Monday, November 11, 2019

2019 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter
Message from the
Village President, Julie Siegel

Today we observe Veteran's Day. I would like to recognize all of the Veterans in the Village. Thank you for your service. Village Hall is open to the public today during regular business hours . To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
What is the Holiday refuse and recycling collection schedule? Click here for collection dates.

When is the Holiday Stroll? The Holiday Stroll is Friday, November 29, 2019. See the story below for event details!

When does curbside leaf collection end? Curbside leaf collection continues through the week of November 18, 2019. Additional dates may be added if weather permits.
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, Nov. 11, 4:45 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Monday, Nov. 11, 6:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6:15 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, Nov. 4, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Thursday, Nov. 7, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
November Bay Leaves:
The November Bay Leaves monthly magazine is available on the Village website. Village stories include:
  • Holiday Stroll info from the Merchants of Whitefish Bay.
  • Pancake Breakfast with Santa info from Kiwanis.
  • Holiday Tea from the Whitefish Bay Women's Club.
  • Winter Tips from the North Shore Fire Department.
  • Tips to Quit Smoking from the North Shore Health Department.
  • Holiday Travel and Your Pets from MADACC.
  • Silver Spring Park story from the Whitefish Bay Garden Club.
  • Book Sale info from the Whitefish Bay Public Library.
  • Fall activities from the Recreation and Community Education Department.
  • November events and information from the Whitefish Bay School District
Whitefish Bay Holiday Stroll Returns!
Event Information:

The 2019 Holiday Stroll returns to Silver Spring Drive on Friday, November 29, 2019. Event Details:
  • Parade: Enjoy the annual holiday parade on Silver Spring Drive at 6:00 pm. 
  • Shopping: Holiday promotions and shopping specials will be offered throughout Black Friday throughout downtown Whitefish Bay. 
  • Entertainment:The evening features a tree lighting ceremony, music, gift baskets, and entertainment. Kids will enjoy pony rides, a live DJ, or a visit with Santa and his reindeer.  
Updates from Public Works and Village Hall:
Old Street Light Fixtures For Sale:

The Village has 30 to 35 old street light fixtures for sale. Each unit is $125. There is a purchase limit of 3 fixtures per person. These are sold in as-is condition with no internal components or bulbs. If you are interested in purchasing or taking a closer look in person, please set up an appointment with Erin Granstrom.
2019 Village Budget:

The Village will hold a public hearing for the 2020 Whitefish Bay Village Budget on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Village Board Room. Click here to view the 2020 Draft Budget. As an organization, the Village of Whitefish Bay is committed to looking forward and planning for the future! 
Updates from the Whitefish Bay School District:
  • All My Sons WFBHS Theater Production.
  • Tax Levy Lower than Anticipated.
  • A Culture of Safety.
  • Project ADAM, enhancing our response to medical emergencies.
  • WFBHS ACT Outcomes Remain High.
  • Share Our Story -- Memorable Facebook Posts.
  • No school for students on Monday November 11, 2019.
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Whitefish Bay Middle School Holiday Boutique: 

The holidays are right around the corner! Get a head start on your shopping at the Whitefish Bay Middle School Holiday Boutique, brought to you by the WFBMS PTO. The Holiday Boutique will be held on Thursday, November 14, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Middle School. We have more than 30 vendors and artisans with a wide variety of unique merchandise. 

Admission is free and open to the public. In addition to the shopping, there will be a Silent Auction with proceeds designated to benefit the Middle School directly. So, grab some friends and shop at the boutique!  Like us on Facebook and invite your friends. Questions? Contact Beth Wagner at
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Tuesday, November 12:
Strate gies for Social Security and Retirement Income, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Strategies for Social Security and Retirement Income is a class designed to help accomplish the most prevalent goal among retirees – to not run out of money. This class will provide education on the varying methods of filing for Social Security and inform of strategies that can be used to optimize it. The class will also provide a process one might use to calculate what their retirement income need is and introduce a few options on structuring income in retirement. Presented by The Retirement Classroom. Registration Required.
Wednesday, November 13:
Author Event - Rayna Andrews, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Join the fictitious students of Sunnyview School for an evening of spinach and suspense as Alex McGreen and her grandfather save the day with leafy greens & determination. Local author & public health ambassador, Rayna Andrews will read from her book, Alex McGreen and the Tale of the Mysterious Kale and afterwards will prepare fresh smoothies for all. Ms. Andrews will address food disparities, food justice and why food insecurity is a public health concern. This family friendly event will also feature healthy treats provided by our collaborating partners: The Whitefish Bay Library, Bay Bridge, The Whitefish Bay Community Garden, The Whitefish Bay High School Health Club, and The Whitefish Bay Garden Club. Registration Preferred.
Thursday, November 14:
Coding IRL, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Step away from the computer and learn coding techniques and concepts in real life. Grades 3rd-5th.  Registration Required.
Sunday, November 17:
Author Thomas Galten LCSW CSAC, 1:00, Psychotherapist Tom Galten offers his second book exploring the natural process of spiritual awakening, resulting in liberation of the Self from ego bondage. Registration Preferred.
Monday, November 18:
Michael Bowen, author of False Flag in Autumn, 6:30 pm, About the book: Why wasn’t there an October surprise before the 2018 midterm elections? In False Flag in Autumn, the irrepressible Josie Kendall, introduced in 2016’s Damage Control (“ . . . consistently delightful . . . . Bowen’s ebullient antidote to election season blues” – Kirkus Reviews) finds herself in the middle of that provocative question. She no sooner answers it than she faces one even more dramatic: What about 2020, with control of the White House at stake and a high body-count at risk? Josie will have to decide whether to lave the Beltway cocoon, where the weapons are spin, winks, nudges, and strategic leaks and venture into a darker world where the weapons are actual weapons. Josie knows that you don’t do politics with choir girls, and that to end up on the side of the angels you sometimes have to find angels who play a little dirty. Registration preferred.
Community Spotlight:
'55 and Better' at the Whitefish Bay Community Center

Thanksgiving Lunch and Lecture is on Tuesday, November 19, 2019: We will be enthralled with the stories from the first hand experiences of Silvana Basiannutti Kukljan and Irene Litz Barre (two local book authors) had as young girls during World War II. These ladies are highly entertaining and full of great knowledge and history. Special thankful menu is oven-roasted turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, homemade stuffing, fresh cranberry sauce, cauliflower/broccoli mix and of course pumpkin pie! Milk and Starbucks coffee. Only $9.00. Register at the Whitefish Bay Community Center. Must be paid and registered by November 14, 2019. Please contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992 or with questions.
North Shore Health Department:
Did you know? Pertussis (whooping cough) is a common (endemic) disease in the United States, with peaks in reported disease every few years and frequent outbreaks. Across the region we have seen an increase in the number of Pertussis cases, especially among school children. Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory illness. Pertussis begins with cold-like symptoms, but after 1-2 weeks, it can cause violent and rapid coughing, over and over, until the air is gone from the lungs and a person is forced to inhale with a loud "whooping" sound. This extreme coughing can even cause vomiting and leaves a person very tired. The bacteria that cause pertussis are carried through the air on droplets of saliva and are spread by a sick person coughing or sneezing, or by spending time near an infected person. 

Pertussis is commonly tested by obtaining a nasopharyngeal specimen and treated by antibiotics. Patients requiring treatment should be excluded from activities including school/day care until the full course of appropriate antibiotic therapy has been completed. People who have a known exposure to pertussis, especially those with symptoms, should contact their physician. In some cases, prophylactic antibiotics are given to high risk and/or close contacts to prevent infection. 

The best way to prevent pertussis is to get vaccinated. Children normally get 5 doses of the DTap vaccine (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) administered between 2 months and 6 years of age. Pre-teens, teens, and adults should get vaccinated with a boosted vaccine called Tdap. Tdap should also be administered to pregnant women during each pregnancy.  Read more about pertussis at the CDC website.

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, Nov. 12,
10:00 am to 11:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Thursday, Nov. 14,
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm,
Shorewood Office

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Wednesday Nov. 20,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Tuesday, Nov. 19,
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
WFB Sr. Center (5205 Lydell Avenue) 
Contact the North Shore Health Department for appointments: 414-371-2980
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: 414-962-6690 | Fax: 414-962-5651