Burger Fest needs you!
SEYMOUR – The Home of the Hamburger board and committee, the group of volunteers that organize and manage the annual Burger Fest, said it has spots available that need filling.
A public meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, at the Seymour Community Museum, 133 Depot St., for anyone interested in becoming a board or committee member.
“Each year people look forward to Burger Fest and all that fun that comes with it,” Donnie Planert, Jr., Home of the Hamburger board president, said. “It takes a lot of people to organize and host the celebration. The more help we have from our community members in and around Seymour, the more we can do to ensure the continuation of this end of summer, family-friendly event.”
For additional information call (920) 833-6688 or email [email protected]
Boards and commission opportunities
GREEN BAY – The City of Green Bay put out a call for interested citizens to serve on its boards and commissions – particularly the Zoning and Planning Board of Appeals, Plan Commission, Board of Review and the Economic Development Authority.
More details on each board/commission and its duties can be found at greenbaywi.gov/507/Boards-
Interested parties can apply online at greenbaywi.gov/
Teen driving class
BROWN COUNTY – The Center for Childhood Safety is offering a free Impact Teen Driving Class at 5 p.m. May 18th.
Organizers said the class will provide real stories that connect with teens, empowering them with evidence-based strategies to keep themselves and others safe.
This class is offered free of charge to teenagers ages 15-17.
Visit centerforchildhoodsafety.org for more information.
Nearly $12,000 raised for Ukraine
ASHWAUBENON – Elevate97 announced its Women Helping Women initiative it launched in March to benefit women impacted by the war in Ukraine raised almost $12,000.
The women of Elevate97, led by owner/CEO, Kate Burgess, designed, sold and hand-made nearly 1,000 t-shirts throughout the month of March with all proceeds being donated to Urgent Action Fund (UAF) for Women’s Human Rights.
“We are truly touched to see so many people come together to provide support in whatever way they can to those affected by the war in Ukraine,” Burgess said. “We were blown away by the amount of support we received for our campaign throughout Wisconsin, and shocked to see that purchases came in from 28 other states as well.”
Nature’s Way announces expansion
GREEN BAY – Nature’s Way recently announced plans for a 116,000-square-foot addition to its existing 80,000-square-foot gummy facility.
The addition, which will provide manufacturing, packaging and warehouse capacity, is expected to begin early summer with completion set for fall 2023.
“The demand for gummies skyrocketed during the pandemic as people looked for ways to stay healthy,” Nicole Polarek, executive vice president and chief operating officer, said. “The trend is showing no signs of slowing down, so we are ramping up to continue to meet consumer demand.”
In the two years since opening its gummy facility, Polarek said Nature’s Way has produced more than one billion high quality gummies for the consumer market.
East Town Mall parking lot
GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Police took to social media to remind residents not to loiter in the East Town Mall parking lot, as it is private property.
Officers said they have been warning people already this year, and ask residents to be respectful of the business and property owners.
Caring for the Caregiver event
GREEN BAY – The Brown County Caregiver Coalition is hosting a Caring for the Caregiver event from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 19, at the Ashwaubenon Community Center 900 Anderson Dr.
The free event will feature a light breakfast, catered by Grounded Cafe, Dance for Joy, a stress-busting seated dance and a presentation of “Unapologetically Human: Preparing for the Marathon of Lifetime Caregiving” by Lola Dada-Olley, an attorney, disability inclusion advocate, mom, wife and podcast host.
Registration is required and can be done by calling (920) 448-4300
Providence Academy to host fundraising gala
HOWARD – Providence Academy, a privately funded classical Christian school, will host its annual fundraising gala from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at its newly constructed school at 3435 Shawano Ave.
The black-tie event, themed “Storybook Beginnings,” will offer live entertainment, auctions, food and refreshments.
The event is open to the public with proceeds supporting the school.
Tickets are available for individuals for $150 or eight-guest tables for $1,000 and can be purchased online at providencegb.org.
UWGB teacher announced as teaching fellow/scholar
GREEN BAY – Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, a University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music professor, was announced as one of the University of Wisconsin System 2022–23 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars.
The yearlong program, which provides academic teaching staff the opportunity to collaborate with other UW-System teachers, begins in late May and will culminate with a research presentation at the annual spring conference on teaching and learning in Madison.
International Community Festival
GREEN BAY – The Kroc Community Center announced it will host an inaugural International Community Festival from 3-8 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2022.
Organizers said the family-friendly event will focus on celebrating the diversity of people who live here in Northeastern Wisconsin, featuring a variety of activities for adults and kids.
A resource center area will also be available for families to get connected with basic needs, housing, financial assistance, health assistance, medical and mental health providers, citizenship classes, education and support to assist with their transition into their community.
More information can be found at gbkroccenter.org/events-and-
Bird scooters return, e-bikes arrive
GREEN BAY – The City of Green Bay is again partnering with Bird to bring shared e-scooters and e-bikes to city streets.
The eco-friendly transportation options can be activated through Bird’s free mobile application, and be used on roads and in bike lanes while obeying standard traffic laws.
Scooters have a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour, while e-bikes can reach 20 miles per hour.
Riders must be at least 18 years old.
Bird is offering a handful of programs this year including:
- Community pricing – offering a 50% discount for low-income riders, Pell grant recipients, select local nonprofit and community organizations, veterans and senior citizens. To qualify, riders should email eligible proof to [email protected].
- Free rides for health care workers/emergency personnel – eligible riders can receive two, free 30-minute rides per day. To qualify, riders should email their medical identification card, name and phone number to [email protected].