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    Butternut barbecue pulled pork. AP

    Walk away from this pulled pork

    Here was the problem: I needed dinner ready by 7:15 p.m. But I was going to be out of the house for the two hours before that.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Pan-seared asparagus with shrimp, shiitakes, and chilies. AP

    Moving asparagus to the center of your plate

    Asparagus has been a delicious symbol of spring since at least as far back as the Greeks, who called it asparagos literally, 'to spring up.' But however it is spelled, it makes me happy.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Great Beginnings Preschool to host open house

    Great Beginnings Preschool, 2401 Kohler Memorial Drive (First United Lutheran Church), will host an open house/spring carnival from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Pictured, from left, are Random Lake Middle School students Leona Meyer, Jessica Norskog and Emma Sanderson, who were winners in the Modern Woodmen's School Speech Contest. SUBMITTED PHOTO

    Random Lake students participate in speech contest

    On April 3, students from Random Lake Middle School participated in the Modern Woodmen's School Speech Contest, which is one of six free Youth Educational Programs offered by Modern Woodmen of America.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    PHS music students qualify for state

    Plymouth students received 90 starred firsts in the Wisconsin School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Festival for the Eastern Wisconsin Conference held on March 15 in Sheboygan Falls.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Guenther earns Kohl Award

    Kelsey Guenther, a 2005 Sheboygan North High School graduate who now teaches at Webster Stanley Elementary School in Oshkosh, has been named a Herb Kohl teacher of excellence.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Open house at Pilgrim Preschool

    Pilgrim Preschool, located in First Congregational Church at 310 Bluff Ave., will hold an open house from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Celebrate Earth Day with UW-Sheboygan

    The University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan invites the community to celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, to raise awareness of our environment, conservation and health lifestyles.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Youth of the Year, Koryez Scales, right, with Paul Bartelt, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sheboygan County Board of Directors SUBMITTED PHOTO

    Sheboygan teen chosen as Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year

    Farnsworth Middle School student Koryez Scales, 13, of Sheboygan, has been selected to represent the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sheboygan County as the organization's 2014 Youth of the Year.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Sheridan competes in state spelling bee

    Horizon Elementary School fourth-grader Matt Sheridan, son of Jeff and Sandi Sheridan of Plymouth and a student of Peggi Gnadt, competed with 47 other students at the state spelling bee, held March 29 in Madison and finished 14th.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    SASD music students advance to state

    Sheboygan Area School District students who competed in the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) competition on March 15 have advanced to state. They include:

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Webster earns Kohl scholarship

    'The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2014 Initiative Scholarship was presented to Ireland Webster, student at Howards Grove High School at a recognition luncheon hosted by U.S.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Elks name students of the month

    Sheboygan Elks Lodge No. 299 has named the 'Student of the Month' for March to two local students: Katelynn Mauk, a senior at Howards Grove High School, and Shyanne Koski, a sophomore at Random Lake High School.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Jolly Pranksters, ComedySportz plan matches

    The Plymouth High School Jolly Pranksters comedy team will host two ComedySportz home matches and a free show for the public this spring.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Onge receives Kohl scholarship

    Nickolaus St. Onge, a student at Sheboygan Falls High School, was presented with a Herb Kohl Education Foundation 2014 Initiative Scholarship at a recognition luncheon hosted by Sen. Herb Kohl on April. 6. He was one of 87 students from Wisconsin to receive a $1,000 scholarship.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Lutheran names students of month

    Sheboygan Lutheran High School named its students of the month for March. They are senior Danielle Byrum, junior Jacob Mickelson, sophomore Hannah Frey, and freshman Lisa Beine.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Jackson to host kindergarten open house

    Jackson Elementary School will host a kindergarten orientation and open house at 6 p.m.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Random Lake students visit Discovery World

    Thanks to the Random Lake PTA, the entire seventh-grade class from Random Lake Middle School was able to visit Discovery World in Milwaukee on March 21.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Campus Visit Day planned at Silver Lake

    Silver Lake College will host a Campus Visit Day for all interested students on April 25. Registration begins at 9:45 a.m., and the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will sit in on actual classes, tour the campus and eat lunch together. There also will be a panel discussion available for parents. To register, call 920-686-6175, or visit www.sl.edu and go to the Events section and the date for the Campus Visit Day. Walk-ins also are accepted. The event is free.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    LTC students inducted into honors society

    Thirty-four students from Lakeshore Technical College were inducted into the Beta Lamda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society on April 2 at the Lakeshore Culinary Institute.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Murder mystery planned at Silver Lake

    A murder mystery will share center stage when the Silver Lake College Alumni Association presents 'Death is a Cabernet, Ol' Chum' at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in the dining room on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road. Guests will take part in investigating the

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Schleicher named to UW-GB Honors list

    The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has named Melissa Schleicher, of Oostburg, to the Honors list for the fall semester. Honors are given to full-time students earning 3.74 to 3.50 gradepoint averages. Schleicher is majoring in communications

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Lee named to dean's list

    Bao Bai Lee from Sheboygan was named to the winter term dean's list at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. Lee is a senior at Augustana majoring in biology and pre-medicine. Dean's list students have maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Try one of these great planting and gardening methods this season to get the most of your new raised-bed garden. Rob Zimmer/Post-Crescent Media

    The Family Garden: The raised bed is ready to go; now how should I plant?

    If you have spent the time and energy to design and create a raised bed in your garden, be equally as creative with how you plant it. There are so many options available to gardeners that go beyond rows of identical crops. Explore some of these this year with your family and try growing backyard crops a whole new way.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Beer Man column: German lager stands test of time with admirable restraint

    Weihenstephaner has existed in one form or another since 1040 (almost a thousand years!) and is best known for its excellent weissbiers.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    This book cover image released by Dutton shows 'Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice,' by Scott Helman and Jenna Russell. AP

    Book review: 'Long Mile Home' must-read story of Boston bombing

    A new book about the Boston Marathon bombings last April is more gripping than a mystery novel, has more deeply drawn characters than a literary novel and is enriched by the details of a history book.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Pedestrians cross 13th Street near El Vez, a gregarious Mexican restaurant, and Capogiro gelato in Philadelphia. AP

    Go For the Food: Philly's 13th St. brings good luck to great food

    Tourism officials will tell you the restaurant-rich area at the heart of downtown is called Midtown Village, but that moniker hasn't entirely caught on with the locals.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    This undated photo shows a market in the neighborhood of Karakoy in Istanbul, Turkey. AP Photo/Sisi Tang

    Travel: Take a stroll in these Istanbul neighborhoods

    Istanbul, the noisy metropolis on the Bosporus Strait lauded by many a travel ranking, has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Students debate cell phone seizures

    Technology has improved so much in the last couple years. With a newer and better quality of technology being available, students have become more attached to their phones, the Internet and social media sites.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Voices: Chromebook rollout eases student access to tech

    When teachers at North need to schedule time in the computer lab, the chaos that ensues is very much like tossing a steak into a cage filled with starving dogs.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Voices: Technology can distract students

    When I look around the classroom I'm in, I can see just about everyone has a phone, an i-something out or wires coming from their ears. How often do you think these devices are used for educational purposes? In my opinion, it would be about never.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    The frontpage of duolingo.com, a free language learning website. The author said she prefers to use technology for learning rather than social media.

    Voices: Technology I use to learn

    I'm a strange teenager. I don't have a Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr account and have a minimal interest in getting any of them. I still use email for everyday conversations, and I back up my writing in three different places on and offline.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Walk MS: Sheboygan event set for April 27

    The Wisconsin Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold its Walk MS: Sheboygan event at Blue Harbor Resort on Sunday, April 27.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Recycle electronics at Earth Day event

    Join Habitat for Humanity Lakeside as it celebrates Earth Day on Saturday, April 19, by holding a free electronics recycling event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its ReStore locations in Sheboygan, 1911 N. Eighth St., and Plymouth, 3003 Eastern Ave.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    High ropes family challenge April 26

    A high ropes challenge will be held from 9 a.m.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    United Way annual meeting May 8

    The United Way of Sheboygan County will hold its annual meeting from 11:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 8, in the Pagnucco Room at the United Way of Sheboygan County Building, 2020 Erie Ave. All donors are invited.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    2013 Readers Roundup winners were Steven Freeman, Carter Pfister, Julia Renzelman, and Charlie Willsey from Lynn Thorton's third-grade class at Pigeon River Elementary School in Sheboygan. SUBMITTED PHOTO

    Bookworm Gardens program seeks readers

    Readers Roundup is moving to spring, and Bookworm Gardens is looking for participants.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Volunteer opportunities available in Sheboygan County

    For more information or to sign up for these or other volunteer opportunities please visit volunteersheboygan.com, call 920-459-2780 ext. 112 or email rachel@volunteersheboygan.com.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Area churches plan Easter services

    The following are Easter vigils, services and breakfasts set for Saturday and Sunday at Sheboygan County churches, as submitted to The Press.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Pictured, from left, are Mark Gartman, Luke Gartman and principal Heidi Wallner. SUBMITTED PHOTO

    Gartman supports school through America's Farmers Grow Communities

    Local farmer Carol Gartman, of Sheboygan, directed $2,500 to Immanuel Lutheran School through America's Farmers Grow Communities. With the donation, the school will install soundproof panels in the gymnasium/auditorium.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Norris Burkes column: Where did they take Jesus?

    If I ask you how you will spend Easter morning, I can think of a variety of ways you might answer.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Military Heritage Museum plans bingo nights

    Upcoming bingo nights at the Military Heritage Museum, 824 S. Eighth St., are Wednesday, April 23, and Wednesday, May 14.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Longfellow Elementary School hosts arts showcase

    The public is invited to attend Longfellow Elementary School's annual Arts Showcase starting at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the school, 819 Kentucky Ave.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  1. Dahlias can be purchased now in multipacks for under $10 at most garden centers and retail stores. The potato-like tubers are planted shallow and need to be dug up each fall, dried and stored for winter.

    YardMD: Time is now for bare-root perennials and summer-flowering bulbs

    Looking to save money on your plant purchases this growing season?

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  2. The unusual, hooded flowers of skunk cabbage have emerged in area wetlands and cedar swamps. Protected from the cold from the thick, leathery 'hood,' skunk cabbage flowers create their own heat in late winter and early spring, melting the snow from around them. Following the flowers, massive whorls of cabbage-like foliage will emerge, growing 3-4 feet across in the largest plants. Rob Zimmer/Post-Crescent Media.

    Yard MD blog: First wildflower

    The first wildflower to appear in our area each spring is also one of the most unusual. With its thick, leathery spathe, or hood, surrounding the central flower stalk, skunk cabbage blooms in area wetlands and swamps, sometimes as early as February.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    'Nice Sliced' by Dale Knaak is part of the new exhibit at the Frank Juarez Gallery. SUBMITTED PHOTO

    New directions: Juarez Gallery hosts exhibit of Sheboygan artist's works

    The newest exhibition at the Frank Juarez Gallery features paintings by Sheboygan artist Dale Knaak.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Grandlic's Clock and Watch opened for business in 1904. SUBMITTED PHOTO

    75-and-older businesses to be Third Saturday topic

    '75 Years and Going Strong: Sheboygan County Businesses' will be the focus of the Third Saturday program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 19 at the Sheboygan County Historical Museum, 3110 Erie Ave.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Good Friday blood drive at KC Hall

    The 16th annual Good Friday blood drive sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the KC Hall, 833 Center Ave.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Registration open for Humane Society's camp for kids

    The Sheboygan County Humane Society is holding its first annual summer Animal Day Camp for children this summer.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    'Texas Tenors' to perform at Weill Center

    The Texas Tenors trio, the highest ranking vocal group in the history of NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' will appear at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, April 25.

    • Apr. 16, 2014

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