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Social Media Can Connect Family During the Holidays

Holidays often bring to mind iconic images of the family around the dinner table or gathering to open gifts. When the imaginary tinsel and turkey aroma clears, however, the reality is that many families cannot be together during the holidays. Separation, divorce, military deployment, college, high travel costs, poor health, and bad weather can all […]

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Buying or Using Gift Cards – Read the Fine Print

For many consumers, gift cards offer a simple, convenient solution for holiday gift giving. But shoppers need to stay on their toes when purchasing and using gift cards, says J. Michael Collins, University of Wisconsin-Extension family and consumer economics specialist and director of the UW-Madison Center for Financial Security. There are two main types of […]


StrongBones Program Beginning January 12

Price County UW Extension and Flambeau Hospital will be offering the StrongBones Program, a nine week strength training program for middle-aged and older adults beginning January 12, 2015. The StrongBones Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, PhD, an associate professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at […]


State 4-H Hall of Fame

The University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H Youth Development Program inducted 100 laureates into the brand-new Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame Saturday, November 15. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony was the last statewide event celebrating 100 years of 4-H in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame was established to recognize 4-H volunteers, financial supporters, staff […]


Creativity is the Key for Holiday Gifts on a Budget

For many people, spending on gifts to celebrate the holiday is an important family tradition–whether the holiday is Hannukah, Kwanzaa or Christmas. GIft-giving offers families the opportunity to be creative and give meaningful gifts as they try to do more with less, says Bridget Mouchon, UW-Extension family living educator in Green County. Mouchon suggests some […]

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Quick and Easy Does It for Healthy Family Meals

After a long day, busy parents may sometimes feel they don’t have the time or energy to prepare a healthy meal for their families. Gayle Coleman, nutrition education program specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension offers some shortcuts for family cooks that save time and effort. Combine ready-to-eat foods, such as a bag of prewashed […]

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December Cloverbud Project Meeting

Join us for our first Cloverbud Project Meeting of the 4-H year on Tuesday, December 16 from 6-7 p.m. at the UW-Extension Office. All Cloverbuds and Explorers (youth Kindergarten-4th grades) are welcome to attend. We’ll be exploring the 4 “Hs” Holiday Style. Invite a friend and join us for an evening of hands on learning […]

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Price County Master Gardener Volunteer Training to Begin

The mission of the Price County Master Gardener Association is to provide horticulture education, community service and environmental stewardship to our Northwood’s communities in affiliation with the University of Wisconsin Extension. Master Gardener Level 1 Training will be held in Price County the week of January 4th through the week of March 29th. Level 1 […]

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New reports show latest Wisconsin poverty trends by county

Posted on October 24, 2014 by extension.news Contact Katherine Curtis, kcurtis@ssc.wisc.edu, 608-890-1900 County-by-county poverty and food security trends are available in a new series of reports prepared by researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Extension and University of Wisconsin-Madison. The reports, available at http://www.apl.wisc.edu/poverty_food_security.php, summarize recent trends in poverty and food security—or access to enough food […]

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Check Your Free Credit Report Up to 3X a Year

Federal law gives everyone the right to a free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus every 12 months. The University of Wisconsin-Extension makes it easy for consumers to review their reports through its “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign. Individuals are responsible for checking their own credit reports […]