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Published Monthly In Kohler, WI 53044 Volume 1, Number 1 August, 2005

announcements of weddings, engagements,
births, adoptions, christenings, etc. The
Kohler Villager will also feature a
“Milestones” section announcing promo-
tions, awards, accomplishments, receiving
of degrees, etc. There is no charge for these
submissions. Press releases and human
interest articles and photos will be also be
accepted and printed as space allows.
How are articles submitted?
Mail, e-mail or drop off in The Kohler
Villager drop-off box. Contact information
and the drop-off box location appear at the
end of this article. School-related informa-
tion can still be left in the Kohler Times
mailbox in the school mailroom.
Will the deadlines change?
Yes! Please mark your calendars with the
following deadlines:
Articles for both the Kohler Times and The
Kohler Villager are due the 20th of each
month. Advertising for The Kohler Villager
is due the 15th of each month.
Where can I find more information on
advertising and submitting news for arti-
Visit the website or call or write me for a
media kit.
Terra Media, L.L.C.
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Phone: 920-331-4904.
Website: kohlervillager.com
E-mail: kohlervillager@charter.net.
The Kohler Villager makes its debut!
by Mary Struck, Publisher/Editor
Welcome to the inaugural issue of The
Kohler Villager! Where is the Kohler
Times, you ask? It’s in the center of this
publication as a 4-page insert containing
critical school-related information only.
This new format allows families of Kohler
Schools students to remove — and keep
handy — important school-related
announcements and information. Non-criti-
cal school-related articles and photos can be
found throughout The Kohler Villager.
I hope you find this first issue of The
Kohler Villager informative and interesting.
I hope to see it evolve as residents, readers
and the business community offer input and
submissions for future issues. Feedback is
always welcome!
Thank you to those who have expressed
positive support in anticipation of this first
publication, and a special thank you to all
businesses advertising in this August issue!
If you missed the July issue of the
Kohler Times school newsletter detailing
the changes, the following is a partial recap
of some of the important information:
Is The Kohler Villager an extension of the
Kohler Times?
No. The Kohler Villager is independent-
ly published by Terra Media, L.L.C. of
Kohler. To avoid confusion and redundan-
cy, the school district has agreed to allow
the Kohler Times to be included inside The
Kohler Villager as an insert. This arrange-
ment will also allow the Kohler Times
school newsletter to be delivered via first
class postage rate rather than third class
rate, which should alleviate the problem of
open enrollment families receiving their
Kohler Times two weeks late, or not at all.
Will There Be A Subscription Price For
The Kohler Villager?
No. As an advertiser supported paper,
The Kohler Villager will continue to be
delivered to all residents and open enroll-
ment families free of charge. The paper will
now also be delivered to all Kohler busi-
nesses. Non-residents without children in
Kohler Schools will receive the August
issue free of charge with an option to con-
tinue receiving The Kohler Villager for a $6
yearly postage and handling fee. See the
order form on page 9. (Advertisers located
outside of Kohler receive a complementary
issue for each month their ad is run). Each
issue will also be available online for view-
ing at www.kohlervillager.com
Will The Kohler Villager have an editori-
al page or accept letters to the editor?
The Kohler Villager will not have an
editorial page or print letters to the editor.
However, anyone wishing to advertise spe-
cial messages such as “thank you’s,” con-
gratulatory messages, or memorials may
purchase ad space.
Will The Kohler Villager accept articles,
photos and press releases?
Residents are encouraged to submit
About The
Mary Struck
moved f r om
Appleton to the
Sheboygan area
with her hus-
band, Kevin, in
1988. The Struck
family has lived
in Kohler since
Mary worked for 10 years as a
typesetter/graphic artist at various firms
in the Appleton and Sheboygan areas,
and has been doing freelance desktop
publishing and web design from home
since 1992 after the birth of her oldest
Mary has also volunteered her
services for Kohler Schools as well as
non-profit organizations and events
such as Kohler School Friends, Meals
on Wheels, Acuity Health Classic and
Glacial Lakes Conservancy. She is also
the typesetter/editor for the Kohler
Times school newsletter.
Mary and Kevin reside in Kohler with
their two children, Nicole, 13 and Kyle,
10. Kevin is employed by the University
of Wisconsin-Extension.
The Kohler Schools Administration and the
Board of Education were given less than a
one-half of one percent increase in revenue for
the 2005-06 school year due to revenue caps.
Unlike other districts that cut across the
budget and affect everything, the Board's
Finance Committee and Administration set a
priority of not cutting staff who directly affect
student learning or programming. The first
step was to not fill the retiring Building and
Grounds Supervisor position and instead
reassign those duties. The second step was to
reallocate some of the School Psychologist
administrative and guidance functions to help
streamline that position to allow for school
psychologist work that will be purchased on a
shared service agreement with Plymouth
Schools. Step three was to then restructure the
administrative duties of 3.6 administrators and
one supervisor to 3 administrators.
Revenue caps force Kohler Schools to
restructure its administration
The result is a restructuring plan for
administration that will place the following
duties on the following administrators:
Mr. Jeff Dickert - District Administrator,
B&G Supervisor, Federal and State
Grants Administrator, Community
Programming Administrator, Special
Education Designee.
Mr. Lance Northey - Grades 7-12
Principal, with direct supervision of
grades 7-12 staff, curriculum, special
education, at-risk, and gifted and
Mrs. Susan Jaberg - Grades JK-6 Dean
of Students, with direct supervision of
grades JK-6 staff, curriculum, special
education, at-risk, and gifted and
This streamlining will be evaluated at the
midway point of the 2005-06 school year for
efficiency and effectiveness. The restructuring
saved the District approximately $80,000 of
budgetary expenses. Other cuts to the budget:
Paid supervision of staff at activities and
sporting events cut and assigned to
Copying and paper usage cut 20%.
Classroom supply budgets cut 10%.
Elimination of 50% Library Aide position,
which will be replaced by parent or
community volunteers. Employee trans-
ferred to another aide position where
another employee is leaving the district,
thus no layoff.
Cut $7,500 from Natural Gas allowance.
Information provided by the Kohler School
Overview of the
Wisconsin state
revenue limits
The state began imposing a
revenue limit on school districts in
the 1993-94 school year. The
revenue cap is calculated each
year for each school district by
applying a formula that is driven
by three factors: the district’s per
pupil revenue base, the change
in school enrollment, and an
inflation factor (i.e., a maximum
allowable increase in revenue per
Source: Wisconsin Council on
Children & Families
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AUGUST, 2005

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[The following article was compiled by Kevin
Struck, University of Wisconsin-Extension,
and is based on information from the
Wisconsin Department of Revenue and the
“Project Plan for the Creation of Tax
Incremental District No. 3 in the Village of
Kohler, Wisconsin,” prepared by Ehlers &
Associates, Inc.]
What is TIF?
The Tax Incremental Finance Law (TIF) was
approved by the Wisconsin Legislature in
1975 as a financial tool cities and villages
could use to promote tax base expansion. It is
targeted toward eliminating blighted areas,
rehabilitating areas declining in value, and
promoting industrial and mixed use develop-
ment. Since the public improvement costs
needed to develop or redevelop an area are
sometimes too prohibitive for a municipality
and/or developer to cover alone, bonds are
issued to finance the development costs (e.g.,
sewers, utilities, streets). The resulting proper-
ty taxes generated by the new development are
temporarily earmarked for paying off the
How does TIF work?
When a Tax Increment District (TID) is creat-
ed for new development, the municipality and
other taxing entities, such as the school district
and the county, agree to pay for their day-to-
day expenses from the tax base existing with-
in the district prior to the TID, since no addi-
tional tax revenues from the TID will be
shared with the municipality or the school dis-
trict until the TID is retired—typically in 15
to 20 years. In the meantime, taxes paid by
property owners within the TID go toward
paying off the costs that were incurred due to
the development.
Why would municipalities and school dis-
tricts agree to delay receiving tax revenues
from a new development? Each entity shares
a common hope that TIF expenditures will
promote future property tax growth that
would not otherwise have occurred without
the TID and its mechanism for helping to
finance development.
The proposed TID No. 3 in Kohler
Tax Incremental District No. 3 is being pro-
posed by the Village of Kohler under the
authority provided by Wisconsin Statute
Section 66.1105. The developer is expected to
be the Kohler Company. The District is being
created as a “Mixed Use District,” with a
combination of residential and industrial
development. Some of the anticipated public
improvements include new residential streets
west of Woodland Road, a pedestrian bridge
across Greenfield Drive, the northside sani-
tary sewer expansion, water mains, utilities, a
storm sewer system, and park facilities.
Kohler Company has indicated the potential
for purchasing the entire amount of bonds
necessary to finance the projected improve-
ments. As part of the terms of the bonds pur-
chased by the Kohler Company, the pay-
ment of bonds would be limited to the tax
increment revenues to be generated within
the TID. As such, these bonds would not be
general obligations of the Village, as is com-
monly the case in most other TIDs through-
out Wisconsin. In addition, the costs of
financing, issuance expenses, and capital-
ization of interest may be reduced or limited
based upon further negotiations between the
Village of Kohler and Kohler Company.
Based on the preliminary designs and proj-
ect costs, Ehlers & Associates, Inc., the con-
sultant retained by the Village to assist with
the TID, estimates that projected tax rev-
enues from the development during the life
of the TID will be sufficient to retire the
debt proposed to finance all projects of the
A total of 179 single-family residential lots
and 42 condominiums are ultimately antici-
pated to be added to the Village as a result of
TID No. 3. Based on 2000 U.S. Census data,
this will add approximately 577 new resi-
dents to the Village over the next 15 years or
so, including about 125 school age children.
Additional Village government and school
district expenditures may be necessary to
adequately serve these new residents.
Whether these expenditures will be offset by
the eventual increase in tax base has not yet
been analyzed.
Public involvement
As part of the TID review process, a special
Joint Review Board made up of representatives
from the Village of Kohler; Sheboygan County;
the Lakeshore Technical College Technical
College District; the Kohler School District;
and an at-large public member, will gather
August 4, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. to hold a commu-
nity informational meeting.
On August 18 at 7:00 P.M., most likely in the
Kohler Memorial Theater, the Village Plan
Commission will hold a public hearing on the
TID No. 3 Project Plan and boundaries, after
which it will consider approval of the TID.
Subsequent meetings by the Kohler Village
Board and the Joint Review Board will be
scheduled as necessary, and will be open to the
public. The entire Project Plan, including maps,
is available for review at the Village Hall.
New Development Proposed For Kohler
TIF District Would Include Residential and Industrial
Potential areas of major TIF investments. (Map does not show entire Tax Incremental District boundary or all potential elements.)
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The Kohler Police Department is currently staffed by
7 full-time, and 3 part-time law enforcement officers.
Each month, an officer will be featured in this section.
Chief William Rutten
William Rutten has been the Chief of the Kohler
Police Department since 2001. He was hired as the
Lieutenant in 1999. Anative of Menasha, Chief Rutten
had 11 years of experience with the West Bend Police
Department as a Patrol Officer, K-9 Handler, Field
Training Officer and Patrol Sergeant prior to his serv-
ice with the Village of Kohler.
In addition to being the Chief of Police, Chief
Rutten is also the Emergency Management Director for
the Village of Kohler.
After joining the Menasha Police Department’s
Explorers Post in high school, Chief Rutten became
interested in the law enforcement profession because
he felt it was a good fit for his personality and career
goals. Explorers Post provides young people with the
opportunity to learn about the law enforcement profes-
sion, and one of the more memorable activities Chief
Rutten took part in six months before high school grad-
uation was a “ride-along” with officers.
Chief Rutten went on to attend the University of
Wisconsin Oshkosh, earning a bachelor’s degree in
Criminal Justice and Political Science, and a master’s
degree in Public Administration.
Chief Rutten also recently graduated from the FBI
National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. This training
is for police executives who apply for the academy,
then are selected and sponsored by the FBI for
advanced administrative/leadership training.
Chief Rutten trained among 250 fellow law enforce-
ment professionals from 25 different nations and all but
two states in the United States. (Wisconsin only sends
16 applicants each year.)
Underwritten by the University of Virginia, the 10-
week long academy provided such classes as psycholo-
gy, crime scene forensics, news release preparation, and
media relations, including pointers on working with the
media and giving effective television interviews.
Physical fitness testing was also administered, including
a 1-1/2 mile qualification run and weekly challenge runs
working up to a 6 mile run which included a 3 mile
obstacle course.
Chief Rutten also has advanced training in the med-
ical field as a First Responder, and Emergency
Government training in response to critical incidents.
During his tenure as Chief of the Kohler Police
Department, the Kohler Police have focused on
Community Oriented Policing/Problem Solving
Policing. The department has implemented a motorcycle
patrol and an Explorer Post, and has expanded its role at
the local school with the School Resource Officer
Program. The Kohler Police Department works closely
with other area law enforcement, especially the
Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department, which pro-
vides dispatching services for most of Sheboygan
County’s law enforcement.
When asked what gives him the most job satisfac-
tion, Chief Rutten mentioned that Kohler residents are
more appreciative toward the service of law enforce-
ment officers. He also appreciates the service-oriented
attitude of Kohler residents.
Chief Rutten is a member of the Sheboygan County
Meg Unit oversight committee, Sheboygan County
Traffic Safety Commission, President of the Lakeshore
Technical College Police Science Advisory Committee,
and a member of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police
In his spare time, Chief Rutten likes to spend time
with his family and serve on the Board of Directors for
the Kohler Police Athletic League (KPAL), which is a
Meet the officers of the Kohler
Police Department
non-profit organization focused on supporting the community of
Kohler through donations for scholarships and other student
Visit the Kohler Police Department website at:
Kohler Police Chief Bill Rutten
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Kohler Schools teacher one of six nominated
for presidential teaching awards
MADISON - July 21, 2005—State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster congratulated six Wisconsin middle and high school
teachers for their exemplary work in the classroom as she forwarded their nominations to national competition for Presidential
Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
The six were among those nominated last school year by principals, teachers, students, parents, or members of the communi-
ty. “You represent the best of a cadre of outstanding mathematics
and science teachers,” Burmaster said. “This honor recognizes your
excellence in teaching and serves as an inspiration for the improve-
ment of mathematics and science teaching.”
The Wisconsin mathematics nominees are Wanda Bussey,
Rufus King High School in Milwaukee; Margaret Hartwig,
Marshfield High School; and Michelle Parks of Altoona, Northstar
Middle School in Eau Claire. Science nominees are Nancy
AufderHeide of Oshkosh, Einstein Middle School in Appleton;
Dana Krejcarek of Fond du Lac, Kohler High School; and Sue
Whitsett of Oshkosh, Fond du Lac High School.
Each nominee for the presidential teaching awards program
submitted a videotaped lesson,
written responses to questions about their instructional practice,
sample student work, and a resume of
their background and experience. State-level finalists will be
judged by a national committee reporting to the National Science
Foundation, which will select one teacher of mathematics and one
of science to
receive the Presidential Awards. They will be among up to 108
presidential teaching award recipients—representing the 50 states,
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Department of Defense schools,
and U.S. territories—recognized in Washington, D.C., next spring. In addition to the trip to the nation’s capital, each presiden-
tial teaching award recipient will receive $10,000, attend professional development sessions, and be honored in a variety of cer-
emonies over the course of the recognition week.
Wisconsin’s six secondary-level finalists will receive National Science Foundation State
Certificates for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science at an awards program and reception this fall in Madison.
“The presidential teaching awards are considered the nation’s highest honor for mathematics and science teachers,” Burmaster
noted. “As we strive to fulfill our New Wisconsin Promise to have quality educators in every classroom, these teachers exempli-
fy instructional excellence as they make meaningful contributions to their profession.”
The Presidential Awards of Excellence for Mathematics and Science Teaching were established in 1983 to improve the image
and status of mathematics and science teaching. Only seventh- through 12thgrade teachers are recognized this year. Elementary
school teachers will be recognized in 2006.
Editor’s note: Dana Krejcarek was also the 2003 recipient of The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2003 Fellowship Award.
Kohler Science instructor Dana Krejcarek
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- July 21, 2005—
Yesterday Senators McCain and Feingold
along with Congress-
men Shays and
Meehan sent a letter
to the President urg-
ing him to nominate
FEC Commissioners
who will strongly and
appropriately enforce
current campaign
finance laws. The fol-
lowing is a copy of
the letter.
Dear Mr. President:
Since the day you signed the Bipartisan
Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA) into
law, it has been under attack by critics and
skeptics who prefer the corrupt soft money
system we worked so hard to eliminate. Your
Department of Justice performed admirably in
defending the constitutionality of the law in
court, ultimately prevailing in the landmark
McConnell v. FEC decision. At the same time,
however, the Federal Election Commission
(FEC) has tried feverishly to dismantle the
new law through its rulemaking process.
Last week, a federal appeals court rebuked
the FEC and affirmed a lower court decision
that struck down a number of the FEC's post-
BCRA regulations. For the court's majority,
Judge David Tatal said, "If regulatory safe har-
bors permit what BCRA bans, we have no
doubt that savvy campaign operators will
exploit them to the hilt, reopening the very
soft money floodgates BCRA aimed to close.
Because the rules at issue in this appeal either
fall short of Congress's mandate or lack record
support showing otherwise, we affirm their
invalidation by the district court."
This decision once again highlights the
FEC's long-term defiance of the Bipartisan
Campaign Reform Act and the need for an
agency that will uphold our nation's campaign
Feingold and representatives send letter
to the president
President urged to nominate FEC Commisioners who will strongly enforce current
campaign finance laws
MADISON - July 20, 2005—Yesterday, the
Joint Legislative Audit Committee
approved, in a 7-1
vote, a request by
State Senator Joe
Leibham (R-
Sheboygan) to audit
the Depart-ment of
Natural Resources'
(DNR) Fish and
Wildlife Account in
an effort to track the
use of hunting and
fishing license fees.
Senator Leibham
requested the audit on behalf of sportsmen
and women in the 9th Senate District who
are interested in better understanding how
the dollars that they invest in hunting and
fishing license fees are being used by the
"Every year, thousands of sportsmen and
women across Wisconsin pay millions of
dollars to obtain hunting and fishing licens-
es," said Senator Leibham. "With Governor
Jim Doyle poised to sign another fee
increase into law as a part of the 2005-07
State Budget, Wisconsin's sporting commu-
nity has now been asked in two successive
biennia to make a greater investment in the
stewardship of our natural resources. This
has generated a great deal of question and
debate across the 9th Senate District and our
state as to how the funds are used."
Senator Leibham continued, "When a
hunting or fishing license is purchased there
is an understanding that the fees paid will be
Senator Leibham DNR Audit Request
Receives Committee Approval
Fiscal Analysis of Fish and Wildlife Account Would Confirm Proper
Use of License Fees
Joe Leibham
Updates From Our State And National Senators
Wisconsin State Senator
Russ Feingold
United States Senator
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finance laws. The capricious acts of the FEC,
now soundly rejected by an appellate court
decision as well as the Supreme Court in
McConnell, thwart the intentions of both you
and Congress.
Your 2004 campaign itself was harmed by
the FEC's unwillingness to enforce the law
when it failed to act on your campaign's peti-
tion, among others, to regulate 527 groups.
Your former campaign chairman, Mark
Racicot, and RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie
called the FEC decision to not rein in 527s
"irresponsible" and stated, "Thanks to the
deliberate inaction by the Federal Election
Commission, the battle of the 527's is likely to
escalate to a full scale, two-sided war."
Four of the six positions on the FEC are
now technically vacant, and nominations to
fill those seats can be made. This presents you
with an extraordinary opportunity to nominate
commissioners who are serious about their
duty to enforce campaign finance laws and
who will properly implement BCRA, whatev-
er their personal views on the law. One such
individual, Commissioner Scott Thomas, is
eligible for and deserves reappointment.
Our campaign rules are designed to pre-
vent corruption and promote fairness and
competition. As the original sponsors of
BCRA, we respectfully ask for your leader-
ship in appointing FEC commissioners who
will uphold the letter and spirit of our nation's
campaign finance laws.
John McCain, Russell D. Feingold
United States Senator United States Senator
Christopher Shays, Marty Meehan
United States Representative United States
Contact Senator Feingold’s Milwaukee Office at:
517 East Wisconsin Ave., Room 408
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4504
(414) 276-7282
Visit on-line at: http://feingold.senate.gov
used to protect Wisconsin's fish and wildlife
for future generations of sportsmen and
women and all outdoor enthusiasts.
However, many citizens who purchase these
licenses and permits have expressed concern
that the dollars they pay be spent on pro-
grams that directly benefit Wisconsin's
wildlife and not allocated to pay for admin-
istrative costs in another part of the DNR
The audit will likely focus on the following:
A review of DNR accounting procedures
used in regard to the receipt and alloca-
tion of hunting and fishing license fees;
Areview of the funds raised from the sale
of hunting and fishing licenses and the
extent in which the Department appropri-
ates these funds to fish and wildlife pro-
Areview of how the funds received from
the sale of hunting and fishing license
fees are used for other expenditures; and
An examination of how Wisconsin fares
against neighboring states in expending
percentage of funding for fish & wildlife
activities versus administrative costs.
This audit will provide valuable infor-
mation to the legislature for future budget
considerations and answers to the important
questions asked by citizens who hunt, fish
and enjoy Wisconsin's great outdoors.
Contact Senator Leibham by calling 888-295-8750, or
write P.O. Box 7882, Madison, WI 53707-7882, or e-
mail Sen.Leibham@legis.state.wi.us. Visit on-line at:
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Vitals & Milestones
A full or part-time opening for daycare between
the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Meal and
snack provided. Large fenced-in yard. Located
in the Kohler School district. If interested,
please call Kris at 451-6083.
August 1, Monday, ARTS/INDUSTRY:
Deadline for residency applications.
August 1-5 and 8-11, Mondays-Friday,
6:00-8:00 p.m., CONNECTING COMMUNI-
TIES: Harmonic Legends rehearsals, all
August 1-12, Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-
3:00 p.m., CAMP: Arts Day Camp, ages 7-
August 1-12, Mondays-Fridays, 10:00 a.m.-
3:00 p.m., CAMP: Music Camp, ages 10-col-
August 6, Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.,
WORKSHOP: Adult Music Workshop-
Decrescendo: Songwriting through
August 6, Saturday, 12:00-2:00 p.m.,
WORKSHOP: Adult Music Workshop-
Interlude with Attitude: Creative
August 6, Saturday, 2:15-4:15 p.m., WORK-
SHOP: Adult Music Workshop-Tribal Timbre:
Beginning to Advanced African Drumming.
August 11, Thursday, 6:00-8:00 p.m., CON-
Legends Dress Rehearsal.
Calendar Of Events
August 12, Friday, 6:30 p.m., CONNECT-
ING COMMUNITIES: Harmonic Legends
Brat Fry.
August 12, Friday, 7:30 p.m., CONNECT-
ING COMMUNITIES: Harmonic Legends
August 15-19, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m..-
12:00 p.m., CAMP: Artventure-Acting On
Stage and Film, Ages 8-11.
August 15-19, Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m..-
1:00 p.m., CAMP: Artventure-Creative
Cooking, Ages 8-13.
August 15-19, Monday-Friday, 1:00-3:30
p.m., CAMP: Artventure-Acting On Stage
and Film, Ages 12-15.
August 15-26, Mondays, Wednesdays, and
Fridays, 9:30 a.m..-12:00 p.m., CAMP:
Artventure-Clay, Ages 7-9.
August 15-26, Mondays, Wednesdays, and
Fridays, 1:00-3:30 p.m., CAMP: Artventure-
Clay, Ages 10-13.
August 16, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m., Artist Talk
with Michael Sherrill. In conjunction with the
JMKAC is pleased to announce a special
artist talk by North Carolina artist, Michael
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
The advisory council of the senior organization
TRIAD-SHEBOYGAN COUNTY will be having their
August meeting in Kohler Village Hall on Wednesday,
August 17th at 10 a.m.
Join us in voicing your concerns and interests.
Members are seniors-law enforcement personnel-
Division on AGING-AARP and providers of
services to seniors.
Sheboygan County Triad
S.A.L.T. Council
The following students from Kohler were recently named to
the dean’s list:
UW-La Crosse
Erin A. Beiersdorf, senior, elementary/middle level education
Sara B. Granke, senior, elementary education
Samuel M. Hildebrand, sophomore, physics
Alise H. Maki, senior, exercise/sport sci-teaching
Danielle A. Schrage, sophomore, communication studies
Milwaukee School of Engineering:
Joseph Balge, computer engineering
Notre Dame
Witney Endsley, member of first year of studies program at Notre
Dame was named to the dean’s list for outstanding scholarship
during the spring semester.
Honors Announcements:
UW-Stevens Point
Joseph Stillwell, honors
UW-Green Bay
Joshua Bender, Highest Honors
Courtney Peil, Highest Honors
Laura Hart, Honors
Aidan Koross was selected to represent
Wisconsin at the 12-and-under USTA
Midwest Junior Davis/Wightman team tennis
tournament in Michigan June 17-20. Aidan
won all of his matches helping Wisconsin take
fourth place at the 10-team Midwest region.
Only the top four boys and four girls in the
state are selected to the team based on tourna-
ment record and high state and Midwest rank-
Aidan defeated 4 opponents 6-0, 6-2; 6-3,
6-1; 6-1, 6-2 and 6-1, 6-1.
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announce an event or share a milestone?
Submit your classifieds and milestones (wedding, birth, engagement
and adoption announcements and awards, recognitions, promotions
etc.) to kohlervillager@charter.net or mail to 219 Church St., Kohler, WI
53044. You may also drop them off in the drop-off box located at 219
Church St. or visit kohlervillager.com for online submission
forms and advertising information.
We welcome photos of your events!
(Please resize digital photos down to at least 8 inches wide before e-mailing,
if possible. Any photo editing software will offer this capability.)
Kohler High School Presents
A Little Princess
By Vera Morris
Adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s
charming classic family novel
A script is available for viewing in the school library
Audition pieces will be available in the Library by August 15th
Auditions to be held after the first week of school...watch for details

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Summer Hours
May 31-September 2, the Village Office hours will be:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am-
12:00 noon.
Parking Complaints
Occasionally the Kohler Police Department will receive
complaints about parking problems throughout the Village.
Typically neighbors don’t want to complain directly to their
fellow neighbor, but call our department with questions or to
start a complaint. Parking is restricted near the Kohler
Company to 1 hour and 2 hour parking. The only exception
is for residents of the Village of Kohler. All others must abide
by the restriction. The rest of the Village has a restriction of
72 hour parking. No vehicle may be parked in one location
for longer than 72 hours without being moved. These
vehicles would include: RVs, Campers, Boats, etc. Also, as
always, vehicles need to be 4 feet from a driveway, 10 feet
from a fire hydrant and 15 feet from a marked crosswalk.
Please be aware of the parking restrictions.
Noxious Weeds/Grass Length
According to Village Ordinance 8.24, it is the duty of every
homeowner to destroy all noxious weeds on their property
before they go to seed. Examples of noxious weeds are
Canadian thistle, English charlock, wild mustard, creeping
jenny, goatsbeard and cotton-bearing trees.
Notice is Hereby Given that the Plan Commission of the
Village of Kohler will hold a public hearing on August 18,
2005, at the Kohler Memorial Theatre, located at 230
School Street, at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of providing
the community a reasonable opportunity to comment
upon the proposed creation of Tax Incremental District No.
3 (the "District"), the proposed boundaries of the District
would be within an area generally detailed on the map
which follows (the shaded areas are the proposed District
The District is declared to be a "mixed-Use District" based
upon a finding that at least 50%, by area, of the real
property within the District is suitable for a combination of
industrial, commercial and residential uses within the
meaning of Wisconsin Statute Section 66.1105(2)(cm).
Proposed projects costs may include, but are not limited
to: street improvements, pedestrian ways, sanitary
sewers, storm sewers, water mains, utilities, site grading,
signage, landscaping, testing, lighting, walking park,
athletic facilities, development grants and incentives,
planning, legal, consulting, engineering, administrative,
professional services, finance, and other related costs.
All interested parties will be given a reasonable
opportunity to express their views on the proposed
creation of the District, the proposed Boundaries of the
District, and the proposed Project Plan thereof. A copy of
the Project Plan, including a description of the proposed b
oundaries, will be available for viewing the offices of the
Village Clerk at the Kohler Village Hall, located at 319
Highland Drive, during normal business hours and will be
provided upon request.
Such hearing shall be public and citizens and interested
parties shall then be heard. This hearing may be
adjourned from time to time.
By Order of the Plan Commission
Village of Kohler, Wisconsin
Laurie Lindow
Village Clerk-Treasurer
Notice published in the Sheboygan Press July 21, and
July 28, 2005.
Also, grass that exceeds nine inches in height is in
violation of this ordinance. The Village gives five days
notice to the homeowner to mow their grass.
Otherwise, the Village will do it at the expense of the
Signs of Dehydration:
Poor coordination
Dizziness, cramps, nausea
Poor muscle strength and endurance
How Much Water Do You Need?
It all depends on your body size and activity level
Nearly 75% of your weight is water. Water
regulates all your body’s
organs and temperature, dissolves solids and
moves nutrients through
your body.
How Do I Get My Kids to Drink More Water?
Keep water in a convenient place
Decorative water bottles are always cool
Offer ice, or add lemon or lime
Keep water cold to quench thirst
Enjoy a healthy summer!
Wednesday, August 10
6:00 p.m.
Any child who can swim the width of the pool is
encouraged to participate. The Kohler Police Athletic
League has sponsored this meet since it’s inception.
We thank them for their continued support.
It’s been a busy summer at the pool and youth center.
We’ve had 2,872 swimmers since June 13. There have
been 184 children in swimming lessons. The youth
center has served 24 dozen hot dogs and 30 gallons of
soft serve frozen cones. We thank the staff at the pool
and youth center for their hard work.
Village Board Action during the June 20, and June
30, 2005, meeting:

Approved fireworks display for the 4th of July
program at Ravine Park.
Approved the following licenses: Class B beer and
liquor for Chili's Grill & Bar, Class A beer for Qmart
#217, Class B beer and liquor for Olive N' Ash,
Class A and B beer and liquor for The American
Club including the Carriage House/Design Center/
Woodlake Market/ Sports Core/River Wild-
life/Blackwolf Run/Riverbend/Stables/ Wisconsin
Trader/Cucina including the outdoor patio
area/Kohler Experiential Learning Center/Demon-
stration Kitchen/Kohler Waters Spa.
Approved cigarette licenses for: Olive N' Ash, The
American Club, River Wildlife, Blackwolf Run,
Woodlake Market, Riverbend, Qmart #217.
Approved operator's licenses as requested.
Approved temporary Class B beer license for
Kohler Fire Department for July 4, 2005 at Ravine
Approve March 2005 Revenue and Expense
Approved Ordinance No. 2005-3, Amending
Chapter 11.14 of the Municipal Code Regarding
Stop Signs.
Approved Resolution No. 2005-6, Adopting an
Updated Village of Kohler Emergency Operations
Plan and Authorizing the Village President and the
Village Clerk to Approve Expenditures Under a
State of Emergency.
Approved the financing proposal from U.S. Bank
for a five-year loan for $335,000 with an interest
rate of 3.39%.
Accepted the time and materials cost estimate from
Sheboygan County for paving of Riverside Drive,
Maiden Lane and Lower Falls Road for
Approved removing the sign from the front facade
of the Memorial Theater.
Approved Earth-Tech Architectural/Engineering
Services for Village Hall remodeling agreement for
Adopted Resolution No. 2005-7, An Initial
Resolution Authorizing the Borrowing of Not to
Exceed $10,200,000; Providing for the Issuance
and Sale of General Obligation Securities
Therefore, and Levying a Tax in Connection
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Field Notes
By Dave Longmeyer - Superintendent Landscape
Lighting your way to a
better landscape
Looking for a way to add a new element to your
existing landscape? Consider adding landscape
lighting to both enhance your landscape and pro-
vide for the safety and convenience of your guests.
Landscape lighting can highlight specific features
of the landscape such as specimen trees and shrubs,
walkways and stairs, water features, or a special
sculpture piece. There are a wide range of lighting
fixtures designed specifically for use in the land-
scape that utilize low-voltage fixtures. Low volt-
age fixtures can typically be installed as a do-it-
yourself project, and do not require permits or the
services of a licensed electrician.
Balance and subtlety are two important aspects
of a well designed landscape lighting system. The
lighting should be understated, and should utilize
multiple low wattage fixtures vs. one or two very
bright fixtures. The goal of landscape lighting is to
establish a relationship between the house and the
landscape. The lighting should complement and
have the same feel as any existing light fixtures
attached to the exterior of the house.
Landscape lighting systems can be found at
most home improvement centers, along with light-
ing design guides that can help guide you through
the process of selecting the appropriate fixtures,
transformers, wiring, and controllers.
So if you're looking for a great way to add a lit-
tle more life to your yard, while also providing
added security for your home, consider adding a
landscape lighting system to your existing land-
Out on a Limb
By Craig Kaiser - Arborist
Resources for homeowners
What would you do if you found a
large web with caterpillars in a tree, an
odd looking insect on a leaf, or your ash
tree dropping its leaves already? As a
homeowner in Wisconsin there are sever-
al good resources that can help you.
If you have an insect or disease prob-
lem that you want positively identified,
contact the Plant Disease Diagnostic
clinic in the Department of Plant
Pathology/Entomology at the University
of Wisconsin - Madison. Their address
is 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, WI
53706-1598. Their phone numbers are
608/262-2863 for the pathology lab and
608/262-6510 for the entomology lab.
You can ask them questions or send in
samples by Fed-Ex and they will exam-
ine them or incubate tissue samples to
grow the fungi so it can be identified.
There is a $15 charge but it is well worth
Flower Power
Jody Pantel - Horticulturist
The addition of tropical or exotic plants to
your garden can make a great impact and provide
bold textures and interesting foliage. They can be
incorporated into your planting beds or placed in
containers. Most tropicals are easy to grow and
can make your garden look like an island para-
dise! Some worthwhile considerations are:
Caladium x bicolor which provides multi-col-
ored leaves with variations of green, white, pink
and red and is great for the shade garden.
Ultimate height is 1-2'. See Caladium in front of
the Kohler Design Center.
Colocasia esculenta is grown for its huge
leaves that resemble elephant's ears. Elephant's
ears require frequent watering and can be used as
a water or waterside plant in full sun or light
shade. They can reach 3-6' in height. See
Colocasia in the blue pots at the Kohler Waters
Canna x generalis (Canna Lily) is another
large leaved exotic that can provide a bold texture
in the sunny garden. Cannas can have solid green
foliage or colorful leaves with gold, bronze, red
and orange stripes. The flowers resemble gladio-
lus flowers and come in shades of red, orange,
yellow or pink. See Canna in the Butterfly
Garden across from Kohler Gardener.
Phormium tenax (New Zealand Flax) is an archi-
tectural foliage plant that forms a clump of long
sword-shaped leaves reaching 2-6' tall depending
on the cultivar. Colors vary from green to bronze
to deep maroon. Plant as a focal point in the sun
or light shade garden. See Phormium in Gazebo
Courtyard at The American Club.
Tips From Kohler Landscaping
Riverside House -- 1908-1912
Village of Kohler Historic Photos Series
Each month’s issue of The Kohler Villager
will feature a historic photo taken by Jacob
Kopf (and other Kohler Company photog-
raphers) as well as free-lance photographer
Arthur Schaaf. Photos taken after 1974 are
by Darryl Gumm.
A DVD featuring all the photos, accom-
panied by piano music by composer and
performer Vicky Emerson, can be pur-
chased at Wonderful World Coffee House
at 1020 Michigan Avenue in Sheboygan,
or online at - www.EssenceDVDs.com.
Riverside House
Our first photo is somewhat of a
mystery. The placard on the front reads
“Riverside House” above the name
W.M. Schumann. (The village was
called Riverside before its name was
changed to Kohler.) The second floor
obviously houses living quarters, but
no other details about the house could
be found in the Kohler Company
archives. A few of our local “experts”
around town have never heard of it
either, except Darryl Gumm, who
believes it housed a tavern and served
as a meeting place for girl scouts.
If anyone has information on
Riverside House, let me know and I
will print it in a future issue!
Call me at 331-4904, or e-mail
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Where the Green Grass Grows
By Mark Roehrig - Landscape Maintenance Foreman
Growing grass in the shade
Growing grass in full shade can be
very challenging. There are several ways
to help encourage better growth in the
shady areas of your lawn. Trimming tree
limbs to let sunlight through the tree
canopy, adding mulch rings around trees,
making a planting bed out of the area
with shade tolerant shrubs and perenni-
als, or using a shade tolerant blend of
grass seed are all ways of promoting
healthy grass in shady areas. In areas that
have become completely bare, seed with
a blend of fescue grass seed or shade tol-
erant bluegrass. Once the new seed has
germinated and become established,
mow the grass one third higher than the
sunny areas of your lawn. This will leave
more leaf surface to absorb sunlight.
Most shade tolerant grass does not like a
lot of foot traffic. If the shady areas of
your lawn get extensive use, consider
adding a stepping stone path in place of
the grass. Another way to increase the
density of the lawn in the shady areas of
your yard is to make sure to remove any
leaves that fall from trees at the end of
the year. This will allow sunlight to con-
tinue to reach the grass plants and allow
energy to be stored for increased winter
Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 8:30 pm
Friday: 8 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1 – 4 pm
Monday—Thursday: 9am-8:30pm
Friday: 9am—8:30pm
Sunday 1—4pm
CLOSED: September 4 & 5 – LABOR
There are two designated library parking
spaces; Mr. Dickert has said that number will
be increased to five. These spaces are located
in the visitor parking area right after you drive
through the canopy.
Easicat is the online catalog that is available
on line at www.easicat.net .
It’s so much fun so feel free to order books.
Your library card number with no spaces and
all zeroes is your patron id. Your password is
the last four digits of your phone number. We
will call you when your books arrive.
Easicat Tips:
Please call us at 459-2923 if you don’t want
us to call you when your holds arrive. We
know that some of you are diligent about
checking your account online so you know if
your books have arrived. We enjoy calling
and talking with you but if you don’t feel it is
necessary please let us know.
Vacations are upon us and you may want to
suspend any holds you have placed while you
are gone. You can do this by accessing
Easicat and then clicking on patron account at
the top. You do not loose your place in the
queue while you have a suspension on your
requested titles. The book will not be shipped
during the time you are gone but the next
available copy will be shipped when you
return and release the suspension.
August 11, 7:00
Location: Enchanting Memories Scrapbook
Store, Washington Sq. Mall in Sheboygan
Scrapbook Mystery Series by Laura Childs
New Orleans scrapbooking shop owner
Carmela Bertrand delights her customers with
the sophisticated looks she achieves with their
scrapbooks. But among her client's keepsakes
she finds a tip of her own-about a murder...
These workshops are free, however YOU
so we can have enough supplies for every-
one. Workshops are geared toward chil-
dren in 3
grade and up. Call the library
for details as some classes have attendance
June 21 - 12:30pm Diana Parades’ Beading
June 28 - 12:30pm Diane Remy’s Baton
Twirling Workshop
July 5 - 12:30pm Make-N-Take Coat of Arms
July 12 - 12:30pm Jane Bosi’s Stamping
July 19 - 12:30pm Scrap booking Workshop
with Jane Templeton
July 26 - 12:30pm Knitting Workshop with
Jen Vallo
August 2 - 12:30pm Make-N-Take Potions
August 9 - 12:30pm Theater Workshop with
Veronica Hilke
August 16 - 12:30pm Library Treasure Hunt
August 23 - 12:30pm Renaissance Folk
June 15 - 12:30pm MADCAP PUPPETS!
Fantastic Fairy Tale Show
June 22 - 12:30pm Science with Gary Lefko
June 29 - 12:30pm Magician-Pat O’Hearn
July 6 - 3:15pm Rick Allen’s Wizard One
July 13 - 12:30pm Mr. Billy’s Music and
Songwriting Workshop
July 20 - 12:30pm Mr. Math, Ray Bloom
July 27 - 12:30pm Comedy Magic Show
August 3 - 12:30pm Marilyn Price’s
Puppet Show and Workshop
August 10 - 12:30pm Jeff McMullen’s
Magic Show
August 17 - 12:30pm LaVern Bakkum’s
Magic Show
August 24 - 12:30pm Renaissance Ice
Cream Party (earned by turning in Super
Reader cards)
*Grandparents and babysitters feel free to
bring kids to any and all programs or just
come for your own enjoyment.
Stories, Crafts, and Music
June 16 – 10am Father’s Day
June 23 – 10am Summer
June 30 – 10am America
July 7 -- 10am Camping
July 14 – 10am Zoo
July 21 – 10am Mice
July 28 – 10am Amusement Parks
August 4 – 10am Cats
August 11 - 10am Dogs
August 18 - 10am Sea/Beach
August 25 - 10am School
1776 McCullough
72 Hour Hold Campbell
Acts of Faith Caputo
Bachelor Boys Saunders
Bead on Trouble Smith
Before Sunrise Palmer
Beneath the Ice Gansky
Black Rose Roberts
Breaking Point Brockmann
Butcher of Beverly Hills Colt
Can You Keep a Secret? Kinsella
Cape Perdido Muller
Case of Lies O’Shaughnessey
Chill of Fear Hooper
Cross Bones Reichs
Death’s Little Helpers Speigelman
Divining Women Gibbons
Double Cross Blind Ross
Eleven on Top Evanovich
Fire Sale Parker
High Plains Tango Waller
Hot Ice Adair
House in Amalfi Adler
In the Shadow of the Law Roosevelt
Interruption of Everything McMillian
Kissing Kate Dillman
Knit One, Kill Two Sefton
Lie By Moonlight Quick
Lifeguard Patterson
Little Beauties Addonizio
Locked Rooms: a Mary Russell novel King
Lone Calder Star Dailey
Long Time Gone Jance
Looking for Peyton Place Delinsky
Man Camp Brodeur
Map of Bones Rollins
The Mermaid Chair Kidd
Miracle Steele
Nosy Neighbor Michaels
One Shot Childs
Origin in Death Robb
The Perfect Paragon Beaton
Sisterchicks down under! Gunn
Sleeping With Beauty Kaufmann
Summer of Roses Rice
Until I Find You Irving
Undomestic Goddess Kinsella
101 Great Youth Soccer Drills
2005 Writer’s Market
6-Day Body Makeover
Boys of Point du Hoc: Ronald Regan, D-day
and the U.S. Army 2
Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul
DASH diet for Hypertension
Kohler Public Library Summer Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9am-8:30 pm
Friday 9 am-5pm Sunday 1pm-4pm
Kohler Public Library is housed with the school
library in the school building at 333 Upper Road.
Fun with the Family in Florida
Fun with the Family in Wisconsin
Golf Rules Explained
Guide to America’s Federal Jobs
The Halloween Handbook: 447 Costumes
Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cookbook
Lance Armstrong’s War
Lithgow Party Paloozas!
Microsoft Office: Word 2003
Natural Cures “THEY” Don’t Want You to
The New Lifetime Reading Plan
Next-Day Job Interview
Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer
The Pirate Coast
The Road to Reality
Secrets of Celebrity Style
Sinatra the Life
War Reporting for Cowards
Wilderness First Responder
Windows XP
You Can Do IT! The Merit Badge Handbook
for Grown-up Girls
Are We There Yet?
Be Cool
Dawson’s Creek 2
Dawson’s Creek 3
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Felicity seasons 1-4
Hide and Seek
Miss Congeniality 2
National Treasure
The Pacifier
Slap Shot
Son of the Mask
Dragons, Dreams, and Daring Deeds
June 13 - September 26, 2005
Free * Prizes * Open to the public (all ages)
The Kohler Swim Team

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We specialize in banquets and business lunches,
birthday parties and family get togethers!
Stop in after a sporting event -- you will be sure to have a great time and a great meal!
Sunday Brunch Menu 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Great late night menu
Outdoor seating available Daily specials
Children 5 and under eat free on Sunday! (Children's menu only - with adult menu purchase)
*Download and print our coupon from our website, or bring in this ad for a
free desert with purchase of 2 entrees totaling $25.00 or more.
Open every day 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
1132 N. 8th Street, Sheboygan
(1 block north of Erie Ave.)
Check out our web site for our
entertainment schedule
Kohler Schools Kommunity
Fitness Programming
Kohler Residents Welcome (No Charge, At Your Own Risk)
August Schedule
Basketball - Pick-Up Games (New Gym)
· Starts August 7th
· Friday mornings 6:15-7:15 a.m.
· Sunday mornings 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
Weight Room
· Starts August 1st
· Free Weights, Treadmills, Ellipticals
· Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 3:30-5:00 p.m.
· Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
The Scott Roberts Memorial 3-on-3 Soccer Tournament took place on Saturday, July 25,
2005 at Ebben Field in Kohler. Hot and humid weather the week before the tournament
broke Friday night and players and spectators alike reveled in the partly-cloudy and 75
degree day.
Twenty-seven teams and over 40 volunteers participated in the event hosted by the
Kohler Soccer Club, Inc. and Sheboygan Falls YMCA. Upwards of 350 people were in
attendance throughout the day-long event.
Corporate sponsors of the event included Plymouth Foam, Johnson Bank, Sheboygan
Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep and Sheboygan Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Cadillac, Mobile Mud,
Quiznos Restaurant, and Franzen Litho. The Kohler Soccer Club would like to thank all
the players, coaches, volunteers and sponsors who donated their time, money and talents to
make the day possible. Your dedication was truly inspiring!
Proceeds of the tournament will be used to support youth soccer activities in the Village
of Kohler and provide scholarships to camps.
Scott Roberts Memorial 3-on-3 Soccer Tournament
blessed by mild weather and large turnout
August 14-16
Wisconsin State Open at the
Meadow Valleys Course at
Blackwolf Run
August 26-27
Outdoor Grilling Contest at
Woodlake Market
For more information please
call 457-6570
Kohler Waters Spa Immersion Suites Envelop Guests in
Sybaritic Tranquility
A sophisticated yet earthy sensibility
reigns in the Kohler Waters Spa
's new
Immersion Suites. Designed to enhance the
quality of the overall spa experience, these
personal havens of water, color, light and tex-
ture make an undeniable statement of tranquil-
ity while emphasizing the Kohler Waters Spa's
therapeutic water services.
"Design elements and finishes are all about
the 'experience' of the room," says Vonda
Myers, supervisor-interior design for Kohler
Co. "The open floor plan draws the bath out of
its traditional place in a typical guest room
and makes it a focal point. Natural materials
instill a sense of being at one with nature.
Color and light also contribute to the sense of
comfort, relaxation and openness."
Each of the ten Immersion Suites offers a
soothing palette and a deft mix of natural
shapes and textures. Bamboo-style flooring
and a natural sisal rug visually define the
sleeping and sitting area. Colors are harmonic
derivatives of nature; soft greens and other
natural hues with soft orange accents intro-
duced through accessories. Natural textures
are further reinterpreted in wall covering that
emulates natural grasses, crystal table lamps,
and a Calcutta marble bar.
An Eastern influence is introduced through
simple, yet extraordinary, furnishings from
artist Robert Kuo for McGuire Furniture.
Thoughtfully mixed, dark finished tables and
benches complement upholstered pieces and
provide a perfect balance to the suite's light
colors. Billowy fabric draping the four-poster
bed is gently buffeted in the breeze of a ceil-
ing fan, conjuring up a sense of the tropics.
Nothing is from one period or one place, but
there is something simpatico about all the ele-
Bluish grey limestone flows naturally
Averaging 560 square feet, each suite offers an in-room massage and treatment area and a KOHLER Tea-for-Two whirlpool for two with
chromatherapy and a shower with new WaterTiles centrally located within the room, plasma screen television, and sitting area.
across the floor and walls of the bathing por-
tion of the suite and creates a sumptuous deck
for the spacious two-person whirlpool bath.
The whirlpool area is further defined by an
invitingly tactile border of translucent accent
glass "stones" from Ann Sacks. Calcutta mar-
ble is introduced again on the vanity surface
that is lined with mirrored cabinetry, visually
increasing the size of the already spacious
bathing space. The latest KOHLER plumbing
products in gleaming white and brushed nick-
el finishes include a whirlpool bath with a
chromatherapy feature and a generous cus-
tomized showering space with multiple spray
The overall result is an effortless organic
eclecticism that creates a sense of calm; a lux-
urious place to rejuvenate and reconnect.
Now Available:
Online Schedule for the Kohler Food
& Wine Experience
The schedule of events for the 5th annual
Kohler Food & Wine Experience is now
available online at:
The weekend event is presented by nation-
ally renowned celebrity chefs, wine
experts and regional restaurateurs offering
an exquisite weekend of tastings, seminars
and demonstrations on October 28-30,
Calendar of Events:
OUR DOORS ARE WIDE OPEN... Come on in...
- The coupon is valid for one-time use and reproductions will not be
- Youth under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult family
- Normal fees apply to Take 5 or Pro Shop purchases, Salon services,
tan sessions, equipment rentals and indoor court fees.
- Included is unlimited use of the swimming pools, locker and towel
service, sauna, whirlpools, training centers, sun deck and beach
area, outdoor recreational trail, steam rooms and outdoor court
usage. Group fitness classes are also available.
Please call the reception desk (457-4444) for schedule information.
Valid August 15-September 15, 2005
Redeem this coupon
for complimentary club
access between
August 15 and September 15
for the coupon holder and
his/her immediate family
members or one guest.

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