City of Sheboygan Christmas tree recycling info
The city of Sheboygan’s annual Christmas tree recycling pickup begins on Jan. 2, 2019, and continues through the end of January. Trees are picked up on the same day as your garbage pickup. Wreaths are picked up with normal curbside garbage collection. Christmas trees are picked up at the curb, and there is no alley pickup of Christmas trees. Remove all ornaments and decorative lights. Do not place trees in plastic bags.
Christmas trees can also be disposed of at the Resident Drop-Off Site at 2026 New Jersey Ave.; place trees in the area normally used for branches. Trees are recycled by grinding them into wood chips. These chips are available to the public for free.
Acuity announces promotions
Sara Ruppel has been promoted to senior commercial processor at Acuity’s corporate headquarters.
She started in policy assembly in December 2002. She transferred to imaging in April 2003 and to commercial processing in January 2005.
Jessica Spencer was also promoted senior commercial processor at Acuity’s corporate headquarters.
She began her career at Acuity in July 2008 as a commercial processor.
She graduated in 2008 from Lakeshore Technical College with an associate’s degree in applied science, administrative assistant.
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Learn to snowshoe at Kettle Moraine
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host a variety of events at Kettle Moraine State Forest’s Northern Unit in January. With questions, contact the Ice Age Visitor Center at 920-533-8322. The Ice Age Visitor Center is located about 20 miles north of West Bend and 20 miles south of Fond du Lac.
Evening with Nature Program: Managing Wildlife in Your Yard
Date: Thursday, Jan. 10
Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Ice Age Visitor Center
About 85 percent of Americans live in an urban environment, and increasingly, wildlife is sharing the same areas with us. With David Drake, extension wildlife specialist and professor at UW-Madison, find out ways to create, enhance and manage habitat in your yard, neighborhood and community to attract beneficial wildlife and discourage critters that cause problems. This program is best for people over the age of 12 years old.
Get Outdoors! Learn to Snowshoe
Date: Saturday, Jan. 12
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Where: Ice Age Visitor Center
Learn how easy it is to snowshoe and then get outside to enjoy the wonders of our beautiful snow-covered forest. Snowshoes will be provided for those who do not have any. This program is best for people older than 8 years. To register, call 920-533-8322 by Jan. 10.
Get Outdoors! Learn to Cross-country Ski
Date: Saturday, Jan. 12
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Zillmer Trail Area (located off County Road SS between County Road G and Hwy 67 near New Prospect)
Dust off those cross-country skis and head to Zillmer to gain the skills to make cross-country skiing fun and safe. This program is best for people older than 10 years. Arrangements for ski rentals will be made for those who need skis. Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission stickers are required, but trail passes are waived for workshop participants. To register, call 920-533-8322 by Jan. 10.
Get Outdoors! Learn to Ice Fish
Date: Saturday, Jan. 19
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Mauthe Lake Recreation Area picnic shelter (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)
Learn the tricks of winter fishing with experienced ice anglers. We will start inside the Mauthe Lake picnic shelter for a presentation on safety tips and appropriate gear and tackle. Then it’s off to Mauthe Lake to try our best at luring those fish out of the water. Equipment, tackle and bait will be provided. This program is best for people over 6 years old. Special surprises await all who pre-register. To register, call 920-533-8322 by Jan. 16. No fishing license is required since it is Free Fishing Weekend. A State Park System vehicle admission sticker is required.
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Shoreline Woman’s Club announces January meeting
Shoreline Woman’s Club will meet at noon on Jan. 10, 2019, for lunch at the Sheboygan Yacht Club, 214 Pennsylvania Avenue. A program will follow regarding vets returning home. Guests are always welcome. For reservations, call 920-457-3759 by Jan. 6.
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Sheboygan County Forage Council to hold hay auction
The Sheboygan County Forage Council will sponsor its next hay auction on Jan. 12, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at Adell Coop in Adell. The auctions provide a market for buyers and sellers of hay, straw and other forages.
Hay for sale needs to be at the auction site by 9:30 a.m. Sale begins at 10:00 a.m.
For more information contact the Sheboygan County UW-Extension Office at 920-459-5904 or visit the UW-Extension website at http://sheboygan.uwex.edu.
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