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Shorewood Snapshot: Government, School Meetings; Neighborhood and Milwaukee River Clean-up

A look at this week's local events and news.

Here's a look at what's coming up this week in Shorewood. If we're missing something, you can add it to the calendar.

Village business — Shorewood’s Village Board is scheduled to discuss and possibly vote on on including a 38-foot slide down to the beach.

Officials could also consider a in the village.

The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at , 3930 N. Murray Ave.

A neighborhood sewer meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in the , 3920 N. Murray Ave. (lower level of the library). Officials are expected to discuss projects set for this summer.

Also, the village's Police Commission and Library Board meet on Wednesday at 4:30 and 6 p.m. respectively at Village Hall. The Design Review Board convenes at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

School business — Officials could approve switching the district’s employee healthcare plan and retaining its current dental insurance provider at a meeting 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Library, 1701 E. Capitol.

Then Wednesday night, the district will hold a town hall meeting at 6:30 in the high school library. Superintendent Blane McCann and Business Manager Mark Boehlke will host the meeting to review the and answer questions.

Preps sports — The softball team hosts matches against Saint Francis on Tuesday and New Berlin West on Thursday. Both games start at 4:15 p.m.

Shorewood's girls soccer team travels to Brown Deer for a 4:30 p.m. match on Thursday.

The high school boys tennis team hosts a match on Tuesday against Saint Francis on Tuesday and will travel to New Berlin West on Thursday. Both games starts at 4 p.m.

And, the Shorewood golf team will play in mini-meets at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Oakwood Golf Course and Thursday at the Grant Park Golf Course.

All home games are played at Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Dr.

— Shorewood Connects and the Milwaukee Riverkeeper are offering volunteer opportunities on Saturday.

Shorewood Connects is linking volunteers with older adults and the disabled to ease the burden of yard chores like taming those out-of-control hedges, full garden beds and tangled water hoses.

This year’s Spring Yard Clean-Up Day is from 9 a.m. to noon and organizers are still looking for volunteers.

If you’d like to volunteer or need help whipping your yard into shape, call Sue Kelley at 961-7262 or email at skelley@wi.rr.com by Tuesday.

The Milwaukee Riverkeeper Spring River Cleanup effort is seeking volunteers to help pull trash from the Milwaukee River at one of the almost 50 sites, including several in the Shorewood area like .

Visit www.milwaukeeriverkeeper.org for more information.

— As a web-based news source, we utilize Facebook and Twitter quite a bit.

However, even though I spend most of my work days sipping coffee and fraternizing with the locals at Alterra or Stone Creek, I felt it was time to make myself available in person on a regular basis.

So, from 5 to 7 p.m. every Thursday I will be holding "office hours" in one of the study rooms at the , 3920 N. Murray Ave. If the room is full we will definitely find a place to chat.

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