"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.

Shorewood Garden Tour this Saturday

On Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Shorewood Garden Tour will take place. The event is presented by the Green Team.

The garden locations for the Garden Tour are:
  • 4322 N. Wildwood Avenue
  • 4399 N. Alpine Avenue
  • 4022 N. Larkin Street
  • 3942 N. Oakland Avenue
  • 1822 E. Edgewood Avenue
  • 2413 E. Shorewood Boulevard
  • 4138 N. Downer Avenue
During the Garden Tour, participants will be able to meet Milwaukee's own "Plant Doctor" Melinda Myers. Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books.  Feel free to visit Myers's website to learn more about her and her gardening tips.

Melinda Myers will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3942 N. Oakland Ave. to answer your gardening questions and to sign books.  Tickets will be sold for $10 at either SHOP (4524 N. Oakland Ave.) or at Village Hall.  All proceeds from the event go toward the beautification of the Village of Shorewood.  For more information, visit the Shorewood Garden Tour Facebook page.

Last Show for Shorewood Summer Concert Series Scheduled for August 3

The Shorewood Summer Concert Series has only one more performance left for the summer.  The Whiskeybelles will perform on Wednesday, August 3 from 6-9 p.m. 

Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic or purchase food and beverage from Hubbard Park Lodge.  The concert will occur rain or shine.  If it rains, the concerts will be moved to the Hubbard Park Lodge.

Sponsors for the Shorewood Summer Concert Series includes the Shorewood Men's Club, HarborChase, Milwaukee Adventure Boot Camp, Mary Wright and Shorewest, and Diana Kostal and State Farm. If you have questions about the Summer Concert Series, please contact Shorewood Village Hall at 414.847.2700.

Upcoming August Partisan Primary Election

The Partisan Primary Election will be held on August 9, 2016.  At a Partisan Primary, each voter may only vote for candidates in one political party.  When voters mark the ballot, they will need to choose one political party and vote for individual candidates within that party.  Sample ballots are available on the Village's websiteThe polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.  To find your polling place, please visit My Vote Wisconsin.
Photo ID
Photo ID is required at the polling place for all Elections.  For more information, please visit Bring it to the Ballot.
Absentee Voting
In-person absentee voting at Village Hall will be held Monday, July 25 through Friday, August 5 during normal office hours.  

Video Recordings of Village Board Meetings Available Starting in August 

One of the priorities identified in the 2016 Village Budget was for staff to setup video recording capabilities in the Court Room.  

Staff installed technology in the Court Room to now video record Village Board meetings starting in August.  Starting in mid-August, residents will be able to access the Village website to find links to the videos.  A separate column next to meeting minutes will be created on the webpage to organize the video links.

Video recording Village Board meetings will help make Village information more accessible for residents and the community.  If you have questions about video recordings, please contact Assistant Village Manager Tyler Burkart via email at tburkart@villageofshorewood.org or call 414.847.2705.
Shorewood Farmers Market is in Full Swing!
This is the LAST week for Georgia peaches so if you want a taste of summer in your winter smoothie this is the week to buy a case to freeze or preserve. Because peach season is over Tree-ripe won't be back so that also means last week for blueberries and pecans. 
Here are the next set of vendors we are highlighting: 
  • BSW Meats.  Local farm that raises cows, goat, lamb and eggs and partners with another farm to bring bison. 
  • Chef K Clark Pickles and Preserves.  Small-batch handcrafted unique pickles and preserves.
  • Clario Farms. A producer of small batch, fresh artisan pasta. They also bring produce grown on their farm. 
  • Clock Shadow Creamery. Hormone-free cheeses made with local ingredients.
  • Tree-Ripe Citrus Co. Farm direct Georgia yellow peaches and pecans and Michigan blueberries. They also chocolate cover their pecans in dark and milk chocolate, salted or unsalted.
We hope to see you on Sunday! Shorewood Farmers Market is every Sunday, rain or shine, from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the playground of Lake Bluff Elementary School. 

Conservation Committee Extends Due Date for Waste Hauling Survey Responses

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 on August 8.

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.

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.
Weekly Highlight from Shorewood Schools Superintendent Bryan Davis
This week, I'd like to share that we are currently looking for nominations for the District's 2016-17 Tradition of Excellence Award.
Established in the year 2000, this award program celebrates the outstanding individual achievements of a select few alumni, which symbolically honors the collective contributions of the many Shorewood graduates who make an impact on their community. 

Award recipients are invited to the Shorewood High School campus for a special ceremony, where they are honored by the Shorewood School community with a special day of activities, opportunities to engage with students, an honorary plaque, and permanent recognition through our Tradition of Excellence Awards display. Awardees are selected by the Tradition of Excellence Awards Planning Committee.
Anyone who wishes to nominate a candidate for current or future Tradition of Excellence Award recognition should complete the online form by August 26, 2016.
For more information on the Tradition of Excellence Award, please visit the following website.
Celebrate the Summer Olympics at the Shorewood Public Library
Kids are invited to a special event on Tuesday, August 2 at 2:30 p.m. This special event offers kids to play games and engage in a little friendly competition - on the library lawn, weather permitting.  For more information on this event, click here.
On Wednesday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m., local author Jessie Garcia joins us to talk about her new book Going for Wisconsin Gold: Stories of Our State Olympians.

This event is co-sponsored by Boswell Book Company, and is appropriate for all ages interested in athletics on a local and global scale!  For more information on this unique event, feel free to click here.

Shorewood Library Facilities Plan Survey Available Now through September 30

Tell us what you think about the Library Building! As many of you know, our 'new' building is thirteen years old and it's time to think about how the space is serving our needs.  We want to hear what you think about our library space, furniture, lighting and more.  Our goal is to create a Master Facilities Plan in the next year that will prioritize facility improvements.  We've created a survey that will take about 5 minutes to complete.  Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions by September 30, 2016. You can access the survey from the Library's website here.

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
According to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and Institute of Medicine, a poor diet can lead to energy imbalance and can increase one's risk for overweight and obesity. A healthy lifestyle can be easy to manage as long as you balance your diet with physical activity. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, a healthy eating plan:
  • Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
  • Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
  • Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars
  • Stays within your daily calorie needs
It's the perfect time of year to try new locally-grown produce at your local Farmer's Market view the link below to locate a farmer's market near you. You can still enjoy your favorite foods in moderation. You can cut down on food high in fat or sugar by trying a modified healthier version of your favorite dish, eating smaller portions, limiting them to once a week and adding physical activity. Follow the tips below on how to increase physical activity:
  •         Join a walking group in the neighborhood or at the local shopping mall.
  •         Do stretches, exercises, or pedal a stationary bike while watching television.
  •         Plant and care for a vegetable or flower garden.
  •         Replace a coffee break with a brisk 10-minute walk. Ask a friend to go with you.
  •         Take a class and do something you like (martial arts, dance, yoga).
  •         Most important-have fun while being active!
Get tips on physical activity: www.heart.org/physicalactivity
Locate a Farmers Market near you: http://www.farmfreshsewi.org/markets.htm

Learn more about the North Shore Health Department and visit us at www.nshealthdept.org, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/NSHealthDept and follow us on Twitter @NSHealthDept

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
  • Tuesday, August 9 from 10 - 11 a.m. - Brown Deer
  • Thursday, August 11 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Shorewood
  • Tuesday, August 16 from 7:30 - 9 a.m. - Shorewood
  • Wednesday, August 17 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Brown Deer
  • Tuesday, August 30 from 4 - 5 p.m. - North Shore Library
Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) - Please call North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
  • Wednesday, August 17 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Brown Deer
  • Tuesday, August 23 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Shorewood
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screenings (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
  • Wednesday, August 24 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. - Shorewood
  • Tuesday, August 30 from 3:30 - 4 p.m. - North Shore Library
Upcoming Community Events

Movie Under the Stars Series: Minions
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 8 p.m. (after dusk)
Lake Bluff Elementary School playground

Shorewood Garden Tour
Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Village of Shorewood

Olympic Kid Games at the Library
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library

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

Author Jessie Garcia and Going for Wisconsin Gold: Stories of Our State Olympians
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library
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