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Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation

The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families, headquartered in Milwaukee, recently recognized Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation with its Friend of the Children Award.

The honor salutes the casino and foundation’s continued support of children in Wisconsin. With the award, the coalition highlighted the casino’s $12.5 million contribution to hundreds of children’s organizations through its signature charity program, “Miracle on Canal Street.” The coalition has received funds from the charity program four times. The Forest County Potawatomi Foundation was recognized for its community contributions totaling $30 million that includes a $25,000 grant given to the coalition in 2004. Forest County Potawatomi Chairman Harold “Gus” Frank and Potawatomi Bingo Casino General Manager Mike Goodrich accepted the award during the coalition’s Nov. 14 Adoption Celebration featuring Donald Driver as honorary chair.

The Water Council and the Milwaukee Institute

The Water Council and the Milwaukee Institute have established a new partnership to “accelerate water-based product development and research utilizing Wisconsin’s very own high performance computing and storage resources.” Through the partnership, the Milwaukee Institute, a nonprofit organization, will offer its high performance computational (HPC) systems and services to Global Water Center tenants. The nonprofit recently invested $500,000 to double the capacity of its HPC infrastructure, and its HPC resources will assist Global Water Center tenants with modeling, simulation, visualization and analytics in water research areas like computational biology, fluid dynamics and finite element analysis. A.O. Smith Corp. will be the first Global Water Center tenant to use the Institute’s HPC services. Other companies are currently exploring how to incorporate the Institute’s services into their product development and design process.

Ozaukee Magazine

Ozaukee Magazine has launched a new website,, featuring coverage of 10 communities including Cedarburg, Port Washington, Bayside, Fredonia and Waubeka. The lifestyle magazine largely focuses on “feel-good” stories, photography and fiction related to family, health, art and events. Its coverage centers on Ozaukee County but also reaches into Milwaukee occasionally. Content on the new site will range from news stories to poetry and short stories to posts about events, art, culture and more. With the new website, the magazine aims to enhance its coverage of Ozaukee County through a digital component on top of its social media activity. The site is mobile-friendly, and the magazine also plans to release an app this month.

The Oilerie Brookfield

The Oilerie Brookfield has published a new cookbook of recipes titled “A Taste of The Oilerie Brookfield.” The cookbook features more than 200 food preparation ideas using extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars in cooking and baking. The cookbook is organized into seven sections – appetizers and beverages, soups and salads, main dishes, vegetables and sides, breads and rolls, this and that, and desserts. All recipes incorporate at least one of the company’s 30 different extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and nut oils. All recipes and ideas came from The Oilerie Brookfield’s customers and staff members. The cookbook, bound in a hard-copy binder format, costs $21.95 and can be purchased at The Oilerie Brookfield, located at 17125C W. Bluemound Road in Brookfield. The company plans to release annual supplement packets of recipes and food ideas in the future to build on the cookbook’s menu offerings.

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