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  1. 1. Are you prepared? SC NE E GREATER OSHKOSH EDITION | WWW.SCENENEWSPAPER.COM | JUNE 2015 VOLUNTARY 75 Are you prepared?
  2. 2. L2 |SceneNewspaper.com| Greater Oshkosh|June 2015
  3. 3. June 2015|Greater Oshkosh|SceneNewspaper.com|L3 culvers.com Culvers of Fond du Lac - E. Johnson 969 E. Johnson Street Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 922-5559 Culvers of Fond du Lac - Hwy. 23 W6606 Hwy. 23 Fond du Lac, WI 54937 (920) 922-2272 Culvers of Fond du Lac - Pioneer 81 W. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 922-2826 Culvers of Oshkosh - Koeller 1580 S. Koeller Street Oshkosh, WI 54902 (920) 231-6028 Culvers of Oshkosh - Westowne 2270 Westowne Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54904 (920) 231-6019 Come on in to your local Culvers restaurant:
  4. 4. GREATER OSHKOSH EDITION Advertising deadline for July is June 20 at 5 p.m. Submit ads to [email protected] scenenewspaper.com. The SCENE is published monthly by Calumet Press, Inc.The SCENE provides news and commentary on politics, current events, arts and entertainment, and daily living.We retain sole ownership of all non-syndicated editorial work and staff-produced advertisements contained herein. No duplication is allowed without permission from Calumet Press,Inc.2015. PO Box 227 Chilton,WI 53014 920-849-4551 Calumet PRESSINC. L6 R30 L10 Lori Palmeri Amber McCord Steve Lonsway Bonni Miller Kimberly Fisher Trisha Derge Jean Detjen Will Stahl James Page Dobie Maxwell Rohn Bishop Tony Palmeri Jane Spietz Rob Zimmer George Halas Jim Moran Blaine Schultz CONTENTS SCENE STAFF Publisher James Moran 920.418.1777 [email protected] Associate Publisher Norma Jean Fochs 715.254.6324 [email protected] Ad Sales Norma Jean Fochs 715.254.6324 [email protected] Graphic Designer Ericka Kramer-Baker 920.602.2297 [email protected] CONTRIBUTORS COVER STORY L6 Are you ready for June I.C.E.? FINE ARTS R10 Foxy Finds L10 Humberts Toucans FOOD & DRINK R2Brewmaster R4 Year of the Rabbit R6 From the Wine Cave R8 Tricias Table ENTERTAINMENT R14 Cavern Beat R16 Live from Japan R18 Dobie Maxwell R24 Concert Watch R30 The Spanish Inquisition R34 Sunsplash R36 Freedom Sunday R38 Postcard from Milwaukee R40 YO! Its Ho Malone Time! R40 Concert Series Announced R40 Reaching for the Zenith R42 Theatre Z to Present Other Desert Cities NEWS & VIEWS R20 Rohns Rants R22 Media Rants R32 Flag Day OUTDOORS R28 Rain Gardens EVENT CALENDARS R42 Live Music L12 The Big Events ART on the island Over 70 Vendors Silent Auction Childrens Art Area Face Painting by Betty Trent Food & Music Fond du Lac Artists Association Sunday, June 7th, 2015 Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Rain or ShineOven Island 47 th
  5. 5. June 2015|Greater Oshkosh|SceneNewspaper.com|L5 Dont ya just hate those surveys?! Picture Yourself in Winnebago County Parks! In personvolunteers will be at Parks properties surveying users. On lineat SurveyMonkey https://www.surveymonkey.com /s/EconImpactWinnCoParks Your input is very important to us as we plan for the future of Winnebago County Parks! No hassles, just take our survey, provide your email address, and well send you instructions on picking up your prize! Its that easy!! ...with 2 easy ways you can win a free prize as our Thank You just for completing our park facility survey! Never fear, Survey Dude is here! Winnebago County Parks 625 E. Cty. Rd. Y #500 Oshkosh WI 54901 (920) 232-1960 co.winnebago.wi.us/parks [email protected]
  6. 6. L6 |SceneNewspaper.com| Greater Oshkosh|June 2015 COVER STORY // ARE YOU READY FOR JUNE I.C.E.? BY LORI PALMERI Research on preparedness shows that people who believe they are prepared for disasters are not as prepared as they believe. Forty percent of survey respondents did not have household plans, eighty percent had not conducted home evacuation drills, and nearly sixty percent did not know their communitys evacuation routes. Nearly twenty percent of survey respondents reported having a disability that would affect how they respond to an emergency situation, but only one in four had made arrangements specific to their disability to help respond safely in an emergency. Becoming more prepared is easier than you think. Whether its your home, neigh- borhood or workplace, or school, a few simple steps to prepare a community can go a long way to being resilient when the situation occurs. Whats the difference between disaster, emergency and hazard? According to the Wisconsin Emergency Management Response: A HAZARD Is the potential for emer- gency or disaster, such as large chemical storage facility An EMERGENCY affects a smaller area or number of people, such as a fire A DISASTER affects a larger area or group of people, such as a flood or chemi- cal spill Wisconsin Emergency Management website is a comprehensive resource for disaster planning at the household level. But what about Winnebago County and Oshkosh specifically? Are we ready? Do we have an accessible plan and has it been practiced? Past events show that our community has experienced disasters. Why should Oshkosh resi- dents care to prepare? (insert sidebar of Oshkosh Disaster Timeline to the right of this ) According to the DNR 2014 report on hazardous substance spills, Wisconsin averages 1,000 spills of hazard- ous substances every year. The majority of these spills occur in the most populated areas of the state. According to WISPIRG, using low estimates, over 41 million Americans live in zip codes that contain manufactur- ing companies with vulnerable zones that extend more than three miles from the facility. Thus, at least one out of every six Americans lives within a vulnerable zone - the area in which there could be serious injury or death in the event of a chemical accident - created by neighboring indus- trial facilities. Locations of the largest extremely haz- ardous chemical storage sites in Wisconsin are Bordan Chemical Inc. in Sheboygan, Wausau-Mosinee Paper in Brokaw, Vulcan Chemicals in Port Edwards, P.H. Glatfelter Co. in Neenah and Hydrite Chemical Co. in Oshkosh. A communitys ability to recover from a disaster (man-made or natural) is costly, and authority or agency communication not always prompt with their internal need to know policies. According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, et aland the CSIS Pennington Family Foundation Series on Community Resilience, recent reports indicate that from 2010 to today, the U.S. federal government has spent an average of approximately $85 bil- lion per year in response to severe weather events. This figure is more than double average yearly spending on such events in 2000-2009. While there is significant debate about the reason for this increase, some experts have noted that an overall increase in the number of disasters, an increase in their severity, and an increase in the amount of vulnerable infrastructure may be factors. We may not be able to control severe weather or hazardous disasters, but we do have power over how we prepare and respond to them at a local community level, and most certainly from a household and individual level. CSIS goes on to recommend: Given the growing cost of disaster response efforts, the United States should consider steps that would enhance the nations disaster preparedness and resilience. By emphasizing planning, partnerships, and capabilities development that improve pre- paredness and resilience, the United States may be able to mitigate some of the effects and costs of natural disasters. Meaning- ful progress will require reform at several levels, including but not limited to changes to federal executive branch policy, addi- tional action by the U.S. Con- gress, and closer partnerships and cooperation between the public and private sectors. I would agree, but as an urban planner, coming from a comprehensive planning perspective, I would add that our local efforts to prepare for recovery, resiliency and adap- tation require some smaller scale responsibility. And to be honest, before researching and writing this article, I had not been familiar with the Win- nebago County or City measures in effect for disaster recovery, let alone resiliency. And, besides, do you really want to rely on FEMA to save you and your community sitting helpless with a white flag on your roof? In Wisconsin, each county is designated as an Emergency Planning District and has a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). The committee is made up of county representatives from Business and Industry, Elected Officials, Health Services, Firefighting and HazMat, Environmental Organizations, Media, Law Enforcement, Transportation and Emergency Manage- ment. LEPCs administer the Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) requirements at the county level. Winnebago County LEPC assists Winnebago County Emergency Manage- ment Department in emergency response planning for all natural and man-made hazards, including biological and chemical hazardous materials response. They also Are You Ready for June I.C.E.? (In Case of Emergency) Top 5 Ways to Prepare, Recover, and Be Resilient after Disaster Timeline of Oshkosh Disasters: 1874 1875 Fires destroys north side of downtown. 700 Buildings destroyed. 1885 Devastating Tornado 1922 West Algoma Flood/Devastating Sleet Ice Storm 1952 Tuberculosis Epidemic among people between ages of 20 and 30 April 1974: Tornado hit west side - Two died, and nearly 400 homes were dam- aged and some 17 to 35 people were sent to Mercy Hospital with none life threat- ening injuries. The tornado was classified as an F4 multi-vortex tornado. State of Emergency declared and National Guard sent to keep sightseers out. December, 2000: Hydrite Chemical Sodium hydrosulfite on railroad tracks near Hydrite ignited and sent a toxic plume of smoke over the same neighborhood affected last week. The incident evacuated 700 homes and for some th