Monday, May 2, 2016

Spring Bluegrass Music Festival

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Schumacher Farm Park
5682 Highway 19
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Friends of Schumacher Farm and the Southern Wisconsin Bluegrass Music Association are joining forces with the Village of Waunakee and Town of Vienna to bring the Spring Bluegrass Music Festival.

Multiple Bluegrass bands are performing on two stages at Schumacher Farm Park. Truman’s Ridge is traveling across the border to share some original Chicago-style bluegrass, followed by Madison’s Spare Time who has been playing for over twenty years! Bluegrass bands including Milkhouse Radio and the Soggy Prairie Boys will perform on an outdoor amplified stage with festival seating, while Bluegrass bands including Down from the Hills and Northern Comfort will perform acoustically inside the historic Schumacher barn, built in 1908.

A $20 Admission will go towards farm restoration projects and educational programming. Free parking and tractor-drawn wagon rides to festival grounds will be available. Concessions will be sold on-site. This is a rain or shine event.

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Spring Bluegrass Music Festival

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Driving in Work Zones

Drivers need to slow down whenever they see flashing lights, or move over to leave the lane beside the work zone open. In some construction areas, lowered speed limits are posted and must be obeyed at all times.

  • Don't fool around. Eliminate distractions like eating, drinking, talking on the phone, or fiddling with electronic devices.
  • Expect the unexpected. Speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may be changed, and people and vehicles may be working on or near the road.
  • Slow down. A car traveling 60 mph travels 88 feet per second, and the faster you go the longer it takes to stop.
  • Give yourself room. Rear-end collisions are the most common work zone crashes, so don't tailgate.
  • Allow about three seconds of braking distance. Look for signs. Orange, diamond-shaped signs usually give you ample warning of lane closings, construction areas, and flaggers and other workers ahead.
  • Be patient. If you don't see workers, that doesn't mean they're not there. Observe the signs until you see one that says you've left the work zone.
  • Plan ahead. Leave early or map out an alternate route. Find the latest road conditions and work zone news at 511 Wisconsin Travel Information.
  • Follow the law. Slow down and move over, if possible, when you see flashing lights.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Waunakee Area EMS Open House

Waunakee Area EMS
201 North Klein Dr.
May 15, 2016
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Waunakee Area EMS is holding an open house to kick off EMS week. Check out multiple emergency response vehicles and the Med flight helicopter. Tour the station, learn hands-only CPR and set up the Pulse Point app on your phone. A free will offering lunch will be provided from 11 am - 3 pm at the EMS Station.

Town of Westport & Village of Waunakee 2016 Recycling Event

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Town of Westport
5387 Mary Lake Road
8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Resource Solutions will be in the Town of Westport collecting computers, electronics, and appliances for recycling. Residents of the Town of Westport, the Village of Waunakee, and surrounding communities may bring these items to the Town of Westport during this time.

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2016 Recycling Event

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sports Equipment Drop Off

WNC (Waunakee Neighborhood Connection)
208 S. Century Ave.
Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Phone: 849-5740

Do you have used sports equipment that is still in good condition and no longer being used? How about donating it to WNC. Take a look while you are spring cleaning and drop off the items.

Click the link below for more details:

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Did You Know?

The spring turkey hunting season in Wisconsin is upon us. Did you know that along with your Wisconsin state-issued drivers license or state-issued ID that you may use your Wisconsin hunting license as proof of residence to register to vote?

Stop at the Village Hall (500 West Main Street) and you'll be on your way to completing your voter registration!

Questions? Contact the Waunakee Village Hall Clerk's Department at 608-850-8500.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Workshops on Wellness

Waunakee Village Center
333 South Madison Street
May 11, 2016
7:00 - 8:00 PM

As we age, the prospect of some difficulty hearing and understanding speech becomes very real. There are many causes of hearing loss, but the long term exposure to noise and aging stand out as two of the most common. Ted Tweed will discuss the way we hear, how the ear works, what can go wrong and what you can do about it, including a discussion of hearing aid candidacy and types of hearing aids. Why hearing loss contributes to some very funny communication situations will be apparent. He will answer the questions: "Why do I have trouble understanding you when I can still hear you?"

Hearing screenings will be available beginning at 5:30 PM and will be carried out by graduate students from the UW Madison Student Academy of Audiology. You can call the Village Center to schedule an appointment at 850-5992.

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Workshop on Wellness