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News & Notes: Sept. 8

Sept. 8, 2010

Shorewood Today magazine wins national award

Shorewood - Village officials announced that its quarterly community magazine, Shorewood Today, is a national award winner. The magazine was recognized by the Association for Women in Communications, a national organization of more than 7,000 women communicators based in Alexandria, Va., in its annual Clarion Award competition. Shorewood Today was the national winner in the category "magazine series in a circulation of 100,000 or less." Competing against entries from all over the world, Shorewood's villagewide magazine took top honors in this category.

Shorewood Today is a full-color community magazine providing useful information about the village, and it offers news and feature stories about the people, places and things in the village. The magazine is an important example of successful collaboration between the Shorewood School District, village government and the Shorewood Business Improvement District, with additional support from Shorewood's marketing program.

Shorewood Today is mailed to every Shorewood household four times per year. For information, e-mail today@shorewoodwi.com.

Trustees set village trick or treat hours

Thiensville - Village trustees designated Thiensville's 2010 trick-or-treat hours from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

Fire department calls increase due to paramedic intercepts

Thiensville - Fire department calls increased by 15 percent in 2009, largely due to the implementation of the department's automatic dispatch program, which requests a paramedic intercept whenever certain medical symptoms are described by a 911 caller.

Paramedic intercept calls were up nearly 50 percent, increasing from 157 in 2008 to 235 in 2009.

The statistics were presented to the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday as part of the Fire Department's annual report.

In addition to the increased calls, Fire Chief Brian Reiels said the department is still working on a financial agreement with the Mequon Fire Department to provide paramedic training under the village's license. Thiensville's paramedic program currently serves all of Ozaukee County, and the Mequon department is looking to serve their own community.

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