COVID-19 Vaccines: On Your Back-to-School Checklist

The American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend everyone 12 years and older get the COVID-19 vaccination to protect against COVID-19. Children ages 12-17 are eligible to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Only 32.7% of 12–15-year-olds and 42% of 16-17-year-olds have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine […]

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Moratorium on Residential Evictions Ends

The CDC’s moratorium on residential evictions is ending on Saturday, July 31, 2021, and many renters who have missed payments may be worried about keeping their housing. Financial educators Todd Wenzel and Amanda Kostman have created the following fact sheets – one for renters and the other suggesting eviction alternatives to landlords – to help […]

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Advance Child Tax Credit

Many American families began receiving Advance Child Tax Credit (ACTC) payments on July 15. Here’s what you need to know about the changes to the child tax credit, choices you can make, and planning for 2021 taxes. The ACTC is an advance payment of half of the expanded child tax credit (CTC) made available under […]

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Juneteenth Virtual Precollege and College Fair

On Wednesday, June 16 at 10am, The College Station in partnership with Kujichagulia Madison and Seein’ Is Believin’ will host the 2021 Juneteenth Virtual Precollege and College Fair. Students and families are invited to this free event to explore precollege opportunities, the college admissions process, and scholarship opportunities available at Wisconsin 2-year and 4-year Public and […]

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Get Back to More of What You’ve Been Missing

The Division of Extension Institute of Health & Well-Being is hosting a virtual town hall for youth, families, and community-based service agencies and organizations about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 12 and older. Join us on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7 to 8 p.m. Register to attend at: https://go.wisc.edu/r5h6n2. You can submit your […]

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Canned Items Recalled for Food Safety Risk

Randall Foods Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio has expanded its recall of certain jarred beans under the “Hurst’s” Brand because of manufacturing deviations that may pose a potential health risk. The recall already includes 1.6 million cases of glass jars. Included in the expanded recall are an additional 437 cases of jarred Great Northern Beans sold under the Hurst’s brand […]

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Food Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development (FEED) Project

Learn tips for starting or expanding a successful food business from Wisconsin-based specialists and entrepreneurs! This no-cost series of online trainings is for people who are interested in starting or expanding small-scale food businesses in Wisconsin. Stay tuned for Spanish-language only sessions on cooperatives and shared-used kitchens! Starting a Farm or Home-Based Food Business Monday, June […]

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May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month across the globe! Although mental health is crucial the whole year through, every May we take time to highlight the vital importance of mental health in every aspect of our lives and our communities. According to Mental Health America, while 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during […]

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Unsafe to Can Tree Sap at Home

If you have been scrolling the internet of late you might have noticed that some companies are touting the reported health benefits of drinking tree sap. Some ads suggest that drinking tree sap or ‘tree water’ is a natural way to hydrate. Regardless of whether drinking tree sap is a ‘natural way to hydrate’, canning tree […]

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Black History Month

Monday, February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month, an annual observance and celebration of African American achievements and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other […]

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