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    Welcome Waunafest Run Supporters!!
    Special Edition: Order Your 2020 Commemorative Quarantine WaunaFest Run T-Shirt TODAY!!
    https://waunafestshirtrun2020.itemorder.com/sale
     

    Deadline:

    Despite the Waunafest Run 2020 getting canceled due to COVID-19, we wanted to find a fun way to commemorate the event. This shirt will be a great addition to your collection. Fritz is wearing a mask to stay safe during the Quarantine!  

    All proceeds will be donated to the Rally Around Waunakee Business Marketing Campaign Fund. Waunakee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Waunakee Village put this Campaign together to help reinvigorate our local businesses and economy. We will be reaching out to local businesses to determine their needs as well as how we can help. This campaign will run through the end of 2020 and all proceeds will be going back into our community. 

    This store will close on July 17th at noon. Once all gear is complete you will be contacted via the email you used at checkout to let you know your order is ready for pick up at Trending Now Promotions, 800 S. Division St. Waunakee. Pick up will  be approximately July 30th or 2 weeks after the store close date (not your order date). 

    Please note all sales are final and nonreturnable. If you have any questions about your order, please call Trending Now Promotions at 608-849-3300. 


     


  • Bookin' Around Waunakee

    Hello, Waunakee! The library and several area businesses are partnering to bring you Bookin' Around Waunakee, a community book cover scavenger hunt for the month of July.

    Here's how it works:

    * Look for 25 book cover posters displayed at local businesses and community windows near Main Street. See how many you can find.
    * When you spot a poster, either check it off on this Scavenger Hunt sheet (https://bit.ly/2BSBspu) OR snap a picture.
    * Email us at wplreads@gmail.com and include the pictures you took or an image of your hunt sheet.
    * For every 5 posters that you find, your name will be entered into a raffle drawing for gift cards to spend in our community.

    Happy Bookin'!


     

    • Bidding is open from noon on June 24th through 8:00 PM on Thursday, July 2nd
    • If you win an item, you can easily pay online with PayPal or a credit card
    • Items must be picked up at the Neighborhood Connection Office by July 17th
    • Click to Visit the Auction!

    Please freely share the auction link with friends, family, and colleagues!
    Waunakee Neighborhood Connection | 208 S Century Avenue, Waunakee, WI 53597


     

  • Waunakee Community Magazine Is Released

    The 16th edition of the fifth grade Waunakee Community Magazine was released on June 3,  (Spring 2020) and it's doubled in size. Jacqueline Wells and Ali Reimers fifth grade classes at the Intermediate School under the instruction and guidance of photographer Roger Hamilton combined to put 45 individuals that either work or live in Waunakee in the project. Alyssa Paape captured American Legion Historian Phil Knudsvig to win the cover. Brett Keene and staff at Suttle-Straus, Inc. published the project.   

    Copies are available at the Waunakee Chamber of Commerce, MNM's Coffehouse, American Legion Post #360 and soon to be at the Waunakee Public Libarary.


     

  • WAUNAKEE PUBLIC WORKS IMPROVEMENT UPDATES

    2020 Construction Projects Update…for the Week of June 15th

     


    ATTENTION - ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE! 

    Woodland Drive will be closed in the next few weeks for road repairs and resurfacing beginning early next week…the two separate road closures are outlined as follows:

    Road Closure #1 - South Portion 
    Woodland Drive will be closed from Mill Road to Tierney Drive beginning on Monday, June 22nd at approximately 8am. The road will be closed to all vehicle traffic during the project, and will remain closed until the repairs have been completed in this southern section of Woodland Drive.  We anticipate that the repairs and resurfacing in this section of Woodland Drive will be completed in approximately 4 working days, weather permitting…we are hoping to have this section of Woodland Drive open to traffic by the end of the day on Thursday, June 25th. Access for emergency vehicles and residents within this section of Woodland Drive will be to the north. 

    Road Closure #2 – North Portion 
    Woodland Drive will be closed from Manchester Crossing to Mill Road beginning on Friday, June 26th at approximately 8am.  The road will be closed to all vehicle traffic during the project, and will remain closed until the repairs have been completed in this northern section of Woodland Drive.  We anticipate that the repairs and resurfacing in this section of Woodland Drive will be completed in approximately 4 working days, weather permitting…we are hoping to have this section of Woodland Drive open to traffic by the end of the day on Wednesday, July 1st.    Access for emergency vehicles and residents within this section of Woodland Drive will be to the north.
    We ask that you please plan your travel accordingly.  
    Jim Madden, Construction Manager-Village of Waunakee
    Office (608) 850-8500 I Cell  (608) 576-9558 / jmadden@waunakee.com


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  • Please see the information on the 4K enrollment page and complete the online form.

    Welcome to the home page of the Waunakee Four-Year-Old Kindergarten (4K) program. The Waunakee Community School District has a history of excellent programs for students, and continue this tradition by offering an enriching experience for our youngest learners through Waunakee 4K.

    The Waunakee Community School District works collaboratively with local child-care providers and preschools to offer 4K: Adventures in Learning, Brilliant Beginnings, Inspire Early Childhood, La Petite Academy, Leap Academy, Mary Lake Montessori, Moppet, Peace Preschool and Saint John Preschool. Each site has a highly qualified, DPI-certified teacher who receives professional development and curriculum resources from the district.


     

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    Create Waunakee #SaferAtHome Entertainment Break! We will be featuring live entertainment from our talented and creative community members. 

    We will also accept community “shout-outs” to share during the performance (think birthdays, anniversaries, etc.). Send us an email to administrator@waunakee.com and we’ll consider incorporating the shout-out if time permits.

    If you are a local “creative” and interested in showing off your talents for one of these live Facebook events, please contact us at administrator@waunakee.com or (608) 850-2182 to get scheduled!

    “Create Waunakee” is a celebration of the innovators, creators, and artists that live and work in our Village. It’s mission is to inspire, connect, and unite current and future community members in showcasing and building upon what makes Waunakee a unique and vibrant place to live, work and visit. Follow the FaceBook page to say up-to-date on all creative things Waunakee!

    For more information on Create Waunakee and its mission, please visit www.createwaunakee.com or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/createwaunakee. To submit an application to volunteer for the Create Waunakee Committee, please visit http://www.vil.waunakee.wi.us/431/Application-to-Volunteer where you can submit an online application or print a paper copy to fill out. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Schmidt, Village Administrator at (608) 850-2182 or administrator@waunakee.com.

     


     

  • Creative Wall at the Hall with Kindermusik® Musical Pathways Foundation

    Do you know a child that may enjoy and benefit from music? How would you like to learn more about this program? Do you want to support the local initiative promoting creativity and innovation in Waunakee? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, please make plans to stop in at the Village Hall to learn more!

    Kindermusik® is a developmental music program which through joyful music-making between the parent, child and teacher seeks to promote cognitive, physical, language, social, emotional and musical development in young children. Each class, geared toward your child’s developmental stage, is taught by a trained and licensed Kindermusik® teacher who is passionate about transforming the lives of children through musical learning."

    Waunakee Village Hall
    500 W Main Street
    During Regular Business Hours
    frontdesk@waunakee.com


     

  • 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  

                  


     

  • Waunakee Neighborhood Connection
    Celebrates 13 years in Waunakee!

    We invite you to visit the site and learn more. 
    www.waunakeeneighborhoodconnection.org

    Volunteers are the heart of Neighborhood Connection and make our programs and services possible and successful. We strive to provide meaningful opportunities for community members to connect with each other and with those in need to make Waunakee a place where everyone is valued and can thrive.


  • "Illuminating A Path” 

    The last section of the “Illuminating A Path” sculpture by Michael Kalish has been completed in front of Waunakee High School. This portion of the sculpture is on the southwest corner of the sculpture plaza and features the names of all donors, businesses and supporting groups that helped make this sculpture a reality.

    The main sculpture was dedicated last spring. The sculpture’s theme is to celebrate teachers, staff and education excellence of all public and private schools within the Waunakee Community School district. We feel that Michael Kalish has captured the essence of this community through his design and collaboration with students, staff, and community members.  The quotes that are featured on the bindings of the books highlight this community’s dedication to our history, our goals, our dedication to education and our community.

    Waunakee Area Public Arts Committee 

                            

     


  • Waunakee Police Department...LOCK CAR DOORS AND CLOSE GARAGE DOORS

    Communities in Dane County continue to experience high numbers 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. 

    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. 


     

  • 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 


     

  • Animal Licensing

    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:

    PetData

    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 Metering Technology Provides Significant Customer Benefits

    Waunakee Utilities is continuing with a project to install a new metering system, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI).  When fully deployed, customers will have the ability to monitor electric and water usage from a computer or smart phone which can help manage electrical usage during peak hours. 

    The process to convert has started. The electrical portion will be completed during 2020 while the water portion is projected to be finished by December 31, 2021. Read More

     


     

     

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    MyWaunakee Mobile Application

    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/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=1193793661&mt=8

    Google Play Store - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.civicplus.wi_waunakee2

    For more information about the mobile application, please contact Adam Bentley, Assistant Village Administrator at abentley@waunakee.com 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.

    Safest Cities


     

  • EZ-TAB Public Service Announcement

    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