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MMSD offers rebate on efficiency toilets
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District has announced it will offer residential customers a $100 rebate on select models of Kohler toilets. The toilets use 1.28 gallons of water per flush and can save up to 16,500 gallons of water a year compared to older less efficient toilets. According to MMSD, more than 50 percent of U.S. homes have an old or leaky toilet. Residential customers can purchase the discounted toilets at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, 2030 S. 116th St. in West Allis. 
Depending on the model, toilets can be purchased for $50 or $75 not including tax, the rebate will be issued at the time of sale and is only redeemable on Thursday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

King Drive Street Jam this weekend
The third annual MLK Street Jam will be held on Saturday, Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The street festival will include live music, family fun area and barbecue on the grill.
According to Marjorie Rucker, main street manager the event welcomed 15,000 people last year.
“The third annual MLK Street Jam & BBQ, located in the Historic King Drive Business Improvement District on and around King Drive from Walnut to Brown Streets is shaping up to be another fabulous day of food and fun,” Rucker said.  “We welcomed almost 15,000 people to our event last year and we’re looking forward to even more people joining us this year.  And with no admission charge, it fits into everyone’s budget.”
The event will highlight the Kansas City Barbeque competition, an amateur rib cookoff, live music from Joe Jordan & Company and Adi & Cigarette Break. The family fun tent will offer younger festival-goers temporary tattoos, creative coloring, sidewalk chalk art, screen printing demonstrations and the “design an apron” area, all at no charge.
“With the summer drawing to a close and school starting back, bring the family out and have some fun,” said Rucker.  “The MLK Street Jam & BBQ is a fantastic way to enjoy this magnificent city of ours.”

Nominees needed for annual Touching Lives Award

Milwaukee-based Horizon Home Care & Hospice is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Touching Lives Award. The award honors inividuals who have made a lasting impact on improving the lives of others through their actions. Past winners have included former Wisconsin First Lady Sue Ann Thompson, chief executive officer of Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, Leo Brideau and chief executive officer of Froedtert hospital Bill Petasnick. Physicians, hospice and palliative care nurses have also been honored with the award. This is the first time since its inception in 2007, that Horizon has opened the nominations up to the public. Nominations can be submitted here.

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