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a.MKE: Presidential debates, Cider Sunday, Center for Deaf-Blind and Lake Michigan news 10.3.12

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President Obama and Mitt Romney will come face to face for the first time in this presidential campaign tonight for a televised debate at 8pm.

The Wehr Nature Center in Franklin's Whitnall Park celebrates Cider Sunday on October 7th from Noon to 5pm. Make cider with a hand-crank cider press and see apple butter made over an open fire. This family friendly event also features food and live music. Details can be found on our facebook page. 

The Center for Deaf-Blind persons is holding a Meet the Author event for Ms. Ruth Silver on October 10th. Ms. Silver is the founder of the organization and will be reading from "Invisible", a book about her personal journey of loosing both her vision and hearing.

The City of Waukesha will buy Lake Michigan Water from Oak Creek under a new deal approved yesterday by each city's common council, upon approval of the eight Great Lakes states. The $183 million, 40 year deal would allow Waukesha to build pipelines and pumping stations to bring water inland and return treated wasterwater to the lake.