Thursday, July 20, 2017

Eye on Oshkosh - Fit Oshkosh and racial literacy - taped 7-20-17

On this episode of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks
with Fit Oshkosh executive director Tracey Robertson about changes going on
within the organization, and upcoming events. Robertson also shares exciting
news about some recent grants the nonprofit has received and how Fit Oshkosh
has gained recognition and traction in its first three years in operation. One
of the major fundraisers Fit has coming up is its Color-Brave Community Dinner
on Thursday, August 10. Information about the event and ticket prices can be found
on the Fit Oshkosh website (, their Facebook page, or at
www.fitdinner2017/  Watch
the show here:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Local Group Seeks Input from Residents on Accessing Parks

Local Group Seeks Input from Residents on Accessing Parks
Feedback received will help priorities “safe routes to parks” efforts in the near future.

[Winnebago County, WI] July 11, 2017-- July is here, which means it’s time to “Get Your Play On” by celebrating National Park and Recreation Month with re:TH!NK, Winnebago County’s Healthy Living Partnership.

With over 140 public parks in Winnebago County, re:TH!NK recognizes that our public parks, and other recreational areas like pools and trails, have the power to transform our daily lives. Parks and recreation facilities provide places to play and stay healthy as well as connect people to nature and to each other. Research shows, people who live within a 10-minute walk of a park or recreation area get nearly 50% more physical activity than people who live farther away. People who are unable to walk, ride a bike, or use transit to get to parks are deprived of the opportunity to engage in two instances of physical activity—walking/wheeling to the park site and participating in activities at the site.

July is Park and Recreation Month, which means it’s a great time to celebrate the great parks we have here,” said Steve Herman, Deputy Mayor of the Oshkosh City Council. “I encourage all citizens to go out and enjoy the multiple park and recreation opportunities in Oshkosh and throughout Winnebago County.”

re:TH!NK is looking to ensure that everyone has safe access to their community’s public parks and recreation areas, which is why we are working with local municipalities, and others, to gather information on the opportunities and obstacles Winnebago County community members encounter while traveling to their local parks and recreation areas.

“We want to encourage people to visit their local parks and enjoy the many benefits they have to offer,” said Amanda Geiser, Parks and Recreation Director for the Village of Fox Crossing. “However, we also want to make sure that people are able to get to the parks, which is why it’s important we hear from community members on how they are currently traveling to parks and what may make it easier and safer for them to get there.”

The Safe Routes to Parks survey will remain open through the end of July. For more information on the survey or to provide input, visit

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Eye on Oshkosh - Damascus Road Sex Trafficking show, taped 7-6-17

In this edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz discusses sex trafficking and the many pitfalls associated with it, along with how people fall victim to trafficking, with Lisa Sennholz, founder and executive director of Damascus Road, and the nonprofit's  business development director, Deb Allison-Aasby. The women also discuss what Damascus Road is doing to help and how you can get involved.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Eye on Oshkosh - City Manager Mark Rohloff, taped 6-15-17

In the latest episode of Eye on Oshkosh host Cheryl Hentz
spends the hour talking with Oshkosh City Manager Mark Rohloff about a variety
of city issues, including debris pickup following recent storms, the increasing
costs of water in the city and the reasons why, recent revaluations of property
within the city, and the need to have citizens talk to state lawmakers about
fixing the so-called "dark store" issue so it's fair to everyone, not
just business owners. Check out the show here:

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Eye on Oshkosh - Better Business Bureau consumer protection tips, taped ...

Join Cheryl Hentz for this edition of Eye on Oshkosh, in
which she spends the hour talking with Susan Bach, regional director for the NE
Wisconsin Better Business Bureau office. Learn about the latest scams and other
ways people may be trying to cheat you out of your hard-earned money. Watch the
show here:

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Animals and Animal Welfare subject of latest Eye on Oshkosh

The latest edition of Eye on Oshkosh is now online. In this
edition, host Cheryl Hentz talks with Melissa Tedrowe, Wisconsin State Director
for the Humane Society of the United States, about a variety of animal welfare
and protection issues. Included in the conversation was the role HSUS plays in
animal welfare and protection, and what specific role Tedrowe plays in
accomplishing its goals and mission; how something becomes a law; where
Wisconsin ranks in comparison with other states when it comes to animal
protection laws; and how people can get involved in helping HSUS help animals,
or just helping animals in general whether its volunteering at your local
animal shelter, or working with an animal rescue group. You can see the show

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pet Remembrance Service offered at First Congregational Church

Pets give us unconditional love and years of joy; they’re often regarded family members. So, when we lose them, the grief we experience can be as powerful as it is with the loss of any other family member; in some cases, more so. Because of that, pet memorial services have become popular in recent years. They give us a chance to celebrate the life of a beloved pet and grieve their loss. They also provide an opportunity to start coping with the loss and moving toward healing.

The Animal Ministries group at First Congregational Church in Oshkosh is hosting a citywide Pet Remembrance Service.  At this special service we’ll share memories, we’ll laugh, we’ll cry; but most importantly, we’ll acknowledge our loss and pay tribute to these cherished members of our families. If you – or someone you know – has recently lost a pet, or simply would like to honor a pet who has passed some time ago, please join or invite them to join us.

This Pet Remembrance Service will be held from 10 to 11 am on Saturday, June 24 in the FCC Sanctuary. If you wish, you may bring a picture, collar or favorite toy of your beloved departed pet or pets to be blessed during the service, and you’ll have an opportunity to share a few words about those you have lost, if you so choose. Those attending will also receive a special memento to take home to remember the service by. While the service is free and open to the public, a freewill donation will be taken.

If you have any questions regarding this service, or would like information on becoming a member of the FCC Animal Ministries Group (you needn't attend First Congregational to be a member), please call Cheryl Hentz, facilitator at 920.209.PETS (920-209-7387). We hope to see you at 10 am on Saturday, June 24 to celebrate and honor the life of your dearly departed pets. First Congregational Church is located at 137 Algoma Blvd., one block west of Main St., near downtown Oshkosh.