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The Village of Bayside is embarking in a non-traditional way of enhancing pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle safety. This program is one component of a multi-faceted approach to slow vehicular traffic on Village streets, enhance driver attentiveness, and ultimately create a safer place for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic. With the "emotionally intelligent" signage contest, children and the public would create their own emotionally intelligent signage. Signs bearing slogans such as " We know your car is fast, slow down," and " You will stop for a duck, but you won't stop for a child" are just some of the unique ways communities have raised awareness and educated residents on pedestrian and vehicular safety.

Entry forms are available on the Village web site at and are due by May 27 at 4:30 p.m. The program includes a competition, with children filling out the entry form and returning it to the Bayside Village Hall. After judges determine the winning entries, the signs will be created and installed. TAPCO, Inc., headquarters in Brown Deer, has agreed not only to transform the winning entries into traffic signage, but will also be donating the first three (3) signs.

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Democrats confirm it: Pasch will run against Darling in recall


The Democratic Party and the committee to recall state Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) are confirming that state Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay) will challenge Darling in a possible recall election.

Gillian Morris, a spokeswoman for the party, confirmed that Pasch would run, as the Journal Sentinel reported in Thursday's paper.

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The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $40,000 grant from The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust. The grant will fund Shelter Smart II: A Foster Home Network for Behaviorally Challenged Dogs. 

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Children & Pets: FREE Columbia Center Seminars at the new Saukville shelter!

The Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus is proud to host Columbia Center for two special educational events:

Sunday, May 22, Introducing Your Baby to the Family Pet
Kim Rinzel, training manager from the Wisconsin Humane Society, will share tips and techniques on preparing your animals for your baby's arrival and their first introduction. RSVP for this event no later than May 18.

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Puppies, Parades and Prizes - Bring your dog!

Party with the Animals!
Dogs and their humans are invited to the Grand Opening Party Saturday at the new Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus in Saukville. Saturday festivities will include hot dog bobbing (dogs only, please), kids crafts, a visit from a K9 Unit from Cedarburg, a costume parade at 1:00 p.m., and much more!  There will also be dozens of puppies available for adoption, all of whom came from a shelter in Kentucky that was too overcrowded to provide care for them.

WHAT:       Grand Opening Party
WHEN:      Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.  Parade starts at 1:00 
WHERE:   Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus, 630 W. Dekora  St., Saukville.

  • Costume parade at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Hot dog bobbing
  • Pupcasso paintings
  • Tricks for treats
  • Hay dig
  • Kids face painting
  • K9 Unit Officer Brian Emmrich and Jake from Cedarburg)
  • Gifts for all adopters
  • DOZENS of puppies, kittens, cats and dogs available for adoption 

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Homestead scrambles to fix required hours error

For the past couple of years, a number of public schools around Milwaukee have flubbed up on meeting a state mandate that requires a certain number of instructional days and hours each year.

Homestead High School appears to latest school to have inadvertently fallen short of the required number of hours for student learning, according to a letter to parents on May 20:

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Some Democrats Never Learn

Earlier this month Bloomberg Businessweek reported that community activists in St. Louis were once hard at work ensuring the availability of "affordable housing" and rooting out the supposed evils of "redlining" – a practice the activists describe as not offering enough home mortgages to the city's poor and African-American residents. The St. Louis Equal Housing and Community Reinvestment Alliance – an organizational name any common sense lender employing sound lending practices would run from – finally got the attention of liberal bureaucrats at the U.S. Justice Department, who have begun , once again, targeting local home mortgage lenders for failing to issue mortgages or open branches in disadvantaged areas. How quickly the bleeding hearts responsible for devastating the U.S. and world economies have forgotten history. As a result, we are doomed to repeat it.

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Dog treats needed at WHS!

We need dog treats!  We are running very low on soft dog treats, which are used by staff and volunteers for dog walking, dog training, dog evaluations, photo sessions, positive encouragement for shy dogs, and sometimes, just for fun.

The shelter is currently seeking soft dog treats such as Pupperoni or Bil Jacs. See the entire Wish List.  Donations can be dropped off at the Wisconsin Humane Society, 4500 W. Wisconsin Avenue, during regular shelter hours.

Volunteer foster parents needed for special needs dogs

The Wisconsin Humane Society is currently seeking volunteers interested in fostering behaviorally-challenged dogs, as a part of a new pilot program designed to establish a network of foster homes trained to care for special needs animals.

Foster volunteers are being asked to provide in-home foster care and training for dogs with various behavior issues. To learn more about becoming a foster parent as part of this innovative program, please fill out an online foster application, available at

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Your kid's birthday could be at WHS!

Children's Birthday Parties

Do you know a special young person celebrating his or her 6th to 12th birthday? Fill their special day with fun by holding a birthday party at the Wisconsin Humane Society! Party packages include an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of our Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Veterinary Clinic and Guest Lodging. Party guests also get to meet a special furry friend or two. If your son, daughter or grandchild loves animals, what a perfect way to spend their special day!

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