Women's Wellness Walk
Women’s Wellness Walk is dedicated to educating and empowering women to make good choices with their health and nutrition and creating a healthy balance for their life. We encourage attendees to relax and share the day with family and friends.
The event begins and ends at Familiar Grounds where health-based exhibitors lined the entire coffee shop to interact with guests. Attendees choose two activities to participate in and they walk between area businesses and organizations to both classes.
Activities to choose from:
1. Learn to “BEFAST” for National Stroke Awareness Month – location: 215 N. Shawano St. Municipal Building
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, a month in which to raise awareness about stroke risk factors and lessen the occurrence of stroke. It’s quite likely that you know someone who has suffered from a stroke in their life or know someone who may, so you could benefit from learning about the signs and symptoms to protect those you love and yourself. Learn more from Kristin Randall, Stroke Program Coordinator from ThedaCare about BEFAST, an acronym the Stroke System of Care Task Force recommends using to identify signs and symptoms
of a stroke.
2. Chalk Couture With Robin – location: 309 W. North Water St. Events Everlasting
Are you interested in making some beautiful crafts to decorate your home for a special occasion, or give to someone special as a gift? If you’re not sure where to start, this is the class for you. Create a canvas project with Robin a designer with Chalk Couture. You don’t have to be artistic, just be open-mined to trying something new.
3. Healthy Crockpot & Meal Prep Ideas – location:110 W. North Water St. Longevity Nutrition.
After a long day of work or school, wouldn’t it be nice to find a healthy, delicious dinner ready and waiting? Well, thanks to the slow cooker, you’ll have exactly that. Meal prepping is not only convenient, it saves money, time and energy. Learn tips and tricks from Tracey from Longevity Nutrition about meal prep ideas and healthy options for crockpot meals.
4. Bungee Fitness – Lots of FUN – location: 865 Surprise Ending NXT Level Ultimate Sports Complex.
Bungee fitness is a high intensity, low impact workout that includes both cardio and strength training. The bungee helps minimize impact on joints making it ideal for all fitness levels. A bungee workout can enhance your coordination, boost your strength, and skyrocket your confidence Pants or capris are encouraged (not shorts) bring a sweat towel and some water.
5. Alleviate Stress with Three Deep Breaths – location: 406 S. Pearl St. New London Public Museum
Meditation is defined as a technique or practice of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts in order to achieve mental clarity and an emotionally calm & stable state. It’s a great method of reducing stress and anxiety to bring peace into your life for
balance and healing. While some people can achieve this on their own, others find it difficult to concentrate. That’s where guided meditation can help. Learn more from Bobbi Jackson a Certified Mediation Teacher from Inner Dimensions Wellness, LLC
If you have a deteriorated chimney venting a water heater or heating appliance a great option is to remove the chimney to below the roof line and install a B Vent. This will allow the appliance to run more efficiently and reduce the risk of carbon monoxide into the home.
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New London, Wisconsin – First State Bank announced that chief executive officer and former bank president, Bob Van Asten, is retiring on March 31, after a 32-year career with First State Bank and 35 years in banking.
Van Asten joined First State Bank in 1991 as an assistant vice president responsible for developing and maintaining commercial and agricultural loan relationships. Over the years, he advanced in the organization holding positions of vice president, Clintonville branch manager, senior vice president and business banking manager, and senior credit officer. Van Asten was named president and elected to First State Bank’s board of directors in 2015, becoming chief executive officer (CEO) in February 2016.
Following the announcement of his retirement plans late last year, Matthew R. Lemke was named in January to succeed Van Asten as president. Van Asten continued in his role as CEO, working closely with Lemke and the bank’s board of directors to assure a smooth transition.
Under Van Asten’s leadership, First State Bank’s total assets grew from $260 million in 2016 to $539 million. This growth included the expansion of the bank’s market area into Central Wisconsin with the acquisition of the former Farmers and Merchants Bank in Rudolph in 2017 and Pioneer Bank in 2020. First State Bank also built a larger facility in Stevens Point last year and began construction on its new corporate headquarters in downtown New London in January.
During his career, Van Asten was involved in both the New London and Clintonville communities. He has been a member of the New London Rotary Club since 1991 and served as treasurer for 10 years. He was director and past chairman of the board of directors for the Clintonville Area Foundation. Van Asten has also served on the board of directors and as past board chairman for the New London Family Medical Center, as a director for the Wolf River Area Heath Care Foundation, and as a director and president of the Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce.
“I am very proud First State Bank is poised to continue to grow and serve our customer and communities and want to offer my sincere thanks to our employees whose hard work and dedication have allowed us to achieve so much,” commented Van Asten.
New London, Wisconsin – First State Bank president, Matthew R. Lemke, has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of the bank as of April 1. Lemke joined First State Bank as president and was elected to the bank’s board of directors in January.
Lemke began his banking career in 2004 at JP Morgan Chase in Appleton. He was senior branch manager at Associated Bank in Appleton from 2005 to 2010, and as director of retail/market manager for Baylake Bank’s Green Bay and Central Wisconsin branches from 2010 to 2016. Lemke joined Investors Community Bank in Manitowoc in 2016 where he served as senior vice president of banking services before his promotion to executive vice president – chief retail and deposit officer in 2021. Prior to coming to First State Bank, Lemke was executive vice president and chief operating officer at Bristol Morgan Bank in Oakfield.
Scholarship Deadline March 31
Know a high school senior looking to pursue a post-secondary education this fall? Encourage your student to apply for one of ten First State Bank $1,000 scholarships by March 31, 2023. Download our application today!
IRA & HSA Contribution Deadline is April 18
If you have not filed your taxes yet, the deadline to make contributions to your individual retirement account (IRA) and health savings accounts (HSA) for the 2022 tax-year is April 18, 2023. As a reminder, the total contributions you make for 2022 to all your traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs can't be more than $6,000 ($7,000 if you're age 50 or older), or if less, your taxable compensation for the year. The 2022 HSA contribution limit is $3,650 for self-only coverage and $7,300 for family coverage. Please contact your tax advisor to learn what tax benefits may apply to you.
We have some awesome movies coming this week - Super Mario Brothers and Air. So I hope we see a lot of you this coming week. Don't forget $5 Tuesday!
Registration for the 2023 Summer Ecology day camp program for kids is now open! Classes begin in June or July and meet 4 mornings a week, accommodating kids from age 4 through 5th grade. Class size is limited so be sure to register early. More information on class topics, dates, fees and more can be found on our website.
We're thrilled to introduce to you a new art work piece on the nature center grounds. The wolf sculpture was made of “recycled” Christmas trees and donated by artist Casey Early-Krueger. It was recently featured on the Wolf River Art League float with Casey at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New London, which won an award. Currently you can see the sculpture located in the walkway between the nature center parking lot and our driveway. A huge thank you to Casey Early-Krueger for the donation. We're looking forward to more upcoming projects with the Wolf River Art League in the future!
Camp Hatten Registration is Now OPEN!! Gives us a call at 920-982-8521 to sign up today!
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New Dublin 2023 was a HUGE success! Thank you for supporting our week of festivities. Without community support we wouldn't be able to offer Irish Week.
Associates at Store 1471 are celebrating being the 2022 store of the year for Region 53!
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