School Board accepts donation for music program
Fox Point - The Fox Point-Bayside School Board recently accepted a donation of an upright piano from residents Lesley and Gary Houchin-Miller. The gift will benefit general music and choral programs at Bayside Middle School.
Cindy Nelson Blood Drive set for April 2
Whitefish Bay - Cindy Nelson was a much-loved teacher at Richards School who died as the result of a cardiac arrest in March 2004. Cindy was a loyal donor to the Blood Center of Wisconsin, and each year her friends and colleagues honor Nelson's memory by organizing this drive for the Blood Center of Milwaukee. The drive will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. April 2 at Richards School, 5812 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
If you can help and would like to schedule an appointment, call (414) 963-3951. Walk-ins are also welcome. Remember to bring a form of identification.
K4 round-up scheduled for Brown Deer schools
Brown Deer - Resident children who are 4 years old as of Sept 1, 2012 and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the School District's K4 round up on April 5 at Dean Elementary School, 8355 N. 55th St. to learn about the program, tour the school, learn about Rite Hite YMCA wraparound care, and begin registration. Call (414) 371-6800 to sign up for one of the following sessions: Session 1: 8 to 8:45 a.m., session 2: 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., session 3: noon to 12:45 p.m., session 4: 2 to 2:45 p.m.
Senior Center holding wellness morning
Shorewood - The Senior Resource Center will hold its free second annual wellness morning April 4, at the Resource Center on the lower level of the Shorewood Library, 2010 E. Shorewood Blvd. From 9 a.m. to noon, there will be private memory screenings; vision, balance and cardiac wellness screenings, hand-grip strength evaluations, blood pressure checks, chair massages and more are planned. Healthy muffins, snacks, coffee and tea will be available. Special demonstrations and workshops include: a Zumba gold class from 9:30-10 a.m. with Mimi Oxman; a tai chi demonstration with John Burns. from 10-10:30 a.m.; a "How of Happiness" relaxation class with certified stress management consultant Elizabeth Lewis from 10-11:30 a.m.; an acupuncture demonstration with Doris Kitazaki from 10:30-11 a.m.; and from 11-11:30 a.m., a yoga demonstration with Meredith Watts, certified in the Iyengar method.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Priceat (414) 847-2727.
Family donates technology to Steffen Middle School
Mequon - Steffen Middle School recently honored the Martin family - Allen, Debbie and Nicole - for their donation of 15 MacBook Pro laptops and cart. The donation was made to the Mequon Education Foundation with the caveat the equipment go directly to Steffen to benefit curriculum and school programs.
Police chaplain recognized by peers
Brown Deer - The Brown Deer Police Department announced that Chaplain Gil-Ezer (Glenn) Lerer, senior rabbi at Temple Menorah, was honored on March 14 by the International Conference of Police Chaplains.
Frank O'Laughlin, president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the ICPC, presented Lerer with the 2012 William W. Wagner Excellence in Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Award. Attending the ceremony were village of Brown Deer Manager Russell Van Gompel, Police Chief Steven Rinzel and Capt. Robert Halverson, chaplain coordinator, along with many members of the Brown Deer Police Department and village of Brown Deer staff.
Lerer has served as head chaplain for the Police Department since 2002 and has been a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains since 2005.
Village refinancing 2001 bonds
Brown Deer - The Village Board approved refunding a 2001 bond issue with a sale of general obligation capital improvement bonds on April 2. Treasurer Bridget Souffrant said the 2001 bonds have an interest rate of 4.5 percent but the rate on the new issue could be as low as 1.1 percent, saving the village up to $45,000.
Walk-through becomes legal
Brown Deer - Everyone who has walked his or her dog along the Oak Leaf Trail segment through Village Park can relax. The Village Board approved a change in the park ordinance that permits domestic dogs and cats to pass through Village Park on the trail.
The segment of trail connects North 51st Street to the Recreational Trail and has proved popular with both pedestrians and bicyclists since its completion last year.
Domestic pets must be on a leash no longer than 8 feet. Owners must remove any waste deposited by the pet and dispose of it off site.
Pets continue to be banned from the buildings, shelters and playground areas in the park, but they can be walked through the park to get to - or from - the Recreational Trail. During certain events, such as Fourth of July, the Deer Run, and National Night Out, pets are not allowed in Village Park.
Village continues manhole rehabilitation project
Thiensville - The Village Board last week approved a contract with the Wanasek Corp for $47,585 to rehabilitate sanitary sewer manholes. The board also authorized as much additional work as can be done up to the budgeted amount of $65,000.
Village accepts defibrillator donations
Thiensville - The Village Board accepted the donation of three defibrillators, roughly a $5,000 donation, from the Mequon-Thiensville Junior Woman's Club on March 5. The defibrillators are in three village squad cars.
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