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UW-Extension’s Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign

The University of Wisconsin-Extension “Check Your Free Credit Report” campaign’s website lets you sign up for reminders to check your free credit reports and provides guidance on how to get and read your free reports. Since the reminder campaign started in 2013, many people have reached out to UW-Extension educators with questions about obtaining […]


Block Party Program

Free play time with a variety of blocks for families with children ages 0 – 10 years. Why Blocks? Researchers have found that children develop a variety of skills through block play, including: Math, Physics, Early Engineering, Creativity, Social Skills, Physical Skills, and More! What Does a Block Party Look Like? 5-10 stations are set […]

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“Dinner’s On Us” Events Near You!

If you’re hungry, you’re not alone. • 1 in 6 Americans is hungry.  That’s more than 50 million of us. • 1 in 5 American children is hungry. • It’s harder to learn when you’re hungry. • And it’s harder to grow up healthy. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan is coming to your county to pass out free food. Join us and bring […]


What to Do When You Can’t Pay Your Medical Bill

About a quarter (26 percent) of U.S. adults say they or someone in their household has had problems paying medical bills in the past 12 months, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That means one in four people struggle to pay for healthcare services. “Financial difficulties are a reality for many people, and unfortunately financial […]

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SAVE THE DATE for the 14th Annual Fox Cities Money Conference!

Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:00 am – 1:30 pm (Registration & Breakfast at 8:30 am) Fox Valley Technical College 1825 N. Bluemound Dr. Appleton, WI 54912 Why should you attend? Get a free copy of your credit report with credit score! One-on-one session with a financial planner and one-on-one review of your credit report! Childcare […]

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Rent Smart

***CANCELLED*** Call the UW-Extension Office for other dates available 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 […]

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Can Pokémon Go Play a Role in Positive Parenting?

Whether you’ve simply been looking out your front window or following the news, you’ve likely witnessed the rise in popularity of Pokémon Go. The new app, a treasure hunt for animated characters within a player’s own real world surroundings, is getting plenty of media attention. Nineteen days after its release, Pokémon Go had been downloaded […]

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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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“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 […]