Mayor's Beautification Award Reception

Congratulations again to the 2019 Mayor's Beautification Award Winners!!! We had a fantastic reception. It was such a pleasure to meet everyone.

Thank you to our volunteer judges: Carol Bork, Judy Ducharme, Ruth Falkner, Mary Herrick, Mary Jones, Emily Jordan, Lois Knoll, Barb Leininger, Judy McCabe Krudwig, Karn McElroy, Janet Nienow, Billie Schalla, Donna Terlinden, Kathleen Thomson, Ray Engelking, and Don Behnke. Special thanks to our chair Mike Falkner and out volunteer photographers: Linnea Koenigs who captured photos of the winning properties and Diane Jaeger for capturing our celebration. A great thanks to the City of West Bend, Mayor Sadownkiow and the Aldermen for helping to celebrate the winners.

Roots and Branches sponsors the Mayor’s Beautification Award each year that recognizes and promotes attractive residential front landscapes. There are eight winners, one from each district in the City of West Bend. Awards are based on the impact a particular landscape has on the surrounding neighborhood rather than the amount of money spent. It is intended to be a “thank you” for the efforts those have made in helping to make West Bend a more beautiful city in which to live, work and visit.

Roots and Branches mission is to improve the environment of the city of West Bend through improving the landscapes. We provide a clean-up campaign in the spring, seminars and other educational programs, Adopt-a-plot gardens around town and downtown, Garden Tour and so much more. In addition to the Mayor’s Beautification Awards, we also sponsor the Business Beautification Award. Roots and Branches is a non-profit organization and receives no tax dollars.

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Another Garden Tour Fundraiser in the Books

We couldn't do this without the support of our #volunteers, donors and sponsors. Thank you to-- West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, Jasen Wealth Advisors, Miller Monument Company, Inc., Creative Curbz LLC, PMF Landscape Supply, The Daily News, Stein's Garden & Home, Regal Ware Cookware, Seven Up Bottling Company, West Bend Parks, Recreation & Forestry, Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly, The Idle Hour or Two, Riverside Brewery, and the City of West Bend. Great thanks to our hosts & chairs: Ellen & Rob Charlier Anglim, Jim & Carol Stoltz, Susan Russell & John Pankau, Christine & Jack Freiheit, Tim & Sally Mueller, Marian Roethke, Debbie Kuring & Tom Pfotenhauer; and of course our volunteers: Deb Chipman, Linda Zarling, Heidi Wagner, Susan Steinhafel, Claudine Franzen, Paul Ziegler, Doreen Vick, Mike Falkner, Judy McCabe Krudwig, Rita Lesch, Bev Sarauer, Judy Essig, Norb Klein, Marsue Zillig, Pat Fries, Alice Iqauinta, Neil Thompson, Red Gross, Delores Mueller, Tina Davis, Kris Strodthoff, Jodi Brown, Mary Endlich, Kathy Weberg, Bob & Jacquie Becher, Don & Lynn Knop, Mary & Joe Billmann, Gail Strupp Heinecke, and Karen McElroy.

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MAYOR’S BEAUTIFICATION AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Roots and Branches announces the 2019 Mayor’s Beautification winners, one for each of the eight districts in West Bend.  Judges have selected them all at one time this year and you are invited to take a drive and see the front landscapes of our 2019 winners.   

Thank you to Linnea Koenigs for photographing our winners.

2019 Winners

District #1: Bob & Lynn Fuge 1152 N. 11th Ave.

District #2: James & Carol Stoltz 548 Summit Dr.

District #3: Nancy Luetschwager 1407 Evergreen St.

District #4: John & Elise Ziarniak 149 Woodridge Rd.

District #5: Jenny & Brad Zuba 1716 Pintail Dr.

District #6 :Susan Mueller 1323 Hans St.

District #7: Steve Mazur 2008 Parkfield Rd.

District #8: Nancy & Mark Wendt 2813 Kilarney Ct.

Roots and Branches sponsors the Mayor’s Beautification Award each year that recognizes and promotes attractive residential front landscapes.  There are eight winners, one from each district in the City of West Bend. Awards are based on the impact a particular landscape has on the surrounding neighborhood rather than the amount of money spent.  It is intended to be a “thank you” for the efforts those have made in helping to make West Bend a more beautiful city in which to live, work and visit.  The Mayor’s Beautification Award Reception will take place on August 19th in the atrium in City Hall, followed by the Mayor’s presentations at the city council meeting. 

Roots and Branches mission is to improve the environment of the city of West Bend through improving the landscapes.  We provide a clean-up campaign in the spring, seminars and other educational programs, Adopt-a-plot gardens around town and downtown, Garden Tour and so much more.  In addition to the Mayor’s Beautification Awards, we also sponsor the Business Beautification Award.   Roots and Branches is a non-profit organization and receives no tax dollars.

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2019 BUSINESS BEAUTIFICATION AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE AUGUST 16th

Nominate your favorite business for this year’s “West Bend Mutual Insurance Company Business Beautification Award,” sponsored by Roots and Branches.  You can nominate by giving the name and address of the business along with your reason for nomination.  Email Roots and Branches at rootsandbranches@ci.west-bend.wi.us, online at www.rootsbranches.org, call 262-335-5083 or mail to Roots and Branches, 1115 S. Main St., West Bend by August 16th. The five finalists will be invited to the awards reception, as our guests, on September 19th where the winner will be announced. 

 

The criteria for this award is:

·       Positive impact the exterior has on the community.

·       Not currently under construction.

·       Residential, government and school buildings are not included in this award.

·       Business must be located within city limits of West Bend.

·       Previous winners are not eligible.

 

Previous winners include:  West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, Westbury Bank Home Loan Center, Commerce State Bank, The Frisby House, Januli’s Italian Deli and Pizzeria, Gehl Company/Manitou Americas, Museum of Wisconsin Art, Schmidt Funeral Home, Dublin’s Irish Pub, Donna Koenings, The Red House, and Jasen Wealth Advisors.

 

The purpose of the award is to recognize city businesses that make a positive impact on our community by improving the appearance of the exterior of their buildings.   This entire community benefits from making West Bend an even more beautiful place in which to live, work and visit.  If you have questions, please call 262-335-5083.

 

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DON’T MISS ROOTS AND BRANCHES PLANT SALE “THE BEST PLANTS AND PRICES IN TOWN”

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These are the plants you’ve been dreaming about during the winter. Beautiful perennials and annuals are waiting for you at Roots and Branches Plant Sale Friday, May 17, 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the corner of Main & Vine (across from the Police Station.) Plants are locally grown, winter hardy perennials which are selling for $6 a pot or 5 or more $5.00. They’re ready to flourish in your garden today. We also have healthy, hardy and locally grown annuals. All flats of annuals are $15, the best price in town.

Some of the new plants offered this year are: North Hills Creeping Phlox Montezuma Oriental Lily, Pixie Princess Dwarf Iris, Maggie Daley (purple) Astilbe, Sterling Silver Brunnera, Raspberry Splash Lungwort and more.

The plant sale is the major fund raiser for Roots and Branches that provides support for all of the other programs throughout the year, such as seminars, free and open to the public, Arbor Day program in the schools, “Gardens of West Bend” tour in July, Mayor’s Beautification Awards, Cleanup Greenup city-wide spring clean up and much more. The funds from the sale also help provide plants and flowers downtown and throughout the city in adopt-a-plot gardens.

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Join us for "Monarch Migration & Favorite Plants of the Monarch"

“MONARCH MIGRATION & FAVORITE PLANTS OF THE MONARCH”

FREE SEMINAR - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, THURSDAY, APRIL 11TH at 7:00 PM

HOSTED BY ROOTS AND BRANCHES

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SPONSORED BY JOHNSON’S NURSERY, INC.

 

Shelly Culea, of Monarchs Unlimited will take us on a journey to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries of Mexico, share her passion of raising Monarchs, and teach us how to protect the Monarchs.

Shelly has visited several UNESCO protected Monarch sites in the remote mountains west of Mexico City. She has raised and released more than 500 Monarch Butterflies from her nursery, and continually presents to Milwaukee area garden clubs to bring awareness to this endangered species.

Join us for “Monarch Migration & Favorite Plants of the Monarch” - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11th at West Bend City Hall 1115 S. Main Street sponsored by Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. Register for this free, public event by calling Roots and Branches office 262-335-5083, email at rootsandbranches@ci.west-bend.wi.us or online at rootsbranches.org.     

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Join Us for "All about Trees"

“ALL ABOUT TREES”

FREE SEMINAR - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH at 7:00 PM

HOSTED BY ROOTS AND BRANCHES &

SPONSORED BY JOHNSON’S NURSERY, INC. 

Marc Sass, a forester with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be helping us understand invasive species, discuss the best trees for use in residential landscapes and explore proper tree care.

Marc has been with the DNR for 6 years; for the last year and half he has been with the Pike Lake Unit Office. He manages the State-owned forests in Washington and Ozaukee Counties and assists private landowners manage their forestland throughout Southeast Wisconsin. 

Join us for “All About Trees” - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14th at West Bend City Hall 1115 S. Main Street sponsored by Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. Register for this free, public event by calling Roots and Branches office 262-335-5083, email at rootsandbranches@ci.west-bend.wi.us or online at rootsbranches.org.     

 

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Daylily Secrets-Free Seminar -Nov. 8th

Nate Bremer, the owner of Solaris Farms, is a hybridizer specializing in northern-hard daylilies and peonies. During the presentation he will be exploring marketing deceptions, recommended cultivators and growing daylilies in Wisconsin.  

Solaris Farms is home to more than 2,000 registered daylilies and a test garden of 10,000+ seedlings and new cultivators under propagation. The farm has been featured in numerous TV and magazine profiles and is a frequent destination of master gardener groups, clubs & specialists.  The century old farmstead, located near Reedsville, WI is an official American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) Display Garden.

Join us for “Daylily Secrets - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8th at West Bend City Hall 1115 S. Main Street. Register for this free, public event by calling 262-335-5083, emailing rootsandbranches@ci.west-bend.wi.us or online at rootsbranches.org.     

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