Lake Country This Month

April, 2016

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Engineering in Waukesha By Ryan Billingham Enterprise Staff OCONOMOWOC — He's not an engineer. At least, he's not a trained engineer. But Ben Nelson has built some impressive machines. He's Oconomowoc's elec- tric vehicle guru. His machines are clever modifications of cars and motorcycles — and other things — that turn them into gas-free electric or hybrid vehicles. The Oconomowoc Com- mon Council recently approved a deal with a Min- neapolis-based company to build an electric vehicle fast- charge station in the park- ing lot behind City Hall. The station will help connect Oconomowoc to a growing electric car charging infras- tructure from Minneapolis to Milwaukee and Chicago. For Nelson, it is great news. Some private compa- nies like the new Kwik Trip on Highway 67 are including free plug-ins, but they are a lower voltage and can take a long time to charge a car. The station, which will be built by ZEF Energy Inc., and will pay for itself through user fees, will fea- ture an industry-standard charging port and a fast charge time. Lake Country T H I S M O N T H INSIDE PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WAUKESHA, WI PERMIT NO. 3 247138007 Reservations Required Please Call 262-782-8670 We serve only the best • We cater to your group of 50 to 500 • Ample Parking Check out our online menu: 20290 W. Bluemound Rd. | Brookfield, WI 53045 262.782.8670 | Fax: 262.782.6456 249509005 All for Only Adults $26.95 Children under 10 $8.95 (3 and under Free) STARTERS Fruit & Cold Pasta Salads, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Dinner Rolls SIDE DISHES Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Noodles, Rice, Stuffing, Oven-browned Potatoes, Hot Fresh Vegetables BREAKFAST ITEMS (Breakfast served all day) Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, Hash Browns, Sausage & Bacon, Omelets to Order MAIN ENTRÉE ITEMS Chef Carved Prime Rib, Virginia Baked Ham, Beef Stroganoff, Baked Cod, Oven Roasted Turkey, Rotisserie Chicken, Seafood Pasta, B.B.Q. Baby Back Ribs DESSERTS Variety of Desserts, Cakes & Pies BEVERAGES Champagne Fountain, Regular/Decaf Coffee, 2 Juices on the buffet & Milk are included (All other beverages are extra) Join us for Mother's Day Sunday Brunch Our Brunch Buffet will be served Sunday, May 8, 2016 From 10:00 am - 4:00 pm in our Panos' Banquet Hall Complimentary glass of wine for every Mother! Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: The FREEMAN & ENTERPRISE APRIL 2016 Page 1B Barbara Eash antiques column Page 3B Submitted photo Ben Nelson works on one of the many electric vehicles he has built or modified. Meet Mr. Electric See ELECTRIC, PAGE 3B Chenequa • Delafield • Hartland • Merton • Nashotah • Okauchee • Pewaukee Ben Nelson is Oconomowoc's electrical vehicle guru-in-residence How to get YOUR news into Lake Country This Mont h We want your community news! We will publish the happenings at your schools and community groups — as well as everyday items and we need your help to get these announcements and pictures published. Submissions must be typed or emailed. No handwritten submissions will be accept- ed. Please identify people in photos. Please send news items and photos to:

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