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Local News Briefs Saturday 10/18/14

Downtown
Farmers Market Gets Grant

 

The
Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership has been awarded a $60,505 grant from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Market Promotion Program. The grant
will be used to promote the Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market new location on
Main Street
and expand educational and community market related activities.
The Saturday market will be moving to Main Street in
2015.  Main Street will be closed weekly from Western Avenue to Sheboygan Street.
The market outgrew its previous location at the City/County parking lot and
moving to Main Street
will allow expansion of vendors, programs and activities.

 

SAGES

 

Waupun’s SAGES Charter
School
has seen steady
growth in it’s enrollment over the three years it’s been open. The School for Agricultural
& Environmental Studies is housed in the former Fox
Lake Elementary
School
in Fox
Lake
. School Principal
Nick Vertz says they primarily draw from the Fox
Lake and Randolph area, but students from within and
outside the district have also enrolled at SAGES. Vertz says this year their
enrollment increased from 106 to 127 students.

 

Leaf Collection

 

The
City of Fond du Lac’s
annual leaf collection begins today. 
Crews will start in the southeast section of the city and proceed in a
clockwise direction.  Its expected to
take at least seven weeks to complete. 
You can check the progress of the leaf collection at the city’s website at http://www.fdl.wi.gov/ and
click on “Leaf Collection Progress Map” under “Important Notices