Monday, October 7, 2019

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

I hope you enjoy the beautiful colors of our street canopies and the trees in the parks as the leaves begin to chan ge. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here .
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
Is the Public Works Department hiring?
  • Yes! The Department of Public Works is seeking applicants to fill the position of Service Worker. More details below!

When does curbside leaf collection start?
  • The tentative start date for curbside leaf collection is October 14, 2019 (weather permitting). Collection will run through mid-November.
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Thursday, Oct. 3, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
This Week's Meetings:

Village Board - Cancelled
  • Monday, Oct. 7, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Thursday, Oct. 10, 6:15 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Public Works Department Job Opening:
Interested in working for Whitefish Bay? The Department of Public Works is seeking applicants to fill the position of Service Worker. This full time position performs general maintenance, repair, construction, and refuse/recycling collection tasks. Hourly rate starts at $23.21/hour with a 6 year pay increase plan and competitive benefits. Click here for more information.
Plastic Bags Recycled at the Public Library:
Did you know? Plastic bags cannot be placed in your blue recycling cart. To make recycling plastic bags easier for Village residents, the Whitefish Bay Public Library will now accept them at the Front Desk. Just bring them into the Whitefish Bay Public Library at 5420 N Marlborough Dr, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217 during normal business hours.

Plastic bags can also be recycled at the following other locations:
  1. Sendik’s - Whitefish Bay (500 E Silver Spring Dr, Whitefish Bay, WI, 53217)
  2. Metro Market - Shorewood (4075 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood, WI, 53211)
  3. Pick n Save - Glendale (6969 N Port Washington Rd, Glendale, WI, 53217)

We need your help cleaning up our Recycling! The Village has recently received multiple recycling contamination reports from our recycling vendor. The primary source of contamination is plastic bags and materials in plastic bags. Please do not place plastic bags of any kind in your recycling cart.
November 2019 Bay Leaves:
  • Fire extinguisher 101 from the North Shore Fire Department.
  • Mental Health Awareness Week from the North Shore Health Department.
  • Great Pumpkin Festival event information from the Civic Foundation.
  • Pet wellness month from MADACC.
  • Fall events from the North Shore Women’s Club
  • Sustainable lawn care from the Whitefish Bay Garden Club.
  • October activities from the Whitefish Bay Public Library.
  • Upcoming events from the Merchants of Whitefish Bay.
  • A story from the Whitefish Bay Historical Society.
  • Fall activities from the Recreation and Community Education Department.
  • October events and information from the Whitefish Bay School District
2019 Comprehensive Plan Final Draft:
The 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update final draft has been completed. The Village Board will review the final draft at its regular meeting on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm. The draft plan is available for review on the Village Website. If you have any questions or comments about the pan, please contact Tim Blakeslee, Assistant Village Manager, 414-962-6690 or
Whitefish Bay School District Newsletter:
Click here to view the School District October Community Newsletter. Featured articles include:
  • Annual Host School Reports
  • WFBHS Upcoming Bay Gives Back Food Drive
  • MS Library Media Center Renovation
  • 2019-20 WFBHS Theater Season
  • Cumberland & Richards Recess Rodeo Rounds Up Playground Safety
  • School Board Member Loss
  • Share Our Story -- Memorable Facebook Posts
If you are interested in receiving these electronic newsletters monthly,  opt in here.
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Tuesday, October 8:
Getting to Know Medicare, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Getting to know Medicare is a class designed to acquaint current and future Medicare Beneficiaries with the four parts of Medicare as well as equip them to navigate through the various insurance options. Registration Required.
Wednesday, October 9:
Whitefish Bay TALKS: Author Bill Zaferos, 4:30 pm, Author Bill Zaferos is an award-winning journalist and first-time novelist who managed to channel mental illness into creativity by writing Poison Pen during a manic high.

About the book: Poison Pen is the absurdist tale of redemption about a depressed game show host known for his cruel on-air insults and crude behavior. The story, as told by a misanthropic poison-pen-letter writer, offers an off-beat look at American culture while exploring themes of life, death, and the deeper meaning of 1960’s television shows like The Beverly Hillbillies. Registration preferred.
Community Spotlight:
Bazaar in the Bay at the Women's Club:

With a strong tradition of community service and supporting women, the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club is pleased to present Bazaar in the Bay on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm! 

Enjoy this opportunity to support local creative women entrepreneurs, all while shopping for gifts!
In addition to the vendors booths, club members will be showcasing their own talents with their quality crafts and a bake sale. Lunch will also be available. Held at the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club located at 600 East Henry Clay Street.
A Note from the School District:

The District is saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing of School Board member Kristin Yunker.  

She was active in the international exchange program for students and was a member of the Whitefish Bay Board of Education since 2013.

Kristin Yunker's passing has unfortunately resulted in a Board Member seat vacancy. If interested in seat appointment inquire here.
"55 and Better" at the Whitefish Bay Community Center

Wednesday, October 9: Health and Wellness series provided by Lynne Shaner PH.D of Integrative Health. Please join this class at 3:30 pm to learn positive daily mindfulness to promote self health. We are also privileged to experience a guided mediation. Receive this gift for your own self wellness! Pre-registration is required to attend, contact
Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992 for details. A $5.00 donation is asked at the door.

Tuesday, October 22: Please look ahead to attend our Oktoberfest Party on October 22 with special lunch and entertainment by Roger Boll accordionist extraordinaire! Pre-registration is required, contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992 for details.
2019 Halloween and Trick-or-Treat Events:

Great Pumpkin Festival: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 through Sunday, October 27, 2019. Join friends and family at Old Schoolhouse Park for this festive fall tradition! Carve a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, sip hot cider, and enjoy delicious food while listening to live music. Pumpkin carving is free and carving tools are provided. The Great Pumpkin Festival is open 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm nightly. Beer served on Friday and Saturday nights. The event is hosted by the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation.

Trick-or-Treat Silver Spring Drive: Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Participating businesses offer treats for kids in the company of at least one parent or guardian on the Saturday before Halloween. There’s something “sweet-in-stores” for everyone on Silver Spring Drive. The event is hosted by the Merchants of Whitefish Bay.

Village Trick-or-Treat: Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm throughout the Village. Block parties are not permitted the day of Trick-or-Treat.
North Shore Health Department:
Did you know? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women, causing 29% of all female cancers. Breast cancer can result in significant clinical, psychological, and financial burden. Most women understand the importance of monthly self-examinations and regular mammograms for early detection. Less well known is that research in the past decade has consistently shown support for exercise to lower the risk of developing breast cancer, prevent recurrence after treatment, improve quality of life, and counteract side effects from cancer treatments.

According to Dana Farber Medical Center, a review of lifestyle factors on breast cancer mortality found that physical activity is consistently linked to a lower risk of breast cancer recurrence. A large study showed that women who exercised moderately (the equivalent of walking three to five hours a week at an average pace) following a breast cancer diagnosis had 40 to 50 percent lower risk of breast cancer recurrence and death compared with women who exercised less. The benefit of exercise was particularly apparent in women with hormone-responsive breast tumors. It can be difficult to find time to exercise. The following tips may help you become more active.
  • Choose the stairs.
  • Bike or walk instead of driving.
  • Take your pet for a walk.
  • Walk on your lunch break.
  • Wear a step-tracking device and increase your daily steps.
  • Skip the coffee shop and walk with a friend—or walk to the coffee shop.
  • Use a stationary bicycle or treadmill while watching TV.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, Oct. 8,
10:00 am to 11:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Thursday, Oct. 10,
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm,
Shorewood Office

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Wednesday, Oct. 16,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Thursday, Oct. 17,
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm,
LX Club (WFB Women’s Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)
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