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In This Issue: July / August 2012

Jul 09, 2012 03:27PM ● Published by Erik Dittmann

From The Editor

Beaver Dam is an unbelievably fortunate city.  As citizens of this town, we have access to a variety of outstanding programs and activities offered by both public and private organizations.  The passion that is alive in Beaver Dam is truly encouraging to me as someone who is building a business and life in this community.  Since I began working on LocaLeben, I have had the pleasure to learn about several diverse projects in and around Beaver Dam.  While all of them are very different - they all have a common goal.  It is the same goal that you, as a member of the community, have in your contribution through your work, service and play.  It is the constant desire to improve our experience with each other as a community.  All of what we do contributes to the betterment of our city - especially the little things we do everyday - supporting our local organizations’ events, attending our little brother’s little league games or performances, or simply starting downtown on your shopping trips makes a huge impact.  They are the foundation of our great city.  It is what allows all of us to pursue our passions, dreams and latent ideas we have had for years.  With the support of a great community like this, ideas that take us to the next level can be realized.  I know this because this little magazine is a great example.  

I am fortunate to have met many people who have wanted to participate in LocaLeben.  Their time and talents are invaluable.  Each day I am impressed by what they do to help their business or organization succeed.  Even more impressive is how much they work to see others succeed - a true community. They understand that when the community benefits, each contributing member does as well. 

There are so many people, organizations and businesses that are working to create a better place for us to live.  Seek them out - learn about them and see how you can help.  You may be surprised by how your talents will make a difference.

In This Issue

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Thumb_schutte_20_20220 Feature: A Treasure of Beaver Dam's Past
Peaceful tree-lined lanes, the final resting places of many famous citizens, the art of funeral architecture at its very best. Read more


Thumb_necclass4_20_20213 Feature Artist: Lucy Enos
Like Amelia Earhart, Enos is unafraid of trying something new, blazing a trail of glass and beauty. Read more


Thumb_homeless_20rural_20girl_20in_20city_20beggingtoned Corban: Sustainable Compassion
This is no small project, but Child City will lift up the lives of thousands for many years to come. Read more


Thumb_img_0485toned F.O.G. (For Our Generation)
When school funding for the performing arts were at risk of becoming extinct, this musical revue was born. Read more


Thumb_100_0958 Community: American Hero Music Festival
A music festival honoring all American heroes and their families held at Swan City Park on September 7-8. Read more


Thumb_roy_dad_20_20209 Legend & Lore: Roy Gentz
Roy Gentz reminisces about dating and how he first met his million-dollar gal. Read more


Thumb_67nff_20_20199w Viewfinder: Jim Dittmann
Jim Dittmann shares abstract views and unique details of classic American cars. Read more


This & That: "The Lunch Bunch"

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. Read more 

The Wandering Man: Summertime

What made this Memorial Day different was not the bombs bursting in air or the flags that were still there, but the Quietness. Read more 

Thumb_h_h_20_20204 Heart & Home: Beaver Dam's Best Kept Secret
A sisterhood that I myself sought my whole life and had not previously known. Read more


Parting Thoughts: July/August 2012

You could say the paper industry was green before it was cool! Read more 

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