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October 14, 2019 


The Traffic Guy hears ...
… that the City is refunding about $5,000 in parking ticket fees to many people who received parking tickets on Sheridan Square in the past three years. Readers may recall that the City allowed a supposedly short pilot program banning parking there – near Garden Park and South Boulevard Beach – to continue for three years. The check will serve as an apology.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Hooked on Fishing: The Wind and the Rain and the Fish
The wind and the rain are both having major effects on fall fishing, but one is a good effect and the other is not. The rain is the bad guy in this scenario. It is raising lake and river levels to very high and dangerous levels. The Fox Chain has been closed to all boats since Sept. 16, and we don’t see it opening anytime in the near future.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Birds and Bugs: An Ecological Couple
It was a busy sunny lunchtime on the back screened porch one late September day. The bees had divided up the flowers: the honeybees were all over the New England asters, while the bumblebees were enjoying nectar from the zigzag goldenrod.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The Traffic Guy hears ...
… arrrgh! that today, Sept. 19, is Talk Like a Pirate Day. This day also ends a string of palindromic dates – from 9/10/19 to 9/19/19. These are the last palindromic dates until the next century.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Hooked on Fishing: High Temps, High Water Affect Fall Fishing
I know I sound like a broken record, but the weather has really impacted our fishing. The sudden temperature rise took water temps up to summer levels again just after the fish had started to move into fall transition patterns. The large rainfalls have swollen all our rivers and made them muddy messes. The rain has also created high water on a number of our area lakes forcing “No Wake” warnings on Lake Geneva, Lake Delavan and high water warnings on the Chain of Lakes.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019



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