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a.MK: Whitnall Park open for sledding, Riverwest Fest and new Badgers head coach 12.19.12

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The Whitnall Park Sledding hill and warming house opened for the season yesterday. Hours of operation are Saturday 11-8 and Sunday 12-6. Milwaukee County Parks remind sledders to bring their own sled, inner tube or saucers.

Researches at Penn State University have created the world's first fiber-optic solar cell. The fibers are thinner than a human hair, can be woven together in to strands and eventually could possibly be used in clothing so people can generate their own power as they are walking outside, helping to power cell phones and other small devices.

Wisconsin Badgers have hired a new head coach. Utah State head coach Gary Anderson will become the next head football coach at the University of Wisconsin.

The Third Annual Riverwest Fest, a two-day multi-venue music festival in Milwaukee's Riverwest Neighborhood will be held on December 21st and 22nd. A schedule of bands, venues and more info can be found on our Facebook page.