Residents learn from UWO students
August 17, 2015
Art and music students from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh have been spending time this summer at Evergreen.
Through a cooperative program, UWO art student interns have been working with residents to create a variety of projects while experimenting with different types of art. And two music programs led by UWO student interns have offered residents the chance to sing in a choir or play the Hand Chimes.
No experience was necessary and talent was optional! But being part of a group is fun and both residents and students have definitely learned. See and hear what this program meant to the interns.
Come join us as the season closes with an Art Show and Concert this week.
UWO Art and Music Finale
Wednesday, August 19
Gordon Raddatz featured
July 24, 2015
Evergreen resident Gordon Raddatz grew up on a dairy farm in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and eventually took over the family milk supply business. His story was featured in the "Extra" July, 2015 edition of Reminisce magazine.
During an interview conducted by his son Wesley Raddatz, Gordon reminisced about his days on the farm and how a "milk strike pitted neighbor against neighbor and friend against friend" during the Great Depression. Gordon spent 70 years in the dairy business and "graduated from riding cows to running his own truck route ... supplying milk to the White House Milk Company and A&P food stores nationwide."
Congratulations Gordon on a long and successful career, and thank you for taking the time to share your story with readers of Reminisce!
Partnership with Spellman's Marina
July 24, 2015
Evergreen has a new partnership with Spellman's Marina. Residents who own a boat will now be able to dock or store their craft for a discounted rate at the near-by marina. Spellman's is located on the Fox River just across the Oshkosh Avenue bridge.
And Evergreen will provide free transportation back and forth between our campus and the marina.
So bring your boat and enjoy the local waterways!
July 23, 2015
Evergreen Grounds Coordinator Chris Bellin snapped this great shot of a house wren making its nest in one of the bird houses located in the Evergreen Oak Savanna woodlands - it's a great place to bird watch!
Chris is not only a Master Gardener, but also an Avid Birder. In fact, he writes a monthly column titled "For the Birds" in Badger Sportsman magazine about the habits of birds he has observed and photographed in many locations including our Evergreen campus. His most recent article featured cardinals and the upcoming one will focus on house wrens such as this one who has made a home in one of many birdhouses built by Evergreen residents.
Notice the inscription: "Hand Crafted by Evergreen Woodshop"