Lois Pade, owner of Decorating Den Interiors of Kenosha, was recently honored to receive a top design award in her company’s international design contest for outstanding design work. The award was presented at Decorating Den Interiors’ 44th annual conference in Memphis, Tenn. Pade was awarded first place for her dramatic room makeover in the dining room category. Pade also was honored with the company’s Eagle Award for sales in 2012.
Acme Office Equipment, based in Union Grove, has expanded its services throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois with the launch of a new website. The website features new products and services available in Kenosha, Racine and Lake counties. The new website can be viewed at www.acmecopier.com
Jeffrey Zampanti, of Kenosha, has become a member of the National Association of Realtors after receiving his Wisconsin real estate license through state’s Department of Safety and Professional Services. He is a member of the Wisconsin Realtors Association and local Southshore Realtors Association. Zampanti, a 1995 Marquette University graduate, completed the NAR’s code of ethics and standards of practice program and is in the process of obtaining the Accredited Buyer Representative designation. (photo in images external)
Jockey Inc., headquartered in Kenosha, has reinvented the bra.
Hoping to broaden their appeal, the Kenosha Realtors Association has adopted a new name. At the start of the year, the organization became the Southshore Realtors Association.
The association is the local arm of the National Association of Realtors. Real estate sellers in the area join the association for access to the multiple listing service property database, and to professional training and networking.
Kenneth Munson has been named CEO of Milwaukee-based Community Care Inc. Munson most recently served as Regional Director of the Department of Health and Human Services covering Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio. Prior to his role with DHS, he served in various leadership roles in both non-profit and governmental capacities in Wisconsin. Munson replaces CCI founder and longtime CEO, Kirby Shoaf.
Community Care Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization that provides long term care and health services to more than 9,500 seniors and adults with disabilities. The organization provides services to residents in Wisconsin through the Family Care, Family Care Partnership and PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) programs. CCI’s 1,100 employees work out of 21 offices and service centers in eleven Wisconsin counties.
When I wrote my first column on creating a screen saver — back in June 2005 — it required special software. Now that capability is built in to Windows, and it’s easier than ever. These instructions are for Windows 7, but other versions are likely the same.
First, make sure that the photos you want to use are in a specific folder or set of subfolders within one main folder. For example, I have a folder for vacation photos called “My Camera” that then has subfolders within it. In order for your photos to display properly, you will need to make sure they are all right-side-up. If they are sideways when you open them, they will be sideways when displayed by the screen saver as well.
A woman is dead and a 38-year-old man in custody after a 10-hour standoff in Kenosha Wednesday.
STURTEVANT — Gateway Technical College’s programs that seek to eliminate the “skills mismatch” between manufacturers and potential employees drew the praise of U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez Wednesday.
TWIN LAKES — Allied Plastics got the nods of approval it needed from the Plan Commission Wednesday to proceed with purchasing the Christmas tree lot on Holy Hill Road for use as a 140-stall parking lot.
The 2013 Crossing Borders Artist Market & Studio Tour this weekend provides an opportunity to see artists from southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois at work.
Entrepreneurs looking to open pawn or secondhand shops in Kenosha now have to abide by new rules dictating their location.
The spring election campaign for the Kenosha Unified School Board looks like it may be getting crowded.
At Bradford High School, about 350 kids will be getting a lesson in the Game of Life next week when — with the help of Educators Credit Union — the school holds Reality Check.
I may be exaggerating, but it feels like I’ve been eating cookies non-stop since mid-November.
SOMERS — A holiday boutique and bake sale will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hawthorn Hollow, 880 Green Bay Road, Somers.
A Salem man stole a gun, police say, when he burglarized a home last month.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — If two mobile home parks in the village fail to address outstanding zoning and building code violations, the owners’ licenses might not be renewed after their Dec. 31 expiration date.
The Kenosha County Board Tuesday authorized up to $1.7 million in bonds to pay for new software to replace an aging emergency dispatch system.
A plan to expand the Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum received a unanimous committee recommendation Tuesday.
Women who have more breast milk than their babies can use are now able to become donors, dropping off their excess milk at a hospital in Racine so it can be pasteurized and used for premature and critically ill babies.
The city’s Commission on the Arts is hoping to improve communication between the group and the public.
A Beach Park, Ill., man arrested as part of a large drug bust this summer has been sent to prison.
KENOSHA — Students in grades K-6 are invited to make winter treasure bottles at the next “Cool Craft Fridays” event, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave.
SILVER LAKE — The village tax levy will increase 1.47 percent to help cover a 2.7 percent increase in expenses in Silver Lake.
SALEM — A pit bull killed a cat, then bit a teenager who tried to remove the animal from the dog’s jaws on Friday.
BRIGHTON — A 1.2 percent increase in the tax levy is needed to support a 2 percent increase in the Brighton town budget for 2014.
A popular mass transit tax credit — easing the pocketbook for many local Metra commuters — may be cut nearly in half starting Jan. 1.
Alderman Curt Wilson was talking to a constituent when he learned of a break-in in his district. An elderly woman awoke in the middle of the night and found an intruder in her home.
A man believed to be responsible for a spate of break-ins and attempted break-ins near Lincoln Park this fall has been charged.