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Back to school

Back-to-School Food Safety Tips

Students will soon be heading back to school, and many of them will be carrying lunches packed at home. Barbara Ingham, Food Science Specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension and UW-Madison, has some tips to help ensure that your child’s home-packed lunches are always safe to eat. Wash your hands and areas used to prepare […]

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Rent Smart

RENT SMART: A FREE TENANT TRAINING WORKSHOP September 7th & 9th (Wednesday & Friday) 9:00am – 12:00pm Menasha Public Library – Company E Room 440 1st St., Menasha, WI 54952 To register call the Winnebago County UW-Extension Office at  (920) 232-1970 For additional dates and information, check out our 2016 Rent Smart Brochure Rent Smart sessions cover: […]

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“Time of Your Life” SENIOR EXPO

UW-Extension would like to announce an upcoming event for seniors… This event is FREE to attend and features a variety of exhibitions and information: 84 Exhibitors with products and services for seniors A wealth of knowledge about retirement living and medical options FREE health screenings and hearing tests Resources for Medicare, Social Security, and Aging […]

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SAFELY Preserving Wisconsin’s Harvest

Food preservation can be a great way to extend your harvest throughout the year, but safety is paramount! The University of Wisconsin Extension offers a series of food preservation bulletins.  Guidelines are for Wisconsin home garden varieties, conditions, and elevations.  Recipes are research-tested for safe preparation and preservation methods.  Explore our Food Preservation & Safety […]

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New resource available for Wisconsin’s food entrepreneurs!

Entrepreneurs thinking about starting or scaling up a food processing business can find a way to make their dreams a reality with the help of the newly released Wisconsin Food Processing Guide: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs and Managers, available from the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Authors Jenifer A. Buckley and Elena M. Byrne worked with UW-Extension, […]

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WAA Seminar: Landlord and Tenant Rights (& Wrongs)

When talking with landlords, they all feel that the laws heavily favor the tenant.  However, when talking with tenants, they all feel that landlords have all of the rights.  The truth is that both landlords and tenants have rights and protections under the law.  This class was originally written as a seminar specifically for tenants, […]

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How Can Parents Talk with Teens About Mass Violence?

Recent attacks in Paris, San Bernardino, Orlando, and other areas of the world remind us that mass violence is an international and national issue faced by young people today. In the era of 24-7 news, we are consistently exposed to tragic and frightening stories from across the globe. Though terrorism, violence, and war aren’t new, […]

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Preventing Kids’ Summer Weight Gain

Summer marks a hiatus from the daily responsibilities and scheduled demands children face during the rest of the year. While adults might remember their summer vacations filled with water-balloon fights, bike rides to the corner store, campfires, and playground games, children today are likely to spend more time indoors watching TV, playing video games, and […]

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