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Mequon, WI  53092
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By Jeff Rumage

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin’s theater department will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at its Mequon campus, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, July 21-23.

CUW theater professor Lori Woodall has long dreamed of creating an outdoor summer series and selected this Shakespearean comedy as the inaugural production.

“I chose ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ because it is the quintessential summer play, and nothing is more festive than Elizabethan theater,” Woodall said.

Performances will take place in the president's courtyard, which Woodall intends to transform into a “mini-Renaissance fair” complete with fairies to get the audience into the spirit of the beloved 16th century comedy.

Woodall is co-directing the show with CUW literature professor Brian Harries and alumnus Nic Cicerale. The production will consist of 18 actors, including five alumni and children of Concordia’s faculty and staff members.

Performances are at 6 p.m. Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 and 4 p.m. Sunday, July 23. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for veterans, and free for children under 12. For more information, call the box office at 262-243-4444.

Congratulation to Kristen and Bobby Fisher on the birth of Alessandra Marie Fisher. Alessandra was born on 7/12/17 at 12:24AM. Statistics: 6 lbs. 2 oz. and 20 inches.

Bobby writes that Kristen and Alessandra are doing well and breast feeding successfully. Alessandra has obviously been adjusted 3 times so far.

She will be at her first Rotary meeting in a few weeks! Family says she is definitely a Fisher.

Free Family Fun!

See the Historic Nieman House 6/20/2017

July 30, 2017, 12pm-4pm

Enjoy a Family Fun day touring the Nieman House, reliving and exploring what it was like in the 1950s. It will be a fun-filled day with Ice Cream, Lemonade, Face Painting, and a Silent Auction. See what is new with the Mequon-Thiensville Historical Society.

For more information click here.

Join Southeastern Wisconsin and North Chicago Rotarians for this battle of the titans, celebrate our military servants from Wisconsin & Illinois Veteran Medical Care Centers and promote "Service Above Self" with pride!

Tailgate Party and Game

Saturday, July 29th

Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Stadium, Milwaukee

Tailgate Party starts at 3:10 p.m.; Game Time is at 6:10 p.m.

For more information or to order tickets click here.

By Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Mequon clinic, scheduled to open in October, will include primary care and urgent care with extended hours, women’s health and obstetrics/gynecology services. Specialty care will include endocrinology, orthopedics and sports medicine, spine care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, podiatry and pain management.

The clinic also will provide mammography and other imaging services, as well as laboratory services. In addition, it plans to provide virtual consults and e-visits.

Physicians employed by Froedtert & MCW Community Physicians and specialists employed by the Medical College will staff the clinic.

The clinic will employ the equivalent of 35 full-time employees. The clinic planned for Oak Creek, in contrast, will employ about 150 people. The Mequon clinic, unlike the clinics in New Berlin and Oak Creek, will not have an ambulatory surgical center.

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

By Tory Paxson, Rotary Club of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, USA

On Tuesday, 13 June, we sat down in a cool auditorium in the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, for the first annual Women in Rotary Event. The four of us sitting together were all women, all members of my Rotary club, and all at our very first Rotary International Convention. We were unaware of the impact this event was about to have on us. But then, the lights began to dim.

It has only been a short 30 years since the landmark decision to allow women to join Rotary. Being only 27 years of age myself, this reality seems a bit absurd. All of these incredible, passionate and driven women I have met since joining Rotary have only had the space of my lifetime to catch up in leadership roles, in Rotary pride and projects? Really? And yet as lights shone down on our presenters, we felt that 30 years, while short, has been plenty of time for these women to shine.

At a recent Rotary meeting, we had the pleasure of being introduced to Julie Zumach from the organization Our Community Listens.  I am very excited about the future of Our Community Listens and the positive impact it will have on the lives of people in Mequon and the surrounding communities. This FREE 3 day communication skills course will be held right here at Newcastle Place September 19-21.

This event is open to anyone 18 and older.  Please note the maximum class size is 18, so don't delay!

Questions? Contact Jennifer Sutherland at

Dr. Demond Means is presented with a Certificate of Appreciation at Friday’s club meeting. Pictured from left: Demond Means, Lucia Francis club President. (Photo: Bob Blazich)

Mequon-Thiensville School District Superintendent Demond Means is heading to Georgia. The Clarke County School District unanimously approved a contract to hire Means as its superintendent at its May 4 school board meeting.

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