Monday, May 20, 2019

2019 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter
Message from the
Village President, Julie Siegel
I'm looking forward to the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by the Civic Foundation at Armory Park on May 27, 2019 at 11:00 am. I hope you are able to join us! Check out the story below for event details. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
What is the Refuse and Recycling collection schedule for Memorial Day (May 27)?
  • Refuse and recycling normally picked up on Monday, May 27 will be picked up on Tuesday, May 28. 

When is the 3rd and Final Tax Installment Payment Due?
  • The final installment is due Friday, May 31, 2019. Check out the story below for information about missed payments.
Have a question? The Village
Hall phone number is
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, May 20, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Tuesday, May 21, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, May 14, 6:15 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Thursday, May 16, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Property Tax Reminder:
3rd and final Tax Installment
Payment is due May 31, 2019 

What happens if I missed a payment due date? For any property tax bill where payment is not made timely, the bill is considered delinquent and the remaining balance is subject to interest and penalty. If a payment is missed, the installment plan is no longer available and the balance is due in full. Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statutes and Village of Whitefish Bay Municipal Code, delinquent property tax bills are charged 1.5% interest and penalty per month (in the calculation of interest and penalty, a partial month is considered a full month). Interest and penalty are charged retroactive to February 1, 2019.  
Bay's Backyard Movie Night:
The Whitefish Bay High School Student Council will be hosting a community outdoor movie night on Friday, May 31 from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm on the field south of Armory Park. We will be showing “The Sandlot” (rated PG for content and some language) and raising money for Pathfinders, a local charity that helps at-risk youths in Milwaukee.

It is free to attend, but be sure to bring money for concessions, face painting, a cake walk, and general donations. All ages are welcome! Parents, please note that you are responsible for your children during the entirety of the event. We hope you can join us!  
5th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony:
Save the date! The community is cordially invited to Whitefish Bay’s 5th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony, sponsored by the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation. The event is at 11:00 am at Armory Park (Corner of Henry Clay St. and Ardmore Ave.)

The ceremony will be an opportunity for Veterans to connect with one another and for the community to honor our country’s fallen service members. The event will also give Whitefish Bay families a way to teach children the meaning behind Memorial Day and to witness traditional military customs.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Mr. Christopher Miorin, a U.S. Army combat veteran who served as an infantry platoon leader during Operation Iraqi Freedom, executive officer for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, and as an Aide to the President of the United States. Mr. Miorin was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his service and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School.
Public Works Director Awarded:
Congratulations to Village Public Works Director John Edlebeck who was awarded the John W. Curtis Chapter Service Award with APWA Wisconsin. Way to go John!

The John W. Curtis Chapter Service Award recognizes outstanding individual achievement through chapter activity and service to the Wisconsin Chapter while supporting the Association's strategic plan, goals, and objectives.
Whitefish Bay Art Fest - Coming in July:
Amdur Productions, in partnership with the Merchants of Whitefish Bay, proudly announces a new art festival for Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. The Whitefish Bay Art Fest will take place in the downtown area on Silver Spring Drive, nestled amongst popular cafés, boutiques, and salons. This exciting new show features the work of 100 juried artists from across the country. 

“Art is definitely our passion,” notes Amy Amdur, President of Amdur Productions. “It makes the world a richer and more beautiful place to live. We are proud to introduce the high-quality artists who participate in many of our award-winning shows to Whitefish Bay to share their work,” she added. 

Art show enthusiasts, collectors, and home decorators can fall in love with and purchase works in ceramics, fiber, glass jewelry, sculpture, mixed media, paintings, drawings, photography, printmaking, wood, furniture and more! In addition to shopping for treasures, festival-goers can enjoy booth chats with artists, demonstrations, live music, and delicious food from local restaurants. Activities for children include art fest bingo and spin art. Whitefish Bay Art Fest provides entertainment for the entire family and best of all, admission is FREE.
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Thursday, May 23
Thursday Films: Green Book (PG-13, 2018, 2 hours 10 minutes), 6:00 pm, Bring a snack to eat and a soda to sip while you enjoy these free movies. A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. No registration required.
Community Spotlight:
The Whitefish Bay Woman’s Club is hosting a GAME NIGHT on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm!

Join us for some fun table games! This will be a fun evening at the club and a chance to gather friends and make new friends! 

Doors open at 6:30 pm. We may be playing Bunko, bridge, LRC (Left Right Center), Maj Jong, Sheepshead, or let us know your favorite game! Even if you don't know how to play, come and learn! Feel free to come as a group or come alone. 

RSVP to Ginger (414-403-3956), Patty (414-750-1216), or leave a message at the club 332-7781 (after 12 noon) to with your name and number of people coming with you, and what game you prefer. Follow or like the Women's Club on Facebook for more information about the club and this event.
2019 Grad Grams:

Who do you know that is graduating from Whitefish Bay High School this year?...Your neighbor, sitter, favorite Sendik’s bagger, or a kid you coached in soccer years ago?

Send them each a sweet Grad Gram message! The WFBHS Parent Association is taking orders for Grad Grams now through May 31, 2019. 

For $1 each, you can send a quick note that will be bound in a special book for each student and presented in lieu of the diploma at graduation rehearsal. Your words of congratulations, best wishes, and memories are very meaningful to the students and will truly have an impact on them. Please see the attached order form.
Music is in the Air!

Save the date for these outstanding Whitefish Bay School District Choir and Orchestra concerts:
  • May 20 Middle School Choir Concert 7:30 pm
  • May 21 High School Choir Concert 7:30 pm
  • May 23 High School/Middle School Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm
  • May 23 Richards Spring Sing
  • May 29 Cumberland Spring Sing
North Shore Health Department:
News from the Health Department:

Did you know? Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for US teens. School is almost out for summer, which will likely translate to more teen drivers (with friends along) on the roads for the next few months. According to the CDC, driver inexperience is a main cause of fatal crashes for teen drivers. Fortunately, many motor vehicle crashes are preventable, and parents can make a big difference in keeping teen drivers safe. The more time teens spend behind the wheel, supervised by a parent truly present in the role of driving instructor, the better. Here are some effective ways to get involved in your teen’s driving:
  • Ride along with your teen for at least 30-50 hours offering calm, helpful advice-at different times of day and night, in all kinds of weather and traffic patterns.
  • Understand Wisconsin’s Graduated Driver’s Licensing Laws or watch the Crossroads videos below.
  • Consider using a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement that spells out rules of the road, thus setting clear expectations and limits. Click here for a template.
  • Be a good role model for your teen--always put down the cell phone and buckle up. 
Refusing to drive distracted and always wearing seat belts are simple ways for teens and all of us to prevent car crash injuries and death. Click here for a new Crossroads video series about teen driving.

Crossroads is a program of Children’s Hospital of WI, and the videos were produced in partnership with State Farm and WI Department of Transportation and feature WI teens.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, May 21,
7:30 am to 9:00 am,
Shore wood Office

Wednesday, May 22
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Tuesday, May 28,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Shorewood Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Wednesday, May 22,
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm,
Shorewood Office
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