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Pin it Recipe – Homemade Popsicles!

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Welcome to our “Pin it Recipe” blog where we find delicious recipes on Pinterest and share them with you once a month! To see more recipes and other cool pins, check out our profile at pinterest.com/wildeethonda.

Popsicle Jackpot!

Finding a way to cool down in the summer can be limiting at times. This month, we looked for refreshing treats that can be made all summer (and winter) long and came across homemade popsicles! They are easy and quick to make with endless possibilities, making them a perfect go-to treat. After searching, we hit the popsicle jackpot on hello glow’s website with their 15 Best Homemade Popsicles for a Fruity, Creamy or (dare I say) Boozy Treat by Laura Wood. With 15 flavors to choose from, we know you’ll find one you’ll love.

Flavors

Fruity popsicles

  1. Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles
  2. Summer Berry + Mint Ice Pops
  3. Roasted Blueberry and Cream Matcha Popsicles
  4. Watermelon and Kiwi Pops
  5. Strawberry Mango Chia Popsicles

Creamy popsicles

  1. Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana, Yogurt Pops
  2. Strawberry Shortcake Greek Yogurt Popsicles
  3. Orange Creamsicles
  4. Salted Caramel Yogurt Popsicles
  5. Coconut Strawberry Swirl Pops
  6. Creamy Whole Lemon Ice Pops

Adult only popsicles

  1. Cherry Berry Lime Cocktail Popsicles
  2. Honeydew Cucumber Margarita Popsicles
  3. Maple Brown Derby Cocktail Pops
  4. Blueberry Mojito Popsicles

To get the recipe for each popsicle, check out helloglow.co

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Photo Credit – Jennifer Chait, watermelon pops via Flickr CC By-SA 2.0 – cropped to fit newsletter template

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Employee Spotlight – Jacob Bawolek

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Every week we will be featuring one of our employees’ in our Employee Spotlight for a chance to get to know them a little better. This week the spotlight is on Jacob Bawolek. Jake is our BDC intern!

The Scoop…

  • Name: Jacob Bawolek
  • Department: BDC
  • Length of time at WETH: Just over a month
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: Just over a month

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Hubertus, WI
  • I currently reside in Madison, WI
  • My family consists of my parents, brother, and sister

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was a 2011 Mazda CX-7
  • I currently drive a 2011 Mazda CX-7
  • While I am driving, I listen to literally any radio station that isn’t playing a commercial
  • My favorite thing about cars is looking at my car knowing I own it, and that it can take me wherever I need to be or want to go.
  • I have owned 1 car
  • My favorite vintage car is – growing up, I wanted my first car to be the old 6th-generation Honda Civic, just like the ones with the tinted windows and neon glow that are used to go after the semi truck in the first Fast and the Furious movie.

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is – do people really have a favorite?? During football season it’s Football Sunday!
  • My favorite movie is Ted
  • My favorite animal is a Wolf
  • My favorite band is Mumford & Sons
  • My favorite restaurant is Buffalo Wilde Wings
  • My favorite sport to watch: Football to play: Soccer
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is Cookies n Cream

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies include writing, sports, IndyCar, selling things
  • If I could have any superpower, it would be speed
  • My favorite part of working at WETH is being part of a dealership that strives every day to give excellent service to every customer, as recognized by countless awards, and being able to directly contribute to the growth of the organization, by getting more people aware of the countless benefits of choosing Wilde East Towne Honda as their dealership and service center.  Plus the coffee. The cafe mocha is outstanding. If you haven’t tried it, you must. Just saying.
  • If I could spend the day with one person (deceased or alive) I would choose Will Smith. He’s awesome!
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Hidden Treasure in the latest Honda Civic’s Center Console

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Owners of the tenth-generation Honda Civic may be in for a special surprise concealed within their car’s center console.

On the underside of the 2016 and 2017 Civic’s rubber spill mat, Honda automakers have inserted detailed sketches of automobiles and jets as hidden features. The images commemorate some of the most significant chapters of Honda’s racing and engineering background.

Honda Commitment

Honda prides itself on its history of applying the technology developed in motorsports, to its vehicles on the roads today. According to Honda Racing, the company believes motorsports practice is the ‘springboard for technological advancement.’


From that commitment to racing come four types of sketches hidden in the center consoles of the more than 450,000 tenth-generation Civic’s sold to date. Each sketch features a unique combination of a race car, motorcycle, and jet, each of Honda distinction. You can find pictures of the four distinctive sketches by following this link to caranddriver.com.

Word has it that certain owners of the all-new Honda Ridgeline may have some hidden treasures concealed somewhere within their vehicle, as well.

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2018 Honda Odyssey Available Now!

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The 2018 Honda Odyssey is finally here! Our inventory is very limited, so make sure to make an appointment for a test drive. Give us a call at 608-242-5500 and ask to talk to one of our New Inventory Sales and Leasing Consultants.

What’s New…

Completely redesigned and reengineered, the 2018 Honda Odyssey is now modernized! It features an aggressive grille and headlight design, hidden sliding door channels and LED taillights that bring it all together to give the new Odyssey a sporty, action-oriented feel. It now has a new 3.5-liter direct injection V-6 engine that puts out more horsepower and torque than previous trim levels. On most trims, you’ll get a 9-speed automatic transmission, and on the Touring and Elite trims, you’ll get the first ever 10-speed automatic transmission!

Interior Technology

On select trims, you can find the new CabinTalk™ in-vehicle PA system that allows front-seat occupants to talk to those in the second and third-row seats via the audio system speakers or through the RES headphones. Pairing well with CabinTalk™, CabinWatch™ allows the front-seat occupants to see video images of the second and third-row passengers on the Display Audio Screen. You can also use the new CabinControl™ feature that gives all passengers the ability to control various in-vehicle features like the audio system and Rear Entertainment System (RES) with their compatible smartphones.

For more information on the new 2018 Honda Odyssey, contact one of our New Sales and Leasing Consultants at 608-242-5500 or contact your favorite consultant from our Staff page. Also, check out our website for great deals and Like us on Facebook!

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Employee Spotlight – Fer Becerril

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Every week we will be featuring one of our employees’ in our Employee Spotlight for a chance to get to know them a little better. This week the spotlight is on Fernando (Fer) Becerril. Fer is one of our Parts Professionals.

The Scoop…

  • Name: Fernando Becerril
  • Department: Parts
  • Length of time at WETH: 2 months
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: Since my freshman year in high school

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Sun Prairie, WI
  • I currently reside in Lodi, WI
  • My family consists of my parents, 1 brother and 1 sister

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS
  • I currently drive a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS
  • While I am driving, I listen to anything but country
  • My favorite thing about cars are fixing them
  • I have owned 1 car
  • My favorite vintage car is 1960 Shelby Cobra

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is Saturday
  • My favorite movie is too many to name
  • My favorite animal is a wolf
  • My favorite band is Green Day
  • My favorite restaurant is anywhere where there is food
  • My favorite sport is Soccer and Boxing
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is Vanilla

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies include painting, drawing, playing video games, playing the guitar, and fixing cars
  • If I could have any superpower, it would be teleportation
  • My favorite part of working at WETH are the people, they are welcoming and nice
  • If I could spend the day with one person (deceased or alive) I would choose Slash from Guns and Roses so he can teach me his ways with the guitar
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Employee Spotlight – Curtis Olson

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Every week we will be featuring one of our employees’ in our Employee Spotlight for a chance to get to know them a little better. This week the spotlight is on Curtis Olson. Curtis is one of our Service Advisors.

The Scoop…

  • Name: Curtis Olson
  • Department: Service
  • Length of time at WETH: 7 months
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: 14 years

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Oconomowoc, WI
  • I currently reside in Madison, WI
  • My family consists of my 2 daughters, who are 6 and 9 years old

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • I currently drive a Toyota Camry
  • While I am driving, I listen to music
  • My favorite thing about cars are they take us from point A to point B

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is every other Saturday
  • My favorite movie is Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • My favorite animal is a dog
  • My favorite band is Grateful Dead
  • My favorite restaurant is Tornado Room
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is Chocolate

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies include photography
  • If I could have any superpower, it would be the ability to choose/change to any superpower I felt like
  • My favorite part of working at WETH is the great coworkers
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See What’s Happening at Wilde East Towne Honda for Memorial Weekend!

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Dell’s Season Opener Cards!!!

Stop by Wilde East Towne Honda at 5555 High Crossing Blvd on Saturday, May 27, 2017, from 10am to noon for a special 2 hour Magic 98 Wisconsin Dell’s Season Opener Gift Card! Each card is worth over $100 in free admissions to popular dell’s attractions. The cards also include very low admission prices on many other dell’s attractions.

We will also provide a picnic lunch for Veterans and their families on Saturday and Monday from 11am-1pm. “The best way to honor the fallen is by taking care of the living” – Jorge Hidalgo, President of Wilde East Towne Honda. We ask that Veterans please bring a form of military ID.

Throwback from our last Season Opener in 2013!

Remember our Fallen

On a day of great importance, help us remember our fallen service men and women this Memorial Day weekend. On display, we have items to honor two of our fallen service men, 1LT Daren M. Hidalgo and LCPL Richard D. Warner. The display will be set up till May 31st.

Hidalgo/Warner Memorial Golf Outing

To honor all service members, on Friday, July 21, 2017, the 5th Annual Hidalgo/Warner Memorial Golf Outing will take place. All proceeds benefit Fisher House Wisconsin, Daren M. Hidalgo Memorial Fund and Richard D. Warner Memorial Fund. In July of 2016, Team Hidalgo/Warner joined with Wisconsin Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation (VFW) and raised $43,000 in proceeds. We hope to surpass that amount for 2017.

Fisher House Wisconsin’s mission is to provide a “home away from home” for military and veteran families to be close to a loved one when hospitalized at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. Now welcoming veterans and families, the 13,000-square-foot facility offers 16 bedroom suites, all professionally furnished and decorated. The Daren M. Hidalgo Memorial Fund and the Richard D. Warner Memorial Fund have both provided scholarships to deserving high school students. They also have donated to numerous charities that support military families.

For more information on the Hidalgo/Warner Memorial Golf Outing, please visit: hidalgoandwarner.weebly.com/

Open Memorial Day!

Have a safe and fun Memorial weekend! Our sales department will be open from 8:30am – 5pm on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017. Parts and Service will remain closed. Check out our Website for hot deals and like us on Facebook!

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Employee Spotlight – Patty O’Kroley

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Every week we will be featuring one of our employees’ in our Employee Spotlight for a chance to get to know them a little better. This week the spotlight is on Patty O’Kroley. Patty is one of our Service Greeters.

The Scoop…

  • Name: Patty O’Kroley
  • Department: Service
  • Length of time at WETH: 9 months
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: 3 years

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Madison, WI
  • I currently reside in Madison, WI
  • My family consists of my 3 sons, 2 of which are married and my two grandchildren, a girl and a boy.

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was a Chevy Nova
  • I currently drive a 2016 Honda HR-V
  • While I am driving, I listen to Magic 98
  • My favorite thing about cars is the freedom and independence they give you.
  • I have owned 5 cars
  • My favorite vintage car was a Chevy but now it is Honda

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is Friday
  • My favorite movie are all of the Star Trek movies
  • My favorite animal is a dog
  • My favorite band is UW Band
  • My favorite restaurant is Culvers
  • My favorite sport is Football
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is Butter Pecan

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies include floral arrangement
  • If I could have any superpower, it would be to see into the future
  • My favorite part of working at WETH is the great co-workers
  • If I could spend the day with one person (deceased or alive) I would choose my daughter, who died at 3 months old.
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Pin it Recipe – Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas

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Welcome to our “Pin it Recipe” blog where we find delicious recipes on Pinterest and share them with you once a month! To see more recipes and other cool pins, check out our profile at pinterest.com/wildeethonda.

Need a quick meal? Try this Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas from damndelicious.net. Prep and cook time are 15 minutes each. In a total of 30 minutes, your meal will be made! This recipe is perfect if you need something quick and light to eat.

Ingredients and Directions

To start this recipe, all you need is ground beef, olive oil, taco seasoning, tortillas, avocados, mozzarella cheese and some extra add in’s. For the complete list of ingredients and quantity, please visit damdelicious.net. Directions are as easy as it looks, with a preheated oven and a baking sheet you have the basics ready. Cook up the beef into small crumbles, prepare the tortilla and avocado and top it off with mozzarella cheese. Place it in the oven and serve once baked. For the complete list of directions, please visit  damdelicious.net.

We know you will enjoy this recipe just as much as we did. Enjoy!

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Photo Credit: T.Tseng, Quesadillas via Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) – fixed color balance, sized and cropped to fit newsletter template

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Wilde East Towne Honda is a Proud Sponsor of Brat Fest!

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Brat Fest!

Check out live bands, fireworks, and great food at the World’s Largest Brat Fest this Memorial Day weekend! The fest is located on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. Every day, from Friday, May 26 to Monday, May 29, 2017, Brat Fest will have a new fun activity from Bratteyball Tournament, Ultrazone Laser Tag, Brat Fest Bun Run, and more! There is something for everyone at Brat Fest! Check out the events page as well as the music page for more!

We are a Proud Sponsor

Local business’ sponsor their time and money to help support this great event. We are proud to be part of the 2017 sponsors. Also, lookout for a few of our shuttle vehicles, which will be used for shuttling during the weekend event!

We also encourage everyone to volunteer! This year, more than 3,200 volunteers will donate a combined 16,495 hours of their time to grill, serve food, facilitate recycling and composting, and keep the grounds clean and safe for all attendees. Volunteers will earn $8 per hour, which will be donated back to their charity of choice at the end of the event, according to bratfest.com.

Zero Waste Initiative

For the third year in a row, Brat Fest will focus on their Zero Waste Initiative. The Zero Waste Initiative is a recycling program that adds composting with the goal of dramatically reducing the amount of landfilled waste in an effort to protect and benefit the environment (bratfest.com). Volunteers help fest goers sort through their throw away items and place them into the correct bins labeled, trash, recyclable and compostable. Volunteers will also walk around the fest picking up items left behind to be sorted.

In 2016, Brat Fest reached 56.5% compostable and recyclables, compared to 55% in 2015. This year’s goal is to reach 60% compostable and recyclables. The compost is transported to a biodigester in Caledonia, WI and converted into energy for local utilities.

We hope everyone has a safe and fun Memorial weekend and enjoy some brats while at Brat Fest! Also, don’t forget to check out our website for great deals during our Memorial Day Sales Event and Like us on Facebook.

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