Happy October from Lake Life Company!
We have finalized our moving plans...Lake Life Co. will have its last day open for business at our Main Street location on OCTOBER 26th. We will re-open at The Farm on November 8th.
If you want Fall Collection candles, (October Candle of The Month is Pumpkin Spice) be sure to stock up before our Move! We will be opening at The Farm with our Holiday Collection. We will continue to honor Gift Cards and coupons at our NEW location. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and sign up for our Newsletter for all of the updates, store hours, class schedule and Events!
At The Farm, we will still feature our Makers in Pop-Up Shops. We will host classes, day Retreats and Markets. We will be open several days/month and will have our schedule posted on our Facebook page.
Why the Move?
Our business is larger than ever, with at least 50% of our business still in wholesale and supplying our 200+ stockists. We started online and have continued that business this entire time. We love the fact that Lake Life Co. is all over the United States in retail shops, much like our own. As Entrepreneurs who have a family and professional careers in Law Enforcement and Medicine, our goal has always been to work less and play more. This last year, we got off track. We started spinning wheels that where taking us further off course. As a family, we sat down and made some big decisions about what we wanted from our businesses, our home, our future. That led us to a perfect 7-acre Farm just 4 miles out of town and just down the road from our last home. On Easy Street.
Thank you for your business. We look forward to seeing you this month and then at The Farm.
Waunakee Police Department...LOCK CAR DOORS AND CLOSE GARAGE DOORS
Almost every community in Dane County is experiencing a high number of thefts from vehicles, burglaries to residences and stolen autos. Almost all of these incidents are the result of unlocked cars and/or open garage doors. Multiple people have been arrested in Waunakee and other Dane County communities, but it has not slowed crime. 3 vehicles were stolen in Waunakee in August. Two vehicles were taken from the same residence. The vehicles had been parked unlocked in the driveway. The garage door opener was used to gain access to the house and the thieves retrieved the keys and stole laptops. One vehicle was later used in burglaries/thefts in Mount Horeb until the suspects were interrupted while in the process of burglarizing a home. The suspects fled in the stolen vehicle and were later pursued by Verona Police for a short distance before the pursuit was terminated. The vehicle was later found abandoned in Madison. The other stolen vehicle has not been recovered at this point. The third stolen vehicle had been parked on the lawn of a home unlocked and with the keys inside. That vehicle was used in multiple burglaries in Westport and Jefferson County. The vehicle was recovered and the suspect, a 22 year old male with a lengthy criminal history, is in custody facing multiple charges.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE:
1. Lock car doors of vehicles parked in the driveway or on the street
2. Keep your garage door closed when not outside, and especially after dark
3. Lock the walk in door from your garage to your house overnight
4. If you see your neighbor’s garage door open after dark, please call, text or stop and tell your neighbor their garage door is open. It only takes a thief a minute to go through your unlocked car.
Waunakee Athletic Department Asks Businesses to Refrain from using High School Sport Photos
In the last two months we've had a couple instances where local business used student-athlete images in advertisements. It is a violation of WIAA Amateur Status rules for student-athletes image to appear in promotional material with or without the student-athlete's permission. The penalty for such a violation is the student-athlete loses their eligibility in all WIAA sponsored sports.
In an effort to minimize the risk of a student-athlete losing his/her athletic eligibility the Athletic Department is asking the Waunakee Business Community to refrain from using current student-athlete's image advertisements, promotions, and/or commercials.
For details please see attached letter and thank the business for all of your support and help on this matter and all of your support of Waunakee Athletes and Athletics.
Creative Wall at the Hall with Mike Chamberlin
Scratching the surface of aluminum allows light to reflect off the surface from different angles creating amazing holographic effects of depth and space on a two dimensional object. Mike Chamberlin’s artwork, created from scrap aluminum, allows for these striking pieces to change right before the viewer’s eyes depending upon the different light intensity.
To view Mike's artwork and learn more about his artistic talents, while supporting local creativity and innovation, please plan to stop by the Village Hall, 500 W. Main Street, during business hours.
Over the past year, a committee of volunteers has been working with the Waunakee School Board and the Waunakee School District to develop a revitalization plan for the Waunakee High School Soccer Stadium. The campaign that has emerged is called “One Community, One Goal.” The plan calls for replacing the current grass surface with artificial turf and building a new team center that would house changing/locker rooms, bathrooms, medical treatment facilities and provide weather protection. Recently, the Waunakee School Board approved moving forward with the design phase for the project and today we are excited to introduce you to sponsorship opportunities for One Community, One Goal Capital Campaign. READ MORE
Volunteer. Build a stronger community. Borrow sugar.
In the upcoming months, Waunakee Neighborhood Connection will be hosting several volunteer informational sessions to learn about current opportunities to make a positive difference.
In our ever-changing culture, we all want to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. We want to feel connected. Social media and busy lives have moved us from the neighborhoods of the past when neighbors borrowed a cup of sugar or a few eggs. It is time to reconnect with one another, to lend a helping hand, and focus on what connects us, not what divides us.
At Waunakee Neighborhood Connection, our mission is to engage neighbors to support and empower one another. Our free store allows neighbors to shop for items to offset other household costs, our seasonal programs provide holiday support and school supplies, and our other programs provide an opportunity for families to feel empowered and overcome challenges that they are facing.
All of these programs are powered by volunteerism! We have numerous volunteer opportunities, appropriate for a variety of skill and interest levels. Each of these provides ways for adults, students, and families to participate in meaningful volunteerism. Waunakee Neighborhood Connection is the place to enhance your journey of being connected, reducing stress, meeting new people, learning new skills, and changing lives. Everyone has value and a purpose here. Stop in and find yours! Read the latest Newsletter
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The Waunakee Community School District has made a financial commitment to start a Student Financial Assistance Fund that can support families in need. The district is committed to ensuring that all students and families can participate in their school community regardless of a family’s ability to pay. A district-wide committee, including representatives from the Board of Education, administrators, staff, and students, has been created to establish guidelines for this initiative. They are seeking the community’s help in raising the necessary funds. The goal is to raise $25,000.
Donations will be used to fund need-based scholarships for things such as field trips, memory books, and other district-sponsored activities that require fees. Your donation can help create a positive, inclusive environment in all of our schools. Donate
American Pickers are Coming Back to Wisconsin
Waunakee Area EMS is Celebrating 40 years!
In 2019 Waunakee Area EMS will be celebrating 40 years of volunteer service. The WWDDVS (Waunakee, Westport, Dane, town of Dane, Vienna and Springfield) Commission has approved a project telling the history and honoring volunteers.
The monument project includes three stones. The middle stone tells the history of the service, the two sides list volunteer members who served 15 or more years to the EMS district.
Project costs include the monument, landscaping, moving flag poles, lighting, maintenance and updating the monument as names are added.
Waunakee Area EMS is hoping the community will support the effort.
Presentations can be given. For more information, please call Vaughn Frye at 849-7399.
EMS Facebook with dedication photos
Waunakee Area EMS
201 N. Klein Drive, PO Box 33
Waunakee, WI 53597
It's that time of year again to license your pets. Licensing your animals is easy and can be completed from the comforts of your own home! Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis. A license is required for all dogs and cats over 5 months of age. For more information, view Wisconsin Statues 174.05 and 174.42 and the Village Code of Ordinances Chapter 14. All licenses issued after March 31 will be assessed a $5 per license late fee, so don't wait! To register your pets online please click on the link below:
You can call PetData at 1-855-312-9070. License(s) will be mailed within 10 business days of PetData's receipt of payment and documentation.
New Electric and Water Meters
Waunakee Utilities staff will soon be installing electric and water meters for Waunakee residents.
Waunakee Utilities will be having several people from their electric department going through the service territory over the next couple months with a large wagon carrying boxes of electric meters. Staff will be changing out all electric meters and will be going to every home and business to do this.
The water department will be contacting every customer over the next +/- four years as part of a water meter change out project. Water department staff will need to access the meters which are generally located in the basement of homes and businesses in order to install a new meter.
Storm Drain Murals in Waunakee and Westport
The Town of Westport is part of the Madison Area Municipal Stormwater Partnership and as part of their stormwater permit they are required to undertake information and education. Storm drain murals were part of that education element this year. Check out the poster HERE featuring Waunakee and Westport drain murals. Have you seen the cool mural near the intersection of Woodland Drive and Mill Road in Westport? Thanks to Jessica and Barry from the Town for heading the project for Westport and Christal Campbell at the County for coming up with the neat idea!
Connecting to the Village of Waunakee continues to be convenient since the 2017 rollout of the Village of Waunakee Mobile App (MyWaunakee). Currently available in both the Apple Store and Google Play Store, information like news alerts, job postings, Village Board information, and events and meetings are now at your fingertips. The application, designed to make connecting to your local government more seamless, allows users the unique ability to report a concern (ex. street light out), attach relevant photos along with map location, and connect to the appropriate staff to easily address concerns.
To download the MyWaunakee app, follow the links below or simply search for “MyWaunakee” in either the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
Apple Store - https://itunes.apple.com/WebOb
Google Play Store - https://play.google.com/store/
For more information about the mobile application, please contact Adam Bentley, Assistant Village Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 608-850-2182. If you would like to watch a quick demonstration of the application please visit the Village’s YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/WzqD1j0fV7A.
Waunakee Ranked Among Safest Communities
Waunakee was recently named the second Safest City in Wisconsin for 2018 by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. For the full article and more information on the study, click the link below.
Registration Technology Inc. (RTI) is an authorized partner of the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles and is pleased to announce that EZ-TAB is now available at two locations in Waunakee.EZ-TAB is an easy to use self-service kiosk that will renew your Wisconsin license plate, dispense your vehicle’s registration and license plate sticker (tag/tab), all in real time with the WI DMV. EZ-TAB gives you everything you need instantly. EZ-TAB is paid for and provided by RTI at $0 cost to the DMV or the State of Wisconsin.
Please support EZ-TAB at the following locations:
Wipperfurth's Piggly Wiggly at 205 N. Holiday Dr., Waunakee, WI 53597
Walgreens at 401 W. Main St., Waunakee, WI 53597
Click the link below for more details: EZ-TAB