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Chloe the Collie Puppy Needs Lifesaving Surgery

Help 5-month-old Chloe!
We just picked up this sweet Collie puppy from MADACC this week and she needs your help. There is a local campaign to raise funds to help cover the cost of her surgery to repair a fractured pelvis. Learn more here: http://saveourcollie.chipin.com/surgery-for-5-month-old-collie-at-madacc

Healthful Indian Flavors-Episode 1

“Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu”

TV Series Begins: Jan. 7th, 2012 Saturday

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Healthful Indian Flavors-Epsiode 2

“Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu”

Saturday (January 14) at 12:30 p.m. on channel 10.1

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I WOOD IF I COULD

art, Earth Poets & Musicians, environment, events, exhibits, family, poem, Rosenblatt Gallery, paintings, drawings

The weeping willow dances in the breeze, and so do I.
But the willow has a different choreographer, though sometimes I give it a try,                                                try to choreograph the trees with my brush or pen,
and they dance according to my whim.
And sometimes the trees choreograph me,
not from just their outside appearance, from their in.
For when I paint on wood, I let the grain below
my brush tell it where to go.

In 1966 we moved to Milwaukee from New York City, and I fell in love with the people, the lake, the trees, and the circus parade. After years of drawing shoppers in Macy’s and Gimbels or the throngs that rush and weave along Manhattan sidewalks, here I was painting, often on wood, all those things that made Milwaukee special to me.

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Got a stressed-out pooch?

Tellington Touch Dog Massage Class!
Thursday, February 2, 2012, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Humane Society – Milwaukee Campus, 4500 W. Wisconsin Avenue

De-stress your dog and yourself with the therapeutic effects of Tellington Touch (TTouch).
Tellington Touch is a gentle and easy to learn method of touch and movement.  TTouch can help with challenges such as barking, biting, chewing, digging, noise sensitivity, aging, anxiety, aggressive or reactive behavior, shyness, grooming or vet visit concerns and more!
 
This workshop is for dogs of all ages and their families to discuss what causes stress, signs of stress and how you can help free yourself and your dog from it.
 
This two-hour hands-on session with your dog will introduce you to the benefits of incorporating TTouch into your pet’s life and will help you and your pet achieve the highest quality of life through mental, physical and emotional balance.

TTouch uses gentle movements and manipulations that help change behavior patterns and teach the animal to think, rather than react, improves learning ability and performance and helps to calm and focus. Register here.

 

12 Scams to Watch for in 2012

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The Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin investigates fraud reports throughout the year and reveals twelve of the newest and/or most common scams that consumers should avoid in 2012.   

  • BBB Phishing Frustrations: Businesses and organizations around the country are receiving fraudulent complaint emails from scammers who are abusing BBB's name and reputation.
  • Mortgage Relief Misleaders: Homeowners are tricked into paying large upfront fees for mortgage relief services and then companies disappear abruptly.
  • Hotel Hoaxes: Hotel guests receive calls in their rooms - often late at night - claiming that front desk computers have crashed and credit card numbers are needed again; victims provide information, but callers are not hotel employees. 
  • Cheating Contractors: Homeowners are left with little recourse after door-to-door repairmen promise incredible deals, require large upfront fees and then skip out before completing work.
  • Check cashing cons: Sellers receive checks for more than items are worth and are instructed to wire excess money back. Checks later bounce and victims are responsible for lost funds.
  • Social Media Scams: Victims are sent "popular" viral videos on social networking sites, but must upgrade software to view files. Downloads may install malware or viruses that place victims at risk for identity theft.
  • Swindling Sweepstakes: Consumers who did not enter sweepstakes or foreign lotteries are informed that they have won large sums of money or other prizes and must pay smaller sums in order to collect; payments are made and nothing is received.
  • Canine Cons: Scammers set up a fake website selling non-existent puppies for rock-bottom prices. Victims wire money to the so-called seller, but never receive their puppy.
  • Pay the Con Artist Using Pre-Paid Debit Cards. Since consumers are getting wise to wiring money or fake checks, many scammers now prefer to be paid using untraceable, pre-paid debit cards. 
  • Timeshare Shams: In this tough real estate market, timeshare sellers should beware of companies that claim to already have a buyer and want upfront fees.
  • Job Scams: Scammers are working overtime to take advantage of the high number of people looking for jobs, especially online.
  • Lousy Legal Advice: Some scammers are offering low-cost legal advice, but don't have any legal qualifications. The only problem? The consumer may end up in even more legal trouble.

Report scams to BBB through Scam Source at bbb.org/scam-source. To find reputable businesses, visit bbb.org/find-business-reviews. Consumers can also receive news alerts from the Wisconsin BBB by following us on Twitter or liking us on Facebook.

Wildlife photo contest to benefit WI's wild animals


Wildlife photo contest to benefit Wisconsin’s injured wild animals
To celebrate Wisconsin's wildlife, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at the Wisconsin Humane Society is pleased to announce its first-ever photo contest.

There is a $10 non-refundable entry fee per photo, which benefits the wild animals at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Celebrity judges will determine the top three photos, plus 3-5 honorable mentions.

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North Shore Fire and North Shore Health Partner to Provide Child Safety Seat Check Program

North Shore Fire/Rescue, North Shore Fire Department, North Shore Health Department

 North Shore Fire/Rescue and the North Shore Health Department are excited to announce a partnership that will provide support for both agencies’ child safety seat check programs. Funding for training additional technicians is being provided by the North Shore Health Department through a Safety and Injury Prevention Grant Award under the Wisconsin Healthiest Families Initiative. 

 

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Looking Ahead To MPTV Cooking Series (Epsiode 3-13)

I am thankful that so many of you took the time to send me feedback about the first three episodes of my MPTV series titled, “Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu”. I hope you are enjoying the cooking shows on MPTV. I want to let you know that I have prepared many of the dishes from my shows for kids in middle schools. I found their response to be one of excitement and enjoyment in trying the flavorful foods. Cooking is love and is very nurturing. As Pensey says,   “Love people, cook them tasty food”!

Let’s look ahead and see what is coming up on MPTV on Saturdays at 12:30PM on Channel 10, with repeats on Sundays at 2PM on Channel 36 and 16, and on Fridays at 6PM on Channel 10. Shall we?  

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