Carl Sagan nailed it.
“Even today, the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars,” he wrote in his book “Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space” in 1994. “When it happens to me after all these years it still takes my breath away.”
Kenosha’s Snow Daze festival is coming back to Library Park from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The event grew since its inaugural edition last year. There will be a third more ice sculptures, according to Jeanne Zuleta, who owns Art Below Zero with her husband, Max.
In an unusual but not altogether unexpected consequence of the calendar, a blizzard coincided with Kenosha Unified’s Band-O-Rama weekend, forcing the cancellation of Sunday’s performance.
It was the first time that a performance was canceled in the 58-year history of the event, according to Scott Plank, the district’s fine arts coordinator.
RACINE — To the novice, curling may seem to be a strange cross between bowling and household chores. Do not be fooled.
Curling is that game where players run around on the ice and sweep in front of their teammates’ sliding stone. The goal is to have yours closest to the center of the target.
At least two of the four new breeds that were recognized by the American Kennel Club recently seem family-friendly. And the other two might work in a pinch.
The four breeds are the Spanish Water Dog, Cirneco dell’Etna, Bergamasco and Boerboel. They have been given full AKC recognition and were OK’d to begin participation in AKC events Jan. 1. (They won’t be in the Westminster Kennel Club Show in February; registration for that is already closed.) The move increases the AKC roster to 184 dogs, nearly half the 400 breeds in the world.
Another round of the arctic blast is moving through the area. While it does nothing for my spirit, or fingertips, it does provide great visual opportunities.
I always enjoy how the first snowflakes look. Growing up, I had little idea what snow looked like, and thought it was more like crystal or shaving cream.
Local barbershops and salons are catering to men seeking dapper hairstyles, eyebrow waxes, facials and manicures.
Men of all ages seem to be more open to waxing and pampering, said Amanda Reau, a stylist with Ruffolo’s Hair Studio and Tanning Salon, 3519 52nd St.