Academy Award, but for local businesses, it’s the next best thing. A pair of Burlington businesses was recently voted as the best in their categories for the WISN 12 “A List” awards. The Coffee House at Chestnut and Pine was voted “Best Coffee […]


Notes, jokes and other things: Some views from the sidelines in Green Bay

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor One Texas couple had perhaps the most divided of loyalties in Green Bay Sunday. Randy and Jennifer Blakemore, who live in Fort Worth, flew up for the playoff game. However, Randy was decked out in Dallas Cowboys’ gear and Jennifer in Green Bay Packers’ colors. Jennifer […]


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