Category Archives: Local Happenings

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Fun Activities for Independence Day at Home

Family-Friendly Ways to Celebrate 4th of July at Home

With confirmed COVID-19 cases increasing every day, it is important to make an effort to social distance and avoid crowds, even when it comes to celebrating Independence Day. While celebrating the Fourth of July typically involves gathering with friends and family to watch fireworks, attend parades or head to the lake, this year many families will find themselves safely celebrating at home. So, if you are planning on staying home for your Independence Day celebration, check out a few family-friendly activities below!

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Enjoy the Hiking Trails in Janesville!

Hiking Trails in Janesville, Wisconsin

Do you enjoy getting outdoors and going for hikes? Lucky for you, there are several hiking trails near Janesville, WI. Whether you’re interested in spending an afternoon on the trails and enjoying Wisconsin’s nature, or you want to take on a multi-day trek, you don’t have to travel far! Between city parks and the state’s infamous Ice Age National Scenic Trail, there are a variety of hiking opportunities in the Janesville area—around 30 miles of trails! To learn more about hiking trails near you, continue reading below!

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Irish Pubs and Restaurants to Visit on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up fast and it’s time to start planning your festivities. Living in Wisconsin, many of us enjoy a good beer so what better way to celebrate than by visiting an Irish pub or restaurant. Each of these places offers a variety of beers and traditional Irish dishes. Keep reading for our top picks for Irish pubs and restaurants to visit on St. Patrick’s Day. Read the rest of this entry >>

Football statium with lights on and text box reading Places to Watch the Packer Game in Janesville, WI

Places to Watch the Packer Game in Janesville, WI

Sports Bars and Pubs in Janesville, WI

This NFL season, the Green Bay Packers have pulled off a winning record under the instruction of rookie coach, Matt La Fleur. As the regular season has closed, anticipation for the playoffs builds. Since the Packers have clinched the NFC North with a 13-3 record, they will play the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau on Jan. 12, 2020 at 5:40 p.m. Read the rest of this entry >>

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2019 Trick-or-Treat Times in Janesville, WI

As we reach the midpoint of October, many parents and children start thinking more and more about the end of the month as Halloween is quickly approaching. With probably more children than adults looking forward to the special day when they get to dress up and scour the neighborhood in search of candy and treats. Halloween is one of the most fun holidays of the year and even if you don’t participate in dressing up in a costume or go door-to-door trick-or-treating, it is still fun. Be prepared this year and know when to expect all the trick-or-treaters. Here are the 2019 Trick-or-Treat times in Janesville, WI. Be safe, have fun and try not to eat too much candy.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Restaurants in Janesville Open on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here! The official day for Thanksgiving may be on Thursday, November 22nd, but not everyone celebrates on that day! Maybe you’re celebrating with family before or after the big day, or something went wrong during cooking and now you have to go out. Here are some restaurants open in Janesville on Thanksgiving that you can go to for a great meal!  Read the rest of this entry >>