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06.23.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
  Calling all Foxy Doxies!My name’s Frankie, winner of last year’s Wiener Dog Races at German Fest.Here’s a topic near and dear to my heart.Registration is now open for the 2nd annual Wiener Dog Races on Saturday, July 26.We need 50 racers and 50 Doxies in dra…uh, costumes.The picture you see, that’s Skip, winner of last year’s costume contest.He’s a real hot dog.If you want to si...
07.01.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
  Frankie, here, with more news about German Fest. One of the things that gets me all fired up about racing is knowing that at the finish line, there’s always a treat waiting for me. Plain and simple, I love food. Despite the family resemblance, hot dogs, brats and sausages are among my favorites eats. “Naschen,” that’s German for eating, is one of the biggest reasons people come ...
06.25.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
  Despite my mach speeds on the race course, I try not to brag about my fame and fortune. After all, I wasn’t always a star. That got me thinking, who else is out there with celebrity status and German heritage? Today, I put my paws to the keyboard and googled a few of my favorite celebs who turned their German looks, brains, and talents to fame. Here’s my top 5, but feel free to add o...
06.20.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
Hey folks.My name’s Frankie, winner of last year’s Wiener Dog Races at German Fest.You might say I come from humble beginnings.My folks, Wendy and Joe, found me at the Midwest Dachshund Rescue in August 2004. Before that, I’d been wandering the streets of Chicago.They think I’m about 5 years old.All I know is racing is in my blood.I love chasing rabbits and squirrels and going for walks. T...
Friday, April 4, 2008

Festa Italiana

Every summer Festa Italiana is one of the best-attended ethnic festivals at the Summerfest grounds, and we’re guessing it has to do with the food. More than 40 restaurants and vendors set up shop, stuffing festival patrons with an endless supply of pizza, pastas, sausages, eggplant, cannoli and gelato.