Sarah Rose Summers is the first woman from Nebraska to take home the Miss USA title. After graduating cum laude from Texas Christian University, Sarah Rose recently finished her clinical rotations to become a certified Child Life Specialist. As Miss USA, Sarah Rose has already started working with Project Sunshine, an organization that operates programs in 5 countries impacting over 150,000 pediatric patients and their families to raise awareness for the emotional needs of children facing medical challenges and their often forgotten caregivers. Plus, she's getting ready to compete for Miss Universe!
Listen to our chat with Sarah:
It was a big day for Lebron James yesterday! He opened his 'I Promise School' in Akron,Ohio to benefit at-risk youth. The school enrolls 240 third- and fourth-grade students as of now. The plan is to add more grades as the years go on! Check out the full article here!
Back 2 School 2018
There are 4 easy ways you can help area school children get ready for school.
Buy School Supplies
Buy some extra school supplies and drop them in one of the area drop-off locations. Drop-off locations: Shopko, Century 21 Affiliated, Mid-West Family Broadcasting and River Bank
Make a Monetary Donation
Monetary donations will be used to buy supplies that were not donate. Donation box locations: River Bank, Style Encore, Plato’s Closet and Once Upon a Child
Adopt a Child for Clothing
Take one of the child adoption tags and purchase the needed clothing items. Adoption tag locations: Plato’s Closet and Once upon a child.
Ipsy Bag Donation
Plato’s Closet is accepting Ipsy bags to create toiletry bags for area young ladies in school. Stop at Plato’s Closet to drop off your Ipsy bags, feminine hygiene products, soaps, deodorants, lip balms, etc.
For more information or to apply for services click the link below to be directed to the Catholic Charities website. http://cclse.org/back-to-school-program/
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Meghan Cota is hosting an Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome Awareness Walk to raise awareness for Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome. OMS is a rare, neurological disorder of unknown cause which appears to be the result of an autoimmune process involving the nervous system. It is where the body's immune system doesn't "shut-off" normally and it begins to attack the child's brain. It damages the brain, affects eye movement, balance and gives the child a very weird sense of disorientation.
The OMS Awearness Walk will also have a bouncy house, duck pond, sucker pull, face painting, parachute, basket raffles, and a 50/50 raffle!
$15 for pre-registration
$20 day of registration
$30 for a family of 4 or more
Meghan came in to tell us all about it, hear it:
It won't be long and the kiddos will be headed back to school. As you know, there is quite a lot of preparation that goes in to heading back to school!
Something very important for you to know to save you some money- The Wisconsin Sales Tax Holiday is August 1-5th this year. You can find more info HERE!
Here are the lists of school supplies by school district:
And according to several websites, this is the must have backpack for 2018-2019! Check it out here!
Happy shopping :)
Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Mary on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show]—taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show]—follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists.
Theater Rated - R
Jeff- Dustin Luecke
Hunter- Matt Campbell
Susan- Liz Golson
Heidi- Stephanie Harter Campbell
Mary- Shealan Bahr
The Amazon site crashed right after launching this year's extended Prime Day and people lost their minds! Thankfully it looks like they've resolved the issue so people can still get all the things they need, and more of what they don't, at big discounts. It's estimated to bring in $3.6 Billion in just 36 hours. Amazon's stock hit a new all-time high Monday, making their CEO Jeff Bezos now worth over $150 Billion!
Prime Day continues, spend your hard earned money HERE!
11-week-old Prince Louis, the youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, had his christening yesterday. The Queen wasn't there for the baptism but Uncle Harry and his new wife, Meghan, were in attendance and it was the first time we saw Prince William's family of five all together. Check out the adorbs HERE!
More on the traditions and tributes HERE
Ashley for the Arts is an amazing family festival held in Arcadia's Memorial Park. Live music, entertainment, kid's activities, hot air balloon launches, arts and craft fair, and the Pursuit of a Cure 5k Run/Walk! So much to do August 9-11, wristbands for the entire weekend are only $10.
Read the Discover Wisconsin article on Ashley for the Arts HERE
Kyle Richards started her career on Little House on the Prairie, is one of the original Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and is now an Executive Producer for the show inspired by her childhood, "American Woman." Check out our interview with Kyle here:
KYLE RICHARDS Biography:
After more than four decades in front of the camera, Kyle Richards is stepping behind it to bring her ideas, and a fictionalized version of her life, to the small screen. She currently serves as a co-executive producer of “American Woman,” a dramedy series inspired by her childhood, starring Alicia Silverstone, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Bartels, about a single mom (Silverstone) who struggles to raise her two daughters. The series debuts on the new Paramount Network on Thursday, June 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Richards is executive producer of two other shows in development, “Glass Houses” for ABC and “The Corridor” with Chernin Entertainment.
With a love of fashion, Richards is also a successful entrepreneur who runs her own high-end retail boutique, Kyle by Alene Too. Personally curating its stock of women’s designer apparel, shoes, and accessories, she has overseen its steady expansion to three locations – Beverly Hills, Manhattan, and Southampton – with others on the horizon.
A California native, Kyle Richards was born into an acting family in Hollywood, California. She landed her first role at age four in the Disney classic, Escape to Witch Mountain, playing the younger version of her real-life sister, Kim Richards. Among over 100 film and television credits is a recurring role on “E.R.,” seven years on “Little House on the Prairie” and 105 episodes on the TBS family comedy “Down To Earth,” in addition to guest spots on programs like “CSI” and daytime work including “Days of Our Lives.” More recently she has become a fixture on reality television through eight seasons on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” as well as a recent appearance on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” On the big screen, Richards is known for her role in the original 1978 Halloween in addition to such features as Curfew and The Watcher in the Woods, alongside screen legend Bette Davis for which she was also nominated for a Young Artist Award.
Her husband, Mauricio Umansky, is one of the nation’s top realtors and founder and CEO of the luxury real estate brokerage, The Agency. Notwithstanding her success in many realms, Kyle Richards’ greatest passion and joy is being a mother to her four daughters: Farrah, Alexia, Sophia and Portia.