News & Notes: May 7

May 7, 2013

Falls brush pickup

slated for May 13

Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls Public Works Department has scheduled a spring brush pickup for May 13.

Brush needs to be placed on the terrace area, between the curb and sidewalk, no later than May 12. Brush that is placed outside after that date will not be picked up. Brush materials acceptable for village pick up are branches up to six inches in diameter, cut to a maximum length of 4 feet. Yard waste, including grass clippings, leaves and garden debris will not be picked up.

Treestock permits

approved for June 1 event

Germantown - The Germantown Village Board on Monday approved a slew of permits to allow Treestock, a benefit concert, to take place in downtown Germantown.

Bub's Irish Pub and Barley Pop Pub and Restaurant will be allowed to sell alcohol outside for the event after they were awarded premise extension permits Monday. The event will also have a dance that runs from 4 to 11 p.m., which village officials also approved.

Insurance office collecting school supplies

Menomonee Falls - Schoolkits for Kids is the theme of the 2013 backpack and school supply charity drive sponsored by the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin, the Salvation Army and Northbrook Insurance Associates. The goal is to help ensure that low-income children have the materials they need to succeed during the upcoming school year.

Donations of backpacks, school supplies or cash can be dropped off at Northbrook Insurance office, W14610 Hampton Road in Menomonee Falls.

Items being collected include: pens, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, binders, college ruled notebooks and paper, wide ruled notebooks and paper, pocket folders, scissors, calculators, compasses, rulers, glue, highlighters, index cards and dictionaries.

Preservation Commission to be paid for meetings

Germantown - The Germantown Village Board on Monday approved limiting the Historic Preservation Committee from seven members to five, who will now be compensated for meetings.

The Preservation Commission was the only commission in Germantown that did not provide a per meeting stipend to its body. Members will now be paid $20 per meeting starting next year.

Raymonds appointed

to Plan Commission

Menomonee Falls - Menomonee Falls Village Board Trustee Steve Raymonds was appointed to the Plan Commission on Monday, replacing Michael McDonald.

Board discussing potential music cuts in June

Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls School Board is hosting a special meeting to discuss potential cuts to the music program at 5:30 p.m. June 12 in the Menomonee Falls High School library, N8101 Merrimac Drive.

If necessary, reductions to any music programs would not occur until the 2014-15 school year when the School District anticipates cutting another $2 million from its budget.

Brook-Falls welcomes avian veterinarian

Menomonee Falls - Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care is welcoming Avian Specialist Scott Ford to the veterinary team.

Ford is the only Avian Board Certified veterinarian in the state of Wisconsin. He has worked in Washington and Alaska and is board certified in avian medicine and surgery, and his practice is limited to birds of all kinds, including parrots, domestic chickens and ducks, raptors, waterfowl and other wild birds.

For information on Brook-Falls, visit

Hainbuch America hosts

ribbon-cutting ceremony

Germantown - Hainbuch America is moving into a new manufacturing facility at N10980 Washington Drive and is hosting an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 at the facility in the Germantown Business Park.

Dignitaries from the state of Wisconsin as well as from the company's headquarters in Germany will briefly address the audience, followed by tours and a buffet lunch featuring traditional German and American dishes.

For information, contact Mike Larson at (414) 433-0845 or mlarson

Burton and Mayer receives slew of awards

Menomonee Falls - Burton & Mayer located in Menomonee Falls received 20 awards in the 13th annual Graphics Excellence Awards hosted by the Great Lakes Graphics Association, which represents Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana for printing and graphic arts companies.

Competing against nearly 1,000 exceptional entries from three states, Burton & Mayer received three best of category awards, one best of division award, 12 awards of excellence and four certificates of merit. These awards covered a wide variety of categories, such as catalogs, greeting cards, invitations, hard-bound books, digital printing and the annual report award.

The Graphic Excellence Awards recognizes and promotes excellence to those responsible for the creation and production of print communications.

Grace Lutheran members

help out community

Menomonee Falls - On April 20, more than 200 members of Grace Lutheran Church participated in the second annual Servant Saturday to go out and serve members of the community by cleaning up homeowners' yards, parks and waterways, windows and food pantries. They played games with senior residents at Riverview Village and Linden Grove.

The event was in collaboration with many organizations, including Interfaith of Waukesha County, which provides a list of individuals who are in difficult situations and need projects done at their home.

Walmart employees joined efforts with Grace in cleaning up debris along County Line Road, Appleton Avenue and Maple Road. The areas and projects served by the volunteers included seven individual homes, Linden Grove, The Gables, Riverview Village, Arboretum, the Bug Line, Germantown Parks, Rotary Park, Menomonee Falls and Sussex Food Pantries, Germantown Soccer 5K run, Old Falls Village and A Place of Refuge. For information on the church, visit

Tamarack Place holding

free health care seminar

Menomonee Falls - Tamarack Place, a senior living community, is sponsoring a free seminar called Understanding Our Evolving Healthcare System, from 2 to 4 p.m. June 4 at the Menomonee Falls Public Library, N8436 Pilgrim Road.

The seminar is presented by Debra Winterhack, a Seasons Hospice Care Consultant. She will talk about how changes in the health care system impact hospitalization, long-term care choices, and individual health care choices.

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