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Pukaite Woods

On the North end of the Rotary Park is Pukaite Woods Nature Preserve which features Loyal Wells Nature Trail (Handicapped Accessible), observation deck, meadow area, oak savannah area. (map)

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I thought I would pass along opportunities to join in on two great events:

On Tuesday, March 28th, the TM Optimists Club is holding their annual fundraiser at Shully's.  The event starts off with cocktails at 6 and dinner at 7, and the tickets are $60 per person.  If interested, contact Pete Olsen by email, peteolsenpto@gmail.com or call him at 262-242-4748.  Reservations need to be in by this Friday, the 24th.  

On April 5th, Ozaukee Economic Development is hosting a great program at Shully's.  The speaker for this event will be Brad Smith, the son of noon club Rotarian, Stan Smith.  Brad is the president and chief legal officer for Microsoft!!  This is a FREE event and a great opportunity to network.  Cocktails/networking at 4:30, and a program running from 5:30 - 7:30.  If interested, contact Jean Hill at  jhill@co.ozaukee.wi.us. Registration closes on Wednesday, March 29th.

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By Erik S. Hanley

MEQUON - The city is looking into conducting a traffic and parking analysis on the town center area.

Director of Public Works Kristen Lundeen got input from the common council March 14 regarding the direction to go and when.

Lundeen said the parking and traffic analysis for the civic campus and other adjacent town center developments was recommended as part of a workshop meeting.

Alderman Robert Strzelczyk said residents have been saying they go to the town center and can’t park to visit the amenities they want to visit.

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By Erik S. Hanley 

MEQUON - The U.S. Department of Education has nominated two Homestead High School students as U.S. Presidential Scholar candidates.

Alexander Cayer and William Clark are among 62 high school seniors from Wisconsin and 5,000 nominated nationwide, according to a news release from the Mequon-Thiensville School District.

Three paths of accomplishment give students the opportunity to become Presidential Scholars, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Approximately 20 additional students are selected based on their academic and artistic scholarship in visual arts, performing arts, or creative writing. Another 20 are selected based on their accomplishments in career and technical education fields.

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Ozaukee Washington Land Trust
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Eric Tillich, President and CEO
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The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
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Patricia Rogers, OP Executive Director
May 12, 2017
The Dominican Center for Women
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May 19, 2017
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