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very day, more than 1 million people become victims of cyber crime, according to the 2013 Norton Cyber Crime Report. The Heartbleed bug, which attacked vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software, put even more people at risk of hackers accessing their personal information shared on many websites. In 2013, the Target Corporation data breach affected 110 million customers. Yet, according to Norton, nearly 50 percent of tablet and smartphone users continue to neglect basic precautions such as passwords, security software or back-up files to secure their mobile devices. It is only a matter of time until the next digital bug or retailer

data breach. To protect yourself, cyber security experts recommend “spring cleaning” your cyber footprint. “Many people don’t realize that everything they do is being tracked online,” says Ed Hill, Web application consultant and professor in the College of Engineering and Information Sciences at DeVry University. “Consumers should

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● Delete abandoned accounts and review your apps. If you’re no longer active on a website, delete your account — and personal data it holds — to prevent your information from being used or sold. Additionally, there is no reason for apps on your phone to have access to your information.

● Use your browser’s “private mode.” This makes it more difficult for sites to track your movement around the Web. Using private mode can help keep tracking cookies off your computer. Visit howtogeek.com for additional details.

● Use the “Do Not Track” feature of your browser. The feature informs websites you visit that you wish to optout of tracking. Think of this as a digital “do not call” list. This is not a perfect solution because it is up to the website managers to decide if they will honor this request. However, it can help reduce the number of websites tracking your information. For information on how to configure your browser in this way, visit donottrack.us.

● For the safest browsing, use the Tor network. Originally sponsored by the U.S. Navy for the primary purpose of protecting government communications, Tor is currently developed by a not-for-profit organization and supported by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. State Department. Tor is used to keep websites from tracking users. Visit www.torproject.org to download Tor for free.

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The free workshop “Living Well with Chronic Conditions,” meets Tuesdays, July 1 to Aug. 5, for 2-1/2 hours once a week, for six weeks. Two trained leaders facilitate the workshop, which will be held at the ADRC, 50 N. Portland St., Fond du Lac, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Space is limited, registration is required. To register or for more information call Marion at (920) 929-3114.

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June Calendar 1 • Art on the IslAnd – Lakeside Park, 555 N. Park Ave., 10-4 p.m. More than 70 artists/craftspeople. Food, live music, kids' crafts, free admission and parking. 1 • Fond de Vettes 43rd trIp Around the lAke – Forest Mall, 835 W. Johnson St. Free event for all Corvettes. Registration from 7-8:45 a.m. at the Forest Mall parking lot. Live music, raffles, and door prizes. 4 • FArmers mArket – Main St. Plaza, 30 S. Main St., noon-5 p.m. 4 • leAderFest 2014 – UW-Fond du Lac, 400 University Dr., 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., $60. Networking opportunity for professionals ages 21-40, and those young at heart. 5 • BegInner dAnce lessons – Eagles Club, 515 N. Park Ave., 7 p.m., $10. No dance experience or pre-registration required. Intermediate lesson at 8 p.m. Spectators welcome-no charge. Learn the Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha, Rumba and more! 6 • lego nIght – Children's Museum of Fond du Lac, 75 W. Scott St., 4-7 p.m., $6. All

ages will enjoy our giant supply of LEGOs. 6 Journey Into dArkness nIght hIke – Kettle Moraine State Forest - Mauthe Lake Recreation Area, N1490 Hwy GGG Campbellsport, 8:30-10:15 p.m. 6-8 • WAlleye Weekend – Lakeside Park, 555 N. Park Ave., Fri. 3-10:30 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Free family festival. Live music, children's entertainment, sports tournaments, Mercury Marine National Walleye Tournament. 7 • leArn to FIsh rodeo – kettle morAIne stAte Forest - Long Lake Recreation Area, N3450 Division Rd. Campbellsport, 1-4 p.m. Long Lake Recreation Area Fishing Pier (located off Division Rd. north of Cty Rd F near Dundee). Bring your own gear or fishing gear will be provided for those who need it. No fishing license needed since it is Free Fishing Weekend. 7 • FArmers mArket – 50 Western Ave., 7 a.m.-noon.

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Calendar listings are compiled by the Fond du Lac Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more detailed information on these events, visit www.fdl.com or call (920) 923-3010.

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things to do of light classics, popular music from many eras, vocal selections, featured soloists, and marches. 19 & 26 • Beginner Dance Lessons – Eagles Club, 515 N. Park Ave., 7 p.m., $10. No dance experience or pre-registration required. No partner necessary! Followed by an intermediate lesson at 8 p.m. Spectators welcome-no charge. Learn the Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha, Rumba and more! 19 • Farm FLavors Dinner series – Meuer Farm, N2564 Hwy 151, Chilton, 5:30 p.m., $40. A chef from an area restaurant and will prepare an elegant meal. Join us for a showcase of fresh area produce. 20 • FamiLy game night – Children's Museum of Fond du Lac, 75 W. Scott St., 4-7 p.m., $6. 20 • tour the town art waLk – Downtown Fond du Lac, 130 S. Main St., 5-8 p.m., free. Painters, jewelry makers, mixed media, cheese artisans, and every medium in between with their wares for purchase. 20-22 • no name renDezvous – Izaak Walton League Grounds, N6491 County K , Sat 9-5 p.m., Sun 9-4 p.m. Kids games, tomahawk and knife throws and blacksmithing re-create the history of the area. Free Admission. 20-22 • ParaDe oF homes – Friday 4-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $10, children 5 & under free. 21 • twiLight PaDDLe – Kettle Moraine State Forest - Mauthe Lake Recreation Area, N1490 County GGG, Campbellsport, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Boat Launch (located off Cty Rd GGG south of Cty Rd SS near New Prospect. Evening canoe trip around Mauthe Lake and up the Milwaukee River. 21 • movies at the marsh: “ePicâ€? – Horicon Marsh Int'l Education Center, N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 21 • Juneteenth - Forest Mall, 835 W.

Johnson St., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Historical celebration of freedom and family friendly. Enjoy entertainment, BBQ (& other ethnic food) dance, poetry and kids activities. 21 • Farmers market – 50 Western Ave., 7 a.m.-noon. 22 • BreakFast on the Farm – Ruedinger Farms, W7222 Cemetery Rd., Van Dyne, 8 a.m.-noon. $6 advance, $7 door, children 5 & under free. Tickets available at the Association of Commerce, as well as at many local banks. 23 • music unDer the stars: the Downtowners – Buttermilk Creek Park, 700 S. Park Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. Big band, polkas, ’50s and ’60s. 24 • PurPLe martin mania – Horicon Marsh Int'l Education Center, N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon, 6:30-8 p.m. Learning how to check for nests, eggs and young! Call (920) 387-7893 for information. 25 • Farmers market – Main St. Plaza, 30 S. Main St., noon-5 p.m. 25 • steam exPLoration – Children's Museum of Fond du Lac, 75 W. Scott St., 10:30-11 a.m.; 1:30-2 p.m. Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. 25 • ButtermiLk FestivaL: DorF kaPeLLe – Buttermilk Creek Park, 700 S. Park Ave., 7:15 p.m. The 15-piece Dorf Kapelle features the music of Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Switzerland, plus lots of fun and audience participation. 26 • canoe aDventure – Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit, N1765 County G, Campbellsport, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Crooked Lake Boat Launch. Basic canoe skills will be covered. 27 • saLsa Dance Lessons – MidTown Pub, 1 N. Main St., 7 p.m., $5. Salsa lessons every other Friday night at Midtown Pub located inside the historic Retlaw Plaza

1-3:30 p.m. Mauthe Lake Recreation Area boat launch. Join American Canoe Association instructors, to learn the tricks and fun of flat water kayaking. We will kayak around Mauthe Lake and up the Milwaukee River. 28 • FamiLy concert with JuDy stock – Kettle Moraine State Forest - Mauthe Lake Recreation Area, N1490 County GGG, Campbellsport, 7-9 p.m. Hotel. No partner or pre-registration 28 • horicon marsh PaDDLe – Horicon needed. Marsh Int'l Education Center, N7725 27 • commonweaLth cLassic kiDs Bike Highway 28, Horicon, 8 a.m.-noon. Paddle race – 3 p.m. $5 per race rider, free for Horicon Marsh's 6 mile trail. Launch from parade participants. Professional adult 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Greenhead Landing races all day. Kids activities. Advance and take out Nebraska St. landing. Last registration by calling (920) 929-0707. Onshuttle runs at 1:30 p.m. and it takes a site registration and Kids Zone opens at 3 minimum of two hours to paddle the trail. p.m. Kids Bike Race at 6 p.m. 27 • commonweaLth cLassic Bike race – 29 • Fish For kiDs – Lakeside Park, 555 Main St. Plaza, 30 S. Main St., Fond du Lac, N. Park Ave., 1-4 p.m. Only up to the first 100 children will be accepted. Casting and 10:25 a.m.-10 p.m. Spectators free. reeling lesson, knot tying, arts and crafts, 28 • Farmers market – 50 Western Ave., fish identification game, minnow races, and 7 a.m.-noon. 28 • get outDoors! go Learn to kayak learn about aquatic invasive species. – Kettle Moraine State Forest - Mauthe 30 • music unDer the stars: Die sPieL Lake Recreation Area, N1490 County meisters – Buttermilk Creek Park, 700 S. GGG, Campbellsport, 9:30 a.m.-noon; or Park Ave., 7-8:30 p.m.

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Find an EstatE PlannEr Start by asking people you trust for recommendations. Once you have a list of names, conduct informal interviews. Ask questions that can help ensure that a planner’s interests and skills fit your needs before you commit to working together. “Look for someone with significant experience particularly with land assets and families, who has upto-date knowledge of the field and relevant laws, and possesses expertise in woodland or has a forestry background,” says Caroline Kuebler, outreach manager, American Tree Farm System, a network of 82,000 family forest owners sustainably managing 24 million acres of woodlands. Your FamilY Your plan for your property’s future won’t work if your family can’t or isn’t willing to put it into action. Kuebler, an expert on family forest outreach, recommends getting them involved if you plan to pass your land on to them. “If your family lacks a connection to your land, it can lead to conflict when planning for the future,” says Kuebler. “Talk to your family about your experiences on your land. Go on a hike. The more you camp, fish, hunt, work and play on the property together, the more they’ll appreciate and value it.” Take advantage of free online tools that can help your family manage your land and plan for its future. For example, My Land Plan`s mapping tool can be used to mark out features on your land, including areas that are special to you and your family. The site also features a journal, which can be used to capture family memories, upload photos, record wildlife

By Statepoint Media It’s no wonder that genealogy is one of the most popular topics on the Internet — family history can be fascinating, and learning more about it is an excellent vehicle for generating conversation and fostering inter-generational bonds. Beyond creating a family tree, consider generating a more thorough narrative by conducting an oral history interview with your loved ones. “Through an oral history, you can capture key life moments and connect the past and future,” says Nancy Rogers, senior vice president of Corporate Responsibility at Lincoln Financial Group. The company is honoring the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation through its Lincoln’s Legacy initiative, which includes a call for recorded oral histories conducted by Americans nationwide. With so much technology now available in the palm of your hand, discovering and capturing your family’s history is easier than ever. From conducting research online to recording and sharing oral histories, take advantage of available tools. Here are some guidelines to make the most of the experience: sightings and more. In the property history section, you can document how you first acquired your land. Such tools can be a great way to introduce the next generation to your land and what makes it so important to you. The website My Land Plan also contains information on options for your land, such as conservation agreements and trusts. Visit MyLandPlan.org. Estate planning is complex. So don’t assume that it can wait. Your family can only carry out your wishes if you’ve thought them through and shared them. ✦

● Prepare questions. You’ll have a much more interesting conversation if you have open-ended questions ready in advance. For example, “what historical event left the most lasting impression on your life?” Avoid yes or no questions. ● Consider your relatives’ ages and what life might have been like for them during their childhood. Were their schools or neighborhoods racially diverse? Ask your grandparent or older relative to compare life today to that time. “You may not think about it often, but Americans have not always enjoyed the freedom and opportunities they do today. Talking to older relatives about their lives and the lives of their parents and grandparents can shed light on the struggles and challenges of the past,” says Allison Green, chief diversity officer at Lincoln Financial. ● Use a prop to get the conversation started, such as an old photo or a trinket. These keepsakes can inspire both questions and answers. ● Preserve your interview by recording it forever. Choose a well-lit, quiet area. Use a camcorder or a smartphone — whatever works for you. Everyone has an interesting story to tell and a legacy to leave. Don’t let the fascinating fabric of your family history fade away undiscovered.

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hair Zabel of Fond du Lac, fon reminisced about giving her siblings neighborhood children haircuts at tender age of 10 years old. Her natural s led her to follow her life-long profession a cosmetologist. Zabel was born in Madison, Wis. and g up there. After graduation from La Foll High School, she followed her calling to bea school. In 1972, after 12 months of school at w was then called City College of Cosmetol (Madison). She received what was referred t a Master diploma in Cosmetology, which me more credit hours than a regular diploma that field. Shair's first line of employment was a beauty school, next door to the cosmetol school. Now with 42 years of cosmetology work un her belt, she has met and worked with count numbers of clients from toddler age all the w up to 98 years of age. Zabel joking recalle time when her two-week-old niece had very l dark hair nearly down to her nose and neede trim. That was actually her youngest subjec Several of her clients (this writer includ have been with her for over 25 years. M have become personal friends over the cou of those years. During her tenure as a hair stylist, Shair lived in and worked in Green Bay, Madis Plymouth, Elkhart Lake and Fond du Lac addition to commuting to Oshkosh to teach beauty school for a time. Fond du Lac has b home to Shair since the middle â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s. She noted during her Madison years, managed a very large wig shop which located in East Towne Mall that had over wigs on display. During her four-year s there, she averaged selling 6 to 7 wigs hairpieces per day, in addition to also servic more than 30 wig or hairpieces per day. For five years, she served as executive direc of the Wisconsin Cosmetology Association longer in existence), in addition to serving executive secretary. She also enrolled i cosmetology course at Moraine Park Techn School (now college) for teaching cosmetol

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chemistry of cosmetology products. In addition, she is required to receive updated training in this field. She explained, each participant in this program receives a complimentary beauty kit with cosmetics donated by major cosmetic companies. She teaches the participants makeup application, wig and wig care, caring for one's skin and nails, alternate head coverings, scarfs, hats and turbans, and how to enhance their looks with corrective make-up to counteract the negative effects of their cancer treatment. Pre-registration is required. The number of participants varies each time the program is offered. Shair stressed, “RSVP is of the utmost importance.” Shair noted sometimes she has three or four in her class, but quickly added she would do this for even just one participant. “I believe every person is important and the need is now, for women of any age, who is currently undergoing treatment.” She continued, “I truly believe in this program to make women feel better about themselves.” Even though the program is held at the Fond

du Lac Senior Center, women need to call the American Cancer Society’s toll-free number 1-800-227-2345 to register or class or to obtain more information. For personal services, call Shair at (920) 9487637. She offers her services by appointment only for other beauty services such as haircuts, styling, perms, updos, coloring, manicures, make-up for special occasions such as weddings and funerals, and also helps with wig and hairpiece purchases. Shair works as an independent cosmetologist, located inside of Cobblestone Square on South Main Street in Fond du Lac. In her spare time, she and husband Wayne, who is employed as a mechanic at Michels Corporation in Brownsville, enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing cards, attending concerts and movies, and going out to dinner. She laughingly added, “Tending to the Zabel zoo,” explaining which includes three dogs, four cats and baby turtles, is another favorite pastime.” ✦

I wanted to do something to help the women who are undergoing treatment for cancer, to feel better about themselves and help their self-esteem.” — Shair Zabel

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the back of the store that they hang out in while they clean and repair small appliances and electronics. There is something for everyone."

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Carol Braun, volunteer coordinator at St. Vincent de Paul, and volunteer Lois Pflum stand with one of the many bicycles that come into the Thrift Store. Bicycle repair volunteers are needed.

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Five money moves to whip your finances into shape By Brandpoint Media

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ore Americans are concerned about their financial fitness rather than their personal health, and twice as many resolved to improve their financial health as their physical well-being, according to a recent online poll by American Consumer Credit Counseling. But taking control of your finances with a detailed strategy is the first step toward improving financial fitness.

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Add up your debt. List how much debt you have on credit cards, mortgages and auto loans. This will give you a starting point when planning to pay it off. Add up your monthly expenses. Gather your monthly bills — utility bills, gas costs, insurance, grocery, restaurant receipts, etc. Now separate the bills into those you must pay every month and those that are discretionary. You must pay your electricity bill, but do you really need coffee shop joe every morning? The discretionary expenses will give you an idea of where you have room to make changes in your spending habits. Now compare how much you spend in a month against how much income you bring in. If you’re spending less than you make, jump to Step 4. If you’re spending more than you bring in, go directly to Step 3.

Cut expenses. Overspending can drive you into debt if you rely on credit to make up for a monthly shortfall. You can either try to increase your income by getting a second job or one that pays more, or you can cut unnecessary expenses. Evaluate your list of expenses from Step 2. What can you live without? Are there any “fixed” expenses that are actually flexible, such as your cable bill or cellphone bill? Look for places where you can save money and bring your spending in line with your earning.

Set up a budget. Now that you know how much you owe, earn and spend each month, it’s time to create a budget. A personal or household budget is the framework for your future financial fitness. A budget helps you anticipate and manage cash flow so that you can meet your monthly obligations, set aside money for your future and pay down credit card debt.

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reporting agency for free at least once every year, not everyone does so. You can request your free credit reports annually at www. AnnualCreditReport.com. If you’re working toward a specific financial fitness goal, such as paying down debt or saving toward a down payment on a house, it makes sense to monitor your credit regularly. Review your credit report and credit score so you can better understand how your past credit behaviors affected your finances, and how future credit decisions may also impact your life (keep in mind: the credit score provided may differ from the actual credit score used by

lenders). You may also want to consider signing up for a credit monitoring product, which can alert you to key changes in your credit file and also help in protecting you from identity theft. “Financial fitness is an achievable goal, no matter when you start,” Loughran says. "Fortunately, it’s easy to find plenty of resources to help, from financial planners and investment advisors to online resources like the Equifax Finance Blog (www.blog.equifax.com). With some knowledge and perseverance, it’s possible to make 2014 the year you finally get your finances in top shape.”

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ur “Someday” dream of returning to Greece came true in 2014. We led a tour of 20 travelers to Greece fulfilling a promise to ourselves that we would return after our visit three years ago. One of our travelers asked us before they joined our tour, “Why do you want to return? What is so special about Greece?” Well, now they know and they too have been smitten by the beauty, the history, the cuisine, and the warmth and sincerity of the people. Our guides were exceptional. Our first guide’s was James. He could have been a college professor with his depth of knowledge and breath of information he shared about his country. He was the best we have ever experienced from a guide leading our groups. He was also personable, sharing and meeting his wife on a tour - she was a teacher from Ohio. They married, had a daughter, and now live in Greece with his family - but return to the United States each year. Our two other guides shared the same name, Yiannis, which is a common Greek name for Johannes. We called them Yiannis 1 and Yiannis 2. They were funny and informative and shared their expertise on the culture, economy of Greece and on their family lives as well. Our 11-day tour covered Corinth, Athens, Olympia, Delphi, plus a 3-day cruise to the islands of Mykonos, Kusadaci Turkey to visit Ephesus, Patmos, Crete and Santorini. Yiannis 1 shared that to visit Greece and only see Athens would leave a person incomplete. Well, we left “complete.” Having been to these places before, I thought I might be bored. Not true! Instead I heard new stories, met new people and enjoyed each place with “new eyes.” Most people do not have the opportunity for “do-overs.” Whenever we have been fortunate to return to a country for a second or third time we are always amazed as to what new things we learn and see. One of our many highlights this trip was sitting at a local restaurant watching the sunset on the island of Mykonos, famous for its windmills. It was a “pinch me, I am here” moment in this paradise of beauty. Another such moment occurred for Wayne and five other travelers who walked down 600 steps from the top of Santorini. These were also the same steps that the donkey trains carry tourists up and down from the dock. Let’s just say they found themselves having to watch every step very carefully to avoid animal droppings. To view photos and read about our trip, go to somedaytravel.com and click on photo blog “Greece, 2014.” As Yiannis 2 said in parting, “If you look back as you leave Greece, it means you will return.” We did look back and are holding the “Someday Dream” of returning in 2016.

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with nutritional value. Perhaps most importantly, they make new friends and have an abundance of activities to choose from. Mary Breister, L.P.N., and director of Tarfa Terrace Assisted Living, a member of LHHS shares, “Most adult children wish they would have thought earlier about making the move to assisted living. They are able to spend precious time with their parents again, instead of being a primary caretaker.” How do you convince your parent that it’s time? Offer a tour of local assisted living centers and ask for their input. Take your parent to watch a group having fun playing cards or Wii bowling. Show interest in how much privacy a resident has. Ask about bringing furniture from home and how much room there is. Create excitement by taking

measuring tapes and visualize how your parent’s room(s) would look. Stress the safety aspects and freedom to be alone, but have company when they desire it. If your family is close-knit, have a meeting with the parent and tell him or her how much better the family would feel if the move were made. Enlist a family friend or spiritual leader to chat with your parent and state the case for this move. Third parties often can make headway when family fails. Be sensitive to your parent’s feelings. Leaving a home where he or she lived with a life partner, raised kids and once had friends among the neighbors is emotionally difficult. Pairing down a lifetime of possessions is hard. Be kind, be sensitive and try to make it be about your parent and their wellbeing.

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