Great Lakes Dragaway hosts kids' carnival at Memorial Day weekend races

Published May 16, 2015

The Memorial Weekend Classic returns to Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove next weekend. The event will include the standard races as well as a free kids' carnival called "Leroy Butler Day at the Races" on Sunday. The carnival takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. and Butler will be there promoting his anti-bullying campaign.


Coming soon: "Pinkalicious: The Musical"

Published Feb. 13, 2013

There is a group of young girls who have fallen in love with another young girl who can't get enough of the color pink in her life. It is, of course, "Pinkalicious," the minor phenomenon you can hardly avoid if you have a young girl in your life. And now you have a chance to see her action. First Stage Children's Theatre presents "Pinkalicious: The Musical" Feb. 22 through March 24.


Sons strive to save Auntie's - their mom's bar and grill

Published Sept. 24, 2012

Thirteen years ago, Cindy Girmscheid opened The Wild Breed, 11430 W. Swiss St., a biker bar and eatery in Franklin. When Girmscheid fell ill, her sons decided to keep it running, but with a few major changes.


Balliamo Bambini offers language and dance for the little ones

Published April 8, 2012

All parents want the best for their kids. But between school, sports and extracurricular activities, their schedules can get packed fast - and a lot sooner than they used to. Luckily, kids and parents have a new local option called Balliamo Bambini, which mixes learning, exercise and culture into one fun, family-friendly class.


Ring in New Year's Eve with the family

Published Dec. 28, 2011

For parents, New Year's Eve is a whole new experience, one that requires an expensive babysitter or a kid-friendly event that ends long before the big ball drops. Luckily, if you're choosing the latter, there are plenty of fun things for the whole family to do.


Gettin' Grown TV lets local kids take charge of media

Published Dec. 19, 2011

The award-winning producers of feature film "Gettin' Grown" are set to debut Gettin' Grown TV, a new online television series made with the help of local kids from Chicago and Milwaukee.