Weekly links: Aug. 12

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We hope everyone has a great weekend and if you have any suggestions, comments or questions, contact us!

La Crosse Fine Homes Group of Keller Williams Realty

Perseid meteor shower

martin1_0_0This weekend is when the annual Perseid meteor shower will be at its best viewing stage. The peak will be visible Sunday night into Monday morning, with about 70 meteors an hour those evenings.

We have our lawn chairs ready. Do you?

Fun fact: Perseid meteors are particles from the debris trail on the comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle and hit the Earth’s atmosphere moving 132,000 miles per hour. The shower, nicknamed the “Fireball Champion,” produces more meteors than any other annual shower and is typically bright enough at its peak to be seen in areas that suffer some light pollution.

One great place to view it will be at Brady’s Bluff shelter building at Perrot State Park. They will host this wonderful star gazing opportunity and it is best to call the park office at 608 534-6409 and ask for the program times. A helpful hint is to take your time walking up the Bluff.  Bring a flashlight to help with the hike down.

If hiking isn’t your thing, the best way to see them is to get out of the city and away from lights. The rule of thumb is that you should be able to see all the stars of the Big Dipper — seven stars if you are counting.  Also, give yourself enough darkness to catch the shooting stars. And give your eyes an hour to adjust.

Everything you need to know (via Earthsky)

How to get the best view (via The Guardian)

Send us your Perseid pictures to share!

Have a great day!

La Crosse Fine Homes Group of Keller Williams Realty

School supplies

When I was walking around Target the other day, the school supply display took me by surprise.

Is it really the end of July? Is it already time for the school supplies to come out?

I can’t believe it and I’m sure there are many kids that don’t want to believe it, but, new pencils, pens, folders and notebooks are in their future.

Here’s a little crystal ball of sorts in the form of some local districts’ school supplies. If there is a list that we are missing (for example, the Sparta School District), let us know!

Bangor

Elementary

Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau

Galesville Elementary

Ettrick Elementary

Middle School

Trempealeau Elementary

Holmen

Holmen Middle School

Prairie View Elementary

Sand Lake Elementary

Viking Elementary

La Crosse

Coulee Montessori Elementary

Hamilton Early Learning

Hintgren Elemetary

Lincoln Middle School/SOTA II/Coulee Montessori MIddle School

Logan Middle School

Longfellow Middle School/La Crosse Design

North Woods International Elementary

Northside Elementary

School of Technology and Arts

Southern Bluffs Elementary

Spence Elementary

State Road School (click under the academics tab and scroll to find appropriate grade)

Summit Elementary

Onalaska

Eagle Bluff Elementary

Irving Pertzsch Elementary

Northern Hills Elementary

Onalaska Kindergarten Center

West Salem

Elementary

Middle School

Good luck to those new students!

La Crosse Fine Homes Group of Keller Williams Realty