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August 23, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo
Plein Air: Shorewood

The Shorewood Plein Air event is taking place September 19-21 all over Shorewood.What is Plein Air? It literally means "in the open air," and refers to a practice of producing art outside the studio. For Shorewood's event, 50 artists will have two days to select a place outdoors in Shorewood, set up their gear, and paint. The result will be 150 paintings by professional artists to be displayed and auctioned off. 

 

The Party & Silent Auction will take place in the Shorewood Library on Saturday, September 21 at 6 p.m.  

For more information, you can visit the Shorewood Plein Air website.

 

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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 a.m. 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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Shorewood Library Seeks Your Input

 

The library is conducting a survey of all Village residents to help us plan for the future. Both the Board and the staff of the Shorewood Public Library invite you to participate in a brief survey about the library. We need feedback from our community on usage, services and your future needs. Please take 3 minutes and click on the survey link below and help us collect the voices of our village. The results from this survey will help shape decisions about library services. Your answers are anonymous. One response per person, please. Survey link: http://svy.mk/18G1pyW 

 

 

 

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Bird City Event: Lake Park Chimney Swift Count


Every year, the Lake Park Birders observe the roost located near St. Robert's Church. Starting about 30 minutes before dusk, and estimate the number of swifts that enter the chimneys. This year you can join them on September 1 at 6:45 p.m. at Capitol Drive and Maryland Avenue. This event is part of Shorewood's commitment to be a Bird City.

 

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Coyote Safety Info

We have received a few reports of coyote sightings in the Village. Most coyotes are not harmful to humans or larger pets, but they can be very dangerous to smaller pets and other small animals. The Village of Bayside has an excellent web resource on coyotes that includes helpful tips for residents. We encourage concerned residents to check it out... http://www.village.bayside.wi.us/index.aspx?nid=152


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Shorewood Yields to Pedestrians

 

With the help of the law firm "Hupy and Abraham," the Shorewood Police Department received 150 "I Yield to Pedestrians" bumper stickers. Shorewood is proud of being a walkable community and with your help, we will make it even safer. If you would like a bumper sticker for your car, stop by the Shorewood Police Station or Shorewood Village Hall. The stickers will be out at the front counter and remember STOP for pedestrians!



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 Shorewood High School Instrument Drive

Shorewood High School students and community members will be collecting working instruments to donate to Haitian schools as part of the non-profit organization Musical Haiti. (Instruments that need small repairs will also be accepted.) The instrument drive is being organized and run by Maryann Desaulniers, a retired Marquette staff member, and her husband, Dan, both of whom are Shorewood community members. 

 

The instrument drive will be held on September 14 and September 28 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the Shorewood High School parking lot.

 

 

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Shorewood B.I.D Ladies Night Out! 

The Shorewood Business Improvement District will host its first Ladies' Night Out on Thursday, September 12. Ladies shopping in Shorewood that evening should prepare to be pampered by participating businesses offering samples, specials, sales, free services and more!  

 

This fun evening of shopping and socializing will end at a to-be-determined local establishment where ladies can enjoy drink specials. Fabulous prizes from local businesses will be awarded to lucky winners. Visit enough businesses to be in the drawing and you could be one of them! Watch your mail for an official invitation with more details, and keep up with this and other business district events at Facebook.com/ShopShorewoodWI and through the BID website at shorewoodwi.com 

 

 

 

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Trip To Amish Country

The Shorewood Senior Resource Center (SRC) is featuring a trip to Amish country on Friday, September 20.  The bus will leave the SRC at 7 a.m. and return at approximately 7 p.m.

The route will pass through the Horicon Marsh area, known for its migrant flocks of Canada geese and home to more than 305 kinds of birds. The tour in Amish country will include visits to a cheese factory, bakery, general store and wood shop.  Lunch will be buffet style at the historic Kingston House, built in 1846. After lunch, there will be a visit to an Amish school and participants will have the opportunity to talk with the teacher and students.  While there is not a lot of walking, there is a lot of getting on and off the bus.

The cost for the tour is $67 for Shorewood residents and $70 for non-residents and includes lunch and deluxe motorcoach transportation.  No seats will be held without payment and a completed reservation form (available at the SRC office or e-mailed by request).

For more information and to register for the tour, please contact Elizabeth Price, SRC Coordinator, at (414) 847-2727 or eprice@villageofshorewood.org.  by Thursday, September 12.

 

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Summer Reading Success!

 

This summer was another fantastic one for reading in Shorewood. 785 kids registered for the Read to Me and Reading Club programs, with 336 kids completing their reading goal. In total, our programs had a combined attendance of over 2000, including the Summer Celebration. 282 teens in grades 7-12 signed up for Teen Summer Reading. Teens could count the books or pages they read: in total they read over 70,000 pages and over 200 books. Reading in the summer months means students are more prepared for the challenges of a new school year, so we are sure our Shorewood students will excel this year!

 

Fall promises more of the great programs you expect at your library, with an emphasis on programs for the whole family. We hope to see you there.

 

 

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Estabrook Park not only plays home to Milwaukee's new beer garden but also to one of Milwaukee's favorite off-leash dog exercise areas making it the perfect location to host Barktoberfest. Pack your picnic basket and gather your pooch, family and friends in the spirit of Munich's Hofbräuhaus. Experience Gemütlichkeit at Estabrook Park with your dog!

 

This event will be held on September 28 from 1-6 p.m. and will feature games, demos, contests, information booths, raffle, lure course, agility run-throughs and more! Food and beverages provided by the Estabrook Beer Garden. Hosted by ROMP, Friends of Estabrook and Shorewood Waters Project.

 

 

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Calendar of Events

SRC Trip to Westown Farmer's Market  

Wed., Sept. 4 - 10:30 am-1:30 pm

Bus will leave from Senior Resource Center 

 

Located in beautiful Zeidler Square. Music, people-watching, fresh produce, flowers and lots of vendor choices for lunch make for a fun time. On our way home we will stop at the Northpoint Custard Stand, if weather permits. First pick up at 9:45 am the Lydell Center, 5205 N Lydell Avenue. The bus will leave the SRC at 10:30 am. The cost for residents: $3/nonresidents: $5 and includes school bus transportation. Please sign up by August 29th.

 

Handwriting Analysis  

Thurs., Sept. 5 -1:30 - 3 pm   

Senior Resource Center

 

Do you ever wonder what someone's signature says about them?  Join us for this fascinating Handwriting Analysis Class that demonstrates how handwriting can reveal a person's basic personality traits, including giving you insight into your own behavior. Pre-registration is required. Residents: $7/nonresidents: $9. Please make payment by September 4.

 

 

 

Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Plein-Air
Atwater Beach Tour
Library Survey
Bird City Event
Coyote Safety
Shorewood Ped Signs
SHS Instrument Drive
BID Ladies Night
SRC Trip
Ad-Hoc Sign Committee
Thursday, August 29, 2013
at 5:00 PM
Committee Room

Village Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Conservation Committee
Thursday, September 05, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room
Quote of the Week
 
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George S. Patton

Health Tip

 

When tour child sees a pet you he/she has never met before, remind your child to not reach out to pet it, no matter how nice it looks. Just wait for the child to be introduced
by the owner.

Environmental Tips

Avoid refueling on ozone action days because the gasoline vapor production increases during the hot summer months leading to increased ozone formation in atmosphere.
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