Category Archives: Events

Walk Across Lake Winnebago, 3: Photos and Reflections from the 2015 walk

Photos and reflections of mine on the fun of a unique event in a Wisconsin public space: “that combination of walkers and bikers, wild nature and community conversation, of so many different contributions from locals in the area, that makes this event special.” Continue reading

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Walk Across Lake Winnebago: the history of a strange but social event

It all started with one woman leaving her purse at a bar… and deciding to take an unusual route toward getting it back. It led to, year after year, lots of people telling participants “you are nuts.” But last year, … Continue reading

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Walk Across Lake Winnebago: impressions from my first time crossing the ice

This is one of the more unusual Wisconsin winter activities I have heard of. Hundreds of people covering the width of Lake Winnebago by walking across it? I was excited to try this out the year I heard about it… … Continue reading

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January 25 and 26: Great Weekend for Winter Celebrations!

Taking time out to get outdoors is an important part of winter appreciation. Here’s a great chance to enjoy winter with others who are ready to celebrate it too! Make some happy winter memories 🙂 Get out while the sun … Continue reading

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Outdoor events recommendations, 2012-3

As winter approaches us, here are some recommendations for events to look forward to in the Milwaukee area (and Wisconsin as a whole) during winter 2012-3: 1. Urban Ecology Center: my favorite pick for the MKE area. They have a … Continue reading

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Feb 24-26 event suggestions: just get out and enjoy a rare snowfall!

  You know, I kind of thought our mild winter was already transitioning into Spring. But hey, at least one more weekend where we can celebrate winter! We might not have another day where we can enjoy snow-covered vistas for … Continue reading

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Winter Activities in Milwaukee: Reflections and Recapping

As Ambassador of Snow, I have been visiting a range of winter activities around the area. So I wanted to share some snapshots of some of the memorable moments and insights which I took away from these events. Public events … Continue reading

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Winter Carnival photos: me in jsonline, my photos

I had a fun 3 hours at the Winter Carnival on Saturday, held at the Lynden Sculpture Garden! Creative events; and some nice images of the sights and pleasures are online. The Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel published a photo of me kicking off … Continue reading

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Lynden Sculpture Garden, and other February 10-12 events

Well, we may not have much snow, but we’ve got winter cold. Here we are – how are we going to deal with the weather? Let us entertain ourselves! The Lynden Sculpture Garden is an unusual and fascinating place. A … Continue reading

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My Snow Sermon, 6:30 Friday

My 3rd annual talk ‘in praise of snow!’ Each year, I polish up my favorite thoughts about winter and snow – from the perspective of an environmental historian who loves those things. The talk usually runs 15-30 minutes, depending on … Continue reading

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