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Laura's Corner

I work very hard and am attending college to obtain my degree in the Human Service field. Writing makes me feel alive and gives me the opportunity to touch those whom I would not be able to otherwise. Last but not least, I have been blessed with two amazing daughters who love me completely and support my dreams. Feel free to contact me with questions, concerns or feedback.

Keep a sister down.... (Feb. 1, 2016)

Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

State Senator Mary Lazich Statement about Governor Walker's State of the State Address (Jan. 19, 2016)

Whitnall School District News

The Whitnall School District serves the communities of Hales Corners, Greenfield and Franklin and is comprised of Hales Corners Elementary, Edgerton Elementary, Whitnall Middle School and Whitnall High School.

Whitnall to Host Wheelchair Basketball Tourney, Volunteers Needed (Jan. 8, 2016)

Trilogy: Career, Management, and the Workplace

A good portion of our lives is spent at the workplace and working at home. Globalization has taken “do more with less resources” to a new level. Using my career experiences, observations, and education, I will bring real-life scenarios of the Trilogy: Career, Management, and the Workplace to you for interactive dialogue and commenting. Work-life balance is not an easy feat. The goal of my blog is to dive into trilogy challenges we see and face as well as provide realistic approaches to move forward.

The Road (Jan. 5, 2016)

The Tree Diaries

Dean Ziemienski is vice president of American Tree Experts, a New Berlin-based and family-owned tree care company serving the Milwaukee area for more than sixty years. Dean is responsible for managing operations and educating clients on how to maintain the health, safety and beauty of trees in the landscape. 

Dean has a bachelor’s degree in Urban Forestry and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and of the Wisconsin Arborist Association (WAA). Dean is an ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Care Safety Professional and a Certified Pesticide Applicator.  

Have a question? Reach out to me, deanz@atetreecare.com.

Winter is an ideal time for tree pruning (Dec. 15, 2015)

This and That

I live in Greenfield with my husband and cat. I work full time. Frugality and simplicity have been a part of my life long before they became popular and it has made life a lot less stressful. I love volunteering, home improvement/decorating, crafting and gardening.

Decorating for the Holidays (or just in general) (Nov. 29, 2015)

Pitts Stop

I am a 60-plus-year-old kid that still works as an IT consultant. I hope to write a humorous, slightly apocryphal column with some real life insights.

Winter Pond Water (Nov. 29, 2013)

Community Watch

» Update: West Allis Central High School students respond calmly during bomb-threat evacuation Updated:  2/4

» West Allis schools to start trek back to neighborhood schools in fall Updated:  2/3

» Data skimmers found on several ATMs in West Allis, police warn 2/2

» West Allis schools to leave SAGE, open more seats for nonresidents 2/2

» Updated rankings of area prep boys and girls basketball teams and players 2/1

» Positive and uplifting stories in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country in January 2/1

» Milwaukee Co. launches coyote tracking program in Tosa, West Allis 1/28

» Greenfield park on list of parks not protected from unilateral sale 1/27

» More city spending pitched for West Allis development area 1/27

» Greenfield resident robbed on his doorstep 1/26

» Some school transfer relief suggested for West Allis School District 1/26

» Ex-cop pleads guilty to choking woman in sex encounter, hiding body in suitcase Updated:  1/25

» St. John the Evangelist School to host two open house events 1/22

» Crawdaddy's plans to open on Fat Tuesday in West Allis Updated:  1/21

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Was Jonathan Lucroy speaking the truth or speaking too much? 1/21

» Greenfield man presumed to have drowned in Fox River 1/20

» Garage destroyed, West Allis home damaged by fire, family of 6 escapes 1/19

» Milwaukee Bucks Rim Rockers to perform at Whitnall Falcons halftime show 1/19

» West Allis Next Generation elementary school won't expand to 8th grade 1/19

» Possible student transfer restrictions in West Allis schools gets flak 1/19

» Whitnall School District's Superintendent Lowell Holtz announces retirement 1/18

» Area police departments, school districts to team up for anti-heroin summit Updated:  1/18

» Err ball: Where the WIAA (but mostly everybody else) went wrong 1/13

» Charges filed in connection to alleged human trafficking, prostitution in south suburbs Updated:  1/12

» Recent suspension in prep sports a reminder of perils of social media Updated:  1/12

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