Thursday, July 28, 2011

Woodland Project Update for This Week

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Police National Night Out

The Waunakee Police Department will host National Night Out festivities at the Village Park in Waunakee from 5-7 pm on August 10, 2011. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and the Waunakee Police Department, National Night Out will involve over 1,000 communities from all 50 states. There will be activities for kids, prizes, free brats and hot dogs and numerous displays by various law enforcement agencies.

It's Finally Here!!!

WaunaFest is finally here!! Please visit for the schedule of events and activities being offered this weekend, Thursday-Sunday, at Centennial Park. Have a fun and safe festival, it's where you'll wauna be!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Woodland Project Update for This Week

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Access Hint for Food Pantry and St. Andrews

Anyone wishing to access the Waunakee Food Pantry or the St. Andrews Church located on the south side of Waunakee on Emerald Grove Lane should enter from the north / west on Woodland Drive.

EMS Ice Cream Social

Waunakee EMS will host its annual ice cream social fundraiser from 4-8 pm August 9 at the EMS building, 201 North Klein Drive. The menu includes ice cream sundaes, cones, root beer floats and desserts. Waunakee residents also donate desserts that are served at this event. To donate, deliver them to the EMS building no later than 2 pm that Tuesday. There will be entertainment and displays as well. Anyone with questions can call the EMS office weekdays at 849-7522.

Community Band Concert

The Waunakee Community Band's final concert of the summer season will be held in the High School Performing Arts Center at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 28. The theme of the evening will be "Our Country, Our Heritage." Music from many of the countries that settled in Wisconsin and Waunakee will be presented. Audience members are encouraged to wear clothing, hats or accessories that reflect their own personal ancestry. Special guests of the band will be present wearing costumes that will represent the origins of the musical selections. This is also the annual "Pie and Ice Cream Night" with serving from 6:15 to 6:45, during intermission and after the concert.

Seniors Staying Safe in the Extreme Heat

Waunakee Senior Center would like you all to know how to stay safe in the current weather conditions as well as what to look for and who is most at risk. 

Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness.  Heat stroke occurs when the body is unable to control is temperature.  Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.  Signs of heat stroke are:
  • An extremely high body temperature (above 103° F)
  • Red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating)
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • Throbbing headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
Heat exhaustion is milder than heat stroke.  Heat exhaustion can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids.  Signs of heat exhaustion are:
  • Heavy Sweating
  • Paleness
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Dizzniness
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Fainting
  • Skin: may be cool and moist
  • Pule rate: fast and weak
  • Breathing: fast and shallow
The best way to protect yourself are:
  • Drink cool nonalcoholic beverages
  • Rest
  • Take a cool shower
  • If possible seek an air conditioned environment
  • Wear lightweight clothing
  • Do not engage in strenuous activities
If you see any signs of sever heat stress, this could be a life threatening emergency.  Call for immediate medical assistance while trying to cool the person.  Try to get them a shady area, cool the person rapidly by using a water source.

Waunakee Utilities Energy Use Suggestions

The Waunakee Utilities continues to experience energy demand at all-time record levels as a result of the extreme weather conditions.  The utility continues to remind customers that they can save money and play an important part in controlling energy use through the following voluntary efforts:
  •  Turn off non-essential lights 
  •  Turn the air-conditioner thermostat to 78 degrees, and make sure all windows and doors are closed when the air conditioner is running.
  • Use fans when you’re in a room and turn them off when you leave the room.
  • Shade windows or close drapes on the south and west sides of the home.
  • Keep refrigerator or freezer doors closed as much as possible. 
  •  Use heat-generating appliances (such as ovens, dishwashers, and laundry appliances) after 9 p.m.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Our Apologies

We apologize for the recent repeat posts that were emailed to you.  We are working to resolve the issue.  We understand that we all get enough e-mails every day and don't want to send unnecessary emails to you. 

Thank you for your understanding.


The annual WaunaFest celebration is scheduled for July 28, 29, 30 and 31. During these days, the police department will have extended office hours and increased staffing.

As was the case last year; carry-in alcoholic beverages are prohibited and no alcoholic beverages are allowed outside the designated areas.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Woodland Project Update #5

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection Volunteer Days

Come lend a helping hand and join with your Waunakee neighbors by volunteering at the Waunakee Neighborhood Connection Store, located at 1001 Arboretum Drive.  Summer volunteer hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am - 11:00 am.  It's a great family activity that helps you give back at the same time!  There is plenty to do from ages 3 to 93!  If you have questions please contact the WNC Store at 849-5740.  Also check out their website: or find them on Facebook at

Waunakee Community Garden: Volunteers Needed

Waunakee High School’s Pay It Forward Club, in conjunction with Waunakee Neighborhood Connection, is looking for volunteers to tend to and harvest the “Garden of Dreams,” Waunakee’s community and school garden, located next to the girls’ softball diamond on Simon Crestway.  Watering, weeding, and other light maintenance is needed on Tuesday mornings’ during the summer beginning at 9am.  There are still several weeks left of the growing season for friends, neighbors, families, co-workers, clubs, etc. to help!  All ages are welcome to participate!  If you have questions or would like to sign up please email  WE WILL GATHER AT THE GARDEN AT 9 a.m.  SEE YOU THERE!!

Summit Family Night--Sock Hop & Ice Cream Social

This Friday, July 15, from 6-8 p.m. grab your poodle skirts, bobby socks, and leather jackets to join us for the a sock hop and ice cream social at the Waunakee Village Center, on Friday July 15, 2011. We will have ice cream from Culvers with various toppings like whipped cream and cherries. The gym will be open for dancing and gym games. Invite your family, friends and neighbors for a night filled with excitement for all ages!!

Sundae at the Gazebo with Kelda Roys

Join Kelda Roys our State Representative for an old-fashioned community ice cream social! Bring your family and enjoy delicious sundaes.

Date:  Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Time:  5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Place:  Village Park Gazebo

Friday, July 8, 2011

Woodland Project Update #4

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Senior Center Newsletter

Our Senior Center really puts together a wonderful newsletter every month. Check out the latest edition:

You can also view past issues here:{163A4597-6814-46BE-9826-DE138CD25D6D}.

Waunakee EMS Offers CPR Classes

Did you know that Waunakee EMS holds a CPR class each month?  Classes are held at the EMS building or an area town hall.  The cost for instruction is $25 and this includes a 2-year certification card from the American Heart Association.  Registration can be completed at or by calling the EMS office at 608-849-7522.  Join us at one of the dates below!

Upcoming classes:
July 19th at Vienna Town Hall 6pm
August 24th at Waunakee EMS 6pm
September 17th at Waunakee EMS 9am
October 18th at Dane Village Hall 6pm
November 15th at Waunakee EMS 6pm
December 12th at Waunakee EMS 6pm

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Temporary Signal Improvements - S. Woodland & County M

I've heard some feedback that the traffic signals at South Woodland and County M are not functioning well because of the construction project. I received the following response from the Project Coordinator Jim Foley today: "I spoke with Dane County and the City of Madison this afternoon regarding the timing issue at Woodland Drive and CTH M. The City of Madison will be on site sometime tomorrow to make adjustments to the sequencing for this intersection. Hopefully this will resolve the issue, especially in the AM peak hours. Unfortunately this may not be in effect until after the AM peak tomorrow."

It's WaunaFest Time!

WaunaFest is July 28th through the 31st. Come out to Waunakee the last weekend of July and celebrate WaunaFest! We'll have food, music, sports, fireworks, a parade, and lots more. WaunaFest--it's where you'll want to be!

Community Band Concert

The Waunakee Community Band will present a concert on July 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the gazebo in Village Park. Culver's will have refreshments available. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. In case of rain, the concert will be in the High School Performing Arts Center. The last concert of the season will be July 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Performing Arts Center. The theme of that evening will be "Our Country, Our Heritage." That will be "Pie and Ice Cream Night".


The Waunakee Rotary Club will host a picnic for all area senior citizens at Centennial Park at noon on July 13.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Woodland Drive Closure

Woodland Drive will be closed to two way traffic between Mill Road and Foggy Mountain Pass beginning July 7, 2011 at 7:00 a.m. All residents and service providers that need access to their homes from Woodland Drive must use the Foggy Mountain Pass and Woodland Drive intersection. No access will be allowed between Mill Road and Foggy Mountain Pass after this date except to emergency service responders. A 10' driving lane will be ticketed beginning July 7th at 7:00 a.m. Woodland Drive roadway improvements will take place in this area for four weeks. Notification will occur when work is completed in this area. Message boards will be used to notify traffic of the closure and traffic routes to use. Tierney Lane will not be accessible at this time except to emergency responders. Thank you for your cooperation in the Woodland Drive project. 

Friday, July 1, 2011