Monthly Archives: January 2021

Pam Thomas retires and Kris Gallert assumes new role

She’s been awarded both the Oconomowoc Chamber Citizen of the Year and the Woman in Business Leadership Award, and has served on Chamber, church, Historical Society and Oconomowoc Area Senior Center committees, councils and boards. But Shorehaven Manager of Volunteer Services Pam Thomas said her greatest achievement to date is striving to enhance the lives… Read more »

Merit in masks

He plans to explore neuroscience this fall at either Carthage or Edgewood, but for now, Summit Troop #49 Boy Scout Ben Voiles is producing masks for peers, and nursing home residents and staff. And this is more than a hobby. The Oconomowoc High School senior has produced more than 600 masks to date.  “He’s got… Read more »

A matter of time

It’s funny how the little things really seem to matter now. I don’t know if we’re more sensitive, or if we talk to fewer folks, or we’re just getting accustomed to being apart. But all of a sudden, the little things are so treasured. A former coworker is designing masks for us, customizing to smaller… Read more »

Quilts for a cause

A group of individuals have provided patriotic lap quilts for Shorehaven veterans, recognizing their service to our country. According to the Camo Quilt Project, the quilt measures about 45” x 72”, and more than 30,000 quilts have been distributed to active military and veterans. The quilts are presented to veterans in assisted living, nursing homes,… Read more »

Reaching out to seniors

Thank you to the Waukesha Freeman and Oconomowoc Enterprise for exploring ways the community can reach out to seniors this winter, overcoming COVID isolation and fostering personal connection. Link: