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Tuesday’s heat wave passed without the predicted violent storms. So on Wednesday I awakened at 7 AM to do what nature didn’t, water, water, water the garden!

But how much? Water too shallow, roots reach upward instead of growing down. Too much water is a waste, they say the next wars will be over water. Water at night, mildew. Water in hot sun, plants boil. Nothing is ever cut and dry! Will these cages support my tomatoes or will the tomatoes attack the rest of the garden when they grow tall? Are my collards too close to each other? Why isn’t my cilantro sprouting? I planted it two weeks ago! Oh, but here are lettuce sprouts, and I planted the seeds two days ago!

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DPW Leaves Trash Heap on Curb for a Week including all Memorial Day Weekend

Trash piled on Parkway, Shorewood, Memorial Day Weekend

I have nothing but respect for the hard work of the Shorewood DPW workers, and do NOT intend this posting to be a reflection of their excellent performance.

Village and DPW Management however left this beautiful mound of trash on the parkway in the 4400 block of Woodburn for a week.  Including all Memorial Day Weekend.

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Hundreds of cats need homes

Cat Season in Full Swing
Wisconsin Humane Society seeing dramatic increase in cats and kittens

The Wisconsin Humane Society reports that it currently has over 300 cats in its care at the Milwaukee and Ozaukee locations, and over 100 kittens and cats are ready to go home today. The shelter has launched a promotion in which the fee for a second kitten adoption is 50% off, and fees for adult cats are entirely waived.  The shelter hopes to see all 300 cats go home this month. 

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Animal cruelty exemptions in Tues Budget Bill

Today, we are calling Wisconsin legislators asking them to protect the basic needs of animals. The budget bill, which will be voted on tomorrow, gives researchers exemption from all state animal cruelty laws.  

Please, contact your legislators today.  The budget bill is slated for an assembly vote tomorrow and senate vote on Thursday.

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Father's Day Gifts and Tips from BBB

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In celebration of Father’s Day this Sunday, BBB wants to be sure that everyone is well informed when making purchase decisions about gifts for Dad.

BBB recommends the following ideas and tips for Father’s Day gifts:

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25% OFF Adoptions! Wednesdays Only.


Just announced! WHS is offering 25% off adoptions every Wednesday, through August 31.
See available animals now

Public financing plan for Shorewood project approved by Village Board

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A plan to provide over $8 million in public financing to help pay for a $35 million apartment and retail development in Shorewood has been approved by the Village Board.

The board voted 6-0 late Monday night to approve the financing plan, and zoning approval, for a six-story building west of N. Oakland Ave. and south of E. Kenmore Place, on the parking lot for Nehring's Sendik's grocery store.

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June 21st: First Day of Summer & Beginning of Scam Season!

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Today marks the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. School is out. Ice cream trucks roam the streets. The dog days of summer are fun for kids, full of good memories for adults, and bursting with opportunities for scammers.

We love the sun just as much as anyone, but before you grab your inner-tube and lather on that SPF, we’ve got some summertime reminders to keep you scam-sharp.

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Free Summerfest Tickets for Adult Cat Adopters

Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, July 26: Get 2 FREE Summerfest tickets with every adult cat adoption, courtesy of our friends at Briggs and Stratton Corporation. Good until supplies last.

WHS Launches Feline-ality!
Are you purple, orange or green? Feline-ality will help you discover your color personality, allowing you to choose a cat who is right for your lifestyle. Adopters arriving at the Wisconsin Humane Society are asked to fill out a survey (Adobe PDF). It takes less than five minutes.  Learn more.

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My parents’ friend Sid came to visit us for a couple of days sometime around 1970, a year after we bought our home in Shorewood. He immediately asked me, “Why don’t you have a garden?”

“No place to put one,” I replied.
“You don’t care about these, do you?” He pointed to the scraggly shrubs near our front door.
I shrugged. I hadn’t even asked myself that question.
“Do you have a saw and a shovel?” he asked.

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