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July 18, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

 

Village Complex Parking Lot will be closed until Monday 

 

The Village Hall parking lot was closed this week for upgrades and re-surfacing.  The lot will reopen Monday night, July 22.   The project upgrades included several "green" features such as the addition of below-grade stormwater storage, LED lighting upgrades and asphalt resurfacing.  The "green" features were made possible by a green infrastructure grant from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District.

 

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Proposed Senior Assisted Development at Milwaukee River Site

 

At the July 16th Plan Commission meeting, Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA) out of Florida introduced a proposed senior assisted and memory care facility at the old River Brook restaurant site at 1111 E. Capitol Drive.  HRA is proposing 52 assisted living units and 36 memory care units. A zoning amendment is necessary for the development given the parcels unique shape and use. This requires three Plan Commission meetings and a public hearing by the Village Board. The Village will also schedule other public meetings to receive input from residents before the Village Board holds its public hearing, so look for upcoming meeting notices.

 

The Village is excited about the proposal and is working with the developer to ensure the project reflects the community.

 

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Keep an Eye out for your Neighbors    

 

As the heat wave continues, the Village  asks that you keep an eye out for people at higher risk of heat related illness, such as: 
  • Older adults
  • Infants and young children
  • People with chronic heart or lung problems
  •  People with disabilities
  • Overweight persons
  • Those who work outdoors or in hot settings
  • Users of some medications, especially those taken for mental disorders, movement disorder, allergies, depression, and heart or circulatory problems
  • People who are isolated who don't know when or how to cool off - or when to call for help


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Garden Tour


The Annual Shorewood Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013.  The tour will take you to seven (7) beautiful gardens in the Village.  Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the Garden Room (2107 E Capitol Drive), Shorewood Village Hall (M-F, 8 am - 5 pm), and the Tour Garden (July 27 only).  The tour will feature the following gardens:

 

  • Carole & Bill Wenerowicz           3819/21 N. Farwell
  • Judy Kaiser & Russ Falkowski     4139 N. Stowell
  • Pam & Paul Miller                     2700 E.  Shorewood
  • Adele Kaferly & Loren Leys        4000 N. Richland
  • Sue Higgins-Larkey                   4220 N. Stowell
  • Andrea Johnson                        3608 N. Morris
  • Megumi Hemann                       4439 N. Woodburn

 

The plant doctor Melinda Myers will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kanavas Landscape Management booth, 2700 E Shorewood, to answer your gardening questions and to sign books.


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Shorewood High School All-Class Reunion was a Great Success!

 

The Shorewood High School Alumni Association presented its annual All Class Reunion & Community Picnic on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Thanks to nice weather and wonderful organization of class reunions for 1953, '58, '63 and '88, over three hundred people attended the event, which ran from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Live music from alumni and a board member entertained people as they enjoyed food by Three Lions, beer by Lakefront, and a raffle thanks to many local businesses. Tours were popular with many people who got to see the solar panels from the roof, and an incoming freshman toured with seasoned alumni for a fresh look at a long legacy.

 

The Class of 1963 came in early and gave the staff lounge a makeover, complete with a new microwave, coffee maker, coat of paint, and mobiles full of personal memories of important teacher-student relationships.

 

A Swim Meet took place in conjunction with the event from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. in the VHE Community Pool, which was well-attended and helped raise funds for the upcoming scoreboard/touchpad/starting block upgrade this fall.

 

The Sock Hop was well-attended and bowlers turned to dancers as Freddy Bliffert & the Greyhound Band put on a terrific and lively show in the Youth Center.

 

Special thanks to ESG by Honeywell, Lakefront Brewery, and the countless volunteers and musicians who all came out to celebrate Shorewood Schools on Saturday.

 

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Annual Summer Celebration

 

On Wednesday, July 24, from 6 to 8 pm the Shorewood Library will be hosting our huge celebration of everything summer!  There will be music, ice cream, trolley, and games for all ages.  The popular local band Frogwater will be returning for another year.  Many thanks to all our sponsors:  Friends of Shorewood Library, Culvers, Nehrings Sendiks on Oakland, and the Teen Advisory Board!  Please stop by and visit with your neighbors.  Visit the Library website at www.shorewoodlibrary.org for a complete listing of summer events.

 

The artwork currently on display at the Shorewood Library was created by students at Shorewood schools.  Using a grant from the Shorewood Men's Club, older and younger students were paired together to create large painted panels.  The panels are in the east wing of the building.


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Summer Sounds Concert Series Continues with Southern Tradition

Shorewood's free community concert series, Summer Sounds continues to be a smashing success. Please join us at Hubbard Park for the rocking, modern country sounds of Southern Tradition. Southern Tradition focuses on the latest Modern Country hits that have fans dancing and singing all night long.

 

Mark your calendars for the following line up of musicians: 

 

July 24: Southern Tradition with opening act, Zach Lipo-Zovic
July 31: The Gleasons with opening act, McMenamin Irish Dance Academy dancers
August 7: Tweed Funk with opening act Shorewood School District musicians Annalise Lozier, Emillie Lozier and Sabine Peterka
August 14: Mood Swing Orchestra

Many thanks to our corporate sponsors for underwriting this popular musical series: Village of Shorewood Marketing Program, Hubbard Park Lodge, Shorewood Foundation, Shorewood Men's Club, PNC Bank, Stevens Point Brewery and Culver's of Shorewood.    

 

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Shorewood is Doing Our Part to build a Sustainable Community


Last year, the Village passed the Sustainability Acton Plan. Recently, we took a small but meaningful step in reaching our goals. We replaced all the styro-foam cups that we use for meetings with cups that are made of of plant based, renewable resources and are 100% compostable! This is a small step but a step in the right direction to creating a sustainable Shorewood.

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Customer Service Surveys

The Village staff is ALWAYS looking for ways to improve and serve you better. An important way of doing this is getting feedback from our customers. If you'd like to comment on a service you received or make a suggestion for improvement, we encourage you to visit our website and complete a Customer Service Survey by clicking here.  


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Are you extra-thirsty during this hot weather?  

 

So is your new street tree!  Please provide slow, deep watering with about 10-15 gallons per week.  Keep the soil moist, but not soaked; when the soil is dry below the surface of the mulch, it is time to water.  Continue watering until mid-fall, tapering off as temperatures fall.   

 

Please remember to also water newly planted grass seed!




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Have you liked the Police's Facebook page?

 

 

Last week, the Police Department challenged Shorewood, Illinois' police department to see who would be the first page to reach 100 likes. Unfortunately, Shorewood, Illinois beat us to it!

Let's show them that we in Wisconsin can do it too and continue to get friends and family to "Like" the Shorewood Police Department page! 

 

 

Remember that when you like our page you will get notifications of important events, crime prevention tipos and be updated on current crime trends.To like the Police Page, click here.  Also, get the latest updates from NIXLE on Twitter at @ShorewoodPD 


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Don't Leave your Child in Hot Car!

 

The City of Milwaukee and the North Shore Health Department would like to remind caregivers to NEVER leave a child in a locked car. Within 10 minutes the inside temperature of a car can rise from 75 degrees to 100 degrees. The North Shore Health Department will be putting up posters around  our community within the next few weeks to remind parents and caregivers!

 

 

 

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Calendar of Events


Annual Summer Celebration
Wed., July 24 at 6 p.m.
Shorewood Library
Children's games, refreshments and musical entertainment

Summer Sounds Free Community Concert
Wed., July 31 at 6 p.m.
Hubbard Park
The third concert of the Summer Sounds Concert Series will feature the Gleasons. Bring a lawn chair and blanket. Refreshments will be on sale.

Movie Night at the Library
Wed., August 7 at 6 p.m.
Shorewood Library
A free movie night for children grades 5+ at the Shorewood Library!

 

Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Parking Lot Improvements
River Site Plan
Beat the Heat
Garden Tour
Alumni and Community Picnic
Library Celebration
Summer Concert Series
Sustainible Shorewood
Water your Trees
Police Facebook Page
Child Safety
Events
Plan Commission
Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Court Rooms

Special Village Board Meeting- Trustee Interviews
Wednesday, July 24 at 5:00 p.m.
Court Room

Design Review Board
Thursday, July 25 at 5:00 p.m.
Committee Room
Quote of the Week
   
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela

Health Tip

 

If you'll be hiking or camping in an area where ticks are abundant, wear long-sleeved, light-colored shirts and long pants tucked into socks or boots to protect yourself from tick-borne diseases. For your skin, you can use a tick repellent with no more than 30% DEET according to the manufacturer's instructions.

 

Environmental Tips

Air conditioning, whether a central system or an in-windom unit, uses tons of energy, ultimately leaving the planet a warmer place when the day is done, so if you're committed to staying green this summer, shut them off in favor of natural ventilation and oscillating, box, and ceiling fans
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