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News & Notes: Feb. 4

Feb. 4, 2014

Schools accepted

into forest program

Greendale — The woods near Canterbury Elementary and Greendale Middle schools have been registered as school forests within the Wisconsin Community Forest Program.

The certification will allow for the expansion of the district's outdoor classroom space and increase opportunities within the existing curriculum at all grade levels and across disciplines.

As a registered school forest, Greendale School District will be eligible to receive free forest management assistance from the state Department of Natural Resources and free seedlings from the state nursery program. The district also will be able to apply for grants from the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board and to receive assistance from a statewide school forest education specialist.

Candidates forum to be held in Village Board race

Greendale — The Greendale Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County will conduct their annual Greendale candidate forums to educate voters in the upcoming local elections.

The Primary Election Candidate Forum will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the courtroom in the Greendale Safety Center, 5911 W. Grange Ave. The forum will be for the Village Board primary election, in which seven candidates are running for two seats. All of the candidates have been invited and are expected to participate.

Incumbents Gregory Turay and James Birmingham are running against residents Ted Gurzynski, Noelle Joers-Yanisch, Bill Kewan, Donna Ouellette and Jason Cyborowski in the primary Feb. 18.

The forum is an open format to allow the candidates to answer questions posed by the audience and non-biased questions through a moderator. Each question will be directed to all candidates. All moderation, timing and sorting of questions will be done by the League of Women Voters to ensure impartiality.

Resident earns Civic Music Association Award

Greendale — String bass player Christopher Carloni, a junior at Greendale High School, was selected to be a finalist for the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee High School Showcase on Jan. 25, following his audition at the Conservatory of Music.

Carloni, one of eight students who qualified to play in the Showcase recital Jan. 26, also received a Young Artist Scholarship. He performed the first movement of the Koussevitsky Bass Concerto, on which he earned an exemplary certificate at the Wisconsin State Music Association State Competition in spring, 2013.

Carloni is co-section leader for the string basses in the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra's Senior Symphony and also qualified for the State Honors Orchestra in 2012 and 2013. He studies string bass with John Babbitt.

Frozen yogurt store

to open in Southridge

Greendale — Southridge Mall could soon become the home of Wisconsin's first Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt.

Yumz, a self-serve frozen yogurt franchise, has 12 stores divided between Florida, Illinois and Indiana.

The mall expects the store to be open in spring.

The store offers multiple flavors of fat-free frozen yogurt, including bubble gum and eggnog, made with natural ingredients.

For information, visit the store's website at YumzFrozenYogurt.com.

Chamber announces 2014 Scholarship program

Greendale — The Greendale Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2014 Greendale Chamber of Commerce Scholarship.

Upon qualification, one $1,500 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to a 2013-14 high school senior who is a Greendale resident and planning to attend a college, university or technical/trade school this fall.

Those interested should complete the scholarship application form, which is available on the Greendale Chamber of Commerce website, GreendaleChamber.com.

All material should be submitted by April 7.

For information, call Lenore Lenten, scholarship committee chairperson, at (414) 421-1800, Ext. 4.

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