School district receives award for print calendar

The Wauwatosa School District has been honored by the National Public School Relations Association for its 2015-16 'Save the Date for Learning' print calendar.

The calendar earned an honorable mention in the annual Publications and Electronic Media Awards. Every year, the calendar is given to families and community members to assist in planning for school and district events. It also provides information to the community about accomplishments, activities and learning.

'We enjoy any opportunity to share the message of the many great things happening in our Wauwatosa schools,' said Superintendent Phil Ertl in a statement.

Wauwatosa was one of four Wisconsin school districts recognized by the NPSRA. A digital version of the calendar can be found online at

Secret Garden Tour scheduled for July 9

Area residents will have the opportunity to explore private and historic gardens during Wauwatosa's 22nd annual Secret Garden Tour, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9.

Hosted by the Wauwatosa Beautification Committee, locals can tour six private gardens and those at the Kneeland-Walker House, 7406 Hillcrest Drive, the starting point of the tour.

Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Alfa Flower Shop, The Flower Lady, Fruit of the Bloom, Rose's Flower Shop, Stein's Garden and Home (Wauwatosa location only) and Wisconsin Garden and Pet. Tickets are $12 on tour day and will be available at the Kneeland-Walker House.

Wauwatosa fire chief named

association board president

A familiar face around Wauwatosa will join the new Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association board of directors.

Wauwatosa Fire Chief Rob Ugaste has been named president of the board for the 2016-17 year.

The WSFCA is an organization dedicated to the representation and education of chief fire officers throughout the state, according to a news release.

The group monitors and provides input regarding regulatory and legislative issues and provides annual opportunities for education.

The group recently concluded its annual conference, held in Green Bay.

The new board includes representatives from across Wisconsin including Greenfield, Campbell, Pewaukee, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Wausau, Grand Chute, Fox Lake and Stoddard Bergen.

Ugaste became fire chief in Wauwatosa in 2011.

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