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News & Notes: Oct. 15

Oct. 15, 2013

Parking lot to be

$2.25 million building

West Allis — A $2.25 million office building which will be the corporate headquarters of Cardinal Capital Management Inc. is expected to be completed in April on what is now a parking lot at 901 S. 70th St., on part of the former Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co.

Although a ground-breaking ceremony was held this week, construction is already under way on the site beside the city's Summit Place office complex.

Cardinal Capital Management preserves, develops and manages affordable housing and provides asset management services and partnerships with other organizations that develop affordable housing. Cardinal Capital Management offers approximately 3,000 affordable apartment homes for rent in Wisconsin, Iowa and Arizona.

Forward Thinking session

asks opinion on schools

Greenfield — Greenfield School District residents are being asked to take part in a conversation about their educational system during a Forward Thinking Communities session at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Greenfield Community Center, 7215 W. Cold Spring Road.

This will be an opportunity to share their thoughts about instruction, curriculum and other topics.

Feedback gathered from this and other listening session will be considered as the district does its strategic planning beginning this school year. Other sessions have been slated with members of the business community, library board and parent groups.

When the compilation of baseline data gathered from surveys, Forward Thinking Communities discussions and listening sessions is complete, a strategic planning team will be formed with representation from all stakeholders. From this group, action teams will be established that will research and provide recommendations on a variety of topics. Some of these topics may include instruction, buildings and grounds, curriculum and community partnerships.

For more information about the event, contact School Board member Rick Moze at rmoze@admin.greenfield.k12.wi.us or (414) 541-5224 or the Community Relations Department, (414) 855-2030 or swilke@admin.greenfield.k12.wi.us.

Visit the Forward Thinking website at http://ftcommunities.wordpress.com for more information about this school and community initiative.

Griddlers Cafés

to salute veterans

During the week of Nov. 11-18, local Griddlers Cafes will salute veterans.

On Nov. 11 Veterans Day it will offer free coffee, tea or fountain beverage and two pancakes to any U.S. military veteran or active service member.

Also, from Nov. 11 to 17, Griddlers will donate all the proceeds from S.O.S. (creamed beef on toast ) sales, priced at $3.99, to the Fisher House Foundation. The Fisher House Foundation is best known for the network of comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers nationwide and in Europe.

The proceeds will help build a Fisher House Foundation house at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

Griddlers Cafe locations are at 4160 W. Loomis Road, Greenfield, and at 10706 W. Greenfield Avenue, West Allis.

Library needs used

books, movies, music

Greenfield — The Greenfield Library needs used books, audio books, movies and music for its Never-Ending Book Sale, an ongoing sale of used materials.

Donations are accepted at the check-out desk at the library, 5310 W. Layton Avenue. Sale proceeds benefit the library.

The library cannot accept books published before 2003, textbooks, VHS tapes, cassette tapes or magazines.

For information, call the library at (414) 321-9595 Ext. 101.

Archery range safer,

thanks to local Scout

Greenfield — Nick Bell of Boy Scout Troop 612 redid the archery range at Whitnall Park for his Eagle Scout project.

The improvements made the range safer. He added a platform and a chain-link fence to separate the shooting lanes.

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