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News & Notes: Sept. 18

Sept. 18, 2012

Walmart Neighborhood Market to open Oct. 24

Menomonee Falls - The new 40,000-square-foot Walmart Neighborhood Market in Pilgrim Village Shopping Center at Main Street and Pilgrim Road will have a grand opening Oct. 24, Village Manager Mark Fitzgerald said.

There is no word on what businesses will fill the four other retail locations in the shopping center. One retail building has yet to be built and construction must be completed on the building by the end of the year.

Gatlin Development scooped up a slew of properties on the downtown corner, which has fallen on hard times since Piggly Wiggly closed in 2004.

Village Board to discuss temporary pools

Germantown - The Village Board plans to once more discuss the temporary pool ordinance it amended in August.

It requires temporary pools to be placed 15 feet away from any building or property line.

The Village Board meets next at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at Village Hall, W17001 Mequon Road.

Trustee Melvin Ewert requested the ordinance be placed on the agenda after receiving a slew of phone calls from residents asking that the distance a pool is placed away from a building be lessened.

Thousands attend Parade of Homes

Menomonee Falls - The Metropolitan Builders Association reported that 28,000 people attended the 2012 Parade of Homes held Aug. 18 through Sept. 9.

The Parade of Homes featured 16 homes built by 14 Southeastern Wisconsin homebuilders in two subdivisions: Still River in Pewaukee and Quail Haven in Menomonee Falls. Homes showcased the latest interior and exterior design and decorating trends, new and sustainable building techniques, and leading-edge home technologies.

Fire Department accepting applications for volunteers

Menomonee Falls - The Fire Department is accepting applications for volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians.

No experience is necessary; applicants must be at least 18 and pass a written and physical agility test. Applications for the recruitment class will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Applications received after that time will be considered for future classes.

Application packets are available at Fire Station 3, W140-N7501 Lilly Road, or at Menomonee-Falls.org.

Blood drive scheduled for Liver Awareness Month

Menomonee Falls - The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in honor of National Liver Awareness Month from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at Calvary Baptist School, N84-W19049 Menomonee Ave.

Liver transplant patients may need 30 or more blood products during surgery. To make an appointment to donate blood, call (800) 733-2767 or visit RedCrossBlood.org.

A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification, are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good are eligible to donate.

Insured families need to schedule kids' vaccines

Madison - Beginning Oct. 1, families with health insurance will need to schedule their children's vaccination appointments with their healthcare provider rather than at local health departments, state health officials confirmed this week.

A recent change in federal policy requires state-supplied vaccines to be targeted to children not covered by insurance.

Due to the state's widespread pertussis, or whooping cough, outbreak, state-supplied pertussis vaccines will still be provided to any child visiting a local health department, regardless of whether they have insurance coverage, and state-supplied seasonal influenza vaccine will be available to all children during the 2012-13 flu season.

Parents are encouraged to contact their insurance company if they are uncertain whether their insurance covers vaccinations.

Children eligible for the Vaccines for Children program, which provides publicly purchased vaccines to children enrolled in or eligible for Medicaid and BadgerCare, and Native Americans and Alaskans ages 18 and younger, can continue to receive immunizations from participating public and private healthcare providers.

Families can visit the Wisconsin Immunization Registry to find out which immunizations their child needs at DHS.Wisconsin.gov.

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