Whitewater

Report: Ride share usage decreased in Whitewater

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After bucking a years-long trend late in 2019, Whitewater’s ride share program continued its downward trajectory through most of 2020 as a result of COVID-19. City Manager Cameron Clapper and Finance Manager Steve Hatton briefly discussed the status of ride share in the year ahead at […]

 
 

Festival Foods offers area delivery

Festival Foods offers area delivery

Whitewater residents can now have groceries delivered Residents in Whitewater are now eligible to have groceries delivered directly to their doorstep from Festival Foods in Fort Atkinson or Janesville within two hours. Onalaska based grocer Festival Foods is known to work close with and get involved in the communities in […]

 
 

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

The Birge Fountain shines brightly early last Wednesday morning with the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center serving as the backdrop to the winter scene. Julius Birge, who in 1839 had become the first child born to European settlers in Walworth County, donated the fountain to the City of Whitewater in 1903. […]

 
 

Whitewater indoor market opens Saturday

Whitewater City Market officials announced earlier this week the indoor market will open on Saturday. “Happy New Year market friends! Now that the outdoor season is over (brrrr), we are thrilled to announce the details of the 2021 indoor market season,” organizers posted on the Whitewater City Market Facebook page. […]

 
 

WUSD gauges parent interest for planning

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With plans of reopening schools to all students in mid-January, officials in the Whitewater Unified district are in the process of determining who will have seats in classrooms and who will continue learning virtually. As the number of COVID-19 cases ticked upward in Whitewater and surrounding […]

 
 

A fruity fundraiser

A fruity fundraiser

Members of the Whitewater Rotary Club assemble holiday fruit baskets at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Community Engagement Center earlier this month. A total of 280 baskets in all were put together with proceeds from the fundraiser going to support various Rotary Club community projects. From the left: Aurelio Callope, Gordon […]

 
 

Whitewater Optimist Club continues tradition

Whitewater Optimist Club continues tradition

With adjustments, group coordinates ‘Toys 4 Kids’ service project By Tom Ganser Correspondent Members of the Whitewater Optimist Club pulled out all the stops recently as they wrapped, sorted, and assigned sleighs of Christmas gifts to Whitewater area children at two locations as part of a longtime tradition. The members, […]

 
 

Special delivery

Special delivery

The Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness, Friends of WAFC and the Whitewater Optimist Club ushered in the holidays with a drive-thru Santa event on Dec. 5. The event offered an opportunity to drive-thru and see festive lights and holiday characters while also encouraging food donations for food pantries. Guests also received […]

 
 

Young Auditorium to offer free concert

Virtual performance to feature the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra The big band sounds of The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra are back at Young Auditorium with an energetic virtual performance of holiday classics. In ‘Miracle on Swing Street: A Holiday Soiree’, the 18-piece performance band brings their signature showmanship, artistry, and a sleigh […]

 
 

University reprises its role of service during crisis

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the Whitewater community have been through a great deal together in more than 150 years, including two world wars, the 1918 influenza pandemic and, now, the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Whitewater abides by the Wisconsin Idea — the idea […]