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Word of the day is “schmivitz,” and there is no dictionary definition. Yet.

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I grew up on a barstool at the Bartley House. My parents were both busy, working professionals and as a teenager, I spent a lot of family dinner time in local restaurants.

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DNA testing has definitely come into its own in the last few years, and genealogy has become the second most popular hobby of Americans.

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Wasps often have a scary reputation for their painful sting, but they are highly beneficial insects in the ecosystem. They feed on many flies, caterpillars, and young insects that damage crop plants, and to a certain extent they also help in pollination.

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Living through daily trials of hatred, fear, oppression and death, the Rev. Kevin Beebe experienced a crisis of faith and endured periods of unanswered prayer and unrelenting circumstances while serving the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in Ramallah, Palestine.

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While the weeks of summer are certainly winding down, there’s still much to be done before we prepare for our sabbatical. So many garden centers will have perennials, trees and shrubs at clearance prices and as the temperatures continue to cool, it will be prime planting time for those barga…

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Not long ago, it was not uncommon for people to go to their neighbors to borrow something — a rake or maybe an egg to make a batch of cookies.

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Editor’s note: Each Monday, the Kenosha News takes a look at the life of a Kenosha County resident who has recently died. We share with you, through the memories of family and friends, a life remembered.

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I know we are not all perfect as gardeners, and sometimes we do things in the garden that end up being mistakes. I’m the first to admit how often I’ve done this.

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To keep Kenosha area citizens on their feet and avoiding falls, Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services Inc. sponsors Stepping On, a seven-week class consisting of fall prevention education and exercise.

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”Mafia Spies: The Inside Story of the CIA, Gangsters, JFK, and Castro” by Thomas Maier; Skyhorse Publishing (388 pages, $25.99)

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Question: I am 54 years old, baptized Catholic at 20 years old. My Mom was Protestant and my father was Roman Catholic. I was never baptized as an infant and took classes with a priest at 19 and decided I wanted to become a Catholic. We just found out that my mother’s family was really Jewis…

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Some gardeners started planning for their harvests last winter, started seeds indoors in January or February and have worked countless hours pampering their plants in the heat of the summer.

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This is a no-cook, 15-minute, summer supper perfect for a Labor Day weekend picnic or any night. Plump shrimp layered with vegetables and dressed with a light vinaigrette dressing makes a cool, colorful salad.

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TOWN OF LINN — A controversial musical concert at Zenda Tap has been canceled after concerns were raised that the performers practice hate speech against minorities and gay people.

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Blue House Books — Kenosha’s independent bookseller — is hosting a Local Author Weekend on Friday and Saturday (Aug. 23-24) at Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St.

Each Monday the Kenosha News remembers the life of a Kenosha area resident who has recently died. Here is a collection of the lives that have been remembered online and in the print publication of the Kenosha News between March and July 2019.

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My hardest task on this nothing-short-of-perfect August afternoon is to choose. Key Lime Pie or Pineapple Upside Down Cake? Cranberry Gimlet or Vo-Mosa? All are creative cocktails made with the same spirit, vodka.

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It’s not every day that the librarian says it’s OK to eat a pizza melt sandwich in the library.

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Tom Wrixton has Parkinson’s disease, but for one hour a week, the reflection in the gym mirror is one of a boxer: punching, jabbing and dancing with ease and grace.

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Editor’s note: Each Monday, the Kenosha News takes a look at the life of a Kenosha County resident who has recently died. We share with you, through the memories of family and friends, a life remembered.

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The first Kenosha Jewish Community Festival will take place Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at Nash Park and will offer fun, food and relaxation for all ages.

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There is no explaining the love of a really hot chile pepper to someone who doesn’t love chile peppers. By the way, chile is the correct spelling for the pepper; chili is the spelling for the southwestern dish made with chile peppers.

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For some, zucchini is a delightful summer squash.

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Editor’s note: Each Monday, the Kenosha News takes a look at the life of a Kenosha County resident who has recently died. We share with you, through the memories of family and friends, a life remembered.

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How do our plants cope with the heat? Sure, succulents don’t seem to mind with their fleshy, waterfilled leaves — but most of the rest of our plants can get really stressed.