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West Pom girls win Badgerette competition

The Waukesha West Pom team, headed by their new coach Michelle Molitor, won the Badgerette dance competition held at UW Whitewater last weekend. The team placed 1st overall against 9 other...

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21 Days to Kickstart Your Health

Research shows that it takes 21 days to form new habits (or break old ones). For example, if you want to start daily walking, make it a priority to...

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Friday, August 19: I AM... I CAN... I WILL...

Friday, August 19: I AM... I CAN... I WILL... $60.00 ​ Gals Institute is proud to bring ANOTHER AMAZING event to our community! This is a FUN, creative event for girl’s ages 9-12...

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Thurs, Sept 1 - Pinterest Night at Loft 24! First Thursday Of Each Month

Thurs, Sept 1 - Pinterest Night at Loft 24! First Thursday Of Each Month $20.00 ​Pinterest Night at Loft 24! First Thursday Of Each Month 9/1, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1, 1/5, 2/2, 3/2, 4/6,...

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Sun - Aug 21: Vendor Event to Support Guardians of the Children - Charity Event open to the Public

Sun - Aug 21: Vendor Event at Loft 24 in Oconomowoc to Support Guardians of the Children - Charity Event open to the Public $0.00 August 21, 2016 11am-3pm ​BROWSE! SUPPORT! PURCHASE! GET INVOLVED! STAND...

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Liberty Dance Center Performing at WQYL Radio Summer Event

Liberty Dance Center will be participating at the 1st annual WQYL Radio Summer Event this Friday August 5th at Fox River Park in Waukesha on Friday August 5th. The...

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Independent Business Association of Wisconsin (IBAW) rapidly gaining new members

The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin (IBAW) is quickly gaining new members during the first half of 2016. New member growth rate is up 30% from 2015. Steve Kohlmann, executive director...

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Water Studies Focus on Waukesha

The University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute (WRI) today announced two new projects that got underway this month to address radium in drinking water, and the work of University of...

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Hartford UHS Team Wins Safety Room Challenge at Muskego High School

Dennis Schmitt, Tim Hegy, Mike Horst, and Sharon Paternoster from Hartford Union High School District won the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) Safety Room Challenge at the WASBO...

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MILWAUKEE (July 28, 2016) —La Casa de Esperanza is hosting the Interfaith Older Adult Program’s Lifetime Art Competition, a traveling exhibition and will have a special “The Artist Behind the...

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Build a Lego City!

Explore architecture, design, and planning with LEGOS! Local architect John Peine and Lego expert Sylvia Peine will be at the Wauwatosa Public Library with thousands of LEGOs on Thursday,...

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Anansi Puppet Story and Craft

See how Anansi the Spider tries to fool the other animals in a puppet show and craft program about the book Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock, on Thursday, August 4...

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White House of Music Acquires Hartland Music's Retail Showroom Operations

White House of Music, Inc. and Hartland Music, Inc. today announced that White House of Music will acquire the retail, rental, and repair operations of Hartland Music, effective August 1,...

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GSC & SOLIDWORKS Partner With The EAA to Deliver SOLIDWORKS to Members

Graphics Systems Corp. (GSC), a leading provider of 3D engineering solutions, has partnered with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS to offer EAA members free access to...

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4th Annual Cruisin’ the Grove Scheduled for Aug. 7

The 4th Annual “On-Street” Classic Car and Motorcycle Show as part of “Cruisin’ the Grove” will take place Sun., Aug. 7 between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Located on Watertown Plank...

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Off Broadway Salon Celebrate's 30 Years

Off Broadway Salon is celebrating their 30th Anniversary throughout the month of August. Each week is filled with savings and giveaways. August 6th come celebrate in the salon with refreshments and...

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MCW awarded $1.9 million to investigate disease prevention utilizing slime mold

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences to investigate therapies for...

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Dublin the Fun Partner Promotions Make Milwaukee Irish Fest Even More Affordable

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (July 27, 2016) – Milwaukee Irish Fest now offers even more “Dublin the Fun” partner promotions for the 2016 festival. The advanced ticket packages, available online, include both...

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Liberty Dance Center to Perform at Berkshires on Kensignton

The Liberty Dance Center Performing Company dancers are making a repeat performance dancing at the Berkshires on Kensington this Wednesday August 3rd. They performed for the residents earlier in...

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Fill the Bus to be held August 6

BackPack Coalition to hold Fill The Bus August 6 (July 26, 2016) – Waukesha, WI – Fill the Bus will be held on Saturday, August 6 from 9 a.m. to 2...

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Community Watch

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Menomonee Falls baseball virtuoso Ty Weber and Big Ten Media Day Updated:  7/29

» Plans for new Mad Rooster Cafe net final approval from Waukesha Plan Commission Updated:  7/29

» Unfavorable weather crimps attendance at Waukesha County Fair 7/28

» Judge: Prison for Waukesha man who led police on naked, drug-fueled pursuit Updated:  7/28

» Waukesha man accused of spitting on, trying to bite police officers Updated:  7/28

» Ex-Kmart site in Waukesha to grow with new freestanding retail building 7/28

» Court of Appeals: Slender Man stabbing defendants stay in adult court Updated:  7/27

» Power outage temporarily closes Waukesha County Courthouse, administrative buildings 7/27

» Assembly District 83 candidates agree on taxes, differ on opiate issue 7/26

» Waukesha planning staff mulling another downtown apartment project Updated:  7/26

» GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence to hold rally at Waukesha County Expo Center 7/26

» Waukesha panel OKs La Casa de Esperanza's charter school expansion 7/25

» New Latin American restaurant Arepanitas opens near downtown Waukesha Updated:  7/25

» Complaint: Waukesha woman, drunk, grabbed gun following phone dispute Updated:  7/25

» Waukesha police report: July 28, 2016 issue 7/25

» Crest owner brings Irish flavor to new venture in downtown Waukesha Updated:  7/25

» 2016 Waukesha County Fair coverage 7/22

» Video: Animal races, 4-H and a geese champion at the Waukesha County Fair 7/22

» Unpaid fees could keep Waukesha students from graduation ceremonies 7/22

» Waukesha South open art studio gives students opportunity to create 7/22

» Social media story on the storms rolling through Milwaukee area 7/21

» Resources available to Waukesha County residents during extreme heat 7/21

» Stay cool at Hebron House and Jeremy Safe Haven 7/21

» Waukesha Salvation Army offering cool place to stay in light of impending heat wave 7/20

» Woman killed in Waukesha County crash is identified Updated:  7/20

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Waukesha County Fair


The 2016 Waukesha County Fair saw rain, scorching temps and tropical humidity throughout its five-day run. Check out our stories, photos and video from the fair, including coverage of the new pig, duck and goat races, the 50th annual Fairest of the Fair contest, as well as a ranking of the top food items.

Best Summer Ever


We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.