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What's Happening: June 2 to June 9

06/04/2008
Jazz in Cutler Park

             Cutler Park, Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 7:00pm- 9:00pm -- www.jazzincutlerpark.org

06/04/2008
Badgerland Water Ski Show

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Library happenings in June

My how time flies.  Summer is almost here.  Time to start getting the yard in shape and planning those family picnics.  Check out the library’s collection of gardening and cook books.

“Catch the Reading Bug” is the theme for the 2008 reading program.  Be sure to pick up a brochure at the library that lists all of the fun things kids can do this summer.  The program begins on Monday June 16 and runs through Saturday, July 26th.  There is also a listing of the programs on the library’s calendar of events on the website, www.southmilwaukee.org/library.

The summer hours of the library begin on Monday, June 16.  The hours will remain the same as in  the winter except that the Youth Room will close at noon on Saturdays. The Library will be closed on Friday, July 4th and will reopen on Saturday, July 5.

The Youth Room is looking for volunteers to help with the reading program.  If you are interested in volunteering you should call Miss Denise at 768-8195 ext 3.
 

Reading a good book and would like to share a review.  E-mail your review to bob.pfeiffer@mcfls.org and we will post it on the blog.

Interested in joining a book discussion group?  Stop in the second Thursday of each month at 1 pm for a stimulating book discussion.  Check with the adult reference desk to see what book they are reading that month. 

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Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus

Communicable Disease, Environmental Health

Summer is almost here and outside activities beckon.  And the mosquitoes are just waiting for us!  Should we be concerned?

West Nile infection is caused by the West Nile virus and is spread to people by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus.  The mosquito becomes infected by feeding on an infected bird.  The West Nile virus was first detected in the U.S. in 1999 and has since spread across the country.  The first human infections in Wisconsin were documented in 2002. 

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What's Happening: June 9 to June 16

06/11/2008
Jazz in Cutler Park
Cutler Park, Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 7:00pm- 9:00pm -- www.jazzincutlerpark.org --

06/11/2008
Badgerland Water Ski Show *CANCELED DUE TO FLOODING*
Wednesdays ALL SUMMER: FREE water ski show.  Fun for the whole family.  Come watch beautiful chorus lines, fast pased barefoot waterskiing, ariel jump acts and pyramids built on the water.  Bring your own seating.  Show lasts about a hour and a half. Frame Park, downtown Waukesha-- www.badgerland.org -- 414-640-6361

06/12/2008
Water Ski Show
*CANCELED DUE TO FLOODING*
Thursdays ALL SUMMER: Enjoy an entertaining water ski show complete with colorful costumes, music, and a live emcee announcing the acts.  Free family fun at Lakefront Park Pavilion/Beach house. Lakefront Park, Pewaukee-- www.pewaukee.waterski.org -- 414-322-8713


06/13/2008

Fabulous Second Friday Sales

Historic Downtown Waukesha--  -- www.downtownwaukesha.com -- 262-547-1060

06/13/2008
Freeman Friday Night Live
The streets of Historic Downtown Waukesha come alive with 4 stages of live music.  Shops and eateries are open late! Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 6:30pm- 8:30pm --www.waukeshadowntown.com -- 262-547-1060

06/13/2008
Sprizzo's Anniversary Party
Sprizzo cafe is planning an anniversary party on Friday, June 13. Karla, the owner, says the popular restaurant and drinking spot will have a tent pitched in the rear parking lot. Ben Janzow and the Dirty Boogie Band will perform at 7 p.m. Sprizzo, Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 7:00pm- Band Begins -- www.sprizzo.net -- 262-513-5640

06/13/2008

Cinema in the Sand *CANCELED DUE TO FLOODING*
The free family friendly movie 'Surf's Up', will be shown on the beach area of Pewaukee Lake park. Lakefront Park, downtown Pewaukee-- 8:45 pm -- www.positivelypewaukee.com

06/13/2008- 06/15/2008

WI Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Waukesha County EXPO--  -- www.waukeshacountyexpo.com -- 262-896-8490

06/13/2008- 06/29/2008
Little Women
This much loved classic story, based on Louisa May Alcott's own experiences, tells of four sisters growing up during the Civil War.  Their lives and loves give us amusement of a beautiful kind, delivering a message of hope and cheer that will stay with you after the final curtain. Waukesha Civic Theatre-- 8pm -- www.waukeshacivictheatre.org -- 262-547-0708

06/14/2008
Waukesha Farmers' Market
In Historic Downtown Waukesha, on Riverfront Plaza.  Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits and plants are available for sale.  Locally-made baked goods, cheeses and craft items are also offered.   Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 7am- 12pm – 262-549-6154

06/14/2008
Conversations at Ten Chimneys featuring Steve Ross
The New York Times has dubbed Steve Ross at “The Crown Prince of New York Cabaret.”  Ten Chimneys Foundation is thrilled to welcome Mr. Ross back to Genesee Depot (he inaugurated our “Music in the Drawing Room” series in 2006).  Steve will offer a delightful evening of sophisticated songs and stories, drawn from the heyday of the Lunts’ reign as the king and queen of Broadway.   Lunt Fontanne Program Center -- 7pm-10pm – 262-968-4110-- www.tenchimneys.org

06/14/2008
Base Ball History Day
Watch an old-fashioned game of Base Ball (yes, it was originally two words!) as Old World Wisconsin's 1860s vintage team, the Eagle Diamonds, faces off against the Milwaukee Cream City Club at 1:30 p.m.  Have a hotdog and root for your favorite team! Old World Wisconsin-- 10:00am-5:00pm -- www.oldworldwisconsin.org -- 262-594-6300

06/15/2008
Social Ballroom Dance
Come and enjoy a complimentary Jive lesson from 4pm- 5pm, followed by a social ballroom dance.  Admission is $8 for USA dance members and $12 for non members. Waukesha Elks Lodge-- 5:00pm- 9:00pm -- www.usadance.org -- 262-542-2672

Flood Cleanup

Environmental Health

The severe weather over the weekend has created havoc for many families as they deal with the aftermath.  If you have been affected by a flooded basement or sewage backup, there are safety precautions you can take to reduce your risk of infection while cleaning up.

  • Avoid contact with contaminated surfaces by wearing rubber boots, rubber gloves, and eye protection.
  • Make sure your tetanus immunization is current -- within the past ten years.
  • Clean all hard surfaces with hot water and laundry or dish detergent then disinfect with a solution of one cup chlorine bleach in five gallons of water.
  • Discard items that cannot be washed and disinfected (for example, mattresses, carpeting, rugs, upholstered furniture, toys, stuffed animals, etc.)
  • Remove and discard drywall and insulation that has been contaminated.
  • Help the drying process by using fans, air conditioning, and dehumidifiers to prevent mold.
  • Allow the home to dry completely before installing new materials.
  • Wash hands thoroughly after cleanup.
  • Contaminated clothes should be washed in hot water and detergent.
  • Keep children and pets away from the affected area.

You can call us at the Health Department (371-2980) if you need a tetanus booster or would like additional information about cleanup of flood water.  You can also check out the following websites:

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Summer Library Reading Clubs Begin June 16

The Summer “Catch the Reading Bug” Reading Club will begin on Monday, June 16th. Children may register any time during regular library hours beginning on June 16th.  Children of any age may join the club and record titles read to them, titles they read on their own or time spent reading.  Receive prize coupons after first 10 titles or three hours and 20 minutes of reading.  Enter drawing for more prizes after each additional 10 titles or three hours and 20 minutes of reading.  All reading must be completed and reported by 5 p.m. on August 22nd to be eligible for the prize drawing.

 

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Burglaries

burglary, Crime Prevention

Recently there has been some burglaries in various areas around the City and many of them could have been avoided if some simple practices were put into place. Please take the time to review the bullet points listed below and try to employ them around your home, it should reduce the chances of you becoming the victim of a burglary.

  • Never leave an unattended garage or garden shed unlocked or with the doors open.
  • Never allow a stranger into your home.
  • Never leave your doors or windows open if you cannot physically monitor them. Unmonitored doors should be closed and locked, windows should be closed so that they are open no more than 4" and they are pinned so that they cannot be opened any wider.
  • Light the entire exterior of your home during hours of darkness.
  • Always roll up vehicle windows and lock the vehicle, even if you are away from it for a short period of time.
  • All bikes should be locked in a garage or to an immobile object when not actually being ridden.

The "Bad Guys" rely on three things - Ability, Desire and Opportunity. The one thing we can take away from the "Bad Guy" is his or her OPPORTUNITY!

What's Happening: June 16 to June 23

06/13/2008- 06/29/2008
Little Women
This much loved classic story, based on Louisa May Alcott's own experiences, tells of four sisters growing up during the Civil War.  Their lives and loves give us amusement of a beautiful kind, delivering a message of hope and cheer that will stay with you after the final curtain. Waukesha Civic Theatre-- 8pm -- www.waukeshacivictheatre.org -- 262-547-0708

06/18/2008
Jazz in Cutler Park
Cutler Park, Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 7:00pm- 9:00pm -- www.jazzincutlerpark.org -

06/18/2008
Badgerland Water Ski Show *cancelled due to flooding*
Wednesdays ALL SUMMER: FREE water ski show.  Fun for the whole famil.  Come watch beautiful chorus lines, fast pased barefoot waterskiing, ariel jump acts and pyramids built on the water.  Bring your own seating.  Show lasts about a hour and a half. Frame Park, downtown Waukesha--  www.badgerland.org -- 414-640-6361

06/19/2008
Water Ski Show *cancelled due to flooding*
Thursdays ALL SUMMER: Enjoy an entertaining water ski show complete with colorful costumes, music, and a live emcee announcing the acts.  Free family fun at Lakefront Park Pavilion/Beach house. Lakefront Park, Pewaukee--  www.pewaukee.waterski.org  -- 414-322-8713

06/20/2008
Freeman Friday Night Live
The streets of Historic Downtown Waukesha come alive with 4 stages of live music.  Shops and eateries are open late! Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 6:30pm- 8:30pm --www.waukeshadowntown.com -- 262-547-1060

06/20/2008- 06/21/2008
Kiwanis Pewaukee Beach Party *cancelled due to flooding*
2 day event with live music, volleyball tournament, food & beverage, volleyball tournament, ski show, kids activities.  Lakefront Park, downtown Pewaukee-- 5:00pm-

06/20/2008- 06/22/2008
26th Annual Fiesta Waukesha Celebration
Fiesta Waukesha is La Casa de Esperanza’s annual celebration to promote multicultural awareness. This exciting, three-day festival is a chance for individuals, businesses and the Waukesha community to come together to celebrate our cultural diversity by offering a variety of ethnic foods, traditional craft vendors and live entertainment from local and nationally known bands. Fiesta Waukesha is one of our biggest fundraisers and ensures that our quality programs continue to develop and thrive. This, in turn, ensures that low-income individuals get the help and support they need from La Casa. Frame Park, Historic Downtown Waukesha-- Frame Park -- www.lacasadeesperanza.org -- 262-547-0887

06/20/2008- 06/22/2008
Kettle Moraine Days
Food, music, games, parade and more! Eagle Village Park-- 5pm-12am --  -- 262-594-3128

06/21/2008
Midsummer Magic Sponsored by Commercial Communications
Stroll through the warm summer evening enjoying temptations from some of Wisconsin's favorite breweries, wineries and restaurants.  The Crossroads Village takes on a whole new charm with five outdoor music stages. The museum will close at 4 p.m. and reopen at 6 p.m.  Reservations required. Old World Wisconsin-- www.oldworldwisconsin.org -- 6:00pm-9:00pm --

06/21/2008- 06/22/2008
Waukesha Symphony League Garden Tour
Tour gardens at several homes around the city of Waukesha.  Each unique garden has something special to share! Various gardens around Waukesha. www.waukeshasymphony.org -- 262-547-1858

Paul Molitor, Pete Rose weren't being disrespected and either is Bill Hall

Milwaukee Brewers

NOW On-line editor Mark Maley asked me a while back to write some blogs on the local professional teams. Having worked in the Milwaukee sports media - in public relations for the Brewers for 19 years, as well as a radio talk show host and with CNI the last six years - I thought it was a great idea. People who know me, know I always have an opinion about something.

Since things have finally slowed down, I hope to do more of that with only summer baseball and the Wauwatosa Spartans football team on the schedule for the next few months.

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Welcome to EBHS Unleashed!

If this is the first time you are reading EBHS Unleashed (or the EBHS Insider from our webpage) we welcome you to our shelter blog! This blog helps keep the community involved in the day to day goings on at Elmbrook Humane Society, your local animal shelter. We have some happy stories, some sad stories, but we always have animal stories to share. We hope all animal lovers will enjoy being a part of world!

Today was a rather exciting day for a few of our animals. Three of our cats, and one of our dogs were asked to participate in a photo shoot for Abbott Labs Animal Health Division. O'Malley, Atticus, Ginger and Larry were photographed at the Saturn Lounge Photography Studio, and all of them did very well. They all seem to know that they are stars now!

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After the Water -- Mold

Environmental Health

If you were unlucky and had a basement full of water during the recent heavy storms, you may have an ideal habitat for mold to grow.  Mold needs water to survive and begins to grow when spores land on a wet or damp surface.  While molds are part of the natural environment and are everywhere, they have the potential to cause health problems such as an allergic reaction or aggravation of asthma symptoms when they begin to grow indoors.  So if your basement was flooded, it is very important to dry it out as fast as possible and monitor for mold growth. 

To reduce the opportunity for mold growth, you can:

  • Completely dry affected areas but do not rely on evaporation alone.  Use a dehumidifier and provide good air circulation for fast, adequate drying. 
  • Carpets, furniture, drywall, and anything absorbent that got wet should be discarded.  (Hopefully these first two steps have already been completed.)
  • Make sure the moisture problem is eliminated and repair any cracks in the basement walls.
  • Regularly clean and empty the drip pans in the dehumidifier.
  • Be sure your home has adequate ventilation.
  • Clean hard surfaces with detergent and water to prevent mold.  Bleach is used for mold removal.

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Milez to go....HOME!!!

Milez went home today! Many of you are already familiar with the plight of Milez. He is a 5 year old Husky that was recently surrendered to the shelter when his owners could no longer afford to pay for his seizure medications (about $50 a month). On top of everything else, poor Milez is about 30 pounds overweight.

Fortunately, a super lady came in today and fell in love with this beautiful dog. She is committed to maintaining his medications, and exercising him, and we know that he has found the perfect forever home. A few tears of happiness were shed when he left today. Shelter animals already have so many things stacked against them, and to have a medical condition, with a weight problem would definitely be a hindrance to most adopters. We love people that can love an animal the way our animals love us - with all of our faults, problems, and bad habits. There are no perfect people, and no perfect animals, but there sure are many people and animals that are perfect for each other! Here are photos of Milez, and Milez and his new mom!

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Rodriguez faces another challenge

West Allis Central football

Dax Rodriguez helped reverse the fortunes of the West Allis Central softball program this year, and when school resumes in August, he will attempt another turnaround.

Rodriguez is the new head football coach of the Bulldogs and will try to bring them back from a disappointing 1-9 season, just as he took the softball team from a losing mark in 2007 to 15-5 in the season just completed.

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What's Happening: June 23 to June 30

06/25/2008
Waterfront Wednesday's Concert Series
Free concert series every Wednesday June- August on Pewaukee Lakefront Park Pavilion/Beach house. Lakefront Park, downtown Pewaukee-- 6:00-9:00 pm -- www.positivelypewaukee.com -- 262-695-9735

06/25/2008
Run to the Beach
Certified 5KRun/Walk benefiting Positively Pewaukee begins at 7:00 pm at Pewaukee Village Park and ends at Pewaukee's Village Park, downtown Pewaukee-- 7:00pm -- www.positivelypewaukee.com -- 262-695-9735

06/25/2008
Jazz in Cutler Park
FREE family event: Join us in this great venue for
Jamie Breiwick Quartet in Cutler Park, Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 7:00pm- 9:00pm -- www.jazzincutlerpark.org --

06/27/2008
From Russia with Love
Join us for our family-friendly concert at Carroll College.-- 7:30 -- www.waukeshasymphony.org

06/27/2008
Raku Night
One night dedicated to the exiting process of Raku firing pottery.  You will be able to pick out a piece to glaze and fire from a selection of ready-made pottery vesles.  The cost varies by the piece of work you choose.  Average cost is $35. Weather Permitting The Potters Shop, Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 6:00pm to 8:00pm -- www.clayartguild.com – 262-547-1920

06/27/2008
Cinema in the Sand
The free family friendly movie 'Surf's Up', will be shown at Village Park, downtown Pewaukee-- 8:45 pm -- www.positivelypewaukee.com

06/27/2008- 06/29/2008
WI Desert Horse Assn Horse Show
Waukesha County EXPO--  -- www.waukeshacountyexpo.com -- 262-896-8490

06/28/2008
Wildflower Walk Sponsored by Monches Farm
Explore the prairies and woodland trails with experienced naturalists as they lead you in a discovery of native plants.  Start your adventure with a continental breakfast.  Reservations required. Old World Wisconsin-- 7:00am-10:00am www.oldworldwisconsin.org – 262-594-2922

 

Summer time at the South Milwaukee Library

Yes, summer time is here.  Road construction is taking place in front of the library.  We are open for business.  There is ample parking in the lot or the side streets.

Summer is a time for grilling outdoors.  Check out our display on barbecuing.  Some of the titles you will find include The Great BBQ Sauce Book, The Barbecue Bible with over 500 Recipes, The Tailgater’s Cookbook, and The New Grilling Book.

Hey Kids!  Have you signed up for the summer reading program?  There is still time to “Catch the Reading Bug”.  Lots of good prizes and programs.

With the cost of magazine subscriptions going up, why not check out the library’s collection of magazines.  They circulate for one week.  We have over 200 magazines to choose from.

Have a hobby that you might want to share with others?  We are working on programs for the fall/winter.  If you would like to do a program call the Library Director.  We will do all of the publicity.

With the high cost of gas, you may want to stay close to home. Check out the library’s collection on summer recreation ideas. 

Local high school baseball starting to shape up

Brookfield, Brookfield Central baseball, East baseball, Tosa East Baseball, Tosa West baseball

The local high school baseball teams are starting to get an idea on what kind of season is on the horizon for them with June coming to a close and July just around the corner.

After a slow start - for them - the Brookfield Central Lancers are starting to come around. Central recently had an 11-game winning streak stopped and brought a 7-4 Greater Metro Conference record and a 14-7 overall mark into this week's action.

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I bet I saw your kid graduate.

Franklin, Hales Corners, New Berlin

There's been graduations. There's been floods. There's been more graduations. And there's been more floods.

Let's start with the graduations. I had five of them to shoot this month. When you photograph the same event five times within three weeks, you really start to work. This year, I struggled a bit. Hundreds of graduation photos taken by other news photographers kept flashing through my mind. "Look for something different. Avoid the typical getting-ready-in-the-bathroom-mirror shot." As close-knit as photographers are, we NEVER want to get the same photo. It's like, The Battle of the Photographer Ego, Times 100.

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Teen Book Club at Brown Deer Library

Teen Book Club@ the Brown Deer Public Library   Where: Brown Deer Public Library Community Room                          When: Thursday, July 24th, 2008                           We will discuss: Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson   You may sign up for the book club at the library’s Reference Desk.  Registration is required in order to ensure that enough copies of the book can be obtained.   Brown Deer Public Library5600 West Bradley RoadBrown Deer WI 53223(414) 357-0106 

Jest for Fun, Next Terrific Tuesday Summer Program (Kids & Families)

On Tuesday, July 8th  at 7:00 PM the next program called "Jest for Fun" will feature The Reed Marionettes. Joint the Reed's robot stage manager as he tries to keep the puppeteer from goofing up. Meet the rare "Flugalhonker" bird and help him get over his shyness. Enjoy a performance by the world's oldest and smallest musician. you can even learn how to deal with pesky insects from a very small (but expert) gardener. It's all. . . Jest for Fun!

What's Happening: June 30 to July 7

07/02/2008
Jazz in Cutler Park
Cutler Park, Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 7:00pm- 9:00pm -- www.jazzincutlerpark.org -

07/02/2008

Waterfront Wednesday's Concert Series
Wednesdays ALL SUMMER: Free concert series every Wednesday June- August on Pewaukee Lakefront Park Pavilion/Beach house. Lakefront Park, downtown Pewaukee-- 6:00-9:00 pm -- www.positivelypewaukee.com -- 262-695-9735

07/02/2008
Badgerland Water Ski Show
Wednesdays ALL SUMMER: FREE water ski show.  Fun for the whole family.  Come watch beautiful chorus lines, fast paced barefoot waterskiing, ariel jump acts and pyramids built on the water.  Bring your own seating.  Show lasts about an hour and a half. Frame Park, Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 7:00pm -- www.badgerland.org -- 414-640-6361

07/03/2008
Water Ski Show *cancelled due to flooding*
Thursdays ALL SUMMER: Enjoy an entertaining water ski show complete with colorful costumes, music, and a live emcee announcing the acts. Free family fun at Lakefront Park, Downtown Pewaukee. Lakefront Park, downtown Pewaukee-- 6:45 - 8:15 pm -- www.pewaukee.waterski.org -- 414-322-8713

07/04/2008
Waukesha Independence Day Parade
Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 11:00am --  -- 262-524-3737

07/04/2008
Waukesha Independence Day Fireworks
Waukesha County Expo Center-- 9:00pm --  -- 262-524-3737

07/04/2008
Pewaukee 4th of July Festival
Parade begins at 4:00pm at the Pewaukee Library, music will begin at 6:00pm followed by fireworks at 9:30pm at the Pewaukee Lakefront, downtown Pewaukee-- www.pewaukeechamber.org -- 262-691-8851

07/04/2008
Freeman Friday Night Live
Fridays ALL SUMMER: The streets of Historic Downtown Waukesha come alive with 4 stages of live music.  Shops and eateries are open late! Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 6:30pm- 8:30pm -- www.waukeshadowntown.com -- 262-547-1060

07/04/2008
July 4th Festival
parade, live music, waterski show, fireworks Lakefront Park, downtown Pewaukee-- www.pewaukeechamber.org -- 262-691-8851

07/04/2008
Old World Fourth of July
Take part in historic celebrations from the 19th & 20th centuries as Old World Wisconsin turns back the clock.  Enjoy old-fashioned games, a band concert, a patriotic hymn sing and a festive parade. Old World Wisconsin-- 10:00am-5:00pm -- www.oldworldwisconsin.org

07/04/2008- 07/06/2008
Bob & Rocco Gun Show
Waukesha County EXPO--  -- www.waukeshacountyexpo.com -- 262-896-8490

07/05/2008
Waukesha Farmers' Market
Saturdays ALL SUMMER: In Historic Downtown Waukesha, on Riverfront Plaza.  Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits and plants are available for sale.  Locally-made baked goods, cheeses and craft items are also offered. Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 7am- 12pm -- www.downtownwaukesha.com -- 262-549-6154

07/05/2008
More to Photography
Two artists show you how art and photography can blend to wow you. River's End Gallery-- 4:00pm-6pm -- www.riversendgallery.com -- 262-896-8875

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