August 1 , 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Employee Service Award & Recognition


This afternoon the Village of Shorewood hosted its annual Employee Service Award and Recognition event to recognize our excellent employees. We also specially recognized our employees who have reached milestone years of service.  We took this opportunity to congratulate these employees for their dedication to the Village and its residents. Employees celebrating milestone anniversaries are: 


25 Years


Beth Carey, Library


20 Years


Mike Dondlinger, Public Works


15 Years


Dave Best, Public Works

Dave Brunker, Public Works

Steve Pluta, Public Works


10 Years


Christine Preston, Police

Elizabeth Price, Senior Resource Center 

Nicholas Taraboi, Police


5 Years


Jeff Carlin-Bartel, Library

Sherry Grant, Clerk

Mike Kerr, Police

Bill Nowak, Public Works

Teri Repins, Customer Service



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National Night Out


The Shorewood National Night Out, the annual anti-crime and anti-drug event, will be held this year at the Village Center on Thursday, August 8 from 4:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.   


National Night Out will feature a K9 Demo from the Glendale Police Department, Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control, Wisconsin DNR, UWM Police Department, American Military University, ADT Security, Milwaukee Police Intel Fusion Center, PNC Bank, Milwaukee Victim Witness Services, North Shore Health Department, North Shore Fire Department, Shorewood Senior Resource Center, Shorewood's Men's Club, Big Brother/Big Sisters Milwaukee and more.


Food, beverages and ice cream will be available and there will be a prize drawing!    



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River Site Development Web Site

To keep up to date with all the latest information of the River Site HRA Senior Living Development, click here.

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Meet and Greet at SHOP


Welcome New Neighbors welcomes all to a free meet 'n greet at SHOP tonight from 6-7:30pm. Come by and meet new neighbors as well as Miranda Levy, Shorewood's own contestant on the current season of Project Runway!


SHOP is located at 1918 E. Capitol Drive. Extra parking in the free lot at Atwater School a few doors east on Capitol.


This event is free and open to the public. Bring a new neighbor to Shorewood along!


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Customer Service Surveys

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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New Plantings at the Library 


Public Works horticulturist Judy Kaiser and her crew were busy planting Veronica Whittleyi and Butterfly Weed in the four landscape beds located between the Village Center and Village Hall. Each bed also has a centered Paperback Maple that has distinguished cinnamon colored peeling bark. The Veronica Whittleyi is a speedwell variety perennial with dark blue flowers and evergreen foliage. Last year, following a Shorewood Waters Project-sponsored public vote, the Butterfly Weed was named the Village's Official Native Plant. The previous plantings of Red Bud trees had verticillium wilt and could no longer be maintained.  


The new plantings were made possible through private donations in the honor of former Friends of Shorewood Library Board member, Barbara Bachman and the Shorewood Garden Tour. 



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The First Annual Surf @Water Festival  


The Great Lakes Surf Collective will present the 1st annual Surf @Water festival on August 17 at Atwater Beach from 5 to 10 p.m. Surf @Water has something for everyone!  Surf lessons, water safety, picnics, and wrapping things up with a beach film festival.



The community of Shorewood, Wisconsin and the Great Lakes will gather together to celebrate what makes our community so special: our love of the lakes, fun with family and friends, and of course, SURFING!

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Public Tour of Atwater Beach

The Friends of Atwater Beach, the Village of Shorewood and  Marek Landscaping invite you to a public tour of Atwater Beach on Saturday, August 24 at 9:30 am at Atwater Park. During the tour you will learn about the efforts to stabilize the bluff and restore the native coastal habitats at Atwater Park.

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Summer Sounds Concert Series Continues with Tweed Funk


Only two concerts left!

Shorewood's free musical series, "Summer Sounds," at Hubbard Park continues to be a great success! Mark your calendars for the following two weeks, as the music keeps getting better and better. Next week (Wed., August 7) come discover great vocals and the classic soul/blues of the '60s and '70s with Tweed Funk. Tweed Funk is a highly acclaimed band  and recipient of multiple WAMI Awards. 



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.

Concert attendees can purchase food and beverages from Hubbard Lodge. Bring a lawn chair or blanket - some picnic tables are available if you get there early! Concerts run from 6-9 p.m.
See you in the park just a few blocks south of Capitol Dr. on Morris Blvd.

UPCOMING CONCERTS  August 7: Tweed Funk with opening act Shorewood School District musicians Annalise Lozier, Emillie Lozier and Sabine Peterka
August 14: Mood Swing Orchestra



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School District Updates

The School District would like to remind all parents of the upcoming important events: 
  • Registration Dates: Shorewood High School will hold registration on August 8 from 3-7 p.m. and August 9 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. On both dates, registration will take place in the SHS Arena.  Shorewood Intermediate School registration will take place on August 8 from 3-7 p.m. and August 9 from 12-5 p.m. On both dates, registration will take place in the SIS offices.  Both elementary schools will hold registration on August 20 from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m and on August 21 from 1-7 p.m. Registration will take place in each school's office.
  • Freshmen Orientation: SHS Freshmen Orientation will take place on August 13 at 7 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium.  
  • Lake Bluff New Family Event: New families are invite to attend the Lake Bluff New Family Picnic on August 21 from 5-7 p.m. at the school.  



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Animal Farm Foundation Homeless Dog Workshop

The Animal Farm Foundation will be at the Village Center on August 9 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. and August 10 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to give a free work shop on how to help pit bull type dogs in our homes, rescue groups and shelters. Topics include adoption, advocacy and outreach. Animal Farm Foundation has proven strategies and techniques to help us reduce shelter deaths in Milwaukee County.

To RSVP send an email to



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Calendar of Events

Friends of Awater Beach Party
Sat., August 10 at 6 p.m.
Atwater Beach
Music, children's games and refreshments will be on sale at this annual event. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Atwater Beach.

Summer Sounds Free Community Concert
Wed., August 14 at 6 p.m.
Hubbard Park
The final concert of the Summer Sounds Concert Series will feature the Mood Swing Orchestra. Bring a lawn chair and blanket. Refreshments will be on sale.


Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Employee Recognition
National Night Out
River Site Development
Customer Service Surveys
New Plantings at the Library
Surf @water
Atwater Beach Tour
Summer Concert Series
School District Updates
Dog Workshop

Board of Review
Monday, August 05, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Committee Room

Design Review Board
Thursday, August 08, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Committee Room

Commmunity Development Authority
Friday, August 09, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Committee Room

Special Village Board Meeting
Monday, August 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Court Room
Song of the Month-August

August Song of the month is from our code compliance inspector, Justin Burris. Justin chose Johnny Cash's "One Piece at a Time". He chose this song because "I am a pretty big Johnny Cash fan and to pick just one of his song's song is quite a feat, however I chose 'One Piece at a Time' because it's clean, and I think it'll put a smile on the faces of all who listen". To hear the song of the month, click here

Quote of the Week

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Health Tip


Cover food and beverages outdoors to discourage bees and wasps from attending your party. Also avoid fragranced body products, bright colors, and sugary drinks.


Environmental Tips

Replace your air conditioning filters once a month.Dirty filters restrict airflow and can cause the coil in your air conditioner to freeze up significantly increasing energy use. The  savings can be up to 5% of cooling costs.
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