Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Topping numbers from previous years, the 100 Bowls event held at Gallery 224 and Dockside Deli raised $2,000 to donate to local food pantries.
"Best year ever," Don Voigt, who helps run the the 100 Bowls program, said of the event that raises money for local food pantries. The event raised $2,000 on Sunday to benefit pantries in Ozaukee County, more than the roughly $1,500 raised in both 2010 and 2011. Attendees purchased handcrafted bowls for $15 from Gallery 224, and for that price also got a visit to Dockside Deli for a "real bowl" of soup, as well as bread and a cookie. The bowls — made by Port Washington High School students — the food and the manpower at the event are 100 percent donated, meaning the pantries get all of the proceeds, Voigt said. The event is in its fourth year locally, and inspired by a movement known as Empty Bowls, "an international grassroots effort to …
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 …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Donations collected in the mail on Saturday from Port Washington, Saukville, Fredonia and Belgium totaled 8,126 pounds, all food that will benefit The Food Pantry in Port Washington.
As part of the nation's largest single-day food drive effort, local residents were able to collect 10,332 items — or 8,126 pounds of food — to benefit The Food Pantry in Port Washington. The Stamp Out Hunger food drive celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and has collected more than one billion pounds of food since its inception in 1993. Last year's efforts netted 70.2 million pounds of food, the eighth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds were collected, according to its website. United States Postal Service mail carriers collected food items that were left in bags on the mailboxes on Saturday. The Food Pantry is located at 1800 N. Wisconsin St.; contact 262-284-1148 for more information about making a donation.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Third annual "100 Bowls" event, sponsored by Gallery 224 and Dockside Deli, will include bowls for sale from students and hopefully community members as well.
For more than 100 Port Washington High School students, their schoolwork will come to a uniquely satisfying end Jan. 29 when they watch the bowls they've sculpted and painted go on sale in a professional studio to benefit the Port Washington Food Pantry. For $15, anyone can choose a bowl to purchase from display at Gallery 224; the bowl purchase includes a donated lunch of homemade soup and bread at Dockside Deli as part of the annual 100 Bowls event. "I think it's important to have a sense that this is what artists do; they give back," said Jane Suddendorf, who organized the event as the gallery's director and an art teacher at PWHS. "It helps them see beyond themselves." While in the past only high school students could submit bowls, …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Lake Shore Dance is putting on the Nutcracker this weekend at Port Washington High School as a benefit for the Food Pantry for the fourteenth year in a row.
Young ballerinas with Lake Shore Dance will perform the "Nutcracker" this weekend in the Port Washington High School auditorium. Gwendolyn Agee, director of the Port Washington Lake Shore Dance studio, said people come to their version of the play because it is affordable, local and family-friendly — running an hour-and-a-half with narration by character Herr Drosselmeyer. "It's a wonderful Christmas ballet, and most people know the story — but we have it narrated," Agee said, "which helps, especially the younger kids, follow the story line." In the 14 years the ballet has run, it has always benefitted the Port Washington Food Pantry, inside St. Peter of Alcantara. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for kids and seniors; receive a $1 …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Despite high winds trying to tamper with the Boy Scouts collection efforts, troops were able to raise more food than last year.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lyssa Beyer
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Area Boy Scout troops collected 4,472 pounds to donate to the Food Pantry in Port Washington through a door-to-door drive held last week. Scouts left bags on residents' doors Oct. 15, in hopes that the bags would be filled and left for pick up the following week. Many of the bags flew away due to high winds, but donations were still collected in any old bag — and the drive was still a success, according to Doug Schaefer, committee chairman for Troop 875 in Port Washington and event coordinator. "(Given) the wind flying and the state of the economy (it was a good collection)," he said. "It’s slightly better than last year and still not quite to the levels back in 2008 — but that should help the folks that rely on the pantry every week …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Boy Scouts will instead pick up any bag filled with food and left on porches this Saturday.
Many bags left by Boy Scouts as part of a food drive over the weekend were blown away by strong winds in the area, according to Doug Schaefer, committee chairman for Troop 875 in Port Washington and event coordinator. "If you did not find a Scouting for Food bag on your porch this weekend, it is more likely due to the gale force winds than Cub Scout inattentiveness," Schaefer said in a post to Facebook. "Regardless, the Boy Scouts will be through every neighborhood (Saturday) to collect food for our Oz Co Food Pantry. If your bag left with the Nor'easter, any bag will do!" Bags should be placed on porches by 9 a.m. Saturday and visible from the street, according to a press release from the troops; only donate food that is within the "best …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Area Boy Scouts behind food drive starting this weekend to benefit Port Washington pantry.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lyssa Beyer
Friday, October 14, 2011
When you come home to an empty bag on your door step either Saturday or Sunday — don't throw it away. Instead, area Boy Scout troops are hoping residents will fill the bags with food to donate to Port Washington's Food Pantry. Doug Schaefer, committee chairman for Troop 875 in Port Washington and event coordinator, said the scouts will drop bags on every porch in the city. Donators can just leave their full bags back on the porches; troops will start collecting again at 10 a.m. Oct. 22. Bags should be visible from the street, according to a press release from the troops, and only donate food that is within the "best if used by date." If the troops miss your donation, it can be taken to the St. Peters Church connected to the food pantry, …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Locally grown food will be featured at dinner party, with proceeds benefiting Port Washington Food Pantry.
Locally grown food is the highlight of a dinner event to help an area charity feed families. The first ever Fall Harvest Dinner is being held on Thursday and will benefit the Port Washington Food Pantry. Fresh produce used to make up the dinner entrees won’t have far to travel from the garden to attendants’ plates. “All of the menu items will have produce from the YMCA Community Involvement Committee members’ gardens,” said Mary Fran Lepeska, who serves on the Board of Managers at the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA. She is also the chair of the Community Involvement Committee at the YMCA. Lepeska said she and her daughter were visiting local businesses in Port Washington earlier this year when Ursula Cholewinska, the owner of Baltica Tea Room…
Friday, September 16, 2011
Suspect tells police he was frustrated because he was out of work and not getting enough help from local food pantry.
Frustration with being unemployed and a food pantry's supposed unwillingness to help him out is apparently what led a Port Washington man to commit numerous acts of vandalism over the years, including painting swatiska symbols and phrases such as "Hitler's food pantry." Dale R. Ziegler, 214 N. Franklin St., was charged Thursday with two felony counts of criminal damage to religious property as well as two misdemeanor counts for graffiti. The charges stem from incidents in June 2010 as well as graffiti found on the Ozaukee Interurban Trail and near a local church last weekend. According to the criminal complaint filed in Ozaukee County Circuit Court: Port Washington police officer Jerry Nye spent Tuesday digging through police reports …