The Respite Center: Benefactor Of The Attic Angels Sale And House & Garden Tour

Guests: Nancy Latta, Attic Angel Association
Meg Miller, Executive Director, The Respite Centr

The popular Attic Angel re-sale (Thursday, June 17 at High Point Church) and their House and Garden Tour (Monday, June 21 in Middleton Hills) not only provide attendees with great bargains and a glimpse of homes in the community living environment of Middleton Hills, the vision of the late Marshall Erdman, but proceeds benefit area organizations. This year’s recipients are The Respite Center, SAIL, and the Attic Angel Resident Aid Fund. For more details, go to www.atticangel.org or call 662-8900.

Meg Miller of The Respite Center awakens our awareness to the need for support for children and families who have no where else to turn. The Respite Center offers a fun, safe place for children and a time out for families who are dealing with stress and life challenges. Through real life stories, the unique and expert services of The Respite Center are highlighted. For more information, go to www.respitecenter.org. or call 244-5730.

June Is Dairy Month: Meet Alice In Dairyland

Guest: Cheryl O’Brien, 62nd Alice in Dairyland

Promoting Wisconsin’s $59.16 billion agricultural industry is big business, and one of agriculture’s most recognizable spokespersons is Alice in Dairyland, a full-time public relations professional with the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Behind the wheel of a Flex Fuel Tahoe, Cheryl O’Brien has covered the state and beyond this past year, educating the media, youth and audiences of all ages about the many facets of the economic and health impact of our state’s agricultural and dairy industry. Hear her tips for Drinking Healthy, Eating Local, Going Green and Boosting Wisconsin’s Economy.

Hmong History And The Vietnam War

Guest: Yer Vang, President, Wisconsin Asian Bar Association

Honoring Vietnam veterans would not be complete without recognizing the important role of Hmong veterans who fought on the side of the United States in The Secret War in Laos. Wisconsin is now home to the third largest population of Hmong people in the United States. Enlightening us on the Hmong history and culture and how Hmong soldiers were secretly enlisted to help the United States along the critical Ho Chi Minh Trail is Yer Vang.

Loving Frank Comes To Life At Taliesin

Guests: Kieran Murphy, Historic Researcher/Creator, Loving Frank Tour
Margaret Ingraham, Reader
Building on the best-selling book, Loving Frank, Kieran Murphy and Margaret Ingraham take us back to the days when Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney moved from Chicago to Spring Green where Frank designed and built Taliesin – the beautiful home and setting where they would spend their life together. Both married to other people, their adultress relationship endured the controversy and grew as Taliesin continued to emerge as the “shining brow” on the crown of the hill. It ended abruptly with the murders of Mamah and six others and the fire.
Loving Frank Tours are now being offered at Taliesin. For more information, go to www.taliesinpreservation.org or call 608-588-7900.


THE TRUE COST OF AGING: The Wisconsin Elder Economic Security Standard Index

Guests: Eve Galanter, Chair
Johanna Hatch, Administrator & Project Coordinator
WISCONSIN WOMEN’S NETWORK

Learn about the new Wisconsin Elder Economic Security Standard Index, a tool that accurately reflects the real cost of aging in place today. Wisconsin is a pilot state for the application of this Elder Index, where decision-makers now have available to them on a county-by-county basis the current costs of housing, health care, food, transportation and other essentials for persons over 65. This updates the 50-year-old formula that has caculated the federal poverty level and will have great impact on shifting and adjusting programs to match what is needed for elders to achieve economic security. More information is available at www.wiwomensnetwork.org, or call 608-255-9809.