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What is wise parenting? Staying cool, calm & reflective

Much parenting, like most day-to-day living, is pretty automatic and doesn’t require a lot of thought. We have rules and routines that are, more or less, followed by parents and kids alike. In fact, we would probably drive ourselves crazy if we had to think through every little thing we do. Once in awhile, however, […]

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Myths about Bullying

Bullying is certainly not new. Every generation has its trademark story or movie about the horrors of bullying. For a colleague and I, the 80’s movie My Bodyguard immediately sprung to mind when we began to discuss the topic. It’s a movie about a young teen faced with the threat of constant physical harassment. For my daughter’s generation the […]

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Just-In-Time Parenting receives donation

Joan Pinch, left, Fond du Lac Noon Kiwanis presents Shelley Tidemann with a check for the “Just In Time Parenting Newsletter Project” a 24 year educational partnership between Fond du Lac County Kiwanis, Agnesian Health Care and Fond du Lac County UW Extension Family Living Program.

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Back to School Registration

Back to School Registration at the Salvation Army Corps Saturday, August 5: 8:00 am – 2:00pm Monday, August 7, 2017: 3:00 – 7:00 pm 237 North Macy St. (Enter on the Macy St. side of the building) You will need: Photo ID Proof of Address Proof of income for the last 30 days Name of […]

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Clean Sweep Opportunity

Dodge County is holding a Clean Sweep event on August 25th and 26th, 2017. Information about the event can be found at: http://dodge.uwex.edu/community-development/clean-sweep-recycling/. The drop off locations are found at: Friday, August 25, 2017 – Neosho 9:00am-1:00pm at the Dodge County Highway Shop, 271 W. Lehman Street, Neosho Saturday, August 26, 2017 – Beaver Dam 8:00am-12:00pm at […]

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Money as You Grow Book Club Seeks Readers

Have you read a great book with a child lately?  Money As you Grow is a family financial education program designed to be a book club.  This book club uses children’s books to help families learn key money concepts through reading, playing, and quiet one-on-one talks through the use of parent guides designed to assist […]

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Junior Master Gardener’s Field Trip

The Junior Master Gardener (JMG) participants went on their annual summer field trip. This year’s trip was to Milwaukee to see some of the city’s botany and garden highlights. At Victory Gardens, the JMG youth learned how even the most unfortunate, abandoned place can be made into green garden space. The youth toured the gardens, […]

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Youth Learn Gardening Skills

Our Junior Master Gardener program is going well.  This month we had a guest speaker who talked about the benefits we all get from gardening.  The kids were very thoughtful of how gardening affects so many different aspects of their well-being.  They continue the ongoing care needed to maintain their garden…weeding.  The mulching a few […]

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“4-H on Wheels” 4-H Outreach Effort

The 4-H Outreach effort “4-H on Wheels” is bringing a summer program to North Fond du Lac’s Green Meadows community where most of the residents are Latinos — 16 youth ages 5-13 years old are participating in learning activities that 4-H Youth Development brings to their neighborhood. The group is meeting every Monday afternoon and […]

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$2000 Grants for Start-Ups

IGNITE! Business Success has 15 grants of $2000 to give to people starting or growing businesses less than 2 years old. Diana met with seven individuals working on business plans this month: identifying customers, referral sources, pricing strategies, licensing and permitting needs, and suitable space. Five of these entrepreneurs are most comfortable in Spanish and […]

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