"Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall."

- John Dickinson
For information on upcoming Board, Committee and Commission meetings as well as other government-related meetings and events, please follow the link above to the Village Government Calendar.
Village Manager Offers a Special Thank You
The Fourth of July is usually a time where families and friends celebrate our country's independence and freedom.
 
The Village of Shorewood thanks the Police officers, Fire and Public Works personnel for being on duty during the Fourth of July holiday, truly committing their time to serving this great community. 
 
These public servants are committed to making this community a better place. We thank these heroes for their devotion to the Shorewood community!
Village Excited for the Upcoming Fourth of July Festivities
Once again, the Village of Shorewood is coordinating several fun festivities to celebrate the Fourth of July. Show your patriotism and celebrate America's birthday with your family, friends and neighbors in Shorewood. There are activities and events for all ages.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Free all-ages swim at Shorewood High School VHE Pool
  • 3 p.m. - Parade on N. Oakland Avenue from E. Kensington Blvd. to River Park
  • 4 p.m. - Music and free ice cream at parade finish by River Park
  • 6 p.m. - Festivities including food, beverages and entertainment at Atwater Park
  • 8 p.m. - Flag ceremony and introduction of Parade Marshall at Atwater Park
  • 9:30 p.m./dusk - Fireworks sponsored by the Shorewood Foundation at Atwater Park
The Village of Shorewood would like to offer a special thank you to the Shorewood Foundation for sponsoring the fireworks again this year.  The Shorewood Foundation's commitment to the Shorewood community is truly extraordinary, and sponsoring events such as the fireworks helps bring the community together in a very special way.

If you would like to volunteer to help out with the parade festivities, please contact Jenny Heyden at jenny@shorewoodwi.com or call 414.534.6287.  If you would like to make a donation to the Shorewood Foundation to support the Fourth of July fireworks and other sponsored activities events, please visit their website.
Village Holiday Hours and Parking Info for the Fourth of July
The Village of Shorewood will be closing Village Hall, the Village Center and the Library, the Department of Public Works, and the Police Department offices on Monday, July 4 in recognition of our Independence Day.

Refuse, recycling and brush collection will be delayed by one day next week, starting on Tuesday, July 5.  

Overnight on-street parking restrictions will be lifted for the morning of Monday, July 4 but will be back in effect starting Tuesday, July 5. 

If you have questions about Village hours or parking restrictions, contact Customer Service at 414.847.2700.

Village Prepares for Second Phase of East Capitol Drive Crosswalk Replacements
The first phases of the replacement of the failed paver crosswalks on E. Capitol Drive are nearing completion.  Beginning July 5, work will begin on E. Capitol Drive east of N. Oakland Avenue at the intersections of N. Murray Avenue, N. Maryland Avenue and N. Downer Avenue. 
  
Below please find a summary of the remaining work:
  • July 5 - July 17:  Detour traffic utilizing E. Edgewood Avenue. 
  • July 5 - July 10:  WESTBOUND lanes on E. Capitol Drive from N. Oakland Avenue to N. Downer Avenue CLOSED; westbound traffic detoured to E. Edgewood Avenue.
  • July 11 - July 17:  EASTBOUND lanes on E. Capitol Drive from N. Oakland Avenue to N. Downer Avenue CLOSED; eastbound traffic will be detoured to E. Edgewood Avenue.
  • July 18:  All lanes on E. Capitol Drive will be reopened to traffic.
Weather permitting, the roadway should be completely reopened to traffic by Monday, July 18.  Lastly, buses will be rerouted to E. Jarvis Street OR E. Shorewood Boulevard during construction.
  
We appreciate your patience and cooperation.  If you have any questions about the construction schedule, please contact the Department of Public Works at 414-847-2650.
Criterium Bike Race Leads to Fun Action for Residents and Visitors to Watch
Last week, several residents and visitors sat along Shorewood streets to watch hundreds of bicyclists compete in the Criterium bike races.  June 23 marked the 13th annual Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic as part of the Tour of America's Dairyland (ToAD), the largest competitive cycling event in the U.S. It was a high energy competition featuring local, regional, national and international racers followed by entertainment for the whole family.

The Village would like to thank all residents and business owners for their support for this amazing event.  A special thank you goes out to this year's title sponsors:  Tim Hart DDS, Steven Koutnik DDS, and Rainbow Jersey Bicycles. Events such as this one attract visitors to the Shorewood community and help the Village to receive special recognition such as being named a "Bicycle Friendly Community" by the League of American Bicyclists.
 
The Village also wants to recognize Police and DPW staff for helping to ensure it was a safe event. Lastly, the Village gives a big thank you to MB Marketing Solutions for their coordination efforts in helping ToAD plan and promote this wonderful event.
Bring Your Bag Shorewood is Looking for Volunteers  
Bring Your Bag Shorewood is looking for volunteers to help distribute Bring Your Bag Shorewood signs to various Shorewood locations. If you are available, please meet at the Village Center (lower level of the Library) on Friday, July 1, at 10 a.m.

For more information, join the Bring Your Bag Shorewood Facebook group or write to BringYourBagShorewood@gmail.com.  Hope you can join us!
 

Shorewood Stuffs the Squad 

 On June 11, the Shorewood Police Department partnered with our local Metro Market for the "Stuff the Squad" event to fight hunger.  A total of 1,000 bags of groceries were donated at our local Metro Market.

The event benefited the University Christian Ministries of UW-Milwaukee and the Salvation Army food pantries.  Donated food items were distributed to local families in need. 

Thank you to the Shorewood community for your generous donations as we continue the fight against hunger!

Shorewood Summer Concert Series Arrives at Hubbard Park Starting July 13

Starting Wednesday, July 13 the Village of Shorewood will be offering the free Shorewood Summer Concert Series at Hubbard Park. The musical entertainment will be offered four consecutive Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. 

Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic or purchase food and beverage from the Hubbard Park Lodge.

The following is the lineup for this year's Summer Concert Series:
  • July 13 - Tweed Funk (opened by a student group)
  • July 20 - Five Card Studs (opened by SIS/SHS Jazz Ensemble)
  • July 27 - Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra
  • August 3 - Whiskeybelles
Sponsors for the Summer Concert Series include the Shorewood Men's Club, HarborChase, Milwaukee Adventure Boot Camp, Mary Wright and Shorewest Realty, and Diana Kostal and State Farm. If you have questions about the Summer Concert Series, please contact Village Hall at 414.847.2700.

First Ride Rolled into Shorewood   

On June 18, the Shorewood Recreation and Community Services Department held the annual First Ride Event in the parking lot of Shorewood High School. The event focused on teaching children bicycle safety as well as teaching them how to ride their bicycle without training wheels using the "balancing first" method.  Members of the Village of Shorewood Police Department were on hand to help teach the children who participated in the event.

The Shorewood Recreation and Community Services Department and Shorewood Police Department would like to thank all of the families who brought their children to the event for this worthwhile instruction aimed at increasing bicycle safety within the Village of Shorewood.

Last Solar Shorewood Power Hour July 13

Located on Newton Ave, the Zovic family signed the first Solar Shorewood contract in late May! The electrical contractor, Arch Electric, will be installing a nearly 2 kW photovoltaic system in the next couple of months. 
 
Currently, the Milwaukee Shines program and the Solar Shorewood program are over halfway to the first group buy price reduction. The Zovics and other Shorewood residents may soon be realizing this additional benefit!  
 
Solar Shorewood is a grassroots residential and commercial group purchasing program for solar. 
This program is offered through a partnership between the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) and the Village of Shorewood. Home and business owners throughout Shorewood may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable than ever. 
 
The last free information session (called a Solar Power Hour) will be on Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at Camp Bar in Shorewood.

Conservation Committee Hosting Annual Conservation Fair on July 16

Conservation Fair
The Conservation Committee will be hosting the annual Conservation Fair on Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Atwater Elementary School parking lot.

In addition to offering tables and educational outreach on local sustainability issues and Committee initiatives in Shorewood, several vendors will be collecting materials for responsible reuse, recycling and disposal: expired and unwanted medicines, shoes, corks, scrap metal, working and nonworking electronics (TVs disposal fee $10), household items, building materials, clothing, and latex paint. Please note that we will not be offering document shredding this year.

Following the fair, a free composting workshop will also be held at the Lake Bluff Community Garden from 12 - 1 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Waste Hauling Services Survey
The Village of Shorewood solicited and received proposals for a new waste hauling contract, containing various options for collection of trash, recyclables and yard waste, as well as options for a potential new program for composting food scraps.  

The proposals are currently under consideration by the Village Board of Trustees.  The Shorewood Conservation Committee would like to provide your feedback to the trustees as they consider the new contract options.  The Village Board is currently scheduled to discuss and consider the proposals in early August.

The Conservation Committee created a short survey for residents to provide input.  The survey is live now and will be open for residents to submit feedback for the next month. Click here to get started and take the survey.  You can also take the survey at the Conservation Fair on July 16.

If you have questions about the survey or the waste hauling contract, please contact the Department of Public Works at 414.847.2650 or dpw@villageofshorewood.org.

Still Thinking About Being a Beekeeper?

In early 2016, the Village Board approved Ordinance No. 2058 allowing beekeeping within the Village limits. The ordinance established an annual application period, requiring submittals by April 1.  

The Village is excited to announce that the community now has two official beekeepers and continue to receive inquiries. As the inaugural year for beekeeping in the community, the Village wishes to extend the application period and encourages those interested to contact the Planning & Development Department at 414.847.2640. Applications and informational brochures can be found on the Beekeeping Information & Resources page on the Village's webpage. 

Weekly Highlight from Shorewood Schools Superintendent Bryan Davis

This week, I'd like to highlight a recent summer experience that five (5) of our Shorewood Intermediate School (SIS) students were selected to participate in called GE Girls, which was a result of the District's partnership outreach efforts to increase authentic learning experiences for our students.
 
The SIS students joined 30 other young ladies from Milwaukee and Waukesha schools at MSOE, June 20-24, for the week-long experience which featured dynamic curriculum on topics such as physics, math, chemistry, and electronics. The girls participated in numerous hands-on interactive learning exercises and skill development intended to spark their interest in building engines, understanding combustion, electronic circuitry, medical imaging, Lean principals and even the chemistry know-how needed to create lip gloss and ice cream. Soft skills, such as team building, communications, collaboration and problem-solving were also integrated into the GE Girls experience.
 
To read more about this exciting opportunity for our students, visit: http://www.shorewood.k12.wi.us/page.cfm?p=2618&newsid=1547.

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
 
Summer is in full swing and the Fourth of July is just days away. As you celebrate with friends and family this weekend, it is important to remember some key safety tips about the use of fireworks. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 230 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday. Stay safe and follow these tips:
  • Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
  • Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
  • A responsible adult should supervise all firework activities.  Never give fireworks to children.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.  Save your alcohol for after the show.
  • Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
  • Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
  • Use fireworks outdoors in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them into metal or glass containers.
Visit www.fireworkssafety.org for more safety tips!
 
 
The Health Department has started surveillance for mosquito vectors of Zika Virus. At this time, we do not know whether any local populations of this mosquito occur in Wisconsin.  The virus is transmitted by Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, which does not occur in Wisconsin.  A secondary vector may be Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito.  This mosquito is not known to occur in Wisconsin.  However, the Asian tiger mosquito has been found in Minnesota repeatedly, at one (1) location in Iowa, and in the southern of Illinois.
 
 
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Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
  • Tuesday, July 12 - 10 - 11:00 a.m. - Brown Deer
  • Thursday, July 14 - 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Shorewood
Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
  • Wednesday, July 20 - 8 - 10 a.m. - Brown Deer
 Upcoming Blood Pressure Screenings (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
  • No upcoming blood pressure screenings.
Upcoming Community Events

Fourth of July Festivities
Monday, July 4, 2016 starting with the All-Age Swim from 12-1:30 p.m., the Parade at 3 p.m. and Fireworks at 9:30 p.m./Dusk
SHS VHE Pool (Swim), Oakland Avenue (Parade) and Atwater Park (Entertainment and Fireworks)

Summer Strings Concert
Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium

Shorewood Summer Concert Series - Tweed Funk
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Hubbard Park

Solar Shorewood Power Hour
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Camp Bar

Shorewood Conservation Fair
Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Atwater Elementary School Parking Lot

Shorewood Summer Concert Series - Five Card Studs & SIS/SHS Jazz Ensemble
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Hubbard Park

Shorewood Library's 18th Annual Summer Celebration
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Shorewood Library front lawn
Shorewood Summer Concert Series - Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Hubbard Park

Movie Under the Stars Series:  Minions
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 8 p.m. (after sunset)
Lake Bluff Elementary School playground
 
Shorewood Garden Tour
Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Village of Shorewood

Shorewood Summer Concert Series - Whiskeybelles
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Hubbard Park
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