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News & Notes: Nov. 28

Nov. 25, 2013

City approves money

for better website

New Berlin — To help the New Berlin Junior Woman's Club in its effort to raise money for a city splash pad, the city approved up to $2,000 to upgrade its website in that effort.

The money is part of the fund that the New Berlin Common Council set aside for marketing support for the splash pad, an open area that children run through and are squirted and splashed with water.

The cost is estimated at $400,000 and the club is more than a quarter of the way there.

Muskego mayor

to seek re-election

Muskego — Muskego Mayor Cathy Chiaverotti has announced her intention to seek a second three-year term.

"During my term as mayor, it has been my honor and privilege to serve the residents and businesses of Muskego," she wrote in a press release announcing her candidacy. "With my experience and my passion for our community in mind, I hereby announce my decision to seek re-election."

Candidates for municipal office can start circulating nomination papers Dec. 1 for the April 2014 spring election. While the term of mayor is three years, aldermanic terms are two years.

Lions opens doors

wide for veterans

New Berlin — The New Berlin Prospect Lions Club is offering local U.S. veterans a special opportunity to serve their community by extending the offer for veterans to join the Lions Club for free.

The Involve a U.S. Veteran program is a nationwide initiative sponsored by Lions Clubs International. The program is offered to all active and retired U.S. military personnel or honorably-discharged members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, Navy or Reserves.

More information is available from John Ziino at (262) 797-8746.

The Prospect Lions Club meets at the New Berlin Hills Golf Course Clubhouse on the third Tuesday of each month.

Six at IKE chosen

for All-State Band

New Berlin — Six New Berlin Eisenhower Middle/High School musicians have been named to the Wisconsin All-State Band that will perform at the 2014 All-State Band convention Jan. 18 in Wisconsin Rapids.

Honored were Millie Kontich and Meredith Braza, clarinet; Ali Lodermeier, trumpet; Jack Lodermeier, trombone; Kristin Hesselbach, horn; and Alex Acheson, tuba.

The All-State Band consists of 91 students from 30 schools throughout Wisconsin. All performances at the convention will be open to the public.

Christmas Shop opening

at Poplar Creek Gardens

New Berlin — The new Christmas Shop to Carrie On will open Dec. 5 at Poplar Creek Gardens, 16980 W. National Ave.

The store will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 22, offering hundreds of custom-made and holiday decorations, decorated Christmas trees, jewelry, clothing and home décor pieces. Many of the items are from local artists.

To enhance the Christmas experience, there will be warm apple cider and holiday treats and Santa Saturdays.

State superintendent

comes to local school

Muskego — State Superintendent Tony Evers was to join festivities Nov. 26 to celebrate Muskego's Country Meadow.

Elementary School's Blue Ribbon award from the U.S. Department of Education.

Country Meadows Elementary School, W16399 Hilltop Drive, Muskego, is a prekindergarten through fourth-grade school with about 325 students. Evers nominated Country Meadows Elementary School that was one of five Wisconsin public schools named Blue Ribbon Schools in September. There are 286 Blue Ribbon Schools nationwide.

Local school officials were in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 19 at an awards luncheon with other winners.

On Nov. 26, Evers was to present the Blue Ribbon Schools plaque to Country Meadows Principal Gary Goelz. The National Blue Ribbon Schools banner was to be unveiled at the end of the program.

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