Saturday, May 11, 2013
The group is launching fundraising efforts in hopes of gathering more than $200,000 to pay for its planned efforts.
The Port Washington Waterfront Safety Advisory Committee that formed following 15-year-old Tyler Buczek's drowning death has launched a fundraising campaign to help with its planned initiatives. The committee hopes to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to an Ozaukee Press article, for items such as educational signs and programs as well as a memorial that will honor Buczek — who drowned while swimming on North Beach in September — and 24-year-old Peter Dougherty, who died while kayaking in Lake Michigan in March 2012. The commitee will actively seek donations from community groups, the article said. Learn more about the Waterfront Safety Advisory Committee's iniatives in previous articles on Patch: Other related stories:
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Port Washington Plan Commission members approved a design for a new entrance hoping to enhance security at Lincoln Elementary School despite a debate questioning whether laminate glass was sufficient.
A new entryway is planned for Lincoln Elementary School, but some city officials are questioning whether more serious steps needed to be taken as part of the design. The Port Washington Plan Commission approved the design concept that requires visitors to identify themselves to receptionists before being buzzed in to enter, according to the Ozaukee Press. The receptionist window would be made of laminate glass, but some commission members questioned whether bulletproof class would be better. Officials have been reviewing security procedures since tragedy shook an elementary school in the Newtown, CT, elementary school in December. As the first step in increasing security measures at the schools, officials added a buzzer that parents and …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Alcoholism is not a moral weakness, but a family disease that is treatable, from which people can and do recover, says the Ozaukee County ATOD Prevention Consortium.
Editor's note: The following press release was submitted by the Ozaukee County ATOD Prevention Consortium. Before one more high school student dies in an alcohol-related accident, or another college student dies of alcohol poisoning, or another family breaks up because of alcohol, the seriousness of the public health problems associated with alcohol and alcoholism must be brought into focus through the spotlight of public awareness. Alcoholism is not a moral weakness, but a family disease that is treatable, from which people can and do recover. In fact, millions of individuals and family members are living lives in long-term recovery from alcoholism! April is the 27th Annual NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month. Founded and sponsored by the …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Firefighters from the Saukville Fire Department will participate an animal CPR class at the Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus this March.
Editor's note: The following information is taken from a press release submitted by the Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus. A special Pet CPR & First Aid Class is being offered for firefighters from the Saukville Fire Department on Monday, March 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus in Saukville. The shelter is located at 630 W. Dekora Street. This class will be presented by Dr. Marla Lichtenberger, DVM, DACVECC (Board-certified emergency and critical care specialist for animals) and owner of Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals on Hwy 100 and Beloit Road in Milwaukee. Instruction will cover CPR, temporary treatment of bleeding, fractures, choking, heat stroke, seizures and discussion about …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Elementary schools in the Port Washington-Saukville School District will no longer be a walk-in setup as officials work towards increasing security in all buildings.
Elementary schools in the Port Washington-Saukville School District are seeing changes this week to the entrances of the buildings. As the first step in increasing security measures at the schools, officials are adding a buzzer that parents and visitors will have to ring before being allowed into the schools; the installation is taking place this week, according to an Ozaukee Press article. Video cameras will also be installed outside the buildings for office personel to monitor, all at a cost of roughly $11,000. The buzzer and camera system is considered a short-term fix to the outdated system of open doors and signs sending visitors to the school's office. In the long term, the district may consider some remodels to the main entrance to …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The decision comes as Port Washington-Saukville School Board members continue discussions on ways to make the district safer since the tragic Newtown, CT school shooting thrust the topic into the limelight.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect a clarification. Believing that voting in the schools is no longer an educational opportunity and focusing on making Port Washington and Saukville a safer place for kids, school officials are moving forward with putting an end to voting in the district's buildings. School Board members spoke highly in favor of ending voting in schools during a late January meeting, and a district committee has now recommended it be discontinued for "security reasons," according to an Ozaukee Press article. The discussion of improving safety procedures in the district has been ongoing tragedy shook an elementary school in Newtown, CT, in December. "For me, this (decision) is really easy," board member…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Port Washington resident Diane Jung is recognized for her 30 years of service as a crossing guard in the city during Wisconsin Adult School Crossing Guard Recognition Week.
For 30 years, Port Washington resident Diane Jung has spent mornings and afternoons on same street corner in the city making sure traffic and pedestrians get along doing what she calls a "rewarding" job as a crossing guard. "I really enjoy the children ... you just never know what's going to come out of their mouths," Jung said. "And they always have smiles on their faces — and it's a nice way to start the day." Jung was recognized this week for her years of service to the community as part of the Wisconsin Adult School Crossing Guard Recognition Week, which is sponsored by the Wisconsin Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association. Jung said 30 years of service on the same street — the corner of North Wisconsin Street and Buetel Road…
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Sept. 16-22 marks Child Passenger Safety Week, shedding light on safety issues surrounding the use of car seats and other factors to help keep children safe in and around vehicles.
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Saturday, September 15, 2012
Motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The high number of fatal outcomes of these crashes could be reduced if proper use of child seats was utilized more often. "Child safety seats reduce the risk of death in passenger cars by 71 percent for infants, and by 54 percent for toddlers ages 1 to 4 years," according to the CDC website. This week, Sept. 16-22, marks Child Passenger Safety Week, with National Seat Check on Saturday. "The goal is to make sure all parents and caregivers are properly securing all children 12 and under in the right car restraint," according to a press release from the campaign. "According to (National …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Health officials urge residents to protect themselves from the disease and from mosquitoes.
Ozaukee County continues to have zero cases of people contracting West Nile, despite the fact that the virus is affecting people in many of Wisconsin's southeastern counties. "We're surprised because we're surrounded by it in every other county," Ozaukee County Health Services Nurse Manager Diana Noack said. "Any day, we'd expect it." Two people have contracted the West Nile Virus in Waukesha County, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services advised on Wednesday. Four people in Milwaukee County have also contracted the disease. The update from the state health department comes a day after county officials warned the community that three crows in Waukesha County were confirmed to have the virus that is carried by mosquitoes. The three …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
It's been said that Lake Michigan and its ever-powerful "lake effect" have the ability to keep tornadoes away — but what's the truth?
Dark clouds hang over the horizon, tumbling closer as a moist, warm air settles in and lightning strikes in the distance. Then, the sirens sound. The wind is picking up and it seems like conditions are getting very dangerous — but with Lake Michigan right next door, there's no way it's a tornado, right? Wrong. "That is one of those wives tales that’s been out there for a long time," said Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Tod Pritchard of the Wisconsin Emergency Management department. Cool lake breezes are not thunderstorms' ideal partner, meaning fewer tornadoes might occur by lakes, but state meteorologist Rusty Kapela said that doesn't mean Lake Michigan air staves off any chance of a tornado. "The cooler breezes off the Great Lakes…