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Around the Bend – Updates & tidbits by Judy Steffes

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The Hartford Union School Board approved the band and orchestra’s invitation to perform for the Gala Concert Series in London and for the 2018 London New Years Day Parade.  The HUHS band and orchestra is directed by Andy Hacker.
-Watch for Hank & Essie from Barton to make their debut on Saturday, May 28 at the downtown West Bend Farmers’ Market.
-The 1940s couple will be on hand to pose for photos and it appears they’re getting a dog but they’re in a bit of a fix as they’re still looking for a name. Will you be able to help?
-Frisby’s Farmhouse Ale, a Saison brewed by Scott Bartell at Riverside Brewery and Restaurant will be at Riverfest: West Bend’s Premier Food & Music Festival, June 3 – 4 at Regner Park.
-A grand reopening celebration for Old Settlers’ Park is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2 during the first concert of the season at Music on Main in downtown West Bend. The rock group The Now Band performs. The evening is sponsored by West Bend Community Foundation with featured restaurant Cafe Soeurette. Next week blues band Back Alley takes the stage.
-Students of the month from Holy Angels include high praise for Leah Rosen, Morgan Krause and Kaya Faehling.
A bicycle raffled off during Bike to Work Day in West Bend was won by Scott Stueber.
-The gym at Holy Angels School in West Bend was rededicated Friday and named the Father Jerry Britain Gymnasium.
-There will be a ‘Farewell to Rev. Enrique’ with a Cake and Ice Cream Social/Open House on Sunday, June 12 from 12:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Center. All are welcome to thank Father for his years of service.
-West Bend East High School senior Victoria Davis, 18, qualified as a state finalist and is preparing to compete in the Miss Wisconsin Teen Pageant Aug. 27 – 28 in the Wisconsin Dells.
-Eighty-three people in the town of Farmington were without power Thursday morning after a dump truck tipped over on Highway HH and hit a power pole. Nobody was injured.
-Some well-deserved recognition for student reporters from The West Bend Current as they took home a dozen awards from the Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association.
– Sign up early for the Dirty Ninja Mud Run on July 16 at Regner Park in West Bend.

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