Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:
Happy 4th this week, and happy birthday Whitefish Bay! The Village officially turns 126 years old on Saturday, July 7, which is a great way to kick off the 2018 Whitefish Bay Farmer's Market from 8am to noon.
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Monday, July 2, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Village Hall Closed
Wednesday, July 4
Thursday, July 5, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Congratulations, Whitefish Bay, WI!
Whitefish Bay has been named one of the safest cities to raise a child in the country.
At #27 in the country, Whitefish Bay is a great place to raise a family, according to SafeWise, an organization which has been ranking cities for three years.
Read more about Whitefish Bay and more about the report and the other top cities here:
Mon., July 2 - Sat., July 7
Mon., July 2
- Whitefish Bay Public Library: Drop In and Craft! All Day! The Library will supply all the materials to create something cool! Just bring your creativity and stop by whenever the library is open. All ages. No registration required.
Tues., July 3
- Whitefish Bay Public Library Closes at 6:00pm.
Wed., July 4
- Plan your 4th of July Celebration: Click here for parade, fireworks and Klode Park events! Thank you to Sendik's for sponsorship of the fireworks!
- Village Hall, Police and Library closed today.
Thurs., July 5
- Refuse and Recycling pickup today for Wednesday and Thursday scheduled pickups
Fri., July 6
- Whitefish Bay Public Library Drop In and Build! All Day! The Library will supply all the materials to build something cool! Just bring your creativity and problem solving skills and stop by whenever the library is open. All ages. No registration required.
Sat., July 7
- Farmer's Market starts today - The Whitefish Bay Farmers Market will be returning to downtown Whitefish Bay in the Aurora Parking Lot again and kicks off Saturday, July 7 and runs every Saturday thru October - three weeks longer this year! Come join your friends and neighbors as we kick off the 2018 season on Saturday, July 7 from 8am to noon.
Village of Whitefish Bay
4th of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Plan your 4th of July Celebration
for parade, fireworks and Klode Park events! Thank you to
for sponsorship of the fireworks and the
for the full day of activities!
Volunteers still needed! See
|WHITEFISH BAY PARADE DETAILS:
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 11:30am : Parade
The 43rd annual Whitefish Bay 4th of July Parade route begins on Kent & Silver Spring, east to Lake Drive, north to Klode Park. The parade route is 1 mile long, and the festival at Klode Park begins immediately after the parade.
The Parade features over 60 entries and lasts a little over an hour. Featured entrants include a the Milwaukee Drum & Bugle Corps, the UW Marching Band, McMenamin Irish Dancers, Scottish Pipe Band, the Wacky Wheeler, the Red Hot Dixie Band, the Nicolet Band, Sen. Darling, Rep. Ott, Co. Sup. Wasserman, County Exec Abele.
Parade participants: Please check in at the table on Silver Spring & Kent Ave, starting at 10:30am.
PLEASE WAIT UNTIL SUNRISE ON JULY 4th TO PUT DOWN BLANKETS & CHAIRS ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE, OR ANY AREAS IN KLODE PARK.
2018 GRAND MARSHALS:
|KLODE PARK FESTIVAL:1pm - Flag Raising
1-8pm - Food Vendors: Pandls, Saz's, Event Carnival Food, Civic Foundation Soda/Beer Tent, Roman Candle Pizza, Best Kettle Corn, MINI DONUTS!1-4pm - Klode Park Games:
Games include a face painting tent, mini-bowling, a fishing game, bean bag toss, a lollipop pull game, an octopus ring toss game and more.
The tennis courts will be converted to a sports area with a basketball game, a football throwing game and a miniature golf course.
Games are 50-cents/ticket, and participants receive a small prize for all games.
All picnic tables in Klode Park are reserved for the park festival. Limited space is available for private encampments.
Unattended chairs or blankets for fireworks viewing are only allowed after 4pm. Unattended items found before this time will be removed.
9:30pm - Klode Park
Village Hall and Police Department operations will be shared with DPW at their location at 155 W Fairmount Ave at Lydell until Fall 2018. Customer Service Window hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday - Friday.
As part of the Village of Shorewood work on Wilson Drive, the Village of Whitefish Bay is working with the Village of Shorewood to close N. Hollywood avenue at the point of intersection with N. Wilson Drive.
Closure began Thurs., June 7, and will continue through Phase 1 of the project, likely until late July. Wilson Drive Project Updates are available here:
Holiday Refuse and Recycling Collection Dates
4th of July: Refuse and recycling normally picked up on Wednesd
y 4, will be picked up on Thursday,
Chipper will resume the week of July 9, and
continues Wednesdays/Thursdays starting on north end of Village (bi-weekly). Yard waste pickup schedule resumes today for this week.
Emerald Ash Borer Update: Tree Replacement and Ash Tree Treatment to begin this week
- The tree replacement project is under way. Approximately 130 trees will be planted and is anticipated to take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to complete.
- Ash tree treatment is under way. Approximately 850 ash trees will be treated throughout the village. Project completion is anticipate to be mid to late August.
Yard Waste Pickup
Yard Waste Pickup has begun. All yard waste must be containerized, which means in paper yard waste bags OR reusable hard plastic cans or carts (please leave lid off so collectors know it is not refuse).
No grass clippings are allowed in Yard Waste, Refuse or Recycling, per the DNR, due to toxicity. Ordinance 10.04(3)(d)
The clippings, when left in place after cutting the grass, will provide a ready source of fertilizer while helping the soil retain water which promotes root growth and a healthy lawn. The simple practice of leaving clippings on the lawn after mowing is called "grasscycling".
Yard waste containers - must weigh 50 pounds or less, and be paper bags or hard plastic containers - no plastic bags.
Per Whitefish Bay Ordinance 7.02(1), no yard waste or clippings should ever be placed outside of private property, such as on the street, gutter or near sewer drains. Please advise any lawn care provider that blowing or brushing waste into the street is a ticketable offense. Lawn care providers often blow waste into the street or other property. This is against Village Ordinance. Mulching mowers and redistributed grass clippings are recommended.
Yard waste continues Mondays/Tuesdays starting on north end of Village (weekly)
Chipper continues Wednesdays/Thursdays starting on north end of Village (bi-weekly) and will resume the week of July 9.
e Inventory is Underway:
Beginning today and continuing for the next six to eight weeks,
Wachtel Tree Science
will be conducting a complete street tree inventory on all of the approximately 8,600 street trees throughout the entire Village. There will be two Wachtel employees inspecting/inventorying our street trees during this time period. They will both have reflective safety vests on and will be driving company vehicles with the Wachtel Tree Science and Service logos on them.
Fire Hydrant Painting: Paint the Town Red
Village-wide fire hydrant painting continues this week.
Giant Maintenance and Restoration, Inc., will be blasting, primin
g, and top-coat painting all Village fire hydrants listed as requiring restoration. The blasting process will implement an environmentally friendly abrasive made from coal com
GIANT will utilize this "green" abrasive blasting for optimal bonding of the prime paint coat. One coating of the prim
er material is applied
within 30 minutes of abrasive blasting. Within 24 to 48 hours after the primer is applied, one spray top coat is applied and followed up with a second finished coat as needed.
Hydrant Flushing Continues!
The upcoming area that will be flushed includes Silver Spring Drive heading south, Santa Monica Boulevard heading east all the way up to and including Lake Dive and to the south village limits. Flushing will begin in the northwestern part of that area, heading in a southeastern direction. Completion of the flushing project
-July. Portable signs will be posted in the general area where the flushing is occurring. Residents may notice cloudy water at times and may experience low water pressure. If cloudy water occurs please run
water for a period of time until the water clears; this is only a temporary condition if it occurs.
2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program
The mission of the Program is to sustain infrastructure longevity and improve safety. The Program will run from March to September, 2018, and will cover sidewalk in the southwest area of the Village. There is no charge to residents for this work.
March and April: Sidewalks marked for identification
June - September: Sidewalk Improvement
As in the past, the 2018 Project will involve the replacement of problematic & deteriorated sidewalks, carriage walks, and curbs within the Village Right of Way. As the Village policy states, "All sidewalk improvements shall be made in order to eliminate trip hazards as first priority. Efforts shall be made where appropriate to improve drainage. Identified drainage problems shall be addressed as directed specifically by the Village Engineering Staff." This year, Forward Construction has been awarded the contract.
A number of factors are used to determine if a sidewalk block is to be replaced. They include, but are not limited to, deteriorated joints, uneven squares (offsets greater than ¾"), transverse cracks, longitudinal cracks, holes, spalled surfaces, sunken slabs, back pitched slabs, graylining, open aggregate, and/or gaps greater than ¾".
Currently, sidewalk in the southwest corner of the Village is being marked for sidewalk improvements.
A white circle indicates the sidewalk block will be replaced. "L" shaped marks indicate that the raised portion of the sidewalk will be ground down to minimize tripping hazards. A white line parallel to a joint abutting a white circle indicates a saw cut.
Thank you for your patience while this effort is in process.
Nearby Construction to the south:
Nearby Construction to the north:
Green Tree Bridge Closing: Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation
On April 24, construction will begin on the
Green Tree Road
; Stage 1 Traffic Impacts
- The Good Hope Road entrance ramp to I-43 southbound will close.
- Overnight single lane and full freeway closures for storm sewer work;
- Closure of Green Tree Road west of Jean Nicolet Road;
- Westbound Green Tree Road access to southbound Jean Nicolet Road only
Last week, June 27 was National HIV Testing Day--a day to encourage people to
get tested for HIV
, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment. This year's theme--
Doing It My Way
Testing for HIV
us that each person has their own reasons why they test for HIV and their own unique ways of
About 1.1 million people in the United States have HIV, and 1 in 7 of them don't know it. For those living with undiagnosed HIV, testing is the first step in maintaining a healthy life and reducing HIV transmission. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care and those at
get tested at least once a year. Some sexually active men who have sex with men may benefit from more frequent testing (every 3 to 6 months).
What can you do to prevent getting or transmitting HIV?
- Use condoms the right way every time you have sex.
- If you are HIV-negative but at high risk for HIV, take daily medicine to prevent HIV, called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Talk to your doctor about post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) if you think you have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours and are not on PrEP.
- Choose less risky sexual behaviors.
- Limit your number of sexual partners.
- Get tested and treated for other sexually transmitted diseases.
- Never share syringes or other equipment to inject drugs (works).
- Remember, abstinence (not having sex) and not sharing syringes or works are the only 100% effective ways to prevent HIV.
Where can you get tested?
If you need to get tested and have health insurance, you can visit your primary care provider.
Uninsured or Underinsured?
7171 N Teutonia Ave.
370 E Capitol Dr.
2826 N MLK Dr.
3522 W Wisconsin Ave.
2625 W National Ave.
Join North Shore Health Department for a community conversation about health and well-being in the North Shore on July 26 from 3:00-6:30pm.
- Get involved by helping us prioritize community health issues and action steps for the North Shore Community Health Improvement Plan.
- All who live, work, and attend school in the North Shore are welcome to this free event.
- Stop by anytime between 3:00pm and 6:30pm on July 26, 2018, to be part of the discussion.
- Light refreshments will be served, and all who attend will receive a guest pass to return to the Audubon Nature Center on a future day (one per family).
- View the complete North Shore Community Health Assessment at: www.nshealthdept.org/CHA.aspx
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Tuesday, July 10th 10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Thursday, July 12th 3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Tuesday, July 17th 7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, July 18th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, July 31st 3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library
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, July 18th Brown Deer
Tuesday, July 24th Shorewood
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Wednesday, June 27th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Thursday, July 19th 11:30-12:00pm LX Club (WFB Women's Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)
Wednesday, July 25th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
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Please continue to LOCK UP your vehicles and homes.
Police Non-Emergency Phone: 414-351-9900
Call 911 if you see suspicious activity especially if they are not your neighbors.
Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program
The start date for the new Automated Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program is being pushed back to allow for the delivery of the three automated collection trucks to be utilized with the new program. No changes have yet occurred and the automated trucks have not yet arrived.
- No change will be made to pickup of Refuse or Recycling Collection until residents are notified via postcard of a change and delivery of carts. Recycling pickup will remain once a month until the new program is launched, carts are delivered, and pickup of old carts is scheduled.
- In the new program, cart placement will be maximum three feet from curb, opening towards street, with all items containerized in carts: Recycling in existing Blue Cart, Refuse inside new Gray Cart. Carts should be placed a minimum of three feet apart. Special Pickup details and other information will be bagged and included with new refuse cart delivery.
- Samples of the New Refuse Carts are on display at the Whitefish Bay Public Library Lobby: 95-Gallon and 65-Gallon Gray Refuse Carts are on Display
- Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program Questions: 414-962-6690 Ext.495, Email: email@example.com (No date is yet set for program launch)
- For missed pickups, special pickups, and yard waste questions, please call 414-962-6690 to report.
Whitefish Bay Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8am to noon
July 7 - October 27
Santa Monica @Silver Spring/Aurora Parking Lot
The Whitefish Bay Farmers Market will be returning to downtown Whitefish Bay in the Aurora Parking Lot again this July thru October - 3 weeks longer this year! Come join your friends and neighbors as we kick-off the 2018 season on Saturday, July 7 from 8am to noon.
The open-air market is a family-focused community event with 30+ Vendors this year selling fresh and organic produce, flowers, meats, eggs, honey, cheese, salmon, popcorn, homemade treats, and more! Working on having music every week - know anyone who wants to perform or do a cooking demonstration let me know at
. See you at the market!
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ation Featuring the Five Card Studs
Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay
Friday, July 20 & Saturday, July 21
The Merchants of Whitefish Bay are excited to announce this year's Annual Sidewalk Sale for Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st. Not only will you find great deals at this traditional sidewalk sale, but we also celebrate the summer season with live music featuring the Five Card Studs on Friday evening, July 20th. A special stage, sponsored by the Merchants of Whitefish Bay, will be on Diversey Boulevard at Silver Spring Drive. Block party on Diversey Boulevard will be from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Beer, pizza from Roman Candle along with wine and apps from Moxie will be available.
The annual Sidewalk Sale starts early Friday morning (store openings are determined by each business - many are ready by 9:00 am) is an event not to be missed with incredible deals on fine, distinctive merchandise displayed street side. Stop down, swing by, and browse to your heart's content - all the wondrous wares that our shops, salons, boutiques, and spas can provide will be put out for you to peruse through during a relaxed summer saunter down Silver Spring Drive.
Saturday the sales continue along with great activities for the kids! The Merchants of WFB and Yellow Wood will have an Adventure Zone on Saturday with unique activities and a climbing wall starting at 10am on Berkeley Boulevard. Also, the Farmers' Market will be in the Aurora Parking Lot from 8am to noon on Saturday.
Be aware that deals and shopping hours vary per business. But rest assured, each merchant has very special plans - just for you. Details will be available at https://www.facebook.com/ShopWFB/ and
Mark your calendar also for the "Dog Days of Summer" August 11th, Dominican High School Parking Lot from 11-3:00. Watch for details!
The Kiwanis Club of North Shore Milwaukee was chartered as one of 7,
700 clubs in 80 countries in 1950. Our motto is "Serving the Children of the World".
is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
All proceeds will benefit Kiwanis youth charities.
Full 4th of July Event Schedule is
The Civic Foundation would like to invite you to our ice cream social for Whitefish Bay at Schoolhouse Park across from the WFB Library.
Wednesday, August 8
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vanilla and Chocolate is available, with cones, bowls, toppings and Sprecher root beer floats!
Sounds of Summer is just around the corner!
Enjoy the last, lazy days of summer at the Sounds of Summer on Saturday, August 18. The evening kicks off at 5:00 on Silver Spring Drive with Rocket Cat who
skillfully blends the band members backgrounds in alternative, progressive and hard rock as well as power pop. Trapper Shoepp takes the stage at 7:00.
Trapper is a young man who's befriended a strange and diverse cast of characters during his 27 years. That small army of rogues and rebels, drifters and dreamers, soldiers and schemers populate his songs, their tragedies and comedies, their lives and deaths recalled in his finely etched musical vignettes. Then dance the night away starting at 8:30 with Radio Radio,
a band of top musicians playing songs no other band is covering, in a way that makes you feel you are seeing and hearing the real thing live for the first time.
School District Sponsored, will raise funds to renovate the Fitness Center at Whitefish Bay High School
Happy Independence Day from the "55 and Better" group!
WFB 55+ and Better Program: Register at the WFB Community Center. For more information please contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992
We are always looking for new members, so check out our website and email us if you would like to learn more about how you too can participate.
Usual 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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