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BREWHOUSE INN & SUITES VINTAGE MEETS MODERN FOR THE BEST STAY The Brewhouse, we’ve taken the idea of a simple stay and turned it into a historic, memorable and genuine Milwaukee experience. Modern comforts. Artful décor. Unparalleled service. Thoughtful green initiatives. These aren’t extras, but simply the way we run things. All-in-all, The Brewhouse is a collection of everything that makes Milwaukee famous—including the brew. After all, what could be more Milwaukee than sleeping in a historic brewery where you’re welcomed by the stained glass visage of the patron saint of beer brewing? Prost!! Today, soaring and joyful fusions of mixed metals, well-kept copper tops and a King offering a perpetual toast to good health greet all of the Brewhouse Inn & Suites guests and visitors. Then, they made mash, then boiled, bottled and sold the brew that created the “Made in Milwaukee Blue Ribbon” experience. Explore the rich history of the iconic Pabst Brewery and the evolution into Milwaukee’s own “blue ribbon” hotel of today. We wanted to make a real investment in Milwaukee by thoughtfully developing a sustainable, green neighborhood. We’ve gone to great lengths to make sure the Brewhouse Inn and Suites is in the LEED-certified Brewery Development. From development to construction, the Brewery has achieved Platinum Certification and is on track to be one of Urban America’s premier sustainable neighborhoods. This responsibly planned gateway to Milwaukee’s great downtown offers residents and guests alike a place to work, live, learn and play. Gorman & Company has developed innovative and catalytic properties in partnership with communities across the country. While steampunk and Victorian revisionist stylings set our suites apart, modern onveniences like a full kitchen, oversized showers, and complimentary WiFi are what make our boutique hotel premier. With touches like a kitchen table repurposed from the original building and beer bubble French doors, think of it as industrial revolution meets sustainable twenty-first century. EXTENDED STAY ACCOMMODATIONS Our suites make the perfect headquarters when you’re in town for an extended stay. The suites are equipped like an upscale apartment with full kitchens, a workspace and complimentary Wi-Fi. It’ll be like working from the comfort of home, except you never have to clean and you have Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub as your downstairs. As for your backyard? Step out into the center of downtown where the convention center, area colleges, and a number of business are just a short walk away. Brewhouse Suites located at 1215 N 10th St, Milwaukee, WI 53205 :hone, (414) 810-3350, visit

ALOFT A MODERN NEW DESTINATION SENSATION A Vision of W Hotels, Aloft is a modern new destination sensation with loft-inspired design features, state-of-the-art technology and a stylish urban attitude. Guest rooms feature the brand’s signature nine-foot ceilings, oversized windows and the ultra-comfortable bed, as well as roomy walk-in showers. Aahh...breathe deep at Aloft. This hotel is smoke-free. Aloft Hotels is open in space and spirit. Fresh, purposeful environments and vibrant spaces that bring people together. We are the next generation of hotel, using technology and design to enhance experiences and move at the pace of our guests. Designed in conjunction with world-renowned David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group, Aloft offers atmospheric public spaces where guests can mix and mingle, read the paper, work on laptops, play a game of pool or grab a drink with friends at the re:mix communal lobby area and w xyz bar. The re:charge fitness center and splash pool give travelers options to de-stress and re-energize, while Re:fuel by Aloft, our grab and go pantry, offers sweet, savory and healthy food, snacks and beverages, 24-hours a day. Each Aloft room is also a combination of a high-tech office and entertainment center equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access and a one-stop connectivity solution for multiple electronic gadgetry all linked to a 42” flat-panel, HDTVready television. Aloft Hotels are part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts brand portfolio. Currently, there are over 43 Aloft hotels open throughout the United States. Get the latest a-list info, when you link up and sync up to our social scene at www. NEAT STUFF re:mixSM lounge Whether a playful place or quiet space, re:mix lounge has everything you need, right within reach. Sip a drink, read the paper, enjoy free WiFi or pick up a game of pool, with day-to-night lighting and music to switch up the vibe. Slide up to the w xyzSM bar for a drink or pop into re:fuel by AloftSM for a self-serve snack. w xyzSM bar Mix, meet and mingle over music and cocktails at our always-hopping w xyz bar. The fun flows with everything from Pinot to pints to signature drinks, plus a snackattack menu, music and can’t-miss events. re:fuel by AloftSM Grab & go gourmet, full of light meals, mix and match munchies, healthy bites, dreamy delights, make-your-own cappuccinos and more. Fill your tank 24/7. re:chargeSM Sprint, stretch, lift and pump-day or night. Equipped with stationary bikes, treadmills and elliptical machines from Life Fitness®-all the tools for your fitness fix 24/7. touch-n-go kiosk Zip by and check-in at our self-service kiosk. With touch-screen technology, choose your room and floor, confirm rates, get keys and print your boarding pass. in-touch

Get in the know at our in-touch terminals-one-stop spots for 24/7 business services, email and our a-list guides to local restaurants, attractions, nightlife and more. splash Jump in and revive! Swim laps or lounge in style at our pool. Open morning to night, anytime is right for a dip! arfSM Animals are family too! Our pet-friendly program features an Aloft-branded bed and bowl and complimentary treats and toys. *Program is for dogs 40 lbs and under* see green eco program It starts at arrival, with park-like landscaping that offers the chance for a breath of fresh air. Inside, natural materials like cork and sustainable wood veneers are integrated into the hotel’s design. And in guest rooms, less landfill litter is the thinking behind our in-shower product dispensers-non-biodegradable bottles, be gone! Guests can also choose to reuse-towels and linens, that is-to help save water and energy. Let’s go green! Stay at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, steps away from the scenic RiverWalk and Historic Third Ward District. Enjoy chic boutiques, eateries, and brewpubs right outside our Milwaukee hotel doors. After exploring, relax with a signature cocktail, pint, or pinot noir at W XYZ® bar, or catch up on work with our fast & free WiFi.



Stay, play and dine in style at Madison’s first true stylish boutique hotel and restaurant. Steps away from the University of Wisconsin’s legendary Camp Randall Stadium and the eclectic shopping, sights and sounds of Bright and well-appointed, our 48 suites are each outfitted with modern furnishings, original art, high speed WiFi and HD LCD TVs, a full kitchenette and a host of room-specific amenities such as soaking tubs and private patios. Monroe Street, come experience Madison as you never have before. Bright and well-appointed, our 48 suites are each outfitted with modern furnishings, original art, high-speed Wireless, HD LCD TVs, a full kitchenette and a host of room-specific amenities such as soaking tubs and private patios. Oversized and perfectly well-appointed, our rooms range from a comfortable King Executive to elaborate two-bedroom suites. All rooms include

THE NITTY GRITTY The Nitty Gritty is a restaurant and bar serving the Madison area for over 45 years. Its three locations in Madison, Middleton and Sun Prairie are Home of the Famous Gritty Burger and the Official Birthday Bar. I always tend to fall for a restaurant with nostalgia. We vistited the Nitty Gritty in Madtown over Labor Day weekend. The Nitty, has a vast tap selection with an emphasis on local breweries. Their Power Hour offers amazing specials on beers, drinks and shots. The pub food is great to satisfy your hunger and believe me come hungry. We started with the spinach and artichoke dip. As the waitress brings out our appetizer, my first thought is “this is a meal.” A huge loaf of bread holds the creamy and rich sauce with lots of chips, veggies, and bread to dip dip dip. Nitty might even do the best burgers in town, not to mention their long menu of burger choices. They even have a special burger of the day. My personal favorite is the Pretzel Bender, which comes topped with a godly slice of Wisconsin cheddar, homemade pretzel mustard, and a massive onion ring. Make sure when ordering you get an extra side of Nitty sauce. Thousand Island like but creamier and definately more tasty. Eating at the Nitty Gritty brings you back to where good times with friends and great food meet. 223 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 251-2521

Complimentary parking King size pillow-top bed with luxurious linens Fully-equipped kitchenettes including refrigerator, microwave, two-burner stove top, wet bar sink and china, glass and silverware Comfortable reading chair with ottoman Spacious desk with ergonomic chair 42” HD LCD flat screen TV with HD channels Local products featured in the Honor Bar Complimentary high-speed Wireless Internet In-room safe Luxurious bath robes THE WISE A hip urban bistro stretching the length of the lobby, The Wise is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offering a small plates menu with a fresh, cosmopolitan twist, The Wise also features a bar with an extensive mix of classic cocktails and craft beers. Parking is FREE, it’s located below the hotel with access off Regent street, behind the building. Please park in the rear of the hotel, enter the building and take the elevator to the 1st floor lobby. There is also ample street parking available. The Food More than two dozen local food suppliers, some from the immediate neighborhood More than 45 local farms represented Serving Wisconsin classics with a fresh twist Banquet and catering services available The Drinks Local artisan brewers Classic cocktails and specialty concoctions Bartenders trained in the fine art of drink preparation

PREMIER HOTEL RESORT IN LAKE GENEVA Tucked within historic Lake Geneva, Grand Geneva Resort and Spa is one of only five AAA Four-Diamond resorts in Wisconsin. An enchanting landscape of rolling hills and pristine views awaits you! Resort highlights: 355 elegant guest rooms Three magnificent dining options 62,000 square feet of event space High-tech amenities Expansive views Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture Personalized luxury service Recreational activities: Two championship golf courses WELL Spa + Salon and Fitness Center Indoor and outdoor Tennis Indoor and outdoor swimming pools Kids Are Grand Recreational Center Moose Mountain Falls, our indoor/outdoor waterpark The Mountain Top Ski and Snowboard park Horseback riding Hiking paths Hay or sleigh rides (seasonal) Biking (seasonal, see activities page) Best of all, Grand Geneva Resort and Spa is easy to reach, just a short drive from Chicago and Milwaukee. Checking was a fast and friendly experience with a wonderful surprise of different fresh flavored waters on a hot day. The staff was very helpful and friendly both in the hotel and at the spa. The Grand Geneva is wonderful for couples and families. The place is big enough where couples can get lost in your own little corner of the world. The kids can find the water park and outdoor trails. A great place, great golf courses, great spa, great food and service. The outside pool area was allaround filled with luxury and fun. The food from the outdoor grill was tastey and was served very quickly. The waitstaff made sure that your drinks were always filled and the food was to your liking. If you forgot anything they have it there for a wonderful pool experience. The rooms at the Grand Geneva were just that...Grand! The bathroom was lovely (there was a TV in the bathroom mirror), and the bedding was clean and very comfy. A seperate seating area with flat screen tv and flip switch fireplace made the room seem that much more luxurious. A small bar area equiped with a small fridge just added to the charm. The outdoor balcony overlooking the lake added that everything you need element to an already beautiful and functional room. The Grand Geneva is a true getaway! WWW.GRANDGENEVA.COM 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, (262) 248-8811

Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub is locally owned and operated with a commitment to using the freshest, locallysourced ingredients in our scratch kitchen. We serve 14 World-class Wisconsin brewed beers and 4 gourmet sodas on tap from Sprecher Brewery in addition to a full-bar with our own imaginative specialty cocktails. Family, Friends and Sport Enthusiasts Fun for everyone! Sprecher’s is a great place for family and friends to enjoy themselves in a relaxed but elegant atmosphere. Each location boasts multiple televisions where you can comfortably enjoy your favorite televised sporting event. WWW.SPRECHERSPUB.COM

The Plaza Hotel, a classic European boutique hotel located on Milwaukee’s historic lower east side. Brimming with character, our Art Deco walk-up hotel promises both eclectic charm and neighborhood friendliness.

A fixture on Milwaukee’s Lower East Side since the Roaring Twenties, the building was designed by architect George W. Adams and originally constructed as two buildings in 1925. The four-story Plaza is identifiable by its red brick exterior with stone trim and wrought iron details. Its historic Art Deco architecture is what first attracted the Crichton family to purchase The Plaza Hotel since 1984. They are just the second owners of the building, which has been thoughtfully renovated over the years to restore many of the stunning original architectural details while providing for the modern amenities and latest technology today’s travelers demand. The Café at the Plaza was originally a tea room where lady residents entertained guests. In 1950, the infamous lunch counter (as we know today) was installed and the Café at the Plaza was born. To this day it remains a local Milwaukee treasure. Why settle for a typical hotel room when our 1920s Art Deco-style accommodations promise your own little apartment in the city? Rooms at The Plaza include fully-equipped kitchens, small seating areas, comfortable beds, fresh linens and petite but functional 1920s-tile bathrooms. All guest rooms offer the following amenities: Free high-speed WiFi Flat screen TV iPod alarm clock with docking station Fully-equipped kitchen Keurig coffee maker and coffee, toaster Hair dryer Voicemail Free local calls The Café at the Plaza is a bustling vintage eatery and coffee shop that locals consider a Milwaukee treasure. With its mythological tile work, etched glass doors and original floors, The Cafe is a nod to a simpler time. The Courtyard is nestled in the center of our red brick building. Straight out of the pages of a French travel guide, the ivy-covered courtyard offers open-air seating for both drinks and dining. Join us for seasonal al fresco breakfast or lunch during regular Cafe hours. You’ll also find cocktails and revelry from 5-9PM during our seasonal summer series known as Cafe Live. About Courtyard Local Purveyors OPEN DAILY 7AM TO 2PM | SUMMER FRI & SAT 5PM TO 9PM The Café at the Plaza is a bustling vintage eatery and coffee shop that locals consider a Milwaukee treasure. With its mythological tile work, etched glass doors and original floors, The Cafe is a nod to a simpler time. The Courtyard is nestled in the center of our red brick building. Straight out of the pages of a French travel guide, the ivy-covered courtyard offers open-air seating for both drinks and dining. Join us for seasonal al fresco breakfast or lunch during regular Cafe hours. You’ll also find cocktails and revelry from 59PM during our seasonal summer series known as Cafe Live. Sourced Locally Inspired by the seasons, our menus boast locally-grown products and ingredients whenever possible, sourced from Wisconsin-based purveyors. We are dedicated to fostering relationships with our local farms, roasters, breweries and distilleries – bringing you the freshest dining experience possible. Restaurant Supported Agriculture: Braise Dairy: JRS Country Acres Eggs, Sartori Cheese, Bel Gioioso Cheese, Hook’s Cheese, Carr Valley Cheese, Roth Kase Cheese, Ellsworth Creamery Meat: Ney’s Big Sky, Hometown Sausage Kitchen, Usinger’s, Jones Dairy Farm, Patrick Cudahy, Golden Bear Farm Beverages: Great Lakes Distillery, Colectivo Coffee, Rishi Tea, Miller Brewing Company, Lakefront Brewery, New Glarus Brewing Company, Leinenkugels, Central Waters Brewing Company Bakery & Produce: Angelic Bakehouse, Sugarbee Farm, Growing Power, Lotfotl Farm, Full Harvest Farm For more information contact The PLAZA at 1007 North Cass Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202, -414-2762101,

Fridays 5pm to 6pm (May 6 thru Sept. 2) $10 per child, per session PGA Junior League (13 years or younger) Featuring a team-vs-team scramble format in a structured league setting, the PGA Junior League of Geneva National emphasizes the fun, recreational and sportsmanship aspects of the game. Team members of all skill levels participate in up to six league competitions plus weekly practice sessions. $299 per golfer For details and registration, visit and select GOLF then INSTRUCTION or contact Heidi Haas-Brotchie directly at contact Heidi at or 262.245.7000 ext. 512.

Summer is coming to a close, and most of your family’s getaway plans will have to be put on hold for another year…or will they? Believe it or not, it’s still possible to have one last family vacation before school starts and the craziness of the school year begins. Escape to pure lakeside comfort and discover a place where you can truly relax. Ideally situated on the shores of the lake and within walking distance to all downtown attractions, this friendly hotel features five sparkling pools, fun activities for kids and adults, and delicious dining options. Unwind in an oversize suite, equipped with premium amenities including a gas fireplace, whirlpool tub and kitchen. Our convenient location in the heart of the city puts you in the middle of this spectacular destination. From the pleasant crackle of a warm fire to the bubbling bliss of a whirlpool tub, you can indulge all your senses at our lakeside resort. Sip a glass of wine on your private balcony or patio, and sleep well on a pillow top mattress. Whether you are looking to utilize our full kitchen areas on a family getaway, or trying to escape the hustle and bustle with a romantic retreat, our one and two bedroom suites provide the flexibility and space you desire. The Cove of Lake Geneva lodging also features free Wi-Fi, sleeper sofas, and flat screen TVs with DVD players. Enjoy outdoor activities year-round, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter to water sports and beach fun in the summer. This area is known for exceptional golf courses and lake cruises with spectacular views. Rent a boat and experience the lake’s natural beauty, or sign up for lessons and learn a new sport. You’ll find shopping, dining, and popular Lake Geneva attractions within walking distance from the hotel. Geneva National Golf Club With scenic fairways and meticulous greens surrounded by woodlands, this famous golf club is home to three unique courses designed by three of the game’s greatest players: Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino. JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAMS Geneva National’s talented and energetic golf team is dedicated to creating an effective and entertaining learning platform to introduce the sport’s fundamentals or help juniors take their game to the next level. From half-day camps and clinics and a PGA League for elementary age students to extended-day and overnight camp for competitive players ages 10-18, Geneva National offers tailored instruction to inspire and prepare the next generation of golfing greats. NEW! TaylorMade Extended Day and Overnight Camps Ages 10-18 New for 2016, Geneva National will offer two weeks of specialized camps to prep and equip the competitive player. Led by popular teaching professional Heidi Hass-Brotchie, instruction will include skill stations, daily course play, and video assessments. August 7-11 $749 extended day/ $999 overnight per session Half-Day Weekly Junior Golf Camp Ages 5-12 Swing fundamentals, chipping, putting, driving, etiquette, and course play are taught during these four-day camps for members and the public. Lunch at the Clubhouse is included. . August 1-4 August 22-25 $199 per child, per camp session Juniors on the Links Ages 5-12 Strengthen your beginner or intermediate golfers skills during this weekly Saturday morning session for members and the public. Lunch at the Clubhouse is included. Saturdays 10:30am to 12pm (May 8 – Sept. 3) $20 per child, per session Drop-in Clinics Ages 5-12 Introduce children to the game of golf with Geneva National’s convenient, fun and affordable drop-in clinics.

Accommodations Lake Geneva Hotel with Spacious Suites & Condo Amenities Just off the shores of Geneva Lake and steps from downtown, The Cove of Lake Geneva offers vacation condo living with hotel amenities. Unlike traditional hotel rooms, The Cove’s spacious one- and two-bedroom suites feature patios, living rooms with fireplaces, and kitchens. Sip a glass of wine on your private balcony or patio, and sleep well on a pillow-top mattress. Whether you are looking to utilize our kitchen facilities on a family getaway or trying to escape the hustle and bustle with a romantic retreat in a suite with a whirlpool tub, The Cove offers the ideal accommodations. Our Lake Geneva lodging also features Wi-Fi, sleeper sofas, and flat-screen TVs with DVD players.

Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub Featuring 14 Wisconsin craft beers and four gourmet sodas on tap, this friendly gastropub serves the freshest, local ingredients from a scratch kitchen. You’ll also find great happy hours, nine TVs, and a casual atmosphere. 111 Center Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147 | 262-248-7047 | Visit Website Poolside Food & Cabana Bar During the summer season mid-May to early September, Sprecher’s provides lunch and dinner poolside dining while The Cove’s pool deck Cabana Bar offers cocktails, beer, soda, slushies and other beverages as well as snacks and ice cream novelties. Personal beverage service is available when you rent a Cabana at the outdoor pool. In-Suite Dining Spend an evening in the comfort of your suite and let Sprecher’s room service take care of dinner. In-suite dining is a great option for the nights you just want to stretch out and enjoy your spacious suite.


Summer Destination for the family...

Wilderness Territory Wisconsin Dells

Located on 600 acres in Wisconsin Dells, we are America’s Largest Waterpark Resort! Wilderness Hotel offers diverse lodging options including: 444 guest rooms, 28 Vacation Villas, 88 Frontier Condominiums and 35 cabins. Waterpark passes are included with your stay, and are exclusively for the use of our registered guests! Which means our guests have the run of 500,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor waterparks. That is over 12 football fields of water fun to explore. Where will you begin? If you would like to speak the reservations team, please give us a call at 800-867-9453! When walking into Wilderness Territory, I knew that summer vacation was here. My kids immediately scambled to the outdoor water park their eyes popping with joyful excitement when they saw the huge resort with several waterparks and many fun attractions. Wilderness Territory has an amazing variety of activities through all eight indoor and outdoor waterparks. The resort also has many other activities, restaurants and gathering spots across the incredible facility. The arcade was no disapointment, tons of games, tokens, prizes... everything to keep my family bonding with each other. The resort also had a number of restaurants to choose from. The suite we stayed in was a parent’s dream. The balcony was a perfect spot for my morning coffee.

Klondike Kavern

Klondike Kavern Indoor Waterpark offers over 65,000 square feet of nonstop indoor waterpark fun for all ages. There are thrill rides like the popular Hurricane, daring tube and body slides along with a lazy river, indoor/outdoor hot spa and the towering Bonanza Bluff play feature with a dumping bucket, water blasters and slides.

Wild WaterDome

A 70,000-square-foot indoor waterpark that features a see-though-roof that bathes the entire park in natural light and actually allows guests to tan (and tropical plants to flourish) all year long! The Wild WaterDome is home to the Great Wave (America’s largest indoor wave pool!) the Dueling Mammoths family raft rides, and Mini Mammoths Cove play area!

Wild West

Our biggest indoor waterpark, the Wild West spans over 70,000 square feet! There are thrill rides like the Black Hole and Fantastic Voyage, plus twisting tube and body slides, Ransack Ridge play area with dumping bucket, Bumper Boats and an indoor/ outdoor hot spa.

Cubby’s Cove

Wilderness on the Lake’s indoor waterpark offers a sport pool with basketball hoops and a lily-pad rope challenge. Plus there is a zero-depth spray and play feature with slides, geysers and water blasters for the little ones. Take a soak in our indoor/ outdoor hot spa that looks out over Lake Delton. Northern Lights Sky Ropes Course Wild West Indoor Bumper Boats Indoor 3-D Mini Golf (3 Courses) Haunted Tombstone Town OK Corral Lazer Tag WildKids Club Mega Prize Arcades Paint Your Own Pottery Timberland Play Park Golf Spa

Explore all the things to do and places to stay in Wisconsin Dells - “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®”. We may be world-famous for our indoor waterparks, but that isn’t the only reason to visit the Dells. As one of the most popular Wisconsin vacation spots in winter, there are many reasons to love Wisconsin Dells this time of year. Like live entertainment, thrilling attractions, luxe to cozy accommodations, and dining options to please any palate. But the best part? There’s always more around each and every corner. Start planning your winter getaway today! The list of Wisconsin Dells attractions numbers close to 100, so there’s no shortage of things to do in the Dells. We’ve grouped your attraction, activity, entertainment and recreational options into categories to help you start narrowing the choices. But be warned, it won’t be easy. We bring you more than 8,000 hotel rooms and 3,200 campsites to choose from, so no need to worry about finding a great place to stay while in Wisconsin Dells. The waterpark resorts are incredibly popular lodging options, no surprise there. Our amenity-rich hotels offer luxurious options for the whole family. Yet, our classic motels, vacation home rentals and B&Bs are tops with lots of visitors too. If you like the great outdoors, then a tent, RV or camping cabins would be right up your alley. So many of our restaurants in Wisconsin Dells are locally owned and one-of-akind, which means the food is made fresh and with plenty of love. Indulge in a steak dinner at one of the area’s famous supper clubs. Opt for a casual meal at a sports bar and grill. Or take the family to a kid-friendly spot. From down-home cookin’ to eclectic recipes from around the world, there are over 90 places to enjoy a great meal in Wisconsin Dells. You might need AN EXTRA SUITCASE Perhaps the easiest way to spell out the Wisconsin Dells shopping choices is in alphabetical order beginning with antiques and arts, followed by brand apparel, then cheese and fudge. Next would be gift shops, sporting goods and swimwear. Those are just some of the highlights, not to mention the many shopping options located downtown. The most difficult part of planning a Wisconsin Dells vacation is deciding what to do, what to see and where to go. With infinite options for activities to try, sights to explore and attractions to enjoy, you’ll find something new each time you visit. In Wisconsin Dells, new memories await you. With friendly laid-back locals, aweinspiring natural beauty, amazing year-round attractions, a dynamic downtown, and world-class waterpark resorts, your trip planning is only limited by the number of days you have to experience it all. Which might explain why so many people make Wisconsin Dells their favorite place to return year after year after year. WISCONSIN DELLS FESTIVALS & EVENTS Lively music, old-fashioned festivals, classic cars, sporting events and even a Waterslide-athon fill the calendar through the entire year. Enjoy the Dells with the locals as fun-filled festivities change with the season. Every month, every week, every hour of every day, (that last one may be a bit of a stretch), it seems Wisconsin Dells has either a festival or event to suit your fancy. So plan your visit around our calendar of events, or add an event to your itinerary once you arrive

drinks, and more. In addition to the 82-degree Lost Paradise Indoor Waterpark at KeyLime Cove — which makes you feel like you’re right in the tropics — they have 10,000 square feet of entertainment including the RipTide Reef Arcade, Leapin’ Lizards artistic adventure spot for funky crafts and games, Pinki’s Pet Palace where the kids can make their very own pet, and much more. There’s nonstop fun at KeyLime Cove in Gurnee, IL and your kids will love the Sunset Festival parade, decorating their own cookies, having their photo taken with a live parrot or iguana, and plenty of other fun-omenal activities listed in their daily “Fun-tivities” guide. While the kids are off having a ball, you can relax at Paradise Mist Spa where indulgent treatments like the Lava Shell Massage, Pure Fiji Paradise Glow, and Six Layer Deep Facial are guaranteed to remove stress and help you emerge feeling rejuvenated. So remember you don’t have to go far to get away! Get here fast, then take it slow!

When walking into Key Lime Cove, my mouth just dropped. I couldn’t beleive the intensity of the Key West vibe. Beautifully decorated to make you really feel like you are outside in a tropical location. My kids immediately scambled to the outdoor water park their eyes popping with joyful excitement when they saw the huge water area with waterslides, a lazy river, games, and a big pineapple that drop water from the top. The arcade was no disapointment. Tons of games, tokens, prizes... everything to keep my family bonding with each other. The resort also had a number of restaurants to choose from. Our family went to Sharky’s for some much needed pizza to fuel us up and get us back in the action. Melodie the Mermaid and her friends added a little sparkle to my daughter’s day child’s day with a manicure, pedicure, and “Sea-Glitz” make-up. She even took a little beauty back to the home with their “Make Your Own” line of lotion, sugar scrub and lip gloss. The suite we stayed in was a parent’s dream. Nice master bedroom with own personal bathroom. The kids room was spacious with two beds, tv and own bathroom with double sinks. The suite came with living and dining area. The balcony was a perfect spot for my morning coffee. Key Lime Cove is also just 3 blocks away from Six Flags Great America. They offer a free shuttle there and back for all their guests. We took full advantage. Our family had a great getaway at KeyLime Cove. The staff was very friendly and the water park lifeguards were very alert and did a great job keeping an eye on the crowd. The water park was neat and clean . We all had a blast, there was something for all of us to enjoy. Our suite was very nice, super clean and a good size. Loved having the safe and mini fridge in the room. Loved the decor around the resort and water park. Can’t wait to go back soon! KeyLime Cove 1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee, IL 60031 Reservations: 877.360.0403 You don’t need to travel to Florida to experience a tropical getaway! Are you ready for a fun-tastic Florida-style vacation that blends exciting waterpark rides with lots of other activities for the entire family? If so, then you need to plan a trip today to KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort in Gurnee, Illinois! This Florida Keys-inspired family resort is the perfect spot for a splash-tastic getaway that’s just a short drive from Chicago or Milwaukee. KeyLime Cove is the perfect spot to take a break from the cell phone, soccer practice, and carpooling and just relax and have fun together as a family. At KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, they’ve thought of it all so you don’t have to. This kid-friendly hotel features 414 resort-style guest rooms and suites in 7 different configurations which can sleep 2 to 8 guests, with connecting rooms to accommodate up to 12! And best of all, waterpark admission is included with your room so all of our slides, wild rides, live entertainment, and attractions are reserved exclusively for our guests Gurnee, Illinois hotel! And when you’re hungry, KeyLime Cove features a total of 6 Gurnee, IL restaurants -- from D.W. Anderson’s, an oldfashioned soda fountain, to The Crazy Toucan Margarita Grille, your thatched-roof oasis, as well as places for hot dogs, pizza, homemade fudge, ice cream, tropical

Six Flags Great America The Chicago and Milwaukee area’s largest amusement park features nearly seven miles of roller coaster track. That’s the perfect complement to our countless feet of TUBE-ular fun! Check out our review in our October edition including Fright Fest. (847) 249-INFO (4636) Best New Theme Park Ride in the World Opens Six Flags Great America debuts JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis Six Flags Great America — in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment — today announced the debut of an all-new 4D interactive thrill ride, JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis. This game-changing thrill ride received global recognition as the 2015 Best New Product given by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. Additionally, it was named by USA Today readers as one of the Top Ten New Amusement Park Attractions of the year and was most recently awarded Best New Attraction by Theme Park Insider. In a high-stakes clash between good and evil, guests will become members of the Justice League Reserve Team, and engage in a full-sensory journey as they battle alongside Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Supergirl and Cyborg against Lex Luthor and The Joker and his henchmen. Traveling in six-passenger vehicles, riders must outsmart Lex Luthor and The Joker and save the city of Metropolis. “This is the most innovative and multi-faceted attraction that this park has ever built,” stated Hank Salemi, park president. “The advanced technology of JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis surrounds the riders throughout the course in nonstop action from start to finish.” JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis will feature: A 22,000 square foot Hall of Justice to house this full-sensory thrill ride; A 4D ride experience with wind, fire, mist and fog effects, plus life-like animatronic characters; A dramatic fight as the Justice League Reserve Team travels through laughing gas and flames through 10 high-intensity scenes; One of the first-ever virtual vertical loops, giving riders the feeling of going head over heels; Virtual 180 degree barrel roll; High definition 3D animation that fully immerses riders into the city of Metropolis; State-of-the-art gaming elements; and 6-passenger vehicles that spin, turn and dip in sync with the 3D animation.

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Stone Harbor Resort: Stone Harbor Resort is located in an ideal spot right on the water in the heart of Sturgeon Bay. The resort was built in 1999 so it has a very new, clean feel about it. The 161 rooms range from about $100-500 depending on the time of year and size of room. The more expensive rooms feature amenities such as a balcony, fireplace, full kitchen and living room. The resort also features wireless internet and an indoor as well as outdoor pool. If you are traveling with a big group , their suites have up to 3 bedrooms. Stone Harbor is walking distance from many stores, restaurants and tourist areas. Also, the resort has the largest conference center in Door County. You can enjoy a beautiful stroll along the waterfront walkway. It also has a marina to dock your boat. If you are in the mood for a romantic dining experience, Stone harbor has a elegant restaurant over looking the waterfront or enjoy your tasty bits on their beautiful patio. Whether you are just looking for a quick bite or wanting to enjoy some nightly entertainment, Stone harbor has a full pub right next to the restaurant. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner they offer a wide variety and tasty menu. To get more information call 877-746-0700 or go to www.stoneharbor-resort. com.

Whether you want to getaway for the afternoon, overnight, or for the week, Sturgeon Bay offers as much or as little activity as you wish for Spring Break trips - even for families with kids! Kayak on Lake Michigan, sit in front of a fire with a glass of wine in your hand, get pampered at the spa, or hike the park trails. Spring brings flowers and attracts animals back into the great outdoors. Nature trails come to life in the bright warm sunshine, offering a plethora of options to experience the natural beauty that Sturgeon Bay was born with. Come explore, experience, and enjoy the beautiful Sturgeon Bay, Door County. No matter the length of your stay, Sturgeon Bay welcomes you with open arms. The certified tourism staff at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center can help you create your very own custom itinerary. Call us at (920) 743-6246, email vacation@, or stop by our office at 36 S. Third Avenue to receive resources and insider tips. Arts & Culture: Sit back and relax at our indoor theaters- Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art and creative district: galleries, museums and art districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts Food: With the weather warming up, take advantage of the outdoor dining options at fine restaurants and casual eateries Savor the delicious taste of award winning cheese, wine, and desserts Sip on a warm beverage at a cafe, sample brews, or take a tour of a winery while enjoying their wine Experience Sturgeon Bay’s culinary history at a fish boil or fish fry History: Learn about the history behind Sturgeon Bay and Door County and take advantage of the interactive exhibits at the Door County Historical Museum and/or Door County Maritime Museum Stroll the nature trails while discovering Sturgeon Bay’s history at Crossroads at Big Creek Outdoors: Climb the tallest observation tower in Door County and see Sturgeon Bay in a whole new perspective at Potawatomi State Park Admire the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses, and stop along the way for views of the canal. You may even catch a Winter Fleet ship member leaving winter lay-up (March-early April, dependent on ice). Stroll the waterfront walkways and watch the maritime life ride by Take a fishing charter out on the water to catch a trophy fish Bike around town, country roads, or park trails Walk the sand dunes or bask in the sun at Whitefish Dunes State Park Have a picnic at any Sturgeon Bay parks such as Otumba or Sunset Park Watch a youth sporting event at the park or John Miles County Park Take advantage of the parks with courts, batting cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment Bring or rent a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard in order to become one with the water Sail or cruise into the sunset Rent a jet ski or charter boat Take a unique tour of Sturgeon Bay via Segway or zip through the trees on a zip line Try your luck at a round of golf Kids/Teens: Get some gnarly air at the skatepark Ride a segway or zip line through the trees Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Spring and Early Summer Events: To receive insider tips to help you explore like a local or find additional resrouces, give us a call at (920) 743-6246, email, or stop by our office at 36 S. Third Avenue.


The Knickerbocker is beautifully restored classical revival boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Michigan offers distinctive accommodations in an outstanding downtown Milwaukee location. Knickerbocker on the Lake retains much of its original charm, including a grand foyer with original terrazzo floors, vaulted ceilings and crystal chandeliers. Upon entering the hotel lobby, you will pass two fine restaurants as well as fullservice salon and spa. Whether you’re here for comfort and convenience while on business, pleasure or a city adventure, you will find Knickerbocker on the Lake to be the perfect setting for a memorable Milwaukee visit. Each uniquely decorated guest room offers free high speed Internet, full kitchens, coffee makers, hairdryers, irons and boards and digital cable. The kitchenette is modernly update and nicely stocked with utensils and glassware. The staff offered a friendly vibe about them without being intrusive. Also, there is parking that is adjacent to the hotel which is a huge plus for a downtown Milwaukee hotel. The Knickerbocker on the lake is located at 1028 E Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202. To make a reservation please call (414) 276-8500 /www.knickerbockeronthelake. com to learn more about the hotel.


Il Mito East is located in the same building as the Knickerbocker Hotel. Il Mito East, chef Michael Feker’s newest culinary endeavor, offers an infusion of rustic Italian tapas and flavors with chef Feker’s unique twist on fine dining. It’s about dining fine, whether you are casual, on a romantic date, a business lunch, or just out for an unparalleled experience at an unmatched and unbelievable value. When entering the restaurant we were greeted right away and was told the best server would be serving us. Every expectation of fine dining was met, starting with impeccable service. The server introduced us to different wine selections based on what we were eating and our normal flavor of choice. Ravioli di zucca di stagione hit every taste bud for this vegetarian. Homemade ravioli filled with fresh, hand-grated seasonal squash, creamy ricotta and fresh chopped aromatics in a brown butter sage glaze, topped with walnuts and Parmesan sprinkle. For our meat eating guest, the high note reached at the Braciola Di Maiale Pork rib chop with smoked apple and leek confit, served with sautéed spinach and sage linguine. The restaurants aura was warm and comforting. This is a place, where after your meal, you sit around, talk with friends and enjoy a wonderful glass of wine. To learn more about Il Mito East, Chef Fecker or make a reservation visit www. or call (414) 443-1414. Il Mito East is located at 6913 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213.

Hotel Metro is an eco-friendly luxury hotel choice in downtown Milwaukee.. Enjoy the uncommon elegance of our historic European-style boutique hotel and convenient downtown location. Relax in the comfort of our suites. You ’ l l be delighted with superb all-suite accommodations that include soft Egyptian cotton linens, soft robes and slippers, slate tile bathroom floors and elegantly oversized tubs. Each suite is equipped with a refreshment bar, free high-speed wireless Internet service, most with two large flat screen HD TV ’ s and Aveda bath products.

Hotel Metro was the first hotel in Milwaukee to be certified by Travel Green Wisconsin Green Hotel Hotel Metro was well ahead of the “green” initiative when we opened the doors in 1998. Our guests receive environmentally-friendly stays with bamboo planking and cork public area flooring, gray-beige guest room carpeting made from recycled fibers, all-cotton sheets and architectural features made from reconstituted forest products and recycled glass. Our green initiative is not only focused on the building, but guests’ and employees’ daily operations. Metro offers our guests use of our six Hampton Malibu Cruiser bicycles and eco-friendly amenities. Green Facts > Registered with the U.S. Green Building Council under their Leadership in En ergy and Environmental Design (LEED) Existing Building – Operations and > Maintenance (EB – 0&M) rating system. > Complimentary bicycles available for guest use. > Complimentary Metro cab is powered by soy certified biodiesel. > Linen reuse program for multiple- night guests. > Replaced incandescent light bulbs with florescent in guest rooms. > Florescent lighting installed in basement – level parking. > Installed motion sensor switches and digital set – back thermostats with vari able fan speeds in guestrooms. > Sustainable dish washing chemical and water monitoring practices. > Installed high efficiency hot water heater using waste steam condensate. > Office paper, toilet tissues, paper towels all made of 30% post consumer recy cled content. > Excess toiletry items, linens, furniture and other possible items are donated to local charities and shelters. > A regular maintenance schedule is in place to find and repair leaky faucets, toi lets, shower heads, and pipes. > All of Hotel Metro’s guest rooms are non- smoking. > Local fish, meat, and produce are purchased when possible. > Carpet and adhesive are no VOC

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CHICAGO ESCAPE FOR SPRING BREAK! The Eaglewood Resort is located just outside of Chicago in Itasca. It features 295 guest rooms, a golf course, pool, a bowling alley fitness center and spa. It also has 37,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The rooms are modern and clean. They start at $99 and have all the basic amenities found in a nicer hotel. The grounds are spectacular featuring an 18-hole championship USGA-certified course. Spring Break Family Escape They have events depending on the season. Winter Chicago Celebrates Maple, the Holiday’s Mid- The cure for cabin fever & the perfect getaway for the young west Flavor of the Season! Horse-drawn carriage rides, snow shoeing and the young at heart. and cross country skiing. Warm up while sitting around the outdoor fire pit or indoor fireplace sip- Family Spring Break Getaway for $179 + Bonus $25 Credit! ping Hot Toddies! Spoil yourself with scrumptious holiday recipes rich with the flavor of savory maple including Plan a trip to Chicagoland’s Smoked Maple Bacon, Ogden’s signature Maple premier AAA Four Diamond Resort with the whole family Manhattan and The SPA’s Holiday MapleScrub. and make the most of Spring Summer Summer is full of Jazz, Rock, Golf & Good Break! Plan an escape before the kids go back to school & Vibes. Make a night of rocking out, feeling the beat enjoy all that Eaglewood has and dancing up a storm during the Sounds of to offer for the whole family Summer at Eaglewood Resort & Spa. Chicago- with a getaway including: land’s hottest musical acts will be performing evDeluxe overnight accommoery weekend night from Memorial Day through dations Labor Day. An hour of cosmic bowling Summer doesn’t end just at fabulous music! Large pizza & two pitchers Enjoy taco nights, perfect conditions at the golf course in the warm Chicago summer sunshine, of soda Dive-in-Movies at the inand drinks around the fire pit as the sun sets! door pool Fall Bountiful Breakfast buffet for Crisp Air, Colorful Leaves & The Place for Rofour mance in Chicagoland! Bonus $25 Resort Credit! Indulge in seasonal spa treaments with pumpkin spice, breathtaking panoramic views of the colorful leaves and rolling hills of the golf course, *Taxes, gratuities and resort tee off with mild weather and crisp air, or cozy fees are not included. Resort around the firepit for a weekend you and your credits not applicable towards your guest room rate. Other sweetheart will remember forever. restrictions may apply.

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THE ABBEY RESORT in beautiful Lake Geneva Discover the beautiful upscale 90-acre resort with numerous amenities located right on the shores of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The only full-service resort on the shores of Lake Geneva. Accommodations include everything from tastefully appointed, welcoming standard guestrooms to spacious deluxe suites and villas. Choose from resort, pool or lakeside view rooms. Amenities include high-speed wireless Internet access, microwaves and refrigerators, plus flat-screen TVs. Onsite facilities feature several scrumptious dining choices, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools, plus a 1,000-square-foot arcade and recreational activities. The award-winning Avani Spa offers state-of-the-art facilities plus a whole menu of pampering massages, facials and salon services. They feature top of the line skin care products. The Abbey Resort caters to families, couples and groups, and combined 40,000 square feet of event venues can accommodate a wide range of events, from weddings to corporate functions. The resort is on the casual side of Lake Geneva and overlooks a marina of beautiful boats and yachts that add to a very peaceful, upscale environment. The grounds are well maintained with beautiful landscaping. Recently, the whole resort was renovated and it shows when you walk into one of the updated suites.

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The resorts Waterfront Restaurant Lake Geneva is known for its casual, laidback vibe. It’s the perfect place to unwind, either on the patio or indoors, and serves lunch, dinner or drinks. They use the techniques of award-winning pitmaster Matt Whiteford to create specialties like the Waterfront’s famous mouthwatering barbecue, salads and wraps . The Friday Fish Fry is a fun and delicious experience, especially when there’s live entertainment. From Wisconsin’s own Spotted Cow beer to signature cocktails like the Bloody Mary with a touch of bacon (yes, bacon!), you’re in for a one-of-a-kind experience. There’s also a full children’s menu and take-out. For more information please visit

THE PREPPY WAY TO STAY The Graduate is a boutique hotel located by campus right off of State Street, set along side Lake Mendota on historic Langdon Street, and around the way from Memorial Union Terrace. The hotel is nestled between the bustling shops and stops on State Street and majestic Capitol Square – the perfect spot for a campus visit, company meet up or place to pop by for a fresh pressed juice, signature brew or inspired rooftop view. As you walk into the hotel you are definately reminded of the 50’s college flavor with plaid fabrics, retro furniture and decor. Upbeat and modern, the lobby is a great place to hang and grab a quick snack. You will notice the techies on the main table adding to the charm of such a cool space. Checking in was easy breezy. The key card has old characters from different college movies and figures that adds even more charm to an already delightful place. The room is no less then to be desired. Sweet and retro with yes even more plaid and vintage fabrics bringing you back to an era that was fun and preppy. Simon and Garfunkle will be playing in ones head. Updated mod furniture anchors the room with all the amenities a good room has. A separate room with tv and pull out couch is ideal for someone with younger kids. This suite is really a cozy retreat. The rooms are ready for a night like you’ve never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner. Location is key to any great hotel and the Graduate is perfectly located next to restaurants, bars, coffee shops, shopping and much more. So whether you’re dropping in for a show at the Overture Center, in town for a meeting, or gearing up to “Jump Around” at Camp Randall, this is a great place to start. THE BLIND Stunning panoramic views of Lake Mendota and the Capitol building paired with a tasteful and tasty menu of small plates and cocktails. From the roof you can see state street, the Capitol building and Lake Mendota. It’s beautiful. The menu is diverse and affordable. Service was friendly and accommodating. The cheesecurds and hummus were among the favorites to start things off. The portage burger with bacon brussel sprouts and duck fat fries paired with a cucumber martini can be added to my list of favorites here. Please visit for more information. 601 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53703 | 608.257.4391

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Road America Visit Elkhart Lake, a fun and relaxing Wisconsin travel destination with vacation activities for everyone. Elkhart Lake is a 292-acre, 120-foot-deep spring-fed lake. Statistically, it measures just a bit more than a mile across a just over four miles around. Its shore line is distinctive with it many Cedar trees native to the area. As one of the states deepest lake in the state, its natural springs and sandy bottom provide the most magical blue color on sunny Elkhart Lake summer days. For more information go to

The Osthoff Resort The Osthoff Resort, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, is a premier AAA Four Diamond resort located on 500 ft of recreational lakefront. Offering a casual atmosphere within its elegant surroundings, The Osthoff Resort provides a romantic getaway for couples, while year-round indoor and outdoor activities provide families opportunities to reconnect and enjoy spending time together. A host of seasonal packages are available providing guests varying options for getaways and holiday vacations. In addition, the conference center offers spacious and well-appointed ballrooms and meeting rooms, perfect for weddings, retreats and conferences. Whether spring, summer, fall or winter, couples, families or meetings - The Osthoff Resort is a great place on the lake.

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Established in 1955, Road America is located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Its legendary four-mile, 14-turn road circuit has challenged the world’s best racers for over 57 years. The 640-acre, park-like grounds offer amazing viewing opportunities, fantastic concessions and high-speed excitement to thousands of spectators each year. In addition to public race weekends, Road America offers group event programs, the Road America Motorplex for karting and supermoto, and the Road America Motorcycle and Advanced Driving Schools. The Verizon IndyCar Series KOHLER Grand Prix takes center stage as an international lineup of drivers will have their chance to battle it out for glory on one of the world’s most majestic road courses. They will be joined by the Pirelli World Challenge featuring many of the world’s top sports cars and drivers in an all out wheel-to-wheel battle consisting of six classes headlined by separate GT and GTS races. The Porsche GT Cup class will run alongside the GT and GT-A class cars over the course of the weekend. The Pirelli World Challenge consists of seven classes offering a competitive slot for nearly every sports car and sports sedan available. Races are run in a timed, sprint format from start to finish and begin with the series’ trademark standing start. With door-to-door racing, no scheduled pit stops, driver changes and classes running together, it’s like watching the intensity of the final lap, every lap. For more events and great fun, check out

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fortable and enjoyable. Not all springs are created equal. Coil Spring versus WaveSpring® Of course, the idea of a spring in a shoe is not new. Wile E. Coyote had to learn the hard way because traditional coil springs do have their limitations. But our patented “crest to crest” WaveSpring® design is different; it has many little “leaf” springs combined into one larger spring, all working together in perfect harmony to create a powerful cushioning and energizing experience. This is serious equipment for your feet! Coil springs are laterally unstable. Shoes require a stable platform to function properly. However, the WaveSpring® with its unique design has significantly less lateral movement which makes it more stable. Coil springs have to be tall to provide significant deflection and energy return in a small space. Placing coil springs in a traditional shoe midsole is a challenge because space is limited. The WaveSpring® is compact and gives optimum deflection and energy return in a small space. More Benefits of Spira’s WaveSpring® Technology One size does not fit all. The WaveSpring® is engineered based upon the size of the shoe. For example, there is a different size spring for a woman who wears a size 6 shoe versus a man who wears a size 15. The springs fit just right in the appropriate sized midsole. Different spring configurations and sizes for activities. WaveSprings are specifically designed to meet the needs of higher impact activities like running, jumping, dance, aerobics, treadmills and fitness training. The springs are also designed for lower impact activities such as walking or standing. Depending on the activity and your cushioning preference, the shoe can have one, two or three WaveSprings. WaveSpring® keeps its cushioning from the first day to the last. All of us have experienced the wonderful sensation of putting on a really well cushioned pair of shoes. But how long does the feeling last? Unlike traditional EVA and foam materials for shoes, the WaveSpring® is mechanical and won’t lose its comfortable and cushioned feel over time, helping to lower the risk of injury, pain and fatigue during activities.

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SMS Wireless Sport Headphones $229.95 These are great headphones for the athlete or the person on the go. The Bluetooth connection is very easy to set up. The headphones fit securely so they are comfortable, but not falling off. You can run or lift weights with these and the sound is impeccable. Battery lasts about four hours and is rechargeable with a standard micro usb cable which is included. There is plenty of bass, but it does not affect clarity. These are nice headphones, especially for the active individual.

Toyota Sienna 2015 The Toyota Sienna is a great choice for people with a large family. It’s the Camry of minivans. It holds up to eight people, has a high quality interior and far sliding second row seats. It gets an impressive 25mpg on the highway. The price is in the $30,000 to $40,000 range depending upon options. The 2015 has an upgraded suspension and stronger overall body structure. Car and Driver ranks it number one among minivans. The base L features a 6.1-inch touch screen and Bluetooth connectivity; the rest get a seven-inch screen and Bluetooth. A rearview camera is now standard on all models, and the new Easy Speak system, amplifies the driver’s voice for the benefit of those in the second- and third-row seats. The second and third rows are very comfotable. There’s plenty of room back there, including adult-size thirdrow legroom. A 16.4-inch screen in the ceiling above the front-row seatbacks is capable of simultaneously displaying two different video inputs, and the 2015 model gains Blu-ray, HDMI, and SD card capability. A power liftgate is standard on the SE and above, while front-drive Limiteds have a power-folding feature for the third-row seats. All in all, this minivan is very roomy and enjoyable to drive. It has all the amenities to make the parents and children happy.

We designed Backblaze to be really easy to use. There is no need to select the folders and filetypes you want to backup. That means all your data will be backed up without having to do anything. We’ve all been there. The computer is not properly backed up and we have a crash. The pain and anguish of not being able to recover certain information can be debilitating. The problem with backing it up locally can be that it is linked to the virus or hardware that is causing the problem. Backblaze is a “cloud” type system that backs up continuously so you can always recover important data. Although the initial upload can take weeks, it is done in the background. And, once it is done, you can always get the data from the website. For $50 a year this is well worth the peace of mind.

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It is basically a next-gen successor to Nintendo’s vastly successful DS handheld, with the horse-power of a console somewhere between the Gamecube and the Wii. The Nintendo 3DS XL is the king of mobile consoles. The 3DS line has an amazing selection of games for any type of person. The larger size and screen size fix some fundamental problems that the original 3DS faced. The console itself isn’t very technologically innovative. When you look at raw numbers, it can’t compete with the PS Vita or the Nvidia SHIELD, and certainly not high-end mobile phones, but it has what all of those systems lack- Fun, Fullyfeatured games. And that’s where the 3DS line succeeds.

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Midwest supper clubs were born in the early 1930s mostly in rural Wisconsin, and became an enticing destination where people would gather for cocktails, supper, and entertainment. Neighborhood camaraderie and a comfortable atmosphere is a commonality all supper clubs hold to this day. While not your typical northwoods supper club, the interior focal point of Joey Gerard’s is a nod to that genre with “Montague” – a large moose head which hangs above the fireplace mantel. Montague hung in a restaurant / bar in northern Wisconsin for 40 years before Joe Bartolotta found him at the State Fair. The vibe at Joey Gerard’s embraces a casual dining experience. Combining classic supper club menu options, a great steak selection, classic cocktails and ice cream drinks make Joey Gerard’s the perfect gathering place. Take a step back in time at Joey Gerard’s! From steak and potatoes to surf and turf to traditional dishes like beef stroganoff, stuffed peppers and a Friday night fish fry, Joey Gerard’s has everyone’s favorite meal on the menu. Add in some classic cocktails and ice cream drinks, an attentive staff and a cozy, retro dining room, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a great night out! Joey Gerard’s Bar Joey Gerard’s bar features a selection of tap beers, value-oriented wine offerings, signature supper club cocktails, and a variety of classic ice cream drinks. Guests will find traditional Wisconsin mixed drinks like a Korbel Sidecar, Rob Roy and of course, a Wisconsin-style Old Fashioned In Greendale: 5601 Broad Street Greendale, WI 53129 ph: 414.858.1900 In Mequon: 11120 N. Cedarburg Rd Mequon, WI 53092 ph: 262.518.5500

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Sartori Cheese will be offering their award winning Extra-Aged Goat Cheese this June to fine cheese shops across the country. Back by popular demand, this release will mark the one year anniversary of the 2012 inaugural release. This distinctive cheese is known for its savory, caramel notes and light citrusy flavor and was handcrafted to be highly approachable while maintaining an “authentically goat” balanced flavor profile. After its release in 2012, the cheese went on to win Gold at the European hosted Global Cheese Awards and Bronze at the prestigious American Cheese Society Competition. When the season is right, Extra Aged Goat Cheese is produced in Antigo, Wisconsin by a team of artisans led by Sartori Master Cheesemaker, Pam Hodgson. “This cheese took a number of years to perfect and making it today is really enjoyable and | 800 558 rewarding,” says Hodgson. “Granted, our make window is small – fresh goat’s milk 5888 is generally only available from late spring into early fall. But this bittersweet tie to natural seasonality is part of what makes Extra Aged Goat Cheese so special and exciting when it’s in season.” Sartori’s Limited Edition Extra-Aged Goat cheese will be available at select specialty cheese shops throughout the United States in June and July. Additionally, a limited supply of 4 oz. wedges will be available for sale at the Sartori online store,

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 The newest Samsung notepad has a lot to like about it. It looks and feels very reminiscent of the Galaxy S3 cell phone and is very light. The 8” screen is vibrant with the colors and text very appealing. Samsung uses Smart Stay technology to determine if your eyes are watching the screen. If the pad feels you are not watching it will shut it

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Craftsman 19HP 42” Turn Tight® Hydrostatic Riding Mower This summer our pick for the best riding mower is the Craftsmans 19HP42”Turn Tight Hydrostatic. With a solid blend of speed, power and maneuverability, the Craftsman turn tight 42” riding mower takes down tall grasses in large yards while being able to mow around obstacles such as trees, planters, fences and swing sets. Craftsman’s Turn Tight technology gives you the agility of a 6 inch turning radius with the normal turn of the wheel. Easily whip around gardens and other obstacles, or make the turns at the end of your runs much quicker to get the yard cut faster. A Briggs & Stratton™ Platinum engine delivers 19 horsepower* through 540cc’s to give you a top mowing speed of 5.5mph, perfect for larger yards of an acre or more. Enjoy smooth operation with no shifting with the hydrostatic automatic transmission. The infinite forward gears means you’re always in the power band to get up hills or effortless reach top speed. The 42 inch cutting deck on the Craftsman hydrostatic turn tight riding mower helps with maneuverability around obstacles and trees while being wide enough to mow down respectable swaths of grass in a single pass so you’re done quicker and on with the fun stuff sooner. The deck adjusts to 1 inch minimum cutting height and 4 inches max and is spring assisted, making it easier to cut different parts of your yard to the specs you love. And when mowing the entire yard seems daunting, Craftsman included creature comforts on this yard tractor like cruise control, a padded adjustable seat and integrated cup holder to keep you going stronger and longer. The Craftsman hydrostatic turn tight riding mower can not only cut, but mulch and bag with attachments that are sold separately This riding mower is perfect for larger yards and has the power to conquer hilly, uneven terrain The stamped steel frame and cast iron front axle gives lasting durability and reliability The four cycle engine runs on regular gasoline so there’s no tedious mixing in oil The riding mower has a 2 year overall warranty, with a five year warranty on the frame and front axle. Turn Around Fast Craftsman’s Turn Tight technology features a 6 inch turning radius that easily whips around gardens and other obstacles, while shortening time between each The Craftsman brand is America’s most trusted tool brand. For 86 years, the Craftsman brand has developed innovative tools and products, making projects come to life and earning a reputation for unsurpassed quality and durability. Craftsman offers a full range of hand and power tools that meet the needs of the DIY user to the demanding professional. In addition, Craftsman also offers Lawn and Garden products and tool storage. Fiskars Titanium Bypass Pro Pruner

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