Monday, April 1, 2013
Emma Rose, a 17-year-old girl undergoing cancer treatments, has been putting together donation baskets for other cancer patients, and Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is donating to the cause.
Editor's note: The following information has been updated to correct the source of the donation. The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight will be part of an area cancer patient's efforts to help others suffering with the disease at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Energy Foundation has donated 100 DVD copies of the Honor Flight documentary to support the efforts of 17-year-old Emma Rose, a cancer patient who launched the donation effort to help cancer patients. Joe Dean, founder of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, shared parts Rose's message in regards to her efforts: "It has been a tough year, but I am finally starting to feel better. I am entering the maintenance phase of my treatment. Even though this is the "easiest" part …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Registration for Port Washington Youth Baseball and Softball teams is underway — but it's all being done online only for the first time this year. Plus, find out a few other updates from the team.
The Port Washington Youth Baseball and Softball league is reminding residents that registration for the 2013 season is underway — but interested players must head online this year to sign up. "In the old days, registrations would trickle in all the way through (March)," board member Patrick Modjeski said of the former mail-in paper registration system. The group switched to taking online registrations only on its website starting this year. "It's a smoother process — you're automatically registered and everything like that," he said. Last year the group had about 500 youths sign up for the program, which offers a variety of leagues depending on age and skill level including: Girls and boys are allowed to play on all of the above leagues, …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Airgas of Germantown recently donated the cash as well as plenty of items from Tailwaggers 911 wish list.
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In debating which charity should next benefit from the company's regular donation, Airgas employees decided to change it up this time — focusing their attention on four-legged, furry friends. "People seem to be kind of getting warn out on the same type of charities," Amanda Warczak of Airgas said, adding they thought it was an appropriate time to help an animal rescue because many pets "gifted" during Christmas might now be filling up shelters. The company learned of Tailwaggers 911 of Sakville through an employee who adopted a dog from the rescue. Tailwaggers operates without a shelter; it's dogs are transported from a high-kill shelter to foster homes in the area, and it's run completely by volunteers. The company collected the cash as …
Monday, January 21, 2013
When tragedy hits, people want to help. But often, what arrives at the scene gets in the way because there's too much or it's not needed. Find out better ways to get involved in times of trouble.
Tragedies that break the heart often also come with a desire to help. Superstorm Sandy. The Newtown shooting. But what help to offer? Especially, when you’re far away. Stories of families that lost everything in the storm led to thousands of people sending what they thought was needed to the East Coast. But at some point, donation centers became overwhelmed with the amount sent. Nashua, N.H., firefighters held a clothing drive after Sandy hit. Within two weeks of the storm, the Nashua Telegraph reported the firefighters were overwhelmed with clothing donations—but still needed gift cards and cash. After the Newtown shooting, the same thing happened. According to CNN, Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra said“Our hearts are warmed by …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The fourth annual event hosted by Dockside Deli, Gallery 224 and in conjunction with Port Washington-Saukville School District students offers attendees a creative and tasty way to support the local fight against hunger.
There won't be any empty bowls on Sunday during the annual 100 Bowls event that takes a local approach to the larger effort of fighting hunger. In its 4th year, the event is hosted by Dockside Deli, Gallery 224 and offers bowls handcrafted by Port Washington-Saukville School District students for sale to attendees. It's inspired by a movement known as Empty Bowls, "an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group," according to Emptybowls.net. Milwaukee Empty Bowls hosts a similiar event. Event attendees can visit the gallery between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, and purchase a handcrafted bowl for $15. That price also includes a visit to Dockside Deli for a "real bowl" of soup, as well as bread …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Diane Kinzer Photography is taking nominations for a family deserving of a free photo shoot as part of a movement by photographers across the country to honor the memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
One month after the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that stole 26 lives and shattered many others, people across the country are continuing movements to honor the memory of those lost. One such movement, called The Olivia Act, remembers 6-year-old Olivia Engel, who died in the arms of a police officer as a result of the Dec. 14 shooting, according to the New Haven Register. The Engel family had photos taken shortly before the tragedy — images that later circled the nation in remembering the little girl. A Facebook page and blog about the movement points out how extremely important those photos must be to the family — and explains how one photographer saw that as a meaningful opportunity to help others and remember the victim…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
This December, we'd like your help determing the Port Washington and Saukville person of the year. You can nominate anyone who lives, works or volunteers in town.
It's the end of the year, and Port Washington and Saukville have had the privilege of meeting some amazing people, doing great things. There was Mark Rolison, who founded the Global Giving program and Rachel Anne Pipp who uses her artistic skills to benefit mitochondrial disease. But we know there are people doing good that we never heard about. This December, we'd like your help determing the Port Washington and Saukville person of the year. You can nominate anyone who lives, works or volunteers in town. But nominations close at 9 a.m. Dec. 13, so submit your picks now! There are two ways to nominate someone: Fill out the form above. We're asking for the person's name, why you think they should be Person of the Year, and a way to contact…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Saukville Community Food Pantry provides Thanksgiving meals to area families, with the help of Port auto dealership.
On Nov. 17, the Saukville Community Food Pantry provided 90 Thanksgiving meal boxes to residents of Ozaukee County. The effort was accomplished in large part due to the generosity of Mike and Jim Schmit from the Schmit Bros. auto dealership, according to Mark Gierach, Saukville Community Food Pantry executive director. Schmit Bros. donated 76 turkeys toward the cause and also donated funds from their “Go Further With Ford” night on Nov. 15, Gierach said. In addition, their service department is also collecting food items for the food pantry. "In recognition of Schmit Bros. having gone the extra mile in reaching out to the surrounding community to help those in need, the Board of the Saukville Food Pantry wishes to thank them for their …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Saukville Community Food Pantry Executive Director Mark Gierach offers a letter of thanks for the boys' efforts as well as drives by Calibre Inc., Home Depot and local businesses — all efforts that will definitely benefit the community.
Editor's Note: The following is a letter to the editor submitted by Mark Gierach of the Saukville Community Food Pantry. If you'd like to submit a letter for Patch to consider for publication, please e-mail Local Editor Lyssa Beyer. On behalf of the Saukville Community Food Pantry, I wish to give thanks to Cub Scout Pack 3868 from Saukville for their great efforts in this year’s food collection drive for our food pantry. The Scouts collected almost 2,000 pounds of food that will help fill our shelves and complete our Thanksgiving Meal Box’s this year. Their Cub Master Jesse Lovell did a wonderful job of coordinating the scouts and parents in getting the bags to residents and following up a week later and picking up the bags. We’ve also …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
National Good Neighbor Day is Sept. 28. Share your stories about the neighbors who make your town a great place to live.
A good neighbor comes in many forms. It may be someone who keeps an eye on your kids when they’re playing outside or someone who pet sits for you when your family is on vacation. Some even go above and beyond to make your community a great place to live by picking up trash in neighborhood parks or volunteering to start youth programs at the local library. Celebrate the people who make your community thrive by honoring them on National Good Neighbor Day on Friday. For example, read up on these Port Washington and Saukville residents who have given back in big ways to the community: The concept of National Good Neighbor Day began in the early 1970’s when Montana resident Becky Mattson pushed to create a holiday that would recognize people …