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In This Issue: July/August 2015

Jul 23, 2015 11:35AM ● Published by Erik Dittmann

Well here we are:  - Volume 4 Issue 4

Wie geht es dir? 

Welcome to summer and the fourth issue of our fourth year – I’ve always been fond of even numbers and the balance that they bring - It’s all about balance, you know.   Some say I’m crazy but I like it . . .

The Chevy on our cover is the LocaLeben pick from the Father’s Day Car Show at Swan City Park.  Partnering with The Cheese Wheels has given us a fun opportunity to meet some very passionate car owners and make photos of really cool cars.  Made me think of Eric Clapton’s I’ve Got A Rock “N” Roll Heart.  Check it out . . . a line in the song goes like this, “I get off on ‘57 Chevy’s . . .”

Summer also brings the Dodge County Fair.  A Beaver Dam tradition for over 100 years – you should go!  An 1889 local newspaper editorial suggested, “When you have a good thing, it is the proper thing to let the world know it and thus attract the masses.”  In the spirit of a good thing and just for the fun of it - LocaLeben has a few season tickets to give away.  Stop by www.LocaLeben.com over the next couple weeks – enter to win!   It’s just that easy . . .

In 1965 The Man of La Mancha opened on Broadway.  This summer we can enjoy this classic musical right here in Beaver Dam.  I was invited to watch the very first dress rehearsal – the set is awesome!  Cast and music you’re certainly going to enjoy.  Ticket prices are set to accommodate everyone’s budget! 

In just a few weeks the reconstruction of Front Street will be complete.  Progress is also being made on the Watermark.  It’s so refreshing to see these nice things happening in town - perhaps these projects will help ignite some additional energy for our little downtown . . .

Nation of Patriots Tour Homecoming ceremony will take place Saturday September 5 – Police escort from Madison; full parade through downtown Beaver Dam – Final Ceremonies at Hogs & Honeez at 2:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited and welcome! 

LocaLeben is – Your Local Life.  As with all things in Life, there comes an end.  We now provide – as a Community Service - obituary listings on Localeben.com

While we’ve had many contributions on PWYW – reality is advertising makes this little magazine possible.  To borrow from a friend of mine – “no advertisers, no magazine.”  Please support our Advertisers . . .

Quotes are popular these days, so I’ll leave you with one of my favorites most often credited to Groucho Marx:  “Time flies like an arrow – fruit flies like a banana.”

            Cheers!  

 

Sandy Gosnell and Tim Mace

About The Cover: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

I have only three criteria when I select the cover car. 1) It has to stop me in my tracks, 2) it has to be local, and 3) it has to have a great story. Read More » 

Fuzzy

Fuzzy "The Hound" Fassbender

Ernest Fassbender was nicknamed “Fuzzy.” He would become a household name and a legend on Wisconsin and Illinois racetracks over those 33 years. Read More » 

IMCA Modifieds of Aaron Muhle Mike Mueller 3 and Frank Firari 27 photo by Larry Douma - Leader Photography

A History of the Fairgrounds Speedway

The first full season of racing is being held this year with 12 race dates on Sunday nights. History is being made again with many second-generation drivers taking to this track. Read More » 

Postcard from Summer of 1913 - Comint to the Great Dodge County Fair All Photos Courtesy Dodge County Historical Society

Happy Birthday To Me!

I’m going to be 175 years old and you’re invited to my Birthday Party! Read More » 

The Social Luxury of Beer July  August 2015 - Jul 22 2015 0110PM

The Social Luxury of Beer: July / August 

As the American craft beer movement continues to grow, you may see some summer beer styles that were not always a standard part of the county fair selection. Read More »  

This & That: What's In A Name?

In the game of life, a name gives us our identity, a sense of belonging, as well as personalizing what is important to us. Finding a unique name takes time and deep thought . . . or mayb... Read More » 

BDACT production The Man of La Mancha July 25th - August 2nd - Jul 22 2015 0210PM

BDACT production: The Man of La Mancha July 25th - August 2nd

Acting in about a dozen productions, leading the orchestra in another 40 or so musicals and conducting decades of Beaver Dam Area Orchestra, Rich Zeman felt prepared this summer to make h... Read More » 

Connecting Wildlife and People - Jul 22 2015 0306PM

Connecting Wildlife and People

There are few organizations in the Dodge County area that have accomplished as much as the Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. Read More » 

Tony Buettner on the Beaver Dam High School Auditorium stage Blue Zones presentation June 16 2015 Photo Dan Baulch

In The Blue Zone

After one day, this much was clear to Buettner: This was a community hungry for change, with the leadership to assure success; the kind of change that Blue Zones can help facilitate. Read More » 

Sam White and Emily Lyons Photo Sally Lyons

My Theory About Emily

Whoever said “We are not a body with a soul, but a soul with a body,” must have known Emily Lyons. This was a gal with soul, spirit, energy, and a presence no matter where she went. Read More » 

Hooks  Hoops August 22nd - 23rd - Jul 23 2015 1043AM

Hooks & Hoops August 22nd - 23rd

We tell our children to live by the Golden Rule and thus my husband and I try to do the same. There is no better example of to “treat others the way you want to be treated” than the stor... Read More » 

View From The Kitchen - Jul 23 2015 1059AM

View From The Kitchen

Chef Ron gives his take on Pudgie Pies with Cilantro Lime Chicken Read More » 

Hug an Australian Day

Stump The Beaver

The Beaver answers questions about fumes possibly hurting dogs and cats along with how kangaroos assimilating into society. Read More » 

The History of Beaver Dam Breweries - Jul 23 2015 1118AM

The History of Beaver Dam Breweries

Dodge County Historical Society details the history of Beaver Dam breweries that spans 100 years. Read More » 

 

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