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The face behind the Whitewater City Market

Olivia Storey, Assistant News Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under News

The Whitewater City Market has been a city tradition for years. Every Tuesday, citizens of Whitewater get up and head to the market for an assortment of items. Everyone in town knows about the market, but few know about the woman who helps keep it running and successful. Meet Kristine Zaballos, a writer and e...

Locals aim to break world record

Locals aim to break world record

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Biz & Tech

Downtown Whitewater, Inc. and The SweetSpot Cafe are leading an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest potluck event. The community potluck will be held on May 7 at the Whitewater Train Depot and is open to any and all members of the community, including both students and residents. Guests...

Downtown nonprofit wins two awards

Downtown nonprofit wins two awards

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Biz & Tech

It’s always nice to have your butts recognized. Downtown Whitewater, Inc. earned this honor at the 26th annual Main Street Awards Ceremony on April 7 in Wisconsin Rapids, where the local nonprofit organization received two awards in recognition of both its ongoing campaigns to recycle used cigarette...

Finding balance through practice

Finding balance through practice

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

March 1, 2017


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Crystal Voigt’s four-years of performance for the Janesville Rock Aqua Jays water ski team ended after she suffered a back injury in 1996. In hopes of regaining her balance in life, she became inspired to begin practicing yoga. Her newfound hobby gave her the chance to recuperate from her injury,...

Campaign aims to turn cigarette butts into benches

Campaign aims to turn cigarette butts into benches

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Biz & Tech

Benches are a place to rest your butt. But what about a bench made out of butts? Cigarette butts, that is. Downtown Whitewater, Inc. has partnered with Terracycle, a non-profit organization based in New Jersey, to conduct an ongoing project in which cigarette butts are recycled into fiberglass and...

Hallowed Hagglers

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Biz & Tech

Many business owners in Whitewater agree that Halloween is a great time of year for their businesses. Some even say that it is their favorite time of the entire year. Whether you’re going out to get bottle-blasted with friends and following up with breakfast the morning after to sober up, or going...

New parking lot changes

Shannon Columb, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under News

There’s something different about Whitewater. Last week, new parking regulations went into effect in the downtown area. All parking lots now have 10 hour parking instead of ranging from 15 minutes to 6 hours. The City of Whitewater invited business owners and residents to attend focus groups, where th...

Cravath Park offers free Wi-Fi services

May 3, 2016


Filed under Biz & Tech

May 3, 2016 By Brad Allen Community members and customers of the Whitewater City Market are able to use free Wi-Fi services in the Cravath Lakefront Park area in Downtown Whitewater. “This year, it will be a big thing with the Whitewater City Market coming up this spring and summer,” said...

21 and Over Club: Denny K’s Bar and Grill

21 and Over Club: Denny K’s Bar and Grill

November 18, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

By Jordan Moser Nov. 18, 2015 The city of Whitewater has been blessed with a number of quality drinking establishments that are suitable for students and locals alike, but none quite compare to Denny K’s Bar and Grill.  Just recently celebrating the bar’s 29th birthday, owner Dennis Knopp ...

Downtown provides options for fun

October 28, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

  By Alexandria Goodwin-Salas Oct. 25, 2015   Community members can grab a costume and family and friends for some Halloween fun in Downtown Whitewater on Oct. 31, 2015. The annual Trick or Treat the Triangle event started six years ago with help from Tami Brodnicki, executive of Do...

Halloween events help to raise awareness of local businesses

Halloween events help to raise awareness of local businesses

October 27, 2015


Filed under Biz & Tech

Oct. 27, 2015 By Brad Allen On Halloween Night, community members can take their children out trick-or-treating downtown to receive candy from local businesses, as well as play various games hosted at some of the businesses downtown. The trick-or-treat Triangle is an annual Halloween event hosted...

Jack Hanna brings zoo to Whitewater community

Jack Hanna brings zoo to Whitewater community

April 8, 2014


Filed under News

April 9, 2014   By Michael Riley   176 million Americans visited a zoo, making it the most popular recreational activity in 2013. Animal expert and world-renowned zookeeper Jack Hanna brought the zoo to UW-Whitewater on April 7. Hanna said UW-W was a fortunate location because...

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