RHINELANDER - Some wacky Oneida County seniors celebrated the first day of spring in style today. The Oneida County Senior Center threw a Mad Hatter Tea Party to usher in the season.
Area seniors were invited to create the kookiest hat they could dream up. The only rule was it has to stay on your head. Guest judges picked winners in seven categories.
Later on was a tea tasting, and a showing of Alice in Wonderland.
"This time of year people are getting anxious for spring. Winter kind of gets them down; they're afraid of falling so they don't get out as much as they would like to. So I thought this would be a nice, fun event to get people out and enjoying themselves," says Stephanie Schroeder, Senior Center Activities and Volunteer Coordinator.
The Senior Center has a list of activities for each month. Event organizers say people might be surprised by what they find.
"I think there's a lot of misconceptions about what the Senior Center is all about. They think we just sit around and, I don't know, knit or something. But we're an active bunch and we have something for everyone," says Schroeder.
We have a link to the Oneida County Senior Center events below. Click on the link, then go to the middle of the page, and click on the link to activities.
NEW YORK - More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running.
The recall includes some Acura MDX, Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Odyssey, Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Avalon models made from 2002 to 2004.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says all the vehicles covered in Saturday's announcement had already been under a recall for the faulty air bags, but the carmakers' original attempts to fix the defects only worked about 85 percent of the time.
MILWAUKEE - A winter storm warning will go into effect in the Milwaukee area and far southern Wisconsin on Saturday night â€" and the National Weather Service says as much as 10 inches of snow could fall in Kenosha County by early Monday.
Snow is forecast to begin falling late Saturday and continue all day Sunday. Lake-effect snow is expected to combine with a low pressure system from the south to drive up snowfall totals in far southeast Wisconsin. Milwaukee could see up to 9 inches.
Blowing and drifting snow is expected and winds could gust to over 30 mph, making travel dangerous.
Other parts of the state, including Sheboygan, Dodge, and Waukesha counties, will be under a winter weather advisory starting Saturday night. Snow accumulations could reach 4 to 7 inches.
MADISON - A team of students from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is conducting research on foxes and coyotes in hopes of learning how the animals and humans can peacefully coexist.
Forest and wildlife associate professor David Drake and his students are humanely trapping the animals, running tests, then fitting them with tracking devices. The goal is to learn about traveling patterns, diseases the animals might have, and how they interact with other animals and humans.
Drake says foxes and coyotes are moving into areas where people are living. And if that continues, and the animals lose their fear of humans, they could become aggressive in extreme cases.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says residents should stay a safe distance from foxes or coyotes, and shouldn't feed them.
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