2017 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar
  Friday, October 20, 2017

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.  

I'm excited to welcome the pumpkins back to Schoolhouse Park this week from Wednesday through Sunday.
Julie Siegel
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Upcoming Events

Fri., Oct. 20, 2017 - Sun., Oct. 29

Sun., October 22  
  • Whitefish Bay Woman's Club - Hallowscream - Oct 22 - 2:00-5:00pm, 600 E. Henry Clay. Wear your costumes! All young children ages 1-10 and their parents/grandparents/brothers and sisters are invited to our clubhouse for our annual fun-filled Halloween Party on Sunday. Enjoy playing games, face painting, decorating a small pumpkin, eating Halloween cupcakes, cookies and other goodies. There is no admission charge  - only a small fee to play the games and eat.
Mon., Oct. 23
  • WFB Library 4:00-5:00pm   Mr. Lemoncello's Library Escape Room! Help us celebrate the release of the newest Mr. Lemoncello book and test your ability to escape from our library escape room! Grades 3-5. Registration began October 1st.
 Tues., Oct.  24
  • WFB Library 6:30 - 8:00pm  Whitefish Bay TALKS with Martin Schreiber. Join former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber as he shares lessons from his decade-plus journey as a caregiver for his wife, Elaine, who lives with Alzheimer's disease. Governor Schreiber will candidly describe his challenges and missteps, and highlight how compassion and humor provide comfort to both caregiver and the person with dementia. His raw honesty and practical advice will inspire other caregivers to find patience, courage and love as they climb the Alzheimer's mountain. My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver will be available for purchase for $15. Net proceeds will be used to promote Alzheimer's caregiver support programs. 
Wed., Oct. 25
Enter the Pumpkin patch, pick out a pumpkin and bring it into our carving tent!  Prepare, design and carve your pumpkin at this family friendly event. The Civic Foundation provides  FREE pumpkins, carving tools, candles, and table space.  Design a jack-o-lantern, and it will be lit and on display every night.  Each night will feature live local music and delicious food from  Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn will be for sale .

Entertainment Schedule:  6:30-9pm  - Pat McCurdy 

Thurs., Oct. 26
  • Pumpkin Fest, Entertainment Schedule: 6:30-9:00pm  - Jay Matthes 
Fri., Oct. 27
  • WFB Library Tea Time Book Club 12:00-1:00pm. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly Caroline Ferriday, a socialite in New York, has her hands full with her post at the French consulate, but on the eve of a fateful war, her world is changed forever when Hitler's army invades Poland in September, 1939; and then sets its sights on France. Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, an ocean away from Caroline, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences. For Herta Oberheuser, the ambitious young German doctor, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, Herta finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents, from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland, as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten. -- from the publisher.
  • WFB Library No-School Haunted House Ball Mazes 2:00-3:00pm.  We have an a--maze-ing STEAM challenge for you! Design and build a haunted maze: we'll supply spooky materials and craft sticks for maze walls. It's up to you to get a ball safely through your maze! K5-5th grade. Registration opened October 1st.
  • Pumpkin Fest, (Beer Sold) Entertainment Schedule: 6:30-9:00pm - Ian and the Dream

Sat., Oct. 28
  • Whitefish Bay Business Improvement District Silver Spring Drive Trick-or-Treat:10:00am-12:00noon
  • DRUG TAKE BACK DAY  10:00am to 4:00pm, Department of Public Works, 155 W. Fairmount. Please enter from Lydell. For more information see below.
  • Pumpkin Fest, (Beer Sold) Entertainment Schedule: 6:30-9:00pm - Steve Beguhn (as seen on American Idol)
Sun., Oct. 29
  • Pumpkin Fest, Entertainment Schedule: 6:30-9:00pm, Rocket Cat
  • Village Trick-or-Treat 1:00-4:00pm

Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries
Village Hall and Police Department Operations have relocated to the Department of Public Works Building at 155 W. Fairmount Ave (at Lydell).

Village Hall and the Police Department have relocated to the DPW, 155 W. Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay, WI (Fairmount and Lydell) through fall 2018. Details available here.

Notice of New Public Meeting Location: All Village Board Meetings will take place at the Whitefish Bay Public Library Program Room. Municipal Court will relocate to Fox Point, and all other operations will happen at the Public Works Department.


Village Board Meeting: Note meeting location
Wed., Oct. 25, 7:00pm, Cahill Warming House, 1001 E. Fairmount Ave.

Mon., Oct. 16, 4:00pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library - Program Room

Mon., Oct. 16, 7:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library - Program Room
Municipal Court
Wed., Oct. 18, Note New Temporary Location: Fox Point Municipal Court, 7300 N. Santa
Monica Blvd., Fox Point, WI 53217

Wed., Oct. 18, 7:30pm Cahill Park Warming House

Architectural Review Commission(ARC)
Thurs., Oct. 19, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library - Program Room
Approved: Items 1,3  Tabled: Item 2
The Pumpkins are Coming!....

The Great Pumpkin Festival sponsored by the Civic Foundation: Free Festival at Schoolhouse Park, Wed., Oct. 25 through Sun., Oct. 29
  • The Pumpkin Festival will be held once again at Old Schoolhouse Park, located directly across from the WFB Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive.
  • Enter the Pumpkin patch, pick out a pumpkin and bring it into our carving tent!  Prepare, design and carve your pumpkin at this family friendly event. 
  • We provide the FREE pumpkins, carving tools, candles, and table space.  Design a jack-o-lantern, and it will be lit and on display every night.
  • Each night will feature live local music and delicious food from Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn.
  • Entertainment Schedule:
    • Wednesday, October 25  6:30-9pm  - Pat McCurdy
    • Thursday, October 26 6:30-9pm  - Jay Matthes
    • Friday, October 27  (Beer sold) 6:30-9pm -  Ian and the Dream
    • Saturday, October 28 (Beer Sold) 6:30-­9pm -Steve Beguhn (as seen on American Idol)
    • Sunday, October 29 6:30-­9 pm - Rocket Cat
Whitefish Bay Business Improvement District Trick or Treat on Silver Spring Dr.: Sat., Oct. 28 10:00-12:00noon

Village of Whitefish Bay Trick or Treat
Sun., Oct. 29, 1-4pm
Village Hall and Police Department operations will be shared with DPW at their location at 155 W Fairmount Ave at Lydell until Fall 2018. Free parking, wheelchair accessible.
Leaf Pickup Information: Curbside pickup began  Mon., Oct. 16

Pavement Mill and Overlay Project Upcoming
Several streets in the Village are included in this year's annual pavement mill and overlay project. This work will consist of pavement grinding, spot curb and gutter and base pavement repairs, and then resurfacing with asphalt. The work is expected to be completed in October. The adjacent residents have been previously notified. Please drive carefully around all construction zones.
Cramer Street Storm Sewer Improvement Project (Glendale Avenue to Wilshire Road)
To address surface flooding due to heavy rain events, the Village is proceeding on this project to add additional storm sewer system capacity. Some needed sanitary and water utility work is taking place as well, along with the replacement of lead water services.  This project is expected to be completed in early November.
Chipping of Woody Material: Acceptable woody chipping materials are tree branches and large woody shrubs that are to be placed on the parkway. This service continues in an every other week rotation.
Recycling Information 
Holiday Pickup Hours:
Thurs., Nov. 23 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Tues., Nov. 21
Fri., Nov. 24 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Wed., Nov. 22  
Mon., Dec. 25 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Wed., Dec. 27
Tues., Dec. 26 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Thurs., Dec. 28
Mon., Jan. 1 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Tues., Jan. 2

Trash & Recycling Collection Project
: Website Information located HERE. Status Update as of September 12, 2017: The Village Board voted to authorize the implementation of a Village provided cart program to be placed near the curb or alley edge by the resident utilizing the automated collection process effective May 7, 2018 and directed village staff to develop an implementation plan that includes an exception process and to set the implementation date for the recycling program changes as of May 7, 2018.

DRUG TAKE BACK DAY Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 1 0:00 am to 4:00 pm, we will have a special drug take back day at the DPW. Please enter from Lydell. 

The Village of Whitefish Bay, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28 at the Department of Public Works parking lot, 155 W. Fairmount Ave., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217.

This effort will continue to bring focus to the issue of prescription painkiller abuse in Wisconsin. Drug Take Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the community about the potential abuse and consequences of improper storage and disposal of these medications.

"More than two thirds of people who have abused prescription painkillers got them illegally from a friend  or family member," said Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel. "Wisconsinites can help cut down on prescription drug abuse by storing prescription drugs securely and disposing of unused medication through proper methods, like DOJ's biannual Drug Take Back Day."

Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain. Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all of them and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes.

All waste pharmaceuticals must be generated by a household - no businesses are allowed.
Bring : Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, inhalers, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.
Do Not Bring : Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, acids, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas), mercury thermometers.
  • Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear sealable plastic bag. Plastic pill containers should not be collected. Blister packages without the medications being removed are acceptable.
  • Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.
We wi ll have the next drug take back day sometime in the spring of 2018.

Advis o ry: Please remember to remove the keys and FOB from your vehicle and lock your d o ors.
P lease,  Please, Please, Lock Your Cars And Take the keys With You

Cri me prevention and safe communities require the participation of everybody; it's not a spectator sport. Eight of our nine car thefts this year had the keys used to drive it away. Don't let the overall safety of our community lull you into complacency. Many communities in the Milwaukee metro area are experiencing entry to unlocked automobiles and the theft of cars using the car's keys. Videos in other communities have shown a car pull onto a quiet street and 5 or 6 kids get out and start pulling on car doors. If the door is locked the thief moves onto the next car. This crime prevention is so easy, lock your cars up, take your keys with you and keep your garage and house locked.

These are property crimes and the owner is out of use and possession of their property. Sometimes stolen cars are more than property crimes. They may be used in a violent crime. One of our more recent stolen cars has been pursued several times by officers in nearby communities as the car is being used in other thefts and crimes. The people who are stealing these cars frequently are the type of drivers who drive recklessly, at high speeds and drive through red lights and hurt and kill innocent people driving through the intersections. For the safety of others we really need you to keep your keys with you and we need you to keep your cars locked. Please share this advice with your friends and neighbors.
Bicycle Safety in Our Village  

To improve the safety of bicyclists, we need parents, bicyclists and drivers to work together. 
There are many cars coming and going on Silver Spring, many cars turning off Silver Spring onto side streets and many cars trying to enter Silver Spring. There are many cars entering and exiting the parking lots on Silver Spring. Many pedestrians and drivers are also using mobile communication devices. It is safest for young inexperienced bicyclists to be walking their bicycles across the crosswalks. Instruct your children to be looking in all directions and to make definite eye contact with the driver at the stop sign before they cross. Whitefish Bay Ordinance 7.01 (4) prohibits bicyclists 13 years or older from riding their bicycle on sidewalks. 
Also make your kids wear their bicycle helmets; we see way too many children not wearing helmets.

Drivers need to pay extra attention to bicyclists, particularly for the children riding their bicycles on the sidewalk. Drivers are looking for a spot to enter traffic. You may have checked the sidewalk at the crosswalk when you pulled up to the stop sign, but you need to quickly check both ways on the sidewalk again to make sure that a bicyclist is not now attempting to cross. This is how bicyclists can "come out of nowhere." Drivers, please also check for bicyclists in the roadway. Drivers, please put your phones down when trying to enter a busy street. 

Police Non-Emergency Phone: 414-351-9900
Police Department Links:
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October 15-21 is National Teen Driver Safety Week. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (aged 15-18) in the US. Drivers between the ages of 16-19 are more likely to be in a motor vehicle crash than other age groups. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, in Wisconsin alone, every three hours a teen is injured or killed in a crash. 
Here are some tips for safe driving:
  • Keep your cell phone off. Even using a hands-free phone is distracting. An average text takes 4.6 seconds of time not looking at the road. That includes no texting while stopped at a stoplight-a good driver needs to pay attention to the road even when stopped.
  • Drive with your headlights on. This increases your visibility, daytime or nighttime.
  • Obey the speed limit. Speed kills--especially when you're in an unfamiliar area, or in heavy traffic.
  • Minimize distractions. Besides the cell phone, eating or drinking or playing loud music can cause a disconnect with your surroundings, which makes a car crash more likely.
  • Drive solo. Research shows that other teen passengers are distracting to the driver. Wisconsin's Graduated Driver License (GDL) law prohibits teen drivers from having more than one peer passenger for their first nine months driving.
  • Learn to drive defensively. Just because you're following the rules, doesn't mean that other drivers are. Maintain adequate following space so you can stop in time. Remember that wet or icy roads need even greater distance between vehicles. And steer clear of aggressive drivers-they're more likely to cause a crash.
If you have a teenager, make it a point to talk to your teen about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel. The greatest dangers for teen drivers are alcohol, inconsistent or no use of seatbelts, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and number of passengers.
For more information on Wisconsin's Graduated Driver License requirements and restrictions, please visit: http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/teen-driver/yr-frst-lcns/gdlfaqs.aspx
Parents can get more safe driving tips at:

Health Insurance Market Place Deadline Reminder
If you don't have health insurance through your employer, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source that provides qualifying health coverage, the Marketplace can help you get covered. The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. For more information visit: https://www.healthcare.gov/quick-guide/dates-and-deadlines/
The North Shore Health Department was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our long-time Board of Health member, Bill Warner. Mr. Warner was a resident of Fox Point and had been a Board of Health member since 2002. He oversaw the Health Department's consolidation into its current structure in 2011 and 2012. Our condolences go out to his family and many friends. 
Community Flu Immunization Clinic (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Saturday, October 21st 9:00 - 11:00 am - Nicolet High School Cafeteria
Featuring $10 flu shots for children aged 3-18 ($10 shots only at this clinic)
Also providing flu shots for adults at regular prices. See prices at http://www.nshealthdept.org/Clinics.aspx
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Tuesday, October 31st -3:30-4:30 p.m.-NS Library
Thursday, November 9th 3-4:30 p.m-Shorewood
Tuesday, November 14th -10:00 - 11:00 am Brown Deer
Wednesday, November 15th -3:30-4:30 p.m.-Brown Deer
Tuesday, November 21st  -7:30-9 a.m.-Shorewood
Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) - Blood analysis for cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides, blood pressure, weight check and a nurse consultation.  Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Wednesday, October 18th-8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, October 24th- 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood
Wednesday, November 15th - 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
For the most up-to-date information on upcoming clinics and screenings, visit the Clinics page of our website at:  http://www.nshealthdept.org/Clinics

Wednesday, October 25th -3:30-4:30 p.m.- Shorewood office
Wednesday, November 1st - 12:15 1:00 pm - Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center, Brown Deer
Tuesday, November 14th - 1:30-2:30pm - Lydell Community Center, Whitefish Bay
Wednesday, November 23rd -3:30-4:30 p.m.- Shorewood office

Community Links

Check out the Whitefish Bay Farmer's Market every Saturday, 8am-12noon, 325 E. Silver Spring Dr. Last Market Day:  Saturday, October 7.

The Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation is proud to present the 31st annual Great Pumpkin Festival again this year.  The event will take place from 6pm to 9pm Wednesday-Sunday, October 25 - 29, 2017.
  • The Pumpkin Festival will be held at Old Schoolhouse Park, located directly across from the WFB Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive.
Learn more about the North Shore Health Department and visit us at www.nshealthdept.org and like us on Facebook .
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WFB 55+ and Better Program: Register at the WFB Community Center. For more information please contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992


Hallowscream - Oct 22 - 2pm-5pm Wear your costumes! All young children and their parents/grandparents/brothers and sisters are invited to our clubhouse for our annual fun-filled Halloween Party on Sunday. Enjoy playing games, face painting, decorating a small pumpkin, eating Halloween cupcakes, cookies and other goodies. There is no admission charge  - only a small fee to play the games and eat.

Monthly Schedule:
  • Stitching: 9am-12noon 2nd and 4th Mondays - creating teddy bears for people in need.
  • Knitting: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 10am to 12noon at the Woman's Club. Knitting hats for the deployed soldiers.
  • Bridge: 1pm Bridge Club 2nd and 4th Thursdays

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